Cardi B’s new single WAP ft. Megan Thee Stallion goes straight to Number 1 on the Official Trending Chart.
The anthem - which broke Cardi B's website upon announcement last week - is on course to debut at Number 5 this week with over 2.6 million streams racked up in the UK so far this week.
With its eye-poppingly explicit lyrics sending the internet into a frenzy (and upsetting some US congress nominees along the way), it's been a strong start for the single. You can check out WAP's official music video below, featuring ‘toned-down’ language complete with some interesting lyric replacements for the song’s title.
If WAP continues on its current trajectory, it will be Cardi's fifth Top 10 single and Megan's second Top 10 hit. It's expected to appear on Cardi B's upcoming second album. Her debut album, 2018's Invasion of Privacy, reached Number 5. See Cardi B's Official Chart History here.
Elsewhere on the Official Trending Chart, more new entries come from the late Juice Wrld with The Weeknd collaboration Smile; Manchester rapper Bugzy Malone could claim his third Top 40 song with M.E.N. III, his first single since a serious motorcycle accident in March; D-Block Europe's We Won; and Machine Gun Kelly's My Ex’s Best Friend ft. Blackbear.
There are big climbs from Little Mix with Holiday, following a new remix by MNEK that interpolates Shalamar/Liberty X's A Night To Remember, Jason Derulo’s Take You Dancing, currently up 12 to 34, and Dua Lipa’s latest single Hallucinate, which features on her Number 1 album Future Nostalgia.
The Official Trending Chart Top 20
|1||WAP||CARDI B FT MEGAN THEE STALLION||NE||5||0|
|2||MOOD SWINGS||POP SMOKE FT LIL TJAY||16||11||5||16|
|3||HEAVEN ON MY MIND||BECKY HILL & SIGALA||17||13||4||17|
|4||FLOWERS||NATHAN DAWE FT JAYKAE||19||16||3||12|
|5||KINGS & QUEENS||AVA MAX||24||18||6||19|
|6||SMILE||JUICE WRLD & WEEKND||NE||19||0|
|8||M.E.N. III||BUGZY MALONE||NE||21||0|
|9||FAKE FRIENDS||PS1 FT ALEX HOSKING||28||24||4||28|
|10||THIS CITY||SAM FISCHER||25||25||0||16|
|11||⬆️||WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT||KYGO & TINA TURNER||38||27||11||38|
|12||LOOKING FOR ME||PAUL WOOLFORD & DIPLO/LOMAX||35||28||7||35|
|13||WE WON||D-BLOCK EUROPE||NE||31||0|
|14||⬆️||TAKE YOU DANCING||JASON DERULO||46||34||12|
|16||TAKE CARE OF YOU||ELLA HENDERSON||50||50||0|
|17||⬆️||LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE||LOVE REGENERATOR/STEVE LACY||78||64||14|
|18||MY EX'S BEST FRIEND||MACHINE GUN KELLY/BLACKBEAR||NE||66||0|
|19||TWIST & TURN||POPCAAN/DRAKE/PARTYNEXTDOOR||NE||69||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