Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Rihanna passes Justin Bieber as most-viewed artist on YouTube

Rihanna has passed Justin Bieber to become the most-viewed artist on YouTube.

Billboard reports that some time early Tuesday morning (June 18), Rihanna became the most-viewed artist on the site; the 77 videos on the singer’s official VEVO channel now have a combined 3.784 billion views in total, surpassing the total view counts of the 79 videos on Bieber's official VEVO channel by roughly two million views.

Rihanna has a larger subscriber base on YouTube, with 8.73 million subscribers, 3.7 million more than Bieber's 4.9 million.

Other artists acheieving huge YouTube numbers include PSY at No. 3 (3.1 billion views), followed by Eminem (2.4 billion views), Lady Gaga (2.25 billion views) and Shakira (2 billion).

Rihanna is currently playing shows in the UK and Europe as her Diamonds world tour continues; the date are in support of her latest album, “Unapologetic.”

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