They accomplished this by having Samsung, a sponsor of Rihanna’s upcoming ANTI World Tour, purchase one million copies of the album. Those copies were then given away to people who supplied TIDAL with an email address. In short: the album is “platinum” because one million people downloaded it free-of-charge.
Rihanna’s long-awaited ANTI album have been certified platinum according to (RIAA) The Recording Industry Association of America and it happenned in the space of 14 hours. But this is what happened,according to Celebuzz;