Haim and Justin Timberlake are in an intensely close battle for the top spot on the UK Album Charts.

According to the Official Charts Company between Sunday and Thursday Haim have sold 26,417 copies of their debut album 'Days Are Gone'.

Whereas Timberlake's '20/20 Experience 2 of 2' has sold 26,445 copies, thus JT is leading the Californian sisters by selling 28 more copies.

The race will come to an end at midnight on Sunday, where the No.1 spot will also be announced.

Timberlake's first album of 2013 '20/20 Experience' spent a total of three weeks at No.1 back in March and is also in the top 20 selling albums of 2013 so far.

If 'Part 2' would make it to the top of the charts it will mark the 32 year-olds 4th consecutive No.1 album, as 'Justified' (2002) and 'FutureSex/LoveSounds' (2006) were also chart toppers.

The trio of sister, consisting of Este, Alana and Danielle Haim recently gained more exposure when they performed 'The Wire' on 'The Andrew Marr Show' on BBC1. The three siblings dedicated their performance to fellow guest, Prime Minister David Cameron, with bass player Este saying, "That was for you DC, it's all about you."

Another close race is occurring in the singles charts as OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' is quickly approaching frontrunners The Vamps who are hoping to celebrate their first chart topper with 'Can We Dance'.

This week's race to chart glory is a case of the veterans vs. the rookies and it seems any act could win it at this point.

This Sunday (Oct 6th) will reveal who became victorious.

Haim's debut studio album 'Days Are Gone' is only 28 copies behind JT

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One Republic are closing in on The Vamps for the UK's single chart top spot