It’s the day Rihanna fans have waited so patiently for. Following a four year wait, four “first” singles, a confusing campaign, temporary free access, and millions of streams, Ri’s faithful #Navy (and curious music lovers) can finally have their hands on the official ‘Anti’ release.
As a reward for their patience, the version lifted to iTunes just moments ago also features 3 new songs. While this doesn’t seem to be enough to satiate critics, many of whom have panned the project as a “confused body of work,” “inconsistent,” “lacking clear direction,” and more, fans – on the other hand – seem to be more forgiving…and more generous with their coins.
Indeed, after racking up over 13 million free spins and 1 million free downloads, itunes Charts indicate the songstress may be well on her way to earning some (extra) bucks for her hard work. Details below:
With reports indicating the set’s lead single ‘Work,’ featuring Grammy winning rapper Drake, had zoomed to #1 on the digital charts of over 90 countries (nearly half the number of countries on the planet), it appears its parent body is set to follow suit.
As of time reporting, the album has not been available a full hour and has already topped itunes charts in over 40 countries and counting.
While we are at least 36 hours away from the first ‘full on’ prediction of its first week sales, at the rate it’s going, Rihanna‘s contrary campaign may prove itself potent and lend her second Billboard 200 chart-topper.
Tidbit: Haven’t heard ‘Work’ yet? Click here to listen.