It looks like Stormzy will be filling his boots with success thanks to the impressive first-week showing for his new single.
Real name Michael Omari, the British grime MC is this week's Number 1 on the Official Trending Chart with Big For Your Boots, the lead single from his highly-anticipated debut studio album Gang Signs & Prayer.
Stormzy's impressive start on the Official Singles Chart Update (published yesterday) saw the Londoner open at Number 8 and could see him earn his second Top 10 single to date (More at the bottom of the page on how the chart is compiled).
Also riding high on the Top 20 is Dua Lipa, who has two entries on the countdown for the second week in a row. This week, the British rising star is represented by her solo hit Be The One, and Scared To Be Lonely, her collaboration with Dutch DJ and producer Martin Garrix.
Train's latest track Play That Song, taken from their new album A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat, appears in this week's Official Trending Chart as it looks set to become their first UK Top 40 entry in five years this Friday, while Ariana Grande and John Legend's theme for Disney's Beauty and the Beast reboot is making a big impact this week.
Other songs making strides this week are Believer, the new single from Imagine Dragons, London Grammar's Big Picture, and Sia's latest offering Move Your Body.
This week's Official Trending Chart Top 20 is...
|1||BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS||STORMZY||NEW||8||0|
|2||BE THE ONE||DUA LIPA||11||9||2||11|
|3||I DON'T WANNA LIVE FOREVER (FIFTY SHADES||ZAYN/TAYLOR SWIFT||13||10||3||13|
|4||NOW AND LATER||SAGE THE GEMINI||21||15||6||20|
|5||SCARED TO BE LONELY||MARTIN GARRIX & DUA LIPA||23||16||7||23|
|6||⬆⬆||PLAY THAT SONG||TRAIN||47||21||26|
|7||TEXT FROM YOUR EX||TINIE TEMPAH FT TINASHE||34||25||9||34|
|8||⬆||SAFE INSIDE||JAMES ARTHUR||49||31||18|
|10||DON'T LEAVE||SNAKEHIPS & MO||39||36||3||33|
|11||BEAUTY AND THE BEAST||ARIANA GRANDE & JOHN LEGEND||NEW||37||0|
|12||NO FAVORS||BIG SEAN FT EMINEM||NEW||46||0|
|13||TALKING TO YOU||IZZY BIZU||56||48||8|
|14||BIG PICTURE||LONDON GRAMMAR||NEW||52||0|
|16||SOLO DANCE||MARTIN JENSEN||55||55||0|
|17||⬆⬆||MOVE YOUR BODY||SIA||83||62||21|
|20||⬆⬆||BOUNCE BACK||BIG SEAN||118||72||46|
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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
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 highlighted emerging hits such as Number 1 single One Dance by Drake, and The Chainsmokers & Halsey's chart topper Closer.
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).