Drake achieves a rare UK and US chart feat as One Dance and Views dominates on both sides of the Atlantic

Drake's global reign is showing few signs of slowing down yet...

Drake's world domination shows little sign of slowing down as he achieves a rare feat on the UK and US charts this week. 

Having topped both the Official Singles and Album Charts and Billboard charts with One Dance and Views earlier this month, the rapper has managed to repeat the trick on both sides of the Atlantic this week - making him the first act to twice score the chart double in the UK and US this century.  

Landing a Number 1 single and album in the UK and US simultaneously is a rarely-seen feat. As well as Drake, four albums have topped both the Official Albums Chart and Billboard 200 this year: Beyonce's Lemonade, Zayn's Mind Of Mine, The 1975's I Like It When You Sleep... and David Bowie's Blackstar - but none of them managed to land a chart-topping single in the same week. 

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The last act to do it solely in the UK was Sam Smith, who hit Number 1 on both charts with his single Lay Me Down ft. John Legend and album In The Lonely Hour (holding Madonna's Rebel Heart off in the process) in March 2015. Mark Ronson also managed it two months earlier with Uptown Funk and his Uptown Special album. 

Before that, you have to go back to October 2013 in the UK, when Miley Cyrus hit Number 1 with Wrecking Ball and her Bangerz record in the same week. 

Rihanna was the last artist to score a chart double in America, when Work and its parent album Anti simultaneously hit Number 1 in March this year.

Meanwhile, Drake is currently locked in a very close battle with Justin Timberlake on this week's Official Singles Chart, with One Dance and Can't Stop The Feeling currently separated by around 500 chart sales.

The Billboard singles and album charts are updated here on OfficialCharts.com every Wednesday. Click here to see the latest charts.

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