The rapper Drake is just two weeks from breaking the UK chart record for the longest uninterrupted chart topper. The Canadian's single One Dance has held the number one spot in the UK singles chart for 15 weeks – as long as Wet Wet Wet managed with their 1994 cover of the Trogg's Love Is All Around.
If Drake stays on top on 29 July, he will match fellow Canadian legend Bryan Adams' record for holding the number one spot. Adams held the spot for 16 weeks in 1991 with (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, but sold four times singles as the rapper.
Unlike 22 years ago, two-thirds of the 'sales' of One Dance came from plays on streaming services, such as Spotify.
The Official Chart boss Martin Talbot congratulated Drake on his success. He told The Sun: "One Dance is the biggest hit we have yet seen in the digital market and the longest number one in the digital era. There will be many people who say: 'It was much better in my day.' But the way that music is consumed moves on."
One Dance, which features Wizkid and Kyla, was also the most streamed track of this week of 18 July, racking up 4.33 million listens.
The popularity of streaming is fuelling claims that the singles chart is not relevant anymore. When speaking to The Sun, the former BBC Top 40 host Mark Goodier said: "The industry is starting to get really worried. It would be really sad if we didn't pay attention to this and change the weighting between streaming and sales."
Artist and producer Naughty Boy, agreed, saying: "Having a number one is not the important thing to me anymore. I think the charts are diluted now that they have combined everything. It doesn't feel the same."