Rihanna's 'Love' Her Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1
Rihanna's 'Love' Her Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1

Now with 11 Hot 100 No. 1s, what chance might Rihanna have at passing the Beatles for the most leaders in the chart's history?

'KNOW'-HOW: Fox's "The X Factor" has been renewed for a second season. The current third season of NBC's a capella showcase "The Sing-Off" is longer (11 episodes) than its first two seasons combined (nine). And, NBC's "The Voice" spurred the pairing of coaches Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera on the four-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Moves Like Jagger."

Still, the original modern TV reality singing competition continues to make its chart mark.

As "Mr. Know It All" leaps 19-10 on the Hot 100, maiden "American Idol" queen Kelly Clarkson collects her ninth top 10, extending her mark for the most top 10s among the series' graduates.

Here is a breakdown of the 28 Hot 100 top 10s tallied by "Idol" alumni:

Season one (2002)
Kelly Clarkson, nine

Season two (2003)
Ruben Studdard, two
Clay Aiken, two

Season three (2004)
Fantasia, one

Season four (2005)
Carrie Underwood, four
Bo Bice, one

Season five (2006)
Taylor Hicks, one
Chris Daughtry, two (with Daughtry)

Season six (2007)
Jordin Sparks, three

Season seven (2008)
David Cook, one
David Archuleta, one

Season eight (2009)
Adam Lambert, one

While no contestants from the ninth or 10th seasons of "Idol" have reached the Hot 100's top 10, reigning champion Scotty McCreery bowed atop the Oct. 22 Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts with "Clear as Day," which has spent its first four weeks in the chart's top 10. This year's runner-up, Lauren Alaina, followed with a No. 5 Billboard 200 start for her debut release "Wildflower" on the Oct. 29 chart.

As Clarkson's "Stronger" enters this week's Billboard 200 at No. 2, she celebrates her fifth top 10 album in as many tries. The entrance ties her with second-season runner-up Aiken for the highest Billboard 200 top 10 sum among "Idol" finalists. Underwood ranks third among the series' contenders with three top 10 sets.

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