Beyonce Bounds to No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100
With the song's Hot 100 climb, Beyonce scores her 15th top 10 and first since Lady Gaga's "Telephone," on which she's featured, reached No. 3 in April 2010. "Drunk" marks Beyonce's first top 10 as a lead act since "Sweet Dreams" rose to No. 10 in November 2009. It's also her highest-charting song since "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" spent four weeks at No. 1 beginning the week of Dec. 13, 2008.
With 15 top 10s, Beyonce ties Connie Francis and Olivia Newton-John for seventh-place among women with the most top 10s in the Hot 100's 55-year history. (She passes P!nk, Donna Summer and Taylor Swift, each with 14.) Among female soloists, Madonna leads with 38 top 10s (the best mark of any act), followed by Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson (27 each), Rihanna (25), Whitney Houston (23) and Aretha Franklin (17).
Jay Z, meanwhile, extends his record for the most Hot 100 top 10s among rappers, as he collects his 21st (with 12 in a lead role; Beyonce has sported lead billing on 13 of her 15 top 10s). Among rappers, Lil Wayne and Ludacris share second place with 18 top 10s each, followed by Eminem (17), Diddy and T-Pain (15 apiece).
"Drunk" is Beyonce and Jay Z's fourth shared Hot 100 top 10 (and the third with Beyonce as the lead artist). With Jay Z as the lead, "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" reached No. 4 in December 2002. The couple followed with "Crazy in Love" (eight weeks at No. 1, 2003) and "Déjà Vu" (No. 4, 2006). (With the pair having wed in 2008, "Drunk," thus, marks the Carters' first top 10 as husband-and-wife.)
In addition to its Hot 100 accolades, "Drunk" becomes Beyonce's seventh, and Jay Z's 10th, No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (4-1).
While "Drunk" gains by 62% in overall Hot 100 points, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" boasts a comfortable 45% points lead over the former atop the tally.