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U.K. CHARTS: DAVE ARRIVES
10/12/18

U.K. rapper Dave has entered straight in at #1 with “Funky Friday” f/Fredo (Neighbourhood) on 6.7m streams—an impressive feat for any track in a year when Drake is the only artist to have entered at the top in the first week. It’s also a rare mainstream win for the growing British rap scene.

The track had key support at Spotify, appearing on top playlists New Music Friday UK, Hot Hits, Rap and Who We Be. “Funky Friday” joins just two other songs to go straight in at #1 this year, both of which were by Drake.

Elsewhere in the Top 5, long-running #1 “Promises” (Columbia) by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith moves down to #2, while Rita Ora moves up to #5 with “Let You Love Me” (Atlantic).

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