Ariana Grande set to claim first UK Number 1 with Problem

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea are set to make British chart history with Problem.

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea are set to make British chart history with Problem.

Ariana Grande is on track to claim not only her first UK Top 40 hit, but her first Number 1 on British shores this week with Problem FT Iggy Azalea.

US singer/songwriter Ariana Grande looks set to take her place in UK chart history this weekend, with Problem on track to become the first Official Singles Chart Number 1 to include streaming data.

As of this week, the Official Singles Chart now combines traditional physical and download sales data with on-demand audio streams from services like Spotify, Deezer and Napster, with 100 streams being equivalent to one single purchase.

Problem has racked up a combined ‘chart sales’ figure of nearly 67,000 so far this week, with only 1.7% of those being attributed to streams.

With ‘90s pop beats and a catchy saxophone loop, Problem has already charted in the Top 5 in America, Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden and Greece and, if its momentum continues into the weekend, the track will not only be Ariana’s first UK Number 1, but Aussie rapper Iggy’s as well.

Ghost by Ella Henderson holds firm at Number 2 today, while George Ezra’s Budapest, ascends from Number 5 to Number 3, following his performance at last weekend’s Glastonbury festival.

Rounding out the Top 5 on today’s Update are Ed Sheeran’s Sing, which slides one place to Number 4, and reigning Official Singles Chart Number 1, Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill’s Gecko (Overdrive), which drops four places to Number 5 at this midway stage.

New Entries and High Climbers

In addition to Ariana Grande’s Problem FT Iggy Azalea (Number 1), there are two other new entries on today’s Official Singles Chart Update. Australian singer/songwriter, Sia, is in at Number 6 with Chandelier, putting her firmly on track for her first solo Top 10 single in 14 years!

Meanwhile, DJ Fresh has teamed up with British drum and bass producer, TC, for Make U Bounce FT Little Nikki, new at Number 7.

The highest climber on today’s Update is Aussie band, 5 Seconds Of Summer’s debut UK single, She Looks So Perfect, which climbs 18 places to Number 19 after the release of the group’s self-titled debut album this week, which is currently Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart Update.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Singles Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA
2 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
3 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
4 SING ED SHEERAN
5 GECKO (OVERDRIVE) OLIVER HELDENS & BECKY HILL
6 CHANDELIER SIA
7 MAKE U BOUNCE DJ FRESH VS TC FT LITTLE NIKKI
8 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
9 A SKY FULL OF STARS COLDPLAY
10 WAVES MR PROBZ
11 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
12 DON'T STOP 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
13 WIGGLE JASON DERULO FT SNOOP DOGG
14 WASTED TIESTO FT MATTHEW KOMA
15 ONE MORE DAY (STAY WITH ME) EXAMPLE
16 DON'T ED SHEERAN
17 SUMMER CALVIN HARRIS
18 DANGEROUS LOVE FUSE ODG FT SEAN PAUL
19 SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
20 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
21 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
22 FANCY IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCX
23 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN RITA ORA
24 HERE FOR YOU GORGON CITY FT LAURA WELSH
25 ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS PALOMA FAITH
26 GOOD KISSER USHER
27 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
28 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
29 JUBEL KLINGANDE
30 HIDEAWAY KIESZA
31 SALUTE LITTLE MIX
32 EEZ-EH KASABIAN
33 NOBODY TO LOVE SIGMA
34 LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD MICHAEL JACKSON
35 LOYAL CHRIS BROWN/LIL WAYNE/TYGA
36 I WANNA FEEL SECONDCITY
37 CHANGES FAUL & WAD AD VS PNAU
38 MONEY ON MY MIND SAM SMITH
39 STOLEN DANCE MILKY CHANCE
40 ONE ED SHEERAN

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