Drake Headed to U.K. Charts Double Play

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Drake announces the starting line ups before the NBA All-Star Game as part of 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend on Feb. 14, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. 

Though his Toronto Raptors took a tough loss Tuesday night in his hometown, Drake is headed toward a double-double on the U.K. sales charts. The Views rapper is poised to to both the Albums chart and the Official Singles Chart Update tally with "One Dance." 

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"Dance," (Cash Money/Republic Records) which hit No. 1 last week, was leading the singles list at midweek with 64,000 combined chart sales and Views is out front on the Official Albums Chart Update side, outselling Beyoncé's Lemonade by two-to-one at present. If he's able to hold on until the final chart is published this Friday, Drake will be the first artist to nab a singles/album double play since Sam Smith did it in 2015 with "Lay Me Down" and In The Lonely Hour

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The current albums chart doesn't reflect the Drake ascension yet, with late music icon Prince continuing to dominate the top 5 with The Very Best Of (Warner Bros., No. 1), Ultimate (Warner Bros., No. 2), Purple Rain (Paisley Park, No. 3), The Hits/The B-Sides (Paisley Park, No. 4) and Sign O' The Times (Paisley Park, No. 5). Other new faces on the Albums charts are Billy Ocean's The Best Of (Sony Music, No. 4), Travis' Everything At Once (Caroline Distribution, No. 5) and Tremonti's Dust (Fret12 Records, No. 10).

Major competition for Drake on the Singles chart comes from the new single from Calvin Harris and Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For," (Sony Music/Westbury Road) which is hanging at No. 2, marking Rihanna's 28th Top 10 single and Harris' 20th. In a near parallel to her domination of the Hot 100 in the U.S. -- where all 12 of the Lemonade tracks debuted on the chart -- Beyoncé looks to land 7 tracks in the Top 40, one more than last week's total.

"Daddy Lessons" (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records) comes in at No. 31, joining "Hold Up" (No. 5), "Formation" (No. 16), "Sorry" (No. 19), "6 Inch" (No. 25), "Don't Hurt Yourself" (No. 26) and "Freedom" (No. 32). Climbing singles include DJ Snake's "Middle" (Interscope/Mad Decent, No. 11), Little Mix's "Hair" (Columbia Records/Syco, No. 12) and Disturbed's "Sound of Silence" (Reprise/Warner Bros., No. 17). 

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