Charts analysis: Drake holds off Rudimental in close contest for No.1

The 491st new No.1 of the 21st century, God's Plan by Drake has now spent more consecutive weeks at No.1 – eight – than all but five of its predecessors but it was pushed harder than at any previous time, with Rudimental's These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Don Caplen) looking set fair to unseat it but fading at the finish to remain at No.2.

Consumption of God's Plan – at 48,101 units – was down 6.98% week-on-week. As ...

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