Digital Singles Sales – Part 2
As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between albums and digital singles.
Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) – 7,026,000 equivalent albums
Umbrella – 11,400,000
Shut Up And Drive – 3,410,000
Hate That I Love You – 3,890,000
Don’t Stop The Music – 7,110,000
Take A Bow – 9,660,000
Rehab – 2,260,000
Remaining Album Tracks – 1,300,000
Rated R (2009) – 2,630,000 equivalent albums
Russian Roulette – 3,160,000
Hard – 2,590,000
Rude Boy – 7,300,000
Rockstar 101 – 1,010,000
Te Amo – 1,570,000
Remaining Album Tracks – 1,900,000
The status of Rihanna was still uncertain when the era Good Girl Gone Bad was announced. Umbrella cleared all doubts in a second. It has sold 11,4 million units to date. The song, with the assistance of Jay-Z, smashed the charts everywhere and perfectly paved the way for the album and its subsequent singles. Don’t Stop The Music confirmed this success with 7,1 million sales. The era was already massive with two blockbusters and two strong songs when the expanded edition was released in late 2008. It added among others the songs Take A Bow and Disturbia, two more groundbreaking smashes. The album moved an insane total of 46,84 million digital singles sales!
Rated R started poorly in comparison but Rude Boy turned things around. It is a pivotal song for the singer as her label could safely fully push her next album after it went on to sell quickly more than 5 million units and 7,3 million in total to date.