Mariah Carey has broken two records with her newest single, “Touch My Body!”
The single marks Mariah’s 18th hit song to reach #1, surpassing Elvis Presley’s previous record of 17 hits at #1. The only other performers she has left to beat out are the current record holders, The Beatles, with 20 hits at #1.
In addition, “Touch My Body” hit a record-setting debut week digital tally of 286,000 downloads – moving to the No. 1 slot on Hot Digital Songs. That number surpasses the 277,000 downloads Rihanna opened with in the June 9, 2007, issue with her summer smash “Umbrella.”
Presley will also be moved from his standing as the artist with the most top 10 songs in the rock era. Madonna surpasses him with her 37th top 10, “4 Minutes.” The track, which features Justin Timberlake.