Rihanna is about to make UK chart history with her current single’Umbrella’.
If the track stays at Number One it will become the longest-running Number One single in Britain for more than a decade.
Industry magazine Music Week said the track is likely to top the chart for a tenth week. Further, Kate Nash’s ’Foundations’ is likely to go back up to the Number Two position.
The last record that held the top spot for that long was Wet Wet Wet with ’Love Is All Around’ in 1994, which eventually managed a 15-week stay at the summit.
If Rihanna does make it 10 weeks she will become only the seventh artist in chart history to reach double figures.
Three of the previous six came in the early 1990s – Wet Wet Wet, Bryan Adams (16 weeks) and Whitney Houston (10 weeks) – and the other three soon after the charts began in the 1950s.
Meanwhile, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner Paul Potts is set to knock The Enemy off the top of the album chart with his debut ’One Chance’.
HMV’s Gennaro Castaldo told BBC News: “It’s incredible how TV can take a complete unknown artist and catapult him to overnight chart success.”