HITS Daily Double


Declan McKenna and Noah Kahan are battling it out for this week’s U.K. Official Albums #1. Over on singles, Kahan’s Stick Season (Republic) remains on top.

McKenna’s third set, What Happened to the Beach? (Columbia), is leading the charge at today’s midweek stage. However, with an expanded deluxe edition of Kahan’s Stick Season just 3k in sales behind, at #2, the race is not yet won.

Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign could debut at #3 with Vultures 1 (YZY). Dizzee Rascal’s Don’t Take It Personal (Big Dirtee Records) is also on track for a #10 debut, at #6.

Zara Larsson’s Venus (Epic), at #7, could be her second Top 10. USHER’s COMING HOME (mega/gamma), #9, is predicted to be his seventh Top 10 (though his Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show could boost it further within the coming days).

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, “Stick Season” is fixing to score a seventh consecutive week at #1. The track is almost two to one ahead of its nearest competition.

That competition is Teddy Swims, whose “Lose Control” (Warner) is set to rise one to #2. Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” (Warner) is also on the ascent, up one to #4.

“Alibi” (Major Toms/Asylum), by Ella Henderson and Rudimental, is predicted to sail to #11 on Friday, while Kygo and Ava Max's “Whatever” (RCA), featuring a Shakira sample, is up 10 places to #18.