Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran aiming for UK's Number 1 single with Peru

Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran's Afrobeats hit is leading the Official Chart: First Look, while the late Meat Loaf could see three of his classic hits return.

Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran are leading the way on this week’s Official Chart: First Look with Peru, as the Afrobeats hit heads for Number 1.

The track, which previously spent four weeks atop the Official UK Afrobeats Chart, is up three places to Number 1 after 48 hours thanks to strong sales on CD single.

If Peru can hold on, it will mark Nigerian singer Fireboy DML’s first UK Number 1 single, and Ed Sheeran’s 14th.

We Don’t Talk About Bruno from Encanto - which last week became the first original Disney song to ever reach Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart - is at Number 2 today, but is leading on streams and could potentially reclaim its place at the top.

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Following news of the death of Meat Loaf last week (January 20), three of the iconic performer’s songs could return to the Official Singles Chart.

Bat Out Of Hell is currently at Number 4, which would mark a new peak for the song if it holds its place. His 1993 Number 1 I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) is at Number 7, and Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad is set to enter the Top 20 for the very first time at Number 15, having originally peaked at Number 32 in September 1978.

The last time Meat Loaf had a single in the Official Singles Chart Top 40 was November 2006, with It's All Coming Back To Me Now ft. Marion Raven which reached Number 6.

Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies and singer Calum Scott could rise into this week’s Top 10 with Where Are You Now, which is up three to Number 8 on the First Look. If it can hold on the track will be both artists’ second Top 10 single.

Finally, Digga D returns with Pump 101, a collaboration with Liverpool rapper Still Brickin. Currently at Number 13, the song will mark Digga D’s tenth UK Top 40 hit and Still Brickin’s first.

The Official Chart: First Look offers a first glance of the Top 20 ahead of Friday’s Official Singles Chart Top 100. The chart is based on preliminary sales and early streaming reports.

Official Chart: First Look Top 20 - 23rd January 2022

LW CURRENT TITLE ARTIST
4 1 PERU FIREBOY DML & ED SHEERAN
1 2 WE DON'T TALK ABOUT BRUNO GAITAN/CASTILLO/ADASSA/FELIZ
2 3 ABCDEFU GAYLE
RE 4 BAT OUT OF HELL MEAT LOAF
3 5 EASY ON ME ADELE
5 6 SURFACE PRESSURE JESSICA DARROW
NE 7 I'D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON'T DO MEAT LOAF
11 8 WHERE ARE YOU NOW LOST FREQUENCIES/CALUM SCOTT
6 9 SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER SAM FENDER
7 10 FINGERS CROSSED LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH
8 11 OVERSEAS D-BLOCK EUROPE FT CENTRAL CEE
15 12 THE FAMILY MADRIGAL STEPHANIE BEATRIZ/OLGA MEREDIZ
NE 13 PUMP 101 DIGGA D/STILL BRICKIN'
14 14 OVERPASS GRAFFITI ED SHEERAN
NE 15 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN'T BAD MEAT LOAF
10 16 FLOWERS (SAY MY NAME) ARRDEE
9 17 COMING FOR YOU SWITCHOTR FT A1 & J1
13 18 DO IT TO IT ACRAZE FT CHERISH
17 19 MAKE ME FEEL GOOD BELTERS ONLY FT JAZZY
16 20 SHIVERS ED SHEERAN

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