It’s a busy time for album releases this #NewMusicFriday, many contenders hoping to knock Ed Sheeran from off the top of the Official Albums Chart top spot. He’s so far managed six weeks, and could bag a seventh this Friday (April 21), so good luck guys.
Steps lead the way with their first full studio album in 17 years. Tears On The Dancefloor was trailed by the Top 40 single Scared Of The Dark. Irish singer Imelda May also releases an LP – Life Love Flesh Blood could become Imelda’s third consecutive Top 10 album. LLFB was released are in Ireland and reached Number 2.
Scottish legends Texas drop their ninth studio album Jump On Board, while Sheryl Crow puts out her first album in three and a half years, Be Myself. Let’s not rule out another US star in Barry Manilow. The veteran star will be signing copies of This Is My Town: Songs Of New York in London next week.
On the singles front, Paramore return with their new single Hard Times, Shawn Mendes gives us a fresh slice of his talent with There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back, Dua Lipa trails her debut album with a Miguel duet Lost In Your Light, and Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd team up for Lust For Life.
All will be hoping to make a big impact on the Official Chart on Friday, April 21. In the meantime, check out the UK’s Official Top 40 biggest songs of the year so far.