Coldplay and BTS' My Universe takes on Ed Sheeran for Number 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart

Coldplay and BTS' My Universe is perched close behind Ed Sheeran's Shivers on the Official Chart First Look.

Coldplay & BTS’ new single My Universe is taking on Ed Sheeran for Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart. The Max Martin-produced collaboration opens at Number 2 on the Official Chart First Look and is just 1,000 chart sales behind current leader, Ed Sheeran’s Shivers (1).

My Universe will feature on Coldplay’s upcoming album Music Of The Spheres, released on October 15. It’s the second single from the collection, following May’s Number 12-peaking Higher Power. Both acts performed the single on this weekend's Global Citizen Live concert in New York.

Meanwhile, Ed's Shivers could receive a further boost this week following his guest performance on BBC One's The Graham Norton Show, which returned with its new series on Friday.

If My Universe holds its position, it will be Coldplay’s highest-charting single since their 2017 Chainsmokers collaboration Something Just Like This. For BTS, it could be their highest-peaking single in the UK to date.

Elsewhere, Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah) by Nigerian artist CKay looks set to hold in the Top 10 for a second week, currently at 9. The sleeper hit was first released in 2019 and has now taken off globally thanks to series of international collaborations and remixes of the song.

Further down the First Look Top 20, Ed Sheeran’s Visiting Hours looks set to rebound back into the Top 20, up five places to 16, and Becky Hill & Topic’s My Heart Goes (La Di Da) is on track to climb for a fifth consecutive week, so far up three spots to 17.

The Official Singles Chart Top 100 is revealed on OfficialCharts.com every Friday at 5.45pm. Follow the Top 40 countdown live on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart show with Scott Mills.

Official Chart First Look Top 20 - September 26, 2021

LW CURRENT TITLE ARTIST
1 1 SHIVERS ED SHEERAN
NEW 2 MY UNIVERSE COLDPLAY & BTS
2 3 COLD HEART ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA
5 4 BAD HABITS ED SHEERAN
8 5 OUT OUT JOEL CORRY/JAX JONES/XCX
4 6 OBSESSED WITH YOU CENTRAL CEE
3 7 INDUSTRY BABY LIL NAS X & JACK HARLOW
7 8 HEAT WAVES GLASS ANIMALS
9 9 LOVE NWANTITI (AH AH AH) CKAY
6 10 GIRLS WANT GIRLS DRAKE FT LIL BABY
11 11 STAY KID LAROI & JUSTIN BIEBER
13 12 HAPPIER THAN EVER BILLIE EILISH
18 13 KISS MY (UH OH) ANNE-MARIE & LITTLE MIX
10 14 THATS WHAT I WANT LIL NAS X
14 15 WOMAN DOJA CAT
21 16 VISITING HOURS ED SHEERAN
20 17 MY HEART GOES (LA DI DA) BECKY HILL & TOPIC
12 18 FAIR TRADE DRAKE FT TRAVIS SCOTT
17 19 CLASH DAVE FT STORMZY
15 20 WAY 2 SEXY DRAKE/YOUNG THUG/FUTURE

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