“Bad Girl Riri” just added another great achievement to her collection of accolades, and set a new standard for streaming in the process. The pop star, beauty influencer, trend setter and fashion mogul has just crossed the 2 billion mark for worldwide streams on Apple Music.
Rihanna hit the milestone on International Women’s Day, last Thursday — and tops Apple’s Top 20 Women in Streaming list as well.
It’s unclear if the count is limited to Rihanna’s own songs or includes her features in songs by other artists like Drake, Eminem, and Jay-Z, but it’s an impressive accomplishment on the heels of her 30th birthday.
Here is Apple Music’s list of the top 20 most streamed female artists worldwide:
2. Taylor Swift
4. Ariana Grande
7. Lana Del Rey
8. Selena Gomez
10. Lady Gaga
11. Katy Perry
12. Nicki Minaj
13. Demi Lovato
15. Fifth Harmony
18. Mariah Carey
19. Little Mix
20. Miley Cyrus
What’s more? Rihanna is the first female artist to reach the milestone on the streaming platform.
Rihanna immediately shared her excitement and gratitude on social media.
Looks like 2018 has been really good to Rihanna so far – as she is expanding her Fenty fashion empire with a lingerie line and gearing up for the spring drop of her latest range for her Fenty x Puma collaboration.
On the charts, she’s keeping up the year’s winning momentum: “Lemon,” her collaboration with N.E.R.D., clinched her fiftieth hit to grace the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart dated January 24, and “Consideration” earned her the distinction of being the first artist to have eight singles from the same album, 2016’s ANTI, top the Dance Club Songs chart on February 24.