Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” lifts her into top 10 for first time since 2017

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Taylor Swift‘s “Anti-Hero” remains at number one for a second week on the Billboard Hot 100, but the real story this week is the triumphant return of Rihanna.

The Fenty Beauty mogul comes in hot with “Lift Me Up,” her ballad from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. The song debuts at number two on the Hot 100, giving Rihanna her first top 10 hit since 2017. As Billboard notes, Rihanna has now had 32 top 10 hits: Only DrakeTaylor SwiftMadonna and The Beatles have had more.

The last time Rihanna was in the top 10 was as part of DJ Khaled‘s “Wild Thoughts,” which featured her and Bryson Tiller. That one made it to number two.

Surprisingly, Rihanna has never had a song debut at number one. “Lift Me Up” is her second to debut at number two, following 2010’s Eminem duet, “Love the Way You Lie.”

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