Manics set to top charts for first time in 20 years
WELSH rock band Manic Street Preachers could claim their first number one on the UK album chart in nearly two decades.
Their latest offering, Resistance Is Futile, looks set to claim the top spot, according to the Official Charts Company.
If the band’s album, their 13th to date, can lead the way through to Friday, it would be their first number one album since This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours reached the top position on the album chart in 1998.
The Official Charts Company says that according to their latest “sales flash”, the Manics – who formed in Blackwood – are 4,000 combined sales ahead of The Greatest Showman soundtrack.
Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, who was last week’s number one album placeholder with Golden, has moved down into third position on the album chart.
> James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers