Rihanna scores her 31st number 1 on Dance Club Songs chartAugust 18, 2017
DJ Khaled earns his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Aug. 26), as Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, rises 3-1. The song, at its No. 2 Billboard Hot 100 high for a fifth week, was remixed for clubs by Bee’s Knees, Dave Aude and Medasin, among others. The track is also Tiller’s first topper on the chart.
Meanwhile, Wild Thoughts is Rihanna’s 31st Dance Club Songs No. 1, further entrenching her in second place in the race for the most leaders since the chart’s inception 41 years ago. Madonna leads with 46 No. 1s, while Beyonce holds third place with 22.
Rihanna earns her fourth No. 1 of 2017, the most of all acts, following Pose (July 15), Sex With Me (April 8) and Love on the Brain (Jan. 21). Below Rihanna, four acts boast two each this year: Dua Lipa, Tony Moran, Katy Perry and LeAnn Rimes.
Only four acts have tallied four Dance Club Songs No. 1s in a January-December span, with Rihanna in the lead, having now accomplished the feat five times (2007, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2017). Lady Gaga (2009 and 2011), Beyonce (2009) and Katy Perry (2014) have also snared four No. 1s each in a January-December period.
Of note, Wild Thoughts is only Rihanna’s fourth No. 1 on which she is not credited as the lead artist. The others: This Is What You Came For (by Calvin Harris; July 9, 2016), Can’t Remember to Forget You (Shakira; April 5, 2014) and Who’s That Chick (David Guetta; Feb. 12, 2011).