Drake has achieved a notable feat by having the longest-running UK
number one single since legal music downloads began counting towards
The rapper topped the singles chart for an 11th straight week with One Dance, his collaboration with Wizkid and Kyla.
continued dominance means he, not on-off girlfriend Rihanna, now holds
the record for the longest-running chart-topper of the 21st Century.
Her 2007 song Umbrella was the last record to achieve a double-digit reign.
Dance held off a midweek challenge from French producer Kungs, whose
remix of Cookin’ On Three Burners’ 2009 track This Girl was at number
Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling remained at
number three, while Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s This Is What You Came
For was at four.
In a top five identical to last week’s countdown, Drake and Rihanna remained at five with their collaboration Too Good.
- Top five singles
1) Drake ft Wizkid and Kyla
2) Kungs vs Cookin’ on Three Burners
3) Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop the Feeling
4) Calvin Harris ft Rihanna
This Is What You Came For
5) Drake ft Rihanna Too Good
Source: Official Charts Company
Further down the chart, Adele’s Send My Love (To Your New Lover) rose 10 spots to 15 – its first appearance inside the top 20.
Got Talent hopeful Calum Scott saw his cover of Robyn’s Dancing On My
Own rise 12 places to 16, while Bastille entered the chart at 22 with
new release Good Grief.
Radiohead back on top
In the album
chart, the physical release of Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool sold
enough copies to hold off a challenge from Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The
The band’s ninth studio album originally topped the
chart in May when it was released digitally, but bounced back from last
week’s 85th spot to reclaim pole position.
Rick Astley’s 50, last
week’s number one record, dropped two places to three, while
Nottingham’s Jake Bugg was a new entry at three with On My One, his
third studio album.
Coldplay, meanwhile, saw their A Head Full of
Dreams album climb one place to five following their recent four shows
at Wembley Stadium.