Rihanna earns her 31st Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100



“Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Tiller, blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 4 (following its June 16 release). It starts at No. 2 on both Digital Song Sales (89,000 sold) and Streaming Songs (36.3 million) and No. 23 on Radio Songs (42 million), marking the highest-ever debut on the lattermost list for Khaled, Rihanna and Tiller and the best by any act since Meghan Trainor’s “No” began at No. 21 on March 26, 2016.

“Thoughts,” from Khaled’s new album, Grateful, released Friday (June 23), and which samples Santana’s “Maria Maria,” a 10-week Hot 100 No. 1 (featuring The Product G&B) in 2000, marks Rihanna’s 31st top 10, the third-best total dating to the Hot 100’s Aug. 4, 1958, launch. Here’s an updated look at the acts with the most Hot 100 top 10s:

38, Madonna
34, The Beatles
31, Rihanna
29, Michael Jackson (as a soloist)
28, Stevie Wonder

Khaled collects his third Hot 100 top 10, following “I’m the One” and “I’m on One” (featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne), the latter of which reached No. 10 in 2011. Tiller, who posted his first Billboard 200 No. 1 album three weeks ago with True to Self, earns his first Hot 100 top 10. He previously hit a No. 13 high in January 2016 with his debut entry, “Don’t.”

“Thoughts” additionally marks the third-highest debut of Rihanna’s now 60 Hot 100 entries. She started at higher ranks only as featured on two Eminem tracks that each eventually hit No. 1: “Love the Way You Lie” (No. 2 debut, 2010) and “The Monster” (No. 3, 2013). Meanwhile, Rihanna is the fourth woman to make at least 60 Hot 100 appearances, joining Nicki Minaj (78), Aretha Franklin (73) and Taylor Swift (70).

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