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Rihanna ties with Madonna and the Supremes for fourth most No. 1 hits on Billboard 100

By Gina DiFalco,

Rihanna’s single “Diamonds” off of her album Unapologetic marks her 12th No. 1 single in her successful career.

This feat now places Rihanna in a tie with Madonna and the Supremes for the fourth most No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100’s history.

MTV News reports that this counts throughout the 54-year history of the Billboard chart.

The 24-year-old Rihanna only follows behind Beatles, who have 20 No. 1s, Mariah Carey (18 No. 1s) and Michael Jackson, who has 13 solo No. 1s.

Another history-making move she made is she’s the fastest female solo artist in the chart’s history to accumulate 12 No. 1 hits.

Billboard reports that she arrived at it in six years and seven months, beating Carey, who arrived there at seven years, one-month, two weeks. It took the Beatles two years, four months and three weeks and the Supremes five years and four months.

Rihanna, however, hasn’t topped the Billboard 200 chart yet. Next week, we will find out if her new album has done so.

 
 

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