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Rihanna Earns Her 30th Number One On Billboard's Dance Chart

That Rihanna reign just won't let up.

Rihanna rules Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated July 15) for a milestone 30th time, as "Pose" rises 2-1. The track was remixed by Alex Acosta, Country Club Martini Crew and The Perry Twins, among others.

Rihanna moves closer to Madonna, who has racked up 46 leaders, for the most No. 1s in the chart's 40-plus-year history. Rihanna is also gaining fast; since Madonna's most recent No. 1, "B**** I'm Madonna," on Aug. 15, 2015, Rihanna has reached the top seven times, the most of all acts; Disclosure trails with four leaders in that span.

Last year, Rihanna was honored as the No. 3 Dance Club Artist in Billboard's Greatest of All Time recap of the Dance Club Songs chart's first 40 years.

"Pose" is Rihanna's third topper of 2017, the most of all acts, following "Love on the Brain" (Jan. 21) and "Sex With Me" (April 8). Dua Lipa is the only other artist with multiple No. 1s thus far this year (two).

"Pose" is also the sixth leader from Rihanna's album ANTI, following "Work" (featuring Drake, April 23, 2016); "Kiss It Better" (Aug. 6, 2016); "Needed Me" (Aug. 20, 2016); "Love on the Brain"; and "Sex With Me." (During that run, she also reigned as featured on Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For," which logged a rare two-week reign on its way to becoming the chart's No. 1 song of 2016.)

Rihanna is the first act to achieve as many as six No. 1s from an album since Katy Perry landed seven from the original edition of Teenage Dream in 2010-12: "California Gurls," the title cut, "Peacock," "Firework," "E.T.," "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and "The One That Got Away." Also in that era, two more toppers, "Part Of Me" and "Wide Awake," were released from the set's 2012 re-release, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.

Dating to the Dance Club Songs chart's Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, here's an updated look at the acts with the most No. 1s:

46. Madonna
30. Rihanna
22. Beyonce
19. Janet Jackson
17. Mariah Carey
17. Katy Perry
16. Kristine W
16. Jennifer Lopez
15. Donna Summer
14. Dave Aude
14. Enrique Iglesias
14. Lady Gaga
14. Pitbull

'DESPACITO' DOMINATES: Meanwhile, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee bring the current Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Latin Songs No. 1, "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, to the top of another chart, Dance/Mix Show Airplay (2-1). The first entry and No. 1 each for Fonsi and Yankee, "Despacito" is the fourth Dance/Mix Show leader for Bieber, who previously led with "Sorry" (2016), "What Do You Mean?" (2015) and "As Long as You Love Me," featuring Big Sean (2012).

Between "Sorry" and "Despacito," Bieber reached No. 2 with three tracks: "Love Yourself" (March 2016), "Cold Water" (by Major Lazer featuring Bieber and MO; October 2016) and "Let Me Love You" (by DJ Snake featuring Bieber; December 2016).

This story was originally published in Billboard

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ICONOLOGY: Missy Elliott Dropping Collection Of New Songs Tonight

Missy Elliott has had an incredible 2019.

The superstar is not only finally receiving the Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs this coming Monday (Aug. 26), the Virginia native also became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College Of Music. She's celebrating her standout year with her longtime fans by releasing new music.

ICONOLOGY is a collection of new songs that are meant to make the listener throw it back to the times when music made us want to move. She revealed the news on social media.

"This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful," she wrote on Instagram." THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me!... Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology."

We're hoping there are some eye-popping videos to accompany these new songs. Check out her post below.

 

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This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you... let’s continue the celebration at midnight tonight…I’m dropping a collection of new songs! Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology

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Lizzo Reacts To Hillary Clinton's "Truth Hurts" Tweet

Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” may be over two years old, but it’s proven to be her most impactful hit yet. The track gained steam after being featured in Netflix’s Someone Great, and currently sits at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also garnered the attention of one of the biggest names in politics.

A video Lizzo posted on Twitter features Hillary Clinton and other former Presidential hopefuls standing and saluting the flag. While we may expect the National Anthem to play, “Truth Hurts” blares over the speaker instead.

Shortly after the video was posted, Hillary Clinton (or at least a very in-touch intern of hers) replied, tweeting out the song’s popular lyrics “I just took a DNA test, turns out…”

“@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram.

The musician opened up about practically quitting music after “Truth Hurts” failed to take off initially.

“I remember thinking, ‘If I quit music now, nobody would notice. This is my best song ever, and nobody cares,’” she told PEOPLE. “I was like, ‘F**k it, I’m done.’ And a lot of people rallied; my producer, my publicist and my family, they were like, ‘Just keep going because this is the darkest before the dawn.'”

She also recently teased a remix to the song with DaBaby.

"I just took a DNA test, turns out..."

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 21, 2019

 

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@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day 😀

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Drake Faces Lawsuits Over 'Nice For What' And 'In My Feelings'

A rapper by the name of Sam Skully is suing both Drake and Big Freedia for alleged use of his beat for the songs “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What.”

Per TMZ, Skully (real name Samuel Nicholas III) claims that a portion of his 2000’s song “Roll Call” was used in the popular song “In My Feelings.” He also alleges that “Nice For What,” which features Big Freedia, uses another one of his stolen beats.

“In the docs, Sam Skully claims he published the beat on a CD he released in New Orleans way back in 2000, but says he didn't know his work had been stolen until years later ... when Drake and Big Freedia released songs that started climbing the charts,” reports the site.

“Nice For What” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018, as did “In My Feelings.” The latter track remained there for 10 weeks and was associated with the highly-popular “In My Feelings” challenge.

Skully is also reportedly suing Asylum Records, Cash Money Records and Republic Records for damages.

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