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Rihanna becomes most-viewed YouTube.com artist

Rihanna has stolen pop star Justin Bieber's crown as the most-viewed artist on YouTube.com.

The Umbrella hitmaker passed Bieber's record on video-sharing channel VEVO by about two million views in the early hours of Tuesday (18Jun13).

The 19 year old still ranks higher than South Korean rapper Psy, who boasts 3.1 billion views, thanks to his hit 2012 single Gangnam Style, Eminem, Lady Gaga and Shakira.

The news comes at a rough time for the Baby singer - Bieber has been caught up in a number of driving incidents and clashes with the paparazzi of late, most recently on Monday night (17Jun13), when he was accused of hitting a photographer with his car.

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