The pair scores a historic topper: Rihanna ties Michael Jackson for the third-most leaders (13) in the Hot 100′s history, while Eminem ties for the most No. 1s (five) among rappers.
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Eminem and featured artist Rihanna roar 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their collaboration “The Monster,” which gives each artist a new slice of history in the chart’s 55-year archives. The song also shoots 4-1 on the Radio Songs airplay chart, where Rihanna adds more accolades.
With the coronation, the pair dethrones Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” which had returned to the top of the Hot 100 last week for a third cumulative week at No. 1.
As we do each Wednesday, let’s dig into the numbers behind this week’s top 10, going especially Rihanna- and Eminem-centric in honor of each’s latest trip to the summit.
Impressively, Rihanna ties Michael Jackson for the third-most leaders in the Hot 100′s history. Now with 13, she passes Madonna and the Supremes, each with 12. Upon the chart-topping ascent of “The Monster,” here’s an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s dating to the Hot 100′s Aug. 4, 1958, inception:
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Rihanna rewrites the record for the most No. 1s on Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as Eminem’s “The Monster,” on which she’s featured, jumps 4-1.
The song is Rihanna’s 11th No. 1, pushing her past Katy Perry (10) for the most leaders in the chart’s 21-year history. P!nk, Billboard’s current cover act and Woman of the Year, follows with nine No. 1s. (“The Monster” also takes over atop Rap Airplay, below.)
Eminem tallies his fourth Pop Songs No. 1 and first since he and Rihanna (also in a featured role) reigned for two weeks in August 2010 with “Love the Way You Lie.” The rapper first ruled with “Without Me” the week of July 6, 2002, and for seven weeks (beginning Nov. 23, 2002) with “Lose Yourself.”