PEAK POSITION: Number 1 in January 2011 (Chart History)
COMBINED SALES: 1.0 million (April 2018)
RELEASE DATE: November 2010
WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES: April 2018
Rihanna teamed up with Drake in 2010. Back then he was a relative newcomer and tended to sing with more of a tune.
The single was released in November 2010 and reached Number 2 at the end of December and it stayed there for three weeks before spending a week at the top in January 2011.
The single spent ten weeks in the Top Ten.
In June 2017 sales were reported as 855,000.
On April 6th 2018 Music Week’s Alan Jones reported that the single would cross the million seller threshold the following week:
Despite suffering an extremely negative reaction after his 2009 conviction for domestic violence against Rihanna, [Chris] Brown has accumulated 52 UK hits, including at least one a year for each of the last 13 years, and has staggering UK single sales (including sales-equivalent streams) of 19,444,840. For the record, Rihanna’s tally is an even more spectacular 36,881,585, with 2010 Drake collaboration What’s My Name set to become her 13th million seller next week.