La La Land soundtrack set for Official Albums Chart glory | Ed Sheeran set for 4th week at No.1 & 2
Oscar-nominated La La Land soundtrack is heading for Official Albums Chart glory
Ed Sheeran has a fourth week at Numbers 1 and 2 in his sights
Official Albums Chart Update: Oscar-nominated La La Land soundtrack is heading for chart glory
It’s been sweeping the board at this year’s movie awards season, and now the soundtrack for hit film La La Land is set to claim Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
The soundtrack, which won Golden Globes for Best Film Score and Original Song (for City Of Stars) earlier this month, leads the way on today’s Official Chart Update, pushing last week’s Number 1, Pete Tong’s Classic House, down to 2.
La La Land is also tipped to win big at next month’s Oscars, where it is nominated 14 times (equalling Titanic’s record), including Best Score and twice in the Best Song category, for City Of Stars and Audition.
New entries and high climbers
Seven brand new albums are currently on course to land inside this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 40, led by Deaf Havana with their fourth album All These Countless Nights at Number 3 – a potential personal best for the British rock band.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, former X Factor finalist Lucy Spraggan opens at 5 with her fourth album I Hope You Don’t Mind Me Writing, while US band Train are set for their fourth UK Top 10 with their 10th collection A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat (6).
Further down, there are four more new entries: Culture by US hip hop group Migos (14), SweetSexySavage by Kehlani (23), Gods Of Violence by German thrash metal band Kreator (31), and Max Richter’s score for the narrative dance piece Woolf Works (40).
Official Singles Chart Update: Ed Sheeran has a fourth week at Numbers 1 and 2 in his sights
Today's Official Chart Update sees Ed holding firm on to both the Number 1 spot with Shape of You, and the Number 2 slot with Castle on the Hill. Three weeks ago, Ed joined the ranks of Madonna, The Beatles and Justin Bieber to hold at the top two spots concurrently.
Dua Lipa is on the cusp of cracking the Top 10 with two of her singles this week. No Lie, her collaboration with Sean Paul, rises one place to Number 10, while her current solo hit Be The One has leaped ten spots to Number 11.
Fresh from the video's release last Friday, I Don't Wanna Live Forever by Zayn and Taylor Swift climbs four rungs to 14 today, ahead of Run Up (18), the new single from Major Lazer which features uncredited vocals from PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj.
Dua Lipa is back again at Number 24, a new entry for her featured credit on Martin Garrix's new single Scared To Be Lonely, the follow-up to the Dutchman's Top 10 hit In The Name of Love. Meanwhile, Rag'n'Bone Man opens at 28 with his latest release Skin.
Further down, Zara Larsson’s So Good ft. Ty Dolla $ign is new at 36, and Izzy Bizu could be making her Top 40 debut on this Friday’s Official Singles Chart with Talking To You (40), which she performed on The Graham Norton Show last Friday.
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The Official Chart Update with Greg James, Mondays 5.30 - 5.45pm, gives music fans a weekly sneak preview of the Official Singles and Albums Charts, providing a "half-time" bulletin on his BBC Radio 1 Show, letting music fans in on who is leading the way in the Official Singles & Albums Charts ahead of the Friday Official Chart announcement. The Update reveals how the runners and riders are selling and streaming in the first three days of the chart week (Friday through to Sunday), outlining the hottest new tracks of the week so far, as well as the new entries and highest climbers.
January 30, 2017 1:00pm ET by Official Charts Company