Rihanna Named Most Popular Female Artist… Amongst British Prisoners

Published: Thursday 3rd Jan 2013 by David

She’s the Pop sensation with a discography spanning seven years, and now- after the release of her #1 album ‘Unapologetic‘- she has been named the most popular female singer among British prisoners.

Yes, in a list which sees a number of British and Jamaican MCs come out on top, the ‘Thug In My Life‘ belle stands as the only girl in the line up.

Full story below…

Tallied by counting the highest requested acts on ‘National Prison Radio‘, the list is as follows:

1. Tupac
2. Vybz Kartel
3. K Koke
4. Rihanna
5. Drake
6. Akon
7. Metallica
8. Pink Floyd
9. Biggie Smalls
10. Gyptian
11. Jah Cure
12. Slipknot
13. UB40
14. Bob Marley
15. Lil Wayne
16. Eminem
17. Evanescence
18. Mavado
19. Devlin
20. Giggs

Broadcasting to 84,000 inmates across the UK, the radio station’s list counted requests made in the last year (2012), with a representative from company explaining:

“Listening to something heavy can be a healthy release from prison life.”


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  1. YOOSONDALOOSE January 3, 2013

    Even so, its another title Rita Ora hasn’t got!

    • @PEGGYHYLS5 on instangram January 3, 2013

      It’s prison not fuvking chart

      • Lax January 3, 2013

        Rih Says,,,
        we accept the love we think we deserve.

    • MissImpartial January 3, 2013

      Well she truly found love in a hopeless place.

      • lol January 3, 2013


      • Likica January 3, 2013

        Go was your p**** instead of spreading hate b****!
        LOL I sound like truth ^^

      • MissImpartial January 3, 2013

        How was I spreading hate. You need help.

    • mindgames January 3, 2013

      f*** off b****. at least Rita is talented

  2. @PEGGYHYLS5 on instangram January 3, 2013

    Worst b**** alive!!! Thug ass wat age s on top of chris again!!! I can’t wait for the BRRREEEEZZZZY DAMAGE AGAIN THIS TIME B**** WILL DIE

    • Lax January 3, 2013

      Lax Says,,,
      It is never too late to be what you might have been.

    • Lax January 3, 2013

      @PEGGYHYLS DANG How many times are you going to change that name this year, son!

      • Lax January 3, 2013

        Rihanna Though Process,,
        We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems the ones that make you truly who you are that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the right wrong person someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.”

        I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.

        Let our scars fall in love.

    • mobwife: they’re innocent I tell U…innocent! :-) January 3, 2013


  3. OK January 3, 2013


  4. Lax January 3, 2013

    @GRAPE,,,,,I mo going to get You, I am
    ROTF,,,,LMAO,,,,Rih says a Girl has got to
    try and get that shine from where ever it
    will shine through since so many are
    now trying to tell Her & Navy that being
    Popular and taking the “Social Networking”
    Crown is only Valid for certain People and
    not of any Importance to Rihanna at all!!!!!
    Once again LMAO!!!!!!

  5. Pop Royalty January 3, 2013

    didn’t knew prisoners were allowed to listen to music in the first place ………..
    and what kind of a prisoner is the one who listens to ” RUDE BOY” ?! 🙄

    British people and their tastes 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄

    • ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ January 3, 2013

      No wonder why she’s so big over there.

      • Likica January 3, 2013

        H** you had nickname Pop Royality =Rude Boy= so you like that song, don’t be a troll now.

      • Lax January 3, 2013

        @Likica HAPPY NEW YEAR, And I want to tell you that
        you are the best, I was reading you some place over the Holidays and I laughted so dam hard I almost wet my pants at you “Giving Then Hell” over something I mean I love reading You Ofc.

      • Likica January 3, 2013

        Lol thanks honey, Happy New Year to you as well, all the best. Get married soon, we wanna party till the world ends:P

  6. Lax January 3, 2013

    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…BYTCHES,,,

    • Pop Royalty January 3, 2013

      “and you know what you know” ……

      that is very deep 🙄

      • Lax January 3, 2013

        @POP ROYALTY Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!

  7. HOP-SCOTCH January 3, 2013


    Even so, its a title RITA WHORA hasnt got.

    • mindgames January 3, 2013

      you’re an idiot

  8. Lax January 3, 2013

    Navy Says,,,
    Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

  9. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ January 3, 2013

    “5. Drake”


    Who the actual f*** has time to listen to Drakeisha’s annoying monotonic voice? Isn’t prison a big punishment on its own? Or is this another form of punishment, for the heavily “dangerous” ones?

    • Pop Royalty January 3, 2013

      I’m ROTFL.

      i think it is part of the punishment in there , they put/lock you in a dark room and play ” disturbia” with the loudest sound or any drake song i guess.


        I bet your gay ass knows every RIHANNA SONG THO!!

    • Lax January 3, 2013


    • mobwife: they’re innocent I tell U…innocent! :-) January 3, 2013

      HA HA HA HA HA! 🙂

      Drakevelyn and his nonsense is enough to make one turn to a life of crime! LOL

  10. Lax January 3, 2013

    Navy Says,,,,
    Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

  11. Kreayshawn January 3, 2013

    Who gots time to eat KFC chicken and drink grape KOOL-AID while voting for Rihanna to be the most popular h** in the industry. Can ya tell me that? Huh? Tell young kreayshawn why ya didnt buy my debut album when it hit iTunes & your local hot topic huh?! F****** lazy asses all that greasy chicken got ya lazy!

    • Lax January 3, 2013

      Lax Says,,
      Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

  12. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! January 3, 2013

    This just shows Taylor swift is so cool and hip;) thats why shes not on the list;)

    • mobwife: they’re innocent I tell U…innocent! :-) January 3, 2013


      “TRAILER Swift” is a LOCAL ACT!

      This is not the county jail in Mud Hut, West Virginia or the State Prison in Grass Tree, Kentucky. Nobody knows this chick exists outside of small town country America who is trying to push her to be the American equivalent of ADELE!

      • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! January 3, 2013

        😉 means wink… I was messing around….

        Anyways.. If Taylor is a local act and still sells over a million outside of the usa.. she cant be doing that bad can she?

        Whats chris brown selling these days??? yeh didnt think so

      • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! January 3, 2013

        Red has now sold over a million outside of america, and you claim no one knows who she is…

        Cant deal with Taylor doing so well can you? hahahahhaha

  13. Gilberto January 3, 2013

    Did UK start to play her songs to torture prisoners?

    • Lax January 3, 2013


    • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

      Well at least the PURCHASED THE LP-

    • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013


      Rih next USA single is Right now. Can u tell when Beyonce new single is coming out?

      • TinaMinaj January 4, 2013

        Whatever it is you can be rest assured it will be of better quality than Right now no matter how great that basic song does…

  14. joker January 3, 2013

    reasonable. note she’s the only woman on there and make feel like the thuglife. props to amy lee being the class act for the white folks.

    huh… that’s it?

  15. Britbutnotproud January 3, 2013

    Judging by that list. its easy to guess the ethnic make up of the prison population

    • Gilberto January 3, 2013

      1. Tupac – black prisoners
      2. Vybz Kartel – black prisoners
      3. K Koke – white prisoners
      4. Rihanna – gay/t***** prisoners
      5. Drake – gay/t***** and teen prisoners
      6. Akon – gay/t***** prisoners
      7. Metallica – white prisoners
      8. Pink Floyd – white prisoners
      9. Biggie Smalls – black prisoners
      10. Gyptian – black prisoners
      11. Jah Cure – black prisoners
      12. Slipknot – white prisoners
      13. UB40 – black prisoners
      14. Bob Marley – black and bit of white prisoners
      15. Lil Wayne – black and acting-like-black white prisoners
      16. Eminem – white prisoners
      17. Evanescence – emo gay prisoners
      18. Mavado – black prisoners
      19. Devlin – white teen prisoners
      20. Giggs – black prisoners

      • joker January 3, 2013

        omg. 😆 i’m thinking. 😀

        evanescence is good rock with a brilliant and grown female voice. you dunno what tracks they play. you doing them wrong. seriously. 😉

      • Lax January 3, 2013


      • mobwife: they’re innocent I tell U…innocent! :-) January 3, 2013

        LOL, you are acting out!! 🙂

      • Touché January 3, 2013

        @Gilberto ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. MissImpartial January 3, 2013

    Now Rihanna has the Thug/Gangasta tag that she was craving all 2012.

  17. Kreayshawn January 3, 2013

    Rihanna ass ain’t running s*** but her p**** it works 9to5 she never has c*** n***** use condoms with her fast ass. The only reason she is popular is cause she got her ass beat by Chris brown crack head looking ass and went back with him for album sales & attention. She don’t got real talent like me she may sell records but she ain’t s*** but a industry KFC chicken eating h**.

    • Lax January 3, 2013

      Rih Says,,,
      The only thing standing between you and your goal is the b******* story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

    • mobwife: they’re innocent I tell U…innocent! :-) January 3, 2013

      B**CH are you still here?

      After your girl sold what 2 copies of whatever the name of her nothing CD was, I’d have thought you would have just slithered back under the rock you cam from!


    • 2013 is the year Beyonce’s career officially ends(yours truly zzzzb) January 3, 2013

      Rihanna is running the game because she can be found on any chart you can think of

  18. Queen of Disco (Beyonce’s Weave) January 3, 2013

    And this once again re-enforces what we’ve been saying, and that is not only can Rihanna sing multiple genres but she also appeals to multiple fan bases, hence her being popular even amongst inmates.

    That Rihanna reign, I am not mad, this shows that Rihanna is a global force, and is once again on the same list as legends like Tupac. You cannot escape the name that is Rihanna.

    Rihanna has also done more for her home country Barbados than Beyonce ever will for her community in her (Beyonce) lifetime.

    • RITANATION January 3, 2013

      You again TGJ YOU GOTTA STOP LETTING THIS GIRL COMMENT EVERDAY ON YOU’RE SITE! Y’all need to send her a email saying you have to get a job & help you’re mom with the bills you can’t sit on my site 24/7 and talk, talk, Talk, Talk, you gotta get out the house enjoy life, real word, you know don’t sit on my site all day talking to other people that’s what they have Facebook & twitter for.

      • Lax January 3, 2013

        @QUEEN OF DISCO,,,,PREACH!!!!!!

    • Lax January 3, 2013

      Rih Says,,,
      If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up. So perhaps you need to find that Rita thread and Fall back OFF,,,,queen of disco,,,and let tmen Be I mean after all this is a RIHANNA THREAD NOT RITA,,,,

    • LDN Chick January 3, 2013

      You sound so thick. Trying to pitifuly put Rihanna up against others as usual even in dior circumstances like this. Make every excuse under sun, if this was Beyonce or Rita Ora with this ‘compliment’ it would be different story.

  19. Blue January 3, 2013

    She is so gangsta it aint funny.

    hardcore list right there

  20. Lax January 3, 2013

    Rih Says,,,
    The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.

  21. Lax January 3, 2013

    Food For Though,,,
    In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.

  22. Lax January 3, 2013

    Lax Says,,,
    Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

  23. Alana January 3, 2013

    So pedos, rapists,murders and asulters rate Rihanna! What a compliment Navi!

    • Queen of Disco (Beyonce’s Weave) January 3, 2013

      But Jay-Z is an ex drug dealer who physically assaulted Foxy Brown and physically assaulted another woman and paid her hush money. Jay-Z consistently glorifies all forms of violence and calls women whores. Oh and that is the man your fav took on as a “HUUUZZZBBAANN” (Beyonce’s 5th grade level educated way of talking).

      • Alana January 3, 2013

        What does this have to do with Jay Z and Beyonce though? BEYONCE really consumes every aspect of your musical depiction doesnt she?

      • Loyalty January 3, 2013

        @Alana dw, she/he is the most pressed Navy when it comes to Beyonce.

      • mobwife: they’re innocent I tell U…innocent! :-) January 3, 2013

        Well damn, when the truth is spoken folks need toshut up just listen…LOL 🙂 Preach…..

  24. BEYHIVE MEMBER January 3, 2013

    يو غو بيتش‏!‏‏!‏‏!‏

    • Likica January 3, 2013

      LOL wtf?

    • joker January 3, 2013


      • Likica January 3, 2013

        tu es foutu :p

      • joker January 3, 2013

        huh? google reads japanese. 😛

      • joker January 3, 2013

        ば い ば い まだふぁか

      • Likica January 3, 2013

        It’s an interesting language but I can’t speak it :S Japanese is not taught as a foreign language in many European schools (those are English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian), but I’ve heard that it’s the most taught foreign language in Australia 😉

      • Likica January 3, 2013

        Срећна Нова година и све најлепше ти желим. 🙂
        mY TURN NOW HAHA 🙂

      • joker January 3, 2013

        yeah. australia is japan’s vacation nation. and i don’t speak it either. just a couple words from animation. so i know the sound enough to type that phonetic english.

        whatever. what am i talking about?!? 😆

  25. LDN Chick January 3, 2013

    Most prisoners are secretly batty men thats why. You know they are secretly rocking out to only goat in their cells.

  26. Good People January 3, 2013

    Wow they really don’t use Methuselahyoncé in the UK!

    Let’s face it, 99% her fans are from the worst, dirtiest, most criminal suburbs, and she couldn’t even make it on the Top20 of the UK list?!!


  27. Loyalty January 3, 2013

    Why are people bringing Beyonce into this already? You must really be pressed it wasnt her.

    • 2013 is the year Beyonce’s career officially ends(yours truly zzzzb) January 3, 2013

      And the HIVS bring up Rihanna’s name on a Bey thread when it’s never her fault. Poor you

  28. Diva January 3, 2013

    Love Evanescence!

  29. Monstarebel January 3, 2013

    Lol…..Rihanna goes hard of course convicts would love her…everyone loves Rih you mad?


      Yes babe they are stressed over RIHANNA and her reign!!

  30. Um January 3, 2013


  31. Sierra January 3, 2013


  32. Um January 3, 2013

    Are you pitiful stans SO desperate for acclaim, that you’d spin this into something positive?! hahahahahahaha!

    this isn’t flattering in the LEAST & the fact that you all grasp so hopefully to it in your pathetic desperation is…a mess. an utter mess. you all are an utter, sloppy mess.

  33. Lax January 3, 2013

    Lax Says,,,
    The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.

  34. Dangerous January 3, 2013

    “monstarebel : Lol…..Rihanna goes hard of course convicts would love her…everyone loves ………….. you mad?”. <

    Wasn't yo ass going Hard on a beyonce post yesterday tho….yeah b**** I was watching you


    • Monstarebel January 3, 2013

      you B****** stay stalking me so no surprise here xoxo….



  36. Ny_Navy January 3, 2013

    How is this not something positive. 84k ppl like her music above any other female artist? How is that not good. No spinning necessary she is winning. When those guys get out they go buy Rihanna albums.

  37. Ny_Navy January 3, 2013

    Even convicts have personal tastes and they prefer Rihanna.

  38. the truth January 3, 2013

    another Rihanna post just to get hits i wonder what TGJ gonna do when Rihanna takes a break

    • MissImpartial January 3, 2013

      By then they are hoping Rita is doing big.

      • joker January 3, 2013


  39. Cream January 3, 2013

    Who came up with this list tho?? And Tupac over Biggie??? I don’t know about that this list s***

  40. mobwife: they’re innocent I tell U…innocent! :-) January 3, 2013


    I’m just surprised that SWEETHEART Drakevelyn wasn’t higher on the most wanted list! Oh wait, this isn’t a request for pics now is it? LOL 🙂

  41. Cream January 3, 2013

    Beyonce is the 3rd black person tour to gross 100mill afther MJ and Janet Jackson.

  42. King B>Rihanna January 3, 2013

    Can you imagine the prisoners listening to S&M and Pour it Up? I mean it is really funny visual.

  43. whocares January 3, 2013

    And Beyonce most popular… Amongst Gays!!!! so what.

  44. SLAYRIAH CAREY January 3, 2013

    What about Icki Garbaj??

  45. Touché January 3, 2013


  46. bibi93 January 3, 2013

    Tupac number 1!!

  47. mc the place to be! January 3, 2013

    Ay!! Living life as a thug n**** till the day I die all eyes on me!!

  48. soulmusiclover January 3, 2013

    now i understand why the navy is so agressive and stupid

  49. EzraJKnight January 4, 2013

    I understand Rihanna but why drake?

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