Wednesday 25 April 2018

Drake's One Dance set for ninth week at top of the charts

Drake is on target for another week at number one
Drake is on target for another week at number one

Drake is heading towards a ninth week at number one on the Official UK Singles Chart with smash hit One Dance.

The Canadian rapper's track is currently 1,700 combined sales ahead of Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling, according to the Official Chart Update.

Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For is holding firm at number three.

French DJ Kungs and Australian funk trio Cookin' On 3 Burners are climbing up the chart with This Girl.

The song, a remix of 3 Burners' 2009 track of the same name, is up six places to number four from its number 10 placing on last Friday's Official Chart.

Louisa Johnson, winner of The X Factor in 2015, is also moving in the right direction.

The Essex singer's track Tears with Clean Bandit is at number five.

Cheat Codes and Kris Kross Amsterdam's Sex continues to climb the Top 40 to number 11 mid-week.

Shawn Mendes is likely to be this week's highest new entry at 19 with Treat You Better, the first taste of new music from his next album.

The Canadian star's upcoming long-player is still untitled and no release date has yet been set.

Adele's Send My Love (To Your New Lover) bounces up five places to number 29, while Chainsmokers and Daya's Don't Let Me Down is also up to 27.

Britain's Got Talent 2015 contestant Calum Scott is at number 31 with Dancing On My Own.

DJ Khaled's For Free featuring Drake is a new entry at 34.

On the Official Albums Chart Update, Paul Simon is heading for his first number one studio album in 26 years.

If the sales momentum continues for Stranger To Stranger, t he singer-songwriter's 13th solo album could be his first chart-topper since The Rhythm Of The Saints.

Drake's latest album Views is still at number two on the Official Chart Update, while Coldplay move up a place to number three with A Head Full Of Dreams.

The band fronted by Chris Martin kicked off their UK stadium tour in Manchester on June 5.

Grime MC Bugzy Malone lands at number four with his second album Facing Time, and last week's number one The Ride by Catfish And The Bottlemen is at number five.

A new album called Good Times! from 1960s pop stars The Monkees marks the band's 50th anniversary.

Their latest release is at number 13 this week.

Dexy's fifth studio album, Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul, is new at number seven.

Danish metal band Volbeat are set for their first UK Top 40 album with Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie.

The Kills are on track for their highest-charting album yet with their fifth record Ash & Ice at number 10.

Canadian siblings Tegan & Sara are at 17 with their eighth album Love You To Death, and Open Book by Scottish band Fatherson is new at 20.

Albums currently on course to enter this week's Official Albums Chart Top 40 include the Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope soundtrack at number 21 and Ladyhawke's third album Wild Things at 28.

Roxette's 10th album Good Karma is at 31 and Budgie's The MCA Albums 1973-1975 is at 33.

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