• With 2016 coming to an end we're getting annual charts summary. It was just announced that Rihanna was the most streamed female on Spotify. 
    The Anti singer became the top female artist of 2016, while her duet with Drake, “Work,” also landed on the top five songs of the year. Drake was the world’s most-streamed artist for the second straight year with 4.7 billion streams, which was up from 1.8 billion streams last year. Rihanna was the most-streamed female artist with more than 2.5 billion streams in 2016.
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    Top five artists for 2016:
    Drake Justin Bieber Rihanna Twenty One Pilots Kanye West Most Streamed Female Artists
    Rihanna Ariana Grande Sia Adele Fifth Harmony Most Streamed Male Artists
    Drake Justin Bieber Twenty One Pilots Kanye West Coldplay Most Streamed Tracks
    One Dance (feat. WizKid and Kyla) – Drake I Took A Pill in Ibiza – Seeb Remix – Mike Posner Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) – The Chainsmokers Work (feat. Drake) – Rihanna Cheap Thrills – Sia
    Rihanna flew to Barbados after the 30th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards, where she was presented with the award for Shoe of the Year for the Fenty Puma Creeper.
    This Tuesday (November 30), Prince Harry met Rihanna at an event marking the 50th anniversary of Barbados' independence. RiRi was a surprise guest at the annual Toast the Nation event celebrating national achievements.
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    The two shook hands briefly inside a marquee shortly after Harry arrived at the event.
    Harry is reaching the end of his two-week tour of seven nations in the Caribbean on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
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    Last night (November 29) at the 30th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards, Rihanna was presented with the award for Shoe of the Year for the Fenty Puma Creeper.
    The shoe has had incredible success since its launch in September 2015, selling out in hours every single time new pairs were released. Rihanna, of course, arrived to the FNAAs wearing a black and white pair of Creepers.
    Rihanna is the first woman to win the Shoe of the Year award. Kanye West won the award for the Yeezy Boost 350 in 2015 and Stan Smith won for the Adidas Stan Smith sneaker in 2014.
    More photos available here.
    In her speech, Rihanna said that the award makes her “proud to be a woman and proud to be a young woman from Barbados, especially.”
    The singer and designer said she never expected people to love the Creepers as much as she does.
    “I didn’t expect people to love it the way I do, and the way they’ve supported it means so much to me.”
    She also gave a shoutout to her fans and inspiration: “All the Creeper fans and all the kids in the street who inspire me by doing things their own way.”
    Via Footwear News
    "Love On The Brain", the fourth single off Rihanna's ANTI, jumped 16 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, reaching its new peak: #34.
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    ANTI, released 10 months ago, is also still performing well, currently at No. 27 on the Billboard 200.
    Watch Rihanna perform the fan-favorite song at Global Citizen Festival:
    This year brought plenty of great shoe styles, but Rihanna’s Fenty Puma Creeper was the clear, absolute choice for Shoe of the Year. The sneaker had universal appeal to both men and women, and with the help of mega-star Rihanna’s celebrity platform, generated tremendous hype and strong global sales.
    For Puma, bringing Rihanna on board as women’s creative director was a similarly obvious choice.

    In 2014, Puma was in the process of a major rebranding. Olympic gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt was the most recognizable face of the Herzogenaurach, Germany- based, Kering-owned athletic company, and it became evident that Puma desperately needed a female face to embody its new sport-with-attitude direction.
    Cue the brainstorming sessions. “We had all these names, and none of them made any sense,” said Adam Petrick, Puma’s global director of brand and marketing. “When we expanded the circle to entertainment and fashion, it was so clear who it needed to be. Rihanna exactly matched the brand values.”
    As it turns out, it made a lot of sense on Rihanna’s side, too. The Grammy Award-winning singer, who is often lauded for her daring style, was interested in the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the brand’s success. Rihanna and Puma announced their relationship in December 2014.
    By the time of the first drop of the Creeper — a spin on Puma’s Basket silhouette with a creeper-style midsole — in September 2015, there was so much built-up anticipation that the shoes sold out in three hours.

    The Creeper has continued to be a best-seller, and Rihanna’s partnership with Puma has expanded to include the release of a trainer, a faux-fur slide and two hot-ticket runway shows. For Puma, the collaboration has been a driving factor behind its rising sales recently. In the third quarter of 2016, footwear was its strongest category, with sales up 16.4 percent, thanks in large part to the Fenty line.
    The magnitude of the Creeper’s success is not lost on Rihanna.

    So what’s the recipe for this hit shoe? It’s equal parts wearability and Rihanna’s celebrity pull, said Petrick. “This is not a crazy product that’s hard to imagine yourself wearing,” said the executive, citing the color variety as a key part of the success. “And hey, it’s Rihanna. She’s brought an energy and excitement that would have been impossible for us as a brand to accomplish. She has an immense following, and when she asks her following to participate in something, they do.”
    And the global star did not merely slap her name on a shoe. Petrick recalled that at one of Puma’s early meetings with Rihanna in New York, she came armed with handouts expressing her ideas. “It was amazing, and now you see how everything she talked about at that time came through in the creative direction,” he said.
    As for retailers, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. “The launch of the Creeper is game-changing for women’s sneaker fashion,” said Natalie Ellis, VP and GM at Six:02, Foot Locker’s women’s banner. “We saw tremendous consumer excitement for the silhouette and Rihanna’s passion for fusing sport and style.”

    Petrick agreed: “It’s pretty clear we have something that everybody wants. You can see that shoe from a distance of 25 feet and you know what it is, but it is also easy to wear. That’s a killer combination. That’s what it takes to be a Shoe of the Year.”
    Via Footwear News

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