Pop starlet Rihanna has much cause for celebration today; her new single ‘Rude Boy’ has hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 – her label have announced. The song becomes the 22 year old’s 5th solo #1 on the chart, and her 6th overall (when including her feature on T.I.’s ‘Live Your Life’). What’s more, Rihanna becomes the female artist with the most #1’s on the chart since 2000 (S.O.S., Umbrella, Disturbia, Take A Bow, Live Your Life, Rude Boy).
Congratulations are no doubt in order for Ms. Fenty. Despite her ‘Rated R’ album not being anything to scream about (as its lacklustre sales show), ‘Rude Boy’ was undoubtedly the LP’s one saving grace, hence the #1 is much deserved.
That said, the way this Bajan model is stacking up these #1’s is somewhat frightening. Who would have ever thought we’d enter an age where models posing as singers/performers regularly sit on top of the charts? In any case, now’s not the time to rain on anyone’s parade. It indeed appears ‘that Rihanna reign just won’t let up’……..yet (see: Jennifer Lopez’s career).