While the VMAs may have gone some way to sully Rihanna’s public image, it’s safe to say they may have her given her somewhat of an early Christmas present.
For, perhaps in response to her smoking set at the event, her latest LP ‘Talk That Talk’ has finally been certified Platinum, almost one year since release.
Ultimate Rihanna reports:
“Talk That Talk”, her 6th studio album, has been certified platinum in the United States, selling over 1 million copies since its release in November, 2011.
This is her 5th consecutive album to go platinum there! The album has sold over 3.2 million copies worldwide.”
Well done Rihanna!
Marking the best piece of news sent her way in a while, congratulations are definitely in order for both she and the folk over at Def Jam and Roc Nation.
Considering the project has only spawned 1 US #1 single, to surpass sales of and ship 1 million copies is a feat we’d say stands as one of her best.
We only hope that with album #7 on the way, Rihanna takes the time to work on the voice many are still ‘unsure’ of seven years into her glowing career.
Like, while she’ll never be Beyonce or Rita Ora, wouldn’t it be great if Rihanna the talent lived up to the hype generated by Rihanna the chart topper?
A Rihanna, present in performances like these:
And absent in outings like these: