Rihanna

As you know, Rihanna‘s eighth studio album, ANTI (pronounced “Auntie”), supposedly leaked “accidentally” on Jay Z‘s flop music streaming app, TIDAL.

After the 27-year-old Bajan singer feigned outrage on social media, she provided a link for her social media followers to download the entire album for free.

Well, just 24 hours later, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced Rihanna’s album had gone platinum.

But how is it possible for a FREE album to go platinum? Doesn’t platinum signify 1,000,000 albums sold, not given away for free?

Blogger That Grape Juice took to Twitter to question the validity of RIAA’s announcement.

“This ‘ANTI’ Platinum madness is making a mockery of the music industry. How can a FREE album SELL 1 million?!… They are handing out Platinum plaques like bus passes,” he tweeted.

Obviously this is more of Jay Z’s back room deal shenanigans. I wonder how much money he paid the RIAA for the bogus platinum certification?

By the way, the reviews are in for Rihanna’s ANTI album, and they all agree that Rihanna’s new album is a bust.


  • Fendi

    I want to know how temporarily giving an album away that cannot be DL to your phone or computer constitutes platinum status? It was given away, not sold. I’m sure Taylor Swift and Adele’s camps will have something to say about this. I’m actually here for it.

  • LibraGirlonly

    That’s just a shame. The album is just ok.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I like same ol mistakes that is all.

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    I’m mad as hell I misunderstood folks post yesterday ….. Still getting it too ……. Alright …. Let me work work work work work …… up out of here

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    More ish ION care one way or another about.

    Thanks! 😉

  • jazmine

    Because Samsung purchased the downloads from tidal so that means they were sold and they only bought whatever was downloaded according to Forbes.

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    In advance !!!!!

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    Oh yeah …. tried to download it today …. that shyt is not free anymore … apparently it was free for a limited time or unless if ya have Tidal which I don’t …. that joint is 11.99 to purchase today

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Rihanna bit her album artwork though.

    Someone took Mt Eden’s album cover and tried to make it look like a Banksy.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    What happened?
    I wonder if I misunderstood something too?! :rofl:

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I thought you already had it in your Prime…

    Well you said you wanted to “support her”.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    J already laid the blueprint.

  • the guest

    Loophole for platinum status. So an album doesn’t to be bought by a million people anymore. One person or one company can buy a million downloads and its the same thing. No, it is not the same thing.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Talk about selling out…

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    IT’S Snick SNack Time :yahoo:
    BRB

  • southern

    ##nose laugh## you taught me. We gone have a sinus infection together

  • jazmine

    If people didn’t want it they shouldn’t have downloaded it. Lol it’s like when people buy a bunch of copies on iTunes and gift them basically sales don’t count until you redeem it.

  • jazmine

    Yup I missed the tidal free too it was only free until a million people downloaded it one of her little stans gifted me on iTunes tho

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    It’s on prime now ? Even if it is I’m still purchasing it !

  • southern

    Maam I saw how you ethered that piece of change. Bravo madam bra-fuggin-o.

  • sunni_daze

    Free albums don’t go platinum. They go wood.

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    I thought album yesterday was a unintended leak … I didn’t know she wanted her fans to download it for free… Apparently it was only a limited amount of downloads she allowed… I saw that this morning when I figured out the just of it… Tried to download it today and it was a charge 11.99 so I will get it nextw week

  • southern

    I thought they did something similar not to long ago.

  • Fendi

    Oh, dear. Thank you. I just can’t… YKW?!. I won’t any further, because… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93c6d83ae22c69cb2c576ba8a3e0c599dd21cc010ac73b5e5f0a4c5951adfc3b.jpg

  • Handle your issues

    So, Samsung purchased millions of copies of this CD and they’re counting those non sales as purchases? Scam…

  • Tammie Reed

    I think she knew early on that Adele was going to kill everything, so they came up with this pr stunt! There is NO comparison and although I like RiRi, chile just chalk it up as a loss! Ok thats all I got! Toodles!

  • nicelyput32

    If you mean Amazon Prime, it not there.,????

  • Fendi

    Thank you. So much for earning accolades based on merit anymore.

  • Buttercup

    I just ate some pulled pork and baked beans. I swear my job doesn’t want me to be great.

  • jazmine

    With Jayz but with his they released it on their phones if you had one of their phones you had the album but for hers they had to buy the actual album and you had to go download it.

  • southern

    Sandra gave us a post awhile back about this album and it being pushed back and whatnot. Said it was a piece of shit then.

  • southern

    Yes ma’am. You are ever so right.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I downloaded it from Tidal and it automatically showed up in my Prime. That’s what I meant. I’m glad I got it when I did.

    Thanks @indiesbeauty

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I got my free copy! Along with a free 60 day Tidal subscription.

  • seun

    Sam at that grape juice is a trashyonce stan. He must really be in his feelings right now. I’m not surprised.

    People still have to buy the album on iTunes and a lot of fans and non fans are buying. I’m still looking for where to buy mine on google play.

  • southern

    Okay. I thought they pulled something of this type before

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    So did I. Thank you Samsung. I saw what was up then, knew the whole thing was a strategy to boost both Rihanna and Tidal.

  • jazmine

    U2 kinda did it with Apple too that weird mess is still on my phone

  • That’s Interesting

    Rihanna has some good music. I wouldn’t buy an album from her tho. Actually, I wouldn’t even download one for free.

  • Too Many Colors

    This is not new. Or surprising.

    “Jay Z cut a deal to give away copies of his album via Samsung, a move slammed by many, as it counted towards record sales, though he did not really sell 1,000,000, as they were all free to customers of the electronics company. Beyonce and Rihanna, both connected to Jay -Z in the music industry, also pay for acts of fraud to fake and inflate sales data. Then, their publicists bombard the press with stories about them, to create an air of success.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I downloaded it on Tidal, but play it on my Fire TV.

  • ShelleDC

    I hate that thing ….. I was so pissed when it was on my phone

  • jazmine

    I cannot get it off I changed phones twice and everytime it comes back ?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Read Ngga Read!

  • southern

    Biggest lie he ever told was and I quote ” men lie ,women lie but numbers don’t lie” Just proved he ain’t know what the fugg he was talking bout. You can MAKE those numbers what you want

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ehh…you can maybe make a case for inspiration, but that’s not close enough to say she bit off of her. I like the Mt, Eden cover though.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I just read a different article that indicated the free downloads don’t count towards her sales on Billboard charting…hmmm…I wonder…

  • AnonymousRose

    ole wise man told me one time, you can make a pen and paper say anything, don’t make it RIGHT…ijs…. but I don’t care about this music I don’t listen no way….******shrugs******

  • just being me

    I simply do not care !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I do too. Rhianna’s is even better.

    I think art is always inspirational. But when you do something and people automatically think of something else, it’s leaning more towards biting.

    Album been in rotation, I don’t hear any biting there, so…

    However on ‘Needed Me’ somebody sounded like Willow Smith, is that SZA?

  • Buttercup

    This lady scheduled a meeting at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon. I need wine to get through this.

  • iWasteTime

    The same thing they did with #MCHG is what they did with #Anti.

  • iWasteTime

    ON A FRIDAY!
    you should have ran out on the plug!

  • iWasteTime

    Yup cause Samsung purchased the albums that were given away …lolol

  • Too Many Colors

    I was reading on their site that approx 1500 Streams=X amount of album sales? Something. Chile IDK.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Somebody told me yesterday to watch Mad Dogs (Amazon Original Series). It’s like the movie Hangover, except…

    I don’t want to spoil it for you if you end up watching it. I watched almost two episodes, I didn’t really like the Hangover movies.

  • nicelyput32

    I might have to try Tidal, not so much for Rihanna but for Prince. Love him!

  • Too Many Colors

    Correct.

  • Too Many Colors

    That is RUDE. Friday meetings in general. Bc you dont know who is gonna be in, on vacay etc. Old spot our boss used to fuss about low meeting attendance. FOLKS ARE OFF TODAY LADY

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I like the album so far?? Happy for her, Jay, and just about, not all, but just about every Black person making moves?? we love to prais…Nvm, been there, said that??

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Not Rihanna per se, whoever did her artwork.

    TBT Kanye might have designed it.

  • da_educator

    well…where’s the link

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    This ‘ANTI’ Platinum madness is making a mockery of the music industry. How can a FREE album SELL 1 million?!…
    _______
    These youngins :facepalm: The same way Jay’s album (Magna Carta) went platinum before it was released….Samsung :coffee: They use it as a selling/marketing tool for their phones (albums already downloaded) and the artist gets credit for the sales. They’ve already recouped their expenses so they can afford to give it away at this point.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    right I just fonted that lol

  • ShelleDC

    Oh dang I just looked. It is still on there.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    If you like Prince, you’ll like ‘Same Ol Mistakes’ on this album.

  • MsSincerity

    That Carter clan and their pathetic trickery..smh

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Well thanks for the break down Ms Kierkegaard? Are we mad about this? Happy? Indifferent? Idk…I like Black people? You??

  • Miany

    exactly…no big fuss bout the fact that I STILLL have u2 songs on my old azz iphone 4 but let a darkie do it and it is a sales tactic and devilish ploy

  • Too Many Colors

    we love to prais…Nvm, been there, said that
    ^^^^^^^^
    Yes yes yes. We know. Folks like Adele. Who was one of the few in the US to sell over 9 million albums with “21”

    BUT NEVERMIND that the person who held the record BEFORE her was BLACK. Usher. With “Confessions”. Just nevermind that tidbit. It doesnt matter

    All that matters is b/c she did it…it is somehow labeled praise.

  • TeeTee

    okay they came out with new rules a few months ago to shift with the way media is being handled. 1,500 streams now equal 1 album.

    http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2014/11/20/billboards-new-math-1500-streams-one-album-sale/

    this was done for Spotify and the other streaming media ….

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Chile,,,And the fact that her audience is much broader…And he had to not only over come brown skin, but a turtle face?? Hunny, listen, but yeah…I’m just…Don’t mind me…I’m working so hard for my peeplez, I’m entitled to vent??

  • Too Many Colors

    Okay. This is what I read. I did read it correctly. Thanks Tee Tee. Drop them fax.

  • Monday

    It came out the same night Kanye got into a rant with Wiz…and Rob Kardashian announce his relationship with Blac Chyna…

    The internet was popping that night. Might as well release an album. And from what I read from downloads. As long as the person click “Download”, it equal as sale, even free

    New Rules since Jay Z gave that free album also

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Are you saying R&B is dead?

  • 1/8

    Rihanna can manipulate words and numbers, but she can’t manipulate her bank account! A platinum record and not a penny to show for it! Hahaha! ?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Chile folks shouldn’t be lol I respect their hustle cause music is not selling like it used to :coffee:

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Are you coming for my titless fren?

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    Good looking I will check it out … I like Mozart in the jungle too

  • iWasteTime

    Kris done went to #BlacRob house but waited for Chyna to leave.
    I can’t wait for Chyna to give birth to the Kartrashian heir!

  • Fendi

    Do you have any spray?

    *sings* Beans, beans, magical fruit…

  • Just Keya

    Kris needs her ass beat. The damn nerve.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    nope cause Tyrese’s album gave me life :) *turns on Body Language* :headphones:

  • nicelyput32

    Confessions! That is one of my all time favorites!

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    Watch it ! ? I was not trying to read that yesterday rofl

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    You mean in your library…. I have mixtapes that show up in my Amazon library … It’s just stored music on your phone syncing with your Amazon music

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    Sho ain’t I just checked

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He got one of those heads you are supposed to grow out of.

    That’s why he wears them frohawks…
    He accidentally started some haircut trends.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    We all paid for that albalum..with our time..that we will never get back thats how it went platinum…Im on the line now with Jesus asking for a refund…

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I thought Rob was at Chyna’s house. No way she would be welcome in my home

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Yeah, tablet actually.

  • Monday

    Same as when Samsung bought Jay-z album… It don’t matter if you pay for it or not… Artist still get paid for the amount it was purchased

    Since Samsung sponsor it and I have my Samsung phne and tablet, let me see what is so exclusive with ANTI

  • iWasteTime

    Word and to keep it 100, it’s her fault!
    I saw the clip from last week or the week before and they were laughing at him. TF!
    Now they all Chyna taking advantage, they making being over weight and diabetes sound like bi-polar-ism and cancer.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That’s funny.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    It will be dead tho if we keep up with the bs…I don’t halfta support, they ain’t paying my bills…k…Well…k…Don’t cry foul when Bieber is named Black artist of the decade?? or if they cast a YT man to play Michael, oh, wait,,,too late…Wouldn’t happen if we didn’t have so many passive, dismissive, vocal people like Raven, Stacy and the likes…The more you brush aside, the less yo edges will grow #Message??

  • iWasteTime

    It is Chyna house but they internet name is #BlacRob :rofl:

  • Nix

    Agreed. White ppl been getting over since the beginning of time I could care less how Rih reached platinum she one of us and she’s west indian like me. GO Rih, bawse up

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??

  • Canary Redâ„¢

    Jay Z or her (team) bought those records and then gave them away.
    Oh yea, its possible, artist do it all the time!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “Im on the line now with Jesus asking for a refund…”
    —————-

    LMAO!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    WHEYAL..AS ALLWAYS LOVE YOU GUYS STAY SAVE HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND! I SEE YALL MONDAY!!!
    For the ones who are my SR E-FAMILY..(HUUUUUGGGS!!)
    FOR DEM HATERS AND SHYT CREATORS…

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Lol

  • fromanotherplanet

    And she was on twitter thanking the Navy LOL Bish, you should be thanking your corporate sponsors

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You doing the most right now.

  • SehkmetGoddess

    I laughed a good hearty laugh @ turtle face. That! Was hilarious. A brown skint turtle face. ??

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yeah I know their name and I have to stop myself from saying, “It was like WHOA!” everytime I read it. But if I was Chyna, I would not be okay with his disrespectful mama in my house.

  • Smith Jane

    This album is not good. There’s no harmony/hooks or anything. It’s just Rihanna whining and screeching over a beat, it’s not cohesive. It just sounds like a lot of noise. I mean, I know she’s not a “sanger” but I usually enjoy her music. This was just over produced and auto tuned to death. Half the songs she sounded like a shot goat in pain, the other half, you could barely understand what she was saying.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Always. Imma sex deprived lesbian who sells wic vouchers to pay rent?? I stay doing the most??

  • Nix

    Ummmm you do know artists hardly make money selling albums anymore right? They make the real money from concerts and endorsements so yeah Rih is good

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Lol

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I’m back to watching How to Get Away w/ Murda.

  • Lolalao

    It’s like that song ” The Cat Came Back”. Lol

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Wait until you hear G Eazy. He’s going all the way in. He made Vanilla Ice go Amish.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d3fb851ed817994726812cf7b90b164d61448397eeb091a8b2b05de4a6eb329a.jpg

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    No booty, pass???

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    LMAO yooo!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Lol

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I’m not talking to you no more today. I’m coming thru my notifications laughing at this everytime.

  • 1/8

    I know how the music industry works. I bet Adele didn’t have to give HER album away! Hahaha!

  • LeBrick James

    Beyonce would never give her album away for free.
    That tells you all you need to know right there.

  • Monday

    TIDAL IS FREEEEE. I though you had to pay???
    I just downloaded it on my Samsung. Logged in with my fb account. Now I will get Rihanna’s album.

    THANK YOU SAMSUNG!!!!

  • shaylynnn

    Samsung bought a million albums.

  • NGtruth2

    Rihanna will still make money. She is going to force Beyonce into retirement.

  • Fendi

    I like this. Which song are you?

  • southern

    That wise ole man and I say the same damn thang

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • Zizzle

    The hate is real.

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    I will get back on it too …. Right now depends on my mood….. now I’m binging x-files and Dexter ….. waiting for TWD….. How to get w/Murda …. missing something with that one …. no doubt I will binge watch (for sure) …. but not now ….

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Last thing I binge watched was probably The British Baking Show.

  • Li

    Probably me Django. I’ve been binge-watching Mad Dogs and I’m up to Ep 8. You have to stay with it. There’s a lot going on. It’s funny and sad at the same time.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You said you felt some kinda of way when the cat came out.
    I was like “TF kind of…”

    Lil midget hitman, catching bodies. They were all shook, like they couldn’t have man handled him.

    It’s still shot good though. Cinematography. I guess everything new is now…

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢
  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    My wife was saying “you know Viola Davis would not look like that, when she goes to bed. They are making her look extra run down.” (How to Get Away With Murder)

    I said “Like a slave.”

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I didn’t know homeboy from 40 Yeard Old Virg could act a lil bit.

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    Viola doing her job …. does it well too …. Viola had no mak up on …. she looked rough … but still gorgeous … Ya wife and maybe you should take another look ….

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I can’t stand u :chase: lmao

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I guess they figure sold is sold :-( regardless of who bought them. It’s a new era chile….

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???? Don’t nobody cum for Ty cept me????

  • the guest

    Rihanna biting vintage Santogold actually.

  • the guest

    Wow. They completely manipulate the market.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Never heard of it.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Girl, I didn’t even realize this was shade?? Kiss my ass??

  • Luv Pitties

    Yea everytime I tried deleting it it would come right back and don’t talk about that album cover.??

  • Too Many Colors

    Who told you it was? I must be queen of shade. Took you 45 hours to be like ahhhh wait a minute. Oh wait a minute. (Ray J voice)

    Bend over so I can kiss it??

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    It did take somebody telling me? I’m old…Heffa.

  • the guest

    Her. Santogold is a her. I don’t think anything Rihanna does or her album art represents evokes brilliant Banksy. But she aspires to be avant garde like a Santigold.

  • the guest

    But Adele is a singer not a manufactured pop artist. They both have their place in music history and Rihanna is not and should not feel competitive.

  • kekeb

    She made a 25 million dollar deal with Samsung. Google it. She’s not hurting

  • T3

    The model released ‘ANTI’-her long awaited eighth album

    The shade! Sounds like somebody at ThatGrapeJuice had taken a leaf from AuntTEA’s shade tree ?????

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    It does in my tablet matter fact all my mobile devices sync with my aps from my phone… Technology something is… It even syncs with my blu Ray player too that streams… That’s why that album showed up !

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    That clown hates black success and then pretends to be black. Most of us ignore this exposed devil. Please join us.

  • jazmine

    I doubt she’ll consider it a loss since she made more from this than she would have made with 5 million albums sold

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    On the highway riding?…Baybee.

    That one stays on rotation. I have to play that and the fam, X, when Baby Freebush is not in the car.

    I got a heads up one time for listening to X’s “Y’all Gone Make Me Lose My Mind…Up in Here, Up in Here” at a gov installation. Was told it could viewed as a threat. ? Oh Lawd ~Bernie Mack voice~ Let me git. We don’t want no misunderstandings nor detainments.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    On the highway riding?…Baybee.

    That one stays on rotation. I have to play that and the fam, X, when Baby Freebush is not in the car.

    I got a heads up one time for listening to X’s “Y’all Gone Make Me Lose My Mind…Up in Here, Up in Here” at a gov installation. Was told it could viewed as a threat. ? Oh Lawd ~Bernie Mack voice~ Let me git. We don’t want no misunderstandings nor detainments.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I like the Miss Mills and K-Ci song.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I like the Miss Mills and K-Ci song.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ?…Now you know…saddle down.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ?…Now you know…saddle down.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    The turtle face is the classic photo of him giving Tameka the side eye ? at the table.

    Baybeeeee!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    The turtle face is the classic photo of him giving Tameka the side eye ? at the table.

    Baybeeeee!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Unless your shift starts at 2 then…?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Unless your shift starts at 2 then…?

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Are you serious??? Bwahahahahahahaha!!!! I guess DMX could be threatening. ? That song right there used to me be one of my “Get crunk before we go out songs.” ?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Are you serious??? Bwahahahahahahaha!!!! I guess DMX could be threatening. ? That song right there used to me be one of my “Get crunk before we go out songs.” ?

  • Boonella

    how? she’s not even on Beyonce’s level….I mean she can barely sing live..

  • Boonella

    how? she’s not even on Beyonce’s level….I mean she can barely sing live..

  • Boonella

    she didn’t…..

  • Boonella

    she didn’t…..

  • Luvn_it

    Sam stay shading Rihanna from London like he live in Florida. ????

  • Luvn_it

    Sam stay shading Rihanna from London like he live in Florida. ????

  • Monday

    I take back what I said. The appbis free. As soon as you click to hear Rihanna it ask for subscription payment. Removed from my apps

  • Monday

    I take back what I said. The appbis free. As soon as you click to hear Rihanna it ask for subscription payment. Removed from my apps

  • Cunningham ?

    I think only a limited amount were given away for free.

  • Cunningham ?

    I think only a limited amount were given away for free.

  • Jethro Jenkins

    Only a certain amount of albums were free. The rest had to be purchased. Believe me, I tried. But I wasn’t disappointed, I love the album. It will go on to outsell her previous albums.

  • Jethro Jenkins

    Only a certain amount of albums were free. The rest had to be purchased. Believe me, I tried. But I wasn’t disappointed, I love the album. It will go on to outsell her previous albums.

  • Aaron Lo

    And if a million people redeemed it then it sold a million copies. I don’t know what’s so hard to believe about this. If Beyoncé had done it everybody would saying how genius of an idea it was.

  • Aaron Lo

    And if a million people redeemed it then it sold a million copies. I don’t know what’s so hard to believe about this. If Beyoncé had done it everybody would saying how genius of an idea it was.

  • jazmine

    Exactly Samsung purchased them
    On your behalf if I was to buy you an album for Christmas that would count as a sale correct? Its hilarious how many people went through the the trouble of the process of going to tidal, giving their info and downloading her album just to talk trash only for it to count as a sale

  • jazmine

    Exactly Samsung purchased them
    On your behalf if I was to buy you an album for Christmas that would count as a sale correct? Its hilarious how many people went through the the trouble of the process of going to tidal, giving their info and downloading her album just to talk trash only for it to count as a sale

  • 1/8

    Thanks for the addition information. It sounds like she exploited a loophole in the system.

  • 1/8

    Thanks for the addition information. It sounds like she exploited a loophole in the system.

  • stanley

    Just like I told Grapejuice lol.. Every artist does the exact same promotional tactics. GooglePlay and Amazon gives away discount albums or make them available completely free all the time. I purchased August Aslina album for only $5 with a special promotion from Google Play last month lol. Remember when Lady Gaga sold her album for 99cents on Amazon? And remember Apple giving away U2 and Drake music for free? Why are we surprised? The bigger the star, the more criticism they get. Remember when Garth Brooks received alot of hate for his Walmart Deal?

  • stanley

    Just like I told Grapejuice lol.. Every artist does the exact same promotional tactics. GooglePlay and Amazon gives away discount albums or make them available completely free all the time. I purchased August Aslina album for only $5 with a special promotion from Google Play last month lol. Remember when Lady Gaga sold her album for 99cents on Amazon? And remember Apple giving away U2 and Drake music for free? Why are we surprised? The bigger the star, the more criticism they get. Remember when Garth Brooks received alot of hate for his Walmart Deal?

  • stanley

    Well you don’t understand the music business. In instances of Promotion sometimes the Digital retailers such as Apple, GooglePlay, Amazon Prime, Samsung, AT&T, etc.. Purchases a certain amount of (digital) albums at Wholesale, usually around $7-8 bucks. And then they Discount the album or give it away free (usually) for a limited amount of time. They use this stragey to promote their own services. In Samsung’s case, they used Rihanna to bring attention to the Samsung Galaxy Phones. And they write it off as an Advertising expense on their accounting Books. It happens everyday. And yes, it does benefit the Artist, because it increases their units sold… They still sold 1 million copies, it just wasn’t directly to the average consumer. The sell took place between the corporation and the Record label. It’s all legit…

  • stanley

    Well you don’t understand the music business. In instances of Promotion sometimes the Digital retailers such as Apple, GooglePlay, Amazon Prime, Samsung, AT&T, etc.. Purchases a certain amount of (digital) albums at Wholesale, usually around $7-8 bucks. And then they Discount the album or give it away free (usually) for a limited amount of time. They use this stragey to promote their own services. In Samsung’s case, they used Rihanna to bring attention to the Samsung Galaxy Phones. And they write it off as an Advertising expense on their accounting Books. It happens everyday. And yes, it does benefit the Artist, because it increases their units sold… They still sold 1 million copies, it just wasn’t directly to the average consumer. The sell took place between the corporation and the Record label. It’s all legit…

  • Yada Yada and etc.

    Chile go on head and pay that $9.99 per month to have access to unlimited access to every song/album ever made since the history of modern music. If you are a student, there is a 50% discount.

  • Yada Yada and etc.

    Chile go on head and pay that $9.99 per month to have access to unlimited access to every song/album ever made since the history of modern music. If you are a student, there is a 50% discount.

  • Fendi

    When your first sentence is a false assumption/attempted insult, you need not say anything else.

    You wasted your time replying.

  • Fendi

    Tidal offered a 2 month free trial. Here’s the thing, since the trials aren’t paid for, you can listen to the album but you can’t download it. That’s the equivalent of loaning you a copy, because all it does is stream (on my Tidal app on my phone). If the RIAA is granting Rihanna platinum status for the number of downloads made of ANTI, it should be for paying Tidal subscribers and/or folks who can download the copy of ANTI and not just listen to it. That’s my issue.

    I didn’t realize it when I posted yesterday, but 3 bonus tracks have been added. It is now labeled a “deluxe” edition. TBH, there are 3 or 4 songs on there that I’d listen to of the 16 released.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sounds like Jay Z made a deal with Samsung, to get a certain amount of money, based on the downloads.

  • Fendi

    SR:

    I just found this on Yahoo! It makes perfect sense to me.

    Billboard will not be issuing platinum status to ANTI.

    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/did-rihanna-album-platinum-one-235515409.html

  • FireStarter

    Are you slow Sandra Rose? It is pronounced Anti(An -tie) . Wow folks are dumb! Anyway, the critics agree it’s Rihanna’s best and it still sold 400,000 copies and counting DESPITE it being giving away for free. She still wins because 1 million copies were downloaded and boosted TIDALS #’s. It’s no different than if I purchased 7 copies and gave them away to my friends. Her haters still downloaded it and made it successful, So you and Sam from the grapejuice can #StopHating

  • TheWildChild

    The GrapeJuice need to lay off the Haterade and come for RiRi another day ?

  • T3

    ????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I absolutely cannot stand the cover art. Is that not disturbing to anyone else??

  • Meme81

    Do u mean Romany Malco, the bald black dude? He is really good. Can’t really see that in 40 y.o. or Think Like a Man. He has a really interesting interview online with The Breakfast Club that really made me look at him differently.

  • http://instagram.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    you probably have your iPhone set to display music thats in the cloud so it still shows. You can turn that option off in your settings

  • stanhope

    Au contraire, they are not handing out platinum designations like bus passes. in Chicago you must PAY for a bus pass and also a ventra card to use that bytch.

  • Auditor

    Can guarantee you poor folks are not paying. Lived in a lot of cities and they are heavily subsidized.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    SAM HAS NO CHILL…

  • Monday

    I got Amazon Prime already and Barelly listen to the music. Can’t give my “hard working money” to everybody. Nope!

  • ItsMeIvory

    You have to contact iTunes to have it removed. That is the only way!

  • ItsMeIvory

    You have to contact iTunes that is the only way to have it removed.