Rihanna rakes in her 28th career leader on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated Jan. 21), as "Love on the Brain" bumps 2-1. Originally a ballad, "Love" was lifted into clubs via remixes from Barry Harris, Gigamesh and Don Diablo, among others.
In the tally of the most No. 1s in the chart's 40-plus year history, Rihanna remains second only to Madonna, who has scored a record 46 No. 1s. Late last year, Rihanna was named the No. 3 Dance Club Artist in Billboard's Greatest of All Time recap of the ranking's first 40 years.
"Love" is Rihanna's first No. 1 of 2017, following a year in which she earned four leaders, placing her in elite territory. Only four acts have scored four No. 1s in a calendar year, and Rihanna is the only one to do so four times (2007, 2010, 2011 and 2016). Lady Gaga tallied four in a January-December span twice (2009 and 2011) and Beyoncé (2009) and Katy Perry (2014) each earned the honor once.
Last night when fans organised #LOTBTopTenParty the song reached #11 on US iTunes!