List of Ten records already broken by Rihanna

Love or hate her, you can't deny her presence. RIRI has stayed on in the game for only a while but has consistently managed to surpass all expectations. The pop superstar already has a lot feathers to her hat and is one of the most bankable stars today.



Here are ten of her biggest achievements

1) Fastest album to go Platinum

The record was broken by Rihanna's most recent offering, 'Anti' as Samsung bought 1 million copies of the album as a 'free give-away' to fans.

2) Youngest artist to have 14 #1 singles at the Billboard charts

It does seem like a lifetime, when we look back at the abundance of Rihanna hits we have had - but the pop star is only 28 years old - making her the youngest artist to have 14 # singles.

3) Her total number of 14 #1 singles is more than most people in history.

After The Beatles, Elvis and Mariah - Rihanna stands tall with 14 #1 singles - more than legends like Michael Jackson, The Supremes, Janet Jackson, Madonna or Whitney Houston.

4) She's spent more than 1000 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

She's one of the only three artists to have spent more than 1000 overall weeks in the Billboard singles chart - the other two are Chris Brown and Drake.



5) Second most cumulative weeks at the #1 spot on the Billboard charts

With a total of 60 weeks, Rihanna surpassed The Beatles to stand at the number 2 spot behind Mariah and Elvis, both of whom have spent a total of 79 weeks at the top.

6) Second biggest selling 'singles-artist' in the UK.

After Madonna, Rihanna has sold more singles in the UK than any other female artist in history.

7) Second most singles with sales of over 1 million copies in the UK

Rihanna has four million-selling singles in the UK - second only to The Beatles. The four songs include: 'We Found Love', Only Girl In The World', 'Love The Way You Lie' and 'Diamonds'

8) First artist in history to cross 100 million in digital sales

Like most artists of this era Rihanna has made the most of the digital music scene being the first artist to cross the 100 million mark worldwide in digital sales

9) She has sold over 180 million certified records worldwide

Not many people in history have been able to sell that much. Her total sales exceed superstars like Taylor Swift, Adele, Kanye West and even Beyonce.

10) Third overall artist with most 'Top 10 Hits' at the Billbaord charts

The most recent feat Rihanna achieved was when she surpassed Michael Jackson, to be in the third spot with the 'Most number of Top 10' hits on the Billboard charts, when her song 'Love On The Brain' entered the elite list, behind only Madonna and The Beatles.



Interestingly Rihanna's first Top 10 came not that long ago. She has achieved most of this in little over a decade.

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