IT'S HERE! Rihanna Releases ANTI Album, Gives "Free" Streams On TIDAL & Samsung
Rihanna just dropped her Anti album semi-unannounced. Get the deets inside on the semi-surprise rollout...
After dropping her single "Work" featuring Drake Wednesday afternoon, and after reports went rampant that her album would be available some time before Friday, the wait is over.
RiRi just released the entire Anti album on Samsung devices and TIDAL.
The album was actually supposed to be a TIDAL exclusive release at midnight where you received a free code from the AntiDiaRY app on Samsung devices first. But when TIDAL accidentally uploaded the album a few hours early and it accidentally leaked, folks with all devices were scrambling to download it and rip it for the masses.
So Ri went ahead and allowed for the album to be released on both platofrms, and she gave out the code herself on her Instagram page saying:
Now, anyone can stream the album on Tidal for free (until the free offers run out). For non-Samsung device users, you may be required to sign up for the free 60 day TIDAL trial as well.
Samsung paid a cool $25 million to work with Ri on this release, so it's safe to say she likely mimicked Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail release. For Hov, Samsung purchased a million dollars worth of MCHG albums and gave them to Samsung users for free.
Forbes reports TIDAL has exclusivity on the album for the first week of its release.
The 13 song tracklist interestingly doesn't include her previous singles "American Oxygen" "BBHMM" and "FourFiveSeconds." But according to Forbes, Rihanna's releasing a deluxe version with an additional 3 songs this Friday.
The tracklist for the initial release is below:
Rihanna - ANTI (Tracklist)
1. "Consideration" featuring SZA
2. "James Joint"
3. "Kiss It Better"
4. "Work" featuring Drake
7. "Needed Me"
8. "Yeah, I Said It"
9. "Same Ol’ Mistakes"
10. "Never Ending"
11. "Love on the Brain"
13. "Close to You"
Have YOU downloaded it yet?!