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Rihanna scores first No. 1 album


Rihanna has completed her first chart double by rocketing to the top of the album countdown for the first time. Fans rushed out to pick up "Unapologetic" last week, and sent the new release to number one on the Billboard 200 countdown with 238,000 sales.

The album is the prolific R&B star's seventh since her 2005 debut. The feat means RiRi reigns as the queen of both the album and singles chart in America -- her hit "Diamonds" has scored a second week at number one on the Hot 100. She becomes the second artist this year to land number ones on both main Billboard charts this year -- Adele managed the feat over three weeks in February with the hit album "21" and her song "Set Fire to the Rain."

Bing: Rihanna's video for 'Diamonds'

Rihanna celebrated her album success early, on Tuesday night, by tweeting the big news to fans. She wrote, "Wait!!!!! What the F---?!!!! #UNAPOLOGETIC just debuted at #1 in AMERICA!!!!! My first number 1 album there!!! Thank you Navy (fans), u deserve it... I'm legit crying like a p---- right now!!"

Taylor Swift's "Red" stays put at two on the new Billboard 200 chart, while One Direction's "Take Me Home," which debuted at number one last week, falls to three. "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips scores a top five with his first album "The World From the Side of the Moon," which enters the countdown at four and Kid Rock lands his seventh top 10 album as "Rebel Soul" debuts at five.

Meanwhile, Ke$ha's "Die Youn"g jumps up a spot to two on the new Hot 100 singles chart, while Maroon 5's former nine-week number one, "One More Night," drops another spot to three.

Also: Rihanna tweets shirtless photo of Chris Brown in bed

Nov 29, 2012 7:46AM

just goes to show that people today have NO taste in good music....

let's just see how far she falls next week.....

Nov 29, 2012 12:27AM

"Rihanna scores first No. 1 album"  Yeah, for doing what she does best: prancing around in little to no clothing.  *claps hands* Bra-****ing-o!

Nov 28, 2012 8:00PM
Solid proof that a helluvalot of people have zero taste in music and it's also today's sign,that the end is near.
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