Chart Check [Hot 100]: Rihanna Resigns From #1 After 9 Weeks

Published: Tuesday 26th Apr 2016 by Rashad
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After an impressive 9 consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100, Rihanna‘s 14th #1 single – ‘Work’ – has finally taken a bow from the tally’s perch.  Dethroned by Desiigner‘s ‘Panda,’ the song’s 9 frame reign fell just one week short of matching her personal best (see:  2011’s ‘We Found Love’ which was on top for 10 consecutive weeks).

However, fans shouldn’t worry for too long.  For, as ‘Work’ works its way down the charts, the swift ascension of its successor, ‘Needed Me,’ may see Rih back on top before she knows it.  Until then, check out this week’s full chart check – singles edition:

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  1. Jackson Five Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

    Whatever happened to all of the TIMELESS music that Rihanna was supposed to make y’all?

    June 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Lovebird says:

    Janet Jackson may have had her most iconic era after 4 albums but Ray of Light > anything Janet Jackson has ever and will ever release.

    In fact in the whole 90s era, there’s not a single album that comes close to Madonna’s Ray of light in terms of quality, production and impact. This is why Janet, despite having more talent than Madonna lost to her and is also why Beyonce will lose to Rihanna.

    As Rated R proved, when it comes to a quality project, Rihanna shits on Beyonce any day and Rihanna’s Ray of light is coming, I cannot wait for it.

    • Danyboo April 26, 2016

      They are all good hater and still collecting coins gone somewhere with this essay

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

        Suck on my balls PAUSE! I’ve had enough.

    • rosy3 April 27, 2016

      I’m so glad news outlet calling Beyonce fan base cyber bullies they need that title and the fact these pest thinKS it is OK for them to pick on people is cute or funny now yall will learn not to mess with people white people who are beckys according to her

  2. King Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

    Never know, it may return. I was really hoping for that 10th week. But it’s funny Rihanna makes news for dropping from #1 after 9 weeks. lol

    • Beystan_ Since 1997 April 26, 2016

      Scary ass been hiding all weekend long lol!


    • rosy3 April 27, 2016

      You right it’s funny I was like she been there nine weeks and every news paper reporting this oh well

  3. No favs, just here for the music April 26, 2016

    It’s ok. ‘Work’ reigned for a good long while and well deserved. Rihanna sure knows how to crank out the hits and I’ve always loved her songs/unique sound

    Btw this photo TGJ used is everything. My goodness she is stunning

    • Mr.StLaurent April 27, 2016

      “Unique” ?????

  4. Jackson Five Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

    What happened to her “Ray of Light Moment”? Lovebird, step to the front of the congregation please. We would like to have a word with you.

    • rosy3 April 27, 2016

      B**** you hives go buzz and find the women Jay slept with yall worry about rih when that energy should be helping your fav get 3.38 million in first week there goes your problem bey ivy park on shelves go out get a job get off the Internet bullying people because newspapers reporting that rih has rich clientele buying whatever she puts out we know the gives rely on welfare

  5. King Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

    Pest raves about songs on the iTunes chart. Navi raves about songs on the BILLBOARD charts. Goodnight. 🙂

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

      It’s too bad the Navy can’t rave about ALBUMS on the iTunes or BILLBOARD 200 charts….but I’m sleep though.

      • PKing Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

        Anti is still in the top 5 after 10 weeks. Itunes is ONE music store, but I see you pest don’t have much to brag about. #787K #808K (America watched reruns instead… Again.)

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

        Don’t make me have to snatch yo ass out of the closet. Beyonce has the critical acclaim AND the sales. Lemonade>Anti

      • PKing Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

        And two low rating HBO specials. No excuse this time because it was free and 8 million tuned in the night after for Games Of Thrones. Some people are just one trick ponds. 10 weeks and Formation is still in the Bubbling Under. #Welp

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

        Beyonce gave all of you ungrateful b****** free cable! Thank Beyonce! When has your fave ever given you free cable? When you say her name respeck it! Put some respeck on Beyonce’s name! *birdman voice*

      • King Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

        Still doesn’t make sense because no one tuned in. Another flop HBO showing, deal with it on your own time.

      • Adam April 26, 2016


      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

        BOY BYE! You aren’t even WORTHY of my shade.
        Mind of Mine>Anti
        The Pink Print>Anti

        cAnti>>>>>Jacked ???

  6. Fancy BISH April 26, 2016

    Princess Rih held it down until Prince and Bey…then Drake…black excellence chile! If you’re having a music conversation in 2016 without mentioning Prince, Bey, Rih, Kanye, Jay, Drake, Kendrick or Weeknd, then you really ain’t talking about nothing! Critically, commercially, socially and/or artistically! OH YES, you besta believe it! lol 🙂

  7. HailBeysus April 26, 2016

    Congrats for Panda!
    Let’s be honest with ourselves this time. A 9 week run is nothing short of Amazing! Its rare for artists to do. So congrats to Rihanna as well.

    • My name is Cierror April 27, 2016

      You always give 5head credit when it’s due. The Jealous navy could never.

  8. zeroing Tran uk anti bloper honioey love but it okay girl April 26, 2016

    What about rihanna other song Needed Me

    • King Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

      #23, and Kiss It Better rised to #70. Next!

    • Fancy BISH April 26, 2016

      Needed Me coming STRAIGHT for that Top 10 chile! 🙂

      • Fancy BISH April 26, 2016

        Spotify Top 10…
        1. One Dance (1,785,069) *9 days at #1*
        2. Panda (1,408,070)
        3. Work From Home (847,118)
        4. I Took A Pill In Ibiza (+1) (779,446)
        5. Needed Me (+3) (770,767) *New peak*
        6. Don’t Let Me Down (+1) (769,464) *Matches peak*
        7. 7 Years (-1) (745,138)
        8. Work (-4) (730,840)
        9. Pop Style (+1) (717,920)
        10. Me, Myself and I (-1) (663,588)
        You see what’s #5? OH YES, Needed Me is coming for that Billboard Hot 100 Top 10….VERY SOON.

  9. King Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

    Let’s give it up to Tidal. Back to back to back exclusives. I think they ALL planned to release their albums this year on that stage last year. So Ak and Usher are next.

    • Beystan_ Since 1997 April 26, 2016

      Hmmm interesting you been hiding all week since Lemonade dropped and dominated ITunes. Soon as a Rihanna post comes up you pop back… Its ok Strech Mark we know you was learking all weekend lol!

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

        Girl! Marsha has been stalking Bey’s post since she dropped eLEMONADEd ??

      • PKing Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

        I commented Saturday and Sunday. For what is a week to you?

      • Fancy BISH April 26, 2016

        Not Strech Mark chile…SCREAMING! 🙂 I’m going to bed lol

    • rosy3 April 27, 2016

      I hear young girls still listening to aliyah music I ask them what you know about aliyah they were like everyone knows who aliyah is she a legend this coming from 18 and 21 year-olds at a college so no one can,say who will be legends in the future

  10. ilovemusic April 26, 2016

    Congrats Rih. Way to reign. Keep doing your think. Also nice job showing love to Bey during your Anti show. Please stop these redundant stan wars once and for all.

    • ilovemusic April 26, 2016


    • King Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

      It’s fake.

      • NO FLOPS ALLOWED April 26, 2016

        How do you know that’s fake?

      • PKing Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

        Use your brain. Why would Rihanna perform a Beyonce song on her tour? Ok, how did she get the song so fast? Why aren’t there more videos from different angles from different phones? Some pest tried the most, hoping 6 Ft Deep will chart off of Rihanna’s name.

      • NO FLOPS ALLOWED April 26, 2016

        Dude, relax. I asked you a simple question, no need to get all uptight. Enjoy your night bro.

  11. Beystan_ Since 1997 April 26, 2016

    All shade and stan wars aside…. Congrats to you Rihanna 9 weeks and beating the Beatles record is major!!! Now only if we can work on those album sales!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

      MESS @ “Now only if we can work on those album sales!”

      How u gonna say all shade aside, and then shade the f*** outta her !?? LMAO

      • Beystan_ Since 1997 April 26, 2016


  12. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? April 26, 2016

    It’s a shame that “Kiss it Better” isn’t doing as well as expected, but at least “Needed Me” is coming up swiftly to be another Hot 100 #1. Honestly, I can see it happening.

    • PKing Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

      I don’t see it even being a top 1p, but I been wrong before. Not many huge hits out there other than Work. That Drake song will free fall right out the top 10 next week.
      I told y’all Zayn was nothing to rave about. It’s as if he never had an album out. Lol

      • ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? April 26, 2016

        One thing I think EVERYONE has learned is to NEVER DOUBT Rih. The unexpected and impossible IS expected and possible for her. Look at how healthily the single is climbing up the chart. When you consider her streaming numbers for the album and the single, I think it’s obvious that it’ll end up being another #1 for her, even if it lasts for about 2-3 weeks at the top.

  13. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? April 26, 2016

    I also think it’s pretty obvious that Rih will be returning to her pop roots with the follow up to “????”. She did it with “????” right after “Rated R” to make sure that she didn’t lose her pop fans and look how commercially-successful that era was. I expect the next pop album to have a Metacritic aggregate score of 76+ (because it’s hard for pop albums to be universally acclaimed) since she’s writing all the songs now.

  14. King Mark111 /.\ April 26, 2016

    Dragon Ball Z Kai had higher ratings than Sugar Water Saturday night. Lol, DBZ been on for like 20 years! Another flop beating by another rerun.

  15. frank April 26, 2016

    We only have Rihanna and Beyonce who are the black ppl selling majorly in music industry today buh we always want to put them against each other why?This site is not helping matter at all…wah has Rihanna done to u guys that every post abt. her u chip in shade? And u commenters,wah is bad supporting this two black girls without talking who is selling more? Remember,they are more than 20 whites still selling records,this is because they support themselves.

  16. Adam April 26, 2016

    9 weeks is great. Too bad it couldnt save the album or tour from the tragic flop.

    • blue April 26, 2016

      her tour is doing just fine 90% attendance for all dates. also album climbed up another place this week to 4th place. been out of the top 5 only one week since its release

  17. M April 26, 2016

    This is in no means to be shady, but the “Anti” era is basically a wrap at this point. “Work” had a really nice run (even though I, personally, wasn’t very fond of it) but the fact that they released “Kiss It Better” and “Needed Me” (the only two viable and REAL singles left on the album) at the same time was a dumb move….ESPECIALLY considering that lame excuse for a video for “Kiss It Better,” which could’ve easily been a #1. And while “Needed Me” had a chance at some glory, between the untimely passing of Prince and the onslaught that is Beyonce, no one is really paying attention to “Needed Me” at all (hence mid-30’s placement on iTunes). And with Drake coming next week it’s going to be another tracking period where no one’s particularly paying close attention to her.

  18. blue April 26, 2016

    i dont get some stans, so mark a rihanna fan decided not to comment on beyonce’s album and thats a bad thing? isnt that what sane people do? i for one would rather all the haters leave this post and leave only those of us that truly cared about what happened to rihanna and her music. also i rather be a stan than a hater. whats the point really?

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

      Lying is a sin!
      That Stan was wrong. Marsha has been leaving nasty comments since Lemonade’s release. Don’t even get me stared because I have the receipts to prove it.

      • QJackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016


      • blue April 26, 2016

        obviously not enough if most of the comments in here are asking why he has been hiding. but i wouldnt know havent been on here much lately and only been reading the post titles

      • QJackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 26, 2016

        The bottom black ass line is, he’s been leaving NEGATIVE comments right along with LooseBowls.
        Besides, who appointed you Captain-Save-H**?

  19. LB April 27, 2016

    Damn, I was hopping for 10 weeks at number one, but 9 weeks is fine. Anyway needed me is coming, currently #5 on Spotify and climbing.

    • rosy3 April 27, 2016

      Her album is good the whole album you can listen to every song desperado should be next but the other two climbing the charts needed me will break another record for her again it’s at 23

  20. HailBeysus April 27, 2016

    HDD Building Album Sales 48%
    1. Beyoncé 257,664
    2. Prince 159,797
    3. Prince 97,271
    4. Prince 40,555
    5. Prince 28,100

  21. HailBeysus April 27, 2016

    6th consecutive #1 ALBUM COMMON BEYHIVE!!!

  22. Alex April 27, 2016

    I see all 12 of Beyoncé’s songs are in the top 20 of tidal!!! And also LEMONADE is #1 on the tidal album charts!! @Lb any more questions??? ?????????

  23. Nigeria loves rihanna April 27, 2016

    The hive claim bleachyonce don’t care about chart but look at how they are reading iTunes basic chart as if it’s billboard chart lmao. Bleachyonce breaking iTunes chart while legend riri is tieing & knocking off legends on their billboard record history. Who is the Queen?

    • HailBeysus April 27, 2016

      Lmao your comment was dumb. The fans are celebrating her success so far with this era. That still doesn’t change the fact that since 4, her music has always pertained to artistry over charts.

    • rosy3 April 27, 2016

      I know they are press and desperate bey claim the queen title she should sell more than those numbers the press hives you cannot claim to be a queen and someone beating you in album sales those numbers are nothing to be happy about when others been in the game way less selling 10 times more than you HBO she should have at least 2million watch that for free and they coming for rih oh well keep coning hives the navy spray yall with repellent

  24. JOHNVIDAL April 27, 2016

    All those songs and artists are crap, not just her really. Good thing is that she is like becoming the face of that cheap digital-streaming movement nobody takes seriously same way nobody takes Britney Spears or N-Sinc seriously after the teen pop phenomenon at the start of the millenium ended. I mean, it´s a joke. She´s only been tehre thnkas to streaming for crying out out! LOL The song is crap and her artistry is ZERO. They tried to make some more mature music for her last year and it flopped and her career could only been saved by producing the most pathetic of songs once again so that nowadays maintream scene could accept it.
    Meanwhile, Beyonce destroying her easily with real success and album power. It is what it is. Once again: I´m not a Beyonce fan, my faves are much more talented than Beyonce (LOL don´t kill me), but it is what it is, right now, she´s one of the best and she destroys Rihanna at every single thing. Haven´t you got some eyes and ears?????

  25. HailBeysus April 27, 2016


  26. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!!! April 27, 2016

    yay 7 years is back upto 2:):):):)

  27. nico April 27, 2016

    Congratulations beyonce

  28. © Centurion (YEW KNOW I got the SAAAWWWWSE… Yew know I’m SAAAAAUUUU$$$$$$YYYYYY) April 27, 2016

    Beyonce will NEVER! #8YearsAgo

  29. La Perra April 27, 2016

    I wonder how many weeks Beyonce is going to rack up on billboard hot 100 this era?!?!

  30. Anti(hives scared of R8) April 27, 2016

    When all the hype dies Needed Me is coming!!

  31. DIABETIC STROKE April 27, 2016

    Poor frih. That Anti RAIN is officially coming to a end. Like i said in the previous post both work & Anti will be out of its respective top 10 positions. This all thanx to Prince Bey & Drake etc outshining it. NOW bish has sum competition and can no longer sustain. Also ADELE will not go out without a fight. Still has ALL I ASK & SEND MY LOVE Which will push charts again ahead of rih. Bey also has GENRES of Rock Raegae & Country & Balladrey on LEMONADE just waiting to sank the DEADvy ship futher into oblivion abyss. Not to mention tour starts tonight which may boost sales.

  32. DIABETIC STROKE April 27, 2016

    Btw Beys full 7 day total will be even higher than that of prince. A total that will suceed 500k by Sunday. Rih could never has never & will never. So much for competing with legends.

  33. What Now April 27, 2016

    Work had a great reign. I’m happy it’s not #1 anymore. This now gives KIB & Needed Me a chance to the be the defining #1 of this era.

  34. WINTZ April 27, 2016

    Yasssssss riri!!! #needed me is so brilliant! Luv luv luv

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