After a banner year and being named the best-selling digital artist ever, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rihanna[/lastfm] has beat out [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] to become the most viewed female artist on all of YouTube. And there is a lot of music on YouTube. Like a lot, a lot.
Only recently edging out Mother Monster, Rih-Rih received a ton of hits just this weekend pushing her over 2 Billion total views (Lady Gaga was the first to reach 1 Billion back in 2010) and right past Lady Gaga, whose numbers have dwindled in the last few months.
[photogallerylink id=139984 align=right]Clearly, however, with a string of hits that most recently included the smash “We Found Love,” Rihanna’s numbers have been on the rise. For example, “We Found Love” has 115 million views and it’s only been out 3 months, where as “You and I” by Lady G is only at 41 million and has been out since the last August.
Upon finding out the news, Rihanna thanked her fans on Twitter, “First chic to EVER reach 2 BILLION views on VEVO!!!! Congrats #RihannaNavy!!!! #QueenzOfVEVO. My fans run dis world!”
The King of YouTube and Vevo, for that matter remains and may always be [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Beiber[/lastfm], who has a comfortable lead with 2.2 Billion hits and his new album isn’t even out yet. Think about it.
“You Da One” by Rihanna
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