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George Ezra on course to hurt Drake's feelings and reclaim number one

The singer-songwriter's hit Shotgun previously topped the singles chart in July.

Singer-songwriter George Ezra is on track to reclaim the number one spot on the UK singles chart and end Canadian rapper Drake’s reign at the top.

Ezra’s former chart-topper Shotgun is in a close race with Drake’s In My Feelings.

It currently has a lead of just under 2,000 downloads and streaming equivalent sales.

Shotgun previously hit number one in July before it was toppled by comedy duo David Baddiel and Frank Skinner’s World Cup anthem Three Lions.

Ezra himself posted a video on social media urging his fans to help get the football song to surpass his own.

Canadian production and DJ duo Loud Luxury’s song Body has climbed four places to reach number four, according to the Official Chart Update.

It is just behind DJ Khaled and Justin Bieber’s No Brainer, which is a non-mover at three. 

At five is Eastside by Benny Blanco featuring Halsey and Khalid.

On the albums chart, the soundtrack of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again continues to rule the roost.

The recording features renditions of Abba songs performed by the likes of Cher and Pierce Brosnan.

It is fending off competition from The Greatest Showman and 13 new entries in the top 40.

UK indie rock singer Miles Kane looks set to claim the highest of the new entries with his third solo album Coup De Grace.

Kane has previously topped the chart with Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner as duo The Last Shadow Puppets.

Two places back on this week’s albums chart update is US rapper Nicki Minaj’s new album Queen.

Rapper Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj looks set for a new entry on the UK albums chart with Queen (Ian West/PA)

Elsewhere in the top 10, there is a new Elvis Presley collection called Where No One Stands Alone.

The album features a collaboration with the singer’s daughter Lisa Marie and is currently at number seven.

Just behind it at nine is Merseyside band The Coral’s Move Through The Dawn. 

Hot on their heels are classical crossover group Il Divo at 10 with Timeless.

This week’s final singles and albums charts will be published on Friday.

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