Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Debuts At #1, According To Rihanna

Sam Lansky | November 27, 2012 2:11 pm

Looks like the predictions were rightRihanna‘s latest LP Unapologetic has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the Bajan banger her first #1 album in the United States. The source on this news? Rihanna herself, who took a breather from Instagramming GPOYs with a blunt and jetsetting around the world to tweet about the landmark success — a double feather in her cap, given that “Diamonds” went to #1 on the Hot 100 last week

As chart geeks know, despite Rihanna’s extraordinary string of 12 #1 singles on the Hot 100 chart, she had yet to nab a #1 album in the United States — which makes this a particularly thrilling victory for the detractors (or “haters,” as the kids are calling them) who have called her a singles artist.

And her initial reaction to the news?

Billboard will announce their official chart listings tomorrow morning, but we’re going to assume at this point that RiRi has intel to which we mortals aren’t privy — and barring that, if she got it wrong, just don’t expect her to apologize. Did you know? She’s #UNAPOLOGETIC.