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Radiohead in battle with Red Hot Chili Peppers for top spot

Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers are battling it out for the number one spot on the Official Albums Chart.

Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool was released physically last Friday and sold more than 32,000 copies.

After factoring in digital purchases, 34,000 combined chart sales have been logged, according to the Official Albums Chart Update.

This comes after Radiohead fans were attacked during a listening party for the album in Istanbul on Friday.

The event was streamed on Periscope, and so was caught on camera - with footage uploaded to YouTube.

Radiohead said their "hearts go out" to the fans who were in Turkey.

The Oxfordshire band's ninth studio album hit number one back in May.

Red Hot Chili Peppers' The Getaway, their 11th studio album, is 4,000 behind Radiohead at the halfway mark.

If the American rock band take over, The Getaway will be their fifth number one collection.

Jake Bugg is another high new entry on the album chart, with On My One at number three.

Rick Astley's 50, last week's number one, slips to number four.

Mumford & Sons' sixth EP Johannesburg could be their first to chart as it is currently sitting at number five.

In the singles chart, the fight for the top is between Drake's One Dance and this Girl by Kungs Vs Cookin' On 3 Burners.

The French producer's remix of the Australian funk trio's 2009 track is at number one on this week's Official Chart Update.

But One Dance is just 1,800 combined chart sales behind Kungs Vs Cookin' On 3 Burners.

Elsewhere, Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling is at number three.

Give Me Your Love by Sigala featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers climbs 87 places to number four.

The top five is rounded out by Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For.


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