Billboard 200: Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ Set To Return To #1 Next Week

Published: Thursday 21st Apr 2016 by Rashad
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Though already reigning over the Hot 100 with her hit ‘Work,’ ‘Kiss It Better’ beauty Rihanna could be kissing the top spot of the Billboard 200 ‘hello’ yet again next week with its parent ‘Anti.’

Clocking what would be its third non-consecutive week atop the tally, the album – once predicted as doomed by critics and even some fans – is seeing new life breathed into it courtesy of the singer’s supporting tour of the same name and recently released singles ‘Kiss’ and ‘Needed Me.’

But, before her faithful #Navy toast to their leader’s pending “Rih-turn” to #1 there, the accomplishment may be accompanied by troubling news.  Find out what we mean below:


Via Billboard:

“…Rihanna’s Anti could stage a return to the top slot, for a third nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The pop diva’s Anti has the edge in SEA and TEA…

Forecasters suggest Anti could sell around 10,000 to 15,000 in traditional album sales for the week, while the rest of its total units will be comprised of SEA and TEA.”

If Rihanna does best the equivalent album sales of the week’s other frontrunner for the top, Sturgill Simpson, the singer – based on the prediction above – will break her own record for having the lowest one week sales of any #1 album in history.

Her previous claim to the title came courtesy of the 17,000 sold her second week at #1.  Read more about that by clicking here.

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  1. BeyKnowlesBest April 21, 2016

    I’m impressed

    • Arfa April 21, 2016

      Her music is fuucking trash

      • Arfa April 21, 2016

        Adelephant needs to hurry up and release another single and video to kick this biitch in the face! I mean off the charts!

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 21, 2016

        Adele’s 25 triumph in 2016 is done! From ANTI becoming a pop cultural phenom to Beyonce dropping a damn movie on Saturday, there’s no more need for any blue-eyed soul when the melanin soul is now here!

  2. #Beautiful April 21, 2016

    Well deserved. It’s her best album thus far. That said… I’m ready for Bey to give her a run for her money. Just a little friendly competition. They’re both great!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 21, 2016

      Yes! Can’t wait for Beys album to DROP

  3. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is ? April 21, 2016

    Sad that a #1 album will only sell between 10k-15k. And that Needed Me video is boring.

  4. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 April 21, 2016

    As a Beyhive member I will be the first admit to threw SHADE at Rihanna for how this album rollout and exicution! However I think this era is starting to turn around for the better, I think she will struggle to sell 1 million in pure sales + streaming! However I think her single choices and success makes it up for the short comings! Congrats to your return at #1 ??????????

  5. RICHIE_RICH April 21, 2016

    Congrats RiRi…..

  6. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 21, 2016

    Baby girl is a beast! I’m beyond elated to see so much success from ANTI as it’s dwarfing its predecessor, Unapologetic. This album is truly a gem as she didn’t chase radio. She released an album full of songs that she wanted to listen to. And I thought y’all said she could only be successful if she made microwaveable, artificial McMusic?

    • RihYonce April 21, 2016

      I mean “Work” was a safe route song lol BUT I agree ANTI was much more than what everyone expected. She really slayed on this album ! I’m just excited for part 2 !

    • toeknee April 21, 2016

      Sis but what is work work work work, pls needed me isn’t some classic rnb. So…..

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 21, 2016

        Clearly you haven’t listened to the album but are rather generalizing based off your limited view of Rih. *puts in headphones and listens to Same Ol’ Mistakes*

  7. Rihboy April 21, 2016

    I don’t even care where this album places. It’s a daily necessity. Honestly played this album more than some of her past. But congrats! Now just bring that anti part 2 on!

  8. IStan4Rihanna. April 21, 2016

    INCREDIBLE – 3 non-consecutive weeks!

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    It’s a shame that ‘WORK’ isn’t projected to stay at #1 thus week on the Hot 100 as this would be the THIRD time she were able to top both charts simultaneously, but it’s okay however.

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    I am ready for “Needed Me” to soar into the Top 10, or possibly #1, now though.

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    GOOD JOB, RIH! 😉

  9. RihYonce April 21, 2016

    Good job Rih Rih !!! I’m still in love with ANTI it’s her best album & I listen to it everyday ! I’m so proud of her with this album ! Now we have Bey up next ! To stir the pot ! I’m loving the fact that we finally get albums from these two in the same year #QUEENS

  10. truthtea April 21, 2016

    Adele is not bothered by this! 25 has already broken many records, sold over 25 million ww with 9 million in the US alone despite only being released 5 months ago. What Adele has sold with 21 and 25 combined has already surpassed Rihanna’s entire career!!!

    • RihYonce April 21, 2016

      Who ever said Adele was bothered? Dang this post is about Rihanna how did Adele even become relevant to this post. Nobody cares about Adele right now

    • HailBeysus April 21, 2016

      Lol 25 has sold 19 million worldwide

      • BeyTheGr8 April 21, 2016

        The inflations for 25 is real as fukk!

  11. RihYonce April 21, 2016

    I can honestly I’ve never played a Rihanna album in full as much as I’ve played this album ! ANTI is dope from start to finish & it still sounds fresh as it did when it came out in January. I hope she continues to choose great singles & maybe even make a video for every song or at least a few more

  12. #JACKIE April 21, 2016

    This is the most successful flop album ever. Sales are the pits.

    • RihYonce April 21, 2016

      Worry about Ciara’s last 5 flop albums & the 6th flop that’s otw . She’s needs to give it up already ! She doesn’t stand a chance

    • shan April 21, 2016

      This is album is a hit……

    • Love April 22, 2016

      Lmaoo I know you’re not a Ciara fan talking s*** about somebody flopping, cause if anybody knows anything about flopping it’ll be your fave

  13. RihYonce April 21, 2016

    I wonder how ANTI 2 will sound ! Hopefully she goes the “needed me” “s** with me” “kiss it better” route with some more uptempo urban songs

    • Rihboy April 21, 2016

      Well according to the rumors it will be a mix between trap/pop/reggae. She worked with sia, she worked with popcan, cardogitwongs, jcole. I’m not sure what it will sound like but in pretty sure she will bring it. She probably reserved the best most polished for last. I won’t be shocked if she drops part 2 before her uk legs starts. It makes sense to either release while the tour is still going or rerelease in November with part2.

  14. HailBeysus April 21, 2016

    Congratz Rihanna

  15. Briano April 21, 2016

    Anti is a masterpiece period

  16. Datredd23 April 21, 2016

    Omg kiss it better is gaining momentum!

  17. Diabetic stroke April 21, 2016

    The deadvy was screaming 4LOP yet that era was the EXACT OPPOSITE of this one. Lol Anti just barely sells what 4 sold first week after a full month full album leak yet sumhow about to have more wks at the top tally and above adele whom probably sold about 40k considering the album still selling 80k/wk ww while rih selling less than 40k WW. This “success” rih is having will only make B6 even bigger. I hope it drops midnight. RIP R8#

  18. King Mark111 /.\ April 21, 2016

    They say Anti flopped, yet it keep making itself back on top of the charts. Lol But I think Beyonce will drop this week.

  19. shan April 21, 2016

    Ri Ri doing the damn thing….No one is knocking her out the box she’s too young and Hot right now….

  20. B_Roni April 21, 2016

    I honestly believe this album would have done 330k plus and constantly would have sold more if it wasn’t for free but hey whatever. I hope Beyonce doesn’t release in tidal. I’m glad two black women are shutting it down. People always talking about Rihanna and Beyonce music and how music was in the 90s. If Beyonce and Rihanna put out music that was 90s inspired then it probably wouldn’t do as well and people would be complaining even more about how there are no black females making it big.

  21. King B April 22, 2016

    Congrats! ?

  22. The Realest April 22, 2016

    I already knew number one albums didn’t mean anything though years ago! Y’all would always throw Bey’s number one albums in the navy’s face like it was god walking on water! A number one album just means your album was the top album of that week! Rihanna releases in EXTREMELy competitive quarters (4th, November). Her albums were up against like country albums & Bon jovi & s***! She doesn’t release albums in the middle of July like Beyoncé lol (4).

  23. Tran uk anti bloper honioey love but it okay girl April 23, 2016

    Nice

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