“We Found Love” joins the 1B club.
Rihanna fans have been patiently waiting for the Bajan singer to release her ninth studio album in five years. Although The Navy didn’t get a new project, they apparently kept hitting the play button on Rihanna’s music videos in the meantime.
According to Chart data, Rihanna now holds the record for the most videos by a female artist with at least 1 billion views on YouTube. Riri’s “We Found Love” featuring Calvin Harris broke the 10-figure mark this week.
“We Found Love” was originally released in 2011. The Dance Pop single topped Billboard‘s Hot 100 for ten non-consecutive weeks, and the song led several charts around the world.
Rihanna and Calvin Harris have another music video together that is part of the 1 billion view club. Harris’ “This Is What You Came For” featuring Rihanna currently has 2.5 billion views on YouTube.
Additionally, Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna has racked up 2.3 billion plays so far. Rihanna’s solo song “Diamonds” has amassed 1.8 billion views on YouTube since its release in 2012.
The rest of Rihanna’s billion-view list includes “Work” featuring Drake (1.2B), Shakira’s “Can’t Remember to Forget You” (1.1B) and DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” featuring Bryson Tiller ( 1B). 2013’s “Stay” with Mikky Ekko is at 8 million out of 1 billion views.