Following a historic ten weeks at #1 on the UK singles chart with “Sprinter,” Dave is back with two new singles “Meridian” and “Special” with French rapper Tiakola. The release marks a monumental collaboration by two of the biggest artists from the UK and France and sees the rappers trading verses back and forth in English, French and Yoruba. “Meridian” also arrives with an accompanying video, shot in Paris, London and New York.

The tracks follows the release of Dave and Central Cee’s joint EP Split Decision and the record-breaking single “Sprinter,” which spent an incredible ten consecutive weeks on top of the UK singles chart, earning the longest-running UK rap #1 single in UK chart history and the joint longest-running #1 of 2023. The chart-topping track also broke several streaming records including the biggest week of streams for a rap single ever in the UK, as well as Spotify UK’s most streamed song in a single day in 2023 so far, and the most-streamed hip-hop song in the UK in a single day in Spotify history. Over the past few weeks, Dave has also collaborated with Oxlade on “INTOXYCATED” and reunited with Burna Boy on “Cheat On Me.”

Last year saw Tiakola release his brilliant debut album Mélo which will soon be certified triple-platinum, making the rapper one of the biggest French artists out right now. His chart-topping debut album featured the hit singles “Gasolina,” “Mode AV” and “Meuda,” with the latter reaching number one on Spotify France’s daily chart.

Check out “Meridian” and “Special” above and stay tuned for more from Dave coming soon.

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