Rising star Stefflon Don keeps her place at the top of the Official Trending Chart for a second week as the track continues to build in the UK.
The London rapper’s latest track Hurtin’ Me ft. French Montana has given the star – real name Stefanie Allen – her big breakthrough on the Official Chart, having climbed up the singles Top 100 over the past eight weeks. Hurtin’ Me debuted at Number 47 when it was first released in August.
After placing at Number 11 last week, the song is on track to enter this week’s Top 10, up three places to Number 8 in the latest sales flash. It’s set to become her biggest hit on the Official Chart yet – her previous best was Number 13 as a guest feature on Jax Jones and Demi Lovato’s Instruction. For US rapper French Montana, it’ll be his second UK Top 10 after the Number 2-peaking Unforgettable.
Shortlisted for the BBC Sound Poll back in January, Stefflon Don released her first mixtape Real Ting to acclaim last November and has gone on to collaborate with the likes of Raye, Giggs, Charli XCX and Lil Yachty.
Meanwhile, Maroon 5 and SZA climb to second place on the trending Top 20 as their collaboration, What Lovers Do, heads towards the Official Singles Chart Top 10 (currently at 11).
Elsewhere on this week’s Official Trending Chart, Liam Gallagher makes two entries with Greedy Soul and For What It’s Worth following the release of his debut solo album, As You Were. For What It’s Worth is on course to enter the Official Singles Chart Top 40 for the first time this Friday (Oct 13).
London rapper Giggs also makes two entries with his new releases this week, Linguo ft. Donaeo and Ultimate Gangsta ft. 2 Chainz, and British DJ duo Camelphat and electronic artist Elderbrook are making waves with their track Cola. Following its release earlier this summer, the dance track has steadily been gaining ground up the Official Singles Chart Top 100 and is set to make its Top 40 debut week.
About the Official Trending Chart
The Official Trending Chart was launched in 2016 to highlight the hottest new tracks beginning to make an impact in the UK every week.
The Top 20 rundown, published on OfficialCharts.com every Tuesday, based on the first four days’ sales of each chart week, is designed to highlight emerging hits as they begin to scale the Official Charts and build buzz.
The Official Trending Chart ranks titles which are showing week-on-week chart growth, and is the only “new music” chart to reflect audio track sales and streams comprehensively across all services.
Devised by the Official Charts Company in close consultation with labels, retailers and media, the chart since launch has highlighted emerging hits such as Number 1 singles Sign Of The Times by Harry Styles, New Rules by Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do.
The chart is designed to help highlight hit singles in their early stages of their growth, in the light of the shift in release strategies of record labels over the past six months. Under “On Air On Sale”, labels have started to release new music for consumers to buy or stream on the same day as those tracks are released to media (including radio stations and TV).
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in officialcharts.com