The Artists With The Most Big Top 40 No.1 Singles Revealed!
Do you ACTUALLY know which artists have the most number ones ever? The Vodafone Big Top 40 was born on June 14th 2009 and we've seen some amazing artists at the top since then. (We're including collaborations).
1. 5 No.1 Singles: One Direction
One Direction's first ever chart topping single came on the 11th September 2011 with their debut track 'What Makes You Beautiful'. It stayed at the top for a single week before being knocked off by Dappy! Other No.1s include 'Drag Me Down' and 'One Way Or Another'.
2. 5 No.1 Singles: Bruno Mars
Yup, joining the elite list of artists with a whole load of No.1 singles is none other than Mr.Smooth, Bruno Mars. 'Just The Way You Are' was Bruno's first in October 2010.
3. 5 No.1 Singles: Sam Smith
Does it really surprise you to see this guy in the most No.1 singles of all time? His first No.1 came in 2013 on his Naughty Boy collaboration 'La La La' and he hasn't looked back since.
4. 5 No.1 Singles: Cheryl
Ever since the break-up of Girls Aloud, Cheryl has been on fire when it comes to chart hits. Her very first solo single 'Fight For This Love' went straight to the top spot in October 2009.
5. 6 No.1 Singles: Tinie Tempah
The KING of collaborations has arrived. The first time Tinie Tempah leapfrogged 39 other songs to capture pole position was in March 2009 with 'Pass Out'. Other No.1 hits include 'Not Letting Go' and 'Frisky'.
6. 6 No.1 Singles: Rihanna
The one and only Rihanna first grabbed the top spot on the 6th September 2009 with her Jay Z & Kanye West collaboration 'Run This Town'. The track had a spell of two weeks at No.1. She also soared to the top with 'Only Girl (In The World).
7. 6 No.1 Singles: David Guetta
He truly is one of the biggest DJs in the world and his record for No.1 singles proves it. His singles with Rhanna, Akon, Flo Rida & more have helped propel him to the very top!
8. 6 No.1 Singles: Jess Glynne
The flame haired singer produces chart gold with literally every release. Her Clean Bandit collaboration 'Rather Be' was her very first back in 2014 and in the short time she's notched up a whole host of chart topping tracks.
9. 6 No.1 Singles: Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran was able to grab FOUR No.1 singles within the first three months of 2017, 'Shape Of You', the remix, 'How Would You Feel' and 'Galway Girl' all had a stint in pole position...wow.