Drake claims longest running UK Number 1 of the digital age

Drake has broken a UK chart record with his smash hit ‘One Dance’.

His collaboration with Wizkid and Kyla has notched up its 11th week at the top of the UK singles chart, making it the longest running chart-topper of the digital age, since 2004 and the introduction of legal download services.


‘One Dance’ is also the longest running Number 1 of the 21st century, with Drake snatching the title away from good friend Rihanna. She spent 10 weeks at number one with ‘Umbrella’ back in 2007.

Drake held off strong competition from Kungs Vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners to maintain this week’s top spot. Their track ‘This Girl’ was a mere 3000 copies behind ‘One Dance’, therefore securing this week’s Number 2 spot.

Drake has continued to dominate the streaming charts too, with ‘One Dance’ being streamed over 4.67 million times over the past week.

In other chart news, Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling‘ remains at number 3, while Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s ‘This Is What You Came For‘ stays at 4. Drake makes another appearance at number 5, alongside Rihanna, with their song ‘Too Good’.

Sigala, John Newman and Nile Rodgers have broken into the top 10, jumping 82 places to number 8 with ‘Give Me Your Love‘. Adele has also broken into the top 20 with her latest offering ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’, making an appearance at number 15.

Britain’s Got Talent star Calum Scott’s cover of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own‘ jumps 12 places to 16, and Bastille make a welcome return to the top 40 with ‘Good Grief’ at 25.

As Drake’s reign continues, we look forward to seeing whether anyone can topple him. Bryan Adams’ hit ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ is currently the longest running consecutive number one in the UK, spending 16 weeks at the top spot in 1991. Can Drake break that record? We’ll have to wait and see!

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Written by Katrina Rees

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