After the first 48 hours in the chart week, the strongest debut belongs to TikTok star Nathan Evans with his sea shanty debut single “Wellerman.”
The 26-year-old Scotsman made quite a buzz when video of his traditional sea shanty went viral on TikTok, and landed him a record deal with Polydor. Now, he’s quit his job as a quit as postman and he’s eyeing a U.K. hit single, his first.
“Wellerman” is the most downloaded song of the week so far, according to the Official Charts Company, and it’s the No. 4 ranked song on the First Look chart, just behind Little Mix’s “Sweet Melody.”
The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday local time.