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Jess Glynne on course to equal UK female chart record

By Will Stroude

Jess Glynne is on course to become the UK’s joint most successful female solo artist in history – if Number Ones singles are anything to go by, that is.

The 25-year-old Londoner – who releases debut album I Cry When I Laugh this Friday (August 21) – is currently on course to score her fifth UK Singles Chart-topper with new single Don’t Be Hard on Yourself, which would equal the record for most Number One singles by a British female solo artist set by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini last year.

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Cheryl scored her fifth UK Number One single with I Don’t Care back in October, finally surpassing Geri Halliwell’s long-standing record which she set back in 2001 with fourth consecutive UK Number One It’s Raining Men.

However If Jess stays on top come Friday she’ll have equalled that record, just over 18 months since scoring her first UK Number One with as a featured artist on Clean Bandit’s Rather Be. She’s since topped the charts as a featured artist on Route 94’s My Love and Tinie Tempah’s Not Letting Go, as well as with her own single Hold My Hand.

The Official Charts Company have confirmed that featured appearances count as proper Number Ones – whether you agree or not is a matter for y’all to debate amongst yourselves. Either way, it looks like Jess Glynne is about to be officially crowned the UK’s premiere pop princess.

Elsewhere in the midweeks, last week’s chart-topper, Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor’s Marvin Gaye, slips to two, while Calvin Harris and Disciples are at three with How Deep Is Your Love.

Meanwhile, French DJ Martin Solveig is on course for his first UK Top 10 single with Intoxicated, which currently sits at number four, while The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face drops two places to five.

Watch the video for Jess Glynne’s Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself below:

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