Rihanna Passes Elvis Presley With 22nd Top 5 Hot 100 Hit
Rihanna has reached another milestone in her music career. The R&B/pop superstar achieved her 22nd top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Love on the Brain,” surpassing Elvis Presley on the most top fives of all time list.
According to Billboard, RiRi is in fifth place under Janet Jackson who has 24 top five hits, Mariah Carey with 26, Madonna with 28 and The Beatles, who are at No. 1, with 29 top five hits. And for trivia’s sake, Beatles legend Paul McCartney appears on Rihanna’s acoustic ballad, “Four Five Seconds,” which also features Kanye West.
Rihanna went on her Instagram page to celebrate her recent chart achievement. “I have the best fans in the world! Thank you to everyone who’s supported #LOTB in such a major way, moving it forward to #5 this week on @billboard Hot100!! God is so great!” she wrote adding the hashtag, “#top5shawty.”
In the past few weeks, Rihanna has been catching major W’s for her hard “Work” in and out of the music game. Most recently, the 29-year-old singer accepted Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award. Then Rihanna nabbed two honors at the 2017 iHeart Music Awards. One was for R&B Song of the Year for “Work” (featuring Drake) and the other was for R&B Album of the Year Award for Anti.
Congratulations to Rihanna!