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Rihanna has tied a Beatles chart record in the US by scoring her 59th week at number one.

The R&B singer’s 14th Billboard Hot 100 number one, Work, has landed an eighth week on top, putting her 20 weeks behind number one queen Mariah Carey.

Rihanna has also edged ahead of Michael Jackson to claim the third-most number ones of all-time in America – she’s now four more hits behind Carey and six more behind the Beatles, who lead the chart-toppers list with 20.

Her success at the top of the Hot 100 also means no American-born talent has led the countdown for 40 weeks.

Work is now Rihanna’s second-longest-leading number one, breaking a seven-week run with Umbrella and Love the Way You Lie, her 2010 duet with Eminem. Only We Found Love, her collaboration with Calvin Harris, spent more time on top when it notched up 10 weeks in 2011 and 2012.

Danish group Lukas Graham stay put at two on the new chart with 7 Years, a day after crashing into the album countdown at three with their self-titled debut.


Meghan Trainor’s No is another non-mover at three, while Zayn Malik’s Pillowtalk and newcomer Desiigner’s Panda round out the top five.

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