All hail to Queen Rihanna earning National Public Radio’s 21st Century’s Most Influential Musician title! Being a fan of Rihanna, she has successfully accomplished so much over her 12 years being in the industry, and NPR thinks so too! A few other candidates for the 21st century’s most influential musician include Beyoncé, Drake, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Adele.
National Public Radio quote why they choose Rihanna for the title:
“Rihanna shaped the texture and taste of the air by consistently doing what pop, at its very best, is supposed to do: Taking disparate genres: Rock, EDM, dancehall, trap and even dubstep . . . and turning them into something that makes sense to us, to everyone. “If she’s not seen as taking musical risks, it’s only because so many of them PAID OFF. Rihanna is the most important pop artist of the century because of these contributions to music . . . and her music is beloved.”
HUGE CONGRATS Rihanna! You can read more here at NPR.org.