Bush now holds the record for the longest time for a track to reach No. 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart; oldest female artist to reach number one on the UK’s Official Singles Chart; and the longest gap between the No. 1 spots on the Official UK Singles Chart.
Former record holder Cher, who was 52 when her hit “Believe” took No. 1 in 1998, took to Twitter to congratulate Bush.
“Well done Kate, records are meant to be broken!! Remember when women used to sell short by date!?” Cher tweeted. “We had 2 fights through the testosterone curtain, and we did it so the girls who came after us could sing as long as they wanted. With mega respect.”