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It topped the US Billboard Hot for 10 non-consecutive weeks and became the joint-second longest consecutive number one in the UK Singles Chart with 15 consecutive weeks at the summit. In early , UK funky artist Kyla was first contacted by Drake's production team regarding the use of her song "Do You Mind Crazy Cousinz remix ", in a new afrobeats and dancehall song with Drake and Nigerian artist Wizkid ,  whom Drake had met one year previously through British grime artist Skepta , to work on a remix of Wizkid's song Ojuelegba. Drake and his team were unsure over how "One Dance" would be received upon being released since they considered it to be a considerable shift from his previous work. They therefore decided on it being released jointly with the song "Pop Style", featuring The Throne Kanye West and Jay Z , since they felt it was a more conventional rap record and would therefore cushion the criticism had it been negative. The song is Drake's first dancehall single as the lead artist, having previously explored the genre in his mixtape , If You're Reading This It's Too Late and in the January single " Work " with Rihanna. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times wrote "One Dance" is a transnational dance-floor lullaby, one of Drake's breeziest and most accessible songs, and also one of his savviest.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Pop music's best wasted no time getting into formation this year, with major releases from a galaxy of our brightest stars cluttering the calendar's opening months. But even with so many established huge names taking up space on the marquee, what really made the last twelve months in pop special was how they also found room for the lesser-known little guys; a Desiigner for every Drake, a Kiiara for every Kanye. Soundtracking a period of seemingly limitless real-world disagreement and strife, these artists big and small provided us with rare moments of much-needed unity, ones we all would've actually wanted to freeze time on. Here are the pop songs that pulled us closer in Note: Songs were considered eligible for this list if they were either released in or peaked on the Hot during that time — unless they already appeared on our list.
The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as airplay and streaming. At the end of a year, Billboard will publish an annual list of the most successful songs throughout that year on the Hot chart based on the information. For , the list was published on December 8, calculated with data from December 5, to November 26, The list was dominated by Justin Bieber and Drake , who shared the top four spots, for the first time since the top four spots was dominated by Lady Gaga and The Black Eyed Peas. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 8,