(AllHipHop News) Rihanna’s latest album Anti is looking to open at #27 on the album chart with about 16,000 SPS (Sales Plus Streaming) units, but those numbers do not tell the full story. The 16k total only includes one day of streaming since the album was released on a Thursday and weekly counts begin on Friday. After a full seven days of streaming and digital purchases, Rihanna is closing in on another #1 album.
HitsDailyDouble reports Anti is predicted to move about 95,000-105,000 albums sold and 120,000-130,000 SPS. This will put the Roc Nation songstress ahead of other new arrivals Islah by Kevin Gates (75-80k, 80-85k), This Is Acting by Sia (70-75k, 80-85k) and Nine Track Mind by Charlie Puth (45-50k, 60-65k).
If Rihanna returns to the top spot on the album chart, it will be the second #1 of her career. 2012’s Unapologetic landed in the pole position with 238,000 copies sold in its first week.
Anti has already been certified platinum by the RIAA thanks to Samsung giving away one million free downloads of the album to fans. However, Billboard (which reports chart placement) refused to add the free downloads as part of its album chart calculations.