Rihanna announces 7th studio album

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 16:56 hrs
Rihanna announces 7th studio album

New York, Oct 12 (IBNS) Worldwide superstar Rihanna announced her 7th studio album 'Unapologetic' will be released worldwide on Nov 19.

Rihanna - the "#1 Person On Facebook" with over 61.7 million Likes - has once again ignited record charts around the world with "Diamonds," the fastest-rising single of her career to date, with first-week postings at #1 iTunes in 27 countries and Top 5 iTunes in 55 countries.

"Now, Rihanna announces the global release of her 7th studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years: UNAPOLOGETIC arrives in stores worldwide on Monday, November 19th," said an official statement.



In the U.S., "Diamonds" debuted this week at #16-bullet on the Billboard Hot 100, tying Rihanna's previous highest debut, last year's worldwide #1 smash, "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris).

"Diamonds" amassed 41.5 million total audience, her biggest first-week audience ever on the Hot 100 Airplay Chart where it debuted at #28-bullet, tying her previous highest debut, last year's "You Da One."

Now, as Billboard unveils its new, updated methodology and tallying formulas, "Diamonds" leaps to the #1 spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, aided by strong multi-format airplay and digital downloads.

In the UK, "Diamonds" has earned Rihanna her 6th #1 single on both the iTunes and the national chart, topping a summit of 27 countries where the song has also reached #1 at iTunes including France, Spain, Australia and Germany.

"Diamonds" is her fastest growing airplay hit in the UK, France and Germany.

The recipient of six Grammy Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 37 million albums and 146 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time.

Forbes named Rihanna the world's #1 social media star with over 2.8 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, over 61 million Facebook fans, and over 26 million Twitter followers.

In addition to her 11 Hot 100 #1 singles and overall 22 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

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