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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Rihanna dominates Billboard Music Awards nominations

Drake, Twenty One Pilots and Rihanna dominate the nominations in all categories for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards announced exclusively by Billboard today. Rihanna scored 14 nominations, making her most nominated female artist. Last year Rihanna attended the award show and performed Love On The Brain. Top Artist: Adele Beyonce Justin Bieber The Chainsmokers Drake Ariana Grande…

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Rihanna scores her 22nd Top 5 hit on Billboard

Rihanna earns her 22nd top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as Love on the Brain rises 6-5 on the chart dated March 25. Airplay continues to drive the ballad most heavily, as it keeps at No. 3 on Radio Songs (107 million, essentially even week-over-week). Rihanna breaks out of a fifth-place tie with…

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Rihanna Extends Record for Most Radio Songs Top 10s

Rihanna extends her record for the most top 10s on Billboard’s Radio Songs airplay chart, as Love on the Brain lifts 11-10 on the list (dated Feb. 4). The retro R&B track is her 28th top 10, widening her lead over runner-up Mariah Carey, who has earned 23 top 10s since Radio Songs launched in…

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