Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rihanna Becomes fastest Solo Artist to have twenty topten singles on Billboard hot 100


   Rihanna roars to a 20th Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single faster than any other solo artist, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, darts 16-9 in its second chart week.
      Having first graced the Hot 100 the week of June 11, 2005, with the eventual No. 2-peaking "Pon De Replay," Rihanna reaches 20 top 10s in a span of just six years and four months, besting Madonna for the quickest collection of top 10s among soloists (from an artist's first Hot 100 appearance) in the chart's 53-year history. Madonna tallied her 20th top 10, "Hanky Panky," the week of July 28, 1990, for a stretch of six years and nine months after her chart introduction with "Holiday." Rihanna, thus, bests Madonna's mark by five months.



     Prior to Rihanna this week, Carey had been the last artist to reach 20 top 10s when "Thank God I Found You," featuring Joe and 98 Degrees, blasted 22-2 on the Feb. 12, 2000, chart (a week before it led the Hot 100 for one frame).
 

Here is a recap of Rihanna's 20 Billboard Hot 100 top 10s:

Year, Peak Position, Title

2005, No. 2, "Pon De Replay"
2006, No. 1 (three weeks), "SOS"
2006, No. 6, "Unfaithful"
2007, No. 9, "Break It Off" (Rihanna and Sean Paul)
2007, No. 1 (seven weeks), "Umbrella" (featuring Jay-Z)
2007, No. 7, "Hate That I Love You" (featuring Ne-Yo)
2008, No. 3, "Don't Stop the Music"
2008, No. 1 (one week), "Take a Bow"
2008, No. 1 (two weeks), "Disturbia"
2008, No. 1 (six weeks), "Live Your Life" (T.I. featuring Rihanna)
2009, No. 2, "Run This Town" (Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West)
2009, No. 9, "Russian Roulette"
2010, No. 8, "Hard" (featuring Jeezy)
2010, No. 1 (five weeks), "Rude Boy"
2010, No. 1 (seven weeks), "Love the Way You Lie" (Eminem featuring Rihanna)
2010, No. 1 (one week), "Only Girl (In the World)"
2010, No. 1 (one week), "What's My Name?" (featuring Drake)
2011, No. 1 (one week), "S&M" (featuring Britney Spears)
2011, No. 7, "Cheers (Drink to That)"
2011, No. 9 (to-date), "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris)

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