Rihanna Debuts At No. 27, Despite RIAA Platinum Status

Billboard Hands Out The L.

(AllHipHop News) It appears the RIAA and folks at Billboard don’t agree on how to measure Rihanna’s sales.

The singer will debut in the No. 27 slot on the Billboard 200 chart even though the RIAA has already certified ANTI platinum.

Billboard magazine has reported that ANTI moved 15,896 album equivalent units, including four million streams.

Reports say Samsung paid for the platinum-plus copies of the album as a download code made free to Tidal consumers.

ANTI is presently only available on Tidal and iTunes. Physical copies hit retail on Feb. 5.