This also makes her the first and only artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.
This award comes on the anniversary of Rihanna’s grandmother’s death and we are sure Gran Gran Dolly is more than happy for Rih! She’s the first artist in the RIAA’s history to pass the 100 million Digital Singles Award mark.
Some of her biggest hits include a 9X multi-Platinum award for “We Found Love”, 6X multi-Platinums for “Stay“, “What’s My Name” and “Only Girl (In the World)”, plus a 2X multi-Platinum for new song “FourFiveSeconds”, a Platinum for “Bitch Better Have My Money”, and many more. “It is an historic feat and a testament to an extraordinary career”. “We have given awards to artists for almost 60 years”, CEO of RIAA, Cary Sherman, stated.
Having reached the incredible milestone just ten years after releasing her Gold-selling 2005 debut, Music of the Sun, Rihanna has already amassed a long list of remarkable achievements from the RIAA.
Rihanna has released 58 singles during her career, and 37 of the singles have reached either Platinum or Gold certification. Rihanna is a full 12 million ahead of her competition Taylor Swift, who has sold 88 million singles in the United States, followed by the “Bad Blood” singer’s rival Katy Perry at 79 million.
Besides her contribution to music, Rihanna has also become the new face of Christian Dior.