Rising star Billie Eilish looks set to land her big breakthrough as her latest release Bury A Friend debuts at Number 1 on the Official Trending Chart.
The track lands at the summit of the Top 20 chart, which is based on songs climbing up the Official Singles Chart since the previous Friday.
The 17-year-old US singer-songwriter dropped the haunting track last Wednesday (Jan. 30) as the lead single from her forthcoming album, called When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - a line referenced in Bury A Friend. The song is on track to debut inside the Top 10 on this week's singles chart.
"When we made Bury a Friend, the whole album clicked in my head," Billie said of the song. "I immediately knew what it was going to be about, what the visuals were going to be, and everything in terms of how I wanted it to be perceived. It inspired what the album is about.
Bury a Friend’ is literally from the perspective of the monster under my bed. If you put yourself in that mindset, what is this creature doing or feeling? I also confess that I’m this monster, because I’m my own worst enemy. I might be the monster under your bed too."
Eilish wrote and produced her upcoming collection with her brother Finneas in their childhood home of Highland Park, Los Angeles. Read more about Billie Eilish and her success so far here.
Elsewhere on this week's Official Trending Chart, Hackney collective NSG feature prominently as their track Options ft. Tion Wayne eyes the Top 10 on this week's Official Singles Chart, while US musician Kehlani is seeing her latest single Nights Like This ft. Ty Dolla $ign continue to climb.
Further down, US rapper and singer A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie features twice on this week's trending Top 20, with Swervin ft. 6ix9ine and Look Back At It, and Chaka Khan's first new music in 11 years Like Sugar features following her performance on The Graham Norton Show.
Official Trending Chart Top 20
|1||BURY A FRIEND||BILLIE EILISH||NE||7||0|
|2||OPTIONS||NSG FT TION WAYNE||11||10||1||11|
|3||ALL I EVER WANTED||FREDO FT DAVE||NE||13||0|
|4||HELLO MY LOVE||WESTLIFE||20||20||0||13|
|5||CLOSE TO ME||ELLIE GOULDING/DIPLO/SWAE LEE||27||24||3||17|
|6||SWAN SONG||DUA LIPA||25||25||0||25|
|7||⬆️||NIGHTS LIKE THIS||KEHLANI FT TY DOLLA SIGN||40||27||13||40|
|9||THINK ABOUT US||LITTLE MIX FT TY DOLLA SIGN||34||33||1||34|
|11||SWERVIN||A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE/6IX9INE||38||36||2||38|
|13||I'M SO TIRED||LAUV & TROYE SIVAN||43||39||4|
|14||BALLY||SWARMZ FT TION WAYNE||53||50||3|
|15||NEEDED TIME||YXNG BANE||58||51||7|
|16||⬆️||LOOK BACK AT IT||A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE||65||52||13|
|17||⬆️⬆️||DESIRE||SUB FOCUS & DIMENSION||74||53||21|
|20||LIKE SUGAR||CHAKA KHAN||NE||62||0|
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⬆️ - 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
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About the Official Trending Chart
The Official Trending Chart highlights 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, since launching in 2016, the chart has already highlighted future Number 1 singles including Rudimental's These Days, Shotgun by George Ezra, and Jess Glynne's I'll Be There.