HITS Daily Double


Billie Eilish seems primed to replace Taylor Swift at #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart and is also contending for the top slot on the Official Singles Chart, as “Lunch” sits less than 1,500 chart units below Sabrina Carpenter’s “Espresso” on the midweek tally.

Eilish’s HIT ME HARD AND SOFT (Darkroom/Interscope) would be her third consecutive studio album to wear a chart crown. In addition to “Lunch,” she could see two more Top 10 hits with “Chihiro” and “Birds of a Feather,” which are at #7 and #9 respectively.

Meanwhile, ZAYN is on track to return to the U.K. Top 10 for the first time in eight years with ROOM UNDER THE STAIRS (Republic), the One Direction grad’s strongest outing since Mind of Mine in 2016.

Elsewhere on the album chart, Swift falls from #1 to #3 with TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT (EMI), the only non-debuting record in the highly-competitive Top 5; Guns n’ Roses guitarist Slash breaches the Top 5 at #4 with his second solo record, Orgy of the Damned (Gibson); and Portishead singer Beth Gibbons slots just below, bowing at #5 with Lives Outgrown (Domino).

On the Singles chart, Eilish and Carpenter face strong competition from Post Malone and Morgan Wallen, who barely missed out on #1 last week with “I Had Some Help,” and also from Shaboozey, thanks to his breakout “A Bar Song (Tipsy),” currently #4.

Rounding out the top of the singles chart, Hozier’s “Too Sweet” (Island) holds at #5, Tommy Richman’s “Million Dollar Baby” (ISO Supremacy/Pulse) drops three spots to #6, Benson Boone slips to #8 with “Beautiful Things” (Warner), and labelmate Dasha remains at #10 with “Austin.”

All this talk of lunch, birds, espresso and sweets has made us hangry.