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Sunday 25 February 2018

Drake enjoys Views from the top with No 1 album, single and UK streaming record

Drake has a number one album and single and a new UK streaming record
Drake has a number one album and single and a new UK streaming record

Canadian rapper Drake has a new personal best this week, with a number one album and single and a new UK streaming record.

Drake's latest album Views has gone straight in at the top, giving the Hotline Bling star his very first Official Albums Chart number one.

Drizzy's fourth studio album notched up more than 78,000 chart sales this week, the Official Charts Company said.

It is the second-fastest selling album of 2016 so far, just behind David Bowie's Blackstar.

Drake has had five albums in the top 10, most recently in 2015, reaching number six with What A Time To Be Alive with Future.

On the singles front, Drake's One Dance has fended off Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For to hold on to the number one position for a fourth week.

It racked up 141,000 combined chart sales, its biggest week yet since release.

One Dance has clocked up 8.95 million streams over the last seven days, beating the previous record also set by Drake, just last week, of 7.86 million.

In non-Drake news, after a week at the top, Beyonce's Lemonade is down to number two, while Prince's The Very Best Of has also slipped to number three.

Billy Ocean returns to the top 10 for the first time in almost two decades with Here You Are: The Best Of, which is new at number four.

Scottish rockers Travis score an eighth top 10, with Everything At Once going in at number five.

Following the chart success of their cover of Simon & Garfunkel's The Sound Of Silence, metal band Disturbed advance eight places to 13 with Immortalized.

Birdy's Beautiful Lies is up 15 places to number 14.

US heavy metal rockers Tremonti score a new UK chart personal best with Dust new at 16.

Renowned producer and musician Brian Eno has his fourth top 40 album with The Ship, which is new at 28.

Eno also has the biggest selling album in UK independent record shops this week.

Sixx AM, the side project of Motley Crue guitarist Nikki Sixx, landed at number 30 with Prayers For The Damned.

Prince's The Hits 1 collection is in at number 32.

Four albums have made a return to the top 40 this week, with Bon Jovi's Greatest Hits the highest at number 35.

John Williams' soundtrack to Star Wars: The Force Awakens is at number 37, while Charlie Puth's Nine Track Mind is two places below.

Bob Marley And The Wailers' Legend has climbed to number 40.

On the Official UK Singles Chart, Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For has to settle for second place with 107,000 combined sales, earning Harris his 20th top 10 single.

Sia's Cheap Thrills is at number three, while Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza is one place below the Australian pop star.

Fifth Harmony's Work From Home is at number five.

Production duo Galantis earn their third top 10 this week with No Money at number eight, while Beyonce's Hold Up moves up six to number 11.

DJ Snake's Middle ft. Bipolar Sunshine lifts six spots to number 12.

Desiigner's Panda has climbed 10 places to number 15 and Drake's Pop Style is up 25 spots to 34.

Nick Jonas' Close ft. Tove Lo makes its top 40 debut at number 39.

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