Rihanna Beats ‘The Beatles’ Record On Billboard Hot 100, Still Behind Mariah Carey
Rihanna just surpassed The Beatles’ record for the total of weeks spent in the No. 1 spot at the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. But she is still second to Mariah Carey’s 79 weeks at the topAdvertisement
Rihanna’s latest hit song “Work” just worked its way to the number one spot of the Billboard Hot 100 for almost nine weeks as to date. Today, the total tally of the number of weeks her songs stayed at the top spot was 60 weeks with 14 songs. As reported by BBC, her number of weeks is higher than The Beatles’ overall total of weeks.
However, she was still at the second spot on the list of all- time chart toppers. A list of all singers that made history in topping the charts. The first spot still goes to Mariah Carey with a total of 79 weeks overall.
Some of the songs counted as number one for Rihanna were a collaboration with other artists like the song, “Live Your Life,” which was performed by T.I. and Rihanna as the guest vocalist only had spent six weeks in the top spot back in 2008.
While the hit songs “Monster” and “Love The Way You Lie” were both performed by rapper Eminem and featured her as singing the choruses only. These songs spent a total of 11 weeks at number one, combined.
Mariah Carey also had collaborations counted on her total weeks in the number one spot. “One Sweet Day,” a very popular song in the mid- 90’s was a collaboration with Boyz II Men. The song spent 16 weeks in the number one spot in 1995 and 1996.
NME reported, that The Beatles, on the otherhand, never had chart- topping singles that featured other artists. Their single “Hey Jude” spent nine weeks as the number one song in the U.S. back in 1968. While their single, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” spent seven weeks on the top spot in 1964.
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