Friday, September 20, 2013

Elton to Climb Into Top 5 of UK Album Chart

Elton John could be poised for his highest-charting new studio album since 2001 with The Diving Board set for a top five entry.

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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