Westlife likely to beat both U2 and Oasis to album chart top spot
Westlife (pictured) look likely to romp to the top of the album chart come Sunday with their The Love Album collection, according to industry insider predictions.
DiS has heard on the proverbial grapevine that the Irish boyband's latest is looking certain to outsell newly released best-ofs from U2 and Oasis - 18 and Stop The Clocks respectively - as well as the new Beatles album, Love. It was previously assumed that this week's number one position would be contested between the Manchester outfit and the Bono-led rock four-piece.
Sales data from one leading supermarket is yet to be collected, meaning that things could change, but considering Westlife's popularity with daytime-shopping mothers (a shocking generalisation? Nah...), it's unlikely that either Oasis or U2, or The Beatles, will beat them to the number one position before Sunday's chart confirmation.
Of course, everything can change. But it probably won't.