Rihanna Further Cements Billionaire Status w/ $350K In Song Royalties Following Super Bowl LVII Performance
It doesn’t appear Rihanna (real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty) and her family will be missing out on any meals — or money!
According to reports, the Grammy Award-winning superstar has made over $350,000 in song royalties as a result of a sharp rise in streaming following her Super Bowl LVII performance on Feb. 12. A day after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, an Apple Music report showed that Rihanna‘s concurrent global listeners on the streaming service had increased by 331 percent.
The hour after her performance was also her busiest ever on Apple Music in terms of concurrent listeners and streams. The increase reportedly outpaced all of the performers from the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show, including Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and 50 Cent.
“We Found Love” was reportedly Rihanna‘s top-earning single, earning the soon-to-be mother of two $60,101 in royalties after receiving over 15 million streams.
Closely following in terms of revenue was “Umbrella” with $57,655, “Diamonds” ($49,541), “Only Girl In The World” ($44,842), and “B*tch Better Have My Money” with $41,893.
According to the data, Rihanna‘s total royalties from four of her songs — “Where Have You Been,” “Work,” “Rude Boy,” and “Pour It Up” — reached $386,857.
Given that she wasn’t paid to perform at the Super Bowl, which is typical for halftime show headliners, Rihanna‘s high earnings are all the more impressive.
The performance featured a combination of classics including “Work,” “Umbrella,” and “Diamonds,” as well as Kanye West‘s “All of the Lights” and JAY-Z‘s “Run this Town.”
Still, as far as the NFL goes, Rihanna said during a recent interview,
“There’s still a lot of mending to be done in my eyes, but it’s powerful to break those doors, and have representation at such a high, high level and a consistent level. Two Super Bowls back-to-back, you know, representing the urban community, globally. It is powerful. It sends a really strong message.”
“Raising a young Black man is one of the scariest responsibilities in life. You’re like, ‘What am I leaving my kids to? This is the planet they’re gonna be living on?’ All of those things really start to hit differently.”
During her now-viral halftime show, Rihanna shocked the world by confirming she’s expecting her second baby with boyfriend A$AP Rocky. The pair welcomed their first child together in May 2022.
Reports claim that Rihanna’s top solo tunes also saw increases of up to 2,600 percent and that her overall U.S. Spotify streams increased by an astonishing 640 percent.
“B*tch Better Have My Money,” reportedly saw a 2,600% rise in U.S. stream volume. “Diamonds,” “Rude Boy,” and “We Found Love” all saw increases of over 1,400 percent, 1,170 percent, and 1,160 percent, respectively, in the United States.
Despite a desire to release her highly anticipated ninth studio album this year, Rihanna is still unsure when fans will be getting new music on her behalf. She is expecting her second child, after all.
What was your favorite track Rihanna performed at Super Bowl LVII? Let us know in the comments!