After months of anticipation and speculation, Rihanna has finally blessed us with her new album, ANTI. The album is Rihanna's first in more than three years since releasing Unapologetic back in 2012. Most recently, Rihanna launched the ANTIdiary.com in collaboration with tech giant Samsung to send her fans on a virtual, eight step treasure hunt revealing clues about the new record.
While the album is now out on Tidal, it's unclear what the actual plan for the rollout was since it looks like it leakedwhenTidal accidently uploaded the songs and tracklist before correcting the mistake. In the official press release from Tidal, they announced that the standard version of the album will be available to stream for a week, and that Tidal subscribers will be able to download the project free of charge in limited supply via a promotion with Samsung. Additionally, Rihanna is set to drop the deluxe version of the album on Friday, which will feature three bonus songs.
The release of the project this week wasn't all that unexpected after Billboard reported that it was coming shortly after her "Work" single featuring Drake. The album includes 13 songs in total, including guest appearances from Drake and SZA. Interestingly enough, none of Rihanna's prior singles, like "FourFiveSeconds," "Bitch Better Have My Money," and "American Oxygen" made the final cut of the project. Though the full credits aren't out yet, we know that DJ Mustard produced the song "Needed Me," while Hit-Boy hinted on Twitter that he was behind the boards on "Woo."
Listen to Rihanna's new album, ANTI, on Tidal here. You can also catch Rihanna on her ANTI world tour beginning in February 2016 where she will be joined by Travi$ Scott, Big Sean, and the Weeknd. The deluxe edition is also available on Tidal and it features three bonus songs: "Goodnight Gotham," "Pose," and "Sex With Me."