Midweek Charts update: Sheeran could join mentor Elton in top five

Paul Williams
Midweek Charts update: Sheeran could join mentor Elton in top five

Elton John could be joined in the UK top five by his Rocket company’s Ed Sheeran this weekend as he seeks out a first albums chart-topper in more than 20 years.

Elton’s Mercury-issued Pnau collaboration Good Morning To The Light continues to lead the UK artist albums market with A&M/Octone/Polydor act Maroon 5 placed second with Overexposed, according to the Official Charts Company.

Also figuring among the top five sellers at this stage of the weekend is Ed Sheeran who is managed by the Rocket Music Entertainment Group. His Asylum/Atlantic album + moves 6-5 on midweek sales with Def Jam/Mercury act Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange dropping 2-3 and Sony Music re-issue Graceland by Paul Simon rising 8-4 following his Hard Rock Calling headline appearance.

The Def Jam/Mercury album Life Is Good by Nas is showing up as a new entry at six, while XL act Adele’s 21 is expected to return to the Top 10 this Sunday having climbed 11-7 in the latest Sales Flashes.

There are no arrivals among the Top 10 singles at this stage of the week with the same 10 tracks in last Sunday’s chart returning. Island act Florence + The Machine’s Spectrum and the A&M/Octone/Polydor track Payphone by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa are one and two at this point of the week as they were last week, while RCA act Chris Brown’s Don’t Wake Me Up climbs 4-3 and Warner Bros signings Stooshe progress 5-4 with Black Heart, while This Is Love by Interscope/Polyor’s will.i.am. featuring Eva Simons drops 3-5.

X Factor 2012 finalist Misha B is just outside the Top 10 in 11th position with her newly-released Relentless/RCA debut Home Run.

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



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