Whitney Houston had already notched seven top 10 hits by the time Rihanna was born in February 1988. But Rihanna has picked up hits at such a torrid pace in the past seven years that this week she ties Houston's career mark of 23 top 10 hits. Rihanna's "Diamonds" jumps from #11 to #8 in its fourth week on the Hot 100.
Rihanna is only the seventh woman to amass 23 or more top 10 hits since 1955. She trails Madonna (38 top 10 hits), Diana Ross (30, combining her solo hits and her earlier hits with the Supremes), Janet Jackson (29), Mariah Carey (28) and Beyonce (24, combining her solo hits and her hits with Destiny's Child). She pulls even with Houston.Read More »from Week Ending Oct. 21, 2012. Songs: Rihanna Ties Whitney