Busted On Course For First UK Number 1 Album, As Corey Taylor Seeks First Solo Top 5

Busted are heading for their first UK Number 1 album, whilst Corey Taylor could earn his first solo Top 5 in the UK, according to midweek data from The Official Charts Company. 

The loveable pop-punk outfit, comprised of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson, are currently enjoying a huge UK arena tour and could have yet another thing to go out onstage and shout about. 

Their ‘Greatest Hits 2.0’ album arrived on Friday and contains a number of notable features, including You Me At Six, Dashboard Confessional and Charlotte Sands.

The compilation record was released to mark 20 years of Busted, and is currently leading the way ahead of second-place Olivia Rodrigo and her ‘GUTS’ LP.

Busted have had relative success in the charts, with three albums that peaked at number 2: their self-titled 2002 debut, 2003’s ‘A Present For Everyone’ and 2019’s ‘Half Way There’.

But the southend band are now hoping to secure their first Number 1 – and are on track to do just that.

Elsewhere in the chart battle this week, Corey Taylor is heading for his first UK Top 5 album as a solo artist, with his new ‘CMF2’ album currently sitting in fourth place. 

As a member of Slipknot, Taylor has earned three Number 1 albums to date, whilst as a solo artist his previous album – his 2020 debut ‘CMFT’ – peaked at 11.

Corey Taylor is among the artists featured on the front of Rock Sound’s 300th issue, in addition to Fall Out Boy and Motionless In White.

In a career-spanning interview for the cover, Taylor unpacks his career to date, from the early days of Slipknot right up to his latest album, ‘CMF2’.

What’s more, we’ve teamed up with Corey to bring you this exclusive t-shirt design, available for delivery worldwide.

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