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Rihanna Celebrates Anniversary of 'ANTI' Release With Throwback Photos

by Jennifer Drysdsale 12:25 PM PST, January 28, 2017
Playing Rihanna Celebrates Anniversary of 'ANTI' Release With Throwback Photos

Happy ANTIversary, Rihanna!

Saturday marks the one year anniversary of ANTI's release, and the 28-year-old singer couldn't help but celebrate over social media.

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"It's our #ANTiversary !!!!" RiRi wrote on Twitter before sharing throwback pics of herself making the double-platinum record.

the making of.... Happy #ANTiversary

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the making of...... #ANTiversary

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#ANTiversary 🎈

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"Looking back to 1 year ago.... I released my most anticipated album to date #ANTi ....When I started making this album I never would have imagined how much of a challenge the process would be," Rihanna later added in a reflective essay. "I had no idea how it would be received, neither was that something I considered. I just wanted to make a body of work that felt right!"

"To the most beautiful, loyal fans that anyone would kill to have on their team, you were right there by my side waiting (im)patiently the entire time! To have the support of so many, with the enthusiasm that we shared for Anti felt like such a reward!" she continued. "I cannot thank you enough for loving her the way you do!"

"And to every single person that was a part of the process from sound to aesthetic, thank you and I cherish you! May the Glory be to God!" she concluded. "I actually hate long captions, I know u can't tell but i don't care! 🎈 #ANTiversary"

Looking back to 1 year ago.... I released my most anticipated album to date #ANTi ....When I started making this album I never would have imagined how much of a challenge the process would be. I was evolving in the midst of making a body of art that was supposed to reflect who I was in that moment, yet it was the very answer I didn't have! I was numb for a while...numb to all the bullshit and numb to all the good shit. But I was determined not to settle for what everybody thought this should be, or when they thought it should come, or how! I stuck to it until I felt something again! And I remember like it was yesterday, the night it happened! We rented a house in Malibu for a couple months and did MUSIC! Every room, every couch, every corner, there were musicians everywhere, the whole Fenty Corp, the best times! 1 night we vibing, TyTy made a comment, and I got super sensitive, lolol! Then I thought "hold up, did I just feel a way?? Did I just FEEL???!!" It was in that moment that I trusted myself, trusted my ear, trusted my gut, trusted the way that my music made me FEEL!!! I had no idea how it would be received, neither was that something I considered. I just wanted to make a body of work that felt right! And to the most beautiful, loyal fans that anyone would kill to have on their team, you were right there by my side waiting (im)patiently the entire time! To have the support of so many, with the enthusiasm that we shared for Anti felt like such a reward! I cannot thank you enough for loving her the way you do! And to every single person that was a part of the process from sound to aesthetic, thank you and I cherish you! May the Glory be to God! I actually hate long captions, I know u can't tell but i don't care! 🎈 #ANTiversary

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Rihanna definitely has reason to celebrate. The "Work" singer is heading into next month's GRAMMYs with eight nominations, including record of the year.

See who the Barbadian beauty is up against in the video below.

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