Billie Eilish makes a fast start in the U.K. singles chart race with “Happier Than Ever.”
The California phenomenon starts at No. 12 on the First Look chart, which ranks the most popular singles based on sales and streams from the first 48 hours.
“Happier Than Ever,” the title track from Eilish’s sophomore album, which dropped last Friday (July 30), is on track to become her 10th Top 20 appearance on the national chart, and fifth Top 40 for 2021.
Eilish enjoyed some peak-time spotlight on Saturday (July 31) when she appeared for an interview on the BBC’s Up Close, and performed several songs.
Despite its healthy weekend activity, “Happier Than Ever” is well off the pace of the leader, “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran. “Bad Habits” is the market leader on both sales and streams and is heading for a sixth consecutive week at No. 1.
Meanwhile, The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber are on target for another week in the runner-up spot, while Jonasu’s “Black Magic” lifts 5-2, and is chasing a new peak position.
The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday, local time.