News 26 June 2016
Author: Alex Griffin

Drake’s “One Dance” is longest running number 1 single of the digital age

26 June 2016

It’s happened again. The man that can seemingly do no wrong, Drake, has set yet another record for the books. His single “One Dance” has become the longest running number 1 single of the digital age.

The Kyla and Wiz Kid featuring track has officially surpassed Rihanna’s 2007 monster hit “Umbrella”, which spent 10 weeks on the chart. Drizzy has now been at the top of totem pole for 11 weeks.

He has sold 1,082,545 copies in those 11 weeeks, which is more than Rihanna has sold in 9 years. Additionally, Drake will surpass the total single sales achieved by Wet Wet Wet during their 15 week run at the top back in 1994 (1,001,228).

The most commercially savvy artist in recent memory, Drake can now celebrate having the 5th longest running number one single in the history of the UK chart.

The album “One Dance” appeared on, ‘VIEWS’, gave him his first number 1 album in the UK and has officially gone Gold over here, approaching sales of 200,000 copies since its release in March.

These mad ting achievements have been mirrored across the Atlantic where Drake has topped the Billboard album chart for 7 weeks, selling one million copies first week, as well as topping the US singles chart for 6 weeks.