Rihanna achieves record-breaking 2 billion streams from Apple Music

Rihanna has been named the first female musician to surpass 2 billion Apple Music streams.

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The Diamonds hitmaker achieved this record-shattering feat last weekend and has been super-excited with the online music service.

In celebration of the huge success, Riri took to social media with the caption: “when I found out that I was the first female artist to cross 2 billion worldwide streams on Apple Music!

God is too lit!!!! (sic)”

The social media post contained a picture of her happy self alongside an amusing video meme of a child dancing for joy.

Earlier this year, the Bajan beauty smashed another record by becoming the first-ever artist to earn eight number ones from one album in the history of Billboard’s Dance Club Song chart.

Her last album Anti was first launched in 2016, but it’s still a chart-topper in the music industry. Consideration also soared to the top of the charts to make history.


Anti‘s record-breaking run actually began back on 23 April, 2016, the same period “Work” also shot to the peak.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Apple Music released its top 20 most streamed women on the music platform with Rihanna coming in first position, Taylor Swift, second, and Beyoncè, third.


It has been widely reported that Rihanna’s music achievements make her inaccessible to budding musicians. The legendary musician Nile Rogers says her talent and success could be intimidating to some performers, adding that he is too shy of her to ask for a collaboration.

The Barbadian singer has worked with the industry’s biggest and most talented stars such as Jay-Z, David Bowie, Duran Duran and Pharrell Williams, including the late Prince.

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Pharrell says he’s yet to pluck up the courage to invite Rihanna to his studio because every time he tries, he freaks out and goes into “fanboy” mode.

“I adore Rihanna,” the ‘Le Freak’ hitmaker revealed to Metro newspaper, “I am a super fanboy…When I’m around her, I almost can’t move…She’ll be sitting down and I’ll want to go over, ‘Yo, Ri!'”

He continued, “At least four times I’ve been in the room right next to her and I didn’t even turn around.”