Rihanna’s “Work” Is No. 1 Again, Receiving Honor From BETMarch 14, 2016
Rihanna’s lead ANTi single takes the top spot for the fourth time.
Miraculously, Rihanna’s lead ANTi single is the No. 1 song in the U.S. again.
We’re not sure how or why, but for the fourth week since its debut, Rihanna’s latest single, “Work,” leads the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. She is one of only three artists to score 14 or more No. 1s ever, surpassing Michael Jackson who had 13. Without a doubt, Rihanna is a force to be reckoned with, stunningly beautiful, one of my favorite main stream acts since she stole “Umbrella” from Britney Spears, but congratulating her with the coveted top spot more than once screams the message that super stardom will secure your place in music history even if the song is garbage. Also, justice for “Kiss It Better.”
The numbers via Billboard:
“Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, also claims a fourth week atop the Streaming Songs chart with 36.9 million U.S. streams, down 8 percent, in the week ending March 10, according to Nielsen Music. The lead single from Rihanna’s album Anti also tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (16.3 million, down 14 percent) for a fifth frame. It drops 2-3 on Digital Songs (109,000 downloads sold, down 29 percent), which it led for two weeks, and rises 4-3 on Radio Songs (113 million in airplay audience, up 8 percent).
The news comes on the heels of BET’s announcement they’ll honor Riri with the Rock Star Award at this year’s Black Girls Rock! Awards airing April 5.
Love you Riri.