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Calvin Harris sets the record for most number one hits in the UK this decade

Sam Smith collaboration 'Promises' broke the record...

Calvin Harris chart record
Calvin Harris chart record

Calvin Harris has set a new record for most number one hits in the UK this decade.

His most recent track — Sam Smith collaboration 'Promises' — has taken him to eight chart-topping tracks in the 2010s, more than anyone else recording music.

According to Official UK Charts, it's Harris' tenth No. 1 in his career, which is more than ABBA, Spice Girls, Rihanna and Eminem.

Taking to Twitter to celebrate the song's rise to the top of UK pop music, Harris wrote: "Promises is number 1 in UK!!!! Thank you so much  Buzzing you like it as much as I do. @samsmithworld what a blessing it is to be able to work with you. Thank you."

Speaking specifically about the record, he added: "Also they’re saying it’s my 10th number 1 but I count productions too so it’s my 14th  big upppp."

Despire recent comments that he feels "too old" for the music business these days, 34-year-old Harris joins a select few artists with double-digit No. 1s, including Madonna, The Beatles and reigning champion Elvis Presley (who has 21 chart-toppers to his name).

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