Harry Styles Set For The UK No.1 As 'Sign Of The Times' Could Finally End Ed Sheeran's 13 Week Reign
Despite a reported Spotify hiccup, Harry Styles could be the worthy soul to end Ed Sheeran's dominance of the Official UK Singles Chart this Friday with his debut solo single 'Sign Of The Times' heading straight for No.1.
Of the four 1D members who've released solo material so far, only ZAYN has managed to score a No.1 with 'PILLOWTALK' back in January 2016, so all eyes are on Hazza this Friday...
According to today's Official Chart Update, the One Direction star has shifted 30,000 copies of the track across all formats, outselling his nearest rival Ed Sheeran 2:1 who's holding firm at No.2 with 'Galway Girl'.
Ed Sheeran is currently in his thirteenth week at No.1 with 'Shape Of You', but either way it's looking like that'll end this week ('bout time), as the song falls to No.4 at the midweek stage, seemingly ending the spell that his third studio album ÷ (Divide) has held over the Top 40 since its release last month.
Official UK Singles Chart Update Top 5:
1. Harry Styles - 'Sign Of The Times'
2. Ed Sheeran - 'Galway Girl'
3. Clean Bandit Ft. Zara Larsson - 'Symphony'
4. Ed Sheeran - 'Shape Of You'
5. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - 'Something Just Like This'
Meanwhile in this week's Official Chart Update, Drake's More Life tracks have started to trickle down, allowing some more tracks to climb once again.
Julia Michaels makes her way up two places to No.8, while Little Mix reach a new high of No.11 with 'No More Sad Songs' Ft. Machine Gun Kelly. Martin Solveig leaps 18 spots to No.24 with 'Places' and Cheat Codes climbs 25 places into The 40 with their Demi Lovato-assisted 'No Promises', while this week's highest new entry so far goes to Beyoncé at No.22 with 'Die With You'.
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Chart data © 2017 Official Charts Company.
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