Rihanna Highly Anticipated Album ANTI Goes Platinum , 1 Million Downloads In Under 15 Hours

| January 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to @badgalriri! #ANTI is officially #RIAAPlatinum. @rocnation @tidal

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Rihanna Highly Anticipated Album ANTI Goes Platinum , 1 Million Downloads In Under 15 Hours.

Rihanna Releases Her Highly Anticipated 8th Studio Album ANTI On Tidal For FREE!

According to the RIAA, RiRi’s LP is certified platinum, making Rihanna 8 for 8 as all 8 of her studio albums have gone platinum or multi-platinum. Rihanna has sold over 200 million records, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time.

The R&B songbird didn’t take the traditional approach with her project by releasing it to retail first. Instead, the “Work” singer dropped it exclusively on TIDAL, Jay Z’s popular streaming service.

We must also mentioned that Samsung, who signed Rihanna to a $25 million deal last October, bought 1 million copies before the album’s initial release and made them available as a free download. If you recall, Jay Z took the same approach when he released his project Magna Carta Holy Grail in July 2013.

However, although the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Rihanna’s new album as platinum, Billboard is not recognizing it as such on the charts. Billboard has a policy of not counting album sold for free or less than $3.49.

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Meanwhile, physical copies of Rihanna’s ANTI album will arrive in store on Feb. 5 both in standard and deluxe formats. This could boost the sales of her project to multi-platinum status as the album comes with art work, including photos, album credits and videos.

According to Billboard, the deluxe set will feature the same three bonus tracks currently available on the deluxe digital version: “Pose,” “Sex With Me” and “Goodnight Gotham.”

There’s no word on when Rihanna is going to release the video for “Work,” her duet with Drake with the album but we expect that will be dropping soon as well.

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