Another day, another record.
Giving her fans (affectionately called #Barbz) another reason to say yikes, Grammy-nominated rapstress Nicki Minaj is seeing her name penciled in digital history books again – this time for soaring past ‘Fly’ co-star Rihanna to claim the title as YouTube’s most viewed female act.
As if boasting a videography that lists four visuals with over 1 billion views each on YouTube wasn’t enough (see: ‘Side to Side’ with Ariana Grande, ‘Bang Bang’ with Jessie J and Grande, ‘Swalla’ with Jason Deulo and Ty Dolla $ign, and ‘Hey Mama’ with David Guetta, Bebe Rexha, and Afrojack), Minaj has now accumulated over 24.1 Billion views total across all of her videos on the platform including those where she serves as a featured act.
The updated count sees her surpass former YouTube champion Rihanna’s 23.9 billion views as the site’s most viewed female act ever.
Her success on the site is indeed a factor in her triumph on Billboard charts, which lists her as its most placed female artist ever with 108 appearances to date.
Minaj’s ‘Beauty and a Beat’ co-star Justin Bieber remains the most viewed artist overall on the platform.