Mabel on track to take the UK leaderboard crown with About me yesterday (Polydor), the second album by the English pop singer and songwriter.
About Last night topped the midweek chart and is set to give Mabel her first leader, moving up to #3 for her 2019 debut LP High expectations.
As the OCC reports, the race is far from over. 2nd place on Official chart update is beabadoobee’s own second year series Beatopia (Dirty Hit), the best-selling book in the first half of the chart on physical formats.
Filipino-British singer-songwriter (real name Beatrice Laus) should make the best of a new career, so far 8th with a 2020 debut artificial flowers.
In the Midweek Top 10 with new releases, veteran US indie-rock outfit replacing Interpol, Interpol is on track to claim its fifth UK top title with The other side of faith (Matador), ready for the 4th house; The Yorkshire Working Men’s Club synth-rock outfit could score their first UK Top 10 album with Fear fear (Heavenly), new at #6 on the leaderboard explosion; while US pop star Lizzo could land in 7th place with Especially (Atlantic), her fourth studio album.
It would take something special to deny Lizzo a new best ranking. So far, it’s 2019 Because I love youpeaked at number 30.
Meanwhile, British rock artist Black Midi is set at 8th place to debut with Hell fire (Rough Trade), and Deaf Havana are targeting #9 with their sixth studio recording, Now is a foreign land (So Recordings).
Finally, BTS’s J-Hope can win his first Top 40 solo record with Jack in the box (Big Hit Entertainment). It entered the UK midweek chart at number 28.
The official UK Albums Chart is announced late Friday.
https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/mabel-about-last-night-midweek-uk-chart-1235115339/ Mabel’s ‘About Last Night’ Top Race – Billboard