Beyonce is sure to take the number one spot for her fourth UK solo album with Renaissance.
The pop superstar’s new hedonistic record, which mixes home music and disco-focused Afrobeats, is currently outselling the rest of the top five, according to an update from the Official Charts Company.
These include Harry Styles’ House of Harry in second place and Maryland singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers’ Surrender in third.
In fourth place was a re-release of Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Anything by indie rockers The Cribs and rave-compiled 30 collection Orbital at number five.
Break My Soul, Renaissance’s lead single, is also challenging for number one this week, fueling speculation Beyonce could hit a rare chart double.
The 40-year-old has previously topped the UK charts three times as a solo artist – with first Dangerously in Love (2003), 4 (2011) and Lemonade (2016).
As a member of Destiny’s Child, she hit number one with Survivor in 2001.
Renaissance is Beyonce’s seventh studio album and her first in six years following the release of the critically acclaimed Lemonade in 2016.
It sparked a backlash after listeners noticed the song Heated featured a mutter twice at the end of it.
The singer has now said she intends to remove the word, with a spokesperson telling the PA news agency: “This word, not used with malicious intent, will be replaced in the lyrics. “
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/beyonce-set-for-fourth-number-one-solo-album-with-renaissance-41882907.html Beyonce wins fourth solo album number one with Renaissance