Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ claims Number One on downloads

Plus all the news from the UK single and album 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 record was set before chart rules were changed to allow all online releases to count towards the main countdown. When ’Crazy’ was released downloads only counted one week before the physical single.

After learning of her chart success, the singer told NME.COM: “I can’t believe it, finally! I always stay at Number Two in the UK, but thanks to the fans that get it, it’s a great thing. The single isn’t even in the stores yet, a lot of people have got it digitally, so thank you to them.”

Rihanna leartn of her success onstage at Radio 1‘s Big Weekend and you can read NME.COM‘s report of the moment live from the site online now.

Elsewhere in the charts, Maroon 5 are at Number Two with ;Makes Me Wonder’, while CSS have just crept back into the Top 40 with the re-release of ’ Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above’ slipping in at Number 39.

This week’s Top Ten singles are:

1. Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z – ‘Umbrella’

2. Maroon 5 – ‘Makes Me Wonder’

3. Beyonce & Shakira – ‘Beautiful Liar’

4. Snow Patrol – ‘Signal Fire’

5. Hellogoodbye – ‘Here (in Your Arms)’

6. Gym Class Heroes – ‘Cupid’s Chokehold’

7. Akon – ‘Don’t Matter’

8. Scooch – ‘Flying The Flag (For You)’

9. Timbaland/ Furtado/Timberlake – ‘Give It To Me’

10. Booty Luv – ‘Shine’

Meanwhile in the album charts, Arctic Monkeys run at Number One has ended as Amy Winehouse’s ’Back To Back’ moves up to the top, while ’Favourite Worst Nightmare’ drops to Five.