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Rihanna ties Elvis Presley for the fifth-most top fives in the Hot 100

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Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, enters the Hot 100’s top five, rising 6-5. Following the premiere of its official video June 16, the collab blasts 5-3 on Digital Songs (87,000 sold, up 26 percent) and 14-3 on Streaming Songs (16.5 million, up 62 percent), winning the Hot 100’s top Digital and Streaming Gainer awards. It jumps 7-5 on Radio Songs (92 million, up 9 percent).

Rihanna scores her 21st top five Hot 100 hit, tying Elvis Presley for the fifth-most top fives in the chart’s history, which dates to Aug. 4, 1958. Here’s a look at the acts with the most top five hits, as Rihanna breaks out of a tie with two icons, each with 20:

29, The Beatles
28, Madonna
26, Mariah Carey
24, Janet Jackson
21, Elvis Presley
21, Rihanna
20, Michael Jackson
20, Stevie Wonder

Rihanna’s “Needed Me” retreats to No. 8 from its No. 7 Hot 100 peak.

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Billboard Hot 100: “TYWYCF” and “Needed Me” remain in the top 10

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Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, reaches a new Hot 100 peak, climbing 9-7 (after debuting at No. 9 five weeks ago). The cut retreats 7-8 on Digital Songs but with a 7 percent gain to 72,000 sold and pushes 14-9 on Radio Songs (76 million, up 9 percent), becoming Rihanna’s record-extending 25th Radio Songs top 10 (Mariah Carey follows with 23), dating to the chart’s 1990 launch. “This” also lifts 15-14 on Streaming Songs (10.2 million, up 2 percent).

A music video for “This Is What You Came For” is expected to come very soon. Calvin told a fan:

@adrixfenty had a little chat with @calvinharris. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #ThisIsWhatYouCameFor

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Rihanna’s “Needed Me” falls to No. 9 from its No. 8 high.

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Billboard Hot 100: Rihanna has 2 songs in the top 10 this week

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Rihanna’s “Needed Me” reaches a new Hot 100 peak, rising 9-8. The track drops 3-4 on Streaming Songs, but holds steady with 16.8 million domestic streams, and jumps 28-20 on Digital Songs (37,000, up 2 percent) and 33-26 on Radio Songs (43 million, up 15 percent).

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Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, returns to the Hot 100’s top 10, revisiting its No. 9 high, up from No. 11 (after debuting at No. 9 four weeks ago). The song is up across-the-board, lifting 10-7 on Digital Songs (67,000, up 2 percent); 16-14 on Radio Songs (69 million, up 19 percent); and 18-15 on Streaming Songs (10 million, up 2 percent).

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Hot 100: “Needed Me” hits a new peak; “LOTB” debuts

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BBMAs performer and Billboard Chart Achievement Award winner Rihanna hits a new peak with “Needed Me” (10-9), while “Work” drops 8-10.

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Rihanna performed another song from “Anti”, “Love on the Brain,” on the BBMAs, and the track enters the Hot 100 at No. 83, powered by its No. 37 start on Digital Songs (30,000, up 743 percent). Watch again:

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Rihanna scores her 28th Hot 100 top 10 with “This Is What You Came For”

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Calvin Harris blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 9 with “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna. The single starts at No. 3 on Digital Songs (123,000), No. 42 on Radio Songs (29 million in its first full week of tracking, following its April 29 arrival) and No. 46 on Streaming Songs (7.8 million).

Rihanna ties for her third-highest debut and, even more notably: Rihanna scores her 28th Hot 100 top 10, tying Stevie Wonder for the fourth-most all-time. Madonna leads with 38, followed by the Beatles (34) and Michael Jackson (29). Rihanna breaks out of a tie with Mariah Carey, Elton John and Janet Jackson, each with 27.

Just beyond the Hot 100’s top 10, Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” from her album Anti, charges to a new high: 22-13.

Work” holds at No. 6. “Work” became Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 No. 1, placing her in a solo share of the third-most all time, ahead of Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” also upped Rihanna past The Beatles for the second-most career weeks at No. 1 (60 to 59). Carey leads 79 total weeks at No. 1.

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After nine weeks at No. 1, Rihanna’s “Work” falls 1-4 on the Hot 100

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“Work” falls 1-4 after nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (25 million, down 4 percent) and slides 6-9 on Radio Songs (80 million, down 18 percent) and 13-22 on Digital Songs (46,000, down 11 percent).

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“Work” stops a week shy of Rihanna’s longest Hot 100 reign; “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, led for 10 frames in 2011-12. Still, “Work” became Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 No. 1, placing her in a solo share of the third-most all time, ahead of Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” also upped Rihanna past The Beatles for the second-most career weeks at No. 1 (60 to 59). Carey leads 79 total weeks at No. 1.

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Rihanna Tops Hot 100 for Ninth Week, Passes the Beatles for Second-Most Total Weeks at No. 1

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Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, spends a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 30), pushing her past the Beatles for the second-most total weeks spent at the summit.

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“Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, drops to No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart after eight weeks at No. 1, with 26 million U.S. streams, down 4 percent, in the week ending April 14, according to Nielsen Music. It falls 3-6 on Radio Songs (97 million in all-format airplay audience, down 13 percent), after reaching No. 2 on the list, and descends 12-13 on Digital Songs (52,000 downloads sold, down 18 percent), which it led for two weeks. Still, “Work” tops Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an 11th (nonconsecutive) week.

As reported when the song reached the top, “Work” is Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 No. 1, placing her in a solo share of the third-most all-time, ahead of Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” is the record-breaking ninth Hot 100 No. 1 in a row by non-U.S.-born acts (with Rihanna from Barbados and Drake, from Canada), while this week marks the record-extending 41st straight week that non-Americans have led the Hot 100.

As for more Beatles, Carey and Rihanna: Rihanna has now spent 60 total weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with her 14 leaders, passing the Beatles for the second-most weeks at No. 1 all time. Here is an updated look at the acts that have logged the most time atop the Hot 100 since the chart’s 1958 inception:

79 weeks, Mariah Carey
60 weeks, Rihanna
59 weeks, The Beatles
50 weeks, Boyz II Men
47 weeks, Usher

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“Work” Leads Hot 100 for Sixth Week

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Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, scores a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 9).

Just like on the Hot 100, “Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 31.6 million U.S. streams, down 7 percent, in the week ending March 24, according to Nielsen Music, marking the track’s fifth straight week topping 30 million streams. Impressively, “Work” is just the second song to tally five weeks of at least 30 million domestic streams, joining Adele’s “Hello” (five weeks in November and December).

“Work” also tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (14.4 million, down 6 percent) for a seventh frame. It holds at its No. 3 high on Radio Songs (122 million in airplay audience, up 2 percent) and No. 4 on Digital Songs (85,000 downloads sold, down 12 percent), which it led for two weeks. The track rules Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an eighth (nonconsecutive) week.

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Rihanna & Drake’s “Work” Leads Hot 100 for Second Week

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Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 12), vaulting in streaming following the Feb. 22 premiere of its official video.

“Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, holds atop the Hot 100 boosted by an 80 percent blast to 46.5 million U.S. streams in the tracking week ending Feb. 25, according to Nielsen Music, following the arrival of its official music video Feb. 22. Notably, the song sports 13.9 million Vevo on YouTube clicks for the week, up from 575,000 the prior frame. “Work” leads the Streaming Songs chart for a second week and tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (18.1 million streams, up 19 percent) for a third frame. It rules Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a fourth (nonconsecutive) week.

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Impressively, only two titles have scored a higher weekly streaming sum than the 46.5 million tallied by “Work,” dating to the Streaming Songs tally’s 2013 inception. Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” peaked with 103 million domestic streams (driven primarily by user-generation videos including the track’s audio), reflected on the March 2, 2013 ranking, and logged four total weeks of more than 46.5 million streams. Adele’s “Hello” peaked with 61.6 million streams (Nov. 14, 2015) and posted a second week of more than 46.5 million. (Note that while the official “Work” video includes two plays of the song, each click counts as one stream for chart tabulation purposes.)

“Work” rebounds 2-1 for a second week atop the Digital Songs chart (169,000 downloads sold, up 42 percent) and bounds 10-5 on Radio Songs (90 million in airplay audience, up 18 percent). The song claims all three of the Hot 100’s top Gainer awards, for streaming, digital sales and airplay, becoming the first title to triple up with the nods since Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” (featuring Kendrick Lamar) on the June 6, 2015, chart, when it rocketed 53-1 after the arrival of its official clip (premiered at the kick-off of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards).

As reported last week when the song dashed 4-1, “Work” is Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 leader, lifting her into a solo share of the third-most No. 1s all-time, breaking a tie with Michael Jackson. The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” is additionally the record-breaking ninth Hot 100 No. 1 in a row by non-U.S.-born acts (Rihanna is from Barbados; Drake, from Canada), while this week marks the record-extending 34th straight week that non-American talent has crowned the Hot 100.

Rihanna is the first artist to have notched two Hot 100 No. 1s with two different artists: Eminem and her co-“Work”-er Drake. Rihanna previously topped the chart with “What’s My Name?,” also billed as by Rihanna featuring Drake, in 2010 and has assisted on two of Eminem’s leaders: “Love the Way You Lie” (2010) and “The Monster” (2013).

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RIAA awards Rihanna as the 1st artist ever to earn 100M song awards & certifies ANTI platinum

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The RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards Program certifies Rihanna as the first artist in history to earn 100 Million song awards, plus ANTI is Platinum!

Rihanna wrote on Instagram:

Thank you to my kill team, NAVY we’re the 1ST & ONLY in history to be @RIAA_awards certified with 100M song awards and…..
#ANTI is PLATINUM! Thank u for the love! Glory be to God!!!

Pictured: Rihanna and RIAA Chairman and CEO, Cary Sherman.

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+ ANTI certified Platinum
+ Rihanna is first artist to cross 100 million song certifications, becomes RIAA’s top awarded singles artist

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Rihanna’s ‘Work’ Pays Off With No. 1 Debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

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In the last 18 years, only two songs have blasted onto Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 1, and Rihanna claims both.

The singer earns her fifth No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (chart dated Feb. 13) with the arrival of her new single “Work,” featuring Drake, who scores his 14th topper on the tally. The song is from Rihanna’s new album Anti, and surges onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 9.

“Work” is driven by its hefty sales and airplay. It enters R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs at No. 1 with 126,000 downloads sold (in less than two full days of tracking following its Jan. 27 arrival), according to Nielsen Music, and R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay at No. 15 (marking her highest career debut) with 13 million in audience at the format.

Rihanna’s No. 1s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Title, Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1
“Take a Bow,” one, Aug. 30,2008
“Diamonds,” 14, Oct. 20, 2012
“The Monster” (Eminem featuring Rihanna), 13, Nov. 16, 2013
“FourFiveSeconds” (Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney), seven, Feb. 21, 2015
“Work” (featuring Drake), one to date, Feb. 13, 2016

Prior to “Work,” Rihanna started atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in late 2013 as featured on Eminem’s “The Monster,” which went on to spend 13 weeks in the lead. No other song has entered at the top since the Jan. 24, 1998-dated chart, when Usher’s “Nice & Slow” donned the crown from the start (and stayed at No. 1 for eight weeks). (Notably, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs segued from an almost-all-airplay-based methodology to one encompassing airplay, sales and streaming in October 2012, subsequently helping songs that launch with hefty sales and/or streams make splashier debuts than before.)

The No. 1 bow for “Work” on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs marks Rihanna’s best as a lead act of her now 38 total charted hits. She made her debut with “Pon de Replay” in 2005.