As Rihanna fans, affectionately called #TheNavy, impatiently wait for new music from the diva, they’re eating up anything she’s attached to in the process. Case in point? Her feature on PartyNextDoor‘s ‘Believe It.’
The song, which serves as the latest single from his third studio album, ‘PARTYMOBILE’ (released March 27), is the first original material released by Rih since her guest spot on N.E.R.D‘s moderate 2017 hit, ‘Lemon.’
Making an impressive #23 debut on this week’s Hot 100, ‘Believe’s arrival’ marks the end of her longest break ever from the chart as she’s had a top 40 hit in every year since her 2005 debut up to 2017. Of course, leave it to the Grammy winner-turned-fashion-icon to return in major fashion.
Look inside to see what historic achievement ‘Believe’ brings with it:
With ‘Believe It’ opening at #23 on the refreshed Hot 100, Rih becomes the sixth female act to chart a top 40 hit in each of the last three decades (2000’s, 2010’s, 2020’s). As of time reported, the exclusive club only includes Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and Demi Lovato.
Coming as the 62nd Hot 100 entry of her career (51st top 40 hit), she’s surpassed the career stats of her mentor, JAY-Z, and The Beatles to enter a three-way tie with Eminem and ‘Glee’ for 8th place on the all-time list.
Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits
82, Lil Wayne
81, Elvis Presley
63, Taylor Swift
57, Elton John
56, Kanye West
55, Nicki Minaj
51, Glee Cast
50, The Beatles
Click here to find out who joins PND & Rih on this week’s TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.