Rihanna has apparently beaten Beyonce and Katy Perry to be named the most influential pop star.
The 25-year-old singer topped the list compiled by 4Music after an analysis of social media activity, airplay and press coverage, while the Crazy In Love hit maker was in second place, The Nation reported.
Boy band One Direction stood third, Perry landed at number four and Justin Bieber rounded out the top five.
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"The song and the album title 'X' has a couple different meanings. It can refer to an ex-girlfriend, in terms of you always look forward to moving forward from.
"It's also about being a reject in a sense. In me being myself, being able to grow up, me not always hanging around the right crowd or doing the right thing all the time -- it's me saying, 'I'm over it. I'm'," he said. READ ON