Rihanna and Katy Perry Closer to Break Another Billboard Hot 100 Record
Like what's displayed on Billboard Hot 200, the crown of this week's Billboard Hot 100 also belongs to last week's champion. In the U.S. single chart, Rihanna is untouchable by grasping the top spot with her Calvin Harris-assisted single "We Found Love" from album "Talk That Talk".
This marks Riri's seventh week spending at the No. 1 position, which only means that she matches her longest command on the chart back in 2007. Four years ago, the Barbados singer ruled the list for a longest seven week for any artist with her smash hit "Umbrella" which features Jay-Z.
The seven-week reign of "We Found Love" additionally equals Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" which has Riri as a featured guest. It's also tied with Adele's "Rolling in the Deep". Yet, the champion for the longest reign still belongs to Ke$ha who clocked a nine-week domination with "Tik Tok" in January 2010.
A couple steps lower, there is Riri's best friend Katy Perry occupying the fourth place. The West Coast singer climbs from No. 9 to No. 4 with her latest offering "The One That Got Away". The nostalgic song joins her previous hit singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Fireworks", "E.T." and "Last Friday Night".
By yielding the sixth top 5 single, Perry scores another unprecedented feat yet again. She matches an achievement which George Michael got in 1987-88 through the singles in his album "Faith". On top of that, she's one step closer to match a feat which belonged only to Janet Jackson (seven top 5 singles from one album, "Rhythm Nation 1814").
If the single makes a steady progress towards the top, another historic milestone is waiting for the wife of British funnyman Russell Brand. With one more No. 1 single from the album, the 27-year-old popstar could surpass Michael Jackson as an artist who has the first-ever album with six Hot 100 No. 1s. The late King of Pop scored five chart-topping singles from "Bad".
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