Rihanna Snags 11th No. 1 Single With 'We Found Love'

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NEW YORK -- Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Airplay Gainer honors in its sixth week on the survey.
 
Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the Hot 100's 53-year history to tally at least 11 leaders, joining the Beatles (20), Mariah Carey (18), Michael Jackson (13), Madonna (12), the Supremes (12) and Whitney Houston (11). She passes Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder, each with 10 No. 1s.
 
Among women, Rihanna, thus, moves into a third-place tie with Houston for most toppers, after only Carey and Madonna.
 
"Found," the lead single from "Talk That Talk," due Nov. 21, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 243,000 downloads sold, up 5%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The weekly sum pushes the song past a million in release-to-date digital sales (1,057,000), marking Rihanna's 20th download to reach the million-selling milestone, extending her record for the most such downloads among women. Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," on which she guests, is her best-selling digital song (5.1 million), followed by her top-selling title as a lead act, "Disturbia" (4.3 million).

On Radio Songs, "Found" flies 11-7 (85 million, up 22%, according to Nielsen BDS). The song marks Rihanna's 17th top 10 on the airplay ranking. Since her first week in the chart's top tier (July 2, 2005) with "Pon De Replay," she ties T-Pain for most top 10s in that span.
 
The coronation of "Found" dethrones Adele's "Someone Like You" (1-2) after five non-consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100. The song does, however, rise 2-1 on Radio Songs (147 million all-format audience impressions, down 1%) to become her second leader on the chart; "Rolling in the Deep" topped Radio Songs for six weeks beginning in June.
 
On Digital Songs, "Someone" holds at No. 3 with 150,000 downloads sold (down 14%). 

LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" jumps 4-3 on the Hot 100. The cut remains at No. 2 on Digital Songs (206,000), while lifting 10-8 on Radio Songs (84 million, up 11%).
 
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, former four-week No. 1 "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera falls 3-4 and Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" holds at No. 5.
 
Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," featuring Maroon 5's Adam Levine, stays No. 6 on the Hot 100; David Guetta's "Without You," featuring Usher, holds at No. 7; LMFAO's former six-week No. 1 "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, rebounds 10-8; and, Cobra Starship's "You Make Me Feel...," featuring Sabi, drops 8-9.
 
As her fifth album, Stronger, debuts on the Billboard 200, Kelly Clarkson collects her ninth Hot 100 top 10, as the set's lead single, "Mr. Know It All," blasts 19-10. The track charges 18-9 on Digital Songs (104,000, up 60%) and 22-19 on Radio Songs (47 million, up 5%).
 
Clarkson has scored two Hot 100 No. 1s - her 2002 "American Idol" victory ballad "A Moment Like This" and 2009's "My Life Would Suck Without You" (two weeks on top each) -- and previous top 10s "Miss Independent" (No. 9, 2003); "Breakaway" (No. 6, 2004); "Since You Been Gone" (No. 2, 2005); "Behind These Hazel Eyes" (No. 6, 2005); "Because of You" (No. 7, 2005); and, "Never Again" (No. 8, 2007).

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