Drake’s One Dance notches up a third week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart this week, setting a new record in the process!
The rapper/singer's track holds the lead on this week’s chart with 129,000 chart sales, made up of 50,000 downloads and a record-breaking 7.86 million streams, beating the previous record held by Adele’s Hello, which notched up 7.32 million plays during its opening week last October.
One Dance features on Drake’s new album Views, which is released today and is expected to make a strong entry on next week’s Official Albums Chart.
Elsewhere in the Top 5, Sia’s Cheap Thrills remains at 2 for the fourth week running, followed by Mike Posner’s I Took A Pill In Ibiza at 3.
Joe Jonas-fronted band DNCE jump from 9 to 4 with Cake By The Ocean, and Fifth Harmony’s Work From Home is at 5.
New entries and high climbers
Finishing just outside this week’s Top 5 is Prince’s Purple Rain (Number 6). The late icon’s signature song hits a new peak on the chart and leads six entries in today’s Top 100 following his untimely death last week, followed by When Doves Cry (26), Kiss (38), Raspberry Beret (47), 1999 (49) and Little Red Corvette (70). More on Prince's impact on this week's Official Chart here.
Another artist who makes multiple entries on this week’s Official Singles Chart is Beyonce. After the release of her Lemonade album last Sunday, six of the record’s track hit the Top 40. The highest is Hold Up at 17, followed by Formation (31), Sorry (33), 6 Inch (35), Don’t Hurt Yourself (36) and Freedom (40).
Elsewhere, Galantis’ No Money shoots from 23 to 12, DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine’s Middle jumps 15 spots to Number 18, and Little Mix’s Hair cracks the Top 20, up 12 places to Number 19.
Finally US heavy metal band Disturbed score their second UK Top 40 hit today with The Sound Of Silence (34). Their last appearance on the chart was with Prayer, which peaked at 31 in 2002.
Look back through every Number 1 single of 2016 so far below:
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