I want to write a sentence which tells someone is continuing to "be the first one to do/achieve whatever" and keeps breaking records.

For example, there's a singer in my country who became the first one to succeed in the US music industry, first to hold a concert in another country, first to win a certain prize... and so on.

She is continuing to earn a "first-ever" title.

She is continuing to add a first-ever title to her career.

Do these sound natural to you or would you recommend me a better expression?

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I would not say that first-ever title is altogether natural.

Instead, I would use the word pioneer:

2 a : a person or group that originates or helps open up a new line of thought or activity or a new method or technical development

1 : to open or prepare for others to follow also : SETTLE
2: to originate or take part in the development of


She continues to be a pioneer [in her career / field].

Note that this implies nobody else has done what she's done; it's not just firsts for her, but for anyone. That doesn't necessarily match the example sentences, but it does match the description given in the question.

In the right context, you could also say:

She is continuing to break records.
She is continuing to be the first to . . .

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