George Ezra rushes to third No. 1 on Official Albums Chart – Reuters

George Ezra is heading for a hat trick of number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, with Gold Rush Kid on course to claim the top spot this week.

The Hertfordshire-born singer-songwriter has already reached the top with his 2014 debut Wanted on Voyage and 2018 record Staying at Tamara’s, and is currently outperforming his closest competition 4:1 with his third studio album. Check out George Ezra’s full official chart history here.

Elsewhere, Chase & Status look set to return to the Top 5 with What Came Before (3). The electronic music duo’s fifth studio album could provide the duo with their highest record since 2013’s Brand New Machine (2).

BTS is on its way to a fourth UK Top 5 album with PROOF this week (5). The anthology collection sees the K-pop group reflect on their nine-year career so far, with debut single Yet to Come also set to impact this week’s Official Singles Chart.

A (late) 50th anniversary reissue of Elton John’s 1971 album Madman Across the Water could see it return to the Top 10 on Friday (8). Check out Elton John’s full official chart history here.

Completing this week’s Top 10 midweek, Harry Styles’ second album Fine Line is set to climb after the first of his Love On Tour dates in Glasgow last weekend (10). His 2017 self-titled debut album is also expected to return to the Top 40 (38).

Former Portico Quartet singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey’s third studio album, New Mythology, could prove his second Top 20 (13). The Cambridge-born artist previously found success with First Mind in 2014 (10) and Wake Up Now in 2017 (25).

Look at Me: The Album by XXXTentacion, the late rapper’s first compilation and third posthumous album, is aiming for an entry at number 24 this week. Meanwhile, The New Four Seasons – Vivaldi Recomposed by German composer Max Richter could land at number 29, and Pennsylvania-formed heavy metal band Motionless in White are aiming for their first UK Top 40 album, with Scoring the End of the World at number 30 midweek.

German thrash metal band Kreator are on course to hit a new career high with Hate Über Alles (34), while a fifth anniversary deluxe edition of the acclaimed SZA CTRL release could see it hit the Top 40 British for the first time (35). Kula Shaker’s 1st Congregational Church of Eternal Love and Free Hugs pieces to donate to Crispian Mills and co. their fourth Top 40 this week (36).

Finally, ABBA’s 1979 number one album Want-Vouz reached 117 spots on the official midweek album chart as the band’s ABBA Voyage show impressed fans and critics alike (37).

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