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It’s an Afrobeats Takeover! Wizkid Helps Drake Score His 1st Ever Billboard #Hot100 No. 1 Hit as a Lead Artist with ‘One Dance’

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Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla - One DanceDrake just landed his first ever No. 1 track as a lead artist on the Billboard Top 100 charts. One Dance featuring Wizkid and Kyla just topped the charts.

Billboard shared the news on their website –

Drake celebrates his first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100(dated May 21), as “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla, climbs 2-1.

The track is from his new album, Views, which, as previously reported, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his best sales week and a record-setting weekly streaming total.

For Wizkid this is a ‘double double’ feat – he’s the first Nigerian artiste on the Billboard charts and also the first to be number one.

What next? Well we cannot wait to see the video!

Photo Credit: Caitlyn Cronenberg

59 Comments

  1. Tutu

    May 9, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Did y’all say Wizkid helped Drake?

    • Bae

      May 9, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Yes! You heard that right. He did booboo

    • meninnist

      May 9, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      Yes wizkid helped drake if you listened to the song it clearly has wizkid all over it. From the repetitive lyrics, to the I pray pray” praying to higher powers clearly wizkid wrote the lyrics and drake credited him for it. Infact if you heard the original song that leaked it was wizkid that was sung the words. With drake singing simultaneously. That beat is very much afrobeat and Sounds similar to wizkids “one life”. And “kilofe” and wonder”. In as much as wizkid is annoying drake definitely benefited from wizkid. Infact I can bet that the song was originally wizkids and he gave it to drake. THE Same Way “Work” was partynextdoor but gave it to drake and rihanna. Give wizkid his credit! !

    • truth

      May 9, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      exactly what i thought. drake has been on the billboard chart’s “top 100” more than 7 times. the hot 100 is only for singles. i know we gotta be proud of our boy but cot’damn, da headline aint right.

    • truth

      May 9, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      @tutu, dat was

    • dee

      May 10, 2016 at 9:42 am

      But never no 1. So swallow your hate and give wizzy the credit he deserves????

    • Someone Naughty

      May 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Please read what Billboard wrote carefully – 1st no.1 as a lead artist. Songs he has featured on have gone to no1 but never his OWN song. This is his 1st

    • zeezee

      May 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      he hasn’t been number one before dear.

    • Tina

      May 10, 2016 at 2:52 am

      Guess Linda did not destroy his career

    • Na wa for u

      May 10, 2016 at 4:30 am

      Hater only God will help ur soul …..mumu

    • Rachel

      May 10, 2016 at 8:38 am

      lol later they will say he cannot pay rent, he borrows, his car is on lease. The day Nigerians will see through the game played on them. I became a Wizkid fan recently. eya and someone was thinking about ending his career. EYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      GO WIZKID. to think I became a fan just recently. I think about three weeks ago. lmao… so proud of WIZKID. so proud. Kill them with heartache and success.
      God made us all, no one person can break or make anybody. Take that aunty.

    • jhennique

      May 10, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Oh please! Linda never said he cannot pay rent oh! you people sef!

    • Jade

      May 10, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Rachel, just bcos you are on billboard doesnt mean you can just expensive houses, cars just like that. Artists make bigr money from endorsements, rich folks sponsoring them and writing their songs. These artists live above their means. . So yeah, wizkid was evicted which is the reason it pained him linda reported it. Nonetheless, congrats to wizkid

  2. bruno

    May 9, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    bellanaija wiz kid is not the first nigerian to appear on the billboard hot 100 chart.

    chimaamanda ngozi adechie appeared on the billboard hot 100 chart with beyonce (flawless) last two years or so.

    congrats to wiz kid. having a number 1 song on the billboard hot 100 is not easy. nicki minaj has over 400 songs but she has never reached number 1 on the billboard hot 100.

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      BellaNaija.com

      May 9, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Hi Bruno, we Love you but we did say Nigerian ARTISTE, no edits. Thank you 🙂

    • @yorubadboi1

      May 9, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      Why do I feel this is a coded clap back! Bellanaija don’t throw my comment away like a used condom ooo

    • californiabawlar

      May 9, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      hahaha! BN be like “…the devil cannot steal my joy!!” lmao

    • zeezee

      May 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Bellanaija 1-0 Bruno.

    • BlueEyed

      May 10, 2016 at 8:55 am

      And Rihanna and Katy Perry just keep getting em’

    • Anonymous

      May 10, 2016 at 10:20 am

      And when did poets and writerss cease to be artists. Musical artist might be the best representation… And I guess we’re also only referring to homegrown Nigerians here…

  3. Adeyemi OmoOba

    May 9, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Bruno get mouth die. even BN dey respond him quotes.????

  4. Missy J

    May 9, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Though I’m not in support of Wizkid’s arrogance, I just couldn’t help but shake my head when Linda said she can mar this boy’s career. Ever since then he’s been accomplishing great feats in his career.
    Moral lesson:You can’t play God over one’s life.
    Congrats to him, Drake and co.

  5. Motun

    May 9, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    @BN tell them…Bad belles! Wizkid is the first 9ja artiste and there will be more shots the Billboard chart for him. #Dropsmic

  6. Amy

    May 9, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    He did not only feature in the song, he also co-produced the song and he was credited for it so he kinda helped him.One can’t hate on this brother, he is in a league of his own.

  7. @fake yoruba [email protected] j

    May 10, 2016 at 12:38 am

    we don’t need reminders of character assassination,what arrogance those wiz kid displays?all you read on negative online gossip and you believe them?God have lifted wizkid higher than you think,so stop fighting shadows,There’s no need bringing LI into his story they have both moved on since,unless you are a sadist ,that takes pleasure in causing confusion.Congratulations to wizzy you make us all proud.

  8. Notimeforstinkingthing

    May 10, 2016 at 12:42 am

    we don’t need reminders of character assassination,what arrogance those wiz kid displays?all you read on negative online gossip and you believe them?God have lifted wizkid higher than you think,so stop fighting shadows,There’s no need bringing LI into his story they have both moved on since,unless you are a sadist ,that takes pleasure in causing confusion.Congratulations to wizzy you make us all proud.

  9. Haters gonna hate

    May 10, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Congratulations star boy,They Like it or not,God is on a mission in the life of this young man,He that started the good works in him from Ojuelegba to Canada,and the world stage will surely complete it,Baba God as I rejoice with him let Joy visit my story this month.

  10. Wizy vs C Ngozi Adichie

    May 10, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Chimamanda A great Nigerian story,comparing a novelist,writer an artist is wrong,but also you don’t seems to get their stories,the daughter of a professor and a mother that’s a university registrar as more odds to succeed than the son of a petit trader from Ojuelegba,they are both outstanding cases of hard work and successful stories,but to sit on number one from Ojuelegba,it’s pure amazing grace.Congratulations Starboy.

    • UGO

      May 10, 2016 at 8:20 am

      How can a petty trader’s child be in Covenant University. That was where Wizkid was before starting out his music career. People and painting the wrong pictures.

    • Someone Naughty

      May 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      My dear, you lie! Wizkid was not in Covenant University.

    • mz_daniels

      May 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      just how does Chimamanda have greater chances of succeeding. Do you know how many staff kids mess up their lives? Biko, Wizzy did his part, Chimamanda won global awards, biko

  11. Cher

    May 10, 2016 at 2:22 am

    All my Gbedu is final !!!! Wizzy baby baba nla !!!!!

    @ menninist you schooled them just like that !!!!

  12. Wizzy-army

    May 10, 2016 at 2:37 am

    After a lot of back to back hit song,wizzy’s army are more than they understand,when someone is ever alert at any negative gossip on top of your matter and he fights back like a wounded lion,after several times of trying to meet her without success,you call that arrogance?He’s better off today,she got the message now no more negative gossip about him,some battle is won only by giving fire for fire,no appeasement would have stopped hitler.only superior fire power did.

  13. CovertNigerian

    May 10, 2016 at 2:59 am

    I absolutely detest this term “afrobeats”.

    • Bleed Blue

      May 10, 2016 at 7:52 am

      LOL. Why though? I quite like it actually.

      What would you rather refer to this genre of music as?

    • Sky Blue

      May 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Me too! Even with the added “S”, I feel like the name of the genre should be left for that which Fela created.

      @ Bleed Blue I think “Afro Pop” would be more apt.

  14. Kemi

    May 10, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Congratulations to star boy ceo,after been named African artist of the year in Ghana,now sitting on top of the billboard at number one,this is positive news for all Nigerian music lovers,especially the upcoming artist,dreams are possible,even if you are from Nja.

  15. Been part of No 1 with drake

    May 10, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Drake might have been in Number one a few times,but this is his first as a lead artist.Good to be part of a success story,rather than reading Nigerians joining other criminals in the world to perpetrate crimes,this is worth celebrating.3gbosas to the star boy.

  16. Ayo vs Ngozi

    May 10, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Everything should not be seen within tribal sentiment,our destinies are intertwined together,we have come a long way trying to perfect our union,things are going well with more intertribal marriages,which helps us get to know each other.Congratulation to wizkid,moving higher.#Osinachi 1

  17. zee

    May 10, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I jst wish wizkid sang in dat track!!!!

  18. Feyikunmi Ayanbeku

    May 10, 2016 at 8:33 am

    come on bro…Bella said the “first Nigerian ARTISTE”…stop hating, i believe you smarter…

  19. Briishqueen

    May 10, 2016 at 8:39 am

    As far as i am concerned, Drake robbed wizkid in that song. what the heck? please where did wizkid sing in that song, that was so disrespectful, almost like he was recording in Nigeria and drake was in the studio with an actual MIC, i didnt hear a thing wizkid said… this is just disturbing. i could even hear KYLA. na wa ooo. abeg this one no follow for feature, you all should tell yourself the truth.

  20. Zayneerb

    May 10, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Baba Nla be bursting my brain… i pray Joy visit my home this month too

  21. Bee

    May 10, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Oh the pettiness of some people!… I just peeked into the ‘other blog’ and sure enough there was a congratulatory message to Drake alone… someone that will most probably not read it. Wizzy’s feature was so glaringly left out. So much for being the bigger person, not being vindictive and all, but I think we all need lessons in forgiveness and genuine happiness towards a fellow human being’s success.

    • Snowta

      May 10, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Whether she acknowledges or not it does not change anything.

  22. Kyjuan

    May 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

    wizkid ti win, #Dazall

  23. chibs

    May 10, 2016 at 10:53 am

    wizzzzzzz kiddddd. so happy for him . naija music and nigerians . this is just the beggining

  24. Mz Titilitious

    May 10, 2016 at 10:54 am

    that song is nice, na my ringtone i love it! …. That’s why I need a one dance………………..Got a Hennessy in my hand………………One more time ‘fore I go……..Higher powers taking a hold on me

    heheh 🙂

  25. Wizy-Osinachi 1 of Africa.

    May 10, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Even if that other place refused to Congratulate wizkid,that those not stop him from been an inspiration to millions of young Nigerians,with hard work and prayer,God will bless there hustle one day.Nobody wey no fit to make am,

    • kkay

      May 10, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      ….that “does” ……from “being”……..”their”.
      It’s worrisome that witten English is so poor among some.

  26. slice

    May 10, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Chris Brown still has number one hits but he’s still a woman beater. We confuse dv victims bc they know people like bn will support their perpetrators. He didn’t beat her but he need nt beat her before people take a stand. By the time someone beats a lady many threats and insults hv come before

    We can love his music but still condemn bad behavior.

    • benzyne

      May 10, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Ode ayeraye,

    • slice

      May 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      Lol that’s a good abuse

      And if that means you read the comment then hope then its now in your mind and hopefully one day you can do better

  27. concerned9a

    May 10, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Check out this shade from Cameron…yet UK Universities starved of funds be advertising all over our Blogs soliciting for same corrupt 9ja money….siilly Hypocrites.!!

    thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/7140515/Cameron-caught-on-camera-telling-the-Queen-leaders-of-some-fantastically-corrupt-countries-are-coming-to-Britain.html

  28. Kwaro

    May 10, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Nigerians sef nawa ooo, u said wizkid helped drake?? abi drake help am?? guys check out their achievements

  29. To be a part in success

    May 11, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Anyhow,just to be a part of a successful story is remarkable the young man from humble beginning to be a part in number one is by no means a very good achievement.Baba God let me be a part of good things this year.wizys story is actually a case of no body wey no fit to make am,Osinachi 1 of Ojuelegba.

  30. Can you blame cameron?

    May 11, 2016 at 5:28 am

    @ concerned Nja,Our government officials and a lot of private individuals are fantastically corrupt,but it should not be business as usual if all hands are on deck,A house divided against itself cannot stand,tribalism,nepotism,and religious fanaticism must be checked,a little encouragement will go a long way in helping to promote the dignity of labour,and show the young ones that clean hard work pays.Congratulations to a young successful story Wizy.

  31. Idomagirl

    May 12, 2016 at 10:02 am

    One of my favourite songs on the album – hope we get a video.

  32. petramazing

    May 15, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    wizkid success is directly proportional to his hardwork, provided that his prayer remains constant….haters make they go hang for wire…

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