Needed Me becomes Rihanna’s 29th Top 10 hit in the U.S.May 16, 2016
Rihanna’s Work, featuring Drake, drops 6-8 after logging nine weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 but Needed Me rises 13-10 and becomes her 29th Top 10 hit in the United States.
With the ascent, she ties Michael Jackson for the third-most Hot 100 top 10s, with the pair trailing only Madonna (38) and the Beatles (34). Rihanna passes Stevie Wonder’s 28 top 10s. (She earned her 28th just a week ago, when Calvin Harris’ This is What You Came For, on which she’s featured, debuted at No. 9; this week, the collab drops to No. 15.) Needed Me (like “Work,” from Rihanna’s album Anti) climbs 5-4 on Streaming Songs (17.3 million, up 3 percent); backtracks 23-25 on Digital Songs (35,000, down 6 percent); and debuts on Radio Songs at No. 42 (28 million, up 21 percent).