Rihanna's 'Work' Rules Dance Club Songs Chart

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Drake and Rihanna in the video for "Work."

Sparked by remixes, the track becomes Rihanna's 24th No. 1, the second-best sum in the chart's history, and Drake's first.

Rihanna scores her 24th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated April 23), the chart's second-best total all time, as "Work," featuring Drake, rises 2-1. With the coronation, Rihanna extends her lead over Beyonce (22 toppers) and trails only Madonna (46) for the most No. 1s in the chart's nearly 40-year history.

Rihanna has now rung up at least one No. 1 in each of the last seven calendar years, dating back to 2010's "Russian Roulette." Overall, Rihanna has reached the pinnacle in 11 of the last 12 calendar years, starting with her debut, "Pon De Replay," in October 2005. Since then, no act has hit No. 1 more than Rihanna; Beyonce trails with 20, followed by Katy Perry, with 15 in that span. (In that stretch, Madonna has padded her record with 13 leaders.)

Drake, meanwhile, celebrates his first Dance Club Songs domination. He'd logged two prior entries on the list: "What's My Name?," also billed to Rihanna featuring Drake, hit No. 6 in 2010, while his own "Hotline Bling" inched to No. 44; the latter single was a smash, of course, spending 18 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.

"Work" was reworked by R3hab, Bad Royale and Burns, among others. As previously reported, the track tops the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week.

Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart's Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, here's an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:

46, Madonna
24, Rihanna
22, Beyonce
19, Janet Jackson
17, Mariah Carey
16, Jennifer Lopez
16, Kristine W
15, Katy Perry
15, Donna Summer
14, Lady Gaga
13, Dave Aude
13, Whitney Houston
13, Enrique Iglesias
13, Kylie Minogue
13, Pitbull


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