She is second on the all-time list of artists who've spent the most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100.
Rihanna's "Work," the Drake-featuring lead single off her latest album, Anti, has officially topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week. "Work" is Rihanna's 14th No. 1 song, and as it has just accumulated its ninth week at the top of the chart, Rihanna has now held the No. 1 spot for a total of 60 weeks. That number gives RiRi one more chart-topping week than The Beatles and thus places her second on the list of artists who've spent the most weeks with a No. 1 song. The only artist she trails is Mariah Carey, who has racked up 79 weeks with a No. 1 song on the Hot 100.
It should be noted that Rihanna has been a featured artist on a few of the No. 1's she has been credited with, which was not the case for The Beatles. Those collaborations include T.I.'s "Live Your Life" as well as "Monster" and "Love the Way You Lie," both released by Eminem. In total, those three tracks accounted for a total of 17 weeks spent at No. 1 on the chart.
Elvis Presley would have the same number of weeks at No. 1 as Mariah Carey if one counts the data from before the official inception of the Billboard Hot 100, in August 1958.
Congrats to Rihanna on the amazing achievement. Think she can spent 20 more weeks at the top to officially become the artist who's spent the most time at No. 1?