Rihanna is 2017's most streamed female artist on Spotify
And she did it with no album. Plus, she reigns as the ONLY woman across three other categories.
She’s already been named the top fashion influencer of the year, and now Rihanna is taking home another title.
Spotify has just released its end-of-year data showing the platform’s most popular artists, songs, and albums and, across all the categories, Rihanna reigns as the sole woman.
She is the year’s Most Streamed Female while the ‘Top 5 Artists,’ the ‘Top 5 Albums,’ and the ‘Top 5 Songs’ are populated exclusively by men: Ed Sheeran, Drake, The Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, The Chainsmokers, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, and Post Malone. Following behind RiRi are Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Sia.
Sheeran, who just released his duet with Beyoncé and will appear on Eminem’s upcoming album Revival, tops each aforementioned list (with his “Shape of You” song and Divide album) and is the platform’s Most Streamed Male.
Considering Rihanna didn’t release any solo music this year, and only appeared as a guest on tracks from Future, DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, and N.E.R.D., the feat is even more impressive.
It’s an achievement that’s not lost on her as she wrote on Instagram:
“Shout out to the big homie GOD! big ups to all the fans and streamers for the support when sis ain’t even had an album out. 2017! #BlackGirlMagic”