OFFICIAL CHART FIRST LOOK: Lewis Capaldi goes head to head with Tones & I for No.1

Stormzy and Ed Sheeran on course for highest new entry

The new Official Chart: First Look, which airs on BBC Radio 1 today between 6pm – 7pm, offers a first glance of the Top 20 ahead of Friday’s Official Singles Chart Top 100. The chart is based on preliminary sales and early streaming reports.

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Could Lewis Capaldi be within grasp of a second UK Number 1 single before the year is out? The 2019 breakthrough star goes head to head with reigning chart topper Tones & I and her global chart smash Dance Monkey in this week’s Official Singles Chart race.

Before You Go is up 17 places to Number 2 and trails by just 1000 chart sales after the first 48 hours. It’s one of two Capaldi tracks heading for this week’s Top 5; Bruises (5) is up one place since last week.

Stormzy and Ed Sheeran look set to bag the week’s highest new entry – their collaboration with Burna Boy, Own It, taken from the Stormzy’s forthcoming album, Heavy Is The Head (out December 13) enters at Number 3 on today’s First Look Top 20.

Elsewhere, newcomer Arizona Zervas is continuing his rise up the Official Chart and on course for a personal best this week. The Maryland US singer/rapper whose popularity has risen with the help of video sharing site Tik Tok, is up two places to Number 8.

Jax Jones and Ella Henderson could be looking at a new peak this week too – This Is Real is currently up 6 places to Number 14.

Lewisham rapper/songwriter Digdat may also enjoy a personal best on the Official Chart this week if new entry, New Dior, featuring D Block Europe (17) maintains its position through until Friday.

A similar story for Partynextdoor – the Canadian writer/rapper/producer is on track for his first Top 20 as a lead artist, teaming up with Drake on new entry Loyal (18).

And finally the Defected-signed rising Brighton producer Endor looks set for yet another big climb - dancefloor anthem Pump It Up may break the Top 20 for the first time this week following a six-week unbroken ascent up the Official Chart, up 9 places to Number 20 after two days.

November 24, 2019 1:55pm ET by Official Charts Company  

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