PUBLISHED: 19:35, Thu, Oct 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:35, Thu, Oct 8, 2020
On Friday afternoon, Queen could very well have their first No 1 album in 25 years. The band have had nine to date, with their first in 1975’s A Night at the Opera. While their latest was their final studio album in 1995’s Made in Heaven.
The record came four years after Freddie Mercury’s death and saw his posthumous vocals sing alongside Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.
But now Queen and Adam Lambert have released a live album together in Live Around The World.
And with less than 24 hours to go, it looks likely that Queen will get their 10th No 1 album and Lambert’s very first after all.
According to the Official Charts, the band have South Korean girl group Blackpink just behind them, but Queen and Adam Lambert are still 5,300 chart sales ahead despite their lead narrowing.
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Queen and Adam Lambert set for UK No 1 album: Brian May ‘Something NOBODY could predict’ (Image: QAL/GETTY)
Queen and Adam Lambert hope to be touring next year (Image: GETTY)
Express.co.uk caught up with Brian May this afternoon and asked how it would feel for Queen and Adam Lambert to get a UK No 1 album.
The 73-year-old said: “I hardly dare to think really! It would feel very good. It would make me laugh and smile. Something nobody could have predicted, certainly not us. So yes, I’m very thrilled it’s been received so well out there.”
But despite the likelihood, May admitted he can’t quite believe it’s happened 25 years after Made In Heaven.
He said: “I love it myself and I’m surprised, I think we’re all surprised how well it came out; how powerful it is.”
Queen and Adam Lambert on tour in