Rihanna ties Mariah Carey for the most Radio Songs top 10sFebruary 26, 2015
Billboard Hot 100: Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” backtracks to No. 6 from its No. 4 peak on the Hot 100. Like Sheeran’s “Loud,” “FourFiveSeconds” logs a notable sales drop (down 34 percent to 173,000; it slips 3-4 on Digital Songs) after it was aided on last week’s charts by the trio’s Grammys performance. It also falls 26-36 on Streaming Songs (3.8 million, down 16 percent).
Still, “FourFiveSeconds” zooms 13-10 on Radio Songs with a 21 percent increase to 70 million. With the advance, Rihanna ties Mariah Carey for the most Radio Songs top 10s, 23 apiece, in the chart’s history, which dates to December 1990. Lil Wayne ranks third with 18 Radio Songs top 10s, followed by Jay Z, Ludacris, T-Pain and Usher, each with 17.
West nabs his 12th Radio Songs top 10 and McCartney his first. As previously reported, “FourFiveSeconds” concurrently reaches the Pop Songs airplay chart’s top 10, also rising 13-10. “FourFiveSeconds” additionally spends a third week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.