Forbes Questions Authenticity of Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Sales Claim

Published: Friday 29th Jan 2016 by David

After the technological company Samsung purchased an undisclosed amount of Rihanna‘s ‘ANTI’ album, the set was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Unfortunately, fans of the Grammy winning performer have been unable to truly celebrate this news, as they battle critics who now accuse the star of “cheating the chart system” in a bid to compete with some of Pop’s more commercially potent stars.

The one fact said fans could celebrate in peace was news the set had sold 400,000 units on Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service….until now.

For, ‘Forbes’ magazine has revealed that it has good reason to believe that that figure was fabricated by the company.

Full story below…

The service, launched in March 2015, has struggled to find serious footing in the streaming realm even after launching exclusive videos and material from the likes of Coldplay, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and the ‘Work’ star.

Now, after almost a year of  battling industry critics who predicted it would sink , the company now clams its problems were solved overnight when 400,000 music lovers picked up  ‘ANTI‘ from  it.

Sound too good to be true?

‘Forbes’ certainly thinks so.

The publication shares:

That 400,000 figure should be taken with a grain of salt. If the numbers are correct, it means that ANTI is already the biggest success of the singer’s storied career, and that’s a bit tough to believe.

To put that 400,000 figure into perspective, it’s worth noting that Rihanna’s largest debut sales week to date was with her last album,Unapologetic. That record became her first to start at number one (and her only number one yet), and it sold just under 250,000 copies in its first week. That campaign was going strong at the time of the album’s release thanks to the massively-popular lead single “Diamonds”, which was another number one hit for her.

So, without a single (lead cut “Work” was released less than a day before the album appeared online) and little to no warning, is it really possible that the record is approaching half a million in sales in just two days? If so, that puts ANTI on track to have a massive first week, dwarfed only in recent memory by Adele or Taylor Swift.

 According to Tidal, ANTI is set to be certified by the RIAA—the organization that hands out plaques signifying when a record has gone gold, platinum, or diamond—this afternoon, in effect honoring the one million-plus downloads that the album has thus far accrued. If the speed at which this record continues to move keeps up, a second platinum certification might not be far off.

Interestingly, while the RIAA does count those one million copies as sales, neither Billboard nor Nielsen (which provides Billboard with data every week) will recognize them. After Lady Gaga shifted more than one million copies of her second full length record Born This Way thanks to Amazon offering it for just 99 cents a few years back, the rules have changed as to what counts and what doesn’t count when it comes to charting. A full length needs to be sold for at least a certain price ($3.49) within the first month it comes out in order to be included in the weekly ranking. The price that Samsung paid for those one million albums that it gave away can’t be deciphered, so they won’t be included in her official first week tally.

Both Tidal and Rihanna would benefit from these huge numbers—numbers that are only expected to grow. The rollout of ANTI didn’t go as planned for the streaming service, so it could use some good press. The story is so great it’s almost unbelievable…and that’s the problem. This isn’t to say that the figures are incorrect, but do keep in mind where they are coming from.

As fans of the R&B-kissed album we’re hoping Rihanna, Tidal and Samsung go on to prove their claims by revealing how many units the latter purchased, how much it purchased each unit for and prove that the gifted star did indeed sell 400,000 units within a matter of hours.

What do you think might happen if they don’t?

Weigh in below!

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  1. #TeamTinashe Stan January 29, 2016

    If she did the same thing Wu Tang did, then I don’t know how to respect her for that but atleast she made us hear her FIRST ever urban album imo. It’s dope stuff!

    • truth (Honey Adele is a FAT COTTAGE CHEESE eatn ho!) January 30, 2016

      Yaaasss Rhi is winning honey!! Yew mad?

  2. HailBeysus January 29, 2016


    • King Mark111 /.\ January 29, 2016

      More egg on your face? Lol

  3. Tyler Makiavelli January 29, 2016

    This is funny considering how the Navy stayed trying to dragg Self Titled.
    December 15, 2013 at 12:44 am
    Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) says:

    “don’t you find the pricing to be a little too Lady Gaga Born This way(ish). I seriously can’t get over how you could sell 14 songs and 17 videos for 15.99”

    LOL, there is a point there. I think she should have just sold the album without the stripper show video reel included, but that’s just me.

    Unapologetic has got a 20 min video and it sold for $15.99, maybe it’s Roc Nation pricing, who knows.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) January 29, 2016

      I gagged when i read this earlier today….NOTICE HOW THEY KETP SAYING ‘ACCORDING TO TIDAL’……Like we don’t claim that lie..LMAO

      • Riri, the Clown Fka Pray for the Youth January 30, 2016

        Yeah Forbes is still not buying it. If you’ll cheat once, you’ll cheat twice. This h** is a liar, so you can’t take trust anything she she yields now. I do want to say, that I think it was so sweet of Samsung to purchase a platinum plaque for her. Sometimes we just aren’t good enough to earn them under the same circumstances. That was nice of them.

    • HailBeysus January 29, 2016

      Screaming and now they’re desperately trying to play victim and pretend the Hive Monster’s Barbs etc etc are seething! Naw huntea! We Are just giving the Seamen Swallowers what they had coming! A dragging/scalping well deserved only this dragging and scalping is on some next level shiiit! KIIII!!! ?????

    • Navy Gravy January 30, 2016

      I thought that a lot of users on this site didn’t have a life but you clearly showed that you don’t have sh*t going on in yours. I mean how lifeless are you that you went to go find a comment from 2 years ago and saved it and waited for your opportunity to use it. Lmaooooo you have been praying for Rihanna to fail. Hehehehe that’s pitiful. The real kiki is you girl get a day job

      • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

        Dont shoot the messager! You can’t blame Rihannas cheating and conniving ways on me.
        What you should be asking yourself is why Rihanna had to cheat to compete. She’s hit an all time low #RihFraud

  4. BeyIsKing January 29, 2016

    ANTi had the messiest roll out in recent music history and even after its finally released it continues to be a messy and confusing era. She should just finish the tour and end this era it’s becoming embarrassing for her and her fans

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) January 29, 2016

      To think her fans waited for 4 YEARS for an average album…..LOL

      • Tyler Makiavelli January 29, 2016

        She would have been better off releasing Anti as a mixtape kiii

  5. Tyler Makiavelli January 29, 2016

    January 25, 2016 at 6:19 am
    .:: Centurion ::. says:

    No one said Rihanna was having her “Ray of Light” moment Tyler.

    • Tyler Makiavelli January 29, 2016

      Yes, LOOSE BOOTY did ya big dummy. You’re illiterate, dirt poor with no future, no man, on minimum wage, and you’re just another STATISTIC #CLOCKED
      June 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm
      Lovebird says:

      Janet Jackson may have had her most iconic era after 4 albums but Ray of Light > anything Janet Jackson has ever and will ever release.
      As Rated R proved, when it comes to a quality project, Rihanna shits on Beyonce any day and Rihanna’s RAY OF LIGHT is coming, I cannot wait for it.

      • HailBeysus January 29, 2016

        Centipied is so pressed and obsessed by you! He is convinced everyone is you lol! I think you should give him the D and throw him to the side Lmfao!

      • Tyler Makiavelli January 29, 2016

        RIGHT! I told ya’ll that I’m Chris Brown to Centurion’s Rihanna. Despite all of the beatings, the dumb b**** just keeps coming back for more lol


        Whahahahahahahaha?????? That’s Why I’m Loving This Payback Draggggggg!!! For All Navy Arrogance And S*** Talking About Gaga Beyoncé Nicki, Katy…
        Lmfao, Clock Their Cocky Hypocritical Ass!!!

        SANTÉ In My French Accent!?

      • IOWNTHEWORLD January 30, 2016

        No the f*** you didn’t say Rated R ! That album was total s***!

  6. King Mark111 /.\ January 29, 2016

    Nothing new was stated here. We know BB won’t count the Tidal and Samsung numbers, as they shouldn’t. But Samsung had their million albums give away (I was one of them, from the Antidiary) and Tidal had theirs to promote their services. The platinum plaque is from Samsung, not Tidal. And it’s available for iTunes, so BB will count those numbers. She will do 200k and more because iTunes is a whole different store and those users don’t have a Samsung Galaxy Device and most don’t have Tidal, hint Apple Music.
    It’s not rocket science, Riaa tracks sales, so does soundscan and Billboard. Forbes is a net worth site, so they don’t have the credentials. If you see anything other than what I just typed, then you ran out of excuses and now making up lies in your delusional head. Love, peace and hair grease.

  7. metzo January 29, 2016

    I don’t trust her nor her team. They be lying about her stats. After all they’re the same ones who claimed that she sold 54M albums WW when we all know the girl can’t even hit 300k first week. Now Tidal is claiming she sold 400K first 2 days on Tidal ALONE. Lmaoo. I’m not impressed by this cheating ass chick.

    • Rihboy January 30, 2016

      Lol at you guys feeding into hype. Riaa certified. Who cares what Forbes thinks? Or what’s speculation? I don’t trust bey. She’s been buying her albums for years.

  8. King Mark111 /.\ January 29, 2016

    🙂 look at the pest. This been the best week ever. When you own your masters, you can do whatever. Ask Jay-Z and Prince. Sorry your fave is a slave of Sony. Hahahahaha

    • HailBeysus January 29, 2016

      Hahaha Honey you’re the only one who stays having egg on your face on a daily. Now shut it the fuxk down before i clock you “tea” again. Ill drag hog tie and pry your mouth open with tongs to pour this Hot Boiling Tea doused in Honey down your throat.

  9. TraINXBU January 29, 2016

    This is embarrassing Im getting second hand embarrassement KIIIIIIIKIIII

  10. King Mark111 /.\ January 29, 2016

    Mind you, it’s selling on iTunes and then next week physical copies are shipped. It’s just the beginning. Can you say double platinum? Rihanna put her foot all the way in the pest’s @ss. Hahahaha, meanwhile Nicki is still waiting for her triple platinum plaque from those streaming numbers she miscalculated. And another year ARTPOP is not platinum.
    #8YearsAgo #WhatWillBS6Do #WhereOsBS6?

    • Faf January 30, 2016

      But you’re saying they don’t have anything but they didn’t cheat to get it so that’s actually looking worse ?

  11. metzo January 29, 2016

    How can a flopping streaming site with barely 1M SUBS generate 400k in 2 days in sales from an artist like Rihanna who has NEVER sold 300k in a WEEK with both physical and digital let alone only digitally.
    Stooping this low won’t EVER get you respect from fellow entertainers. The pressure and struggle to keep up with the REAL sellers is real here.
    And her team is willing to go to this length just to conceal the fact that the likes of Beyonce and Taylor are doing better than her. This is a matter of EGO. Why to you think she didn’t include AO, 45s and BBHMM on her album? Because they all failed everyone’s expectations. Buzz single? With music ‘ videos and heavy promotion? I don’t think so.

    • Navy Gravy January 30, 2016

      The sales from tidal weren’t exclusive to subscribers. Tidal subscribers don’t buy the albums they stream and download them for a monthly fee. Anyone with or without a subscription can buy the album from tidal. Just because Rihanna hasn’t had a big first week like this before doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Before beyonces last album, she never had a first week higher 500+K. It sold as much as it did because it was exclusive to iTunes and it didn’t leak. Same situation here. There was tremendous anticipation for this album. Anyway we’ll see when iTunes releases the first week numbers and so far it hasn’t budged from the #1 spot. It looks like only the flea hive are as salty as beach water cause Rihanna’s impact is monumental and because only the people aged 30+ Are buying and checking for Beyoncé. Smh

      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        Lies! B’Day sold 541k first week sales and than self titled did 617k in 3 days. I highly doubt an artist’s who’s biggest 1st week sales is less than 200k would sell 400k in 2 days especially after her 1 million usual purchasers downloaded the album for free lmao! Its also really fishy considering self-titled went #1 in over 100 countries yet Rihanna last i knew was just above 40 countries. Hmmmm it all just doesnt add up. Especially when Tidal has a little of 1 million subscribers and Apple Music has way more.

      • Rihboy January 30, 2016

        Right! Unapologetic leaked. Still became platinum and was her first number 1 album. Anti leaked and was already pirated before it was officially released and it still was in high demand and is still ontoo of iTunes. The hive are just looking for loopholes and cringing at the fact her demand over exceeded their exoectations. Anyways she got that riaa certification. That’s all that matters. Now just wait for the official iTunes/google play sweep up!

    • Faf January 30, 2016

      Exactly everyone is gonna slander her iim and out industry

    • Faf January 30, 2016

      Exactly everyone is gonna slander her in and out the industry

  12. Tyler Makiavelli January 29, 2016

    “Can you say double platinum?”

    Ummm, b**** can you say even double platinum??? No, you can’t because your FIVE HEADED friend hasn’t seen a multiplatinum plaque since Good Girl Gone Bad

    • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

      She will this year. We’re still waiting on a #1 hit from BEYhindCe tho.

      • metzo January 30, 2016

        With take sales yah*

      • metzo January 30, 2016

        With fake sales yah*

      • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

        B**** you should be waiting on a #1 hit from Rihanna. Its been 4 years since her angus bucket forehead has seen one.

    • Anti(hives scared of R8) January 30, 2016

      Who cares if it’s been 4 years.She has 13#1s and sitting with legends. fatyonce??

      • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

        Sitting with legends YET she needed a sponsor to help boost those weak inconsistent album sales!

      • killian January 30, 2016

        You are delusional ..buhahaha ..please riri is great in love her but delusional navy riri knows she ain’t no legend Shes a cute that though

    • Anti(hives scared of R8) January 30, 2016

      Yes sitting with legends.She has 6 platinum albums she doesn’t need anyone.The album would’ve made it to platinum regardless.

  13. Taylor Tori Azalea January 30, 2016

    Marketer can you die already?

    • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

      I’m blushing. ?

      • .:: Centurion ::. January 30, 2016

        Did you see that fruity bottom exposing itself in the ANTI-available-on-iTunes post?

  14. metzo January 30, 2016

    This is worse than Gaga’s 99 cents b.s.

    • .:: Centurion ::. January 30, 2016

      ANTi is #1 on iTunes in France. The French are buying the album. You can stop crying.

  15. HailBeysus January 30, 2016

    Yawn @Markiesha and her delusional ways…. The Queen will go Multiplatinum again from the power of her Majestys name alone. She won’t need a company to purchase 1 million albums of hers and than tie a Two Month Streaming Service plan to the back of the album. The Queen will sell with her integrity and respect of the Music World fully intacted. Same can’t be said for deperatANNA!

    • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

      The Sony slave has no choice. Queens own their masters. Hi Janet and Rihanna. Even Aaliyah and her family owned the masters of the music. Lol #BEYsic

      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        Yawn you’re still desperately trying to use Bey as a Slave to Sony “Tea”. Gurrrl bye with that evaporated tea, not when countless music sites atm are reviewing one of your favs albums and are calling it a desperate attempt to brake free from the slave brand she is notorious for. She stays lending her vocals to Writers and producer’s. She is still struggling to find her direction. She has no direction. She basically copied The Queen with a unannounced release date. She copied Jay with the Samsung Deal. She copied Miley with the free album and weird sound to help with her music transition from mainstream pop. Hoeanna is the epitome of a slave to the Music Industry. Beyonce has always had direction and a voice in how her music and image is perceived by the masses. She has been very vocal since before her solo career about this and not one Music Excutive or member of her team have disagreed with her. Bye Bitxh try again!

      • Annie January 30, 2016

        Research before you type that bull but anyway I am going to save this for forbes list 2016.

      • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

        The Navi loves the album, she got her check, we got a free album, Samsung gets marketing for their upcoming phones and Tidal got some traffic. We win, you and the haters are mad, so I get a great laugh. Hahahahaha facts > pest opinions

      • .:: Centurion ::. January 30, 2016

        The no-life-having-āss-høe-hive are calling Rihanna a label slave? Beybøla is the definition of a label slave. Beybøla was loud, shady and kinda likeable when she in DC. Now she nothing more than a medicated trained lab rat who does everything she’s told to do. She was already star in DC, but her ignorant stupid ass didn’t even think of getting a Masters of Ownership. #DumbBitch
        Record labels seldomly allow an artist to put out an album every year. When you think about it, It’s not very profitable. Rihanna was no medicated label slave unlike Beybola. The fact that Def Jam allowed Rihanna to release an album every year was a testament to the creative freedom she has. Stop your buIIshit you idiotic rat c**** stupid bÌtch

      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        @Centipied YYYYAAAAWWWWNNNNN Nobody believes those self taught lies besides you and Seamen Swallowers! ????

  16. RihNavy dissapointed fan January 30, 2016

    I’m so dissapointed on my fave RihNavy since she said she would have a comeback or comeo appearance when Anti drops. ANALise finna be relieved

  17. Nicky January 30, 2016

    Billboard will release official numbers.

    Get ready haters. Ya mad??!!! Lmfaooooooooooo

    My fave sells singles and albums


  18. Nicky January 30, 2016


    Success is so amazing!!!!! Lmfaoooo

  19. Natasha3 January 30, 2016

    My God people, this is not impossible….NOTHING is impossible!!! The reasons Rihanna is in hot water is because of her sells history.

  20. yesterday was Aaliyah 37birthday to the good music January 30, 2016

    Hot mess

  21. .:: Centurion ::. January 30, 2016

    Pressed cūnts… I see pressed cūnts everywhere. Your opinions are irrelevant. They feelings are worthless. You wanted Rihanna to fail so badly and now you’re píssed off. What’s done is done. ANTI is platinum. Now suck on that you pressed c****.

    • .:: Centurion ::. January 30, 2016

      *You’re feeling…

    • Lea January 30, 2016

      Thank you, they haven’t even gave the album a try, its actually a solid piece of work, damn smfh!

    • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

      I’m loving it. Their feelings are hurt because they went a full year saying it was going to flop. Rihanna told us she was making moves out side of music and wanted the perfect album. She did just that.
      Where’s BS6? How the table turned. Lol

  22. Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

    Anti is nothing more than a GIMMICK, a fabrication, and an attempt for money.
    She doesn’t care about making “timeless” music. Once again, she sold out for sales. Its finally coming back to bite her in the ass.

  23. Jay January 30, 2016


  24. Lea January 30, 2016

    Why is this site so pressed? Your queen Bey has been De-thrown and her record will be broken when Rih, Tidal, and Samsung prove their case and those numbers come. Deal with it!

    • Navy Gravy January 30, 2016

      EXACTLY!!! we all know the free downloads aren’t going to be counted in the final numbers so what will tidal get out of lying about it? Billboard knows how to factor in streams to count for contributions to the 200 and this time will be no different. I’m sure every streaming service and digital store has to show receipts when they report sales figures to billboard every week and this won’t be an exception. Unfortunately the haters can’t be anything but mad, Rihanna came to slay. iTunes will shortly be releasing predictions… You can seethe THEN.

      • Lea January 30, 2016

        Thank you, the fact that people really think Jay-Z, a respected business man, and Samsung, a billion dollar respected company will put their credibility on the line for a Rihanna album is absurd! She’s winning and that f****** album is amazing and doesn’t sound anything like I thought it would!

  25. Weezy Tha Goat January 30, 2016

    I hate when people cheat!! Thankfully Billboard and sound scan isn’t counting the million that Samsung bought.

  26. ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? January 30, 2016

    @OMG LOGIC, b****, get I’m my reply section right now. I’m tired of you section 8 h*** running off at the mouth. I got some of your tea to spill, since you like being so damn messy on twitter.

    • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

      Kiii drag that racists sun of a bitxh!!!

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 30, 2016

      I’M SCREAMINGGGGGGGG! and why was he responding to the comment you left ME on the beyonce post 😆 kii! anyways I reckon B will be fine for the superbowl, the hater always try to create some controversy for her whenever she’s doing something big, and she always manages to succeed

  27. Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

    Like I said before, cheaters NEVER win.


      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        ???? so desperate for Tylers attention. Give it up Centipied Tyler don’t want it. You’re Never Gunna Get The D!!! Acting desperate is cute sis.

      • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

        Centimeter is DEAD! WASTED! DONE! DECEASED!

      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        @Tyler kiii poor Centipied gets no more good lovin hahaha!!! What is it rihanna says. “Beats me black and blue, but fuxks me so good” kiiii i cannot!!!

      • .:: Centurion ::. January 30, 2016

        LOL. It’s more like ignoring. He doesn’t want his cheap Remy 5 dollar footlong weave to get snatched. Anyway, who are you?

      • .:: Centurion ::. January 30, 2016

        Oh so SCHEISSETHRONED finally decided to respond? Why were you trolling Rihanna posts as a Gaga stan?

      • .:: Centurion ::. January 30, 2016

        I need an answer bítch. I need to get my beauty sleep but I come and check you tomorrow.

      • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

        Centimeter is using my name to help him gain some significance.
        Kind of similar to how Rihanna used Chris Browns fist for relevancy

      • .:: Centurion ::. January 30, 2016

        SCREAMING! I am above you. Wyd? ??? And besides, someone as relevant as I am wouldn’t be doing this:

      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        Kiii @Centipied claiming its so relevant yet in that pic it shared of Tylers suppose “exposure” it only got 6 views in 4 hours LMFAO I CANNOT DEAL RIGHT NOW WITH THAT SELF DRAG

      • Mariah The Legend January 30, 2016

        @Centurion LMFAOOOOOOOO. that trolling faaaag exposed himself. LOOOOOL DRAG THAT B****!!!!!!!

  28. Music all the way January 30, 2016

    I love her but as a fan,even I can see that there is something shady about this era especially on the album sales,but who cares,i have an album and um enjoying it and thats all that matters to me ………….
    I have a question for you King Mark and Centurion,, Do you guys REALLY BELIEVE SHE SOLD 400K ON TIDAL ONLY IN THOSE 2 DAYS??

    • Music all the way January 30, 2016

      Yahoo!!!!??? The Sun!!???
      Come on man,you are better than that.Anyway what are your favourate songs on Anti?

      • .:: Centurion ::. January 30, 2016

        It’s tea and tea is tea.
        My favorite songs on ANTi are Kiss It Better, Same Ol Mistake, Close To You, and Needed Me, hell every song

  29. Jay January 30, 2016

    The album as a whole is sort of boring, confusing, and messy. The only song I really f*** with off of it is Kiss It Better.

  30. Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

    So when she was singing cotton-candy pop lyrics in songs about Umbrellas in 07, rude boys in 09, whips and chains in 10, and finding love in 11, she was just being “real” by following the musical trends of the day. . . and now that the dance-pop she’s built her fame on is declining in popularity, she just so happens to suddenly be stripping down her image and her sound? Please. Rihanna is just as plastic and manufactured as any other pop diva. She’s just a pretty product – not the brains behind her calculated pop stardom at all. Now, she’s resorted to CHEATING

    • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

      YAAAASSSS clock and conquer!!! Pop that bubble of fabricated lies and contradictions the Navy have put themselves in!

      • ? January 30, 2016

        Go sleep jeez you’re in everyone’s reply section like wtf

      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        Bitxh get to stepping its like 5:30 pm here. Ill stay in everyone’s reply section giving my 2cents kii’s and screams. Ill also sleep and do what the fuxk i want when i want!

      • ? January 30, 2016

        SCREAMING!!! You’re Australian or from those parts???????????????????????????

      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        Lol no im currently in Sydney but Im American. Gurrl I’ve already stated this and done told everyone up in this bitxh im Native American. Sorry im not broke and poor like you. You think i gotta be from someplace to be there. Anyteaeways Death @Tylers comment ????
        But Low Key i do need to put the phone done. TGJ is becoming an addiction of mine. I live for the comments and draggings lmao!

      • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

        It cost $0.00 to stay in ur lane and mind ur own f***** business

      • ? January 30, 2016

        Okay Gurl I feel you, you must be doing something great with your life to be jet setting all over the world anyways stay blessed and keep dragging the kûm swallowers??

  31. Rosie January 30, 2016

    They didn’t lie, also dead at Billboard not counting those free copies either
    Whew tomorrow will be the biggest mess in history, even bigger than ARTPOP’s HDD. Especially since the physical won’t be out until Feb. 5th.

  32. blue January 30, 2016

    only tidal knows what she truly sold so if they are claiming 400k actual sales then thats what they are claiming, forbes can make all the articles they want it wont change that and come next week and tidal can prove those sales then hopefully sam will post about that.

  33. Rosie January 30, 2016

    Also where is the Florence stan that used to come here (Andrew)? I need to talk to him about
    A Night
    Bombay Bicycle Club’s hiatus 🙁
    Bloc Party’s trash ass album

  34. Lolz January 30, 2016

    I got a proposition
    If anti fails to sell 200K first week can LB, Mark and Centurion stop commenting on this blog

    • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016


    • Rosie January 30, 2016

      I cackle at the thought of this doing BADLANDS numbers
      Anything lower than 200K SPS is a joke. No reason whatsoever for her to be selling less than Panic! at the Disco

    • blue January 30, 2016

      she already sold 1mil in 2 days so i guess they are staying

    • Mariah The Legend January 30, 2016

      ANTI is platinum boo so they staying. I wouldnt want them to go. LB Mark and Centurion are MESSY AS F*** and they drag beyoncé to HELL and back. kiiiiiiii

  35. Mariah The Legend January 30, 2016

    congratz on going platinum Rihanna. ANTI is FIIIIIIIRRRRREEEEE

  36. Mariah The Legend January 30, 2016

    DEAD at Tyler ducking Centurion. what a punk ass b****. LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Career Ender January 30, 2016

      yet you ducked me on Zayn dethrones Rihanna post
      I still have your questions there, heard over there bxtch

    • killian January 30, 2016

      I thought Marian was having a lobotomy somewhere …pray for pigriah

  37. Penny Sparrow January 30, 2016

    thia is nothing but embarrassing tbh, how are her peers and legends in the industry going to take her “seriously” when she pulls antics like this, well not like they do anyways

  38. King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

    Hours after the gym, they’re still on here upset. Were any of you pest one of the million that dl the album? And it was leacked, so people didn’t have to go the Samsung and Tidal rout. Lol

  39. King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

    Anti will be nominated for Album of the Year in 2017. It’s WAY to early, but I’m sure she’ll win it with this body of work. That will be the final dirt thrown on the pest grave. Until then, I’m enjoying this assassination. ?

    • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

      I spy with my little glass eye (gotta pay homage to your fav Aaliyah) a big fat lie! Not when Adele and Queen Bey are coming! This album is getting mediocre reviews. The Queen will go for her 3rd critically acclaimed album in a row ha! Maybe even her second Universal Acclaim like SELF TITLED!

    • Career Ender January 30, 2016

      you’re more delusional tgan I ever thought
      and you’re the only navi that was semi-sane
      now all titanics are demented
      I’ll reference this comment when dragging yo cowboy S In the near future
      you bring this to your damn selves
      aint no one walking away with that award besides ADELE!
      maybe tge floppage of coconut gurl this era has messed with your brain cells
      I CAN NOT! !!!!!!!!

      • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

        To be fair I haven’t heard 25. But I don’t see her winning because I heard it wasn’t that much different from 21. But I’m sure she’ll get a nominee as well. Still way to early to tell, but I’m calling now.

    • blue January 30, 2016

      its stupid claims like this that make me sometimes wish some of you werent part of the navy. And then when the album isnt nominated? What do you say then?

      • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

        Then it didn’t get nominated. No biggie. Still the best album I heard in a while and a masterpiece for Rihanna discography.

      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        @Markiesha liesss show me the receipts that Mariah is not over 200 million certified in sales! She sold over 100 million albums in a decade alone. Also Beyonce is not pressed by Hoeanna. She has accomplished far more with less than Hoeanna ever could. Bey has 152 million records sold as a solo artists with just 5 albums. Hoeanna stood at 192 million with 7 albums and 3 singles released from her Anti Era. Beyonce has more Accolades, more critical acclaim, more albums sold, bigger tours, better reviews of her shows and voice. All Hoeanna has on Bey is Singles. We gone see where the queen stands in record sales with 7 album sales soon.

      • blue January 30, 2016

        then why make this ridiculous claims based off nothing? Why not just enjoy the music and hope for the best and use facts. Like with this 1.4mil story. She got certified platinum, that is a fact. Is the other 400k legit or is it just propaganda? One way or another we will know next week… No need to make up other stories or share fantasies.

  40. Career Ender January 30, 2016

    I therefore question her 200 milli recods sold

    coconut girl was 85 mil on Loud and suddenly she at 200, where they do that at?
    billboard, soundscan, rolling stone and riaa doesn’t have her in any of their biggest selling artist list

    • ? January 30, 2016

      Singles are the reason why not albums you should know by now that she can’t sell an album to save her soul

    • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

      211 now. You’re trolling. She sold over 100 million singles in the US alone. Now add the albums in the US, now add the singles and albums WW. This is the digital age, everything is documented. Nice try though. ?

      • Career Ender January 30, 2016

        show me the receipts Marikos

    • blue January 30, 2016

      rihanna is at 100mil records sold in the usa alone. U dont even need to know what ‘+’ means to do the math.

    • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

      Rihanna has sold 162 million singles amd 29 million albums. That 230 million records is record label pushed. Much like Mariah selling 230 million certified records her label has pushed she sold 200 million albums + the 70+ million singles. Bringing her total to 280 million records. If The Navi want to claim Rihanna’s record label pushed #’s than claim Mariah’s. Rihanna aint passed her like y’all claim KIII!!!

      • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

        Mariah is not 200 certified. Doesn’t matter, both are millions above Beyonce. BTW, the digital age stated in 2004. So why isn’t Beyonce anywhere in the top 10?

  41. King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

    Releasing 7 albums in 8 years already paid off. Meanwhile Beyonce is still a label slave. Lol

  42. Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

    Look at Mariah the Legend/Centurions last comment ROFL! Dude is seriously going to break his keyboard punching at the computer all mad. He doesn’t even know me and dude is just boiling over about go into cardiac arrest over a dragging he could have walked away from LOL. And he probably thinks he is winning as his blood pressure continues to go up kiiii

  43. Mariah The Legend January 30, 2016

    neither is beyonce. billboard named rihanna the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade and the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade. Bye African scarecrow.

    • Career Ender January 30, 2016

      mahindra jawed linebacker adress me in my reply section so I can scalp you accordingly!
      Mariah, Eminem, Beyonce have owned a decade, somethig coconut girl cant do (Adele, Gaga, Bruno, Katy, Taylor) outsold her S this decade in RECORD SALES

      • Mariah The Legend January 30, 2016

        LMFAOOOOO i will never be dragged by an african. im richer than your gorilla parents and family combined kiiiiiii

      • Career Ender January 30, 2016

        you’re richer yet you can’t afford a gravatar
        you don’t convince me, living in 3rd world conditions in the States aint shxt
        you can’t even go to the gas station without being a suspect
        what a dumb ugly afrixan bxtch

      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        KIIIIIII DRAG IT @CareerEnder

    • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

      Gurl bye Beyonce was named the top female artists of the 00’s with over 60 platinum/gold RIAA certifications not to mention Crazy In Love topped many list for song of the 00’s

  44. Career Ender January 30, 2016

    what the Salvation army is doing is called self consolation
    come first week sales or even the prediction post
    I’ll be serving the dragfest I gave Mariah and ger lambs on her first week sales post back in 2014

    • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

      I predict 100k-250k in ACTUAL sales. Not the ones purchased by Samsung *sips tea*

      • Career Ender January 30, 2016

        they’re going to face my fury
        I served a dragfest on the “Zayn dethrones Rihanna” post and all the Navi chickened out , they didn’t grace the post
        i wish Slay_Hive can join us in dragging these delusional S crew

      • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

        The Titanic is arguably the dumbest fan base in music history.
        Especially Mariah the legend/Cebtur

      • Lea January 30, 2016

        Lmfao, keep dreaming!

    • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

      I already said it’ll do around 200k. And Feb 5 the album will be in stores. This is stage one of killing you pest.

      • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

        So what gave you the impression that we gave AF about what you had to say SkidMark?
        Nobody sent for you!

  45. Mariah The Legend January 30, 2016

    poor Tyler is always throwing shade but plays hide and seek when people come for him. LMFAOOOOOOOOOO what a punk. its bad enough that LB and drags you every week. now his running away from Centurion. King Mark111 drags you too. kiiiiii

  46. Career Ender January 30, 2016

    why is Zayn Malik conquering the Singles queen in every market?

    • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

      IKR! The title of Rihanna’s first single is “work” but it should be called “unemployment”. Because it’s a f****** FLOP

      • Career Ender January 30, 2016

        I tried to preview the album on Google Play Music
        spending 10 seconds per song
        I previewed 7 songs and called it a quits
        I saw people saying she brought the vocals
        but nah
        she sounded a mess. strained. tired. sleepy. uniterested. unispired. worse vocals of all het albums
        I cant and won’t
        and that Work is worse than RTW (girls) , also Bey served good vocals in that song

  47. Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

    Okay so if you haven’t listened to Anti youve missed nothing, because that is exactly what the album is. Bland, drab tracks with a few features and an inoffensive closing track from three years ago…..

    • blue January 30, 2016

      seems your opinion is in the minority cause people love this album

  48. Career Ender January 30, 2016

    this is not rocket science
    even if anti Is #1 on iTunes, other albums have both digital and physical copies
    she aint going #1 , and the worst thing against lessers
    😀 😀 🙂

    • blue January 30, 2016

      thanks for the excuses

  49. CollectingPrivates January 30, 2016

    Some of you are slow. Tidal is offering everyone free subscriptions for 60 days. On top of that you don’t even have to subscribe to buy the album. You can buy music without subscribing. Now if billboard States she did 300k or more, people gonna say she had Apple buy those as well. Lol. I bought it on tidal and it is her best album in my opinion. Follow me on instagram @its_b_roni

    • Riri, the Clown Fka Pray for the Youth January 30, 2016

      If billboard states that she sold whatever, why shouldn’t people question it? After you cheat once, you lose alll credibility; or have you never encountered a liar? Cheaters always cheat and liars always lie. They teach you that in “How to not get fvcked over” 101.

  50. Rory January 30, 2016

    The STREAMS from Tidal count. Not the sales. But why was everything cool when Jay Z did it, but when Rihanna does it, it’s a different story????? Since it got streamed over 14 million times, those count for A LOT….. So I guess we’ll see

    • Career Ender January 30, 2016

      they don’t count
      they’re free streams
      no one got billed to listen to the album

      • Rihboy January 30, 2016

        How do you know so much? Or figure you do. 23 million streams arent free streams dumb a$. The hive meltdowns are cray. Like looking for every and any reason. Ok she gave her way her album for free you happy? And bey purchased her first few albums. There we are even. Gosh!!!! ??? you guys are just relentless. Accept the fact rih got paid to make an album. Accept the fact that it wasn’t free. The demand was major, she is topping iTunes! Work out did sorry and hello first day radio play. rias certified. Riaa was you guys best Amy Union against Rihanna now you guys are saying it means nothing. ?? got you guys out her researching the heck out of Google. Most genius era ever. Shoot if I could get my first million albums paid for and give them to my fans for free , sign me up.

      • Rihboy January 30, 2016

        15 million *

    • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

      That’s the thing! The Navy were the main ones dragging JayZ for this!
      But when Rihanna does it you want us all to conveniently forget about that…..

      • blue January 30, 2016

        the 400k they are claiming is not streams but actual downloads. The streams were like 13million which i dont know as to how much it translates to albums.

    • Rosie January 30, 2016

      Because the Salvation Army spent 2 years claiming that a certain other surprise release was a “gimmick” and now their fave is doing the exact same? PLUS cheating to a platinum certification on top of that.

  51. Career Ender January 30, 2016

    she got a platinum certification BUT her album sales remain 10 mil in the US
    she could have been at 11 milli if she sold fair and smartly
    what a flop

    • Rihboy January 30, 2016

      why does it matter? She did what she wanted. Do you think she is bothered. The hive are the only ones bothered. ????. While we just looking at you rant. Currently listening too s** with me. ???? while you tip pity tapping all this hate.

  52. FC/JC January 30, 2016

    The deception hunny!


    Can someone say ANTItruth. We want the truth! Even though we know these corporations will never reveal the true numbers to save face…. Its such a damn shame, all of the gimmicks involved, They thought they had everyone confused with this mess of a rollout….. All smoke and mirrors chawld….. even if they provide the receipts, hell those are probably falsely generated too.

  53. King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

    Sorry pest, the downloads won’t count on billboard, but the streaming will. Save the it’s free excuse, so is YouTube and very. More eggs for the pest faces please!

  54. Career Ender January 30, 2016

    this girl is not that successful compared to her contemporaries
    she just has more albums and singles and features
    people like Taylor and Katy are on album #5 and #3 and on like 77 and 72 mili singles
    I magine when they reach album 8?
    Rihanna is nolonger selling

    • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

      EXACTLY! Not to mention those girls didn’t need to release yearly. Rihanna is just a Slave that was worked for filth by Def Jam to lend her vocals to a team of hit makers to keep the dough rolling in. Taylor is going to snatch and Katy will follow lol! Poor Rifunded just can’t catch a break. Her next gimmick will be her getting a cooperation to purchase 2 million songs of her next single for R9 lmfao!

      • Career Ender January 30, 2016

        their strike when the iron is hot strategy can only last for so long
        Welcome to the real world where artist take 1-3 years to release an album and suddenly the FLOPPAGE SHOWS

    • blue January 30, 2016

      whats your opinion on the fact that this decade rihanna has sold more albums and singles than beyonce? Is beyonce then selling?

      • HailBeysus January 30, 2016

        @Blue Gosh everyone is tired of your dumbass arguments. Of Hoeanna has more album sales. She’s released like 3 albums this decade and now another 1 bringing her total to 4 albums.
        Loud 6m
        Talk That Talk 3.8m
        Unapologetic 3.6m
        Anti ??
        Total 13m

        4 3.4m
        Self Titled 4m
        Total 7.4m
        Hardly anything to brag about when Beyonce has more than half of h** anna sold with less lmao!

        @Rihboy Katy Perry and Taylor Swift aren’t her contemporaries. Beyonce has been around since the 90s. Her contemporaries are Pink, Usher, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys.

    • Rihboy January 30, 2016

      ???? Taylor and Katy!? White pop generic queens? Ok that’s fair. Even tho the real shade they both outsell bey as well. But that’s just facts. Not speculation. Please sit ???

  55. King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

    I recall not hating on Beyonce when self-titled dropped. I was just as excited and bought it without even testing it. You can’t lie that these releases aren’t exciting. New Era. New age of music.

    • Tyler Makiavelli January 30, 2016

      Why you always lyin?
      You and Centimeter stayed calling Self Titled a GIMMICK!

      • King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

        I called the 600K first week sales HYPE. Words mean things. Stop putting words in my mouth. Come with facts.

  56. King Mark111 /.\ January 30, 2016

    Nothing wrong with it, Taylor had Red with a papa John promo, it wasn’t counted by BB, but it was still clever marketing.

  57. Career Ender January 30, 2016

    no album has ever sold 400k due to streams not even “25” and not even Taylor Swift
    artists hardly sell 100k over streams
    we are being deceived outchea
    and not the nazi relying on streams to compensate for album sales
    tricky. trick. tricked. with tricks

  58. Lea January 30, 2016

    Everyone’s talking bout Kiss it Better, but “S** with me” on the deluxe version goes hard as f*** and will be the urban club anthem! I’m glad she released I luv music. Now just waiting on Bey, Tinashe and Timberlake to drop!

    • blue January 30, 2016

      i just cant get over her voice on love on the brain and dont get me started on the brilliance of higher or close to you.

      • Lea January 30, 2016

        I couldn’t get into it, but a lot of them been growin on me, about to give it another listen.

  59. dydy972 January 30, 2016

    They are selling numbers, not quality music.
    If any artist can sell music like that, expect to have b******* music to listen to.

    I’m not feeling good about this situation because they were no snippets of the album to convince us to download it, so of course, everybody will download for free.

    I’ll always rule for beyoncé, at least she does not cheat her customers

    • blue January 30, 2016

      actually once they took the album off tidal the first time any person could listen to the snippets even without a tidal account. And those customers got free music. Each free download required a name and email account, those people choose to download the album nobody forced them

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 30, 2016

        @BlueBalls anyone can create a fake name and email account, HELLL, i’m using one right now. It is not the same thing as spending $11.99 on it. I deactivated my Tidal months ago, and I got three junk emails from them begging me to download DiaRIHea’s album for free (so they shoved it down the consumers throat). LOL luckily I saw thru that BS and didn’t waste my time!

    • Lea January 30, 2016

      Hane u even heard the Album? It s***’s on Beyonce!

  60. Truth January 30, 2016

    OMG… some of you are so are so simple, s/n anti super dope. Now if what they’re saying is true through tidal the album did 1.4 million downloads & 13m streams, (1 million paid by samsung) so the other 400,000+ from the downloads were PAID DOWNLOADS that FANS PAID WITH THEIR OWN MONEY. So again THE FREE VOUCHERS ONLY COVERED 1M OF THE ‘1.4M’ downloads.

  61. Truth January 30, 2016

    Another question? Why in the f** would jay risks the integrity of his NAME & COMPANY, especially when its time to tally up the numbers THEY WOULD HAVE TO PROVE THE NUMBERS WERE LEGIT so why make this report if they couldn’t back it up. If so jay stupid and i don’t think he is, atleast i hope not. So i guess we’ll see.

  62. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 30, 2016

    DiarRIHea’s slavi hœs are HILARIOUS! Weren’t they quoting Forbes when they did an article on Beyonce’s networth, but now apparently they are saying Forbes isn’t credible 😆 (ironically Forbes slashed Rihanna’s networth in half, but they conveniently forgot that too). Adele got that b*tch sooo scared that she had to buy 1M of her own albums and give it out for free. Shartpop Teas

  63. MovieAmi January 30, 2016

    Sad that Rihanna has to have a company buy her album in bulk to cover up otherwise poor sales. That is desperation. Flop with dignity.

  64. Lea January 30, 2016

    Yall please stop the hate and support this woman, it’s actually a good album. Her and Beyonce are good artist representing for urban, black, white, asian, aribac, ect communities. Support them both! I never understood how one could hate Rihanna in the name of Beyonce when it is Beyonce’s husband manages Rihanna!

    • RICHIE_RICH January 30, 2016

      It’s not that we hate her. It’s the fact that they did this shady deal to cover up the fact that It might’ve flop. I feel the album is good and would’ve did well.

      • Pat January 30, 2016

        My question is how do you know something shady took place? You aren’t a fan and hate just as this blog does when it comes to a beautiful woman who they wish they were born as! To think that Jay or Samsung would risk their credibility for her is ridiculous and the gays on this blog are too much to deal with at times. It’s a known fact that Gay’s are most likely to hate on beautiful women in general, but please give this s*** a rest until the primary sources release statements and numbers. She’s went platinum, deal with it, times have changed in this industry.

      • RICHIE_RICH January 30, 2016

        Girl or lil boy suck my jimmy the long way. 1st off I don’t hate Rihanna I bought the cd off iTunes . 2nd the gays live beautiful women , every bad bittch has a f*** on the team. 3rd Rihanna cheated period point blank.

        The Cd is cute . Have a blessed weenkend IT!!!!!!???

      • RICHIE_RICH January 30, 2016


  65. Lea January 30, 2016

    It’s so sad that this blog and and most of it’s commenters are hating on this woman’s success in the name of Beyonce when they are both affiliated! Give it a rest, they f*** with each other!

  66. JanStan January 30, 2016

    Damn Rih is doing the most though. 400k? As if the 1 million number wasn’t the biggest exaggeration ever she done went and added 400k on top of it. By weeks end she’ll have broken Adele’s record SCREAMING at her and her company’s delusion that anyone is falling for it. They trying it kiiii!!!!

  67. Pat January 30, 2016

    I love you but back to the drawing board Bey!

  68. AGrande93 January 30, 2016

    No one is fooled. The industry sees what Rihanna is doing and is low key shading her.

  69. No favs, just here for the music January 30, 2016

    This is just f****** stupid and dumb and slightly frustrating. To be completely honest I was really looking to see her honest sales. Think about it for a moment…
    Some of those people who downloaded it for free; I wonder how many of them were initially willing to pay for it? I have no idea what her first week numbers are about to look like but it’s unfortunate because Rihanna herself didn’t give this album a fair chance at all.
    Really? Like a phone company purchased your album? Then why don’t ALL artists just do this if that’s OK? just sell your freaking music to a company and let us all have your hard work for free and screw billboard postitions and authentic public interest sales smh.
    I don’t even know man…and I don’t hate Rihanna at all this is just honestly how I feel and it’s so dumb. This whole ordeal is just so dumb. She would have been just FINE without going this route.

  70. Fair Hive January 30, 2016

    It’s really sad that she isn’t letting the music speak for itself. She should’ve had a normal release and sat back and basked in her “artistic freedom.” All of these tricks are making people focus less on the music which is pretty good by the way.

  71. xedos January 30, 2016

    who cares its free or however she got her Samsung cheque at the end of the day its all about the money.
    Charts and all those things are becoming irrelevant in the digital age.

  72. Sandra January 30, 2016

    Rihanna’s team can’t be trusted, they stay making up receipts. Like claiming Rihanna sold 250 million records. She sold 10 million albums in the US a.k.a the biggest market, where did the rest 240 million come from?? She’s only big in Europe really… She’s irrelevant in Asia

    • blue January 30, 2016

      you means she sold 10million albums and 100 million singles just in the usa. She couldnt possibly have sold another 20 albums and 100 million singles, could she?

  73. Blac January 30, 2016

    They only doing that stupid s*** because she’s a black woman, just like they did jay z because he’s a black man smdh n all you uncle tom ass mfas talking about her need to go say this s*** to y’all momas

  74. What now January 30, 2016

    KIII @ the messiness, but I’m still here for Anti. I now find it to be her second best work. She changed everything she usually does just to release this record. Billboard will give us the official #s next week. Until then, continue to enjoy the music.

  75. The Industry God February 1, 2016

    Work work work work. Really bxtch? Lol. All this time you took and you released this piece of shxt?! I actually liked BBHMM but that’s not even on the record. As a buzz single and video, that has been the best shxt she has released in recent years. There’s nothing timeless or create about this coconut bxtch new music. WTF? Lol. Totally disappointed Rihonda fan. Not anymore. All this fxcking time tho. Really bih? Wtf!!

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