Rihanna’s reign at top of US charts now matches the Beatles Get Tickets
The singer has now matched the Fab Four’s record
Getty NME News Desk, 13th April 2016 Rihanna is now tied with The Beatles for the second-most total weeks spent at No. 1 in the US charts.
The popstar’s single ‘Work’, featuring Drake, has now held on to the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 for its eight consecutive week.
With her latest hit, Rihanna has equalled The Beatles’, who held the top spot for 59 weeks in total during the course of their career. The current record-holder for the most time spent at No. 1 is Mariah Carey, with 79 weeks.
As it stands, the list of acts is as follows:
79 weeks, Mariah Carey
59 weeks, Rihanna
59 weeks, The Beatles
50 weeks, Boyz II Men
47 weeks, Usher
Rihanna is also well on her way to breaking another chart record. ‘Work’ is her 14th chart-topper, placing the singer at third place in the leaderboard of artists with the most No. 1s, just above Michael Jackson.
The Beatles currently lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey with 18.
Rihanna recently kicked off her ANTI world tour with The Weeknd announcing that he will no longer support her on the dates.
Rihanna is heading to the UK and Ireland later this summer. She will play the following live dates:
Aviva Stadium, Dublin (June 21)
Wembley Stadium, London (June 24)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry (June 25)
Hampden Park, Glasgow (June 27)
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (June 29)