Alan Walker's Faded hits Number 1 on this week's Official Trending Chart

Plus there are big entries from DNCE, Meghan Trainor and Jay Sean.

Alan Walker has hit Number 1 on this week's Official Trending Chart with Faded.

The 18 year-old Norwegian producer tops the list of songs making a big impact in the UK as the track looks set to hit a new peak on the Official Singles Chart this Friday (April 1), currently up six places from last week at Number 12.

First released in December, Faded has enjoyed a slow but steady climb up the Official Chart, first entering at Number 91 eight weeks ago in February. See its full chart run here.

Walker said: "I released Faded in December and it's such a success, first in the Nordics but now it is picking up all over the world. It’s hard to grasp, overwhelming really."

Meanwhile, DNCE's Cake By The Ocean and Roses by Chainsmokers makes strong entries on this week's trending Top 20. Both continue to make strides on the Official Singles Chart, up four and six places respectively from last week.

Meghan Trainor also features prominently on this week's Official Trending Chart. Her latest single No has been steadily building momentum since its release earlier this month and looks set to make its Top 40 debut this Friday, currently at Number 32.

Further down the trending chart, there are entries from Jay Sean with his Sean Paul collaboration Make My Love Go and DJ Snake's Middle, which features singer Bipolar Sunshine.

Finally, two Zayn tracks - Like I Would and She - feature on the Top 20 following the release of his debut album Mind Of Mine last week. The collection is currently on course to take the top spot on the Official Albums Chart this Friday. 

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

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   FADED ALAN WALKER 18 12 6 18
2   STRESSED OUT TWENTY ONE PILOTS 16 16 0 14
3   CAKE BY THE OCEAN DNCE 21 17 4 21
4   HANDS TO MYSELF SELENA GOMEZ 20 20 0 20
5   DANGEROUS WOMAN ARIANA GRANDE 25 25 0 17
6   ROSES CHAINSMOKERS FT ROZES 33 27 6 33
7   ONE CALL AWAY CHARLIE PUTH 31 28 3 26
8   GET UGLY JASON DERULO 29 29 0 12
9  ⬆ NO MEGHAN TRAINOR 42 32 10  
10   ARMY ELLIE GOULDING 34 33 1 20
11   LIKE I WOULD ZAYN 41 39 2 30
12   I'M IN CONTROL ALUNAGEORGE FT POPCAAN 45 44 1  
13   EX'S & OH'S ELLE KING 61 53 8 15
14   DESSERT DAWIN 56 56 0 35
15  ⬆⬆ MAKE MY LOVE GO JAY SEAN FT SEAN PAUL 155 60 95  
16   MY HOUSE FLO RIDA 64 62 2  
17  ⬆ MIDDLE DJ SNAKE FT BIPOLAR SUNSHINE 88 72 16  
18   679 FETTY WAP FT MONTY 74 74 0 20
19   COMING HOME SIGMA FT RITA ORA 77 77 0 15
20   SHE ZAYN NEW 79 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 last month has already highlighted emerging hits such as Zara Larrsson’s Lush Life and Mike Posner’s I Took A Pill In Ibiza, both tracks went on to become Top 5 smashes in the Official Singles Chart.

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).