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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will be cracking open the champagne after becoming the first British female solo artist to have five No1 singles.

Her latest song, I Don't Care, went straight into the charts at the top spot, ousting Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud.

The 31-year-old, who also had four No1s with Girls Aloud, eclipsed fellow former girl-band star Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora, who have both had four singles in the top spot.

But the X Factor judge has a long way to go to claim the ladies' crown outright - queen of pop Madonna is way out in front with 13 UK No1s.

I Don't Care is the second single from Fernandez-Versini's fourth album, Only Human, which is out today.

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Sheeran, whose Thinking Out Loud made it to No1 after spending 19 weeks in the top 40, falls to No2 while Meghan Trainor drops to No3 with All About That Bass.

John Legend's All Of Me rocketed from 26 to No4 after his appearance on X Factor, while Taylor Swift's Shake It Off drops from No3 to No5.

Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud broke the record for the most audio streams in a week, with 1,638,000 in the past seven days.

There was also triumph in the albums chart for the songwriter as his second studio album X reclaimed the top spot from Taylor Swift's 1989, which slips to No3.

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