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“Espresso”: Sabrina Carpenter Brews Success with First UK Number 1 Hit Single

by Jonathan Currinn
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Sabrina Carpenter has just scored her first UK Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with her funky hit “Espresso”, and it’s a major caffeine-fuelled victory for the American singer. The track, which debuted just two weeks ago, has swiftly risen to the top spot, cementing Carpenter’s place in the UK music scene.

“Espresso” edged out strong competition, including a close race with Taylor Swift’s “fortnight” featuring Post Malone, with less than 500 chart units separating the two tracks. Carpenter’s single amassed an impressive 8.8 million streams, making it the most-streamed song of the week in the UK, according to the Official Charts Company.

This achievement marks a significant milestone in Carpenter’s career, as “Espresso” becomes her first UK Number 1, following her earlier Top 40 successes with songs like “Nonsense” which peaked at 32, “Skin” which charted at 28, and “feather” which managed to hit the UK charts at Number 19. Notably, “Espresso” also makes history as the first caffeine-themed UK Number 1 single in 24 years, a distinction previously held by All Saints’ “Black Coffee” in 2000—as mentioned by the Official Charts Company.

In addition to Sabrina Carpenter’s triumph, rising hip hop-country artist Shaboozey celebrates his first UK Top 10 hit with “A Bar Song (Tipsy)”, climbing to Number 6 on the chart. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift continues her chart domination with her 29th UK Top 10 single, “I Can Do It With A Broken Heart”, which landed at Number 8 this week.

Other notable movements on the Official Singles Chart include Mark Ambor’s “Belong Together” reaching a new peak at Number 11, Lay Bankz’s “Tell Ur Girlfriend” climbing three spots to Number 15, and Chappell Roan’s “Good Luck, Babe!” securing her first Top 20 single at Number 18. Also making its debut in the UK Top 20, David Guetta & OneRepublic’s “I Don’t Wanna Wait” hits Number 20, up seven places.

Furthermore, Natasha Bedingfield’s 2024 remix of “These Words” with producer Badger soared to Number 22, echoing the success of the original track, which topped the charts in 2004. Virginia singer-rapper Tommy Richman also made a splash, debuting at Number 31 with “Million Dollar Baby”.

The release of the Amy Winehouse biopic “Back to Black” has sparked renewed interest in the late icon’s music among UK audiences, propelling classics such as “Valerie” with Mark Ronson and “Back to Black” back into the Top 40, securing positions at Number 38 and Number 39, respectively.

Sabrina Carpenter’s ascent to the top of the UK Official Singles Chart with “Espresso” is not only a personal victory but also a testament to her growing popularity across the pond. With this breakthrough success, Carpenter is poised to make an even bigger impact in the British music landscape. Now can she fend off the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2024 tracks that are set to dominate this week and next week as Eurovision week begins?

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