Rihanna Smashes Charts & Makes Billboard History
Rating: 15/11/2011 Share
As the ongoing "Rihanna: UNLOCKED" campaign gathers momentum around the world, Island Def Jam's reigning queen of the charts is currently sitting at #2 on the ARIA singles chart with "We Found Love" (feat. Calvin Harris).
The excitement is building up to the release of TALK THAT TALK, Rihanna’s upcoming sixth Island Def Jam studio album, arriving November 18th in Australia, 3 days before the rest of the world. TALK THAT TALK is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Loud (released November 2010), an industry phenomenon, that is multi-platinum worldwide, with global sales of nearly 8 million.
Rihanna made Billboard history last week, when "We Found Love" became her 11th #1 hit on the Hot 100, and her 20th Top 10 hit. She collected her 20 Hot 100 Top 10 singles faster than any other solo artist, six years and four months, as reported by Billboard.com. The time span beat Madonna’s previous record (by five months), and now places Rihanna second only to the Beatles. The Supremes now move down to third place. Additionally, “We Found Love” notches Rihanna her 16th #1 Billboard Dance single.
In the Top 10 hits race, Rihanna enters a very rare field as just the fifth woman to earn the honor, noted Billboard.com, citing Whitney Houston (with 23 career Top 10s), Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson (27 each), and Madonna in first place (37).
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