Leona Lewis is 4,000 copies short of gaining her third Number 1 album, according to midweek figures.
The star, who released long-overdue set Glassheart on Monday, is trailing 18-year-old newbie Jake Bugg and his acclaimed debut album.
Leona's first two records Spirt and Echo were both chart-toppers, but regardless of its chart performance, the former X Factor winner has described the new one as her best yet.
Fellow talent show graduate Rebecca Ferguson sees her debut album Heaven rocket back up to No7 this week, as the Deluxe Edition re-release hits shelves with new single 'Backtrack'.
The song itself enters the singles chart update at No16, whilst Calvin Harris and Florence Welch sit at No1 with 'Sweet Nothing'.
Lawson's 'Standing In The Dark' is at No4, behind last week's chart topper from Swedish House Mafia which slides to No2.
This week's final rankings will be announced on Sunday.
Leona Lewis performs live