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29 January 2016, 13:52
Get ALL the info you need on 'Work' singer Rihanna's brand new eighth studio album.
After months years of delays, Rihanna has FINALLY dropped her much anticipated eighth studio album.... and she's already sold a MILLION copies of the record after giving it away for free initially!
Initially dubbed #R8, 'ANTI' is finally available for download, and because it took so long, she originally gave it away was a free gift with a promo code. Nawwww, you're so good to us RiRi!
Rihanna tweeted a special code giving her 55m Twitter followers access to the record for free on Tidal.
The promo code has now ended but Rihanna's since made the record available on iTunes as a deluxe addition - with THREE additional tracks!
Fans can now get the full 'ANTI' album including three new songs called 'Goodnight Gotham', 'Pose' and 'Sex With Me'. Ooooh, sounds juicy!
Earlier this week, Rihanna was the ultimate tease and showed off that she's been listening to her masterpiece - in a pair of super expensive Dolce & Gabbana headphones (£4600 to be precise.)
The Bajan beauty shared a selfie captioned "Listening to ANTI" earlier, sending her 55 million Twitter followers wild.
listening to ANTI pic.twitter.com/AgqlhU0GEz— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 25, 2016
Check out Rihanna's #ANTI diary teasers below:
The Bajan star has been quietly working away on her new project, previously dubbed ‘#R8’ by fans, for well over a year now, and announced the title of the project as ‘Anti’ during an art exhibition in New York City last autumn (7th October).
Rihanna appeared in person at the exhibition for Israeli artist Roy Nachum, who created the artwork for ‘Anti’… and it’s pretty damned amazing.
The cover shows a depiction of a young RiRi holding up a black balloon with a golden crowd covering her eyes… we’re sensing a theme here.
“Sometimes the ones who have sight are the blindest,” Rihanna said during her speech to announce ‘Anti’. “This is my favourite album cover I’ve ever done.”
"I've made a lot of songs that are really, really big songs," Rihanna revealed at a press conference for her movie Home, reported MTV News. "From the jump, they just blow up.
"I want to kind of get back to - not that they weren't real music - but I just wanted to focus on things that felt real, that felt soulful, that felt forever," she explained. "I wanted songs that I could perform in 15 years.
"I find that when I get on stage now, I don't want to perform a lot of my songs, they don't feel like me," Rihanna added. "So I want to make songs that are timeless."
Back in December 2014, Rihanna reassured her fans by vowing that SHE and she alone will be the one to announce details about her highly anticipated new album, dubbed 'R8', after posted up ANOTHER teaser video seemingly showcasing some potential new music from the record!
She posted this cryptic video on her Instagram teasing a potential new song from her long-awaited new album, rumoured to be called 'Kiss It Better' and is said to have been co-written and produced with Natalia Kills, Glass John and Jeff Bhasker:
Rihanna's last full-length album was 2012's 'Unapologetic'.