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Sabrina Carpenter, Dua Lipa and Perrie Snag U.K. Top 10 Debuts

By Michael Apr 22, 2024

It’s another sweet week for Hozier on the U.K. singles chart, while Sabrina Carpenter, Dua Lipa and Perrie Edwards all nab top 10 debuts.

As predicted, Hozier reigns over the Official U.K. Chart for a second consecutive week with “Too Sweet” (Island). Last week, “Too Sweet” became Andrew John Hozier-Byrne’s first U.K. No. 1, and saw him become the first Irish solo artist to top the national chart since Ronan Keating in 2002, according to the Official Charts Company.

“Too Sweet” rakes in 72,000 chart units, a 17% week-on-week gain, the OCC reports, and it’s the most-streamed track in the U.K. over the latest cycle, with 7.9 million streams.

Meanwhile, British producer and artist Artemas’ “i like the way you kiss me” (Parlophone) gains 5-3 for a new career high.

The top debut this week belongs to U.S. singer and actor Sabrina Carpenter with “Espresso” (Island), which shoots to No. 6 on debut. It’s her first U.K. top 10 appearance, and fourth top 40 after “feather” (No. 19), “Skin” (No. 28) and “nonsense” (No. 32).

Country continues to swing in the U.K. as Dasha’s “Austin” (Warner Records) lassos a new chart peak, up 8-7.

Dua Lipa achieves her 16th U.K. top 10 single with “Illusion” (Warner Records), new at No. 9. “Illusion” is the third straight top tier single from her forthcoming third album Radical Optimism, following “Houdini” (No. 2) and “Training Season” (No. 4).

Little Mix star Perrie gets her solo career underway with a top 10 start, as “Forget About Us” (Columbia) bows at No. 10.

Natasha Bedingfield returns to the chart, this time through a collaboration with producer Badger for a remix of “These Words” (Cheeky), new at No. 35. “These Words” topped the Official Singles Chart for two weeks in 2004. The British singer returned to the top 20 earlier this year with her 2004 single “Unwritten,” which enjoyed a bump from its sync to the romcom Anyone But You.

And finally, Grammy Award-winning South African artist Tyla earns a second U.K. top 40 with “Jump” (Since 93/RCA) featuring Gunna and Skillibeng. It’s new at No. 38. It follows Tyla’s “Water,” which peaked at No. 4 on the U.K. chart and went on to win best African music performance — a new category — at the 2024 Grammys.

By Michael

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