Liam Payne's debut single Strip That Down soars straight to the top of the Official Trending Chart this week.
The song, which features Migos member Quavos, is proving popular in the UK since its release last Friday (May 19) and is on course to land inside the Top 10 on the Official Singles Chart this Friday, currently at Number 3.
Liam unveiled the song on Radio 1's Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, revealing that his girlfriend Cheryl Cole heard it before anyone else.
"Chez heard it first out of everybody," he said. "I've been working hard in the studio for over a year and I'm really excited to share this new music with my amazing fans.
"I've come a long way since our One Direction debut and I hope everyone likes my new sound as much as I do. 2017 has been a big year for me already and I'm looking forward to what the rest of it will bring."
If Liam keeps his place in the Official Singles Chart Top 10 until this Friday (May 26), it'll mean every member of One Direction has scored a Top 10 with their first solo single. Two have reached Number 1, Zayn's Pillowtalk in Ferbruary 2016 and Harry Styles' Sign Of The Times earlier this month.
Elsewhere on this week's Official Trending Chart, Jonas Blue features prominently with his latest track Mama, which is set for a big climb on the singles Top 40, currently up 10 places to Number 12.
Katy Perry's Witness album tracks Bon Appetit and Swish Swish ft. Nicki Minaj also feature off the back of her Saturday Night Live performances, and former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello makes an appearance with her first headline solo offering Crying In The Club.
Finally, producer John Gibbons lands in the trending Top 20 with his dance remix of Michael Jackson's Pretty Young Thing, which is set to make its first appearance in the Top 100 this Friday, while rising star Sigrid continues to approach the Top 40 with Don't Kill My Vibe, currently up 32 places to Number 66 on the mid-week sales flash.
This week's Official Trending Chart Top 20
|1||STRIP THAT DOWN||LIAM PAYNE FT QUAVO||NEW||3||0|
|3||⬆||MAMA||JONAS BLUE FT WILLIAM SINGE||22||12||10||22|
|4||ON MY MIND||DISCIPLES||15||14||1||15|
|5||PRETTY GIRL||MAGGIE LINDEMANN||21||16||5||21|
|6||NO PROMISES||CHEAT CODES FT DEMI LOVATO||25||18||7||24|
|7||THE CURE||LADY GAGA||20||20||0||19|
|8||⬆||SLOW HANDS||NIALL HORAN||31||21||10||25|
|9||SWISH SWISH||KATY PERRY FT NICKI MINAJ||NEW||25||0|
|11||BAD LIAR||SELENA GOMEZ||NEW||34||0|
|12||⬆||BON APPETIT||KATY PERRY FT MIGOS||45||35||10||40|
|13||CRYING IN THE CLUB||CAMILA CABELLO||NEW||40||0|
|14||⬆⬆||P Y T (PRETTY YOUNG THING)||JOHN GIBBONS||169||47||122|
|17||CONGRATULATIONS||POST MALONE & QUAVO||61||59||2|
|18||⬆||CAN I BE HIM||JAMES ARTHUR||78||63||15|
|19||⬆⬆||DON'T KILL MY VIBE||SIGRID||98||66||32|
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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 single One Dance by Drake, and The Chainsmokers & Halsey's chart topper Closer.
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).