Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrusand Lana Del Reywill be a hard act to beat in the race to the U.K. chart title as their collaboration "Don’t Call Me Angel" (Polydor/RCA/Republic Records) sprouts wings and soars early.
The Charlie’s Angels soundtrack song dropped Friday and goes to No. 1 on the Official Chart: First Look Top 20, based on preliminary sales and early streaming data reported by the Official Charts Company.
If the blockbuster pop release continues to fly, it could become Grande's sixth U.K. chart leader, Cyrus' third and Del Rey's first (her best chart position is a No. 4 for the Cedric Gervais remix of "Summertime Sadness").
"Don’t Call Me Angel" could halt the three-week reign of Ed Sheeran's "Take Me Back To London" (Asylum) featuring Stormzy which slips 1-2 on the sales blast, while London hip-hop collective D-Block Europe is on track for their first U.K. top 10 single with "Nookie" (D-Block Europe) featuring Lil Baby, which starts at No. 10.
The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday local time.