The Weeknd is on track for his first U.K. No. 1 single.
The Canadian R&B singer’s “Blinding Lights” (Republic Records) snags top spot on the Official Chart Update, and is poised to vanquish Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” (Atlantic) and last week’s chart-leader, Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go” (EMI).
“Blinding Lights” is entering a second week at No. 1 in Australia, where it knocked off Tones And I’s giant hit “Dance Monkey.” In the U.K., The Weeknd has never fared better than a No. 2 peak, which he managed with 2016’s “Starboy.”