“That Rihanna reign just won’t let up.”
Say what you will about Rihanna and her ‘voice’,but there’s no denying her popularity on and off the stage.
For, in response to the release of her debut movie ‘Battleship’ and the iTunes debut of her new single ‘Where Have You Been’,she is currently the Queen of the Billboard Social 50.
Beating ‘Born This Way’ diva Lady GaGa to the top spot, Not Beyonce reigns supreme despite ‘Battleship’s well publicized thud on the US Box Office,breaking the record for being the lowest generating project for a movie with a budget over $200 million or more.
However,thanks to a stream of remixes recorded in aid of ‘Where’ and an alleged Twitter war between ex boyfriend Chris Brown and alleged friend Meek Mill, the model has seen her social star rise, as the cut does the same on the Hot 100 by two spots (now #11).
This is because the Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace.
It works by using a formula that blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays, allowing the likes of Rihanna to dominate it without having the #1 single in the country.
This comes hours after the nocalist shot scenes for her new movie ‘End Of The World’ in New Orleans and two weeks after Roc rival Rita Ora watched her single ‘RIP‘ surpass sales of ‘Where Have You Been’ in the UK.
Placing her at #1, this made Ora the first ROC female to score a debut #1 in the country, as Rihanna was only able to top the chart with ‘Umbrella’ in 2007, two years after her launch.