Rihanna goes to Number One on downloads alone

'Umbrella' does a Gnarls Barkley in UK charts

Rihanna’s ’Umbrella’ has gone to the top of the UK singles chart tonight (May 20) on downloads alone.

The track is not released physically until May 28, so betters Gnarls Barkley’s ’Crazy’ which went Number One with just downloads one week before release, however that was before chart rules were changed to allow all online releases to count towards the main countdown.

The singer found out she’d clinched the top spot on stage at Radio 1‘s Big Weekend, read a full report straight from the site on NME.COM now.

The full UK single and album charts will follow shortly.