EMI-signed Evanescence are more than 2,000 sales ahead of their closest competitor, Steps, The Ultimate Collection, which debuts at number two on today's OCC Midweek Album Chart. However, The Ultimate Collection only a few hundred sales ahead of Adele's 21, the album could slip down the chart as the week continues.
Evanescence and Steps are just two of 15 new entries expected to land within the top 75 albums chart this week, with Columbia signed Ryan Adams' return to the solo stage, Ashes And Fire, Jason Derulo's Future History, Katherine Jenkins' Daydream and Bjork's Biophilia all set to enter within the Top 10.
Meanwhile, Cliff Richard's 42nd release to date, Soulicious enters at number 11 in the midweeks - making it the singer's 36th record to chart in the UK charts, while Radiohead's TKOL RMX 1234567 and Peter Gabriel's New Blood eye up places within the top 30.
Lisa Hannigan's Passenger, Johnny Mathis' The Ultimate Collection, Five Finger Death Punch's American Capitalist, Ben Fold's The Best Imitation of Myself, Fron Male Voice Choir's best of and Exit Ten's Give Me Infinity are also all expected to debut.
The Midweek Singles Chart is a very different picture, with only five new entries this week. The highest comes from Gym Class Heroes / Adam Levine's Stereo Heart, which is neck and neck with Matt Cardle's Run For Your Life at numbers four and five respectively.
Run For Your Life isn't the only new entry from Cardle however, with the 2010 X Factor winner also debuting at 27 and 28 in the midweeks with Lost & Found and Chemical. The only other new entries come from Timbaland Feat. Pitbull's Pass At Me and Wolfgang Gartners Feat. will.i.am who both look set to enter in the Top 40.
Elsewhere, Atlantic's Christina Perri leaps up the singles charts from 12 -3 with her single Jar Of Hearts while Sak Noel's Loca People and Goo Goo Dolls' Iris slide 3-8 and 5-10 respectively.