The Canadian rapper's song 'One Dance' has held the position for 12 weeks, the longest duration in 22 years.
Drake has the longest-running UK Number One single of the millennium with his single ‘One Dance’ (feat. Wizkid & Kyla).
‘One Dance’ is the only single since 2000 to hold the spot for more than ten weeks, as Rihanna’s 2007 hit ‘Umbrella’ did.
It now ranks fifth ever for duration spent at Number One in the UK, following Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Wet Wet Wet’s ‘Love Is All Around’, Bryan Adams’ ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ and Frankie Lane’s 1953 song ‘I Believe’, which spent a record 18 weeks in the top spot.
Drake also has another song inside the UK Top Three – ‘Too Good’, his collaboration with Rihanna. Both these singles are from his April album ‘Views’.
In the UK Album Chart, meanwhile, Adele’s ’25’ has returned to Number One after her Glastonbury Festival headline set last weekend, and her other two albums have returned to the top 20.
’25’ was previously at number 14 but has shot up to the top spot, with a 231% sales increase compared to the same period last week. This will be the 13th week ’25’ has been at number one.
The album was also finally made available on streaming services last week, seven months after its initial release and two days before her headline set at Glastonbury.