Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Rihanna is making hit songs, breaking records and taking names. The singer is currently tied with a few of her pop comrades for the most #1 songs on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. She ties with Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Mariah Carey for the most #1′s in the Nielsen survey. Rihanna now has six #1′s on her résumé thanks to her chart-topping collaboration with Eminem, “Love the Way You Lie,” according to Billboard.com.
Rihanna’s other #1 songs on the pop chart include 2006′s “SOS” (for one week); 2008′s “Take a Bow” (for three weeks); 2008′s “Disturbia” (three weeks); her late-2008 T.I. collabo “Live Your Life” (two weeks); and this year’s “Rude Boy” (two weeks). “Love the Way You Lie” has been on top for one week so far.
Earlier this year Beyoncé and Lady Gaga tied Mariah Carey for six #1 pop songs with their collaboration, “Telephone.” Carey had six songs hit #1 on the Hot 100 before the Pop Songs chart was created in 1993, and then six others since its creation. Meanwhile, Beyoncé collected hers from 2003 to 2010. Gaga was the fastest to tie the record, with all six released from 2009-2010.
Avril Lavigne, Pink, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake all come in a close second with five #1 pop songs in their careers.
Rihanna had fans talking last week when the video for “Love the Way You Lie” was released. The singer, who was assaulted by then-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009, appears in the video that depicts a violent love affair between Dominic Monaghan and Megan Fox.
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