Major Lazer’s "Cold Water" (Because Music) featuring Justin Bieber and MØ is facing stiff competition for the U.K. singles chart crown from another Bieber-starring track, DJ Snake’s "Let Me Love You" (Interscope).
"Cold Water" is on track for a third successive stint atop the U.K. Singles Chart with a 7,000 combined sales advantage over "Let Me Love You" at the midweek point, according to the Official Charts Company.
It wouldn't be the first time Bieber has locked up multiple slots at the top of the chart. Earlier this year he became the first artist to occupy the top three spots with "Love Yourself," "Sorry," "What Do You Mean,” respectively.
The top 5 on the Chart Update is completed by Calum Scott’s “Dancing On My Own” (Instrumental) at No. 3, Jonas Blue’s “Perfect Strangers” (Positiva) at No. 4, and Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down” (Disruptor) at No. 5.
Meanwhile, Lil Wayne is a good chance for landing his 19th U.K. top 40 single. The rapper’s “Sucker For Pain” (Atlantic), a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa and Imagine, soars 76-39 at the halfway point of the chart week.
Over on the albums chart, Blossoms is on course to enter at No. 1 with its self-titled EMI debut set. The indie rockers’ album is currently 7,000 combined sales ahead of the No. 2 entry, London rapper Giggs’ fourth LP Landlord (SN1).
Viola Beach’s self-titled, chart-topping posthumous Fuller Beans debut is at No. 3 on the Chart Update, ELO’s All Over The World (Epic) is at No. 4, and Wild Beasts appear at No. 5 with their fifth album Boy King (Domino).
A further eight albums are targeting a berth in the top 40 of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, including Moose Blood’s second album Blush (Hopeless) at No. 6 and at the Elvis Presley collection Way Down In The Jungle Room (RCA/Legacy) is at No. 11.