Rihanna has sold more than 20 million albums and 60 million singles which makes her one of the best selling artists of all time.
She is the youngest artist in Billboard charts history to achieve eleven number-one singles on the Hot 100.
As of January 2011, Rihanna had sold approximately 33.7 million digital singles in the United States. By September 2011 she had shipped 7.3 million album units in the US. Billboard named Rihanna the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, and ranked her as the 17th Artist of the 2000s decade.
She has received several accolades, including the 2007 World Music Awards for World’s Best-Selling Pop Female Artist and Female Entertainer of the Year, and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International Female Solo Artist.
She has also amassed a total of four Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and eighteen Billboard Music Awards. Rihanna has also been appointed the official ambassador of youth and culture for Barbados.
Recently,Rihanna has been named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine.
The 23-year-old singer, who just bested Madonna to become the fastest solo artist to chart 20 songs in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 chart, joined the ranks of Hollywood beauties Minka Kelly, Jessica Biel, Halle Berry, and Scarlett Johansson to grab the title from the men’s magazine.