Tom Jones set to beat Eminem in album chart?

Welsh singer is currently ahead of his closest rival

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[b]Tom Jones[/b] is continuing to outsell [b]Eminem[/b] this week, according to Wednesday’s (July 28) official midweek chart update.

The rapper’s latest album [b]’Recovery'[/b] is currently 500 sales behind the 70-year-old’s new LP [b]’Praise & Blame'[/b].

If [b]Jones[/b]’ release continues to outsell [b]Eminem[/b] he will, at 70, [url=http://www.nme.com/news/tom-jones/52243]become the oldest male musician to have a UK Number One album[/url]. The current holder is [b]Bob Dylan[/b], who hit the top spot last year aged 67 with [b]’Together Through Life'[/b].

[url=http://www.nme.com/news/tom-jones/52243]Tom Jones said on Tuesday (July 27) that he would like to collaborate with Eminem[/url] at some point in the future.

Elsewhere in the countdown, [b]Avenged Sevenfold[/b] are on course to enter the Top Five with their new LP, while [b]Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP[/b]’s [b]’We No Speak Americano'[/b] looks set to be toppled by new boy band [b]Wanted[/b]’s single [b]’All Time Low'[/b] in the UK singles chart. [b]’Billionaire'[/b] by [b]Travis McCoy Ft Bruno Mars[/b] is currently lying in second place.

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