Billie Eilish looks set to secure the number one position in this week’s album charts with her hotly anticipated second album.
As of August 2, Happier Than Ever, which was released on July 30, has secured more physical sales than the rest of the top ten combined, according to the Official Charts Company.
The album, her follow-up to her double-platinum debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, has also had the most downloads in the week so far.
Three songs from the album, the title track Happier Than Ever, Getting Older and Oxytocin, are also on track to debut in the Top 40 of the UK singles chart this week.
The 19-year-old American singer, who writes and produces her work alongside her brother Finneas O’Connell, had a launch party for the album over the weekend.
A BBC One documentary titled Billie Eilish: Up Close, which discusses her whirlwind success story over the past three years with Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo, was also released on Saturday.
Billie’s chart debut will knock rapper Dave’s We’re All Alone in This Together from its number one position the previous week, but he still holds on to his position as the most-streamed album across the past weekend.
The grime star previously had the biggest opening week of 2021 so far with 74,000 chart sales, according to the Official Charts Company.
Billie recently praised Justin Bieber during an interview on SiriusXM’s The Morning Mashup, calling him ‘the sweetest baby ever’.
She explained: ‘He’s a good friend of mine. He has been so helpful for me, in terms of just, like, dealing with fame.
‘He’ll call me sometimes and just say stuff that makes me just feel heard and like, there’s somebody else that goes through the same stuff.
‘So it’s really nice to have him.’
The No Time To Die songstress previously collaborated with the Peaches chart-topper for a remix of her huge hit single Bad Guy and has made no secret of being a Belieber growing up.
Behind Billie and Dave in the charts could be Prince’s first posthumous album of unreleased materials since his death in 2016, Welcome 2 America, which would become his 22nd top ten UK album.
This would push Oliva Rodrigo’s debut album Sour down to four, while Southampton rock band Creeper are set to enter at number five with their new EP, American Noir.