Rihanna named most `influential` pop star

Updated: Mar 31, 2013, 12:25 PM IST

Washington: 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.