Even a struggle psychic could predict the chances of Rihanna landing a No. 1 single. There’s no denying the badass’s radio presence, and her songs tend to pitch tents on the Billboard charts (11 of them have reached the zenith), causing all sorts of broken records. Credit much of it to a talented crew of producers and songwriters and Rihanna’s gift for blowing hit-making pixie dust on a track. With her new album, Unapologetic, hitting stores today, VIBE runs down the pop machine’s 20 greatest singles of her career, from most played to slept-on.
Compiled by Clover Hope and Carmen Shardae Jobson
*Ed Note: Chart Peak refers to the song’s highest position on the Billboard Hot 100