Can Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill topple Ella Henderson?

It's the X Factor vs. The Voice as Ella Henderson goes head-to-head with Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill in this week's Number 1 race.

It's the X Factor vs. The Voice as Ella Henderson goes head-to-head with Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill in this week's Number 1 race.

The race for this week’s Number 1 is officially on as Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill pull into poleposition on today’s Official Singles Chart Update.

19 year-old Dutch house producer, Oliver Heldens, has teamed up with The Voice 2012 semi-finalist, Becky Hill, for dance anthem Gecko (Overdrive), which is currently on track to debut at Number 1 on Sunday with a lead of nearly 12,000 copies at this midway stage.

While Oliver Heldens is a relative newcomer to the UK charts, Becky Hill has previously worked with chart favourites Rudimental, as well featuring on Wilkinson’s Top 10 hit, Afterglow.

However, Gecko (Overdrive) faces stiff competition from current chart-topper, Ella Henderson’s Ghost (Number 2 today) which reclaimed the top spot in the eleventh hour last week by a margin of just 3,000 copies, after an intense chart battle with 5 Seconds Of Summer.

Ed Sheeran’s Sing holds firm at Number 3 on today’s Update, followed by new entries; Example’s One More Day (Stay With Me) (4) and Usher’s Good Kisser (5), set to give both artists their highest charting singles in two years.

New Entries

Further to Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill’s Gecko (Overdrive) (Number 1), Example’s One More Day (Stay With Me) (4) and Usher’s Good Kisser (5), there are five more new entries on today’s Official Singles Chart Update Top 40.

American pop singer/songwriter, Austin Mahone’s Mmm Yeah FT Pitbull enters the chart at Number 25, while Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix and Like Mike’s Tremor is at 27.

Following the release of his new album, X, Ed Sheeran has a total of five tracks in today’s Update, with three new entries, Thinking Out Loud (20), Don’t (31) and Photograph (34), joining Sing (3) and One (21).

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 GECKO (OVERDRIVE) OLIVER HELDENS & BECKY HILL
2 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
3 SING ED SHEERAN
4 ONE MORE DAY (STAY WITH ME) EXAMPLE
5 GOOD KISSER USHER
6 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
7 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
8 WIGGLE JASON DERULO FT SNOOP DOGG
9 WAVES MR PROBZ
10 DON'T STOP 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
11 WASTED TIESTO FT MATTHEW KOMA
12 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
13 HERE FOR YOU GORGON CITY FT LAURA WELSH
14 DANGEROUS LOVE FUSE ODG FT SEAN PAUL
15 SUMMER CALVIN HARRIS
16 A SKY FULL OF STARS COLDPLAY
17 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
18 I WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN RITA ORA
19 ONLY LOVE CAN HURT LIKE THIS PALOMA FAITH
20 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
21 ONE ED SHEERAN
22 I WANNA FEEL SECONDCITY
23 JUBEL KLINGANDE
24 SALUTE LITTLE MIX
25 MMM YEAH AUSTIN MAHONE & PITBULL
26 LET IT GO IDINA MENZEL
27 TREMOR DIMITRI VEGAS/MARTIN GARRIX
28 FANCY IGGY AZALEA FT CHARLI XCX
29 HIDEAWAY KIESZA
30 LOYAL CHRIS BROWN/LIL WAYNE/TYGA
31 DON'T ED SHEERAN
32 LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD MICHAEL JACKSON
33 NEON LIGHTS DEMI LOVATO
34 PHOTOGRAPH ED SHEERAN
35 NOBODY TO LOVE SIGMA
36 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
37 CLARITY ZEDD FT FOXES
38 EEZ-EH KASABIAN
39 SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
40 I GOT U DUKE DUMONT FT JAX JONES

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