Rihanna earns 31st Top 10 hit in the United States
Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Tiller, blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 4 (following its June 16 release). It starts at No. 2 on both Digital Song Sales (89,000 sold) and Streaming Songs (36.3 million) and No. 23 on Radio Songs (42 million), marking the highest-ever debut on the lattermost list for Khaled, Rihanna and Tiller and the best by any act since Meghan Trainor’s No began at No. 21 on March 26, 2016.
Wild Thoughts from Khaled’s new album, Grateful, released Friday (June 23), and which samples Santana’s Maria Maria, a 10-week Hot 100 No. 1 (featuring The Product G&B) in 2000, marks Rihanna’s 31st top 10, the third-best total dating to the Hot 100’s Aug. 4, 1958, launch. Here’s an updated look at the acts with the most Hot 100 top 10s:
34, The Beatles
29, Michael Jackson (as a soloist)
28, Stevie Wonder
Wild Thoughts additionally marks the third-highest debut of Rihanna’s now 60 Hot 100 entries. She started at higher ranks only as featured on two Eminem tracks that each eventually hit No. 1: Love the Way You Lie (No. 2 debut, 2010) and The Monster (No. 3, 2013). Meanwhile, Rihanna is the fourth woman to make at least 60 Hot 100 appearances, joining Nicki Minaj (78), Aretha Franklin (73) and Taylor Swift (70).
As DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, launches at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 8), a female artist ranks in the top five after a 12-week break. Rihanna is the first woman to crash the top five since Taylor Swift, whose “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker),” with Zayn, placed at No. 3 (after peaking at No. 2) on the chart dated April 8.