Rihanna Ends 12-Week Run of Women Being Absent from Billboard Hot 100 Top 5
With DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts" featuring Bryson Tiller and Rihanna from his album Grateful, hitting the Hot 100 chart at No. 4, Rihanna became the first woman to break into the top 5 in a long 12 weeks.
In fact, this recent drought of women being in the top 5 was the longest streak since 1972, Billboard reports—which frankly, is just sad. The last song by a woman to chart in the top 5 was Taylor Swift's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" with Zayne, which landed on the charts way back in April. Rihanna's appearance marks only the seventh top five hit by a woman in 2017.
In other Rihanna news, she recently announced the line-up for her third annual Diamond Ball charity event. Dave Chappelle will host and Kendrick Lamar is slated to perform at the event, which will benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation.
”I’m thrilled that the incomparable Dave Chappelle will kick things off as the official host of this year’s Diamond Ball and Kendrick Lamar will take the stage for an unforgettable performance,” said Rihanna said in a statement (via Billboard). “I’m proud of the Clara Lionel Foundation’s significant impact in the world over the years and deeply grateful for the continued support and commitment to advancing our mission.”
You can watch video for "Wild Thoughts" below.