Drake Finally Earned His First No. 1 Single

TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 16: Recording artist Drake watches the Toronto Raptors game against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Drake Finally Earned His First No. 1 Single

Drizzy is back on top and might stay there for a while.

Published May 9, 2016

Drake is starting his week off on an exciting note. The rapper finally landed a career milestone he’s long had his eye on: having the No. 1 song in the country.

“One Dance” is currently topping this week’s Billboard Hot 100, making it the first time in Drizzy history that he’s been in the coveted No. 1 slot as the lead artist on a track. He is also at the top of the charts in both the UK and his home base of Canada.

His album, VIEWS, is also currently at the No. 1 slot as well, debuting with 1.04 million equivalent album units sold and hitting a new record of streams at 245.1 million in the U.S. That last career milestone beats out Justin Bieber, who held the record previously with just over 100 million plays for Purpose during its debut. 

“One Dance” also knocks Desiigner’s “Panda” from the top after its impressive run leading the charts. 

Last October, Drizzy said that if “Hotline Bling” was to become the No. 1 single, it would be “the biggest moment of my career to date (in my mind).”

Looks like he’ll have to settle for having both the No. 1 album and the No. 1 song in the country instead. Something tells us he’s a happy camper even if it took him some extra time to achieve his goals.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)


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