Category Archives: Charts
“Diamonds”, the first single off of Rihanna’s 7th studio album, debuted at No. 1 in the United Kingdom this week. The track also becomes her 7th No. 1 single.
Her previous #1 singles were: “Umbrella”, “Take A Bow”, “Run This Town”, “Only Girl”, “What’s My Name” and “We Found Love”.
Rihanna is the second female artist with the most No. 1 songs in the UK, behind Madonna (13) and tied with Kylie Minogue.
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up!
Rihanna was ranked as #1 Billboard’s Top Artist in their yet another chart summaring the last 20 years in Pop Charts history! Congratulations RiRi!
Having first arrived on Pop Songs only as recently as 2005, her accomplishments are exceptional. She has the most chart appearances (34), the most top 10s (21) and the most No. 1s (nine, a mark she shares with the No. 6 artist, Katy Perry). She’s reigned with “Umbrella” and shined with “Diamonds,” the latter of which debuts this week.
The week of Oct. 3, 1992, Billboard premiered the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as then-new Nielsen BDS-based monitoring technology allowed for unprecedented accuracy in gauging the biggest hits on mainstream top 40 radio. Twenty years later, Billboard is celebrating the anniversary by counting down the top 40 artists on the Pop Songs chart over the past two decades.
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Rihanna shines with a No. 16 Billboard Hot 100 debut for “Diamonds,” the lead single from her upcoming seventh studio set. The start ties for Rihanna’s best as a lead act: she also debuted at No. 16 with “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” (with Jay-Z, Bono and the Edge) and “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris. She’s begun at higher ranks twice as a featured act: on Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” (No. 2) and Drake’s “Take Care” (No. 9).
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On Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs, Rihanna’s “Diamonds” debuts at No. 7 with 133,000. “Diamonds” is the lead cut from the diva’s upcoming new studio effort, due later this year. Comparatively, “We Found Love,” Rihanna’s first single from her last album “Talk That Talk,” launched with 117,000 sold. The track also debuts at No. 28 on Hot 100 Airplay (42 million).
In France, “Diamonds” debuts at No. 1, becoming Rihanna’s 6th #1 single in the country.
Worldwide, the track has reached No. 1 on iTunes in 20 countries and Top 10 in almost 50 countries.
More charts updates coming in a few days.
The week of Oct. 3, 1992, Billboard premiered the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as then-new Nielsen BDS-based monitoring technology allowed for unprecedented accuracy in gauging the biggest hits on mainstream top 40 radio.
Exactly 20 years later, Billboard is celebrating the anniversary by counting down the top 100 songs on the Pop Songs chart over the past two decades.
Two of Rihanna’s singles have made it on the list: “Take A Bow” at #96 and the unstoppable “We Found Love” at #12!
Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012 ranking is based on actual performance on Billboard’s weekly BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart dating to its inception (Oct. 3, 1992). Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 40 earning the least. To ensure equitable representation, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between chart turnover rates during those years, as recurrent rules have changed multiple times.
Find out the complete list after the cut.
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- A new “Diamonds World Tour” date has been added to Brooklyn, New York on May 5, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 6 and VIP packages will be available tomorrow, October 2, at 10am. Many more dates are expected to be announced soon.
- “Diamonds,” the first single off of Rihanna’s 7th album, has debuted at No. 29 on Billboard’s Pop Songs. RiRi extends her record sum for the most appearances in the chart’s archives, now with 34. Congrats, Ri! The track has reached No.1 on iTunes in 20 countries, make sure to buy it now and gift your friends.
- Rihanna has sworn allegiance to Jay-Z and the Brooklyn Nets and revealed she will be joining him for his set of shows at the Barclays Center. “I have to support the Nets, they’re part of my clique!” she said to the New York Daily News. “When [Jay-Z] calls, I go.”
Via Billboard: As fourth quarter brings its annual bounty of superstar releases (just in time for the busy holiday shopping season), three songs help usher in this year’s onslaught, as Taylor Swift, Ke$ha and Rihanna are set to enter next week’s Billboard Hot 100 with new singles.
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Industry sources say that Swift’s “Begin” could sell 300,000 downloads or more by the end of the tracking week on Sunday (Sept. 30). Ke$ha’s “Young” could start with more than 200,000, as could Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” Predicting the latter song’s sales is a bit harder for industry forecasters than the first two, as it was released on a Wednesday instead of Tuesday (the more common label practice). “Diamonds,” thus, will launch on next week’s Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts with one day less of a sales sum than its competitors.
By comparison, Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” the first single from her last studio album, “Talk That Talk,” bowed at No. 7 on Digital Songs (Oct. 8, 2011) with 117,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (That song hit retail on a Thursday). “Found” then built steadily in weekly sales, reaching No. 1 on Digital Songs four weeks later. One week after that, it began its 10-week rule on the Hot 100.
Rihanna’s “Diamonds” is already shining extremely brightly on the building Radio Songs chart, showing at No. 6 with 22 million in all-format audience, according to BDS. Its first-day airplay was aided by promotional airplay on participating pop, rhythm and adult pop Clear Channel Media and Entertainment stations, so, following that initial splash, it isn’t likely to maintain a top five rank when the Radio Songs chart is finalized next Wednesday (Oct. 3). It will still, however, make a grand entrance on the survey.
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Rihanna has returned to Number 1 on the Official UK Albums Chart with “Talk That Talk”. The Bajan singer, who was at Number 4 in Wednesday’s Official Albums Chart Update, has leapfrogged mid-week leader Plan B to retake the top spot with her sixth studio album. Since its release last November, “Talk That Talk” has spent an impressive 38 weeks in the Official Albums Chart Top 40 and is on course to break the million sales barrier over the coming weeks. The album, which debuted in the Top 10 in over 15 countries, has already sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
Congratulations, RiRi! Great job, Rihanna Navy!
Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been” retreats 5-6 on the Hot 100, although it gains on Radio Songs (4-4; 116 million, up 5%) and On-Demand Songs (17-18; 423,000, up 10%). It’s a non-mover at No. 9 on Digital Songs (102,000, down 7%).
It has also jumped one spot up on Pop Songs where it’s currently #3!
Rihanna Navy! Make sure to purchase it on iTunes and request! Since the radio is finally catching it up there’s still a chance to do better!
Billboard Hot 100′s top five welcomes Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been,” which surges 8-5 with the chart’s top Airplay Gainer award. It lunges 7-4 on Radio Songs (96 million, up 17%), 22-16 on On-Demand Songs (438,000, up 36%) and 8-7 on Digital Songs (122,000, down less than 1%).
Buy “Where Have You Been” on iTunes and Amazon & RIHquest it in your favorite radio stations!
The advance bodes well for Rihanna: when she reaches the Hot 100′s top five, she usually continues on to No. 1; eleven of her prior 14 top five hits have gone on to No. 1, including her last five.
Rihanna Navy, get ready for a “Where Have You Been” Download Weekend coming this Friday, June 29th!
Watch Rihanna performing the song at Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend after the jump!
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RiRi holds the No. 1 spot on the Social 50 music chart for the 4th week in a row. Rihanna is the second most popular artist on the chart, with 11 weeks at No. 1 — behind Justin Bieber (27). Rihanna was also the first number-one act of the Social 50 on December 11, 2010. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, using a formula that blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays.
After the song became her 22nd Hot 100 top 10 last week – the fifth-best sum among women in the chart’s more than five-decade history, Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been” pushes 9-8 this week. It bullets again at No. 9 on Radio Songs (74 million, up 14%) and powers 32-23 on On-Demand Songs (335,000, up 17%). On Digital Songs, “Where” falls 6-7 (132,000, down 9%).
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