Rihanna has been teasing her album for over a year, but since the release of its lead single, “B*tch Better Have My Money,” last March, the frenzy intensified. Originally thought to be titled R8, Rihanna would reveal her album’s artwork and title–ANTI–at a special gallery event in New York City, and rumors of her work with everyone from Travi$ Scott to Drake began taking over the internet. Still, concrete information on the album’s release was extremely hard to find, and outside of a few Instagram teasers, Rihanna was just as mum on the topic.
Then, out of nowhere, “Work” released to Tidal yesterday morning, Rihanna’s new single with Drake. Just hours later, Tidal accidentally leaked the album’s tracklist, and subsequently the album, to their streaming service, naturally sending the music world into a streaming and ripping whirlpool. Although they quickly snatched Rih’s 8th opus off the e-streets, Tidal opted to officially release the album during the waning Wednesday hours, and it’s officially available for stream here on Tidal. Drake and SZA are featured on the project, and several of the previously released singles–“BBHMM,” “American Oxygen,” “FourFiveSeconds”–are noticeably missing from the final tracklist.