Love on the Brain is Rihanna’s 28th no.1 single on Dance Club Songs chartJanuary 13, 2017
Rihanna rakes in her 28th career leader on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Jan. 21), as Love on the Brain bumps 2-1. Originally a ballad, Love on the Brain was lifted into clubs via remixes from Barry Harris, Gigamesh and Don Diablo, among others.
In the tally of the most No. 1s in the chart’s 40-plus year history, Rihanna remains second only to Madonna, who has scored a record 46 No. 1s. Late last year, Rihanna was named the No. 3 Dance Club Artist in Billboard‘s Greatest of All Time recap of the ranking’s first 40 years.
Love on the Brain is Rihanna’s first No. 1 of 2017, following a year in which she earned four leaders, placing her in elite territory. Only four acts have scored four No. 1s in a calendar year, and Rihanna is the only one to do so four times (2007, 2010, 2011 and 2016). Lady Gaga tallied four in a January-December span twice (2009 and 2011) and Beyoncé (2009) and Katy Perry (2014) each earned the honor once.
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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
16, Katy Perry
15, Donna Summer
14, Lady Gaga
14, Enrique Iglesias
13, Dave Aude
13, Whitney Houston
13, Kylie Minogue