Rihanna tops UK singles charts

R&B star Rihanna has topped the UK singles chart rundown for last year, selling almost 1,3million copies.

R&B star Rihanna has topped the UK singles chart rundown for last year, selling almost 1,3million copies.

Rihanna, pictured,released hit tracks Take a Bow, Disturbia and Rehab in the country last year, and continued download sales of 2007.

Smash hit Umbrella ensured she snared the top spot of overall single sales last year with 1294093 units shifted.

She beat out competition from Welsh soul star Duffy, who sold just over a million copies, and Leona Lewis, who achieved sales of 992644.

Rounding out the top five best single-selling artists were British reality show winner Alexandra Burke with 867933 and girl group Girls Aloud who sold 876050 copies.

And it was British boy band Take That who took the crown in the album rundown of the year, selling more than 2million LPs.

- Wenn

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