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Ariana Grande Set For U.K. Singles Chart Domination

Ariana Grande is in position for a U.K. chart takeover.

Ariana Grande is in position for a U.K. chart takeover.

The U.S. pop star’s new single “Positions” bowed at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart last week, her seventh track to debut in the top position.

Based on 48 hours of sales and streaming activity, “Positions” is on course for a second week at No. 1, while two more tracks from her album of the same name are poised to impact the Top 10.

At No. 5, Grande’s “34+35” is the highest new debut on the First Look chart, while “Motive,” her collaboration with Doja Cat, is new at No. 10.

If “34+35” and “Motive” keep their momentum, Grande will lift her all-time tally of U.K. Top 10s to 20.


Halloween spreads a spooky vibe on the chart blast, as Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” reenters at No. 14, and Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters theme song is looming just outside the Top 20.

Following a premiere performance on Stephen Colbert’s A Late Show and the release of their third album, Love Goes, Sam Smith’s “Diamonds” is glittering on the First Look survey. It’s up 17-15, a new peak.

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