It’s the first new record from the singer since 2012’s Unapologetic and has been released on Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal.

rihanna-opens-room-7-of-antidiary.jpgThe album was uploaded early onto the company’s servers although it was taken down again shortly afterwards.

The singer released the first single, Work, on Wednesday to mixed reviews with some people saying they didn’t understand the lyrics.

That track features Canadian rapper Drake.

Anti will be available to stream exclusively on Tidal for a week with a deluxe version of the album out on Friday, which will include three extra tracks.

There are also free copies being given away for 24 hours in a deal with Samsung.

Once the codes are used, fans will be able to download the record through the Tidal store.

The Official Charts Company says that the record won’t be eligible for the album chart if it is given away free but copies bought at full price from Friday should count towards the top 40.

The release marks the latest effort by new streaming companies to challenge the dominance of Spotify through exclusive releases.

Prince put out his two last albums on Tidal while Taylor Swift released a tour video only on Apple Music.

None of the music that Rihanna released as singles in 2015 is included on Anti such as her collaboration with Paul McCartney and Kanye West, FourFiveSeconds, or American Oxygen and Better Have My Money.

Anti includes a cover of Tame Impala’s New Person, Same Old Mistakes (renamed Same ‘Ol Mistakes) and the opening track Consideration features US singer-songwriter SZA.

Woo features writing and production contributions from the Weeknd, The-Dream, Travis Scott and Hit-Boy while PartyNextDoor and Boi-1da helped put Work together.

British singer Dido co-wrote Never Ending and the whole album has been executive produced by Kanye West.

Rihanna will play 70 dates across North America and Europe this year, supported by The Weeknd, Big Sean and Travis Scott.

As part of that, she’ll perform six dates in the UK during June.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Consideration

2. James Joint

3. Kiss It Better

4. Work

5. Desperado

6. Woo

7. Needed Me

8. Yeah, I Said It

9. Same ‘Ol Mistakes

10. Never Ending

11. Love On The Brain

12. Higher

13. Close To You



Source: BBC

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