Rihanna Becomes First Black Woman to Spend 200 Weeks on Billboard Chart


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Rihanna continues to dominate this year, making history as the first black woman to spend over 200 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.


When you make your albums of the decade lists don’t forget to include Rihanna’s Anti.


Chart Data confirms the achievement of Rihanna and also notes she is the first Black woman in the history of the chart to achieve the 200 week-feat.


'Anti' dropped on Jan. 28, 2016, and opened up at No. 27 before it landed in the No. 1 spot one week later.


The record-breaking news comes about seven months after it was announced that the 31-year-old’s Fenty line became a part of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, making her the first Black woman to own a line under the French luxury goods conglomerate.


But despite how busy Rihanna is these days, her fans have still been begging her to release the forthcoming album “R9,” a title that she introduced over a year ago on Instagram.


“I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album,” she told Vogue about “R9” earlier this year. “It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae. But you’re going to feel the elements in all of the tracks … Reggae always feels right to me. It’s in my blood. It doesn’t matter how far or long removed I am from that culture or my environment that I grew up in, it never leaves.”


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