Hot 100: Rihanna Surpasses Elvis Presley Record Thanks To ‘Love on the Brain’

Published: Tuesday 14th Mar 2017 by Rashad

At this point, Rihanna‘s name will be so scribbled across music history books they should just categorize everything by “records Rih has broken” and “records Rih has not broken” (we’re sure the latter may only be one page).

Just two weeks after learning her latest release, ‘Love on the Brain,’ broke a Michael Jackson and Madonna Hot 100 record (read more about that by clicking here), the ‘Anti’ songstress has now learned she’s surpassed the stats of another highly revered musical monarch:  King of Rock N’ Roll Elvis Presley.

As we reported here 9 months ago, Rih tied Presley’s historic Hot 100 Top 5 record when her Calvin Harris-helmed hit, ‘This Is What You Came For,’ worked its way into the chart’s upper quintet of positions.  Now, with the upgrade of ‘Brain,’ she leaves the ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ hitmaker in her rearview…

Billboard reports:

…Rihanna earns her 22nd top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as “Love on the Brain” rises 6-5 on the chart dated March 25.

Rihanna breaks out of a fifth-place tie with Elvis Presley (who tallied 21 top fives after the Hot 100’s 1958 inception; his career predates the Hot 100, as he first hit Billboard charts in 1956).

Not counting the King’s pre-Hot 100 hits, Rih has left the iconic singer behind in history books to join an exclusive list of female singers.  Among the top 5 solo artists, the ‘Needed Me’ maestra is now #4 on the all time list – with only Janet, Mariah, and Madonna separating her from topping it.

Here’s an updated count of the top 10 artists with the most top five hits on the Hot 100 all-time [via Billboard]:

29, The Beatles
28, Madonna
26, Mariah Carey
24, Janet Jackson
22, Rihanna
21, Elvis Presley
20, Michael Jackson
20, Stevie Wonder
19, Elton John
19, Whitney Houston

Note:  Of Rihanna’s 22 top 5 hits, only five of them were as a featured artist.

Check in later this week when we provide the updated ‘Chart Check’ to reflect its latest refreshment.

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  1. JoJ March 14, 2017

    Shes my girl, finally people can hear her SANG! Congrats

    • The Wig Snatcher (Shether) March 14, 2017

      God bless payola!

      • Reminder March 14, 2017

        Cause I hear this song 4 or 5 times in one hour on the radio. It’s crazy

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        What a hater. The song is over a year old with no video or promo. Stop hatin and help yo fave reach that level.

  2. LOL March 14, 2017



    • Beyoncé Jackson March 14, 2017

      When will Gaga actually? Bey keeps you pressed like a panini.

      • LOL March 14, 2017


      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        Is NOanne certified dust yet ?

      • BEY>RIH March 14, 2017

        @LOL Yes she has, Drunk in Love peaked at #2 higher than any Gagz single since 2011…

      • LOL March 14, 2017


  3. LOL March 14, 2017


  4. cockiness March 14, 2017

    Anti has/is still doing pretty well. far more longevity than her other albums.

    • Cara March 14, 2017

      how lol it’s not even platinum yet

      • LOL March 14, 2017


      • ADELE4LIFE March 14, 2017

        Anti is not platinum?????

        Are those “alternative facts”
        Last I checked it broke the record for being the fastest album ti reach platinum in HISTORY.


      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        Haha please! Anti only did good cause of the help of Samsung ? but in reality she sold only 460 copies

      • Cara March 14, 2017

        I mean platinum like sold a million copies. Ones people actually purchased everyone is plat with streams and radio etc added

      • Deryn March 14, 2017

        THe HATE is real because your Fav could NEVER

  5. IG: @mixedboy March 14, 2017

    People can deny her power all they want but she is a force!!!! Slay Rihanna!

  6. mikey March 14, 2017

    So much for Anti being a flop era!

    Queens only!

  7. SMH March 14, 2017

    If Billboard hadn’t changed their charting rules, Rihanna would still have 17 top 5 hits. That’s still more than her current contemporaries & still impressive considering some folks have been wanting her to disappear for the last 10 years lol. Congrats Rihanna!

    • Swit March 14, 2017

      She’s buying her songs. This is embarrassing no one but her fans actually care about these records bcoz everyone knows she’ll never reach the status of those legends she beats thanx to Payola, Streaming and buying her own music

      • Mother March 14, 2017

        PRESSED ????

      • SMH March 14, 2017

        Alternative facts coupled with real life seething lol.

  8. Stephy March 14, 2017

    Janet Jackson did so good. Wow.

    • Fancy BISH March 14, 2017

      Chile, Janet Jackson slays DOWN lol…her hits are so iconic! She’s the blueprint for the modern day female entertainer to THIS VERY DAY.

    • SMH March 14, 2017

      You sound surprised lol. Janet dominated the charts throughout the 90’s with only 2 albums released the entire decade while her contemporaries were rolling out albums every year like an assembly line.

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  10. gina March 14, 2017

    go rihanna! people keep calling anti a flop but she’s been breaking chart records ever since the era began! that rihanna reign will never let up!

    • Swit March 14, 2017

      Thanx to streaming and payola. #fraud

      • gina March 14, 2017

        how long u gonna be mad? lmao

  11. Fancy BISH March 14, 2017

    I give Rih props for an entire music career that continues to dominate in the UPPER regions of the Billboard Hot 100…unlike Nicki dahhhling lol…congrats Rih!

    • Queen Barb March 14, 2017

      Wheres piggy on these charts?

      • Fancy BISH March 14, 2017

        Iggy isn’t stinking up the lower regions of the Billboard Hot 100 with sh!tty ass songs, boo boo…round here, we don’t call those hits…we call those SH!TS lol…now, you can break your ankles running the hell outta my reply box, how bout dat? lol

    • Swit March 14, 2017

      What contribution has rihanna made to any of her albums. Nicki, bey, katy, Taylor, Mariah etc write. rihanna’s success is thanks to her team she’s just a model with a mic. No substance and dumb af

      • Starxavi March 14, 2017

        ur too pressed

      • gina March 14, 2017

        mad af lmao. #ThatRihannaReign

      • Kevin c Francois March 14, 2017

        kinda like Beyonce??? Hmm.

  12. Beyoncé Jackson March 14, 2017

    Congrats to her

  13. Jenn March 14, 2017

    Congrats to her!! I can’t even name ten of them tbh ? But it’s still a great achievement

    • Mhmm March 14, 2017

      I can’t name ten of any of them tbh besides maybe MJ and Mariah,these chart records are nice and all but they don’t determine impact or longevity

      • Datredd23 March 14, 2017

        Still her current and older songs are still being played everywhere around the globe lol your fake amnesia is getting the best of you lol

  14. Queen Barb March 14, 2017

    It always shocks me to see that Rihanna can sell a ballad but Beyonce can’t even though Beys the better vocalist.

    • Cara March 14, 2017

      What ballad can Bey not sell? Lol don’t let streaming confuse you with actual sales ? Bey was the highest single seller last year with Lemonade. Love on the Brain hasn’t even outsold Formation

      • Queen Barb March 14, 2017

        Xo was a flop
        Pretty hurts was a flop
        All night was a flpp
        Sandcastles is a flop

        Shall I proceed?

      • LOL March 14, 2017


      • Swit March 14, 2017

        Streaming saved anti big time.

      • blue March 14, 2017

        you read ballads right not albums right?
        it’s hilarious how certain fanbases are clinging to pure sales for dear life even when their fav isn’t exactly making waves on there either.

      • Queen Barb March 14, 2017

        The last successful ballad beyonce had was halo almost 10 years ago

      • ADELE4LIFE March 14, 2017

        1+1 was a flop
        Dangerously in Love was a flop
        Listen was a flop

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        Lol are you dumb? *remy ma voice*. So we are just going to conveniently forget that Lemonade has sold TWICE as much as Aunti ?

      • blue March 14, 2017

        guys you aren’t being fair just listing bey’s ballads and writing flop next to it, when 99% of all her singles in the last 7 years have been flops what do u expect?

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        So basically people love Beyoncé because she is hardworking, vocally gifted, talented, and is an amazing live performer/great singer/good dancer
        People love Rihanna because she makes catchy songs, gets high, doesn’t wear bras, and is edgy

      • Blackkupid March 14, 2017

        So we are going to pretend like Take a bow, unfaithful, diamond and stay never happen right. Carry on with ur lies fool. Just caery on.

    • Beyoncé Jackson March 14, 2017

      What can Nicki sell besides her lop-sided ass?
      Certainly not an album, seeing how she hasn’t sold one million since her debut… ☕️☕️☕️☕️

      • Queen Barb March 14, 2017

        The same can be said about your favs prosthetic baby bump(s)

      • Beyoncé Jackson March 14, 2017

        Come at me with true tea sis…

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        @queen barb
        Unless you want Nicki to be shamed for aborting her child, for money and fame, I suggest that you leave that topic alone ?

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

      Nicki cant get online without Safarre. People have seen drake pennin, Wayne pennin, and since her boyfriend left she ain’t WINNIN.

  15. Nicki M. March 14, 2017

    Onika was only a feature on 70 of hers…. which is really good

  16. Swit March 14, 2017

    It’s not like she contributed anything to any of her albums. Congrats to her producers and songwriters they deserve it

  17. MusicFan103 March 14, 2017

    She could easily be # 1 shortly too because she is only 29 and still has has more hits within her. Way to go Rih. Very impressive with a non video single that is a ballad when you are a mainly uptempo artist.

  18. meme March 14, 2017

    ICONIC! This generations real icon.

    • BEY>RIH March 14, 2017

      Single succes doesn’t equate Iconicness. Rih is an icon but she doesn’t have iconic performances, videos, looks, and she only had one iconic song. Beyoncé, Adele, Gaga, and some other artists from this gen. will go down as way more iconic than her. They have memorable/iconic looks, videos, performances, pop culture moments, iconic albums etc.

  19. Smile! March 14, 2017

    And when Anti was realeased people said there were “no hits” on the album. Get it girl!

  20. blue March 14, 2017

    Rashad reading these h***’ rights with that 5/22 line.

  21. Brandy4Ever March 14, 2017

    Girl bye! That payola is real, and she’s so overrated it’s not even funny anymore.

    I can’t stand Beyoncé’s overrated fake ass either,, but she is better than RihForeHead though.

    • Beyoncé Jackson March 14, 2017

      Stop trolling as a Brandy fan, Queen Barb.

      • Brandy4Ever March 14, 2017

        You tried it bish. Out of my replies with that b*******.

      • Beyoncé Jackson March 14, 2017

        Now you’re trolling as a Monica fan!
        Lmao go home, you’re drunk.

      • Brandy4Ever March 14, 2017

        Why would I need to troll. Who’s going to stop me from stating my opinion on the Internet. Girl bye!

    • Rosy March 14, 2017

      Say a ugly brandy Stan

      • Brandy4Ever March 14, 2017

        Yet I bet you think Rihanna’s pretty though. Gag!

  22. IStan4Rihanna March 14, 2017

    58 Entries.

    1) 14 #1s

    2) 30 Top 10s

    3) 22 Top 5s

    4) 40 Top 20s

    5) 60 Cumulative Weeks at #1; Only 2nd to Carey.




    I just cant.

    • Brandy4Ever March 14, 2017

      The payola is real, too real. How are you praising bought accomplishments ?

  23. Monica stan March 14, 2017

    And Anti is still a FLOP

    • blue March 14, 2017

      then poor everyone’s faves being flops. cause with 3.5million unit shifted WW and currently being the second highest selling female album this year in the USA…your faves wish they flopped this hard.

  24. Mark111 March 14, 2017

    Another week, another broken record by Rihanna. Legends only list.

    • Monica stan March 14, 2017

      But she will never be a Legend, only a joke

      • Gloating March 14, 2017

        Wow but you ain’t God to decide who’ll be legend and who wouldn’t. The hate is so real. Rihanna has already made her marks in the history sand. Shame on you

    • Brandy4Ever March 14, 2017

      Yet she doesn’t belong on that list. Like I said, the payola is too real with her, and definitely an embarrassment to true artist on that list.

      • Mark111 March 14, 2017

        Brandy is the fist artist to be called a flop and a has-been by her label. That’s gotta be a record, just not one that anybody wants.

      • Brandy4Ever March 14, 2017

        My fav has talent though, the same can’t be said about yours. Facts!

      • Mark111 March 14, 2017

        Yet no one is buying or pressing play. The 90s been over for a solid 17 years, so have Randy’s teen career. Must suck… I guess.

  25. Suicide Blonde March 14, 2017

    I think people are starting to think about the artists that are seen their chart records being broken by Rihanna for their contributions to the arts, rather than for their chart stats, Rihanna’s legacy will be more remembered for her many chart records, rather than the opposite, like, while the performance on the mainstream charts from artists like Elvis or Madonna were outstanding, and at one time seemed impossible to be broken, it’s their impact in music and popular culture that comes to mind when discussing their careers.

    • Mark111 March 14, 2017

      Whatever helps you sleep at night, Kkk Jr.

      • Suicide Blonde March 14, 2017

        I wasn’t criticizing her, just pointing out that her legacy and the legacy of the legends on that list are very different, if you can’t see that, then you’re delusional.

    • blue March 14, 2017

      that’s a comforting thought I guess to their fans but a very narrow one. rihanna isn’t competing with those artists and comparing her to them is unfair really in terms of impact, look at her peers and pick out anyone who has made that type of impact…
      now look at the at the charts and radio and I can pick out like 5-10 released this decade alone that was either written for her, with her in mind or inspired by her. hell fun. made a whole album that’s they credit her as a muse

      • Suicide Blonde March 14, 2017

        You didn’t get my point neither, what I wanted to say is that those legends were remembered for their many chart breaking records, sales + their impact in music, now that artist like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are breaking their chart records, that part of their legacy seems to not be as important as it once was, and people are starting to see the difference between past and new generations. Rihanna is one of the biggest stars of this generation, alongside Beyoncé and a few others, and they are equally influential too for this generation but their impact in music seems to be limited to the Billboard charts, nothing wrong with that, it’s just that is different from that of those legends on the list.

      • IStan4Rihanna March 14, 2017

        Please dont put Rihanna and Minaj in the same sentence, Paul. Rihanna is a GENUINE record breaker and has achievee things that Minaj can only dream about. Her Hot 100 stats are legit and always will be. Rihanna is an Icon of our times and will be remembered for decdes to come and she is a real mogul outside of music.


        Minaj having more entries than Aretha Franklin yet no #1 single is a joke. 45 of her 73 entries are as a featured artist. UGH.

      • Suicide Blonde March 14, 2017

        And that’s exactly why her legacy will be different, chart records aren’t valuable anymore.

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

      I think its too early to call. We have to wait for the modern generation to grow up. Plus, we have to see what music ages well. Just as Madonna was a huge artist during her time, she was very polarizing and a lot of people hated her and many still do. However, it was when she aged along with her music that she become the legend she is known today. Wait for Rihanna to be finished before making such a claim.

      • Suicide Blonde March 14, 2017

        Madonna and Michael Jackson were already the biggest phenomenons in music history by 1989 (after Elvis and the Beatles), Madonna could have retired after Erotica because her legacy was already cemented, Rihanna is not on that type of impact/influence, let’s not discuss over something so stupid, it makes no sense, she’s a big star, but she will never be on that level, regardless of her many broken records.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        I wholeheartedly disagree. While there’s no denying that Madonna was an uber successful star at her time, she was not revered in any way close to Michael. Madonna had the same media push behind her as Taylor Swift as she was an icon for rebellious, middle class, suburban white girls. However, her impact did not extend and crossover beyond her core demographic. She is not loved outside of pop listeners by multiple cultures and subcultures the same way Michael was. Many people til this day hate Madonna and even more in the millennial generation couldn’t even tell you not even one of her hits.

        Rihanna’s impact is completely different from Madonna and all of her predecessors. Her greatness is her versatility to navigate ANY genre of music thus having a wide array of fanbases admired by her. Unlike Madonna, she doesn’t receive the massive mainstream media push that Taylor and Adele now receive, but her impact on the music industry and fandemonium is undeniable. From Zara Larrson, Dua Lipa, Selena Gomez, Pia Mia, and Demi Lovato, to Khelani, Tinashe, and Justine Skye, her impact on the new musical acts do in fact tell that she has reached that level far beyond her chart placements. Again, it’s hard to see it now, but wait a few years for her legacy to be cemented the same way Madonna’s had to.

      • Suicide Blonde March 14, 2017

        You’re delusional, I won’t even bother with you anymore.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        Call me delusional but the bigger issue here is your lack of understanding various cultures outside of your own which seems to plague you here on TGJ

    • Swit March 14, 2017

      She’s never had any impact like the legends she sits with. She may even go on to have 100 number 1 singles but no one will talk about rihanna the way we talk about MJ, Madonna and Prince. She’s just an illusion that’ll soon be of no relevance when the next s*** comes on the scene.

    • Kevin c Francois March 14, 2017

      So Elvis accomplished what exactly? Stealing black artists work, songs, moves, etc and rewarded with the title King of Rock N Roll when it was Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton who sang the original Hound Dog?? Rihanna gets so much hate but those figures continue to rise in her favour. No smoke and mirrors like her contemporary Katy Perry.

  26. Stephy March 14, 2017

    Wait, they didn’t allow features to be added back then? Wow. So technically, Janet would have 27 with features added towards hers.

    • Stephy March 14, 2017

      Michael Jackson would have 22 (solo with features) and 30 solo, group and features.

    • IStan4Rihanna March 14, 2017

      BILLBOARD always allowed features to be credited towards artists on the hot 100 from as early as 1990. However, when it came to “records stats”, they didn’t start including them until 2005, right at the start of the digital era.


      I have no idea why BB does stuff like that. Its strange.

    • Jeans March 14, 2017

      She would have 28

  27. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

    @Queen Barb step to the front of the congregation please, while we sadly induct Onika Miraj into the L Hall of Fame. She had 24 hours to respond and have this L null and voided but she didn’t. Our condolences go out to all of her family, friends, and fans who also have to deal with this terrible loss.
    R.I.P Miss Nicki Minaj.

    • ONIKA March 14, 2017

      Your fave should get arrested because having s** and having children with a camel is illegal

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        You can’t be the queen of rap while supporting your p******** brother. Maybe Nicki should start calling herself the queen of pedophilia. Since she refuses to get her brother professional psychological help. Yet can still pay for his WEDDING F.O.H!

  28. Stephy March 14, 2017

    Why’s people bringing up payola? Payola is an industry practice that ALL major pop stars utilized. Yes, even Michael Jackson, Janet, Madonna, Mariah, Elvis etc..etc.. Record labels compete with each other. And pays heavy money to keep their main acts in heavy rotation in order to generate millions for their company. When you’re a massive pop act and the face of a record company like that they make sure you’re getting the best marketing roll out plan money can buy. Stop shading these news star for using payola when the legends used it as well. It’s been apart of showbiz since the 1950’s. But it’s still a competition because other labels are using it for their artists as well.

    It’s still an achievement. You’re still competing with other billion dollar record companies. And you still have to sell (or in the this gen stream) a lot. No matter how much payola is put into a song, you cannot force people to dig in their pockets and buy your records. Payola doesn’t always work and it”s very expensive. You still need a certain amount of people interested in yo music for the payola to work. It’s not as simple as you think… Remember this is a BUSINESS.

    • Mhmm March 14, 2017

      Well at least back then it was payola and sales. Now all you need is payola and streams. The charts just aren’t valuable anymore.

    • Brandy4Ever March 14, 2017

      Making excuses for her, sit down.

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

      Thank you for your well, thought out assessment.

  29. Datredd23 March 14, 2017

    Rihanna has the highest charting female album and song on Billboard this week! Talk about longevity! I remember the Navy guaranteeing that our queen would slay over time while everyone else blew up and fizzled out fast lol! Even after the give away and no promo she’s still slayin like this?!! To the haters bringing up payola # They gunna talk if you doing bad or good!

  30. Blackkupid March 14, 2017

    Lol. These Jokers would say anything to discredit this girl. She had already bagged 13 #1 before the rules got changed, now everybody wants to act like the new rule handed her all her accolades. Work was one of the best selling songs of 2016, but Yall wanner scream stream at every chance you get.
    No promo, no Video, lukewarm stream performance, but she is here bagging another milestone in her career. Keep hating, maybe that’s the secret of her longevity

  31. B_Roni March 14, 2017

    I bought anti again on its anniversary. I wish she would’ve have extended that tour. It was amazing.

    • Mhmm March 14, 2017

      If it’s wrong was so amazing whyd didn’t think tickets sell??

  32. ?☕ March 14, 2017

    I saw a comment from a delusional Rihanna Stan that said the only reason why Beyonce sold out stadiums was because of the Super Bowl.??

    • ??? March 14, 2017

      Well Gaga just sold out stadiums because of the superbowl, so…?

  33. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

    Reading the comments are funny as the haters are MADT. Rih ain’t even close to being done yet as she’s not even 30! Y’all are mad about this? What’s going to happen when her active music career is finished and she’s #1 on that all time list?

  34. Mark111 March 14, 2017

    The only haters I see are stans of faves that name is not anywhere near to making this list and a KKK Jr. But then again, people on this list also owned their masters, others are flops, has been, touring slaves and never been.

    • Beygency March 14, 2017

      The other may be a touring slave but atleast her album was making $3 Million a day, no need to get a large corporation to recoup the costs for her

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

      Rihanna has the hits snd production value but without her style and personality she is nothing. She is built off her “swag” . So when she is going head to head with someone with talent, like beyonce for example, in spades her mediocrity is exposed

      • Mark111 March 14, 2017

        Her swag and personality, you mean being herself? You dumb haters aren’t even trying to make sense anymore. Hahahahahaha!

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        All Rihanna has on her side are singles sales and that fake ass bad gal persona. Outside of that she’s not poppin.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        Love on the brain EXACTLY proves otherwise Tyler. There’s no swagged out movie music video. She has done NO promo for the song in any trendy clothing. Hell, she doesn’t even post on IG like that. This song PROVES that her music is indeed the key selling point to her empire. She just released a year old, doo-wop ballad from the heart and it exploded which is the precise contradiction from what you’re exclaiming.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        Beyonce is the entertainer of our generation! She is a talented performer like tina, mj, Janet, and etc. Rihanna has a good sense of style and pretty decent songs but she just isn’t “good” to me.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        @Tyler Beyonce is INSANELY talented; I have not nor will I ever deny that! She’s able to sing damn almost near anything, I personally believe her voice rivals Adele’s. Also, she’s a superstar performer that was classically trained where perfection and precision and is only second nature. HOWEVER, Rihanna is completely different artist. Rihanna is able to crossover into ANY genre back and forth and make them smash hits which is something NO ONE in the music industry is able to do including your fave Beyonce. You can only sell swag for so long, but Rihanna has consistently provided the millennial generation hit after hit in so many multiple genres. Now, she’s even further proving her artistry with LOTB where she pours out her soul. While I will always remember the first time I saw Crazy in Love, and nearly nothing beats Baby Boy, Beyonce’s music became boring and lackluster to me.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        Rihanna is a mega star, no doubt about that. However, she is not musically talented. She can’t sing, dance, perform, produce or write songs. She isn’t able to transfix a live audience with her sole voice and talent. Her albums and tours don’t sell well. She is a pop product that is very marketable. Her music hasn’t changed the game. That’s the point.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        Her tours don’t sell, but she broke the record for selling out the O2 for 10 nights in a row. She can’t sing, but she has 5+ songs that are Top 5 Billboard hits that are ballads, how many does your fave have? Donald Trump is now president, and your fave hasn’t had a hit since George Bush was in office.

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        No, her tours don’t sell. Hence, the reason why she has to downgrade to arenas. Anti is only “platinum” because Roc Nation schemed to have a company buy a million copies of it in a VERY transparent attempt to try and save Rihanna from flopping, like all signs were projecting that it would. If Samsung hadn’t bought her out, and Anti’s sales were solely dependent on how dedicated the buying public was, it would be lucky to even see Gold status

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        Why would a company give $25 million to a “flop” album? That’s more than what Apple is giving Drake after VIEWS sold 1 mil copies in its first week. Do you have any business acumen or your brain just computes utter sh*t? The artistic concept of the ANTI album was to operate differently than the others in the music industry, thus giving out the album for free and LOTB not having a video. But guess what höe, it’s still produced more hits than ANY album released in 2016 even your faves and her hollywood movie, stolen poetry slam, Rae Sremmurd written, 6 flopped single released project. #GoWorryAboutYourFave #ClingingToPregnanciesToStayRelevant #IsThisPregnancyEvenReal #ShingingIsFlopping #HowBoutDah

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler March 14, 2017

        After canceling tour dates, reducing tickets to $10 and selling less than 500k albums WW, after a damn month,the only thing rihanna could get was a generic #1 single. Her career is all smoke and mirrors

    • Suicide Blonde March 14, 2017

      Have I ever discriminate you because of the color of your skin? or did i ever make fun of your sexuality when others were being mean, when you accidentally posted a link of your favorite webcam guy, i don’t think so, so please, tell me again, what kind of racism you have experienced from me, for you to reduce yourself to childish things like calling me offensive names, offensive to my integrity as a person.

      • blue March 14, 2017

        @suicide blonde
        don’t mind them I don’t understand why they keep calling you a racist when the way they treat you is more racist than anything you have ever said on here.

  35. DanYiel Iman March 14, 2017

    Ri-Whine-A doesn’t WRITE HER OWN MUSIC SHE LENDS HER OFF PITCH TONES TO WORDS ESTER DEAN & many others have penned for her to yodel out for her fools I mean fans to hinder to, read her song credit songs Ester Dean & many others are her WRITERS EAT IT UP DUMB ASSHOLES!! ✌??

  36. Mark111 March 14, 2017

    Rihanna already the highest certified selling solo artist of all time, 2nd over all, but it’s a matter of time before she passes Dem Roaches as well. Also a matter of time before she’s the highest selling female artists, with sales that are proven and recorded. She’ll soon have the most #1s ever. She’s be Queen of Music and there’s nothing you haters can do to stop her at this point. She also the only one on these list with less number of albums as well. Let’s not act like Elvis and Dem Bugs weren’t releasing 10s of records a year. Even songs that Rihanna rejected became #1 hits, even songs that were written for her or her in mind goes #1. Do you f**$ know the definition of inspiration? Take a seat with Nicki and share one of her many L’s.

    • Mhmm March 14, 2017

      The highest selling what? Loool please stop shes only sold about 30million albums worldwide with all eight of her albums

      • Mark111 March 14, 2017

        I said records, that’s albums and singles, reading is key. And $30 today is nothing to dismiss.

      • Mhmm March 14, 2017

        Even if you combine her album and single sales she’s not the second highest selling female artist lol stop making things up th

      • blue March 14, 2017

        honey u don’t have to belief anything we say Google is your friend use it.
        look up who the second highest selling female artist is.
        highest sell in woman of colour is.
        most certified solo artist in history is.

        but to make your life easier I will give you a hint. it’s rihanna!

      • Mhmm March 14, 2017

        I juat did it says madonna,Mariah,then Whitney. Y’all need to stop being so delusional literally no one believes that but the navy

      • Blackkupid March 14, 2017

        LMAO these trolls are still using the 30mill album stat they were using to shade Rih when TTT dropped. News flash, she has dropped 2 ALBUMS AFTER THAT, and her previous albums are still being certified world wide, so how do yall expect her to be stuck at 30 million sold since 2011? These haters make zero sense.

      • Mhmm March 14, 2017

        @blackkupid okay break down the sales then if she’s sold more then 30mill lol I’m curious

      • JOHNVIDAL March 14, 2017

        Anyone who believes Rihanna really is as successful as the real best sellers ever is so delusional that i don´te ven know if sometimes it is worth the time to tell them. It is so obvious it hurts.

  37. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

    So Rihanna releases a year old song, with NO video and NO Promo it surges to the top of the charts. Meanwhile, others are making hollywood blockbuster films, have the radio justice league, radio exclusive deals and STILL can’t even get anywhere close on the charts. I guess that’s why the haters are mad….Let’s see how many down votes I get!

    • Um March 14, 2017

      What do you mean no promo didnt rhis song get like four live performances at award shows? All you really need these days is payola and streams lol even the chainsmokers are breaking records. Not to take anything away from them or her but the value of the charts has just gone down. People don’t even have eto buy your song anymore

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        She did 1 and 1/3 live performances last year long before the song was released as a single. Also, the song was high in streams LAST YEAR when it was first released. It’s current chart placement is radio requests and SALES! #NoVideoYetSellingBetterThanYoFaves #HatersGonnaHate #ItsHerPurpleReign #HowBoutDah

      • Blackkupid March 14, 2017

        Stop embarrassing yourself by spitting lies all over the place. The song was performed ONLY at the billboard awards. Long before it was chosen as the next single. You are welcome.

      • Um March 14, 2017

        Erm I just checked and it’s in the top forty on streaming now last year it wasn’t even to put 50 lol & its 35 on iTunes so that sales argument is out the window ? IT hasn’t even sold 800k yet

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        It’s 37 on Spotify and 30 on iTunes where its was 21 before the release of Ed’s record. Stop trying to diminish greatness

    • Monica stan March 14, 2017

      Your delusional

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        And you stan for a b*tch who got bodied by a hasbeen…

      • Mhmm March 14, 2017

        Ed only has one song on the top 30 on iTunes…… and if it was really up to sales million reasons would be top five too right now cause it’s selling more than love on the brain..idk why y’all are trying to deny that streams help her a lot. ?

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        Million Reasons can’t get a radio spin to save its life, because the general audience is DONE with Fadga. Million Reasons is living off of the hype of the SB by high school boys who spend their afternoons learning contouring at Sephora. Also, LOTB came out OVER a year ago #Timeless #StayMad

  38. Kevin c Francois March 14, 2017

    Bloop. Rashad stating #facts

  39. Lolz March 14, 2017

    Mark is 29 with a f****** pikachu tattoo

  40. IStan4Rihanna March 14, 2017

    These fools are still trying to denounce rihannas record sales when her reciepts are all over the net and on credible music forum sites such as PULSE, UKM.I.X etc.


    I cant.

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

      People are so mad that its funny. Meanwhile you know they’re bumping it all day long.

      • Brandy4Ever March 14, 2017

        Boy bye, nobody’s bumping that tied ass song. That Payola has got you delusional.

  41. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

    To all of those who are trying to attribute Rihanna’s success to streams, Rihanna had 10 #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits before Spotify was ever incorporated in the US #Facts

    • Mhmm March 14, 2017

      THE ENtire Anti era has been heavily dependent on streams don’t lie they saved the album . IF it was real sales only she wouldn’t even be in the top 50 now

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 14, 2017

        The concept of ANTI was to have the music available for whomever wanted to listen to it. You don’t have to worry about sales to recoup a label’s budget when a TECH GIANT GIVES YOU $25 MILLION, and you own your own label and masters. Do you even understand what an artistic concept is or is that beyond your ITT Tech mindset ?

  42. lenbons March 14, 2017

    Congrats to Rhianna and all the other artist before her. I see some silly comments on here though. Elvis didn’t steal anything from black music he loved it recorded it just like every other artist does, he opened it up to the rest of the ignorant world trying to condemn it, and he himself was banned from many places because of it.
    2nd that’s like saying Michael stole the moondance because he didn’t invent and he copied james,brown, and other dances he admired. Also Elvis hits from 56-58 aren’t even included and with artist like the Beatles also there were no social media, streaming music, iTunes, iPhones even damn computers over all. So can never compare era’s we need just to appreciate the accomplishments.

  43. Enna March 14, 2017

    It’s funny how the Navy can come for other people’s faves especially with lies yet are quick to cry victim when their fave gets dragged

    • FRESH NAVI March 14, 2017

      Where is our fave getting dragged other than in the history books with the greats?! girl bye with your dusty ass and your fossil bih fave.

  44. Gizmodjo March 14, 2017

    Rihanna knows how to sing a balad and the placement of this song on the radio proves it. Only currently active female singer who can do this is Adele, but Rihanna still has a higher number of successful balads when you look at her discography.

  45. JOHNVIDAL March 14, 2017

    The “only 5 were features” part was SHADE, right? LOL The other artists didn´t have features at all. 5 is not a small number. Let´s not go there with the new rules and the amount of singles released per year. But yeah, she still shines in these type of stats. Sadly, it means nothing if it doesn´t come accompanied by huge stats on the other fronts (or real big talent).
    Anyway, do you guys think heh girl will hurry another album? (I mean her team) Doesn´t look like it, does it? I think she´ll finally be releasing albums at a normal pace like she has done this last go around.

    • FRESH NAVI March 14, 2017

      It was shade, but shade to nicki. Please keep up i guess your brain cells are as tired as your drags. On another note are you here to give ANOTHER lecture on the b****** of yesteryear?

      • JOHNVIDAL March 14, 2017

        Who is Nicki and why should I care? All I know is you have a list right there and there´s a name that clearly doesn´t fit or is not on those other names caliber. You cannot fight facts by bringing up names that are even more basic than her. One last thing: if you are mad at bishes of yesteryear then you are clearly up to failure. Everyone will be something from the past at some point. At least those bishes had way bigger and real accomplishments not to mention real talent, if you want to go there 🙂 The only comparable thing to those bishes currently is Adele. Somone 10 times more successful than Rihanna. That´s how big the difference is.

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  47. Marshall Canada April 18, 2017

    Queen Rihanna

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