Rihanna Ties The Supremes, Madonna With 12th No.1 Single

Rihanna is well on her way to being legendary, at least when it comes to chart records.
According to Billboard, the “Unapologetic” diva has officially tied with super girl group The Supremes (Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard) and Madonna for the “fourth-most leaders” in the Billboard Hot 100’s 54-year history.
“Only the Beatles (20), Mariah Carey (18) and Michael Jackson (13; also not counting the Jackson 5’s four No. 1s) have sent more titles to the top of the Hot 100,” reports Billboard.
With “Diamonds” becoming her twelfth hit single to reach the summit on the coveted Hot 100, Rihanna has also surpassed the legendary Mariah Carey in the fastest climb to 12 number 1’s.
“Rihanna’s six-year, seven-month span between her first and 12th leaders bests Carey’s seven-year, one-month, two-week stretch,” reports Billboard.
To date, Rihanna’s number one singles (on the Hot 100) include “S.O.S,” “Umbrella,” “Take A Bow,” “Disturbia,” “Live Your Life,” “Rude Boy,” “Love The Way You Lie,” “What’s My Name ?,” “Only Girl (In The World),” “S&M,” “We Found Love,” and “Diamonds.”
That’s crazy….
In related news, Rihanna may have her first no.1 album on the Billboard 200 next week. Projections place the album’s arrival with somewhere between 240-260,000 copies (in the U.S.).