|New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Pet Shop Boys could claim their first UK Number 1 album for more than 26 years on this Friday's UK Albums Chart.
On today's UK Chart Update, which tracks the album sales and streams over the weekend, the legendary dance music duo have a lead of 3,000 chart sales with their new record Hotspot. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe's fourteenth studio album has picked up the most physical sales and downloads so far this week.
Pet Shop Boys
last hit Number 1 on the UK Albums Chart back in October 1986 with the fourth record Very. All 13 of the band's previous studio albums have charted within the Top 10 in the UK.
In at Number 2 and chasing the group's tail is London rapper J Hus. His second studio album Big Conspiracy dropped last Friday and is the most-streamed album of the week so far. The collection is on track to outperform the Number 6 peak of his debut Common
Masked rapper M Huncho
could crack the Top 10 for the first time with his latest mixtape Huncholini The 1st (5), Scottish rock group Twin Atlantic
are heading for a third Top 10 album with fifth studio album Power (7) and The Dave Clark Five
retrospective All The Hits (8) could mark their first Top 10 appearance in over 41 years.
Following the release of the emotional viral video for new single Monsters, James
Blunt's album Once Upon A Mind is heading back to the Top 40 at 12, ahead of Scottish duo Peat & Diesel, new at 14 with Light My Byre. Supergrass
hits collection The Strange Ones - 1994-2008 is also Top 20 bound at 15.
greatest hits Gold is new at Number 26 at the halfway mark of the week, and post-punk group Wire could scoop their second Top 40 album with their seventeenth studio LP Mind Hive at Number 36.