Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj lead charge in singles race

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj have stormed into the lead on Official Singles Chart with Bang Bang.

The trio’s collaboration leads today’s Chart Update, pushing last week’s Number 1 Changing by Sigma and Paloma Faith down to second place.

Bang Bang, which trails Jessie’s third album Sweet Talker, has already found success across the globe; entering the Top 10 in America, Australia and across Europe.

If it manages to hold its current spot until the weekend, Bang Bang will serve as Jessie’s third Number 1 single after Price Tag and Domino, both of which were chart-toppers in 2011.

It will also mark Nicki’s first ever UK chart-topper and Ariana’s second Number 1 in the country, following the Iggy Azalea-assisted Problem earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off is up two places to Number 3, Calvin Harris and John Newman’s former Number 1 Blame is at 4, and Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz’s Prayer In C rounds out the Top 5.

New entries and high climbers

Further down the chart, Lewis Jankel aka Shift K3Y starts at Number 13 with I Know. The track follows up the UK DJ and producer’s breakthrough hit Touch, which peaked at Number 3 on the chart in April this year.

Hozier ‘s Take Me To Church climbs to Number 29 on today’s Update after entering the Top 40 last week seven weeks after its release, and Bristol-born DJ Redlight debuts at 36 with 9TS (90s Baby).

Following the success of Sheridan Smith’s new ITV biopic Cilla, the legendary singer’s former Number 1 Anyone Who Had A Heart could re-enter the chart this Sunday. The track - which originally hit the top spot in 1964 - sits just outside the Top 40 mid-week, currently at Number 46.

The Official Singles Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Singles Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 BANG BANG JESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ
2 CHANGING SIGMA FT PALOMA FAITH
3 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT
4 BLAME CALVIN HARRIS FT JOHN NEWMAN
5 PRAYER IN C LILLY WOOD & ROBIN SCHULZ
6 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE SAM SMITH
7 LULLABY PROFESSOR GREEN FT TORI KELLY
8 BLACK WIDOW IGGY AZALEA FT RITA ORA
9 BLAME IT ON ME GEORGE EZRA
10 SUPERHEROES SCRIPT
11 RUDE MAGIC
12 BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA
13 I KNOW SHIFT K3Y
14 AM I WRONG NICO & VINZ
15 ALL ABOUT THAT BASS POWER MUSIC WORKOUT
16 UGLY HEART GRL
17 GHOST ELLA HENDERSON
18 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
19 STAY WITH ME SAM SMITH
20 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
21 MAPS MAROON 5
22 MY HEAD IS A JUNGLE WANKELMUT & EMMA LOUISE
23 LOVERS ON THE SUN DAVID GUETTA FT SAM MARTIN
24 DON'T ED SHEERAN
25 AMNESIA 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
26 BREAK FREE ARIANA GRANDE FT ZEDD
27 WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS TEN WALLS
28 WAVES MR PROBZ
29 TAKE ME TO CHURCH HOZIER
30 SING ED SHEERAN
31 CHANDELIER SIA
32 NEW FLAME CHRIS BROWN/USHER/RICK ROSS
33 RATHER BE CLEAN BANDIT FT JESS GLYNNE
34 WON'T LOOK BACK DUKE DUMONT
35 SAY SOMETHING A GREAT BIG WORLD/AGUILERA
36 9TS (90S BABY) REDLIGHT
37 HAPPY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
38 LOVE RUNS OUT ONEREPUBLIC
39 PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA
40 CRAZY STUPID LOVE CHERYL COLE FT TINIE TEMPAH

CHARLI XCX

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