Wendy Williams may have angered Rihanna‘s faithful fan base, affectionately coined ‘The Navy,’ when she proclaimed the Bajan beauty would “never be a legend,” but from the looks of things her Billboard stats are already trotting on legendary ground.
Indeed, her Billboard 200 resume may have hit a sour note or two over her 11 year tenure, but her Hot 100 track record is unmatched and decorated with many an accomplishment for tying or simply demolishing the Billboard Hot 100 records of many-a-legend before her (see: Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and more).
Already besting Queen of Pop Madonna‘s once thought untouchable record of “most top 10 singles amassed in the shortest period of time” (read more on that here), now the ‘Sledgehammer’ singer – thanks to her latest hit ‘Sex With Me’ – is looking to break yet another of the pop potentate’s history-making achievements.
Find out what it is below and recap this week’s entire TGJ Chart Check below:
As the Anti cut debuts at No. 97, driven primarily by streaming, Rihanna logs her 57th Hot 100 entry, tying Madonna for the fourth-most among women. Here’s an updated look at the women with the most Hot 100 visits dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception:
73, Aretha Franklin
69, Taylor Swift
66, Nicki Minaj