Martin Jensen's Solo Dance is Number 1 on this week's Official Trending Chart

Plus listen to the UK's Top 20 new songs making a big impact in the UK this week, including Nicki Minaj, Lorde and Steps.

Martin Jensen is Number 1 on this week's Official Trending Chart with what is shaping up to be his big breakthrough single, Solo Dance. 

The DJ and producer, who hails from Denmark, has seen the song steadily climbing the Official Singles Chart Top 100 for the last seven weeks. According to the latest chart update, Solo Dance is on course to enter the Top 10 on the singles tally, a climb of 15 places since last week. 

Before Solo Dance, Martin became a viral phenomenon on Facebook because of his videos, which took funny sounds from other viral videos and made them into tropical house mixes.

Steps are also making a big impression on this week's Official Trending Chart with their comeback track Scared Of The Dark, which is set to become their first Top 40 single in 16 years this week, after 2001's Number 5-peaking double A-side Words Are Not Enough/I Know Him So Well.

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Also impacting is Nicki Minaj, who released three brand new tracks last week. Two feature on this week's Official Trending Chart (as two entries per artist are eligible for this chart each week) - No Frauds ft. Drake and Lil Wayne plus Regret In Your Tears.

Elsewhere, X Factor Louisa Johnson lands in this week's trending Top 20 with her brand new single Best Behaviour, while the latest teaser from Lorde's upcoming album, called Liability, also features. 

This week's Official Trending Chart Top 20 is...

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1  ⬆ SOLO DANCE MARTIN JENSEN 25 10 15 25
2   SCARED OF THE DARK STEPS NEW 11 0  
3   CIAO ADIOS ANNE-MARIE 24 19 5 19
4   SCARED TO BE LONELY MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPA 27 23 4 14
5  ⬆ STAY ZEDD & ALESSIA CARA 38 26 12 33
6   PLAY THAT SONG TRAIN 36 36 0 21
7   THAT'S WHAT I LIKE BRUNO MARS 42 37 5  
8   NO FRAUDS NICKI MINAJ/DRAKE/LIL WAYNE NEW 39 0  
9   ISSUES JULIA MICHAELS 44 40 4  
10   BEST BEHAVIOUR LOUISA JOHNSON NEW 43 0  
11   WATERFALL STARGATE FT PINK & SIA NEW 48 0  
12   REGRET IN YOUR TEARS NICKI MINAJ NEW 50 0  
13  ⬆⬆ PLACES MARTIN SOLVEIG & INA WROLDSEN 100 51 49  
14  ⬆ YOU WANT ME TOM ZANETTI FT SADIE AMA 75 59 16 22
15  ⬆⬆ MASK OFF FUTURE 83 60 23  
16   DID YOU SEE J HUS 63 61 2  
17   LIABILITY LORDE NEW 67 0  
18  ⬆⬆ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ARIANA GRANDE & JOHN LEGEND 168 83 85  
19  ⬆⬆ ISPY KYLE FT LIL YACHTY 122 101 21  
20   SHINING DJ KHALED FT BEYONCE & JAY Z 103 102 1  

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Key

⬆- 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

Listen to a playlist of this week's Official Trending Chart Top 20 on Apple MusicSpotify, or listen via Deezer or Napster.

About the Official Trending Chart

The Official Trending Chart is a brand new chart launched for 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).