Drake Earns First No. 1 Single with ‘One Dance’ While Breaking Billboard Hot 100 Record
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Drake did it (he did it!). He earned his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with his smooth “One Dance” featuring WizKid and Kyla, which rose above Desiigner’s “Panda” and Lukas Graham’s “7 Years”. The Toronto kid previously came close to scoring the coveted spot with singles including “Best I Ever Had” and “Hotline Bling”, which was breezed over by the release of Adele’s “Hello”.
In addition to this, Drake also set a record by simultaneously charting 20 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 list with 18 tracks from Views, Rihanna’s “Work”, and “Summer Sixteen”. This trumps Justin Bieber’s previous record of 17 songs on the chart in December of 2015.
According to Billboard, Drake’s songs streamed a reported 246.1 million times in the U.S. during the tracking week, including spins on Apple Music and other services including Spotify. The artist confirmed that he is currently in production for the “One Dance” music video in a not-so-subtle caption of a recent Instagram photo. We’d request a visual album, but his updated Views covers will do for now.