Rihanna Snags 20th Top 10 on Hot 100, Breaks Madonna's Record
Rihanna Snags 20th Top 10 on Hot 100, Breaks Madonna's Record

Rihanna roars to a 20th top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. She snags her 20th faster than any other solo artist, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, darts 16-9 in its second chart week.

Having first graced the Hot 100 the week of June 11, 2005, with the eventual No. 2-peaking "Pon De Replay," Rihanna reaches 20 top 10s in a span of just six years and four months, besting Madonna for the quickest collection of top 10s among soloists (from an artist's first Hot 100 appearance) in the chart's 53-year history. Madonna tallied her 20th top 10, "Hanky Panky," the week of July 28, 1990, for a stretch of six years and nine months after her chart introduction with "Holiday." Rihanna, thus, bests Madonna's mark by five months.

Among all acts, Rihanna's run to 20 top 10s is the second-fastest. Only the Beatles sprinted to the sum more quickly, taking just two years, seven months and one week between their chart entrance with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Jan. 18, 1964) and "Yellow Submarine," which sailed 52-8 the week of Aug. 27, 1966. The Supremes are pushed to third-place among all artists, having collected their 20 career top 10s in a span of six years, five months and one week from 1964 to 1970.

With the vault, Rihanna becomes the 14th artist to garner as many as 20 Hot 100 top 10s and just the fifth woman to earn the honor. Among women, Madonna leads with 37 top 10s - the highest total among all artists - followed by Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson (27 each) and Whitney Houston (23).

Prior to Rihanna this week, Carey had been the last artist to reach 20 top 10s when "Thank God I Found You," featuring Joe and 98 Degrees, blasted 22-2 on the Feb. 12, 2000, chart (a week before it led the Hot 100 for one frame).

Notably, in an era where songs can scale the Hot 100's upper reaches in their debut week solely on the strength of hefty first-week digital sales, all 20 of Rihanna's top 10s have received radio support concurrent with their moves into the Hot 100's top 10. 17 of the 20, in fact, have reached the top 10 on Hot 100 Airplay, with eight bounding all the way to No. 1. And, even the three songs that missed the Hot 100 Airplay's top 10 still made the list's top 40 ("Break It Off," No. 11; "Russian Roulette," No. 35; and, "Cheers (Drink to That)," No. 13).

"Found" jumps into the Hot 100's top 10 with dual Greatest Gainer/Digital and Airplay accolades. The first single from Rihanna's sixth studio album "Talk That Talk," due Nov. 21, charges 7-6 on Hot Digital Songs (147,000 downloads sold, up 25%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and 75-38 on Hot 100 Airplay (33 million audience impressions, up 129%, according to Nielsen BDS).

All charts, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay, will be refreshed tomorrow (Oct. 6) on Billboard.biz.

Below is the recap of Rihanna's 20 Billboard Hot 100 top 10s:

Year, Peak Position, Title

2005, No. 2, "Pon De Replay"
2006, No. 1 (three weeks), "SOS" 2006, No. 6, "Unfaithful"
2007, No. 9, "Break It Off" (Rihanna and Sean Paul)
2007, No. 1 (seven weeks), "Umbrella" (ft. Jay-Z)
2007, No. 7, "Hate That I Love You" (ft. Ne-Yo)
2008, No. 3, "Don't Stop the Music"
2008, No. 1 (one week), "Take a Bow"
2008, No. 1 (two weeks), "Disturbia"
2008, No. 1 (six weeks), "Live Your Life" (T.I. ft. Rihanna)
2009, No. 2, "Run This Town" (Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West)
2009, No. 9, "Russian Roulette"
2010, No. 8, "Hard" (featuring Jeezy)
2010, No. 1 (five weeks), "Rude Boy"
2010, No. 1 (seven weeks), "Love the Way You Lie" (Eminem ft. Rihanna)
2010, No. 1 (one week), "Only Girl (In the World)"
2010, No. 1 (one week), "What's My Name?" (ft. Drake)
2011, No. 1 (one week), "S&M" (ft. Britney Spears)
2011, No. 7, "Cheers (Drink to That)"
2011, No. 9 (to-date), "We Found Love" (ft. Calvin Harris)