Rihanna's Everlasting 'Love' Matches Her Longest Hot 100 Reign
Rihanna's Everlasting 'Love' Matches Her Longest Hot 100 Reign

Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit.

The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, becomes one of just 11 boasting a solo female lead billing to have ruled for at least 10 weeks in the tally's 53-year history. "Love" is the first such leader since Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" logged 10 weeks on top in 2006-07.

Here is the complete list of songs by women to achieve strangleholds of at least 10 frames on the Hot 100 (including two tracks in which other acts share lead credit and one in which two women trade lead vocals):

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Peak Year
16, "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, 1995 (*the longest reign of any title in the chart's history)
14, "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey, 2005
14, "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston, 1992
13, "The Boy Is Mine," Brandy & Monica, 1998
11, "I'll Be Missing You," Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112, 1997
11, "Un-Break My Heart," Toni Braxton, 1996
10, "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, 2011 (to-date)
10, "Irreplaceable," Beyonce, 2006
10, "Foolish," Ashanti, 2002
10, "Physical," Olivia Newton-John, 1981
10, "You Light Up My Life," Debby Boone, 1977

"Love" maintains its Hot 100 dominance by spending a ninth week atop Hot 100 Airplay (150 million audience impressions, down 1%, according to Nielsen BDS), while slipping 4-6 on Hot Digital Songs (140,000 downloads sold, down 24%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).

"Love" holds off Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain," which burns a path from No. 4 to No. 2 on the Hot 100 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a second consecutive week, as it crackles 12-5 on Hot 100 Airplay (92 million, up 26%).

While making a push for the Hot 100's top spot, Adele does land her latest leader on the Hot Digital Songs chart, where "Fire" becomes the third No. 1 from her album "21," following "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You." "Fire" rises 3-1 on Hot Digital Songs with 193,000 in digital sales (down 5%).

Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" reaches a new peak on the Hot 100, lifting 5-3. It jumps 5-2 on Hot Digital Songs (163,000, down 3%) and 4-3 on Hot 100 Airplay (120 million, up 13%).

Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain" (3-4) and LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" (2-5) round out the Hot 100's top five, while the titles at Nos. 6 and 7 are stationary: Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" and Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Ni**as in Paris," respectively.

Rap newcomer Tyga notches his first Hot 100 top 10, as "Rack City" vaults 23-8. The track blasts 13-3 on Hot Digital Songs (160,0000, up 41%), while airplay support is building; it rises 59-47 on Hot 100 Airplay (26 million, up 24%).

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa's "Young, Wild & Free," featuring Bruno Mars, re-enters the Hot 100's top 10, achieving a new peak with its 11-9 advance. The cut is the first single from the soundtrack to the two leads' as-yet-unreleased comedy film,"Mac and Devin Go to High School."

David Guetta closes the Hot 100's top tier, as "Turn Me On," featuring Nicki Minaj, flies 25-10. The song zooms 21-7 on Hot Digital Songs (137,000, up 43%) and climbs 39-31 on Hot 100 Airplay (38 million, up 26%). With the ascent, Guetta collects his fourth Hot 100 top 10 and Minaj her fifth.

Check billboard.biz tomorrow (Jan. 19), when all rankings, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.

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