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The Most Searched Rihanna Songs in Each State


Back in time, when many films revolved around high school cheerleading, one of the most iconic scenes featured Rihanna’s debut single “Pon de Replay,” from her debut studio album Music of the Sun (2005). 

From becoming the youngest artist in history to score ten number-one hits (including “Take a Bow,” “Disturbia,” “Rude Boy,” “We Found Love,” and “Diamonds”) to launching a celebrity-laden fashion show for her lingerie brand, the Barbadian singer has become one of the most influential artists of the 21st century. 

With Rihanna’s highly anticipated return to pop music and headlining the Big Game’s halftime show, the team at GetCenturyLink decided to honor this great artist by presenting the most searched Rihanna songs in each state. Because when it comes to Rihanna, Bring It On: All or Nothing.

Come, Mr. DJ, play Rihanna on the loop

Perhaps it was the award-winning original video featuring Jay-Z or the infamous Tom Holland’s lip sync battle that made “Umbrella” the #1 song in twelve states. 

The most searched Rihanna songs in each state

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After six years away from the music industry, Rihanna returned last November with her new single, “Lift Me Up,” a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman and featured in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 

With over 53 singles as lead artist and 17 as featured artist, Rihanna’s shows are a beautiful mix of pop, R&B, and dancehall songs to enjoy, cry, dance, and sing along to. 

After Rihanna’s announcement as the halftime performer at the Big Game in Arizona, we want to know:

Which song are you expecting at Rihanna's 2023 Halftime Show?

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Interesting Findings

  • “Umbrella” is the most searched song in Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. This song  has over 986 million streams on Spotify
  • What do California and Texas have in common? Their love for “Only Girl (In the World),” searched most in 10 states. 
  • Rihanna’s eighth studio album, ANTI, presents three of the top twelve songs in our chart: “Love on the Brain” (7 states), “Work” (5 states), and “Needed Me” (4 states).


We gathered a total of 43 of Rihanna’s most popular songs from the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna’s Billboard Chart History, and Spotify. Then, we used SemRush, a marketing analytics tool, to gather volume searches for each song. To pick the most searched songs per state, we used Google Trends, a website by Google that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google searches across states. We gathered this data in November 2022.

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