Rihanna‘s rejection of Sia‘s ‘Cheap Thrills’ has proven itself a serious misstep on the Bajan beauty’s part.
For, after penning her fair share of hits for other artists and wielding a series of her own hits courtesy of soaring tunes ‘Chandelier,’ ‘Big Girls Cry,’ and ‘Elastic Heart,’ the singer/songwriter has taken the Sean Paul-assisted tune to #1 on the Hot 100. Ending the 10 week reign of Drake‘s ‘One Dance’ (featuring Wizkid & Kyla), ‘Thrills’ – thanks to a timely $.69 iTunes sale – comes as the first chart-topper of Sia’s nearly 20 year career.
In addition, she is the first and only woman over 40 since Madonna‘s ‘Music’ in 2000 to top the Hot 100. Tuck in below to find out the figures that helped hoist the powerhouse to the perch of the singles charts: