Drake is well placed to snag his seventh U.K. No. 1 with “What’s Next”.
Based on sales and streaming activity over the weekend, Drizzy’s latest is just a “few hundred” combined sales behind the current leader, Nathan Evans’ sea shanty “Wellerman” featuring 220 Kid and Billen Ted.
Nothing is guaranteed.
Just 800 chart sales separate “Wellerman,” the leader on the First Look chart, and Olivia Rodrigo’s third-placed song “Drivers License,” the OCC reports.
Last Friday, “Drivers License” logged its eighth successive week at No. 1 with another strong set of streaming results. A lead change isn’t out of the question.
All three tracks from Drake’s Scary Hours 2 EP are poised to impact the Top 10, with “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” at No. 4 and “Wants and Needs” at No. 5. If the Canadian hip-hop star holds his momentum, he’ll have his 24th, 25th and 26th Top 10 singles in the U.K. when the chart is published this Friday.
Also new to the chart blast is “Leave The Door Open” by Silk Sonic, the new project from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. It’s at No. 16. Mars already has 18th Top 20 singles, while Anderson .Paak has never impacted the U.K. Top 40.