The teenage Texas girl – she’s just 17 years and six months old – is one of the youngest artists to crown the UK chart and is the third under-18 lead in less than two years, behind home produce New Zealanders Jawsh 685 and US singer Olivia Rodrigo.
The fever went viral over 4.7 million streams in the UK. By Adele “Easy On Me” (Columbia) is in 2nd place, stopping for the eighth non-consecutive week at the summit.
Behind is “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (Walt Disney), by the cast of Disney’s best-selling animated film. Encanto. “Bruno” raised the score to 4-3, for a new high.
Another viral hit broke through the Official UK Singles Chart. Lauren Spencer-Smith“Fingers Cross” parting number is 90-4, for American Idol She appeared in the UK Top 10 for the first time.
The Canadian artist’s “Sacrifice” is this week’s highest new entry at number 10, while “Take My Breath” is at 57-14 and “How Do I Make You Love Me?” started at 22nd place.
In the UK, artists are allowed up to three of their most popular songs from an album to appear in the Top 100 singles chart, based on criteria set in July 2017.
https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/gayle-abcdefu-climb-uk-no-1-1235019713/ Gayle’s ‘Abcdefu’ completes the UK #1 climb – Billboard