Raye, Taylor Swift Reign Over U.K. Charts – Billboard

Raye topped the UK Singles Chart for the first time with ‘Escapism’ and Taylor Swift earned another album chart crown.

A tearful Ray celebrated her stunning result on social media. In 2021, it’s a moment of special significance for an artist who has publicly cut ties with a major label after claiming it has been shelved and overlooked for years.

Released through human resourcesJ. Irving’s distribution and artist services company, “Escapism,” is one of several singles Ray has dropped in recent months ahead of her upcoming debut album. my 21st century bluesalongside “Hard Out Here,” “Black Mascara,” and “The Thrill Is Gone.”


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Featuring US rapper 070 Shake, “Escapism” was the most played song in the latest UK chart week with 5.6 million plays and was Raye’s 10th Top 40 single as lead artist. was the first UK Top 10 entry.

Meanwhile, SZA became the first British solo Top 10 hit (3rd overall) with ‘Kill Bill’ (up 32-4 via RCA/Top Dawg), while Bugzy Malone and TeeDee also made their first Top 10 hits. rice field. “Out of Nowhere” (BSomebody) he went 38-9.

The Christmas music craze is gaining momentum, with a string of singles hitting new peaks on the latest charts released on January 6th. “10:35” by Tiesto & Tate McRae (80-18x via Atlantic/Ministry of Sound).lady gaga’s Born This Way– Era recording “Bloody Mary (74-22x via Interscope). This is Viral TikTok Dance Sensation inspired by Wednesday Star Jenna Ortega. Australian singer-songwriter Dean Lewis’ tearful ‘How Do I Say Goodbye’ (#86-23 via Universal Music Australia).

Swift secures first No. 1 for 2023 in National Album Survey midnight.

By standing at the top for 4 consecutive weeks, midnight Surpassing Swift’s 2020 Efforts folklore As Britain’s longest reigning LP

Brits love US pop stars as much in 2023 as they do in 2022. midnight is one of five Swift studio albums in the top 40 — folklore (No. 22), 1989 (No. 24), mistress (No.35) and reputation (No. 40).

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