Rihanna Achieves Historic Milestone as the First Female Artist with 10 Songs Surpassing 1 Billion Spotify Streams
In a groundbreaking achievement, Rihanna has broken the Spotify record, solidifying her position as the first female singer to amass an impressive 10 songs with over one billion streams each.
Even without a new album release since ‘Anti’ in 2016, the renowned artist took to social media to celebrate her remarkable feat, captioning a post with pride: “Bad Gal billi…/ wit no new album…/ lemme talk my sh*t.”
In a candid interview featured in British Vogue’s March issue, Rihanna candidly discussed the pressure she faces to produce new music following the success of her acclaimed and cohesive album ‘Anti.’
Rihanna shared her perspective, stating, “There’s this pressure that I put on myself. That if it’s not better than that, then it is not even worth it. It is toxic. It’s not the right way to look at music because music is an outlet and a space to create, and you can create whatever. It doesn’t have to be on any grand scale. It just has to be something that feels good. It could just be a song that I like. It literally could be that simple.”
Continuing her thoughts, RiRi emphasized that she now realizes the importance of not waiting for perfection and being trapped in an endless cycle. She expressed her desire to embrace a more playful approach to music creation, acknowledging the ideas she has in her mind while eagerly anticipating their realization. While she cannot reveal her plans just yet, she expressed her determination to make this year the one where her artistic vision comes to fruition, confidently stating, “it’d be ridiculous if it’s not.”
Breaking her musical hiatus, Rihanna released her first track in almost seven years in October 2022. Titled ‘Lift Me Up,’ the poignant song features on the soundtrack of the MCU film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ serving as a heartfelt tribute to the late ‘Black Panther’ actor, Chadwick Boseman.