This is assuming part2 performs the same as the last two.

As it stands now it looks like the manics might beat them... but they should be top 5.

Hopefully Steps have something new to drop on Monday?
Only top 5?? Eek. That’d be disappointing.

With all those versions, it’ll be a huge step down if they can’t at least maintain the 35k-ish they got from the last 2 albums.
I definitely would love to see Darren Hayes and Steps work together more. I've always been a big fan of his writing. Could definitely see them pulling off a version of this


Would love to hear Steps take on this! Darren is a genius songwriter. This was originally submitted to Leona Lewis for her Glassheart album.
If they aren’t number one in the midweeks when all of the physical bundle sales are counted it doesn’t seem likely they’ll be there at the end of the week does it, when streaming starts to weigh more heavily on the overall figures?
Unless there are loads to be counted. Don’t physicals only get counted when they’re shipped? But yeah, I actually thought they’d start off with a huge lead, so that’s out the window!

I can’t believe the Manics are going to hold them off yet again.

Ah well, the fact they’re still competing for a number 1 is astonishing in itself. No other act like them from their era can say the same. Good for them.
This feels like a more lowkey release than the first part. I don't know if many people outside the fanbase are aware of a new album.
Either way, another top 10/5/3 album for them is an achievement no matter what.
I guess we’ve got about 800 sales from the 4 signings to add on and then the promo on Tuesday on “this morning” and whatever else they might have up their sleeves. Sales are always slightly lower at this time of year, don’t forget pt1 would have ended up as Christmas presents etc and it was more hyped with the tour announcement etc. it is gutting that they’ll likely miss out again!