Could Harry Styles Miss Out On His First Solo Number One Because Of This Error?
Talk about a sign of the times...
It looks like Harry Styles’s first solo effort might miss out on grabbing the top spot on the official UK charts due to a Spotify error.
Talk about a Sign Of The Times, eh? Sorry, this is no time for jokes that are quite frankly reaching at best.
According to The Sun fans were quick to realise that due to a mishap on Spotify’s search function, they were unable to find the song when it was released last Friday.
Despite the track looking likely to top the official sales and downloads chart, Harry could very possibly still be pipped to the post by Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ when streams are added.
Naturally, Harry’s people aren’t happy, with an insider telling the paper: “This is a nightmare start for Harry’s solo career and his record label won’t be happy.
“The Spotify malfunction meant many of his fans simply couldn’t find his song to listen to online when they searched for it.
“The potential ramifications are big and it’s likely he has missed out on hundreds of thousands of streams as a result. That could really affect his chart position come Friday.
“He is No1 at the moment but that’s only because his streaming stats haven’t been included yet, and they have more weight.
“Harry’s launch is one of the industry’s biggest this year and everyone expected him to hit the ground running by topping the charts.”
Only time will tell on this one.
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