The debut album from Mabel is on course to have the highest new entry in the charts this week, fending off competition from rapper Drake.
The British singer-songwriter’s High Expectations is currently at number two behind Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project in the mid-week chart update, the Official Charts Company said.
R&B and pop star Mabel, 23, previously only reached number 28 in the album chart with her mixtape Ivy To Roses in 2017, but her two latest singles Don’t Call Me Up and Mad Love – both from High Expectations – have both reached the top 10.
Canadian rapper Drake is new in at number four with his compilation album Care Package at the halfway stage of the chart week.
The new release is a collection of songs by the music star released between 2010 and 2016 that were previously unavailable to download or stream.
Sheeran looks set to retain the top spot for the fourth consecutive week with his collaborations album, while former chart-topper Lewis Capaldi is at number three with his debut LP Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent.
The top five is rounded off by another new entry – Danish rock band Volbeat’s new record Rewind, Replay, Rebound.
The news of the albums in the running to end the week in the top five came after it was revealed on Sunday that Ariana Grande is likely to score her sixth UK number one single with Boyfriend.
The US singer is in position to take the top spot for her offering with Social House, having taken an early lead in sales following the song’s release on Friday.