Rihanna Tops Hot 100 for Ninth Week, Passes the Beatles for Second-Most Total Weeks at No. 1



Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, spends a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 30), pushing her past the Beatles for the second-most total weeks spent at the summit.

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“Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, drops to No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart after eight weeks at No. 1, with 26 million U.S. streams, down 4 percent, in the week ending April 14, according to Nielsen Music. It falls 3-6 on Radio Songs (97 million in all-format airplay audience, down 13 percent), after reaching No. 2 on the list, and descends 12-13 on Digital Songs (52,000 downloads sold, down 18 percent), which it led for two weeks. Still, “Work” tops Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an 11th (nonconsecutive) week.

As reported when the song reached the top, “Work” is Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 No. 1, placing her in a solo share of the third-most all-time, ahead of Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” is the record-breaking ninth Hot 100 No. 1 in a row by non-U.S.-born acts (with Rihanna from Barbados and Drake, from Canada), while this week marks the record-extending 41st straight week that non-Americans have led the Hot 100.

As for more Beatles, Carey and Rihanna: Rihanna has now spent 60 total weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with her 14 leaders, passing the Beatles for the second-most weeks at No. 1 all time. Here is an updated look at the acts that have logged the most time atop the Hot 100 since the chart’s 1958 inception:

79 weeks, Mariah Carey
60 weeks, Rihanna
59 weeks, The Beatles
50 weeks, Boyz II Men
47 weeks, Usher

5 Responses

  1. Maria Perez says:

    Yeah Yeah love this news Rihanna go baby gal keep it coming yes !!!!!

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  2. rosy says:

    Yes baby girl we navy love you so much

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    • Maria Perez says:

      And it’s going to keep kicking ass baby gal Rihanna play that shit all over the world your #1 baby gal keep all this amazing dreams alive this Navy and all the the Navy’s are right there with you all the way baby gal and if ya Working with Robyn Rihanna Fenty know to her Navy’s as Rihanna our Bad_ _ s boss Riri you working with the best #1 baby #RIHANNANAVY4LIFE

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  3. bernard walker says:

    Nine wks top spot. WFL next Crown 👑.Rihanna makes the 💃 club work till grammy

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  4. bernard walker says:

    Yea Rihanna is the only active 🎶 artist in this group. Rumor is the Voice will see her next season . One EDM and One 💃 Hall Grammy each . Fan choice after that . 🏀 This is what a career in music looks like 🏀.

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