Sam Smith and Kim Petra’s Torch UK Chart with ‘Unholy’

Sam Smith and Kim Petras school their UK chart rivals as “Unholy” (via EMI) soars to No.1.

“Unholy” accumulates 5.9 million streams, Official Charts Company, to leapfrog David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” (via Parlophone), the leader at the halfway mark.

With this latest chart-topper, Smith now boasts an eighth UK No.1 single, level with Oasis and the Rolling Stones on the list of home-grown artists with the most leads. It’s Kim Petras’ first ever UK chart topper.

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Smith previously led the singles chart with “La La La” featuring Naughty Boy (from 2013), “Money On My Mind” (2014), “Stay With Me” (2014), “Lay Me Down” featuring John Legend (2015), ” Writing’s On The Wall” (2015), “Too Good At Goodbyes” (2017) and “Promises” with Calvin Harris (2018).

Meanwhile, David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s viral hit “I’m Good (Blue)” slips 1-2, just 1,400 chart units between the leaders. “I’m Good (Blue)” is the most downloaded song of the chart’s cycle, OCC reports.

Further down the chart, there are new peaks for singles by Chris Brown (“Under The Influence” up 8-7 via RCA) and Luude & Mattafix (“Big City Life” up 10-8 via Warner Records), while Steve Lacy makes his first UK top 10 appearance as “Bad Habit” (LM/RCA) lifts 11-9.

Brit Award-winning homegrown hip-hop star Stormzy makes his 25th top 40 splash with “Mel Made Me Do It” (0207/Merky). It’s new at No. 12.

Meanwhile, D-Block Europe land three new entries on the Official UK Singles Chart, published on Friday, Sept. 30, with “4 The Win” at No. 23; the Burna Boy collaboration “She’s Not Anyone” at No. 30; and “Conor McGregor” at No. 39. These three debuts, all of which appear on the hip-hop collective’s new album, Round 5 (via D-Block Europe), bring the number of D-Block Europe top 40 singles to 26.

Among the highest climbers in the latest cycle is Rema with “Calm Down” (Mavin) zooming 32-25, and Fred Again and Swedish House Mafia’s “Turn On The Lights Again” (Atlantic) up 36-33.

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