Lennon has three No. 1 solo performances and a whopping 16 with the Beatles, more than any act in the history of the official chart.
If Travis lasts, it will give the top four the number 1 of almost two decades. All but one of the independent group’s eight previous albums topped the UK’s top 5 album chart.
In the middle of the week, the rapper from North London Headie One takes the number 2 position with his debut studio album Edna (Merciless), market leader in flows.
At the bottom of the list, Queen + Adam Lambert’s Live around the world (EMI) slips 1-4 and Brit Award nominees D-Block Europe are in 5th place with their debut The Blue Seal ̵
Several albums from the 80’s should affect the chart, thanks to last Saturday’s National Album Day, which shed the spotlight on a number of albums of the decade with colorful vinyl releases and compilations.
These include Ultravox Vienna (№ 14 via Chrysalis); The eponymous LP by The Stone Roses (No. 19 via Silvertone); UB40 The important thing (№ 26); The eponymous debut of Duran Duran (No. 27 via Parlophone); and ABC The important thing (№ 39 via Spectrum Music).
The official charts for singles and albums in the UK are released late Friday, local time.