Drake edges out Rudimental to claim eighth week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart

Plus there are new entries and big climbers from Zedd, George Ezra, Years & Years and more.

Drake has edged out Rudimental to claim an eighth week at Number 1 in the closest Official Chart race of 2018 so far.

Just 937 combined sales separate God’s Plan and These Days this week, with Drake claiming the most streamed track and Rudimental the most downloaded.

 

God's Plan is Drake's third Number 1 on the Official UK Chart, following What's My Name with Rihanna (2010) and One Dance (2016).  See where all of Drake's singles and albums have charted in the UK here.

Menawhile, These Days, which features Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen, has now spent six weeks in the runner up slot.

 

Elsewhere in this week's Top 5 US band Portugal. The Man reach a new peak with Feel It Still, climbing a place to Number 3 some 33 weeks after it first entered the Top 100, and Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s FRIENDS also lifts a spot to a new high at Number 4.

New entries and high climbers

Zedd claims his fourth Top 10 on the Official Chart with The Middle ft. Maren Morris & Grey, up eight places to 10, and George Ezra’s Paradise zooms seven places to a new peak at 12.

Two more songs climb into the Top 20 this week: Sigala & Paloma Faith’s Lullaby moves two slots to 19 and Bebe Rexha’s Meant To Be ft. Florida Georgia Line shifts 13 places to Number 20.

Two songs from the chart-topping Greatest Showman album – A Million Dreams and Never Enough – are at 22 and 24 respectively, and Years & Years net their sixth Top 40 hit with new single Sanctify at 25.

Further down, M.O’s Bad Vibe ft. Lotto Boyz & Mr Eazi vaults 23 spots to make its Top 40 debut at Number 27, the trio's second Top 40 entry, and Ed Sheeran’s Supermarket Flowers rebounds 12 places to 32.

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