Rihanna Thanks Fans After 'We Found Love' Makes History

3 November 2011, 08:05 | Updated: 3 November 2011, 08:07

The 'Loud' star's current single has smashed records in America.

Rihanna has been thanking her fans after her new single 'We Found Love' made chart history in the US.

The Calvin Harris-produced single went straight in at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, scoring the star her eleventh chart-topper in America.

RiRi is now tied with Whitney Houston, who has also had eleven number ones, although both have a long way to go before they catch The Beatles' target of twenty chart-toppers.

However, Rihanna has claimed an outright piece of history by becoming the fastest solo artist to collect twenty top-10 singles in just six years.

On Twitter, Rihanna thanked fans who had purchased the single.

She wrote: "YELLOW DIAMONDS IN THE LIGHT!!! #RihannaNavy you make me look so damn good!! Yall da illest!! Congrats on our 11th #1 We Found Love! Thank U."

Meanwhile, Rihanna resumed her 'Loud' tour in Sweden on Tuesday (1st November) – just 24 hours after being hospitalised with the flu.