Rihanna Surpasses Eminem As Artist With The Second-Most Certified Singles

RiRi continues to etch her name in musical history books despite it being seven years since her last full-length project.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Rihanna Surpasses Eminem As Artist With The Second-Most Certified Singles

Given that these two artists' collaborations resulted in smash hits, it's no surprise that they share a lot of similar accolades. Moreover, Rihanna just surpassed Eminem as the artist with the second-most certified singles by the Recording Industry Association of America. Even though it's been a long time since her last album, RiRi keeps besting herself with milestone after milestone. Most recently, she earned her first diamond-certified record with her Calvin Harris collab "We Found Love," in addition to many other platinum hits. If anything, it just goes to show that her influence can't be erased by time.

Furthermore, Rihanna has 166.5 million certified units according to the association, inching ahead of Eminem. On the other hand, the Detroit rap legend boasts 166 million certified units, whose numbers are similarly incredible no matter what. But you must be wondering: if they're number two and three on that list, who's number one? Well, it's none other than Drake, who the Barbadian singer has also collaborated with often. The Canadian superstar has 184 million certified units, and much like his fellow top three artists, he built that across a long and illustrious career.

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Rihanna Has The Second-Largest Collection Of RIAA-Certified Singles

Of course, it would be downright inaccurate to box Rihanna in to just her musical endeavors, as she's made incredible strides in film, fashion, and much more. Still, a lot of conversation around the "Lift Me Up" star these days revolves around her growing family with A$AP Rocky. On their son's first birthday on Saturday (May 13), the New York rapper confirmed the child's name: RZA Athelston Mayers. It's not just an homage to the legendary Wu-Tang Clan member, but the little one also shared Rocky's middle name. The "Same Problems?" MC's real name, Rakim, also honors a New York hip-hop icon.

Meanwhile, the Super Bowl Halftime Show performer recently celebrated five years of Savage X Fenty. While it was with a photo dump on Instagram, it's still quite the remarkable achievement to maintain a business presence for so long. What's more is that there's only more RiRi on the way, whether in music or in pop culture. On that note, keep checking in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Rihanna and Eminem.

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About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.