Rag'n'Bone Man tops the Official Trending Chart for a second week with Human

The rising star continues to make a big impact with his latest track.

Rag'n'Bone Man's Human is the UK's Number 1 trending track for the second week in a row.

The rising star's breakthrough single has risen from last week's Official Singles Chart placing of Number 11 to Number 6 in yesterday's midweek Update, a surge that keeps him at the summit of the trending Top 20 (full methodology below).

Last week's rise for the song was due to increased airplay and a performance on the X Factor quarter finals by contestant Emily Middlemas. Since then, he's been nominated for the BBC Sound of 2017 and has been shortlisted for the BRITs Critics' Choice Award.

Elsewhere, Charli XCX's After The Afterparty and Zara Larsson's I Would Like impact the Official Trending Chart as both head for this week's Top 40 for the first time.

Finally, Sigala and Digital Farm Animals' brand new single Only One is already impacting following its release last Friday (December 2), and the latest single from Adele's 25 album, Water Under The Bridge, is on the rise.

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

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 11 6 5 11
2   SO GOOD LOUISA JOHNSON 18 14 4 13
3   BY YOUR SIDE JONAS BLUE FT RAYE 15 15 0 15
4   YOU WANT ME TOM ZANETTI FT SADIE AMA 25 21 4 25
5   LOVE ME NOW JOHN LEGEND 33 28 5 33
6  ⬆ AFTER THE AFTERPARTY CHARLI XCX FT LIL YACHTY 41 30 11  
7  ⬆⬆ I WOULD LIKE ZARA LARSSON 54 34 20  
8   ALARM ANNE-MARIE 38 36 2 16
9   ONLY ONE SIGALA & DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS NEW 40 0  
10  ⬆ NO LIE SEAN PAUL FT DUA LIPA 52 41 11  
11   CALL ON ME STARLEY 58 54 4  
12   WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE ADELE 61 55 6  
13   LOVESICK MURA MASA FT ASAP ROCKY 63 59 4  
14  ⬆⬆ LOVE MY LIFE ROBBIE WILLIAMS 85 60 25 33
15   BLOW YOUR MIND (MWAH) DUA LIPA 72 64 8 30
16  ⬆⬆ REDBONE CHILDISH GAMBINO 153 67 86  
17  ⬆⬆ BREATHING UNDERWATER EMELI SANDE 150 75 75  
18   MILLION REASONS LADY GAGA NEW 86 0  
19  ⬆⬆ NOW AND LATER SAGE THE GEMINI 108 87 21  
20   BLACK BARBIES NICKI MINAJ/MIKE WILL MADE-IT NEW 108 0  

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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 Spotify below. Click here to listen on Deezer.

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 already highlighted emerging hits such as Number 1 singles Mike Posner’s I Took A Pill In Ibiza and Drake's One Dance.

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).