Taylor Swift on course to top UK album chart for third time in 15 months
Taylor Swift is on course to top the UK album chart for the third time in 15 months with Evermore.
Her latest release has been billed as a sister album to Folklore, which came out over the summer.
She also topped the chart with Lover in 2019 and has also previously had number ones with Reputation (2017), 1989 (2014) and Red (2012).
It was revealed on Sunday that three songs from the album are on course to debut in the top 40 singles chart.
In the album chart, Evermore currently sits above Neil Diamond’s Classic Diamonds, which is second, and Together At Christmas by Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, which is third.
On Monday the Official Charts Company also said that two new contenders had entered the race for Christmas number one.
Justin Bieber has teamed up with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir for a new version of his single Holy.
Reigning Christmas number one champion LadBaby has also released new single Don’t Stop Me Eatin’.
Martin Talbot, Official Charts Company chief executive, said: “With two previous winners, a powerful current number one and big-name new releases (including Liam Gallagher and Jess Glynne) in the running, this year is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and competitive races for the official Christmas number one that we’ve yet seen.
“It really is an incredibly difficult race to call.”