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.
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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.
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?