Rihanna has set a new UK record as the first female solo artist ever to reach the number one spot on the singles chart in five consecutive years.

By reaching the number one spot this week with What’s My Name, featuring Drake, the Barbadian singer has sealed her place in the record books, the Official Charts Company reports.

In 2007 Rihanna hit the number one with the – some might say slightly annoying – single, Umbrella. She swiftly followed up with the chart-topping Take A Bow in 2008. Run This Town hit the number 1 spot in 2009, and last year she had a fourth number one hit in consecutive years with Only Girl (In The World).

Rihanna effectively equals Elvis’ record – the King had number one singles from 1957 to 1963.

As if that isn’t enough the singer is also keeping Plan B and Take That from the top spot of the UK album charts with her album Loud.

And that’s not even the first time she’s had a double-whammy. Back in 2007 single Umbrella and album Good Girl Gone Bad hogged the singles and albums charts respectively.

The pop superstar has overcome personal problems to be crowned queen of the charts. In 2009 she was brutally beaten by her then boyfriend Chris Brown. He was later convicted of assault.