Rihanna Gunning for Madonna's Longtime Record

Singer now second only to Madonna when it comes to No. 1 Dance/Club hits

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 6, 2013 9:24 AM CDT

(Newser) – Kids these days ... no respect for their elders. Rihanna has officially swooped in and stolen Janet Jackson's No. 2 spot on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart. "Right Now" marks Rihanna's 20th No. 1 hit, bumping her in front of Jackson and her 19 top songs. Up next: Grabbing the crown from Madonna. On its face, that's no easy feat, as Madonna has racked up 43 such songs in the chart's 37-year history. But Billboard points out that Rihanna has amassed her 20 songs in just a hair less than eight years. Madonna, for her part, topped the chart for the first time in 1983, reports the Huffington Post.

Singers  Madonna, left, looks at  Rihanna as they attend a Gucci UNICEF dinner at The Oak Room at the Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 in New York.
Singers Madonna, left, looks at Rihanna as they attend a Gucci UNICEF dinner at The Oak Room at the Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
In this July 10, 2013 file photo, singer-songwriter Rihanna performs at Le Sporting in Monaco during her “Diamonds World Tour” to Europe.
In this July 10, 2013 file photo, singer-songwriter Rihanna performs at "Le Sporting" in Monaco during her “Diamonds World Tour” to Europe.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
From left, Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, Madonna and Rihanna attend a Gucci UNICEF dinner at The Oak Room at the Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 in New York.
From left, Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, Madonna and Rihanna attend a Gucci UNICEF dinner at The Oak Room at the Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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