Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion make a splash on the Official Trending Chart with WAP

The raunchy new collab leads the UK's top trending songs as it heads for a Top 10 debut.

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.

Listen to the Official Trending Chart on Spotify below. Listen on Deezer here and Apple Music here.

The Official Trending Chart Top 20

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
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  
7 ⬆️ HOLIDAY LITTLE MIX 30 20 10 17
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  
15 ⬆️ HALLUCINATE DUA LIPA 48 38 10  
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  
20 ⬆️ TAP IN SAWEETIE 96 79 17  

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Key

⬆️ - 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