Rihanna remains one of the music industry’s most accomplished vocalists. The music icon was the headline performer for this year’s Super Bowl halftime show and she definitely set the stage on fire. However, according to reports, Rihanna has made over $350,000 in song royalties due to a sharp rise in streaming following the super-hit performance.

On February 12, a report from Apple Music revealed that Rihanna’s concurrent global listeners had increased by a striking 331%. In terms of concurrent listeners and streams, the hour after her performance was also her busiest hour ever on Apple Music. The rise was higher than for all of the performers at the Super Bowl halftime show last year, including Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Mary J. Blige.

According to a recent report, “We Found Love” was Rihanna’s highest-earning single, earning the Bajan billionaire $60,101 in royalties after receiving over 15 million streams. With earnings of $57,655, $49,541, $44,842, and $41,893 respectively, “Umbrella,” “Diamonds,” “Only Girl (In The World),” and “Bitch Better Have My Money” followed close behind.

According to the report, Rihanna has made a total of $386,857 in royalties from these songs alone, with “Where Have You Been,” “Work,” “Rude Boy,” and “Pour It Up” all experiencing significant increases in streaming.


Given that Rihanna did not receive payment to perform at the Super Bowl, as is usual for the headliners of the halftime show, the large earnings are all the more impressive. The remarkable performance, which took place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, featured a medley of hits like “Work,” “Umbrella,” and “Diamonds,” as well as Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” and JAY-Z’s “Run this Town.” Keep an eye on Thirsty For News to get more updates.

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