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DJ Khaled, Rihanna & Bryson Tiller Hit No. 1 In The U.K. With ‘Wild Thoughts’

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We’re making histoRIH again! After running the show for nine nonconsecutive weeks, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s Latin smash “Despacito” has been kicked out of the top spot on the U.K. singles tally yet again, and this time, it might be for good.

Taking the place of one of the most successful Spanish tracks of all time is DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” which has been climbing the listing since the moment it arrived. The song, which serves as the fourth official single off his latest album Grateful, features vocals from Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, and it’s no secret that their appearance on the tune helped it rise as far as it has.

“Wild Thoughts” is the second No. 1 for Khaled in the U.K., with his other greatest success peaking just two months ago. “I’m The One,” which features Bieber, Lil Wayne, Quavo and Chance The Rapper, started in the highest possible position in a number of countries back in May (including both the U.K. and the U.S.), and while it didn’t hold onto the throne for very long, all those artists can now add another charting smash to their discographies.

The song is the first chart-topper for Tiller, whose star is quickly rising, but global pop icon Rihanna has been here before. In fact, this is RiRi’s ninth No. 1 hit in the U.K., and it probably won’t be her last, as she is still going strong and creating new music all the time.

“Despacito” earned nine weeks at the peak of the British singles ranking, and that run was only interrupted once, and it was just for a single frame. The popular summer hit took a break from ruling to allow a charity re-recording of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to start in the lead position, which was something everybody could be happy about, as all proceeds connected to the tune went to the victims and the families of the victims of the tragic Grenfell Fire that killed dozens of people in London.

It is possible that “Despacito” could bounce back up, but eventually the song has to descend for good, and this might be the time.

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Rihanna named Apple Music’s most-streamed female artist

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Rihanna has added another major achievement to her collection of accolades, and set a new standard for streaming in the process.

The pop star, beauty boss, and fashion mogul has just crossed the 2 billion mark for worldwide streams on Apple Music. She’s the first female artist to do so — she hit the milestone on International Women’s Day, no less — and tops Apple’s Top 20 Women in Streaming list as well.

Rihanna immediately shared her excitement and gratitude on social media, and opted to express herself not only with some humble thanks, but a perfect clip for the occasion.

In 2017, Rihanna was also Spotify‘s most streamed female artist.

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Rihanna Scores Record Eighth No. 1 From ‘ANTI’ on Dance Club Songs Chart

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Rihanna becomes the first act to score as many as eight No. 1s from one album in the history of Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart, as “Consideration,” featuring SZA, rises 2-1 on the list dated Feb. 24. The song is the unprecedented eighth topper on the tally from Rihanna’s 2016 album, ANTI.

“Consideration,” Rihanna’s first Dance Club Songs No. 1 since “Desperado” in October, also grants SZA her first No. 1 on the ranking.

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The run of eight Dance Club Songs No. 1s from ANTI began on April 23, 2016, with the coronation of “Work,” featuring Drake. During the set’s span of leaders, she’s added two No. 1s not on the set: “This Is What You Came For,” by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna, which posted a two-week reign on July 9 and July 16, 2016, and “Wild Thoughts,” by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, which topped the Aug. 26, 2017-dated chart.

With “Consideration,” Rihanna breaks the record for most No. 1 songs from a single album on Dance Club Songs. Katy Perry previously held the mark, as she scored seven leaders from Teenage Dream in 2010-12.

Rihanna’s Eight No. 1s from ANTI on Dance Club Songs
Title, Date Reached No. 1

  1. “Work,” feat. Drake, April 23, 2016
  2. “Kiss It Better,” Aug. 6, 2016
  3. “Needed Me,” Aug. 20, 2016
  4. “Love on the Brain,” Jan. 21, 2017
  5. “Sex With Me,” April 8, 2017
  6. “Pose,” July 15, 2017
  7. “Desperado,” Oct. 14, 2017
  8. “Consideration,” feat. SZA, Feb. 24, 2018

The rise to No. 1 for “Consideration” was aided by remixes from MK, Dirty South, Mangal Suvarnan, James Carter, Will Clarke and the Stafford Brothers.

“Consideration” is Rihanna’s 33rd total Dance Club Songs No. 1, the second-best sum dating to the chart’s Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey. Madonna leads with 46 No. 1s, while Beyoncé places third with 22.

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N.E.R.D. & Rihanna’s ‘Lemon’ Hits No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart

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N.E.R.D. and Rihanna’s “Lemon” darts 4-1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart (dated Feb. 10) to command the list for the first time. The collaboration leaps to the top with an 8 percent hike in plays in the week ending Feb. 4, according to Nielsen Music.

With “Lemon,” N.E.R.D. squeezes out its first trip to the summit with its first entry on the chart.

Rihanna logs her 17th No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs, extending her mark for the most among women and pulling within two chart-toppers of tying Drake’s record of 19. (Notably, Drake could challenge for another No. 1 soon, as “God’s Plan” races 16-12 with a mighty 57 percent gain in plays for the week and takes the Greatest Gainer prize.)

Here’s a look at the acts with the most No. 1s on Rhythmic Songs since the list’s inception on Oct. 3, 1992:

19, Drake
17, Rihanna
13, Usher
11, Lil Wayne
9, Beyoncé
9, Chris Brown
9, JAY-Z

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