New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Billie Eilish is set for a UK Chart takeover as her new album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, heads for this week's Number 1. The US singer-songwriter's debut collection is currently outperforming its closest competitor, Tom Walker's What A Time To Be Alive (2), by 3:1 on today's UK Chart Update.
When We Fall Asleep… - written, recorded and produced by 17-year-old Billie and her brother Finneas - follows Billie's 2017 EP Don't Smile At Me, which currently sits at Number 23.
Billie is also on course to land the highest new entry on this week's UK Singles Chart with Bad Guy at Number 3, while two more tracks from the album are inside the Top 20: Bury A Friend leaps 14 places to Number 6 and Wish You Were Gay surges 26 spots to a potential new peak at Number 16.
Elsewhere on the UK Albums Chart, heavy metal artist Devin Townsend could land his first Top 20 album with Empath (14), and Unkle's sixth studio album The Road: Part II (Lost Highway) is heading for a Top 20 debut at Number 17. Portishead
frontwoman Beth Gibbons is close behind with Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), a collaboration with the Polish National Radio
Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon could enter the Top 40 for the first time this week with his debut album Erratic Cinematic, climbing 51 places so far to Number 21 in the wake of a sold-out UK tour, and Keith Richards' 30th anniversary reissue of Talk Is Cheap is at Number 25.
Further down, Guy by Steve Earle
& The Dukes
is set to debut at Number 26, Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang could pick up his first Top 40 album with Piano Book at Number 33, and the 30th anniversary edition of Erasure's Wild! album is heading for Number 35.
Finally, Trauma by American metalcore band I Prevail
is poised to debut at Number 38, which would be the band's first UK Top 40 album.
At the top of the singles chart, Lewis Capaldi's Someone You Loved is set to secure a sixth week at Number 1, with Calvin Harris
& Rag'n'Bone Man's Giant holding at Number 2.
Wiley's Boasty ft. Stefflon Don and Sean Paul
could sneak into this week's Top 10, up one place to 10, and production trio Meduza are on the cusp of a Top 10 with Piece Of Your Heart
ft. Goodboys, so far up 21 rungs to 11.
Westlife's new single Better Man, co-written by Ed Sheeran, currently sits at Number 12, Coventry-born rap newcomer Jay1 starts at Number 22 with new track Your Mrs, and Birmingham rapper MIST sits at Number 39 with his latest single Can't Stop Clocks.