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Rihanna is all over Billboard’s Year-End Charts



Billboard’s year-end charts are out! The highest-ranked year-end Billboard 200 album by a woman is Rihanna’s 2016 release, ANTI, at No. 23.

Thanks to “Love on the Brain”, “Pose”, “Desperado”, “Wild Thoughts” and “Sex With Me”, Rihanna tops Dance Club Songs Artists. She’s No. 2 among Top Female Artists and is also the year’s Top Female R&B/Hip-Hop artist.

FYI: Rihanna is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as a current total of 31 Top 10 Hits on the same chart.

Billboard’s year-end music recaps are based on chart performance during the span of Dec. 3, 2016, to Nov. 25, 2017.

Check out all of Rihanna’s positions on Billboard’s Year-End charts thanks to our friends at Rihanna Online:


#1 – Dance Club Songs Artists

#2 – Top Artists – Female

#3 – R&B Digital Songs Artists

#5 – R&B Streaming Songs Artists

#6 – R&B Albums Artists

#6 – Hot R&B Songs Artists

#7 – R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Artists

#8 – R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs Artists

#9 – Radio Songs Artists

#9 – Social 50 Artists

#9 – Rhythmic Songs Artists

#13 – Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artists

#17 – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Artists

#18 – Hot 100 Artists

#19 – Top Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artists


#4 – ANTI – R&B Albums

#16 – ANTI – Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

#23 – ANTI – Top Billboard 200 Albums

Songs (overall):

Radio Songs

#16 – Love on the Brain

#17 – Wild Thoughts

Hot 100 Songs

#18 – Wild Thoughts

#33 – Love on the Brain

#66 – Loyalty

Digital Songs Sales

#32 – Love on the Brain

#46 – Wild Thoughts s

Streaming Songs

#17 – Wild Thoughts

#69 – Loyalty

On-Demand Songs

#24 – Wild Thoughts

#37 – Loyalty

Songs (genre):

Pop Songs

#14 – Love on the Brain

#27 – Wild Thoughts

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

#8 – Wild Thoughts

#21 – Love on the Brain

#33 – Loyalty

#85 – Selfish

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Songs

#7 – Wild Thoughts

#16 – Loyalty

#31 – Needed Me

#35 – Sex With Me

#42 – Love on the Brain

R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs

#12 – Love on the Brain

#17 – Wild Thoughts

R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs

#15 – Wild Thoughts

#50 – Loyalty

Hot R&B Songs

#2 – Wild Thoughts

#7 – Love on the Brain

#25 – Selfish

R&B Digital Songs

#5 – Love on the Brain

#7 – Wild Thoughts

#23 – Selfish

R&B Streaming Songs

#6 – Wild Thoughts

#7 – Love on the Brain

#15 – Needed Me

#22 – Work

Rhythmic Songs

#3 – Wild Thoughts

#20 – Love on the Brain

#21 – Loyalty

Hot Rap Songs

#23 – Loyalty

Rap Airplay Songs

#11 – Loyalty

Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

#11 – This is What You Came For

Hot Dance/Electronic Digital Songs

#20 – This is What You Came For

Hot Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs

#12 – This is What You Came For

Dance Club Songs

#3 – Love on the Brain

#8 – Pose

#12 – Desperado

#29 – Wild Thoughts

#31 – Sex With Me

Dance/Mix Show Airplay Songs

#14 – Wild Thoughts

#23 – Love on the Brain


Rihanna named Apple Music’s most-streamed female artist




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




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.


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




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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