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Canadian club at chart summit as Shawn Mendes takes on Justin Bieber

It's set to be a clash of the Canadians for singles chart victory this week as Shawn Mendes threatens to topple Justin Bieber's record-setting domination of the Top Three.

Mendes's hit Stitches is just 45 sales behind Bieber's second-place track Sorry and only 7,000 behind his current number one Love Yourself, meaning a sudden surge could knock Bieber off the top spot by Friday.

Bieber's What Do You Mean has fallen from third to fifth place in the midweek charts, while Sigala's Sweet Lovin' featuring Bryn Christopher has climbed four places to fourth.

One honourable mention in the charts this week goes to Craig David, whose comeback collaboration with Big Narstie called When the Bassline Drops may earn him his first Top 20 in over a decade as it rockets into number 12.

In the album charts, sales for David Bowie's new album Blackstar have soared since news of the singer's death broke, almost guaranteeing him a number one on Friday.

The legendary singer is now 25,000 sales ahead of second place competitor Elvis Presley and on track for his tenth chart-topping album, after 2013's The Next Day.

Presley's If I Can Dream stays at two, while Adele's 25 slips to third after seven weeks at number one.

Bieber's album Purpose holds onto fourth place while James Bay's Chaos and the Calm rounds off the top five.

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