Rihanna's 'S&M' Becomes Her 10th #1 Single
April 20, 2011 at 7:27 AM (PT)
The first two singles from RIHANNA's Platinum album LOUD -- "Only Girl (In The World)" and "What’s My Name" -- hit #1 on the BILLBOARD Hot 100, and now it's the third in a row, with "S&M" topping the charts this week.
"RIHANNA's 10th #1 single is a monumental accomplishment and a testament to her incredible artistry," said ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP Pres./COO STEVE BARTELS. "This was a truly collaborative and creative effort, spearheaded by RIHANNA's tireless work and aided in no small part by the incredible BRITNEY SPEARS and her team. I am extremely proud of RIHANNA, her ongoing dominance on the charts, and the entire IDJ team who worked so diligently to bring this one home."
In 2010, RIHANNA became the first female artist of the past decade to chart six #1s on the Hot 100 when "Rude Boy" went to the top. "Only Girl" pushed RIHANNA in the lead for most #1s (9) since 2000. She was previously tied with USHER at 8 #1s.