Biffy Clyro aren’t celebrating yet, but the veteran rockers are charging to a third No. 1 album in the U.K.
Biffy’s A Celebration of Endings (Warner Records) leads the Official Chart Update, and is currently outpacing the rest of the Top 5 combined, the OCC reports.
A Celebration of Endings clocks up the most physical and download sales at the midweek point and is on track to equal the No. 1 positions of their 2013 LP Opposites and 2016’s Ellipsis.
Celebration leads an all-new Top 4 at the halfway point, as indie rock outfit Sea Girls’ debut Open Up Your Head (Polydor) opens at No. 2; Manic Street Preacher James Dean Bradfield is at No. 3 with Even in Exile (Montyray), his first solo studio album in 14 years; and English folk-rock veterans Levellers mark their return with Peace (On The Fiddle) at No. 4, their first LP in eight years.
After three weeks at No. 1, Taylor Swift’s Folklore (EMI) looks set to lose its crown. It slips to No. 5 on the midweek chart.
Meanwhile, new releases from British folk artist Kate Rusby (Hand Me Down at No. 6 via Pure), Nigerian rapper and singer-songwriter Burna Boy (Twice as Tall at No. 8 via Atlantic), and Rumer (Nashville Tears at No. 9 via Cooking Vinyl) are poised for Top 10 berths.
Over in the singles chart race, Joel Corry and MNEK’s summer hit “Head & Heart” (Asylum/Perfect Havoc) continues its march to a fifth week at No. 1, ahead of Nathan Dawe featuring KSI’s “Lighter” (Atlantic) and the Cardi B–Megan Thee Stallion collaboration “WAP,” respectively.
Finally, Drake is laughing all the way to what should be the week’s highest debut. The Canadian rapper’s “Laugh Now Cry” (OVO/Republic Records), a collaboration with Chicago hip-hop artist Lil Dirk, is at No. 4 on the chart blast.