Good Golly: Rihanna Smashes Elvis Presley Record

Rihanna now has more top 5 hits than the King of Rock and Roll ever had.


CALIFORNIA, USA, Wednesday March 15, 2017 – Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna has work, work, work, work, worked her way up to yet another record in the music industry.

This time, with “Love on the Brain,” she has bagged her 22nd top five hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, breaking away from The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, on the most top fives of all-time list.

Now the sole holder of fifth place, RiRi sits below The Beatles (29), Madonna (28), Mariah Carey (26), and Janet Jackson (24), according to Billboard.

The multiple Grammy award-winner took to Instagram to celebrate the achievement.

“Glory be to God,” she wrote. “I have the best fans in the world! Thank you to everyone who’s supported #LOTB in such a major way, moving it forward to #5 this week on @billboard Hot100!! God is so great! #top5shawty.”

The all-time list for most top five Hot 100 hits also includes Michael Jackson (20), Stevie Wonder (20), Elton John (19), Whitney Houston (19), Paul McCartney (16), Usher (16), and The Supremes (15).

“Love on the Brain” made the top five on this week’s Hot 100, which was led by Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” Migos’ Lil Uzi Vert-assisted “Bad and Boujee” notched the No. 2 slot, Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” danced to No. 3, and Zayn and Taylor Swift nabbed the No. 4 position with “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from the motion picture “Fifty Shades Darker.”

Jamaica’s Sean Paul also made this week’s Top 10, in at No. 9 with Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye” featuring Anne-Marie.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Kodak Black with “Tunnel Vision” at No. 6, The Chainsmokers’ “Paris” at No. 7, Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” at No. 8, and The Chainsmokers, featuring Halsey, with “Closer” at No. 10.

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