List of artists who have achieved simultaneous UK and US number-one hits

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A number of artists have achieved either simultaneous number one singles or albums on the official charts in the UK and the US (Billboard in the United States and the Official Charts Company from the United Kingdom, also the BPI).

As of 2017, twelve artists have achieved this feat in both the singles and albums chart: The Beatles, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Men at Work, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé,[1] Rihanna, Adele, Zayn, Drake, and Ed Sheeran. All of these have spent at least a week at number one in all four charts.

The single which has spent the longest period of time at number-one simultaneously in the UK and US is Drake's "One Dance" (2016) which spent 10 weeks number-one in both countries, while the longest serving album is the South Pacific cast's "South Pacific" (1958) album which spent 26 weeks number-one in both countries.

Simultaneous number-one singles[edit]

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Simultaneous artists with different songs[edit]

The following artists have achieved simultaneous weeks at number one in both charts but with different songs.

Simultaneous number-one albums[edit]

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Simultaneous artists with different albums[edit]

The following artists have achieved number ones on the same week but with different albums.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Alan (27 June 2008). "Coldplay shaded out of elite chart club". MusicWeek. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "DEPECHE MODE - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". 
  3. ^ a b c "Coldplay top in US". Daily Post. Liverpool: on BNET. 16 June 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.emigroup.com/Press/2008/press75.htm Coldplay’s Viva La Vida simultaneously tops the US and UK album charts
  5. ^ "Susan Boyle Sees 'Dream' Soar To No. 1 On Billboard 200". 
  6. ^ http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5490055-146/story.csp
  7. ^ "Drake achieves a rare feat on the UK and US charts". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 

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