Rihanna Beats Out Beyonce and Mariah Carey

With the rise of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” to No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart, the diva scores her sparkling 19th leader on the tally. The achievement ties her with Janet Jackson for the second-most No. 1s in the chart’s 36-year history. Only Madonna has more (43).

Beyonce trails with 18 leaders, followed by Mariah Carey and Kristine W, each with 16.

“Diamonds” reaches No. 1 courtesy of uptempo remixes by the likes of Bimbo Jones, Shahaf Moran, Dave Aude and Gregor Salto. The lead single from “Unapologetic,” which last week became Rihanna’s first Billboard 200 No. 1, has spent the past two weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.

Rihanna’s history on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart is stunning: Of the 25 titles she’s placed on it, all but two have reached the top 10.

Here is a recap of Rihanna’s 19 Dance/Club Play Songs No. 1s:

Title, Chart Date Reached No. 1
“Pon De Replay,” Oct. 8, 2005
“SOS,” May 13, 2006
“Unfaithful,” July 29, 2006
“We Ride,” Feb. 3, 2007
“Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z), July 7, 2007 (two weeks at No. 1)
“Don’t Stop the Music,” Sept. 8, 2007
“Shut Up and Drive,” Dec. 8, 2007

“Disturbia,” Sept. 13, 2008
“Russian Roulette,” Feb. 20, 2010
“Hard” (featuring Jezzy), March 6, 2010
“Rude Boy,” May 15, 2010
“Only Girl (In the World),” Nov. 13, 2010
“Who’s That Chick?” ( David Guetta featuring Rihanna), Feb. 2, 2011
“S&M,” April 2, 2011
“California King Bed,” Sept. 24, 2011
“We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris), Nov. 19, 2011 (two weeks)
“You Da One,” Feb. 18, 2012
“Where Have You Been,” June 9, 2012
“Diamonds,” Dec. 15, 2012