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U.K. MIDWEEKS: A ROYAL RACE

Royal Blood looks set to top this week’s U.K. Official Albums Chart, with Typhoons (Warner Records) outselling the rest of the Top 5 at the halfway mark. Over on singles, Billie Eilish currently claims the highest new entry.

Royal Blood leads an all-new Top 8 today after the bank holiday weekend, followed by The Coral with Coral Island (Modern Sky) at #2.

Live album Celebrate the Music of Peter Green (BMG)—a tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s founding guitarist—is new at #3, while Pink Floyd's Live at Knebworth 1990 (Legacy) starts at #4.

Birdy could collect her second Top 5 album, with Young Heart (Atlantic) at #5. Fortitude (Roadrunner), from French heavy-metal act Gojira, is new at #6. Scottish rock band Teenage Fanclub starts at #7 with Endless Arcade (PeMa), succeeded by Norwegian singer/songwriter girl in red’s debut, if i could make it go quiet (AWAL), at #8.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, Tion Wayne and Russ Millions’ “Body” (Atlantic) is challenging Lil Nas X for the top spot; the track sits at #1 by a margin of only 100 in sales ahead of LNX's “MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)” (RCA), at #2. Eilish’s “Your Power” (Polydor) starts at #6.

Lots of songs are eyeing new peaks this week, including “Friday” (Ministry of Sound) by Riton, Nightcrawlers, Mufasa & Hypeman at #3 and “Let’s Go Home Together” (Atlantic) by Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan, which sits at #9.

The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” (Island) has flown 10 places to #10 in just 48 hours following a new remix featuring Ariana Grande.

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