The battle for the #1 spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart officially belongs to Rihanna. The 23 year old pop diva held off both good friend Katy Perry and hot white blonde girl of the moment Lady Gaga, in order to secure her 10th #1 single (S & M Remix featuring Britney Spears).
Rihanna has now entered into a very exclusive club. Just five years into her career, the singer now ties Janet Jackson for the most #1 single by a solo female artist (10) and will surely topple Whitney Houston (11) and Madonna’s (12) record as well.
The big question is, will Rihanna one day reach Mariah Carey’s plateau (18) or possibly even that of The Beatles (20)? Should the singer have a 10 or even 20+ year career, I think it is safe to say she stands a good chance of setting a record that may never be touched.
Congrats to Rihanna. Regardless of what you may think of her, she has earned her place in the spotlight. She is as deserving as of her success as Britney and Gaga.