Rihanna Has Now Spent More Weeks At #1 On The Singles Chart Than The Beatles
What a time to be alive: With “Work” entering its ninth week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna has now spent more weeks at #1 on the main singles chart than the Beatles. Rihanna’s 14 chart-topping songs have racked up 60 weeks at the upper-most spot on the Hot 100, though it took nine years and 11 months do so. (RiRi’s first #1 was “SOS,” which hit the top in May 2006.) The Beatles amassed 20 chart-topping singles on the Hot 100 over a six year and four month period, between February 1964 and June 1970 — all for a cumulative 59 weeks at #1.
Rihanna is now in second place for the most weeks spent atop the US singles chart, behind only Mariah Carey, whose 18 #1s so far have seen her rule the Hot 100 for 79 weeks total.
The Barbadian beauty’s biggest challenger right now on the Hot 100 is Desiigner‘s major label debut single “Panda,” which just knocked Lukas Graham‘s “7 Years” down from the #2 spot. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves — for now, Rihanna is queen.
Why not revisit all 14 of her chart-topping singles here and see which is your favorite?