Rihanna's 'WORK' Has Just Helped Billboard Break A New Record
Plus she overtakes Michael Jackson to become the third artist with the most No.1 songs on the chart after The Beatles and Mariah...
With just hours before Rihanna debuts 'WORK' tonight, live for the first time on The BRIT Awards, she goes in with the knowledge she's helped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the States break a new record for the most consecutive No.1 by non-U.S born artists.
The longest run of eight No.1s in a row by non-American borns was first set in 1985, but since OMI's 'Cheerleader' topped the chart in July last year, there's been artists from outside the U.S. at No.1 ever since...and now RiRi and Drake's 'WORK', which just landed in at No.1, has pushed that to nine!
Here's the nine non-American-born tracks that have dominated the Billboard Hot 100 since last summer:
- OMI (Jamaica) 'Cheerleader' - six weeks at No.1 from July 25, 2015
- The Weeknd (Canada) 'Can't Feel My Face' - three weeks at No.1 from Aug. 22
- Justin Bieber (Canada) 'What Do You Mean?' - one week at No.1 from Sept. 19
- The Weeknd (Canada) 'The Hills' - six weeks at No.1 from Oct 3
- Adele (England) 'Hello' - 10 weeks at No.1 from Nov. 14
- Justin Bieber (Canada) 'Sorry' - three weeks at No.1 from Jan. 23, 2016
- Justin Bieber (Canada) 'Love Yourself' - two weeks at No.1 from Feb. 13
- ZAYN (England) 'PILLOWTALK' - one week from Feb. 20
- Rihanana (Barbados) Ft. Drake (Canada) 'WORK' - one week (to date) from March 5.
Also, 'WORK' marks RiRi's 14th No.1 in the U.S. and now she overtakes the King Of Pop Michael Jackson to become the third artist with the most No.1 songs on the chart after The Beatles' 20 and Mariah Carey's 18.
Now that's workin' it.
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