Rihanna has been taking a break from making music. But when she decided to reemerge, she made history.
According to Chart Data, PARTYNEXTDOOR's "Believe It" has entered the Billboard Hot 100 at no. 23 on the chart. The song, which is featured on PND's new PARTYMOBILE album, has Rihanna's first feature in nearly four years. Also, the track's early success gives the songstress 51 Top 40 hits pushing her past The Beatles.
It also pushes her past her mentor JAY-Z who also has 50 Top 40 hits, making her just the tenth artist in history to have more than 50 top 40 singles.
Although her musical presence is missed, this single also shows how long she's been in the game. With "Believe It," Rihanna now has a song that has charted in the Hot 100 for three decades (2000s, 2010s, 2020s).
.@rihanna has now charted on the Hot 100 in each of the last three decades (2000s, 2010s and 2020s).— chart data (@chartdata) April 6, 2020
Rihanna's appearance on PARTYNEXTDOOR's album doesn't mean that she's straying away from her booming cosmetics brand. During her cover story for British Vogue, RiRi said she's adding skincare products to her Fenty Beauty line.
"Skincare, it’s the truth," she said. "It either works or it doesn’t. There’s nowhere to hide."
The May 2020 issue of #BritishVogue was created prior to the pandemic which has subsequently brought the world almost to a halt. In any case, we couldn’t imagine a better cover star than @FentyOfficial empress, @Rihanna. Read the full interview now: https://t.co/OFE7pWs45N pic.twitter.com/Gtxf6O5CtW— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) March 30, 2020