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Solo female artists with the most number one albums

There have been 20 solo female singers that have had three or more UK number one albums. This list includes soundtracks where that artist features prominently.

Artist No. 1 Albums
Amy Winehouse 3
Avril Lavigne 3
Diana Ross 3
Ellie Goulding 3
Eva Cassidy 3
Kate Bush 3
Norah Jones 3
Pink 3
Susan Boyle 3
Adele 4
Ariana Grande 4
Beyonce 4
Lady Gaga 4
Rihanna 4
Celine Dion 5
Lana Del Rey 5
Barbra Streisand 6
Kylie Minogue 8
Taylor Swift 9
Madonna 12

Most weeks at number one in Denmark

Sticking with Scandanavia, Here is a list of the 38 tracks to have spent 10 or more weeks at number one in Denmark.

Artist Title Year Weeks
Cher Believe 1998 / 99 10
Coolio featuring L.V Gangsta’s Paradise 1995 / 96 10
EM Holdet En For Alle 1988 10
OMI Cheerleader 2014 / 15 10
Post Malone feat 21 Savage Rockstar 2017 10
Rollo & King Ved Du Hvad Hun Sagde 2000 10
Shakira Whenever, Wherever 2002 10
Spice Girls Wannabe 1996 10
Tobias Rahim Feberdrømmer xx Dubai 2022 10
Wiz Khalifa feat Charlie Puth See You Again 2015 10
Ace Of Base All That She Wants 1992 11
Anna David F*ck Dig 2005 11
Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting All For Love 1994 11
Eiffel 65 Blue (Da Ba Dee) 1999 11
Elvis vs JXL A Little Less Conversation 2002 11
Madonna Like A Prayer 1989 11
Rockrosinen & Pølseenderne Mogensen Mix 1990 11
Snow Informer 1993 11
Team Easy On De Skal Have Baghjul Nede I Touren 2004 11
Lizzie Ramt I Natten 2008 12
Timbaland feat Keri Hilson The Way I Are 2007 12
Christian Du Kan Gøre Hvad Du Vil 2001 13
Erasure Abba-esque EP 1992 13
John Mogensen Fut i fejemøjet 1972 13
Mungo Jerry In The Summertime 1970 13
Basshunter Boten Anna 2006 14
Middle of the Road Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep 1971 14
Ed Sheeran Shape Of You 2017 15
Freddy Breck Überall auf der Welt 1973 15
Giv Til Asien Hvor små vi er 2005 15
Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It For You 1991 16
Elton John Candle In The Wind 1997″/”Something About The Way You Look Tonight 1997 17
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat Justin Bieber Despacito 2017 17
Rednex Cotton Eye Joe 1994 / 95 17
Inger Nilsson Här kommer Pippi Långstrump 1970 18
Familien Andersen Jeg har set en rigtig negermand 1970 / 71 23
Kim Larsen & Bellami Tarzan Mamma Mia 1989 / 90 31
Trine Dyrholm Mr. Nice Guy 2005 / 06 41

 

Biggest debut albums of all time

To mark National Album Day this year the Official Charts Company released a list of the biggest debut albums of all time in the UK based on all sales, downloads and streams. Here is the list.

Rank Title Artist Year
20 Hot Fuss The Killers 2004
19 Definitely Maybe Oasis 1994
18 Our Version Of Events Emeli Sande 2012
17 Appetite For Destruction Guns N’ Roses 1987
16 19 Adele 2008
15 Come Away With Me Norah Jones 2002
14 + Ed Sheeran 2011
13 Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman 1988
12 Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters 2004
11 Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield 1973
10 Parachutes Coldplay 2000
9 In The Lonely Hour Sam Smith 2014
8 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette 1994
7 Hopes And Fears Keane 2004
6 Spice Spice Girls 1996
5 No Angel Dido 1999
4 The Fame Lady Gaga 2008
3 Spirit Leona Lewis 2007
2 Back To Bedlam James Blunt 2004
1 Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf 1977

Most weeks at number one in Finland

Let’s stay in Scandanavia and head off to Findland where very few songs spent 10 or more weeks at the top of their chart,

Artist Title Year Weeks
William feat Clever Penelope 2020 21
Apulanta Teit meistä kauniin 1998 19
HIM Join Me in Death 1999/2000 13
Cledos, Ibe & Averagekidluke feat A36 Samma gamla vanliga (remix) 2021 13
Kim Lönnholm Minä olen muistanut 1988 12
JVG feat Raappana Kran Turismo 2012 12
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat Justin Bieber Despacito (Remix) 2017 12
Lady Gaga Poker Face 2009 11
JVG Ikuinen vappu 2019 11
Petri Nygård Vitun suomirokki 2000 10
PMMP Rusketusraidat 2003 10
Jenni Vartiainen Missä muruseni on 2010/11 10
Jennifer Lopez feat Pitbull On the Floor 2011 10
Bess Ram Pam Pam 2022 10

Most weeks at number one in Sweden

And for our next destination we head off to Scandanavia and it’s Sweden where 37 songs have spent 10 or more weeks at the top.

Artist Title  Year Weeks
Ted Gärdestad Undringar 1972 10
George Baker Selection Paloma Blanca 1975 10
Jan Lindblad Shenandoah 1977 10
Barbi Benton Ain’t That Just the Way 1977 10
Bonnie Tyler It’s A Heartache 1978 10
Boney M Rivers Of Babylon 1978 10
Milk and Honey Hallelujah 1979 10
Freestyle Vill ha dej 1981 10
Shakin’ Stevens Oh Julie 1982 10
David Bowie Let’s Dance 1983 10
Stevie Wonder I Just Called to Say I Love You 1984 10
Foreigner I Want To Know What Love Is 1985 10
Tone Norum & Tommy Nilsson Allt som jag känner 1988 10
Kaoma Lambada 1989 10
Michael Jackson Black or White 1991 10
Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting All for Love 1993 10
Bomfunk MC’s Freestyler 2000 10
Elias feat Frans Who’s da Man 2006 10
Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On 1998 11
September Mikrofonkåt 2010/11 11
Abba Dancing Queen 1976 12
Boney M Daddy Cool 1976 12
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John You’re the One That I Want 1978 12
Village People Y.M.C.A. 1979 12
Bill Lovelady One More Reggae for the Road 1980 12
Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It for You 1991 12
Erasure Abba-esque EP 1992 12
Coolio feat. L.V. Gangsta’s Paradise 1995 12
Avicii Wake Me Up 2013 12
Swedish House Mafia feat John Martin Don’t You Worry Child 2012 13
Secret Service Oh! Susie 1979 14
Victor Leksell Svag 2020 14
Gyllene Tider När vi två blir en 1980 16
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat Justin Bieber Despacito 2017 16
Las Ketchup The Ketchup Song 2002 17
Demis Rousssos Forever and Ever 1974 20
Baccara Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 1977 22

Most weeks at number one in Switzerland

Another week and another list of number ones that spent 10 or more weeks at the top of the chart and this week we’re off to Switzerland.

Artist Title  Year Weeks
Die Minstrels Grüezi wohl, Frau Stirnimaa 1969 10
Pop Tops Mamy Blue 1971 10
Hot Butter Popcorn 1972 10
Wings Mull Of Kintyre 1978 10
Sinéad O’Connor Nothing Compares 2 U 1990 10
Elton John Something About the Way You Look Tonight / Candle in the Wind 1997 1997 10
Bomfunk MC’s Freestyler 2000 10
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Señorita 2019 10
Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) 1980 11
Enigma Sadeness Part I 1990 11
Rednex Wish You Were Here 1995 11
Lou Bega Mambo No 5 (a Little Bit of…) 1999 11
Eiffel 65 Blue (Da Ba Dee) 1999 11
Eminem Without Me 2002 11
Las Ketchup The Ketchup Song (Aserejé) 2002 11
Black Eyed Peas Shut Up 2003 11
Crazy Frog Axel F 2005 11
Nelly Furtado All Good Things (Come to an End) 2006 11
Michel Teló Ai Se Eu Te Pego! 2012 11
Demis Roussos Goodbye My Love, Goodbye 1973 12
Lobo I’d Love You to Want Me 1973 12
Donny & Marie Osmond I’m Leaving It All Up to You 1974 12
Boney M Belfast 1977 12
All-4-One I Swear 1994 12
Robert Miles Children 1996 12
Pharrell Williams Happy 2014 12
Alan Walker Faded 2016 12
Matthias Reim Verdammt – ich lieb’ dich 1990 13
Avicii Wake Me Up 2013 13
The Weeknd Blinding Lights 2020 13
Nathan Evans Wellerman 2021 13
Adele Hello 2015/16 13
Boney M Daddy Cool 1976 14
Boney M Rivers Of Babylon 1978 14
Kaoma Lambada 1989 14
Snap Rhythm Is A Dancer 1992 14
Four Non Blondes What’s Up 1992 14
Rednex Cotton Eye Joe 1994 14
O-Zone Dragostea din tei 2004 14
Ed Sheeran Shape Of You 2017 14
Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It for You 1991 15
Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On 1998 15
Jean-Claude Borelly Dolannes-Melodie 1975 16
Shakira Whenever Wherever 2002 17
Lilly Wood & the Prick & Robin Schulz Prayer in C 2014 17
Luis Fonsi feat Daddy Yankee Despacito 2017 20
Ed Sheeran Perfect 2017 20
Tones and I Dance Monkey 2019 20
Lo & Leduc 079 2018 21
Master KG feat Burna Boy & Nomcebo Zikode Jerusalema (Remix) 2020 21