Rihanna Matches The Beatles with Her Reign at the Top of U.S. Charts
The popstar’s single "Work," featuring Drake, has now held on to the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 for its eighth consecutive week.
With her latest hit, Rihanna has equaled The Beatles, who held the top spot for 59 weeks in total during the course of their career. The current record-holder for the most time spent at No. 1 is Mariah Carey, with 79 weeks.
As it stands, the list of acts is as follows:
- 79 weeks, Mariah Carey
- 59 weeks, Rihanna
- 59 weeks, The Beatles
- 50 weeks, Boyz II Men
- 47 weeks, Usher
Rihanna is also well on her way to breaking another chart record. "Work" is her 14th chart-topper, placing the singer at third place in the leaderboard of artists with the most No. 1s, just above Michael Jackson.
The Beatles currently lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Carey with 18.
Rihanna recently kicked off her ANTI world tour with The Weeknd announcing that he will no longer support her on the dates.