Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy” for a strong start on the British charts – Billboard

life has been good for David Guetta and Bebe Rexha in recent weeks, although they are unsure of retaining the UK Singles Chart crown.

Guetta and Rexha’s hit “I’m Good (Blue)” (via Parlophone) faces a tough challenge from Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy” (EMI), which sits at No. week.

After the first 48 hours of the chart week, only a “handful of units” separated the two singles, reports the OCC, with “I’m Good (Blue)” still at the top of the chart.

Also of note on the official “Big City Life” chart update from Luude and Mattafix (Warner Records), which is on track for a 10-7 rise, for what would be a new high, while that local grime star Stormzy is set to grab her 25th top 40 appearance with “Mel Made Me Do It” (0207/Merky). The seven-minute tune storms a No. 13 debut.

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On the albums chart, D-Block Europe are in a tight race with round 5, which could give the London hip-hop group their first chart leader.

At this early stage, nothing is certain.

Mark Owen, founding member of Take That, is just 1,000 units off the chart in second place with land of dreams (BMG), his first solo album in almost a decade, while the fifth album by Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds Of Summer 5SOS5 (BMG) is just behind at No. 3 in the midweek survey.

Less than 1,600 units separate the latest from D-Block Europe from that of Sports Team Sip! (Island), which debuts at #4 in the official map update.

Also look for the top ten finishes for editors (EBMcurrently #6 via PIAS Recordings) and Beth Orton (Weather Aliveat #8 via Partisan) when the chart is released this Friday.

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