Little Mix lead this week’s race to Number 1 with Sweet Melody as Justin Bieber set for highest new entry

Ed Sheeran, New York rapper CJ and Shane Codd give chase in the Official Chart First Look Top 5.

Little Mix lead this week’s race to Number 1 with Sweet Melody as Justin Bieber set for highest new entry

Little Mix currently lead the way in the race to Number 1 on this week’s Official Chart First Look.

Sweet Melody, taken from the girl group’s latest album Confetti, climbs eight places midweek and could give Little Mix their 5th UK Number 1 single on Friday.

If Little Mix maintain their momentum, Sweet Melody would become their first chart topper in more than four years, since 2016’s Shout Out To My Ex, and their first since singer Jesy Nelson’s departure. See Little Mix’s full chart history.

 

However, according to today’s Official Chart First Look, it’s all still to play for at this point of the week as less than 2,000 units separate the whole Top 5 after 48 hours.

Ed Sheeran’s Afterglow, surprise-released during Christmas week, trails just behind in second place, while New York rapper CJ climbs eleven spots since Friday – Whoopty is on course for a new peak of Number 3.

Irish DJ producer Shane Codd is also heading for a personal best as Get Out My Head (4) ascends into the Top 10 for the first time in its tenth week on chart.

Dua Lipa’s Levitating completes the Official Chart First Look Top 5 and is one of two appearances for Dua in the midweek Top 10, as Miley Cyrus collaboration Prisoner rebounds 20 places to Number 8.

Australian singer and rapper The Kid Laroi could land his first UK Top 10 hit this week as Without You climbs 16 places to Number 10.

Elsewhere, the highest new entry of the week so far comes courtesy of Justin Bieber – Anyone starts its chart journey at Number 12 midweek after the Canadian star debuted the track at his New Year’s Eve performance, his first full-length live concert since 2017. Watch Anyone's Rocky-inspired video below.

The final Official Chart Top 40 will be unveiled exclusively on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart with Scott Mills this Friday from 4pm, with the full Official Singles Chart Top 100 published on OfficialCharts.com from 5.45pm.

Check out the Official Chart First Look Top 20 in full below.

Official Chart First Look - 3 Jan 2021

LW POSITION POSITION TITLE ARTIST
9 1 SWEET MELODY LITTLE MIX
13 2 AFTERGLOW ED SHEERAN
14 3 WHOOPTY CJ
22 4 GET OUT MY HEAD SHANE CODD
68 5 LEVITATING DUA LIPA
44 6 BLINDING LIGHTS WEEKND
20 7 34+35 ARIANA GRANDE
28 8 PRISONER MILEY CYRUS FT DUA LIPA
29 9 PARADISE MEDUZA FT DERMOT KENNEDY
26 10 WITHOUT YOU KID LAROI
74 11 YOU BROKE ME FIRST TATE MCRAE
NE 12 ANYONE JUSTIN BIEBER
34 13 WILLOW TAYLOR SWIFT
32 14 REALLY LOVE KSI/CRAIG DAVID/DIGITAL FARM
48 15 DYNAMITE BTS
41 16 HEAD & HEART JOEL CORRY FT MNEK
36 17 THEREFORE I AM BILLIE EILISH
38 18 MOOD 24KGOLDN FT IANN DIOR
RE 19 TRAIN WRECK JAMES ARTHUR
46 20 HOLY JUSTIN BIEBER FT CHANCE

(c) Official Charts Company 2021