On January 28, 2016, Pop megastar Rihanna introduced what would go on to be her most critically acclaimed album yet – ‘Anti.’
Living up to its title with a tracklist of tunes that not only went against the grain of what was popular on radio at the time but also her own discography, the opus was a critical polarizer at the time of its release – leading many to believe that ill reception would be reflected commercially.
Seven years later, Rih is having the last laugh.
Peruse of the refreshed Billboard 200 finds ‘Anti’ at #84 – 351 weeks after its #27 premiere there. The stay is the longest any album by a Black female performer has ever enjoyed.
Currently listed as one of the best-performing projects of the millennium with 11 million copies sold to date, the news comes the very week the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced a slew of upgraded certifications for the LP’s hits including ‘Work,’ ‘Desperado,’ ‘Needed Me,’ and ‘Love on the Brain’ (as we reported here).
Extending its reign as one of the longest-running albums in the history of the Billboard 200 among all women, only Adele‘s ’21’ (547 weeks), Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Born To Die’ (467), and Taylor Swift‘s ‘1989’ (423 weeks),have accumulated more time on the tally.
Look below to see who joins Rih on this week’s edition of TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200.
That’s still my b**** sweet lil Rhianna
Stop rambling learn to spell f***
Learn to read
This site tryna fake like they supported Rhi Rhi. Y’all her biggest haters
Diabetes UNBOTHERED still needs RECEIPTS 😩 proving ANTI sold 11 mill. It only sold 4 million in Certifications. 3 million US, 300K UK, 200k France… these are its biggest markets as far as sells.
ANTI’ has earned over 15 billion total streams worldwide
Nevermind. That is impressive 👏🏾 👌🏽