Location is the most streamed album of the week so far, according to the OCC report, and if it wins the race, it will become Grande’s 4th consecutive UK album after The woman is dangerous (2016), Manufactured sweeteners (2018) and Thank you, next (2019).
Smith’s two previous albums During Loneliness (2014) and The thrill of all (2017) both debuted at the summit.
Coming in at No. 3 on the Official UK Album Chart Update is Cliff Richard’s 41st studio album. Music … The air I breathe (East West / Rhino). This is the best selling album in the first half of the week and Breath should become the Top 10 46th album of veteran singers.
Meanwhile, Bruce Springsteen’s latest album Mail to you (Columbia) dropped 1-4, while a flashback to The Style Council’s career Long hot summer (Polydor / UMC) starts at position 5.
Also new to the Top 10 at the halfway stage are releases from Bring Me The Horizon (Post Human: Survival Horror 6th place via RCA), Amy MacDonald (Human needs at No. 7 through Infectious Music), Black Stone Cherry (Human conditions 8th place via Mascot), M Huncho & Nafe Smallz (DNA ninth place through Hunchozone) and Dizzee Rascal (E3 AF in 10th place via Dirtee Stank).
Outside of the Top 10 is David Bowie’s live album Open the dog (Number 11 via Parlophone), re-issue of the 2000 U2 series All you cannot leave (at 13th place via Island UMC) and Made in Lagos by Nigerian-born Afrobeats, Wizkid (RCA / Starboy 15th place).
Official UK singles and album charts will be released at the end of Friday, local time.