Ariana Grande is off to a flying start on this week’s Official Albums and Singles Charts as thank u, next takes an early lead in the race for Number 1, while two of its tracks are competing for the singles top spot.
The singer’s fifth album is currently outperforming the rest of the Top 5 on today’s Update, with half of its combined sales total coming from streams.
If its momentum continues, thank u, next will become Grande’s third Number 1 album this Friday, following Dangerous Woman (2016) and Sweetener, which topped the chart just six months ago. View Ariana Grande's full UK chart history here.
On the singles front, Grande’s current chart-topper 7 Rings is still in pole position, but her new single, Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored, is only 41 combined sales behind. The track’s music video was released last Friday to coincide with the launch of her new album.
Another thank u, next album track called Needy is also in the Top 10, currently at Number 6.
Official Albums Chart Update
Two more brand new entries are on track to land in the Top 5 this week: rapper AJ Tracey with his self-titled debut album at Number 3 and Ward Thomas’ third album Restless Minds at 4.
Currently heading for a Number 15 entry is Bobbie Gentry’s Delta Sweete Revisited by Mercury Rev. The album is a tribute to US singer Bobbie Gentry’s album The Delta Sweete and features a different singer on each track.
A few places behind, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener has rebounded eight places to 18 following thank u, next’s release.
Elsewhere in the chart, Mabel’s Ivy To Roses mixtape could return to its peak of Number 34, Michael Bublé climbs 56 places to 38 with Love ahead of the kick off of his world tour this week, and finally, a new entry From Hell With Love from Helsinki-based heavy metal band Beast In Black, could debut at 40.
Official Singles Chart Update
Other moves in the Top 10 see Calvin Harris on track to claim a 19th Top 3 single with Giant featuring Rag’n’Bone Man at Number 3, and Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved is poised for a new peak of Number 5.
Westlife could rebound into the Top 20 with Hello My Love (16) following the release of a dance remix from fellow Irish artist John Gibbons, while Khalid & Disclosure are just behind with their new collaboration Talk (17). AJ Tracey’s Psych Out is eyeing a new peak (18) after the release of his new album, with another song from the record Wifey Riddim 3 also Top 40 bound (39).
CamelPhat’s latest single Breathe with Cristoph ft. Jem Cooke could make its Top 40 debut this Friday, currently at 28, plus there are more possible new entries from The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds Of Summer at 32 with Who Do You Love, and Tom Walker’s Just You & I at 36.
Following the tragic death of London rapper Cadet at the weekend, his single Advice with Deno Driz is set to return to the Top 40, currently at Number 37.
Finally, Jack Savoretti could collect his first Top 40 single with Candlelight at Number 39 after a performance on The Graham Norton Show last Friday.