Music Musings: Rihanna Breaks Record as the Reigning Queen of Pop

By  April 23, 2013

That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! And in the Roc Nation royal’s latest feat, she’s solidified her place in history as a chart-topping, record-breaking machine. The Diamonds World Tour dame is now the sole female artist with the most number one hits since the Nielsen Soundscan started tracking record sales in October 1992. Previously tied with Katy Perry at nine number ones, Rihanna’s new single, “Stay” has catapulted her to the top, granting her 10 number one singles on the Billboard charts to date. At just 24 years old and with 10 2013 Billboard Music Award nominations to match, this is just the beginning for one of the most socially-charged and unapologetically candid artists of our time.

Rihanna’s Number Ones
1. “SOS” | 2006
2. “Take A Bow” | 2008
3. “Disturbia” | 2008
4. “Live Your Life” with T.I. | 2008
5. “Rude Boy” | 2010
6. “Love the Way You Lie” with Eminen | 2010
7. “Only Girl (In The World)” | 2010
8. “S&M” | 2011
9. “We Found Love” feat. Calvin Harris | 2011
10. “Stay” feat. Mikky Ekko | 2013

Rihanna’s Nominations for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards:
1. Top Artist
2. Top Female Artist
3. Top Hot 100 Artist
4. Top Radio Songs Artist
5. Top Social Artist
6. Top Streaming Artist
7. Top R&B Artist
8. Top R&B Album – Unapologetic
9. Top R&B Song – “Diamonds”
10. Top Dance Song – “Where Have You Been”