Rihanna Joins The Beatles and Madonna for The Third-Most Top 10 Hits Of All Time


This week, Rihanna’s name popped back into the top 10 on the Hot 100 with her latest single “Love On The Brain,” which serves as the fourth official promotional cut shared off the singer’s latest chart-topping full-length Anti. The song bounced up to No. 8 from No. 13 this frame, putting RiRi in rare company on the charts.

“Love On The Brain” is now Rihanna’s thirtieth career top 10 hit, which is a threshold that only three artists have now managed to pass, with the Barbadian pop singer becoming the third. The first act to do so was The Beatles, and the most recent musician (and until this week, the only other artist) was Madonna. Both of those legendary names have more than 30 career top 10 hits—Madonna leads the way with 38 and The Beatles have 34—but Rihanna isn’t done, and in fact, she still has many years of potential hits in her future, so it’s possible that she could pass both of those names with just a few more albums. Madonna is also still recording and releasing music, so her total could continue to rise, but The Beatles aren't still charting top 10s, so it might not be too long before Rihanna passes them and winds up in second.

Before this week, Rihanna was tied in third place with Michael Jackson thanks to her 29 top 10 hits, but with a new successful single to her credit, she has passed the King of Pop and pushed him down to fourth.

Impressively, it took Rihanna just under 11 years to score 30 top 10 hits, with 25 of them being fronted by the singer herself, while the other five see her pushing songs to the top of the charts in a featured role. She first reached the top 10 back in 2005 with her breakout smash “Pon De Replay,” and since then she hasn’t gone more than a few months without a smash hit on the chart, and all but one of her eight albums has managed at least a pair of top 10-charting songs, if not many more.

 

Here are all of Rihanna’s 30 top 10 hits:

"Pon De Replay" - No. 2

"SOS" - No. 1

"Unfaithful” - No. 6

"Break It Off (ft. Sean Paul)" - No. 9

"Umbrella (ft. Jay Z)” No. 1

"Hate That I Love You (ft. Ne-Yo)” No. 7

"Don't Stop the Music” - No. 3

"Take a Bow” - No. 1

"Disturbia” - No. 1

T.I. - "Live Your Life (ft. Rihanna)" - No. 1

Jay Z and Kanye West - "Run This Town (ft. Rihanna)" - No. 2

"Russian Roulette" - No. 9

"Hard (ft. Jeezy)” - No. 8

"Rude Boy" - No. 1

Eminem - "Love the Way You Lie (ft. Rihanna)" - No. 1

"Only Girl (In the World)" - No. 1

"What's My Name? (ft. Drake)" - No. 1

"S&M" - No. 1

"Cheers (Drink to That)" - No. 7

"We Found Love (ft. Calvin Harris)" - No. 1

Drake - "Take Care (ft. Rihanna)" - No. 7

"Where Have You Been" - No. 5

"Diamonds" - No. 1

"Stay (ft. Mikky Ekko)” - No. 3

Eminem - "The Monster (ft. Rihanna)" - No. 1

Kanye West, Paul McCartney & Rihanna - "FourFiveSeconds" - No. 4

"Work (ft. Drake)” - No. 1

"Needed Me" - No. 7

Calvin Harris - "This Is What You Came For" - No. 3

"Love on the Brain" - No. 8

 

Source: Forbes