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U.K. MIDWEEKS: A PUMPED-UP BATTLE

Electronic duo Bicep and rock band Bring Me the Horizon are locked in a tight battle for this week’s U.K. Official Albums #1. Over on singles, TikTok star Nathan Evans looks set to claim the highest new entry.

Bicep is #1 on the midweek album chart with Isles (Ninja Tune), which is the most-downloaded and most-streamed release of the week so far. BMTH’s EP Post Human: Survival Horror (RCA) is just 103 units behind, however, buoyed by its physical release (it arrived digitally in October, peaking at #5).

Following his 80th birthday last weekend and BBC special honoring the occasion, Neil Diamond’s All-Time Greatest Hits (Capitol/UMC), now at #4, is on track to return to the Top 40.

Acoustic album Under a Mediterranean Sky (InsideOutMusic) from guitarist Steve Hackett is at #7 midweek, and a vinyl reissue of David Bowie’s 1975 album Station to Station (Parlophone), is spurring it back into the Top 10; it's at #8. 

Norwegian folk group Wardruna could enter the Official Albums Chart for the first time with their fifth album, Kvitravn (Sony), currently at #10.

Midweek on the U.K.’s Official Singles chart, Evans—who kick-started the TikTok sea-shanty craze ShantyTok—is afloat at #4 with “Wellerman” (Polydor).

Leading today’s chart is Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” (Polydor), while The Kid LAROI is slated for his highest chart position to date as “Without You” (RCA) scales three places to #2.

Irish DJ Shane Codd’s “Get Out My Head” (Polydor) is on track to rebound three slots to #7, while new peaks are in the offing for Tiesto’s “The Business” (Atlantic) at #14 and Doja Cat’s “Streets” (Ministry of Sound) at #19.

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