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U.K. MIDWEEKS: PANIC! ATTACKS #1

Panic! At The Disco have unseated The Greatest Showman from the U.K.’s Official Albums top spot by 5.5k combined sales at midway stage. Over on singles, George Ezra could be set for his first #1 with “Shotgun” (Columbia).

Pray For The Wicked (DCD2/Fueled by Ramen) looks set to surpass the #2 peak Panic!’s Pretty Odd charted at in 2008. The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Atlantic) has dipped to #2, followed by Ezra with Staying at Tamara’s at #3.

The second highest new albums entry is TV presenter turned singer Jane McDonald with an album named after her travel show, Cruising With (Channel 5), at #4.

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington's second album, Heaven & Earth (Young Turks), is on course to become his first U.K. Top 40 entry at #7,The Cure's remastered remix album, Mixed Up (UMC), enters at #9 today, and Nine Inch Nails are at #10 with Bad Witch (The Null Corporation). Further down, Bebe Rexha starts at #18 with Expectations (Parlophone).

On the Official Singles midweek chart, Ezra's “Shotgun” leads the way ahead of “Solo” (Atlantic) by Clean Bandit at #2 and “2002” (Atlantic) by Anne-Marie at #3.

Following his death, XXXTentacion has jumped into the Top 5 at #5 with “Sad!” (Bad Vibes), while his “Moonlight” lifts to #16 from #32 and “Changes” rises to #20 from #33.

Cheat Codes & Little Mix are set to land this week's highest new entry with “Only You” (Syco) currently at #18, while Jonas Blue f/Jack & Jack’s “Rise” (Virgin EMI) edges closer to the Top 10, up five places to #12.

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