Rihanna & Drake’s “Work” Earns 8th Week at #1 on Hot 100; “Kiss It Better” Debuts at #80

Rihanna Drake [Work Video | Def Jam]

Rihanna’s “Work (featuring Drake)” predictably extends its reign on the Billboard Hot 100.

This week marks the song’s eighth consecutive frame on top of the all-encompassing chart. It, meanwhile, represents Rihanna’s 59th career week at #1 on the Hot 100.

In securing a 59th cumulative week on top, Rihanna ties The Beatles for #2 on the all-time list. Only Mariah Carey, with a total of 79 weeks, has spent more time atop the Hot 100.

As “Work” celebrates its eighth week at #1, another Rihanna single officially enters the chart. “Kiss It Better,” the pop follow-up to “Work,” debuts at #80. She is also represented on the chart by urban-leaning “ANTI” single “Needed Me,” which rises to #47.

The Top 10 of this week’s Billboard Hot 100:
1) Rihanna ft. Drake – Work (=)
2) Lukas Graham – 7 Years (=)
3) Meghan Trainor – NO (=)
5) Desiigner – Panda (+9)
6) Justin Bieber – Love Yourself (-1)
7) Flo Rida – My House (-1)
8) Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (+1)
9) Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home (+1)
10) G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha – Me, Myself & I (-2)

Written by Brian Cantor

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