Calvin Harris' album '18 Months' beats Michael Jackson's chart record

DJ and producer's album becomes first to produce eight Top 10 singles

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Calvin Harris has become the first artist ever to get eight Top Ten hits from the same album.

The DJ and producer entered the record books this weekend (April 21) when his track with Ellie Goulding rose from Number 11 to Number Seven. 'I Need Your Love' followed seven previous hit singles including to chart-toppers in the shape of 'We Found Love' featuring Rihanna and the Florence Welch collaboration 'Sweet Nothing'. Harris takes the title from Michael Jackson, whose 1987 album 'Bad' spawned seven Top Ten efforts. Jackson's next album 'Dangerous' matched the same feat four years later.

Martin Talbot, from the Official Charts Company, said in a statement: "Many artists only achieve a handful of hits in their entire careers. So for any act to secure three or four from one album is an excellent achievement. In turn, eight top 10s from one album is not just impressive, it is absolutely remarkable. And, of course, record breaking. Congratulations to Calvin Harris, the modern day hitmaker."

Tweeting about the record, Harris wrote: "8 top 10s from my album 18 Months now! So happy!!!" Before adding, tongue in cheek:




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