“Stay” becomes Rihanna’s 11th No. 1 on Billboard Radio Songs
Rihanna’s “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, jumps 6-3 on the Hot 100 (returning to its peak position), fueled in part by a milestone 2-1 coronation on Radio Songs (134 million, up 4%). The ballad becomes Rihanna’s 11th No. 1 on Radio Songs, tying her with Mariah Carey for the most leaders dating to the BDS-based chart’s December 1990 inception. Usher ranks third with seven Radio Songs No. 1s, followed by Ludacris and Kanye West, each with six, and 50 Cent, Beyonce, Boyz II Men, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry (five each). “Stay” bullets at No. 4 on Digital Songs (162,000, up less than 1%) and No. 15 on Streaming Songs (2.9 million, up 10%).