You may not have seen this coming but early in 2012 the pop star Rihanna passed the pop star Lady Gaga on the all-time YouTube Views list. The numbers are huge for both these singers, though neither is very close to leader Justin Bieber.
Rihanna now has an astonishing 2,068,076,591 YouTube views. Yes, you read that correctly, two billion, sixty-eight million, seventy-six thousand and five hundred and ninety-one. Lady Gaga, who once lead, is behind her with 2,044,728,691. Rihanna caught up to and passed Lady Gaga because lately she's been getting 3,000,000 Youtube views daily.
Rihanna and Lady Gaga: Youtube viewsg
Rihanna is getting increased views since she released 'Talk That Talk' on November 11, 2011. Naturally when an artist releases new music fans check out the videos online.
Lady Gaga had a similar increase of Youtube views in the Spring of 2011 when she released her latest album 'Born This Way'. However in the past few months as her numbers have dropped, Rihanna's have been gaining.
Justin Bieber: King of Youtube views
Rihanna has a rather long ways to go to catch up to the world's all-time Youtube views leader, the 17-year-old singing phenom from Canada, Justin Bieber. Bieber, who over the holidays released a Christmas album, 'Under the Mistletoe' (helping increase his Youtube views) is working in the studio now on 'Believe', his next album. It's not likely Rihanna or Lady Gaga, will pass Bieber anytime soon. As of this writing he's sitting at 2,275,845,406.
All this social media information comes courtesy of Famecount, a site that, as they say on their website, "generates statistics across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to help you track the trends and rank the stars."