Monday, November 28, 2011

Rihanna album sets records by topping UK charts

To say Rihanna is hot in the UK would be a serious understatement.

The pop superstar has been touring UK and Europe for the past few months on her LOUD tour, and it’s her new album, “Talk That Talk,” that’s now making more headlines.

“Talk That Talk” has debuted at #1 on the UK album charts, according to the Official Charts Company.

And, her single, “We Found Love,” has also returned to #1 on the singles chart, giving Rihanna a rare “double” chart feat.

By doing so, Rihanna makes history by becoming the only female artist ever to achieve the Official Singles and Albums Chart double twice in the same year with different singles and albums. She’s also broken a flurry of additional chart records in the process.

"We Found Love" ft Calvin Harris nails a sixth week as the Official Singles Chart Number 1, and new album "Talk That Talk," her sixth studio release, soars straight to the summit of the Official Albums Chart selling over 160,000 copies in week 1 to become one of the fastest sellers of the year.

In January, Rihanna landed the double with single "What’s My Name" ft Drake and album “Loud.”

The last time an act achieved this feat was in May 1972, 39 years and 6 months ago, when T Rex’s single “Metal Guru” and album “Bolan Boogie” simultaneously topped the charts, three months after single “Telegram Sam” and album “Electric Warrior” achieved the same feat.

Rihanna breaks yet another record, by bagging two different Number 1 albums in the same year, Rihanna becomes the first female solo artist in Official Albums Chart history to do so joining the likes of high musical achievers Michael Jackson, REM, Elton John, Blondie and Robbie Williams.

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Rihanna – We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris

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