Rihanna’s Diamonds Certified Platinum In UK

Published: Monday 24th Dec 2012 by David

‘We’re beautiful like Diamonds in the sky!’.

Christmas came early for Pop fashionista Rihanna last night, one month after the arrival of her new album ‘Unapologetic‘ and its mid tempo lead single, ‘Diamonds‘.

Want to know what the good news is? We’ve got you below….

After her ‘Stay‘ jam hit #4 in the UK last night, it became her 20th Top 5 in the nation. Sort of epic, considering the fact her chart run began just seven years, and now surpasses those held by entertainers with careers twice as long.

Pon De Replay – #2
SOS – #2
Unfaithful – #2
Umbrella – #1
Shut Up & Drive – #5

Don’t Stop the Music – #4
Take a Bow – #1
Disturbia – #3
Live Your Life – #2
Run This Town – #1
Russian Roulette – #2
Rude Boy – #2
Love The Way You Lie – #2
Only Girl (In The World) – #1

What’s My Name – #1
S&M – #3
We Found Love – #1
Princess of China – #4
Diamonds – #1
Stay – #4

 Oh, and it gets better.

With sales of 610, 447 in the country, her 19th Top 5 ‘Diamonds’ has now been awarded Platinum certification by the British Phonographic Industry after it debuted at #1, shortly after its supporting album surpassed sales of 1 million copies worldwide.

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  1. Monstarebel December 24, 2012


    • Im not here December 24, 2012

      Why i’m getting the feeling you over here clapping like the klumps “Hercules Hercules Hercules” Clam down girl ain’t nothing but the funky ass UK Charts

      • Monstarebel December 24, 2012

        & you sound bitter hahaha…Merry Christmas xoxo

    • 2013 Is the Year Beyonce’s Career Officially Ends December 24, 2012

      Heck yea!! They said that Diamonds was going to flop hard on the charts and Rihanna is over. Boy did she prove them wrong. Rihanna is tied with a legend with 12 #1s.

      • Monstarebel December 24, 2012

        Yaaas hun…Rihanna is unstoppable

      • Mark111 December 24, 2012

        She always do. Let’s count the ways. “She will be a one hit with Pon Da Replay.”, “Umbrella will be her biggest hit, she better keep that cover girl contract, cause her run is over.:, “She will never get a #1 album.” “Rita Ora will end Rihanna’s career in 2012”, “Beyonce will end Rihanna’s career in 2011”, “Katy Perry will end Rihanna’s career in 2010”, “Lady Gaga will end Rihanna’s career in 2009.” “Britney Spears is here, Bye bye Rihanna om 2007”. Haters said that, and she’s still here. Who’s next? Swift? Bring it. Beyonce and Gaga 2013? Like Rihanna isn’t gonna release a new killer next November. November is know for Rih-vemer.

      • wrinkle flop ora December 24, 2012

        Boom. Comment of the century. and all that hate comes from BEYONCE FANS.

  2. Monstarebel December 24, 2012

    Rihanna has came a long way from PON DE REPLY *which I hate* to now!!! like I woulda never thought Rihanna would be this mega star that she is today like omg it brings me to tears to see how much she’s accomplished in just 7 years I’m so proud of my girl xoxo

    Happy Holidays everyone xoxo

  3. SLAYRIAH CAREY December 24, 2012

    I’m just patiently waiting with the pesticidefor the NASTY, DREADFUL, POISONOUS hive to arrive.

    Congrats RIhanna, you deserve all the success in the world.

    • Pop Royalty December 24, 2012

      can’t wait for @gilberto to drag your ass tho , this will be entertaining to watch ….

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY December 24, 2012

        K. Whatever u say.

  4. NAVI December 24, 2012

    it’s a custom…what’s new?

  5. Sierra December 24, 2012

    Get that money!

  6. rih’s man December 24, 2012

    and she keeps on winning damn i love her

  7. Im not here December 24, 2012

    -_________________- ok moving on

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        If you begin to name black female pop stars from the 1980s until now, you’ll be hard pressed to find more than a handful. That handful includes names such as Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston. And to be honest, the list doesn’t go much further than that. Of course there have been many black female artists in the past thirty years, but there are very few who have taken over top 40.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        Why is this? There’s no science to it. I think it has more to do with marketing and image. For instance, when the world was first introduced to Whitney Houston she had the looks of America’s Sweetheart and the voice of a real diva. By hooking up with record industry legend Clive Davis, he managed to help her maintain a viable MTV presence as well as appearances on national shows that garnered attention from the mainstream media. When Houston peaked in the early 1990s, she was still seen as all-American and wholesome even though she married the troublesome Bobby Brown.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        Janet Jackson also had the same innocence and appeal due to her following that was built from fans of her brothers (Jackson 5) as well as her own fans from her stints on shows like Fame and Good Times. By the time of her breakthrough album in 1986, Janet was seen as sassy and fun-loving but still relatively harmless. It wasn’t until her 1993 album, Janet that people finally saw her as a young woman with a deep and powerful sexuality. However, because of nearly a lifetime in public, she was still highly regarded.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        And then there’s Beyonce who essentially picked up where Janet left off. She fronted the childhood group of friends that became Destiny’s Child and around 2003 launched the solo career which she is currently known for. Destiny’s Child was a powerful launching pad because of their girl-power anthems and sassy attitude. But due to frequent lineup changes and other issues, the group ultimately broke up. It was hoped that Beyonce would continue the legacy of the group’s female-empowered anthems, but she opted to go in a different direction.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        Beyonce’s success has paved the way for more black females in pop, most notably Rihanna who inevitably drew comparison’s since she was signed by none other than Jay-Z at the tender age of 16. However, for all of Beyonce’s influence Rihanna’s musical style is more of a fusion of dance, pop, and reggae. But the comparisons remain nonetheless.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        Single Ladies” was a movement in 2008. The dance, the look, all infiltrated pop culture at warp speed. However, it was not without controversy. The hand motions, especially gave way to the fact that Beyonce said she was inspired by the choreography of the legendary of Bob Fosse.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        But no matter how many funny SNL parodies pop up, there were steal multiple controversies about that dance among others. While Beyonce continues to say she was inspired by the looks and performances of other icons, no doubt even performing with one of them. This question of stealing has now hit a peak in 2011.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        “Run the World (Girls)” borrowed heavily from African choreography troupes, but the costume looks were said to also to be taken from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, starring Tina Turner.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        Her follow-up videos, “Countdown” and “Love on Top” are also inspired by fellow iconic performances. One being a Belgian artist, another being 80’s boy band New Edition. ,,

        While Beyonce continues to say it’s all an homage, the real question is where does the originality play in for her as an artist?

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        Beyonce being inspired as usual,,,
        It’s one thing when a younger artist is inspired by an icon to the extent they mimic a look, a movement, or even a sound but it’s another thing when the movements and looks begin to mirror another artist than reveal a distinct persona.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        Beyonce isn’t the only young superstar to face this issue, but others have overcome it. Other pop stars have had the same battles. Britney Spears faced the Madonna comparisons, but in her own right has now built her own pop empire. Usher and Justin Timberlake were both heavily compared to their idol, Michael Jackson but somehow managed to create their own sound while still being true to their influences. Justin Timberlake even re-wrote discarded tracks intended for Michael Jackson’s last studio album, Invincible, for his debut album. And while he faced criticism at first, he later reaped the rewards in the form of a few Grammys. Usher also has had massive success by experimenting with techno and dance music.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        And while there is no real way to say what constitutes borrowing or stealing, there is something to be said for forging your own identity or style.

      • Lax December 25, 2012

        But ovealmost over ten years into being a solo artist, it’s hard to classify something that uniquely applies to Beyonce.,,

        Sure she has songs like “Single Ladies” and “Irreplaceable”, but those were written by other artists and collaborators. However, her other songs and videos even seem to resemble too much of artists’ past.

  8. JJFan1814 December 24, 2012

    Rihanna stays winning!!!!! Annually! I can’t wait for 2013 and her 8th slaying studio album!!!!!!

    Yassss her 8th album!!!

    • Teenage Dream (Beyonce’s Weave) December 24, 2012

      Yassss I love Unapologetic and I’m already ready for next RIHvember.

  9. wrinkle flop ora December 24, 2012

    Has any of Rita Whora’s 5 single been certified platinum in the UK ? the answer is NO!

    • Teenage Dream (Beyonce’s Weave) December 24, 2012


  10. MONSTER-HIVE December 24, 2012


  11. Teenage Dream (Beyonce’s Weave) December 24, 2012

    LMAO I remember people like Gilberto said this song will FLOP when it first came out. It made That Hood Juice histoRIH for being the most talked about song by any artist ever, it made world histoRIH by being the number one song world wide since release, it made world histoRIH by being RIhanna’s fastest rising single of her career thus far. It was number one on the Hot 100 for 3 weeks and cemented Rihanna’s name in the histoRIH books among legends (Mariah, Madonna, The Beatles, Michael Jackson) with 12 #1s in a span of 7 years (that reign).

    This song will forever be a constant RIHminder to her haters that Rihanna is here to stay and is forever still rising, the Black Madonna. I also love that people are still RIHquesting Diamonds on their radio, months after release. That Reign, making your favs mad since 2005.

    • MONSTER-HIVE December 24, 2012


      • KarySah December 24, 2012

        Clock HER !!!

      • Teenage Dream (Beyonce’s Weave) December 24, 2012

        1.2 million copies world wide in 3 weeks is no FLOP, you tried though.

      • 2013 Is the Year Beyonce’s Career Officially Ends December 24, 2012

        Her albums and singles sell. In the long run Unapologetic will sell millions. It has already sold over 1 mill WW with one single release.

    • Lax December 24, 2012

      Rih is on Track to make more Hits.

  12. Fierce P**** December 24, 2012

    Congrats! She is UK’s pop princess. I’m glad over here in the US we look up to more talented stars like beyonce tho. Kii.

    • Lax December 24, 2012

      Good for Rihanna & Her Navy What a great way
      to start the New Year.

  13. KarySah December 24, 2012


  14. Lax December 24, 2012

    Rihanna & Navy Know that a Quitter Never Wins,
    and a Winner Never Quits!

    • Lax December 24, 2012


  15. QueenOfTheNavy December 24, 2012

    Are you s*** b****** coming to the Fossil thread?

  16. Pop Royalty December 24, 2012

    stan for rihanna TGJ , keep on doing it the right way , even her strongest stans don’t act like you.

    to me , if your album didn’t sell AT LEAST 5 millions WW Gimmicks/Discounts Free then you FLOPPED , and that is my opinion , do you know how much all this promo , tours , interviews , etc .. Cost the labels 😯 ?!

    5 millions WW is good enough nowadays ………

    oh , congrats i think !

  17. Ezra December 24, 2012

    That’s great Rihanna. Now for the pressed hive members; Rihanna’s album will pick up again after she releases STAY as a single, her tv show plays on the STYLE network and yes it’s a tv special that Beyonce can never ever get in her lifetime (She is not a very stylish person), Grammies, two moviesand a clothing line coming out., not to mention a new fragance still selling and a huge world tour. Rihanna doesn’t give a f*** that her album is at #65 in the US when she has so many projects coming up that will increase her wealth and power within the industry. Do you haters understand that her name brings in business? Just say Rihanna is coming to the mall and you will see every god damn person in a 100-500 mile radius go see her. She is that b**** and you all will deal with it

  18. It’s Blue Ivy b**** December 24, 2012

    I wonder when my mother will be called a ‘Fashion Icon’? Sometimes she dresses like she’s headed to a damn trailer park function. I just can’t with her basic fashion sense.

  19. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ December 24, 2012

    Congrats Rihanna. You are this generations singles queen.

    • Pop Royalty December 24, 2012

      shade was detected 😉

  20. Suicide Blonde December 24, 2012

    Marry Christmas everybody.

    • PRINCE MACHIAVEL December 24, 2012

      Joyeux Noel To You Mon Cher ONYX!!!! Lol I’ll Never Forget This Nickname!!

  21. James227 December 24, 2012

    Here laughing because the more the haters talk about Rihanna the more she wins and if you look at it your fave is doing not so great like mines. Congrats Rihanna

  22. Mark111 December 24, 2012

    Rihanna coming for those 80’s and 90’s h*** recoreds “She will be a one hit with Pon Da Replay.”, “Umbrella will be her biggest hit, she better keep that cover girl contract, cause her run is over.:, “She will never get a #1 album.” “Rita Ora will end Rihanna’s career in 2012”, “Beyonce will end Rihanna’s career in 2011”, “Katy Perry will end Rihanna’s career in 2010”, “Lady Gaga will end Rihanna’s career in 2009.” “Britney Spears is here, Bye bye Rihanna om 2007”. Haters said that, and she’s still here. Who’s next? Swift? Bring it. Beyonce and Gaga 2013? Like Rihanna isn’t gonna release a new killer next November. November is know for Rih-vemer.

    • Lax December 24, 2012

      Rihanna does a great job of making some of the Big girls
      well you know Who,, have to go back to the “Drawing Board”
      and try to come up with something different. RIHANNA has
      did a great job of flipping the strip, now less see whats going to be cooking in the Gettos hoods , and the hole in the walls for next year Because Diamonds is heard all around the Universe and We do Love The Sound of it.

      Rihanna sings Diamonds with such deep emotion and
      feeling that it just make you feel good on a some what bad day so to say. Her vocals are smooth and flowing to the beat and fits just perfect with this time of the year and all of the festive and Holiday feel that’s in the air.

      • Mark111 December 24, 2012

        True. Umbrella is my favorite and I thought it was her most positive and meaningful song, but Diamonds has that with the vocals. Oh, by Umbrella I mean the slow version, I can only find it on Youtube, but it’s my fave.

      • Wendy December 24, 2012

        I remember when TLC were WW mega stars. They had sold out concerts all over the world. No one is talking about them these days. How soon we forget.

        Congrats Rih

      • wrinkle flop ora December 24, 2012

        TLC were never tabloid fodder and doing mvoies and fashion like Rih. tHEY WERE never getting linked to the hottest white movie stars.

  23. wrinkle flop ora December 24, 2012

    Could be stay be the reason why bEYONCE HAS NOT DROPPED HER SINGLE?

  24. Kate Middleton December 24, 2012


    beYAWNce continues to Dodge the release date for her music. because she is very afraid. she is probably cooking up stolen recipes from others hard work and creativity.

    the question on majority of the people’s mind is;

    will she go on a stealing spree/rampage like she did with her previous un4tunate album and the one before that? lets keep our eyes PEELED to EXPOSE the OVEREXPOSED!!!.

    • 2013 Is the Year Beyonce’s Career Officially Ends December 24, 2012

      I’ve been saying the same thing.I bet Beyoncé will try to do something like Rihanna, like she did with IASF. She will try to come out with a ballad like Diamonds. Beyoncé has no originality or creativity. So here comes the copying.

  25. Lax December 24, 2012

    It’s back to the drawing board for Beyonce Rihanna has thrown a
    “Monkey Ranch” off into the mix and Screwed Beyonce’s Small
    Mind all the way up. What is Beyonce going to do, I mean Shes
    in Her Castle but She still can’t Rest Because RIHANNA latest
    Offering has got Beyonce all Confused. Beyonce don’t know if
    she wants to Pop Her Pus this go around or not.,, ,,

  26. Rih4lyphe December 24, 2012

    Reign Rih Reign… n let the haters hate

  27. Lax December 24, 2012

    Dam if only
    Rihanna’s ass had not lasted this long then Beyonce would
    feel more like shes home free, but Rihanna is making Beyonce
    have to be forced to sleep in her Thinking Cap to try and figure how
    she can Knock Rihanna off “Her High Horse”,,,,,

  28. ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS…) December 24, 2012

    Samantha, stop forcing people to visit your flop diva site, it is lame. Anyway, congrats to Rihanna. Even though Unapologetic is straight up awful, there’s at least some good that came from this tacky era aka Diamonds. Merry Christmas Everyone!

  29. Jef December 24, 2012

    Great Rihanna!! Beyonce is finished this is why Jay-Z is so controlling over Rihanna. Rihanna needs to do a Drake on Jay-Z & Company LEAVE!! Because all I see here is Jay sweating the s*** out Rihanna then he buys her a car. Rihanna already have a Jeep, Jay is it so hard to give her the money because we all know that the car is not really here but Leased. Managers always given their artists cars SMDH. You b****** give them the money for Christ Sake. Controlling m************.

  30. 2013 Is the Year Beyonce’s Career Officially Ends December 24, 2012

    And to think that Rihanna can’t smash with a ballad. I remember people called We Found Love generic, and that it was huge because it’s a generic dance/pop. But she has 2 ballads slaying the charts so now what they got to say.

  31. Kate Middleton December 24, 2012

    Rihanna needs to get new management and leave this gross people.

  32. Spunkypoop December 24, 2012

    The only girl in the world. Princess RiRi

  33. Lax December 25, 2012

    HMMMMMM,,,,,Rih, Rih You keep doing You,,,
    Monday, January 23, 2012Rihanna sets Vevo record with 2 billion views

    Rihanna has set a new record with online video site Vevo.

    The pop superstar has become the first female artist to reach over 2 billion views on Vevo.

    “First chic to EVER reach 2 BILLION views on VEVO!!!! Congrats #RihannaNavy!!!! #QueenzOfVEVO,” tweeted Rihanna on Sunday, later adding, “My fans run dis world!”

    Justin Bieber currently holds the highest overall Vevo views at 2.3 billion, with Lady Gaga following behind as the second-ranked female at 1.8 billion views.

    Rihanna’s most-viewed clips include “What’s My Name” (230 million), “Only Girl (In The World)” (204 million), “Rude Boy” (185 million) and “Man Down” (133 million).

    “We Found Love,” the first single from her latest release, “Talk That Talk,” is up to 115 million views on Vevo.

    Navy love Rih “Get Off Yo Ass” and make shy Happen Attitude,,,,,,
    Rihanna have GOTTEN So MANY “First Time” Ever ACCOLADES!!!!!!

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