Rag'n'Bone Man's Human is the UK's Number 1 trending song this week

It's the song that is one everyone's lips and in everyone's ears after last weekend's The X Factor.

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...

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1  ⬆⬆ HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN 77 9 68  
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
5  ⬆ PARTY MONSTER WEEKND 33 22 11 33
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  
18   ALIVE SIA NEW 83 0 30
19   KIDS ONEREPUBLIC NEW 117 0  
20   ON WHAT YOU'RE ON BUSTED NEW 128 0  

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Key

⬆ - 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).