About the Official Number 1 Awards

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Official number 1 award artists


Every time an artist gets to Number 1 on the Official UK Singles or Albums Chart, they are presented with a Number 1 Award. Artists from Ed Sheeran, to Stormzy, to Little Mix, to Elton John all have one of these bad boys on their mantlepiece. 

Up until now, these awards have been exclusively available to the artists and their teams that reach Number 1.

The launch of the fans award follows 10 years after the Official Number 1 Award was first launched in December 2011, and just a year before the Official Singles Chart’s 70th anniversary celebrations in November 2022.


“The feeling of getting a Number 1 single is almost indescribable. It’s awesome, amazing and like a dream come true. - JAY MCGUINESS, THE WANTED


The Wanted Number 1 awards


The limited edition fan awards are replicas of the world famous Official Number 1 awards that the company gives to artists who achieve an Official UK Number 1 single or album. For the first time ever, these prestigious collectibles will now be made available for fans.

The two awards available are to celebrate the two number 1 singles from The Wanted – All Time Low, the bands’ debut single which went to number 1 in 2010 and Glad You Came which went to number 1 in 2011 and has sold over a million copies. Only 500 numbered awards of each of The Wanted’s number 1 singles will be made available for the public to buy, making this a real one-off opportunity to own a piece of pop history.

At the Official Charts we believe it's the fans that put artists at Number 1 - and so we set out to make a limited number available to people who want to celebrate their favourite artists being at the top of the charts and have a personalised replica of this exclusive award. 

The Official Charts Company plan to release more fan awards to celebrate the number 1 singles and albums of other artists - watch this space.