Rihanna may only be 28, but she’s released eight studio albums, sold millions of records around the world and is one of the biggest names in music and pop culture today. She’s a huge success in music and has broken plenty of records throughout her career. Check out these 11 pretty cool records she’s broken.
Fastest time for an album to go platinum
Rihanna’s 8th album Anti broke this record because Samsung bought 1 million copies and gave them away to fans as a free download.
2. Youngest solo artist to have 14 number-one singles
This is all the more impressive when you consider she’s only 28.
3. Fastest time to get 14 number-one singles
Her latest chart-topper ‘Work’ featuring Drake spent 9 weeks at number one.
4. Third-most number-one singles
Her most recent number-one, ‘Work’ featuring Drake, is her 14th; she’s sailed past Michael Jackson, he has 13 number-ones to his name.
5. One of only three artists to clock up more than 1,000 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart
Only Chris Brown and Drake have clocked up more time on the chart.
6. Youngest artist to sell out both the Millennium Stadium and the Twickenham Stadium in the UK
Rihanna did this during the Diamonds World Tour when she was 25.
7. Second-most weeks at number one with 60 weeks
Thanks to this, Rihanna pushes The Beatles down to third place. Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey have logged 79 weeks each.
8. Second-most singles sold in the UK for a female artist
The only female artist who has sold more singles in the UK is Madonna.
9. Youngest artist to headline France’s National Stadium
Rihanna did this at the age of 25 as part of her Diamonds World Tour.
10. Second-most million-selling singles in the UK, behind only The Beatles
Her four million-sellers are: ‘We Found Love’, ‘Only Girl in the World’, ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Love the Way You Life’ (Eminem featuring Rihanna).
11. First ever artist to hit 100 million digital sales