Sir Rod Stewart and Harry Styles go head-to-head for Christmas No.1 album

Sir Rod Stewart is fighting it out to have this year's Christmas No.1 album
Sir Rod Stewart is fighting it out to have this year's Christmas No.1 album
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Harry Styles and Sir Rod Stewart are going head-to-head for the year's number one Christmas album.

Former One Direction star Styles is 60 combined sales ahead with his second album Fine Line, the Official Charts Company said.

Performer Harry Styles

Performer Harry Styles

Veteran performer Sir Rod is just behind with his festive album You're In My Heart, which last week earned him his tenth number one record.

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Grime star Stormzy is expected to score a Christmas number three with his album Heavy Is The Head, the follow-up to his chart-topping 2017 debut Gang Signs And Prayer.

Robbie Williams' The Christmas Present, the only other festive record in the top five, sits in fourth place, while Coldplay are at five with Everyday Life.

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On the singles chart, YouTube star LadBaby is currently the front-runner in the race for Christmas number one.

The vlogger, who took the festive chart crown last year, took an early lead ahead of the likes of Stormzy, Wham! and Ellie Goulding.

LadBaby, real name Mark Hoyle, released a charity single called I Love Sausage Rolls, a twist on Joan Jett's I Love Rock "n" Roll, in the same vein as his 2018 chart-topper We Built This City, an ode to sausage rolls parodying Starship's classic hit.

All proceeds for LadBaby's novelty song will go to food bank charity The Trussell Trust for the second year running.