'Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ Sprints to Lead on Midweek U.K.

Sprints to Lead on Midweek U.K.

The chart

race of the year is only halfway complete, though Taylor Swift’s Midnights is already

Swift’s tenth

studio album and Arctic Monkeys’ seventh studio set, The Car, are both blockbusters that

It’s a

heavyweight bout, with both sets notching well over 100,000 chart copies in just three days

At the

midweek point, Midnights has more than 140,000 chart units to secure the advantage

That sum

gives Midnights the best start for any album this year, bettering the 113,000 chart units accumulated

The Car

is some distance behind in second place on the Official Chart Update, with 105,000 chart units –

If Midnights

stays on target, it will hand Swift her ninth U

1 following

Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017), Lover (2019), Folklore (2020), Evermore (2020), Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (2021) and Red (Taylor’s Version) (2021)

artist could

swoop in for a chart double; she holds the top three spots on the singles

Meanwhile, Arctic

Monkeys enjoy a spotless streak of six consecutive career No

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