Written by Gary Trust, N.Y. @ Billboard.com
Rihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, as her dance-infused "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9.
As she ups her total to 22, Rihanna moves closer to the record for most Hot 100 top 10s among women in the chart's almost 54-year history. Madonna leads all female soloists with 38 top 10s (also the most among all acts, including solo males and groups), followed by Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson (27 each) and Whitney Houston (23).
Dating to her first week in the Hot 100's top tier just almost seven years ago (July 16, 2005) with her debut single "Pon De Replay," Rihanna's 22 top 10s in that span are the most among all acts. Lil Wayne is second in that stretch with 16. Among women in that time frame, Rihanna boasts twice as many top 10s as her next closest female competitor, Lady Gaga (11).
"Been" concurrently reaches the top 10 on Radio Songs, jumping 14-9 with a 17% gain to 64 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. The song is Rihanna's 19th Radio Songs top 10, pushing her past Lil Wayne (18) for the second-most top 10s since the chart launched in December 1990. Only Carey (23) has more in the chart's history.
"Been" additionally bumps 8-6 on Digital Songs with 144,000 downloads sold (down 1%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and 39-32 on On-Demand Songs with 286,000 on-demand streams, according to BDS.
The song is Rihanna's second Hot 100 top 10 from her latest album, "Talk That Talk." She spent 10 weeks at No. 1 with first single "We Found Love." Both tracks feature the writing and production talents of Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.