Lennon has three No.1s as a solo artist, and a whopping 16 with The Beatles, more than any other act in official chart history.
Further down the list, Queen + Adam Lambert’s Living in the world (EMI) slips 1-4, and Brit Award nominees D-Block Europe sit 5th with their debut The Blue Print – Us against them (D-Block Europe), while new releases from classic British bands Tears For Fears, Dire Straits, Iron Maiden and Suede are destined for the Top 10.
Several ’80s albums are expected to make an impact on the charts, thanks to National Album Day last Saturday, which shed the spotlight on a series of vinyl records from the decade with colorful vinyl reissues and releases from compilation.
They include Ultravox’s Vienna (N ° 14 via Chrysalis); LP éponyme de The Stone Roses (n ° 19 via Silvertone); UB40 The essential (No. 26); Duran Duran’s eponymous debut album (n ° 27 via Parlophone); and ABC The essential (N ° 39 via Spectrum Music).
Official charts for UK singles and albums are released on Friday evening local time.