How Rihanna Became The Female Artist With The Most RIAA Diamond Singles


Despite it being nearly a decade since her last album, Rihanna continues to reach milestones in the music sector.

On Friday (May 31), Rihanna achieved a significant musical career milestone as four of her hit songs received diamond certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America: “Umbrella,” “Needed Me,” “Work,” and “Stay.”

Each single has sold over 10 million units, with “Stay” reaching 11x platinum status for 11 million units sold. This accomplishment has made Rihanna the female artist with the most diamond-certified singles in the history of the RIAA.

“Umbrella,” the 2007 smash hit from her third solo album, Good Girl Gone Bad, featuring Jay-Z, officially ushered Rihanna into her prime. This global phenomenon earned the singer her first prestigious accolade, a Grammy award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

It debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs and made history as iTunes’ biggest debut in six years in the United States. The music video, showcasing her new style, stunning silhouette, and alluring dance moves drenched in rainfall, won Video of the Year at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.

“Work,” the flagship dancehall tune featuring Drake, was infused with pop and hip-hop elements. Stemming from her 8th and latest solo album, Anti, the song earned Riri more groundbreaking achievements, including surpassing Michael Jackson on the US Billboard Hot 100 as the artist with the fourth most US number ones.


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