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Beyonce Ties Mariah Carey For Third-Most Top 10s by a Woman on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

The diva's featured role on Eminem's "Walk On Water" pushes her above Nicki Minaj and Whitney Houston to tie Carey for third-most top 10s.

Eminem’s “Walk on Water,” featuring Beyoncé, debuts at No. 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated Dec. 2) after its Nov. 10 release. The tune rushes to No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart, with 64,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 16, according to Nielsen Music. “Water” also opens at No. 11 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs (18.3 million U.S. streams) and pulls 12 million in radio audience (week ending Nov. 19), beneath the threshold of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.


The arrival gives the superstar diva her 27th top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and the move rearranges the order of women with the most top 10s on the list — which includes some of music’s biggest female acts.

First, with 27 top 10s, Beyoncé passes Whitney Houston and Nicki Minaj, who each have 26. Houston scored her collection, which includes eight No. 1s, between 1984 and 1999. Minaj, meanwhile, kicked off her haul in 2010 and has claimed four No. 1s along the way. She earned her most recent top 10 visit with “Motorsport,” alongside Migos and Cardi B, which debuted at No. 6 last month. (The song jumps 10-7 on the current week’s chart.)

As she climbs above Houston and Minaj, Beyoncé now matches Carey’s 27 top 10s for the third-most among all women in the chart’s history, dating back to its Oct. 20, 1958, launch. The pair trail only Aretha Franklin (52) and Janet Jackson (30).

Here’s an updated look at the women with the most top 10 hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:
Aretha Franklin, 52
Janet Jackson, 30
Beyonce, 27
Mariah Carey, 27
Whitney Houston, 26
Nicki Minaj, 26
Mary J. Blige, 23
Chaka Khan, 22
Rihanna, 21

Among all acts, James Brown and Drake are tied with the most — 57 each.

Beyoncé first visited the top 10 with then-boyfriend JAY-Z on “’03 Bonnie and Clyde,” which surged to No. 5 in 2002. Their next effort, “Crazy in Love,” held the No. 1 position for three weeks in 2003 and became the first of Beyoncé’s eight leaders to date. She most recently reached the summit alongside (who else?) JAY-Z as the pair’s “Drunk in Love” reigned for one week in 2014.

For Eminem, “Water” becomes his 10th top 10 hit and his first in more than three years, since “Guts With Fear” (featuring Sia) also debuted at No. 6.

Here’s a look at Slim Shady’s visits to the top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:

Song, Peak Position, Peak Date
“Lose Yourself,” No. 4, Dec. 21, 2002
“Forever” (Drake featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem), No. 2, Oct. 31, 2009
“Love The Way You Lie,” (featuring Rihanna), No. 7, Oct. 2, 2010
“My Life” (50 Cent featuring Eminem & Adam Levine), No. 6, Dec. 15, 2012
“Berzerk,” No. 2, Sept. 14, 2013
“Survival, No. 6, Oct. 26, 2013
“Rap God,” No. 2, Nov. 2, 2013
“The Monster” (featuring Rihanna), No. 1 for 13 weeks, Nov. 16, 2013
“Guts Over Fear” (featuring Sia), No. 6, Sept. 13, 2014
“Walk on Water” (featuring Beyonce), No. 6 to date, Dec. 2, 2017