Paul Weller’s ‘Fat Pop’ Is Cruising to U.K. No. 1 – Billboard

Coming in at No. 2 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart Update is J. Cole’s The Off-Season (Interscope). The U.S. rapper has the most-streamed album in the first half of the week, and it’s on target to become his third Top 10 entry. Cole’s peak U.K. position in his career to date is a No. 2 for 2018’s KOD.

The current leader on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, Rag’n’Bone Man’s Life By Misadventure (Columbia), dips 3-1 but still manages to lead the market in downloads.

Also new to the midweek chart is St. Vincent’s sixth and latest effortDaddy’s Home (Loma Vista). It’s new at No. 4 and is on track to give the Grammy Award-winning alternative pop artist her best-ever chart position in the U.K.

Completing the Top 5 at the midweek stage is the Black Keys’ covers album Delta Kream (Nonesuch), while new albums from Myles Kennedy (The Ides of March at No. 7 via Napalm), Matt Berry (The Blue Elephant at No. 11 via Acid Jazz), Nicki Minaj’s re-release of Beam Me Up Scotty (at No. 13 via Cash Money/Republic Recordings), Jorja Smith (Be Right Back at No. 14 via Famm), and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Déjà Vu at No. 20 via Atlantic) are eyeing Top 20 bows.

The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday local time.

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