Drake Leads Midweek U.K. Singles Chart With 'God's Plan'

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Drake performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 23, 2016 in Las Vegas. 

Drake’s “God’s Plan” (Cash Money/Republic Records) made it to chart heaven last week with a No. 1 bow on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, his third best-seller in that market. Based on midweek data, Drizzy should stay at the summit a second week.

“God’s Plan,” lifted from the Canadian rapper’s Scary Hours EP, leads the Official Singles Chart Update with South London rapper Ramz holding at No. 2 with "Barking" (Polydor) and Eminem’s “River” (Interscope) featuring Ed Sheeran again at No. 3.

Drake appears twice more on the midweek top 40, on Migos “Walk It Talk It”, from their new album Culture II (at No. 30 via Motown/Quality Control), and with “Diplomatic Immunity” (at No. 36), the other track from Scary Hours.

Meanwhile, the winner of BBC’s Sound Of 2018, Sigrid, could earn her first visit to the top 10. The Norwegian singer’s "Strangers" (Island) climbs 14-4, just ahead of Craig David’s “I Know You” (Speakerbox Recordings) featuring Bastille, which improves 15-5 following the release of the British R&B artist’s new album, The Time Is Now, which is on pace for the highest new entry on the albums survey.

After 27 weeks on the singles chart, Portugal. The Man’s "Feel It Still" (Atlantic) is on the verge of its first taste of the top 10; its on the rise, 20-9.

On the midweek albums survey, the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) continues its month-long reign as Craig David’s latest album mounts a challenge. If the veteran singer snatches top spot when the Official U.K.  Albums Chart is published Friday, he’ll have a third No. 1 following Born to Do It in 2000, and Following My Intuition in 2016.

It’s one of four new albums poised to impact the top 10, including sets by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, Machine Head and Migos.