Rita Ora enters the Official Chart history books today, breaking a record held for 30 years.
The singer’s latest release, Let You Love Me, becomes her 13th Top 10 on the Official Singles Chart, climbing to Number 6 on the latest Top 40.
It means Rita sets a new UK chart record for the most Top 10 singles by a British female artist. The star overtakes music icons Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark, who each lay claim to 12 Top 10 hits.
Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Rita was overcome. "I’m so grateful and honoured – this is insane! I can’t put into words what this means to me! I really appreciate everyone’s support," she said. "I’m really proud of the journey that the making of Phoenix has taken me on. To my fans, thank you for your patience and thank you always for listening. I wouldn’t be here without you, and I promise to keep giving you all my best.”
Rita has had a strong run of hits on the Official Chart of late. Since June last year, five of her singles have reached the top tier: Your Song (7), Lonely Together (with Avicii, 4), Anywhere (2), For You (8) and Let You Love Me (8).
Let You Love Me is the latest single from Rita’s forthcoming second album Phoenix, out November 23.
Behind Rita, Shirley and Petula, British female artists with 11 UK Top 10s are Jess Glynne, (British-born) Olivia Newton-John, Cilla Black, Emeli Sandé and Dusty Springfield.