'Rihanna Challenges Taylor Swift For U.K. Singles Chart Crown

Swift For U.K. Singles Chart Crown

Rihanna ended

her years-long music drought last week with the release of “Lift Me Up

chart is

published, the pop superstar could be rewarded with a crown

The Barbadian

singer is flying with “Lift Me Up,” which will appear in the upcoming Marvel film,

Based on

sales and streaming data from the first 48 hours in the chart cycle, “Life Me Up”

The leader

in the early stages is Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero,” which bowed at No

1 is

“incredibly close,” with former leader “Unholy,” by Sam Smith and Kim Petras, at No

Heading into

the second half of the week, less than 300 chart sales separate the top three

If “Lift

Me Up” does indeed lift to the top it would be Rihanna’s 10th U

1, and

first since 2017’s “Wild Thoughts,” with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller

Elsewhere on

the chart blast, several tracks eye new peaks inside the U

Shekhar Kapur’s ‘What’s Love

Got to Do With It?’ to