Rihanna is the first female artist to surpass 2 billion streams on Apple Music

She beats the likes of Taylor Swift and Beyonce

Rihanna has become the first female artist to surpass 2 billion streams on Apple music.

The streaming giant shared their list of the 20 most streamed women in music for International Women’s Day on Instagram on Thursday (March 8).

Rihanna landed the top spot, closely followed by Taylor Swift (#2), Beyoncé (#3), and Adele (#5). See the Apple Music Instagram post below.


Rihanna also reacted to the news with an Instagram post of her own, writing, “when I found out that I was the first female artist to cross 2 billion worldwide streams on Apple Music!
God is too lit!!!!” See her post below.

She was the second most streamed female artist on Spotify in 2017, after being beaten by Dua Lipa. The rest of the artists included Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Beyonce.

Last month, Chris Rock revealed that Rihanna rejected his advances at a party in 2016.

The comedian split from wife of 18 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, after repeatedly cheating on her, and was attempting to get back into dating following the divorce.


He recalled the incident in his Netflix comedy special, ‘Chris Rock: Tamborine’, which debuted on Valentine’s Day.

“After my divorce was final, I was at a party and I saw Rihanna,” he says, in the show.

“I was like, ‘OK, let’s start this again. Let me say what’s up’, right?” And I’m like, ‘How you doing, Rihanna?’”

“Rihanna looked at me like I was one of her aunts,” he continues.

“She didn’t even register me as a dick-carrying member of society. Like, I would have had an easier time fucking Aretha Franklin.”