Midweek Charts update: Return of the Mac to top five

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Midweek Charts update: Return of the Mac to top five

Fleetwood Mac are heading for their highest UK chart peak in more than 20 years as a re-issued version of Rumours targets a top five debut.

The Rhino/Warner Bros album, whose original version came out in 1977, is showing up as a new entry at 3 in the latest midweek artist albums charts, according to the Official Charts Company. This makes it on course to give the Anglo-American band their best chart ranking in the UK since Behind The Mask reached No 1 in 1990.

Ahead of Rumours, 14th Floor/Warner Bros's Biffy Clyro are gearing up for their first UK chart-topper with Opposites having sold 56,165 copies by the end of business on Thursday. Polydor's Les Miserables soundtrack drops from 1 to 2, Justin Bieber arrives at 4 with the Def Jam/Mercury-issued Believe - Acoustic and Virgin's Emeli Sande slides 2-5 with Our Version Of Events.

Also likey to score a Top 10 entry on Sunday is Andrea Bocelli whose brand new Decca set Passione is new at 7 in the current midweeks, while Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra's Rhino album The Golden Age Of Song could move into the Top 10 for the first time following Holland's guest appearance on Jonathan Ross's ITV1 show. It climbs 15-9 at this stage of the week with weekly sales up 57%.

On singles the Ministry of Sound-issued Get Up (Rattle) by Bingo Players featuring Far East Movement is right now in position to spend a second week at No 1, but faces stiff competition from Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Lewis featuring Wanz, currently topping the Billboard Hot 100. The track, released on the Macklemore label in the UK, had moved 24-10 on the midweek chart published on Tuesday but is now up to 4. Ahead of it at present, Interscope/Polydor act will.i.am holds at 2 with Scream & Shout featuring Britney Spears as Mercury's Taylor Swift remains at 3 with I Knew You Were Trouble. Rihanna drops a place to 5 with her Def Jam/Mercury cut Stay featuring Mikky Ekko.

The full midweek singles and albums charts are on musicweek.com.


Tags: rihanna, justin bieber, taylor swift, emeli sande, will.i.am, Andrea Bocelli, jools holland, Fleetwood Mac, Britney Spears, mikky ekko, les miserables, biffy clyro, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, bingo players, far east movement

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