Rihanna's long-awaited eighth studio album "ANTI " is available now.
This is the Bajan pop star's first LP since 2012's "Unapologetic", and it's following on the heels of 'Work,' the Drake-featuring single she released earlier yesterday. It comes after years of rampant speculation and false starts.
An earlier report from Billboard suggested the album would be released as a surprise some time before Friday, January 29, about a month before Rihanna's ANTI World Tour (with Travi$ Scott and The Weeknd) kicks off in San Diego. The artwork was designed by Roy Nachum, and it's included above.
The album was accidentally uploaded to Tidal's servers earlier this evening, giving quick-fingered fans a chance to share the tracklist and full versions of every song. The whole thing is available on Tidal now, a likely consequence of the album's widespread leak a few hours ago. ANTI will stream exclusively on Tidal for one full week, and a deluxe version of the album with three bonus tracks will be made available on January 29th.
The service is also making a limited number of complimentary download codes available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike, all of which come with a 60-day free Tidal trial. (The codes are being offered through a partnership with Rihanna and Samsung. Once all of the codes are used up, the album will be made available for public purchase through Tidal's download store.)