Since 2005 when her first single “Pon De Replay” hit the air, Rihanna has never looked back, accumulating accolade after accolade and breaking music industry records at a stunning frequency.
Now, the six-time Grammy award-winner has done it again, this time breaking the record for the most No. 1 hits in the 20-year history of Billboard’s Pop Song radio airplay chart.
The 25-year-old megastar achieved the feat with her latest hit “Stay,” the haunting ballad featuring Mikky Ekko, which gave RiRi her 10th No. 1 on the chart, overtaking Katy Perry, with whom she was previously tied in top spot for nine No. 1’s.
The “Talk that Talk” girl’s latest milestone follows an already impressive list of chart achievements, including having 35 entries on the Pop Songs chart — the most of any artist.
“Stay” has been well received across the musical s since its release in January. It’s reached No. 3 on the Hot 100 and has moved up four spots to No. 7 on the Adult Pop Songs chart, becoming Rihanna’s third single to do so.
The “Good Girl Gone Bad” star started topping the charts in 2006 with “SOS.” Her 2011 single “We Found Love” marked the Barbados-born singer’s longest visit atop the pop chart, commanding the No. 1 spot for eight weeks.
Apart from breaking music records, Rihanna is currently receiving rave reviews on her Diamonds World Tour, despite cancelling a few shows reportedly due to illness.