DJ Khaled, with the help of Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, has roared into the Billboard Hot 100’s top 5 with ‘Wild Thoughts.’ An infectious island-tinged jam that most famously samples Santana‘s 1999 #1 hit ‘Maria Maria,’ the PartyNextDoor-penned bop looks to be making a beeline to the top as well if its first week’s sales performance is any indication.
As we reported here, the tune debuted at #4 thanks to handsome streams and digital downloads. And, while the feat comes as Tiller’s first entry into to the Hot 100’s topmost dectet and gives Khaled two top 5 singles concurrently, the Barbadian ingredient of the soon-to-be colossal hit is the real winner here. No stranger to the territory, ‘Wild Thoughts’ leap onto charts helped Rih nab her 31st trip into the top 10.
The feat only secures the singer’s place in history books as the artist with the ‘most top 10 entries of any artist of color’ (third of all artists overall).
Most Hot 100 Top 10 Entries of All Time [source]
34, The Beatles
29, Michael Jackson (as a soloist)
28, Stevie Wonder
Among women, Rihanna advances one step closer to a title held by her ‘Fly’ collaborator Nicki Minaj. See where she lands on the list of overall Hot 100 entries among the ladies below:
Most Hot 100 Entries Among Women All-Time [source]
79, Nicki Minaj (updated since time of source’s publishing)
73, Aretha Franklin
70, Taylor Swift
60, Rihanna (updated since time of source’s publishing)
56, Dionne Warwick
55, Beyonce (updated since time of source’s publishing)
53, Connie Francis
48, Mariah Carey
48, Brenda Lee
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