Friday, September 20, 2013
Elton to Climb Into Top 5 of UK Album Chart
Although he topped the UK artist albums chart last year with Good Morning To The Night in conjunction with Pnau, he has not cracked the top five with a new studio set since Songs From The West Coast reached No 2 a dozen years ago.
However, that looks likely to change this weekend with his new Mercury/Virgin EMI offering currently showing up as a enw entry at No 3 in the midweeks, according to the Official Charts Company, around a 1,000 sales ahead of Manic Street Preachers' newly-issued Columbia title Rewind The Film at No 4. Domino's Arctic Monkeys remain at No 1 with AM, while Avicii's debut Positiva/PRDM set True is new at 2.
Elton John's album has no doubt been boosted by ITV last Friday evening screening a programme to mark him becoming the first ever winner of a Brits Icon Award. It captured him playing with his band at the London Palladium and chatting to host Dermot O'Leary about his life and career.
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