At just 25-years-old, “Diamonds” singer Rihanna is number one in tour revenue as well as pops leading lady with 25 top 10 hits, tying legendary rock king Elvis Presley.
As of Thursday, Nov. 7, Rihanna and Eminem’s collaboration “The Monster” debuted at No. 3 on the Hot 100, making it her 25th hit single in the Top 10 hits on the Hot 100.
According to Billboard, “Not only does Rihanna log her milestone 25th Hot 100 top 10, but she also earns the honor of being the fastest among women, besting Madonna by four months. ‘The Monster’ ranks in the top tier just eight years and four months after her first such hit, ‘Pon De Replay,’ in 2005. That just tops the eight-year, seven-month span for Madonna from her first week in the top 10 with ‘Borderline’ (June 16, 1984) and her 25th, the No. 7-peaking ‘Deeper and Deeper,’ which reached the region the week of Jan. 16, 1993.”
Other acts with dozens of Top 10 hits include Michael Jackson with 28 top hits, Stevie Wonder (28), Mariah Carey (27), Janet Jackson (27), and Whitney Houston (23).
Not too shabby, Rih Rih. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie