Cheryl scores record-breaking fifth Number 1 single with I Don’t Care

The singer now claims the most UK Number 1s by a British female artist.

Congratulations to Cheryl, who has scored her fifth UK Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with I Don’t Care.

In doing so, the singer now holds the record for the most UK Number 1s for a British female artist. In addition to I Don’t Care, Cheryl has topped the chart with Fight For This Love (2009), Promise This (2010), Call My Name (2012) and Crazy Stupid Love (2014).

The star overtakes previous record sharers Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora, who each lay claim to four Number 1 singles.

Meanwhile, last week’s chart-topper Ed Sheeran is at Number 2 with Thinking Out Loud. Despite the drop, Ed has broken the record for the most audio streams in a single week, clocking up 1,638,000 streams in the last seven days. The record was previously held by Mr Probz’s Waves with 1,632,000 streams.

Meghan Trainor finishes in third place this week with All About That Bass, John Legend vaults 26 to 4 with All Of Me following his appearance on The X Factor, and Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off completes the Top 5.

New entries and high climbers

Calvin Harris lands at Number 6 with Outside. The Ellie Goulding-assisted song features on his new album Motion, which enters the Official Albums Chart this week at Number 2. The pair previously teamed up on last year’s I Need Your Love, which peaked at Number 4.

This week's album chart: Ed Sheeran beats Calvin Harris and reclaims Number 1 album

Tom Odell scores his second UK Top 40 hit with Real Love, which features on this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert. The track was originally written and recorded by John Lennon and released in 1988 as part of the soundtrack to his documentary Imagine: John Lennon.

Elsewhere, The Script enter at Number 26 with No Good In Goodbye, the latest single from their chart-topping album No Sound Without Silence, and Nicki Minaj debuts at 35 with her Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown collaboration Only.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 I DON'T CARE CHERYL
2 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
3 ALL ABOUT THAT BASS MEGHAN TRAINOR
4 ALL OF ME JOHN LEGEND
5 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT
6 OUTSIDE CALVIN HARRIS/ELLIE GOULDING
7 BANG BANG JESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ
8 DON'T TELL 'EM JEREMIH FT YG
9 STEAL MY GIRL ONE DIRECTION
10 I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE SAM SMITH

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