Exact search for artist

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I would like to know all songs for an artist.
For example https://musicbrainz.org/ws/2/artist?query=(John%20Newman) returns data for Randy Newman. How can I make this an exact search?
I notice I can do a limit=1.

I can then get the artist id and do a recordings search. This is 2 searches however.
eg) https://musicbrainz.org/ws/2/recording?query=arid:589ef702-7f3a-4a1c-8f2c-4727005cfc0e