Rihanna beats Michael Jackson's chart record with new single Work

2016-02-24 13:43

Los Angeles - Rihanna has beaten Michael Jackson's record for the artist to chart the third-most US number one hits of all time.

The 28-year-old R&B superstar's latest single Work has become her 14th track to top the Billboard Hot 100, overtaking the late King of Pop's 13 chart-topping records.

Taking to her Twitter account in excitement, she said: "#WORK tops Billboard #Hot100!! Navy you killed it this week! #NavyRDie (sic)"

And Billboard confirmed: "The song becomes Rihanna's 14th leader, lifting her past Michael Jackson for the third-most No. 1s all-time.(sic)"

However, the Bajan beauty is still some way behind the record for the most US number ones, with The Beatles leading the way with 20 chart-topping tracks, just ahead of Mariah Carey, who has scored 18 number ones in her career.

Meanwhile, the sexy singer has touched down in London ahead of her eagerly-anticipated performance at the BRIT Awards - which are sponsored by MasterCard – on Wednesday.

It was speculated whether or not the Only Girl In The World hitmaker will make it to the prestigious awards ceremony at London's The O2 after she cancelled a number of dates of her ANTI World Tour and her performance at the Grammys due to bronchitis, as well as pulling out of last year's Brits.

However, hosts Ant & Dec are certain she'll show up.

Ant told The Sun newspaper: "Rihanna's plane has touched down so we are fairly certain she will be performing. She didn't even get on it last year, so at least she is physically in the country."

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