Rihanna Slays Billboard Charts As ‘Unapologetic’ Launches At # 1, ‘Diamonds’ Tops Hot 100!

Find light in the beautiful sea
I choose to be happy..

And happy this woman should be! As Rihanna shines bright (like a diamond) atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in a row with her 12th # 1 single ‘Diamonds‘, the Bajan banger gets to bask in the glory of a totally different achievement that has notoriously eluded her for 7 years.

Over at the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, Rihanna’s 7th studio album ‘Unapologetic‘ launches at # 1 with sales of over 238,000 units – thus earning the diva her first ever # 1 album on the US charts! All her previous albums, irrespective of spawning multiple # 1 singles, have missed out on the top spot in the US, with 2007’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad‘ being her highest charting effort, peaking at # 2.

Unapologetic‘ also gives Rihanna the highest first week sales of her career, topping the 207,000 units moved by her 5th album ‘Loud‘.

The woman has finally, and officially, SLAYED y’all! Deal with it #shinebright

Unapologetic‘ blocks a slew of new entries by rather high-profile acts that hit the top 10 this week, including new albums by rocker Kid Rock who debuts at # 5 with ‘Rebel Soul‘, his 7th top 10 set, American Idol Phillip Phillips who arrives at # 4 with his d├ębut album ‘The World From The Side Of The Moon‘, Led Zeppelin’s live set ‘Celebration Day‘ which arrives at # 9, and R’n’B songstress Keyshia Cole’s ‘Woman To Woman‘ which bows at # 10 to become her 5th consecutive top 10 album.

The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :

1. Diamonds – Rihanna

2. Die Young – Ke$ha

3. One More Night – Maroon 5

4. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

5. Gangnam Style – Psy

6. Some Nights – Fun.

7. Ho Hey – The Lumineers

8. Home – Phillip Phillips

9. I Cry – Flo Rida

10. Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) – Ne-Yo

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. Unapologetic – Rihanna

2. Red – Taylor Swift

3. Take Me Home – One Direction

4. The World From The Side Of The Moon – Phillip Phillips

5. Rebel Soul – Kid Rock

6. Merry Christmas, Baby – Rod Stewart

7. The Truth About Love – Pink

8. Night Train – Jason Aldean

9. Celebration Day – Led Zeppelin

10. Woman To Woman – Keyshia Cole