According to Billboard.com, early on Tuesday morning (6/18), Rihanna surpassed Justin Biebers title of the Most viewed artist on YouTube. Rihanna's official VEVO channel have now gathered up 3.7+ billion views which crushed Biebers official VEVO channel by about 2 million views.
This could be due to Rihanna's larger fanbase of 8.73 million subscribers to Bieber's 4.9 subscribers. While Bieber's fan base may be more. . . engaged, Rihanna's fanbase is simply larger with a broader reach of fans thus securing her spot as the queen bee on youtube.
We can expect Bieber's fan base to respond soon to this news. Bieber still is the most followed on twitter so all he would have to do is tweet out a plea for help to win back his title. We can be sure Bieber's army will do anything to help him out, even if that means spending hours watching his videos until he is back on top.
Which artist do you think has better music videos on their YouTube channel? Who do you think will end up wining this tug-of-war?