Stormzy vaults to Number 1 on the Official Trending Chart with Firebabe

This Is What I Mean is heading for Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, and its bringing its biggest single up with it.

Stormzy's Firebabe has become the UK's Number 1 Trending Song following the release of his third album, This Is What I Mean. 

The tender ballad - featuring vocals from singer Debbie - is currently set to blaze more than 20 places up inside the Official Singles Chart this Friday and land into the Top 10.

This would mean Firebabe would become Stormzy's 14th Top 10 hit in the UK, and also the second track from This Is What I Mean to do so, after Hide & Seek reached Number 7. (It should be noted Mel Made Me Do It, a non-album single, reached a peak of Number 12).

But could Firebabe go even higher? With the news yesterday that This Is What I Mean is leading the charge to complete a hat-trick of three consecutive UK Number 1 albums for Stormzy, the hype could take it further still.

Listen to the Official Trending Chart on Spotify below. Also listen on Deezer | Apple Music.

And it seems no-one is a bigger believer in the track's success than Stormz himself - he's called it the most special song on This Is What I Mean, and has backed it to be in the running for the Official Christmas Number 1 too.

Stormzy also has another new entry on the chart this week, the title track from his third album, which could debut inside the Top 40.

Elsewhere this week, Raye gained her first bona fide as an independent artist last week with Escapism featuring electronic artist 070 Shake entering the UK Top 40 for the first time on Friday. Thanks to a massive explosion on TikTok, Raye's moment continues to build momentum - Escapism could climb into the Top 20 this week...and the sky seems to be the limit from there.

We hear those bells ringing, and naturally since December is near, we're seeing the emergence of several Christmas classics on the UK charts. This week we also see a handful of Amazon Music Original Christmas songs looking set to enter the Official Singles Chart; chief among them Lizzo's Someday At Christmas (31), Maisie Peters' Together This Christmas (78) and Sam Ryder's unique take on Jingle Bells (88). Check out every single new Christmas song for 2022 here.

Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande's original Christmas song from last year, Santa Can't You Hear Me, is also pacing to re-enter the chart and get the festivities started (77).

Official Trending Chart Top 20 -November 29 2022

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LABEL LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1 ⬆️⬆️ FIREBABE STORMZY 0207/MERKY 26 6 20 26
2 ⬆️ ESCAPISM RAYE FT 070 SHAKE HUMAN RE SOURCES 31 17 14 31
3   LIONHEART (FEARLESS) JOEL CORRY & TOM GRENNAN ATLANTIC 27 20 7 25
4   SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS LIZZO ATLANTIC NE 31 0  
5   THIS IS WHAT I MEAN STORMZY 0207/MERKY NE 37 0  
6   SANTA CAN'T YOU HEAR ME KELLY CLARKSON & ARIANA GRANDE ATLANTIC RE 77 0 37
7   TOGETHER THIS CHRISTMAS MAISIE PETERS EAST WEST/RHINO NE 78 0  
8   ASSEMBLY BANGERS JASON MANFORD WESTWAY NE 81 0  
9   JINGLE BELLS SAM RYDER EAST WEST/RHINO NE 88 0  
10   DANCE ALL OVER ME GEORGE EZRA COLUMBIA RE 98 0  
11   READY TO FLY SUB FOCUS & DIMENSION EMI NE 106 0  
12   ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE PRIYA RAGU EAST WEST/RHINO NE 109 0  
13   HERE WITH ME D4VD DARKROOM NE 114 0  
14   SPIT IN MY FACE THXSOMCH THXSOMCH NE 126 0  
15   LET IT SNOW MICHAEL BUBLE REPRISE NE 130 0  
16   SOMETHING IN THE ORANGE ZACH BRYAN WARNER RECORDS RE 131 0  
17   HOTEL LOBBY (UNC AND PHEW) QUAVO & TAKEOFF MOTOWN/QUALITY CONTROL NE 135 0  
18   METAMORPHOSIS INTERWORLD INTERWORLD NE 145 0  
19   SHUT UP MY MOMS CALLING HOTEL UGLY HOTEL UGLY NE 147 0  
20   I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU 1975 DIRTY HIT RE 149 0 29

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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