Canadian born actor and rapper Aubrey Drake Graham better known as Drake has reached a new milestone in his so far successful rap career. The earworm of a second single from his fourth studio album Views (originally named Views from the 6) which features Wizkid and Kyla titled One Dance has reached it’s 8th week atop the Billboard Hot 100.
Because of this impressive feat, Drake has now tied fifth for the most consecutive weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard 100 chart. He is currently tied with Santana (1999-2000), and Mariah Carey (1996-1996). Drake has managed to stay in the top 10 for 42 weeks throughout 2015 and 2016 for the singles Hotline Bling, Summer Sixteen, One Dance, and Work; the chart topping Rihanna single from which he was featured on.
One Dance, which reached it’s seventh consecutive week at #1 on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 on the week ending July 6th, 2016 has not only managed to achieve this record but has simultaneously reached number one on the AIRA (Australian) charts as well as 17 other charts (according to our lord and savior Wikipedia).
The single, which has yet to produce a music video is being shot in South Africa according to Okay Africa, which would make sense due to its afrobeat style production; a genre of music which originated in Nigeria in the 70’s.
Well done to Drake, who has managed to publish yet another hit. A hit which doesn’t look like it will move down from #1 if you look at the Spotify Global Top 50 chart. It’s currently leading by 1.8 million daily plays with Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s This Is What You Came For and Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop The Feeling reaching 2nd and 3rd respectively. Drake has also managed to reach #5, #25, and #27, with Too Good (ft. Rihanna), Controlla, and Work (Rihanna featuring Drake).