Top 25 Artists of the Decade for 2010 to 2019 – Rihanna

by | Dec 28, 2022 | Music


Score Position: #2

Longevity Score: 7/10

Potency Ranking: 78.68 (#12)

Lead vs. Featuring Rate: 73.68%

Best Year: 2010


Other Awards: Artist of the Year 2010

Known for putting in that work, work, work, work, work, our favourite bad girl, Rihanna was a dominant force in the music industry during the 2010s, releasing a string of successful albums and singles that helped her become one of the most successful and influential artists of the decade. 

She began the 2010s with the release of her fifth studio album, “Loud,” which spawned hit singles such as “Only Girl (In the World),” “What’s My Name?,” and “S&M.” In 2011, she released her sixth studio album, “Talk That Talk,” which included the hit singles “We Found Love” and “You Da One.”

Riri continued to release critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums throughout the 2010s, including “Unapologetic” (2012) and “Anti” (2016). She also released a number of successful singles, including “Diamonds,” “Stay,” “Work,” and “Love on the Brain.” She won a total of eight Grammy Awards during the 2010s.

Biggest songs of the decade:

  • “Hard” (featuring Jeezy) (2009 – charted in 2010)

  • “Rude Boy” (2010)

  • “Only Girl (In the World)” (2010)

  • “Love the Way You Lie” (2010) (Eminem featuring Rihanna) (Certified Tune)

  • “What’s My Name?” (featuring Drake) (2010)

  • “S&M” (featuring Britney Spears) (2011)

  • “Cheers (Drink To That)” (2011)

  • “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris) (2011)

  • “Where Have You Been” (2012)

  • “Diamonds” (2012) (Certified Tune)

  • “Take Care” (2012) (Drake featuring Rihanna)

  • “Stay” (featuring Mikky Ekko) (2013)

  • “The Monster” (2013) (Eminem featuring Rihanna) (Certified Tune)

  • “FourFiveSeconds” (2015) (collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney)

  • “Work” (featuring Drake) (2016)

  • “Needed Me” (2016)

  • “Love on the Brain” (2016)

  • “This Is What You Came For” (2016) (Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna) (Certified Tune)

  • “Wild Thoughts” (2017) (DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)


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