Rihanna has yet another reason to celebrate her success.
Rihanna’s Unapologetic has officially gone platinum in the U.S., meaning it’s her sixth album to sell a million or more copies. To understand just how remarkable that is, it’s worth mentioning she’s released seven albums total. Which is remarkable in and of itself when you consider her first album, Music of the Sun, only came out in 2005. The only year in which the Barbadian pop princess hasn’t released a full-length of original material since was 2008. Also, she’s 25 years old, so WOW.
In April, the singer set a Billboard record by becoming the first singer in the 20-year history of Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart to nab 10 No. 1 hits on the chart. On Thursday, May 30, it was reported that her latest album, “Unapologetic,” has sold a million copies.
Good Girl Gone Bad, which launched her 2007 single “Umbrella,” is her biggest seller so far with 2.8 million clocked, but Unapologetic is far from done with the Mikky Ekko-starring “Stay” hovering near the top of the Hot 100. The music news outlet also notes that “Unapologetic” is selling faster than 2011’s “Talk That Talk.”
Rihanna won several Billboard Music Awards last month including Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album (“Unapologetic”), Top R&B Song (“Diamonds”) and Top Radio Songs Artist.
Rihanna’s next single off her latest album is called “Right Now” and features David Guetta. The singer revealed the cover art for the single on Instagram on Thursday.
The 25-year-old singer is currently on her Diamonds World Tour and is set to perform in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, June 1.