While Janet Jackson technically owns the title of “most Hot 100 top 10 hits by a female artist of color” by her lonesome, Billboard reports the diva concurrently holds the record with fellow pop icon Mariah Carey. The tie is one few complain about as both songstresses have proven themselves worthy with an impressive catalog, jaw-dropping performances, and stage presence to boot.
However, those fans found their jaws dropping for a different reason when news surfaced the divas’ understudy – Rihanna – has joined rank with them as a result of the success of ‘Work’ – the fourth/first single from her 8th opus ‘Anti’…
As reported here nearly one year ago, Ri – with her top 10 smash ‘Four Five Seconds’ – was just one hit away from tying the Billboard top 10 record of Jackson and Carey. Now, with the #9 debut of her newest single ‘Work,’ the Bajan beauty’s chart stats sit side by side with the icons and fifth overall.
This means with two more hits she’ll not only surpass their record, but – at age 27 – she’ll be 9 spots away from threatening the overall record held by Queen of Pop Madonna.