That Rihanna reign just won’t let up as the redheaded pop darling has set a new chart record in the United Kingdom. With her Drake-assisted “What’s My Name?” rising to the top spot, the singer, who recently filmed a video for her Nicki Minaj collabo “Fly,” has become the first female solo artist in U.K. chart history to score five #1 singles in consecutive years.
According to the Official Charts Company, the pop star’s “What’s My Name?” nabbed the honorary position on the Official Singles Chart after its runner-up spot last week. Elvis Presley was the last solo act to achieve this record with #1 hits spanning from 1957 to 1963.
And it doesn’t stop there as Rihanna is garnering some serious British sales for her latest album. Loud also holds on to the #1 spot on the Official Albums Chart this week, giving the pop princess the second U.K. chart double of her career. Back in 2007, Good Girl Gone Bad and her smash single “Umbrella” topped the chart simultaneously. Since its November release, Loud has sold nearly 900,000 copies in the U.K.
RiRi took to Twitter to thank her legion of overseas fans. “Another week! LOUD and What’s my Name are the #1 ALBUM and SINGLE respectively!!! UK you are on FYAH!!! Rah Rah! THANK U! Where my #UKNavy,” she tweeted.
In addition to the chart’s top honors, the Barbadian beauty has two other songs in the top 10, including her dance number “Only Girl (In the World)” and David Guetta collaboration “Who’s That Chick?”
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