Drake joins elite club in UK charts

Canadian rapper Drake has bagged the longest-running UK No.1 single of the millennium with his infectious single One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla).

One Dance has now seen Drake overtake Umbrella, a huge hit for his on-off lover Rihanna in 2007, as the longest-running No.1 single in the digital age.

The song has now spent 11 consecutive weeks at No.1, making it the joint fifth longest-running chart-topper in the history of the UK singles chart, following Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around, Bryan Adams’ (Everything I Do) I Do It For You and Frankie Lane’s 1953 hit I Believe, which spent a record 18 weeks atop the charts.

Toronto-based superstar Drake also has another song inside the UK Top Three – Too Good, his collaboration with Rihanna. Both these singles are from his April-released album, Views.

In the UK Album Chart, Adele’s hit-packed 25 has returned to No.1, boasted by her Glastonbury headline set last weekend, and her other two albums have returned to the Top 20.