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

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

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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.

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