Rihanna's Chart-Topping 'Work' Puts Her Ahead of The Beatles: Here's How

04/19/2016 AT 02:55 PM EDT



Step aside Fab Four!

Rihanna's No. 1 smash "Work," featuring Drake, has just secured its ninth week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 – meaning that Rihanna has now spent more weeks at the top of the chart than The Beatles.

Overall Rihanna has now racked up an impressive 60 weeks at the Billboard summit – one week more than The Beatles total of 59 weeks.



It also means that Rihanna – who made a surprise appearance at the Coachella Music Festival alongside Calvin Harris on Sunday – is now second on the list of all-time US chart toppers, behind Mariah Carey, who stands proudly at the top with a stunning 79 weeks of chart success.

The only other artist who comes close is Elvis, with a total of 79 weeks – although these mostly occurred before the creation of the Billboard Hot 100.

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Rihanna at Coachella music festival

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Sir Paul McCartney has no need to worry just yet though: The Beatles remain the No. 1 Billboard act of all time, with 34 top 10 hits and 50 top 40s. The Fab Four also hold the record for most No. 1s in a calendar year (six in 1964) and are the only artists to ever secure all top five positions of the Hot 100 simultaneously.



Rihanna's chart breaking success is a timely piece of positive news for the singer. Her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown recently revealed that he will release Welcome to My Life: The Official Chris Brown Documentary, which will detail the infamous night he assaulted Rihanna before the 2009 Grammys.

"I went from being on top of the world, No. 1 songs, being kind of like America's sweetheart to being Public Enemy No. 1," the R&B star said in a preview that aired Sunday night.

"I felt like a f---ing monster," he said. "I was thinking about suicide, I wasn't sleeping, I barely ate ... If there was ever a doubt in your mind Chris Brown was done, he was finished ... I wouldn't bet on it."
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