In a career that kicked off a decade ago this summer, Rihanna has:
- become the fastest female artist to reach 25 Top 10 singles
- set a record for most entries on Billboard's Pop Songs chart and the most Top 10 entries
- scored 20 Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 songs faster than any solo artist
- become the first artist with 11 No. 1 Pop Songs
- gone Platinum every which way like a zillion-bajillion times
The latest bragging right for Rih-Rih: On Thursday, the Recording Industry Association of America announced that the Barbadian pop queen earned 100 million gold and platinum singles—and that she's the first person to ever do so.
Thirty-seven songs—including "We Found Love" (9x Platinum), "FourFiveSeconds" (2x Platinum), and "Stay" (6x Platinum)—built the record.
RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman had the following to say:
“Gold & Platinum is the industry’s premier way to celebrate achievement in the marketplace. 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.”
Oh: Rihanna's also sold 7.5 million albums in the U.S. to date.