Billie Eilish’s Bond theme is blowing away the opposition in the U.K.
The U.S. pop phenomenon leads the race to the singles chart crown with “No Time to Die” (Interscope), the theme to the forthcoming Bond film of the same name.
At 18, Eilish is the youngest artist to record the theme for the spy franchise, now entering its 25th instalment. And if “No Time to Die” holds its position when the weekly U.K. chart is published this Friday, the Californian teen will be just the second artist in history to lead the survey with a Bond theme, after Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on The Wall” in 2015.
“No Time to Die” tops the Official Chart First Look Top 20, which captures sales and streaming data from the past weekend, with reigning chart-champion The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (Republic Records), coming in at No. 2.
Last April, Eilish became the youngest female artist in U.K. chart history (age 17) to hit No. 1 on the Official Albums Chart with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? reached the summit.
A No. 1 single, however, has eluded her. Eilish’s global hit “Bad Guy” remains the best performing track in the U.K., peaking at No. 2.
According to the Official Charts Company, Sam Smith’s “To Die For” (Capitol) is the next highest debut on the First Look list, starting at No. 20 after 48 hours.