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Rihanna’s “Needed Me” Enters Top 25 On Hot 100; “Kiss It Better” Up To #70

Rihanna [Needed Me Cover]

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”).

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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