The Recording Industry Association of America announced that Rihanna has exceeded more than 100 million gold and platinum song certifications on July 1, 2015.
This makes the 27-year-old singer No. 1 on RIAA’s list of artists with the most digital awards. She is also the first artist to exceed the RIAA’s 100 million collective singles award limit.
Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO of RIAA, said, “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.”
She is not only one of the most talented people in Hollywood, but one of the most precious to the industry, too!