George Ezra has climbed to Number 1 on the Official Trending Chart with his latest single Paradise.
The track, which features on his upcoming album Staying At Tamara's, tops the list of new singles making a big impact in the UK this week, based on movement up the Official Singles Chart.
Following its release in late January, Paradise debuted at Number 70 on the Official Singles Chart. Increased radio play plus a performance on The Graham Norton Show have helped the song steadily climb since then and is now on track to enter the Top 10 in the latest sales flash.
George releases Staying At Tamara's on March 23. The collection also includes recently-released songs Pretty Shining People and Don't Matter Now. The album follows his million-selling Number 1 debut Wanted On Voyage, which was the third biggest album of 2014 and included the Top 10 hits Budapest and Blame It On Me.
Also making strides on this week's Official Trending Chart is Bebe Rexha as her latest single Meant To Be ft. Florida Georgia Line sets course for the Official Singles Chart Top 20, while Calum Scott's You Are The Reason features following the release of his debut album Only Human, which is Top 10-bound on this week's Official Albums Chart.
Brand new singles impacting this week's trending Top 20 are Years & Years' Sanctify, the lead single from their forthcoming second album, 2 Step Skank by comedian/Celebrity Big Brother contestant Dapper Dan (aka Dapper Laughs), and Kylie Minogue's Stop Me From Falling, the second taster of her new album Golden ahead of its release on April 6.
The Official Trending Chart Top 20
|2||FINE LINE||MABEL FT NOT3S||11||11||0||11|
|3||THE MIDDLE||ZEDD/MAREN MORRIS/GREY||18||12||6||18|
|4||LULLABY||SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH||21||18||3||21|
|5||⬆️||MEANT TO BE||BEBE REXHA FT FLORIDA GEORGIA||33||19||14||33|
|7||SANCTIFY||YEARS & YEARS||NE||24||0|
|8||CHECK||KOJO FUNDS FT RAYE||31||28||3||30|
|9||IT'S A BEAUTIFUL WORLD||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING||RE||31||0|
|10||⬆️||BAD VIBE||M O/LOTTO BOYZZ/MR EAZI||50||33||17|
|11||⬆️||WAVEY||CLIQ FT ALIKA||51||36||15|
|12||LOVE LIES||KHALID & NORMANI||38||38||0||38|
|13||⬆️⬆️||YOU ARE THE REASON||CALUM SCOTT||65||44||21|
|14||2 STEP SKANK||DAPPER DAN||NE||48||0|
|15||EVERYDAY||LOGIC FT MARSHMELLO||59||54||5|
|17||STOP ME FROM FALLING||KYLIE MINOGUE||NE||65||0|
|19||MAD LOVE||SEAN PAUL/GUETTA/BECKY G||76||76||0|
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⬆️ - Indicates a climb of 10 places
LW - Last week's Official Singles Chart position
CURRENT - Current position on today's Official Singles Chart sales flash
DIFF - Number of places climbed since the previous week on the Official Singles Chart
About the Official Trending Chart
The Official Trending Chart was launched in 2016 to highlight the hottest new tracks beginning to make an impact in the UK every week.
The Top 20 rundown, published on OfficialCharts.com every Tuesday, based on the first four days’ sales of each chart week, is designed to highlight emerging hits as they begin to scale the Official Charts and build buzz.
The Official Trending Chart ranks titles which are showing week-on-week chart growth, and is the only “new music” chart to reflect audio track sales and streams comprehensively across all services.
Devised by the Official Charts Company in close consultation with labels, retailers and media, the chart since launch has highlighted emerging hits such as Number 1 singles Sign Of The Times by Harry Styles, New Rules by Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do.
The chart is designed to help highlight hit singles in their early stages of their growth, in the light of the shift in release strategies of record labels over the past six months. Under “On Air On Sale”, labels have started to release new music for consumers to buy or stream on the same day as those tracks are released to media (including radio stations and TV).