regular-article-logo Sunday, 21 July 2024

Rihanna sells 1 million album units in 2024 in the US despite no new album since 2016

The 36-year-old singer is gearing up for the release of her ninth studio album R9

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 13.06.24, 12:55 PM

Rihanna Instagram

Global pop icon Rihanna has become the only artiste to sell over 1 million album units in the US in 2024 without releasing a new album in the 2020s, music data-tracking account Chart Data announced on X on Wednesday, prompting a reaction from the Barbadian singer.

Reacting to the impressive statistics, Rihanna showcased her trademark humour. The 36-year-old singer posted a GIF of her smirking and pulling her ponytail, followed by a broad smile.


Rihanna's last studio album Anti released in 2016. Since then, she has released several singles, including the Oscar-nominated song Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack.

Rihanna is currently working on her highly anticipated ninth studio album, R9.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Rihanna made a playful reference to her upcoming album R9 during her Fenty Hair launch party earlier this week. “Music for me is a new discovery, I'm rediscovering things. I have been working on the album for so long that I just kind of put all that stuff aside. And now, I'm prepared to go back in the studio. Now I'm prepared, so I'm gonna start,” ET quoted Rihanna.

Follow us on: