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J. Cole Eyes Three Strong Starts on U.K. Singles Chart

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Wesley Mann

J. Cole photographed on Aug. 16, 2018 at The Silo in Houston.

J. Cole could make a big dent this week on the U.K. singles chart, with three tracks set for high entries.

On the Official Chart Company’s First Look survey, which ranks the popularity of singles after the first weekend’s sales and streaming activity, Cole has the highest new entries with “9 5 . S O U T H” at No. 9, “M Y . L I F E” featuring 21 Savage & Morray at No. 10, and “A M A R I” at No. 11.

The trio of tunes are all lifted from the North Carolinian hip-hop star’s latest album The Off-Season, which includes "I N T E R L U D E, the lead single which hit No. 25 on last week’s U.K. chart.

Cole has a modest career performance on the U.K. singles chart so far, banking just one Top 10, for 2019’s “Middle Child,” and a total of seven top 40s.

At the top of the chart blast is Tion Wayne & Russ Millions’ “Body,” which is on track for a third week at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart. “Body” is the most-streamed track in the early part of the cycle.

There's some movement in the runner-up position, which sees Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA lift 3-2, while Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” slips 2-3.

And finally, Olivia Rodrigo is all set for a Top 20 debut with “Good 4 U,” the third single lifted from her forthcoming debut album, Sour. It starts at No. 14 on the chart blast.

The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday, local time.