The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced that Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million Gold & Platinum song certifications.
The 27-year-old R&B star now has the most Digital Single Awards, and is the first and only artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold, according to a statement issued by RIAA.
“Gold & Platinum is the industry’s premier way to celebrate achievement in the marketplace,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA.
“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.”
Responding to the news, Rihanna took to Twitter to thank her fans. “Today is a day I’ll never forget!!! Thank you #RihannaNavy for allowing me to make history with you!” she wrote.