Billboard released its long-awaited end-year charts and Rihanna’s ANTI album and multiple collaborations secured her position on many of those charts. To make it easier for you to see how big of a year it was for Rihanna, I created an infographic chart. Do not use without permission.
Billboard’s year-end music recaps are based on chart performance during the span of Dec. 5, 2015, and Nov. 26, 2016. The year-end top artist category ranks the best-performing acts of the year derived from activity on the Billboard 200 albums tally and the Billboard Hot 100 singles list, as well as streaming, social and Billboard Boxscore data. Data registered before or after a title’s chart run is not considered in these standings. That methodology detail, and the December- to-November time period, account for some of the differences between these lists and the calendar-year recaps that are independently compiled by Nielsen Music.