11.20.2012 Uncategorized

Rihanna Scores 12th No. 1 Hit with ‘Diamonds’

Rihanna is shining extra bright on the charts. The pop princess scores her 12th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with “Diamonds.”

The song, produced by Stargate and Benny Blanco, jumps 2-1 based on airplay and digital sales, displacing Maroon 5’s “One More Night.” Rihanna now has 12 No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 including “Umbrella,” “Disturbia,” and last year’s chart-topper “We Found Love.”

“‘Diamonds’ is @Rihanna’s 12th number one, at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Single chart this week!” tweeted her label Def Jam.

The 24-year-old singer surpasses Whitney Houston (11) and Janet Jackson (10), and ties Madonna for most No. 1s on the Hot 100 by a female, only trailing Mariah Carey (18).

Meanwhile, her album Unapologetic is set to debut at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 with 240-260k copies.