Justin Bieber’s Believe was only 3,000 units ahead of Cheryl Cole’s A Million Lights on Wednesday’s midweek chart update, and his lead is still there today.
However, Music Week warns that Chezza is still very much “a contender” to snatch the lead away from him before close of play tomorrow night.
Over on the singles charts, Maroon 5 have already shifted 109,000 copies of ‘Payphone’, easily ahead of Cole’s ‘Call My Name’ this week, but unlikely to top her 152,000 year-to-date record from last week.
In other chart news, Stooshe are still looking good for No4 on the singles with ‘Black Heart’, while Paloma Faith is set to rebound 5-3 with Fall To Grace on the album chart. Defending No1 Sing from Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band is down to No6.