RIAA: Rihanna Becomes First Female Act To Sell Over 150 Million Digital Singles

Published: Tuesday 9th Nov 2021 by Rashad

Rihanna may have briefly been dethroned by Taylor Swift as “Queen of Digital Music” (as we reported here), but since reclaiming the title the Bajan beauty has not only extended her reign among female acts but is now edging closer to surpassing the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) most certified digital act to date – Drake.

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The wait for new music has Rihanna fans – affectionately called #TheNavy – clinging tight to her hits from years past.  That attention on digital download and streaming outlets has led to a certification upgrade for many of her beloved titles, as revealed by the RIAA on Thursday (November 4).  Look below to see her latest plaque updates.

Gold (sales equivalence of 500,000 in the United States)

  • ‘Close to You’
  • ‘S&M (Remix)’
  • ‘Woo’
  • ‘Higher’
  • ‘Same Ol Mistakes’
  • ‘Skin’
  • ‘Love the Way You Lie (Part II)’
  • ‘James Joint’

1x Platinum (sales equivalence of 1 million in the United States)

  • ‘Yeah I Said It’
  • ‘Consideration’

3x Platinum (sales equivalence of 3 million in the United States)

  • ‘B*tch Better Have My Money’

4x Platinum (sales equivalence of 4 million in the United States)

  • ‘FourFiveSeconds’

5x Platinum (sales equivalence of 5 million in the United States)

  • ‘Take a Bow’
  • ‘Don’t Stop the Music’
  • ‘Love on the Brain’

7x Platinum (sales equivalence of 7 million in the United States)

  • ‘Diamonds’
  • ‘Umbrella’


With the updates, Rih’s cumulative single sales in the United States now equals 151.5 million – making her the first female act to surpass the 150 million digital singles sold mark.  Note:  the tally only includes the sales stats of songs that she’s credited as the main artist.

She remains the second best-selling performer in the history of digital music, runner-up only to Drake (whose career digital sales now sit at 163.5 million).


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  1. Navy gravy November 9, 2021

    Period! Lmfao. And beyawnka? Could never. That’s why y’all had to stop hating rih and start kissing her ass💯💯💯💯 navy won !!!!!

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 9, 2021

      YOU didn’t win though 💯💋

  2. Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 9, 2021

    Yaaaaaaaas RihRih! 💯🤳🏽💋

  3. Clarks0o00ñ November 9, 2021

    5x platinum love on the brain, with no music video

    Rihanna is a MUSIC SELLER.

    I dont know why the young black pop girls always wanna model their career after beyonce, when rihanna is right there.

    Camila cabello is the only one modelling her career after Rihanna.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 9, 2021

      I was shocked to see Love on the Brain was 5x Platinum! (In a good way)

    • Urban MILF November 9, 2021

      Even Van Gogh knows Rihanna has the better ear for hits. Besides maybe “My Heart Still Beats”, “Me Myself And I”, and “Resentment”, Bey has no good songs.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 9, 2021

        One of my fave Rihanna songs is Photographs from the Rated R album 🔥🔥🔥

  4. Navy gravy November 9, 2021

    DEAD💀💀💀💀💀 at “molding her career after Rihanna”. Rih already had a top 4 hit on billboard as well as a solo number one. Hun she’s molding her career after the trash bin at this point. too many flop songs to count and how’s that album selling ? ? 8kcamicky stans really thought they could just sneak that in the queens post without getting clocked. no sir no ma’am 👋

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 9, 2021

      Shut it, you flop

      • Navy gravy November 9, 2021

        Na u can shut yo tho ugly ashy flop b****

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 9, 2021

        Nah that’s yo momma stinking of 3-day-old stale spûnk leaking out her p****

      • Navy gravy November 10, 2021

        Na it’s ur the stench of your Christmas colored and disease ridden mothers vag. Also flopmilas munky ass will NEVERRRR be on rih or manis level. Bye wierdo

  5. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) November 9, 2021

    This h o e is just a digital single artist after all💅🏿

  6. Theman November 9, 2021

    Are these pure sales though?

    • ROCK November 11, 2021

      Of course not

  7. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 November 9, 2021

    Did she write any of them songs?

    • Coupe November 9, 2021


      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 9, 2021

        Name them…

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 November 9, 2021

        I am been serious, which ones did she write?

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 9, 2021

        None of them.

    • Gag! November 9, 2021

      Shayla stfu Rihanna is more successful than you could even think to be YOU FLOP

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 November 9, 2021

        And I’m sure that Shayla Queen™ 👑 is much more successful than you could even think to be, and the only thing flopping is your saggy tits.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 9, 2021

        The topic is songwriting, not success. Sit down, you ugly, ashy, cracked skin çûñtt

    • Yandi November 9, 2021

      Actually she did co write some of them; and to top it off… SHE OWN ALL HER MASTER TO THEM… all of them..


  8. True Tea November 9, 2021

    This is what a “Real” Queen look like… Real Queens have actual wealth & accomplishments.

    FAKE Queens usually label themselves. No one stans or know a Fake a$$ Queen….


    Will the real Queens PLZ stand up!!!


    Look like Rhi Rhi is the only one standing, lol

  9. Jay November 12, 2021

    I remember when sam and this blog were on this Iconic woman’s throat. See how high and big shes become and see how low and irrelevant your blog has become. Hahaha!!!

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