Midweek Charts: Looking like a Buble Christmas

Paul Williams
Midweek Charts: Looking like a Buble Christmas

The Reprise/Warner Bros album, which was number two on last Sunday's chart, has now overtaken Island's Amy Winehouse album Lioness - Hidden Treasures to be the new chart week's biggest seller, according to the Official Charts Company. Up to the end of business on Monday, it had sold 78,227 copies, around 29,000 sales ahead of Lioness sitting in second place.

As the penultimate chart before the Christmas Day one starts to take shape, Parlopone's Coldplay are also in the ascendance. Like Buble, they performed on The X Factor over the weekend and are benefiting hugely with their album Xylo Myloto's sales leaping 142% on the week to move it 8-3. There is also a big rise - 49% - for Westlife's RCA album Greatest Hits after they performed on the same show and it moves 11-10 as a result.

Olly Murs' second Epic album In Case You Didn't Know is presently holding its position of four achieved on last Sunday's chart, while Def Jam/Mercury Rihanna album Talk That Talk remains in fifth position.

In its 47th week on the survey, XL's Adele album 21 continues apace with its weekly sales up 31%, leaving it in sixth position, while the midweek Top 10 is completed by RCA act Rebecca Ferguson's Heaven (down 3-7), Asylum/Atlantic's Ed Sheeran debut + (7-8) and Syco act One Direction's Up All Night (9-9).

Some 3.8 million people tuned in to watch The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Sing on ITV1 last Friday night and as a result sales of the band's Reprise/Rhino album Number One are up 741% on the week. Having debuted in 40th position last Sunday after little more than a day's benefit from the programme, it is now up to 19.

The big Q4 albums are already in the market so there are no new entries showing up anywhere in the Top 50 midweeks, leaving the highest arrival down in 53rd position, courtesy of RCA act Jai McDowall's Believe.

The full singles and albums midweeks are on musicweek.com.


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