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Rihanna 'Work' Leads Hot 100 for Eighth Week Over Desiigner 'Panda' and Fifth Harmony

by Carolyn Menyes   Apr 12, 2016 17:04 PM EDT

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Rihanna and Drake know how to "Work" a hit, and they're doing it again atop the charts. For the eighth week in a row, the lead single off Rihanna's new album ANTI crowns the Hot 100. And though RIhanna is breaking records with her new single, she may not have a No. 1 single for much longer, as new tracks from Panda and Fifth Harmony jump up the charts.

This week, "Work," which is Rihanna's 14th No. 1 hit, marks her 59th week ever at the top of the charts, tying The Beatles for the second-most weeks period. (Mariah Carey leads the No. 1 count with 79 weeks). And she didn't do it without trying. "Work" leads streams for the eighth straight week thanks to 27 million American plays. And, despite slips in radio play (No. 3) and sales (No. 12), the queen of streams reigns supreme.

And though Rihanna and Drake dominate the world of No. 1, Nos. 2 and 3 are coming for the throne. Both Lukas Graham's "7 Years" and Meghan Trainor's "No" are stationary this week, sitting respectively at Nos. 2 and 3. Despite minor slips in sales, gains at radio and streaming helped boost Lukas Graham's chart points for another week in second place. Meanwhile, Trainor conitnues to rise on streams and radio, easily landing her another spot at No. 3.

In fact, the top four songs in the country remain the same this week. Zayn's "Pillowtalk" is locked in at No. 4 for a second week.

But what has emerged to break into the top 10 this week? Why, it's a "Panda." Rapper Desiigner's viral hit climbed up the proverbial chart tree this week by rising nine spots to a new high at No. 5. And, like with most emerging hits, streams helped
Desiigner break into the top five. The track was played a total 22.3 million times, second only to Rihanna.

Despite a big new arrival in the top 10, most tracks were leftover from last week. Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" fell just one spot to No. 6, followed by Flo Rida's "My House" at No. 7, which was also displaced by "Panda."

There were a few small gains. Mike Posner's "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" and Fifth Harmony's "Work from Home" each rose one spot, to No. 8 and No. 9 respectively.

But, despite those jumps No. 10, G-Eazy's "Me, Myself & I" slipped two spots, rounding everything out.

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