Dave is heading for a third straight week at No. 1 in the U.K. with “Starlight,” the British rapper’s biggest hit to date. But he won’t get there without a challenge.
Based on sales and streaming data from the first 48 hours of the chart week, “Baby” holds at No. 2 and could make a run for the title, the OCC notes.
“Starlight” leads an unchanged Top 7 on the First Look chart, which ranks the performance of singles in the early stages of the chart cycle.
Meanwhile, George Ezra is on track for his seventh Top 10 single with “Anyone For You,” up 14-8 on the chart last, while Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran’s collaboration “Bam Bam” continues to gather pace, up 18-15.
Following the release last Friday of her latest studio album, Crash, Charli XCX is tracking for the week’s biggest gain. The British singer and producer’s “Beg For You” featuring Rina Sawayama is eyeing a 38-19 lift. If it keeps its momentum, Charli will register her seventh first Top 20 entry, and Sawayama will earn her first.
The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday, local time.