Report: Rihanna To Release New Album As A TIDAL HIFI Exclusive

Published: Thursday 7th May 2015 by David


Jay Z’s TIDAL streaming service is reportedly gearing up to release Rihanna’s new album this year.

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Why is Roc Nation’s Rihanna’s “American Oxygen” not exploding at retail? The track sold a meager 7k last week. Is it possible the botched Tidal launch put that big a stink on the record? But the Rihanna-Tidal relationship is pressing on, according to a recent rumor, which has the struggling service getting a window of exclusivity on her forthcoming album, tentatively titled R8.

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  1. FutureCIARA May 7, 2015


    • FutureCIARA May 7, 2015


      • datreddone23 May 7, 2015

        Sis look at Jackie’s first week sales this is her 4th flop in a row lmfao

      • Mark111 May 7, 2015

        20K, looks like Jackie didn’t sell Jack Sh1t. lol

    • Molly May 7, 2015

      Tidal and Kayne are bout to destroy this thots career.

      • FutureCIARA May 7, 2015

        RIP in advanced Thotanna!

  2. NT May 7, 2015

    I think that Tidal is a great service, this could also go really good but it will surely limit her first week sales.

  3. Molly May 7, 2015

    Don’t do it girl. You gonna end up selling 22k like my fav 🙁

    • FutureCIARA May 7, 2015


    • DEL BEY May 7, 2015


    • Regina George May 7, 2015


      • DEL BEY May 7, 2015

        haha scandal reference

      • Mark111 May 7, 2015


      • whut May 7, 2015

        Actually that comes from the movie ‘Ghost’ lol


      Molly, chile, I love that even though you’re a Ciara fan and you have to pretty much battle everyone else on this website, you’re not afraid to make fun of your fave and give everyone (yourself included) a well-deserved laugh.

      You gave me my first kii today. Thanks, girl!

      Side note: Whenever i read your username, I think of how the Puerto Rican princess calls Mimi, “Molly, the maid”. Even though the p*** actress h** does clean houses, the nickname couldn’t have fit any better.

  4. stan May 7, 2015

    sorry, but this is a terrible strategy. it’s bad enough that her singles are stalling. the tidal exclusive is not going to help in any way, shape, or form.

  5. FutureCIARA May 7, 2015

    Navy better go pawn their car titles for loans! Everyone knows their 30 day free trial of Tidal is over.

    • BeyRihLiyah May 7, 2015

      22kara didn’t I tell your broke self that Jackie would sell less than basic instinct 🙂

    • Tonio May 7, 2015


  6. DEL BEY May 7, 2015

    There’s simply no hope for R8 anymore, if she releases it on there, it will be her lowest first week sales ever

    • Molly May 7, 2015

      I agree but im sure she’ll outsell Lanas irrelevant ass tho..

      • DEL BEY May 7, 2015

        probably, its Rihanna! Too bad R&B veteran Ciara can’t even scrape 30k, even alternative, funeral b**** Lana has more people buying her albums. How does it feel to be outsold by my graveyard tour fav as you like to call her?

      • Rosie May 7, 2015

        Honey, Lana sold 8x more than Ciara is about to sell with minimal airplay and no televised talk show performances. Try again.

  7. B. Mike May 7, 2015

    I’m starting to actually feel bad for all parties involved. They are desperately trying to make “fetch” happen.

    It’s not going to happen, guys. No one is here for Tidal.

    • Regina George May 7, 2015

      I see you bih ????

  8. Pebbles May 7, 2015

    “Tidal exclusive” is a sure-fire way for a sales flop. Do the minds behind this not understand that the second that album hits a streaming service that torrents etc will provide a free for all? Exclusively releasing an album through ANY streaming service will result in a sales decline no matter how soon after a physical and iTunes version is released.

    • Pebbles May 7, 2015

      Also, i’m aware that physical and iTunes products are torrented, but when consumers are ABLE to pre-order and BUY, the risk is decreased.

  9. Britney Stan May 7, 2015

    I would hope Rihanna was smarter than this look how bad AO is doing it can’t even outpeak I Bet.

  10. FutureCIARA May 7, 2015

    65k First Week. that’s being very generous! They are just being greedy with this exclusive flop deal, just so she gets paid more, although I understand, especially if you have multiple #1s but not even half the net worth Beyoncé has….. ????????????

    • Skyfall May 7, 2015

      Her net worth is low cosidering how many #1s she has because she doesn’t force her signature on the writing credits.

      • ItsCheryl2bh May 7, 2015

        Beyonce shade? Girl when tf is Adelephant lard gonna release an album?

    • datreddone23 May 7, 2015

      Rihs Net worth 150 mill

      Ciaras networth 20 mill

      Enough said but isn’t Ciara older then Rih and been out longer?

  11. Pretty Iggy May 7, 2015

    Poor Rihanna can’t sell anymore and has lost her fashion sense.

    • Skyfall May 7, 2015

      And Iggy Hasn’t made a decent album since the 70s.

    • datreddone23 May 7, 2015

      Umm she was named best dressed at the Met Gala 2014 and 2015. When will Iggy be invited?

  12. Slaymama May 7, 2015

    Slayara with her 22k debut!!! Xxx

  13. Skyfall May 7, 2015

    if it’s true the album will surely flop, as nothing good can come from TIDAL.

  14. TheElusiveLamb May 7, 2015

    No ma’am Riri. *in my Tamar Braxton voice* That ain’t the move. Tidal is not ready for an exclusive album to be released… maybe in five years, but not right now. She should release her album the standard way that she for years.

  15. ANDREW???????? May 7, 2015

    #R8 will flop so hard I doubt she will even recover from it

  16. ItsCheryl2bh May 7, 2015

    Releasing it on Tidal will be the dumbest career move ever.

    • ItsCheryl2bh May 7, 2015

      That show is old and your late like lanas vocal progression.

      • Rosie May 7, 2015

        Has Only Human sold 70K?

      • DEL BEY May 7, 2015

        Shut up Chavvy Cole

  17. Rosie May 7, 2015

    dhdksbb @ Jay-Z effortlessly ruining her career. I see you.
    Let me run on the other forum for the meltdowns.

    • TheElusiveLamb May 7, 2015

      Well Rosie that’s what happens when you own your masters, but the devil and Jay-Z own everything else. Lol

  18. metzo May 7, 2015

    Don’t do it. However, at least if it flops, they can blame it on TIDAL’s high cost and not the Artist herself..

  19. Rosie May 7, 2015

    And mess at Barbadian Monoxide selling 7k. They’re worse than Death Jam. No wonder Kanye left.

    • ANDREW???????? May 7, 2015

      But have you seen the sales predictions for wilder mind? What a mess it would be a miracle if it goes plat

      • Rosie May 7, 2015

        ARTPOP teas. Deserved, kii at the fact that they tried so hard to be “different” but still are as bland and basic as usual. They were a bootleg version of Fleet Foxes to start with. Now they’re a trash version of Foo Fighters and other white dude rock bands but with less acclaim (getting trashed on Metacritic).
        Although I kinda think this is mainly due to the decline in sales since 2012.

      • CherylSoldierr May 7, 2015

        You just said artpop Ts when Uktravomit has yet to sell half of it. What kind of self drag lmao

      • Rosie May 7, 2015

        Except is has? UV is at 1.5 million worldwide? Has Chav even sold 5% of that?

      • CherylSoldierr May 7, 2015

        And artpop is at 1.8? Wtf? Are u dumb?

      • Rosie May 7, 2015

        You said UV hasn’t sold half of what FAGPOP did, in which I proved you wrong.
        It also doesn’t happy your narrative that Fad was extremely frontloaded and his album fell off every chart worldwide in less than half the time UV did to exit most major markets, plus UV outsold it in every major western market except the US (it would’ve possible outsold it if Japan left Fad in 2011 like the rest of the world did).
        Either way, both SLAUGHERED Chav, who can’t even get a release date in the US.

      • CherylSoldierr May 7, 2015

        Are you f*cking dumb? That doesn’t take away from the clear flaw in your flop of an attempt at an argument. You can’t even use clear logic sis. Gaga has got you so pressed sis lmao

  20. Only (NICKIARA) May 7, 2015

    Impatiently I wait

  21. Arie May 7, 2015

    The service is just not ready for this kind of exclusive. Team Rihanna knows this album will not do well if released the traditional way given how their current singles are performing. A Tidal exclusive just provides them with a way to justify the album underperforming. This is not rocket science, they did not get the reception they were hoping for with these current singles so why not do the next best thing. Drop the album there Tidal gets the blame and Rihanna goes back to doing her yo-yo music.

    • Pray for #R8 May 7, 2015

      Girl, I see the same thing. They know it will flop so they need an excuse.

  22. blue May 7, 2015

    love you riri

    but that is the dumbest move…if true as of yet it is just a rumour so i will wait and see.

  23. Fifth Harmony Slayage May 7, 2015

    I feel she’s gonna flop harder than Gaga and Nicki.

    Side Note:TGJ please make a post on Fifth Harmonys song “Worth It” Feat Kid Ink making it to top 30 on billboards hot 100.

    • BeyRihLiyah May 7, 2015

      fifth harmony is the biggest flop Danity Kane wannabes they are DK’s lessors oh yeah how’s reflection doing? has it sold 100k yet?

  24. Slay_Hive May 7, 2015

    lmaoooo FLOOOP!!!! I told the dumb navy she would do this after claiming Bey’s joint album would flop if she released exclusively to Tidal. So when the album flops the navy can blame it on tidal. blaming is what they do best!!! FLOPvy, get your wig glue, back up wigs and whatever else you will need for the EPIC dragging coming your way. NO mercy will be given!!!! 😀

    • datreddone23 May 7, 2015

      Your such a bored and bothered bottom lol

      • Slay_Hive May 7, 2015

        it’s “you’re” and stfu and get your wig glue ready b****!!

  25. ThatBitchYouDontWantToFuckWith May 7, 2015

    Ciara – ‘JACKIE’ is a major flop since ‘Basic’ by any popular female artist.
    #18 United States
    Has not peaked in the top 10.
    Rihanna says “Good luck on booking that stage you speak of.”

    • SevynthStreet May 7, 2015


    • ImAThoroBitch May 7, 2015

      @Thatbitch your name inspired my new name lolz. ciara doing 20, 000 in the 1st week is a Kiii. Screams!

  26. caribbean native May 7, 2015

    Man i tell u im so pissed ig this is true…..phuck tidal…..they jus want to dim your light rih….jump ship….IM NOT HERE FOR IT!

  27. CherylSoldierr May 7, 2015

    Is ultravomit still being stocked?

    • BeyRihLiyah May 7, 2015

      is Cheryl ever getting that u.s. release date?

      • DEL BEY May 7, 2015


      • CherylSoldierr May 7, 2015

        Weak drag lol. She’s clocking number 1s, which none of ur faves are doinglmfao

      • BeyRihLiyah May 7, 2015

        @cherylsoldier your fave is getting numbers 1’s but barley scanning silver lmaooo your a self drag

      • CherylSoldierr May 7, 2015

        Girl how is that a self drag? Lmfao. Her singles are gold+ babe & everyone knows it’s a singles world now. Just look at your fave kii

    • LanaDelGrande May 7, 2015

      Did cheryls album scan 100,000 yet?

      • CherylSoldierr May 7, 2015

        Is Lana’s gold yet?

      • Rosie May 7, 2015

        It went gold two months ago, something Only Flopping literally has not done in any country whatsoever.

      • CherylSoldierr May 7, 2015

        Yet only human produced chart records, more number one singles and another certified album 13 years after Cheryl’s start. When will fad rey have that type of longevity?

  28. Lake Erie May 7, 2015

    O my, i am really about to feel bad for her. Don’t she realize this is career suicide for her? Why?!!!?!???!!? I bet Beyoncé wouldn’t do it.

  29. RihYonce May 7, 2015

    Omg no !! Nobody needs to exclusively release their album on whack ass tidal ! This will damage her career ! Jay -Z & Beyoncé better not drop there’s on there either , maybe they can do a tidal exclusive listen party a couple days before releases but this app is too new to be doing it exclusively on there I’d rather it be exclusively on Spotify

  30. The Beysus Impact May 7, 2015

    LOL so much for snatching wigs this era ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? NEXT!!!

  31. La Perra May 7, 2015

    This is career suicide… Kanye talk some sense in her and tell her to abort!

  32. robyn May 7, 2015

    Rihanna wants to flop harder than Ciarra this era, I mean wtf. Why doesn’t she let jay and bey to be the first to realese an exclusive album through tidal. I pray that this isn’t true

    • HMMM May 7, 2015

      Jay and Bey wont release because they know theyll flop too.

  33. LanaDelGrande May 7, 2015

    – When will Coleslaw get a US Deal?
    – She still flopped while being on iTV studio every day.
    ‘Born To Die>UltraViolence>3 Words> all of Coleslaws weak albums.

    • CherylSoldierr May 7, 2015

      When will anyone let fad Rey back on tv period? Why did her second album suffer an 80% decline?

  34. Mark111 May 7, 2015

    I hope not! But Rihanna hsmas the ability to record albums really fast, so IF this flops, she’ll just move on to the next.
    She needs to leave Roc Nation, they’re crap.

  35. JP May 7, 2015

    Glad the album seems to be shaping up to be a complete s*** show. Totally underwhelmed and I refuse to support Tidal. So lowbrow and common.

  36. ~The Arcade~ May 7, 2015

    Yep. I called it a while ago, she’s DEFINITELY Tidal’s guinea pig.

  37. OMG Logic!!! May 7, 2015

    Has anyone even bothered to notice that the title says “Tidal Hi-Fi exlcusive”? So basically people have to be subscribed to the $20 dollar version of Tidal to be able to purchase this album? What was Rihanna snorting when she accepted this deal?

  38. Pu$$y Juice Lover May 7, 2015

    Okay now she is just being stupid. I really dont know what da hell is she thinking.

  39. Mr. CEE May 7, 2015


    • NavyRDie May 7, 2015

      Mr. Cee? More like @FutureCiara.

  40. bria May 7, 2015

    She will lose her fanbase as we are not here for jay or bey

  41. UPGRADEBOY May 7, 2015

    But that album is ser to flop anyway ,they just wanna do this so they CAN blame that épicé flop on tidal WHAT a shame

  42. Naomi May 7, 2015


  43. No favs, just here for the music May 7, 2015

    Not a smart move AT ALL her sales are gonna be incredibly lackluster. Does she just not care because she is satisfied with her success thus far? Probably.

  44. peoplepeople May 7, 2015

    who’s using Tidal? nobody…That’s the point.Jay-z’s ego is bigger that his brain.He thoought that he is next Zuckerberg or Jobs but….he is only boy from black ghetto who used to sell drugs round the corner\ with low IQ

  45. peoplepeople May 7, 2015

    and this funny girl Beyonce,she wants to act a smart woman,feminist,maybe next m.obama 😉 ;p i just can’t ..but her her brain is soo small like a small mouse.She can’t even speak properly.” i love my mama,grandmama,going to museums.Thank you all.. i Love you all yyyyyy”

    • Tyler Makaveli May 7, 2015

      I know you arent trying to throw shade when Rihanna hasnt even mastered the art of the English language her own damn self.
      ” N**** your lame ass got some f****** nerve! Any fool could see thats a joint that Im basing with Cigarette! Who tf snorts tobacco? FOH whicho never been to a rodeo so someone squeezin their nose means there doing coke. Lookin ass!!!”

      • Rihboy May 7, 2015

        Bey hasn’t mastered it either. She was to busy dropping out in the 5th grade to become a high class thot. All formulated by mommy and daddy.

  46. rihicon May 7, 2015


  47. HMMM May 7, 2015

    Sorry Carters but this wont save TIDAL. Why cant yall use your own joint album? Is it because yall know no ones checking for yall?….

    • UPGRADEBOY May 7, 2015

      Why take a risk yourself when YOU have a guinea piig named Rihanna lol

  48. UPGRADEBOY May 7, 2015

    LIKE FLOP FLOP FLOP ,I BEG UOU ,PAY MY CD ????????????rihno voice)


    Queen of the Digital Era, Rihanna, I absolutely love you, so I’m gonna say it straight and tell it like it is. If this is true, and if you actually follow through with it, you basically be begging to flop so hard to the point of no return. Have you seen “American Oxygen’s” nose dive on the Hot 100 chart lately? Leave Tidal ALONE and PROMOTE your music, girl! I’m seriously starting to worry whether you’ll go platinum this era. Please think long, carefully, and hard on what you might do to your career because you just might reach the point of no return (see Keyshia Cole flop teas for each era). Rihanna, do the right thing and save yourself from once being well-respected in the music industry and then soon becoming the clown and laughing stock of your lessors.

  50. Rihboy May 7, 2015

    The crime squad still talking garbage after their fave just proved to be a flop yet another year? Focus this negative energy towards getting Ciara out of the ditch she’s in. I’ll be surprised if her label keeps her after this year. Moreover I see this being partially true. She probably will release to tidal the first week. I’m sure it will be released to iTunes promptly after. One thing that her team is good at is managing leaks. Cerror has been leaking and snippeting in hopes that someone will buy that mess. If dance like we’re making love isn’t charting what makes you think anything else will? She better make bmf a whole song and just ride that out.

  51. Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 7, 2015

    You guys realize she’s shooting videos now right? I think the album is coming out soon

    • Tyler Makaveli May 7, 2015

      no f****** duh.

  52. You wanna love it right bettor then my funky money May 7, 2015

    Is someone from her teams scared that she will fail flops

  53. JT May 7, 2015

    I want to fight Jay Z, cancelled my subscription early and he still stayed stealing my coins tf you mean! And it doesn’t run out till the end of May! Rhenna you better put that damn album on there sometime this month!

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