Drake scores the coveted chart double

The crooner is officially number one on both the singles and albums charts

Drake has done the double this week, scoring both the number one single and album in Britain.

His new album, ‘Views’, debuted at the top spot with over 78,000 sales – making it the second fastest-selling record this year so far, behind David Bowie’s posthumous ‘Blackstar’.

His single, meanwhile, ‘One Dance’ has smashed the UK’s one-week streaming record, according to figures from the UK’s Official Charts Company. Garnering a massive 8.95 million streams over the last seven days, the track has beaten the previous record – which was also set by Drake last week – of 7.86 million. In fact, this has been the single’s biggest week since it was released in mid April, with 141,000 combined chart sales.


Drake’s new album knocked Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ into second place after one week at the top, pushing Prince’s ‘The Very Best Of’ into third. At four, Billy Ocean scores his first top ten album in nearly 20 years, with ‘Here You Are: The Best Of’. Travis’ comeback effort ‘Everything At Once’ has meanwhile entered the album charts at five.

Calvin and Rihanna’s single ‘This Is What You Came For’ was handily beaten into second place with 107,000 combined sales, a twentieth top 10 single for the Scot. Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ came in at three, Mike Posner’s ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ is at four, and Fifth Harmony’s ‘Work From Home’ has come in at five.