Hocus Pocus! Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Certified…Double Platinum

Published: Thursday 5th May 2016 by Sam
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370,000. 

That is the number of ‘ANTI’ albums Rihanna has managed to has sell since Samsung threw her a lifeline by buying and re-distributing 1 million units of the LP for free back in January.

Said stunt raised eyebrows in earnest when the set was almost immediately certified Platinum – an honor (prior to then) reserved for albums that had sold 1 million.

Today, the narrative grows more bizaare after it was revealed that ‘ANTI’ has somehow been certified x2 Platinum.

Details below…

Moments ago the RIAA confirmed the news, tweeting…

The achievement (if it can even be called that) will further ignite debate about the weighting and validity of digital streaming – a format Rih excels on.

Because, in the absence of respectable sales, ‘ANTI’ has been a streaming beast on services such as Spotify – which has a free tier. A fact which has helped lift the LP to such status now that streams are factored into certifications.

For us, it remains the muckiest of messes.

Call us old fashioned, but how (or better yet, why) should an album that is barely selling be bestowed honors that greatly blur the reality of its commercial standing? What’s more, pressing for x2 Platinum when the first “million” remains questionable feels like toying with reality a bit too much.

Yes, it’s factual that streaming has become one of the primary means of music consumption. But if the girls of the world can stream the likes of Taylor Swift and Drake and still buy their product, what is the disconnect with Rih?

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  1. Datredd23 May 5, 2016

    Congrats Rih!

    • GoGo Yubari May 5, 2016

      Yes Sam IT IS an accomplishment. If this was Stealyonce you would swear this was so groundbreaking. Streaming means people are listening, and sales are just that. It’s a big feat in this technological world. Plus! she didn’t have to use “cheating rumors” to sale her music. Face it Rihanna is winning and you all are mad. Congrats Rih!!!

      • Rozel May 5, 2016

        Rihanna is a child of the digital age. People stream her music because they want instant access to add it to their playlist. Rihanna’s fans are younger and has grown up with her. This site is always trying to insinuate that She is just a singles artist. Truth be told she has sold over 300 million albums worldwide. So Rihanna does more than just selling singles. Selling singles alone would not have made her the best selling Black female artist of all times. She’s selling and excelling on all platforms. To be a black owned site, it’s disturbing the way you all trying to bring down this black woman , who practically came from nothing to one of the biggest stars out there. Y’all don’t do this to Katy Perry, Gaga, Adele, pink or Taylor swift. But y’all stay trying to bring down or discredit every thing Rihanna does. It’s getting old and shameful. Y’all can’t let her be great.

    • x_x May 5, 2016

      A few things: 1.) Had SAMSUNG not purchased a million copies, there is no doubt the album would have moved more units. 2.) Had she prevented her music from being Streamed (like Taylor Swift/Adele) on Apple Music, Spotify, etc or left it exclusively to Tidal like Beyonce, it would have sold more. 3.) You cannot fault the artist for playing by the rules. Rihanna did not come up with the idea of SPS, therefore why is she being penalized with negativity because she’s doing will with it? Had this been a more favorable artist of this blog, the post would read differently. “XZY goes 2x Platinum w/o Selling the record– BOSS!” Even when Kanye debuted at #1 with very low sales, this blog barely went into shade mode.

      • x_x May 5, 2016

        doing well*

  2. WE FOUND RIHANNA May 5, 2016

    When will Beyonce or Nicki? Kii

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      Say what you will about Beyonce and other artists, but they topped Billboard because their albums deserved it. Nothing was rigged

      • Ddvinci May 5, 2016

        Nothing was rigged but those Tidal streaming numbers…

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        ^^He always got them f****** excuses. I pray to Lord you reveal what his truth is ^^

    • Lemonade ?? May 5, 2016

      Are dumb or stupid? Beyoncé has sold more albums than Rih please don’t be stupid

      • rosy3 May 6, 2016

        But streaming help beyonce suck songs to enter billboard without that formation would be under the bridge so yall maggots cockroaches flies and fleas need to thank rih for your fav making it on billboard we know the pest could not afford 1.29 before this

    • Nicki Is Queen May 5, 2016

      The pinkprint is certified double platinum. You tried

    • toeknee May 5, 2016

      Actually @ we found riherp-Es never cos beyonce, drake, nicki, zayn, kanye, Alicia & every other artist yet to release this year will never shamefully flop like this.

      • rosy3 May 6, 2016

        When will your mama stop selling p**** how much has she sell yet answer that I’m sure you a product of her been in the streets who your daddy do you know him stfu

    • Truth(honey Adel is a has been like nicki) May 5, 2016

      No sweetie…when will Rhi ACTUALLY??

    • BritneyBabe May 5, 2016

      Pinkprint x2 platinum
      ;
      are you illiterate?

    • Faf May 6, 2016

      Nick actually sold 2 mil of pf its 3x plat w streams
      And pp is 2x plat in less yrs it took Rihanna to get her second multiplatinum album
      Try again

      • Navy Captain May 6, 2016

        No hoee you try again. If you wanna count TPP being 2x platinum, then you know damn well all of Rihanna’s albums would be multi platinum with streaming included.

    • Jake May 6, 2016

      Save it Beyoncé is platinium 2 weeks after her release without Apple Music , Spotify or physical . Just sales and Tidal . She will def be double plat in less than 3month and still without all those streaming service now check that

    • Caleb May 6, 2016

      They already have actually.

      • Navy Captain May 6, 2016

        2x platinum in 3 months with a 3x platinum lead single? No. They did not.

  3. Trina Rozera May 5, 2016

    In light of the new standards, I think they should re-think the naming convention for these achievements…”double platinum” is a bit much for streaming success

  4. SWISH May 5, 2016

    LMFAO sam is pressed as f***

    • coockiness May 5, 2016

      Samantha the disconnect comes from the fact that non of the artist you mention gave away 1 million copies her album free..

  5. Taylor Tori Azalea May 5, 2016

    Sorry to burst your balloon aka prostate but Onika Plasticaj did that (3x plat) and (2xplat)
    .
    And Bey has done it with 4 out of 6 albums

    • Taylor Tori Azalea May 5, 2016

      @ Riiherpes we found

    • Nicki Is Queen May 5, 2016

      What about tori and azalea?

      • Taylor Tori Azalea May 5, 2016

        In my Rihanna talking slash singing voice ” Take it easy I’m not going against you actually I’m going with you, DESPARADO ” BYE

  6. Ddvinci May 5, 2016

    Rih got y’all seething LOL

  7. Caribbean Native May 5, 2016

    Congrats riri…the Caribbean is proud of you sis!

    • toeknee May 5, 2016

      What low standards you guys must have, yet y’all have the right to drag her idiol & her superior queen beyonce.

      • rosy3 May 6, 2016

        B**** island people will work unlike your bum welfare ass illiterate self have no ambition but to be baby mothers run around the football basketball and baseball league to try and get pregnant so yall do not work collect a cheque those are your American standards b****

  8. SWISH May 5, 2016

    lmfao y’all can “drag” her all you want but that still won’t change the outcome … your opinion <<<<< RIAA

  9. BGKC Formerly RihNavy May 5, 2016

    Where’s LMAO aka Molly aka FC/JC aka Jackie? Anyways, kiiiii c’mon smoke n’ mirrors!

    Still waiting on her PURE SALES to cross 400k though, like…wyd?

  10. Hmm… $17.99>>>>$0.00 May 5, 2016

    Anti hasn’t sold 400k yet? I. AM. YODELING!!!!!!! When will Beyoncé? When will Drake? When will Bieber? When will Nicki?

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      ROTFL couldn’t have said it better myself

      • Hmm… $17.99>>>>$0.00 May 5, 2016

        Chile, I’m crying. Everybody and they mama is shitting BRICKS on Frih. I cannot deal. *crawls back into coffin* ???

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        CHEATERS NEVER WIN lol #CHEATanna

  11. The Great Lacefronce. May 5, 2016

    When will Sugar Water ?????

    2x platinum, #1 single when will your faves…when??????

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      Lol Ummm, Beyonce has several times ya big dummy and she didn’t need assistance from Samsung rondo it.
      Rhianna should be sending them a Thank You basket right about now.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        *to do

      • Nigeria loves rihanna May 5, 2016

        Rihanna doesn’t need Hbo, superbowl & marital drama to sell.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        All she had to do was purchase her own albums lol

      • Misdamenor May 5, 2016

        But Rih is too lazy and high to book a Super Bowl show and after that beats by the pound a** whooping Fist Brown gave her I’m sure she doesn’t want marriage either.

  12. Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

    Congrats Rihanna! Let’s all forget the fact that a huge number of people who downloaded the album for free would’ve never spent money out of their own pockets to buy the album on iTunes, or driven to the store and bought it. Forget the fact that when something is free even non-fans will download it, if nothing else for pure curiosity. Forget the fact the album can’t be returned for those who don’t like it, because it’s free.
    How disappointing because had Rihanna put the work in to make an album people could actually enjoy, as she’s done in the past, she could’ve easily done all of this the fair way and it would’ve been DESERVED.

    • No favs, just here for the music May 5, 2016

      @Jackson 5, Exactly. In all honestly Rihanna can crank out the hits and I feel she has more then enough star power that all of these smoke and mirrors just wasn’t necessary. I think insecurity just got the best of her and this was her way of solidifying that platinum status.

    • Hmm… $17.99>>>>$0.00 May 5, 2016

      “Don’t take shortcuts… Success doesn’t count if you don’t earn it fair and square.” ~Michelle Obama

  13. Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

    I cannot at the struggle. Adele is multi platinum and 25 isn’t available on streaming, why can’t Riherrppes?
    .
    So you’re trying to tell me that ANTi-sales has only sold 370k units in the USA? Kiiiiiii I am SCREAMING HUNTY

    • SWISH May 5, 2016

      lol .. ARTPOP

      • Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

        The Fame: Monster

      • SWISH May 5, 2016

        LMFAOOO you’re only good as your latest effort so at the moment she’s a flop

      • Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

        Mess. Artpop SOLD more than 700k units. When will ANTI-SALES?

      • SWISH May 5, 2016

        you worrying about sales <<<<<< RIAA certification

      • Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

        700k > 370k

      • Faf May 6, 2016

        Art pop still sold more and I’m sure it’s been streamed enough to get her platinum though

    • rosy3 May 6, 2016

      Lady Gaga f****** career is over b**** she in the nursing home singing with Tony Bennett there will never be another hit for gaga stay coming for rih b**** monsters need to back the f*** up gaga look look a hot mess at the met gala use that energy and get her another one hit wonder

  14. The Great Lacefronce. May 5, 2016

    When will Oniggeeerrr get a #1 single?????

  15. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

    Rihanna Is Slaying All Your Fav’s. Yas Bish! Watch @Tylenol Seethe With All Of His Troll Accounts. SCREEEAAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      Shut yo Pootie Tang looking ass up!
      I didn’t send for you

  16. Molly May 5, 2016

    Congrats Riri #truequeen

    • Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

      Bish shut the fugg up. U r so annoying. Take a hike. No one likes u here

      • Molly May 5, 2016

        *Comment removed by by administrator*

  17. toeknee May 5, 2016

    Shade!!!!!! Not when the bish actually album is less than 380K & 800K WW.
    Navy what’s happening to ya girl, flopping on all fronts.

    • rosy3 May 5, 2016

      Ask nordstrom b**** where is ivy park a milion people wanted rih music for free but your favorite could not clock a f****** million to watch hbo gtfoh with your s*** that makes no sense

    • rosy3 May 6, 2016

      Rih is fine making millions worry about your infested apartment with roaches falling out your cupboard stealing Internet broke b****

  18. The Great Lacefronce. May 5, 2016

    We forgot T***** Caca was alive ???

    We left him in 2010 when his career died

    • Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

      Just like you phaags left ANTI-SALES on the shelf at Target. CRYYYINGGG

  19. No favs, just here for the music May 5, 2016

    ……
    Did she really reach another million with mostly streaming? Jfc that’s a whole lot of streams lol!!! How much has her album sold in pure sales thus far? Does anyone know because I haven’t been keeping track. This information will give me a clearer idea of what is going on here. (no trolls please lmao I just want the honest number)
    Damn everything about this just seems so dishonest. I hate it so much that streams count as actual sales towards certificates, I really do. Maybe I’m just old fashioned myself but pure sales will always be the only thing that counts for me (personally) because that showcases how many people are actually willing to dig in their pocket/purses and invest their hard earned money in you; not just enjoying for free. Ugh streaming just die please.

    • No favs, just here for the music May 5, 2016

      ok nvm I see she now sold 370k in total pure sales. Wow.

  20. Slay_Hive May 5, 2016

    The LIESSSSS!!! The desperation to make this washed up chick seem relevant!! FRih is nothing but smoke and mirrors!!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      Welcome home ??

    • Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

      At least she didn’t resort to gimmicks like Gimmickyonce who uses her marriage to “sell” albums. Kii maybe that’s why Lemons isn’t even selling

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        When life hands you Lemon’s, you make Lemonade ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    • toeknee May 5, 2016

      Loool slay-hive you’ve been missed. Them girls aka Marsha666, lb & Molly with its multiple troll accts been obsessed about your return.

    • Rima May 5, 2016

      We thought you were dead

    • Taylor Tori Azalea May 5, 2016

      Yaay you’re back ,here comes the 1000Troll accounts

    • Molly May 5, 2016

      Not tyler bringing this troll account out of hiding.

      • Taylor Tori Azalea May 5, 2016

        Lmfao one of your former masters
        .
        Throwback Thursday

  21. Usual Observer May 5, 2016

    I really hate that Rih did the Samsung thing. It’s so…messy. This has really been one of her messiest eras altogether. But, the fact remains that she is still Rihanna at the end of the day. So, she’ll be okay regardless.

  22. Taylor Tori Azalea May 5, 2016

    Real Question is when will Cierror?
    .
    Anyways Anti-congrats to her
    .
    I can’t respect this when her total sales are Jackie to the power 5

    • rosy3 May 6, 2016

      The fact rih can make mistakes and not try and act perfect that’s why she is liked and not fake throughout rih career she don’t need drama fake relationships to sell her music rih is rih she thanks her navy for every achievements Beyonce will never throw her fans nothing for free they mortgage their house sell their food stamps and wic for Beyonce tickets while she sits their laughing to the bank bey never acknowledge these hives pathetic she looks down on they ride for a woman who cares less about how they eat

  23. #JACKIE May 5, 2016

    Cheater cheater pumpkin eater

  24. toeknee May 5, 2016

    Poor rihanna just won’t win this era, absolutely no success whatsoever. even the singles she can’t sell no more, not Lukas graham sell more.
    Empty arena seats, zero income, slave to carters & Samsung, beyonce understudy.
    Thank God for $0 streaming cos the navy be broke as hell.

  25. Rima May 5, 2016

    Does this mean Jackie is gold yet? Wait nevermind no one wanna stream that flop.

    • Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

      DRAG A BIT HUNTY

    • #JACKIE May 5, 2016

      Hey boo, if you wanna come for me please do so under your real account. I know your tea B****.

  26. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

    Well B*tch @Tylenol I’m Sending For You. Whatchu Gonna Do You Haunted Tore Up B*tch?

    • Taylor Tori Azalea May 5, 2016

      God you’re annoying as fuuck

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      Lol I can’t take this s*** seriously.
      On a scale of 1 to Rihanna, how big is your forehead!?

  27. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is ? May 5, 2016

    What type of trickery?? Like I said before I don’t count streaming.

  28. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

    Not @Tyleecia Bringing Back The @Slay_Hive Account And Acting As If It Doesn’t Share The Same Receded Hairline. Stawp! SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

      Yasssssss you better drag that nonexistent hairline kiiii.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        Don’t make me have to pull your hairline back 10 more generations troll.

      • Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

        Kiiii @slave_to_H.IV+ u will first have to pull ur hairline forward. Kiii

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        @fake like Gaga
        Lol the irony! Honey , I see that hairline tryna sneak back. Catch it, ya heard me!!!

  29. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is ? May 5, 2016

    The Navy can now leave Nicki stans alone, their fave is eating off the same plate of foolery.

  30. Taylor Tori Azalea May 5, 2016

    ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ by The Weeknd is now
    certified 3x Platinum in the USA
    .
    How sad

  31. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 5, 2016

    Rihanna is a at a high in her career, and I don’t see any stopping! Although the rollout was messy, we can now understand the logistics behind the madness. First, the partnering of a tech giant to distribute the year’s most anticipated album for free is nothing short of remarkable as she gained $25mil which is more than 90% of artists’ record contracts. Then, Rihanna released a body of work completely unexpected as it showed a musical shift without any radio-friendly, pop music. After ANTI being in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 since its rollout, and having its lead single shatter records held by the Beatles and mutherfvcking Michael Jackson, the term iconic still doesn’t do enough justice. Congrats Rih, and I’m eager to see the creative genius continue to prosper and flourish.

    • rosy3 May 6, 2016

      I agree rih will go on to sell millions she has good music and people for now not giving her credit but in the end when it’s all said and done she will be a legend I can name people back in the day were not selling albums but had hits after hits now she a legend with millions of albums sold haters will try diminished a woman who done so much rih pick songs that fit her she don’t need to be someone else unlike some will be remembered for a one hit wonder let me not name them

  32. Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

    Uh oh! This b**** don shook the table! She’s mad y’all lol.
    Aye Justine Skye! If you subtract those streams and Samsung…How much has Rihanna sold in PURE SALES?

  33. sasay May 5, 2016

    Sam you and most of the people on this site need to get with the times. I don’t know when last I bought a physical CD..for what? were am I going to play it? even cars have usb ports..discs are no longer a thing…all my music and movies are on a drive…ya’ll sound old and dated as f*** suggesting that streaming is cheating.

    Bey has an older audience who might still be comfortable hicking they asses to the record store to buy music but most of us don’t. Sad for the music/movie business but it is what it is. Just congratulate the girl and keep it moving.

    Congrats Rhi, keep slaying sis.

    • Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

      Bish then buy your music on iTunes. Cars don’t stream music, so i don’t know what you talking about

      • sasay May 5, 2016

        from your idiotic reply I guess you are one of those who actually buy CDs

        Not here for the back and forth..again Congrats Rih.

    • toeknee May 5, 2016

      Yesssss seethe.

    • Hmm… $17.99>>>>$0.00 May 5, 2016

      Physical albums and record stores? Lemonade outsold Anti with digital sales only. And As if Beyoncé is the only person people are willing to open up their wallets for. Meanwhile, Drake, Taylor, Adele, Bieber, etc. have fans still purchasing their music. Streaming accounting for the majority of one’s “sales” is not substantial enough for other major artists to be considered a trend (as of yet). So projecting this, “get with the times because people aren’t buying albums anymore” concept onto the music industry in general, is innacurate. The Navy is just distinctively unwilling to buy albums.

      • Rozel May 5, 2016

        So how did Rihanna happen to sell over 320 million albums worldwide. If we don’t buy albums? Top 5 best selling female artist of all times. Second only to Madonna. When will your faves? Beyonce not even in the top five. She sold half the amount of albums worldwide compared to Rihanna. Beyonce trying to catch up.

  34. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

    @Tyler Is So Fuxking Ugly. That Fuxked Up Hairline Still Gives Me Nightmares. Somebody Needs To Punch Him Dead In His No Walls Puxssy With A Brass Ring.

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      jesus take the wheel and run every red light and stop sign….The devil is a lie. God is going to get you for that.#Funnnnny

  35. M El May 5, 2016

    Congratulations Queen Rihanna,stay blessed????

  36. Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

    @justineskye
    Don’t make me call up Annalise and have her drag yo ass to infinity and beyond lol.
    Remember what happened to the last troll…..

  37. TrutheTeller2016 May 5, 2016

    Yikes! This is an embarrassment to Rihanna and the Navy. Even with her scoring a forgettable #1 hit, her album still couldn’t sell. 3 months later,Anti hasn’t scanned 500k in sales. Rihanna is the laughing stock of the music industry.

  38. Yonce May 5, 2016

    Gaga Rihanna and Ciara stans need to all be banished. They’re annoying as hell and their favs are flops.

  39. noacid May 5, 2016

    The real kii is nobody is talking about kool-aid anymore and will sell less than self titled. Yall so bothered by an album that was given away for free. You cant come for Anti when you fav has to go the extra mile to sell albums. Fake ass cheating story. Kool-aid wasnt even available for ppl to watch outside the US. Only a local artist would do that.

  40. Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

    DEAD at @slave_to_H.IV now clinging to @ANUSwig.

    • JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

      SCREEEAMING WHEN YOU KNOW THEY THE SAME PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      Biiiitttccch! Your hairline looks like its running away from the feds ???
      Cling to that!

    • Taylor Tori Azalea May 5, 2016

      like Gaga clinging to old infertile Grey haired wrinkled d***
      .
      Sis from behind this screen to you Do better for God’s sake Tyler is dragging you

  41. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

    @Tylenol Just The Other B*tch Your 5th Troll Account ‘Annalise’ Who Should Be Named ‘Dust’ Now Got Tore Up On That Other Post. You Should Learn Your Lesson Just Like Your Momma Shoulda Learn Her Lesson To Take That Plan B Before She Had Your Fuxked Up Hairline Darkwind Duck Looking Ass.

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      Lol lies! All lies! You’re just mad because that forhead broke up with the hairline and decided to move on >>>>>>>>>

  42. Beyoncé is a s*** May 5, 2016

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  43. ty May 5, 2016

    Why doesn’t she just except this era is a fail and move on! trying to cover it up with cheating and trickery just makes her and her team look like fools. The only thing holding this album and its singles together has been streams, instead of covering up the mess with lies and cheats her and her team need to figure out why her fans and the general gp are willing to purchase $1.29 singles on itunes and stream her music for free but not spend actual money on albums because the same will happen the next era. Touring has always been a hit or miss with her despite the success of loud and unapologetic tour.

    • The Great Lacefronce. May 5, 2016

      SAVE THE THE THESIS FAAAGGGG

      RIAA gave her the certification UGLY she didnt have to do anything

      The H/I/V should be worried about Sugar Water selling 153k so far this week according to HITS DAILY …FLOP!!!

  44. Theman May 5, 2016

    Rihanna is close to 400k in terms of pure sales. What she should have done from the start was release “Work”. Then she should have released a surprise album, streaming only on tidal, since she works with them. She should have also made her album available for sale as a complete album only…. When many other artists are cranking out gold, platinum & multi-platinum albums, people will still prefer pure sales over this streaming stuff…. Also, she could have left the Samsung thing alone. But as far as business goes that was great.

  45. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

    If That AnalWigs Account Shows Up Y’all Know Why. *Coughs Tyler Is Here Thats Why. HOLLERRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      Annalise! Come get yo groupie ???

    • Molly May 5, 2016

      Hes pathetic it makes sense now when i first started beefing with tyler thats when analise started hating on me.

  46. noacid May 5, 2016

    The real kii is Drake stealing the spotlight from their fav and they shook. The real kii is the h-i-v talking down streaming cause their fav has poor streaming numbers. The real kii is the music tho. Kool-aid puts the kids right to bed with that boring a** album with no bops. Oop

    • Hmm… $17.99>>>>$0.00 May 5, 2016

      No boo, the REAL kiii is that VIEWS has a metascore of 69 with 24 critics. ??? DEATH at the Navy clinging to this overhyped garbage to try and drag Bey. Lmao, She still winning. The boring ass album with no bops sitting pretty with universal acclaim. OOP!

  47. Cake like Lady GaGa May 5, 2016

    YASSSSSSS at @slave_to_H.IV aka @Tyler_the_Tranny trying to throw the hairline drag at me when my hairline is still intact. We will organise a search party for your missing hairline hunty so u can be normale like the other kids

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      ^^^Pootie Tangs stunt double ^^^ ???

    • JOHNVIDAL May 5, 2016

      Hey did you enjoy Mariah´s concert??? You haven´t told us.

  48. Molly May 5, 2016

    Tylers so mad haha he’ll forever be a self hating f** with a slave mentality.

    • toeknee May 5, 2016

      Lol coming from the lonely boy who seeks acceptance on blog/twitter .

  49. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

    Coming For Me You’re Going To Need Life Alert Necklace On. Just Ask @Tyler/AnalWigs

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      You need some hair grease for those edges b**** lol.
      Keep this type of behavior up and you won’t have any left

  50. Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

    Ima a triple OG these h*** can’t tag team me LMAO . WEST SIDE!!!! *throws up gang signs and crip walks away* lololol

    • JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

      You Ready To Leave Now Because I Came With The Stick In My Purse To Stick Up Your Ass Huh? Kiii

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        I curse you. Until you do right by me everything you think about is gonna crumble! ?

  51. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

    Sip This Hot Tea Bih. Tyler Was Exposed As AnalKeatingsWigs. S/O To Rima’s Assistant You A Real Bad B*tch For This.
    http://tinypic.com/r/1z6bc5c/9 SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. Taylor Tori Azalea May 5, 2016

    So basically Tyler is the whole hive? Career ender, hailbeysus
    .
    It might be true tea tho
    .
    cause they both enslaved you at the same time
    .
    @molly

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      ROTFL oops! But I’m sleep though…
      Did I win? Or did I win?

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        You should have to word “Morton” taped to your protruding forehead. It’s the leading brand in salt …

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        @Justine^^

  53. Bravo!! May 5, 2016

    Do artist make money of streaming?

    • Stephon Jackson May 5, 2016

      The streaming sites gives them a percentage. But, these artist aren’t making real money off of streams. Because, at the end of the day it’s still FREE

      • sasay May 5, 2016

        Hence the deal with samsung…Rih knows her target audience/demographic and she’s smart. 70% of music is consume via streaming, trust when I say that in 5 yrs CD’s will be obsolete.

      • Bravo!! May 6, 2016

        Thanks

  54. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

    Notice How The Majority Of @TyleeciaNoHairlineJohnson’s Comments Are Thumbs Up With +2. So This Means I’m Fighting With Tyleecia ‘No Hairline’ Johnson And His Next Door Neighbor’s Wifi? SCRREEAAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • fantasia stan May 5, 2016

      Dead at “Tyleecia No Hairline Johnson”.

  55. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 5, 2016

    So many of y’all trying to discredit Rih’s greatness and act like she’s not that bish…Meanwhile your fave is struggling for a single radio spin. #WheresAdelesSinglesAfterHello #BeyonceSTILLCantGetANumberOneAfterLemonade #GagaIsOficiallyAHasbeenFromTheLastDecade #TaylorSwiftIsTryingToBeRihanna #Facts #ShotsFired

    • Keri Qween May 5, 2016

      Drag there b****** ispeak!!

    • JOHNVIDAL May 5, 2016

      Rihanna that bish while attempting at sahding Adele?=??? Are you serious??? LMAO Here is the real tea: Anti: 350,000 album sales in the USA, 25 like 7 million copies or I don´t really know at this point. It´s just hilarious.

  56. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV34 May 5, 2016

    I’m Done. I’m Going To The Mall. @TyleeciaNoHairlineJohnson Remind Me To Buy The Bleach For Your Face And The Aunt Jackie’s Tame My Edges Smoothing Gel After All The Scalping I Did To You. Xoxoxo

    • Keri Qween May 5, 2016

      Tyler the t***** is simply a pathetic fat b****

    • Annalise May 5, 2016

      KIIII anuva night shift huh gurl??! ? Those Floors won’t scrub demselves boo!!! – u know damn well we ain’t the same person, which is why you made a swift exit before I got here ???? u ass is still mine BÍTCH, come get these whippings!!!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      Lol This was your last warning. I told you that she was coming for that ass. You can run but you can’t hide.

  57. Stephon Jackson May 5, 2016

    So, her album is certified 2x Platinum but only sold 370K copies…. Honestly, Rih didn’t need any of this smoke N mirrors false sales. She could’ve sold Platinum without this stuff. But, whatever. Congratulations, Miss Fenty.

  58. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? May 5, 2016

    See? I told y’all! Three multi-platinum albums to her name PLUS a NEW STADIUM SHOW in Abu Dhabi added to the itinerary. Just watch it go on to triple-platinum and put Katy’s kidzbop/crayola album to shame.
    ______________________________
    Never mess with the power of a black woman! ?

  59. Annalise May 5, 2016

    YASSSSS at these pressedT ass clítless hyena bïtches hollering for my attention. @JustineSkyeHasNoWalls, you are so idiotic it’s a KIII really. How many chromosomes you missing gurl? Rimjob’s-Assistant is RihNavy, we ALL know that already… And she was making up BS cuz I scalped her last year ????

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      MESS!
      Get your employees before I kill em LMAO

      • Annalise May 5, 2016

        LMAO KIIIIIII these HŒS are weak dysentery-suffering skeletor-looking BÍTCHES that can’t handle scalpings. EYE AM SQUEALINGGGGGG!

    • Molly May 5, 2016

      Yet you cling to rihnavy even tho you know its rimjob haha.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        God bless your soul. May you rest in peace ?

  60. Navy Captain May 5, 2016

    Funny how the BeyHive wants to try to drag Rih but cling to the 160,000 additional sales from streaming that Lemonade got opening week.

    • JOHNVIDAL May 5, 2016

      Nah… most people just focused on the impressive real 500k real sales she had first week 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Rozel May 5, 2016

      Exactly they were happy with those streams.

  61. Annalise May 5, 2016

    KIIIIII so she ‘went to the mall’ but is still here thumbing down my comments ?

    KIII and I can’t at that ass-eater @FakeLikeLadyCACA eating more booty than Marsha does ? KII it drags @MøldyVaginá for being an asskisser but does the same asslïcking that she does. BOTH you hœs need to get CÜT!

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      LETS JUMP HER! ?

      • Annalise May 5, 2016

        KIIIII YASSS I’ll bring the baseball bats. ?

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        I got hot sauce in my bag, SWAG!

      • Annalise May 5, 2016

        WE DID NOT COME TO PLAY WIV DESE HÖEZZZZZ!

    • Molly May 5, 2016

      Letts not talk about asslicking when all you do is lick Rihnavys hole.

  62. Career Ender May 5, 2016

    congrats Rih , finally after so many years and with tge WW sales of 875k
    .
    Congrats nonetheless! !!

  63. Annalise May 5, 2016

    ????? EYE AM DYINGGG. Where’s the receipts of me clinging to her, when I told her to FÜCK OFF two days ago for trying to punk me. That’s not even the real @MØLDY, it’s probably Rihnavy in hiding. Only she would say something so ridiculous !!

    • Molly May 5, 2016

      Just like you’re Slave_hive in hiding @ Rihnavy directly next time coward.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        Why are you still trying !? Lol

      • Annalise May 5, 2016

        KIIIIII dis is why bïtches shouldn’t smoke reefa on an empty stomach. ??

  64. Molly May 5, 2016

    Funny how Analise throws all this shade at rihnavy when its absent but silent af when its here. Girl get it tf together unstable roach.

    • Annalise May 5, 2016

      You really need to get off this planet, psychotic HEAUX

  65. B_Roni May 5, 2016

    I’m sure if Rihanna didn’t give the 1 million out for free should would be at at least 700 sold or more. In pure sales TGJ be tripoing. Now watch when Ciara or someone come out with low sales and their album goes gold y’all gonna be praising em. “Yes Yes and Yes Ciara goes gold off platinum but pure sales are less than 50k . Walking contradictions.

    • B_Roni May 5, 2016

      700k in pre slaes*

  66. blue May 5, 2016

    Congratz, time she updated all her album certifications. Dont know why yall are so pressed, riaa awards for shipmentd not over the counter sales. Also these artists get paid for streaming even youtube pays.

  67. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? May 5, 2016

    @Annalise @Tyler, y’all know what? I haven’t seen Molly (the original, not doppelganger) around lately. I wonder if she knows that Selena’s Tour starts tomorrow, since she’s such a Stan now. I’m starting to get worried about her.

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      Bwahahahahaha DEATH
      Don’t be fooled. Molly is still around. The weed be lettin you know where EVIL lurks

      • ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? May 5, 2016

        Lol! Not you dragging for filth before 5:00 pm on a Thrursday.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        Where are you from ?
        It’s not even 1:00 pm in California yet. Time is on my side haha

    • Annalise May 5, 2016

      BABE, Respectfully, fück that bîtch!!

      I’m still living for the way you checked her last year for turning her back on Ciara (even though I know you are now on good terms). She won’t be at the concert, that old-washedT up oatmeal-pie-faced whòöre has never listened to a single Selena song in her entire life!

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        LMAO You stay giving me life b****.
        Are you on IG? We need to follow each other lol.

      • ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? May 5, 2016

        I’m in Pennsylvania right now and it’s 3:37 pm.

      • Sigh.. May 5, 2016

        Death at Anallise paying you absolute dust.’_’Its ok

      • Annalise May 5, 2016

        KIIIII babe I deactivated my IG a few years back, but i NEED to get it back one day soon! LMFAO when I do ,we will have our KII KII’s!!!!!!!

      • Annalise May 5, 2016

        o_O

        @Sigh… get a life b*tch! I was commenting on my iPhone half an hour ago and now I’m on my MacBook – hence the time-gap. Kiii and I literally responded the same time you posted that pointless comment!

      • Annalise May 5, 2016

        @chile damn gurlll, Its nearly 9 at night over here and my ass is bout ready to hit the sheets! KIIII but I had to come and get a few kii kiis on TGJ + watch my reality TV first tho!

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

        @sigh
        Death at Annalise clocking you for come for ME. You can pick ya face up off the floor now. It’s okay kii
        @Annalise
        Haha I feel it! Just made mine a few weeks back . Sounds good tho ???

      • Annalise May 5, 2016

        KIIII IG iz addictive, last time I was on there I was scalping everyone with Bee emojis. Back in 2012 some fat old actress called Roseanne Barr tried to come for Beyonce so I created a twitter account and I dragged her to hell and back. The kii is she actually responded to me and accidentally followed me too! BLOOP!

  68. Minajesty May 5, 2016

    As a barb I won’t even comment on this seeing that my faves latest plaques are from streams. But congrats Rih now all of the members of the holy trinity have multi platinum albums this decade

    • Caleb May 6, 2016

      The difference is that the Pinkprint is double platinum based on pure sales + t.e.a. and s.e.a. Anti on the other hand, when you add pure album sales, t.e.a. and s.e.a. does not equal 2 million in any way. 1 million yes. 2 million no, not yet. In other words, the one million albums bought by Samsung and given away for free are obviously being counted by the RIAA to get this double platinum album. Not exactly fair.

  69. Minajesty May 5, 2016

    As a barb I won’t even comment on this seeing that my faves latest plaques are from streams. But congrats Rih now all of the members of the holy trinity have multi platinum albums this decade

  70. Minajesty May 5, 2016

    I won’t even comment on this seeing that over 60% of TPP sales are streams but oh well congrats Rih now each one of the members of the holy trinity have a multi platinum album this decade.

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) May 5, 2016

      You shady af sometimes….
      I LOVE it lol ?

  71. Anti&Lemonade May 5, 2016

    Rihanna already have double platinum albums before that streaming thing . Loud and gggb…the rest of her albums are all platium but music of the sun .

    Now you all talk s*** when this gal give away free albums and if non fan download the album its because they were curious about rih … ex: am not going to downlaod Ciara album even if its for free because i dont care about her .
    She still manage to sell plus now streaming is huge why not use it …streaming mean people actually want to listen to your music ..because Beyonce Nicki and z-star are on many streaming services but people just dont care about their music that much .

    I am a navy i buy rihanna album usually but this time she give it for free and i didnt buy another one on itunes..because she give it for free ..i dont know why buy something you already have .samsung bought it for all the 1million people that downloaded for free .
    So i dont know why other fav fan expect anti to sell with all this feat.

  72. Minajesty May 5, 2016

    Congrats Rih. Third black female to have a multi platinum album this decade

  73. The?Impact May 5, 2016

    Awww well done Samsu- I mean Rihanna ???☕️???????????????

  74. Molly May 5, 2016

    @ Rihnavy directly or shut tf up!!!

    • Annalise May 5, 2016

      I’m speaking to you right now though!!! LMFAO!

  75. kwinzy May 5, 2016

    Rihanna, girl you know I live for your music and everything but I would be lying to myself if I didn’t think these RIAA certifications are fraudulent AF. Big Sean, Nicki, all them are getting away with murder in the music industry. At the of the day, low pure sales with high streams says PLENTY about how young & broke your fanbase is. Real fans support their artists by buying their s***. Being certified by streams is a JOKE. Point blank & the period…

  76. kwinzy May 5, 2016

    *the end of the day

  77. Nessa May 5, 2016

    I never realized how much Rihanna cares about these stupid stans wars until now. Now I see it clearly. She loves to post all her accomplishments on Instagram because she’s insecure and she lets Beyonce’s fans get under her skin. Even if the accomplishments she posts on IG aren’t accurate, she will keep them up because she’s bothered. There’s no doubt in my mind this “certification” isn’t real and she complained to her team to have it done now because she’s letting Bey’s accomplishments and stans get to her, once again just like she did when Bow Down dropped. She bragged about that song with Calvin being number one and once it got overshadowed by Formation in a few hours, now this. While Beyonce has managed to find her own lane, Rihanna still thinks there’s some type of competition. But it’s really not Rih. Trust me. Beyonce is Beyonce. No one outside of the internet dares to compare the two. So you can chill Rih. Just do you. Stop being so insecure and reading this stan crap day in and day out. Find your own lane and let your real accomplishments speak for themselves. You will never catch Beyonce posting her accomplishments to Instagram. Why? Because she’s used to winning and her accomplishments are genuine. Stop buying your certifications, and actually work on your craft Rih! You are looking real weak right now.

    • Navy Captain May 5, 2016

      B*tch stfu. She can posted her rewards all she wants because she works damn hard for them and is proud of herself. Not everything has to do with your dry weave oatmeal pie-faced stripper hoee that’s pushing 40. Have several seats hoee or catch these lashings.

  78. Career Ender May 5, 2016

    we had LAX then Sybil and niw RihNavy hahaga TGJ is funny
    .
    I love how Annalise is the one to always catch Rihnavy by its tail and put it on surface for everyone to see
    .
    hahahs

  79. Samsung brought my albums May 5, 2016

    Kiiii poor flopti

  80. Career Ender May 5, 2016

    @Annalise , @Tyler and @HailBeysus ….. please follow me if you got twitter @Careerendertgj

  81. BGKC Formerly RihNavy May 5, 2016

    Lmao! Y’all want so badly for me to be a troll, I’m Crinneeeeee. Anyways, back to cinco de mayo, bye bihhhh

    • Annalise May 5, 2016

      you KNOW I give you LYFEEEEEEEE!
      —-
      Come back + explain sis!

  82. JOHNVIDAL May 5, 2016

    LMAO wow is girl is a bigger joke than ever now. Just wow at the delusions.

    Anyway, can Billboard please change the rules (once again) and forget about counting streaming as album sales? That tactic is a flop since absolutely everybody keeps paying attention to only the real sales. Even Billboard themselves keep on pinting out the real sales vs the streaming points each week. it just doesn´t work, is laughable and nobody takes it seriously.

  83. Minajesty May 5, 2016

    Same you need to stop holding my comments for moderation now I look like an idiot posting 726271836326 comments

    • Annalise May 5, 2016

      KIIII I was wondering y u was saying the same thing 3 times o_O Sam can moderate comments but can’t block trolls?!! but I’M SLEEP!

  84. Mezie May 5, 2016

    I don’t care how hateful this blogger is… Its Obvious that useless Thiefyonce is paying you well to drag Rihanna. I am not a fan of anybody but a fan of good music. Anti is better than Lemonade in all areas, despite the fact Jay Z goat deceived Rihanna to release it on Tidal first. Using marital nonsense to sell album, not to forget the fact that it is fake should be laughable. I play Beyonce’s songs, but Hate her because of the animalistic behaviour of her fans. No smoke without fire, their hatred toward Rihanna is rooted in her. Which song in Lemonade is stronger than songs in Anti? Beyhives will always remain stupid and empty.

    • Annalise May 5, 2016

      When are you deluded fools going to realise Beyonce doesn’t give several f*cks about Rihanna AT ALL! She has been married to Rihanna’s manager for the past decade, so believe you me, If Beyonce intended to sabotage Rihanna’s career she easily had enough power to do so. Need I remind you Rihanna auditioned for Def Jam in front of LA Reid AND Beyonce. LA said if it wasn’t for Beyonce’s recommendation, he wouldn’t have signed her. So why the hell would Beyonce pay a low-level blog to shade her (especially since TGJ has an influx of the same 25 people arguing about the same bullsh*t every day)

  85. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? May 5, 2016

    @Annalise, you clocked the good ol’ loud mouth sis beef jerky Roseanne? OMG! That must’ve been an eventful day. Her mouth must’ve dropped from shock, hence her response to your comment(s). I swear Bey reads these comments sometimes and laughs her ass off at how the Hive work overtime to protect their queen. I’m not mad, though. ???

    • Annalise May 5, 2016

      LMAOOO yes ma’am I sure did 🙂 I draggedT her so hard that she got in her feelings about it KII. I remember tweeting some random ish and not expecting her to respond, and then she sent me three replies and a dm?

  86. RIP May 5, 2016

    370K equals 2xPlatinum now?
    There’s a whole lot of older artist upset right now lol. They used to sell 375K like it was nothing

  87. Theman May 5, 2016

    Look too many artists are selling for the excuses. Cars have the cd slot & aux slot. So it’s no excuse. She should have released work first & dropped the Samsung thing. Furthermore, you do realize that half of Rihanna’s album sales the second week were physical right? And since then a lot of her sales are physical. Her sales would be terrible without them. Moreover, you can play your cd at home/car or in various other systems. Quit the excuses. There’s also iTunes. Next, physical albums are tangible where as digital aren’t. Rihanna’s fans just want everything for free. You like Rihanna in terms of her persona. If Beyonce didn’t sale. Y’all would be calling her all kinds of crap. Tons of people enjoy physical music, and if you want other, then get it digitally. Streaming is sort of bogus. Adele, Taylor, JB, Meghan Trainor, Beyonce, Ed Sheersn,& Sam Smith all move tons of albums/physical albums. And they cater to many of the people that like Rihanna.. Screw the bs….

  88. BGKC Formerly RihNavy May 5, 2016

    @MUVA-Annalise you and I both know, that’s not me and it hasn’t been me lol. I told you the other day it wasn’t. Let Molly stay pressedT that everyone pays her dust. She’s just mad cause I’m getting way more attention than her and trying way less. She’s also Lmao in hiding and that’s the real Kiiii lmao. We all know I’ve trolled and I’ve admitted that I’ve trolled as Kiii, etc. If I haven’t claimed anymore accounts then it isn’t me boo lol. Again, I don’t have the time lol. Pay the haters DuuuuustttT, MUVA.

  89. Vonc2002 May 5, 2016

    370k isn’t even her current sales. If ur gonna hate atleast use the correct numbers. She’ll be over 400k next week and we already that streams are a factor in EVERYONE’S totals at this point. How can a blog that reports on music be ignorant on the factors that makeup sales and figures. This s*** is so ignorant and hate at its finest.

  90. Theman May 5, 2016

    But there’s also a pure sales chart too. And most people prefer that to the streaming one.

  91. King Mark111 /.\ May 5, 2016

    ??? ???

  92. Blue Ivy Rod May 5, 2016

    This means people loved listening to Rihanna and have been playing her since the release. This is actually a good thing because artists will focus on producing full bodies of work rather than pop friendly singles. Watch this is the beginning and Streaming services will be the only source to who’s hot and who’s not

  93. Kim May 5, 2016

    LOL!!! the more they hate the more she wins.

  94. BritneyBabe May 5, 2016

    congrats
    ;
    these comments are a mess as per usual and i live for it

  95. Kai2dasuan May 5, 2016

    This why Rihanna album is 2x plat take notes 1.million from Samsung 475k purchase from tidal u get around 1.5 million in the first week. Now is the update

    *#ANTI sold 14,941 copies last week, bringing its total in the US to:

    Pure Sales: 384,270
    Sales + TEA + SEA: 912,000

    Rihanna is slaying lol…

    • Mr.StLaurent May 6, 2016

      ??????

    • Caleb May 6, 2016

      Exactly! Even with t.e.a. + s.e.a. + pure album sales it does not add up to 2 million. I can’t believe the RIAA seriously counted the one million albums purchased by a CORPORATION and given away for free as going towards a certification. Smh.

      • Navy Captain May 6, 2016

        So if I decided I wanted to buy a million copies, they shouldn’t be counted??

  96. Golden May 5, 2016

    Wait, Rihanna has only sold 370k albums. Rihanna girl, what’s going on. That is beyond tragic.

  97. Mike May 5, 2016

    Why do you hate her so much? She’s successful, get over it! Just blog. Leave personal thoughts out or why even post anything about Rihanna? I’m not even a huge Rihanna fan but at least be fair about it. Rihanna is dope.

  98. Theman May 5, 2016

    Phuck the streams. Pure sales are only near 400k. Streaming only really works for popular artists that radio plays over & over. That’s typical. That doesn’t always mean that the public wants your music. It’s often times politics.. Physical music ain’t going anywhere. Nothing is as tangible as it is….

  99. What Now May 5, 2016

    F*** the comments (didn’t even bother reading them). Congrats Riri.

  100. zeroing ivy bloper tran anti girl lemond time May 5, 2016

    Good for Riri

  101. King B May 6, 2016

    Oh Congrats! I guess 4 is diamond since the sales is 4 times more. LOL

  102. WINTZ May 6, 2016

    Wow, rih is LEGIT! ANTI is everything!! I’m glad good music is winning!! <3 Streaming shows who is hot and who is not.

    .
    Lol @ the seething on this notoriously hateful blog! Y'all been hating on rihanna for over 5 years. Please continue as she has only excel rapidly as a result!

  103. Erica May 6, 2016

    This is embarrassing. No, this woman did not tweet saying this is the first album to go double Platinum in 2016. If we want to go there, it’s also the first and only album in history to open with 460 in sales and the first and only to have a double plat certification with only 384k sold. How about that and for her fans to think anyone is pressed, no they’re laughing at her. Just at the response to that tweet. Anyway, some of her fans are trying to make excuses and say that first TIDAL sabotaged her, but somebody else just did an exclusive and sold 485K in 3.5 days so the excuse about sabotage is invalid. Now they’re saying that streaming is the future and that is why her sales are so low , well, let’s see. Adele, Coldplay, Justine Beiber, Beyonce, and Drake have all released music in the last six months. Their albums are all on some type of streaming platform and they all seem to be doing fine some having gone platinum, double and multi-platinum ALL IN PURE SALES. So why is Rihanna only at 385K in the US and 872K WW after over 3.5 months of release? All she does is inflate s*** and her fans just sit back and eat it up. So glad Billboard, Forbes, and others called out Rocnation and Tidal when they were trying to cheat for her. Also, HITs, Daily Double is saying that her tickets sales in Europe are softer than in the US. We will just have and see about that one because her sales in the US is really soft.

    • Navy Captain May 6, 2016

      Honey, you’re pressed. You wrote a dissertation for what?

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