Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa's 'One Kiss' Leads Ariana Grande's 'Tears' on Midweek U.K. Chart

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Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios.

“One Kiss” or “No Tears Left to Cry”? The race to the U.K. singles chart title reads like a romance novel, and it’s playing out like a drama as just a handful of sales and streams separate the leaders at the halfway point.  

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa's “One Kiss” (Columbia/Warner Bros) holds at the top of the Official U.K. Singles Chart Update, with an advantage of less than 1,000 combined sales over Ariana Grande’s “Tears” (Republic Records), her first release since the Manchester Arena bombing, the Official Charts Company reports.

Harris earned his ninth chart title when "One Kiss" debuted at No. 1 on the weekly tally last week, while Grande has two U.K. chart titles to her name. 

Also on the midweek chart, three songs are on track to enter the Top 10: “Answersphone” (up 18-7 via Parlophone) by Banx & Ranx, Ella Eyre and Yxng Bane; “The Middle” (up 12-8 via Interscope) by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey; and Bebe Rexha's “Meant To Be” (11-9 via Parlophone) featuring Florida Georgia Line.

With a No. 11 bow, Anne-Marie has the highest new entry with “2002” (EastWest), co-written by Ed Sheeran.

Meanwhile, three of Avicii's tracks are poised to return to the Official Singles Chart Top 40 following the Swedish EDM star’s untimely death last Friday. Avicii’s 2013's chart leader “Wake Me Up” is at No. 13 on the midweek survey.

On the Official U.K. Albums Chart Update, the Greatest Showman (Atlantic) soundtrack leads new releases from Shires, J Cole, Black Stone Cherry and Nines.