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Rihanna named 1st artist to surpass 100mn song certifications

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Published: July 3, 2015 3:15:01 AM

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced that Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million Gold & Platinum song certifications.

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.

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