Bow down—Rihanna has added another string to her bow, and can now enjoy the title of the best-selling digital artist of all time.
The Bajan beauty has clinched over 100 million gold and platinum song certifications and is the first artist in history to surpass the Recording Industry Association of America‘s 100 million Digital Singles Award mark.
Rihanna has released seven albums in 10 years, her first being Music of the Sun in 2005. Her last six albums were all certified platinum. She has since sold 7.5 million albums in the U.S.
“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,” RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman said in a statement. “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.”
The release notes that this honour encompasses the 37 separate titles released during her career so far, including 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 “B*tch Better Have My Money,” and many more.