Rihanna surpasses Justin Bieber for combined YouTube video views
This week was big news for Rihanna, because she finally overtook Justin Bieber for the crown of most-viewed YouTube artist . That must be especially hard for Biebs, seeing as how YouTube is how he got famous in the first place.
RiRi's 77 videos on the site reached a combined view count of 3.784 billion, about two million more than Bieber's 79 videos combined, Billboard reports. They cite Rihanna's much larger subscriber base as a reason (almost 8.8 million vs. almost 5 million), but it probably took so long because of Beliebers' sheer fanatacism.
Of course, we don't know how big of a deal it is to claim a crown on a free video streaming service. It's not like MT ever had a hit counter back in the early '90s, when dinosaurs and actual music on television roamed the Earth.