Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” has finally cracked the top 10 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, moving from the No. 13 slot to the No. 8 this week. It’s a major milestone for the 29-year-old singer, as it not only marks her 30th top 10 hit, but also puts her in an elite group of musicians.
According to Billboard, Rihanna and Michael Jackson were previously tied in third place for the most top 10 singles with 29 each. The popularity of “Love on the Brain,” from her 2016 album Anti, has made Rihanna only one of three acts to have earned at least 30 top 10 hits. Madonna has the most with 38, followed by The Beatles with 34.
Billboard reports Rihanna’s first top 10 track was “Pon De Replay” in July of 2005. The publication also points out she has the second-fastest accumulation of hits, as it only took her 10 years and seven months to break the 30 mark. It took The Beatles only five years and nine months, while Madonna had to wait 12 years and eight months.
Congratulations go out to Rihanna. And with rumors of an upcoming Anti 2 album, we’re sure it won’t be long before she takes the No. 2 spot and eventually the No. 1.
source: complex.com BY JOSHUA ESPINOZA