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Rihanna Becomes First Artist to Score RIAA 100M Song Award; ANTI Goes Platinum


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Rihanna has reached another new milestone.

The Recording Industry Association of America announced the singer’s become the first artist in history to be certified with 100 million cumulative gold and platinum song certifications.  In other words, if you add up all of the gold and platinum singles Rihanna’s ever released, they add up to over 100 million total copies sold.

In addition, Rihanna’s new album, ANTI, has already gone platinum, less than a month after its release.

The singer took to Twitter to show her appreciation: “Navy y’all did this i$h!!! FIRST & ONLY @RIAA certified with 100M song awards & #ANTI is PLATINUM!! Thank you for the love!” she tweeted.

Last month, ANTI was downloaded more than one million times within 14 hours of its January 27 release through a free offer made possible by Rihanna’s Samsung partnership. Her project, which includes her lead single “Work,” featuring Drake, currently sit at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.

In related news, Rihanna is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards February 15, followed by the U.K.’s BRIT Awards on February 24.  She’ll then embark on her ANTI World Tour in San Diego February 26.

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