Drake just reached a major milestone thanks to the success of his latest album, “Views From the 6.” Not only has the album sold more than 1.2 million copies, factoring in streams, in the first six days of its release, but Billboard announced Monday that the second single, “One Dance,” has reached the No. 1 spot on its Hot 100 chart.
The accomplishment marks the first time Drake has reached the top spot as a featured artist. Last year, his single “Hotline Bling” made it to No. 2. At the time, Drake posted on Instagram that if the song became No. 1 it would be the highlight of his career.
“I spend my life trying to make waves for the city I am from,” he wrote. “No accolades really matter to me other than the fact that I have never had a billboard number one [as a lead]. If I get my first number one during the month of October it will be the biggest moment of my career to date (in my mind) and if you are looking for me on that particular evening I will be passed out in the water slide that connects to our pool ... I always love the moment right before it happens more than when it actually happens. So thank you ... even if it doesn’t happen.”
Unfortunately, Drake’s wish didn’t come true for “Hotline Bling” but he’ll definitely be happy to find out he’s finally landed the top spot with “One Dance.” So far, Drake hasn’t commented on the accomplishment but he did tell fans Sunday in an Instagram post that he was filming the music video for “One Dance.”
As previously reported, “Views From the 6” was streamed more than 250 million times following its April 29 release. That number is expected to climb once the album becomes available on Tidal and Spotify on Friday.