Florence + The Machine and Kendrick Lamar are fighting for this week’s Number One album in the UK.
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The Florence Welch band’s fifth studio album ‘Dance Fever’ is currently leading Lamar’s ‘Mr Morale & The Big Steppers’ after having sold more than 26,000 charts to date in the midweek albums chart, according to the album chart. Official Charting Company.
The Black Keys are not far behind at number three with their new LP with ‘Dropout Boogie’ and Bear’s Den is currently at number 4 with ‘Blue Hours’.
If Florence + The Machine takes number one, it will be the fourth number-one star after 2009’s ‘Lungs’, following ‘Ceremonials’ and ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ by 2015.
review profile, NME gave it four stars and described it as “the triumphant sound of a reborn singer”.
If Lamar scores on this week’s Number One album, it will be his first since “To Pimp A Butterfly” 2015. His current record is ‘Mr Morale & The Big Steppers’ first. his after five years, was awarded a whopping five stars by NME and has been described as an “emotional, soulful autobiography”.
Welch also received a songwriting license for the record ‘We Cry Together’ for using the Florence + The Machine pattern.
Elsewhere, in the UK singles chart, Sam Ryder climbed to No. 3 following his success in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. He is now on his way to challenge for No. one.
If his track ‘Space Man’ takes the top spot, it will be the UK’s first Eurovision Number One in the official singles chart in 26 years.
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