Sam Fender is close to a second number one album this week after the UK’s Official Chart Company released their midweek update.
The singer-songwriter’s return to the charts comes in the form of ‘Seventeen Going Under’ which was released on Friday to both fan and critical acclaim.
‘Seventeen Going Under’ Fender’s second full-length project, following on from the success of ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ which was released in 2019. The debut album hit the top spot and remained in the top 40 for a further 20 weeks.
In addition to the midweek top spot, the update confirms that it is a one horse race to the title according to the Charts Company, with the North Tyneside local having sold more than 20,000 more records than second place – Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ – in addition to selling more units than the rest of the top ten combined.
The update gives fans an idea of how the chart is shaping up ahead of the full announcement on Friday evening from 4pm on Radio 1. In addition to the album release, this week sees Fender release tickets to a Spring UK tour which is set to follow his dates across October and November 2021. These dates conclude with a homecoming gig at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on April 5.
Pre sale tickets for the tour are available from Wednesday 12 October with general sale tickets available from Friday 15.