Since RIAA announced they would include streaming numbers to determine an album’s gold or platinum status, Rihanna’s new album, ANTI, was certified platinum the day after its release. Why? Because Samsung bought a million copies. In reality, it’s sold 460 copies. Congrats, Rihanna!
Rihanna’s eighth studio album, ANTI, debuts at #27 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. It premiered on TIDAL and sold one million album units through the singer’s partnership with Samsung. The RIAA certified it platinum, but Billboard said it will not count those numbers. Instead, the chart reports that ANTI sold 15,896 album equivalent units, 460 album sales and more than four million streams. ANTI is available for physical release Friday (February 5).
And if you’re wondering how badly TIDAL and Rihanna want to inflate these numbers, all you have to do it read this. So, in conclusion, Rihanna album will soon reach certified diamond status because she’s giving it away for free. I know a lot of people in Atlanta with mix tapes who will be excited for this news.
Here’s the rest of the chicks at The Choice premiere not named Kara Del Toro.
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