Ed Sheeran leading this week's Singles Chart battle with "Perfect"
Ed Sheeran is eyeing an Official Chart double with Perfect and ÷
Ed Sheeran could be heading for an Official Chart double this Friday, with the singer-songwriter leading the way on both the Official Singles and Albums Charts in today’s Official Chart Update.
Official Singles Chart Update
At Number 1 on today’s Official Singles Chart Update is Perfect. Boosted by the recent duet version featuring Beyonce, a new edit of Perfect featuring Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is also set to be released this Friday in time for the biggest chart race of the year - the UK’s Official Christmas Number 1 – putting Ed on course to be a strong contender for the 2017 crown. See the full list of Christmas Number 1 2017 contenders.
X Factor champs Rak-Su hold at Number 2 today with Dimelo ft. Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, while Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You sits at three. Should Mariah maintain her momentum, the song will reach its highest position since its original peak of Number 2 set back in 1994. See the full week by week chart run for All I Want For Christmas Is You since its original release.
Last Christmas by Wham! lifts one placing to Number 5, while The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl are up two to Number 8 withFairytale of New York.
A further 12 Christmas songs are expected to impact this week’s Top 40: Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? (14); Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone (16); Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (17); It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Michael Buble (18); Elton John’s Step Into Christmas (20); Wizzard’s I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (22)’ Driving Home For Christmas from Chris Rea (24); Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade (30); Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me (33); Leona Lewis’ One More Sleep (35); John Lennon and Yoko Ono classic Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (36); and Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmastime (39).
Finally, grime artist Ramz is set for his Top 40 debut with Barking, up 10 to Number 31.