Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ becomes her first official number 1 album

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Rihanna attends her 'Unapologetic' record release fan meet and greet at Best Buy Theater on November 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Rihanna attends her 'Unapologetic' record release fan meet and greet at Best Buy Theater on November 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

In the wake of the controversy swirling around her 777 tour, pop star Rihanna finally has some good news: her new album Unapologetic is her first to top the Billboard charts.

The well-reviewed LP reportedly sold 283,000 copies in its first week. It was buoyed by the success of its first (and so far only) single “Diamonds” which became Rihanna’s 12th number one hit this year.

Although Rihanna’s personal life has regularly threatened to upstage her music career, she has been one of the most prolific singers of the last few years.

She has released four new albums over each other last four years including: Rated R (2009), Loud (2010) and Talk That Talk (2011).