AMP Music Minute: Rihanna Breaking Records Even With the Flu, Eminem Featured in Upcoming Detroit Rap Doc And Lady Gaga Starts Foundation With Mom
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rihanna[/lastfm] may have found love with her latest single, but that’s the least of her accomplishments. “We Found Love” marks Rihanna’s 11th No. 1 single. The 23-year-old Roc Nation artist has set a groundbreaking standard for any songstress that comes after her.
[photogallerylink id=107575 align=left]If you are thinking this isn’t a masterful feat, please, let me put in some perspective for you. Rihanna’s 11thchart topping single surpasses [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Stevie Wonder [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Janet Jackson[/lastfm], who had 10 each. She ties [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Whitney Houston[/lastfm] and is riding on the coat tails of greats like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Supremes[/lastfm] (12) and[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Madonna[/lastfm] (12). Oh, and that one guy, whom we consider one of the greatest entertainers of all-time, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm], he’s got 13 No. 1s.
This isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Rihanna has become a hit-making powerhouse. Though she is a distance from the leaders on the list, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] (20) and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mariah Carey[/lastfm] (18), she is only 23, and has quite a future.
That is, if she slows down a little bit. Days ago, Rihanna tweeted a picture from a hospital with an IV in her arm. The “Disturbia” singer had to cancel a show in Sweden after coming down with the flu. Yuck!
Her doctor’s have advised that she take a break from partying, and I can understand why. A source close to the singer alleged that Rihanna doesn’t have time to rest, “Rihanna is running on empty but she’s still been going out drinking and living it up,” the source claims. “She doesn’t have any down time where she can completely relax. She spends most of her time in the studio, on stage or in clubs.”
Though it seems unlikely, as Rihanna is in the middle of a tour promoting her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk, the source says the Doctor’s urge a halt in her hectic lifestyle, or she will just keep getting sick, “Doctors are worried she’s overdoing it,” the insider adds. “She needs to take some time off. Otherwise she’ll be vulnerable to more illness.”
Ri-Ri, relax. Get better. Come back strong, we ain’t going nowhere.
“We Found Love” by Rihanna
- Do you think Rihanna will reach or surpass The Beatles or Mariah Carey in Number 1 Hits? Let us know in the comments!