‘ANTI’: Samsung Leak Reveals Rihanna Album’s Original Due Date

Published: Monday 31st Oct 2016 by David

In 2015, several publications came under fire for “prematurely” announcing the release date for Rihanna‘s latest LP ‘ANTI.’

According to the star, the date said publications had shared with her fans (November 21st 2015) was inaccurate.

Today, documents obtained from her business partners at Samsung have revealed that they were right all along.

Full story below…

Three singles ‘FourFiveSeconds‘, ‘American Oxygen’ and ‘Bitch Better Have My Money‘ released last year gave fans good reason to believe that the LP was to drop in 2015.

As the year crept to its end, murmurs from industry insiders passed on to news publications claimed that was the plan and that the set, armed with the singles above, would hit shelves on November 21st, one day after the release of Adele’s ’25.’

The month came and went with no album, forcing Fenty’s supporters to assume that the reports had been baseless, especially when the project hit shelves on January 8th 2016, a date they had been led to believe was the only the star’s camp had committed to.

Until now.


Well-received once it was released, the set debuted at #27 on the Billboard 200 on February 1st 2016, and moved 124,000 units in its second full charting week.

It recently crossed sales of 500,000 units in the market after rising to #1 on the aforementioned chart.

Why we think its original release date was changed?

Do you agree?

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  1. Ughhhh October 31, 2016


    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 October 31, 2016

      The Navy & Rihanna just got exposed for denying that Anti was about to come out back in November. She was scared to go up against Adele because all her “buzz singles” we’re flopping! Spill the tea Sam

      • Ughhhh October 31, 2016

        Lmao I’m not a Rihanna Stan but any artist would be stupid to release an album the same time as Adele. That’s a smart move. Beyonce wouldn’t even do that!

    • Miguel October 31, 2016

      Even MJ wouldn’t release an album when adele is abt to do so, that adorable fat girl is a slayer

  2. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 October 31, 2016

    The Navy swore up and down that “B**** Better Have My Money, American Oxygen, and 5 4 seconds were abuzz singles! The lies, fairy, and illusions! Rihanna and her team saw those “buzz singles flopping and panicked”. Rihanna album would be dust if it wasn’t for her buyout. Adele, Beyonce, Drake, and company don’t need people to purchase their s***

    • Datredd23 October 31, 2016

      How did Four Five Seconds flop exactly?

      • Miguel October 31, 2016

        I think it was just as classy as if I were a boy same vibes

    • Cupid October 31, 2016

      The only one that flopped was American Oxygen? What are you talking about?

  3. Rima October 31, 2016

    Lmfao scary ass flop h**.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 October 31, 2016

      Says the person who stans for $3.99 Gaga!

      • FAF October 31, 2016

        And? Rihanna’s was free

  4. Max October 31, 2016

    Wow this tea is exceptionally good today ?☕️

  5. Haus Mutha Adele October 31, 2016

    Didn’t she say that it was a lie? Wow!! So at which point did she decide not to release it? The night before? What an outrageous mess!

  6. Lolz October 31, 2016

    I wanna know how two singles that have sold over a million copies each, one having sold 5 WW and certified X2 plat states side be deemed to be a flop.
    I swear some stans are so delusional and live to cause Stan wars by throwing around stake reciepts

    • Mark111 October 31, 2016

      And when non of Beyonce’s 2016 singles, or any female single of 2016 topped nor outsold Four Five (most didn’t even out chart #BBHMM). The only female to top FourFive this year was Rihanna herself. ? ?

  7. Wonder Woman October 31, 2016

    Scary ass flop h** indeed
    We all know tho…. in 2013 she was waiting for Yonce to release or atleast announce her 5th album, so she had to cancel Rihvember, esp Since Katy, Gaga, and Miley were making comebacks
    Taylor did tha same Rihvember 2014, she would of ended up like Trashki Minaj
    Then Came Adele
    Either way I would buy any Rih album over Adele s boring fat ass

    • FAF October 31, 2016

      Trashicki Minaj outsold Anti
      And didn’t use Samsung free payola

  8. Jewel October 31, 2016

    … so far (2010-2016)
    01 Adele ’21’
    XL Recordings 28,3 million copies
    02 Adele ’25’
    XL Recordings 19,2 million copies
    03 Michael Bublé ‘Christmas’
    Reprise 10,4 million copies
    04 Taylor Swift ‘1989’
    Big Machine 9,7 million copies
    05 Soundtrack ‘Frozen’
    Walt Disney 9,0 million copies
    06 Ed Sheeran ‘X’
    Atlantic / Watertower 8,7 million copies
    07 Lady GaGa ‘The Fame Monster’
    Interscope 8,3 million copies
    08 Justin Bieber ‘My Worlds’
    Island 7,6 million copies
    09 Eminem ‘Recovery’
    Aftermath / Interscope 7,5 million copies
    10 Sam Smith ‘In The Lonely Hour’
    Capitol 6,7 million copies
    11 Bruno Mars ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’
    Elektra / Warner Bros. 6,6 million copies
    12 Katy Perry ‘Teenage Dream’
    Capitol 6,6 million copies
    13 Lady GaGa ‘Born This Way’
    Interscope 6,5 million copies
    14 Bruno Mars ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’
    Atlantic 6,5 million copies
    15 Rihanna ‘Loud’
    Def Jam 6,4 million copies
    16 Taylor Swift ‘Red’
    Big Machine 6,4 million copies
    17 Coldplay ‘Mylo Xyloto’
    Parlophone / Capitol 6,1 million copies
    18 Pink ‘The Truth About Love’
    RCA 5,9 million copies
    19 One Direction ‘Take Me Home’
    Syco Music 5,9 million copies
    20 Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’
    Glass Note / Island 5,8 million copies
    21 Adele ’19’
    XL Recordings 5,8 million copies
    22 Taylor Swift ‘Speak Now’
    Big Machine 5,7 million copies
    23 One Direction ‘Up All Night’
    Syco Music 5,6 million copies
    24 Mumford & Sons ‘Sigh No More’
    Island 5,4 million copies
    25 Lana Del Rey ‘Born To Die’
    Stranger / Interscope 5,2 million copies
    26 Justin Bieber ‘Purpose’
    Def Jam 5,1 million copies

    • Jewel October 31, 2016

      See if you can spot your fave???
      I don’t see a certain queen who has released three albums this decade so far but I won’t mention any names???

      • Kelly Rowland October 31, 2016


      • RihYonce October 31, 2016

        But how many of them sold over 100 million copies ? ?

    • Wonder Woman October 31, 2016

      Red / Speak Now deserve 1989s spot

    • Fresj October 31, 2016

      Media traffic,a site that’s known for not having accurate numbers is your source? That’s about as useful as using Wikipedia as a source to cite on a college essay and being surprised to see that “F”!

      Lets talk about why when Beyonce and Rihanna finally release the same year and Rihanna went first,why even with a number one hit she couldn’t outsell her.

      • Jewel October 31, 2016

        Loooool now y’all wanna discredit Mediatraffic when it suits you but were in here posting weekly WW figures from the site and I’m pretty sure she has released in the same year as Rihwhooore

      • Cupid October 31, 2016

        Both Rih and Bey usually sales the same amount of albums no matter how big Beyonce’s release is. Rih gave away 1.4 mill this time around and she’s sold over 1.4 mill world wide. Rihanna did amazing. Now go back and compare Unapologetic to “Beyonce” and “Talk That Talk” to “4”…. also Rihanna always doing better with singles… Bey does better with tours. I believe they’re even

    • Keri Qween October 31, 2016


  9. What’s It Gonna Bey October 31, 2016

    The gag is that she didn’t drop in 2014 because Taylor was dropping around the same time she wanted to. She knows she can’t sell without Black Friday discounts so pushed it to 2015 only tonne run out of town by Adele. Then she pushed it to February only to be overshadowed by Bey who dropped eight weeks later! See what happens when you don’t step your game up? Shes only gotten by for a decade because of her singles but knows she will never truly be able to compete with the girls who put talent first.

  10. Wonder Woman October 31, 2016

    Like Nicki with no #1 album no #1 song
    Anyways I’ve been Rih-listening to Anti Lately and I have to say I’m LATE and hooked

  11. Michael Okoro October 31, 2016

    Not even the supposed queen, Beyoncé would be silly enough to go head to head with mama Adele.

  12. B_Roni October 31, 2016

    What does this have to do with today. Nothing at all. You guys are just giving her more promo and I’m fine with that. I wish she would come back to Atlanta . I regret not getting the VIP package now.

  13. Blak October 31, 2016

    Who really cares besides the writter at thatgrapejuice find something relevant to write about

  14. Theman October 31, 2016

    But she wasn’t overshadowed by Beyonce..

  15. Keri Qween October 31, 2016

    OK…and? It doesn’t matter. It went on to be 2x platinum and still one of the best selling albums in pure sales this year as well.

    • LB October 31, 2016

      500,000 is not 2x platinum. You know damn well if Beyonce pulled that gimmick you wouldn’t be calling Lemonade 2xplatimum.

      • Mark111 October 31, 2016

        No one is streaming Minutemaid because it’s boring. No one cares if you pest can’t accept the new rules, RIAA does and that’s what matters.

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

        People are actually BUYING Lemonade though. Hence, the reason why it’s SOLD more than AUNTI

      • Mark111 October 31, 2016

        We’re talking platinum plaques, Rihanna sold 1.4M TO Samsung, so who other than the haters care? Anti is actually 3 times platinum. I find it funny how the pest picks and chooses when to count streams. I see you clowns are using streaming for Minutemaid 600K+ first week as bullets. Ain’t our fault that boring album is doing nothing for Tidal.

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

        Lemonade has sold 2.5 mill worldwide. The key word here is SOLD!!!!!! When will AUNTI??

      • Mark111 October 31, 2016

        OK…and? It doesn’t matter. It went on to be 2x platinum and still one of the best selling albums in pure sales this year as well.
        Then someone said it wasn’t 2 times platinum by bringing up the sales. But you already know streaming counts. So again, the subject of this thread was platinum plaques. Goodbye.

  16. Danzou October 31, 2016

    But Beyoncé waited too

  17. #Nicole Nation October 31, 2016

    Anti was a solid pop album

  18. LB October 31, 2016

    LMAO Who cares, see why nobody in the navi is visiting this stale site anymore, because of irrelevant sh!t like this. Navi flight is real.

    • I can’t October 31, 2016

      But if that’s the case… why are you here tho… ???

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

        Simple! He’s pressed, like a panini or somethin

    • IStan4Rihanna. (Caribbean Queen) October 31, 2016



      Anyway, how have you been Sis’? It’s been a while.

  19. Keri Qween October 31, 2016

    B**** better have my money and fourfiveseconds outsold every song from Lemonade so if its a flop what’s your faves singles then? ?

  20. Starxavi October 31, 2016

    I’m sorry this is such a dumb article just to come at Rih! And its shady, that they say she debuted at 27…which is only because it its first week of availability it only had a couple hours to rack up sales…the next week she went straight to number 1.

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

      Anti debuted at #27 get over it.

  21. D October 31, 2016

    Lol the album came out almost a year ago now. Who cares. People have it and those who don’t prolly illegally have it. Movin on

  22. King B October 31, 2016

    Lmao. Mediatraffic also has Anti at 1.4 Mil and Lem at 2.5 Mil, a difference of 1.1 Mil. Let’s breakdown the sales! In the US, the sales difference is 900k and 200k in UK, that’s already 1.1 Mil. Now, that hasn’t include Australia (where Bey demolished the Black Madonna), Belgium (Lem was number one for 6 weeks) and Netherland (2 weeks). And Bey also beat her in Brasil and South Korea. And The Black Madonna was never a force in Japan, she underperformed there. Not to mention,Hungary, Sweden etc. Of course, the flop Stans will cling to MT to drag Bey, they could be biased since Bey sales are so underestimate.

  23. King B October 31, 2016

    If you look at Wiki page, there is a paragraph that list down all the promotion for Loud. Only to outsell 15.99 urban album that was released in 2013 by 2.4 Mil.

  24. Briano October 31, 2016

    Not at all Rihanna music overshadowed Beyonce’s noise

    • HailLegendBeysus October 31, 2016

      But wasn’t your desperate ass telling me yesterday to do better because I was using a Frih receipt? LMFAO THE HYPOCRISY AND SELF CONTRADICTING IS REAL!!!

    • HailLegendBeysus October 31, 2016

      Wait wrong person. That was RectumPuss lmao!

  25. MsYonce October 31, 2016

    Lol I think everyone knew she was suppose to drop in 2015??

  26. HailLegendBeysus October 31, 2016

    Lmfao!!! But the slavi swore Rihorse wasn’t afraid of Adele! Rihorse the epic flop! She probably would’ve waited for Beyoncé to release if she’d known she was coming in Beypril!!! ????????

    • King B October 31, 2016

      They used to call Bey Scaredyonce, Snippetyonce back in 2013.

      • HailLegendBeysus October 31, 2016

        I love the Karma that just keeps slapping the Salvation Army in the face!

  27. King B October 31, 2016

    20 YEARS. If Beyoncé is all about smoke and mirrors, buy her own Grammy, buy her own album,lie about her age. Then why nobody expose her?

    • Mark111 October 31, 2016

      If DC first single was released in 98 and it’s now 2016, how are you clowns getting 20 years?

      • HailLegendBeysus October 31, 2016

        BUT No No No was released November 11, 1997. So basically she’s at 19 year’s! OMG next November marks 20 YEARS!!!!!

  28. Briano October 31, 2016

    Beyonce looked the fool this era

    Rihanna cemented her status as a music hitmaker

    Beyonce era boils down to “performing’, Rihanna boils down to the MUSIC

    Beyonce remains the indebted try hard who gets sued, Rihanna empire expanded this era Oceans 8, Bates, Puma, Manolo, Stance

    And another Diamond Ball

    • HailLegendBeysus October 31, 2016

      No Rihorse looked a fool! With her constant scared setbacks, her I got Bronchitis at the Grammys, that messy ass album roll out, her #460 debut, Forbes, Time and Billboard questioning her sales lmfaooo! Her bought platinum certifications! Oh My the list goes on and on ???

      • King B October 31, 2016

        Oh yes! List it down. List down all the things they said about our queen like “buying her own album”, “need a gimmick to release an album”, “can’t tour stadium”, “can’t sell singles”. And notice all of that happen to their fav.

  29. Briano October 31, 2016

    Beyonce is a flop
    She has owns nothing
    Rihanna is a boss
    She owns her music

    Beypootypop will be Poppin for life, meanwhile Rihanna can stand and belt LOTB or do choreography

    When has the self styled vocalist actually Sang, not pre records, not lip, not echo u know how Rihanna does Love on the Brain, when? Where?

    • HailLegendBeysus October 31, 2016

      Rihanna belt???? LMFAOOOOOOOO

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

      I stopped @ “Rihanna can stand and belt” lololol.
      Did you not watch her VMA video vanguard performances? She sounded like she was rihpeating my muthafuckin order at McDonald’s

  30. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

    According to BirdBraid, Anti was supposed to be Rihanna’s Ray of Light moment .

  31. IStan4Rihanna. (Caribbean Queen) October 31, 2016

    LMFAO. Why is this still being talked about “10 Months” after ‘ANTI’s’ release?

    With a severely botched release, “ANTI” is the second best-selling album released (in pure sales) by a Female artist in 2016 in both the United States and Worldwide and it is the most-streamed album by a Female artist of 2016 overall. The album spent 33 consecutive weeks in the BB200 top-10 (the fifth most weeks by an artist of the 21st century altogether only behind Adele and Taylor Swift) and spawned two smash-hit singles:


    WORK – a 9 week #1 on the Hot 100; the best selling Female lead song of 2016 and the most streamed Female lead song of 2016 both in the United States & Worldwide. The song also broke Urban & Rhythmic radio records in the USA.
    NEEDED ME – the most streamed song by a Female artist on North-American Spotify (surpassing “Works’s” total) and certified 3x platinum by the RIAA. The song is also the second most played Female song of the year in the USA on Urban & Rhythmic radio and spent 16 weeks in the Hot 100 top 10.
    THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR – a global smash-hit collaboration with Calvin Harris that is one of the best-selling and most streamed songs of the year.
    LOVE ON THE BRAIN – is also shaping up to be a big hit.

    There wasn’t a single person whom thought that ‘ANTI’ would survive a week and yet it is the most successful female era overall of 2016 and the most successful album behind Beyonce’s “Lemonade”. It’s time to move on >>>>>>>

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 31, 2016

      I love you man. You need to know that. You always come with those precise facts written in the most intelligent manner. You sure you don’t work for Fenty Corp #YouDaBest

  32. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

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

    Janet Jackson may have had her most iconic era after 4 albums but Ray of Light > anything Janet Jackson has ever and will ever release.

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

    As Rated R proved, when it comes to a quality project, Rihanna shits on Beyonce any day and Rihanna’s Ray of light is coming, I cannot wait for it.


    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

      ^^THIS^^ ???

      • ?Yellow Diamonds? October 31, 2016

        Your no life is coming out again… lol she’s keeps her notebook filled with years worth of receipts from this site… Lmao go outside hun.. stop being a loser

  33. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

    Speaking of belting, can you please explain why the only songs that Rihanna knows how to sing DECENTLY are Love on the Brain and Diamonds? Inquiring minds are dying to know ?

    • Datredd23 October 31, 2016

      Stay says hi ,Love the way you lie says hi , California king bed says hi, Take a Bow says hi

      And I absolutely loved her Lionel Richie triibute she sung beautifully and received a standing ovation

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

        Lol ohhh yeah! I totally forgot about Stay but even when singing that song she sounds kinda pitchy sometimes. Rihanna is not a consistent singer it’s always a hit or miss with her, UNLESS she’s singing Diamonds or Love On the Brain.

    • Briano October 31, 2016

      Can you tell me why beyfake doesn’t have One ballad she’s known yo sing the heck out of, nary a One

      For the self styled vocalist, how sway?????

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 31, 2016

        Beyonce is a 4 octave vocalist. Rihanna on the other hand, can’t sing anything beyond a C note. She sucks live. Stay in your lane boo

  34. Mark111 October 31, 2016

    I find it funny that no other site is posting this or talking about it. Maybe because it’s almost a year old, never was announced and no one cares. Except for this site and pest because you clowns were the ones that jumped out the window every time a nonconformed date was rumored. This is to make you clowns feel better about your 99 Anti release date post.
    I one think this is photoshopped. I can’t find no article of Samsung having a recent email leak. Also, the Anti diary ads just took place that week and went on for 8 weeks. So why would a 8 part ad in the upcoming 8 weeks be hinting an album that would already be released? They didn’t even use the Google Play gift card, so that tells me that if there was a push back it was Samsung making a deal with Tidal making it having to do nothing with Adele. Anti still would have sold and we know from Rihanna past albums that she still have a successful era with albums that never went to #1.

  35. Briano October 31, 2016

    BeY and her loser fans so butthurt that rihanna came, saw and conquered and bet is still bootyshaking

  36. Rihboy November 1, 2016

    Bey avoided for the same reason. So idk why they are making it seem like Rih was the only one. Furthermore, the albums still is one of the most streamed this years, and has produced more charting hits then its predecessors! Regardless of physical sales! Digitally she is in high demand. Still successfully toured off of it, wothout having to drop a penny for production.

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