Rihanna has made history on Spotify, becoming the first female artist to have 10 songs in the platform’s Billion Club.
The star set the new record on July 1 and posted the news on her Instagram page on the same day. “Bad Gal billi… wit no new album,” she captioned the post. “Lemme talk my s__t.”
Spotify later confirmed the news on its own Instagram account, writing: “NOW Slaying: On July 1, Rihanna became the first female artist to have 10 songs reach 1 billion streams in Spotify history.”
Among the songs by the star that have surpassed the huge milestone are solo tracks like “Diamonds,” “Love On The Brain,” and “Needed Me,” plus a raft of collaborations. They include “Stay (featuring Mikky Ekko),” two Calvin Harris team-ups in “We Found Love” and “This Is What You Came For,” “Four Five Seconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, the Drake-featuring “Work,” the Jay-Z-assisted “Umbrella” and Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie.”
The feat follows Rihanna becoming the highest-ranking musician on Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women list. She placed at No.20 with an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion. As well as her hugely successful music career – which saw her headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show earlier this year and score 11 No.1 singles since 2005 – her wealth is bolstered by her Fenty business empire, which includes her Fenty Beauty cosmetics range, Savage X Fenty lingerie line, and more.
Although Rihanna keeps teasing her fans about the potential of a new album, she has shared two new songs in the last 12 months. Last year, she made her return to music with “Lift Me Up,” a song created for the soundtrack of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. A second song performed by Rihanna, “Born Again,” also appeared on the OST.