1. Artists; Number 1s. Fundraising Second World … Proving age really is just a number, below at the Top 10 oldest artists to score a Number 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart. For solo artists, Elvis Presley was the first artist to score UK number-one albums in five different decades (the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 2000s and 2010s). Drake earned his first ever UK number one as a featured artist on Rihanna's single 'What's My Name?' Most Number 1s Most weeks at Number 1 Most consecutive Number 1s Longest span of Number 1 singles First artist to enter at Number 1 First artist to enter at Number 1 with consecutive releases First artist to enter at Number 1 with a hat-trick of releases Most entries at Number 1 First entry at Number 1 by a debuting act But what a way to start, with a proper legend. on 9th January 2011. The first Number 1 by a female solo artist arrived shockingly late - a full 21 years after the Official Albums Chart was established. 1 /2 Captain Tom Moore becomes oldest artist with UK number one single. True Blue - 1986 : 1 week 4. i will not give you a definite answer because every number 1 album makes different amounts and a lot of them are still making hundreds of thousans per year (like the Beatles). The album chart was first published by Record Mirror on 28 July 1956  —the album at number one that week was Songs for Swingin' Lovers! Paul Weller has become only the third artist to top the UK album chart in five consecutive decades, alongside Paul McCartney and John Lennon.. Papa Don't Preach - 1986 : 3 weeks 3. La Isla Bonita - 1987 : 2 weeks 5. Who's That Girl - 1987 : 1 week 6.  The Beatles have topped the UK Albums Chart with fifteen different albums and spent 176 weeks at number one, longer than any other artist. Captain Tom Moore The UK Singles Chart is one of many music charts compiled by the Official Charts Company that calculates the best-selling singles of the week in the United Kingdom. by Frank Sinatra . The Official UK Top 40 chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on official sales of sales of downloads, CD, vinyl, audio streams and video streams. Captain Tom Moore becomes oldest artist with UK number one single. Christmas number ones: Every festive chart topper since records began, from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran. What a great question!!!! Into The Groove - 1985 : 4 weeks 2. Since 2004 the chart has been based on the sales of both physical singles and digital downloads, with airplay figures excluded from the official chart.