Female Artists / Acts who have reached Number 1 on the UK Singles Chart

by judas1982 | created - 09 Aug 2015 | updated - 3 days ago | Public

Excludes any uncredited appearances on singles.

1. Madonna

Actress | Evita

The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...

1. Into The Groove - 1985 : 4 weeks 2. Papa Don't Preach - 1986 : 3 weeks 3. True Blue - 1986 : 1 week 4. La Isla Bonita - 1987 : 2 weeks 5. Who's That Girl - 1987 : 1 week 6. Like A Prayer - 1989 : 3 weeks 7. Vogue - 1990 : 4 weeks 8. Frozen - 1998 : 1 week 9. American Pie - 2000 : 1 week 10. Music - 2000 : 1 week 11. Hung Up - 2005 : 3 weeks 12. Sorry - 2006 : 1 week 13. 4 Minutes - 2008 : 4 weeks (with Justin Timberlake)

2. Spice Girls

Soundtrack | Spice World

In 2012 The Spice Girls performed at the closing ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics. This would be the last time they'd perform as a quintet. This was the last Spice Girls concert to feature Victoria Beckham and Mel C.

1. Wannabe - 1996 : 7 weeks 2. Say You'll Be There - 1996 : 2 weeks 3. 2 Become 1 - 1996 : 3 weeks 4. Who Do You Think You Are / Mama - 1997 : 3 weeks 5. Spice Up Your Life - 1997 : 1 week 6. Too Much - 1997 : 2 weeks 7. Viva Forever - 1998 : 2 weeks 8. Goodbye - 1998 : 1 week 9. Holler / Let Love Lead The Way - 2000 : 1 week

3. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

1. Umbrella - 2007 : 10 weeks (with Jay-Z) 2. Take A Bow - 2008 : 2 weeks 3. Run This Town - 2009 : 1 week (with Jay-Z and Kanye West) 4. Only Girl (In The World) - 2010 : 2 weeks 5. What's My Name? - 2011 : 1 week (with Drake) 6. We Found Love - 2011 : 6 weeks (with Calvin Harris) 7. Diamonds - 2012 : 1 week 8. The Monster - 2013 : 1 week (with Eminem) 9. Wild Thoughts - 2017 : 1 week (with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller)

4. Kylie Minogue

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May, 1968. The eldest of three children, Kylie's acting career began early, but it was her role as "Charlene" in the Australian soap, Neighbours (1985), which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began, purely by accident, when a record ...

1. I Should Be So Lucky - 1988 : 5 weeks 2. Especially For You - 1989 : 3 weeks (with Jason Donovan) 3. Hand On Your Heart - 1989 : 1 week 4. Tears On My Pillow - 1990 : 1 week 5. Spinning Around - 2000 : 1 week 6. Can't Get You Out Of My Head - 2001 : 4 weeks 7. Slow - 2003 : 1 week

5. Jess Glynne

Soundtrack | Bridget Jones's Baby

Jess Glynne was born on October 20, 1989 in Hampstead, London, England as Jessica Hannah Glynne.

1. Rather Be - 2014 : 4 weeks (with Clean Bandit) 2. My Love - 2014 : 1 week (with Route 94) 3. Hold My Hand - 2015 : 3 weeks 4. Not Letting Go - 2015 : 1 week (with Tinie Tempah) 5. Don't Be So Hard On Yourself - 2015 : 1 week 6. These Days - 2018 : 1 week (with Rudimental, Macklemore and Dan Caplen) 7. I’ll Be There - 2018 : 1 week

6. Sugababes

Soundtrack | About Time

They were a girl group originally consisting of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy.

1. Freak Like Me - 2002 : 1 week 2. Round Round - 2002 : 1 week 3. Hole In The Head - 2003 : 1 week 4. Push The Button - 2005 : 3 weeks 5. Walk This Way - 2007 : 1 week (with Girls Aloud) 6. About You Now - 2007 : 4 weeks

7. Britney Spears

Soundtrack | Crossroads

Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8, Britney ...

1. ...Baby One More Time - 1999 : 2 weeks 2. Born To Make You Happy - 2000 : 1 week 3. Oops!...I Did It Again - 2000 : 1 week 4. Toxic - 2004 : 1 week 5. Everytime - 2004 : 1 week 6. Scream & Shout - 2013 : 2 weeks (with will.i.am)

8. All Saints

Soundtrack | The Beach

Pop group.

1. Never Ever - 1998 : 1 week 2. Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade - 1998 : 2 weeks 3. Bootie Call - 1998 : 1 week 4. Pure Shores - 2000 : 2 weeks 5. Black Coffee - 2000 : 1 week

9. Beyoncé

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her mom, Tina Lawson designs their glittering costumes & her dad, Mathew Knowles manages Destiny's Child. Solange, her sister (they're 4 years apart) has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé's of ...

1. Crazy In Love - 2003 : 3 weeks (with Jay-Z) 2. Déjà Vu - 2006 : 1 week (with Jay-Z) 3. Beautiful Liar - 2007 : 4 weeks (with Shakira) 4. If I Were A Boy - 2008 : 1 week 5. Telephone - 2010 : 1 week (with Lady Gaga)

10. Cheryl

Actress | What to Expect When You're Expecting

Born in 1983, British singer Cheryl Cole studied dance, modeled and appeared in advertisements as a child. Her crowd-pleasing performances on Popstars: The Rivals (2002) won her membership to the pop group Girls Aloud and vaulted her into music stardom, virtually overnight. Cole has also enjoyed ...

1. Fight For This Love - 2009 : 2 weeks 2. Promise This - 2010 : 1 week 3. Call My Name - 2012 : 1 week 4. Crazy Stupid Love - 2014 : 1 week (with Tinie Tempah) 5. I Don't Care - 2014 : 1 week

11. Katy Perry

Actress | The Smurfs

Katy Perry was born as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, California, the middle child of pastor parents, Mary Christine (Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson. She has an older sister and younger brother, and has English, Portuguese, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Her mother's ...

1. I Kissed A Girl - 2008 : 5 weeks 2. California Gurls - 2010 : 2 weeks (with Snoop Dogg) 3. Part Of Me - 2012 : 1 week 4. Roar - 2013 : 2 weeks 5. Feels - 2017 : 1 week (with Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean)

12. Lady Gaga

Soundtrack | A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.

Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett), a philanthropist and business executive, and Joseph Anthony ...

1. Just Dance - 2009 : 3 weeks 2. Poker Face - 2009 : 3 weeks 3. Bad Romance - 2009 : 2 weeks 4. Telephone - 2010 : 2 weeks (with Beyonce) 5. Shallow - 2018 : 2 weeks (with Bradley Cooper)

13. Ariana Grande

Actress | Sam & Cat

Ariana was born on June 26, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Marguerite Grande, a chief executive officer for Hose-McCann Communications & Edward Charles Butera, a graphic designer/founder of IBI Designs Inc. She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical, 13 before playing the role of Cat...

1. Problem - 2014 : 1 week (with Iggy Azalea) 2. Bang Bang - 2014 : 1 week (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj) 3. thank u, next - 2018 : 6 weeks 4. 7 Rings - 2019 : 4 weeks 5. Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored - 2019 : 1 week

14. Whitney Houston

Soundtrack | The Bodyguard

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.

She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist ...

1. Saving All My Love For You - 1985 : 2 weeks 2. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - 1987 : 2 weeks 3. One Moment In Time - 1988 : 2 weeks 4. I Will Always Love You - 1992 : 10 weeks

15. Cher

Actress | Moonstruck

The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups ...

1. I Got You Babe - 1965 : 2 weeks (with Sonny) 2. The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - 1991 : 5 weeks 3. Love Can Build A Bridge - 1995 : 1 week (with Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry and Eric Clapton) 4. Believe - 1998 : 7 weeks

16. B*Witched

Soundtrack | What Women Want

B*Witched is known for her work on What Women Want (2000), Charmed (1998) and Bring It On (2000).

1. C'est la Vie - 1998 : 2 weeks 2. Rollercoaster - 1998 : 2 weeks 3. To You I Belong - 1998 : 1 week 4. Blame It On The Weatherman - 1999 : 1 week

17. Geri Horner

Actress | Spice World

Geri Horner was born on August 6, 1972 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England as Geraldine Estelle Halliwell Hidalgo. She has been married to Christian Horner since May 15, 2015. They have one child.

1. Mi Chico Latino - 1999 : 1 week 2. Lift Me Up - 1999 : 1 week 3. Bag It Up - 2000 : 1 week 4. It's Raining Men - 2001 : 2 weeks

18. Christina Aguilera

Soundtrack | The Voice (USA)

Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980 in Staten Island, New York City to Shelly Loraine Kearns (born: Shelly Loraine Fidler), a musician & Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera Monge, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, ...

1. Genie In A Bottle - 1999 : 2 weeks 2. Lady Marmalade - 2001 : 1 week (with Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink) 3. Dirrty - 2002 : 2 weeks (with Redman) 4. Beautiful - 2002 : 2 weeks

19. Girls Aloud

Soundtrack | Run Fatboy Run

Were the bridesmaids at Cheryl and Ashley Cole's wedding.

1. Sound Of The Underground - 2002 : 4 weeks 2. I'll Stand By You - 2004 : 2 weeks 3. Walk This Way - 2007 : 1 week (with Sugababes) 4. The Promise - 2008 : 1 week

20. Rita Ora

Actress | Fifty Shades of Grey

Rita Ora is a British singer-songwriter. She was born Rita Sahatçiu Ora in 1990 in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia, now Serbia, to Vera (Bajraktari) and Besnik Sahatçiu. She is a granddaughter of director Besim Sahatçiu. At age one, her family decided to move to the United Kingdom. She grew up in West ...

1. Hot Right Now - 2012 : 1 week (with DJ Fresh) 2. R.I.P. - 2012 : 2 weeks (with Tinie Tempah) 3. How We Do (Party) - 2012 : 1 week 4. I Will Never Let You Down - 2014 : 1 week

21. Little Mix

Soundtrack | Pitch Perfect 2

Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011 during the eighth series of the UK version of The X Factor. They were the first group to win the competition, and following their victory, they signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music. The members are Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, ...

1. Cannonball - 2011 : 1 week 2. Wings - 2012 : 1 week 3. Black Magic - 2015 : 3 weeks 4. Shout Out To My Ex - 2016 : 3 weeks

22. Sandie Shaw

Soundtrack | Because I Said So

Sandie Shaw was born on February 26, 1947 in Dagenham, Essex, England as Sandra Ann Goodrich. She is married to Tony Bedford. She was previously married to Nik Powell and Jeff Banks.

1. (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me - 1964 : 3 weeks 2. Long Live Love - 1965 : 3 weeks 3. Puppet On A String - 1967 : 3 weeks

23. Olivia Newton-John

Soundtrack | Grease

Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She lived there until she was five years old, and her family relocated to Australia when her father was offered a job as the dean of a college in Melbourne. When she was a teen she returned to ...

1. You're The One That I Want - 1978 : 9 weeks (with John Travolta) 2. Summer Nights - 1978 : 7 weeks (with John Travolta) 3. Xanadu - 1980 : 2 weeks (with Electric Light Orchestra)

24. Billie Piper

Actress | Secret Diary of a Call Girl

Billie Piper studied at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. She caught the eyes of record producers who were interested in signing a young vocalist when she was the poster girl for the ad campaign of a British pop music magazine, "Smash Hits". She released her first single, "Because We ...

1. Because We Want To - 1998 : 1 week 2. Girlfriend - 1998 : 1 week 3. Day & Night - 2000 : 1 week

1. Whole Again - 2001 : 4 weeks 2. Eternal Flame - 2001 : 2 weeks 3. The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling) - 2002 : 3 weeks

26. Pink

Actress | Thanks for Sharing

Pink was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and was later raised in Philadelphia. Her parents, Judith Moore (née Kugel), a nurse, and Jim Moore, a Vietnam veteran, divorced when she was very young. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Irish, German, ...

1. Lady Marmalade- 2001 : 1 week (with Christina Aguiera, Lil' Kim and Mya) 2. Just Like A Pill - 2002 : 1 week 3. So What - 2008 : 3 weeks

27. Leona Lewis

Soundtrack | Avatar

Leona Lewis was born on April 3, 1985 in Islington, London, England as Leona Louise Lewis. She has been married to Dennis Jauch since July 27, 2019.

1. A Moment Like This - 2006 : 4 weeks 2. Bleeding Love - 2007 : 7 weeks 3. Run - 2008 : 2 weeks

28. Alexandra Burke

Actress | Alexandra Burke Feat. Pitbull: All Night Long

Alexandra Burke was born on August 25, 1988 in Islington, London, England as Alexandra Imelda Cecelia Ewan Burke.

1. Hallelujah - 2008 : 3 weeks 2. Bad Boys - 2009 : 1 week (with Flo Rida) 3. Start Without You - 2010 : 2 weeks (with Laza Morgan)

29. Jennifer Lopez

Actress | Gigli

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in the The Bronx, New York City. Her parents, Lupe López & David López were born in Ponce, Puerto Rico: the second largest Puerto Rican city. The two were brought to the continental United States during their childhoods and, eventually, met while living...

1. Love Don't Cost a Thing - 2001 : 1 week 2. Get Right - 2005 : 1 week 3. On the Floor - 2011 : 2 weeks (with Pitbull)

30. Pixie Lott

Soundtrack | Beastly

Pixie Lott was born on January 12, 1991 in Bromley, London, England as Victoria Louise Lott.

1. Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) - 2009 : 1 week 2. Boys and Girls - 2009 : 1 week 3. All About Tonight - 2011 : 1 week

31. Lily Allen

Actress | Elizabeth

Lily Allen was born on May 2, 1985 in Hammersmith, London, England as Lily Rose Beatrice Allen. She was previously married to Sam Cooper.

1. Smile - 2006 : 2 weeks 2. The Fear - 2009 : 4 weeks 3. Somewhere Only We Know - 2013 : 2 weeks

32. Kesha

Actress | Jem and the Holograms

Ke$ha was born on March 1, 1987, in Los Angeles, California. Her big break came from cameo on rapper Flo Rida's 2009 No. 1 hit "Flo Rida Feat. Kesha: Right Round (2009)." Soon after, she landed a record contact with RCA and released her first single, Ke$ha: TiK ToK (2009). The party anthem ...

1. Right Round - 2009 : 1 week (with Flo Rida) 2. We R Who We R - 2011 : 1 week 3. Timber - 2014 : 1 week (with Pitbull)

33. Jessie J

Soundtrack | Ice Age: Collision Course

Jessie J (Jessica Ellen Cornish) was born in Redbridge, London on March 27, 1988. She went to Colins Performing Arts School as a child and when she was 11 she was cast in Andrew Lloyd Weber's musica "Whistle Down the Wind". When she was 17 she joined a girl group and soon after was signed as a solo...

1. Price Tag - 2011 : 2 weeks (with B.o.B) 2. Domino - 2012 : 2 weeks 3. Bang Bang - 2014 : 1 week (with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)

34. Rosemary Clooney

Actress | White Christmas

Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky, to Marie Frances (Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. She was one of five children. Her father was of Irish and German descent, and her mother was of Irish and English ancestry. She grew up in Maysville, where she and her sister Betty Clooney used...

1. This Ole House - 1954 : 1 week 2. Mambo Italiano - 1955 : 3 weeks (with The Mellomen)

35. Doris Day

Soundtrack | Pillow Talk

One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who ...

1. Secret Love - 1954 : 9 weeks 2. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) - 1956 : 6 weeks

36. Connie Francis

Soundtrack | When the Boys Meet the Girls

Singer, composer, actress, entertainer and publisher Connie Francis was educated at Arts High School and was a music student of her father. At age 11 she appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (1948) as a singer and accordionist. She has toured the US, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and ...

1. Who's Sorry Now? - 1958 : 6 weeks 2. Carolina Moon / Stupid Cupid - 1958 : 6 weeks

37. Shirley Bassey

Soundtrack | Moonraker

Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales, and raised in the nearby working class neighborhood of Splott. Her mother was originally from Yorkshire, and her father was a Nigerian seaman who left the family when she was less than two. She later helped to support her family by working in an...

1. As I Love You - 1959 : 4 weeks (with Wally Stott & His Orchestra) 2. Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain - 1961 : 1 week

38. Helen Shapiro

Soundtrack | Legend

Helen Shapiro was born on September 28, 1946 in London, England. She has been married to John Judd since August 31, 1988. She was previously married to Morris Gundlash and Duncan C. Weldon.

1. You Don't Know - 1961 : 3 weeks 2. Walkin' Back to Happiness - 1961 : 3 weeks

39. Cilla Black

Soundtrack | Cilla

Cilla Black was born on May 27, 1943 in Liverpool, England as Priscilla Maria Veronica White. She was married to Bobby Willis. She died on August 1, 2015 in Estepona, Spain.

1. Anyone Who Had A Heart - 1964 : 3 weeks 2. You're My World - 1964 : 4 weeks

40. Petula Clark

Soundtrack | Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Petula Clark was a star at the age of 11. She starred in British concert halls and on BBC radio singing for the troops during WWII. She was a child star in a series of British films from the end of WWII through to the early 1950s,and by 1954 was having hit records. After a move to France in 1960, ...

1. Sailor - 1961 : 1 week 2. This Is My Song - 1967 : 2 weeks

41. Suzi Quatro

Soundtrack | Van Wilder

Born in Detroit and grew up in the nearby suburb of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Moved to England to pursue music career. Had tremendous success as a rock singer in Britain and worldwide, but only managed one hit in her native America. Was reportedly asked to audition for the part of Happy Days (1974)'...

1. Can The Can - 1972 : 1 week 2. Devil Gate Drive - 1973 : 2 weeks

42. Diana Ross

Actress | Lady Sings the Blues

Best known as the the lead singer of the popular 1960s singing group The Supremes, Diana Ernestine Earle Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, the second of six children of African-American parents Ernestine Lillian (Moten), a schoolteacher, and Fred Earl Ross, who served in the ...

1. I'm Still Waiting - 1971 : 4 weeks 2. Chain Reaction - 1986 : 3 weeks

43. Lisa Stansfield

Soundtrack | Indecent Proposal

Lisa Stansfield was born on April 11, 1966 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England as Lisa Jane Stansfield. She has been married to Ian Devaney since July 25, 1998. She was previously married to Augusto Grassi.

1. All Around the World - 1989 : 2 weeks 2. Five Live - 1993 : 3 weeks (with George Michael and Queen)

44. Céline Dion

Soundtrack | Titanic

Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Québec, Céline Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. Céline was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children. Early in childhood, she sang with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. From these early experiences, Céline gained the...

1. Think Twice - 1995 : 7 weeks 2. My Heart Will Go On - 1998 : 2 weeks

45. Gabrielle

Soundtrack | Magnolia

In the Guinness Book of Records for the highest UK chart entry for a female debut act, Gabrielle took the charts by storm with 'Dreams'. Her debut album "Find Your Way" sold over a million copies worldwide, and has been followed by the albums "Gabrielle" and "Rise", the latter appropriately titled ...

1. Dreams - 1993 : 3 weeks 2. Rise - 2000 : 2 weeks

46. Melanie C

Actress | Spice World

Born on the 12th January 1974 in Merseyside, England, Melanie Chisholm became a member of Spice Girls in 1994. Their three albums sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and they had nine singles at number 1 in the UK.

"Northern Star" was her first solo album. On the back of the first single "...

1. Never Be The Same Again - 2000 : 1 week (with Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes) 2. I Turn To You - 2000 : 1 week

47. Mariah Carey

Actress | Precious

Mariah was born on March 27, 1970 in Huntington, Long Island, New York to Patricia Carey (born: Patricia Hickey), an opera singer and vocal coach & Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer. Her mother is of Irish descent, and her father was of African & Venezuelan descent. Mariah attended ...

1. Without You - 1994 : 4 weeks 2. Against All Odds - 2000 : 2 weeks (with Westlife)

48. Destiny's Child

Soundtrack | Charlie's Angels

Destiny's Child was an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams. Formed on 1997 in Houston, Destiny's Child members began their musical career as Girl's Tyme when they formed in 1990 comprising Knowles, Rowland, LaTavia Roberson & ...

1. Independent Women Part 1 - 2000 : 1 week 2. Survivor - 2001 : 1 week

49. Enya

Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Eithne, the fourth youngest of nine children, comes from the small village of Dore (Dobhar in Irish) in the Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair) region of County Donegal in the northwest of the Republic of Ireland. She now lives in Killiney, a coastal district on the southern outskirts of Dublin The family is ...

1. Orinoco Flow - 1988 : 3 weeks 2. I Don't Wanna Know - 2004 : 2 weeks (with Mario Winans and P. Diddy)

50. The Pussycat Dolls

Soundtrack | Easy A

Their birthplace was Christina Applegate's garage.

1. Don't Cha - 2005 : 3 weeks (with Busta Rhymes) 2. Stickwitu - 2005 : 2 weeks

51. Nelly Furtado

Actress | Max Payne

Nelly Furtado was born on December 2, 1978 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as Nelly Kim Neto Furtado. She was previously married to Demacio Castellon.

1. Maneater - 2006 : 3 weeks 2. Give It to Me - 2007 : 1 week (with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake)

52. Shakira

Soundtrack | Zootopia

Grammy-winning pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. She is of Lebanese, Spanish and Italian descent. Shakira began her musical career at the age of 12 and quickly captured fans around the world. She won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" ...

1. Hips Don't Lie - 2006 : 5 weeks (with Wyclef Jean) 2. Beautiful Liar - 2007 : 3 weeks (with Beyonce)

53. Kelly Rowland

Actress | Freddy vs. Jason

Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress, talent show judge, and television personality. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During the group's two-year hiatus, Kelly Rowland ...

1. Dilemma - 2002 : 2 weeks (with Nelly) 2. When Love Takes Over - 2009 : 1 week (with David Guetta)

54. Emeli Sandé

Soundtrack | Trance

Emeli Sandé was born on March 10, 1987 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England as Adele Emeli Sandé. She was previously married to Adam Gouraguine.

1. Read All About It - 2011 : 2 weeks (with Professor Green) 2. Beneath Your Beautiful - 2012 : 1 week (with Labrinth)

55. Miley Cyrus

Soundtrack | Hannah Montana

Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Letitia Jean "Tish" (Finley). She has five siblings - two half-brothers, a half-sister, and a younger brother and sister. Her birth name is Destiny Hope Cyrus, because her parents hoped she ...

1. We Can't Stop - 2013 : 1 week 2. Wrecking Ball - 2013 : 1 week

56. Ellie Goulding

Actress | Ellie Goulding: Burn

Elena Jane Goulding (Ellie Goulding) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer who conquered the UK music field at the age of 23 and went on to win over fans all over the world within a year. A determined child, at the age of eight, she told her mother that she would become famous one ...

1. Burn - 2013 : 3 weeks 2. Love Me Like You Do - 2015 : 4 weeks

57. Meghan Trainor

Soundtrack | The Peanuts Movie

Meghan Trainor is a Grammy-winning American pop singer known for such smash hits as "Lips Are Moving" and "All About That Bass." Born on December 22, 1993, Meghan Trainor was raised on Nantucket Island and spent her childhood surrounding herself with music, learning to play various instruments and ...

1. All About That Bass - 2014 : 4 weeks 2. Marvin Gaye - 2015 : 1 week (with Charlie Puth)

58. Adele

Soundtrack | Skyfall

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born May 5, 1988) is a British singer-songwriter who has sold millions of albums worldwide and won a total of 15 Grammys as well as an Oscar. Adele's first two albums, 19 and 21, earned her critical praise and a level of commercial success unsurpassed among her peers. ...

1. Someone Like You - 2011 : 5 weeks 2. Hello - 2015 : 3 weeks

59. Dua Lipa

Soundtrack | Alita: Battle Angel

Dua Lipa is an English singer, songwriter, and model. Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned ...

1. New Rules - 2017 : 2 weeks 2. One Kiss - 2018 : 8 weeks (with Calvin Harris)

60. Camila Cabello

Soundtrack | Bright

Camila was born on March 3, 1997 in Havana, Cuba. In 2012, she auditioned for the X-Factor and joined a girl group, Fifth Harmony, in which she was known as the lead singer. Cabello and her band-mates released one EP and two studio albums. Her departure from the group was announced in December 18th...

1. Havana - 2017 : 5 weeks (with Young Thug) 2. Señorita - 2019 : 6 weeks (with Shawn Mendes)

61. Lita Roza

Actress | Cast a Dark Shadow

Lita Roza was born on March 14, 1926 in Liverpool, England as Lilian Patricia Lita Roza. She was an actress, known for Cast a Dark Shadow (1955), Laughing Anne (1953) and Sheep's Clothing (1957). She was married to Ronnie Hughes. She died on August 14, 2008 in London, England.

1. (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window? - 1953 : 1 week

62. Vera Lynn

Soundtrack | Hellboy

Vera Lynn was born on March 20, 1917 in East Ham, London, England as Vera Margaret Welch. She was previously married to Harry Lewis.

1. My Son, My Son - 1954 : 2 weeks

63. Wendy Richard

Actress | Are You Being Served?

Wendy Richard was born on July 20, 1943 in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England as Wendy Emerton. She was an actress, known for Are You Being Served? (1972), Are You Being Served? (1977) and Gumshoe (1971). She was married to John Burns, Paul Glorney, Will Thorpe and Len Black. She died on February 26...

1. Come Outside - 1962 : 2 weeks (with Mike Sarne)

64. The Supremes

Soundtrack | The Sixth Sense

The greatest girl group ever had its origins in the late 1950s in Detroit's Brewster Projects. At the beginning the girls formed a quartet and named themselves "The Primettes", achieving mild success locally and recording a single for the Lupine record label. They ended up being a trio in 1960 ...

1. Baby Love - 1964 : 2 weeks

65. Jackie Trent

Soundtrack | Travels with My Aunt

Jackie Trent was born on September 6, 1940 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England as Yvonne Ann Burgess. She is known for her work on Travels with My Aunt (1972), Heartbeats (2010) and How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000). She was married to Colin Gregory and Tony Hatch. She died on ...

1. Where Are You Now (My Love) - 1965 : 1 week

66. Dusty Springfield

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Dusty Springfield has been acknowledged around the world as the best female soul singer that Britain ever produced. With her oddly erotic, throaty voice, she racked up a string of hits from the 1960s onwards. Born in London to Irish parents, Dusty grew up in and around London. Her early work ...

1. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - 1966 : 1 week

67. Jane Birkin

Actress | Evil Under the Sun

Jane Birkin was born on December 14, 1946 in London, England as Jane Mallory Birkin. She is an actress, known for Evil Under the Sun (1982), Blow-Up (1966) and Death on the Nile (1978). She was previously married to John Barry.

1. Je t'aime... moi non plus - 1969 : 1 week (with Serge Gainsbourg)

68. Freda Payne

Actress | Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Freda Payne was born on September 19, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Freda Charcelia Payne. She is an actress, known for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Velvet Goldmine (1998) and Now and Then (1995). She was previously married to Gregory Abbott.

1. Band Of Gold - 1970 : 6 weeks

69. The Three Degrees

Actress | The French Connection

The group was a popular nightclub act with their close-harmony style. They appeared with Engelbert Humperdinck at the Riviera in Las Vegas. Their performance at the Copacabana in Manhattan ended up in French Connection II (1975).

1. When Will I See You Again - 1974 : 2 weeks

70. Tammy Wynette

Soundtrack | Sordid Lives

Tammy once said: "I spent 15 minutes writing ["Stand by Your Man"], and a lifetime defending it". She was born Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5, 1942, on her grandfather's cotton farm in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Tammy picked cotton as a child, and as a young woman worked as a waitress, a ...

1. Stand By Your Man - 1975 : 3 weeks

71. Kiki Dee

Soundtrack | Summer of Sam

Kiki Dee was born on March 6, 1947 in Bradford, England as Pauline Matthews.

1. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - 1976 : 6 weeks (with Elton John)

72. Julie Covington

Actress | Rock Follies

Julie is a stage and screen actress and singer. She is most famous for reaching the top of the U.K. singles chart in 1976 with her definitive version of "Don't Cry for me Argentina" from the musical, "Evita". One year later, she was back in the U.K. charts again with an excellent version of the ...

1. Don't Cry for Me Argentina - 1977 : 1 week

73. Deniece Williams

Soundtrack | Footloose

Deniece Williams was born on June 3, 1950 in Gary, Indiana, USA as June Deniece Chandler. She is known for her work on Footloose (2011), White Boy Rick (2018) and Collision Course (1989).

1. Free - 1977 : 2 weeks

74. Donna Summer

Soundtrack | Thank God It's Friday

Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world. ...

1. I Feel Love - 1977 : 4 weeks

75. Baccara

Soundtrack | Mine vaganti

Spanish duo formed in 1977, featuring Mayte Matee and Maria Mendiolo until 1981. From then on, they went their separate ways, both going on to form their own versions of the duo with various partners.

1. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - 1977 : 1 week

76. Kate Bush

Soundtrack | The Line, the Cross & the Curve

Kate Bush began playing piano at a young age and, by her mid-teens, had composed over 200 songs. Her talent caught the notice of David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) who assisted in arranging her contract with EMI. The first song she released, "Wuthering Heights", soared to #1 in England in 1978. Since ...

1. Wuthering Heights - 1978 : 4 weeks

77. Kelly Marie

Soundtrack | Imagine Me & You

Singer Kelly Marie was born as Jacqueline McKinnon on October 16, 1957 in Paisley, Scotland. Her parents are Alex and Jeanette McKinnon. Kelly always wanted to be a star since she was a kid. Marie attended voice and drama school at age 10 and began singing in competitions at age 12. She made her ...

1. Feels Like I'm In Love - 1980 : 2 weeks

78. Barbra Streisand

Soundtrack | Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...

1. Woman In Love - 1980 : 3 weeks

79. Charlene

Soundtrack | The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Born in Hollywood,California Charlene is best known for her International Hit Single "I've Never Been To Me". She recorded 6 albums for Motown/Prodigal Records from 1974 - 1984. Her music has been featured in films and television including: "The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert", "Me ...

1. I've Never Been To Me - 1982 : 1 week

80. Irene Cara

Actress | Fame

Ms. Cara is one of a select group of talented performers who have successfully made the transition from Theater to Television, then to Records, and then to Feature films. She is a veteran artist whose career began in childhood and has span over two decades. Honored by the entertainment industry, ...

1. Fame - 1982 : 3 weeks

81. Bonnie Tyler

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen, Neath, Wales. She first came to prominence in 1976 with the song, "Lost in France", which made the UK top 10. Following a throat operation, she inadvertently developed her distinct singing voice. She had a transatlantic top 5 hit with "It's a Heartache" in 1978.

She ...

1. Total Eclipse Of The Heart - 1983 : 2 weeks

82. Nena

Soundtrack | Watchmen

The woman the world knows simply as NENA was born in the small German town of Hagen in 1960 as Gabriele Susanne Kerner. But "Nena" was not simply a stage name she would assume later on. The wunderkind of the German new wave scene got the name at the age of three while on vacation with her family in...

1. 99 Red Balloons - 1984 : 3 weeks

83. Chaka Khan

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Chaka Khan was born on March 23, 1953 in Great Lakes, Illinois, USA as Yvette Marie Stevens. She has been married to Doug Rasheed since 2001. She was previously married to Richard Holland and Hassan Khan.

1. I Feel For You - 1984 : 3 weeks

84. Elaine Paige

Soundtrack | Cats

Elaine Paige, as an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster, has made a major contribution to the modern musical that ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title "The First Lady of Musical Theatre".

She has starred in numerous West End productions and on ...

1. I Know Him So Well - 1985 : 4 weeks (with Barbara Dickson)

85. Barbara Dickson

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Barbara Dickson was born on September 27, 1947 in Dunfermline, Scotland, the daughter of a policeman turned Rosyth dockyard worker. Barbara's mother was a housewife, and the family's strong interest in music led to Barbara taking up the piano from the tender age of five. By the age of twelve ...

1. I Know Him So Well - 1985 : 4 weeks (with Elaine Paige)

86. Phyllis Nelson

Soundtrack | Man Up

Phyllis Nelson was born on October 3, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. She died on January 12, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1. Move Closer - 1985 : 1 week

87. Sister Sledge

Soundtrack | Mission: Impossible III

Sister Sledge is an American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge. Symbolizing strong family values, the siblings achieved international success at the height of the disco era. The year 1979 saw the ...

1. Frankie - 1985 : 4 weeks

88. Jennifer Rush

Soundtrack | Death Note

Born Heidi Stern in New York City, September 28th 1960, she moved to Germany in the beginning of the 80s where she started a huge music career. Her song, "The Power of Love", is in The Guinness Book of World Records as "The best selling disc of a woman in the history of recording music industry in ...

1. The Power Of Love - 1985 : 5 weeks

89. Aretha Franklin

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Grammy-winning Queen of Soul and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Barbara Vernice (Siggers) and C. L. Franklin, a Baptist minister, who preached at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit for over thirty ...

1. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - 1987 : 2 weeks (with George Michael)

90. Mel & Kim

Soundtrack | Coming to America

UK pop duo consisting of sisters Mel Appleby and Kim Appleby.

1. Respectable - 1987 : 1 week

91. Siedah Garrett

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Siedah Garrett was born on June 24, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1. I Just Can't Stop Loving You - 1987 : 2 weeks (with Michael Jackson)

92. Belinda Carlisle

Frequency

Pop icon Belinda Carlisle experienced full-blown American success twice in the 1980s, first with the all-female rock band The Go-Go's and then, on an international level (which she always wanted), as a solo artist. The Go-Go's first album, 1981's "Beauty And The Beat", spent six weeks at number 1 ...

1. Heaven Is A Place On Earth - 1988 : 2 weeks

93. Tiffany

Soundtrack | Mega Python vs. Gatoroid

Tiffany was born on October 2, 1971 in Norwalk, California, USA as Tiffany Renee Darwisch. She has been married to Ben George since August 4, 2004. She was previously married to Bulmaro Garcia.

1. I Think We're Alone Now - 1988 : 3 weeks

94. Yazz

Soundtrack | French and Saunders

Yazz was born on May 19, 1960 in Shepherd's Bush, London, England as Yasmin Marie Evans.

1. The Only Way Is Up - 1988 : 5 weeks (with The Plastic Population)

95. The Bangles

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

The Bangles are a hugely popular and successful all-female rock group from Los Angeles, California. The band first formed in 1981. The original line-up was: Susanna Hoffs (vocals/guitar), Victoria Peterson (vocals/guitar), Vicki's sister Debbi Peterson (drums/vocals) and Annette Zilinskas (bass/...

1. Eternal Flame - 1989 : 4 weeks

96. Caron Wheeler

Soundtrack | Black Rain

Caron Wheeler was born on January 19, 1963 in London, England.

1. Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) - 1989 : 4 weeks (with Soul II Soul)

97. Sonia

Actress | The Lily Savage Show

Sonia was born on February 13, 1971 in Liverpool, England as Sonia Evans. She is an actress, known for The Lily Savage Show (1997), Hale and Pace (1986) and Bread (1986). She has been married to Mark Moses since 1998. They have one child.

1. You'll Never Stop Me Loving You - 1989 : 2 weeks

98. Sinéad O'Connor

Soundtrack | In the Name of the Father

Sinéad O'Connor was born on December 8, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland as Sinéad Marie-Bernadette O'Connor. She has been married to Barry Herridge since December 8, 2011. She was previously married to Steve Cooney, Nicholas Sommerlad and John Reynolds.

1. Nothing Compares 2 U - 1990 : 4 weeks

99. Maria McKee

Soundtrack | Road House

Maria McKee was born on August 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1. Show Me Heaven - 1990 : 4 weeks

100. Shakespear's Sister

Soundtrack | Strange Days

Their music video for the single "Stay" was famously spoofed by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

1. Stay - 1992 : 8 weeks



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