Rihanna is Spotify's most streamed female artist



Rihanna has been named the most streamed female artist in the world.

The singer is the most popular act on Spotify, which has revealed the data as part of International Women's Day.

Britney Spears came second on the list, with Taylor Swift as third in the worldwide figures.

In the UK, Taylor Swift was named the UK's most popular female artist on Spotify. Rihanna placed second in the UK, with Florence + the Machine third and Emeli Sande fourth.

Taylor Swift
Image caption Taylor Swift was the most streamed female artist in the UK

Spotify data from the last six months has also revealed that will.i.am and Britney Spears's recent hit Scream & Shout is the most popular song among its women users.

Calvin Harris's Drinking from the Bottle came second, while The Lumineers Ho Hey is third.

Top 10 most streamed female artists worldwide

1. Rihanna

2. Britney Spears

3. Taylor Swift

4. Kesha

5. Carly Rae Jepson

6. Florence Welch

7. Nicki Minaj

8. Pink

9. Loreen

10. Alicia Keys

Top 10 most streamed artists in the UK

1. Taylor Swift

2. Rihanna

3. Florence Welch

4. Emeli Sande

5. Britney Spears

6. Ellie Goulding

7. Kesha

8. Gabrielle Aplin

9. Nicki Minaj

10. Pink

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