Rihanna earns 27th no. 1 on Dance Club Songs ChartAugust 12, 2016
Rihanna rushes to the top of Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Aug. 20) for the second time in three weeks, as “Needed Me” rises 2-1. Remixed by Bimbo Jones, Cosmic Dawn and Barry Harris, among others, the track is Rihanna’s 27th leader, second-most only to Madonna (46) in the chart’s nearly 40-year history.
“Needed Me” is additionally Rihanna’s fourth Dance Club Songs topper this year, following “Work” (featuring Drake, April 23), “This Is What You Came For,” by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna (July 9), and “Kiss It Better” (Aug. 6). Only four acts have scored four No. 1s in a calendar year, with Rihanna in the lead, having accomplished the feat four times (2016, 2011, 2010, and 2007).Lady Gaga (2011, 2009), Beyonce (2009) and Katy Perry (2014) have also achieved four No. 1s in a January-December span.
Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart’s Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, here’s an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:
19, Janet Jackson
17, Mariah Carey
16, Kristine W
16, Jennifer Lopez
15, Katy Perry
15, Donna Summer
14, Lady Gaga