Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion set for highest new UK entry as Joel Corry and MNEK head for fourth week at Number 1

Plus big climbs for Ava Max, Jubel and a new entry for Juice WRLD and The Weeknd.

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion set for highest new UK entry as Joel Corry and MNEK head for fourth week at Number 1

US rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion look set to snag the UK’s highest new entry of the week, while it's a non-mover for Joel Corry and MNEK as summer smash Head & Heart cruises towards a fourth week at Number 1.

Cardi B’s website crashed earlier this week as the announcement landed of new collaboration WAP with Megan Thee Stallion. Released on Friday, limited edition copies of the single were also made available to pre-order on coloured vinyl including pink and gold editions, picture disc and cassette. 48 hours into the chart week and it looks like the pair will secure the week's highest new entry (6) - and if they maintain their momentum, WAP will become Cardi B’s fifth UK Top 10 hit, and Megan Thee Stallion’s second.

A dance cover of Toploader’s Dancing In The Moonlight by Swedish duo Jubel continues its eight-week ascent up the Official Chart, looking likely to break into the Top 10 for the first time on Friday, up four places midweek to Number 8.

Further down, Ava Max is on track for the highest climber of the week and a potential new peak position too for Kings and Queens, up 12 places to Number 12. Plus a new Top 20 entry is on the cards for late rapper Juice WRLD & The Weeknd with Smile (18).

The Official Chart First Look is based on preliminary sales and streaming data from the first 48 hours of this week’s chart race, the fuller picture will emerge as more data arrives throughout the week. 

The final Official Chart Top 40 will be unveiled on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart with Scott Mills this Friday from 4pm, with the full Official Singles Chart Top 100 published on com from 5.45pm.

Official Chart First Look Top 20

LW POSITION TITLE ARTIST
1 1 HEAD & HEART JOEL CORRY FT MNEK
2 2 SAVAGE LOVE (LAXED - SIREN BEAT) JAWSH 685 & JASON DERULO
3 3 LIGHTER NATHAN DAWE FT KSI
4 4 WATERMELON SUGAR HARRY STYLES
5 5 WEST TEN AJ TRACEY & MABEL
NE 6 WAP CARDI B FT MEGAN THEE STALLION
6 7 SECRETS REGARD & RAYE
12 8 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT JUBEL FT NEIMY
10 9 GO CRAZY CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG
9 10 GREECE DJ KHALED FT DRAKE
13 11 ROCKSTAR DABABY FT RODDY RICCH
24 12 KINGS & QUEENS AVA MAX
20 13 BLINDING LIGHTS WEEKND
19 14 FLOWERS NATHAN DAWE FT JAYKAE
18 15 BREAKING ME TOPIC FT A7S
17 16 HEAVEN ON MY MIND BECKY HILL & SIGALA
8 17 ONLY YOU FREESTYLE HEADIE ONE & DRAKE
NE 18 SMILE JUICE WRLD & WEEKND
16 19 MOOD SWINGS POP SMOKE FT LIL TJAY
22 20 RAIN ON ME LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDE

(c) Official Charts Company 2020