Solo females with UK number one albums

The UK album chart began back in 1956 and it took 21 years until the first solo female had a chart-topping album by which time there had already been 189 number one albums prior to that. Over the following 11 years there were only 15 more occurances although there have been more in recent times, but then again there sales/download figures are so much lower than they used to be to make number one.

Here’s the list of the first 15.

Artist Title Year
Connie Francis 20 All Time Greats 1977
Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 1979
Kate Bush Never For Ever 1980
Barbra Streisand Guilty 1980
Barbra Streisand Love Songs 1982
Bonnie Tyler Faster Than The Speed Of Night 1983
Alison Moyet Alf 1984
Madonna Like A Virgin 1984
Kate Bush Hounds Of Love 1985
Sade Promise 1985
Madonna True Blue 1986
Kate Bush The Whole Story 1986
Whitney Houston Whitney 1987
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman 1988
Kylie Minogue Kylie 1988
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