Ariana Grande set for 7th UK Number 1 single with Positions

Plus KSI, Craig David and Little Mix all heading for big Top 5 debuts.

Ariana Grande set for 7th UK Number 1 single with Positions

Ariana Grande looks set to secure her 7th UK Number 1 this Friday as new single Positions starts way out in front in this week’s Official Singles Chart race.

The UK’s most streamed track of the week so far and one of three new entries on today’s Official Chart First Look, Positions would also become Ariana’s second Number 1 this year, if its current momentum continues, following chart-topping summer smash Rain On Me with Lady Gaga.

Revisit where all of Ariana Grande's singles and albums charted in the UK.

KSI ft. Craig David and Digital Farm Animals’ Really Love follows at Number 2 – the second highest new entry of the week after 48 hours, and the highest-selling song of the week so far.

If the collaboration holds out all the way through to Friday, it would be a personal best on the Official Singles Chart for rapper and YouTube star KSI, as well as his “childhood hero” Craig David’s highest-charting single in 17 years, since 2003’s Rise & Fall. See all of Craig David's hit songs and albums and where they peaked.

Reigning Number 1 Lemonade by Internet Money ft. Don Toliver, Gunna & Nav slides two places to Number 3 midweek.

Not content with just ruling our primetime TV screens right now, pop stars-turned-pop mentors Little Mix could also be heading for their highest-charting single in two years, as new track Sweet Melody taken from their forthcoming studio album Confetti, opens the week at Number 4.

Jesy, Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne’s last outing in the Official Singles Chart Top 5 was on 2018’s Woman Like Me with Nicki Minaj which reached Number 2.

Just outside the Top 20 but gaining significant ground, the week’s highest climber so far comes courtesy of James Arthur. A viral TikTok boost sends Train Wreck hurtling 40 places north to Number 29.

The final Official Chart Top 40 will be unveiled on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart with Scott Mills this Friday from 4pm, with the full Official Singles Chart Top 100 published on OfficialCharts.com from 5.45pm.

Official Chart First Look - 25 October

LW POSITION TRACK ARTIST
NEW 1 POSITIONS ARIANA GRANDE
NEW 2 REALLY LOVE KSI/CRAIG DAVID/DIGITAL FARM
1 3 LEMONADE INTERNET MONEY/GUNNA/TOLIVER
NEW 4 SWEET MELODY LITTLE MIX
3 5 YOU BROKE ME FIRST TATE MCRAE
2 6 AIN'T IT DIFFERENT HEADIE ONE/AJ TRACEY/STORMZY
5 7 MIDNIGHT SKY MILEY CYRUS
6 8 SEE NOBODY WES NELSON & HARDY CAPRIO
4 9 WHAT YOU KNOW BOUT LOVE POP SMOKE
10 10 LASTING LOVER SIGALA & JAMES ARTHUR
8 11 TICK TOCK CLEAN BANDIT/MABEL/24KGOLDN
7 12 HOLY JUSTIN BIEBER FT CHANCE
11 13 HEAD & HEART JOEL CORRY FT MNEK
9 14 MOOD 24KGOLDN FT IANN DIOR
13 15 LEVITATING DUA LIPA
20 16 DIAMONDS SAM SMITH
12 17 GIANTS DERMOT KENNEDY
15 18 DYNAMITE BTS
14 19 UFO D-BLOCK EUROPE FT AITCH
22 20 LOOKING FOR ME PAUL WOOLFORD & DIPLO/LOMAX

(c) Official Charts Company 2020