Rihanna has more reasons to celebrate. After topping the Billboard 200 with ANTI this week, the “Work” singer has added some major milestones to her already illustrious career.
She becomes the first and only artist in RIAA Gold & Platinum history to be certified with 100 million song awards.
She shared a photo of herself seated in front of her plaque and holding a second plaque for ANTI, which was certified platinum last week.
— RIAA (@RIAA) February 10, 2016
A grateful RiRi celebrated the milestones by thanking her fans for their support. “Navy y’all did this,” she tweeted. “FIRST & ONLY @RIAA certified with 100M song awards & #ANTI is PLATINUM!! Thank you for the love!”
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 10, 2016
ANTI earned its platinum certification shortly after it was released on Jan. 27. In only 14 hours, it was downloaded more than 1 million times through a free offer made possible by RiRi’s Samsung partnership. While those downloads helped her earn this award, they were not counted by Nielsen.
In any case, Rihanna is still putting in “Work.” Her Drake-assisted single reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. And as mentioned, ANTI was at the top of the Billboard 200 with 166,000 units sold in its first full week of availability.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 28, 2016