Rihanna Reaches Her 12th No.1 Hit With ‘Diamonds’: Making History Once Again!!

on stage during her 777 tour

on stage during her 777 tour

Rih’s done it again!! She’s got a brand new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100! Rihanna’s “Diamonds” rises to No. 1, dethroning Maroon 5’s “One More Night” after a nine-week reign, making it her 12th Hot 100 topper.

Rihanna ties with Madonna & The Supremes for the fourth-most leaders in the chart’s 54-year history. Billboard.com reports that, “only the Beatles (with 20 No.1 hit), Mariah Carey (18 No.1 hits) & Michael Jackson (13 No.1 hits) have sent more titles to the top of the Hot 100.”

However, Rihanna surpasses Mariah’s feat of fastest rise to 12 No.1 hits for a solo act. Overall, only two groups, the Beatles (two years, four months and three weeks) and the Supremes (five years, four months), have achieved such a feat so quickly.

Rihanna also just finished her already famed 777 tour, ending it in New York after a stream of city hopping for concerts in Mexico, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin & London. The Bajan pop star kicked off the tour in party style, pouring champagne into plastic cups & laughing with the 250 journalists, contest winners and entourage members aboard the Boeing 777 jet.

Here are Rihanna’s dozen chart toppers on the Hot 100:

2006, “SOS” (three weeks at No. 1)
2007,” Umbrella,” featuring Jay-Z (seven)
2008, “Take a Bow” (one)
2008, “Disturbia” (two)
2008, “Live Your Life” (T.I. featuring Rihanna) (six)
2010, “Rude Boy” (five)
2010, “Love the Way You Lie” (Eminem featuring Rihanna) (seven)
2010, “What’s My Name?,” featuring Drake (one)
2010, “Only Girl (In the World)” (one)
2011, “S&M,” featuring Britney Spears (one)
2011, “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris (10)
2012, “Diamonds” (one to date)

In the cockpit with her pilots, aboard the Boeing 777

In the cockpit with her pilots, aboard the Boeing 777


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