Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Drake's 'One Dance' Pegged as Song of the Summer by Spotify, Billboard

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Drake's 'One Dance' Pegged as Song of the Summer by Spotify, Billboard

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Drake's 'One Dance' grabs song of summer status

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TORONTO - Drake proclaimed that this summer would be his season to shine -- but now it's official.

The Toronto-born rapper's massive hit "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, has been crowned "song of the summer" by both Spotify and Billboard.

The music streaming company says Drake's track was played 757 million times on Spotify over the summer, far outpacing other big tracks of the season.

Billboard says "One Dance" also managed to stay atop the Songs of the Summer chart for its entire 14-week span.

The Songs of the Summer chart ranks the biggest hits based on cumulative performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart from the U.S. Memorial Day holiday on May 30 through to Labour Day.

"One Dance" is only the third song this decade to dominate Billboard's summer chart throughout the entire season. …

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