By Amanda Wicks
Drake has had an impressive year since releasing his fourth studio album Views. His single “One Dance” featuring WizKid and Kyla remained number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 10 weeks, and now it has officially been crowned the 2016 Song of the Summer.
“One Dance” remained atop the Summer Songs Chart for all 15 weeks it tracked singles between Memorial Day and Labor Day. He marks only the third artist to achieve that kind of win. No other song even had a chance, although Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” came in second.
As for the other songs who have earned Drake’s big 15-week straight win, Iggy Azalea’s 2014 single “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX and Katy Perry’s 2010 single “California Girls” featuring Snoop Dogg are the only two others songs to stay at number through the entire summer (viaBillboard).
Billboard may have named Drake its winner, but there have been other ways to look at the data. Twitter tallied the amount of mentions songsreceived over the summer, cross-referencing their data with the top-charting singles, and found that Major Lazer’s single “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber would be number one going by that scope.