Rihanna sets new chart record
The singer’s latest single Stay, featuring Mikky Ekko, has become her tenth number one on Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Radio Airplay Chart.
By having ten number one’s Rihanna topples Katy Perry’s record run of nine number one tracks on the same chart.
The Umbrella singer also holds further records in the same chart, including most entries on the chart for an artist, with 35 songs.
While Rihanna’s chart performances are holding up, she is having a hard time of her current Diamonds World Tour, and has had to cancel four shows in the US leg due to a recurring bout of laryngitis.
After cancelling two shows in Texas earlier this month, she apologised to fans, writing on Instagram, “I kept working because I thought two days off after the Vegas show would be enough time to recover and I f—ed up, those were two days off from hell and today is not different! I’m sad and disappointed about it!”
Tonight Rihanna will perform in Baltimore, Maryland, the first of the previously cancelled shows she has rescheduled.