As “Work (featuring Drake)” falls from #1 to #4, Rihanna’s two follow-up singles rise to new peaks on the Billboard Hot 100.
Following the late-week release of its music video and in conjunction with growing airplay and solid audio streams and sales activity, “Needed Me” jumps ten places to #23 on this week’s chart.
The clear promotional focus at urban radio, “Needed Me” is also representing Rihanna’s “ANTI” album at the rhythmic radio format.
“Kiss It Better,” the pop-leaning follow-up to “Work,” also climbs this week. Up thirteen places, it earns a new peak of #70 on the all-encompassing Hot 100.
Not simply on the radar for pop radio programmers, “Kiss It Better” has also been receiving rhythmic airplay (though not as much as “Needed Me”).