Ariana Grande marked another milestone on Monday as she became the most-streamed female artist on Spotify.
The 27-year-old Thank U, Next singer overtook Rihanna, who had previously held the top spot on the popular music streaming service.
Despite being honored, Arianna wrote that she hoped Rihanna would soon regain her crown
Ariana marked the occasion by reposting a tweet from @chartdata.
— Rene (Fan Account) (@grandesbreakup) August 17, 2020
‘@ArianaGrande is now the most streamed female artist of all-time on Spotify, surpassing @rihanna (over 20. 5 billion),’ it read.
‘holy s**t thank u all so much for listening and caring at all let alone this much,’ Ariana gushed in her own Instagram post. ‘i can’t wait to give u new things to listen to.’
Despite being honored by the new designation, Ariana couldn’t wait for Rihanna’s long-awaited follow-up to her 2016 studio album Anti.
— 𝐀𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 (@ArianaWorldHQ) August 17, 2020
‘now can rihanna pls drop her album so she can rightfully snatch this back and fill my ears again please or ….’ she wrote.
Last month, Rihanna confirmed that she was working on new music in a rare update with ET.
Lady Gaga commenting on Rihanna and Ariana Grande’s instagram posts 🥺 WE WON pic.twitter.com/ToxhpjHWoN
— Lady Gaga Views (@LG_Views) August 18, 2020
‘I am always working on music,’ she said. ‘I am always working on music and when I am ready to put it out in the way that I feel fit, it’s gonna come out. And you’re not going to be disappointed when it happens. It’s going to be worth it.’
She added, ‘I’m not just gonna put it out just because people are waiting. It’s taken this long, I’m gonna make it worth it.’
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