By Victor Ochieng
Posted May 30th 2018
Since hitting the music scene, Rihanna has cut her niche and demonstrated to all and sundry that she’s her own boss. She has her unique way of doing music and knows exactly how best to promote her style. She boasts of her own makeup line, which has made headlines for all the good reasons. Now she goes down in history as the first-ever female artist to surpass the 2 billion worldwide streams on Apple Music.
Apple Music shared a list of 20 women with the highest worldwide streams on Instagram, and on the list, Rihanna was top, beating such great names as Beyonce, Adele, and Taylor Swift.
These are things that shouldn’t come as a surprise though, knowing who Rihanna is. She’s been a real boss in the game since bursting onto the music scene in 2005 aged only 17. The now 30-year-old superstar has released amazing albums, treated us to some hot air moments, and has done a lot of other things, controversial and otherwise. She’s an inspiration to many people, but more so to the girl child, showing just how one can be their own boss and get things working for them.
Rihanna became known after she was signed to rapper Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records. She hit the music scenes with her “Pon De Replay” single that immediately earned her worldwide attention, with radios not able to get it off their playlists.
Then she stamped her authority in the game when she released “Umbrella” in 2007.
Rihanna went through a span of an emotionally challenging moment when she broke up with singer Chris Brown, but that wasn’t enough to hold her down. Soon after that, she was able to make a strong comeback with an undeniable s*x appeal and a great new style in the game.
Despite being the type who never kisses and tells, her relationship with Drake was too sweet for her to contain and the world indeed got to know of it.
Come 2012, she made a statement to the world that she doesn’t need long hair to appear hot and s*xy, when she emerged with a bold pixie haircut.
But that’s not all. Rihanna also gives back to the society, supporting charities among other nonprofits, including amfAR.
She’s done collabos with big names like Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Kanye West and many others and in each of the songs she features, you no doubt feel some real upgrade.
Now being the first woman to pass the two billion mark on Apple Music worldwide streams, it’s a clear statement she’s not the type to dismiss easily.