I’ve probably said this to you guys over 20 times, but I’m not going to stop saying it until it ends: That Rihanna reign just won’t let up!
The pop singer and budding fashion icon has passed fellow pop star Justin Bieber as the most-viewed artist on Youtube.
The 77 videos on her official VEVO channel join together with their separate views to give her a total of 3.784 billion views in total, (or simply 3.8 billion if you choose to round to the nearest 10) surpassing the total view counts of the 79 videos on Bieber’s official VEVO channel by roughly two million views.
The feat is largely due to her number of subscribers (which includes me under three different accounts).
Ms. Fenty has a total of 8.73 million subscribers on the platform, which is 3.7 million more than Justin’s 4.9 million subscribers.
This means that while the average Bieber fan is much more engaged than Rihanna’s, she has much broader reach as an artist and is therefore able to secure more view counts to her name over time.
Rihanna – “Stay” ft. Mikky Ekko Official Music Video
Rihanna also has the Biebs beat on Facebook, where he only has a total of 54.3 million likes on the site, and Rihanna has 72.3 million — 18 million more, which I’m sure he catch up to anytime soon.
The only place The Beliebers can rejoice in is on Twitter, where Justin surpassed Lady Gaga with 40 million followers, the first person to do so, in January of this year.
Other artists who have a reason to celebrate on the Youtube/VEVO site are PSY at #3 with 3.1 billion views, and Eminem at #4 with 2.4 billion.
Rounding out the top 6 we have Lady Gaga with 2.25 billion and Shakira Shakira (I just can’t help saying her name twice in my Wyclef Jean voice sometimes) with 2 billion. Thoughts?