Kate Bush has taken an early lead over Adele in UK artist albums sales this week but, with a deficit of fewer than 3,000 units to make up, the XL signing’s 21 could still make it a 16th week at number one.
Bush’s newly-released Director’s Cut, her first issued by the label Noble & Brite via EMI, is aiming to become the singer’s first UK chart-topper since retrospective The Whole Story in 1986. Her last album Aerial peaked at number three in November 2005.
The album had sold 17,562 copies up to yesterday compared to 14,645 for Adele’s 21, which is currently one of three XL albums among the top five sellers. It is joined in third place by the newly-issued second Friendly Fires album Pala and 21’s predecessor 19 in fifth place, while the top five sellers is completed by Warner Music Entertainment’s Let Them Talk by Hugh Laurie at number four. The Laurie album debuted at two on last Sunday’s chart.
Adele is flawless, but if there is anyone she needs to step aside for, it's Kate tbh.