US comedian and rapper Lil Dicky takes this week's Number 1 spot on the Official Trending Chart with his Chris Brown collaboration Freaky Friday.
The track, which is about Lil Dicky switching bodies with Brown, has become the star's first song to crack the charts outside of America. Freaky Friday debuted at Number 16 on the Official Singles Chart last week and is now course to leap into the Top 5 this Friday (March 30).
Lil Dicky, real name David Burd, found fame in 2014 with his viral video for Ex-Boyfriend. His debut album, Professional Rapper, was a Top 10 hit in the US in 2015.
While Freaky Friday is his first appearance on the Official UK Chart, the track is on course to become Chris Brown's fifteenth Top 10 and first in three years. View Chris Brown's complete Official UK Chart history here.
Elsewhere, Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes makes two appearances in the Official Trending Chart following his double release of Lost In Japan and In My Blood, the latter of which is on track to enter the Official Singles Chart Top 10 this week. Both singles are expected to appear on his upcoming third album this year.
Panic! At The Disco are also seeing their brand new single Say Amen (Saturday Night) make a strong impact this week, as is David Guetta and Sia's latest collaboration Flames.
Following the release of his second album Staying At Tamara's, George Ezra has two entries in the trending Top 20, with Shotgun and Pretty Shining People. The record is on course to take the top spot on this week's Official Albums Chart, ending The Greatest Showman's 11-week reign at the top.
The Official Trending Chart Top 20
|1||⬆️||FREAKY FRIDAY||LIL DICKY FT CHRIS BROWN||16||5||11||16|
|2||IN MY BLOOD||SHAWN MENDES||NE||6||0|
|3||LULLABY||SIGALA & PALOMA FAITH||13||10||3||13|
|6||LOST IN JAPAN||SHAWN MENDES||NE||21||0|
|7||LOVE LIES||KHALID & NORMANI||24||24||0||24|
|8||SANCTIFY||YEARS & YEARS||30||28||2||25|
|9||SAY AMEN (SATURDAY NIGHT)||PANIC AT THE DISCO||NE||34||0|
|10||⬆️||YOU ARE THE REASON||CALUM SCOTT||52||38||14|
|12||DONE FOR ME||CHARLIE PUTH FT KEHLANI||51||47||4|
|13||FLAMES||DAVID GUETTA FT SIA||NE||49||0|
|15||MAD LOVE||SEAN PAUL/GUETTA/BECKY G||63||55||8|
|16||PRETTY SHINING PEOPLE||GEORGE EZRA||NE||59||0|
|17||⬆️||WALK IT TALK IT||MIGOS FT DRAKE||80||64||16||31|
|18||⬆️||NO EXCUSES||MEGHAN TRAINOR||77||65||12|
|19||WILD LOVE||JAMES BAY||75||71||4||39|
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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).