Robert Grace's Fake Fine heading for Official Irish Singles Chart success

The newcomer from Kilkenny is one of 2020's biggest homegrown breakout stars.

Robert Grace is heading for this week's Official Irish Singles Chart with his breakout single Fake Fine.

The 27-year-old from Kilkenny sits at Number 35 on today's sales flash (Sept. 28), based on sales and streams since last Friday. The track's latest boost of interest stems from a slot on RTÉ One's The Late Late Show this past Friday, Robert's first TV performance.

Released independently during lockdown, Fake Fine took off as Robert's popularity on TikTok started to pick up steam, with him now having 315,000 followers and 2.2 million likes. That success resulted with him being signed to Sony Music, joining the likes of P!nk, Alicia Keys and Foo Fighters on the RCA Records imprint.

Fake Fine has already made a big impression on the Official Irish Homegrown Chart - the Top 20 focusing solely on domestic acts from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland - topping out at Number 3 so far.

If Robert's track can continue its momentum, he'll become just the third Irish soloist to reach the Official Irish Singles Chart Top 50 this year following Dermot Kennedy and Niall Horan.

The cut-off for sales and streams to count towards this week’s chart is 11:59pm this Thursday (October 1). This week's final Official Irish Singles and Albums Charts will be published on at 3pm on Friday. Listen to the chart every Friday on RTÉ 2FM with Bláthnaid Treacy at 7pm.