Almost four months after landing her 23rd top ten hit with the single "Diamonds, " Rihanna is making chart history yet again with her latest effort, "Stay." In its second week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the single, which features Mikky Ekko, jumps from 57-3, landing the 25-year-old her 24th top 10 hit, and surpasses the late Whitney Houston whom she was tied with at 23. According to Billboard, the chart position can be accredited to her performance at the recent Grammy Awards and the release of the song's accompanying music video.
Rihanna now sits at number three all-time with the most top ten singles, and draws closer to the Hot 100 most top 10s record among women, which is held by pop queen Madonna, who sits at 38. Following behind the “Like a Virgin” hit-maker are Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson, both at 27.
"Stay" is also making waves on the Hot Digital Songs tally, moving 25-2 (306k, up 358%), and debuts on Streaming Songs at No. 7 (3.9 million).
Rihanna landed her first top ten in July 2005 with her debut single "Pon De Replay." In her seven year time span, she leads all males and females artists. Lil Wayne is second in that time frame.
"Stay" appears on Rihanna's seventh studio album, Unapologetic.