This is the official report, Rihanna is RUNNING SHIT!!
She’s the biggest star in music right now, seemingly making gold of everything she puts her hands on.. The album is brilliant and the ppl just can’t get enough! #RihannaNavy
Her official fan site reports the following:
As Rihanna soaks in the success of “Unapologetic,” which, as previously reported, becomes her first Billboard 200 No. 1 album, bowing with 238,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, she maintains her No. 1 ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with the set’s lead single, “Diamonds.”
Rihanna is just the second artist this year to lead both of Billboard’s signature album and song rankings simultaneously. Adele doubled up atop the tallies, respectively, the weeks of Feb. 4 and 11 with “21″ and the set’s third Hot 100 No. 1, “Set Fire to the Rain.”
“Diamonds” shines again atop the Hot 100, fueled prominently by its 8% gain on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, where it holds at No. 2 with 126 million all-format audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. It tallies a third week atop On-Demand Songs with 1.08 million on-demand streams (up 3%) (and 1.24 million overall streams), according to BDS. “Diamonds” dips 1-2 on Hot Digital Songs, although it increases by 3% to 176,000 downloads sold, according to SoundScan.
“Diamonds” (atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for an eighth week) handily wins the race to No. 1 on the Hot 100, leading Ke$ha’s “Die Young” (3-2) by approximately 5,000 chart points. “Diamonds” gains by 5% in overall points, while “Young” surges by 7%. The latter title pushes 5-3 on Hot 100 Airplay (115 million, up 7%), while remaining at No. 4 on Hot Digital Songs (151,000, up 14%) and slipping 2-3 on On-Demand Songs (870,000, down 4%).