Rihanna becomes recording industry's top digital singles artist of all time
Rihanna set a digital music record on Wednesday just hours before the release of her full music video for racy track B***h Better Have My Money (BBHMM).
The Recording Industry Association of America announced Wednesday morning that the Grammy-winning R&B singer is the first artist to surpass more than 100 million cumulative digital singles.
The 27-year-old - who has ten years of chart topping under her belt - made it to the top of the list thanks to her latest release BBHMM.
Rihanna has landed the top spot ahead of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, who are in the second and third places respectively.
They are not that far behind however, with Taylor currently having 88 million certified units to her name.
The recording industry's digital single certifications count download sales and on-demand streams in the United States.
Cary Sherman, the association's chairman and CEO, said in a statement: '[Rihanna] has not only surpassed RIAA's one-hundred million mark, but also is the first artist to do so.
'It's an historic feat and a testament to an extraordinary career.'
As well as celebrating the milestone, RihRih also tried to get fans excited about her midnight release of the full video of BBHMM.
The star had released a teaser on Sunday during the BET Awards showing her kidnapping a woman and stuffing her into a designer trunk.
On Wednesday, the Diamonds singer revealed she was feeling nervous ahead of the full length release as not only is it for her song and she stars in it but she also directed the clip too.
Posting a still on Instagram, she said: 'Ya girl got director skillz!!! The concept for this piece came to me 8 months ago!!! So you can imagine how anxious I am right now!!!'
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