It’s been nearly 15 years since Rihanna nabbed her first of 14 historic Hot 100 chart-toppers, ‘SOS,’ but it appears the ‘A Girl Like Me’ hit is the gift that keeps on giving.
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On March 1, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) updated its logs to reveal Rihanna’s ‘SOS’ crossed the organization’s threshold for 3x Platinum status – meaning it’s sold over 3 million copies in the United States.
The J. R. Rotem-produced bop is not only her first Hot 100 #1 hit but also her first Platinum-selling single, a distinguished honor it earned in January 2007.
Thanks to the additional 2 million in certified U.S. sales its accrued in the 14 years since, ‘SOS’ pushes Rih’s career cumulative total to 138 million. This extends her reign as the best-selling female artist of the digital era while her closest competitor, Taylor Swift, currently sits at 134 million in digital U.S. sales.