She may not have knocked Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” out of the number-one spot, but Rihanna has still saved the music industry. Billboard has revealed that the singer’s collaboration with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts,” will debut at number four, breaking the male-dominated Hot 100 streak.
Before Rihanna’s debut, male artists have reigned supreme on the Billboard charts for 12 weeks straight after Taylor Swift debuted at number 3 with “IDWLF”–streak that hadn’t returned since 1972 when Roberta Flack reached number five with her “Where is the Love” featuring Donny Hathaway.
While women have yet to completely break up the boys’ club that his happening on the Hot 100 charts, they are dominating the albums chart. Halsey, Katy Perry and now Lorde have all debuted at number one back-to-back in the last three weeks.
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