Next week’s sales of Taylor Swift’s ‘RED‘ may stop from her hitting the US #1, but it seems there’s no stopping Rihanna in the UK.
For, three days after the release of her new album ‘Unapologetic‘, the singer has monopolized the iTunes UK singles chart, with numerous numbers from the LP charting on the grounds of its hype alone.
Exciting details below…
A testament to the LP’s success in the nation, 13 out the its 14 songs now sit pretty in the Top 200, making her the only act this year to land this feat.
Now perched at #8, the project is already responsible for the #1 single ‘Diamonds’ which was recently certified Gold in New Zealand, Canada, Austalia and Italy while securing Platinum status in Australia with shipments of over 70,000 units.
However, though ‘Diamonds’ continues to dominate many a singles tally worldwide, it’s her Island tinged number ‘No Loved Allowed’ that has many a critic foaming at the mouth this week. Penned by ‘Climax’ writer Elijah Blake, the cut came to our attention back in October upon speaking to the vocalist.
He shared exclusively:
“I cant say too much about what I worked on with Ri, other than it’s a song that represents her artistry at its core being, in that we’re both from the Islands.
I was able to tap into an element that I feel is going to add great texture to this album.. I was also hype to wake up to her tweeting the lyrics to a special song I wrote as well.. So we’ll see!”
You ask me if I’m alright… Nigga is you blind?!?
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 8, 2012
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