Rihanna withholds Unapologetic from streaming

Tom Pakinkis

Rihanna’s latest album, Unapologetic, is absent from streaming services, for the time being at least.

The new album, which has given the star her first Billboard 200 No.1, is absent from major streaming services including Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Rhapsody.

It is, as expected, available via a la carte download services, with the withholding from streaming services thought to be another case of ‘windowing’ for the initial release period – although no official reason or roll-out plan has been given yet.

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