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Chart Check [Hot 100]: Rihanna Ties Madonna’s Career-Long Record

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Wendy Williams may have angered Rihanna‘s faithful fan base, affectionately coined ‘The Navy,’ when she proclaimed the Bajan beauty would “never be a legend,” but from the looks of things her Billboard stats are already trotting on legendary ground.

Indeed, her Billboard 200 resume may have hit a sour note or two over her 11 year tenure, but her Hot 100 track record is unmatched and decorated with many an accomplishment for tying or simply demolishing the Billboard Hot 100 records of many-a-legend before her (see:  Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and more).

Already besting Queen of Pop Madonna‘s once thought untouchable record of “most top 10 singles amassed in the shortest period of time” (read more on that here), now the ‘Sledgehammer’ singer – thanks to her latest hit ‘Sex With Me’ – is looking to break yet another of the pop potentate’s history-making achievements.

Find out what it is below and recap this week’s entire TGJ Chart Check below:


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Rihanna ‘Pokemon Go’ Order In Response To Beyonce?


Rihanna’s ‘Pokemon Go’ rant may have ties to an incident that occurred at a Beyonce concert days ago.

How so?

Find out below…


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Rihanna Demands: “Don’t Be Catching No Pokemon At My Show”

Star Says There'll Be No Catching At Her 'ANTI Tour'


Rihanna is quite the trooper.

Despite questionable sales of her ‘ANTI’ album and tour, the Bajan belle has soldiered on and is currently deep into the European leg of the trek.

During a recent stop in France, the 28-year-old made a specific request after noting distracted fans.

Find out what it was after the jump..


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Rihanna To Star In ‘Bates Motel’

Singer Joins The Cast Of Bloody Show


Rihanna’s foray into the dramatic arts has seen her land a major role in the hit show ‘Bates Motel.’

Details below…


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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 2007 #TBT

Rihanna Continues To Make A Splash On Charts With 'Umbrella'


Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we tip our hats and raincoats to Rihanna Fenty‘s 2007 megahit ‘Umbrella.’  Originally written for (but later passed on by) pop princess Britney Spears, the tune found a home on Rih’s tertiary release, ‘Good Girl Gone Bad.’ A loss for Spears, but just the right move for Fenty as the Dream-produced cut and its accompanying music video came as a visual and sonic reintroduction of sorts for the Bajan beauty (who up to that point was known for her fairly safe radio offerings).

Calling to mentor/labelhead Jay-Z to assist with the percussion driven pop number, the song was an out-of-the-box success thanks for its catchy guitar riffs and, of course, that signature repetitious “ella ella ey ey.”  Going on to be the best-performing single of 2007 (only behind Beyonce‘s ‘Irreplaceable’), ‘Umbrella’ would not only garner Grammys, global critical acclaim, an impressive reign at #1 on the Hot 100 and help its parent album to #1 on the Billboard 200, but most importantly – in the grand scheme – it successfully transitioned the star to the bad gal we know today.

Hop down below the jump to replay ‘Umbrella’ and see if any of your faves from today accompanied Rih on the Hot 100’s upper rankings this week 9 years ago:


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Report: Rihanna Now Has The Most Canadian Hot 100 #1s In History

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If for some strange reason you thought Rihanna‘s reign was “local,” then you’ll probably be equally surprised to learn that her domination of the Canadian Hot 100 is almost as extensive as her rule over its American counterpart.

In fact, up until this charting week, the island beauty and her gal pal Katy Perry were tied for the most #1s over the chart’s history.

Well…that was then.

For, with the ascension of her Calvin Harris-crafted hit ‘This Is What You Came For’ to the top spot this week, Riri came for claim of Canadian Hot 100 queen.  Curious to know how many she has to her name?

Check below to find out:


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Confirmed: Rihanna’s New Single Was Ghostwritten…By Taylor Swift


Rihanna‘s pulling power on a singles tip has made millionaires out of writers she’s been kind enough to invite on her creative journey.

Now, it seems that Taylor Swift has gotten in on the publishing action by way of her romantic ties to the ‘ANTI’ performer’s collaborator Calvin Harris.

Full story below…


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