Veteran singer SIR Cliff Richard has been named the best selling singles artist in his native Britain - beating out THE Beatles and Elvis Presley.

The SUMMER HOLIDAY hitmaker has a huge devoted following in the UK and has sold an incredible 21 million singles and 250 million albums.

Calculated on the sales figures from the past 50 years, other artists in the top ten included SIR Elton John, Michael Jackson and Madonna.

The top ten in full is:

1: SIR CLIFF RICHARD

2: THE BEATLES

3: ELVIS PRESLEY

4: MADONNA

5: SIR ELTON JOHN

6: MICHAEL JACKSON

7: Queen

8: Abba

9: Sir Paul McCartney

10: David Bowie.

26/02/2004 13:48