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Drake set to snag charts double and knock Beyonce from top spot


Drake is set to knock Beyonce off the top of the albums chart as music fans show they like his Views over her Lemonade.

The Canadian rapper is surging towards a double at the head of the charts with a top single and a top album.

Drake has broken streaming records with his single One Dance featuring Wizkid and Kyla and he is leading the charge for a double success, the Official Charts Company said.

Drake performs during the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas
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His fourth studio collection Views is also leading the albums chart, nudging Beyonce into second place, and is currently outselling Lemonade by two copies to one.

If he continues on this streak, Drake will be the first artist to take top spot on the singles and albums charts since Sam Smith in March 2015, when he stormed both charts with Lay Me Down and In The Lonely Hour.

Calvin Harris and Rihanna have surged into the singles charts, with their offering This Is What You Came For taking second place in the middle of the week.

Rihanna performs on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena
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Beyonce’s surprise album Lemonade has seven tracks in the top 40, with Hold Up leading the pack at number five.

Beyonce performing at Glastonbury
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Sia’s Cheap Thrills and Mike Posner’s I Took A Pill In Ibiza make up the rest of the top five.

On the albums chart The Very Best Of Prince slips to number three from second position last week, while Billy Ocean’s Here You Are – The Best Of looks set to enter the charts in fourth place, while Travis’s Everything At Once is at five.