Within 15 hours of its release, Rihanna’s latest album Anti has notched up a million downloads.
The 27-year-old songstress’ long-awaited eighth record, originally due for release late 2015, was launched via Jay-Z’s music-streaming service TIDAL on 27 January, reports a popular newspaper.
Expressing her happiness over the response, Rihanna took to her Twitter handle and wrote, "You guys legit made me the happiest girl in the world!! I’m so grateful that you appreciate the #ANTI album! It’s the most rewarding feeling."
In the lead up to Anti, Rihanna directed her Twitter followers to the TIDAL page, which enabled a selective number of fans to download the entire album for free.