Decca is looking to place three brand new albums in this weekend's UK Top 10 with Andre Rieu, Military Wives and Andrea Bocelli all in contention.
Rieu's newly-issued Magic Of The Movies with the Johann Strauss Orchestra is No 2 in the latest midweeks, behind Williams' Island debut Take The Crown but ahead of RCA's new JLS album Evolution at 3, according to the Official Charts Company.
The Dutch violinist, conductor and composer is joined among the Top 10 artist sellers by Decca colleagues Military Wives whose second album Stronger Together crops up as a new entry at 5, while a third new Decca album - Opera by Andrea Bocelli - was by the end of business on Thursday fewer than 300 sales short of breaking into the 10. Bocelli's album has every chance of making the Top 10 by the time the week's full chart is published on Sunday as it has been growing in stature as the week has progressed. In the first midweek chart published on Tuesday it was a new entry at 15 and is now up to 11.
New albums from former Radio 1 breakfast host and Mercury signing Chris Moyles and Columbia's Aerosmith are also among the Top 10 sellers in the week so far, while Robbie Williams continues to lead singles. Candy, which debuted at 1 last Sunday, has an 11% lead over the rest of the market with Syco's Labrinth at 2 with Beneath Your Beautiful featuring Emeli Sande. Global Talent/Island's The Wanted are new at 3 with I Found You, while the Top 10 also includes Syco act Misha B's Do Yo Think Of Me new at 7 and Columbia/Roc Nation's Rita Ora climbing 47-8 with Shine Ya Light following its performance on The X Factor last Sunday.
The full midweek singles and albums charts are on musicweek.com.