Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:32am by  
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Calvin Tipped for UK number one album

After weeks of torpor, there should be new number ones on both singles and albums charts this Sunday.

Michael Jackson’s The Essential album (Epic) notched up its seventh week at the top of the charts last Sunday, as the music industry slowed its release schedule over the summer.

However, this is set to change this Sunday, with Calvin Harris’s new album Ready For The Weekend (Columbia) and Tinchy Stryder’s Catch 22 (4th And Broadway) fighting it out for the number one slot.

Only 1,000 sales currently separate the two albums, which were both released yesterday, while Beyoncé’s 'I Am Sasha Fierce' (Columbia) is around 4,000 copies behind. The Essential could drop out of the top five this Sunday, with albums from Black Eyed Peas, Paolo Nutini and Florence + The Machine all challenging.