By Joey Nolfi
February 21, 2017 at 02:21 PM EST
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Rihanna’s been at work on the U.S. charts since 2005. After nearly 12 years’ worth of bonafide pop smashes to show for it, her most recent album, 2016’s Anti, now contains the Barbadian singer’s biggest hit on the U.S. charts.

On the superstar’s 29th birthday, Billboard confirmed Rihanna’s single “Work,” featuring frequent collaborator Drake, has surpassed the 2007 tune “Umbrella” as her best performer on the publication’s weekly Hot 100 list.

Billboard released a short video countdown Monday highlighting Rihanna’s chart landmarks, including her top five Hot 100 tracks. “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris) clocks in at No. 5, having previously charted at No. 25 on the Billboard All Time Hot 100 in 2015. The No. 4 spot belongs to 2008’s “Live Your Life,” rapper T.I.’s Rihanna-featuring earworm, while “Love the Way You Lie,” her diamond-certified duet with Eminem, finishes at No. 3.

To date, “Work,” released as the lead single from Rihanna’s eighth full-length LP, has been certified 5x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Its accompanying music video has amassed over 834 million views on YouTube and 636 million Spotify streams. The song spent 36 total weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 throughout 2016.

“Umbrella,” which reached the peak position on the Hot 100 almost a decade ago, occupies the runner-up spot on Billboard‘s list. The Recording Industry Association of America certified the song 6x platinum in December 2015, signifying an equivalent of 6 million copies sold per combined single purchases and streaming figures.

As of February 2017, Rihanna has 14 No. 1 hits — 11 of which are solo releases — on the Hot 100. She has notched two albums — Anti and 2012’s Unapologetic — on top of the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Watch the music video for “Work” above.

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