By Mojola Aturamu
Rihanna has reached another milestone in her career.
With the recent certifications of Rihanna’s hits Needed Me, Love on the Brain, Work, Sex With Me and Kiss It Better from her most recent studio album ANTI, it is pleasing to announce that Rihanna is now officially the best-selling solo recording artist of all time with global sales of 213.2 million certified albums and singles, surpassing rock and roll legend Elvis Presley who has sold 211.5 million units.
Rihanna has only released 12 albums (eight studio albums, two remix projects and two compilations) and 65 singles, compared to Elvis who released a total of 193 albums and 111 singles. Rihanna overtakes Elvis Presley’s record.
Despite Rihanna surpassing Elvis Presley and other groups, there is only one exception which is ‘‘The Beatles’’, a British supergroup with a certified sales of 270 million units worldwide.
Check the Stats below,
Here is a look at the total certified sales worldwide of the seven acts (solo artistes and bands) that have exceeded 150 million total global certifications:
The Beatles – 270 million (UK)
Rihanna – 213.2 million (Barbados)
Elvis Presley – 211.5 million (USA)
Michael Jackson – 181.2 million (USA)
Madonna – 170 million (USA)
Elton John – 167.4 million (UK)
Garth Brooks – 156 million (USA)
Taylor Swift is next with 149.2 million certified units sold.
Go Rihanna! Congrats…