The Bey Hive Had A Field Day With Rihanna’s Underwhelming First-Week Sales

Mike Wass | February 2, 2016 7:41 pm
Rihanna's Bogus Platinum Certification
Rihanna's 'ANTI' sold a million copies... to Samsung, but RIAA still certified it.

Social media went into meltdown yesterday (February 1) when Billboard announced that Rihanna’s much-hyped ANTI LP would debut at number 27 with first-week tally of 15,896 album units, comprised of 4.2 million streams and 460 actual sales. It was the latter figure that really captured the imagination. Despite the fact that RiRi’s opus was only available for a fraction of the tracking period, 460 soon became the go-to receipt on stan Twitter — particularly among Beyonce’s ever-ruthless Hive.

No doubt the cyber-ribbing will end when ANTI lands at number one next week (albeit with a lackluster estimated tally of 130,000 album units), but in the meantime enjoy the sheer creativity of these drags. There are photoshopped pictures of Bey holding 460 cupcakes, references to that bogus platinum certification and even screen grabs from ’70s horror film Carrie. Wade through the funniest memes below.

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