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Rihanna performs during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at La Caja Magica on November 7, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.

Rihanna took the U.K. pop music charts by storm this week with a No. 1 single, album and two other songs in the charts.

The Official Charts Company said on Sunday the Barbadian singer had rewritten the record books becoming first female solo artist in chart history to achieve five number one singles in consecutive years with "What's My Name."

The only other solo artist to equal this achievement was Elvis Presley in the 1950s, it said.

The 22 year-old singer knocked "X Factor" champion Matt Cardle's "When We Collide" from the top spot to number two after three weeks at number one.

Her Album "Loud" held on to its number one slot beating off competition from British rapper Plan B's "The Defamation of Strickland Banks" which had been ahead in the race for pole position last week.

(Reporting by Stefano Ambrogi)

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