Ava Max’s debut album Heaven Hell (Atlantic) quickly takes the lead in what promises to be a classic UK leaderboard race.
Heaven Hell leads an action-packed midweek chart, ahead of Live in the Roundhouse (Sony Music CG), the 2019 live recording of Saucerful of Secrets, the prog-rock supergroup of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.
The first five are grouped halfway.
According to the Official Charts Company, only 1,700 chart sales separate Heaven Hell from the fifth ranked album, Potter Payper’s Training day 3 (2020 Potter Payper).
Even Yusuf / Cat Stevens to break the leading group, at no. 3, is Tea for the Tillerman 2 (UMC), a new recording from the veteran singer-songwriter̵
Also, hip-hop group Run The Jewels falls at number 4 with RTJ4 (BMG) following its release on physical formats, while the latest effort by Alicia Keys Alicia (RCA) starts at number 7 on the chart, one place ahead of Australian star Keith Urban The speed of now (Capitol Nashville), at no. 8. If he maintains his position, Speed will give Urban his first album in the UK Top 10.
In the UK singles match, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” (Atlantic) regained the lead, pushing 24K Goldn’s “Mood” (Black Butter) with Iann Dior in second place. “Mood” briefly took the lead on the First Look chart, which captures sales and streaming activity from the first 48 hours of the chart cycle.
The official UK singles and album charts were released last Friday, local time.