Rihanna earns seventh no. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
As it ascends to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, mounts the summit of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated July 29) in its fourth week on the tally.
Wild Thoughts rises with gains at radio, earning a 5-4 lift on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and jumping to 30 million in audience in the week ending July 16, according to Nielsen Music, a gain of 35 percent. The song maintains its perfect No. 1 stretch on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs for a fourth week — having debuted at No. 1 and occupying the spot ever since — collecting 37.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending July 13 (down 6 percent week-over-week). On the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart, it dips 2-3 (42,000 downloads sold, down 13 percent, in the week ending July 13). The song also rebounds 2-1 for a second week atop the Hot R&B Songs chart.
Wild Thoughts becomes Tiller’s first No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Khaled claims his third leader, and for Rihanna, it marks her lucky seventh No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, a run that began when Take a Bow reached the top in 2008.
Here’s a look at Rihanna’s seven tunes that have gone all the way:
Rihanna’s No. 1s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:
Take a Bow, one week at No. 1, 2008
Diamonds, 14 weeks, 2012-13
The Monster (Eminem feat. Rihanna), 13 weeks, 2013-14
FourFiveSeconds, with Kanye West & Paul McCartney, seven weeks, 2015
Work, feat. Drake, 11 weeks, 2016
Needed Me, two weeks, 2016
Wild Thoughts (DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller), one week to-date, 2017
Dating to Rihanna’s first week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Aug. 30, 2008), she’s tied with Lil Wayne for the second-most leaders, after Drake’s 16. Kanye West ranks third with five No. 1s in that span, followed by Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Usher (four each).