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Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ Predicted To Sell Around 100,000 Copies In Its First Full Week Of Release


(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.

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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.

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  • The Wackness Vs Dope

    what happened to platinum baby. these guys are chumps keep on deleting my comments mocking their articles. where is the freedom of speech?

    • Black Adam

      You hit the nail on the head with a fn Sledge Hammer!

  • I_AM_Houston

    thats crazy low for her

    • DreamBigLiveLarge

      change of the times

  • Markus

    Don’t know what the deal is in music these days.

    • DreamBigLiveLarge

      consumers aren’t buying music anymore. everyone either streams or gets it for free. that’s why you see the most successful artists in the industry finding the creative ways to sell the music. like jay-z w/ tidal. everything is going digital. if you want to make money as a musician, you have to adapt to the new wave.

  • Rihanna could never sell an album out the gate to save her life. She’s a SINGLE type of chick. That’s where she’s made the bulk of her money. On the singles charts. While this figure seems low, it isn’t. It’s how her albums normally sell…. Until her single catches on. I guess not having Kanye executive produce the album didn’t change her typical initial album sales outcome.

    • Nightmare

      Let’s see. Rihanna’s “Girl Like Me” 1.4 million copies. Platinum. “Good Girl Gone Bad” 2.8 million copies. Double platinum. “Rated R” 1.1 million copies. Platinum. “Loud” 1.8 million copies. Platinum. “Talk That Talk” 1.1 million copies. Platinum. “Unapologetic” 1.2 million copies. Platinum. So, what do you mean she couldn’t sell albums to save her life ? White Jay Supreme go have several seats.🛋🛋🛋🛋🛋🛋🛋🛋🛋🛋😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

      • We’re not talking about total album sales dumb ass. This article doesn’t allude to total album sales if your stupid ass could read. We’re talking about the overall trajectory of her sales. She starts out slow until a single pops off and then she moves units. Keep up and stop trolling b*tch n*gga…😂😂😂😂😂

      • Nightmare

        You said, and I quote “Rihanna could never sell an album out the gate to save her life” Why don’t you think before you post. Remedial degenerate 😂😂😂😂😂😂

      • “Out the gate…” What does that mean to you? We could be talking about horses but seeing as how the article is about first week album sales, what do you think that means? Stupid f*ck. It means sales at the beginning of her album release. Pick up a f-cking book. Quick!!!! Your dumb ass stay losing.

      • Nightmare

        No, the only L holder is you for not understanding how the music game work. By the way, shouldn’t you be out trying to sale your garbage mixtape that has no artwork White Jay Supreme ?😂😂😂😂😂😂

      • Yeah, change the subject when you’ve been exposed for having poor reading comprehension. 😂😂😂😂😂

      • Nightmare

        I stayed on the topic of discussion at hand. I just proved that you where retarded. That’s all.✌🏾️

      • DreamBigLiveLarge

        I had to quote his dumbass too. he literally said she could never sell an album to save her life. lol

    • DreamBigLiveLarge

      this article, literally this article, the one you JUST commented on, clearly states her album Unapologetic sold 238,000 copies it’s first week in 2012 – which is her latest album next to the one that just dropped. and she actually has 7 platinum albums. to say Rihanna doesn’t sell is a ridiculous statement honestly.

      • Read my statement again…. This time with your reading glasses and a dictionary. Nobody said she doesn’t sell records. She just doesn’t put up big first week numbers. Read again homie.

      • DreamBigLiveLarge

        “Rihanna could never sell an album to save her life. She’s a SINGLE type of chick.”
        -your first 2 sentences

        “Nobody said she doesn’t sell records. She just doesn’t put up big first week numbers. Read again homie.”
        -your last 2 sentences

        “Unapologetic sold 238,000 copies it’s first week in 2012”
        -my first sentence

        “2012’s Unapologetic landed in the pole position with 238,000 copies sold in its first week.”
        -AHH, paragraph 2

  • Tyfromthechi

    This is a flop but she still won

  • josh

    Free albums shouldn’t count Billboard has it right if that’s the case then Mixtapes should debut in the Billboard 200

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  • Slaughtr

    If selling 100,000 records is winning your out your rabbit ass mind you can’t count physical product anymore . All the same people in music news are over exposed and not really moving nothing.

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