Rihanna is the undisputed queen of music videos. The 34-year-old musician always knows how to make an impression from twerking in the basement in the “Pour It Up” music video to dancing in a transparent T-shirt in “Work.”
Rihanna’s videography is truly exceptional. The Barbadian superstar even received the Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Rihanna has a number of famous and iconic music videos, five of which have surpassed one billion views. We’ve selected the top ten Riri MVs with the most views.
Before we get started, Rihanna was just announced as the headliner for the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Fans are overjoyed since they haven’t seen Riri on stage since 2019. Since Rihanna has done a number of collaborations with other musical superstars, there has been a lot of speculation about who Rihanna would bring on stage for the halftime performance.
Shakira, Eminem, Drake, Britney Spears, Jay-Z, and Kendrick Lamar are among the artists the “Umbrella” singer could invite. Since the previous Super Bowl halftime performance was such a hit, the bar has been set exceedingly high.
Here are the TOP 10 most viewed music videos by Rihanna.
10. “Don’t Stop The Music” with 620 million views
Rihanna recorded “Don’t Stop the Music” for her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad. The music video for the song was shot in a nightclub in Prague, Czech Republic. Rihanna and her two companions sneak into a secret nightclub in the video. Riri is shown singing the song against a wall and dancing in the club as the story progresses.
9. “Umbrella” featuring Jay-Z with 839 million view
“Umbrella” was one of Rihanna’s most popular singles. It was a commercial sensation, reaching the top of the charts in Australia, Germany, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the UK The Song lasted ten weeks at number one. It fell to N3 in its 11th week, shattering a record that had held for over 55 years.
8. “Only Girl (In The World)” with 874 million views
Rihanna’s commercial success continued with “Only Girl (In The World).” The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the single spent two weeks at number one and is the nineteenth best-selling single by a female artist of all time with more than a million units sold.
7. “Man Down” with 878 million views
The music video for “Man Down” was released on June 2011. “Man Down” is the seventh song from Riri’s fifth studio album, “Loud.” The video differs from past Rihanna videos in that it portrays se*ual violence and mu**er.
Rihanna was heavily criticized for producing a video with a violent message. Rihanna decided to respond to the criticism on Twitter, arguing that “touchy subjects” should not be kept from the younger generation since they would not otherwise learn how to adjust to society. She also claimed that avoiding discussing se*ual violence encourages abusers since victims are embarrassed to confront ra*e. Furthermore, Riri stated that musicians “have the freedom to create art.”
6. “What’s My Name” featuring Drake with 935 million views
“What’s My Name?” is a Rihanna and Drake track in which the two musicians swap passionate bars about their relationships. They play each other’s romantic interests in the music video.
5. “Stay” featuring Mikky Ekko with 1 billion views
“Stay” is the song from Rihanna’s 7th studio album “Unapologetic.” The music video for the song was released in 2013. As of today, it has over 1 billion views.
4. “We Found Love” featuring Calvin Harris with 1 billion views
“We Found Love” is another music video by Rihanna that touches on domestic violence. The video opens with a speech on love and heartbreak. Many shots of Rihanna and her on-screen partner are displayed during the monologue, showing them in various love and hate scenarios with one another. The two are seen to be absolutely smitten with each other while partaking in enjoyable activities together, such as going to a skate park and dining at fast food restaurants. As the storyline progresses, the viewers are able to see the toxic side of their relationship.
3. “Can’t Remember To Forget You” featuring Shakira with 1.2 billion views
“Can’t Remember to Forget You” is a song by Shakira that features Rihanna. The music video that was released in 2014 quickly went viral. Both artists appear in the video wearing provocative costumes, dancing, and embracing one another. As of today, the video has over 1.2 billion views on YouTube.
2. “Work” featuring Drake with 1.2 billion views
“Work” is the fourth track on Rihanna’s 8th studio album, “ANTI.” Two music videos were released to accompany the song in February 2016. “Work” was the first dancehall single to lead the Billboard Hot 100 since Rihanna’s “Rude Boy.”
1. “Diamonds” with 2 billion views
“Diamonds” music video takes the lead in the list with over 2 million views. The music video for the song shows Rihanna in four places representing the four elements of earth, air, water, and fire. The video was well-received and praised for its aesthetics and cinematography.