Midweek chart update: Nicki Minaj and newcomer Carly Rae Jepsen heading for no.1

Nicki Minaj's second album will bag her first UK number one album, while Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' is set for singles chart supremacy

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Posted 4th April 2012 in News, Carly Rae Jepsen | By Clickmusic News Desk
Carly Rae Jepsen

Bieber knows his stuff. Carly Rae Jepsen is set to bag her first UK number one in the midweek singles chart.

'Call Me Maybe' is showing strong sales halfway through the week and is sitting atop the chart. The Canadian singer's rise to fame comes after a stint on Canadian Idol and working solidly on her own material. Jepsen is signed to Justin Bieber's Schoolboy Records and her new album is gaining positive critical reaction. If Jepsen stays at number one, 'Call Me Maybe' will have topped the chart in five countries.

Current number one Chris Brown falls four places to five with 'Turn Up The Music'.

The other two positions in the top three are non-movers. Sean Paul is staying strong at number two with 'She Doesn't Mind' and Nicki Minaj remains at three with 'Starships'.

Gotye rises one place up the chart to four with 'Somebody That I Used To Know', showing that there's still plenty of life in the best-selling single of 2012.

Nicki Minaj is on her way to the top of the album charts as 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' rockets ahead of Labrinth's 'Electronic Earth' by a comfortable 9,000 copies.