UK R&B Chart records and statistics

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The UK R&B Chart is a weekly chart that ranks the 40 biggest-selling singles and albums that are classified in the R&B genre in the United Kingdom. The chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company,[1] and is based on both physical and digital sales.[2] The list below comprises various records and statistics, based on official archived data starting from 10 October 2009,[3][4] and are correct as to the charts dated 11 January 2014.[5][6]

Albums chart milestones[edit]

Most number-ones[edit]

Most cumulative weeks at number one[edit]

Most weeks at number one[edit]

Multiple number-ones in a calendar year[edit]

  • 2
Rihanna — Loud & Talk That Talk (2011),[15][17] Talk That Talk & Unapologetic (2012)[16][18]
Justin TimberlakeThe 20/20 Experience & The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 (2013)[19][20]

Simultaneous albums in the top forty[edit]

Posthumous number ones[edit]

Singles chart milestones[edit]

Most number-ones[edit]

Most cumulative weeks at number one[edit]

Most weeks at number one[edit]

  • 9 weeks
Flo Rida — "Whistle" (2012)
  • 7 weeks
Flo Rida — "Good Feeling" (2011-2012)
will.i.am (ft. Britney Spears) — "Scream & Shout" (2012-2013)
Justin Timberlake — "Mirrors" (2013)
  • 6 weeks
Iyaz — "Replay" (2010)
Cee Lo Green — "Fuck You" (2010)
Labrinth (ft. Emeli Sandé) — "Beneath Your Beautiful" (2012)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — "Can't Hold Us" (2013)
will.i.am — "Bang Bang" (2013)
Eminem (ft. Rihanna) — "Monster" (2013)
  • 5 weeks
Usher (ft. will.i.am) — "OMG" (2010)
Taio Cruz — "Dynamite" (2010)
Rihanna (ft. Drake) — "What's My Name" (2010-2011)
Rihanna — "S&M" (2011)
Bruno Mars — "The Lazy Song" (2011)

Multiple number-ones in a calendar year[edit]

  • 3
Rihanna — "Rude Boy", "Love the Way You Lie" & "What's My Name?" (2010)
Tinie Tempah — "Pass Out", "Frisky" & "Written in the Stars" (2010)
Flo Rida — "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones" & "Whistle" (2012)
will.i.am - "Scream & Shout", "#thatPOWER" & "Bang Bang" (2013)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Thrift Shop", "Can't Hold Us" & "Same Love" (2013)
Jason Derulo - "The Other Side", "Talk Dirty" & "Trumpets" (2013)

Self-replacement at number one[edit]

  • Eminem — "Berzerk" (one week) (19 October 2013)[25] → "Rap God" (one week) (26 October 2013)[26]

Simultaneous singles in the top ten[edit]

  • Eminem (4)[27] — "The Monster" (#2), "Berzerk" (#5), "Survival" (#6), "Rap God" (#10)

Simultaneous singles in the top forty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us - Who We Are - The Charts We Compile". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chart Rules". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - Official Charts". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "R&B Singles Archive - Official Charts". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 11th January 2014". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "R&B Singles Archive - 11th January 2014". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 21st November 2009". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 4th December 2010". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 26th November 2011". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 17th November 2012". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 20th August 2011". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 17th October 2009". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 20th July 2013". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 27th November 2010". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "R&B Albums Archive - 3rd December 2011". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "R&B Albums Archive - 1st December 2012". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "R&B Albums Archive – 1st January 2011". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 7th January 2012". Official Charts Company. theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 30th March 2013". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 12th October 2013". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 10th October 2009". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  22. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 1st November 2009". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  23. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 6th August 2011". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  24. ^ "R&B Albums Archive - 25th February 2012". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  25. ^ "R&B Singles Archive - 19th October 2013". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  26. ^ "R&B Singles Archive - 26th October 2013". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  27. ^ "R&B Singles Archive - 4th January 2014". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "R&B Singles Archive - 9th July 2011". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "R&B Singles Archive - 28th December 2013". London: Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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