Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Sales Slow Despite Addition Of Physical Units

Published: Tuesday 9th Feb 2016 by Sam
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The ‘ANTI’ saga continues.

Thanks to a calculated (and commendable) game of sponsored smoke and mirrors, Rihanna‘s latest album hasn’t crashed and burned as some had expected.

However, sales of the LP have aren’t blazing and the addition of physical units (following its digital only arrival) don’t look to be helping the matter.

Full story below…

According to Hits Daily Double, the second sales week estimates for the ‘Work’ led project are…

40,000 – 45,000

The number rises to 65-70k when the new Sales-Plus-Streaming scheme is factored in.

Make no mistake, the figure isn’t “bad” and definitely doesn’t spell complete doom and gloom. It is, however, alarming.

Like, at this rate, how much more sales-wise does Team Rih expect to be able to squeeze out of the album? Will it be a consistent seller and continue to rack up #’s or flutter then fade? Time will tell.

Looking at it from another angle, the reality is that Platinum has been the glass ceiling most Rihanna records manage to just about touch. Hence, by way of Samsung, it looks as if Ms. Fenty has done what’s needed to satisfy her own commercial standard and is punching right on to where the real coin is at – the touring circuit. Although, for her, even that looks to be tricky terrain. But that’s another day another conversation.

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  1. HailBeysus February 9, 2016

    ??????

    • You tried February 9, 2016

      Of course it did no one was actually buying them! Physical copies was going to
      Tell it all ! None of that streaming mess

    • Nigeria February 9, 2016

      I will keep saying it again, if you keep hating on another black girl’s (Rihanna) success, you all will die mysteriously and i mean it. You won’t even live to go watch Formation tour. The gods i serve will haunt all ya down…

      Less i forget, it is always expected to drop in sales the second week. Rihanna has no video, no promo or whatsoever. Work is doing fine on the chart and it’s growing faster on charts and streaming. Rihanna has never been a huge frontseller, longetivity is her thing. She would survive like she has always been.

      We just have two black girls in this game and i don’t know why you’re hating one so much.

      Stop this hating or you all will die mysteriously … It’s a warning

      • HailBeysus February 9, 2016

        (Throws chicken bones, graveyard dirt and black candle @nigeria) Here bitxh let me help get you started with that HEX!!! Want me to hit you on the head as well? I hear having an epileptic seizure while casting hexes is essential to the process! ????????

    • Nigeria February 9, 2016

      Hailbeysus i bet you won’t see Your Queen at Formation tour, you will be hospitalized for a very long time. Believe it, you’re marked for RIP… Beyonce won’t even cry over your death.

      You will be the first to kick the bucket. Death awaits you… Anybody that dislikes my comment will die mysteriously

      • HailBeysus February 9, 2016

        Kiii and i thought I was delusional. I would neva make hoodoo death threats toward another over stan wars ????? Nigeria you are too much!
        (PS is this HailBeysus typing from the otherside ?)

      • TickerP February 9, 2016

        OMG but he word is that he has the virus.. That plagues the unhealthy g@ys. Shhh

        I should feel some type of way that u picked such an easy target first… But what life is he living now in blogville? Kiii

      • HailBeysus February 9, 2016

        Kii still sharing your life story on TGJ i see smh. Get some help sweetie.

  2. pat February 9, 2016

    her albums are usually slow burners…but does she have the hits this time around?

    • JanStan February 9, 2016

      No.

    • Truth(Nicki WHACK and Adele FAT…WHET!!) February 9, 2016

      Chiiile Yonce made errbody forget about Rhi

    • WINTZ February 9, 2016

      Pat do u have amnesia?? This is RIHANNA!! Plz proceed to the below if u must know:

      Consideration
      Needed Me
      Desperado
      Kiss it better
      Same old mistakes
      Work
      Love On The Brain
      Even POSE

      These are all potential hit singles. Rihanna’s tone has managed to chart#1 ballads from Russian Roulette to Stay to Diamonds! LOL she doesn’t only chart fast paced singles like Rude Boy or Work.

      .
      How quickly we forget. This is RIHANNA!! Navy has her back to the fullest. We good over here heaux hives!

  3. Everyone’s A Critic February 9, 2016

    It’s not everyday reach for Rihanna. Numbers aren’t everything especially when you’ve already proved to be a big seller so stop. The album is FIRE

    But I’m ready for Bey

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig February 9, 2016

      LMAO ‘It’s Not everyday reach for Rihanna’ :lol:, Kiii are u from LDN?

      • Everyone’s A Critic February 9, 2016

        East London born and raised

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig February 9, 2016

        Lol I could tell from the way you comment!!!!! 🙂 Represent!

      • Everyone’s A Critic February 9, 2016

        @Annalise Nuff love xx

    • You tried February 9, 2016

      @EveryoncesACritic
      I’m giving you the BIGGEST SIDE-EYE just like everyone else besides the delusional navy is giving you when reading your Comment ???????

    • NotThatSerious February 9, 2016

      Anti is amazing… But I’m always ready for Bey

  4. datredd23 February 9, 2016

    all of her songs sold major copies this week on itunes though

    she literally got paid 25 million dollars to give this album out for free! I mean 14 million streams!

    The Beyhive wants to end Rih so bad but that is not going to happen while the Navy is here

    Work rose again on itunes and even with the single version of work being removed from iTunes the album version as shot right back up to 7

  5. Weezy Tha Goat February 9, 2016

    Poor Navy, hopefully after this y’all humble yourselfs. Probably won’t happen though, y’all probably forget or try to erase this era from your memory box.

  6. shakira stan February 9, 2016

    Just like Sam rush back to rihanna when your comment streams starts slowing down and some people sadly fall for the trick of this gay boko haram Nigerian Negro !
    In other news Sam ,has your country found the 500 missing girls ?
    Or is Anti’s sales more important?

    • NotThatSerious February 9, 2016

      ???

    • killian February 10, 2016

      Tell that voodoo boko haram ajegunle low life ugly as hell Nigerian.He will die.

  7. janvier February 9, 2016

    All hail black madonna, princess of pop & queen of vevo and digital sales moving this massive numbers. #thedownfallisreal. #rayoflightmoment. #hasbeen.

    • Career Ender February 9, 2016

      LMAO

      .
      shade a bit

  8. Smile February 9, 2016

    She still has more promo to do (Grammys and Brits are coming up), singles to release, etc. She will do fine – it’s about longevity with album sales in Rihanna’s case.

    She will be fine, trust.

  9. yc19 February 9, 2016

    can we have a both option? bc im actually going to both.

  10. YOUR MADGEsty February 9, 2016

    I KNEW this post was comin. It was motherfuqing inevitable. Anyway…

    .

    This is Rihanna’s most cohesive album to date and I’ve LOVED every minute of listening to it.

    In the 11 years of her career thus far, she’s been a consistent seller and has delivered ma plethora of hits and iconic moments of which have defined her as one of the BEST pop stars of her generation (Black or White) but it seems as if now she is in the midst of a little setback but not to worry… EVERY POP STAR faces this somewhere down the line… she’ll pick herself back up again. Hopefully her next album will be more of a fast seller. ANTI is a Great album and at least she scored her 2nd #1 album.

    .

    WORK is “working” it’s way up the charts and I hope it becomes her 14th #1 hit.

    .

    Looking forward to Bey’s album also!

    • Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

      Consistent album seller? You act as if this is Rihanna’s first flop album..
      What about Music of the Basin, A B**** Like Me, Rated X, and Flop that Flop?
      The only reason why she went platinum this time is around is because Samsung bought it in bulk.
      It was BOUGHT not EARNED.

      • Datredd23 February 9, 2016

        All of those albums beside MOTS sold roughly around or over 4 million worldwide though Tyler

      • SWISH February 9, 2016

        but talk that talk went platinum .. didn’t know that was flipping but okay.

      • SWISH February 9, 2016

        flopping*!

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

        Idgaf!
        “4Closure” went platinum and you still labeled it as a flop.
        So if “4” was a flop then so is every Rihanna album that I just mentioned!

      • Blue Ivy Rod February 9, 2016

        it flopped because it had no commercial appeal. thus shut having no hits

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

        @blue
        4 sold more ww than the majority of rihannas albums. So u sound stupid

  11. iLoveMusic February 9, 2016

    After she finally got a #1 album with “Unapologetic”, it seems like she’s been trying too hard. She had 3 years to create a masterpiece… but instead we get a lackluster album, with only one or two bops. All of her previous albums are filled with bops. What’s the problem?… Is it Tidal? Is she trying to outsell Beyonce, Adele, etc…? Whatever it is, this era is already done. Hopefully her next one isn’t as bad as this.

  12. Truth February 9, 2016

    The “low numbers are ok” excuse only worked when she was putting out albums every year. She hasn’t released a new album in over 3 years, so this one should have been her biggest out-the-gate seller. Where was the “comeback” anticipation for this? Instead it is shaping up to be her worse. This is what happens when an prostitute pretends to be a pimp. She was better off as Def Jam’s bottom b****.

    • Datredd23 February 9, 2016

      She gave the album away for free though lol and still made 25 million

  13. Chile Please!!! February 9, 2016

    I like Rih Rih, but on some real….this album is not the bizz…she could’ve did much better after all this time & her pushing back the release dates. SMH!

  14. Datredd23 February 9, 2016

    She has sold so many albums and records she no longer has anything to prove she also just became the highest selling artist in the U.K surpassing The Beatles!

  15. Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

    The Navy Dragged “4” through the mud though…..
    Karma’s a BEYotch!

    • Datredd23 February 9, 2016

      Why is there Karma she made more off this album then all of her previous albums and Work is still rising on the charts?!

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

        Where were all of these excuses when Beyonce released “4Closure” or when Gaga released “ArtFlop”? Both albums had better 1st week sales and the Navy was still trying to drag….

    • Datredd23 February 9, 2016

      Neither of those artist made there albums available for free though?

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

        4 was LEAKED a month prior to its actual release.

      • SWISH February 9, 2016

        lol .. you can’t have a logical conversation with the hive.

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

        @Swish
        No b****, I can’t have a logical conversation with you. Because you’re a WALKING CONTRADICTION.

      • Rozel February 9, 2016

        No excuses needed when Rihanna is the biggest selling female artist of all time second only to Mariah Carey. When Beyonce achieves those stats then talk to me. The problem is you all focus on first week sales, when Rihanna continues to sell all year round. Beyonce is not even top5 of best selling female artist.

  16. IG: @mixedboy February 9, 2016

    I love her. I love the album. It really is good. Cohesive!

  17. Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

    The only track that I like is Kiss it Better. Liked Work too until I found out that she literally smoked a pack of cigarettes before recording the track.

    June 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Lovebird says:

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    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.

    In fact in the whole 90s era, there’s not a single album that comes close to Madonna’s Ray of light in terms of quality, production and impact. This is why Janet, despite having more talent than Madonna lost to her and is also why Beyonce will lose to Rihanna.

    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.

    Reply

    • WINTZ February 9, 2016

      Lol this deranged heaux… TYLENOL plz Do like your name and overdose pronto!

      .
      What do u know about good music when that blonde special ed witch u Stan for was singing about I don’t know much bout “algeba” but 1+1= 2… On that anti-hits album 4?

      .

      Who even listens to Bey.tch anymore? It’s been 8 years now and the closest she has ever been to #1 all happened because she been stalking ICONNA’S amazing album to feel “inspired”…B******!!
      .

      Kindly proceed to the many seats awaiting your dumb @$$

  18. Career Ender February 9, 2016

    I remember LB and Centurion clowning BEYONCÉ sales cos it sold 8,000 WW few weeks after release
    .
    then anti takes a dip
    .
    460
    .
    125k (177k)
    .
    45k (75k)
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    what a flop!
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    4 and ARTPOP could never!

    • Datredd23 February 9, 2016

      She gave the album away for free it was streamed over 14 million times first day she got paid 25 million to do this lol

      • Career Ender February 9, 2016

        show me the receipt that 25 mil went to her account or shut tge fug up!
        .
        you don’t even know any detail about her contract with SAMSUNG
        .
        you don’t even know how many copies they bought (they didn’t disclose it)

  19. DIABETES UNBOTHERED February 9, 2016

    Meanwhile RIHFUNDED is still supposed to be the most marketable celeb (mostly due to her team trying to Salvage/SAVE her dying vrand by hoping onto 2nd rate beyonce-lite deals to compliment her beyonce-lite diet coke -head career). Bey causes red lobster increase yet the only time rih made me want to eat anywhere was MAC DONALDS during the loud era. #PRAY4ANTI #460-STRUGGLE

  20. Career Ender February 9, 2016

    vocals are bad in this album, I don’t see a Grammy for this mess

    • Datredd23 February 9, 2016

      Vocals slayed stop hating

      Love on the Brain was everything in terms of vocals

      This album was by far her best

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

        Girl, Love on the Brain was nothing more than a rip off of Super Power.
        We’ve heard it before!

  21. Career Ender February 9, 2016

    maybe ill change my mind after hearing the full album (I don’t know when)
    .
    but judging by few songs I previewed on Google Play Music , vocals were lazy, tired, unispired,uninteresting .
    .
    she sounded like she was drunk and high and didn’t give a damn aboit something called ‘vocals’
    .
    #bye

    • Datredd23 February 9, 2016

      The album is dope

  22. Gee February 9, 2016

    This will not kill Rihanna’s career we all have to stumble at some point. I feel like the move to Roc Nation as a label was the wrong move as with Def Jam there was a winning formula. I think Rihanna should just use Roc Nation for management purposes rather than a record label as they do not know to handle putting a album campaign together for their artists.

  23. Career Ender February 9, 2016

    don’t tell me the biggest popstar in the universe is selling less than Bieber?

  24. Vandrea February 9, 2016

    Hmmm. From this trajectory, ANTI won’t ultimately scan half of what “4Closure” did. Looks like what goes around comes back around twice. A shame Rihanna had to be punished for the sins of her obnoxious fans.

  25. Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

    @Datredd
    None of those albums were given away for free? Then why was the Navy dragged Gaga so hard for discounting hers????

    November 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm
    Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) says:

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    FLOP, with $25 million dollar promo, $5.99 discount, and doing the up most, she couldn’t even outsell Bangerz, I can’t.

    And ArtFlop is already swan diving down the iTunes charts faster than an Ashanti CD in 2012. I can’t.

    Reply

  26. Career Ender February 9, 2016

    Platinum with no sales 😀

  27. Naomi February 9, 2016

    Most marketable celeb though… is her Tour sold out yet? I’ll get a good kii if formation tour sells out with stadiums.

  28. Samuel February 9, 2016

    Another day, another negative Rihanna article…Yawn.
    It seems as if this site can only limit itself to news on a few artists. They’ve even ditched their beloved Rita Ora since she’s’ jumping Roc Nations ship

  29. Naomi February 9, 2016

    And LMAO weren’t the Navy making an excuses about there being no physical sales when she’s supposed to be the digital Queen.

  30. Career Ender February 9, 2016

    a queen with no crown

  31. Career Ender February 9, 2016

    queen of stadiums with empty seats

  32. Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

    The Navy is the most hypocritical Stan base of ALL TIME!

  33. Flash80 February 9, 2016

    So she was willing to let one of her albums flop for 25 million (before taxes…not to mention how she has to pay back recording, promotional and other labor expenses)? I hope it was worth it. In the music business, you’re only as good as the sales of your most recent release. No one is going to be impressed by how many free downloads it garnered. Samsung made out like a bandit, but Rihanna ultimately didn’t. Now Rihanna (not Samsung) is the one who has to live down an underperforming album, see it lower her market value, and will be tasked with trying to overcome it. MJ would have never made a deal like this.

  34. What now February 9, 2016

    O-K!

  35. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy February 9, 2016

    Tthe lengths of biased writing to diminish Rihanna’s success. You keep trying to systematically placate the album as a failure to traditional standards when the opposite is the message thus the name ANTI. The message of this album is that no industry rules matter to her. For further inquiry, check out the NY Times article where they changed their own tune…

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/08/magazine/rihannas-anti-is-the-record-you-make-when-you-dont-need-to-sell-records.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/

    • What now February 9, 2016

      I SWEAR your comments neva fail moi! Bravo once again bish!

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy February 9, 2016

        ?? Thank You @WhatNow I just speak my mind and I’m happy that you agree

    • Career Ender February 9, 2016

      oh she didn’t want to sell records?
      .
      the album should have remained free then
      .
      EVERY ARTIST MAKE MUSOC TO SELL, ITS BUSINESS 101
      .
      you don’t sell you get fired!

    • Tyler Makiavelli February 9, 2016

      If she didn’t care about records, then why’d she scrap the whole album in the first place??
      Rihanna doesn’t care about the music. Once again, she sold out for money and SALES.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy February 9, 2016

        Have you heard of anything such as artistic expression which is the entire message as ANTI?. Clearly if you listen to the album, which I know your closet stan ass has, it’s a different direction in it’s entirety. Man, I see why some of you stan for Beyonce; it’s special-ed leading special-ed.

    • Hmmm… February 9, 2016

      New York Times, the site that has a different opinion about Rihanna every week…?? The navy is clawing for good things to say about Anti at this point. This is the same site that contributed a 50 out of 100 to Rihanna’s meta critic score… So if New York Times really believed that Anti was about the art and not the sales, why didn’t they give the ART a good review?? I could understand your point and purpose of posting this link if the NY times had given the album a good review and then came back and said “hey, Rihanna’s sales don’t matter, it’s about the art”. But that’s not what they did. You posted a link from “A” Rihanna fan who is also writes for the NY times and likes the album (even though his colleagues feel differently, hence the 50) and says that the sales don’t matter. How much weight does this hold???

  36. Career Ender February 9, 2016

    I heard the floppage is worst in the UK

  37. d February 9, 2016

    It’s funny how the stars were defending the sales because ” NO PHYSICAL ” release….yet knock others for poor sales when those artists didn’t release to the target/best buy/walmarts. And low and behold, the physical sales didn’t do jack sh** for Rihanna.

  38. Barb B**** February 9, 2016

    hahahaha she will be lucky if she sees 500k. And they mocked TPP

    • SWISH February 9, 2016

      they will continue to do so because Rihanna has a platinum plaque for anti

      • Barb B**** February 9, 2016

        That she purchased herself?

  39. Fran February 9, 2016

    SCREAMING! The absolute FLOPPAGE. Not her flopping harder than Artpop and triple harder than 4. No wonder it’s such a ghost town in these Navy streets.

  40. RIP February 9, 2016

    ?? Karma!! All the s*** the navy talked! No matter how they spin it, an artist of her status shouldn’t be selling like this. At least they have “Work”

    Anti is a flop! Deal with it!
    ?????? Rihanna out here selling Ariana,Tamar,and K.Michelle numbers!!

  41. SMH February 9, 2016

    I find it hilarious that beyonce’s ever so insecure fan base constantly attacks Rihanna’s sales, and yet Adele just outsold beyonce’s entire discography with one album but they don’t spend one second trying to come for Adele’s fans lol.

    • XoMoDe February 9, 2016

      I find it totally hilarious that when Rihanna’s insecure fans can’t use Rihanna to lash back at Beyonce, they bring Adele up out of thin air. Here’s a newsflash, clown…everything Adele supposedly “did to” Beyonce, she also “did to” Rihanna,so be quiet.

      • Hmmm… February 9, 2016

        Lmaooooooo BLOOP!!!! Exactly. If Adele’s sales killed Beyonce’s discography, what did it do to Rihanna’s?? And the biggest Kiiii of it all is that out of the three, Rihanna is the one with the most music!! ??? ? @SMH All you did was further highlight how low on the totem pole Rihanna is as an album seller. ?

      • Rozel February 9, 2016

        Not sell more records though.

        Rihanna album sales>>> Beyonces album sales.

        Rihanna most marketable>>>Beyonce not

        Rihanna Greatest selling female of all time second only to Mariah Carey.>>>>>Beyonce not even in the top 5.

        This site may lie to you all about Rihanna daily, but stats don’t lie, she’s in the record books and she’s only 27 years old.

    • WINTZ February 9, 2016

      Mvthafukkers forget that we are talking about RIHANNA!!! Not the special ed blonde.
      .
      Rihanna sold more albumss WORLDWIDE than that unscrupulous overhyped blonde TO-DATE.
      GO DO YOUR RESEARCH! Worldwide sales >>> Local sales. What other pity accolades do u want to pin on BEYblonde??

      Rihanna is NOT from the USA and yet she managed to shift 10million albums locally in 10 years. To pit BeyJealous’ US market sales figures against Rihanna’s to make her seem huge is stupid and all the world does is laugh and go back to charting ICONNA’S music.
      .
      Youngest Serial Hit Maker of this generation created an incredulous trafficking rampage in France with her last visit for fuks sake- ICONNA is an international superstar in every sense of the word. SEETHE
      .
      And hellllooooo… When u are an artist of Rihanna’s calibre that own her Masters in Music…you have the artistic freedom to put out an album that is true to who u r without having to worry about sales. And yet the amazing hits that are on ANTI will have the album selling slowly but surely.
      .
      Hive you think u are mad at ICONNA but you are really mad at Samsung for paying your fave dust! Was the blonde ever named most marketable… Like.. Ever? Kiii
      .

      .
      Like mentioned earlier, This is Rihanna we are talking about! Her promotional game is superb and she WILL do ANTI justice!
      .
      There are a good number of hits on ANTI that will carry the album successfully through it’s tenor.
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      The navy was gifted this amazing album. We stay blessed.. Never stressed.
      .

  42. HailBeysus February 9, 2016

    In other news people are frustrated that The Queens pre-sales tickets are a gone. Next week she gunna sell out!!! SCREAMING now i just need that Album!!!

  43. CollectingPrivates February 9, 2016

    This is my favorite album from her. Same old mistakes , needed me, close to you, kiss it better should all be singles.

    • Ziggy Stardust February 9, 2016

      You’re right. Especially, “Kiss It Better”. That’s my joint right there. Like I said before, it reminds me so much of something Prince or Miguel would do.

    • WINTZ February 9, 2016

      The mesmerizing beat for “Same Old Mistakes” though!! UGH! My vertebrae shivered!!

  44. Ziggy Stardust February 9, 2016

    I honestly didn’t think I was going to like the album, based on what’s been said about it. But, I sat and listened to it last last, and surprisingly, I like it! It’s definitely different from her previous albums. But, that’s what I like about it. “Kiss It Better” (sounds like something Prince would do),”Consideration”, “Needed Me”, “Same Ol’ Mistakes” and “Love On The Brain” (which has a nice old school Etta James vibe to it), are the standouts for me. That’s why I can’t always go by critics. I like to check things out for myself. I like that she’s not afraid to try new and different things with her music.

  45. No favs, just here for the music February 9, 2016

    Samsung already took care of her so I personally didn’t feel the need to go out and buy it. I have zero respect for the way she tried cheating the sales system. It was BS.

  46. Barb-wire February 9, 2016

    What’s fRihanna in 2016??? We don’t know ha!

  47. Theman February 9, 2016

    At least she tried something different musically. Some artists see releasing ton of videos as being artistic. She went for a different sound. If she gets a few hits then her album will be fine. Y’all want this girl to fail so badly. Sam acts like a woman. Why are you always trying to solicite opinions about Beyonce vs Rihanna. They are two beautiful women of color. Can’t they just do their thing & be great without the crap? It’s blogs like this that keep crap going on between these superstar female artists. Y’all don’t get tired of this back & forth bs? Rihanna’s albums usually sales consistently. Sam is very womanly when it comes to Rihanna. Regardless of whatever, it’s like a female always bashing this girl. Shut up already.

  48. How Many Drinks February 9, 2016

    She is going to flop so hard. Dont expect her album to sell much more either because she doesnt have that initial hit this time that usually carries her era. And I can’t with all the excuses had this been Beyonce you would be dragging her through the mud for days. It was inevitable anti was going to flop. All this s*** about her album not being commercial and available for free is b*******. Her commercial songs from last year flopped as well. 4 still managed to sell 300k with a leak and a flop lead single. Isn’t Rihanna supposed to be the next biggest thing to Madonna? She hasn’t released an album in 3 years people should be missing her enough to for her at least to have seen 300k by now. It’s pathetic.Beyonce is almost 20 years into her career and has still got more excitement around her new era than Rihanna. I told yall that without a major radio hit Rihanna is nothing. Even if Beyonce was to flop she could still sell a tour like hot cakes because she is a world class performer. As we have seen, Rihanna cannot. Rihanna is nothing. Her smoke and mirrors is finally falling.

  49. RihannasoldmorerecordsthanBeYonceworldwideThis iswhyHiveareMaaad. February 9, 2016

    We are not worried. No TV performances. When she hits that Grammy stage, Brits stage, work video and the tour. Her sales will rise,rise and rise. This is Rihanna man.

  50. King Mark111 /.\ February 9, 2016

    Navi got the album, Rihanna got her check, Samsung get marketing, Tidal got traffic. Only the haters are still on sales when we all already won. #WeGlad #TheyMad
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    But let’s see FlopNation chart.

    • King B February 9, 2016

      LOL. A buzz single that isn’t on iTunes?

      • WINTZ February 9, 2016

        Rihanna’s buzz singles charted without iTunes U special ed blonde loving heaux

  51. BeyBarbFenty February 9, 2016

    it’s a shame
    this album does not deserve this
    i love riri and this is her best album since Rated R

  52. J.ETONE February 9, 2016

    Rihanna puttin you haters to Work …industry fraud beyonce album sales aren’t mind blowing either that b.itch takes years to go even double platinum. …..

  53. yesterday was Aaliyah 37birthday to the good music February 9, 2016

    Nice but people already heard Rihanna album even tho it not out yet

  54. janvier February 10, 2016

    Lol all the excuses navy giving. Just stfu ur girl failed this time & if not careful will continue like this. Art my a s s.

  55. Junior in Jamaica February 10, 2016

    Meanwhile the RIAA handed her two plaques and the poor Bee Hive can’t afford the presale tickets!

    LOL!

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