Who is Regard? The 'Ride It' DJ battling for Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart

Kosovo-born Regard is on his way to a surprise global smash with Ride It.

Regard's Ride It claims the Number 1 spot on this week's Official Trending Chart, as the club track continues to build on the charts, radio and online.

Ride It, a remix of a single released in 2008 by R&B pop singer-songwriter Jay Sean, is currently battling Ed Sheeran for the top spot on this week's Official Singles Chart Top 40. 

The song recently became a viral hit through video social media platform Tik Tok, where fans took part in the #rideitchallenge. At the time, no one really knew who was behind the song. Earlier this year, Lil Nas X shot to global fame with Old Town Road thanks to a viral hit on Tik Tok. 

Last month Ride It entered the Official Singles Chart Top 100 at Number 69. This week the song is challenging for Number 1, currently up from Number 11 to Number 2 in the latest sales flash.

Regard - real name Dardan Aliu - is a Kosovo-born DJ and producer who began his music career in 2008. 

Elsewhere on the latest trending Top 20, Dance Monkey by Australian singer-songwriter Tones & I continues to grow in popularity and is set to enter the Top 10 on this week's Official Singles Chart. Read about her global success so far here.

Elsewhere, brand-new tracks impacting the Official Trending Chart include The Last Time by The Script, the lead single from their sixth album due later this year. Tiesto and Mabel's new collaboration God Is A Dancer is also off to a strong star, while two Liam Gallagher songs, One Of Us and Now That I've Found You, are trending following release of his new album Why Me? Why Not.

Official Trending Chart Top 20

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
1   RIDE IT REGARD 11 2 9 11
2   DANCE MONKEY TONES & I 14 7 7 14
3   BOTH HEADIE ONE 13 13 0 13
4   POST MALONE SAM FELDT FT RANI 17 14 3 16
5   BE HONEST JORJA SMITH FT BURNA BOY 18 16 2 18
6 ⬆️⬆️ WILEY FLOW STORMZY 37 17 20 37
7   PROFESSOR X DAVE 24 18 6 24
8   OUTNUMBERED DERMOT KENNEDY 20 19 1 20
9 ⬆️⬆️ GOOD AS HELL LIZZO 58 22 36  
10   PANINI LIL NAS X 23 23 0 23
11   TRUTH HURTS LIZZO 30 30 0 29
12   THE LAST TIME SCRIPT NE 31 0  
13   MOTIVATION NORMANI 32 32 0 30
14   F**K I'M LONELY LAUV & ANNE-MARIE 34 33 1 32
15   LALALA Y2K & BBNOS 40 35 5 37
16   GOD IS A DANCER TIESTO & MABEL NE 36 0  
17   WILL WE TALK SAM FENDER 43 43 0  
18   4AM IN COVENTRY JAY1 NE 44 0  
19   BEHIND BARZ DRAKE 51 46 5  
20   ONE OF US LIAM GALLAGHER RE 48 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.