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Drake’s ‘One Dance’ Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Single in U.K.’s Digital Era

Drake has secured an 11th week atop the U.K. singles chart with "One Dance" (Cash Money/ Republic/Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, to become the market's longest-running No. 1 single of the…

Drake has secured an 11th week atop the U.K. singles chart with “One Dance” (Cash Money/ Republic/Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, to become the market’s longest-running No. 1 single of the digital era. Radiohead‘s A Moon Shaped Pool (XL Recordings) tops the album chart for a second, non-consecutive week.

Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers Battle for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

The Drake single racked up 4.67 million streams last week, according to the Official Charts Company, and finished some 3,000 combined chart sales ahead of “This Girl” (3 Beat) by Kungs Vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners to retain the crown. Remarkably, the entire top eight of the singles chart were unmoved, with Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” (RCA/Sony) staying at No. 3, “This Is What You Came For” (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris and Rihanna at No. 4 and Drake’s “Too Good,” featuring Rihanna, at No. 5.

Also unmoved, in positions 6-8, were “Tears” (Atlantic/Warner Music) by Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson, fellow Atlantic release “I Hate U I Love U” by Gnash featuring Louisa O’Brien and Sia‘s long-running “Cheap Thrills” (Monkey Puzzle/RCA/Sony Music). “Give Me Your Love” (Ministry of Sound) by Sigala featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers made its top 75 debut, racing 91-9.

In the five subsequent charts since it debuted at No. 1, the Radiohead album had fallen to No. 85, but it catapulted back to the top following its physical release last week. Combined sales of 44,000 included 39,000 physical units, of which 10,500 were on vinyl. Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Getaway (Warner Bros./Warner Music) entered at No. 2 to become their eighth top 10 album in the U.K.

Rick Astley Scores First No. 1 Album on U.K. Charts in 29 Years

Last week’s best-selling artist album, Rick Astley‘s 50 (BMG), fell to No. 3, with Jake Bugg‘s third album On My One (EMI/Universal) new at No. 4 and Coldplay‘s A Head Full of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music) up one to No. 5. Mumford & Sons‘ collaboration with Baaba Maal, the Johannesburg EP (Gentlemen of the Road/Universal Island) entered at No. 6.

French singer-songwriter Christine & the Queens re-entered at No. 8 with Chaleur Humaine (Because Music). The album spent one week in the top 100 at No. 85 last month, and now breaks big after the artist performed on Graham Norton’s BBC chat show on June 17. Throwback — Summer Jamz (Ministry Of Sound/Sony Music CG) started a second week atop the compilations chart.