Review: Rihanna's "ANTI"
Rihanna entered the music industry on an entirely unprecedented run, delivering seven albums that cracked the top ten, as well as 20 top ten singles, all within seven years. She released one album per year and was a mainstay on the radio, with each new single popping up just as the last was waning in popularity. She was like clockwork— the surest bet in the pop world this side of Max Martin. All of that changed when, by the end of 2013, we still hadn’t received a follow-up to the previous year’s Unapologetic.
Sales Projections For Kevin Gates & Rihanna Are In
Rihanna's ANTI has had a weird first week of sales. Dropping Wednesday evening on Tidal (to compete with an unfortunate leak), it had under 48 hours left in the sales week to do numbers, and even then they were stream-only (outside of 460 copies that somehow managed to trickle through early). As a result, it debuted at #27 on the charts.
Top Tracks: January 25 - January 31
One month into 2016, and a whole lot of crazy shit has taken place in the hip-hop world.
Rihanna's "ANTI" Debuts At No. 27 On Billboard 200
Insert extremely surprised emoji face.
TIDAL Blames Leak Of Rihanna's "ANTI" On Universal
On Wednesday night (Jan. 27), Rihanna's highly anticipated album, ANTI, leaked on TIDAL shortly before its official release. After it officially went live on TIDAL, Rihanna gave away 1,000,000 free downloads of ANTI. She was able to do so because Samsung had apparently already bought that many copies of the album before its official release.
Rihanna's "ANTI" Is Already Platinum
Two days after its (accidental) release, Rihanna's new album, ANTI, has been certified platinum.
Rihanna's "ANTI" Earns TIDAL 1 Million Trial Subscriptions In 15 Hours
The struggles of TIDAL have been well-documented since Jay Z took the reigns last March.
Rihanna’s New Album “ANTI” Is Finally Here
Well the time has come. After months of promotion, Rihanna finally releases her long awaited 8th studio album, ANTI, on TIDAL tonight.
Rihanna’s New Single With Drake Reportedly Dropping Wednesday Morning; "Anti" Arrives Later This Week
Well it looks like Rihanna is ready to unleash her new single "Work" featuring Drake in a few hours. According to Hits Daily Double, an untitled and "unidentified superstar track” is set to debut Wednesday morning (Jan. 27) at 8 a.m. EST. They also say that iHeartRadio and CBS are going hard with it too, playing it every hour all day long across its Top 40 and Rhythm platforms.
Rihanna's "ANTI" Is Finished
After a number of false starts and strange delay rumors, it appears Rihanna’s highly anticipated record ANTI is nearing a public release.
Drake & Rihanna: A Brief History
There is hope yet for #AubRih. Drake's lust for Rihanna has never been fully reciprocated, but there is a clear mutual attraction between the two superstars. Despite a roller coaster relationship since 2015, replete with dance floor hook ups, the friend zone, actual musical collaboration, and more, the flame of #AubRih has never been extinguished. It threatened to burn down LAX Saturday night, during a music video shoot for their soon-to-be smash single "Work."
Listen To Snippets From Rihanna & Drake's Rumored Single, "Work"
Rihanna's ANTI felt imminent for months now, but rumors of a new single with Drake mean that the project could finally be on its way. RiRi's rabid fanbase has managed to put together some solid evidence that the singer filmed a music video with Drake Saturday night in L.A., producing clips from the alleged set, as well as a casting notice. From what we've seen so far, the song is said to be titled "Work," and has a bit of a dancehall feel, a sound that Drizzy has been hinting at more recently, and something Rihanna has always done well.
Travis Scott Shuts Down Rumors He's Behind "ANTI" Delay
Over the weekend, some rather strange news began making the rounds. A twitter rant from a supposed Rihanna songwriter, Glass John, went viral after John accused Travis Scott for the delay of Rihanna's highly anticipated album, and, in an even more bizarre turn of events, claimed RiRi was his "wife."
Rihanna Songwriter Threatens Travis Scott For Delay Of "ANTI"
A songwriter named Glass John, who apparently wrote an unreleased Rihanna song titled "Kiss It Better," is not happy with how Travis Scott is influencing RiRi's upcoming album, ANTI. Rihanna had shared a snippet of "Kiss It Better" in December 2014, and John had reposted the same clip, revealing that he wrote the song and that it was produced by GOOD Music's Jeff Bhasker.
Shooting At L.A. Club Reportedly Forces Rihanna & Travis Scott To Leave
Last night Rihanna, Travis Scott and Ty Dolla $ign were getting their early Christmas partying on at a nightclub out in L.A., Project Los Angeles. The festivities were cut short after a shooting occurred, forcing RiRi and friends to leave the club early. It's unclear if Rihanna and Travis Scott were in attendance together or separately.
Rihanna Is Apparently Dropping Her New Album "ANTI" Tomorrow
Rihanna's team has denied every reported release date of her eighth studio album ANTI, instead letting Samsung take the reigns and make the most of their new $25 million deal with RiRi by teasing the album with an elaborate internet puzzle/unlocking of "rooms" that has played over the course of the last few weeks. But now a new report has materialized, and it appears that ANTI is dropping tomorrow.
Young Thug & Rihanna Hit The Studio Together
We're actually a bit surprised it hasn't happened sooner, but it looks like a Young Thug and Rihanna collaboration may be underway, or possibly already on the way?
Rihanna Announces "ANTI" Tour With Travis Scott, The Weeknd, & Big Sean
With her 8th studio album ANTI reportedly scheduled to drop on Black Friday, Rihanna announced her ANTI 2016 world tour today. Travi$ Scott will be joining her for the North American leg, and The Weeknd & Big Sean will join her throughout Europe.
Rihanna Reportedly Releasing New Album "ANTI" On Black Friday
Rihanna will release her eighth studio album ANTI on Black Friday (November 27th), reports High Snobiety. The album will be available exclusively on TIDAL until December 4th, at which point it will be made available on all platforms.