Ariana Grande & Noah Kahan Continue Battle For Top UK Chart Spot

Although Ariana Grande’s most recent release has garnered praise worldwide, it has not been enough to top the UK charts. Noah Kahan remains at the top of the leaderboard in the United Kingdom, winning a closely contested battle. The Vermont singer-songwriter’s folk-pop smash hit “Stick Season” has now spent three weeks at the top of the Official U.K. Singles Chart, beating Ariana Grande’s “Yes, And?” for Republic Records, which is currently at No. 2. Grande’s new song has entered the charts at No. 2, making it her 21st top 10 and 32nd top 40 entry in the UK. “Yes, And?” by Ariana Grande trails the top position in the chart race by only 600 combined units at the end of the week.

The Official Charts Company confirms that “Yes, And?” is the most-streamed song during the cycle, with 8.2 million streams, and finishes the week just 600 chart units behind “Stick Season.” Helmed by master Swedish producer Max Martin, “Yes, And?” is Grande’s first solo hit since “Test Drive,” which reached No. 38 in March 2021. Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s 2001 disco classic “Murder on the Dancefloor” (Polydor), inspired by Saltburn, drops from 2 to 3. Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control” (Atlantic) continues to make waves and becomes the U.S. artist’s first U.K. top 5 single, moving from 6 to 5. As expected, Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten” (Phonogenic) returns to the charts at No. 18, powered by its prominent sync to the rom-com “Anyone But You.” “Unwritten” was initially released in 2004 and peaked at No. 6 that year. It is one of the British singer’s five career U.K. top 10s.

The Albanian musician Noizy appears on D-Block Europe’s song “Eagle,” which became the British rap duo’s thirty-first top 40 record and debuts at No. 19. “Eagle,” which debuted as D-Block Europe in collaboration with Rolling Stone, achieves their first No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart. This achievement brings their record total of U.K. top 10 albums to eight, the most of any British rap outfit in chart history.

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