Super Bowl Performance By Rihanna Brings In $97k
At the Super Bowl, Rihanna made her first live appearance in five years while pregnant. It was a powerful statement of feminine strength and resilience, as she showed that women could be successful and excel even while carrying a child. During her setlist for the evening, she performed various songs spanning her two-decade career.
To establish how much popularity Rihanna’s music has regained over the past three days, Japanese casino comparison site Japan-101 tracked Spotify plays of each song performed during the Superbowl halftime show.
In the three days following the Superbowl halftime show, Rihanna earned the following number of plays and royalties:
1. “Umbrella” – 4.4 million plays earning $17,780.60
“Umbrella” was one of the most successful songs on Rihanna’s album Good Girl Gone Bad, which she released in 2007 at 19 years old. Despite being the oldest song on the list, this track has had the most outstanding revival in three days thanks to the Super Bowl show, earning Rihanna a healthy $17,780.60.
2. “We Found Love” – 3.8 million plays earning $15,227.01
In 2011, this “Talk that Talk” hit featuring Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris debuted at the London O2 and remained at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 for ten consecutive weeks. “We Found Love” became a worldwide success, topping the charts in 24 countries and reaching the top 10 in nine other countries.
Also, the song was critically acclaimed and won a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. The track’s accompanying music video was directed by Melina Matsoukas and has since become an iconic visual for the song. With 3.8 million listens in the last three days, the song is the second most popular on Rihanna’s Superbowl setlist.
3. “Diamonds” – 3.5 million plays earning $14,160.66
In 2012, Rihanna released this song as part of her Unapologetic album. The single “Diamonds” reached the top of the charts in over twenty countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified this track seven times platinum, while the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it three times platinum. Additionally, the song has been played over 3.5 million times on Spotify in the last three days, generating Rihanna $14,160.66 in royalties.
4. “Only Girl (In the World)” – 2.9 million plays earning $11,800.12
This track made history as it is the first time an album’s lead single has made the top of the charts after its second single; in this case, “What’s My Name” has surpassed “Only Girl (In The World). Spotify royalties have reached $11,800.12 from the track’s 2.9 million plays over the last three days.
5. “Where Have You Been” – 2.3 million plays earning $9,302.04
Over 2.3 million people have listened to this techno house track since Rihanna performed it for the Super Bowl halftime show. In just three days, Rihanna earned $9,302.04 due to the song’s increased popularity.
6. “Work” – 2 million plays earning $8,203.48
After Rihanna’s performance of “Work” at the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show, the song experienced a resurgence in popularity. It was streamed over 2 million times on Spotify in the following three days, earning Rihanna $8,203.48 in royalties.
7. “Rude Boy” – 1.8 million earning $7,523.72
After Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance, her song “Rude Boy” hit 1.8 million times, earning her $7,523.72 in royalties.
8. “B**ch Better Have My Money” – 1.6 million plays earning $6,753.48
During her Super Bowl halftime show performance, Rihanna sang her song “B**ch Better Have My Money” to the crowd’s delight. The track was streamed 1.6 million times in three days, generating $6,753.48 in royalties.
9. “Pour It Up” – 1.5 million plays earning $6,351.74
She also sang “Pour It Up” at the Super Bowl, which derived 1.5 million Spotify streams and $6,351.74 in royalties.
TOTAL ROYALTIES: $97,102.85
Commentary By Japan-101’s Spokesperson
Commenting on the findings, a representative from Japan-101 stated:
“It is truly wonderful to see Rihanna performing live again after a five-year break. The Superbowl halftime show was a great comeback opportunity for Rihanna; this is very much reflected in the increase in her music plays on Spotify. Having not been paid for her Superbowl performance, as is normal procedure, Rihanna will have gained great exposure, driving traffic for more listeners.”
What Is Japan-101?
Japanese game enthusiasts run Japan-101, a casino comparison website with detailed information about various casino sites and games. This website provides casino news and information, making it an excellent resource for anyone interested in this industry.
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