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Billboard Hot 100: Rihanna Breaks Record, 5 Hits on Billboard 100

American singer, Rihanna born   Robyn Rihanna Fenty has broken yet another record. This time, the singer has become the sole 5th person to...

American singer, Rihanna born  Robyn Rihanna Fenty has broken yet another record. This time, the singer has become the sole 5th person to have the most top 5 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

She used to share this spot with Elvis Presley, as they both had 21 hits singles but With “Love on the Brain,” she lands her 22nd top singles.

Rihanna is walking the paths tread by the likes of The Beatles (29 hits), Madonna (28 hits), Mariah Carey (26 hits) and Janet Jackson (24 hits). She is the only artist to have a #1 Hot 100 single on seven consecutive albums.

“Love on the Brain” made the top five on this week’s Hot 100, which was led by Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.

The Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. 

She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me (2006), which charted on the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200 and respectively produced the singles "Pon de Replay" and "SOS".

She assumed creative control for her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) and adopted a public image as a s.ex symbol while reinventing her music and image. Its successful lead single "Umbrella" became an international breakthrough in her career, as she won her first Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay Z in 2008.

After releasing four consecutive platinum studio albums, including the Grammy Award winner Unapologetic (2012), she was recognized as a pop icon. Her eighth studio album Anti (2016) and its lead single "Work" reached number-one on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100.

With sales exceeding 230 million records worldwide, Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Rihanna is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and was named the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade and the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade by Billboard.

Among numerous awards and accolades, Rihanna has won eight Grammy Awards, twelve American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards, and the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards of 2013. 

Widely recognized for frequently reinventing her style and image, she received the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014. Forbes ranked Rihanna the fourth most powerful celebrity of 2012, and was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" later that year. - Online Sources

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