The Killers set to beat G N' R to Number 1

28th Nov 2008 | 14:55

The Killers set to beat G N' R to Number 1

But Axl Rose dominates in Canada, Finland

After one of the fiercest album chart battles of the year, The Killers' third album Day & Age looks set to take the Number 1 slot in the UK ahead of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy.

On reported first day sales, Day & Age had sold 70,000 to Chinese Democracy's 50,000.

But elsewhere, the 15-years-in-the making Chinese Democracy appears primed to take chart honours. The official Billboard US chart will not be published until 3 December, but Chinese Democracy will hit Number 1 in Canada, New Zealand and Finland among other territories.

In the US, Beyonce's I Am…Sasha Fierce is currently Number 1 with Nickelback's Dark Horse at Number 2.

In this week's MusicRadar poll, we asked MusicRadar users which act they'd be spending their money on of the major albums released this week. The breakdown was:

Guns N' Roses – Chinese Democracy 29%
The Killers – Day & Age 35%
Ludacris – Theatre Of The Mind 0%
Paul McCartney/The Fireman – Electric Arguments 4%
Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak 2%
None of them! 26%

Read MusicRadar's review of The Killers' Day & Age.
Read MusicRadar's review of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy.
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