Chart Check: Rihanna Reigns For 7th Week / Fifth Harmony Hit Top 10

Published: Monday 4th Apr 2016 by Sam

Thanks to Rihanna and Fifth Harmony, there are two ‘Work’s rocking the upper echelon of the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

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Per the latest tally, Bajan wailer RiRi extends her stay atop of the chart with the Drake assisted ‘Work.’

Cementing her status as one of today’s top digital dominators, the 28-year-old’s feat is powered by gargantuan streaming numbers for the Dancehall kissed cut (28 million US streams in the week ending March 31st).

Radio remains a major component of the song’s success, with the track boasting 120 million audience impressions within said tracking week.

Elsewhere, Epic’s Fifth Harmony  have ample cause for celebration.

‘Work From Home,’ the lead single from their sophomore album ‘7/27’ (due May 20th), has become the group’s first Stateside top 10 -rising #12-#10. Prior to now, the Platinum coated ‘Worth It’  was their closest effort (peaking at #12).

Digital sales of the Ty Dolla $ign featured single peaked at 89,000 by the close of counting, while amassed US streams were to the tune of 14.4 million (up 20% from the preceding week). On the radio front, the song is sitting pretty with a colossal audience of 49 million.


Kudos where due! Granted 5H get our vote for the better ‘Work,’ it’s clear both songs have had a commanding spell on the masses. It will be interesting to see how follow-up tracks fare in the wake of the strong foundation both cuts have established.

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  1. Yonce on your mouth April 4, 2016

    Good for her!

  2. BEYONCE April 4, 2016

    Have your moment gurl

    • King Mark111 /.\ April 4, 2016

      11 years, 14 #1’s, over 200 million record sold is a moment? ok…

  3. truthtea April 4, 2016

    I really don’t f***ING get it anymore! This is the absolute worst song in the past decade and all she says is Work work work work work and the rest you can’t even tell WTF she’s saying. People officially have no more taste or standards in what they listen to.

  4. King Mark111 /.\ April 4, 2016

    These songs are nothing in common other than the name WORK. Anyway, I thought that Queen who’s single that was performed in front of 100 million stopped Rihanna. Where is Formation?

  5. ♊Mølly♊ April 4, 2016

    Congrats Rihanna Selena and Fifth Harmony these girls making major moves right now.

  6. OMG Logic!!! April 4, 2016

    Odd. I have yet to hear the song a single time. Not on radio not on the internet not anywhere. The Navy must still be streaming the 5h1t outta that song on their phones, tablets and computers 24/7.

    • King Mark111 /.\ April 4, 2016

      You know you have this song downloaded on your Boost Moble phone. The lies. lol

    • Rihboy April 4, 2016

      The lying is not desperate and evident. Seethe lightly dear.

      • Rihboy April 4, 2016


  7. IStan4Rihanna. April 4, 2016

    Congratulations Rihanna –
    The only Black female artist to chart at #1 this entire decade thus far with 9 #1 singles.

    I believe she will remain at #1 for at least one more week or two before Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” or Meghan Trainor’s “NO” dethrones it.

    The Millenial Queen of the Hot 100; The Digital Era; The Streaming Era. 🙂

    • King Mark111 /.\ April 4, 2016

      No will get it in two weeks. I’m calling it. But I want Work to get 10 or 12 weeks.

      • IStan4Rihanna. April 4, 2016

        As do I, however “7 Years” is fast increasing in downloads and streaming albeit Rihanna is the first artist to accumulate 25 + million streams in 6 consecutive weeks.

        I want ‘WORK’ for at least nine weeks.


  8. ♊Mølly♊ April 4, 2016

    The hive can’t call work trash when Bey has released songs like Videophone, 7/11, and Formation.

  9. IStan4Rihanna. April 4, 2016

    Also, Rihanna is now the female artist with the most subscribers on Youtube/Vevo (20 Million +) and the second artist overall behind Justin Bieber.
    Her Youtube/Vevo channel is the second most-watched behind Justin Bieber and she has the most-watched channel for a female artist overall.
    She is the most-watched BLACK artist on Youtube/Vevo.

    1. Justin Bieber: 20,471M

    2. RIHANNA: 20,064M

    3. One Direction: 19,775M
    4. Taylor Swift: 18,733M
    5. Katy Perry: 18,273M
    1. Justin Bieber: 10B, 200M+

    2. RIHANNA: 8B, 700M+

    3. Taylor Swift: 8B, 400M+
    4. Katy Perry: 7B, 200M+
    5. Eminem: 6B, 300M+

    What kind of slayage? THE QUEEN. 😉 😉 😉

  10. King Mark111 /.\ April 4, 2016

    Rihanna is hands down Queen of Digital Pop. The crown his hers.

    • LOU April 4, 2016

      I like that title @MARK…

      The Queen of Digital Pop. I also like The Millenial Queen of Pop and The Queen of Urban-Pop.

      • King Mark111 /.\ April 4, 2016

        Queen Of Urban Pop is taken by Aaliyah. I like Digital Pop because she started at the start of that age and runs it.

      • IStan4Rihanna. April 4, 2016

        YESSSSS @ “The Queen of Digital Pop”!

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 4, 2016

      I agree, but I think she’s even bigger! I think that she’s the last true rockstar and the queen of the hip-hop generation.

      • Anti(hives scared of R8) April 4, 2016

        Queen of EDM. Who can touch WFL?

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 4, 2016

        You’re right! There’s been many imitators and reductive duplicators, but none have come even an iota close.

    • King B April 5, 2016

      Aaliyah? Queen of Urban pop? LMAO! Have she outsold Destiny Child? Oh wait, the standard is high, shudve set it lower, have her highest selling album outsold Born To Die? Or have it outsold “4closure” after 15 years with cassettes? Didn’t 7/11 outsold try again? Grammy? VMA? Queen of what? Queen o flop? The founder for Grammyless Club?

    • King B April 5, 2016

      In the UK. But who cares, she flop in both states?

  11. King Mark111 /.\ April 4, 2016

    Navy! Stream Anti non stop. Play it on repeat and mute it. We want it BACK at #1 next week. Pass it on.

    • B2B April 4, 2016

      Prime example of why people don’t like streaming!! LMFAO! What kinda Navy? B6 will show you h***

  12. RICHIE_RICH April 4, 2016

    Congrats RiRi

  13. LOU April 4, 2016

    Most cumulative weeks at #1 on the Hot 100:

    1) Mariah Carey – 72 weeks.
    2) The Beatles – 59 weeks.
    3) Rihanna – 58 weeks.


    COME ON NAVY… Let that song SLAY for at least two more weeks to break The Beatles Record!

  14. RihYonce April 4, 2016

    Congrats Rih !!!

  15. Keri Qween April 4, 2016

    Sam can praise his faves hood anthems like 7/11 and Formation but Work is a problem ?

  16. Gee April 4, 2016

    Correction Mariah has 79 weeks at # 1 on the Hot 100

  17. La Perra April 4, 2016

    The navy only agreed to stream and support till week seven… Now we are moving on to Kiss It Better and Needed Me.

    • Anti(hives scared of R8) April 4, 2016


  18. Anti(hives scared of R8) April 4, 2016

    Congrats to her.How many black women topping the charts for 7 weeks this decade?? What a huge accomplishment! Don’t forget, the song had no major television performance in the US.She skipped the Grammys.

    “Kamikaze if you think that you gon knock me off the top”

  19. LB April 4, 2016

    But the excuse is that Formation is not charting because it is only available for streaming

    Although sales will likely account for a minuscule piece of his total (The Life of Pablo is for sale only on his website), Kanye West may be a contender for #1 on our next Sales + Plus Streaming (SPS) chart. Since going wide to Spotify, Apple Music and other services last week, preliminary data suggests Pablo (G.O.O.D./Def Jam) is on track for some 90m streams, which would put him at 60k+ SEA.

    This would, as far as we know, be the first time an album hit #1 SPS with virtually no sales—a benchmark for the new era.
    Source: HDD

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 4, 2016

      #ShotsFired #FACTS #TheyWillStillMakeUpLameExcuses

  20. LB April 4, 2016

    I guess we have to wait one more week for Anti to return to the #1 spot.

    I need that headline, Rihanna beats Beatles record, scores #1 album and #1 single in the same week

  21. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 4, 2016

    Work is the Uptown Funk of 2016. It’s become this Lochness Monster of a hit that will undoubtedly leave a mark for the rest of the year. Now, once Work loses its grip on the top spot, I want Kiss It Better to be the next smash. With the right promotion, it certainly has the potential to be bigger than Work.

  22. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? April 4, 2016

    My heart and soul cried tears of joy and rejoiced when I heard the good news. Honestly, I set the goal for the single to last at #1 for 8 weeks, but I just want “The Little Engine that Could” to truck forth and press on for 10 weeks at #1. If she gets to 11 weeks, even if they’re not all consecutive, I’m gonna play “Independent Women” all day long.

  23. Stephon Jackson April 4, 2016

    That black girl in Fifth Harmony fine as hell. Damn she fine! Anyways, congrats Fenty! #SinglesQueen

  24. WINTZ April 4, 2016

    Up! Up! Up! Loving the success of “Work”! #ItsACaribbeanThing

  25. Tran anti no honey love time but it okay girl April 5, 2016

    Congratulations to Riri and Selena Gomez and 5th harmony girls

  26. .:: Centurion ::. April 5, 2016

    7 weeks @ #1 is an amazing feat. Congrats baby girl.

  27. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!!! April 5, 2016

    Lukas graham should be number 1!!

  28. JOHNVIDAL April 5, 2016

    LOL This pathetic song 7 weeks at the top of Billboard hot 100. It´s devastating although everybody knows it doesn´t mean s*** anymore. Especially when you can absolutely never match your singles supposed succes (due to its basicness and radio appeal more than anything) with some real album success. She´s basic and will continue to be. Her career almost died last year, until they decided they had to go back to releasing crap once again (Work) cause nobody was buying Rihanna trying to release better music. She´ll just disappear the moment they don´t cook generic singles prepared for nowadays terrible radio taste for her. Like I said, it almost happened last year already and she´s not even 30. If it wasn´t for her looks… lol Jennifer Lopez teas mates! LOL Although Lopez can at least dance 🙂

  29. Duffster Lovato April 5, 2016

    And the Navy tries to make fun of Demi…. The delusion

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