As previously reported, Rihanna‘s “Work,” the lead single from her new album Anti, rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 13) at No. 9, instantly becoming the superstar’s 27th top 10. With the song’s arrival, she ties Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Elton John for the fifth-most top 10s in the Hot 100’s history.
After only being out for a few days, Rihanna‘s album, ANTI, has already been certified platinum by the RIAA because of the way that Tidal and Samsung executed the release. Since Samsung purchased one million copies of the album in advance that were then given away as a free download, RIAA gave it the platinum certification. This is similar to what happened when Jay Z released his Magna Carta Holy Grail album back in 2013, when Samsung bought copies in advance.