Drake’s hit single One Dance resulted in his first UK number 1, and has now gone on to become the longest single consecutively at 1 in the UK charts since digital performance was integrated into charts.
Drake has broken a record of sorts, after sitting at number 1 in the UK for 11 weeks in a row with his single ‘One Dance’. This is the longest a single has sat consecutively at the top of the UK charts since music downloads were integrated into the charts in 2007.
The all-time record for most consecutive weeks at number 1 in the UK is held by Bryan Adams for his track ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’. In the summer of 1991 Adams’ single spent a monumental 16 weeks sat at the top of the UK’s official music charts.
Just last week Drake’s single was streamed 4.67 million times and had a lead of roughly 3,000 combined sales over second place. As Billboard reports Drake’s single wasn’t the only unmoving chart entry with the top 8 chart singles surprisingly all maintaining their positions.
It’s been over a year since streaming music has been recognised in the official UK charts and 9 years since downloads were counted. France recently joined the UK, Germany, and the US by integrating digital music streaming stats into their charts.
With 5 weeks yet to go before Drake can match the UK’s longest chart-topping single, do you think Drake can break the record?