By Jack Barnes
Since bursting on the scene with her 2005 debut album, Music of The Sun, on Def Jam Recordings, Robyn Fenty, better known by her middle name Rihanna, has racked up worldwide sales of 200 million, establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of all time. The Barbados-born beauty and fashion icon is the youngest artist to earn 14 chart-topping Billboard Hot 100 singles, as well as the solo artist to reach that total the quickest, and was named the best-selling digital songs artist of the 2000s, as well as the leading Billboard Hot 100 artist since 2010. A true force of nature and pop culture icon, Rihanna has won a total of eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards, and the inaugural Icon Award at the 2013 American Music Awards.
UMe will release all eight studio albums in Rihanna’s catalog in a deluxe 15 LP vinyl box set on December 16th, including four titles never previously available on vinyl, including Rated R (2009), Loud (2010), Talk That Talk (2011) and Unapologetic (2012). Seven of the individual titles will come as 2 LP vinyl sets, while Talk That Talk will be a single disc. The package – encased in an elegant black, high-gloss slipcase with Rihanna’s signature foil stamped on front — also includes a 186-page hard-back book comprised of every image from every studio album and reproductions of all the original CD booklets. The set also boasts an all-black turntable slipmat adored with Rihanna’s autograph.
Watch the sleek unboxing video above for a full taste of what you can expect in this limited set. This release truly captures the monumental impact Bad Gal Riri has had on the music world. You’ll be able to span all of Rihanna’s hits from “Pon De Replay” to “Needed Me” in the crisp high quality vinyl format.
For true Rihanna Navy members and record collectors alike, this set is a must have that arrives just in time for the holiday season. We would love it if you were able to make a post about the release and/or add it to any holiday gift guides you may have coming. Thank you, and happy holidays from Rihanna!
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