Drake and Rihanna may have another thing in common soon. The Young Money rapper is spending his eighth week at number one on the UK charts with his latest single One Dance, which is the longest period a song has spent in the top spot since Rihanna's hit Umbrella in 2007.
According to the Official Charts Company, Drake, 29, has sold approximately 85,000 equivalent units, which is made up of 23,000 sales and 6.15 million streams. It is Drizzy's eighth consecutive week at number one and One Dance is on course to match Rihanna's record of 10 straight weeks in the top position which she enjoyed with Umbrella nine years ago.
One Dance, which samples Crazy Cousinz and Kyla's UK funky hit Do You Mind? appears on Drake's fourth studio album Views, which is also enjoying chart success in the US. The 19-track album is currently enjoying its fifth consecutive week at number one on the Billboard 200 chart after shifting an additional 152,000 copies in the last week. More than half of those sales are said to have been generated via streams to the tune of 92,000 units.
Nielsen Music reports that Views is the longest-charting number one album from a male artiste since Michael Buble's Christmas, which also spent five weeks at the top spot between December 2011 and January 2012. Despite the lengthy tracklist, Drake is still keeping fans entertained with new music, premiering his collaboration with Justin Bieber on 4pm In Calabasas, a joint effort with Gucci Mane titled Back On Road and Bieber's remix of One Dance.
Released on 29 April 2016, Views also boasts the singles Controlla, Pop Style, Too Good featuring Rihanna and Hotline Bling as a bonus track. The album will be supported by the Summer Sixteen tour which will see Drake perform across North America alongside his What A Time To Be Alive collaborator Future.
Elsewhere on the UK singles chart, Justin Timberlake comes in behind Drake at number two with Can't Stop The Feeling which is lifted off the soundtrack for animation Trolls. Calvin Harris and Rihanna are in the third position with their latest collaboration, This Is What You Came For, while Galantis are at number four with No Money and Sia rounds off the top five with Cheap Thrills alongside Sean Paul.