Lionel Richie | (AFP)

Soul star Lionel Richie is heading to number one as he enjoys a post-Glastonbury sales boost.

Fans and converts have been snapping up his greatest hits album, The Definitive Collection, in the wake of Sunday’s televised performance. As a result, the 2003 album is in pole position in the official midweek chart update – a jump of 103 places.

“When they told me this morning, I was screaming like a kid with his first hit record,” Richie told the BBC. “I’m trying to be very calm about this, but there’s no way you can be calm about this. This is like Christmas.”