“Work” becomes Rihanna’s 14th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1



“Work” surges 4-1 on the Hot 100 (and becomes the 1,052nd No. 1 in the chart’s 57-year history).

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With the ascent of “Work,” Rihanna collects her 14th Hot 100 leader, upping her into a solo share of the third-most No. 1s all-time, breaking a tie with Michael Jackson. Here’s an updated look at the acts with the most Hot 100 No. 1s:

20, The Beatles
18, Mariah Carey
14, Rihanna
13, Michael Jackson
12, Madonna
12, The Supremes
11, Whitney Houston
10, Janet Jackson
10, Stevie Wonder

Meanwhile, Drake tallies his second Hot 100 No. 1, both in featured roles on Rihanna smashes: the tandem’s “What’s My Name?” topped the Nov. 20, 2010-dated Hot 100. As a lead artist, Drake has risen as high as No. 2 with “Best I Ever Had” in 2009 and “Hotline Bling” last year.

List of Rihanna’s #1s on the Billboard Hot 100:

  • SOS
  • Umbrella
  • Take A Bow
  • Disturbia
  • Live Your Life
  • Rude Boy
  • Love The Way You Lie
  • Only Girl
  • What’s My Name
  • S&M
  • We Found Love
  • Diamonds
  • The Monster
  • Work

“Work” crowns Streaming Songs, roaring 4-1 with a 73 percent increase to 25.8 million streams, according to Nielsen Music, after its recent wide release on streaming services, including official and user-generated content on YouTube; with the song’s official video released today, any gains from the clip’s arrival will be reflected on next week’s Hot 100, to be released next Monday (Feb. 29). Rihanna earns her second Streaming Songs No. 1 (following her featured turn on Eminem’s “The Monster,” which led the Jan. 4, 2014 list), while Drake celebrates his first Streaming Songs leader.

“Work” concurrently holds at No. 2 on Digital Songs (119,000, up 5 percent), after debuting at No. 1 on the ranking three weeks ago, and lifts 13-10 on Radio Songs (76 million, up 21 percent). Rihanna posts her 24th top 10 on Radio Songs, passing Mariah Carey’s 23 for the most top 10s dating to the chart’s December 1990 inception. Drake tallies his 14th Radio Songs top 10. (The track wins dual top Streaming and Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a second straight week.)

“Work” additionally tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (15.1 million streams, up 16 percent) for a second week and paces Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a third (nonconsecutive) week.

Also, with Rihanna and Drake assuming the Hot 100’s throne, the Barbados-born Rihanna (who celebrated her 28th birthday Saturday!) and Canadian Drake extend the record of non-U.S.-born acts leading the chart to 33 weeks. “Work” is additionally the ninth No. 1 Hot 100 in a row by non-Americans, breaking the record for the longest such streak; eight first reigned in succession in 1985).

Rihanna’s new Hot 100 ruler narrowly places atop Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” down 1-2 after two nonconsecutive weeks atop the Hot 100. Still, “Love” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart, with a 5 percent increase to 151 million in weekly audience. It rises 4-3 on Digital Songs (118,000 downloads sold, up 17 percent) and dips 2-4 on Streaming Songs (16.4 million U.S. streams, down 4 percent).

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13 Responses

  1. rosy says:

    It’s awful how that hating azalea banks have the nerve to come for rih ignore her rih your navy got this one don’t respond to a peasant like her if you do she will get a career she is just a dutty gal jealous

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  2. Real fan says:

    Every time someone speak the truth about Rihanna ya’ll say they hating.
    No its not hating it’s the truth.

    She can’t sing can’t dance she is a terrible performer. No wonder why she act like a porn star and a stripper.
    Pot head and pill popper.

    Azalea is so right!

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    • rosy says:

      Girl get off her page name calling after 10 years is old and bey a stripper too if you don’t like rih go listen to another artist don’t come here everyone has a fav in the industry you mad she pass Michael Jackson what is making you so mad if rih cannot sing she sure booking stages girl we her navy lI’ve her no matter what so donkey Kong azalea tired argument about I’m black hear me roar her career is over before it began

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      • Real fan says:

        Book which stage? Let me know when she can book the stage for Stadium shows In the US. Bey booking so many Stadium shows she at $100 million now and she is on her way to being the most successful female to ever tour.

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  3. peaches says:

    @ real fan why are you still on this page? Azalea bank is a fool, she put all her energy into stupid twitter comments trying to get publicity off of successful artist. Rih should ignore her, no free publicly. If she is so bad real fan, why do you follow her every move, only porn star is vulgar, classless you, why are you looking if you disapprove, you like seeing rih don’t you. Stalking her page, you still a fan and why did azalea tweet and delete her tweet. She needs to go and get a billboard hit and a hit video before she comment on others. Stop putting her energy into others, and work on herself. I read her tweet she call the ladies pill popping divas in the industry. Azalea, is so stupid, if the industry is so bad, give us something good. Donot talk shit on twitter let us hear you, action speak louder than words, she needs help, all talj no action a bullshiter who piggy back off famous singers the only pill popper is her that walks around fighting like a wild animal.using rih”s name, claiming to be on her album. She was denied,so she is now salty and mad because she wanted to be on anti and rih did not put her on, get over it. My baby have14 billboard number one, how many azalea have?

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    • rosy says:

      If I was rih I SeND my lawyers after her ass these people always talking reckless about this woman it’s beyond ridiculous rih do not let them taint your brand get your lawyers in play and fuck these blogs and celebrity and Wendy williams send a letter from your lawyer to their ass putting things to tarnish your name this little nobody using being black she hates on iggy now rih azalea you a bum keep whining about you cannot make it cause you black and lazy no girl your attitude stinks

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    • rosy says:

      You know what I find funny is rihanna did not release any music for two years and these haters still mad their fav could not get a number one in rih absence it’s crazy how tamar mad her album did not win album for r&b and azalea can’t find a career these black women always has an excuse for why they suck and hate on another woman success instead of applaudin her it’s pathetic to watch if you don’t like someone keep it moving and don’t stalk their page rih been touring putting out albums for 10 years she got to be tired and worn down the body can’t take but so much and design clothing line she travel alot it takes its toll I hope she is resting eating and exercises because this industry will mess you up people only want you to make them money

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  4. toni says:

    Azalea need to stop trying to be known for starting fights, and go and work on her talent. Rih has 14 number ones, how much does azalea have? Her attitude stinks, instead of putting in the work she is always lashing out at the more successful female artists out there. She goes after eveyone with one crazy allegation after another. Then stupid people coming to her defense. As soon as one of these ladies accomplished anything in music, she tries to tear them down. That is why she will never get sucess, her attitude stinks. As for the low life calling rih a porn star go and take a look in the mirror. Why are you following her, if you dislike her so much, and defending that beast azalea bank. Rih and sean paul are both Caribbean people like me, stay out of our homage to the Jamaican dance hall. Sean did not invent it, dance hall was around long before him.

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  5. rosy says:

    You all come with this tired argument that rih cannot sing and dance she don’t need to jump up in the air like a monkey we love her just as she is so fuck off her page and go somewhere else with your shit go over to those black blogs who live to hate in this woman azalea is mad anyone black person who hate on rih mad because they can’t make shit happen in their career she came here and is the biggest pop star around the world yall opinion about her cannot sing or dance is tired at this point her fan will drive to get her to the top what will yall do then kill yourself because a black woman winning

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  6. rosy says:

    People think coming for rih like back in the day she would give them free publicity not no more tired ass muppet from the real tamar Braxton did it rih paid her ass dust so azalea it ain’t gonna work no free publicity for you

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  7. bernard walker says:

    🎶 Hype .✔

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  8. bernard walker says:

    Rihanna punch nn. Smoke chicken . Nice 🍷. Spritzz 🍺. 🚬 🚬 . yea yeah video 2 nitte. Lataa

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  9. bernard walker says:

    🌴 🍸 🍸. (2) Min . 🌙🌙🌙

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