KSI will hope to go one better than the performance of his debut album Dissimulation, which peaked at No. 2 in 2020.
Also new to the chart blast is John Mayer with Sob Rock (Columbia), his eighth studio album. It’s at No. 3 on the midweek chart, and should give Mayer his third U.K. Top 10.
Just one place behind is Pop Smoke’s second posthumous LP, Faith (Republic Records), new at No. 4 midweek.
Meanwhile, Hail Satin (Columbia), the Record Store Day release from Foo Fighters, as the disco alter-ego Dee Gees, is tracking for a No. 7 bow. If it holds it momentum, it’ll mark the Foos’ 12th Top 10 album.
Over on the Official Singles Chart Update, Ed Sheeran stays on track for a fourth week at No. 1 with “Bad Habits” (Asylum), ahead of the fast-rising “Heartbreak Anthem” by Galantis, David Guetta and Little Mix (up 5-2 via Atlantic/RCA) and Jonasu’s “Black Magic” (up 15-3 via 3 Beat).
The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday, local time.