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U.K. MIDWEEKS: SCRIPT APPROVAL

The Script are on course to top the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart on Friday with Sunsets & Moons (Columbia) leading an all-new Top 3. Over on singles, British rappers J Hus and Dave claim the highest new entries.

The Script are currently 8k combined sales ahead of the #2 album, Snow Patrol’s Reworked (Polydor), an album of reinterpreted versions of their greatest hits. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are new at #3 with their third joint release, Back Together (Decca).

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ self-released Ghosteen looks set to re-enter the chart at #4 following its arrival at DSPs, while Simply Red’s Blue Eyed Soul (BMG) is new at #5.

A deluxe edition release sees Tom Walker’s chart-topping debut, What A Time To Be Alive (Relentless), rising 60 places to #7, and Last Christmas (Sony Music)—the soundtrack to the movie of the same name featuring the music of George Michael & Wham—lands at #8.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, J Hus has the highest new entry with “Must Be” (Black Butter) at #4. Dave’s “Paper Cuts” (Neighbourhood) is new s at #7.

Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” (Parlophone) is on track for a seventh week at #1, while Dua Lipa remains at #2 with “Don’t Start Now” (Warner Records).

Niall Horan’s latest single, “Nice To Meet Ya” (Capitol), is currently up 11 places to #15 following his performance on Friday’s The Graham Norton Show.

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