Rihanna Becomes The First To Surpass 100 Million Gold And Platinum Certifications

Christina Lee | July 1, 2015 11:16 am
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Rihanna just broke a new sales record, thanks in part to her #R8 singles — and the album isn’t even out yet.

The Recording Industry Association of America reveals the Bas Gal is now the first artist to surpass 100 million Gold and Platinum song certifications. “Bitch Better Have My Money” just went Platinum, while “FourFiveSeconds,” featuring Paul McCartney and Kanye West, has gone two times Platinum.

Rihanna also has the most digital certifications of any artist with 48 million, which accounts for download sales and streaming.

“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,”  says Cary Sherman, RIAA chairman and CEO. “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.”

Rihanna drops her “Bitch Better Have My Money” video tomorrow, July 2.

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