UK Midweek Chart: Florence likely to end Coldplay's chart reign

UK Midweek Chart: Florence likely to end Coldplay's chart reign

Island's second Florence album has sold around 38,000 copies in the week so far, according to the Official Charts Company, about 14,400 copies ahead of Parlophone act Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto whose sales are 76% down on the week having debuted at number one last Sunday.

Colplday are sandwiched in second place by two brand new albums with Ceremonials at one and Virgin's Professor Green currently a new entry in third place with At Your Inconvenience. And there are another three brand new albums presently occupying Top 10 slots with Columbia's Manic Street Preachers retrospective National Treasures fifth, Rizzle Kicks' Island debut Stereo Typical sixth and Decca act Alfie Boe's Alfie eighth. Sour Marsh's Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds completes the top five dropping 2-4.

A very busy week for new albums continues with another four new releases occupying positions 11 to 20, two of which are catalogue packages. The Beach Boys' Smile is now no longer the most famous unreleased album in history and is the 12th top seller of the week to date for EMI, while Mercury's 20th anniversary re-issue of U2's Achtung Baby is in 16th position. With Reprise/Warner Bros act Michael Buble's Christmas sliding 7-3, Def Jam/Mercury's Justin Bieber doubles the number of festive releases in the Top 20 with Under The Mistletoe arriving in 14th position, while Lou Reed and Metallica's Vertigo-issued collaboration Lulu is currently showing up as a new entry at 17. The heavy rock theme continues just below with newly-released albums by Roadrunner's Megadeth and Universal Republic's Steel Panther in 21st and 25th places respectively.

As his new album looks on course for a top-five debut this week, Professor Green must also fancy his chances of hanging onto the top of the singles chart for another week, even though he at present trails Cher Lloyd. Lloyd's brand new Syco single With Ur Love, featuring Mike Posner and which was performed on The X Factor last Sunday, is the week-to-date's top seller, but is only around 1,000 sales ahead of the Virgin-issued Professor Green featuring Emeli Sande track Read All About It, which debuted at one last Sunday.

Def Jam/Mercury's We Found Love by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris holds onto third place, while another Syco single, Earthquake by Labrinth featuring Tinie Tempah, is fourth having entered at two last weekend. Maroon 5 featuring Chrsitina Aguilera's long-running A&M/Octone single Moves Like Jagger rounds off the top five by remaining in fifth place.

Another X Factor performer on last Sunday's results show, Interscope/Polydor's Nicole Scherzinger is 16th with the newly-released Try With Me, five places below another brand new release, Ministry of Sound's Danza Kuduro (Thrown Your Hands Up) by Lucenzo & Qwote.

Meanwhile, X Factor contestant Craig Colton's cover over the weekend of Adele's Set Fire To The Rain has helped the original to increase its sales by 147% on the week to send it back in the Top 20.

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


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