Rihanna Extends Record for Most Radio Songs Top 10s
Rihanna extends her record for the most top 10s on Billboard’s Radio Songs airplay chart, as Love on the Brain lifts 11-10 on the list (dated Feb. 4). The retro R&B track is her 28th top 10, widening her lead over runner-up Mariah Carey, who has earned 23 top 10s since Radio Songs launched in December 1990.
Love on the Brain sports 78 million in all-format radio audience, up 8 percent, in the week ending Jan. 22, according to Nielsen Music. It’s the third Radio Songs top 10 from Rihanna’s album ANTI, following the No. 2-peaking Work (featuring Drake) and the No. 8 Needed Me.
On the Billboard Hot 100 (which blends airplay, sales and streaming data), Love on the Brain hits a new high, climbing 19-17. Here is an updated look at the acts with the most top 10s in the Radio Songs chart’s 26-year history:
23, Mariah Carey
19, Lil Wayne
17, Jay Z
Rihanna also boasts the most No. 1s on Radio Songs, 12. She last led as featured on Eminem’s The Monster, for six weeks in 2013-14.