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For the first time in 12 weeks a female artist reached the top five spot of the Hot 100. Like the queen she is Rihanna broke the spell, this marks the end of the longest women-less drought that the top five has experienced since 1972.
The song that made it happen was DJ Khalid’s ‘Wild Thoughts’ featuring Bryson Tiller. This song became the first hit to showcase female vocals since Zayn’s and Taylor Swift’s ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ appeared at No. 3 nearly three months ago.
According to Billboard, “Wild Thoughts” becomes only the seventh track this year with a woman that busted into the Top 5, only 30 percent of this year’s Top 5 hits have had ladies on them.
As for Rihanna this track marks the 31st song of hers to be on the Top 10 and is her second Top 5 hit of 2017.
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