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Drake scores first UK Number 1 as a lead artist with 'One Dance'

It's been a long time coming, but Drake has finally hit the Number 1 spot on the Official Singles Chart as a lead artist.

Previously hitting the top spot as a guest featuring on Rihanna's What's My Name in 2011, One Dance jumps 20 places from last week, achieving combined sales of 72,000 copies. The track is taken from the rapper's fourth studio album Views from the 6, due to be released on April 29.

One Dance featuring Wizkid and Kyla is the first Number 1 of 2016 to feature a female (One Dance also samples Kyla's 2009 single Do You Mind?). Drake is the third Canadian artist this year to score a number single, following Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. The only other time this has happened was in 2014, when DVBBS, Kiesza and MAGIC! scored chart toppers.

Elsewhere in the Top 5, Sia sits at Number 2 for a second week with Cheap Thrills, 5,500 combined sales behind Drake. Former Number 1 Mike Posner slips two places to 3 with I Took A Pill In Ibiza, which is once again the most-streamed this week. Fifth Harmony's Work from Home drops one place to Number 4, and Zara Larsson holds at 5 with Lush Life.

Joe Jonas-fronted DNCE finally reach the Top 10 this week, climbing two places to 9 with Cake by the Ocean. Also on the climb is Meghan Trainor - her track No leaps 12 places to Number 11 following a performance on The Voice UK final and Graham Norton Show.

Blonde and Craig David's Nothing Like This rebounds to Number 15 this week, a new peak following a Number 17 debut three weeks ago. The Chainsmokers' Roses also climbs again this week, hitting a new personal best for the track at 22. 

The Voice UK winner Kevin Simm debuts at Number 24 this week with his first solo single, All You Good Friends. The single is his 11th Top 40 entry including his past chart success with Liberty X. We spoke to him about his win earlier this week.

Climbing 19 places to 27 are Years & Years with Desire. The original version peaked at 22, with this new version featuring Tove Lo rocketing to its best position so far. Galantis' No Money also reaches a new high of 29, as does Drake's Pop Style (33).

Finally, AlunaGeorge grab their fourth UK Top 40 single with I'm In Control featuring Popcaan.

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