Congratulations are in order for Def Jam’s Rihanna today.
Yes, after seven years of going without a #1 album in her domestic market (the US), the Pop gem has finally scored the feat with her new album ‘Unapologetic‘.
In at #1 with a commendable 238,949 sold this week, ‘Unapologetic‘ surpasses sales of every other US release this week, marking the singer’s first time atop the Billboard 200.
Indeed, while she is still yet to match even the worst sales scored by many of her closest rivals, her current chart reign can only spell good news for both and her team, who succeeded in selling the LP on the back of its lead single, ‘Diamonds‘.
As it stands, the album has peaked at #1 in the UK, Australia (Urban) and of course, the US, almost falling prey to Taylor Swift‘s ‘RED’ which came in with 180,547 units one month after its October 22nd release.
She’s come a long way, hasn’t she?