In less than a decade, Rihanna has become one of the most iconic stars in American history. She has sold over 10 million albums with her six platinum+ and one gold-selling album. Known for her signature island accent, Rihanna is one of the most dependent artist of today.
Music of The Sun was the stunner’s first album and her first single, “Pon De Replay” peaked at No. 2 and was her first of twenty-five top-ten hits. Her second album, A Girl Like Me , produced her first of thirteen number one singles. Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R, Loud, Talk That Talk and Unapologetic, has each spawned more than one smash hits.
No matter if it’s a pop, song, an R&b single or a rap song, if Rihanna sung it, it was a hit. But, which one’s are her biggest. Her is a list constructed of her biggest hits based on sales, video views, chart position and, of course popularity. Don’t look for “Love The Way You Lie” or “The Monster” by Eminem, “Live Your Life” by T.I. or “Run This Town” by Jay Z since she wasn’t the lead artist in them.
Here we go!
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10. ”What’s My Name?” featuring DrakeRihanna’s ex, Drake dropped an ear grabbing verse on this Caribbean, good-feel jam. The video was widely popular and features Drake following Rihanna around, which is something Drake might not do anymore.Chart Positon: #1 for one weekVideo Views: 371 MillionDigital Downloads : 3 Million[ new page = No.9 ]9. “Take A Bow””Ne-Yo wrote this smash hit for Rihanna that had an “Irreplaceable” feel to it; a song performed by her contemporary, Beyoncé. The song became her fifth number one single and her super successful song before the Chris Brown incident. The song was a radio smash and had every woman singing every word to it out of their car.Chart Positon: #1 for one weeksVideo Views: 200 MillionDigital Downloads : 2 Million [ new page = No.8]8. ”Don’t Stop The Music”The hits from Good Girl Gone Bad just kept coming and coming. “Don’t Stop the Music” was a more dance-y then her previous single and proved that Rihanna can pretty much win with any sound.Chart Positon: #3Video Views: 208 MillionDigital Downloads : 3.5 Million[ new page = No.7]7. ”Rude Boy”It’s the song that started it all. It is also one of the biggest songs for a debut artist ever. The song is Katy Perry’s longest running number one single. It’s one of Perry’s more edgy songs and shaped her up to look like she would be a one hit wonder. But then…..Chart Positon: #1 for five weeksVideo Views: 271 MillionDigital Downloads : 2 Million[ new page = No.6]6. “Only Girl (In The World)”It’s the first song she released from Loud and also her first song she released with her loud red hair. The video amassed over 300 million and reached number one after her second single, “What’s My Name”, reached the summit.Chart Positon: #1 for one weekVideo Views: 337 MillionDigital Downloads : 3.4 Million[ new page = No.5]5. ”Disturbia”A song that seemed like it was designed to be the soundtrack to Halloween. The song is one of Rihanna’s most downloaded tracks with 4.5 million units sold. The song wasn’t even on the standard version of Good Girl Gone Bad but still manage to peak at No.1 for two weeks.Chart Positon: #1 for two weeksVideo Views: 119 MillionDigital Downloads : 4.5 Million[ new page = No.4]4. “Stay” featuring Mikky EkkoRihanna was unapologetic about wanting Chris Brown to stay with her and, well, he did. After an emotional performance on SNL, the song became her next single and even ruled radio. The slow ballad was one of the most popular songs on radio in 2013.Chart Positon: #3Video Views: 292 MillionDigital Downloads : 4 Million [ new page = No.3]3. “Diamonds” It’s her most recent No.1 and comes almost ten years after her first No.1, “S.O.S” and shows that Rihanna has no plans for slowing down anytime soon. The video is also her most viewed one with over 400 million. The song is a power ballad about powerful love.Chart Positon: #1 for two weeksVideo Views: 454 MillionDigital Downloads : 4 Million[ new page = No.2]2. “Umbrella” featuring Jay ZFor a long time this was Rih’s biggest song. The reason is because it was hard to match-yet alone surpass, the success and magnitude of “Umbrella”. At the time, it was her longest running number one single, most known, most popular and best selling until…………..Chart Positon: #1 for seven weeksVideo Views: 136 MillionDigital Downloads : 4.5 Million[ new page = Rihanna’s Biggest Song Ever]1. “We Found Love” featuring Calvin Harris……….“We Found Love” and surpassed all of her records. This song ended 2011 at No.1 and even spent a couple of weeks at the top in 2012. The song sounds very sweet and joyful, but it’s the opposite. It’s about how she find love in a hopeless place with two-times ex, Chris Brown. “We Found Love” is her longest running number one single ever and the longest running number one single by a female artist this decade.Chart Positon: #1 for 10 weeksVideo Views: 365 MillionDigital Downloads : 5 Million