Aretha Franklin Charts 100th Single on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart [Video]
They don’t call her the Queen of Soul for nothing.
The song that did it for her is her cover of Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep,” which debuted at No. 47. That makes Franklin the first woman and only the fourth artist overall to reach the 100-chart-appearances mark on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs since it was launched in 1958.
The chart takes into account radio airplay, sales data and online streaming activity.
Her 100 chart appearances trail only Lil Wayne‘s 135 entries, Jay Z‘s 127 chart appearances and the late James Brown‘s 111 charted singles. The totals include both the artists’ own singles, and singles on which they appeared as featured guests, Billboard reports.
Franklin’s first appearance on the chart came in October 1960.
“Rolling in the Deep” also debuted at No. 9 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart, which tallies paid downloads across all genres. It sold 12,000 downloads during the week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The Adele cover is the first single from “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,” the Detroit singer’s upcoming album of songs originally made famous by other great women singers. It’s due Oct. 21.
Source: The Touch Radio