Rihanna continues to create history in the music after she became the first ever artist to surpass 100 million digital music certifications by the RIAA, meaning she has over a hundred million gold & platinum song certifications.
The Bajan pop singer has been struggling this year to score a major radio hit, but that isn’t stopping her music from selling on iTunes and other digital platforms.
Rihanna also celebrated the achievement via her Instagram.
The achievement elevated Rihanna to the number one spot on the RIAA’s list of artists with the most digital single awards, according to Billboard.
“Gold & Platinum is the industry’s premier way to celebrate achievement in the marketplace,” RIAA Chairman & CEO, Cary Sherman, said in press release. “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.”