Little Combine star Perrie Edwards is in scorching water with U.Ok. pop chart compilers after saying the band’s new tune, Candy Melody, was primary earlier than the most recent countdown was launched on Friday.
The pop star took to Instagram to share a video of her flower present from boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain alongside the caption: “No 1 babyyy”, whereas the tune performed within the background.
Perrie shortly eliminated the publish, however not earlier than followers world wide noticed it and commented, with one writing: “DID PERRIE JUST CONFIRM SWEET MELODY IS NUMBER ONE BEFORE THE CHARTS EVEN ANNOUNCED IT?” and one other remarking: “perrie managing to leak the chart place is such a perrie transfer.”
The hit is the band’s first primary since Jesy Nelson introduced she was leaving the group for psychological well being causes final month.
Perrie, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall took to Instagram to share a quick clip of themselves welcoming within the New 12 months as a trio, and the caption: “We will not wait to see you all once more very quickly. Ps Candy Melody is the proper tune for the highest of your New 12 months playlists.”
The monitor – the group’s fifth U.Ok. primary – was first launched three months in the past however the group’s followers, often called Mixers, rushed to get the tune to the primary spot to honour Nelson.
Formally confirming the chart-topper, Thirlwall advised BBC Radio 1: “It is the final single we did as a 4 with Jesy, and it is much more particular that now, going into 2021 as a 3, we have the primary primary (sic).”
Perrie added: “I simply need to squish each single fan who managed to get it to primary.”
Ed Sheeran’s Afterglow is available in at two on the brand new countdown, whereas Taylor Swift’s Evermore has crushed her ex-boyfriend Harry Kinds’ Advantageous Line to the highest of the U.Ok. albums chart.