RIHANNA SURPASSES 10 MILLION SINGLES SOLD
New York, NY, Monday, August 18, 2008 – Rihanna’s third album Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded has been certified double platinum in the US. The album was catapulted past the 2 million album mark by three smash # 1 singles.
“Disturbia,” is Rihanna’s latest single to capture the # 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The ground breaking video for “Disturbia,” directed by Anthony Mandler, premiered exclusively on I-TUNES for a 48 – hour period. Circuit City also kicked off their national back to school campaign with the song.
Her second chart topping single, “Take A Bow,” debuted at #1-bullet on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Digital Songs Chart with a phenomenal first week of 266,696 scans, raising the curtain on the top ten debut of the album, Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded . The new configuration arrived in stores on June 17th – the week after the album officially marked its historic 52nd week on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The international blockbuster “Umbrella” was the first # 1 single from the Good Girl Gone Bad collection. The single and video for “Umbrella” won Rihanna a 2008 Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and the coveted “Video Of The Year” at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. With her unprecedented chart success, Rihanna has sold 10 million tracks from Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded. The album has two certified multi-platinum tracks “Umbrella” and “Don’t Stop The Music” and the platinum tracks “Hate That I Love You,” “Shut Up And Drive” and “Take A Bow.”
The original 12-song CD version of Good Girl Gone Bad – source of the non-stop string of hit singles that began with the #1 hit “Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z), then “Shut Up and Drive,” “Hate That I Love You” (featur¬ing Ne-Yo), and “Don’t Stop the Music” ” Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded is augmented with three bonus tracks: 1) “Take A Bow”; 2) a cover version of Maroon 5’s “If I Never See Your Face Again” (featur¬ing Maroon 5) and 3) “Disturbia.”
Good Girl Gone Bad (released June 5, 2007) was the third album release in less than two years by multi-platinum MTV VMA, Grammy, and American Music Award winning artist – and CoverGirl spokesperson – Rihanna. It followed-up 2006’s RIAA platinum A Girl Like Me, containing the back-to-back hits, “S.O.S.” and “Unfaithful”; and her RIAA gold debut from 2005, Music Of the Sun, featuring the worldwide smash, “Pon De Replay.”
Date: August 18, 2008