Kendrick Lamar and SZA's collaboration All The Stars takes the top spot on the Official Trending Chart - the weekly Top 20 countdown of new songs making a big impact in the UK.
The track, which features in the new Marvel superhero film Black Panther, was out before the film's general release and has been growing in popularity ever since. All The Stars is on course to enter the Top 10 on the Official Singles Chart for the first time this week, currently up three places to Number 8 in the latest sales flash.
If it holds on, it will be Kendrick's fourth UK Top 10 single and SZA's first.
YouTube star Samantha Harvey is also making waves this week; her new single Please is on course to be the highest new entry on this Friday's Official Singles Chart. Last year the singer just missed out on the Top 40 with her debut release Forgive Forget.
Another internet sensation, US singer Bazzi, is lighting up this week's Official Trending Chart - his latest single Mine is shaping up to be his big global breakthrough hit.
Meanwhile, singles released last Friday (Feb 16) that impact this week's trending Top 20 include Thought Contagion, the latest offering from Muse, Love Lies by US singer Khalid and Fifth Harmony's Normani, and Sean Paul's new track Mad Love - a collaboration with David Guetta and Becky G.
The Official Trending Chart Top 20
|1||ALL THE STARS||KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA||11||8||3||11|
|2||FRIENDS||MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE||19||11||8||19|
|3||PRAY FOR ME||WEEKND/KENDRICK LAMAR||13||12||1||13|
|4||FINE LINE||MABEL FT NOT3S||17||15||2||17|
|5||REWRITE THE STARS||ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA||20||19||1||16|
|6||THE GREATEST SHOW||JACKMAN/SETTLE/EFRON/ZENDAYA||21||20||1||21|
|9||LET ME GO||HAILEE STEINFELD/ALESSO/WATT||30||30||0||30|
|10||YOU ARE THE REASON||CALUM SCOTT||49||40||9|
|11||⬆️||CAPITAL LETTERS||HAILEE STEINFELD & BLOODPOP||59||41||18|
|12||⬆️||WAVEY||CLIQ FT ALIKA||56||42||14|
|13||THE MIDDLE||ZEDD/MAREN MORRIS/GREY||50||45||5|
|16||LOVE LIES||KHALID & NORMANI||NE||59||0|
|17||⬆️||BAD VIBE||M O/LOTTO BOYZZ/MR EAZI||74||61||13|
|19||MAD LOVE||SEAN PAUL/GUETTA/BECKY G||NE||72||0|
|20||MEANT TO BE||BEBE REXHA FT FLORIDA GEORGIA||81||73||8|
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⬆️ - Indicates a climb of 10 places
LW - Last week's Official Singles Chart position
CURRENT - Current position on today's Official Singles Chart sales flash
DIFF - Number of places climbed since the previous week on the Official Singles Chart
About the Official Trending Chart
The Official Trending Chart was launched in 2016 to highlight the hottest new tracks beginning to make an impact in the UK every week.
The Top 20 rundown, published on OfficialCharts.com every Tuesday, based on the first four days’ sales of each chart week, is designed to highlight emerging hits as they begin to scale the Official Charts and build buzz.
The Official Trending Chart ranks titles which are showing week-on-week chart growth, and is the only “new music” chart to reflect audio track sales and streams comprehensively across all services.
Devised by the Official Charts Company in close consultation with labels, retailers and media, the chart since launch has highlighted emerging hits such as Number 1 singles Sign Of The Times by Harry Styles, New Rules by Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do.
The chart is designed to help highlight hit singles in their early stages of their growth, in the light of the shift in release strategies of record labels over the past six months. Under “On Air On Sale”, labels have started to release new music for consumers to buy or stream on the same day as those tracks are released to media (including radio stations and TV).