Rihanna leaves Emilio’s Ballato Restaurant after dinner in New York City, NY on October 1st, 2012

*Rihanna has just been announced as Billboard’s Top Pop Artist of the last 20 years, a title based solely on her “Pop Songs” chart performance.


The singer’s achievements on the chart include 34 total appearances – with 21 top ten hits and nine number one songs – all since the pop songs chart began on Oct. 3, 1992.

The top ten was dominated by solo women singers, with Usher the only male, and Black Eyed Peas the only group.

Pink is in second place, followed by Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Mariah Carey.

Rounding out the top ten were Usher in seventh, followed by Black Eyed Peas, Janet Jackson and Madonna.

View the entire list BiIlboard Top Pop Songs Artists 1992-2012, top 20:

1. Rihanna

2. Pink

3. Britney Spears

4. Kelly Clarkson

5. Mariah Carey

6. Katy Perry

7. Usher

8. Black Eyed Peas

9. Janet Jackson

10. Madonna

11. Lady Gaga

12. Christina Aguilera

13. Justin Timberlake

14. Nickelback

15. Matchbox 20

16. Beyonce

17. Backstreet Boys

18. Jennifer Lopez

19. Maroon 5

20. Avril Lavigne