After surpassing King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin‘s respective Hot 100 records it now appears Rihanna has another musical monarch in her sights – King of Rock & Roll Elvis Presley.
Indeed, the pop princess – whose Rih-lentless onslaught of chart-toppers has seen her lay waste to many-a-Billboard chart stat of the genre’s legends (see: Madonna, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and more) – is set to to add Presley’s historic accomplishments to her list of casualties.
With the ascension of her Calvin Harris-crafted release, ‘This Is What You Came For,’ to the top 5, we see what Rih really came for is Elvis’s wig and record. Details below:
“Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, enters the Hot 100’s top five, rising 6-5.
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. (Notably, Presley’s career launched two years before the chart began.) 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:
Most Top Five Hot 100 Hits in History
29, The Beatles
26, Mariah Carey
24, Janet Jackson
21, Elvis Presley
20, Michael Jackson
20, Stevie Wonder”
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