Rihanna is taking the Billboard charts by storm once again, this time pushing label mate Taio Cruz to the side. Her newest single “Rude Boy” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making this her fifth #1 as a solo artist.

“Rude” is Rihanna’s sixth Hot 100 No. 1 and fifth as a lead artist. Her most recent chart-topper had been as a featured vocalist on T.I.’s “Live Your Life” in 2008. Her other leaders are “SOS” (2006, three weeks), “Umbrella,” featuring Jay-Z (2007, seven weeks), “Take A Bow” (2008, 1 week) and “Disturbia” (2008, two weeks)

Since debuting on the scene in June 2005 with the No. 2-peaking “Pon De Replay,” Rihanna has posted more Hot 100 No. 1 than any other artist. Next in line is Justin Timberlake who has scored five chart-toppers during this span.


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