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Green Day head for top of album charts


American band Green Day are on course for the top slot

American band Green Day are on course for the top slot

American band Green Day are on course for the top slot

Green Day's latest Revolution Radio album is well on its way to becoming this week's number one just days after its UK release.

After selling more than 24,000 copies since Friday, it could spell the American punk rock's band third album to reach the top spot in the UK (following American Idiot in 2004 and 21st Century Breakdown in 2009), according to the Official Charts Company.

Green Day's 12th studio album is closely followed by Florida four-piece Alter Bridge's latest collection, The Last Hero, on track to reach number two.

Bee Gees' star Barry Gibb is set to come in third with In The Now, followed by Kaiser Chiefs' sixth album Stay Together and OneRepublic's Oh My My.

Also lined up to make the top 10 albums are All Bright Electric by Feeder (at seven), and Friends, by White Lies, (eight).

The final two spots are likely to be scooped by Norah Jones with Day Breaks, and Seasick Steve with Keepin' The Horse Between Me and the Ground.

Sum 41 is also making a return with its first album in five years, 13 Voices, followed by Placebo's A Place For Us to Dream, Meshuggah's The Violent Sleep of Reason and Kate Tempest's new entry Let Them Eat Chaos.

The Bee Gees' The Ultimate is up 91 places to 23 after the release of Gibb's second solo album, ahead of another re-entry, Time Flies 1994-2009 from Oasis, after the release of their documentary Supersonic.

In terms of singles, X Factor winner James Arthur looks set to keep his number one place in the charts after his return to the ITV show's stage on Sunday with his hit track Say You Won't Let Go.

But a close contender to claim the spot is still Closer from Chainsmokers feat. Halsey.

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande's Side To Side, feat Nicki Minaj, was boosted to a new chart peak at four.

Bruno Mars is also making a big comeback with 24k Magic set to be this week's highest new entry, at seven.

Also eyeing up top 20 places are Zara Larsson's Ain't My Fault (12), Emeli Sande's Hurts (18), and Hailee Steinfeld's collaboration with Grey and Zedd, Starving (28).

Claiming top 40 spots are Swedish producer Neikid with Sexual (28), Olly Murs (33) with Grow Up and L ady Gaga with Million Reasons (34).