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As “Work,” featuring Drake, leads again, Rihanna matches the Fab Four’s total of 59 cumulative weeks on top. Only Mariah Carey has logged more leading frames. Plus, Desiigner darts into the top five with “Panda” and Justin Bieber ties a record.

Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, posts an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 23). With her latest frame on top, Rihanna has now tied The Beatles for the second-most total weeks spent at No. 1 (59) and trails only Mariah Carey, the leader with 79.

Plus, Desiigner earns his first Hot 100 top 10, as his debut hit “Panda” soars 14-5, and Justin Bieber matches a top 10 longevity mark (yet again).

As we do every Monday, let’s run down the Hot 100’s top 10 and more. Highlights of the airplay, sales and streaming-based Hot 100 post on Billboard.com each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.

Just like on the Hot 100, “Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, spends an eighth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 27 million U.S. streams, down 6 percent, in the week ending April 7, according to Nielsen Music. “Work” also tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (12.4 million, down 7 percent) for a ninth frame. It dips from its No. 2 high on Radio Songs to No. 3 (112 million in airplay audience, down 7 percent) and 5-12 on Digital Songs (63,000 downloads sold, down 29 percent), which it led for two weeks.

“Work” also tops Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a 10th nonconsecutive week and Rhythmic Songs for a sixth week. It additionally rises 2-1 on Dance Club Songs, where it’s Rihanna’s 24th No. 1; only Madonna, with 46, has notched more Dance Club Songs leaders.

As reported when the song reached No. 1, “Work” is Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 leader, lifting her into a solo share of the third-most No. 1s all-time, ahead of Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” is also the record-breaking ninth Hot 100 No. 1 in a row by non-U.S.-born acts (Rihanna is from Barbados and Drake, from Canada), while this week marks the record-extending 40th straight week that non-American talent has led the Hot 100.

More about The Beatles and Carey: As Rihanna has now spent 59 total weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 via her 14 leaders, she has tied The Beatles for the second-most weeks at No. 1. Here is an updated look at the acts that have spent the most time atop the Hot 100 since the chart’s 1958 inception:

79 weeks, Mariah Carey
59 weeks, Rihanna
59 weeks, The Beatles
50 weeks, Boyz II Men
47 weeks, Usher

Meanwhile, “Work” is now Rihanna’s second-longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 outright, breaking a tie with her seven-week No. 1s “Umbrella” (2007) and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” on which she’s featured (2010). Only her “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, spent more time on top: 10 weeks in 2011-12.

“Work,” down 11 percent in overall chart points, stays atop the Hot 100 but with a narrower lead than last week over Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” which holds at its No. 2 peak (up less than 1 percent).

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Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, logs a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 16).

Let’s get to work. Just like we do every Monday, let’s run down the Hot 100’s top 10 and more. Highlights of the airplay, sales and streaming-based Hot 100 post on Billboard.com each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.

As on the Hot 100, “Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 28.8 million U.S. streams, down 9 percent, in the week ending March 31, according to Nielsen Music. “Work” also tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (13.4 million, down 7 percent) for an eighth frame. It rises 3-2, hitting a new high, on Radio Songs (120 million in airplay audience, down 1 percent), while slipping 4-5 on Digital Songs (89,000 downloads sold, up 4 percent), which it led for two weeks. “Work” tops Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a ninth nonconsecutive week.

As reported when the song reached No. 1, “Work” is Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 leader, lifting her into a solo share of the third-most No. 1s all-time, ahead of Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” is also the record-breaking ninth Hot 100 No. 1 in a row by non-U.S.-born acts (with Rihanna from Barbados and Drake from Canada), while this week marks the record-extending 39th straight week that non-American talent has led the Hot 100.

Speaking of The Beatles and Carey, Rihanna has now spent 58 total weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 via her 14 leaders. Rihanna is just one week away from potentially tying The Beatles (59) for the second-most weeks at No. 1; Carey leads with 79 cumulative frames at the summit. (Boyz II Men, with 50 weeks on top, and Usher, with 47, round out the top five.)

Meanwhile, thanks to “Work,” Rihanna ties her second-longest Hot 100 reign, as “Umbrella” (2007) and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” on which she’s featured (2010), also led for seven weeks each. Only her “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, spent more time on top: 10 weeks in 2011-12. Rihanna additionally joins Carey as the only artists with four songs each that have led the Hot 100 for at least seven weeks. Carey established the club with a quartet of titles that all spent at least eight weeks at No. 1: “One Sweet Day” (with Boyz II Men), 16 weeks (1995-96); “We Belong Together,” 14 (2005); “Dreamlover,” eight (1993); and “Fantasy,” eight (1995).

“Work,” down 4 percent in overall chart points, keeps atop the Hot 100 but with a narrower lead than last week over Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” which holds at its No. 2 peak (up 18 percent). The single from the Danish pop band (fronted by Lukas Graham Forchhammer) rebounds 2-1 for a third week atop Digital Songs (155,000, up 25 percent); slips 2-3 on Streaming Songs (16.7 million, up 10 percent); and hits the top 10 on Radio Songs (13-9; 79 million, up 18 percent), while adding the Hot 100’s top Digital and Airplay Gainer awards.

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Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, scores a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 9). Meanwhile, Meghan Trainor ascends to the top 10 with her new single, “No,” which also takes over as the best-selling song in the U.S.

As we do every Monday, let’s run down the Hot 100’s top 10 and more. Highlights of the airplay, sales and streaming-based Hot 100 post on Billboard.com each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.

Just like on the Hot 100, “Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 31.6 million U.S. streams, down 7 percent, in the week ending March 24, according to Nielsen Music, marking the track’s fifth straight week topping 30 million streams. Impressively, “Work” is just the second song to tally five weeks of at least 30 million domestic streams, joining Adele’s “Hello” (five weeks in November and December).

“Work” also tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (14.4 million, down 6 percent) for a seventh frame. It holds at its No. 3 high on Radio Songs (122 million in airplay audience, up 2 percent) and No. 4 on Digital Songs (85,000 downloads sold, down 12 percent), which it led for two weeks. The track rules Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an eighth (nonconsecutive) week.

As reported when the song reached No. 1, “Work” is Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 leader, upping her into a solo share of the third-most No. 1s all-time, passing Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” is also the record-breaking ninth Hot 100 No. 1 in a row by non-U.S.-born acts (with Rihanna from Barbados and Drake from Canada), while this week marks the record-extending 38th straight week that non-American talent has led the Hot 100.

Speaking of The Beatles and Carey, Rihanna has now spent 57 total weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 via her 14 leaders. She’s two weeks away from potentially tying The Beatles (59) for the second-most weeks at No. 1; Carey leads with 79 cumulative weeks at the summit. (Boyz II Men, with 50 weeks on top, and Usher, with 47, round out the top five.)

“Work” keeps atop the Hot 100 with, like last week, a roughly 3-to-2 lead in chart points over the list’s runner-up, although, this week, a new song moves into second place, as Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” reaches a new peak, rising 3-2 on the Hot 100.

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Rihanna’s Anti moves back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, collecting its second week at the top. The diva’s set earned another 54,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 17, according to Nielsen Music.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new April 2-dated chart (where Anti is No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, March 22.

Anti is Rihanna’s second No. 1 album (following her previous studio effort, Unapologetic, in 2012) and her first to spend more than one week at No. 1.

Of Anti’s total units for the week, 17,000 were in pure album sales. The rest of its sum — a sizable 69 percent — was comprised of TEA and SEA units, thanks to the popularity of its tracks (like the smash single “Work,” which has spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart).

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Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 26). Plus, Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” crowns the Digital Songs chart, Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” rises to the Hot 100’s top 10 and Meghan Trainor’s “No” debuts just beyond the top bracket, while making a big first-week splash in sales and airplay.

“Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, also claims a fourth week atop the Streaming Songs chart with 36.9 million U.S. streams, down 8 percent, in the week ending March 10, according to Nielsen Music. The lead single from Rihanna’s album Anti also tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (16.3 million, down 14 percent) for a fifth frame. It drops 2-3 on Digital Songs (109,000 downloads sold, down 29 percent), which it led for two weeks, and rises 4-3 on Radio Songs (113 million in airplay audience, up 8 percent).

“Work” rules Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a sixth (nonconsecutive) week. As reported when the song reached No. 1, “Work” is Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 leader, upping her into a solo share of the third-most No. 1s all-time, passing Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” is also the record-breaking ninth Hot 100 No. 1 in a row by non-U.S.-born acts (Rihanna is from Barbados; Drake, from Canada), while this week marks the record-extending 36th straight week that non-American acts have led the Hot 100.

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Rihanna’s “Work” becomes her 14th leader, lifting her past Michael Jackson for the third-most No. 1s all-time. Plus, DNCE dances into the top 10 with “Cake by the Ocean.”

Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 5), becoming her 14th topper, as well as Drake’s second.

After a race for the top that was too close to call based on sales projections from industry sources and preliminary airplay and streaming data according to Nielsen Music on Friday, “Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, surges 4-1 on the Hot 100 (and becomes the 1,052nd No. 1 in the chart’s 57-year history).

With the ascent of “Work,” Rihanna collects her 14th Hot 100 leader, upping her into a solo share of the third-most No. 1s all-time, breaking a tie with Michael Jackson. Here’s an updated look at the acts with the most Hot 100 No. 1s:

20, The Beatles
18, Mariah Carey
14, Rihanna
13, Michael Jackson
12, Madonna
12, The Supremes
11, Whitney Houston
10, Janet Jackson
10, Stevie Wonder

“Work” crowns Streaming Songs, roaring 4-1 with a 73 percent increase to 25.8 million streams, according to Nielsen Music, after its recent wide release on streaming services, including official and user-generated content on YouTube; with the song’s official video released today, any gains from the clip’s arrival will be reflected on next week’s Hot 100, to be released next Monday (Feb. 29). Rihanna earns her second Streaming Songs No. 1 (following her featured turn on Eminem’s “The Monster,” which led the Jan. 4, 2014 list), while Drake celebrates his first Streaming Songs leader.

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Rihanna’s Drake-assisted “Work” has entered the Hot 100’s top five, rising 7-4 in its third week. The song is Rihanna’s 20th top five Hot 100 hit, making her just the eighth artist to hit that milestone.

Here is an updated look at the acts with the most top five Hot 100 hits:

29, The Beatles
28, Madonna
26, Mariah Carey
24, Janet Jackson
21, Elvis Presley (whose career predated the Hot 100’s 1958 launch by two years)
20, Michael Jackson
20, Rihanna
20, Stevie Wonder

(Among artists with the most Hot 100 top 10s, Rihanna ranks in a tie for fifth place.)

Partly powering the ascent of “Work,” the song zooms 41-4 on Streaming Songs (15 million, up 222 percent) and 16-1 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (13 million, up 209 percent, becoming her third No. 1 on the tally), with the track’s arrival on Spotify, which accounts for 47 percent of its overall streams, heavily pushing its rise.

“Work” also charges 20-13 on Radio Songs (63 million, up 23 percent), winning the Hot 100’s top Streaming and Airplay Gainer awards. On Digital Songs, the single rises 3-2 (113,000, down 27 percent).

“Work” also leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a second nonconsecutive week.
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