Rihanna is the most iconic figure right now, period…says Drake. Is he far off? The ‘Man Down’ singer is having a tremendous year thus far. Last month Rihanna was busy surpassing Stevie Wonder and Janet Jackson when she grabbed her 11th no. 1 single. This month she’s breaking records in the UK for being the first female artist to have a no. 1 single and a no. 1 album in the top spot twice in the same year! Rihanna accomplished the same feat in January of this year with ‘Loud’ and ‘What’s My Name’.
Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ from her current 6th studio album ‘Talk That Talk‘ is her sixth no. 1 single on the UK charts..another record for a female artist according to Billboard.
It’s unclear if rapper, Drake had any of these stats in mind while he sat down with Google Music to promote his own top charting sophomore album ‘Take Care’.
On the subject of Rihanna and his other favorite Nicki Minaj:
“I think my goal was something that moves. I really wanted to bring her into our world but still allow her to be herself. I think she really shines bright. She comes from a place that’s so rich in culture, so rich in music, but being what I feel like, the most iconic female period right now–next to Nicki Minaj, of course… [Nicki is] just doing incredible, she’s my favorite person.”
If Drake is willing to put Nicki Minaj ahead Rihanna for current iconic status then he was clearly not considering the numbers. Either way, is there an argument for Rihanna as an icon right now?