Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Dominate ‘Most Streamed Female Artist’ Lists

Published: Thursday 7th Mar 2013 by David


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.

Good news below…

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:

Rihanna
Britney Spears
Taylor Swift
Ke$ha
Carly Rae Jepsen
Florence Welch
Nicki Minaj
P!nk
Loreen
Alicia Keys

Then, when compiling data pulled from the UK, the company delivered the following tally:

Taylor Swift
Rihanna
Florence Welch
Emeli Sandé
Britney Spears
Ellie Goulding
Ke$ha
Gabrielle Aplin
Nicki Minaj
P!nk

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.


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  1. Just Sayin March 7, 2013

    Most streamed female artists of the past 6 months? Hmmmm if only this reflected in album sales

    • BeyWhoUWanna March 7, 2013

      Say it one more time for the h*** in the back!

      • FentySoSnatched March 7, 2013

        I looked everywhere but couldn’t find Mrs Armstrong , is that why you so steamed pressed honey sis?

      • BeyWhoUWanna March 7, 2013

        You stay worried about me when Rihanna’s weekly h***** test has BEEN waiting to be collected from the clinic. Run along now d*** polisher.

      • Little Monster March 7, 2013

        Why would they be pressed when Beyonces albums go platinum in the first few weeks, she doesn’t need to slay on spotify after 6 months, especially since she doesn’t have anything new out.

      • FentySoSnatched March 7, 2013

        You were at the clinic love? Could you tell Consuela that Beyonce needs the recipe for chimichangas again, Blue wants to connect with her roots.

      • AdeleAdkins- Oscar Winner!! When will ur fav??? NEVER!! March 7, 2013

        @FENTY

        Ughhh! trying to go in on a child?? Shame on you!! What? Cant think of anything else!! LOOOOL!! Go sit all the way down h**!!

      • Xxx March 7, 2013

        @Fentysosnatched why bring the baby into it? Just shade Beyonce for f**** sake. YES Blue Ivy is beautiful she looks just like Bey with daddys lips OK.

    • Music Soul Harmony March 7, 2013

      Rihanna and Nicki Minaj always have new music for their fans just like the rest on the list so not surprised.

      • PHILLY …..NYC March 8, 2013

        i thought beyonce can gain intrest with just her name alone….i quess not……HAHAHAHAHA___

        sincerly, Rihanna Fenty

  2. Jade March 7, 2013

    Why is this anything to cry home about? Majority of them all have new s*** out! I swear the industry are doing anything to give people more ‘titles’ smh.

    • Music Soul Harmony March 7, 2013

      yep ppl that don’t deserve those titles. I swear.

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 7, 2013

        That chart is toooo irrelevant for me to comment on…so ill just slay icki. Dont yall think she a b****?! Oooo.i.caint stand the h**.

    • PHILLY …..NYC March 8, 2013

      HAHAHAHAHAHAH ….BEYONCE CAN’T GENERATE INTREST ON HER NAME ALONE….HAHAHAHAHAHA….

      AHHHH…AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…LIKE WE SAID…

  3. Suicide Blonde March 7, 2013

    Well, looking at the statistics, this post should be about Rihanna, Taylor Swift the Legendary Miss Britney Spears, Minaj not so much.

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 7, 2013

      Exactly honey…sam i pat my p**** at u for throwin the B**** in the fray when the H** is at the bottom of da pile. U b****. (blows fingernails)

  4. Vee March 7, 2013

    Irrelevant! Who the hell is Loreen? Theres no Adele, Gaga or Beyonce so you know this list is nothing really in reflection of power.

    • Eye Candy March 7, 2013

      None of them have released music in the past yr so it’s understandable why none of them are on the list. If they did then I’m sure we would all see their names on it.

  5. Loyalty March 7, 2013

    Ok kudos to them!

  6. ANDY March 7, 2013

    TROPICAL STORMS “RIHANNA”, ONCE AGAIN, DOMINATE YET ANOTHER LIST!!!

    I’m not surprised anymore to be honest. The SLAYAGE is TRUE.

    You stay winning whilst Kimberly stays producing Blackberry video clips of your remixed songs.

    Congratulations Nicki also.

    #ICONS.

    • Sierra March 7, 2013

      YAAAS.

    • COCKINESS March 7, 2013

      LMAO!!! i’m done!!!

    • Queenofthenavy March 7, 2013

      “You stay winning whilst Kimberly stays producing Blackberry video clips of your remixed songs”…

      _______

      looooooooooooool,,,,, B****, u need to stop!!! lmao.

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 7, 2013

      B**** f*** u for mentionin icki…u s***

      • ANDY March 8, 2013

        Awww Giiiiiilrrrrrrrrlllllll, U MAD?

        Hush Boo. xo 😉

  7. WaitUrTurn88 March 7, 2013

    HEY DID ANYONE ELSE HERE BEYONCE TRACK LIST CAME OUT AND RIHANNA IS FEAT ON A SONG…..GUESS THEY TRYING TO BRING THE TWO FAN BASES TOGETHER!!

    • Loyalty March 7, 2013

      Its fake.

      • NΛVI March 7, 2013

        gurl bye.

  8. Emacipated March 7, 2013

    Whatever. Most of them have had music out in the past 6 month-year so is it any surprise? Call me when they get a Diamond album.

  9. Banji Bunny March 7, 2013

    Queen Nick is coming for blood this era. Lil kim jong il better reattach her face from the Notorious Kim era otherwise she and the other wanna be rap b****** better be ready to check into the retirement home for rap b******.

    • Music Soul Harmony March 7, 2013

      Don’t get cocky til the 3rd album comes out with actual numbers and worthwhile tunes. If it flops, the poor barbz will be taking a backseat again.

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 7, 2013

      Cause she a vampire…u hag faced B****!!

  10. ANDY March 7, 2013

    Well done Pink, Emeli, Florence, Alicia and Gabrielle also!!!

  11. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. March 7, 2013

    GARBAJ is wayyy down the list

    The topic should be about Rihanna & Taylor or Britney Not O n i g g e r

    • Likica March 7, 2013

      LOL Onigger
      Please change that picture, I miss your avi with Lady GaGa without make up, bring it back 😀

      • THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. March 7, 2013

        @LIKICA ill bring it back 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

        @CARIBEAN How is it racist? Does Onika NOT behave and dress like an ignorant person…a n i g g e r ????? Yes, she does. Onika is a 30 yr old CLOWN so she deserves the title of a n i g g e r, a C***, an embarrassment

    • CARIBEAN NETIVE March 7, 2013

      ignorant much, that is being racist

  12. COCKINESS March 7, 2013

    It’s so funny how this site goes out of it’s way to praise the minor accomplishment of Nicki “The pop star” minaj.

    Nicki had like 10 singles out and thats where she is on the list and you ignore the other hard working females SMH

    And for you pressed ass Bey stans saying this list is nothing you only angry cuz your fav not here. if she was yall would have been screaming about how much she slays…

    • Jade March 7, 2013

      Why is everyone that opposes something a Bey stan? I sure as hell aint but I made one of them comments!

    • HausMuthaAdele March 7, 2013

      Bey has four number one albums? Does Rihanna have two?

      • CARIBEAN NETIVE March 7, 2013

        b**** #1 albums doesnt equate a successful album all of beyonce album sold like mt everest, high on the top and falls hard the next 2 weeks, NO CONSISTENCY

      • Little Monster March 7, 2013

        And Rihannas album sales are better than Beyonces? No.

      • LMAO March 7, 2013

        RIH HAS 12 NUMBER 1S AND 24 TOP TEN HITS!! AND HAS SOLD OVER 100 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE AND DIDNT NEED A GIRL GROUP TO DO IT!! KII KII

    • ShadeNoShade March 7, 2013

      YASSSSSSS Ms. Minaj WERKKK. Congrats To All The Other Ladies As Well. GIRL POWER. POW!!!!!

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 7, 2013

        Shade yo face b****

  13. Rellz March 7, 2013

    I listened to Rihanna on spotify! I didn’t buy the album though 😉

    • BitchyB March 7, 2013

      You and every one else. Unafloplogetic isn’t even on a milli yet.

      • CARIBEAN NETIVE March 7, 2013

        BUT ITS 2.7 MILLI WW NO COP THAT!!!!

      • COCKINESS March 7, 2013

        B**** in 5 months Unapologetic has already sold more than 4 and Nickis PR:RR WW. so you can have several

    • FeFe Dobson (The Original Ri) March 7, 2013

      LOL the shade

  14. Rach March 7, 2013

    Um…. Ok.

  15. Little Monster March 7, 2013

    Trash List

  16. Lana Del Slay March 7, 2013

    Where is Rihanna’s second number one album though. It’s been 8 years and you’ve only got the one? Chile. *blasts Summertime Sadness.

  17. Little Monster March 7, 2013

    Rihanna LOL. She can only slay on them cheap lists where it involves you paying minimal money and the Navy get so hype thinking everyone else is ‘pressed’ cos they only talk the truth.

    • Fefe Dobson (The Original Ri) March 7, 2013

      HAHAHA! IKR! Never thought of it like that.

  18. Groove Armada March 7, 2013

    Spotify?

  19. Peter G March 7, 2013

    The fact that CRJ is on that list proves it is irrelevant! Anyways King Beys album track list has leaked!
    1. Ratchet Ft. Lady Gaga & Azealia Banks
    2. Back 2 Business Ft. Jay-Z
    3. Roller CoasterFt. Justin Timberlake
    4. Visions Ft. Sia
    5 Dance (It’s Soon Over) Ft. Rihanna
    6. More Than S** Ft. Ne-Yo
    7. Better Than Ever Before Ft. Solange Knowles
    8. Runaway
    9. Sensations
    10. 12 Roses
    11. It’s All Over

    • Suicide Blonde March 7, 2013

      Is a featuring album, lol.

      • Peter G March 7, 2013

        it’s an album which sounds like it’s gonna slay. dunno what rihanna’s doing there tho? just killed it!

    • Jonas March 7, 2013

      No nicki collab! No one want’s that h** cheapening their album! her carrers done!

      • Peter G March 7, 2013

        Lol, to put Nicki on there would be some lazy ass feat! Anyways she’s too busy with her Kmart clothing range…

    • Jas March 7, 2013

      Eww! Too many collabs. I hope this isn’t the actual track list lol. I doubt it is though, Beyonce has never been big on collabs. She should really keep it that way. Especially with the whole Rihanna song… I like some of Rihanna’s music but I respect Beyonce’s artistry waaay more. She shouldn’t discredit herself.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) March 8, 2013

      She needs to pull that Azealia collabo, she’s just a ratchet, hood rat, gremlin looking b*tch who’s album will flop IF it ever drops. Not a good look Bey..

  20. Peter G March 7, 2013

    The fact that CRJ is on that list proves it is irrelevant! Anyways King Beys album track list has leaked!
    1. Ratchet Ft. Lady Gaga & Azealia Banks
    2. Back 2 Business Ft. Jay-Z
    3. Roller CoasterFt. Justin Timberlake
    4. Visions Ft. Sia
    5 Dance (It’s Soon Over) Ft. Rihanna
    6. More Than S** Ft. Ne-Yo
    7. Better Than Ever Before Ft. Solange Knowles
    8. Runaway
    9. Sensations
    10. 12 Roses
    11. It’s All Over

    • Eye Candy March 7, 2013

      This leaked yesterday. I believe some of it is true but not all of it because I can’t understand why for the love of God she has so much collabos. She was never really big on collaborating with anyone besides Jay. She also was rumored to collaborate with JT (MAYBE on his CD) & Miguel but I don’t see that on here.
      The first single is rumored to drop next week while the CD will be released in April so I guess we’ll find out soon.

      • Eye Candy March 7, 2013

        Forget the part about JT!

      • Peter G March 7, 2013

        Yeah, maybe! If sia, rihanna, solange and neyo were off the list,it would be more believable! April’s so far away!

    • Xxx March 7, 2013

      I think its fake, because they then tweeted after that a source confirmed its fake. I cant see Beyonce having that many collaborations on there. Maybe some of the song titles are real though

    • LilBooBoo March 7, 2013

      I hope this is fake. You made this s*** up!

      • Peter G March 7, 2013

        What! Why would I lie to someone as s*** as you boo boo?!

    • Kyle March 7, 2013

      Im 99% sure Beyonce would not put that many collabs on her album. She too proud to put that many people on it and rightly so, this is HER album I know she wants people to respect her as an artist. I think respect is more important than a hit to Beyonce. Only realistic ones I can see there are Jay Z, Justin and possibly the Ne Yo one.

      • Kyle March 7, 2013

        Oh and maybe the Solange one, but even 4 is pushing it.

      • Peter G March 7, 2013

        Agreed, but wasn’t the ratched song confirmed by Azealia Banks herself hmmmmmm!

      • Kyle March 7, 2013

        She said she worked on something for her… I guess we shall see!

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 7, 2013

        Agreed!

    • Lolz March 8, 2013

      Jay Z and Justin are the only realistic ones tbh.

  21. beyonce baby daddy March 7, 2013

    Beyonce and no Adele so this is for people who only can sell singles lol.

    • THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. March 7, 2013

      But Queen Rih’s Unapologetic has outsold 4orgotten ww 🙂 😕

    • BEY NEEDS RIH FOR A WORLDWIDE HIT!!! March 7, 2013

      UNAPOLOGETIC HAS SOLD 3 MILLION!!! MORE THAN 4 DID!!!

  22. CARIBEAN NETIVE March 7, 2013

    QUEEN RIH MAKES HISTORIH ONCE AGAIN!!!!

    • BEY NEEDS RIH FOR A WORLDWIDE HIT!!! March 7, 2013

      That b**** breaks records in her sleep!!! Even her clothing line broke records!!! #THE SLAYAGE CONTINUES #DAT REIGN

  23. stanled March 7, 2013

    nicki a flop doe

    • opd2 March 7, 2013

      f-ck you insect what you mad because you fav isn’t on that list.

      • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 7, 2013

        Icki IS a flop honey #dealwithitBITCH

  24. Eye Candy March 7, 2013

    Queen Nicki slays again.
    *Applies barbie pink lipstick & throws on blinged out “barbie” plated necklace”

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) March 7, 2013

      @EYESOUR b**** pleeeeease

  25. Lovebird (Beyonce’s Weave) March 7, 2013

    Hey Samantha you hating f**, you forgot to add that Rihanna at over 3.4 billion views is the most watched artist on YouTube/VEVO. Rihanna is doing for VEVO what Madonna did for MTV. Your hating f** ass better post that next time, ok tosser.

    • Monstarebel March 7, 2013

      Hey baby!!!! How are you honey??? the queens album will be platinum soon& rih is the queen of YouTube

      • Lovebird (Beyonce’s Weave) March 7, 2013

        Been good, been missing you from this blog. Yass, I know, Unapologetic almost platinum, WINNING.

  26. Get_It2gether March 7, 2013

    f*** this stupid list

  27. Monstarebel March 7, 2013

    But are we surprised rihanna & nicki stay slaying. no sign of lady caca or beyfake anywhere looks like no ones here for there music anymore

    • Kyle March 7, 2013

      But what new music do they have out though fool? This is for the past 6 months. Theres no Adele either. I rest my case.

      • Monstarebel March 7, 2013

        Britney has only one featured song in the last couple of months & is at the top of the list i doubt scream & shout got her to the top alone so cut the b******* mama

      • Kyle March 7, 2013

        But you still didn’t answer the question though.

      • Kyle March 7, 2013

        You’ll be surprised how a smash hit can catapult you up… You should know.

  28. BEY NEEDS RIH FOR A WORLDWIDE HIT!!! March 7, 2013

    STAY IS IN THE TOP 5 AGAIN!!! WHEN WILL BEY? OAN SAM POST HOW RIHS RIVER ISLAND BROKE JLO RECORD FOR THE FASTEST SELLING CLOTHING EVER BY A CELEBRITY!!! RIHANNA CLOTHING LINE>>>>>>>>>HOUSE OF MONSTROSITY!!!!

  29. Fefe Dobson (The Original Ri) March 7, 2013

    Carley Rae Jepson? Loreen? Yeah this list is not important.

  30. Lovebird (Beyonce’s Weave) March 7, 2013

    Anyway Samantha you better learn.

    Billboard 200

    #9 Unapologetic

    Billboard Hot 100

    #5 Stay
    #21 Pour it up
    #32 Diamonds
    #57 Love song

    Yass, slaying with little promo.

  31. Lovebird (Beyonce’s Weave) March 7, 2013

    Have you learned yet Samantha??

    Canadian Hot 100

    #2 Stay

    German top songs

    #4 Stay

    France top songs

    #2 Stay

  32. . : : h 2 o : : . March 7, 2013

    1- Misleading titles as always.

    2- @ Jake/Andy, I know you like Rihanna while you’re a Beyonce fan, but this not the right place for you to lick the balls of Rihanna stans, specially when they do nothing but keep talking the most degrading, delusional s*** about your fav.

    3- Have Rihanna stans LOST their abilities to shade, or what???

    #MrsCarterShow is likely to become the highest grossing global tour of 2013, and you’re still foaming on top of your snouts about Beyonce not having a “smash hit track”???

    Is that your lane, Rihanna stans?????

    Is that what makes your fav’s career???

    $1.29 digital tracks and peak positions?????

    Well…..

  33. gio March 7, 2013

    Nicky looks really nice lately..I’m so happy she fired her past stylist..i just cant believe nicki minaj actually got booty implants..i mean just google kelsnetwork

  34. Get_It2gether March 7, 2013

    Wow what an accomplishment! *rolls eyes*

  35. Pon_De March 8, 2013

    *snaps* for them being most likely to be heard for FREE…wake me when folk will drop coin for their albums….

    • NΛVI March 8, 2013

      yet she keeps outselling Beforgotten 😉 that’s a damm shame/

      • Lolz March 8, 2013

        The only thing shes outsold is 4 by not even that much. Thats nothing to celebrate, but course, anything for u guys :/.

  36. . : : h 2 o : : . March 8, 2013

    LMAO @NAVI 🙄

    DESPITE being a total radio pet since 2007, Rihanna never outsold BEYONCE until 2012 when “Talk That Talk” sold more than “4” by like 300k in London or somewhere in the UK.

    Get your facts right.

    • LOL March 9, 2013

      lol stupid… beyonce sucks
      end of the story

  37. Lolz March 8, 2013

    Ok. Good i guess.

  38. JOHNVIDAL March 8, 2013

    Most streamed?… you mean the women people wanted to see half naked right? haha I still can´t believe Billboard is going to count youtube views for the USA singles charts. I hope it´s just for a very little percentage among the things that help as ong to rise on the charts. Anyway, at least it seems there are a couple of women to made the list just based on talent and music like Emeli Sandé or Florence

  39. Ciarahangitup March 8, 2013

    The only person that matters on this list is Britney

  40. Mad-on-her March 8, 2013

    It’s quite embarrassing that Rita Ora didn’t make the UK list.
    Although the list is quite pointless considering it includes so many flops.

  41. 90’s Music Era March 8, 2013

    i see taylor swift and britney spears and rihanna on both list(top 3)…i dont see where nicki is dominating,maybe he just supporting the blacks,congrats on all who made the list

  42. LOL March 9, 2013

    why this stupid and bias blog is still open?

  43. Riqueen March 9, 2013

    lmao i dont see beyfake anywhere on any of those lists.

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