As Lana Del Rey and Lil Tecca see new projects open close to the top of the albums ranking, they also send a handful of tunes onto the songs chart. In fact, both acts take up three spots on the list, and they may very well have occupied more real estate if the Official Charts Company didn’t have a rule stating every name can only chart a trio of tracks at one time.
New cuts from a number of British favorites, as well as internationally adored pop stars like Ava Max, Benny Blanco and even Post Malone, all make their way to the list as well, with one quickly becoming a smash to watch closely.
Here’s a look at five of the most important moves on this week’s U.K. singles chart.
No. 11 - Post Malone - “Circles”
The third single from Malone’s third album Hollywood’s Bleeding debuts at No. 11 just a week before the set is expected to make a huge splash on a number of charts all around the world. The track barely misses becoming another top 10 for the hip-hop musician, at least at first. “Circles” is Malone’s eleventh top 40 on the tally in the U.K., and it could climb into the highest region in the next frame or two.
No. 44 - Lana Del Rey - “Norman Fucking Rockwell”
As Lana Del Rey’s new full-length Norman Fucking Rockwell opens atop the albums list (giving the singer-songwriter her fourth leader in the country), a few of the tracks from the set perform better than ever before due to strong sales and streams. Album cut “Norman Fucking Rockwell” debuts at No. 44, and two rungs up, former single “Doin’ Time” returns and reaches a new peak of No. 42. Further down the songs ranking, “Fuck It I Love You” lifts to No. 59.
No. 84 - Lil Tecca - “Did It Again”
Teenage rapper Lil Tecca’s first full-length We Love You Tecca opens at No. 15 in the U.K., proving him to be a name to watch, and it sends two new tracks onto the songs chart at the same time. Lead single “Ransom” is still going strong inside the top 10 (where it has been living for several frames), while newly-released tunes “Did It Again” and “Love Me” open at Nos. 84 and 86, respectively.
No. 88 - Benny Blanco - “Graduation (ft. Juice WRLD)”
After years of writing and producing massive hits for some of the biggest stars in the music world, Benny Blanco officially launched his career as an artist only a little over a year ago. Since then, he’s landed a number of charting successes in the U.K., and now he’s got one more to his credit. “Graduation,” which features Juice WRLD, begins its time on the tally at No. 88, becoming a minor success. “Graduation” is Blanco’s fourth appearance and Juice WRLD’s eighth on the country’s ranking of the most popular singles.
No. 93 - Ava Max - “Torn”
Late last year, Ava Max burst onto the scene with her debut smash “Sweet But Psycho,” which introduced the new pop talent to the world. The song rose all the way to No. 1 in the U.K., and she quickly followed it up with fellow success “So Am I,” which narrowly missed becoming her second top 10, peaking at No. 13.
Now, new cut “Torn” lands at No. 93, a fairly low point, but this is just the beginning. “Torn” is assumed to be the third single from Max’s upcoming debut album, and it marks her third appearance on the U.K. songs ranking.