It’s official: Rihanna now has 30 Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart, surpassing Michael Jackson, who boasts 29, in the ranking. The only artists to exceed the Anti singer are Madonna, who has 38, and The Beatles, who have 34.
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Rihanna’s latest track to reach the Top 10 is “Love on the Brain,” which is currently in the number eight slot, pushing her past the King of Pop. Jackson’s 29 Top 10s were tallied during his career as a solo artist. His total is different if you include those accumulated by the Jackson 5, which reportedly amount to eight.
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Rihanna’s milestone comes 12 years after her first hit single, “Pon De Replay,” appeared on the chart in 2005. Other Top 10s that followed include “SOS,” “Umbrella,” “Don’t Stop the Music,” “We Found Love” and, of course, “Work.” With that fairly short time frame, she’s also the second-fastest artist to land her chart-toppers after The Beatles, who did so in just five years.
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BadGal Riri might have gone home empty-handed from the Grammys last week, but this is a major win. We’ll raise a flask to that.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US