Rihanna rules Dance Club Songs for a 26th time, as “Kiss It Better” nuzzles up to No. 1 on the Aug. 6-dated chart. Only Madonna, with 46 leaders in the chart’s nearly 40-year history, has notched more.
“Kiss It Better” is Rihanna’s third No. 1 in 2016 – no other act has logged more than one this year. She topped the April 23 list with “Work,” featuring Drake, and followed with two more frames on top (July 9 and 16) as the featured act on Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For.”
“Kiss,” remixed by R3hab, Feenixpawl and Four Tet, among others, is one of two Rihanna songs concurrently in the top three, as it joins her own “Needed Me” at No. 3.
Rihanna is the first lead act to have two songs concurrently in the top three, and only the second overall to manage the feat. The first artist to do it was Kylie Minogue on the March 5, 2011-dated tally, with her own “Better Than Today” at No. 1, and her featured role on Taio Cruz’s “Higher” at No. 3.
Further, Rihanna has another song in the top 10 (“This Is What You Came For,” at No. 10), giving her three simultaneous tracks in the region for a second consecutive week. Rihanna herself was the last act to earn three concurrent top 10 hits, back on the March 5, 2011 list (“S&M” was No. 4 and “What’s My Name” was No. 10, while she was featured on David Guetta’s “Who’s That Chick” at No. 8).