Universal Music On Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Drama: “The Whole Thing Is Absurd”

Published: Wednesday 3rd Feb 2016 by David
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Universal Music has a bone to pick with Jay Z‘s Tidal streaming service…and it’s over its handling of Rihanna‘s latest album ‘ANTI.’

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Rihanna calls Roc Nation, Tidal’s sister company, her management and label home. As fans already know, Roc falls under the Universal Music Group’s umbrella making the ‘Thug in my Life‘ star one of their more bankable entertainers.

Alas, the label are deeply unhappy with Tidal’s handling of her new LP and furious that it claimed it was to blame for its leaking last week.

Yes, representatives from the streaming company claimed the album leaked because “of a system error caused by Universal Music Group” and that “the error was not something Tidal caused.”

Now, after fans learned of the project’s modest sales, a perturbed Universal executive (who asked to remain anonymous) made his way to Billboard HQ and told them this…

This whole thing is absurd, we would have taken responsibility if it were our error. Instead of having their flack flail around trying to revise their own media spin, maybe they should just focus on serving Rihanna — that’s what we’re focused on.

Tidal is yet to respond.

Unfortunately, it seems the ongoing drama surrounding the album is unlikely to fade away anytime soon as all parties now find themselves faced with saving the project from commercial ruin..

As it stands, the release is predicted to move a little over 95,000 units in its opening week and will not see Samsung’s purchase of an undisclosed number of its digital copies aid it on its chart journey.

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If the project does sell as many units as industry experts believe it will it’s set to deliver one of the lowest opening week numbers to be delivered by a major female Pop artist of Rihanna‘s elk in quite some time moving half as many units as Nicki Minaj‘s ‘The Pinkprint’ and three times less than Beyonce‘s lowest selling album ‘4.’

Fortunately, all isn’t lost.

For its lead single ‘Work’ is currently heating up the Billboard Hot 100 with help from its featured artist Drake as critics continue to shower praise on the album track ‘Kiss it Better.’

Hit this link for more details ‘Work’s impressive chart debut.

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  1. ?Queen Molly? February 3, 2016

    Omg all these rihanna post chile #NextSubjectPlease

    • Fancy BISH February 3, 2016

      Chile, Tidal need some 460 Spray to clean up this hot mess…oops, I meant 409 lol 🙂

      • Lulu February 3, 2016

        This ARTpoop II era is going to last 5 weeks max.
        Bookmark me..goats.

        😆

    • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

      Queen of Scam on the news again. Which fingers she put in her booty today, huh b*tch?

    • Lamb4Life February 3, 2016

      this dumb b*tch is making lame and petty headlines which I highly optimistic that this era is going to make her relevant as … a toothpick.

      • rosy February 3, 2016

        B**** stfu you maggot

    • ras February 3, 2016

      Stop blaming tidal this campaign been a mess since jump

      • MJ February 3, 2016

        Yeah but …. The navy should blame Jayz’s label for the messy roll out of her album though.

    • Fancy BISH February 3, 2016

      Official UK Chart Update (pure sales, as of today)
      1 ZAYN – PILLOWTALK 80,000
      2 Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car 48,200
      3 Rihanna feat. Drake – Work 44,100
      4 Shawn Mendes – Stitches 43,700
      5 Justin Bieber – Love Yourself 36,100

      1 Sia – This Is Acting 22,800
      2 David Bowie – Blackstar 21,000
      3 David Bowie – Best of Bowie 20,900
      4 Charlie Puth – Nine Track Mind 17,100
      5 Rihanna – ANTI 16,800

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        SCREAMING!!!! The UK is done with her. Poorthing they were her best selling market I CANNOT!!!

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        Beyonce on UK Albums Chart on December 15, with two-day sales of 67,858 digital copies. —–> Friah 16,800 6 days ?????
        #WhereDaSlaviAt

  2. HailBeysus February 3, 2016

    Poor Frih all this drama is just proving what a label slave she still is KIII!!! Wher is her say why is the pupper silent!! Cut her string damnit!!! The GP NEED ANSWERS LMFAO
    #460

    • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

      puppet

    • King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

      Still can’t spell Slave_HIVe?

      • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

        B**** you are as dumb and illogical as a box of rocks and you’re trying to come for someone’s intelligence?? Spell FLOP b**** lmaoooo

    • rosy February 3, 2016

      Go get a job and get off rih post your stale p**** is dry and smell like a sewage system

  3. katy k February 3, 2016

    Beyonce is the reason,she wants to destroy Rihanna and that is why rihanna didn’t have normal promo and couldn’t release the album ALL YEAR.

    • KillaB February 3, 2016

      Yea, because BEYONCÉ completely controls all labels. You people always try to shade the Queen. She needs not fret, she overshadows h*** with no album, movie or anything. She stays booked, regardless. Rihanna is and always has been a non-factor in the world of BRAND BEYONCÉ.

      • Memo February 3, 2016

        Rihanna has made a greater impact worldwide.

    • Lamb4Life February 3, 2016

      The days of beer gushing and karaoke music is finally over. Green tea please, Goat?

    • XoMoDe February 3, 2016

      LOL, sure kid. I thought Rihanna had her “own label” and “owned her own masters.” Why wasn’t she more hands-on with the roll out? Why didn’t she tell them how SHE wanted this thing handled? Assuming she didn’t. If she didn’t, then that just means she’s still just a puppet of Jay-Z, controls nothing and that her “label” is nothing more than a name and logo that can be rescinded at a moments notice. If she did, however, then that tells me that she is an idiot without a real as to how to competently handle her business and should’ve let the grown ups do it instead. Either way this looks bad for her.

      • Cupid February 4, 2016

        I don’t understand how giving away 1mill paid for albums, selling 400k ww via tidal and 100k via iTunes, etc in 3days is a bad thing? It doesn’t look good on the charts but that’s 1.5million sold ww… Come on now. Let’s be real. This is probably the most money she’s gained from an album now that she owns her masters! Do the math. So what if billboard didn’t count the copies Samsung bought or any bought via tidal! Rihanna won!

  4. Tyler Makiavelli February 3, 2016

    Somebody hand me a napkin so I can wipe up all of this piping hot tea!!! kiiii

  5. SipTheTruth February 3, 2016

    Bigger numbers were expected but either way rihanna stays on people lips and there is a change of 2-3 hit singles of the album. I feel like this campaign was an experiment more than anything

  6. #JACKIE February 3, 2016

    Blah who cares anymore. She flopped. It people wanted anti they would have it. Better luck next time fRih.

    • Lamb4Life February 3, 2016

      not interested. the leak was expected.

  7. Oscar February 3, 2016

    I’m tired of hearing about this. I sense she will go generic pop next era ala LOUD

  8. Erica February 3, 2016

    This is so embarrassing, but if rihanna and rocnation weren’t trying to cheat this wouldn’t have happened. Glad Universal is calling them out because they tried the same thing with Apple when her singles flopped last year. And who is this Kim person from Tidal? She needs to stop talking because she’s making rihanna and tidal look even worst. Mess.

    • XoMoDe February 3, 2016

      “This is so embarrassing”

      It really is. I almost don’t wanna make fun of her. Almost.

  9. Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

    Lmaoooo can this era get anymore pathetic???!!!

  10. Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

    Didnt 4 leak a month in advance and still sold over 300k first week??!! The excuses they make for this puppet!!!! Lmaooo

  11. Cinnamon Girl February 3, 2016

    Rihanna’s tour is not selling good, either. Well, in the words of Chair Sheen:
    See You On The Way Down, Bich!

  12. RihYonce February 3, 2016

    I honestly think there is another part of ANTI coming , so maybe it could be a turn around but who knows , I’m over all of these Rihanna post like damn what else is going on ?

    • Cinnamon Girl February 3, 2016

      Another part to Anti? Sweetie Anti is a serious flop. Why would they make a Part 2?

    • XoMoDe February 3, 2016

      Of course there is. This whole thing was a disaster, so to save face, cover her own ass and get out of the red she’s probably already desperately recording a quick followup with the safest, poppiest music that whatever trendy producers Roc Nation can afford are willing to give her. I’m very sure that there won’t be another 3+ year wait. Anti pt 2 coming to a Black Friday near you.

      • Memo February 3, 2016

        When Beyoncé experiments with her music the way Rihanna does, you can talk.

      • FAF February 3, 2016

        Probably release w 10 more songs

  13. Cinnamon Girl February 3, 2016

    *Charlie*

  14. RihYonce February 3, 2016

    She should’ve just surprise released it on that Friday on ITUNES!! It would’ve done better , that tidal crap is whack and dumb she could’ve just put a exclusive sneak peak of the “work” video or something.

    • Cinnamon Girl February 3, 2016

      Excuses excuses

    • XoMoDe February 3, 2016

      One things for sure, Beyonce’s next album won’t be handled like this. I’m sure Bey’s team is looking at ANTI, chuckling, and making sure that they avoid everything Rihanna just did…including the Tidal exclusive crap.

      • Anne February 3, 2016

        I honestly don’t think a brief period of Tidal availability would hurt Beyoncé. Like other comments have said, when 4 leaked she still opened with over 300 despite the lack of a big radio hit.

  15. Cinnamon Girl February 3, 2016

    Ciara is a class act. She could be taking some serious shots at Rihanna but she’s on vacation with Russell Wilson,enjoying her life like the classy woman that she is

    • Memo February 3, 2016

      She’s had many chances to take shots at Rihanna, yet she has failed.

      • Cinnamon Girl February 3, 2016

        Because Ciara is a grown woman. Rihanna is a little girl. Women don’t play with little girls

      • FAF February 3, 2016

        Rihanna’s needs her fatback hairdresser and Wesley snipes to ghostwrite her jokes u ever notice she weak when they not around ? Lol

  16. Weezy Tha Goat February 3, 2016

    This era is a mess, hopefully she renews her membership with the Illumanti cause this is just tragic.

  17. Lamb4Life February 3, 2016

    She and Gaga should become a lesbian partner.

    • Buttercup February 3, 2016

      Ain’t gaga married? And also don’t shade gaga. She is getting paid her coins and accolades from shows. She know how to make her money cuz she’s a real musician and in control of her brand unlike Rih.

      • Lamb4Life February 3, 2016

        gaga is also a scammer. 99cent deals and discounted singles..

      • Ummm February 3, 2016

        Gaga actually sold her albums at full price to Amazon, they are the ones that sold it for 99c to promote their digital store you dumb ass but then again your hatred for Gaga makes you ignore the truth. Without the 99c special she still managed to go gold in one week so stay pressed you f**

    • Xxx February 3, 2016

      Gaga even worse b****. She begged her fans on Twitter by saying her ArtFart was the record of the millennium. Turn out …not even a record of the month. ???

  18. beykim loves bieber one direction beyonce miley and gaga February 3, 2016

    This era is a TrageddRih and she should hang it up.Anyway how has everyone been?

  19. beykim loves bieber one direction beyonce miley and gaga February 3, 2016

    Mark trust me if u want to stay sane don’t live in denial.We All know you can’t function in reality

  20. .:: Centurion ::. February 3, 2016

    ANTI is still #1 on iTunes. She’s about to make histoRIH for the biggest jump to #1 by a Female on the Billboard 200. Another one for the record books.

    • Lamb4Life February 3, 2016

      streaming mostly..im sure. goats don’t have money. many are prostitutes living with their kids cause daddy is gone.

      • tell them da truth lamby February 3, 2016

        😆

    • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

      lmaoooooooo A f****** mess!!!!!

      • .:: Centurion ::. February 3, 2016

        How? You sound mad. 😆

      • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

        You sound delusional b****!!

      • .:: Centurion ::. February 3, 2016

        The album will ascent from #27 to #1. Are you missing a couple of brain cells or something?

      • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

        lmaooo the fact that you think that’s something to brag about tho. How many copies sold b****?

      • .:: Centurion ::. February 3, 2016

        I wasn’t, but anything that has to do with making a record is to be celebrated. You sound hella-stupid. ?

      • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

        What record?? This is the dumbest s*** i’ve ever heard. Celebrating debuting at #27 with 460 copies sold to going to number one with 150k including streams. I can see if her album debuted at number 1. Beyonce had all five of her albums debut at number 1. THAT IS A RECORD b****! lmaoo

      • .:: Centurion ::. February 3, 2016

        SCREAMING! WTF? No other woman in the history of the Billboard chart has shifted 27 spots to claim the #1 spot on the Billboard 200, thus making moving from #27 to #1 a record. Am I making no sense to you? Are you stupid or something, or do suffer from Dyscalculia? We all know the no-life-having-āss-høe-hive have a problem with Math and numbers in general. You just waisted my time and wrote a whole bunch of nothing. ???

      • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

        Still hyping mediocrity i see. lmaoo You’re still missing the point of her even debuting at #27 with 460 little copies sold. Beyonce HAS NEVERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your fave is as done as that third world infested b*** hole of yours!!!

      • .:: Centurion ::. February 3, 2016

        You’re still trying? “Beyonce did this… Beyonce has that…”Are you that pressed that Rihanna will be making another record, the Billboard 200 this time around? ??? I cannot! Sweety, your fumes, cries and moans, no matter how loud you holler, cannot change the inevitable m’kay? Now go cry yourself to sleep. ?

  21. beykim loves bieber one direction beyonce miley and gaga February 3, 2016

    I miss being here as much as I used to.I really wish I could but I can’t ;(.I miss some of you guys and I just wanted to say Hi to the Hive.Hi Tyler…..Bye,I’ll be back if I can

    • Ummm February 3, 2016

      Who are you?

      • beykim loves bieber one direction beyonce miley and gaga February 3, 2016

        Somebody who is less dumber than u freak

  22. tell them da truth lamby February 3, 2016

    without streaming this dumb b*tch will b a done deal. goats don’t make much money. so they will sit at starbucks using a free wi-fi pretending to sip those empty cups while listening to Tiflopdal for 4 -6 hours.

  23. StrawberryMuffin24 February 3, 2016

    This album and era is a damn cheating mess and so embarrassing!

  24. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

    So y’all aren’t gonna post that her predictions have increased? She’s guaranteed to sell at least 105k in pure sales now and 145 – 155k including streaming. I really don’t see the “Flopping” here considering that’s just digital. When it comes to album sales, physical copies still make up a much bigger percentage.

    • Barb B**** February 3, 2016

      ???? still less than Nicki and Ariana.

  25. Rihluv February 3, 2016

    How are u trying to shame her for first week sales when
    1 . The album was out for FREE
    2. This isn’t even based on a full first week scale
    3 . It’s already platinum and she’s already 25 million richer
    4 . She just tied a record with legends
    5 . It is a critically exceptional album , maybe her best in terms of quality !

    U just mad … AF .. But you been mad for like legitimately 11 years so carry on ! U act like she owes u something … Sam , Rihanna don’t give a flying fck bout what u think or your obsessed pressed behavior

    • Cinnamon Girl February 3, 2016

      Her album has been out for a week. Not the physical, the digital. The album is platinum because Samsung bought it for her. Question: Why are the Rhitards so dumb?

  26. LDN Chick February 3, 2016

    I cannot with this flop of an era anymore. #460in3hours

    • Lol February 3, 2016

      Jay z is the pimp of music. How come Riri is not on Forbes list?! Think fools..

  27. Emerald February 3, 2016

    Do you guys think this album will sell 500k at the end of it all?

    • Sara February 3, 2016

      Hard to tell cause streaming and Samsung could manipulate the system. Billboard can no longer be trusted anymore!

      • Emerald February 3, 2016

        So far, they haven’t had much success manipulating Billboard they’ve just purchased her a platinum plaque which could end up coming back to haunt her if she doesn’t even sell 500k

  28. Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

    Since when is 150k debut numbers considered good for a “Pop Queen”? 4 would and has NEVER!!!!!! I can’t with the hypocrisy and the hyping of below mediocrity!

  29. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

    150k… without physical sales. ?

    • Sit Grandma February 3, 2016

      Gradmariah…cant even remember when she last hit #1. 1968?!!!

      • OMG Logic!!! February 3, 2016

        The same year as Thighyonce sweetheart.

    • Cinnamon Girl February 3, 2016

      The problem is that she hasn’t sold that much yet

  30. Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

    Beyonce made an itunes record with self titled in hours and you’re talking about 150k???!!!!! lmaooo the fuckingg decline.

    • Knowles Carter February 3, 2016

      The navy is reaching with T Rex arms at this point. The damage control is real. It’s time for them to humble themselves.

  31. Barb B**** February 3, 2016

    @Slay_Hive the standards are so low. Isn’t she supposed to be a digital Queen kiii? Why can she not sell more than Nicki with a Digital release.?

    • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

      lmaooo yea their standards are really low. Like how can you not see that this era is a flop. Especially compared to Beyonce who they love to shade. I told them Rihanna won’t see platinum again(the fair way) If Nicki and Gaga struggled(two artists wayyyy more talented and respected than her) Why wouldn’t rihanna struggle? Those hit singles have tricked them into thinking she’s on Beyonce’s level, but as we see with these p*** poor sales, that’s not the case.

  32. Smile February 3, 2016

    The 460 sales is irrelevant and everybody knows it but granted people will find anything to hate about the girl so they will run with it.

    I’m glad Rihanna switched it up and is trying something different this time around. Aside from this blog and psychotic Beyoncé fans – I hear nothing but good things about this album… Which is what really matters.

    Can’t wait to see how the year turns out for her.

  33. Knowles Carter February 3, 2016

    This has been an embarrassing year for the Navy. First the underperforming singles, then the push backs and major industry people shading and dragging Rihanna to no end, now her album has flopped. I doubt if anyone would be dragging Rihanna if she focused on the music for once and not smoke and mirrors. Beyonce would never. 🙂

  34. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

    Beyawncé’s album was an iTunes exlcusive tho. Rihanna’s album was available for free for days and she’s still managing to hit #1 based strictly on digital sales. Y’all bored and desperate AF

    • Knowles Carter February 3, 2016

      It’s still digital though. Just stop responding because you’re looking like a fool. Beyonce sold 80k in 3 hours. When will Rihanna or Mariah?

    • K byeee February 3, 2016

      Grandmariah is now a nightclub singer. So…sit.

  35. Mariah The Legend February 3, 2016

    not one of the most dragged beyonce stan commentator coming out of hiding only Rihanna posts. LMFAOOOOOO how your edges doing?

    • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

      B**** i know you’re not referring to me???!!! Yea b**** run to your troll account hoeee

      • Mariah The Legend February 3, 2016

        who else would I be talking about? LOOOL at you flop asss still claiming im a troll since 2015. LMFAOOOOOOO. like I said, how your egdes doing? you still in hiding?

      • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

        B**** first of all who tf are you??!!!! I’m not interested in having conversations with weak ass trolls who are scared to reveal their true identities, in fear of being dragged and embarrassed. NO amount of accusing and lying on me will stop you hoess from getting dragged by split ends. psycho ass biitch

  36. Barb B**** February 3, 2016

    Yall were right about the fact she cannot sell without a hit song to carry her era. Her tour is flopping and her album sales are tanking all while ‘Work’ tumbles down itunes with every new release. I am living for this karma. No one sees it for Rihanna the ‘artist’

  37. Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

    B**** exclusive or not. It was still PURCHASED!! and for $16 dollars and no anti diary promo bullshiit. Beyonce sold 100k within four hours boo!!! Let’s also not forget 4 leaked a month before it’s release date. Still sold over 300k first week and is still platinum without a top ten hit!! When tf will fRih??????

  38. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

    Rihanna has always been a CONSISTENT seller. She was never known for first week sales yet most of her albums are platinum/ 2x platinum. If you’re gonna sell big first week, then your sales in the long run should be eyeing Adele, Bruno, and Taylor’s instead of stalling and flopping like shît in the following weeks ??

    • Knowles Carter February 3, 2016

      But why don’t people run out and purchase her music in droves? She should be able to sell over 500K first week with every new release. Beyonce did it. Drake does it. Taylor does it. Adele does it. Is Rihanna not a major popstar? Your excuses are only digging the hole deeper.

    • LDN Chick February 3, 2016

      That doest even make sense considering BEYONCE outsold Unapologetic in the end.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

        Only sold more locally. UNA sold better worldwide. And don’t even bring up that FAKE 5 million WW “receipt” when the official sales sources have it below 4 million ??

      • LDN Chick February 3, 2016

        Doesn’t matter. Aren’t we talking about first week sales in the US? LOL. Make up your mind about what you are ACTUALLY trying to argue.

  39. Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

    Ain’t no long run sales anymore doll!! You have to strike while the iron is hot in this current industry! First week sales determine the success of your album in the long run. Majority of the sales come from the first few weeks/months. We saw what happened to Janet’ Jackson’s unbreakable. When was the last time we heard from Janet?. I expect fRih to follow suit!! B**** is washed up, aint no fuckingg soap involved. saddddd

    • Blue Ivy Rod February 3, 2016

      so we’re really going to pretend that Beyonce last two albums couldn’t outsell Rihannas last one? You only bring up first week sales because your faves album sales is lackluster compared to A dele or Taylor. your fave is a decent album and single seller, she makes her money back whenever she tours thats why she has so many and have so many dates. the real shade is someone who you call lazy and non talent model has her masters before the so called king of the world. isn’t beyonce supposed to have all the rights to her music yet by the look of all those lawsuits she has been served guess it’ll be a while until she knows what the word free means. she might as well sing some negros spirituals on the record because she’s worse off than a slave . just saying

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        First off Self Titled has sold more than Frih. It has officially over 4 million copies sold. Second Rihanna having her master’s really doesn’t prove shiiit. She hasn’t done anything with em yet. The fact for the past 10 years she’s literally been just a product for Def Jam to chann hits through her says it all. Beyonce has always had creative direction and input with her music. Say what y’all want but she has help write alot of her music. Rihanna is notoriously known throughout the music industry as just being a pop voice to lend to hit makers, songwriters and producers. This era is a mess. University Music and Roc Nation fighting over how her music is handled furthur proves she sti has no voice or doesn’t believe in herself enough to take 100% controll over her music. Where is her say. Why are two record labels calling out each other instead of Cheatanna. I mean she has her masters right? She’s her own boss right? These k** Swallowers have been arguing she ANSWERS to no one. Well clearly Universal and Roc Nation are embarrassed by this era. Look they’re pointing fingers. After all the smoke and mirrors has cleared its clear as we still see Rihanna struggling to break free from labels.

      • XoMoDe February 3, 2016

        “so we’re really going to pretend that Beyonce last two albums couldn’t outsell Rihannas last one?”

        I stopped reading there. Your opening sentence made it obvious that you haven’t a clue as to what you’re talking about. Self-titled outsold Rihanna’s last album in less than 2 weeks. In fact, Beyonce’s last 2 albums outsold Rihanna’s last two. And I promise you that ANTI won’t come anywhere near the sales of any Beyonce album. So what the hell ARE you talking about, Caitlyn? You just clowned yourself in the worse way with that. Be quiet.

      • Blue Ivy Rod February 3, 2016

        receipts.

  40. Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

    SElf titled topped the BIllboard 200 chart for THREE weeks with over 300k sold EACH week. When tf will Anti-Certifications???!!! Stay in your lanes hoessssssss lmaooo

  41. Hot Coco February 3, 2016

    Billboard is easy to manipulate…im sure they are hacking the soundscan server to push more sales. Everyone knows Riri’s music sucks. And a streaming is nothing. Buy a software and keep on playing. A hit record in this era means nothing..

  42. Tina Lord Roberts February 3, 2016

    The promotion for this album started two years ago, and she’s supposed to be – according to her lemmings – “the biggest pop star in the world.” There should have been enough anticipation for this junk to debut with at least 400k+ in just PHYSICAL SALES. These numbers are ghastly for someone of Rihanna’s supposed “caliber” and prove that she isn’t the force that her team spins or that her stans like to make her out to be on the Internet. The Samsung million doesn’t count. People will take something that they’re able to get for free. The reality is that she’s doing less than f****** Miley Cyrus. Hell, even Chris had more returns than her. Rihanna’s sales figures have always been mediocre or just ok. Her only strength has been that she’s been able to be consistent with “just ok” numbers that over time began to stockpile because she kept coming back again and again and again. But hell, now her ability to tread water is starting to dissipate.

  43. Smile February 3, 2016

    Lol Rihanna really has people feeling some type of way.

    2nd best selling female of all time behind Madonna… Nuff’ said.

    Enjoy ANTI y’all!

    • LisaZv February 3, 2016

      38…Madonna.
      29 …Rihanna.

      By 35, she will b in Vegas with Jlo

    • B. Hill February 3, 2016

      In addition to singles, Madonna also sold ALBUMS for $12+. Rihanna sales singles for $1.29, oh and free downloads! LOL I am enjoying ANTI tho. Watching it fail has literally made my week.

  44. David February 3, 2016

    Yall obsess with tha charts. So childish!!!

  45. David February 3, 2016

    Longevity is the key. 1m means nothing if 2nd week sales are down like Gaga’s Flop Her Way!

  46. WINTZ February 3, 2016

    Mad because no billion dollar corporation STANS for BEYneathHerPeers?!!


    MAD because RIHANNA started 2016 with breaking Legendary records while BEYlowground started 2016 by Killing Careers?!! (Coldplay)


    MAD because ANTI will be number 1 next week?! 460anna still stunting on you heauxz!! Kiii

    MAD because ICONNA does not need BYE to get some shine.

    MAD because the real T is that BEYfake has been PAYING the media to COURT the YOUNG icon to do a duet with her music can finally CHART.

    Kiiiiii

    SEETHE ON!!

    • Absolved February 3, 2016

      LOL@everything you just said. ANTI is a commercial flop to K-Tel “Best Of” proportions and again Rihanna is a laughing stock. Those numbers are pitiful and should be enough to get her dropped. I guess this is what happens when you attempt to sell a new album and forget to give another interview crying about that night with Chris.

  47. Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

    “MAD because the real T is that BEYfake has been PAYING the media to COURT the YOUNG icon to do a duet with her music can finally CHART.
    Kiiiiii”
    .
    B****** I am screaming at the delusion and lies!!! The navy is full of mf bitter NUTS!!!!!! I’m surprised you mentally unstable hoess haven’t killed yourselves yet!! I guess we have to wait until Bey comes and permanently wipes fRihanna off the map, with her next slayERA!

  48. Barb-wire February 3, 2016

    Gayyvy still trying to convince themselves fRih didn’t flop? #460 now that’s a muthafucken kiii

    • WINTZ February 3, 2016

      B!+€H the NAVY Ain’t the one having SLEEPLESS nights under BEYONCE’s posts!

      460anna STAY stunting on you heaux because ANTI will carry Rihanna that much closer to Legendary status!

      BYEchart is dissing LEGENDS because her BITTER azzzz already KNOW that she will NEVER sit with them.

      Stay mad!!

    • Keri Qween February 3, 2016

      But Onika barely sold 300k outside the US

      RIH sold 400k in less than 48 hours. Onika is local and washed sis

      • Barb B**** February 3, 2016

        TPP has outsold every Scary album combined #SIT

  49. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

    The hive is a disgrace… They’re a disgrace to humanity and a disgrace to people who are actually beautiful and classy and umm they just don’t have the vernacular that they think they possess. Somebody lied to them several times and told them they were intelligent beings, but they’re nothing like that, they’re nothing of the sort.

    • Barb-wire February 3, 2016

      Are you crying? #Sad

    • Riri, the Clown Fka Pray for the Youth February 3, 2016

      Lmaoooooo You don’t know what the word “vernacular” means ??????. I’m dead, it must be your SAT word of the day. Keep trying boo, you’ll get it.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

        U clearly didn’t get the joke dumb hoē. That was from Tiffany Pollard
        http://youtu.be/tTCCfRDfuCY

      • Riri, the Clown Fka Pray for the Youth February 3, 2016

        Ooooohhhh okay, Makes sense. We excerpt those whom we feel a rapport with, I suppose. You even memorized the entire thing. Interesting…

  50. briano 1 February 3, 2016

    I never want her to collab with befraudce

    • WINTZ February 3, 2016

      Imaging how many ways she tried to ask rihanna for a duet without really trying to look like she da one doing the asking. This blonde hired the M0+HAFU€KING media!!!

      Looooooooool I can’t…

  51. Barb-wire February 3, 2016

    Gworl… like how the fuxck are you going to sell 460 copies in 3 hours yet your fRih album has been one of the most anticipated in years? How b****? How?

    • Barb B**** February 3, 2016

      Kiii the fact that only 460 members of the Navy were feeling loyal at this point. The rest were broke ass cheapskates. Not them calling everyone else broke bums though.

    • WINTZ February 3, 2016

      B!+€H your fave was the ONLY FEMALE RAPPER out for several years with ABSOLUTELY no competition and STILL couldn’t manage to secure a GRAMMY!!!

      YOU are doing WAAAAAAY too much right now for someone who stans for a person whose light was dim by a one hit wonder!

      Please do not attempt to speak when u have no voice!!!
      STFU

  52. ListenLinda February 3, 2016

    Whoever said consistency isn’t the key and she needs to sell big first week is a fool. If I am not mistaking katy perry sells less than 300k with her first week sales and consistently sells 22k each week and ends up going platinum. Like you people are crazy. This woman is not worried. She gonna keep putting out music and the album gonna keep selling. Have you forgot it comes out in stores on Friday as a physical copy. Either way she not bothered. She just got richer. As much as I hate to say it, she probably is having problems with how it rolled out but I can guarantee she laughing at all of us while we keep throwing her name in the tabloids. At this rate, everyone will be giving this album promo for the next few months. This is why she stays most marketable and talked about and she will never go away because people just can’t stop talking about her whether it be good or bad. Same goes with Beyoncé. No one can keep those two names out of their mouths.

  53. Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

    lmao this b**** named StaleRiah is MADt!! poor little b****! Run back into your hole h**. No one missed you!! BYYYEEEE!!

  54. Ummm February 3, 2016

    Slayriah tour de toilet needs to have several

  55. Naomi February 3, 2016

    Some people are in so much denial it’s actually pathetic. Trying to cut every corner and make every excuse you can think of to mask this from being a flop only makes you and your fave look worse. And when all else fails… just call the Hive dumb and ugly. Haa. So predictable.

  56. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

    Has the D*** print scanned 1 million worldwide yet? Is she still struggling to pick up an award outside of EBT and nick Jr?

    • Barb B**** February 3, 2016

      B**** I’ll be asking you the same question about Anti flop at the end of the year considering after 3 years of hyping this miss, 8 struggle rooms, and stupid selfie, it couldn’t outdo TPP first week sales. This comment is bookmarked!

    • Barb-wire February 3, 2016

      The struggle read says it all Sis! You should be occupying that buy button on iTunes so Anti can sell 461 in 3 hours.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

        I will do that as soon as Nicki can win an award besides that one tired BET rap award she takes home annually.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

        Or at least when her ass implants stop looking uneven/lopsided

  57. EllieLights93 February 3, 2016

    Look, don’t get salty at us because Rihanna flopped.

  58. DIABETES UNBOthered February 3, 2016

    LOL thanks to CANTi.. I hope Bey has the most SIMPILEST album rollout ever. Like monday tease friday release date, tuesday reveal title, wendsday cover & tracklist, thursday first single, friday Video & Album out everywhere. Then next day announce the album already Platinum by shipments & Demand (not by SCAMsung). Rihs samsung deal wouldnt be so shady if she like Jayz didnt need it to go platinum. For jayz is was smart inovative biusness… for rih it was a desperate move that backfired. This is ALL KARMA for the time she hit that Fan with a mic & all he wanted to do was take her home with him.

  59. DIABETES UNBOthered February 3, 2016

    Monday 1st single
    Tuesday keep quiet lol
    Wndsday album title/cover/tracklist
    Thursday Video
    Friday Album out online & in stores.
    SATURDAY SELLS PREDICTIONS LOL
    SUNDAY BURY RIHSCEDULED CAREER next to ASHANTIS.

    • Anonymous February 3, 2016

      I don’t usually reply but STOP. You are hilarious.

  60. Ummm February 3, 2016

    LMAOOOO the Barbz are dragging

  61. Jamie February 3, 2016

    Ain’t no damn album leak. They did a test, and failed miserably. Albums leak all the time, and still do great. This roll-out just wasn’t thought out properly, and I can honestly say she deserves every bit of it. This chick needed some humble pie.

  62. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

    Explain to me how the “greatest female rapper” of all time is struggling for a million worldwide on ONLY her third album. But you wanna try Rihanna who has 7 platinum albums, 13 #1s, 8 Grammys, and already in the top 5 biggest selling female artists after only a decade. The struggle ass self drag.

    *waves at Lil Kim’s #1 single and her Grammy*
    And.. Iggy’s ??

    • Barb B**** February 3, 2016

      You wrote all that but the black madonna/biggest black female is still debuting with less than Ariana Grande ?

      Explain that?

  63. Hush February 3, 2016

    It’s comedy to me that the “Jan Brady” Navy is in here trying to deflect by bringing up Beyonce (who has NEVER flopped like this) rather than doing something that might be useful to their bruised egos: like buying Rihanna’s D.O.Anti album to help give it the boost that it desperately needs. No wonder she’s tanking. What’s the matter, are your mothers debit cards so overdrawn that that isn’t an option? Heh.

  64. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

    Dīcki be that flop hoē. Ha game over b*****, Gatorade, wet towel. ??

  65. Barb B**** February 3, 2016

    #460. Byeeee!

  66. DIABETES UNBOthered February 3, 2016

    Theres NOTHING WRONG with nikki flopping. She the only female rapper still selling so whatever she sells is the STANDARD for female rappers automatically even if its her lowest. For rihsceduled there is a problem becuz atleast 10 female pop acts debut higher & actually black acts. Shes at the bottom tier on all fronts including singles.rih is way to young to be flopping so hard. Shes only 27. No excuses nikki is almost 35.

    • Barb B**** February 3, 2016

      Preach it sis

  67. WINTZ February 3, 2016

    You worthless hating heffas have no ambition!!
    No life outside of TGJ! Its no surprise the people who repeatedly spam posts are the TROLLING hiveS! DISGRACEFUL!! Lol

    It’s always the same names showing up over and over And over and over and over…. Under OUR faves post.

    Y’all B!+€Hes are TIRED. Your #460 drag is like STALE-FU€K in a small room that needs to be AIRED like that DISEASE-RIDDEN tuna €UNT up top! Eww

    -RIHANNA stays stacked

    – RIHANNA will STiLL be the FIRST person u think about in the mornings and the last thing you TALK about before u go to bed!!

    -Nicki will STILL be GRAMMYLESS

    – BeyondRepair will STILL be LIP SYNCING…… off the charts…

    CONTINUE TO SEETHE!!

    • B. Hill February 3, 2016

      You’re mad and I love it. Between Rihanna flopping hard and your anger over the dragging she’s getting here, I’m literally in bliss! It’s eating you up! ROFLMAO! I’m feeding off your helpless rage and it’s so fuckn’ tasty! See, even tho you’re a loser and overall failure in life, turns out you’re actually good for something afterall! Keep it coming. 😉

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        Kiii Look at WINTZ flying up and down these post seething because her favs era just keeps getting Messer! Poor Frih after all the smoke and mirror she’s still a slave only this time she has 3 massa’s to answer to Roc Nation, Universal Music and Samsung ? LAWWWD TAKE THE WHEEL AND GIVE THS CHILD GUIDANCE!!
        #460
        #poordat
        #Justice4Anti
        #AntiNeedsPrayer
        #SmokeNMirrors

  68. WINTZ February 3, 2016

    Who daFU€ granted TGJ medical licence to harbour this DISEASE RIDDEN.. INSULIN defected, UNHEALTHY, OCTOPUS look alike B!+€H?!

    Find yourself to the nearest HOSPITAL u lazy food guzzling heaux!!!

    U will NOT die here!!!

    I repeat.. We want NO death shadow here!!

    • Avi February 3, 2016

      Cry those angry tears girl. Y’all leave poor WINTZ alone before that aneurysm bursts. Judging from the way she types, you can tell she’s already losing vision.

    • RICHIE_RICH February 3, 2016

      Awww you sound upset!!!! Bless this poor child

      #460theysayforgeta360deal

  69. Casual-T February 3, 2016

    Many of Rihanna’s fans who might have purchased the album got it for free; hence, low sales. This is common sense. I think the rollout was a mess, but perhaps her label is content with the sales from the Samsung promo.
    .
    This album was also poorly conceived. You can aim for “timeless” music all you want, but your album needs to also be stacked with radio- and stream-friendly hits.

  70. Mr. Cee February 3, 2016

    I had the make a doctor’s appointment this morning to get a prescription for excessive gagging for this whole debacle. #Gaggfluenza

  71. WINTZ February 3, 2016

    This is a RIHANNA post u r*****!

    Kiiii y’all STAY making the hive look THIRSTY and needy on the WORLDWIDE WEb.. its actually sad but carry on!!

    Who gona break a record on behalf of BEYLate?!

    How many SEETHING can you cram into the shortest month of the year?? Kiii GO!!!!

    We enjoy the seething!!

    Molly tired a** begging Sam to not promote ANTI!! Yet y’all stay BOMB rushing any affiliated post!!

    Ci-haha and BeyFAKE fans are swimming in that death pool of IRRELEVANCY!

    SEETHE ON B!+€H€S!! Lmaoooo

    • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

      Lmao listen here Madea! Lets not talk about relevancy when Frih is projected to debut at #5 in the UK. Easily Cheatannas biggest music market kiii!!! The self drag! The Queen is unbothered she could neva do #460 in 3 hours like fRih did ?
      #80,000 —-> #460 ?????

  72. DIABETES UNBOthered February 3, 2016

    @WINTZ !!!

    I hope thats NOT u in that avi. U hav no room to talk about THE SUGA. why u all FAT AND SLOPPY? U look like COUNTES VOUGH with DOWN SYNDRONE. And WORK is not a HIT, it will peak and leave the hot 100 just like ALL the singlez from 2015. Work sounds like a Leftover from Loud.

  73. FC/JC February 3, 2016

    I smell several lawsuits in the making…..

  74. Hackit February 3, 2016

    well I have the album now thanks to jigga man , but it’s not what I expected though it’s not that nice

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