Rihanna's 'Anti' gets more than one million downloads in 14 hours | The Music Universe

Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ gets more than one million downloads in 14 hours

After surprising fans Thursday (Jan 28th) with the much-anticipated release of her eighth studio album, Rihanna, Samsung and TIDAL are excited to share that one million Navy fans have downloaded Anti, and having the RIAA certifying the project Platinum.

The collaboration between Rihanna and Samsung throughout ANTIdiaRy culminated in the gift of download codes for fans, and since the album’s release just 14 hours ago, TIDAL has fulfilled more than 1 million downloads. All redemption codes have now been redeemed, with the supply of complimentary downloads now being fully depleted. Rihanna, Samsung and TIDAL would like thank the more than one million Navy fans who have downloaded Anti and made it an overnight success, exceeding expectations.

While the gift download period has now expired, the album is still available for streaming on TIDAL; since last night, Anti has already been streamed nearly 14 million times. The set will be available on standard CD and Deluxe CD on February 5th.

The single “Work” (featuring Drake) is number one in 91 countries on its first day of release and it was the most heard song on the more than 1,200 stations monitored by Nielsen Music for the Billboard Hot 100. The single garnered the largest audiences for the day, attracting 23.4 million audience impressions, derived from more than 2,300 first-day plays. As a result, he 23.4 million in audience for “Work” for the day bested runner-up Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” (21.7 million) and third-ranking Adele’s “Hello” (20.9 million).

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