Rag n Bone Man is having one hell of a week. First he was announced as one of BBC's Sound of 2017 nominees, and now he's got the UK's top trending song.
Real name Rory Graham, the 31-year old MC has been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks due to the popularity of his track Human, which debuted on the Official Singles Chart at Number 77 last week.
Following Saturday night's performance of the song on The X Factor from semi-finalist Emily Middlemas, Human has shot up the Singles Chart, rising 68 places to Number 9 on yesterday's Official Chart Update. This surge up the chart has translated to the Number 1 placing on the Official Trending Chart (full details on the chart's methodology can be found at the bottom of the page).
Human has already performed well across Europe, hitting Number 1 in Germany, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland. Will the UK be next?
Huge climbs on yesterday's midweek chart update for The Weeknd, Nevada and Jonas Blue send their songs flying high on the Official Trending Chart this week, while Robin Schulz's brand new tracks Shed A Light with David Guetta and Cheat Codes and Calum Scott's Rhythm Inside are brand new entries that are already impacting following their release last Friday (November 25).
Two songs are making waves this week thanks to their appearance on prime time TV shows this week. First up is Ellie Goulding's Still Falling For You, boosted by her performance on the Strictly Come Dancing results show. Meanwhile, Sia's Alive has bounced back following Matt Terry's performance of the track on X Factor.
This week's Official Trending Chart Top 20 is...
|2||I FEEL IT COMING||WEEKND FT DAFT PUNK||18||11||7||18|
|3||THE MACK||NEVADA/MARK MORRISON/FETTY WAP||17||13||4||17|
|4||BY YOUR SIDE||JONAS BLUE FT RAYE||21||15||6||19|
|6||⬆||YOU WANT ME||TOM ZANETTI FT SADIE AMA||34||24||10||34|
|7||FIND ME||SIGMA FT BIRDY||36||34||2||36|
|8||LOVE ME NOW||JOHN LEGEND||37||36||1||37|
|9||⬆||AFTER THE AFTERPARTY||CHARLI XCX FT LIL YACHTY||59||40||19|
|10||SHED A LIGHT||SCHULZ/GUETTA/CHEAT CODES||NEW||44||0|
|11||STILL FALLING FOR YOU||ELLIE GOULDING||47||45||2||11|
|12||NO LIE||SEAN PAUL FT DUA LIPA||53||50||3|
|13||LOVE MY LIFE||ROBBIE WILLIAMS||56||54||2||33|
|14||RHYTHM INSIDE||CALUM SCOTT||NEW||59||0|
|15||LOVESICK||MURA MASA FT ASAP ROCKY||67||60||7|
|16||WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE||ADELE||73||69||4|
|17||⬆||CALL ON ME||STARLEY||84||72||12|
|20||ON WHAT YOU'RE ON||BUSTED||NEW||128||0|
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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
Listen to a playlist of this week's Official Trending Chart Top 20 on Spotify below. Click here to listen on Deezer.
About the Official Trending Chart
The Official Trending Chart is a brand new chart launched for 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 already highlighted emerging hits such as Number 1 singles Mike Posner’s I Took A Pill In Ibiza and Drake's One Dance.
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).