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Eric Clapton in battle for No 1 album

Eric Clapton in battle for No 1 album

Eric Clapton is competing with Ed Sheeran in the race for this week's Number One on the Official UK Albums Chart.

Sheeran is currently ahead of The Breeze by Eric Clapton & Friends at today's midweek stage and is on course to spend his sixth straight week at the top with his second album X. The final chart placings will be revealed on BBC Radio 1 on Sunday (August 3).

The Breeze was organised by Clapton and is a tribute to late songwriter JJ Cale, who passed away in 2013. The album features collaborations with musicians including Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, and John Mayer.

Since 2000, Clapton's UK album chart placings have been, Old Sock (11), Clapton (7), The Road To Escondido (50), Back Home (19), Me And Mr. Johnson (10), Reptile (7) and Riding With The King (15).

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