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Rihanna Ties the Supremes For Fourth Most #1 Singles Ever

By November 21, 2012

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Rihanna Diamonds

It is a phenomenal week in a phenomenal career for Rihanna. Her seventh studio album Unapologetic hit stores this week as the single "Diamonds" is rising to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is Rihanna's 12th trip to the top which puts her into a tie with the Supremes for #4 on the all-time list of acts with the most #1 hits. Only the Beatles with 20, Mariah Carey with 18, and Michael Jackson with 13 have topped the chart more times. Rihanna still does not have a #1 album to her credit, so she is hoping Unapologetic will do the trick. Rihanna has had at least one chart topping single in six of the last seven years. She has spent a total of 43 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 since 2006. Check out a full list of her #1 hits below.

  • 2006 - "SOS"
  • 2007 - "Umbrella"
  • 2008 - "Take a Bow"
  • 2008 - "Disturbia"
  • 2008 - "Live Your Life" with T.I.
  • 2010 - "Rude Boy"
  • 2010 - "Love the Way You Lie" with Eminem
  • 2010 - "Only Girl (In the World)"
  • 2010 - "What's My Name?" featuring Drake
  • 2011 - "S&M"
  • 2011 - "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris
  • 2012 - "Diamonds"

Single cover courtesy Def Jam


November 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm
(1) Adam says:

Only difference is that only about 2 of these songs will remain relevant in 20 yrs

November 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm
(2) adrian says:

And Madonna? Doesn’t she own 12 number ones?

November 23, 2012 at 8:19 am
(3) John says:

In my opinion, only 1 will remain relevant: umbrella. Wfl only was a hit bcs of her devoted fanbase. Wfl, definetly, isnt the pop colossus umbrella is, in terms of depth, artistry, lyrics, etc.

November 24, 2012 at 9:43 am
(4) Luke says:

Umbrella and maybe Love the Way You Lie will still be remembered probably, i know Russian Roulette’ll stick with me :p

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