Rihanna Ranks 5th as Female Artist With Most Top 10s

Rihanna rounds out the Hot 100’s top tier by scoring a fourth top 10 from her fifth studio album “Loud,” as “Cheers (Drink to That)” ascends 11-10. The song reaches the top bracket by gaining 10% in airplay to 58 million, despite its 11% digital sales decline to 126,000. Rihanna’s 19th Hot 100 top 10 follows three leaders from “Loud”: “Only Girl (In the World)”; “What’s My Name?,” featuring Drake; and, “S&M.” Two other cuts from the set have also graced the chart: “California King Bed” (No. 37 peak) and “Man Down” (No. 59).

Rihanna ups her sum to 19 Hot 100 top 10s, the fifth-best total among women in the chart’s history. The only female artists with more top 10s are Madonna, the survey’s leader among all acts with 37 top 10s, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson (27 each), Whitney Houston (23).

Rihanna passes Aretha Franklin, who earned 17 top 10s in her entire career.

1. Madonna – 37
2. Mariah Carey – 27(ties)
3. Janet Jackson – 27(ties)
4. Whitney Houston – 23
5. Rihanna – 19
6. Aretha Franklin – 17
7. Olivia Newton – 15
8. Beyonce – 14
9. Britney Spears – 13

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