Stormzy is on course to land the first UK number one of 2020 with Own It, according to the Official Charts Company.
The grime star’s collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy would mark his third number one in 12 months, after Vossi Bop and Take Me Back To London, also with Sheeran.
Sheeran was recently named Official Charts’ artist of the decade, with 12 number ones across the official singles and albums chart between 2010 and 2019, more than any other artist.
He has also spent the most weeks at number one across both charts over the last decade, at 79 weeks.
Topping the charts would mark the first number one for Nigerian singer Burna Boy.
British DJ Endor is on track for his first UK top-10 single Pump It Up at nine, while Dua Lipa is on course to take the second spot with Don’t Start Now and Lewis Capaldi is expected to land at number three with Before You Go.
Stormzy has branded Britain a “racist country” and accused Boris Johnson of making it worse.
The grime superstar, 26, has been a vocal opponent of Johnson and the Conservatives and declared it was a “dark day for minorities” on the night of the party’s historic general election victory.
Now he’s opened up about his fears for the country in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
When asked if he thinks Britain is racist, he said: “Definitely, 100%. It’s like: ‘Oh no, we’re not racist’. But there’s a lot of racism in the country.