Most #1 hits by men in U.K. history

Remy Gelenidze

After releasing a remix of his new single “Take Me Back to London,” Ed Sheeran, featuring Stormzy rocket from just outside the top 10 on the U.K. songs chart all the way to No. 1, giving both artists another leader on the important tally.

“Take Me Back to London” is just the second chart-topper for Stormzy, but Sheeran has been here before…many, many times. In fact, with another champion to his credit, the Eminem-inspired guitar player has now joined some of the greatest musicians in his home country.

With 8 No. 1 hits in the U.K., Sheeran has moved up to fifth place among the solo males with the most leaders. You can check out Top 5 artist below:

1. Elvis Presley – 21

2. Cliff Richard – 14

3. Calvin Harris – 10

4. Eminem – 9

5. Ed Sheeran – 8

List if followed by legends like Elton John, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams. Check the rest below:

6. Elton John – 7

7. George Michael – 7

8. Justin Bieber – 7

9. Michael Jackson – 7

10. Robbie Williams – 7

11. Sam Smith – 7

12. Tinie Tempah – 7

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