Madonna Earns 48th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart With 'I Rise'
Saturday, 24 August 2019
The chart, and all rankings dated Aug. 31, will refresh on Billboard.com on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
With 48 toppers on Dance Club Songs, which measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs and which launched as a national survey in the Billboard issue dated Aug. 28, 1976, Madonna outpaces runner-up Rihanna (33 No. 1s), while Beyoncé and Janet Jackson follow with 22 and 20, respectively.
'Rise' is the second leader from Madonna's album Madame X, following 'Medellín' with Maluma. The song led the June 29-dated Dance Club Songs chart, while Madame X launched as Madonna's ninth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 the same week.
'Rise' marks Madonna's eighth consecutive Dance Club Songs No. 1, her longest such streak. (Katy Perry holds the record with 18 straight No. 1s in 2009-17.) Twice before, Madonna managed seven straight No. 1s, first with 'Causing a Commotion,' from the Who's That Girl soundtrack (1987), through 'Justify My Love,' from her first greatest hits opus, The Immaculate Collection (1991), and then with Ray of Light's 'Nothing Really Matters' (1999) through Music's 'Impressive Instant' (2001). Madonna's current run began with 'Give Me All Your Luvin',' featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., from her 2012 set MDNA.
'Rise' was first remixed by Miami-based DJ Tracy Young, who has remixed a plethora of other Madonna tracks, including No. 1s 'Music,' 'Hung Up' and '4 Minutes' (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland). Young's remix also propelled 'Rise' onto the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (where it spent two weeks at No. 37 in July), marking Madonna's first visit since 'Living for Love' (No. 25, March 2015).
'Even after 20 plus years of creative collaboration, it is always an honor to work with Madonna,' Young tells Billboard. 'When I heard the original version of 'I Rise,' I immediately had the vision to create tempo for the inspirational song and connect the message of empowerment to the LGBTQ+ community, especially in celebration with the 50th anniversary of Pride. I asked Madonna if she'd let me remix it and she said yes, which was exciting. It always feels amazing when something I produce is well-received, and that will never be a feeling that gets old.'
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