Move over the Beatles, Jack Harlow is now in charge of the U.K. singles chart.
The Louisville rapper reaches the summit at the first attempt with “Lovin On Me” (via Atlantic), his fourth top 10 and debut leader on the national singles tally.
“Lovin On Me,” which samples Cadillac Dale’s 1995 R&B track “Whatever,” is the most-streamed track in the U.K. during the latest cycle, with 5.1 million streams, the Official Charts Company reports.
Previously, Harlow cracked the top frame with 2021 Lil Nas X collaboration “Industry Baby” (No. 3 peak), 2022’s “First Class” (No. 2) and 2023 Jung Kook collab “3D” (No. 5). As previously reported, “Lovin On Me” is the new leader on Australia’s singles survey.
Also new to the Official U.K. Singles Chart, published Friday, Nov. 17, is Dua Lipa’s “Houdini” (Warner Records) which pulls a magic trick with its appearance at No. 2.
The first track from Lipa’s forthcoming third studio album, “Houdini” features production from Tame Impala maestro Kevin Parker and Danny L Harle. Lipa now boasts 14th U.K. top 10 hits, including four No. 1s.
Meanwhile, notes the OCC, drum & bass pair Chase & Status (Saul Milton and Will Kennard) become the first group to collect four simultaneous U.K. top 40 singles since 2010. The duo rack them up with “Baddadan” featuring Bou, Flowdan, IRAH, Triggah and Takura (down 9-10 via EMI), “Liquor and Cigarettes” with Hedex and ArrDee (unchanged at No. 17 via EMI), Stefflon Don collab “Selecta” (new at No. 27 via EMI) and “Disconnect” with Becky Hill (down 27-37 via Polydor).
British drill rapper Mazza L20 snags his first Official Singles Chart entry with “Murdaside” (Mazza L20), new at No. 18, while PinkPantheress and Central Cee arrive at No. 20 with “Nice to Meet You” (Columbia/ Parlophone). PinkPantheress already has three solo U.K. top 40 appearances, and Central Cee has 21.
Finally, the Christmas bells are ringing once again on the U.K. chart as yuletide favorites from Wham! and Mariah Carey make their annual pilgrimage into the top 40. Just one week after setting a record for the earliest appearance of a Christmas song on the tally, Wham‘s “Last Christmas” (Epic) improves 37-26 and “Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (Columbia) lifts 40-28.
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