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Rihanna becomes first artist to achieve 100 million song certification

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Rihanna performs during the March Madness Music Festival on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Legato/FilmMagic)

July 2, 2015: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced that Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million gold & platinum song certifications, which makes her No. 1 on RIAA’s list of artists with the most digital single awards.

The 27-year-old star is the first and only artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.

“Gold & Platinum is the industry’s premier way to celebrate achievement in the marketplace,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA in a 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.”

Rihana responded to the news and thanked to her fans through twitter.

The release notes that this honor includes the 37 separate titles released during her career so far, including a 9X multi-platinum award for “We Found Love,” 6X multi-platinums for “Stay,” “What’s My Name” and “Only Girl (In The World),” plus a 2X multi-platinum for new song “FourFiveSeconds,” a platinum for “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and many more.

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