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Ariana Grande’s ‘Yes, And?’ Eyes Top Debut In U.K.

Ariana Grande’s “Yes, And?” has the U.K. chart crown in its sights.

The U.S. pop star’s latest release (via Republic Records) starts at No. 2 on the midweek chart, and will become Grande’s 32nd top 40 appearance, and 21st top 10 – a tally that includes eight No. 1s. The last time she summited was in 2020 with the title track from her Positions album, and her collaboration with Lady Gaga, “Rain On Me.”

Based on midweek sales and streaming data published by the Official Charts Company, Noah Kahan’s “Stick Season” (Republic Records) is the only barrier blocking Grande’s path. The Vermont singer and songwriter’s hit made a strong chart comeback after the festive season, and is on track for a third consecutive week at No. 1.

Less than 2,000 chart units separated the top two tracks in the early phases of the chart cycle, the OCC reports.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s 2001 disco number “Murder on the Dancefloor” (Polydor) is forecast to complete the podium, dipping 2-3. “Murder” has been dancing up sales and consumption charts around the world, following its inclusion in Emerald Fennell’s dark drama Saltburn.

Meanwhile, Teddy Swims is charging to a new peak position – and career best – with “Lose Control” (Atlantic), up 7-5 on the Official Chart Update. The American singer and songwriter’s debut LP I’ve Tried Everything But Therapy – Pt 1 debuted at No. 24 on the national chart last week.

British hip-hop collective D-Block Europe should snag a 30th U.K. top 40 single with “Eagle” (D-Block Europe), soaring in at No. 18 on the chart blast. “Eagle” appears on D-Block Europe’s third studio LP Rolling Stone, which leads the midweek U.K. albums chart.

And finally, British-American rapper 21 Savage has a trio of American Dream (via Epic/Slaughter Gang) tracks in position for U.K. top 40 berths: “Redrum” (No. 19), “Nee-Nah” featuring Travis Scott and Metro Boomin (No. 21), and “N.H.I.E” with Doja Cat (No. 25). If Savage lands all three, it would lift his tally of top tier U.K. hits to 14.

All will be revealed when the Official U.K. Singles Chart is published this Friday, Jan. 19.

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