Despite all the recent controversy surrounding the music video, Rihanna's sexy new single, “S&M,” has shot from 31-8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becomes the greatest digital gainer after selling 145,000 copies last week. “S&M” becomes Rihanna’s 18th top 10 single on the Hot 100.
As Singersroom previously reported, “S&M” has been a nightmare for Rihanna. Besides being banned in 11 countries and on Youtube, the R&B star is being sued by famed photographer David LaChapelle amid allegations the raunchy video was "directly derived" from images he shot. The suit accuses the "Only Girl" hitmaker of copying the "composition, total concept, feel, tone, mood, theme, colors, props, settings, decors, wardrobe and lighting" of his pictures in her promo, which was directed by Melina Matsoukas.
In related news, Rihanna recently announced that Cee-Lo Green would be the supporting act on her upcoming North American ‘Loud,’ which kicks off June 4th in Baltimore.