April 19, 2016


'Work' Pushes Rihanna Past The Beatles' Record for Weeks Spent at No. 1

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Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

Rihanna has officially broken The Beatles' Billboard Hot 100 record, as her "Work" single just pushed her past the band to claim the second-most cumulative weeks at the No. 1. The song is now in its ninth week at the top position, giving Rihanna a total of 60 weeks spent at No. 1 in her career.

"Work" is currently Rihanna's second-biggest hit behind 2011's "We Found Love," which remained at No. 1 for 10 weeks. This new career feat lands Rih a sizable-but-maybe-beatable distance behind Mariah Carey as the the largest all-time chart topper; the diva's record is 79 total weeks.

Rihanna does have some competition on the horizon though, because Desiigner's trap anthem "Panda" just snagged the No. 2 position on the Billboard Hot 100; its momentum could easily see it knocking "Work" from the top spot soon. As for Rihanna's ANTI album? It is sitting pretty at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

"Kiss It Better" and "Needed Me" are the new dual singles from her album, so it will be interesting to see if those will come close to the success of "Work."