Rihanna makes history with Desperado

Rihanna makes history with Desperado

Desperado is Rihanna’s fifth No. 1 of 2017, seventh from ANTI, and 32nd total leader. Rihanna makes history with Desperado Rihanna rocks the summit of Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Oct. 14) for the fifth time in 2017, a new high in a calendar year among all acts, as Desperado rises 2-1. Rihanna rolls ahead of Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Katy Perry,…

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Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna's Loyalty. hits No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart

Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna’s Loyalty. hits No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart

Kendrick Lamar’s Loyalty., featuring Rihanna, lifts 2-1 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart (dated Sept. 30). The collaboration gains by 5 percent in spins in the week ending Sept. 17, according to Nielsen Music. With the move, Kendrick collects his second No. 1 hit on the chart among 17 entries to date. His previous leader also came…

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Rihanna Extends Record for Most No. 1s on Radio Songs Chart

Rihanna earns her 13th leader, while DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller each earn their first. Plus, the song’s guitar hook makes a return to No. 1. As reported in yesterday’s Billboard Hot 100 top 10 recap, DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, takes over atop the all-genre Radio Songs airplay chart, up…

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Rihanna earns seventh no. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

As it ascends to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, mounts the summit of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated July 29) in its fourth week on the tally. Wild Thoughts rises with gains at radio, earning a 5-4 lift on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and jumping to 30 million in audience in the week ending July 16, according to Nielsen Music, a…

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Rihanna among highest paid musicians of 2016

For the first time in nearly two decades, music industry revenue has increased for two straight years — and that’s good news for the highest earners on Billboard’s annual Money Makers list. In 2016, the 50 top artists in U.S. sales, publishing, streaming and touring took home $890.7 million, a staggering 34 percent increase over the past year’s…

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Rihanna earns 30th number 1 single on Dance Club Songs Chart

Rihanna rules Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated July 15) for a milestone 30th time, as Pose rises 2-1. The track was remixed by Alex Acosta, Country Club Martini Crew and The Perry Twins, among others. Rihanna moves closer to Madonna, who has racked up 46 leaders, for the most No. 1s in the chart’s 40-plus-year history. Rihanna…

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Rihanna earns 31st Top 10 hit in the United States

Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Tiller, blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 4 (following its June 16 release). It starts at No. 2 on both Digital Song Sales (89,000 sold) and Streaming Songs (36.3 million) and No. 23 on Radio Songs (42 million), marking the highest-ever debut on the lattermost list for Khaled, Rihanna…

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Wild Thoughts Aiming for Top 10 Hot 100 Debut

DJ Khaled’s newest single Wild Thoughts could launch in the top 10 on next week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 8). The song features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller and is from Khaled’s new album, Grateful, released on June 23. Following its first full week of activity, industry forecasters suggest that Wild Thoughts, released along with its…

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