*Rihanna has set a record on Billboard with her new single “S&M.”
The track moves up one on the new Billboard Hot 100 to claim the top spot, making her the first solo artist to log the shortest span between a first and 10th number one in the chart’s 52-year history.
It took her closest rival Mariah Carey five years and four months to land the feat; Rihanna did it in four years, 11 months and two weeks.
Only the Beatles and the Supremes have better chart records – the Fab Four landed their first 10 number ones in a one year, eight month span, while Diana Ross’ Motown trio achieved the feat in two years, eight months.
Rihanna is only the ninth artist to total at least 10 Hot 100 number ones.
Rihanna’s “S&M” unseats her pal Katy Perry’s E.T. at the top of the countdown. Perry’s track drops to two after spending three weeks at number one.
Another leading lady, Lady Gaga, scores the week’s highest debut with “Judas,” which crashes into the Hot 100 at 10.