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Rihanna royalties soar the week after Super Bowl: most streamed tracks revealed

After Rihanna’s Super Bowl half time show, it has been revealed that the singer earned $386,000 in royalties in just one week following her show-stopping performance.

Japanese comparison site Japan-101 tracked Spotify plays of each song performed by Rihanna during her Super Bowl halftime show to establish the most streamed tracks following her highly anticipated performance.

1. We Found Love – 15 million plays earning $60,101.6

First performed at the London O2 in 2011, this Talk that Talk hit featuring Calvin Harris went on to top the US Billboard Hot 100 list for 10 consecutive weeks. 

It topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for 10 non-consecutive weeks, becoming the longest running number-one single of 2011. 

The single also surpassed Umbrella and became Rihanna's longest running number one single. It was the singer's 11th song to top the Hot 100, placing her in third place among female recording artists amassing the most number one singles. 

Outside of the United States, We Found Love topped the charts in 25 other countries, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 

According to Billboard it is the 29th most successful single of all time in the US. As of 2015, the single had sold 10.5 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling singles of all time.

The track is the most popular of Rihanna’s Super Bowl setlist, being played 15 million times in the week following her performance.

2. Umbrella – 14.4 million plays earning $57,655.83

This smash hit was released when Rihanna was just 19 years old as part of her Good Girl Gone Bad album.

Featuring Jay-Z, the song topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

In the United Kingdom it was one of the most played songs on radio in the 2000s. It stayed at number one on the UK Singles Chart for 10 consecutive weeks, the longest run at number one for any single of that decade, and is also one of the few songs to top the chart for at least 10 weeks. 

The single was one of the highest digital debuts in the United States at the time and remained at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

Despite being the oldest song on the list, released in 2007, this track had the second largest revival due to the Super Bowl show, earning Rihanna $57,655.83 in one week.

3. Diamonds – 12.3 million plays earning $49,541.48

Taken from her 2012 Unapologetic album, the song topped the charts in over 20 countries, including the US and the UK.

Diamonds became Rihanna's 12th number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart and became Rihanna's seventh number one song in the country; it was certified three-times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). By May 2013, it had sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide.

The track was certified seven times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and three times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

The track was played over 12.3 million times in the seven days following the Super Bowl, earning Rihanna $49,541.48 in royalties on Spotify.

4. Only Girl (In the World) – 11.2 million plays earning $44,842.46

This track made history as it was the first time an album’s lead single reached number one after its second single; in this case, What’s my Name beat Only Girl (In the World) to the top spot.

In the United Kingdom the song spent two weeks at number one and is the 19th-bestselling single of all time by a female artist, with over a million copies sold. The song peaked at number one in Australia, Austria, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland, and reached the top five in France, Germany and Switzerland.

The track was played 11.2 million times in the week following the Super Bowl, earning $44,842.46 in Spotify royalties.

5. Bitch Better Have My Money – 10.4 million plays earning $41,893.30

Released in 2015, the singer's Super Bowl show-opener, Bitch Better Have My Money reached the top-10 in eight countries, including New Zealand and France, as well as the top-20 in six more countries including Canada, the United States and Australia.

6. Where Have You Been – 9.7 million plays earning $39,093.69

Released in 2012, Where Have You Been reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Rihanna's 22nd top 10 single on the chart. It also peaked at number one in Mexico, on both the US Dance Club Songs and UK Dance Chart, and at number three on the US Pop Songs chart. 

In addition, it attained top five positions in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Israel and New Zealand, while peaking in the top 10 of charts in 20 countries worldwide including Australia, Belgium, Norway and the United Kingdom. The song is certified Platinum or higher in eight countries.

7. Work – 8.3 million plays earning $33,439.15

Released in 2016 and featuring Drake, Work reached number one on the United States' Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Rihanna's 14th number-one single and making her the act with the fourth-most number-one songs on the chart (after The Beatles, Mariah Carey and Elvis Presley). 

The song remained at the top for nine weeks. The song also peaked at number one in nine additional countries and is certified Platinum or higher in 13 countries, including 9× Platinum in the US, 3× Platinum in the UK and Diamond in France. 

It has since sold 32.5 million units worldwide, making it one of the best-selling digital singles of all-time.

8. Rude Boy – 7.9 million plays earning $31,862.36

Taken from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009), the song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks and was Rihanna's sixth US number-one single. 

It was a commercial success globally, peaking at number one in Australia and attained top five positions in Germany, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. 

Following her performance of the song at the Super Bowl, the song resurged in popularity and went viral on social media as a dance challenge.

9. Pour it up – 7.1 million plays earning $28,426.85

Taken from her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012), the song debuted at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, on which it ultimately peaked at number 19. 

It also became Rihanna's second number one single on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and reached number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Disregarding the songs featured on other artists’ albums, each song sung at the halftime show was tracked on Spotify. The number of plays over seven days was calculated and multiplied by $0.004, the average Spotify royalty earnings.