The year 2016 is turning out to be a fabulous year for Canadian rapper Drake. The rapper's "One Dance," a single featuring Nigerian songwriter Wizkid and Philippines-based RnB singer Kyla, completed a massive 11-week run at the U.K. Singles chart.
This feat enabled "One Dance" to become the longest-running single in the U.K. charts in the digital age. According to Official Charts, the previous record of 10 weeks atop the chart was jointly held by Rihanna's "Umbrella," Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" and David Whitefield's "Cara Mia."
However, Drake is yet to overtake the all-time record of the longest stay on the top in the chart's history. That record is held by "I Believe," Frankie Laine's 1953 single, which spent 18 weeks atop the chart.
Drake's "One Dance" holds this record jointly with Slim Whitman's "Rose Marie" and is also preceded by Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" (14 weeks), Wet Wet Wet's "Love Is All Around" (15 weeks) and Bryan Adams' "Everything I Do" (16 weeks). Check out the full list of all time chart toppers here.
Earlier this year, Drake's latest album "Views From The 6" became the first 2016 album to spend five consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 200 chart. The album has been streamed over 800 million times on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music and it sold more than a million copies through digital downloads and physical sales.