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Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” Set for Top U.K. Chart Debut

Olivia Rodrigo’s new release, “vampire”, has shot in at No. 2 on the U.K. midweek singles survey.

The pop phenomenon’s latest track is challenging Dave and Central Cee’s “Sprinter” (Live Yours/Neighbourhood) for the crown.

“Vampire” is the first official release from Rodrigo’s sophomore album GUTS. It is set to be released on September 8, and is the follow-up to her record-breaking 2021 debut LP SOUR. With SOUR and its single “good 4 u,” Rodrigo became the youngest solo artist in history to snag the Official U.K. Chart double at just over 18 years of age.

The Grammy Award winner’s debut also broke the U.K. record for most first-week streams ever for a debut album, and she’s the first female solo artist to achieve three simultaneous U.K. top 5 singles with “good 4 u,” “deja vu” and “traitor” (Rodrigo’s “drivers license” also went to No. 1). “Vampire” now looks set to give Rodrigo her fifth U.K. Top 10.

Dave and Central Cee’s “Sprinter” is racing to a fifth consecutive week at No. 1, completed by J Hus and Drake’s “Who Told You”. It seems the rap collaboration may have missed its chance to reach the top, as it dips 2-3 in its fourth week on the Official Chart Update.

Meanwhile, Kylie Minogue’s “Padam Padam” looks set to climb to a new position of No. 8.

Also on the climb is Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer”, which is on the cusp of its first stint in the Top 10. The Lover track climbs 13-9 on the Official Chart Update, and could see Swift claim her 22nd Top 10.

The results will be revealed when the Official U.K. Singles Chart is published this Friday on July 7.

You can pre-order “vampire” here.

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