The race for the 2019 Official Christmas Number 1 Single begins this #NewMusicFriday.
2018's Xmas chart-topper LadBaby is back with his new single I Love Sausage Rolls, another homage to his favourite savoury snack following last year's charity Number 1 We Built This City. Alike last year's Christmas Number 1, proceeds from I Love Sausage Rolls will go to food bank charity The Trussell Trust.
1994 Christmas Number 1 Stay Another Day by East 17 is being celebrated on its 25th anniversary with a new version by the Waltham Forest Youth Choir. With East 17's Tony Mortimer on keys, the new take commemorates Waltham Forest becoming London’s first ever London Borough of Culture, and brings together 100 local school children. Sales of the song will go to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).
8-year-old schoolboy Frankie Morland is also in the running with his self-written single World In Danger, inspired by a response from Sir David Attenborough to his letter about about his fears on climate change. Proceeds will go to environmental charities.
Other acts releasing songs this week include Dua Lipa, who is releasing the second single from and title track of her new album Future Nostalgia. Sam Fender, Meghan Trainor, MGMT and Kesha also have new tracks out.
When it comes to battling for 2019's Official Christmas Number 1 Album, it's all about Stormzy and Harry Styles this week. Both UK megastars topped the charts with their debut albums, but can any of them scoop the coveted Xmas top spot with their second record?
Stormzy puts out Heavy Is The Head, his sophomore record featuring the Number 1 single Vossi Bop - which holds the record for the biggest week of streams ever for a rap track - and the Top 3 smash Own It featuring Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy. Other collaborators on the album include Headie One, Aitch, Yebba, H.E.R. and Tiana Major9. Heavy Is The Head will be available on CD, digital and streaming.
Harry's second album Fine Line featured the Top 3 single Lights Up, Top 40 hit Watermelon Sugar and new single Adore You. Fine Line is available on more formats than its chart rival, including CD, deluxe CD, digital and streaming, with three vinyl variants and two cassettes versions also available.