Rihanna Claims 11th #1 Single With "We Found Love"
Posted by Newson 11/02/2011 at 12:03 PM
Every new #1 is more Billboard history for Rihanna, who continues to move up the ranks of the all-time greats with “We Found Love,” which replaces Adele’s “Someone Like You” at pole position on the Hot 100 this week. The chart-topper is Rihanna’s 11th (*deep breath*—S.O.S.UmbrellaTakeaBowDisturbiaLiveYourLifeRudeBoyLovetheWayYouLie OnlyGirlintheWorldWhat’sMyNameS&M), tying Whitney Houston for sixth all-time among artists (and for third among solo females), putting a couple freeloaders named Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder in her rearview in the process. The song’s incredibly attention-grabbing video probably helped give the song whatever final boost it could possibly need to claim the top spot—though with Rihanna these days, it doesn’t seem like she much needs any kind of assistance.
Naturally, the song is just the first chart-topper for featured artist Calvin Harris, the song’s producer, who’s made quite a name for himself in the UK on the strength of his work for Dizzee Rascal (the British #1 “Dance Wiv Me”) and Kylie Minogue (the top ten hit “In My Arms”), as well as a series of his own smash hits as a lead artist, like “I’m Not Alone” and “Bounce.” Here’s hoping that the added exposure he gets due to his work on Rihanna’s latest rip-roaring success leads to Guetta-like success for the singer/songwriter/producer stateside—though hopefully not quite Guetta-like arrogance and complacency.
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