Rihanna nets a sixth week as the Official Singles Chart Number 1 today to take the title of artist with most weeks at Number 1 so far this year, surpassing Adele’s Official Singles performance of five weeks at Number 1.
Rihanna’s feat comes courtesy of her singles What’s My Name ft Drake and her current Number 1 We Found Love ft Calvin Harris.
What’s My Name was the first Official Singles Number 1 of the year, a title it held for a week, while We Found Love has now spent a total of five weeks at the summit in two separate runs at the top, having first claimed the Official Singles title six weeks ago.
Adele’s five weeks at the top came courtesy of single Someone Like You, which also had two runs at the top in February and March while her album 21has spent a phenomenal eighteen weeks at the top over three separate runs across February/March, April and July. Rihanna’s album Loud spent three weeks at Number 1 in January.
When weeks at Number 1 of singles and albums are combined, Adele leads Rihanna by 23 weeks to 9.
This week Rihanna is also the featured artist on erstwhile collaborator Drake’s new single Take Care which is straight in at Number 12 while Drake also features in the Official Albums Top 10 (see below).
Rihanna’s sixth studio album Talk That Talk is released on Monday (November 21).
Flo Rida has this week’s Highest New Entry with Good Feeling straight in at Number 2 giving the US rapper his fifth Top 10 hit including the two Number 1s Club Can’t Handle Me (Flo Rida ft David Guetta, 2010) and Right Round (Flo Rida ft Kesha, 2009). Flo Rida has also scored three Official Singles Top 10 hits as a featured artist including the Number 1Bad Boys (Alexandra Burke ft Flo Rida, 2009).
Boyband One Direction, whose debut What Makes You Beautiful remains the fastest-selling single of the year so far, see second single Gotta Be You straight in at Number 3 while their debut album Up All Night is released 21st November. Band members Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan had never met before competing as soloists in last year’s X Factor but formed a band at the suggestion of the reality show judging panel before being signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco label.
Finally US singer/songwriter Christina Perri sees her Jar Of Hearts return to the Official Singles Top 10 climbing from last week’s Number 17 to this week’s Number 10. Perri first came to prominence when Jar Of Hearts was aired on US reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance (2010) and then covered on Glee earlier this year. Jar Of Hearts peaked at Number 4 twice, in August and October, while Perri’s debut album Lovestrong peaked at Number 9 in September.
In other chart news, British retail institution John Lewis sees the soundtrack to its much anticipated Christmas TV campaign leap into the Top 40 as Slow Moving Millie (aka actress turned singer Amelia Warner) moves up 132 places to this week’s Number 36 with her cover of The Smiths’ Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want. The festive campaign created by agency Adam & Eve has already racked up over 1.2 million hits on You Tube since launch. Slow Moving Millie could have a hit as an early Christmas present if she goes on to emulate the success of last year’s John Lewis Christmas ad soundtrack, Ellie Goulding’s cover of Your Song, which entered the Official Singles Chart at Number 39 and peaked at Number 2.
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