Dame Vera Lynn is on course to make the top 20 at the age of 97 - extending her lead as the oldest living artist to figure so high up in the album chart.
The Forces' Sweetheart released Vera Lynn: National Treasure - The Ultimate Collection this week and if early strong sales continue throughout the week she could even make the top 10.
Her last major chart feat was five years ago when she achieved a number one with an earlier best-of release.
Dame Vera's latest album comes as preparations are taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on Friday.
She will also have a role in a major commemorative concert at the Royal Albert Hall on the evening of the anniversary when Katherine Jenkins duets with a recording of her singing the popular wartime hit We'll Meet Again.
British veterans were cheered and thanked as they paraded through the streets of Bayeux today.
Otley veteran, Harold Robinson had a 24th birthday with a difference, as he swapped cards for rifle rounds as part of the D-Day landings.
D-Day veteran Brian Carter from Cambridgeshire has a unique record of the Allied invasion with a compelling series of his own photographs.