“Pop Style” claimed the No. 1 position thanks in part to its superstar featured act, The Throne, the collective of Jay Z and Kanye West. (The pair released the collaborative album Watch the Throne in 2011.) Many Twitter users also noted Jay Z’s very brief appearance on “Pop Style," as he graces the mic for fewer than 10 seconds.
“One Dance,” meanwhile, enlists Nigerian rapper Wizkid and Filipino singer Kyla and raced to the runner-up slot.
Drake dropped “Style” and “Dance” unannounced just after 11 a.m. ET on April 5. The rapper posted two tweets, each with a song’s artwork and link to its iTunes Store entry.
Drizzy also added a #VIEWS hashtag to the tweets, indicating both tracks may appear on his forthcoming studio album Views From the 6, expected to drop later this month. Three leaked cuts -- “Controlla” featuring Popcaan, “Faithful” and “These Days” -- may also grace the set’s tracklist.
The lead up to Views comes on the heels of a huge year for the rapper. In 2015, he claimed two Billboard 200 No. 1 albums with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and What a Time to Be Alive, a joint LP with Future. In addition, Drake also dropped a successful set of non-album singles including “Hotline Bling,” which dialed in a No. 2 peak on the Billboard Hot 100 last October.