There’s a new rapstar in town.
Polo G’s latest single “Rapstar” is off to a bright start in the U.K., where it opens at No. 2 on the OCC’s First Look chart, which gauges the most popular singles after the first 48 hours in the cycle.
At this early stage in the chart week, it’s a hip-hop 1-2 with Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” in top spot and aiming for a third successive week at No. 1.
Produced by Synco and featuring social media star Einer Bankz on ukulele, “Rapstar” is on pace to be the Chicago rap artist’s highest charting headline single. His best is a No. 3 peak for KSI’s “Patience,” on which he guests with Yungblood, and his other appearance in the Top 40 was thanks to an assist on Lil Tjay’s “Headshot,” with a peak of No. 40.
Elsewhere, Rag’n’Bone Man’s collaboration with Pink, “Anywhere Away From Here,” is on track for a Top 10 bow. It’s at No. 10 on the chart blast and could give the British singer and songwriter his third Top 10 and Pink her 21st.
Sydney newcomer Masked Wolf continues to climb the chart with his viral track “Astronaut In The Ocean,” up 18-13 for a new high, while Ava Max’s “My Head & My Heart” lifts 19-14, also a new peak.
The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday, local time.