Justin Bieber and Drake
Canadian musicians Justin Bieber and Drake are locked in a UK chart battle with their respective singles Cold Water and One DanceLarry Busacca/Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Justin Bieber has replaced Drake at number one on the UK's midweek singles chart, ending the rapper's 15-week reign. Bieber, 22, has debuted at the top of the chart with his Major Lazer and MØ collaboration Cold Water, leaving Drizzy in the dust.

According to the Official Charts Company, Drake, 29, has dropped to number five after spending nearly four months dominating with his latest single, which features funky house singer Kyla and Afrobeats star Wizkid.

If Bieber and pals are crowned the official chart-toppers on 29 July, Drake's defeat means he will not match Bryan Adams' chart record for the most consecutive weeks at number one, which (Everything I Do) I Do It For You achieved in 1991 with 16 weeks.

Kyla spoke to IBTimes UK earlier in July about Drake sampling her popular 2008 single Do You Mind on One Dance. The British singer revealed at the time: "When they called to say it was Drake I just couldn't believe it. It was so weird, it happened so fast...

"I had no time to prepare, I wasn't ready. It's massively changed my life. I cannot believe it's been number one for [so many] weeks. This is absolutely crazy, it's the most bizarre situation to be in, as a singer you dream about getting a number one."

Cold Water, which was released on 22 July, was co-written by Ed Sheeran. It has production from Benny Blanco and will feature on Major Lazer's forthcoming fourth album Music Is The Weapon Explaining how the collaboration developed, Diplo said in a statement: "... The moment I heard this one, I knew that it was the one. The timing was perfect and when we approached Justin, he was also in love with the song we all had written."

Elsewhere on the UK midweek charts, Jonas Blue's Perfect Strangers sits at number two while Chainsmokers are at number three with Don't Let Me Down. Calum Scott takes fourth place with Dancing On My Own leaving Drake to round-off the top five.

Listen to Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and MØ's Cold Water: