May 5, 2010 / 3:51 PM / 9 years ago

Diana Vickers vying for No. 1 album in UK

Singer Diana Vickers poses for photographers as she arrives for the UK premiere of "17 Again" in Leicester Square, central London March 26, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Stephen Hird

LONDON (Reuters) - Diana Vickers, who rose to fame as a competitor on the popular X Factor television series, on Wednesday was vying for the number one in the British album charts with “Songs From the Tainted Cherry Tree.”

Vickers, who recently hit the top spot in the singles rankings with “Once,” is leading the race for top-selling album at the midweek point, according to the Official Charts Company which compiles sales data.

The final outcome of the weekly charts is announced on national radio on Sunday.

Vickers is ahead of Plan B’s “The Defamation of Strickland Banks,” last week’s winner, and the soundtrack to “Iron Man 2.” Usher is in fourth place with “Raymond v. Raymond” followed by Lady Gaga’s “The Fame.”

In the singles listing, Roll Deep (“Good Times”) was narrowly ahead of Usher (“OMG”). The only new entry in the singles top five on Wednesday was Pendulum’s “Watercolour.”

Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato

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