Sam Fender heading for UK Number One with ‘Seventeen Going Under’ outselling rest of Top Ten combined

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His debut album ‘Hypersonic Missile’ also reached the top 40. have re-entered

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Sam Fender is on his way to his second UK number one, currently beating the rest of the Top Ten joint with new album Seventeen Going Under.

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The North East singer-songwriter released her second album last week (8 October) before announcing the dates for the UK Arena Tour next year.

  • Read more: Sam Fender: “This album is probably the best thing in my life”

To official chart‘ Midweek Update, Fender’s closest competitor for the top spot is Drake, whose album ‘Certified Boyfriend Boy’ is currently in second place.

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Other new entries in the top five include Trivium and James Blake, whose album ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’ sits at number five, while Fender’s debut album ‘Hypersonic Missile’ also returns to the top 40, sitting at #38. .

Sam Fender performs at O2 Academy Brixton. credit: Joseph Okpako / WireImage

In a four-star review of Fender’s new album, Granthshala Wrote: “If ‘Hypersonic Missile’ was the sound of a young boy walking out of the world, ‘Seventeen Going Under’ gives Fender the feeling it could be too hard, and that every blow and hurt counts .

“But it seems he has found that time has passed and that most wounds – even the deepest ones – will eventually heal, if he can allow them.”

Following the album’s release, Fender informed fans that some deliveries of his new album had been delayed due to “Brexit customs issues” and “lack of fuel”.

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“Absolutely buzzing with the album response. Thank you all very much,” Fender wrote on Twitter, adding that the delay suggests UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson “is disappointing the music industry once again” “

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