Rihanna Extends Historic RIAA Record as ‘SOS’ Certified 3x Platinum

Published: Tuesday 9th Mar 2021 by Rashad

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.

See what we mean below:

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.


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  1. Chanel March 9, 2021

    Queen! this is why we stan

  2. Clarks0o0ñ March 9, 2021

    One of her best songs

    I always knew Rihanna was gonna be a huge star the moment I watched the pon de replay video

  3. Meme March 9, 2021

    Wow. Hands down the most consistent artist. She’s legit been steadily on top of the charts for 15 years. Everyone else who started around the time rihanna did has faded from the charts.

  4. Shayla Queen 👑 March 9, 2021

    Not my favorite track of her’s but congrats all the same 💯👏🏽

  5. LM March 9, 2021

    In 2004 I went to a concert and Rihanna performed.
    No one could understand a word coming from her mouth BUT ME and I knew every lyric..
    Proud of the Black Bajan Queen
    ( Now Rihanna tell me..did u kill Shontelle???)

  6. LOL March 9, 2021

    lmaooo thats why i always LOL every time somebody tries to compare Queen Riri to jay z’s pet roach, that flop will never no matter how many grammys she buys lmfaooooo

  7. La vie en rose March 9, 2021

    While I really dont get what is so great about her vocal abilities or music I must say I really respect her as a business woman. That’s her calling.

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