Drake is set to claim the top spot on this week’s Official Singles Chart with his latest track One Dance.
After surprising fans with a double single release last Tuesday (April 5), the track zooms 20 places and looks set to claim the top spot on this Friday’s Official Singles Chart. Further down, the rapper’s other new song Pop Style looks set to enter the Top 40, currently at 28.
If he holds on to his position, One Dance will be Drake’s first UK chart-topper as a headline artist. He previously reached the summit as a guest feature on Rihanna’s What’s My Name in 2010, while his personal best was with 2015’s Number 3-peaking Hotline Bling. Check out his full UK chart history here.
Meanwhile, Sia’s Cheap Thrills holds at Number 2, and after four weeks at the top, Mike Posner’s I Took A Pill In Ibiza slips to Number 3.
Rounding off today’s update Top 5 are Fifth Harmony’s Work From Home (4) and Zara Larsson’s Lush Life (5).
New Entries and high climbers
Elsewhere in the Top 10, DNCE’s Cake By The Ocean advances three spots to Number 8, and The Voice UK winner and former Liberty X star Kevin Simm starts at Number 10 with All You Good Friends following his victory on last Saturday’s final.
Released immediately after Saturday’s night’s winner reveal but trailing the competition by 48 hours of sales and streams, Simm is still within reaching distance of last year’s victor Stevie McCrorie, who debuted in the Top 10 at Number 6 last year with his winner’s single Lost Stars, following a full seven days of sales. More on this story here.
Following her appearance on The Graham Norton Show and The Voice over the weekend, Meghan Trainor’s No vaults from 23 to Number 11, and Years & Years’ Desire jumps from 46 to 27 thanks to a re-release of the song featuring Swedish singer Tove Lo. The original reached Number 22 in 2014.
Look back at every Number 1 single of 2016 in our gallery below: