Liam Gallagher is on course for his fourth post-Oasis UK No. 1, with Come on you know (Warner Records).
The Manchester singer tops the charts midweek with his third and final solo album, and he’s set to dethrone Harry Styles in the process, as Harry’s house (Colombia) dives 1-2.
Gallagher already has chart crowns with 2017 as you were2019 Why me? Why not and the 2020 live effort MTV unpluggedand, with Oasis, seven perfect number 1s on seven studio albums.
Whether Come on you know holds firm when the Official UK Albums Chart is released on Friday, Gallagher will tie with older brother (and opponent) Noel, with eleven leaders.
The “Live Forever” singer looks set to dominate the album count. Midway through the chart week, Liam also appears at No. 3 with Along the Thamesa recording of his December 2020 lockdown livestream.
Right behind is Def Leppard Diamond Star Halos (UMC), the twelfth studio album by the British band inducted into Rock Hall. It is set to enter the chart at No. 4, for what would be the Sheffield band’s first Top 5 album since Slang from 1996 — 26 years ago.
Def Leppard has two No. 1s (Hysteria from 1987 and Adrenalize from 1992) and seven Top 10 appearances, their last with those of 2008 Sparkle Lounge Songsreaching No. 10.
Elsewhere on the official chart update, Will Young’s career retrospective 20 years: greatest hits (Sony Music CG) is on target for a #5 arc, for what would be the pop idol the alum’s tenth Top 10 album; while Canadian pop artist Tate McRae is set to start at No. 7 with I used to think I could fly (Ministry of Sound).
The Sex Pistols The original recordings (UMC), a collection of tracks from England’s punk icons from 1976 to 1978, is launched for a No. 8 entry. The LP precedes the reissue of 1977’s “God Save The Queen” this Friday (June 3) in time for the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and the arrival of GunDanny Boyle’s biopic of band guitarist Steve Jones, on Disney+.
Finally, ABBA climbs the rankings midweek after the premiere of the ABBA Travel residence in London. Swedish pop legends Gold: Greatest Hits rises from 18 to 11 on the chart explosion, while the quartet’s effort to return to the top of the chart in 2021 Travel (Polar) could return to the Top 40, at No. 28. Gold recorded a record 1,047 weeks (and counting) on the Official UK Albums Chart.