Ouch! Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ Album Only Sold 460 Copies But There’s A Catch….

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Oh, Rihanna. Lately, Bad Girl Ri Ri has decided to stay super low-key about her new album ‘Anti’ but little did she know, it would probably bite her in the butt.

The singer’s highly anticipated album, Anti, did not top the Billboard album charts as expected, BUT there’s a catch…

It still managed to earn a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America all thanks to Jay-Z’s Tidal, the new streaming music service.

The album earned a platinum rating after Tidal and the 27-year-old teamed up with Samsung to give one million downloads of the album away to fans.

Either way, Billboard‘s doesn’t count promotional giveaways of albums when racking up the charts therefore those one million downloads didn’t count.

Reports show that only 460 albums have been purchased. Luckily for Rihanna, Nielsen data shows that the album did have 4.2 million streams and 126,000 sales of singles off the album.

So, she did make the charts which puts her at No. 27 for the album’s first week on the Billboard 200.

Is this surprising to Rihanna fans? We haven’t seen much of her lately except for when she teases her music here and there on Instagram.

Plus, the Barbados beauty is hitting the road for her ‘Anti’ Would Tour so fans will most likely fall in love with her all over again.

Has anyone heard her new music? What do you think?




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