The Bey Hive Had A Field Day With Rihanna’s Underwhelming First-Week Sales
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.
— No Angel (@clearlyiconic) February 2, 2016
"So did 'Anti' debut at #1 with a million first week sales?"
— 460PureAlbumSales (@Bowtobee) February 1, 2016
Which way to Rihanna's house? pic.twitter.com/VRH9BfTQAk
— B E Y N A T I O N (@beynation4) February 2, 2016
RIAA: anti platinum
— Licorice2 (@Liccorice2) February 1, 2016
— paris (@roman_heisDior) February 2, 2016
Navy running from the drags after they bragged about 400,000 when it was really 40 copies pic.twitter.com/tCvtLJsT7M
— Rαмøn (@LowKei_) February 1, 2016
Me wearing all the copies of ANTi sold pic.twitter.com/y9aWuugKsQ
— Rafi (@ZILLlON) February 2, 2016
ok i'm done pic.twitter.com/FfOIxu4y5E
— feBEYuary (@beyonseh) February 2, 2016
If 460 of y'all bought the album how much of y'all going to the tour? pic.twitter.com/ElDRXdcUuM
— chamonille (@chamonille) February 1, 2016
My ARTPOP could mean 460 copies
— Fish (@ecstashleigh) February 2, 2016
"Did you see 'Anti' in the top 10?"
— 460PureAlbumSales (@Bowtobee) February 2, 2016
Jay: "Bey, when can we expect B6's exclusive release on TIDAL?"
— jãy (@kiIlerbey) February 1, 2016
Rihanna on Friday vs Rihanna when ANTI's numbers surfaced the Internet 💀💀 pic.twitter.com/BGevkH1rjE
— Haus of Millicént (@janislut) February 2, 2016