Rihanna Is The First Black Woman To Spend 200 Weeks On The Billboard 200
"ANTI" has spent almost every week in the Billboard 200 since its release.
Rihanna is the first Black woman to spend 200 weeks in the Billboard 200 with (what is, unfortunately) her latest studio album ANTI, reports Complex.
.@rihanna's 'ANTI' has now spent 200 weeks on the Billboard 200.
It's the first album by a black female artist to reach this milestone in the chart's history.
— chart data (@chartdata) December 2, 2019
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With the album being released in January 2016, it’s spent most of the past four years in the charts. ANTI debuted at No. 27 then jumped to the top during its second week. The "Work" artist's eighth studio album sold 166,000 units in its first full week and was certified platinum even before it dropped, due to a contract with Samsung in which the company bought at least a million copies as part of a free download deal. The album was the first multi-platinum release of 2016 and the third most-streamed album that year.
This week, Spotify released its list of What The World Listened To In 2019 and within the past decade. There’s no surprise that the “Needed Me” singer was the seventh most-streamed artist of November and the second most-streamed female artist of the decade, coming in right behind Ariana Grande.
Despite the four-year continued success of ANTI, fans still question the Barbadian singer almost every day regarding the ninth album. In an Instagram comment, she told fans it would drop during 2019, leaving only a few weeks for its release if that’s true. She revealed to Vogue that R9 — as she’s called her next musical drop — will be more reggae-based rather than the pop and R&B that she’s put out before.
— Rihanna News (@TeamOfRihanna) December 22, 2018
Although the 31-year-old has not released music in almost four years, she has been continuously feeding her fans. The mogul launched Fenty Beauty in September 2017 along with her lingerie line, Savage X Fenty. This year, Savage put on an iconic fashion show that was praised for its inclusion, choreography, musical guests and overall composition. The show has also been credited as one of the reasons Victoria’s Secret has decided to cancel its annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
rihanna ended victoria's secret a long time ago with this walk and now she's about to bury them with her savage x fenty show on prime video pic.twitter.com/4v878K47AC
— ana (@Iadiesbird) September 19, 2019
And there were other trans, gender non conforming/non binary models in the show other than @Lavernecox and I! How do you go back after all this inclusion?! I felt like the sexy assasin Elektra on her honeymoon! @SavageXFenty Fashion show on @PrimeVideo now! pic.twitter.com/npKxcIvPh7
— Isis King (@MsIsisKing) September 20, 2019
— Cantankerous. (@Deviant_Onyx) September 20, 2019
Here’s to hoping RiRi drops R9 in the next four weeks.