Rihanna Hits The 15 Million Records Sold Mark In The Uk
Statistics have recently revealed that Rihanna has sold over 15 million records in the UK alone. The singer reached the astounding record this month after selling a further 5 million units of her latest album, 'Talk That Talk', and her previous offering, 'Loud'...
Mercury Music Group's president, Jason Iley, told Music Week: "Selling 15 million records in the UK is a remarkable achievement. Rihanna's only 24 and I have no doubt she'll sell another 15 million records in the near future. It's not about speed, it's about longevity, and Rihanna has a long career ahead of her."
Since her debut album, 'Music Of The Sun', the Bajan star's last five albums have become multi-platinum sellers, whilst becoming the only female artist to have a No. 1 single in five consecutive years. Mercury’s Illey also said of the star: "From the start Rihanna and her team have treated the UK like home. She's totally embraced Britain - right down to our public transport systems. Her work ethic is incredible. She understands the label, as well as the promotional opportunities that we've created."
The singer is not afraid to take risks, which has inevitably gone in her favour. Rihanna recently spoke to Love Pop Magazine about her strong visuals and the need for a thick skin in this industry: "It's really easy for me to zone out, get in my own world. I need to be really stern about the point I'm trying to make, even if not verbal. There is so much scrutiny and negativity. You need thick skin. I grew a set of balls that are very big. Ha ha!"
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
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