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U.K. MIDWEEKS: AC/DC POWERS UP
11/16/20

AC/DC are heading toward the U.K. Official Albums #1 on Friday with Power Up (Columbia) outselling the rest of the Top 5. Over on singles, this year’s BBC Children in Need charity single looks set for the top with Billie Eilish right behind.

Should it hold onto its midweek peak, Power Up will be AC/DC’s first U.K. #1 in a decade. With 47,000 combined sales already claimed, the album could beat the record set last week by Kylie Minogue as 2020’s fastest-seller.

Mcfly’s first new album in a decade, Young Dumb Thrills (BMG), is heading for #2, followed by Paloma Faith’s Infinite Things (RCA) at #3.

Andrea Bocelli is on the cusp of a 12th Top 10 album with the deluxe edition of Believe (Decca), Dutch conductor Andre Rieu’s Jolly Holiday (UMG), at #6, puts him in line for an 11th Top 10 album, and at #7, the Sophie Ellis-Bextor compilation, Songs from the Kitchen Disco (Cooking Vinyl), is on course for her highest-charting album in six years.

Finally, songs by the late Johnny Cash have been given a new lease of life from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for new album, Johnny Cash and the RPO (Sony), which starts today at #9.

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