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Iron Maiden and Drake are going head-to-head in a gargantuan chart battle for Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
Iconic British heavy metal band Iron Maiden lead today’s Official Chart Update with their 17th studio album Senjutsu, while Canadian rapper Drake is clipping at their heels with his sixth album Certified Lover Boy in the runner-up slot.
Iron Maiden lead on physical sales and downloads, while Drake has the upper hand on streaming. So far this week, 8,000 chart sales separate the two albums, but everything is still to play for.
Iron Maiden have scored five UK Number 1 albums across their forty year career, with their latest two studio LPs 2010’s Final Frontier and 2015’s The Book of Souls becoming their first consecutive UK Number 1s. Can the Bruce Dickinson-fronted group make it three-in-a-row?