Dappy from N-Dubz helps set new UK singles chart record

26/09/11

Dappy from N-Dubz

A new record has been set for the longest run of consecutive number one singles by British artists.

There have now been 11 British number ones in a row, beating the previous record of 10 set in 1963.

The current run began with DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans's Louder, which reached number one on 16 July this year.

No Regrets, the debut solo single by N-Dubz rapper Dappy, has now become the 11th in the chain.

The Wanted, JLS, Cher Lloyd, Nero, Wretch 32, Olly Murs, Example, Pixie Lott and One Direction are the other British artists who have all spent at least one week at the top spot each.

The previous record began in January 1963 when Cliff Richard and the Shadows hit number one with The Next Time/Bachelor Boy.

The current British residency at the top of the chart marks a change from earlier this year.

In the third week of May, the only UK artist in the entire top 10 singles chart was Lauren Bennett who featured on LMFAO's number one Party Rock Anthem.

That was the worst weekly performance by British artists in the top 10 since the chart's launch in 1952.