Rihanna’s ‘Love’ Scores A Perfect 10 Atop Hot 100

Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit.

“Love” maintains its Hot 100 dominance by spending a ninth week atop Radio Songs (150 million audience impressions, down 1%, according to Nielsen BDS), while slipping 4-6 on Digital Songs (140,000 downloads sold, down 24%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).

“Love” holds off Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” which burns a path from No. 4 to No. 2 on the Hot 100 with top Airplay Gainer honors for a second consecutive week, as it crackles 12-5 on Radio Songs (92 million, up 26%).

The song, which already represents Rihanna’s longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, becomes one of just 11 boasting a solo female lead billing to have ruled for at least 10 weeks in the tally’s 53-year history. “Love” is the first such leader since Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” logged 10 weeks on top in 2006-07.

Here is the complete list of songs by women to achieve strangleholds of at least 10 frames on the Hot 100 (including two tracks in which other acts share lead credit and one in which two women trade lead vocals):

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Peak Year

16, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, 1995 (* the longest reign of any title in the chart’s history)

14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, 2005

14, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, 1992

13, “The Boy Is Mine,” Brandy & Monica, 1998

11, “I’ll Be Missing You,” Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112, 1997

11, “Un-Break My Heart,” Toni Braxton, 1996

10, “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, 2011 (to-date)

10, “Irreplaceable,” Beyonce, 2006

10, “Foolish,” Ashanti, 2002

10, “Physical,” Olivia Newton-John, 1981

10, “You Light Up My Life,” Debby Boone, 1977

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