Wonders never cease.
Rihanna ‘Work’ shows no signs of loosening its stronghold atop of the Billboard Hot 100.
Because, it has officially been confirmed that the Drake assisted track has clocked its 9th week atop of the US tally – surpassing a record long-held by one of music’s most iconic groups.
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Last week, we reported that – by registering its 8th week at #1 – the Dancehall jam saw RiRi tie The Beatles to have the second most accumulated at #1 on the chart (59 total weeks).
By extending its reign, ‘Work’ help the 28-year-old hit 60 overall weeks.
The only act ahead of the Bajan star in that race is Mariah Carey, whose count stands at 79 weeks.
79 weeks, Mariah Carey
60 weeks, Rihanna
59 weeks, The Beatles
50 weeks, Boyz II Men
47 weeks, Usher
To achieve the feat, ‘Work’ tallied 26 million US streams this week, down only 4% from the previous tracking week. The cut was also boosted by a 97 million audience at US radio and 52,000 digital downloads Stateside.
Credit where due, the numbers don’t lie.
But neither do we.
‘Work,’ for all its chart success, just doesn’t resonate qualitatively.
In the arguable absence of Triple A releases, the masses are lapping up fast food McMusic like this. Interestingly, the gargantuan success of the song isn’t translating into sales for its housing album ‘ANTI.’
What’s the disconnect?