Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall believes he is one of the greatest British artists of all time, citing his record sales as proof of his claim.

The Stars hitmaker is convinced his popular tunes and natural songwriting talents will impress generations to come.

He says, "I am one of the best singer/songwriters this country has produced. Ever.

"If people don't like me saying that, tough s**t.

"People should deal with the facts.

"You can't sell 50 million albums without something."