Needed Me is 5x platinum in the United States

Rihanna’s songs don’t always go #1 on Billboard Hot 100 but they always sell well and Needed Me is a proof of that. The song was recently certified 5x platinum in the United States. It’s the second most successful song from ANTI right after Work. In case you don’t remember, all ANTI singles are certified at least platinum. She now also has…

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Rihanna earns seventh no. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

As it ascends to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, mounts the summit of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated July 29) in its fourth week on the tally. Wild Thoughts rises with gains at radio, earning a 5-4 lift on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and jumping to 30 million in audience in the week ending July 16, according to Nielsen Music, a…

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Rihanna among highest paid musicians of 2016

For the first time in nearly two decades, music industry revenue has increased for two straight years — and that’s good news for the highest earners on Billboard’s annual Money Makers list. In 2016, the 50 top artists in U.S. sales, publishing, streaming and touring took home $890.7 million, a staggering 34 percent increase over the past year’s…

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Work becomes 6x platinum in the United States

Work, work, work, work, work, work…. I know you read it in your Rihanna voice! The song, recorded with Drake and released as the lead single from Rihanna’s multi platinum album ANTI in 2016 was just certified 6x platinum! As Rihanna fans noticed, all of the lead singles from RiRi’s last four albums have been certified at least 6x…

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Rihanna earns 30th number 1 single on Dance Club Songs Chart

Rihanna rules Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated July 15) for a milestone 30th time, as Pose rises 2-1. The track was remixed by Alex Acosta, Country Club Martini Crew and The Perry Twins, among others. Rihanna moves closer to Madonna, who has racked up 46 leaders, for the most No. 1s in the chart’s 40-plus-year history. Rihanna…

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Rihanna dominates Billboard Music Awards nominations

Drake, Twenty One Pilots and Rihanna dominate the nominations in all categories for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards announced exclusively by Billboard today. Rihanna scored 14 nominations, making her most nominated female artist. Last year Rihanna attended the award show and performed Love On The Brain. Top Artist: Adele Beyonce Justin Bieber The Chainsmokers Drake Ariana Grande…

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Choreographer Tanisha Scott talks working with Rihanna

Music videos have evolved quite a bit over the years, but dancing remains a constant — and choreographer Tanisha Scott has seen it all, from the MTV TRL golden age of Hype Williams to Drake’s meme-tastic Hotline Bling. Tanisha has worked with Rihanna on her music videos for Rude Boy and Work. She spoke to Billboard about…

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Rihanna Scores 29th No. 1 & Fifth From ANTI Album, on Dance Club Songs Chart

Rihanna racks her 29th career topper on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated April 8), as Sex With Me storms 3-1. Although a midtempo number in its original form, the song sauntered into clubland via remixes from John Blake, MK and Ray Rhodes, among others. In the race for the most No. 1s in the chart’s…

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