Rihanna is 1st female artiste with 10 songs in Spotify’s Billion Club

Rihanna has made history on Spotify, becoming the first female artiste to have 10 songs in the platform’s Billion Club, according to uDiscover Music.

The star set the new record on July 1 and posted the news on her Instagram page on the same day. “Bad Gal billi… wit no new album,” she captioned the post. “Lemme talk my s__t.”

Spotify later confirmed the news on its own Instagram account, writing: “NOW Slaying: On July 1, Rihanna became the first female artist to have 10 songs reach 1 billion streams in Spotify history.”

Among the songs by the star that have surpassed the huge milestone are solo tracks like “Diamonds,” “Love On The Brain,” and “Needed Me,” plus a raft of collaborations. They include “Stay (featuring Mikky Ekko),” two Calvin Harris team-ups in “We Found Love” and “This Is What You Came For,” “Four Five Seconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, the Drake-featuring “Work,” the Jay-Z-assisted “Umbrella” and Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie.”

The feat follows Rihanna becoming the highest-ranking musician on Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women list. She placed at No.20 with an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion. As well as her hugely successful music career – which saw her headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show earlier this year and score 11 No.1 singles since 2005 – her wealth is bolstered by her Fenty business empire, which includes her Fenty Beauty cosmetics range, Savage X Fenty lingerie line, and more.

Other artists featured on the list included Taylor Swift, Madonna, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand.


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