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Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ Reaches #1 + See Her Smoke & Drink While Recording ‘Work’

By Teonny Spears / Published on Monday, 08 Feb 2016 16:38 PM / No Comments

And the numbers are in! Rihanna has officially earned her second #1 album, as Anti vaults to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with sales of 166,000 units. In pure album sales, the album sold 124,000 copies.

The news comes day’s after Rihanna released a physical copy of the album, though those sales are not part of the new chart’s tracking week, but will impact next week’s charts.


Rihanna previously led the Billboard 200 with her last studio effort, 2012’s Unapologetic. It launched with 238,000 copies sold in its first week.

In other Rihanna news, the singer shared a video on her official Youtube/VEVO account, where she gave fans a behind the scenes look at her recording her song Work, which features Drake:

Take a look at the full Top 10 list below:

1. Rihanna – “Anti” 166,000 (124,000 pure album sales)
2. Kevin Gates – “Islah” 112,000 (93,000 pure album sales) **DEBUT**
3. Adele – “25” 106,000 (89,000 pure album sales)
4. Sia – “This Is Acting” 81,000 (68,000 pure album sales) **DEBUT**
5. Justin Bieber – “Purpose” 73,000
6. Charlie Puth – “Nine Track Mind” 65,000 (47,000 pure album sales) **DEBUT**
7. Twenty One Pilots – “Blurryface” 43,000
8. Chris Stapleton – “Traveller” 33,000
9. Bryson Tiller – “T R A P S O U L” 32,000
10. G-Eazy – “When It’s Dark Out” 31,000

Anti, Islah, This Is Acting

About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
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