In an attempt to boost sales and help push Rihanna’s “Only Girl In The World” single to #1, Def Jam Records offered the single at a discounted price of only 99 cents and by gosh it worked. According to Billboard Magazine, sales of the single skyrocketed, pushing it back up the charts and into pole position. Billboard also notes that Rihanna has made history several times over with this new fete- as it is the first time in history that an album’s second single has gone to #1 before its first single. “Only Girl” also becomes Rihanna’s fourth single to ascend to #1 in 2010, making her the first artist since Usher in 2004, to hit the top of the charts that many times in one calendar year. Rihanna also tops the list of artists to have the most #1 singles this millennium (since 2000). She had previously been tied with Usher for the past 2 weeks, with eight chart-toppers since 2000.
Late last night via Twitter Rihanna tweeted the good news to her “Rihanna Navy,” saying she had the century on lock and thanked them for their support.