UPDATE 4:09 P.M. EST: While Rihanna did enter this week's chart at No. 27, ANTI was only available for a small fraction of the sales week. The week ending February 4 will actually be the album's first full week under wide release and is projected to sell around 125,000 copies.
Who would have thought releasing your album for free on a website no one really uses would backfire?
Rihanna's ANTI may have been highly anticipated when rumors about it first started circling, but it seems as though people lost interest by the time it actually dropped last week.
That's because despite TIDAL's reports that RiRi managed to push over 1 million copies in just 15 hours… we're hearing that the actual sales are FAR less impressive.
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In fact, according to the Billboard 200 Rihanna only sold 1,000 albums in her debut week!
To put that into context, ANTI debuted at No. 27 on the charts this week behind other first outings from Megadeth, the 2016 Grammy Nominees, and someone named Tank, making it the worst showing of her career…
Still, the RIAA did certify the album as platinum since over 1 million people have listened to it, it's just not technically a moneymaker.
Are U one of the dozens of the Navy who actually purchased ANTI this week??
[Image via Rihanna/Instagram.]