Rihanna breaks own record for most Top 10 radio songs
Rihanna has broken her own record for most Top 10s on Billboard’s Radio Songs airplay chart.
This week, Love On The Brain went up from #11 to #10, giving the Barbados-born singer her 28th Top 10 single. The track reached 78 million in all-format radio audience, the magazine reported.
Three of Rihanna’s 28 Top 10s were from her Anti album. Work, her collaboration with Drake, peaked at #2. Needed Me went up to #8 before dropping down.
Below is the list of artists with the most amount of Radio Songs Top 10s:
Rihanna – 28
Mariah Carey – 23
Lil Wayne – 19
Drake – 17
Jay Z – 17
Ludacris – 17
Usher – 17
Rihanna also has the most #1 tracks on the Radio Songs chart, totalling 12. The latest achievement follows a tremendous chart successful 2016 for the singer, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty. Rihanna’s net worth is estimated at US$75 million.
Work was the first dancehall song to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Sean Paul’s Temperature in 2006. By last month, the track had sold 1.7 million copies in the US.
Last May, her collaboration with Calvin Harris, This Is What You Came For, went to #1 on the Hot 100. As a result, she matched Elvis Presley for the fifth most Top 5 hits of all time in America.
Given her current golden streak, she’s still in a position to edge closer to, and possibly beat, some of the other four – Janet Jackson (24), Mariah Carey (26), Madonna (28), and The Beatles (29).
What is impressive is that Rihanna reached her tally in such a short period of time. Her first single Pon De Replay was released in 2005. Since then, every album has yielded at least one hit.
Billboard introduced the Radio Songs chart in December 1990.