The Doncaster-born rocker, real name Dominic Harrison, is currently chasing the top spot on the Official Albums Chart with YUNGBLUD, as five other new releases also eye Top 10 debuts this week. To date, YUNGBLUD has scored two Top 10 records; The Underrated Youth (6) of 2019 and the release of 2020 Weird! (1).
The last time YUNGBLUD topped the Official Albums Chart, he had a really unique way of celebrating; melting down his official number 1 albums trophy to make 150 bespoke safety pins, which he distributed to fans. What surprise could YUNGBLUD have up their sleeve for their second UK number 1 album? Only time will tell…
American thrash metal band Megadeth are set to break their career highs this week with their sixteenth studio album The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! followed for number 2 midweek. The record could prove to be the band’s first UK Top 10 release in 28 years since Youthanasia in 1994 (6). Consisting of Dave Mustaine, James LoMenzo, Kiko Loureiro and Dirk Verbeuren, the band have 11 UK Top 40 albums over a career spanning nearly 40 years.
Midpoint, the third studio album from Keane frontman Tom Chaplin, is aiming for a No. 3 debut this week. The third album by the singer-songwriter, it should become his third solo album in the Top 10 and his tenth overall.
Legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett could make his Top 5 debut with Genesis Revisited Live – Seconds Out & More this week (4). The 72-year-old singer, songwriter and record producer has already enjoyed 12 UK Top 40 albums; the latest being 2021’s Surrender of Silence.
Madonna’s Remix Compilation Finally Enough Love – 50 Number Ones Set to Return to Top 10; jumped ten places after the release of its 3 CD format (8). Meanwhile, Tom Jones’ 41st studio album Surrounded By Time could become the Welsh icon’s 19th UK Top 10 album to date (9).
Elsewhere, Pulse Of The Early Brain – Switched On by British-French pop group Stereolab could become their fifth UK Top 40 album (15), and first in 25 years. The band’s last Top 40 hit was with the 1997 release Dots and Loops (19).
Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt eyes her second Top 20 album to date with Älskar (16), while Roxy Music’s The Best Of collection is set to re-enter the Top 20 after a vinyl reissue (18) . The collection originally peaked at number 12 when it was released in 2001.
Foo Fighters’ Best Of You – Greatest Hits jump 30 places midweek (32), after the band’s Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday. The gig saw frontman Dave Grohl and co. honor their late bandmate, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 50. The collection of hits peaked at number 4 when it was originally released in 2004.
Missouri-formed rock band King’s X are aiming for a record-breaking career this week, with 13th studio album Three Sides Of One set to become their first-ever UK Top 40 album (35).
And finally, Shania Twain’s Not Just A Girl – The Highlights, a companion album to her Netflix documentary of the same name, is set to become the country music icon’s sixth UK Top 40 record (36).