Rihanna Makes History With Seventh No. 1 Single
‘Only Girl (In the World),” the first single from Rihanna‘s fifth album, ‘Loud,’ has skyrocketed the pop princess to new Billboard heights, making her the artist with the most No. 1 singles since 1992.
The song was released in September and gives Rihanna her seventh No. 1 appearance on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart, breaking a new record in the Nielsen list’s 18-year-history. This puts Ri-Ri ahead of number two contenders Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, who each have six No. 1 singles under their belts.
Rihanna’s previous number one hits include: ‘S.O.S.’ (May 2006), ‘Disturbia’ (July 2008) ‘Live Your Life (feat. Rihanna)’ (Dec 2008), ‘Rude Boy’ (May 2010) and ‘Love the Way You Lie’ (Aug 2010). Her most recent single, ‘What’s My Name?’ featuring Drake, debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart two weeks ago. The two recently filmed the video for the song in New York City.