Rihanna Makes History as First Female Artist to Have 10 Songs Reach 1 Billion Spotify Streams

by Xara Aziz
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Never mind that it’s been years since Rihanna dropped an album in seven years because she’s still regarded as one of the most popular musicians of all time – at least according to Spotify.

In an Instagram post, the 35-year-old Bajan beauty shared with her 152 million followers that she has become the first female artist to have 10 songs reach one billion streams in Spotify history.

“Bad Gal billi,” Rihanna captioned her post. “wit no new album… lemme talk my s–t!”

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Since dropping her chart-topping album in 2016, the business executive has kept fans waiting for more music. She’d tease us from time to time; most recently when she released new music for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack: Born Again and Lift Me Up, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and snagged her an Academy Award nod for Best Original Song. And in February, she brought back a wave of nostalgia when she headlined the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Rihanna’s billion-streams club songs on Spotify are as follows: Diamonds, We Found Love (featuring Calvin Harris), Love on the Brain, Stay (featuring Mikky Ekko), This Is What You Came For (featuring Calvin Harris), Needed Me, Four Five Seconds (featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney), Work (featuring Drake), Umbrella (featuring JAY Z) and Love the Way You Lie (featuring Eminem).

In April, the entertainer and business magnate made the list of the world’s richest billionaires.

On a recent Forbes list, the musician made the list alongside Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk. The mother of two, who founded and runs Fenty Beauty, took the 2,002 spot and has a valued net worth of $1.4 billion.

Roc Nation executive Jay-Z tops Rihanna on the list with a valued net worth of $2.5 billion. He was placed 1,217 on the list, and reality star Kim Kardashian’s wealth has been priced at $1.2 billion. She took the list’s 2,259 spot.

LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, 74, dethroned Elon Musk, 51, as the world’s richest person alive. The fashion tycoon raked in $211 billion by leading the luxury company’s global brands, including, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Tiffany’s, Sephora and Fenty Beauty.

According to Forbes, most of Rihanna’s wealth is thanks to her cosmetics company, which doubled its revenue in 2022. She also has a 30% stake in the Savage x Fenty lingerie line, which brought in $1 billion in revenue in 2021.

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