Rihanna Ties Beatles Record

She rules the charts for a 59th week
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2016 2:04 AM CDT
Rihanna Ties Beatles Record
Rihanna is seen at 2016 Black Girls Rock! at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Friday, April, 1, 2016 in Newark, NJ.   (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

Rihannamania is on the verge of overtaking Beatlemania, according to the latest Billboard chart. Her latest hit, "Work," featuring Drake, has topped the Hot 100 for an eighth week, giving her a total of 59 weeks at No. 1, matching the Fab Four for the second-most weeks at the top of the chart. But it will take 20 more weeks for Rihanna to match the 79 weeks that all-time leader Mariah Carey ruled the charts. Vulture notes that the 28-year-old star, who collaborated with Paul McCartney on "FourFiveSeconds" last year, only needs six more No. 1 hits to match the Beatles' record of 20. (The world has a favorite Beatles song, according to Spotify streaming figures.)

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