Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Anti Debuts Low on Billboard


After leaking early on TIDAL [click here if you missed that] Rihanna's new album debuts low on the Billboard 200 Album Chart...

Anti debuted at no. 27 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart this week, Rihanna's lowest ever opening chart position.

While Nielsen is reporting Anti sold less than 1000 physical copies, industry insiders are whispering the actual sales number is 460.

Because of the TIDAL leak Anti dropped in the middle of the reporting week but is expected to do better going forward.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Less than a 1,000? Damn, that album went Vagisil.

Kitty B. said...

Anti is trash! Rihannas last actually good album was LOUD. After i think she's just been dropping album to get out her contract I don't know...
Not even Drake could save that sinking ship smh...

Anonymous said...

Eh, a warning to beyonce.

Anonymous said...

DAMNNNN!!! My my my look how hard the mighty have fallen. This just proves what everyone was saying about her fluke career. The only reason she was hot for a minute was because she was being shoved down our throats and was releasing singles and albums back to back each year to ensure the public didn't forget about her. But everyone said the second she sat her ass down for more than two years her career would be over because everyone would move on, and that's exactly what happened. She's a pop puppet not an artist so it's actually suprising that she was able to make this far for this long with no real talent to speak of.

Anonymous said...

The Rihanna reign has let up and the sun is out and shinning bye bye Riri this is the beginning of the end for you I guess your deal with the devil has finally expired so it's back to Barbados for you, while your pimp Camel Z desperately tries to find a replacement.

Anonymous said...

You cant be on top all of the time. That must be a BLOW to her ego. lmbo.

Anonymous said...

Lol snitch you're so shady to pick that picture, making it look like them folks in the background are laughing at Rihanna's flop ass

Anonymous said...

Who didn't see this coming she hasn't had a hit since 2012. But I must say I knew her album was gonna flop but damn I didn't know it was gonna flip that bad. Even Ciara gets better first week numbers than that. I bet this is a humbling experience for Rihanna. Let's see her bully people and talk shit online now, like she constantly did when she was on top...

Your Highness said...

That picture is epic!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:18 I agree but feel the same way about Beyonce. Neither one of them can sing, all manufactured and rehearsed to have a good product. Sad but this is the beginning of the End of Jay & Beys reign.

Anonymous said...

Those numbers are proof that nobody outside the internet knows Rihanna has an album out, which, for a "superstar", is pretty sad. And yes this is the future of fellow Roc Nation buddies, Bey and Kanye.

Anonymous said...

Anti = Anti successful! This has to be the biggest flop from a major artist EVER. 1000 copies for a international pop star is more than laughable it's actually sad. But Rihanna was a rude nasty bitch when she was on top and bullied people so I don't feel bad for her at all. Bye bye Flopanna!

yeahboi said...

Wow Rihanna. Her 15 minutes of fame are up.Nicki Minaj u r next.

Anonymous said...

Yeah that PICTURE hahahaha

Anonymous said...

Jay, Beyonce and Tidal have you looking crazy Rihanna. Stop the weird initiation videos and jump ship!

Anonymous said...

I guess since Tidal is in the stinker and Jay Z is getting sued left and right he doesn't have to money to buy Rihanna's albums anymore and the truth is finally revealed that this chick should've faded into oblivion years ago but through payola she was force fed to us and they bought all her awards and accolades. Her entire career was nothing but smoke and mirrors and the curtain was finally pulled back, revealing the truth!

cecepooh2012 said...

9:34 warning for what her lad album went very well goofy. Plus Jay and bey are owners of tidal, if will work perfectly for them. Rihanna dumb ass got played

Anonymous said...

That's what she gets for trying to cheat and give her album away for free. Her and her team were too dumb to do simple research and see that Billboard doesn't count free albums (and rightfully so, because if they were to count free albums as sells then they would have to include pirated albums as record sells too) Rihanna played herself hard and got embarrassed! Cheaters never win, she should've just counted her losses and released it the right way. It probably would've sold atleast 100k its first week, which for an artist at her league is still a flop but that's way better than a measly 1000 copies.

Anonymous said...

That photo is priceless; This just goes to show that the same old re-worked, recycled crap from all of these so-called "stars" (Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyonce) isn't cutting it anymore.

You can hear more talented people on YouTube and watch more exciting shows on Netflix vs. Network television. People are voting with their wallets and who's going to spend their hard-earned money on mediocre crap these days? (Looking at you, Kanye.)

Anonymous said...

it's a flop because the life of a pop starlet is very short unless you are janet and madonna and they only survived because they came out at a time when ones every moment wasn't recorded via snapchat, instagram, twitter, etc. so it was actually exciting when they came out with something new. rhi rhi had a good run for someone so amazingly untalented lol. i think that's they tried to transition her to movies they know her music career is about over. but trust THEY will continue to pimp her out in other venues. rhi is like britney their puppet until they get done with her. she will be around for a minute just not as prominent in music.

Anonymous said...

1:20 is so correct; Payola and a bunch of albums sitting in a warehouse about to be weed coasters is all that's behind the curtain. These people are manufactured and the public isn't feeling it

LONG TIME LURKER said...

As I mentioned a few days ago, Roc Nation currently is embroiled with Major Turmoil.

Marquee Artist Rihanna and Kanye have had enough....they want out Asap...Rita Ora suing , has embolded them. To keep the other artist from getting any Ideas. Roc Nation Counter Sued Rita . As you can imagine signing a Contract Orchestrated by Jay Z has these artist feeling Helpless.

Rihannas entire creative team was done away with shortly after Offically becoming a Roc Nation Artist. With very little money to none coming in from Parent Label (Live Nation) they were dismissed as way to exspensive, Rihanna is lost without them.

Rihanna has very little to offer she does not write or produce and her Image and Look is Manufactored . In addition Beyonce is now reliant upon Jay Z , her reputation in dealing with others in the Industry has severly been tarnished ,her (own fault ) ,as well, Jay Z has cheapend her Brand , now down graded, she insist he fix it, and she wont stand for Rihanna having any Precedence over her.

The Infamous leak of Rihannas album, was strategic, it was already known it was a falied project for the reasons I mentioned. Total Kaos, and Convolution and a Hampster Wheel way to Manage a Label is what you are seeing unfolding in the Public.

The 25 Million Samsung Deal? It is NOT Samsung Putting 25 Million in Rihannas account. That is not how these Branding Deals work . The Rihanna Brand is owned by Roc Nation, and Live Nation.

This deal does three things, Covers all Rihannas Tour Cost, Covers her Recording and Video Cost, Makes Rihanna and her performances all Branding Opportunities for Samsung....Samsung has the Rights to her Brand as an Adverstising Platform for the duration of the contract. 25 Million is what the deal is worth if all the terms of the contract are met.

Without the deal, Rihannas would not be very active this year. Live Nation is not providing funding for anything it wont see a profit in.

The Winner in the Leak Strategically is , Guess Who,........Tidal!

Tidal bearing Jay Z as the Front Man, the Face of the Brand , really put Jay Zs Public Image as a Consumate Business man in a very poor light as Never Before. Its was a very Public Spectacle. In the Streaming Business its all about how many Millions of Streams you can Boast about Exspecially when it comes time to sell or Place a Value on.

At Jay Zs age, Rapping and Performing is still his major source of Income .....Its is not Sustainable.

He needs Tidal to be a win . His Future and his Worth as Branding Front Man Depends on it.

- Lurker

Anonymous said...

^^^ well damn!!!!

Chrissy Snow said...

My stomach hurts from laughing at 9:11.
27 is pretty dismal. I sometimes have a soft spot for Rihanna so I'm thinking about buying the album but I don't want to waste my money. Are there any regular music fans who can give a honest review of the album? Stans need not reply.

Chrissy Snow said...

Lurker struck again and nobody told me? /Kidding. Thanks for the tea LTL, you seriously need to think about creating your own blog of tea.
I have been saying for years Forbes numbers are not an indication of what the actual singer/actor has in their bank account.
That 25 million dollar deal doesn't seem like much now considering her promo and tour expenses will eat up most of that and RocNation will take the rest. Poor RiRi.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Lurker. I could tell you were typing fast; Be careful and thank you for always revealing that all that glitters isn't gold.

Also, does that Korean phone company still "own" Tidal. What will they do if Jay-Z's "star power" doesn't deliver.

Anonymous said...

@Lurker - how is Tidal the winner in this?

As far as I can see, nobody is the winner in this sorry debacle.

Anonymous said...

Y'all are a bunch of idiots if u really believe that album only sold 460...Dummies!

Anonymous said...

5:07 you got the receipts that says otherwise?

Anonymous said...

she should have got out of music a long time ago. just stick to modeling and photography.

LONG TIME LURKER said...

@4:555 In Jay Zs eyes, its a win. He gets to add millions more to the Tidal Streaming numbers.

Its a Stratigy they will try to replicate over and over. In the streaming business , the more numbers of streams equals value. Will it pull Tidal out of the water no.

Every stream counts when it comes time to sell Tidal. Jay is under pressure to show Investors he can draw numbers to Tidal.

- Lurker

Anonymous said...

@LURKER
@2:43 You keep holding your breath for her to flop, Rihanna will be just fine, when She lose Jayz loses and He hates losing. She has Signed a Deal to be the Face of Samsung,to help sell their phones, and they in turn will Front her Tour and this Album just as they are doing, and we all know the phone business is big business. They have her back through this no matter what the haters do, say OR think, and make no mistakes that Samsung deal has Perks you will never know about, Lurker and Haters
And since it's clear that she is the most Marketable entertainer out there why not hire her.This Album is under her own Label and it's always hard getting started, and if you don't believe me then ask a Boss man like Jayz. And since some seem to know so much how could they forget that she has many irons in the fire. Remember the Puma, Dior, Stance, and her own Company she have got for making entertainers look camera ready all the time, and who can forget the movie she have coming one day soon. Keep right on trying to play her down, when we all know she have got some very successful tours under her belt already. She may not be a powerful Belter like Jenn are Beyonce but she can still get the job done. How many Black Musician have made over 140-Million on Tour here Lately, name them. And she own her own masters, and has copyrighted the right to run her own Label, and you will just have to hold that though and wait on the end of the Rihanna story, now want you.

Anonymous said...

@2:43 Her Creative team wasn't done away with, She has enhanced her own team by taking over more of the Creative Process Herself. Why would she need all them people when she has carefully put her own people in place anyway. Her Catalog is the Business and we all know she have 13 Hits to her name and "Work" made her have 27 Top Ten and shes tied with Three Legends, Mariah, Janet and Elton , For the Fifth most top tens in the hot 100 History. do that read like somebody who is on the decline, Lurker.

Anonymous said...

It's cool that she has come with a new sound and a new attitude, we have enough of the bump and grind music as it is.She will set it off before long, and there will be nothing Lurker and the losers can do but type away on them rented keyboard. Rihanna most Marketable Star.She has crossed the 100-Million mark
with Digital downloads, and shes's the only one, Tell you what Lurker keep up the good work, and thanks for all the love you give to Rihanna.
Navy Was Here ~

Anonymous said...

@Lurker, haters and naysayers
Work” lifts the diva into a tie with three legends.
As previously reported, Rihanna’s “Work,” the lead single from her new album Anti, rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 13) at No. 9, instantly becoming the superstar’s 27th top 10. With the song’s arrival, she ties Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Elton John for the fifth-most top 10s in the Hot 100’s history.
The only artists with more top 10s than that quartet since the Hot 100 originated with the chart dated Aug. 4, 1958? Madonna (38), the Beatles (34), Michael Jackson (29) and Stevie Wonder (28). (Notably, Elvis Presley boasts 25 Hot 100 top 10s, but his career predated the chart by two years; had the chart existed earlier, his top 10 count would be higher.)
Especially impressive, Rihanna has reached 27 Hot 100 top 10s faster than any other soloist. Dating from an artist’s first week on the Hot 100 to the frame in which it notched its 27th top 10, only one act has reached the sum more quickly: the Beatles tallied their 27th top 10 (1969’s “Get Back,” with Billy Preston) a mere five years, three months and three weeks after their 1964 Hot 100 debut with “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (their first Hot 100 charted title, top 10 and No. 1).
Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ & ‘Work’ Blast Onto Billboard Charts
Runner-up Rihanna needed just 10 years and eight months between her first Hot 100 hit, and first top 10, 2005’s No. 2-peaking “Pon De Replay,” and “Work”
Featuring Drake.

Anonymous said...

In its first day, “Work” ft Drake was the most-heard song on the more than 1,200 stations monitored by Nielsen Music for the Billboard Hot 100. It drew the largest audience for the day: 23.4 million audience impressions Haters eat your hearts Out.

Anonymous said...

Anti has been streamed more than 13 Million times
in 14 hours, kick rock all who don't like it.

Anonymous said...

7:33 so is work number 1 on the charts? Lol the navy is in damage mode grasping at straws trying their best to hide the fact that their fave just flopped HARD. We told y'all this day would come. Y'all had plenty of enough time to brace yourselves for your faves fall from grace so idk why y'all won't accept it. Y'all know good and well if another certain pop star has been (her name starts with a B and ends with a eyoncé) first week album sells debuted at #27 with only 1000 copies sold, y'all would go in and never let her live it down and rightfully so. But because it's Rihanna y'all trying to make excuses lol.

Anonymous said...

It has now been revealed Rihanna will unveil the finished products at a Puma By Rihanna runway show in the Big Apple on 12 February, make for sure to catch the show Haters. This is a working girl, and we know why many of you are so bent out of shape, over any news on her business.
Stay Mad losers.

Anonymous said...

The main point here is not Ri sales or her rise and fall, its the fact that Jayz brand is collapsing fast in the public eye.

Personally, the start of the down fall was the fake pregnancy then the lip sync gate, the elevator tape,on and on it just didn't stop.

Then Dr. Dre massive deal with Apple or whoever for like a billion dollars push J over the edge!!! Remember it wasn't that long after J busted out with Tidal out of NO WHERE.

Again, here Tidal is not J's company its belongs to either Sony or Livenation, Jay is just a tool. They probably was just looking for a way to go up again Apple in the music streaming business.

However, it doesn't change the fact that J is the face of Tidal and is so engulfed with making Tidal a HUGE success
he totally dropped the ball with other issues creating a storm of chaos and confusion, which is probably what Sony or Livenation really wants anyway.

So for right now we'll see what other schemes J will come up with for Beyonce album

Cause Jay already faked sales & numbers by
1. selling a million copies to Samsung remember his rant "A million sold is a million sold"

2. Beyonce surprise release to mask internet ghost sales

3. Faking a "leak" to give out a million streams to count towards Tidal streaming numbers.



Anonymous said...

Anti was Banned from the British charts, and she is unbothered by the naysayers and the small talk that don't amount to nothing, we know why many are so pressed.

Anonymous said...

What it all amount to is Samsung paying her for her Album and Tour , this could be really revolutionary for artists. She Released Under Samsung Promotions More Artist would do good doing this . The payout will be so much better for Rihanna and Others in the long haul, this is Marketing at it's best, thanks to Roc Nation.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the trolls are really out in force on this one!

Please, Roc Nation is history. Accept it.

Anonymous said...

Albums don't leak for nothing folks. If the artist is being a bitch to the wrong folk and if their music they turn in is complete garbage, the joke will be on them when the distributor will either leak it on their own or the label will give them the green light to do it on the sly to finally put an end to an artist that's either hard to work with and/or no longer putting in the work.

Anonymous said...

Life of a Pop starlet may be short But it's clear She has made more then many who are older and been in the
game longer. She must be doing something right look at all the Attention the No life having people are giving her.

Anonymous said...

Look at how she is driving so many to the
end of their ropes, they are so angry.

Anonymous said...

It don't matter what people say , shes rich and famous.

Anonymous said...

B^*%@# Don't it make you see double , and it don't matter how hard you try to kill her Navy with that Keyboard , they can still smoke you hard as ever with Facts, truths and her success.

Anonymous said...

Rihanna Anti will more than likely be Number One
next week, what are you gonna do then.

Anonymous said...

She coming for your Neck, Lurker, you and your friends, better buckle up,. because she's taking you all on the ride of your lives. Word on the street is she will be on Ellen this week. That Giant Machine is gearing up to attack the music charts with both barrels, blasting.

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