…and Roc Nation just keeps on winning!
One day before their closest affiliate Beyonce kicks off her ‘Mrs.Carter Show‘ World Tour, she and two of the label’s brightest stars have extended the label’s lead as one of Pop’s more productive machines.
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Teaming up to pen cuts for her #1 album ‘Unapologetic‘ last year, Rihanna and Elijah will no doubt welcome the news that the LP has now reached global sales of 2,788,000 units- after shifting 54,000 copies worldwide in the last week!
Of course, though the success of its lead single ‘Diamonds’ should have seen it shift more, these sales shine a fresh light on Riri’s ever impressive ‘sonic brand’. For, if one studies units moved by her last three years, they’d find that each and every one has sold no less than 2 million units worldwide…less than a year after dropping.
Marking the latest sales win Elijah has scored since penning Usher‘s ‘Climax‘, Keyshia Cole‘s ‘Enough Of No Love’ and signing onto co-write material on Britney Spears’ forthcoming effort, this news arrives weeks before fans can expect to score news on his own debut effort, set to drop via Def Jam and Roc Nation.
Meanwhile, in leading the way for R&B once again, Beyonce’s 2008 effort ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’ has now been certified Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America for US sales of 3,073,496, after it moved 1,526 in the last week.
However, as the title of this post would have indicated, the best news to hit Camp Bey is that her combined US sales now sit at sales of 30.5 million.
Indeed, while recent years have some critics ignore the sales she amassed during her days in Destiny’s Child (despite her role as its lead singer/songwriter), sales of 17.5 million with the group arrive at sales of 30.5 million when solo sales of 13 million are added to the equation.
Unfortunately, this was not taken into consideration when Chart News published the RIIA’s list of Female Acts with Most Certified Albums sold, prompting fans of the ‘Killing Time‘ singer to ponder why.
This news comes after Elijah and Frank Ocean bid adieu to Def Jam exec Joie Manda who left his position at the label to begin work at Jimmy Iovine‘s Interscope, after overseeing the release Blake’s ‘Bijoux 22′ mix tape back in December.
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