The song joins the exclusive club of singles that have reigned for double-digit weeks. It also passes Rihanna's "Work," featuring Drake, as both 2016's and Drake's longest-leading No. 1. Plus, Adele hits the top 10 with "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)."
Drake's "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, crowns the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 30), for a 10th total week, joining an elite list of singles in the Hot 100's history to rule for double-digit weeks. The song also bests Rihanna's "Work," featuring Drake, which led for nine weeks in March and April, as both the longest-leading No. 1 of 2016 and of Drake's career.
With a 10th week atop the Hot 100 (and ninth consecutively), "Dance," released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, becomes just the 32nd No. 1 in the Hot 100's history to reign for at least 10 weeks. Put another way: 1,055 No. 1s have led the Hot 100 since the chart launched in 1958, so "Dance" is in the top 3 percent of the longest-commanding hits of all-time.
"Dance" is the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 since Adele's "Hello" (the lead single from 25), which ruled for 10 weeks in November-January. "Dance" logs the most weeks atop the Hot 100 by a male since Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth (12 weeks, April-July 2015). The overall record? Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day," which spent 16 weeks at No. 1 in 1995-96. (Read on for more about Adele and 25…
"Dance" scores a record-tying 13th week atop the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart with 16.3 million on-demand U.S. plays (down 8 percent) in the week ending July 14, according to Nielsen Music. It ties Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" featuring Wanz (13 weeks, 2013) for the most time atop On-Demand Songs since the list began in 2012.
"Dance" stays at No. 2 on the overall Streaming Songs chart, which it led for a week (May 21), with 17.9 million U.S. streams (down 8 percent). It returns to No. 1 on Radio Songs for a third (nonconsecutive) week as the most-heard song on U.S. airwaves (159 million in audience, down 1 percent), while on the Digital Songs sales chart, which it topped for two weeks, it slips 6-7 (58,000 downloads sold, down 7 percent).
"Dance" also rules Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an 11th week and the Songs of the Summer chart for a seventh frame, having led the seasonal running tally each week since the list relaunched. It additionally becomes Drake's first No. 1 on the mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart (2-1), where he'd previously peaked as high as No. 2 with "Hotline Bling" last year.
Impressively, Drake has now spent 44 consecutive weeks in the Hot 100's top 10, dating to the Oct. 3, 2015, Hot 100, when "Hotline Bling" bounded 16-9. He moves to within one week of the mark for the most consecutive weeks spent in the top 10 among males, as The Weeknd logged 45 straight weeks in the region (March 7, 2015-Jan. 9, 2016). (Notably, The Weeknd was the lead artist in all 45 of those weeks; Drake has been credited as the lead on songs in 33 weeks of his current 44-week streak.) The record among all acts: Katy Perry ranked in the Hot 100's top 10 for 69 consecutive weeks (all as a lead) in 2010-11.
And, as "Dance" parent album Views leads the Billboard 200 for a 10th week while a single from the set tops the Hot 100 for a 10th frame, Drake joins an exclusive group of artists that have achieved such a double domination of that length; only Adele, Santana and Whitney Houston previously released albums that both led the Billboard 200 for at least 10 weeks and generated singles that did the same on the Hot 100. Click here for details.