In 2021, singing sensation Adele made her return, and she did so in spectacular fashion. The singer who won a Grammy for her work has shattered multiple records with the melodic songs that she has released, and now she has joined Rihanna for another milestone. Adele is the second female artist, after Rihanna, to have three of her songs exceed the two billion view threshold on YouTube. This achievement was previously accomplished by Rihanna.
Adele and Rihanna both started their careers as musicians at very young ages. Pon de Replay was Riri’s first single, and it was released when she was 19 years old. When she secured her first record deal at the age of 18, the Easy On Me singer had just turned 18. The two vocalists have garnered a great deal of acclaim and success throughout the course of their careers thanks to the enchanting quality of their voices. Adele, who is now going through an emotional phase in her life and touring for her shows, just attained a new milestone with her songs and joined Rihanna.
Rihanna and Adele are the only female artists to have three videos with over 2 billion views on YouTube. pic.twitter.com/oIQT1lW8LZ
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 28, 2023
According to Pop Crave, the number of times that someone has listened to the song “Someone Like You” on YouTube has reached two billion. Following in the footsteps of Rolling in the Deep and Hello, this is her third track to accomplish the same feat. Rihanna was the only female singer for a time who had three songs on the site that had more than two billion views combined. Diamonds, “This Is What You Came For” featuring Calvin Harris, and “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Eminem are the three songs that the Barbadian singer has released that have surpassed two billion views each.
The fact that Rihanna and Adele are the only two female musicians to have achieved this record made it impossible for their fans to contain their support for the artists. On Twitter, one fan referred to them as “Two queens of the music industry,” while another user remarked, “Back when music was good in the 2010s.”
In response to this, a third user said, “The power they both hold, omg.”
A supporter of Adele also remarked that she is the “FIRST female artist to do so as a lead artist she’s mother.”