Rihanna Sets New Billboard Record With ‘Stay’

Published: Tuesday 23rd Apr 2013 by David

Rihanna continues her US chart reign this week, breaking an impressive new record on the Billboard charts.

This, thanks to her critically acclaimed ‘Unapologetic’ single ‘Stay’ and 9 other smash hit singles that came before it.

Find out how below…


The Mainstream Top 40 chart (or Pop Songs) tallies the highest played songs on radio week on week, measuring the highest played songs on mainstream radio stations akin to Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS FM.

This week, thanks the support she has garnered from radio, Rihanna has secured her 10th #1 on the chart, giving her the record for being the only artist to have as many songs to top the tally, once ‘Stay’ reached its new peak.

As it stands, the single is now the second ballad to reach the coveted spot, following the release and subsequent chart reign of Bruno MarsSmeezingtons’ produced ‘When I Was Your Man‘.

Peep Riri’s Mainstream #1s in full below

2006, “SOS” (one week at No. 1)
2008, “Take a Bow” (three)
2008, “Disturbia” (three)
2008, “Live Your Life” (T.I. feat. Rihanna) (two)
2010, “Rude Boy” (two)
2010, “Love the Way You Lie” (Eminem feat. Rihanna) (two)
2010, “Only Girl (In the World)” (three)
2011, “S&M” (one)
2011, “We Found Love” (Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris) (eight)
2013, “Stay” (Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko) (one to date)

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  1. Joe April 23, 2013

    Trash !!

    • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

      One persons trash is another’s treasure…obviously.

      • Justin April 23, 2013

        One persons trash is another’s desperation to hold onto something…obviously

      • F*** Half Amazin April 23, 2013

        @jUSTIN YESSS. LOL.

      • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

        Awww thats so sweet to mention me in your name….Meanwhile, the both of you have her songs on your iPod. Oops!

      • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

        Keep making me famous. Haters do the same for Rihanna 🙂

    • ThatgrapefruitJuice-STRIPPERS GOING UP N DOWN THAT POLE April 23, 2013

      🙂 🙂 🙂 Who mad?

  2. Tim April 23, 2013

    Worst song she ever released by a mile

  3. Julian April 23, 2013

    so proud of Ri. Her and the team behind the success, deserve it

  4. Paula April 23, 2013

    Rihanna could have 300 number 1 songs..
    But she will always be a joke in the music
    Industry….. And a w****!

    • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

      And where will you be in the music industry?…..meanwhile, I’m sure her songs are in your iTunes.

      • F*** Half Amazin April 23, 2013

        ^B**** shut up. Captain defend-a-h**. Emphasis on H**. Take the hint, dummy. She don’t give a s*** about u. Her no #1’s aint YOURS.

      • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

        Chile, anything you say is irrelevant. Look @ your name. You’re clearly stupid/immature lol girl

    • lexi April 23, 2013

      Meanwhile she get praised in the industry and has one how many grammy’s like six or seven and other music awards. Also she performs at almos every music industry awards show. So how is she a joke when she is one of the biggest artist out. Try again you hating ass b****.

    • chris April 23, 2013

      i 100% agree

  5. Neigh-Neigh Leakes April 23, 2013

    This is hardly an accomplishment when the previous record was held by Katy Perry who has 5 CD’s less than Rihanna.
    It took her 7 CD’s to get this lousy record? Lol.

    • FRESH NAVI April 23, 2013

      The difference is Katy Perry ONLY MAKES POP SONGS

      Rihanna Makes Pop, R&B, Reggae and Hip-Hop songs…

      so yea.

      • Stans Make Me LOL April 23, 2013

        Yet all of the songs that are mentioned are POP

      • Navy Sailor!!! April 23, 2013

        Because it’s the POP chart idiot 😆

    • Neigh-Neigh Leakes April 23, 2013

      But how many songs of other genres does she release in comparison to how much pop songs she releases? Oh ok.

  6. BEYSUS OVER JESUS April 23, 2013

    I MIGHT SHADE RIHYAWNNA BUT STAY IS HER BEST SONG, HER OTHER MUSIC SUCKS.

  7. Little Monster April 23, 2013

    All these records dont mean s*** when shes one of the worst performers in history! She’ll always be that girl with loads of #1 and NO talent to back it up. Congrats to her team though. And she has 7 f****** albums what do you expect? Watch the the Navy hit the roof 😉

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      Little Monster and you will deal and so will her haters,
      because she can appeal to the many different genre
      with ease.

    • TeamBreezy April 23, 2013

      Yet all her concerts sell out .. so your point is irrelevant

  8. Little Monster April 23, 2013

    When people look at back her legacy, what epic, memorable performances does she have though. None.

    • Likica April 23, 2013

      What legacy does Lady GaGa have beside meat dress and hat hair? No one takes GaGa seriously as a performer because she relies on gimmicks… Born This Way tour was horrible, I am talking about performances.

    • ANNA April 23, 2013

      you know.. i was thinking the same thing… i do enjoy rihanna music specially this song, stay.. but then i think about her legacy and it doesnt come to my mind anything important. though she has time to to something memorable….

    • F*** Half Amazin April 23, 2013

      At least Gaga can actually put on a great performance and spends time preparing for entertaining tours for the fans! PITCH-ANNA could NEVER.

      • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

        I like your name, its so cute that you’d change it just for me!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo 🙂

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      Little Monster tell us this if you are right then how can the Legacy of music ever be written and rihanna not be included, there is no way so grin and bear it because she has already long ago cemented her place in the history books. So write all you want and keep waging war aganist rihanna its all good because rihanna is just as much as important in music as your fave will ever be. Keep writing because it let all who read know that rihanna is all that and some one for you to try and make it seem like rihanna is holdin her own just as your favorite artist is and shes not going away.,, you are pressed and it shows just like the others who tries to say this or that about rih.

    • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

      As if stage performing is the only metric, especially now…assume the position in your seat!

  9. Leyla April 23, 2013

    Er congrats to her. But she will be nothing without all those #1. Some artists dont need all that ijs.

  10. Dev April 23, 2013

    I dont think the features should count. I think only the songs where you are the main artist or an equal duet

  11. JJFan1814 April 23, 2013

    Rihanna…? Breaking records? Nah this is nothing new to the Navy. Because that Rihanna reign jus wont let up!

  12. ARTPOP FREAK April 23, 2013

    Gaga & Bey slayed this h** career, H***** infected B****. Her tour is flopping lmfaoooo

    • Navy Sailor!!! April 23, 2013

      Is it really? It may not have sold out in 5 minutes because of superbowl hype, but it’s selling out. Try again peasant 🙄

      • quetta April 23, 2013

        Yup, that’s why most of the dates are canceled #yawn the #beyfever she has

      • HALF AMAZIN April 24, 2013

        Most of the dates cancelled? Try again, 4 at most were RESCHEDULED…..typical thirst for hate!

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      Artpop is that true then tell all of us why are we talking about rihanna right now if her career
      is so slayed, you sound like a wood head chicken with air for brains.,, have you ever heard of logic, huh.

  13. Loyal Lamb L4L April 23, 2013

    b**** can’t touch my fav. Poor Dat.

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      She don’t ever have to and shes still the talk
      around the world.

  14. Oh April 23, 2013

    Who held this record last? Katy Perry? Lol.

  15. DIGGER BEY April 23, 2013

    YES! YES! YES! @ Paula…..Spill that tea! R**** can gain 300 #1s but she will still remain a joke n the music industry lmfaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      Digger Bey your hate, lies and stealing is the biggest joke, ever in the world of music, crossing all the eyes and dotting all the t’s in the wrong way and that will never be swept under the rug. Rihanna can work on her career but then on the other hand you need to work on your fraud, stealing and plagiarizing of other artist bodies of work and claiming it as
      your own,, so you keep opening your big mouth and keep right on inserting the feet of your favorite who has stolen from to get to the top.,, that is a very bad look.

    • TeamBreezy April 23, 2013

      Every major producer wants and loves to work with rihanna .. you sound so damn stupid

      • Aaron April 23, 2013

        They dont. #Fact.

  16. RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) April 23, 2013

    Congrats COKE W****

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      Shut up you fraud.

    • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) April 23, 2013

      Yess thumb me down lets see if we can get it to 20…

      The question is did I lie? NO

      • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

        The question is, how would you know?

        Right….assume your seats!

        Its one thing to say you dont like someones music, but to make statements as if you know what occurs in their daily lives is….well…typical of some of you TGJ trolls for every artist

  17. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 23, 2013

    rihanna breaking records ? in a chart ? YAWN.

    some beyflies “and b****** from other fanbases” are mad and bitter about it AS USUAL ? YAWN.

    Yawn.

    MY B**** IS WINNING as usual 😀

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      @Pop
      Yes it seem that way and the more they tries to deny it , the better it is for her. People will learn the hard way that you can not keep a good woman down. And the more you try to destroy rihanna the harder she will fight and kick back and she will work very hard on making those who doubt her become the biggest liars ever.

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 23, 2013

        exactly 🙂

  18. Barb B**** April 23, 2013

    Thats about all shes good for. Singles queen.

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      That is better then nothing and her singles is a front look into what she is capable of doing and how many others can rave about that and since she is disliked for her singles then would it be fair to say that in music rihanna is good for something that count. And even at that she is still selling albums check the credits as keri says, and the best place is to count them platinum and that will put a smile on your face.

    • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

      But you and everyone else likes the singles tho so whats your point?

  19. Bey Fan April 23, 2013

    Get it riri….

  20. Nahjee April 23, 2013

    Why are you guys hating on her??? What singles do you all have on billboards??? How many views you guys have on youtub??? Where are you guys living??? Damn sure NOT in a big ass mansion with 5 brand new cares park in front of her crib! With a swimming pool inside and outside!

    Give respect where respect is due! And shut the f*** up!!!!

    This is coming from a nicki supporter

    • Nahjee April 23, 2013

      *cars*

  21. Rihanna Legend (Lovebird) April 23, 2013

    YAWN, Rihanna breaking more records, I’m bored now. Rihanna, I need something new besides seeing you break yet another record.

    • F*** Half Amazin April 23, 2013

      LOL I assume the boredom also stems from her stiff performances and fake thug persona and naked pics on instagram. Chileeee….

      • quetta April 23, 2013

        Rofl!!

  22. Kate Middleton April 23, 2013

    YAY!!! Rihanna!!!

  23. RITANATION April 23, 2013

    I heard “stay” on the radio a lot I just go sick of it. But I will give credit to her even tho I can’t stand her. She is successful at what she does. That’s all

  24. Loyatly April 23, 2013

    Congrats! She certainly slays in her lane with them #1s!

  25. Kate Middleton April 23, 2013

    BeyDOESN’TKNOWwHATtODOOOOOOoooNOW…. is scared and freaked out by The Rihanna Reign.

    • Loyalty April 23, 2013

      Beyonce has success in her own lane please grow the f*** up.

    • F*** Half Amazin April 23, 2013

      That wolf in that pic needs to maw you to the bone.

  26. Monstarebel April 23, 2013

    Proud of my girl shes came a long way

  27. Kam April 23, 2013

    She will have 11 number 1# how the f*** you going to forget about Umbrella which was her biggest hit

    • Navy Sailor!!! April 23, 2013

      She has 12 #1’s (Hot 100) but this list is from the top 40 pop charts….

  28. Navy Sailor!!! April 23, 2013

    Y’all can say whatever y’all want about Rih…but for someone who was supposed to be a ONE HIT WONDER, she most certainly has exceeded people’s expectations. 8 years, 7 platinum albums, Four successful world tours & 12 #1 singles later…my bisch has taken the world by STORM. I’m happy that she’ll finally get a much needed break from the industry, but I’m already anxious for album #8 next fall 🙂

  29. Navy Sailor!!! April 23, 2013

    And I see the same bitter hating ass Hives are trolling 😆

  30. Honey Bey April 23, 2013

    Well done Ri

  31. Queen Barb April 23, 2013

    Seven years laters from getting her first number 1 & shes still slaying with the hits she obviously has longevity

  32. RiRi bad April 23, 2013

    & The girls said stay would flop lol stop under estimating Rihanna & the Navy we stay winning you b****** stay PRESSED.

  33. What? April 23, 2013

    If only she was an allrounder.

  34. caribbean native April 23, 2013

    lol ya know what is funny? IS THAT NO MATTER WHAT YOU GUYS SAY RIHANNA JUST CONTINUE TO SLAY YA’LL FAVES ENTIRE LIVES, SHE IS JUST EVERYTHING IN THE INDUSTRY AND DONT GIVE A 1/3 OF A F*** EITHER AND ALL THE OTHERS STANS ARE PRESSED AND JEALOUS THAT THEIR FAV COULD NEVER, BUT GUESS WHAT MY FAVE CAN B******!!!!!!!!!! HOW IT FEELS DOWN ON YA KNEES NOW!

    • What? April 23, 2013

      Chill boo its only number 1s.

      • caribbean native April 23, 2013

        NO I WONT, ITS TIME YA’LL H*** ACKNOWLEDGE THAT RIH ISNT GOING ANYWHERE AND ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THE REIGN THAT IS RIHANNA, DONT UNDERRATE EVER ACCOMPLISHMENT SHE DOES

      • What? April 23, 2013

        Girl I never said she was going anywhere. Im sure her record label will continue to shove her down out throats even more.

  35. Love Life April 23, 2013

    Somethings baffling she all these number 1 and then her album sales are not a reflection of that. Something doesnt add up. Or maybe her fanbase are just cheap.

    • What? April 23, 2013

      mte

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      Shes still holding her own and you can talk till you get tired and you can see that gggb is still making waves and that is a album stop lying because it looks so desperate, and besides that you are lying and we all know this. Rihanna isn’t adele but neither are any of the others for that matter.

  36. fatusankoh April 23, 2013

    this is all for show no talente lanzy sell her body for number one every body know not impress

    • What? April 23, 2013

      Lawd where are you from? Your English is terrible babes.

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      Fat,, if rihanna has made it this far without so called tslent then the sky is the limits and you can bet on that, nobody in their right minds ever expect those on your level to see eye to eye with the human part of talents and entertainment, you are lacking the brain power to be subjective in real live human things in the first place and its clear. Rihanna isn’t trying to impress your kind in the first place rihanna is to sophisticated for your kind.
      If rihanna was any of the things people who dislike her says then there would not be all of this back and forward trying to remind rihanna’s fans that other artist even exist, now would there be. Especially other artist fans chiming in trying to tear rihanna a new one you are only doing that to rihanna and her fans because you are stressed, pressed and mad because rihanna is the talk around the web, media and globe for that matter.

  37. Pour It Up April 23, 2013

    Yes Ri! And I appreciate the nice Beyonce fans on this post aswell.

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      There is room enough for all of the artists and why the love and hate relationship, it makes no sense when they for the most part are all working to try to achieve.

    • RG2 April 23, 2013

      LOL WE DON’T ALL HATE RIHANNA ATLEAST I DON’T. I CAN’T SPEAK FOR THE REST OF THE HIVE LMAO.

  38. DAMIEN April 23, 2013

    WHO ELSE BUT THE QUEEN OF “21ST CENTURY” POP?

    My faves only know how to “SLAY”… Empress Madonna taught her ‘Pop’ children well.

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  39. RG2 April 23, 2013

    ITS SAD B/C WHENEVER RIHANNA ACCOMPLISHES SOMETHING ITS STARTS A NASTY BEYHIVE/NAVY STAN WAR OR WHEN BEYONCE ACCOMPLISHES SOMETHING THE SAME THING HAPPENS VICE VERSA. LIKE DAMN, CAN’T THEY BOTH BE SUCCESSFUL W/O THE NEGATIVITY. PEOPLE JUST NEED TO LET THE S*** GO, ITS NOT LIKE RIH AND BEY HATE EACH OTHER. ANYWAYS CONGRATS RIHANNA ON THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT.

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      Why can’t they let all of them be great it seem it would be better to have several different types of musicians then just
      have say one gaga, one beyonce why can’t there be all of them many people love rock, many like country, same with pop r&b and so on why is it always a debate and a battle to the kill because rihanna isn’t as hard a singer like others. Rihanna has her followers who love her just like the others do and there is nothing any of her haters can do to change that, and when there is so much dislike for her it only make her fans support her even more, shes not trying to be anybody but herself, that is why she lives her life for all to see and that is why she love taking her fans along with her all over the world, many artist or very private and do not let the public into their lives unless they are promoting something and then they want to talk your ears off and show you what is going on with their every move and rihanna is doing it up just as big as any of the artist is right not and she might not ever be a belter as far as singing goes and if you so desire a belter then you have got many to choose from, shes got to be doing something right otherwise we would not be getting these many different articles written on her, rihanna’s life is an open book and shes writing her own true life as we all watch from the side lines.

    • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

      Because the tweens and queens on this site like to have something to argue and cuss about.

  40. WILDEBUTANTE April 23, 2013

    Pop’s Reigning Queen of our Time. Its Pretty much official.

    She joins Madonna & Britney, Loves It.

  41. LTM April 23, 2013

    Yet another chart record. And for a well deserved single. Congrats to RiRi! I can’t even keep track of her records

  42. WILDEBUTANTE April 23, 2013

    Navy….Let those outsiders stay pressed.

    Not everyone will like Rihanna and her slayage, and thats completely FINE. Rihanna obv knows and studies Madonna’s career. You shouldnt give a f*** and just be yourself and the reward will be longevity.

    If everybody LOVES and respects you (Like a certain artist) it becomes boring and your light begins to fade.

    Rihanna keeps you m*********** on your toes, fuming at the mouth…whilst she reigns and collects those records.

    • Aaron April 23, 2013

      If you think everybody loves and respects that certain artist you are under a rock. Yes she is loved but shes also dealt with passionate haters from day 1 and it has not stopped her ijs.

      • WILDEBUTANTE April 23, 2013

        Its just very RARE…….all Im saying.

        Most don’t get the amount of hatred & controversy that Rihanna gets yet still dominates……haven’t really seen it since Madonna.

      • WILDEBUTANTE April 23, 2013

        and YASSSSS for the S&M video, I Re-Livesssss honey!

      • Aaron April 23, 2013

        Are u crazy!? Beyonce gets wayyy more hate than Rihanna ever since destinys child! All the backlash and rumors about her shes one of them people that will NEVER win no matter what she does to some people. This coming from someone who remebers the DC controversy days and her trying to break into her solo career.

      • Aaron April 23, 2013

        The most hate Rihanna gets is being called a s***, untalented bla bla bla, Beyonce haters are DEEP.

      • WILDEBUTANTE April 23, 2013

        Uhhh ok……..

        I mean idk maybe but I wasn’t referring to anyone in particular……but k.

      • Aaron April 23, 2013

        You know damn well who you were referring to (in brackets) and so do I don’t try it. And my point remains true regardless.

  43. HoneychildPlease April 23, 2013

    That QUEEN slays your favs whole damn catalog, and bishes really can’t deal! QUEEN RIH RIH bishes and that reign won’t let up!!

    • ThatGrapefruitJuice-STRIPPERS GOING UP N DOWN THAT POLE April 23, 2013

      It just WON’T let up! Ouch.

  44. Leyla April 23, 2013

    Singles queen, not queen darlings. Well done though.

  45. HOTSTUFF April 23, 2013

    DAT REIGN….

  46. DIGGER BEY April 23, 2013

    Bwahahahaahahahahahhahaaha The Rihc*nts act like I give a f*ck about thumbs down lmfao. I just told the truth. R**** can gain 300 to 400 #1s but still remain AN BIG FAT JOKE W**** OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. #SO STAY MAD GAVY

  47. DIGGER BEY April 23, 2013

    Lmao I see why Hoeianna doesn’t get any respect n the industry. Not only is she’s The #1 Sub Par H** n the Industry. But it looks like the lack of respect, is due to Def Jam buying half of those #1 wack singles. People never respects Sub Par b******. And Hoeianna is #1. Wack ass b****.

    • SLAYANNA April 23, 2013

      I love how you always talk to yourself….stupid f*****

    • MuiMui April 23, 2013

      Rih is driving you up a wall and it shows, big time.

  48. HI5 April 23, 2013

    Congrats. RIHREIGNNA

  49. . : : h 2 o : : . April 23, 2013

    I don’t like “Stay” but that’s impressive! The all-time queen of global hit singles!

    Hopefully she’ll release “Jump” and “Numb” next.

  50. SNIFF MY BALLS April 23, 2013

    Yawn

    Yaaaaaaaawn.

    Wake me up when Rihfailure can break a real record that is NAWT about singles.

    So waitttttt….she already did? Breaking the record for most flop, under 3.5M WW albums in the span of 9 years?

    Kiiiiii. What a f****** flop b****.

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 23, 2013

      better than a certain artist who’s supposed to be a “king” and can’t even get her songs in the top 5 when they are off her supposedly best album ever 🙄

    • HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

      The REACH for shade….The thirst for hate…….3.5M WW is a flop. Lol ok

  51. Mwah April 23, 2013

    That picture is sooo Grace Jones.

  52. HALF AMAZIN April 23, 2013

    Riddle me this TGJ tweens and queens….is it not possible for several girls to simultaneously be famous??? Why does it always have to be a competition, especially between people who don’t have the same aesthetic? The industry barely lets in any black girls to mainstream and the fans of the ones who are there have to go in…ALL the time?? Makes no sense at all.

    I guess stan wars are supposed to be fun? Applause for the rational comments/commenters

  53. mrsexndacity April 23, 2013

    Lady gaga who? Is she still making music?

  54. rihking/queen April 23, 2013

    I’m surprised oh wait I’m not as usual the king slays.

  55. quetta April 23, 2013

    I don’t really like the song, it will have to grow on me. Congrats though. **plays Body party**

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