Rihanna‘s sorcery clearly knows no bounds.
The model released ‘ANTI’ – her long-awaited eighth album – this week for free on TIDAL.
As widely reported, the “giveaway” element was made possible by sponsor Samsung who “purchased” an undisclosed number of units to freely distribute to fans.
Specifics are scarce, but the RIAA have just confirmed the unfathomable.
— RIAA (@RIAA) January 29, 2016
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2016
How can a free album go Platinum before the tracking week is even over? ‘ANTI’ was only just made available to buy 24 hours ago.
As ludicrous as this is, it’s actually more embarrassing than anything.
The lengths gone to to conceal the chaos.