List of artists who have achieved simultaneous UK and US number-one hits

Summary

A number of artists have achieved either simultaneous number one singles or albums on the official charts in the UK and the US (Billboard in the United States and the Official Charts Company from the United Kingdom, also the BPI).

As of 2020, twelve artists have achieved this feat simultaneously in both the singles and albums chart: The Beatles, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Men at Work, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé,[1] Drake, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga. All of these have been at number one in all four charts on the same week.

The single that has spent the longest period of time at number-one simultaneously in the UK and US is Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" in 2017, which spent 11 weeks number-one in both countries, while the longest serving album is the South Pacific cast's "South Pacific" (1958) album which spent 26 weeks number-one in both countries.

Simultaneous number-one singlesEdit

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Simultaneous artists with different songsEdit

The following artists have achieved simultaneous weeks at number one in both charts but with different songs.

Simultaneous number-one albumsEdit

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Simultaneous artists with different albumsEdit

The following artists have achieved number ones on the same week but with different albums.

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External linksEdit

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  • UK Official Charts Company