First he loses Selena Gomez and now this. The Biebs certainly isn’t having a banner year. The 19-year-old Canadian singer just lost the crown as the most-viewed artist on YouTube. Oh well, at least Justin Bieber still reigns supreme on Twitter. He became the first artist to lure in over 40 million followers. With that being said, there are reports that almost half of his followers are spam and inactive accounts. Poor guy. Find out who the new king, or should I say queen, of YouTube is below.
It’s Miss Rated R herself Rihanna. Billboard reports that the Bajan singer’s official VEVO channel of 77 clips has generated a total of 3.784 billion views. Rihanna surpassing Bieber’s popularity on YouTube is largely due to the size of her subscriber base. Rihanna has 8.73 million subscribers on the platform, 3.7 million more than Bieber’s 4.9 million. The “Diamonds” singer also trumps Bieber on Facebook. She has over 72.3 million fans, while Justin has 54.3 million “likes.”
Are you surprised that Rihanna is the new Alpha Dog on YouTube? Do you think she’ll be able to hold onto her new crown for a while? Sound off below.