That pair of immediate wins helped Drake advance from 38 career top 10s to 40, which makes him the musician with the most placements inside the area. Now ahead of every other name, is there a chance that any other musician could catch up to him, perhaps tying him or even passing the Canadian powerhouse when it comes to the most impressive count of top 10 hits? At the moment, Madonna is closest to Drake when looking solely at the number of top 10 hits every artist has scored. Thanks to her latest album Folklore , Swift recently raised her count of top 10 hits from 25 to 28 in one swoop, as the set produced three instant smashes. It will likely be months, if not a year or so, before Swift nabs her twenty-ninth top 10, and by then, Drake will probably have continued his forward march as well. I am a freelance music journalist based in New York City. I love following charts and the biggest and most successful names in the industry, and I'm always interested in highlighting incredible feats and discovering what's next.
But Rihanna's ambitious pining for a Madonna-level success required laser focus and unconventional risk taking. Here's how Rihanna finessed her way into such a supremely influential role in today's music scene and pop culture. And with the infectious success of her No. It's an album that critics struggled to grasp at first, NPR calling it a "cultural resistance. Don't me. Rihanna has spearheaded the popularization, and subsequent reclamation, of black culture phenomena in her videos, including twerking. Throughout her videography, Rihanna has proven her ability to transform with chameleonic results. With her creative director role for Puma and occasional collabs with acclaimed shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, Rihanna has brought swag to the sneakers', heels' and sandals' game.
In fact, Rihanna has more hits than she has years on the planet. She earned her 30th smash a few days after her 29th birthday. For tips, records, snapshots and stories on Los Angeles music culture, follow Randall Roberts on Twitter and Instagram: liledit. Email: randall.
Since her debut in , Madonna 's contributions to music, film, fashion, dance, and popular culture alongside with her attitude has influenced many other artists in the world. Madonna's influence on artists is praised by most authors and historians, because when she emerged in the 80's, almost all the top artists in the world were men and bands, but after her, almost all would be female singers, with many critics saying that she still with the same status and unrivaled by any of her colleagues. Although Madonna took inspiration from other singers and people, music journalists from Billboard to MTV have commented that "she didn't follow anybody's formula" and "influenced herself". Consistently voted and included on critic lists among the best or influential musicians of the history,  academics and music critics have called Madonna the most successful, admired and influential female performer of all-time. According to J. Randy Taraborrelli, Madonna is one of "the most emulated female performers in show business history". Generally, magazines and other publications compiled "lists of artists influenced by Madonna", who also are named "Madonna" as an honorific nickname.