U.K. MIDWEEKS: THE BOYS ARE BACK

Pet Shop Boys are leading the way on today’s U.K. Official Albums midweek chart with Hotspot (X2). Over on singles, Lewis Capaldi is on course to claim his second #1.

Hotspot is currently 3k combined sales ahead of J Hus with his second album, Big Conspiracy (Black Butter). Should Pet Shop Boys maintain their lead by Friday, the duo will claim their first U.K. #1 album in more than 26 years. While Hotspot is winning on downloads and physical sales, Big Conspiracy is ahead on streams.

The latest mixtape from British rapper M Huncho, Huncholini The 1st (Island), is the third highest new entry at #5.

Twin Atlantic are heading for a third Top 10 with fifth studio album, Power (Virgin EMI), at #7, and The Dave Clark Five retrospective, All The Hits (BMG) could mark their first Top 10 appearance in over 41 years at #8.

On the Official Singles midweeks, Capaldi’s “Before You Go” (Virgin EMI) has risen four places to #1 following the release of the track's official music video.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (Island) is on course to reach #2, while Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted” (Polydor) could return to the Top 10 on Friday at #7, also spurred on by the release of its music video.

J Hus has three songs vying for places in the Top 20: “Play Play” f/Burna Boy is #11, his album’s title track “Big Conspiracy” f/iceè tgm is #14 and “Repeat” f/Koffee is #19.

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