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Drake Nears Bryan Adams' U.K. Singles Chart Record As 'One Dance' Is No. 1 for 14th Week

Drake photographed in 2016.
Caitlin Cronenberg

Drake photographed in 2016.

Drake's "One Dance" (Cash Money/ Republic/Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, has recorded a 14th week atop the U.K. singles chart. Scottish rock trio Biffy Clyro, meanwhile, land their second No. 1 album in the territory with their seventh studio release, Ellipsis (14th Floor/Warner Music).

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The Drake single is closing in on a chart record, as it's now only two weeks from matching the longest-ever consecutive run at No. 1 on the U.K. countdown, Bryan Adams' 16 weeks for "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" in 1991. Drake's closest challenger this week, according to the Official Charts Company's new data, was Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down" (Disruptor), featuring Daya, which rose 7-2.?"Perfect Strangers" (Positiva/Universal) by Jonas Blue featuring J.P. Cooper was another fast riser, moving 16-3, while 2015 Britain's Got Talent contestant Calum Scott's "Dancing On My Own" (Instrumental) climbed again, 10-4. "This Girl" (3 Beat) by Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners fell 2-5.

Miami rapper Kent Jones moved 12-10 with "Don't Mind" (Black Butter/Epic/Sony). British pop favorite Olly Murs had the week's highest new entry with "You Don't Know Love" (Epic/Sony), at No. 23.? 

Album chart toppers Biffy Clyro first made the U.K. album chart with the modest No. 78 peak of Blackened Sky in 2002. Their first album to make the top 40 was 2007's Puzzle, at No. 2, and their previous chart-topper was Opposites in 2013. Ellipsis totaled 37,000 combined chart sales to take them to the summit again.? Adele held at No. 2 with 25 (XL Recordings), while Drake's Views moved back 6-3. Coldplay dipped 3-4 with A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music) and ELO held at No. 5 with their compilation All Over The World. Rick Astley's former No. 1, 50 (BMG), moved back 8-6, as last week's No. 1, Blink 182's California, also on Friday, fell to No. 9. Australian collective Avalanches' long-awaited Wildflower (XL Recordings), the follow-up to 2001's "Since I Left You," debuted at No. 10. Now That's What I Call Summer Hits (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) goes into a second week at the top of the compilation chart.

 

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