Rihanna overtakes Justin Bieber as YouTube's most viewed artist

Psy, Eminem, Lady Gaga and Shakira also score huge views on the streaming site

Rihanna overtakes Justin Bieber as YouTube's most viewed artist

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Rihanna has overtaken Justin Bieber as the most viewed artist on YouTube.

The Bajan popstar overtook Bieber earlier today (June 18) with a massive 3.784 billion views of her videos, roughly 2 million more than the Canadian teen singer, reports Billboard.

The third most viewed artist on the video streaming site is Psy, with 3.1 billion views. Eminem is in fourth place with 2.4 billion views, whilst Lady Gaga follows the rapper with 2.25 billion views and Shakira is next up with 2 billion.

Meanwhile, Bieber is currently being investigated by police after allegedly hitting a photographer with his sports car last night (June 17) in Los Angeles. The Guardian reports that Bieber hit the photographer with his Ferrari outside comedy club the Laugh Factory.

Los Angeles police department spokesman Bruce Borihanh has said of the incident: "It was not a hit-and-run. The investigation is ongoing." Bieber's spokesperson is yet to comment on the incident. The photographers injuries are not life-threatening.

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