Thursday 11 November 2010

Should Mariah Carey be worried about Rihanna stealing her Crown?

Mariah Carey has had the most number one singles on the American Billboard charts of any solo act, but with Rihanna scoring her tenth Number one with the Britney Spears featured S and M , should Carey be worried about the young upstart stealing her crown in the near future? Perhaps more worrying for Carey is that it took her till the age of 25 to score her 9th Number 1 with Fantasy where as the Barbadian singer had already scored the equivalent at the tender age of 22.

Mariah Carey's Number 1s:

  1. "Vision Of Love" 1990
  2. "Love Takes Time" 1991
  3. "Someday " 1991
  4. "I Don't Wanna Cry" 1991
  5. "Emotions" 1992
  6. "I'll Be There" 1993
  7. "Hero" 1993
  8. "Dream Lover" 1995
  9. "Fantasy" 1995
  10. "One Sweet Day" 1996
  11. "Always Be My Baby" 1996
  12. "Honey" 1997
  13. "My All" 1998
  14. "Heart breaker" 1999
  15. "Thank God I Found You"2000
  16. "We Belong Together" 2005
  17. "Don't Forget About Us" 2005
  18. "Touch My Body" 2008

Rihanna's Number 1s:
  1. "SoS" 2006
  2. "Umbrella" 2007
  3. "Take A Bow" 2008
  4. "Disturbia" 2008
  5. "Live Your Life" 2008
  6. "Rude Boy" 2010
  7. "Love The Way You Lie"2010
  8. "What's My Name" 2010
  9. "Only Girl (in the world)" 2010
  10. "S and M" 2011


  1. Mariah has 18 #1's, thats more than any other solo artist, not just in the female category. Only The Beatles have more than her.

  2. Umm you got the dates wrong on rihannas. She defiantley didnt release Take a Bow in 1991 or atleast i hope not lol

  3. @anon above, thanks for that! all the dates were pretty much wrong! Don't know what happened! lol

  4. ROFL ............

  5. Don't Forget About Us was released in 2005, NOT in 2008.

  6. Thank God I Found You was released in 2000, NOT in 2005.

  7. I don't know if Mariah should be worried or not, really. How much longer will people put up with Rihanna's generic dance pop? I like her music because it's catchy, but it's not deep or particularly memorable in the long term. Whereas most of Mariah's number ones are already classics: Dreamlover, Always Be My Baby, Emotions (those high notes!), We Belong Together, Hero, Fantasy (and the legendary remix), My All... I could go on.

    I just don't see Rihanna having the same impact and status 20 years down the line like Mariah.

  8. I think it is possible that Rihanna could take Mariahs spot if her run keeps going and if Mariah stops making hits. However I don't think that Rihanna's discography would ever be taken seriously. Sure she has the quantity. But her music lacks quality. Her songs are catchy and fun but they arent classics.