Whoa! Both Rihanna and Chris Brown are releasing their latest albums on the EXACT same day — Nov. 27. Is this an intentional EP-off?
Rihanna, 27, and her infamous ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, 26, are about to go head-to-head on the charts! While she has an album releasing EXCLUSIVELY on streaming service Tidal, Breezy will drop his own new album, titled Royalty after his daughter, on Friday, Nov. 27. Um, awkward!
Wait, was this planned? Yes, it’s true… both Rihanna and Chris Brown will drop brand new albums on the same day. This is totally bigger than Justin Bieber and One Direction did the same thing on Friday, Nov. 13!
Alright, so here’s what’s happening: Rihanna’s new album ANTI will EXCLUSIVELY hit Tidal — Jay Z‘s subscription streaming music service — for a limited period of time. After one week of streaming on the app, ANTI will have a wide release on Friday, Dec. 4, including both hard and digital copies.
As for Chris? His album, Royalty, drops the same day Rihanna’s will hit Tidal — on Friday, Nov. 27. Since his album is a full release, chances are he’ll take the lead… and Rihanna will place the following week once her album goes wide on Dec. 4. An interesting choice of dates though, no?
Another interesting fact about these two albums? As already mentioned, Chris has decided to name his album Royalty, after his baby girl. However, Rihanna’s art for her new album, ANTI, shows what appears to be a little girl wearing an upside down crown. Hmm.
Check out the art for yourself below:
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Which album are YOU most excited for? Comment below with your thoughts!
— Lauren Cox