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Rihanna Makes RIAA History with 100M Song Awards



A grateful RiRi celebrated the milestones by thanking her fans for their support. “Navy y’all did this,” she tweeted. “FIRST & ONLY @RIAA certified with 100M song awards & #ANTI is PLATINUM!! Thank you for the love!”

ANTI earned its platinum certification shortly after it was released on Jan. 27. In only 14 hours, it was downloaded more than 1 million times through a free offer made possible by RiRi’s Samsung partnership. While those downloads helped her earn this award, they were not counted by Nielsen.

In any case, Rihanna is still putting in “Work.” Her Drake-assisted single reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. And as mentioned, ANTI was at the top of the Billboard 200 with 166,000 units sold in its first full week of availability.

Next up, she will perform at the Grammys on Feb. 15 before heading to the U.K. for the BRIT Awards on Feb. 24. Two days later, she will embark on her “ANTI World Tour” in San Diego.