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Rihanna’s ‘Rated R’ Officially A Flop! / 2nd Week Sales Continue To Disappoint

rihanna rated r Rihannas Rated R Officially A Flop! / 2nd Week Sales Continue To Disappoint

Any hope Rihanna‘s team had of her ‘Rated R’ LP sustaining on the charts have been dashed upon the publication of the Bajan model’s (trademark: Trent) 2nd week sales. According to Hits Daily Double, the album took a massive tumble down the charts this week, dropping #4-#18 and selling though just 53,544 copies (a whopping 70% drop in sales from her first week tally). {Source}

‘Wow’ is all I can say! So after releasing the record during the holiday season, slashing its price to $0.99, a huge promo campaign, not to mention the sympathy garnered from ‘the incident’, Ms. Fenty is still struggling to shift copies of her supposedly critically acclaimed LP? A mess.

At this rate, not even my prediction of the inevitable 300 singles and 25 re-releases (including the Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Ultra Premium Deluxe, Spanish, Hebrew and Japanese versions…and of course the Super-Super Uber Ultra Premium Deluxe edition which comes with a DVD) can save this project. IMO, it seems this Bajan model has gone too far with the imaging and isolated her audience in the process. That and, of course, the fact she lacks everything it means to be a credible performer in this day and age.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    Raychel says:
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    you really need to STOP hating on rihannas album and give it a listen because it was really good. Just hop off chris browns nuts and give her credit! She makes real music and shows growth. If your not gonna post “progression” from rihanna and her music dont post anything at all.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    Nye says:
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    At the end of the day…it was her best first week sales of her career. You forget “hard” is climbing the charts and jumped from #80 to the Top 20 on the Hot 100 last week and I am sure it will be higher this week. Plus, Russian Roulette was a Top 10 single…Her angle/music is not POP at all this go around. Not her A-typical type of music and on top of that this album is phenomenal…the reviews have all been very positive…u can’t please everybody and i think with this album she pleased herself and said EF everything else.
    Sidenote:

    If she releases “Rude Boy” it will def save this album and bring it to the Pop side…

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    What!! says:
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    @RAYCHEL .. What Progression??? … she hasn’t improved vocally .. we have heard her sing live a few times in the past few weeks … she still can’t dance. And her sales haven’t improved much at all even with this tremendous amount of PR she’s gotten. So NO one is hating.. only FACTS are being stated.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    FUSION says:
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    Well said – agreed. At the end of the day, artists with limited talent only have a certain amount of time to bang it out – cos when they are hot and everyone is on their nuts, its easy to have hit records, but when people get over the hype and scratch beneath the surface, as soon as they see you have no sustainable talent, they loose interest. Rihanna is no different to J.Lo, she has had her 15 minutes and now that people want more, she dont have the talent to deliver, so people loose interest. Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J, etc, have all had very long solid careers and despite numerous ups and downs for Mariah and Mary, their talent has always shone through and saw them through the bad times. Rihanna and J.Lo had their time and now its up. I have always felt that Rihanna is a puppet, told what to do, how to ‘sing’ (*cough cough*), what to wear, cos she has no artistic integrity. i’ll be honest, I’m glad she’s failing, and not cos i want to wish bad on her, but cos I think there are more deserving artists of sales and indeed of the airtime she gets. Maybe now the music biz will concentrate on real artists. Do ya hear me IDJ???????????? MAYBE PUT SOME MORE MONEY IN MIMI’S PROMOTION YOU MORONS! She’s had half the promotion and more sales! Phew, glad to get that off my chest lol.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Dwaynefighter says:
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    so the girls has sold over 200,000 copies of the album in her two weeks out and the album is a flop?? wow. how much did Shakira, Amerie and Trey Songz, Kid Cudi and Leona Lewis sell with their new albums in week two again?

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    Al says:
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    If that were true, how does Britney still have a career? She has absolutely NO TALENT. Rihanna will bounce back.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    Melanie says:
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    You know you a flop when Ciara’s second week sells are more than yours especially when her album was a flop.

    Damn Keri Hilson really did take this girls spot.

    70% drop in sales that’s horrible
    Damn Chris brown bout to sell more than her in his first week.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    Ro says:
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    @al

    Did you really just ask that question. Britney Spears has FANNNNS out of this world !!!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    F U says:
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    RIHANNA SUCKS SO HARD LIKE HER SONG SAYS, BUT WE ALL KNOW IT’S GONNA DO WELL. SHE’S AN IMAGE AND SURE SHE MAY NOT BE AROUND IN 2015 BUT SHE STILL HAS A GOOD COUPLE OF YEARS OF SUCCESS BASED ON HER LOOKS AND NOT LACK OF TALENT.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    Jark says:
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    GGGB was a slow seller as Sam well knows but it made 2.5 million in the end which is tremendous and I’m quite sure Rated R will do fine over time too.

    Why are you hating? Did she genuinely turn you down for an interview?

    One thing I’ve noticed is that you *never* mention the quality of the album. I’ll take from your silence that you actually quite enjoy it and are having to find other ways of slamming her.

    As for ‘lacking everything it means to be a credible performer’ – um, how about the fact that she sings entirely live? Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for some of the people you champion on a regular basis! THAT is what matters. She doesn’t always sound too good, but who cares? She’s trying. Stop being twisted. We all know you’d lick her arse to hell and back if she DID give you that interview.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    FUSION says:
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    DWAYNEFIGHTER – yea, but how much promo and airtime has Rihanna had in comparasin? She’s milked the Chris Brown situation for all its worth and still didn’t crack 200k in the first week or get to no.1. Your right, for most people, 200k in two weeks is good. However, for someone who is mean’t to be one of the hottest ‘singers’ around right now, those figures are kind pathetic. I mean, Mariah sold around 200k in 2 weeks and her album is considered a flop (which it is and I am a big mariah fan – but dont get it twisted, the albums wicked lol). To compare, Beyonce’s first week sales of any previous album, would spunk all over Rihanna’s, who is meant to be at the top of her game. Don’t all Rihanna fans say she’s better than B? Yet B spanks her time and time again lol.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    BOOBY says:
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    Rated R is her best album to date!
    You can tell she’s growing and becoming an artist.
    It’s completely different than GGGB because that album was more about making radio music and Rated R is more about making songs that mean something to her and it’s her “movie”.

    Her breaking away from the mainstream pop image is kind of like Kelly Clarkson.
    She went against the grain and it didn’t turn out so well.
    Then she went back to doing her usual style and it turned out good.

    Rihanna also said she isn’t planning to do any re-releases. She’s gonna go back to the studio after all the promo is done and make a different album.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    Raychel says:
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    @ WHAT look at @ Nye and you will see my point. Rihanna is not the best singer but she can carry a tune. She did good on snl. Her album is good, and her voice does show growth, it sounds more maturity unlike chris brown on his records. And like Nye said, hard is climbing on the Hot 100 and Russian roulette reached the top 10. This is only the second week.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    whu says:
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    Sam ur a hot mess,lol..u know she gonna do like GGGB and release like 500 singles, and re released that album 100 times 2..lol
    rihanna’s stans needs to get off her d*** and fall back, with “we must be a hater “for not liking her album, crap. the numbers are talking for themselves.
    she should have sticked to the GGGB formula, thats what got her so damn famous. questions of the day!!!!!!
    why is her album not selling?
    where are all the people wo felt bad for her getting her ass kick?
    hell where are all the white people wo was ready to burn chris brown at the stake?
    i tought white people loved her..
    i guess that victim act didnt work huh.. truth to be told u cant cry that ur a victim and have an album thats talking bout guns and suicides..
    i guess s** DOESNT SELL WITHOUT TALENT HUH…thats too damn bad

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    B@tch Please says:
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    HATER

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    Stoney-Brie says:
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    HAHAHAHA THIS IS GETTIN BETTA AND BETTA!!! LOOOL THAT’S ALL I GOTS 2 SAY!!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    BOOBY says:
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    So I was just wondering, why did Ciara/her label release Work on iTunes today?

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  • December 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    Paulann7326 says:
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    I have Music of the Sun & several singles from GGGB. If this album had been good, I wouldn’t care what image she portrayed, I would’ve bought it. I did get Hard & Cold Case Love before I found out it was .99 At that point, it didn’t matter, I wasn’t down for the experience. I understand venting, but the music really suffered.

    I have Graffiti deluxe & it’s a great album. No amount of hate can change that. I was a Chrianna fan so I’m disappointed they both didn’t dance into the sunset, even if it was separately.

    Oh well.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:05 pm
    GetitIn says:
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    Is Rihanna’s new stage name Grape Juice? Why is nearly every post on here dedicated to her? Especially since ya’ll claim how much you hate her.

    And Sam, how convenient of you to not mention that your girl Lady GaGa dropped 67% in sales, and Adam Lambert dropping 74%. Please fall the f*ck back because your hatred is not only unhealthy, but extremely annoying.

    PLEASE bring this now awful site back to the way it was. You and Trent are seriously ruining what used to be my favorite blog.

    And @ Melanie…what crack are you smoking? Fantasy Ride only sold around 80,000 the first week, and less than 30,000 the second week. Ciara did not outsell Rih. Mariah’s first week sales of Memoirs sold less than Rated R as well. Are you working for Sam now? You might as well with how good you are at making up negative sh*t for no reason. Fall back.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm
    LeeLee2B says:
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    @Dwaynefighter

    She’s supposed to be the “baddest b**** in heels.” If you are, then you’ve got to come with it in album sales. Period. She didn’t.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    Dan says:
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    This article makes me happy… I can’t stand her!!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    Lexie-Lex says:
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    ……………..ouch

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    LEA says:
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    Yo u made me spit out my drink reading this lol..

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    rightround(U.S.A pride!) says:
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    @melanie, girl please! Keri’s taking WHO spot? that chick is a LOCAL ACT a.k.a bootleg Ciara. i don’t even like Rihanna but her and Ciara are MUCH more successful than Keri. even with flop albums.

    anyway, dropping 70% is pretty harsh but it serves her right. LEARN TO SING/DANCE/PERFORM Rihanna!
    And I agree, the music this time around was horrible as well as the image.

    @booby, idk but i bought it on Itunes anyway. I love that song… werk werk werk!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    Dro132 says:
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    Cosign with GetItIn.

    Sam you have no idea what on earth you’re talking about.

    First of all the 99 cent promo with Amazon was an AMAZON SALE on its MP3 site. It had nothing to do with the label specifically charging 99 cents. The label charged $3.99 for the promo week, which it has done with many albums including Chrisette Michele’s to stimulate digital sales.

    Next, Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga’s sales fell off hard as well. Rihanna’s not the only one.

    Her records are climbing the charts.

    Your joke about all the re-releases simply isn’t funny. You come off sounding like a 10 year old.

    Bottom line, she pulled off an album really well. She released it within 3 weeks of announcing it and has performed very well so far considering that album sales all around are terrible.

    Stop drinking that grape juice

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    LDB says:
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    I always read and never post but today is new day! lol

    I like Rihanna’s singles but facts are facts: With the promo, hype, and star power she had coming off of GGGB, this album is a flop.

    Her first week numbers were respectable but lets be real, she’s no longer the artist she was when GGGB came out. So comparing her to those days isn’t necessarily the formula to use.

    She’s huge now and no longer up and coming (What GGGB sales trend reflected). Her numbers don’t say I’m a worldwide star and that’s where these guys are coming from, maybe a little harshly but its all the truth.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    D says:
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    Y rihanna stans mad at Ciara. She ain’t got nothin to do wit this. And ci had a career best internationally and she’s good. Grammy nod and all

    as far as skeri Wilson being anyone comp gtfoh. Tell that bish when she get a platnum plaque or hit single wo 2 features then I’ll learn her name. She ain’t on ci level despite the swagga single blacke female jacking

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Shae says:
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    @FUSION SAID IT ALL!!!! POINT BLANK….THATS MY POST!!! LMAO

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    GRAFFITI DEC 8TH says:
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    DEAD

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Honest!!! says:
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    Just to let everybody know Rihanna pays for her own promotion and album funding she doesn’t rely on her record label to do it for her im not a big fan of hers but I rspect her hustle and I can’t hate on anyone for living their dream in a positive manner Instead of bad mouthing her because your Artist of choice Mariah Carey or who ever you perfer isn’t doing well don’t knock on others just pray your Artist does better!! As long as you like the album shut up and stop worrying about if everyone else does we as people have the right to spend are hard earned money on what we want!!!!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Drey2R4U says:
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    Really Sam. You have a crystal ball we all don’t know about and can see how well her album is gonna sell in the long run? Basing any album off of two weeks so sales is ridiculous for both Rihanna and Chris as well. Who are we to say the number won’t turn around as they did for GGGB which again didn’t light up the charts it’s first couple of weeks even with a #1 single. TGJ must really hate this girl a lot and wants to see her do bad for no reason at all.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    addie. says:
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    FLOP.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    addie. says:
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    & why do people feel the need to bring up Chris Brown?
    it’s not his problem she’s flopping
    girl has NO talent.

    people really need to stop comparing them
    it’s done.
    they’re not even the same thing anymore
    they’re music is SO different at this point.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    Melanie says:
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    @rightround(U.S.A pride!)
    Sit down right now Keri is more known than FLOPANNA
    Keri is international and actually writes her own songs.
    Rihanna got credited last on every song of Rated R.

    Why they hating on miss keri baby
    Her albums doing better than Rihanna flop ish
    Beyonce slays all these weak girls anyway.

    I bet Beyonce laughing at rihannas album sales right now like damn this girl is a flop.
    I thought she was trying to take my spot???

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    Shae says:
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    Y R SOOOO MANY PPL UP HEAR MAKIN UP EXCUSE AS Y HER ALBUM ISNT SELLING? ALL THAT PROMOTION AND ALL THAT ‘THROW CHRIS UNDER A BUS’ s*** SHOULD HAVE HAD THAT GIRL AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS…NOT TRYNA CLIMB IT!!! STOP ASSUMING OR STATING THAT PPL R HATIN ON HER…THESE ARE THE FACTS…IF SHE WAS SUCH A HOT OR GREAT ARTIST THAT U PPL CLAIM SHE IS…THERE WOULD BE NO NEED TO THROW HATE DARTS AT HER….I USE 2 B A RIHANNA FAN AND WITH THIS ALBUM I DO THINK SHE MIGHT HAVE A GOOD ALBUM ON HER HANDS, BUT AS FAR AS HOW SHE IS CARRYING HERSELF IN THE PUBLIC AND LYING AND TRASHING PPL THEN GOING AROUND TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH SHE STILL LOVES CHRIS…THAT s*** DONT ADD UP AND I CANT GET BEHIND ALL HER CONFUSION….WHAT SHE DOES N HER PRIVATE LIFE IS HER BUSINESS BUT WHEN U PUT UR BUSINESS IN DA STREET DONT GET UPSET WHEN MUTHAFUCKAS START TO PASS JUDGEMENT ON YOU AND THEN U FIND URSELF SITTING SOMEWHERE ASKING URSELF…WHAT HAPPEN, WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG? I DONT THINK SHE DESERVES TO BE AT THE TOP WITH REAL TALENTED ARTIST…ONCE UPON A TIME I THOUGHT SHE COULD GIVE BEY A RUN FOR HER MONEY BUT THERE’S NO PROGRESS IN HER EXCEPT HER RUNNIN AROUND ACTIN LIKE HER s*** DONT STINK….YET U PPL SAY WE;RE HATIN ON HER….FOR WHAT REASON? GIVE ME A REASON…A REAL REASON Y U THINK PPL R HATIN HER WHEN SHE HAS NOTHIN NOBODY EVER WANTS?!!!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    whu says:
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    @ fusion. cosign 100%..
    u right, 200,000 is not bad for a two week sale. BUT rihanna stans fail to notice that, rihanna suppose to be a bad bish, bad bishes dont sell under 400,000 first week.
    i dont give a fug if it was mariah, bey, lady caca, who had an album out..if they flopped they flop. so its not us hating on rihanna, if her album flopped we gonna say it flop.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:38 pm
    bobs says:
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    Sam, you are a sexist, dumb ass piece of s***. Total. Chris Brown’s album is selling less, singles are flopping, a 40/100 on metacritic, the WORST reviewed album of the year .. and to you it’s his golden penis in your mouth… Rihanna got 80/100, and critical praise for her album. Praise that Whitney, Mariah, Kelly Rowland, 50 Cent, whoever the hell else, haven’t seen. Who is the real artist here, ass munch?

    I mean really. You’re kicking her for pushing herself in a new direction, trying something new. Whatever. You’re just pissing people off – and catering to the f*** nobs that love wife-beating, talentless assholes.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:38 pm
    J-Walls says:
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    THERE COULD B A THOUSAND REASONS Y HER ALBUM IS NOT DOING WELL
    A:HER FANS ARE NOT SUPPORTING HER LIKE THEY SHOULD
    B:LYING ABOUT HER INVOLVMENT IN THE FIGHT WITH CHRIS BROWN & IT BACKFLASH BIG TIME
    C:RIHANNA IS KNOWN FOR HER # 1 SINGLES SHE HAS NEVER REALLY SOLD A LOT OF RECORDS FIRST WEEK SALES
    BUT HEY IMA SUPPORT RIHANNA & CHRIS BROWN ANDI BOUGHT BOTH OF THEIR ALBUMS & ITS GOOD
    I LUV “HARD” & WEN DOES THE VIDEO c** OUT

    I KNO DIS IS A RIHANNA POST AND IMA A FAN OF RIHANNA 2 BUT

    DOES ANY 1 KNO IF CIARA WORK VIDEO IS BEING RELEASED N THA UNITED STATES
    CUZ IT WAS RELEASED AS AN SINGLE ON ITUNES TODAY (THANKZ TO THE LG COMMERCIAL) I HOPE & PRAY THAT IT IS

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    Australian Weed Smoker (I Really Love TGJ Though)! says:
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    SPAM

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    ~ says:
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    shut the f*** up u waste of space. why are u wasting ur time writing about her? f****** loser.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    Raychel says:
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    @ J-walls and @shaye why the BARNACLES are you typing in all caps. geez its so irritating… anyway you guys should all just stop writing. Sam and trent obviously dont look at these responses, if they did, they’re posts would stop being about the negativity of rihanna all the time

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    bobs says:
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    @ Getting. I agree. I used to love to come to this blog.. It never made me angry – but Sam has got a taste of Perez Hilton is his mouth and has poisoned what used to be a fun, informative blog. I like to get the news, but not when it makes me so angry. I hate to see people twisting the facts to obviously, and stirring up anger. Whatever. We all choose to make our lives out of something – and for Sam and Trent is being catty little b******.

    The real fail is THAT GRAPE JUICE as far as I’m concerned. This blog has crashed and burned.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    MikeNMiami says:
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    Pahleeze!!!! IASF can’t even sell 3million in the USA!!! She is NO force honay! Taylor swift and Susan boyal is crushing her worldwide sales!!!

    Beyonce can’t even sell sale 500k exact!!! Britney came out the 2nd week and sold 520k her first week with no promo!!!

    As big as the “Stanz” say she is” why is she’s letting Susan Boyle from the “UK” come in her Country USA and slaughter all 3 of her previous first week sales??? Beyonce is iconic Huh??? …I think not!!! She nothing more than a Rihanna with a better voice and more awards lol!!! they both have the lable funding machine” that’s it!!! Only Rihanna makes way better albums without the voice”

    When this b**** sales 1.million platinum in a week like Wayne and Susan then you dumb ass stanz can talk!!! Susan is killing all these United states artist!!!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    Kirk says:
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    I agree with this post. Like I’ve said before, it’s not the album that lacks quality, it’s the artist. This is a well produced album, but producers can make any chick sound good on CD, but VERY few artists can give you a good show without all the extra s***. Rihanna does not do that. Here are things I would rather do than watch Rihanna live.

    1. Drink after Superhead.

    2. Count the wrinkles on Ciara’s balls. etc.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    Imyourstar702 says:
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    Some of you guys are fools what album do you know increases in the 2nd week of sales?? idiots… albums ALWAYS decrease in the 2nd week so this is nothing new..

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    rightround(U.S.A pride!) says:
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    “Keri is international…”

    ^^ lmfaoooooo! THIS HAS TO BE THE QUOTE OF THE DAY! name ONE song of Keri’s that was an international hit? NONE. in WHAT country has her album reach platinum stats? NONE! in what country is she a star? NONE!
    her only success was “knock you down”, she’s barely known outside the URBAN community in the states, much less international lol!
    every other song she’s done/featured has FLOPPED. I’m not a hater or anything..i just find it funny when Keri fans TRY to diss Ciara(who is MUCH more successful). thats all :)

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    Trevez says:
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    What a failure Riyawna. Nelson’s finger point and LOL.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    Phillip says:
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    Wow…everybody had a lot of valid points. The truth is simple: Rihanna’s album flopped, just like Ciara and Mariah Carey (and yes I am a LAMB). In this industry, nothing is ever a guarantee. All of the three artists I mentioned had amazing albums. I think they all released albums that were true to who they are and where they are in their own personal lives.

    Rihanna’s major downfall this go around was that she waited too long to publicize the incident with Chris Brown. Had she done it months before her album was released, it would have been a bonafide hit. However, when she decided to talk about the incident, all that America saw was a woman (and that of color of course) using her status as the victim/damsel in distress to make a buck. Yes what happened to her was tragic but Americans are too sensitive. They don’t believe in using one’s misery (in this case, Chris Brown), exploit it and make a hefty profit out of it.

    Mariah’s downfall was not the lack of promotion. It was purely based on the fact that people were disappointed in the selection of singles from E=MC2, the subpar live performances, and the over sexualized concept of the videos released. People still had a sour taste from all of that and needed time to forget it. Had the album been released the spring of 2010, it would have done just as well as the previous efforts.

    With Ciara, because her crossover appeal is not yet established, she needed to come hard with marketing, promotions, appearances, and should have established herself as a vocalist (cause everyone knows she can dance her ass off).

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    Ro says:
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    @mikenmiami

    #SITURASSDOWN YOUR JUST A BITTER STAN, UP SET THAT YOUR PRINCESS RIRI IS FLOPPING GET OVER IT , RIHANNA’S REIGN HAS LET UP THE FORECAST IS CALLING FOR CLEAR SKIES. MAYBE YOU CAN HURRY OVER TO PIZZA HUT THEY ARE STILL GIVING AWAY HER CD WITH PERSONALS PAN PIZZAS AND A SIDE ODER OF BREADSTICKS !!!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    B@tch Please says:
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    I’m just glad he don’t post that fat b@tch Beyonce all day every day. I would rather see RIRI then beyonce. Sorry

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    jessica says:
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    @mikenmiami would you please post Britney’s overall sales for Circus compared to I Am Sasha Fierce??? Cuz IASF has totally outsold Circus in the states and worldwide. Fail!!! I think u r a bitchassnigga cuz what kind of dude hates on a celebrity female so bad, u r jealous u wish u was Bey, u probably be fantasizing and comming out to take ur rustration on he blogs. good luck to ur self-esteem

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    BIBI says:
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    lmao @mikenmiami trying to bring beyonce in it. when Rihanna can make 89 million in a year and be on the forbes list then you holla at me, until then #HOEHAVEASIT

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    It's me again says:
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    Her image is not appealing anymore. She has decided that she wants to do the “I don’t give a f***” diva attitude without having the talent to back it. Her success is on borrowed time as it is, I used to find her tolerable when she acted a little more humbly and sweet, now her over-sexesd cocky badass persona turned me off completely.

    And someone above me said it right, her album may be passable, but only due to the production and input from everyone but rihanna. Rihanna’s vocals, even when auto-tuned to death, are monotone and unremarkable. Rihanna is simply now a sub standard singer (not artist, not performer) who has let her success go to her head and is turning people off.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    That Fierce-ness says:
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    Oh no RihRih =( …

    notice how they said that Russian Roulette was in the top 10….”WAS” it was there for one week, then dropped the next, and then again the next, i’m guessing cuz of all the radio play it got its first week, it got on all the pop stations and stuff, then ppl got over it quick and it started falling (congrats to her tho for making in the top 10 anyway)…but Hard is moving up…hopefully it will stay there, i love that song

    Lets see where her image goes after this album…didnt she say that her GGGB image was the real her, she was free to be herself and whatnot after her previous album, who is this Rihanna? All dark and stuff…does a new “real Rihanna” come with every new album?…smh….she needs to find another “image” that will sustain her…cuz we all know her singing and performances won’t do much

    *goes to listen to Hard*

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:16 pm
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    ITSMEAGAIN: “She has decided that she wants to do the “I don’t give a f***” diva attitude without having the talent to back it. ”

    - GIRL YOU JUST SAID IT ALL IN ONE SENTENCE. PEOPLE CAN CALL BEYONCE UGLY FAT FAKE A b**** OR WHATEVER YOU WANT. BUT ATTHEENDOFTHEDAY BEYONCE IS GOING TO GET ON THAT STAGE AND SHUT IT DOWN EVERYTIME. BEYONCE HAS THE RIGHT TO BE COCKY. NOT YOU RIRI SORRY !

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:21 pm
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    Sam I don’t understand why you go so hard after Rihanna. Yea, it’s true she can barely carry a note, but she is getting better and you have to give her the props deserves…she has come and taken over the entire music industry. Now as far as this album, I think she went for the adults and left the kids at home and missed everybody completely. But that doesn’t take away from her accomplishments. This is her best week sales and she is truly a longevity artists….anybody that can make Good Girl Gone Bad last two years is darn good. Plus she only had a a month to sell this record, I think she did pretty good.

    NEMO

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:22 pm
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    Um..Mike –Which side of Susan Boyal’s ass did you just crawl out of?? I am wondering why you’re making Beyonce the jest of your entire post…Inform me, inform us all please!! If the only way you can talk about Rihanna is to talk about Beyonce than your life has failed you, miserably. When Rihanna (or Susan Boyle for that matter) can deliver consistency over a span of 6 years..Holla @Bey. When Beyonce FLOPS, then talk your s***.. Beyonce is not a SINGLES artist, she is an ARTIST in every definition of the word. And it doesn’t take a ‘stan’ to realize that. The facts don’t lie, hun. And bringing Britney in the mix lessens your credibility as a commentator on this post. IASF is a well received album, by critics and fans alike..Just recently named one of the BEST albums of the DECADE! –After over a year of the release of IASF..The album is STILL charting. If your post was in defense to Rihanna..You need to rehash your statements and come up with something better, because right now..You lookin’ a lil’ heavy. | Anti-Hater |

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:25 pm
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    @ Q again….. why all caps. its irrelevant to the point your trying to make and distracts the commenters lol. Are you mad at the commenters are something??? lol sike nah do your thing lol

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:29 pm
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    How can you say her album is “supposedly” critically acclaimed?
    Its metacritic score is 78 – that’s VERY high, especially for a mainstream pop act.
    http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/rihanna/ratedr

    And about the sales…will you also call Chris Brown’s album a flop when it sells less than Rated R its opening week, and falls just as hard? Just wondering.
    When have you ever made a post JUST to talk about an album’s second-week sales? You’ve had it in for Rihanna ever since she turned you down for an interview, just let it go honey!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm
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    One more thing: as someone else noted, GGGB sold less in its first week, even with a #1 single propelling it. The fact that Rated R has sold what it has with weaker single promotion is a testament to Rihanna’s selling power. She outsold Mariah, who had a bigger first single at the time (Obsessed).

    Sure, these sales are still flop-ish, although actually quite on track for what Rihanna has sold in the past. But then make sure you call it how it is for OTHER albums too – a certain Mr. Brown has a big ol’ flop coming out and his singles aren’t doing anything either.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:38 pm
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    If it flops it flops…who the H@%$ want to ride around, in your car singing about killing you self…over a guy. That’s depressing even on a sunny day; imagine that on a rainy day….. And this is the voice for domestic violence victims. I honestly enjoyed it about 3 times and the video about once, now I turn it off from my radio. I know that it’s just one song, but it puts a darkness over the entire project for me. Got to lighten up for me to buy it.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    Samantha says:
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    If you hate the site don’t visit

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    Loved says:
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    Kelly Rowland is the only international star!!! not keri,..can’t believe that was said!! haha

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:46 pm
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    Susan Boyle = the “Baddest b**** In The Game”

    Next…

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:47 pm
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    Oh, and lmfao @ Keri Hilson being an “international star”! That s*** made me pee myself a little. XD

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm
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    I love how Sams entire post is some in your face rant to Rihanna about how her album flopped. Hey Sam, where are the aggrasive rants to Brandy, Kelly, Mariah, Ciara, and others who have had flopped albums with much more promo than Rihanna?

    Also whats up with that re-release rant as if certain other “Divas” dont re-release a million times for a quick buck.

    As someone asked earlier Did Rihanna step on your toes or not give you an interview because your Hating never used to be this bad. Did she hurt the wittle Bloggers feelings? Awww…

    And Last- I finally went to Toyaz World and I quite like it over there opinionated yet professional I think this is my last time on this b**** ass blog (I used to love it here), So long Sam! Hope the hating keeps the lights on for ya.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm
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    Thank Goodness folks are giving their hard earned money to credible artists and not this model. Does she even know what an entertainer does? A beautiful face, great body and nice threads are all good but what is her contribution beyond that? She doesn’t write, she’s not a musician, and she is not a great vocalist or dancer; thereby making her a pretty girl with a clever support team, who’ve apparently hit a skid with this project. The production and lyrics on the album are great, but the voice delivering does not inspire me.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 6:01 pm
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    if rihanna gets a single to blow up from this album, it’ll end up selling. she’s very singles-dependent; no shade but the bigger her singles, the more her albums sell. her debut had one very successful single and went gold — second album had a few strong singles and went platinum — last album had “umbrella”, which kind of cleared the way for radio to play the rest of her stuff.

    not saying she needs another “umbrella” in order to move units, but she needs a single to gain a lot of airplay and stick around in order to keep her name out there/keep the album selling. “hard” is doing good so far, but it can’t do another “russian roulette”. it needs to stick around in order for the third single to have any shot of doing well.

    it’s very very early in the game, so we’ll see how things go.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 6:16 pm
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    are you people f****** retarded that b**** isn’t a f****** artist. she’s an automaton. she does what she’s told. yall m************ talking about real music, this billy goat doesn’t write, play an instrument, dance, or perform for s***. she’s a product of good marketing and good producers. come off this it’s a good album s*** because it’s not. it makes me so angry to hear people support her. it’s a slap in the face to real artist and musicians. if you like her music you dumb, you passively accept anything spoon fed to you and you have no future.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 6:17 pm
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    She might not be selling because it’s Rated R with swearing and her main audients is young kids since she more X Rated these days their parents won’t buy their kids this kind of album.
    I can’t see parents rushing out on Christmas to buy Rated R for their teenage daughters

    Just like Madonna & Britney when they went too far with the X rated stuff they lose sales
    Madonna been around long enough the kids who grow up listening to her are adults now, she was always very provocative from the beginning

    Rihanna image was innocent little bajan girl singing nice pop r&b songs now she x rated I’m a hood chick with stolen x rated picture I send to my boyfriend I don’t give a f**k rihanna

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  • December 8, 2009 at 6:24 pm
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    This is disappointing- while all albums drop in sales in their 2nd week, with all of her promo, the drop should have been around 60-65% especially that she started off with low sales.

    She’s had SNL, blog promo all last week and her concert in NY and still a big decline. She has 2 songs at radio, 2 videos, hmmmm. this isn’t looking good. Hopefully, her album will stabilize next week and increase as it nears to xmas.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 6:32 pm
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    She needs to get her head out of her b*** and look around. Look at her work and do a reassessment.

    Ciara is not the best vocalist in the world either but she keeps it humble and she tries her hardest with the dancing.

    Rappers can afford to do the cocky image and stand up on stage just delivering lyrics, because they actually WROTE them.

    Vocalists like mariah can stand up on stage and have her dancers lift her around and do little else, because she has proven already that she can sing. She’s earned her diva status.

    What does rihanna being to the table beyond just being trendy? ALL of her hits belonged lyrically and musically to other people, she simply provides vocals, and unremarkable vocals at that. Sam is completely justified in calling rihanna out on what has been one of the biggest musical shams since milli vanilli. Now she has the nerve to grab her crotch and diva-ty herself . This is utterly laughable.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    Its Me Again says:
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    diva-fy*

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  • December 8, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    oohjazzt says:
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    Men lie , women lie , but numbers don’t Haha !

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  • December 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    RIHANNA IS A LIAR AND NEEDS TO BE EXPOSED! says:
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    PEOPLE…IS MY HOMEGIRL KARMA!!!

    THATS ALL IT IS! THIS PROJECT SHOULD HAVE BEEN HUGE AND IT WOULD HAVE BENNHAD SHE HANDLED THIS SITUATION BETTER AND HONESTLY THE WAY LEFT EYE DID. LEFT EYE WENT THROUGH THE SAME THING AND BECAME MORE FAMOUS CAUSE SHE WAS HONEST AND PEOPLE WERE ROOTING FOR HER.

    YOUNG PEOPLE…LEARN A LESSON! THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LIE AND DISHONOR YOUR MORALS FOR FAME AND MONEY!

    SHE IS GETTING NOTHING BUT WHAT SHE IS GONNA GET UNTIL SHE TELLS THE TRUTH!

    KARMA KARMA KARMA!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 6:48 pm
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    @rihanna is a liar and needs to be exposed. AGAIN. all caps dosent help prove your point sweetie it just makes you look unintelligent and SLOPPY! chris brown and you will never be together, I know thats what your thinking cause you are in EVERY blog talking about this. give it a rest!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 6:56 pm
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    OMG SHE LOOKS GREAT

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  • December 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm
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    Sam, I love how you’ve sacrificed any ounce of credibility you thought you once had for ANOTHER false chart story about Rihanna. Never mind the double-standard — here are the facts.

    HitsDailyDouble, the site that comes up with these figures, makes close predictions but nowhere near accurate. And their final measure excludes many of the barometers that Nielsen uses to rank its albums. Your 4-18 fall is way too much exaggerated and I bet that when Billboard releases the statistics tomorrow, the fall will actually be far less than anticipated. There were major discrepancies in HitsDailyDouble’s totals this week. Before you rush on the **Flop** bandwagon, I urge you to get a better knowledge of how the chart industry works.

    You have no credibility if you continue to spread slander — especially on one particular artist and not another.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 7:12 pm
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    Its just the 2nd week and ppl are already counting her out. Some albums actually retract and start to go up. GaGa for example debuted at #17 on the charts and was faling and then all of sudden kept going and then peaked at #4 and is now not only one of the best selling albums of the year, its also up for 5 Grammys. Many albums have not even reached the top spot but has gone diamond selling 10 to 30 million such as Shania Twain’s album and Kelly Clarkson’s album. She is going to be just fine. And stop bringing Bey in this and Ciara. All women are great artists in their own right. They aint hatin so why are you guys. At the end of the day they making money and we aint seein none of it so why we downing the other person’s fave artists just because of it. Beyonce had to work hard to get the FOrbed list and etc just lik every other artist will have to. And NEWS FLASH:You’re only on Forbes if you report it TO Forbes which is why you dont see some businessmen/women that you KNOW has more money on the list at times. Yall aint stupid come on now. Its just like Grammys’ If you dont put yourself on the ballot you cant even be considered.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    DONT COMPARE ADAM 1ST ALBUM TO RIHANNA 4TH says:
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    Umm Britney can dance thats why she is big. and she is entertaining like madonna. You never forget a britney performance even that one bad one.

    THIS IS RIHANNA 4TH ALBUM, NOT 1ST NOT 2ND BUT 4TH ALBUM. Why are ya comparing her to adam lambert this is his 1st and its lady gaga 2nd.

    RIHANNA WON A GRAMMY. she should be bigger than them. I dont care about first wk sales, but her album is going down and down its suppose to stay steady or get better.
    PLUS SHE IS LYING SHE DID NOT WRITE HER SONGS, SHE PROBABLY ADDED MELODYS, CASUE TE AMO WAS BEEN DONE AND THE DEMO IS ON YOUTUBE, BUT THE SONG HAS HER LISTED ON WRITING CREDITS,SHE DIDNT WRITE THOSE ARE HER EMOTIONS. SHE CANT WRITE, JT, NEYO, JAMES F WROTE HER “EMOTIONS MONTHS AGO IN THERE BATH ROOMS.

    SHE IS SUPPOSE TO BE BIGGER.

    I BET CHRIS IS GONNA SELL MORE THAN HER, HE SOLD MORE HIS FIRST WK THEN HER LAST TIME. ITS A FLOP. JUST ADMIT IT

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  • December 8, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    DONT COMPARE GAGA 2ND ALBUM TO RIHANNA 4TH says:
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    It would be better if she wasnt acting so cocky really.
    And if her fans were so hell bent on saying she is better than Beyonce.
    Or that she is better than Chris Brown.
    For the one who were talking about critics.THEY GAVE HER GOOD REVIEWS CAUSE THEY FEEL SORRY FOR HER. BUT GOOD REVIEWS DONT SELL ALBUMS, GOOD MUSIC DOES.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 7:27 pm
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    @Imyourstar702 before u come here to call people idiots and fools do ur research first..
    albums do sometimes bring more numbers the 2nd week than the first week. depends how big of artist u are. and depends how much ur fans supports u
    case and point.. britney spears first album brought in first week 120,500 units,….. second week it brought in 181,594 units…3rd week 229,300….
    and britneys last album brought in over 500,000 first week.. she may be crazy, but i guess people prefer crazy over people with no talent.
    i donno how much proof the stans needs to have to see that her album is flopping.
    i mean i see rihannas azz every where i go, u mean to tell me with all those promotions
    a crazy bish like britney pulls more number than u?
    blah blah sam and trent is a hater, blah blah sam and trent are gay, thats all the stans can say…… CAUSE MEN LIE, WOMEN LIE, BUT NUMBERS DONT

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  • December 8, 2009 at 7:33 pm
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    @ dont compare rihanna 2nd WHATEVER the heck your name is okay please stop with all the hating please you dont like the album you think its going down okay dont listen to it we dont care about all your statistics go bore some other site with them

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  • December 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    Its Me Again says:
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    I just saw on perez that she’s now pulling the “i-may-be-bisexual-and-have-a-crush-on-megan-fox” card

    …. sooo didn’t see THAT coming LOL

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  • December 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm
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    All you guys that are citing radio play as evidence of success don’t know how the industry works.
    Example…Usher was supposed to have a record this week so let’s say his label went ahead and purchased…yes purchased air time for his singles to give them feet and didn’t use them. They could sell the time to people in Rihanna’s camp…so radio doesn’t really mean s*** unless the single really stays on the chart for a minute. Which means it lasted past the original purchased time and people began to request it. And judging by the success of the record it would appear her singles were given wings through purchased air time predominantly rather than requests. That’s the gist of it anyway.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    Its Me Again says:
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    Let’s go through the checklist of marketing stunts shall we

    Capitalizing on the world wide attention on “the incident” – check

    Leaking naked pictures – check

    Talking about s** and penises to get attention – check

    Shooting album art and music videos half naked – check

    Trying to create controversy – check

    Starting a feud with other celebrities – check

    Jumping on the bisexuality bandwagon – newly checked

    Blowing people away with a talent, any talent -… notsomuch

    This broad is so hilarious, I’ma stop laughing and get back to studying before i flunk my finals lol

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:10 pm
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    Rihanna is the most successful model ever because Tyra Banks only had one single and it did not do well, Cassie (self explanatory) whereas Rihanna came off the runway and got 5 number 1 singles the most by a female this decade.

    I am so amazed at how much success this model has had this decade. Platinum albums a Grammy the most number 1s…Rihanna needs to quit her day job and do music fulltime

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:19 pm
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    @ It’s me again imagine if you were rihanna and had people saying that crap you just pulled about you. think about it. in the end, rihanna is a human being. she’s young and she’s naive. leave her alone for goodness sake, all celebrities are not perfect I dont see you talking about chris browns imperfections…oh thats right to you he dosent have any am I right?
    you bloggers and stans are insane… this whole situation is killing me…let artists make their money…. if you dont like them oh well, dont contnually bash them like its doing something for others…you just sound like a straight up hater…real talk…you dont like her, we get it, save your negative rants. If you dont have anything positive to say, dont say it. If you didnt say all that, I wouldnt be responding to you.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:19 pm
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    rihanna did not flop, and it ain’t over till its over. Rihanna has alway been slow to boil. Her records usually simmer in the beginning and get to full boil later on, and bring in the hits, and dollars. You all need to lay off ri ri, because her album is great, and there are going to be hit after hit being released off of it. I’ll check on you guys in a few months time when she racks up a few more #1 hits, and see if your opinions have changed. So what if its her fourth album and Adams first, that has nothing to do with it. Lets see if Adam is around in four years. He may be hot now, but can he sustain. Rihanna has proven time and time again, after you all have written her off, that she has staying power, so I am not worried at all for ri ri , as usual she will continue to prove you naysayers wrong. BTW, did Lady Gagas album debut with just 46,000 and we all see where its at today right. Okay then. Its not where you start, its where you end up, so i wouldn’t write ri ri off just yet.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:21 pm
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    I am talking about gaga’s original album fame monster which was released in august 2008.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    Taj Britney Fearless says:
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    Wow Rihanna has the 18th biggest selling album in all of America right now. That is quite an accomplishment for a model.

    Top 20

    Congrats Rihanna

    Rihanna never stops amazing me

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:28 pm
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    @ don’t compare rihanna to Lady Gaga, Rihanna does not act cocky. You haters are just saying that because you guys don’t like her. People in the industry are always saying how nice she is, and those interviewing her and stuff. She is not known to be a diva, and keep things very simple. Did you all see her rider, it was probably the simplest one in the entertainment industry. She keeps it real and basic. How do you know she is cocky? Have you ever experienced her cockiness firsthand? and for the record all rihanna stans don’t stand up for rihanna and reference Chris or Beyonce. I am a fan of Rihanna, and what Chris and Bey are doing in their career don’t bother or interest me, because they have nothing to do with me or rihanna. Why do people think because you like one artist, you have to hate another? That is such a small minded way of thinking. People can actually like more than one artist you know. You don’t have to hate rihanna to like chris and vise verse.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:29 pm
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    @taj I agree top 20 is quite an accomplishment.!! Rihanna should be proud of herself. Good for her.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:37 pm
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    @ Raychell

    When you make millions from being in the public eye, part of the pay off is that you are up for critique. If you do not have talent, if you do not even TRY that hard, then you have to accept that people will criticize you. It’s that plain and simple.

    I personally would not try to make a living as a singer because i know others are far more deserving than me, but if i did anyway, i am willing to take the good with the bad. That’s how it works. If as a university student, my work is not up to par I expect to be criticized and graded accordingly. It is no different for Rihanna just because you like her.

    I’m sorry i offended you by criticizing Rihanna however, that isn’t my intention… but opinion is just as valid and expressable whether or not it agrees with yours, i hope you can come to understand that. I am not personally attacking her, my comments are always limited to criticizing her as a singer/performer.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:40 pm
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    @Raychell

    I assure you that not everyone who points out Rihanna’s limitations are doing so because they are Chris Brown fans. That’s an overly simplistic view of the situation.

    I have never been a fan of Chris Brown, and am even less so since he did what he did to Rihanna.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm
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    @ FUSION & ITS ME AGAIN! I Co-sign!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 8:51 pm
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    @its me again, if you were helpfully criticizing rihanna, I doubt anyone would have a problem with you. Your critique however has crossed the line into being down right nasty , bitchie, and catty. Now instead of it being a critique it is now attacking and hating. I doubt if your research paper was not anygood, your teacher would be going from how you wrote to attacking and speaking about your personality, how you dress, and insinuating and speculating things about you. Not because a person is in the public eye, by virtue of their career means its okay for people to just verbally rip them to shreads as if they have no feelings. They are humans just like we are. Although you say you would take the good with the bad, i am sure you have never and would never experience the bad like rihanna has, because you all dog this girl like no other. I wouldn’t wish this kind of treatment on my worst enemy and i doubt rihanna would wish it on you as well although she don’t know you.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    Its Me Again says:
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    @ Maskina: “I doubt if your research paper was not anygood, your teacher would be going from how you wrote to attacking and speaking about your personality, how you dress, and insinuating and speculating things about you.”

    Rihanna’s image is part of her job. Her image consists of how she dresses and acts. Criticizing Rihanna’s image is still criticizing her as a singer/performer. My work as a student has nothing to do with my clothes. See the difference?

    I’m not gonna always be nice about it, as i said before, Rihanna is in the public eye and is therefore up for criticism, she knows this and I’m sure she’s made her cool with that because it’s also made her a millionaire. If you think my assessment of her abilities aren’t true, then it shouldn’t offend you, feel free to dismiss what I say as unfounded nonsense and carry on with your life. :)

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm
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    @Krystalfierce Rihanna does not have the most number one’s she is tied with beyonce. She also does not have a number one album to her name.
    She cant perform.
    What amazes me most is GGGB debuted at number 2 on the charts selling 162,000 copies…but Rated R sold more copies than GGGB in the first week but only debuted at number four……so my question when is def jam going to drop her ass and start promoting people on their label with actual talent like Chrisette Michele?

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm
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    Regardless of opinion and hate from the owner of this blog, Rihanna is going nowhere. She will always have good singles. You may not like her for whatever reason, but she is a singles machine. These 2 singles that she has released so far, have done well. Much better then Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey.

    Debate all you want, she is going to be here for a long time.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:31 pm
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    @yo your statement is false, she does have a number 1 album in her name. GGGB went to number 1 in 10 countries all over the world. Also her second album a girl like me went to #1 in Canada.

    @its me again, you are telling me to feel free to see what you say as unfounded nonsense and carry on with my life. You can’t even seem to take your own advice, so why should I bother. Why don’t you see what rihanna is doing as none of your business and carry on with your life. THe same way you are free to hate and attack, I am free to observe and weigh in, and I am also not always going to be nice about it. The difference is that I won’t attack you personally and try to belittle you, just to get my point across.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    maskina says:
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    @chile I agree with you 100% ri ri is here to stay, so they better get used to it.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    D-enda says:
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    “That Hater-Aide” is at it again….

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm
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    @Maskina maybe i should be more specific….in the US she has no number one album…and the many reasons why GGGB sales are they way they are now is because her label re released that trash 5 to 6 times because she was a flop then and a flop now…ur singles shouldnt outsell ur albums….. if u sell 6 million singles but 2 millions albums thats not good….

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    Coconut Soup says:
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    Next time refer to Rihanna as the Grammy award winning model.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:39 pm
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    @yo that is false as well gggb was only re released once as gggb reloaded. She was never a flop Her first album sold 2 million world wide and gave her her first top ten hit, Pon de replay. Her second album a girl like me went to number 1 in canada, and gave her three hits sos #1 hit, unfaithful and break it off top ten hits. And the album went platinum.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:43 pm
    Please Dont Stop The Music says:
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    Even if GGGB sold 10 copies it does not take away from the fact that GGGB was a very good album and one of the best of released that year.

    Every song on GGGB could have been a single testament to how great it was.

    It seems you would rather have a crappy album with 15 million copies sold than a really good album selling 2.5.

    What is the point of buying all her singles and songs instead of just buying the albums.

    I do not know why people dont buy Rihannas albums but whether they do or not Rihanna makes good music and i should think that should be most important.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 10:27 pm
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    ALL I’M READING IS EXCUSES FROM THE RIHANNA FANS!!! BUT B4 THE ALBUM DROPPED THEY WAS SAYING THAT RIHANNA IS ABOUT TO KILL THE GAME!!! LMAO!!! SHE’S FLOPPING SHE HAS HAD

    3 singles out
    1 leaked song we already heard
    99 cent prices
    an ass whoopin
    interviews left and right
    a mini concert
    a cruise concert
    a myspace broadcast concert
    multiple public appareances all around the world
    def jam’s full and undivided attention
    promo team that can get her a #1 album
    her p***y pics leaked to the web
    and the victim card

    and she still aint even close to gold? and didn’t even sell 200k the first week! WHAT A FLOP! LMAO

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  • December 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm
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    AND NOBODY SHOULDN’T EVEN MENTION BEYONCE’S NAME CAUSE RIHTARD IS NO WHERE NEAR CLOSE TO BEY’S STATUS!!!

    LMAO @ IASF SOLD 2.5 MILLION IN US IN EXACTLY 1 YEAR AND GGGB SOLD 2.5 MILLION IN THE US IN 2 1/2 YEARS!!!!! WHAT A FLOP!!! LMAO!!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 10:40 pm
    whu says:
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    @ rachel..sweetie did I hit a nerve..lol
    call me hater all u want..the numbers are speaking for themselves..and where did i say i didnt like rihanna’s album? nowhere.. all i was doing was stating facts….IT FLOPPED..
    if it bothers u so damn much that people dont like rihannas album guess what dont come to that grape juice..go to rihanna’s daily..or better yet go purchase 500,000 of rihanna’s album, so ur girl will stop flopping..
    geez u stans gets on my nerves with, PEOPLE MUST BE A HATER” if they dont like rihanna’s album. get off her c***.
    bish got no talent period, all she got is her looks. it must be hard for u stans that NOT everybody’s on rihanna’s c***.

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  • December 8, 2009 at 11:03 pm
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    “for a model rihanna’s album did good”.. did somebody actually said that crap..lol
    I thought rihanna was a singer not a model. and rihanna doesnt act cocky? get the eff out of here with that s***…the stans are so damn delusional.
    rihanna’s pretty, she can take a great pic, nobodys gonna deny that. but as a consumer (customer) for the slow ass stans, when something is a piece of crap its a piece of crap, like her album, and her live perfomances.
    if the bish just came out with her first album and her live perfomances where crap, I would give her a pass.but this is her third album, ur suppose to improve not worsen.
    i cant blame her people anymore and say its their fault rihanna sucks, that they making her head big..
    the truth is she became cocky with this album, she thought releasing naked pics of her self, playing the victim card, was gonna automatically make her album NUMBER 1..
    when that didnt work she went on tv, radio, magazine, talking bout her s** life…
    but what she didnt realize is that s** DOESNT SELL IF YOU DONT HAVE ANY SORT OF TALENT TO BACK IT UP….
    u stans can call me hater all u want..the truths must hurt huh..lol

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  • December 8, 2009 at 11:21 pm
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    Rihanna is only famous because of her look and scandals the jayz scandal helped sell gggb and she figured the chris scandal would help rated r but it didn’t. She is quickly losing her appeal ppl see her as unstable cuz she won’t establish a strong fan base before attempting to change. I don’t think she really cares about music she is just happy she is famous and knows jayz. Her team knows the only way to keep her relevant is to dress her nice and have her picture in all the mags and blogs. She will either do a re release or a new cd next yr. She has to release a cd every year to stay relevant. She will probably go into acting in an attempt to make more money and keep her name out there. Her cd is flopping compared to the promotion her ppl will pull a desperate stunt to try and keep her name in the news just wait and see cuz her fame is really slipping and her look is getting old and ugly

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  • December 9, 2009 at 1:00 am
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    YA’ll know that Rihanna had no talent when she came out. Now that she finally knows what she does, she is flopping. I think its very sad. Becoz I always hated on her even though I liked couple of her older songs like Hate That I Love U and Dem Haters and Take A Bow. Now that she finally is good in what she always treid to do, now people critize her. Her album is flopping, its the truth… but its her best album and I love listening to it. Keep up the good work Rihanna and some day maybe sooner or later perople will give you credit for your improvement. I wont ger much credit for ripping Umbrella under the nose of Teairra Mari. And maybe the flop of the album is karma. As u know karma is a b****. She pays for her mistakes right now and during the CB incident but now she has a cleaner heart and does good music. I hated on her when she deserved to be hated on but now that she turned so well I admire her. Its just that folks are always the other way round.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 1:21 am
    caroline says:
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    IM DONE WITH THIS BLOG TOO MANY KIDS UP IN HERE

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  • December 9, 2009 at 1:39 am
    deedee says:
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    @ rihanna the banana. I see where u coming from.. ill be first to admit rihanna’s singing has improve. but thats it…even if Rated R is the best album rihanna has put out, her personal life made it a flop. her cockiness made it a flop, her not improving on her live perfomances made it a flop..this could have been 1 of the best album rihanna put out.
    but people forget, the majority of rihanna’s fan are under 18. no parents is gonna buy their child an album thats talking bout guns and suicides.
    and people not taking that shes a victim act seriously because she hasnt done NOTHING to help other victims.
    yes shes 21 yrs old she can wear watever she wants, if if she wants to talk bout s** she can..but at the same time u got fans under 18 yrs old wo sees u as a role model. theres nothing wrong with selling s** to sell a cd, but as britney, beyaki, lady gaga, and others have proved time and time again, u got to bring somethin else beside s** to the table,,,,,,,

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  • December 9, 2009 at 1:48 am
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    I have nothing against Rihanna..i dont know her personally. but im tired of people calling people like cassie and rihanna good singers and perfomers. truth to be told if they were ugly and couldnt sing, we would never heard of them. taking a good picture doesnt make u a good singer. rihanna’s stans can call me a hater, or tell me to shut the eff up…but thats all they can do..lol because the numbers are speaking for themselves..were tired of non talent azz people…

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  • December 9, 2009 at 2:28 am
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    SAM IS ONE TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRED MOFO

    HE REALLY JUST TRYNA p*** PEOPLE OFF

    SINCE WHEN DOES HE DO FOLLOW UPS ON PEOPLES ALBUM SALES

    HE EITHER STATES WHETHER HIS UNITELLIGENT ASS MIND THINKS ITS A FLOP OR SUCCESS… AND MOVES ON

    NOW CAUSE ITS RIHANNA… WHO HE’S JEALOUS OF BECAUSE CHRIS BROWN TAPPED THAT ASS.. HE WANNA HATE N HATE N HATE.. BY SAYIN THE ALBUM IS “STILL FLOPPIN/”

    SAM GET A LIFE U TIRED LITTLE f**….CHRIS BROWN DONT WANT U…

    ITS LIKE.. WHENEVER UR BLOG IS DYING.. AND U NEED SOME RENT & LIGHT MONEY..
    U POST A RIHANNA TOPIC… GET OVER URSELF U POMPUS D*CKHEAD

    U KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY .. AND YET PREACH AND BABBLE LIKE UR SOME SORT OF QUALIFIED MUSIC SPECIALIST..
    I SAY U GIVE UP.. AND JUST GO DANCE ON A POLE AT A G@Y CLUB.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 3:04 am
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    ha ha, people are goin innnnn on rihanna and all fans can say you are haters..lmaoooooo, stans come with better reasons coz you are being slayed..poor rihanna, at least you dnt hear cassie being cocky..she stays in her place coz she knows her limitations..i would rather support her than someone who feeds into her hype when they aint sh*t…so sad.. the countdown begins… father time called and he wants his 15 minutes back rihanna..lol

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  • December 9, 2009 at 3:10 am
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    Look to All the people venting of at TGJ for making Their opinion just chill and let them say what they want , because in truth the reality is in the media/music industry their opinion carry’s as much weight as a pack of piece of KFC chicken… again with the false reporting …again with the biased journalism… chill with the personal hating…. face facts Chris Brown don’t want you he like’s girls dude, was you pissed every time you saw pictures of them holding hands maybe that’s were your hatred of rihanna stems from … Lady GA GA dropped Adam Lambert Dropped Even The mighty Susan Boyle is expected to shift a whole lot less than the 700,000 she dropped last week, everyone drops sales, but you keep quiet about that, the quality of this site is actually laughable, might explain you lack of quality advertisers

    And to the person who said Keri Hilson is international eerrrr im from the UK believe me no she isn’t…. Rihannas album doing way better over here than hers ever did

    If you want the real opinion of what the industry thinks of Rihanna please go to http://www.metacritic.com and then search for Rated R there you can read the opinions of the media platforms who’s opinion actually matter … and most of them say this is her best album

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  • December 9, 2009 at 4:05 am
    SXSW says:
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    Ciara has nothing to do with this post. Fantasy Ride leaked a whole YEAR before it was released.

    With all the promo and anticipation she should have sold better. That’s a fact and she and Def Jam know it.

    Please don’t bring the old granny Skeri Wilson into this. Rihanna and Ciara have done more sales than she’ll ever dream of in her flop career.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 4:23 am
    G.LaSalle says:
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    Sam, you had me laughing so hard! LMAO! I knew her 4th album would flop because she still can’t sing or put on a good show. She had the formula to be a good ‘pop star’ except the fact that she couldn’t sing and/or dance.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 5:17 am
    IH8SAM&TRENT says:
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    sooooo true to the person who HIGHLIGHTED That these irrelevant underexperienced and highly unintelligent bloggers dont actually have an opinion worh dirt…

    they arent anybody important… and have no business judging something they know absolutley ZERO about… they just 2 little fairys trying their hand at blogging..
    but hold actually NO importance ….

    that http://www.metacritic.com site is whats up..
    a place to hear the opinions of the people who matter…..
    Thanks 4 posting…

    lmao @ these zero’s tryna judge ppl’s music..

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  • December 9, 2009 at 5:38 am
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    @whu first of all Im not a STAN for any artist, second of all, you cant not agree with me saying that continually bashing rihanna and her project is gonna stop her actual stans and other people from buying it, so why waste your time? Its that simple, to me, an album is never a flop and a artist is never flop because at the end of the day they are still getting paid and still making money no matter how much talent they have. So go ahead and flaunt your statistics, its not like anyone cares… some people still love rihanna. get over IT, get over yourSELF and move on.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 5:48 am
    whystillinbusiness says:
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    @ Raychel, not enough! What messed her up was her lack of talent! Her stans are acting like Rihanna had actual real inside talent and she never did. She had nice songs that reached people but Rihanna was only cute and she dressed nice and she was different in a Lady GaGa way except she has no talent! Bottom line in order to be in this business you must have something to fall back on instead of a look, who wants to buy a look? No one when you are expecting music.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 6:00 am
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    @whystillinbuisiness I understand where your coming from, and I somewhat agree but how you put it is how some of these other bloggers should have put it, and thats the point Im also trying to make, besides the point we cant stop them from making money and Ill never have more money than she does, but the fact that some people continually bash her shows they have no life like sam and trent, and they hate the artist so much they wont to make them misreable..

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  • December 9, 2009 at 7:02 am
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    SAMA U ARE SOOOO CUTE U AND TRENTIA ARE GETTING IT IN IN THE BED I KNOW LOL

    WHTINEY DROPPED 80% SECOND WEEK AND IS NOW PLATINUM

    SO WHAT

    GAGA DROPPED AND ADAM DROPPED WITH OVER 60% NOW

    WHEN MEN HATE ON FEMALES I ALWAYS LAAAAAAAAAUGH BC IT SHOWS HWO MUCH YALL WANNA BE GIRLS

    SUPPORT THIN VOICE NOT LIVE b****** LIEK JANET AND JLO AND LET SRONG ALWAYS LIVE b****** LIKE RIHANNA ALONE

    AND U SAID HER SUPPOSED CRITICAL ACCLAMIED ALBUM
    NONO IT ISSSSSSSSSSSSS NOT SUPPOSED

    U R SUCH A WANNABE

    U f***** UP WITH TOYA WHO MADE U ; WHO ARE A WANNABE

    TOYA POPHET >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> THIS

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  • December 9, 2009 at 7:11 am
    Nick says:
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    Dude it will come back, her album is really really really good! Fire bomb, photographs, cold case love, rude boy, stupid in love are great great singles!!…., i have faith in the project, I’m loving it more and more everyday…,

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  • December 9, 2009 at 7:17 am
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    @Maskina no i am not wrong…..Rihanna does NOT have a number one album in the US…. Music of The Sun debuted at number 10, A Girl Like Me debuted at number 5, GGGB debuted at number 2, and Rated R debuted at number 4. GGGB had the standard edition, delux editon, Delux edtion remix CD, GGGB Reloaded, GGGB delux DVD editon, GGGB the Remixes…i mean how many singles did she release with GGGB like 9? during that Era Def Jam tried so hard to sell rihanna off as the baddest b**** we ever seen in the decade…it shouldnt of took that many album re releases and that many singles to get her noticed….if she had natrual talent she would have exploded on the scene with one album topping the charts everywhere but it took her 3 albums 9 singles and 5 re releases to get where she is now….all im trying to say is that def jam should have dropped her ass a long time ago and started promoting people on the label with actual talent….u rihanna fans/stans try to pass off as this great vocal dancing goddess and with her “established” artist and “Grammy” award winning “style” why did Rated R flop? if this b**** is so bad she should have debuted at number one selling 300-700k but did she? nope!…FLOP!…..

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  • December 9, 2009 at 7:17 am
    It's me again says:
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    @whystillinbusiness: “she had nice songs”

    I feel we must never forget to mention that she was GIVEN nice songs. That’s the operative word. All of her hits were written for her by people like neyo, justin timberlake, and chris brown. If you’re gonna credit her for having nice songs, you still are left wondering what it is SHE brings to the table.

    And for those saying that no one cares what we think because the critics think differently… It’s not the critics who buy albums, that’s the bottom line. I as a consumer have the right to express my opinion and demand better. It’ the consumers who are turned off by her lack of talent, her arrogant refusal to try very hard on stage, and leeching off of her label, producers, songwriters etc coupled with the cocky image. That’s why she is not doing as well as expected.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 8:23 am
    wanda says:
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    @hihihi
    Whitney openned up with 311k fisrt week and her 2nd week sales was 88k 67% drop then 3rd week was 155k

    Whitney sold in her first week with no video and no hit what Rihanna will take 4 weeks to do.

    Just thought I would correct you.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 8:25 am
    Sanity Kane says:
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    Again, rather new to the site, but just a thought, you know whoever runs this site feels a certain way about Rihanna, is it over kill, I would say so, but why get so worked up over it when you know that’s what this person is going to do! There are plenty other sites where you can freely go where every article about her has hearts, stars, rainbows, clovers and blue moons attached, I urge you to go there in peace! JMO :)

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  • December 9, 2009 at 8:37 am
    Its Me Again says:
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    ^^^^

    Isn’t it funny how people feel the need to curse out TGJ for being “unprofessionally opinionated” but have no problem with what was stated above by Sanity Kane?

    Having hearts, blue moons etc attached to her picture and thinking that she is the best thing to happen to the music industry since Michael Jackson is still an opinion, it just happens to be in disagreement with the people who come here cursing Sam out. Whether or not you disagree with somebody’s opinion doesn’t diminish their right to express it.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 9:47 am
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    im just wondering when the Rihanna stans going to stop hating on everyones FACTS..and accept the truth..that Rihanna is played out..She never had talent to begin with..Def Jam saw someone they can mold and create in their image and sell it to the world..cuz she had an exotic look..Rihanna’s album is a downright flop..her second week sells should be better than her first weeks..its called progression..but obviously people are not that into her anymore..seeing how they finally open their eyes and looked pass the beauty..and realized DAMN..this bish cant sing..and got no stage presence..da f*** im spending my money on..Rihanna stans need to stop worshippin her and get out her ass..She just need ya’ll dummies to keep her relevant..However..for someone thats all over the place..and HAS maaaad promotion..man Promotion Jesus would be happy to have..when he first came out..her album was still what? A FLOP!! and ya’ll need to stop bringin Bey in this..cause she got the skills to back up the diva mentality and the same with Mariah..its unfortunate Mariahs on the same label as Rihanna and they straight up downplayed her for Rihanna..instead of doing something positive with real talent..so now what..hmmm lemme wait for the lame excuses from the Rihanna Stans

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  • December 9, 2009 at 9:48 am
    John says:
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    @itsmeagain and we all know the people that think rihanna is the best thing to happen to music since MJ is really delusional lol we all know she aint and thats not an opinion thats a fact lol

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  • December 9, 2009 at 9:54 am
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    All I’m saying is, if you hate someone’s opinion so much, and you already know day after day it’s going to be the same thing why keep coming back and getting mad all over again. I just hear so much anger in the comments, and it’s like this is Sam’s blog (not even sure that is his name), but anyway, from just a little over a week of coming here, I see this person insists on going in at Rihanna, for whatever reason, so let him talk, like you said it’s his opinion, but there are novels worth of attacks on this person, and it has not changed their opinion, and some seem to really hate it, I mean really, so just leave this dude alone, and go to a fansite is all I’m saying! Who goes to a Klan Rally expecting Black Power talk?? Not trying to start drama, I’m just saying. I added the hearts, stars thing for dramatic effect only! Is it me, or did you miss my point?? C’mon son! :)

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  • December 9, 2009 at 9:54 am
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    and i agree with u YO..cuz when alicia keys first came out she sold 12 million copies of her album..without RE-RELEASES..so what does that say about Rihanna..she shouldnt be at the top with actual talented artists..because it makes no sense to re-release that many records for people to notice u..it just dont..that just shows how talentless she is

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  • December 9, 2009 at 9:55 am
    Its Me Again says:
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    Correction of my above comment:

    “Having hearts, blue moons etc attached to her picture and thinking that she is the best thing to happen to the music industry since Michael Jackson is still an opinion, it just happens to be in agreement* with the people who come here cursing Sam out”

    …apologies I’m multi-tasking here lol. But you get my point.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 10:06 am
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    @ Sanity Kane

    I’m not trying to create drama either. I agree with you. My response to what you said had little to do with you and more to do with the folks who come here cursing out Sam for his opinion of Rihanna. I’m just saying, that you are right that there are other sites like perez’s which call her “princess riri” and have drawn on hearts in her pictures etc. He is obviously opinionated in her favour

    Sam points out that Rihanna is not really talented (which i personally hold to be fact) which can be seen as his opinion, but the fact that it disagrees with her fans cause them to come here and attack him and his site venomously and accuse him of having a personal vendetta against her.

    You (Rihanna’s fans) can’t have it both ways.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 10:24 am
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    All the Rihanna hate is really pathetic, makes you look like a whiny little b****. The fact you got out of your way to hate on her making threads like this is ridiculous.

    Rihanna can sing, that’s a fact, you can dispute all you want and refer to her as the “bajan model” as many times as you want, but talent is talent and you can’t take that away. You haters need to look up the definition of singing, it has nothing to do with whether you like the tone of her voice or not, opinion does not come into it. I always say, if the average person, a lay person, couldn’t come into the studio and produce vocals to the same standard, then that’s a glaring sign the original artist can sing, and to deny it you have to be so blinded and deluded by the hate you have for her, it makes you look like an actual retard.

    You show your support for artists like J.Lo, Madonna and Britney (who I love but that’s besides the point) and launch a hate campaign against a girl who can actually sing and sing live better than all the above, based on your incorrect assumption that she can’t sing.

    Lady Gaga’s album debuted lower than Rihanna’s last week, I notice your ass didn’t mention that. It’s ridiculous that you support a monster like Chris Brown, and are trying to bring down someone who never did anyone any harm.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 10:28 am
    DuMMies says:
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    lmaoo..these people are so delusional..wow she really got ya’ll blinded..and the fact they go out their way to try to tear down other artists to make an invalid point..is pathetic

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  • December 9, 2009 at 10:31 am
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    its pathetic how blinded you people are..a studio can make anyone sound good..its when ur live u prove ur vocals..lol..she cant even do that..she blinded ya’ll so badly..and its pathetic how ya’ll gotta tear down other artists to make an invalid point..n also come on someone elses blog to bash them about their opinions..GET A LIFE..im sure theres one out there for u..lmao@ shes talented..yeah she’s talented at bullshitting and making it look good..HA!

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  • December 9, 2009 at 10:48 am
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    FYI TO EVERYBODY: You are all proof why Rihanna WILL stay relevant. Whether you love or hate her, you can’t leave the chick alone. She is signed to a 360 deal..her label WILL make their money back and she WILL have another cd that you all WILL talk about again.

    Its a vicious circle…but as long as you are being talked about, you are worth money and you STAY RELEVANT. Hell, Rihanna is generating money for this site!! Secretly, Sam and his girlfriend Trent, love artists like her…she brings in money.

    Again, love or hate her, she WILL stay relevant. Only your closed mouths will change that…and from the looks of it, thats not going to happen.

    Keep chirping. k, birds?

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  • December 9, 2009 at 10:51 am
    na na na says:
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    After all that promo she got shame on her finally the world has realised that she is talentless.

    I have to say she changed her image so much she should of done the music like her ;ast album instead her new album is wack.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 10:54 am
    Please Dont Stop The Music says:
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    I wonder where Rihanna keeps her Grammy.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 10:58 am
    Its Me Again says:
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    ^^^^

    That is something we both can agree on… the fact that her only “talent” is being talked about. Whether or not that is something to be proud of is another story…

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:08 am
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    Like I said before, its you all opininon that rihanna can’t sing, some of us like her singing, and believe she can. Beyonce’s hubby signed her, he believed she can sing. All I’m saying , is if she couldn’t sing, she wouldn’t have lasted past the first audition, much less the first album. Everyone has different tastes, and to each his own. I like Rihanna’s singing, I like her songs, and her music. She is one of the artist I like point blank period, and no amount of haters will change my mind. Now with that being said, there are many people in the game doing their thing, so why is it a big deal for rihanna to continue to do hers for her fans that love and appreciate her. Her album is far from a flop, a top twenty album is a good standing for any artist. Its not over yet, so when her album climbs back up to the top of the charts, I want to hear what you guys will say then. @yo I stand by what I said that rihanna’s albums were successful A girl like me sold 2 million world wide without a re release, also A girl like me went platinum, without a re release, GGGB #1 in 10 countries, Rated R #1 in three, she’s still young, so in time she will get a #1 in the U.S.
    And to those saying rihanna is cocky, you all just jealous of this girl for some reason, because how can you just look on someone and say they are cocky without knowing them. This girl seems simple as can be, but far from cocky.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:09 am
    Sanity Kane says:
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    Ok@ Its me again, thanks for clearing that up! I got you now! :)

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:10 am
    maskina says:
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    @chile your soo right visit any blog without a rihanna post on a given day, and that blog is dry as chips. Rihanna makes those blogs, so they have to stay riding her c***. Can’t cut the poor girl some slack. You all call her irrelevant, but you stay swarming on her posts. Yeah I can see now why that rihanna reign just won’t let up.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:16 am
    DuMMies says:
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    lol@ Rihanna Stans..just cant see the light..she’s still pretty she should just do modeling..instead of being a failed marketing campaign for Def Jam..to artificially create a robot to make money..when she first came out..i liked her..cuz she had her island thing going on..reppin us west indians..but then she turned fake to be part of the mainstream market..to make a buck..she’s not going to last long..she should just bask in whatever time she got..cuz soon..ya’ll gonna be wondering..hmm..i wonder what Rihanna is doing now

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:16 am
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    It’s Me Again, not that I am going on a Defending Rihanna Crusade, but she does have talent. Its just not great. Her voice may not be anything to write home about, but she has a sound. Listeners love a good sound (as evident in the tens of millions of ppl who have purchased her music). She also sounds the same live w/o a backing track. And again, her singles always do well.

    She may never get another one again, but she has a Grammy. So regardless of the people who dislike or want to discredit her are concerned, you all could possibly be apart of minority of people who don’t get it and quite frankly, complain too much. Which is why this topic is so heated…because again, regardless of the negative reactions to Ms Fenty, her position in Pop music is already sealed. She isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

    That should make this blog happy, as she is a cash cow for it.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:19 am
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    @dummies, and i’m a west indian, and i’ll be damned if anyone comes out of the caribbean trying to do their thing, and i’m not going to support them. Any caribbean artist get nothing but pure love from me, because not many of Us make it internationally, so anyone thats trying to do something, I will back them 100%.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:24 am
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    and she only got her grammy..cuz..i mean who can remember what good talented artists were out..all the good ones were too busy working on their albums..she only got her grammy..cuz she was re-released like 12 times..please get outta here..if it takes that many times for u to get recognize u suck..all her other albums did good right?…then how come she didnt get a grammy then? hmmm..didnt think so

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:30 am
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    Dummies, I think your name is very appropriate for you. You’re so angry for no reason. A person like you can’t even be argued with because your comebacks are so inaccurate. Bless your heart. You’re entertaining tho…you should ask Sam for a job.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:32 am
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    Her Grammy was for a collaboration she did with Jay-Z – “Umbrella”. “Best Rap/Vocal Collaboration”

    It was a hit. However, that Grammy is in no way a credit to her. As I’ve pointed out before, Rihanna leeches off of everyone else to get hit music. That song was written, produced and arranged by everyone else but Rihanna. Her contribution solely was her unremarkable, almost monotone vocals. Her being referred to as a Grammy winning artist for that makes a complete mockery of the Grammy organization.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:34 am
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    im half west indian..but im not stupid..im not going to support a fraud of music..u can be stupid all u want..but when u forget where u came from..and adopted a whole new personae to be liked..u get no respect over here..smh..thats a b******* excuse for tryin to justify why u support talentless people..if u got no talent then u dont..when she first came out..i liked her..cuz she seem like she was true to her roots..hmm..guess wrong..u can support her all u want..smh@ Rihanna Stans..i wonder if their actually this stupid outside the net.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:35 am
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    rihanna deserved that Grammy as well as anyone else who got it. you can’t deny that umbrella was the biggest hit of 2007, so to try to downplay her recieving that award is just being outright delusional. What’s your point in asking why she didn’t get a grammy if all of her other albums were good. She just didn’t, not every artist get a grammy for every album, that is why a grammy is a wonderful achievement, they are very selective. @ Dummies why do you hate rihanna so much, and you are a fellow islander. That makes me so disappointed. There are so many that are already hating this girl, and you a fellow islander, is going in the hardest on her. If I didn’t like what someone from my culture was doing, you think I would be bashing them to pieces like this? I would rather not comment, or just keep my feelings to myself.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:39 am
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    obviously u cant read..im half west indian..born in the United States..she got lucky with Umbrella and everybody knows that.. And the last time i checked..i didnt say i hated Rihanna..i dont know her to Hate her so that in itself is so stupid to say..You stans..cannot admit to her lack of talent..and when we state facts ya’ll get all defensive making up excuses..if shes a flop accept shes a flop and hope she does better the next time around..which means improving all around

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:40 am
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    @dummies you know darn well rihanna have not forgotten where she comes from she still has the accent, still mentions her island, still frequents caribbean restaurant, etc. Music is universal, and she has a right to do whatever music she likes. Not because you are from the caribbean mean you should only sing one type of music. Lots of people have caribbean background, but you don’t see them just catering to that type of music. She is not a reggae or soca artist, but with her background being caribbean, she incorporates her accent and sounds into her music. For example Te Amo has a reggae beat, and Wait your turn showcases her accent. So she hasn’t forgotten her roots. You are just using that as an excuse to justify your hatred for this girl. And yes no matter if rihanna start singing Yiddish, or some foreign language I will still support my island sister. I am not a sell out.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:42 am
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    Rihanna always have had good songs but it was the singer that messed them up! I agree with the person who said the consumer regardless of the critic is the one that counts. Rihanna got so many bad reviews on her last tour but it was the nuts that spent their money that made her and because they feel they wasted their money last time they are skeptical about spending this go round.. The excuse that is being used saying she’s not a first week seller is bull after such success of GGGB she’s a artist that got cocky with no talent. Since people say she have talent? please define it for me on her behalf! The one talking about she sounds the same w/o backtracking is on something! Go listen to the Nokia concert with your eyes closed and see what happens..

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:43 am
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    @ dummies, your comments on rihanna proves you hate her. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t have to be so nasty. You would just drop your comment and move on, but you feel the need to attack and degrade her to the lowest, so your comments seem like a personal attack on rihanna, than just a simple critique. Anyway I wish you the best on your continued vendetta, because I don’t know what you are really trying to prove. We get it, you don’t like rihanna, and she’s a flop.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:44 am
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    @ Maskina

    Your argument that I’m being delusional about Rihanna deserving that Grammy was to repeat the same point i already made about it being a hit… and you did nothing to refute anything else i said…

    I don’t think I’m the one being delusional hon’.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:46 am
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    Its Me Again, you can say anything you want to discredit her Grammy win. But she still is and always will be a Grammy Winner. The writers didn’t sing it and Jay-Z wasn’t on it alone. Don’t be so jaded that you have take away from a song that millions of people enjoyed.

    If Rihanna is a leech for not having creative input, then the same thing has to go for all the other successful pop acts before her.

    Thats a big list.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:46 am
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    like i said…u cannot read..lol..wow she’s mad defensive its funny..i dont even hate Rihanna..how do u get mad over someone elses opinion..that makes no sense..i must’ve struck a nerve..cuz she typing all angry now..grrrr..please sit down..she try to put on her american accent whenever she get a chance to..just like when she do radio shows wit Dj’s like Angie Martinez..she didnt forget her roots..please mad heads eat at west indian restaurants and not even west indian..that dont mean a damn thing..it just mean the food is good..ur not a sell out..lmaoo@ Rihanna stans..when will they learn

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:49 am
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    @its me again I thought I was speaking to dummies. Dummies is that you? So you use two names to get your point across huh? No I am not being delusional, you said she was not deserving of the award, and i said she was, why should I say anything to refute what you said. Who are you? You are just a person giving a one sided biased rant on an individual you happen to hate, so why try to argue with you , when you won’t see reason. I am just simply going to disagree with you that rihanna was not deserving of the award. Because in my opinion she was, she deserved it.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:52 am
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    My apologies Maskina…

    We can agree to disagree and leave all cold hard facts it.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:52 am
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    im entitled to my opinion last time i thought this was a Rihanna is a Flop post..lmao..i cannot display my comments..cuz they seem so mean..and not filled with butterflies and birdies with rainbow words..please keep ur comments to yourself..cuz where im from..last time i remembered i got the freedom of speech..whether positive or negative..lmao..because my comments are negative i automatically hate her..bish sit da f*** down..cuz i dont hate anybody..hate is a strong word..u need to get over yourself like real talk..these peons o(.^_^.)o

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:52 am
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    @dummies, I am not mad, if people read your comments and mine, you come off as the one thats angry and mad at rihanna for some reason. Well of course we all do that sometimes, because if you speak your local dialect, people don’t understand you, so you have to try to relate. I doubt when she is with her girls or family members she will put on the american accent. I am sure she speaks pure bajan. ONe thing you have to remember is that you can never take the island out of a person. They can always go back to that.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:53 am
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    and leave all cold hard facts out of it*

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:54 am
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    lmao@ me being its mean again..lil girl go somewhere..i dont need to make two names to get my point across

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:54 am
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    @dummies you proved how calm and rational you are, when you had to reach into your bag of tricks and pull out the F bomb. And you say your not mad?

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:56 am
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    Maskina, some things are beyond opinion…because they are fact. If you scroll up to a post Adam posted, he stated facts that were looked over. Why? because it made perfect sense and was without opinion.

    The facts are: A minority of people dislike Rihanna, a successful international pop act. I know it must have stung to read that…but its true. Thats why she is a hot topic on this and every blog. She is a grammy award winner, has broken records and has a lot of hits.

    When you are that successful, the haters come out and say outlandish things. Even some of their real facts are tinged with hate.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:57 am
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    i hate Rihanna so much but i listen to her albums on my ipod..she has good songs..i listen to em maybe because their studio and not live so its bareable..i like Rihanna..shes just not that talented..if i dont think she talented..im not sitting here wanting the whole world to agree with me..its my opinion

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:58 am
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    i can cuss and not be mad..smh

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:59 am
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    so stop d*** riding my words

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  • December 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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    @chile, I agree, most of the people on here who don’t like rihanna for some reason or the other, is just coming up with their own ideas about the girl, and the worst thing is that people reading the blogs, just automatically believe it. I read adams post, and he sounded rational and sound, because he was stating the facts. You seem to be pretty level headed yourself and come up with some pretty good observations. I guess you can’t argue with people who have some personal vendetta against a person, because they would never see their error in judgement.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm
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    @ dummies I am done with your hard headed self. Your name says it all. Good luck to ya.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm
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    lmaoo..I swear some of these people sound like Jehovah witness’s tryin to steady convert people..man move on

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  • December 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm
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    What facts were Adam stating?

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  • December 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm
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    I bet Sam is having a hearty laugh at this thread lol.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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    LMFAO: Even Shy Ronnie told her to fall back- he said ” I don’t need a beat I can do it a cappella. You know da**n well that that chick “Rhi Rhi” cannot sing a cappella. She could bearly sign with auto-tune. SMH while LOL

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  • December 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm
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    LMFAO: Even Shy Ronnie told her to fall back- he said ” I don’t need a beat I can do it a cappella. You know da**n well that chick “Rhi Rhi” cannot sing a cappella. She could barely sing even with the assistance of auto-tune. SMH while LOL

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  • December 9, 2009 at 1:27 pm
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    Sam, this thread has been amusing and all…but do you not consider it note-worthy that newcomer Susan Boyle’s album is still shattering records even in it’s second week? She has moved another 527,000 copies in her second week!

    I think that is even more post-worthy than the fact that Rihanna is flopping. (or is this solely an RnB/pop music blog…I’m fairly new so I’m not sure :p)

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  • December 9, 2009 at 1:32 pm
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    …and according to Rolling Stone, Rihanna has only fallen to down the charts to position #14 (still not good, but it’s not #18 either). Here’s an excerpt:

    “Three of last week’s Top Five albums all dropped out of the Top 10, with Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment freefalling from Three to 19 thanks to a 74 percent sales decline. Rihanna’s Rated R suffered a similar fate, going from Four to 14. Moving up the charts in the wake of those albums was Carrie Underwood’s Play On, which hopped from Nine to Six in its fifth week on charts, and Norah Jones’ resilient The Fall, which rose from 10 to Seven. Also, after selling another 75,000 copies last week, Michael Jackson’s This Is It soundtrack is a mere 35K away from giving the King of Pop yet another platinum album.”

    GO MICHAEL JACKSON!!! :D

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  • December 9, 2009 at 3:03 pm
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    I laughed so hard when I saw that Chris Brown’s album opened at #1 in EIGHT countries on the iTunes charts.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 4:24 pm
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    Why are people hatin on Keri hilson she only has one album out & she has written hit records for other artist before her stuff came out
    Ciara also prove that she could sing when everyone was saying she can’t, dance her ass off on stage & writes songs
    Her last album was her 3rd

    Rihanna on her 4th album with load of support from the record label and that alot considering everyone else is struggling to get a little promotion form their labels. You can’t sell your Rated R album to under 16 which was her main market because she young star they just going to go and buy miley C & Taylor swift

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  • December 9, 2009 at 5:29 pm
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    I think you Rihanna Stans are missing the point. With all this damn promotion, trying to destroy chris browns career, AMA, SNL, GMA, why is she still unable to go gold in a week? Why isnt her album selling better than susan boyles? there is NO excuse except for the fact that she is lacking in vocals and dancing and performing live. Why do yall insist on bringing GAGA into this? unlike rihanna GAGA can SING LIVE!!! and DANCE!!…thats why her album and singles are topping the charts! rihanna never had that kind of success with one album it took her 3 (with a bunch of re releases) GAGA has natural talent…rihanna well idk what she has….

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  • December 9, 2009 at 5:38 pm
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    Lmao I can’t get over how retarded her haters are. But it’s okay, it’s comforting to know the types of people I’m up against. Oh and, go look at Chris’ numbers, talk about flop lmfao.

    Rihanna can sing, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLGwoVfjWxw , that sounds almost identical to the record, and don’t anybody DARE tell me someone who can’t sing or just an average singer could do that well. And if she sounds like she does on the CD when live, it means she can f****** sing you morons. They aren’t gonna autotune her voice out of tune for the record are they? Suck it haters.

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  • December 9, 2009 at 6:07 pm
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    Adam anybody can find a video of her at her so called “best singing” just like anybody can find a video at her damn worst…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSWsv2hGFW4&feature=related my point is that she is flop 4 albums and nothing to show for it….she cant even out sell susan boyle LOL….

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  • December 9, 2009 at 6:13 pm
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    Some of Rihanna’s fans are continuously making excuses for her lack of talent, sales, self-respect, etc.
    a) She never sold alot the first week
    b) her voice is getting better
    c) She is cuter than this one that one etc.

    The reality of the matter is, if Rihanna could sing there would be no need for the excuses and comparison to artist who really work hard at their craft. Excuses are not going to sell albums, talent , dedication, a genuine love for your job will. Rihanna is all smoke and mirrors. Her continuously changing image are attempts to distract from the fact that she lacks talent, dedication and charisma as a performer. She is not a musician. She is a manniquin set up to make money, by any means necessary. Her down fall will be the fact that she believes the hype- She bought the bulls*it. and began believing that she was on top of her “throne”. Her immaturity, like many before her, the flash bulbs etc. fooled her into believing she would always be able to “ride” the wind up to success- untouchable. Well the longest day have an end, and you can do what you like but not for as long as you like, if you don’t have the skills to back it up. She does not have the skills to back it up. So, the wait is not only ova for her , but it ova for a lot of people. We are tired of the music industry trying to force feed us these fake@ss artists with no talent!!! And we celebrate the fact that someone like Susan Boyle, who is truly talented, is on top. Hard work pays off!!!

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  • December 9, 2009 at 9:17 pm
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    i wish she ddnt strt this “im angry trend” b/c she ddnt look angry @ all after the rain..so we r not buying this b.s that she is sending but i am buying chris brown b.s and i do believe that he lied 2 save face on gma about having love for riri…he still love that a$$ets

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  • December 9, 2009 at 9:31 pm
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    @ dummies..man the stans are getting ridiculous. the way they defend rihanna is pathetic and sad..they act like she their mama, cousin, sister. or like they know her personally.
    thats y i dont stans for nobody. i have some of rihanna’s songs on my ipod too..when i listen to her song is not her voice am listening to, its either the beat or the lyrics. cause eveybody know the bish cant sing.
    her stans make too many excuses for her. bish got no talent..its obvious alot of people feel the same way, thats y her album flopping.
    yea I know the stans gonna say rihanna dont give a fug bout my opinions..Mmm hello…u stans think she give a fug bout u too…she threw the man she supposedly in love with under the bus..yall keep defendin her, she probably f****** chris brown right now…lol

    y do u stans keep coming on this blog if u dont like sam or trent?
    for the record sam and trent is NOT biased when it comes to rihanna, read his post on other artists..IF U SUCK U SUCK, GET OVER IT

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  • December 9, 2009 at 11:25 pm
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    I guess she’s not the black bird Jay was talking about. Beyonce must be Isis then.

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  • December 10, 2009 at 10:01 am
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    wow im loving this ….rihanna’s album is bull issh. She tried to play that vitcim and got f***** in the end .She should have stuck with the good girl role because not only do she have older fans but young females looked up to her as a rolemodel.Her endorsements most likely will be done such as teen nick and covergirl because of this album.Wow she really looks like a vitcim on her album cover lol .she pratically going nude and its sad .Looks real sluty and nasty, encouraging our young women to smoke cigs.i just lost the little respect i had for her for one thing she cant sing or perform like im shocked she even mad it this far and im also tired of everyone pointing fingers at chris. Hell if we know what went on that day or night with them.All i kno is that she was using that accident to get sales in it fails dont nobody wanna hear her bashing chris brown on a f****** album very childish and wack .i believe that chris brown is handling incident very well because chris still keeping his act up and also letting people kno s*** what i did was wrong and thats that even talking to teens about abuse but look at riri im going to expose myself ass a bad girl because i been in a abuseive relationship ughh get over it she suppose to be letting women know how to maintain and keep there head up in situations like this like mary j blige was beaten but she had still made postive music to keep you going not ths dark music bull s*** …look im bout done …and i another thing keri hilson is that b**** she is a song writer and proudcer behind the secne she been doing music for years you dummys and her album did way better than rihanna do your research

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  • December 10, 2009 at 2:32 pm
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    For the people saying that she sold more copies in her first week than GGGB- OPEN YOUR EYES! The only reason she did is because her album was 99 cents! You didn’t see Susan Boyle doing that crap….. And still Adam Lambert surpassed her first week sales- for such a “hard” star that she is supposed to be- she FLOPPED! And for those of u saying that this the norm to sell about 150 000 copies first week- pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Susan BOyle has already gone platinum- so stop trying to make excuses. So dam naive!

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  • December 12, 2009 at 10:56 am
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    rihanna sucks…. sorry! maybe she can start a career in fashion???

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  • December 12, 2009 at 6:58 pm
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    Ohhhhh some of you guys are sooooooo stupid.
    There’s no interest in writing things like “hahah so funny i hate her” or “she suuuuucks”…

    Then, she didn’t make this album to sell millions, GGGB was here for this. She made it because she wanted something that corresponds to her, a very personal album. She’s becoming more mature, her music changes, not commercial like the album before. I think she really doesn’t give a damn to all people that say she flopped.
    we can’t say a album is bad cause of its sales, quality has no link with sales, rated R is a really good CD. Songs are not made to be disco hits or whatever.

    last thing: who cares about sales, i’m not sure she needs so much money, if you like it, just enjoy, if you hate, just shut your f****** mouth up :)

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  • December 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm
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    OH @DEEDEE I LOVE YOU!!! U SAID IT ALL….NOBODY IS HATIN ON RIHANNA SHE JUS ITS WHERE ITS AT N E MORE AND SHE NEEDS 2 f***** STOP..POINT BLANK PERIOD..HER 15 MINS IS UP…..THX FOR SPEAKIN DA TRUTH….

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  • December 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm
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    I MEANT 2 SAY SHE ISNT WHERE ITS AT N E MORE…

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  • December 15, 2009 at 1:03 am
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    With all you b****** hating and Rihanna maybe all of you need to fall back and shut the f*** up. why does everyone keeps saying oh because her album fell from #4 to #16 that they immediately think that her album is going to flop? for all you haters f****** information when the album charted at number 4 it was her best week yet out of all her album.. and what the f***, GGGB started out very slow just as Rated R is doing and what the f*** came out if it..2.5 million sold in the United States and f****** over 6 million sold worldwide…I know for a fact I’m going to be placing bets on this site because i bet all the motherfucking people that said her album is going to flop I guarantee you her album is going to sell at least 1 million copies in the unites states after her tour and after another single…I think all the people hating on Rihanna really need to shut the f*** up because all it means is that you have no f****** life and you are only hating on her because all you haters thought after Chris Brown beat her she was never going to make a comeback and guess what f****** haters she did. and that fact that she did is pissing you haters off more…I hope to god her album sales past one million copies so that I can shove it in all yall motherfucking faces…I guarantee you I will be rich off my bets come next year…

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  • December 15, 2009 at 1:06 am
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    I mean what the f*** you don’t see me hating on Chris Brown and he freaking beat her…I’m not hating on nobody because it’s call being mature..people go through life and they make mistakes, but nothing can never justify what he did to her..but out of the 2 I love rihanna more

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  • December 15, 2009 at 1:10 am
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    going Back To f****** adam lambert’s album the first week he was ahead of rihanna and this f****** week he fell below her..so f*** all you haters..go get laid or something and leave rihanna alone before I make you leave her alone..and I’m dead ass serious..

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  • December 24, 2009 at 8:16 am
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    I am a fan of Rihanna, and although she lacks the “talent” of a TYPICAL artist, she has something that, to me, is way more important than the triple threat…Whether you wish to admit it or not, Rihanna has placed a lot of PASSION in this album. I love this album because it’s raw, it’s fresh, and in every way it’s REAL – something that a lot of these “credible performers in this day and age” have forgotten about. I’m a music major, I love music, and I critique not JUST on talent, whether you can sing, whether you can dance, whether you can perform – those are SKILLS. Skills can always be TAUGHT, BUT if you don’t have the PASSION for the music, none of that matters to me. The girl has passion inside her that can CLEARLY be seen when you watch the performances she’s done with the songs from Rated R and THAT, my dear, is the most important thing.

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  • December 25, 2009 at 11:24 pm
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    okay so I was a bigggggg fan of Rihanna from “Music of the Sun” but I must say this is the most stupid cd that I have heard in a long time and especially from her….she has fallen off and I must agree it may b because she has ditched her original fan base and tried 2 migrate over into soft porn so the little kids’ parents who were supporting her feel as if the music is 2 mature for their kids.

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  • December 26, 2009 at 3:24 pm
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    GO 2 WIKIPEDIA N GET THE REAL INFO U GUYS ARE ALL LYING WORLWIDE THE ALBUM HAS SOLS OVER 804,000 COPIES N IS CERTIFIED GOLD IN 2 CUNTRIES N IS PLATINUM IN POLAND THIS ALBUM GAVE HER THE BEST OPENIN WEEK AN THE ALBUM EAKED 2 MNUMBER 4 ON THE BILLBOARD N IS GET SUM GOOD RECEPTION SO SHUT DA HELL UP

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  • January 1, 2010 at 1:37 am
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    @MikeNMiami
    It’s so funny how you had to put like 4 diff. ppl in your so called “defendinq Rihanna rant”.
    You have to hide behind Susan Boyle, Lil Wayne , Britney and Taylor instead of actually putting Rihanna in it..You kno the person who this article about….Oh I know why because if you put Beyonce against your fav. you know she slay’s like always… typical flop stan, have to hide other ppl other then there fav. to even compete with Bey….Suck on it BITCHEZ beyonce owning another DECADE, who mad?

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  • January 2, 2010 at 9:33 am
    bryant says:
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    i bet who ever made this article feels so dumb since rated r just sold over 1mil in just 5 weeks making it her fastest selling album so far

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  • January 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    HOLLYWOOD says:
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    Worldwide, Rated R has so far sold 1,013,000 copies in its first five weeks only, making it Rihanna’s fastest selling album ever.

    Honestly, I wouldn’t give two shits as to what everyone thinks about RihRih because she’s always been great and she has grown as an artist so much. I don’t know who decided that she “milked” the Chris Brown s*** because I barely heard anything about it except for when it all began, it’s not her fault that the media eats that s*** up and domestic violence is a big f****** deal, too. The last thing I remember is her interview and her talkin about it. The point is, she did not “milk” it at all. The internet and TV did.

    So, even though now you’re putting your foot in your mouth because she’s sold more than a million copies, I have to say that even if the album was actually i flop, I still love it. This is her best album yet because she decided to kind of separate from the mainstream which I absolutely love! The songs on her album all have meanings that are dear to her and weather people understand them or not, is not up to her. People that know good music, know that Rated R is amazing. K Thnx.

    Peace,
    Hollywood

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  • January 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    RiRi Fan says:
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    For all u rihanna haters out there… it has been six weeks since Rated R has been released and it has sold over 1,200,000 copies worldwide, it has gone gold in australia, the uk, the us, and it went platinum in poland. This is her fastest selling album yet. Rated R might have started slow bt it sure is selling more copies every week in the us and the uk… Rated R is considered as critical and commercial success

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  • January 11, 2010 at 9:25 am
    RemTheMulatto says:
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    Well I don’t care what anybody says. Rated R is a good album. I imagine people initially aren’t digging the new image quite the same way they fell for the new hotness when GGGB dropped, but people need to quit buying into that s*** anyway because it doesn’t last. It’s darker, but there’s still plenty good stuff on it… Anyone who disagrees is a terrorist and/or hates America.

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  • January 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    this isn't me says:
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    It’s me again

    December 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Her image is not appealing anymore. She has decided that she wants to do the “I don’t give a f***” diva attitude without having the talent to back it. Her success is on borrowed time as it is, I used to find her tolerable when she acted a little more humbly and sweet, now her over-sexesd cocky badass persona turned me off completely.

    And someone above me said it right, her album may be passable, but only due to the production and input from everyone but rihanna. Rihanna’s vocals, even when auto-tuned to death, are monotone and unremarkable. Rihanna is simply now a sub standard singer (not artist, not performer) who has let her success go to her head and is turning people off.

    What S/He Said.

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  • January 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    this isn't me says:
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    It’s me again

    December 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Her image is not appealing anymore. She has decided that she wants to do the “I don’t give a f***” diva attitude without having the talent to back it. Her success is on borrowed time as it is, I used to find her tolerable when she acted a little more humbly and sweet, now her over-sexesd cocky badass persona turned me off completely.

    And someone above me said it right, her album may be passable, but only due to the production and input from everyone but rihanna. Rihanna’s vocals, even when auto-tuned to death, are monotone and unremarkable. Rihanna is simply now a sub standard singer (not artist, not performer) who has let her success go to her head and is turning people off.

    What S’He Said.

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  • February 11, 2010 at 11:13 am
    xXAybenXx says:
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    Rihanna ein Flop mit ihrem Album ? Ich Liiieebbe Rihanna aber das hier hat mich geschockt obwohl mir die songs aus dem Album gefallen

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  • February 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    Diamond Dutchess says:
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    LOL,

    This is truely funny

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  • February 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    Diamond Dutchess says:
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    To the guy above me. What????:?????????????????????????????????????????? Is that a foreign language??/ Now everybody is writing in english so you know your post is null and void.. sorry

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  • February 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    Marilynn says:
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    Um…..just wanted to know when you’d be correcting this false article & accurately portray the truth. Which is the fact that Rated R has gone & IS “Officially” Platinum!!!! Just look it up in Wikepedia (A way more reliable source than you, clearly). Furthermore, I wouldnt go so far to say that she’s untalented. Not the Best singer, yes. But she can carry a tune. & more importantly her songs ARE actually good. & Yes on top of All that she is indeed Gorgeous. @RO…Britney has fans simply because of all the marketing that was initially put behind the Machine that was her camp telling “teeny Boppers” she’s the next “IT” girl. She not only lacks talent, but is of average looks but because she’s a Blonde is deemed “beautiful”. She’s no Charlize Theron or any of the actual Hot Blond Bombshells. So, like Al said if that girl-posing-as -an-artist can come back, Rihanna can CERTAINLY come back. She’s WAY more interesting & her songs dont suck Like the corny, overly Pop tunes Ms.Spears continues to dole out!!!

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  • March 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    jeje says:
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    glad the classless girl flopped! lmao n no not a hater jus prefer ta listen to artists that have class n dont take music as a friggin joke!

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  • April 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    EJ says:
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    I just thought someone should come back here and tell this hater that the album went double platinum.

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  • June 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    abss says:
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    Funny how everybody talked s*** about rihanna but then again, she got a #1 hit with Rude Boy & the album sold like crazy & so did the tour. so HA! suck on that haters :)

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  • August 22, 2010 at 4:01 am
    Rihanna is the BEST!!!! says:
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    SHUT THE F*CK UP!!! What are you talking about this is her best album yet! If you’re not going to say anything nice why are you posting sh*t at all?? Like you can get beat up and break up in front of the whole world but still make a comeback this good! Have you forgot that it is almost 3x platinum now? Or is it already? She got her 6th #1 from this album and that’s the most of any artist in this DECADE and she’s only been on for about 5 years! And in this time she got her 7th #1 also! >:OOO Go RiRi!<3

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