2019 American Music Awards

Drake's 'One Dance' Becomes Longest-Running U.K. No. 1 Single in 22 Years

Caitlin Cronenberg
Drake photographed in 2016.

Drake's "One Dance" (Cash Money/Republic/Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, has started a 12th week atop the U.K. singles chart to become the longest-running No. 1 song there for 22 years. On the album chart, Adele's performance at Glastonbury last weekend fueled her return to the summit with 25 (XL Recordings).

The last single to spend as many as 12 weeks at No. 1 in the market was Wet Wet Wet's 1994 mega-hit "Love Is All Around," which went on to a 15-week reign. Drake now has two songs in the U.K. top three: with "This Girl" (3 Beat) by Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners holding at No. 2, the Canadian rapper's "Too Good," featuring Rihanna, moved 5-3 on the new Official Chart Company survey.

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Rihanna's other current chart guest appearance, on "This Is What You Came For" (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris, held at No. 4 as Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop The Feeling" (RCA/Sony) fell 3-5. Adele's "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" climbed nine places to No. 6 to become her eighth top ten single in her home country. 
25 enjoyed a 231 percent week-on-week unit surge to climb 14-1 and log its 13th aggregate week at the top, and first since late March. Adele's entire studio catalog got a sales injection from her Glastonbury headliner, with 21 moving 67-10 and 19 climbing 175-12.

The festival's closing night headliners Coldplay improved 5-2 with A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music) on a 28 percent weekly sales increase; ELO, who played the celebrated Sunday afternoon slot, moved 7-3 with the All Over The World compilation (Epic/Sony Music).

Rick Astley's former No. 1 album 50 (BMG) fell 3-4, while Beyonce's Lemonade (Columbia/Sony Music) climbed 10-5. As one XL artist replaced another at the top, Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool fell 1-9. The highest new entry of the week was Earth (Reprise/Warner Music) by Neil Young & Promise Of Real. Throwback – Summer Jamz (Ministry Of Sound/Sony Music CG) moved into a third week atop the compilations chart.


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