NPR Names Rihanna The 21st Century’s Most Influential Musician

Rihanna definitely has been a staple in the music industry since her debut album ‘Music Of The Sun’ in 2005 which gave us ‘Pon De Replay’, ‘SOS’, and ‘Unfaithful’. Since then, Rihanna has conquered pop, hip hop, rock, dancehall, trap, dubstep, and r&b. She’s consistently dominated the charts and the airwaves. NPR has named Rih Rih the 21st century’s most influential artist and who can argue?

What does it mean to think of Rihanna, global superstar, as unheard? Her music has soundtracked most of this century, and that kind of ubiquity is easily taken for granted, like air. She released a full-length studio album every single year between 2005 and 2012, save for a one-year break in 2008. Of the 61 Rihanna songs on the Billboard Hot 100, 14 of them were No. 1 hits, and 31 of them were top 10 hits. No album has landed as many No. 1 songs on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart as ANTI, the album Rihanna released in 2016 after an unprecedented (for her) hiatus. (NPR)

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