[U.S]–Barbadian pop star, Rihanna, has surpassed Michael Jackson to score her 30th top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
This new achievement came after her single from her ANTI album, “Love on the Brain” made a show within the top ten, entering at number 8.
This makes her the artist with the third most top ten songs in history, trailing only Madonna and The Beatles. Interestingly, it took Rihanna only 11 years to surpass the feat which had taken Michael Jackson his entire 40-year career to achieve.
Some of her previous hits are “We Found Love”, “Work”, “Pon De Replay”, “Umbrella”, “What’s My Name?”, “Stay” and so on. With The Beatles long disbanded and Madonna rarely releasing hits, it is expected that Rihanna will soon surpass their records to become the artist with the most top ten hits.
Also making history on the chart is the dance music duo, The Chainsmokers, whose 2016 summer hit, “Closer” became the song with the most weeks in the top five of the US chart, after spending its 26th week on the chart.
Also, Katy Perry had the highest debut ever for a female artist since Adele’s “Hello” in 2015, with her new song, “Chained to the Rhythm” placing at number 4 in its first week.
Featuring Skip Marley, the success of the song also marks the first time a member of the Marley musical family has broken into the top ten of the American official music chart.
On the same chart, Bruno Mars powered up to number 7 with his new single, “That’s What I Like”, following his performance of the song at the 59th Grammy Awards on February 12.
A week of records, the collaboration between Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” became the highest charting song in the Fifty Shades franchise, reaching number 2.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg