A week on from its release, London prodigy Dave has scored his first ever UK number one single with his Fredo-featuring ‘Funky Friday’.
After amassing a monstrous 5m+ streams within seven days, Dave’s feat sees him become the first British artist to debut a track on the top spot since Sam Smith took the accolade last year. Ironically, ‘Funky Friday’ replaces Smith’s recent Calvin Harris-collab, ‘Promises’ at No.1.
‘Funky Friday’ marked the first taste of new music from Dave in eight months, earning support from such high-profile fans spanning the likes of Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Drake and Skepta. It also adds further anticipation to the youngster’s upcoming debut album, due out early next year.
After releasing his sophomore EP ‘Game Over’ at the tail end of 2017, as well as selling out two nights at London’s KOKO in under two minutes and picking up ‘Best Newcomer’ at the MOBO Awards, Dave kicked off the first half of this year with sold-out tours across Australia and the United States as well as picking up a nomination in ‘British Breakthrough Act’ at this year’s Brit Awards; the youngest nominee at this year’s awards and the only nominee in his category yet to release their debut album.
Listen to ‘Funky Friday’ below: