They’re both MAC girls, both from the Islands and both have an empire kept afloat by undying support from their respective fan bases.
It only makes sense then, that ‘Autobiography’ Rapper Nicki Minaj and occasional vocalist Rihanna have dominated a list tallying the ‘Most Streamed Female Artists’ in the last six months.
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Pieced together by music streaming service Spotify, the lists places the ladies in the order they rank according to how many times they were streamed since September 2012. Perhaps a giant ‘F U’ to those who’d downplay the true power of their respective brands, the global list is as follows:
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Then, when compiling data pulled from the UK, the company delivered the following tally:
Released in celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th), both lists tell a few interesting stories and prompt a number of questions.
One of which, being what Minaj‘s presence on both lists (more notably the global one) will change the way she is perceived by US audiences.
For, down to one reason or another, American sales of her sophomore album have given many US spectators cause to believe interest in her material has dwindled everywhere- which really isn’t the case when combined global sales of over 5 million units are added to the equation.
With regards to Rihanna, there’s no doubt the success of ‘Diamonds’ helped to secure the top spot on a global tip, while the delay in a follow up just as groundbreaking may be the reason she lost out to Taylor Swift in the UK.
Either way, congratulations to all the girls and here’s to this year being just as lucrative.