Rihanna holds top spot for ten weeks


Teenage R-n-B star Rihanna hung on to the top spot in the British singles charts Sunday for a 10th week running, making Umbrella the longest-running number one single since 1994. The single, which features rapper Jay-Z, beat out Kate Nash’s Foundations and Timbaland’s The Way I Are, which were second and third respectively.

The last song to match the 19-year-old’s 10-week domination of the singles charts was Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around in 1994, which topped the rankings for 15 weeks.

Barbados-born Rihanna’s streak at the top makes her only the seventh artist in British chart single history to clock at least 10 weeks at the number one position. Rounding out the top five this week were Big Girls Don’t Cry by Stacy ‘Fergie’ Ferguson of the Black Eyed Peas, which fell two spots to number four, and Enrique Iglesias’s Do You Know.

The album charts were topped by British television talent show winner Paul Potts with his album One Chance, followed by We’ll Live And Die In These Towns by Enemy.