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News January 5, 2021

The Kid LAROI is on track for his first U.K. top 10

Senior Journalist, B2B
The Kid LAROI is on track for his first U.K. top 10

The Kid LAROI’s new year is starting in the best possible way with best-ever chart positions in multiple territories.

The 17-year-old rapper is poised to land his first Top 10 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart as ‘Without You’ flies 52-9 on the midweek chart.

In its seven weeks on the survey, ‘Without You’ has a peak (and career best) of No. 23. That’ll be smashed when the weekly survey is published late Friday (8th January).

The Sydney-born, L.A.-based newcomer has already impacted the chart with five titles, two of which were collaborations with the late hip-hop star Juice WRLD (‘Go’ and ‘Reminds Me of You’).

LAROI’s debut mixtape F*ck Love is also on the climb, rising 35-22 on last week’s Official U.K. Albums Chart, and improving to No. 15 on the midweek tally, just four places below its peak position.

There’s a lot of love for the Kid in his homeland, where ‘Without You’ currently sits at No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart, an all-time high.

Watch The Kid LAROI’s ‘Without You’:

It’s one of the teen’s two tracks in this week’s Top Ten, with ‘So Done’ lifting 11-10, while the deluxe edition of F**k Love (Savage) leaps 15-6 on the national albums chart, three places below its peak position.

F*ck Love is enjoying a boost from a cinematic new clip for album track ‘TRAGIC,’ which dropped in the days before Christmas, and the official release of ‘Reminds Me of You’ on the one-year anniversary of Juice WRLD’s death.

The Kid came of age in 2020, with a Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 (F*ck Love opened at No. 8), three ARIA Award nominations and, in October, became Spotify’s third U.S. RADAR artist, the streaming brand’s spotlight program for emerging acts.

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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