Saturday, 4 July 2015

Rihanna Crosses RIAA' s 100 Million Certification

Rihanna has no plans to stop shining, at least not after she did the hit record,‘Diamonds’. The 27-year-old singer has hit another milestone as the first ever artist to cross the 100 million mark for Gold & Platinum song certifications. A statement by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) shows the Barbadian songbird as top on its list of artists with the most Digital Singles Awards. This new feat leaves her as the first and only artist to have surpassed the RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles awards threshold. But RiRi is not new to any of these music accomplishments. So far, she has sold a whooping 7.5 million albums in the US. Her 2007 project,‘Good Girl Gone Bad’, went double platinum.‘A Girl Like Me’(2006),‘Rated R’(2009),‘Loud’(2010),‘Talk That Talk’(2011) and‘Unapologetic’put together are five platinum albums. Her 2005 debut,‘Music Of The Sun’, is her least selling till date, but still has a remarkable ‘Gold’ status tied to it. The RIAA certified Music Of The Sun Gold just after five months of its release, on January 1, 2006. By November 2013, the project had hit 609,000 units sold in the US alone. Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of RIAA, explains the idea behind the association’s certification in the statement; “Gold & Platinum is the industry’s premier way to celebrate achievement in the marketplace,”he said. “We’ve given awards to artists for nearly 60 years, but it’s rare that we have the opportunity to recognize a milestone like the one Rihanna has reached. Congratulations to Rihanna! She has not only surpassed RIAA’s one-hundred million mark, but also is the first artist to do so. It’s an historic feat and a testament to an extraordinary career.” In case you missed it, Rihanna’s most recent video, BBHMM ,is quite the red-hot, fiery one; and you can have a look below. It is NSFW, we must add.Viewers’ Discretion Advised. The RIAA was founded in 1952. Cary Sherman has been at the helms of affairs as Chairman and CEO since late 2011. Before then –between 2001 and 2011– he served in a different capacity at RIAA, as President.

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