Rihanna breaks record
Pop and R&B singer Rihanna is just as well known for her racy ensembles as her catchy tunes. However, it is the latter that recently made news. According to Billboard, the Barbadian beauty beat out former best friend Katy Perry for having the most No. 1 singles.
Ri was previously tied with Perry, with both women earning nine No. 1 hits, though Rihanna passed Perry with her latest track, "Stay," featuring Mikky Ekko. Taking a look back, Ri reached the charts the first time in 2006 for her single, "SOS," followed by "Take a Bow," "Disturbia" and "Live Your Life" (T.I. featuring Rihanna) all in 2008. From there, the crooner earned more praise for "Rude Boy," "Love the Way You Lie" (Eminem featuring Rihanna) and "Only Girl (In the World)," which all reached the top of the charts in 2010. Rihanna secured the No. 1 spot twice in 2011 with "S&M" and "We Found Love," and earned the double digit triumph in 2013 with her current jam.
According to Entertainmentwise, Rihanna has been breaking all sorts of records as of late. Aside from the coveted title of most No. 1 songs, she's also secured herself as having the most entries in the chart with 35 songs and the most top 10 songs with 23. The princess of pop and R&B took to her Instagram account to share her excitement with her fans and loved ones.
Rihanna posted one picture of a list of all of her No. 1 songs with the caption, "I owe this to my fans and to Billboard! Thank you for the love! It's pretty major!"
Are you surprised Rihanna has the most No.1 hits? Are you a fan of her music?