Chart Check [Hot 100]: Rihanna Ties Madonna’s Career-Long Record

Published: Tuesday 26th Jul 2016 by Rashad
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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:

Via Billboard:

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
57, Madonna
57, Rihanna

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  1. RihNavy July 26, 2016

    When will Jackie, Natalie La Rose or Selena?! Rihanna is this generations Madonna and I don’t even Stan her, but Beyoncé is this generations Whitney Houston (vocally)/Tina Turner & James Brown when it comes to her energy on stage, her perfection and choreography. No one can see HA!

    • WINTZ July 26, 2016

      Except these legendary vocals also produced legendary hits. Only thing legendary about BeyondShame is her SERIAL STEALING SYNDROME that has been documented for generations to come.

    • obsidian July 27, 2016

      Beyonce is a lot of things, but “this generations WHITNEY”? I beg to differ!

    • Kayla C July 27, 2016

      You sound stupid as hell comparing Beyoncé to Whitney vocally lmao

    • LISA LEVINE July 27, 2016

      Aretha/Mariah/Whitney/Celine are vocal icons. None of these bargin basement girls (rihanna, selena gomez, jLO, taylor swift) have vocals. These chicks are all attitude and style. Madonna had/has edge, energy thats why she will go down in history as the female Elvis of the century.

    • Briano July 27, 2016

      Noone can see her prerecorded vocals Beyonce is overrated and the charts show her try impact as it shows every artist

    • Baddiemyfav July 27, 2016

      That lame talentless island trash RHIGOAT is nooooo black Madonna! That’s a bloody insult. What Madonna has accomplished, Rhigoat could Neva! RHIWHURE is nothing Madonna’s used messy tampon. ?

      • Baddiemyfav July 27, 2016

        ***nothing but***

    • SMH July 27, 2016

      You’re smoking some serious crack if you think beyonce is on Whitney, Tina, or James’ level.

    • Keri Qween July 27, 2016

      Whitney?!!! ?You TRIED with that ?

  2. LB July 26, 2016


    • RihNavy July 26, 2016

      Girl you done trolling as me yet with your 4 accounts sis?

  3. Molly #TheMostRelevantBitch July 26, 2016

    Congrats Queen ki I can’t at Onika being on the list all those songs that failed to reach #1

    • Keri Qween July 27, 2016

      Kiii flop

  4. WINTZ July 26, 2016

    Note to gutter mouth Wendell… Never say never with Miss Robyn Rihanna Fenty!!
    Congratzzz Empress!!

  5. Reality July 26, 2016

    No Shade No Tea, but how?

  6. RihannaIsMadonna July 26, 2016

    you know I got that sauce..
    you know I’m saucy yass #S**

  7. B_Roni July 26, 2016

    I’m probably one of the reasons why this song is charting . Lol it’s on repeat everyday at least 7 times a day.

    • Keri Qween July 27, 2016

      Lol me too

  8. Heart Attack July 26, 2016

    Congratulations Riri. I love that song. #fivefingersonit

  9. Marley July 27, 2016

    Rihanna goat fans think she is gonna be another Beyonce… Lmaoooo

    She can never

    • SMH July 27, 2016

      Lol that’s because she has already surpassed beyonce; more records sold, more charted hits. Numbers don’t lie, stans do.

      • Baddiebeymyfav July 27, 2016

        Trick please. The only area Rhigoat surpasses BEYONCE in is deep throating and spreading her legs to any and everybody. BEYONCE don’t play that with her mouth and body. She’s too classy for that. ?

  10. Taylor Swift-To-Find-A-New-Man (Slayty) July 27, 2016

    Nicki has 66 entries on the charts and not a single one has hit #1. Not even one. For just a week. I can’t! Kudos to Rihanna though.

  11. Ayyseify July 27, 2016

    Slay riri. Show out!
    RIP John Kiiii!

  12. Mark July 27, 2016

    “S** with Me” is good but “Desperado” deserves to be the next single.I don’t understand why it’s underrated.It’s better than SWM, LOTB, NM etc.It’s one of the best on Anti.KIB is the standout track.Where is sorryflop and flopmation? I thought bey was suppose to end Anti. What happened to those 12 songs that charted?

    Still no hits?

  13. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 27, 2016

    Do I really got to say any sh*t? Nope #TenYearsVsTwentyYears #AnothaOne #BlackExcellence

  14. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 27, 2016

    To the batty buzz buzz broads and that old ass, geriatric diaper wearing John Vidal that called me delusional for me even daring to compare these two artists when I just present cold hard #Facts like those presented above…

    • JOHNVIDAL July 27, 2016

      That list means nothing. Haven´t you had enough with all these people laughing at you for believing Rihanna is bigger than Madonna? Your case is just sad mate.

  15. JENNA July 27, 2016


    • Ayyseify July 27, 2016

      Kii B$&@h,

    • Stephon Jackson July 27, 2016

      I actually agree with the Whitney part. Bey ain’t no where near Houston vocally, whatsoever.

      • SMH July 27, 2016

        Totally agreed. Comparing her to Whitney vocally is the funniest sh.t I’ve heard all year lol.

    • Briano July 27, 2016

      But that is what she and her fans stay doing trying to latch her fake theiving copycatting beweaved behind to everyone else’s legacy

      She is a filth peddling shake dancer who is a parasite of real artists

    • JOHNVIDAL July 27, 2016

      Total agreement on both things. It´s damn obvious.

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  17. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!!! July 27, 2016

    Whether people like it or not, Taylor swift will top this list soon.

  18. Mark111 July 27, 2016

    Another week, another record. 🙂 New Queen of Pop.

  19. King B July 27, 2016

    Didn’t Bey has 50++ entries with only 6 albums? Madonna has 12 albums, Nicki has a lot of features , the only artist that’s bigger is probably Taylor, 69 with 5 Albums. Slave need to work twice harder than everyone else.

    • SMH July 27, 2016

      You sound mad because beyonce is nowhere on the list.

      • Briano July 27, 2016

        With all the hype from bey and her fans its actually shocking that she is NOWHERE to be found on these lists

    • HailLegendBeysus July 27, 2016

      Yup she had 53 entries. Frih must be soooo mad Bey did this with less features and less albums so she had BB take her name off kiiii!!! Because when all of Lemonade charted her name was sitting pretty at #7 tied with Connie Frances. (14 more with DC ?☕)
      Here’s an updated look at the female soloists with the most visits to the Hot 100 dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception:

      73, Aretha Franklin
      69, Taylor Swift
      66, Nicki Minaj
      57, Madonna
      56, Dionne Warwick
      53, Beyonce
      53, Connie Francis
      52, Rihanna
      48, Brenda Lee
      47, Mariah Carey
      43, Miley Cyrus
      41, Barbra Streisand
      40, Mary J. Blige
      40, Janet Jackson
      40, Diana Ross

  20. #JACKIE July 27, 2016

    That’s nice.

  21. SMH July 27, 2016

    Lol beyonce fans just can’t swallow the fact that Rihanna has overshadowed her in less time with half the hype lol. Rihanna’s name is officially etched in stone in the Billboard history books. Beyonce fans will just have to find a way to deal, like clinging to tour grosses or something lol.

    • Briano July 27, 2016

      And VMA nominations

    • HailLegendBeysus July 27, 2016

      Lmao but act as if The Navy have Tour’s, Album’s, and Accolades to cling to. All the Slavi cling to is tours. Meanwhile Bey out does her in the rest.

  22. Keri Qween July 27, 2016

    Where’s Sorry?

    • #JACKIE July 27, 2016

      Where’s Empti World Tour?

      • Ayyseify July 27, 2016

        Is he-ara will’s son still working in MCDONALDS? She cant even book a dining hall. Stop it lol.

    • HailLegendBeysus July 27, 2016

      Where’s Skeri’s Career?

  23. Mar July 27, 2016

    I’m a Beyonce fan… But to compare Beyonce’s vocals to Whitney Houston… I love Bey, she has a beautiful voice… But theres no comparison at all to the Voice of Whitney Houston when she was “The Voice”. These extra young fans or people who don’t have a good ear for music just dont get it. Yall opinions be worth nothing because its automatically invalid. ?

    • JOHNVIDAL July 27, 2016


  24. Danzou July 27, 2016

    I totally forgot nicki was on this list. It’s good to see so many black women in this list.

  25. JOHNVIDAL July 27, 2016

    Hmm LOL Yeah right. There´s only a difference. Madonna´s top 10s were all hers AND most importantly you could only have one hit song at a time. Pretty much. Seriously, Madonna was sooo much bigger than Rihanna. Not to mention the obvious facts regarding Madonna´s real success with album sales to match the singles success and many more things, like the impact, anticipation (Rihanna could only dream of having the masses anticipating her new album LOL Look at her first week sales throughout her career), touring success, quality and more things. The only time Rihanna´s team decided to go a little bit more serious was last year and it flopped cause nobody takes her seriously, so it got cancelled. That´s how BIG the difference is 🙂

    • Ayyseify July 27, 2016

      Lol seethe girl

  26. Briano July 27, 2016

    Rihanna wins again

  27. RandyCone July 27, 2016

    Loool this post is a mess!! Rih’s career highlights are truly inspiring and phenomenal.

  28. ow Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyikiji July 28, 2016

    Rihanna win all the time

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