Rihanna has reportedly sold less than 1,000 physical copies of her eighth album ‘Anti’.
Tidal claims it has sold 484,833 downloads of the record, in addition to the one million downloads given away as part of a deal with Samsung. The streaming service also says ‘Anti’ has been streamed 5.6million times.
But industry figures have suggested that physical copies of the record haven’t been selling quite as well. The New York Times reports that chart figures service Nielsen says the album sold less than 1,000 copies in the US.
A subscriber to the service who wished to remain anonymous said the specific figure was actually 460.
Despite low sales, ‘Anti’ still debuted at Number One on the iTunes chart.
Tidal, meanwhile, have blamed a “system error” for the accidental leak of the record.
Speaking to Vulture, a representative for Tidal blamed technical faults for the leak. “Look, we know what happened here, in the sense that unfortunately we still rely on systems, and there was a system error. But I don’t think it hurt it at all,” the spokesperson is quoted as saying.
‘Anti’ features new single ‘Work’ as well as a cover of Tame Impala’s ‘New Person, Same Old Mistakes’ (titled ‘Same Ol’ Mistakes’). Aside from Drake on ‘Work’, there is just one other featured artist on the record; R&B singer SZA.
2015 singles ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and ‘American Oxygen’ do not feature on the record, nor does ‘FourFiveSeconds’, her collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney.