Rihanna Scores 13th No. 1 Hit with ‘The Monster’

Eminem and Rihanna

Rihanna has done it again. One year after topping the charts with “Diamonds,” the pop singer has landed her 13th No. 1 for her collaboration with Eminem.

“The Monster,” which appears on Eminem’s album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, tops the Billboard Hot 100 this week, rising 2-1. The duo dethrones Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” which ruled the chart for three weeks.

Rihanna now ties Michael Jackson for the third most No. 1s in the Hot 100′s history, surpassing Madonna and the Supremes. Only Mariah Carey (18) and the Beatles (2) have more.

Eminem also makes his own history, tying the record for the most Hot 100 No. 1s among rappers with five. He shares the honor with Diddy and Ludacris.

“Ohhhhhh BOMBA!!!! #Jah RULE every ting!!!! We are #1 in this muthaPHUCKA!!!! @Eminem congrats to you and all the fans!!” tweeted RiRi. “Wow!! I cant tell yall how I’m shaking! I cant believe this!! You did this!! #13 number 1′s! Where dey do dat at? Hardly! Yall epic az phuck.”

“The Monster” is Eminem and Rihanna’s second No. 1 following “Love the Way You Lie,” which topped the Hot 100 for seven weeks in 2010.



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71 Comments

  1. ayee

    It’s a good song. Now they need to release ” Beautiful Pain” with Sia. That track is even better!!!

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    Shutterbug Reply:

    @ayee, Just what I was about to say…blame Paul for it only being on the deluxe edition.

    I agree, “Beautiful Pain” would be a hit…it’s one of his most heartfelt, motivational songs out there (and also has the fewest vulgarities of any song he’s done since the “Infinite” album)

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @Shutterbug, AGREED! THAT SONG IS EPIC!! It’s actually the only song on the album with ZERO profanity on it.

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    Sushi Reply:

    @Shutterbug, Poor paul :(

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  2. Bobby

    Good for her, I am a Rihanna fan myself however its hardly as accomplished as say Madonna (12 #1′s), Michael Jackson (13), Elvis (17), Mariah (18) etc… Most of her #1′s are due to her camps shady tactics. No disrespect to her at all though.

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    Kerrone Reply:

    @Bobby, this is about the dumbest thing ever. It’s just as impossive, if that was the case everyone would have a bunch of number 1′s. Give her props and move on. She has 12 number ones before billboard changed their rules to include YouTube videos at the beginning of the year. The monster has no music video yet, promotion or performances. It’s number one because it’s a good song and folks like it.

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Kerrone, ITunes and digital sales made Rihanna’s career what it is today. It was so much harder to get a #1 single back in the day because Billboard relied only on radio play and PHYSICAL single sales (think about it, people actually used to go to stores like CVS and Rite Aid and buy a single for like $3.99). Artists have it so easy these days! If ITunes and all this technology were around in 1990 when Madonna and Michael were in their prime, they would each probably have 65 #1 hits. LOL!

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Kyle, When I said artists have it so easy these days, I mean in terms of getting a #1 single. In terms of everything else, it must be tough! Think about it, Rihanna finally just got her first #1 album last year and it was her highest first week sales with what, only like 230K? That is so weird to me! You would think she would be moving over 350K with every release with how many #1 hits she has.

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    JC Reply:

    @Kyle, that sounds like one of those “well, when I was a kid, we had to walk 5 miles in the snow to school” arguments. It wasn’t THAT difficult to get to #1 before iTunes. If it was so easy now, everyone would be having #1 hits.

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    lilkunta Reply:

    @JC, it definitely WAS hard to get #1 predigital sales era. Fans had to buy the single for it to be #1 and request the song on the radiio for it to be #1 on airplay chartss…that is why there was payola.

    I still think there is payola, along with fans rigging YT to auto play vids.

    KC Reply:

    @Kyle, Just like MTV made it easier for people like Madonna & Michael Jackson to get more #1s. Imagine if artists from the 60s & 70s got the exposure Madonna and Michael did…they would have had 65 #1s…see where we’re going with this?

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    meme Reply:

    @KC, love this fukin comment. you my friend, your very smart. basic brain ppl have no logics

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    FormerlyFromTokyo Reply:

    @KC, But it’s actually far, far, far easier to get exposure nowadays in countless ways because of the internet. If a person is smart, driven, and dedicated, they could find all kinds of ways to do it – ways that weren’t available back in MJ and Madonna’s heydays.

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    Sushi Reply:

    @Bobby, You practically threw Rihanna under the bus, comparing her to Madonna, Mariah Carey, and Michael Jackson, then added it with “The Shady Camp” Do you not realize how old she is compared to Madonna, Mariah Carey, and MJ were when they were her age? Yeah…

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  3. Rihanna Rules

    Dayyum! She’s tied with MJ! WHOA! Congrats to the Queen herself!

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    Blondie Reply:

    @Rihanna Rules, she’s not a Queen and should never be compared let alone mentioned with the likes of Michael Jackson !!!!!!!!!!!!! I love her and all , but she’s NOT an icon . She’s a good puppet . Her music is dope , but she isn’t deserving of such prestigious accolades when the body of work has nothing to do with her personally . No shade

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    Blondie Reply:

    And homegirl doesn’t even have any songwriting credits on ANY of these #1′s .

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @Blondie, Rude Boy and The Monster *waits for response like “She probably only wrote one word”* -_-

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    Blondie Reply:

    @Whatcha_Sayin, Ester Dean wrote AND recorded Rude Boy prior to Rihanna remaking it . And Bebe Rexha wrote the hook for Monster , so unless Robyn helped write Eminem’s verses , that hoe got ya’ll fooled once more .

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    laer Reply:

    @Blondie, god knows I love Whitney with all my heart but she doesn’t either her 12#1s was recreated remakes and the others was written

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    Ice Reply:

    @Blondie, Agreed, I enjoy her music, but her and Eminem are only getting #1′s based on popularity, not talent.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Blondie, YOU SOUND BITTER. HISTORY HAS BEEN WRITTEN & IT CAN’T BE ERASED JUST BECAUSE YOUR MAD.

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    Blondie Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Not mad in the least . My fav (Beyoncé) trumps this hoe times infinity . Sales , certifications , charts , awards , life , net worth . So I’ll never be mad . The Navy is mad . And in denial that they worship a puppet . Sure she’s a style icon . But a musical one , that’s laughable . That bitch canNOT sing . Her songs are popping , but she doesn’t have any creative control over anything she does musically . Bitches quick to come for Bey about her publishing credits , but that’s what keeps the checks coming in . Homegirl better take notes . Rihanna’s an “It Girl” . Unless she takes vocal lessons and start releasing shit that she can perform in her mature age , she’s gonna be gone with the wind . And there’ll be another bitch to take her place . Squealing , pretending to be ratchet , and patting your vagina will only take you so far . Again , I’m not MAD ! The bitch can dress and she’s cute . Her fans just gas her like she’s this God . She’s overexposed . She can’t even take a break because that would leave a window of oppurtunity for a prettier puppet to take her place .

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    FormerlyFromTokyo Reply:

    @Blondie, I don’t get that she’s a style icon, though. I absolutely do not. She sets hair trends, but that’s the only legitimate thing I can say about her “style,” which is practically non-existent unless a glam squad is behind her for photo shoots and red carpet events.

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    Rihanna Rules Reply:

    @Blondie, #StayMad ;)

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    10078 Reply:

    @Rihanna Rules,

    Times have changed, Michael deserves his no.1′s due to good music and fans requesting and physically purchasing his singles… Rihanna? Technology is on her side, that sh/t don’t count boo.

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    Rihanna Rules Reply:

    @10078, It counts because she’s being acknowledge for it and having people like you pressed! If not, why do you care to tell me otherwise if she’s so not worthy? We’re in the present and she’s winning that’s all that matters!

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  4. Chris Brown

    Without Eminem it wouldn’t be #1 and to be honest in the time of MJ etc. it was way harder to get these #1 then now.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Chris Brown, Really? what numbers are the other two releases from the album on the charts? I think you have that backwards

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    JoJo Reply:

    @Chris Brown, Really and what did his forst single Bezerk chart ? hmmmm yeah I thought so…. If Rihanna wasnt on this it would’ve flopped. Rihanna is the voice of this generation

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  5. RonnieJ

    Ok, Im happy for her but 6 out of the 13 number ones are due to futures/dues. Mariah, Janet, Madonna, MJ, all have #1′s because of solo songs. Congrats anyway, not like y’all aint know it was gone go #1. No shade but lately only her first singles have been goin #1

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    SHAWTY Reply:

    @RonnieJ, Exactly

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @RonnieJ, only 3 of them are features

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    Sean Reply:

    @Whatcha_Sayin, Only SOS, Take A Bow, Disturbia, Rude Boy, Only Girl (in the World), We Found Love and Diamonds are solo number ones.

    Obviously Run This Town, Love The Way You Lie and Monster are her being featured on another artists record, but she also relies heavily on featured artists. Umbrella, What’s My Name and S&M (technically the version with Britney made this song tip to number 1) all utilized another artist to make it more appealing to radio.

    So, only 7 of her 13 number ones are technically solo.

    If you look at Mariah, Michael, Janet, Whitney and Madonna…

    Mariah: 14/18 solo
    Madonna: 12/12 solo
    Michael: 11/13 solo
    Whitney: 11/11 solo
    Janet: 10/10 solo

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @Sean, The Britney version of S&M was released digitally to maximise it’s sales while the original was already number one on radio so no. I will give you Jay-Z and Umbrella. Drake can be argued to have pulled her extra spins on Urban radio I suppose but to say she relies “heavily” on featured artists is unfair and untrue.

    It’s not her fault that her features go to number one.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Whatcha_Sayin, 10 of Rihanna’s #1′s are her only no features.

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    JC Reply:

    @Sean, Umbrella would have went #1 without Jay-z. It was a damn good song.

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    Dots Reply:

    @JC, Yes the AC Radio played (and 6 years later, still play it) without the Jay-z verse.

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  6. SHAWTY

    She doesn’t write or produce any of her singles…let alone NON of her number 1′s..and I checked Billboard..this song with Eminem is sitting at #2 not number 1. Not throwing shade but lets congratulate her team and not her. She’s just doing what they say.

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    Blondie Reply:

    @SHAWTY, PRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!! Her team deserves the accolades ! Where is this hoe publishing credits ?! lmao No shade . But she doesn’t deserve to be mentioned with Mariah , Whitney , and Michael when they had a true passion for making music and it was THEIR music and vision . Rihanna is the product of amazing PR

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Blondie, Amen. God bless that PR team..they found the formula and STUCK to it!
    /-)

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    what Reply:

    @SHAWTY, The Billboard site won’t update until tomorrow. what you checked was last weeks charts.
    And what you said could be said about many artist.
    there are a lot of artist who don’t write or produce their own music. and nearly every song that has went number 1 has accomplished that because of a team, NOT that single artist. your post was blind hate.

    with that being said, the song sucks, and rihanna sucks. but she got her #1 fair and square

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  7. coree

    Congrats rihrih Barbados is proud keep doing what u do dawling…u might not b an icon for other ppl but u a icon in BIM…..u r young enjoy every minute of it…..lovr ya

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  8. coree

    You guys need to get over it….SHES #1 hehehe

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  9. EL

    That Rihanna reign.

    ;-)

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    jay scorpio Reply:

    @EL, dats all!

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  10. Os

    Gratz to her.

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  11. D. kells

    I thought this was eminem song featuring Rihanna not her song. So this is his hit and number 1 record again right?

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    Lisa Reply:

    @D. kells, WRONG.

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  12. Zo

    Question… If you are featured on a song like a chours, is it really your number 1?

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Zo, Let’s ask all artist that and see what they have to say about that, this is both her and Em’s song, just like Beyonce and Gaga, Alicia and Usher, and on and on and on.

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  13. Jerome

    Hate as much as you want but she’s still perched at #1 tieing her record breaking with MJ while so many others are still struggling to get to the top 10 and we are here wasting foolish energy dissing her. She’s allready won and considering she’s not even from the US or the UK that’s quite an achievement for someone from a small little island

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  14. BEDSTUYFLY

    THIS IS 1 SUCCESSFUL BITCH.

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  15. demmi

    Oh so much hate… I love it…She has 13 #1s and so many singers are still strugling to get a top 100 LMAO keeo it going Rih Who is next in the line up.

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  16. tell'em

    You people sound ridiculous with this “it was harder to sell music in the past.” It is WAY more difficult in today’s digital market considering piracy. Most don’t even buy the music, they simply download it illegally. If it was so easy to be successful nowa’days labels wouldn’t have been downsizing and restructuring the past few years to stay afloat.

    This song is #1 without a video or any performances. That is major.

    Rihanna deserves all the success she gets. She works hard for her’s and just because whatever artist you prefer isn’t seeing the same success you shouldn’t go around hating on others. Go support your fave (actually buy their music) and shut up.

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    y'all so bitta Reply:

    @tell’em, LMFAOOOO!!! THANK YOU FOR DAT! I was going crazy stupid reading these dumbasses’ comments lolol.
    Preach again please.

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    meme Reply:

    @tell’em, I said the exact same thing. Back in the days selling 200k for a big artist was considered huge fail. Albums with 200k first week came in 3rd and 4th on the charts. Today youll be lucky if u hit 200k. It is so much harder today.

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    lilkunta Reply:

    @tell’em, WRONG. It was harder pre digital to get #1 bc fans had to buy the music. Now they just have to download it fromtiunes and watch it on yt or listen to it on pandora. Why do you think rihannaNavy and Mariah’s lambs have contests to downloads singles: bc downloading is what gets #1. Billboard (stupidly some say) changed the rules and now YT vids count(which is how baauer stupidly got #1 for 5weeksin march, based on YT mememes NOT sales not airplay) so now YT views count and social media mentions(twitter, fb,instagram) so that has helped Ri.

    it is much easier now.

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  17. Truth

    I wonder how eminem will feel seeing Rihanna tweet which includes “Jah RULE” lol I know she doesn’t mean the rapper but she should have rephrased her tweet

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    lilkunta Reply:

    @Truth, rephrase it ?U r talking about dont give a phuck ri ri right ?

    She is bajan , that is how they speak.

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  18. meme

    haters stay press. Not matter how much she accomplish ppl try to discredit her. Only 3 of her single were features just would have not been #1 singles if it wasnt for her contribution in making the songs hits. Plz ppl GET OVER IT! She is here to stay,

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  19. Rihanna Rules

    LOL!! These haters are mad! LOL!! I just love how haters are pressed by Rihanna’s Success!

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  20. Chris Kirkland

    Em b da boss. He proz hittin dat on da side withone eny1 knowin of. I feel as if Emv would done had beat anywhom in tha game of RAP. He make me wanna RAP myself, fuck scoo, it all bout dat RAP game!!?! I ffell like If i had done met wit Marshall face2face he would feel my raps cause i b from da streets of Wyoming. I kno he would support me like i support him#truth. Hmu on Myspace

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  21. Chris Kirkland

    Em da man! guarnte he b hittin dat on da side witout anywhom knowin of it! i wanna paty wit him sooooo freakin bad yall dnt even undatand. my prsoanlly unpioion of him is dat he tha best RAP artist is da game thus far. I wana tell him how his muzic anspire me. I wanna b da best dare ever were. Please sign me to g-unit em u wont regreaeet it

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    Nicki Minaj Reply:

    @Chris Kirkland, Stan is that you?

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  22. Nicki Minaj

    *Yawn* The song got annoying and boring after the first 3 days.

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    Truth Reply:

    @Nicki Minaj, jealous much? You mad Nicki didn’t top the charts even though she went pop. Na son she’s gonna continue to flop.

    Shady/Aftermath b!tch

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  23. Lisa

    You know you are doing it big when they start trying to discredit your accomplishments, they did the same thing to all the greats, they waived off Madonna and several others back in the day, and look at her now. Keep killing them Rih, when they start making excuses for your success you know you have the haters spinning.

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  24. King Fierce

    Just because you are good in one category doesn’t make you the Queen.
    /-)

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  25. Andy

    this song is horribly boring!!! Is like the popiest song of hip hop. Eminem fans are mostly white teens, obviously.

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  26. rave4

    I like eminem but this song is not that great but catchy..if he wanted to put out a commercial joint he should put out beautiful pain that song is wayyy better than the monster jus like every other song on the mmlp2…em really need to know how to pic his singles.as for rihanna I like her but she didn’t even write that hook for the monster yet she gets all the credit.jus like she didn’t write the hook for love the way you lie. But I still love them both.

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