Rihanna Earns 23rd Top Ten Single, Ties Whitney Houston

After earning her 22nd top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her dance-infused single “Where Have You Been” back in June (2012), Rihanna is making chart history once again. The 24-year-old has earned her 23rd top ten hit with her latest release “Diamonds” after the track jumped to No. 8 this week on the tally.

Rihanna’s new feat ties her with the late Whitney Houston for fourth all-time and draws her 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” hitmaker are Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson, both at 27.

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 with 16.

“Diamonds” will appear on her forthcoming seventh studio album, Unapologetic, due out November 19th.

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