Rihanna Ties Michael Jackson’s Hot 100 Record, Thanks To Eminem’s “The Monster”

Rihanna Ties Michael Jackson’s Hot 100 Record, Thanks To Eminem’s “The Monster”

Well, Rihanna‘s really startin’ somethin’ now (ba-ziiiiiing!). Thanks to her feature on Eminem‘s second Marshall Mathers LP 2 single “The Monster,” which bumps Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball” off the top of the Hot 100 this week, the Barbadian songbird has now tied Michael Jackson‘s string of 13 #1 singles in the US, according to Billboard. This puts MJ and RiRi behind only The Beatles (20) and Mariah Carey (18) as far as the most #1s, and it has them now just ahead of Madonna and The Supremes (both have 12).

Of course, it should be noted that 12 of Michael Jackson’s #1s were billed to the King Of Pop alone (only “Say Say Say” was a pair-up, with Paul MCartney). Three of Rihanna’s chart-topping singles are features: T.I.‘s “Live Your Life,” Eminem‘s “Love The Way You Lie” and, now, “The Monster.”

And if we want to get really technical, Michael Jackson also hit #1 as part of the USA For Africa lineup, with 1985’s “We Are The World,” a song he co-wrote and features on vocally. Likewise, four Jackson 5 singles featuring Michael on lead vocals peaked at #1 in the 1970s: “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There.”

As for Eminem, “The Monster” is his fifth #1, following “Lose Yourself,” “Crack A Bottle,” “Not Afraid” and “Love The Way You Lie.” He now ties Diddy and Ludacris as the rappers with the most chart-topping singles on the Hot 100.

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