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Dancehall-inspired “One Dance” by Drake Ranks Number 23 on Billboard’s All-Time Greatest R&B/HipHop Song List

Drake’s dancehall-inspired “One Dance” recording has been ranked at Number 23 on Billboard’s list of Greatest of All Time Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The song by the Toronto-based hip-hop artist was featured on Drake’s fourth studio album released in 2010. The track includes guest vocals from Wizkid, a Nigerian Afrobeat musician and the British singer Kyla. These artists co-wrote the song with co-producers Nineteen85, DJ Maphorisa, and Noah “40” Shebib. The dancehall-Afrobeat tune received production assistance from Wizkid, while Crazy Cousinz and Kyla were credited with songwriting for the sampling of “Do You Mind from 2008. Released for digital download in Apria 2016, “One Dance” became the Number One hit in 15 countries and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States for 10 non-consecutive weeks. In September 2016, Billboard named the son as its Song of the Summer, and as of December 2015, it had sold 1.9 million copies in the US, which made it the fifth best-selling song of that year. By October 15, 2016, “One Dance” was the most-played song on Spotify, a streaming media service, with more than one billion individual streams.

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