With just a few days to go in the chart week, electronic music group The Prodigy is set to go to number one in the UK with their latest album, The Day is My Enemy. If it holds onto its position through Sunday, Day will become the act’s sixth chart-topping album in its home country. The odds are in its favor: the next best-selling album, James Bay‘s debut Chaos and the Calm, is selling half as well as The Prodigy’s record.
The Prodigy (Liam Howlett, Keith Flint, and Maxim) made a name for itself with electronic dance music, and has since shifted to a more rock-oriented sound.
First hitting number one in 1994 with their second album, Music for the Jilted Generation, The Prodigy has never missed the top spot since. The group’s other number ones are:
- The Fat of the Land – 1997
- Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned – 2004
- Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 – 2005
- Invaders Must Die – 2009
The group has also been successful on the singles chart, where their “Firestarter” and “Breathe” topped the chart in 1996. “Firestarter” is also their only charting hit stateside, reaching #30 on the Billboard Hot 100. The most recent hit from The Prodigy was 2009’s “Warrior’s Dance,” climbing all the way to #9.
The Prodigy is currently on tour throughout Europe, and will be hitting festivals all summer long, including T in the Park (Perthshire, Scotland) and Frequency Festival (Austria). They recently wrapped up a series of concerts in Australia.
The full albums chart will be revealed at 1pm EDT on Sunday, April 5 on officialcharts.com.