Hot 100: Rihanna’s “Needed Me” Enters Top 40, Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics” Top 50

As her “Work (featuring Drake)” enjoys a ninth straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna’s new urban and rhythmic single “Needed Me” cracks the chart’s Top 40.

Up fourteen places, the “ANTI” track takes #33 on this week’s edition of the all-encompassing chart.

Rihanna also appears on the chart courtesy new pop single “Kiss It Better,” which slips three places to #83.

— Also on the move this week is Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics,” which enjoys a sixteen-place lift to #46.

The gain comes in conjunction with music video’s late-week debut on YouTube/Vevo. “New Romantics” has also been faring well from a sales standpoint.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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