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Even during her ‘hiatus’, there is no stopping the force that is Beyonce. For, after a mere week on sale, the superstar singer’s ‘I Am…World Tour’ DVD has been certified Double Platinum.

Peep the press release we received from team Bouncy after the jump…

Beyonce’s I AM…WORLD TOUR full-length concert film, lensed during the artist’s record-breaking international concert tour, has been certified double platinum after its initial release on Friday, November 26. The deluxe DVD/Soundtrack edition—including the concert DVD, a live soundtrack, an exclusive, intimate documentary and explosive travelogue, and a 40-page collection of never-seen photos—was released on Tuesday, November 30. The DVD holds the #1 position on Nielsen SoundScan Music DVD chart.

In Brazil, where Beyonce played to massive audiences, including 60,000 in Sao Paulo, last winter, the DVD has been certified platinum.

The concert film, with it’s never-before-seen, intimate footage of the star around the world, played on big screens in select cities around the country on November 18, the two-year anniversary of the release of the multi-platinum I AM…SASHA FIERCE album, which has sold more than six million copies and 15 million digital singles worldwide, while earning a record-breaking six Grammy Awards, the most ever for a female artist in a single year, in 2010.

Having been to the tour and finally watched the DVD at its exclusive London screening last night, I can vouch for the fact that no one – male nor female – can come close to Beyonce performance-wise in today’s industry. No one.

Iconic status was clearly the objective with the show and its subsequent DVD release, and after watching it its safe to say she’s almost there (if not there already). At 29 years old, the former Destiny’s Child star has set the bar for performance and showmanship in today’s era, a feat which – love her or loathe her – should be applauded. More power to her!

Trent’s Sidebar:

Platinum status for DVD (video long form) products is accomplished when such records sell 100,000 copies. Hence, double platinum statues refers to an album that has sold 200,000 copies. Strangely, there is no trace of Beyonce’s ‘I Am…World Tour’ DVD in the RIAA database.

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196 Comments

  1. December 2, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    Trina says:
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    ICON !

  2. December 2, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    ico says:
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    Legend!

  3. December 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    UGh says:
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    a feat which – love her or loathe her – should be applauded. More power to her!

    _____________________________________________________________________

    so true. give respect where it is due. she’s not even my fav but i don’t see anyone who works as hard as she does. Congrats!!

  4. December 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    Inna says:
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    The Queen!

  5. December 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    Still I think the Beyonce Experince is her best tour and include her best performances to date. I think her B’Day album was her best as is was her most original and fresh and was not in way generic. I do not understand why her fans do not like it and say Dangerous in Love is better. I am not a Beyonce stan but she is currently the best performer . I do not think that there is someone who can out perform her including males artist or bands. She might be not have an original bone in her body and steals syles and performances but she does put an awesome tour for her fans.

  6. December 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    Stoney-Brie says:
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    GaGa is the only b**** to stop her now.. why does it have to be like that tho? Beyonce completely erased J.lo’s name now GaGa is goin 2 to da same with her..

    over exposure can make u and break u!

    i dare Beyonce 2 top this!

  7. December 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    antertain says:
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    Showstopper!!!

    Love the DVD and soundtrack

    Her work ethic and understanding of what the industry lacks makes her the World Wide Woman (WWW) she deserves to be.

  8. December 2, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    TEE says:
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    I have to agree with Sam, I saw that concert DVD, and I was like damn Bey. That woman is one hell of a performer. Anyway, congrats to Beyonce, very well deserved.

  9. December 2, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    PAM says:
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    I agree with @stoney-brie I have been thinking as well about Beyonce’s over exposure, its to that point of the end. My sis bought the dvd and the show is great but I still feel she has done a lot in a short period of time and is repeating quite alot..

  10. December 2, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Jemma says:
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    “The Beyonce experince” was better” this one just had alot of lights and a big stage, and alot of editing! the editing part really got me pressed! i wanted to watch one show but i found myself watching 100s of takes from different continents.. that was just a little bit much! i know she prob wanted to capture her fans crying so she can give some MJ feel.. but Bey c’mon now! u can sing, you have 16 Grammys and even more to come! just be patient!

  11. December 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    Beystanbish says:
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    Outselling your fave with a concert DVD. We don’t call her the queen for nothing. There is Queen Bey and then>>>>>>>>>> these basic hoes. Get with it b****** or get lost cause the queen will still be snatching wigs in years to come. Stay mad and tell your fave to up that record sales. You heard.

  12. December 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    tye says:
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    Do u realise beyonces dvd sold more than rihannas album despite it being out wayyyy longer. True talent speaks for itself

  13. December 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    RAY says:
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    HOW MUCH DOES A DVD NEED TO SELL TO GO DOUBLE PLATINUM

  14. December 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    pinkpop says:
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    just wanted to say, that as a fan I also think BDAY was the best album so far ;)

    and one question… stilll looking for this 40-page booklet… anyone? ?

    cause my editon only has like 16 pages… just asking whether there is another edition around?

  15. December 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    GangsterA says:
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    #ICON I AM SO HAPPY FOR HER IMAGINE HER NEW ALBUM SALES DAMN BEY #SLAYTHEHOES

  16. December 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Jemma says:
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    great show, great outfits, great band, great singer but it wasn’t just one show though. Beyonce should have put the documentaries and extra footage on special features. The most boring bit was when she was on about missing JayZ i couldn’t pay attention to the song she was performing at the back ground. This dvd was badly done, it could be because she didn’t really do a full show hundred percent which is what made her think of editing and making it look professional by adding as many part of the tour from multiple countries.

  17. December 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    royalkev says:
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    The Queen. I am addicted to it. I can’t stop watching it and now I have the cd now. She is amazing! She’s really one of the best that’s EVER done it.

  18. December 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    MISHKA says:
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    Two words: LIVING LEGEND.

  19. December 2, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    @Jemma

    I disagree there is no way that Beyonce has not performed 100% in at least one of her 100 date Tour. And if she was filming she would do so.

    But I think it is more of showing what a global star she is and I also she wanted to bring in the MJ vibe to the show. And to those fans who were crying need to get a life she is just a performer.

  20. December 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    Lisa says:
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    Power to the Queen!

  21. December 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Shouw says:
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    I have the 2 dvds and I prefer the Beyonce Experience but I am tour is GREAT too

  22. December 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    tiffany says:
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    when did they start putting certifications on DVD’s !? just curious I’ve never heard of this before ,Or is it because its a music DVD maybe ?

  23. December 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    I think she should work with Scott Storch as he has produced Naughty Girl, Baby Boy and Me Myself and I. I would love to see what they would come up with now she had more of solo experience. I think she should do a Power Ballad with Christina Aguilera. This would be the new Generations When you believe with those power vocals.

  24. December 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    Yellow Gorillah says:
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    WELL DONE BEYONCE!

  25. December 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    Chulo says:
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    Queen, seriously who does this, she is amazing and unstoppable,

  26. December 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    dboy says:
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    the queen has cemented her status

    yo where futureflop at?

  27. December 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    LDJ_BEY says:
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    YAY QUEEN BEYONCE!!!!! FOR A DVD DOUBLE PLATINUM IS 200,000 COPIES!!! AND SHE DID IT IN LESS THAN A WEEK!!!!! WHO THE HECK ELSE?!?!?!?!?

  28. December 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    LDJ_BEY says:
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    AND SHE’S NOMINATED FOR 2 GRAMMY’S AND HAVENT HAD A ALBUM OUT IN 2 YEARS….HAHA!! SHE IS A ICON!!!!

  29. December 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    Secret Voice says:
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    Beyonce is a TRUE icon…..

  30. December 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    g3 says:
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    of course its Bey hello lol i still think The Experience DVD was better but this one was good too she was born to do this

  31. December 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    JAMAL says:
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    @CHULO uh who does this? WHY DO PEOPLE FORGET MADONNA, and the legends that came before beyonce. She is amazing on the stage, but she did not start all this. It did not begin with her, and it will not end. You Beyonce fans need to be more humble and understand that she is NOT LEGEND…yet! She is on her way, but Legend NO!
    HERE ARE THE LEGENDS; WHITNEY HOUSTON, MARIAH CAREY
    HERE ARE THE ICONS; MADONNA, JANET JACKSON
    HERE ARE THE YOUNGINS’ (ON THIER WAY); BRITTNEY SPEARS, BEYONCE

    GET IT RIGHT PEOPLE

  32. December 2, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    brandy says:
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    CHECK OUT BRANDY’S NEW SONG “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL” ———————-> http://t.co/tW9fMgj <———————- & STAY TUNED 2NITE 2 SEE BRANDY ON THE JOY BEHAR SHOW & GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW

  33. December 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    SPANISHER says:
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    Could you do something about that Shakira ad?? It’s been days since I log into because it’s very annoying!! thanks!! Go bee!!

  34. December 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    SWEXY says:
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    no doubt she is a great performer…still she boring otherwise

  35. December 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    VANITY says:
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    Y’ALL ARE FORGETTING THAT BEY RELEASED THE I AM… YOURS DVD FROM VEGAS SO WHY THE HELL WOULD SHE JUST PUT OUT ANOTHER DVD FOR THE HECK OF IT, SHE WANTED TO SHOW FANS A MORE INTIMATE SIDE TO HER, NOW BACK TO BEY CONGRAT’S GURL YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING,.

  36. December 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    the kiddz says:
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    Beyonce is a beast, no other performer can come for her lacefront. LOL @ Gaga, really? Gaga is not nearly as versatile as Beyonce. What I don’t like is that Beyonce’s entertaining skills overshadow her amazing vocals. She has the best vocal technique out of all her peers. Most connected voice, best user of melismas since Mariah and Whitney, sultry overtones, operatic head voice, free flowing belts. The chick is just overall sick.

  37. December 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    spunkypoop says:
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    CONGRATS!!!! to the QUEEN BEE! I must say I am not a HUGE fan or anything, I never saw a Beyonce tour ever in my life but I really enjoyed this one, I can’t stop watching it. It is full of entertainment and great music. I never noticed how many Beyonce songs I really liked until watching this. She is a true STAR! and in my book one of the GREATEST Performers to ever Live. (yes I said ONE OF THE…..) but anyway, Loved it!!! Beyonce has raised the bar and pushed the creativity envelope a little bit. I loved the chemestry she has with her tour crew and film crew it was really good to see that for such an ICON. Who is excited about her NEW ALBUM AND MUSIC COMING OUT!!??? DO YOU ALL THINK SHE WILL BE OVERSHADOWED BY LADY GAGA? or BRITNEY? Let’s CHAT!!!

  38. December 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    spunkypoop says:
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    Here is the THANKSGIVING RATINGS AS FOLLOWS:

    Thursday hour by hour:

    8 p.m.

    FOX: NFL overrun/”The Simpsons Movie” (10.5 million viewers, 5.2/11 households)
    CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (6.4 million, 3.6/8)/”$#*! My Dad Says” rerun (6.05 million, 3.5/7)
    ABC: Special – “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (5 million, 2.4/5)
    NBC: Special – “Taylor Swift: Speak Now” (4.4 million, 2.5/5)
    The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (2.2 million, 1.1/2)

    18-49 leader: NFL/”The Simpsons Movie” (3.6)

    9 p.m.

    CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (7.1 million, 4.1/8)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (6.5 million, 3.8/7)
    FOX: “The Simpsons Movie” (4.7 million, 2.6/5)
    NBC: Special – “Matt Lauer’s People of the Year” (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
    ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (4.2 million, 2.3/5)/Special – “Beyonce: I Am … World Tour” (3.5 million, 2.1/4)
    The CW: “Nikita” rerun (3.2 million, 1.7/3)

    18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (2.0)

    10 p.m.

    CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (7.6 million, 4.7/9)
    ABC: “Beyonce: I Am … World Tour” (4.4 million, 2.6/5)
    NBC: “The Apprentice” (3.4 million, 2.2/4)

    18-49 leader: “The Mentalist” (1.6)

  39. December 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Beystanbish says:
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    Futurestardelux, Tc;d, burlesque and all these other peasants. Where y’all at? I’m ready to drag b******. Your fave could never with a album let alone a DVD.

  40. December 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    mark ginnis says:
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    spunkypoop says:
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    Fast National ratings for Thursday, November 25, 2010. The end of a tight game between the Cowboys and Saints carried over into primetime for Fox, helping the network capture Thanksgiving night in the all-important demographic and in total viewers. Of course, when the numbers shift in final figures, it may end up being CBS repeats that carry the day overall. Meanwhile, on the always sluggish TV night, viewers showed little interest in original specials featuring two of music’s biggest names. Beyonce proved a slightly biggest draw than Taylor Swift, but neither superstar proved a Thanksgiving primetime draw.

    ACTUALLY! the site I got the ratings from were a little bit off.

    BEYONCE had 4.44 Million viewers and Taylor Swift has 4.42 Million Viewers. (SORRY FOR THE MISHAP!))

  42. December 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    royalkev says:
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    Wow, people have been waiting for Bey’s downfall since 2003 (and if you count DC, I’d say it started after Writing’s on the wall). She’s here to stay, but she’s 1 of the few in the industry with talent(real talent). It a miracle how certain acts have managed to last (i.e., Katy Perry), I just don’t understand why anyone would want real talent to fail. As far as Lady Gaga is concerned I’m sure she will have a great sophmore era (most do that are really big), but she is not an artist that is here for her music. She’s more interested in making statements and elevating her celebrity status it seems. I’m not a fan of hers and frankly I’m not interested in hating on her because she makes music that I am not even slightly moved by. As far as I’m concerned Rihanna may be the lesser artist, but she’s 10x better music wise. Same goes for Britney! I think she deserves her pop princess crown way more than Gaga. Still, I’m happy that these artist please their fanbase and all have their own lane. Bey is one of a kind and until I see someone measure up to her talent, I will continue to say that noone is in her league.

  43. December 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    royalkev says:
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    @ Spunky poop, I thought Bey would smack a country ho on that night. That’s more like it!

    @ Kiddz, love the new avatar!

  44. December 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    Beystanbish says:
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    Been hurting b****** feelings since 97. The queen’s not even back yet and she already snatching wigs. A double platinum dvd, two Grammy nominations, and the most nominated female in Grammy history. I mean can it get any better than this. You show is mad. *in my Madea voice*

  45. December 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    manuel says:
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    lol @ that pressed one with their ratings, check ur source, beyonce was high than miss swift. ask nielsen, new york post and which ever site u can get ratings on.
    Beyonce is that b**** and as much as it kills the red hairds(with no freckles) that not going to change.

    So her dvd sold over 200 000 in its first 5days? Thats more than some ppls new studio albums(some with 2 nr1s i might add).

  46. December 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    jay says:
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    BEST ICON OF ALL PEOPLE

  47. December 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    yrgdf says:
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    :)I support Inter/racial relationships!

    ___________ blackwhiteflirts.c-/0m ____________

    This club is for those of us that don’t discriminate! This is to all my people who don’t care about somebody’s ethnic background, just how they are on the inside.
    If you want to find a sincere Inter/racial relationship. If you are serious. Come and join us!

  48. December 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    luvmedj says:
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    Wow. I’m stunned….but no hate over here. Congrats!

  49. December 2, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    spunkypoop says:
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    i am in no way pressed or permed at the moment. Im just sitting back and WATCHing baby cause when my girl GAGA drop her new material I like to say lights will be blinking all across this b****!

  50. December 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    spunkypoop says:
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    im happy for you honey bee’s for real i am!! ya girl is a beast!!! butttttttt GAGA britney n christina are coming for herrrrr weave….. she gonna need extra glue!!!!!

  51. December 2, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    Beystanbish says:
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    ^lol keep being delusional. I’m glad you happy for her though.

  52. December 2, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    ChrisJCRM says:
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    Yes, Beyonce is on her way. Maybe diz new album will place for good. Her tour experience reminds me of Janet’s when she toured and aired her specials infront of 60,000+ during her All For You and Velvet Rope eras. Her shows was the highest era rating for HBO & won an Emmy. Ofcourse we have Madonna but dont want to get into that!!

  53. December 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    ChEeRfUl CyNiC XD says:
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    from what ive seen the beyonce experience was better

  54. December 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    2BAD2BME says:
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    THIS NEW ALBUM BETTER PUT HER ON ICON STATUS FORREAL! ALL THE WAY

  55. December 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Nichole says:
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    No surprise there.

    Stans were dying to pick that DVD up. Congrats.

    Denise Hardy is making money from home. Want to follow in her footsteps? Click on the link and get started today!

  56. December 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    spunkypoop says:
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    I would like to believe she is already in ICON STATUS! you mean pretty soon she gonna be LEGEND status!!!!!

  57. December 2, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    Nick says:
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    My b****!!!!

  58. December 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    spunkypoop says:
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    what I love about her is she always gives her fans what they want and a little bit extra. HONEY BEES should be proud of her!!! She is an amazing singer and performer. CONGRATS again.

  59. December 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    spunkypoop says:
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    2 million sold not even in a weeks time is EXTROADinary, NO album out and nominated for grammy’s. the anticipation for her new album is HIGH! THAT ALONE IS proven she is still that b****!

  60. December 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    royalkev says:
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    Round IV wound cement her legendary status as far as I’m concered. I would normally consider this too short of a time frame, but she’s left too big an impact for things to not conclude in her having that distinction.

  61. December 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    GREG says:
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    @LDJ_BEY I thought here in the US Double Platinum meant Two Million and GOLD meant 500,000…have things changed?

  62. December 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    royalkev says:
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    @ Greg, that’s the amounts sold for albums. For dvd’s it’s different.

  63. December 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    Sterling8 says:
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    Yes Sam! the video blew me away!! That’s how you do it, hate her or lover her when it comes to everyone’s favs do they put on a show like this? There is a difference between being just a singer and being a performer….

  64. December 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    the kiddz says:
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    @Nichole

    Those DVDs sold to the general public, not stans. People need to stop lumping everyone who buys something as a stan.

    @RoyalKev

    Thanks! Can you see what it says? I’m thinking about changing it back, since I can’t be away from my Pharrell avatar for too long. Lol

  65. December 2, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    royalkev says:
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    @ Kiddz, I was trying to… LOL. My face went into the screen and I still wasn’t able to make it out. I like it though. I like the other 1 you had with the thing tied around Pharrell’s neck. I think it was blue.

  66. December 2, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    Blasian says:
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    THE QUEEN!

  67. December 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    Yellow Gorillah says:
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    loooooooool 2 million hahahah noooooo this is a dvd it sold 2 Thousand dvds are certified diffrently ! but still good for her and NO she is not a legend yet her songs are not that great to be honest she will be remeberd as THE PERFORMER! I will give her that

    Beyonce Iconic Hmmmmmm ok you can say that but lets wait until next year if she can hold her own against Britney then….

  68. December 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    A.M. says:
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    ICON!!!! I bought 2 of the DVD’s :) 1 for me and 1 as a present! More power to her!

  69. December 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    the kiddz says:
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    @RoyalKev

    Haha! Damn, I wanted people to be able to read it. It’s a hit list, kinda like Kill Bill and the only one left is “The Game”. Lol

  70. December 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    royalkev says:
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    I believe 2x platnium for a dvd is 200,000.

    @Yellow Gorillah, they’ve faced off before : DIL outsold In the zone, B’day outsold Blackout and IASF outsold Circus.

  71. December 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    royalkev says:
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    @ Kiddz, I likes! You have to make that more visible.

  72. December 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    Sheesh_Beystan_BTW says:
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    Yessssss Slaying every b**** in her path…double platinum in like what? 6 days…?

  73. December 2, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    Blasian says:
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    The Icon! Beyonce

    Beyonce holds the record for Most Grammy nominations (41) by a Female Artist in HISTORY!

  74. December 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    spunkypoop says:
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    Bey did NOT OUTSELL BRITNEY. Is you SMOKING too much Hair Greece! where is your proof!?

  75. December 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Blasian says:
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    Beyonce is ICON! I’m not here for that other s*** u haters rapping about she wins like always lmaooooooooooooooooo!

  76. December 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    monique says:
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    i copped the dvd and i was teary eyed thru out :)

  77. December 2, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    lovexangel says:
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    oww! get em Bey lol, I’m so happy for her, congrats

  78. December 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    carl says:
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    YASSSS BEY!!!

  79. December 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    the kiddz says:
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    @RoyalKev

    I’m trying, but it keeps getting blurrier the bigger I make it. Ugh. I’ll have a good one before Wig Snatching season officially starts.

  80. December 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    royalkev says:
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    @ Spunky poop, do your research. I’m not copying and pasting and waiting for TGJ to approve my comment to prove my case. Better yet, you show me proof of which album Britney has topped Bey with since her 2003 debut.

  81. December 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    royalkev says:
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    @Kiddz…. I still liked it anyway, but now that I know the concept improving on it would make it better. It’ll be quite a long season at that, so make a few collages. I have a special one for her next #1 album.

  82. December 2, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    CRAMPED says:
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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    All hail QUEEN BEY!

  83. December 2, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    faith says:
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    pls haters on this site give the icon a break she certified 2xplatinium let us who r her fans enjoy this it was well deserved u dont like HER no problem go to a post where ur favs are or better go and buy their albums instead of bringing ur air hate jelousy envy and defeat here u dont buy her albums u dont go to her concert so who gave u the right to say shes nt an icon WELL CHEERS TO THE QUEEN N ICON UR SUCCESS IS WELL DESERVED

  84. December 2, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    @ROYALKEV

    She might have ousold her album wise since 2003 but Circus Tour grossed more then Beyonces 100 date tour. Britney had also less European datese performing in each country on date. Britney grossed 130Mil and Beyonce 110. Britney could have easily grossed 200+ if she toured more in Europe. She did not tour in South America and Asia or Africa.

  85. December 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    spunkypoop says:
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    @Royal Kev she may have outsold in some things but she is not the golden child of POP! infact Bey is the crossover Urban Diva! do ya research.

  86. December 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm
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    camel bought them dvds to give away as xmas presents

  87. December 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    TEE says:
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    @Faith, I agree with your last post, let us fans, and the stans enjoy this…I am so happy for her, and can’t wait for the album.

  88. December 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm
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    Before all of you go off the deep end, here are the facts for video certification, look it up and you may want to purchase more copies.

    For videos, 50,000 units = Gold and 100,000 units = Platinum. Each disc in a package counts as 1 unit – so that’s 2 units per package? Not really sure if this was a double or not, why dont you guys let me know.

  89. December 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm
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    @ROYALKEV

    Beyonce might have had more sales since 2003.

    But

    Britney Hit me Baby one more time – 25Mil
    Britney Oops I did it again! – 20 Mil
    Christina Aguilera – Stripped 13Mil
    Christina Aguilera – Debut 17 Mil
    Alicia Keys- Debut 12Mil
    Pink -Missunderstood 13Mil
    Gaga -12 Mill Debut

    These ladies have outsold Beyonces biggest selling album. She is only a queen to the lesser ones like Rihanna, Kesha and Katy Perry when it comes to outselling those albums.

  90. December 2, 2010 at 7:12 pm
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    @ Spunkypoop, Bey is gumbo – she’s a mixture of every genre and primarily does well on pop and R&B charts. Urban cross overs would be artist more like Alicia Keys(with Noone), Mary J Blige (Be without you, Family affair) and Keyshia Cole (Let it go), etc. Bey is pretty much experimental with so many different sounds and if you don’t go to her concerts(or perhaps buy all of her music) then you would not realize what type of music she sings. I gather this from what you’ve mentioned above when you stated that you didn’t realize how many Bey songs actually appealed to you. It would leave me to believe that you do not follow her career. So, you might want to be the last to label her.

    @MissImpartial, I’m sure both ladies could have continued to tour longer and made more pf a profit if they wanted to. Gaga, continued until she did 200. I see that Britney outsold her with this last tour, but I could compare Bey’s 5 #1’s to Britney’s 3 or her 16 grammies to the few that Britney have. If were measuring popularity, it might be hard to determine using only 1 factor in figuring it out.

  91. December 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm
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    @ MissImpartial, your not being very impartial because your comparing Bey’s 2003 and beyond sales to Britney’s 2001’s and prior. Britney did great numbers at her peak , but she’s went from 25 to 10, to 3 worldwide. I’m not saying that everyone has to match their prime, but sales aren’t what they use to be(for anyone). People are downloading illegally. Bey (like Gaga) have sold over 3 million albums and are top sellers with their latest efforts. Britney’s platnium plus Circus wasn’t.

  92. December 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm
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    CIARA CAN OUT-PERFORM HER…. BEYONCE ONLY UPS PEOPLE IN VOCALS AND BIG HAIR AND DAZZLING OUTFITS.ITS JUST HER SINGING.. CIARA GIVES U ALL THAT IN JUST ONE SHOW..NO SHADE BUT PPL ARE RELLI SLEEPIN ON TALENT AND IM TIRED OF IT BEYONCE IS COOL BUT ITS TIME TO LOOK AT OTHERS ACHIEVMENTS.NO1 IS GIVING CIARA PROPS FOR GIMMIE DAT SHE WAS ON SOME JANET ISH. N NO1 IS STAYING NOTHING BUT IS ALL ON BEYONCE CUZ SHES PLASTERED EVERYWHERE CIara should GET SOME KINDA VIDEO ACCOLADE CUZ SHE IS A TALENT. NO1 ELSE CAN TOP CIARA NOW PERFORMANCE WISE

  93. December 2, 2010 at 7:26 pm
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    DDDDAAAAMMMNNNN! I haven’t even bought my copy yet. congrats Bey!

    All that DVD/ TV special did was show you that she still puts in more work than almost anybody which in turn is appreciated by her fans. Bey ( and a few other artists) make EVERYONE look lazy!

  94. December 2, 2010 at 7:28 pm
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    CIARA out performs BEY! NEGATIVE!!!!!!

  95. December 2, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    royalkev says:
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    @ Traci Summers, I like Ciara( I always defend her), but what does her not getting any recognition for the things you feel she should, have anything to do with Bey and this post? I’m just saying… Again, I’m a fan. I also like Britney… I’m just making the arguement because people are bringing these other divas up (and their mama’s and auntie’s) and this has nothing to do with any of them. Britney fans should be elated that she’s the closes to joining the legends (almost selling 100 million albums) and Ciara fans should be happy that Cici has a very impressive album and looks to be making a strong “comeback”.

  96. December 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm
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    @ROYALKEV

    I used these dates because you started counting from 2003 where Britney did not sell as much as she did totally ignoring the previous sales because you wanted to make Beyonce sound the bigger seller. And for Britney to sell 3,1 Mill with Blackout without promo and no tour it is quite impressive. No other artist could do this especially while going through a public break down. And Circus was Platinum in the US selling 1,5 Mill.

  97. December 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm
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    Ooooooooohhhhhhh yeeeeessssssss Beeeeeeyyyyyyy!!!!!!!! Omg omg I’m soooooooooo frikkin happy!!!!!! I knew it, u knew it, honestly who didn’t? Lol hahahahahahaha soooo happy right now! Anyone know when the new album drops….I seriously can’t wait here!!!!!!!!!

  98. December 2, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    David says:
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    She is good but…I take points away for her pre-recorded vocals she lips to during her performances.

  99. December 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm
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    @ Miss Impartial… I focused on 2003 and after because that was when Beyonce debuted as a solo artist. If I had albums to compare to Britney’s from ’99 and 2000 then I would have started further back. I think mentioning Britney’s 25 million in sales to compare to Bey’s current sales today was your attempt to make Britney “bigger”, when noone is selling anywhere near that amount and hasn’t in quite some time now. As far as I’m concered I honestly don’t compare Bey to anyone. I find more reasons to compare Britney to Gaga and Ciara to Rihanna.

  100. December 2, 2010 at 7:59 pm
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    Stan or not….No denying Bey does the damn thing…And as far as lip-syncing, 85 percent of the show is all her..she does it to catch her breath. Why do other artist do it???? They don’t and can”t give half the performance she does.

  101. December 2, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    Blasian says:
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    MissImpartial

    hun DIL sold 12 million thanx!

  102. December 2, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    Blasian says:
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    Beyonce Wins AGAIN HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  103. December 2, 2010 at 8:12 pm
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    @Nikki

    Mmmmmmm well the B special I watched on turkey day…that s*** seemed a hell of a lot more then 15% lipped.

    She is an amazing performer though no denying that

    To me though when you lip and your a singer…for me…again my own opinion….it just takes away from the artisit…If I wanted to pay money to watch an amazing performer and dancer lip to songs I would just go watch a fab drag show.

  104. December 2, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    @Blasian

    The album sold 11Mil not 12Mil check the facts before responding.

  105. December 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm
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    Beyonce Slays Everyone ! #ThatIsAll ! Shes the real queen, to mean sells dont matter,
    its having the actual talent that makes you sjine . . 16 grammys later, :)

  106. December 2, 2010 at 8:30 pm
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    @Izzy

    If sales do not matter how comes Rihanna is always slated for her first week album sales or Rihannas Rated R Sales.

    Please Explain

  107. December 2, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    movieman says:
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    queen beyonce soon 19 time grammy winner

  108. December 2, 2010 at 8:54 pm
    fan says:
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    @Jamal
    Lets get this right, Beyonce is already ICON STATUS on her way to become a LEGAND of her time. Beyonce is a beast and there is no one out now that can get into her lane.

  109. December 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    REALLADY says:
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    So pop your p**** on stage and yelling all of your songs is considered being a good performer now?

    b*******. Y’all have no taste

  110. December 2, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    s*** says:
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    the former Destiny’s Child star has set the bar for performance and showmanship AND SINGING & MUSIC in today’s era, a feat which – love her or loathe her – should be applauded. More power to her!

    Dont Forget that part SAMantha…

  111. December 2, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    s*** says:
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    @ REALLADY

    We have “No Taste” yet you have NO SENSE…

  112. December 2, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    Bey_Bishes says:
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    Congrats to Bey. She is doing the damn thing! Love her .

    I see the haters came out.. 8)

  113. December 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    s*** says:
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    ‘I Am…World Tour’ DVD- 2Xs Plat 200,000 (After a WEEK)
    ‘Beyonce Experince’ DVD- 4Xs Plat 400+K (After 3 YEARS)

    ~LEGEND

  114. December 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm
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    Re-Post

    MISSIMPARTIAL
    December 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    @ROYALKEV

    Beyonce might have had more sales since 2003.

    But

    Britney Hit me Baby one more time – 25Mil
    Britney Oops I did it again! – 20 Mil
    Christina Aguilera – Stripped 13Mil
    Christina Aguilera – Debut 17 Mil
    Alicia Keys- Debut 12Mil
    Pink -Missunderstood 13Mil
    Gaga -12 Mill Debut

    These ladies have outsold Beyonces biggest selling album. She is only a queen to the lesser ones like Rihanna, Kesha and Katy Perry when it comes to outselling those albums.

  115. December 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm
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    so what if she lip synced. SHe still can sing a curtain of a ROD! We all know her voice is dynamic. Usher should do the same thing use a Back track maybe he will have a better show. There is no way to dance and sing and move like that for 2 hours and sound perfect! NO WAY….. Bey is still one of the greatest performers of all time!

  116. December 2, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    Mimi4ever says:
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    Daddy pays….again for certifications, Bey? :(

  117. December 2, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    LDJ_BEY says:
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    NO ONE CARES ABOUT 1 SINGLE ALBUM FROM DIFFERENT ARTIST….IT’S ALL TOGETHER THAT COUNTS AND BEYONCE HAS SOLD 140 MILLION RECORDS IN HER WHOLE CARRER AND THAT IS UP THERE WITH BRITNEY ETC…SO DON’T GET IT TWISTED!!!!! BEYONCE IS THE MOST HONORED FEMALE IN GRAMMY HISTORY AND THAT’S FACT!!!!

  118. December 2, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    s*** says:
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    @ Stoney-Brie & MISSIMPARTIAL

    Bey’s highest Selling album is THE WRITINGS ON THE WALL which sold 14/15 Million followed by Survivor’s & DIL’s around 10-11+ Million. & NONE of those artist can touch Bey’s OVERALL Success.

    Thatisall.

  119. December 2, 2010 at 9:57 pm
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    HATERS please fall back….how can u compare her solo sales with others sales, like britney and christina, they was never in a group, they was always solo, but WITH dc3 Beyonce outsold britney and xtina so if u gonna compare sales, do it fair, oh and beyonce first album according to columbia records have sold over 15 mill world wide..i dont do wikipedia numbers.

  120. December 2, 2010 at 9:59 pm
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    @s***
    WRITINGS oN THE WALL is not DC highest sellign album, Survior is..duh

  121. December 2, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    s*** b**** says:
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    Congrats to bey

  122. December 2, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    Xavi says:
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    Congrats Beyonce…..your LIVE performances give me life!

    Can’t wait for the new album in 2011

  123. December 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    Madonna sales here Click says:
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    Madonna still the best selling female..you stupid BeyNoce fans!

  124. December 2, 2010 at 10:25 pm
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    @ s*** and black, thanks for clearing that up. You’ve guys literally took the words out my mouth(or from my fingertips). BTW (Black), I remember when wikipedia used to have 15or 16 million for DIL. Your soooo right! Those are the actual figures. It’s too much tampering with her numbers going on over there. …but Bey just keeps a hata! I’m sensing so much desperation from alot of these stans of other artist and I don’t get it! You can’t compare two artist that didn’t come out at the same time, you can only compare their present offerings that are out at the same time. It’s convenient for haters to say that Bey was Destiny’s Child and her parents set it all up that way and blah, blah, blah. When it comes to sales then everyone puts her back as a third of a group again. She was always the draw and her sales and accomplishments have been throughtout this entire decade(solo or inside a group). Beyonce has sold over 100million! Period!

  125. December 2, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    That FLOP Juice says:
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    “I can vouch for the fact that no one – male nor female – can come close to Beyonce performance-wise in today’s industry. No one.”

    Hahahahahaha.

    OMG.

    hahahaha.

    Sam!!! You should go to a MADONNA (or a Lady Gaga) concert. ;)
    I adore Beyoncé, but she is nowhere from MADONNA’s performance-wise shows. ;)

  126. December 2, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    Daddy pays for Grammmy says:
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    I am impressed… 100k sales ? LOL

  127. December 2, 2010 at 10:38 pm
    Madonna still the Queen says:
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    Beyonce’s success is just like during Madonna’s Blonde Ambition era… :(

  128. December 2, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    missmiss7 says:
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    Go Bey!!!

    Start your own business in 2011 !! visit http://gboogie.net for the most up to date information on building business credit , obtaining business credit cards , and the benefits of incorporation! Check us out!!

  129. December 2, 2010 at 10:42 pm
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    @ That flop juice…. Your funny! Madonna’s isn’t much of a live singer at all. Ke$ha has more vocal power than Madonna. Her dancing abilities is non existent. The only thing that she does possess is a catalog full of classic hits. Her stage set up is dynamic, it’s a great way to distract her audience from the lack of a show she gives them.

  130. December 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    wait & c says:
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    regardless she will end up like Fantasia Barrino….

  131. December 2, 2010 at 10:48 pm
    The truth says:
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    RoyalKev,

    You obviously haven’t been to Madonna’s concert.
    She sounded good live..she takes live performance to another level…even better than Janet and copycat Beyonce and Gaga.

    Beyonce conert is just like a prom night of high-skool end semester.

  132. December 2, 2010 at 10:48 pm
    JDJ*************** says:
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    @jamal….did u just say that mariah carey is a legend lololol……didnt janet and madonna come out way before her now i can understand whitney but mariah is nothing more then an icon makeing her way to legend status

  133. December 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm
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    @s***

    Desteny’s Child sold

    Writings on the wall 13MIl
    Survivor 10Mil

    And saying Columbia records certified it 15 Mil DIL those numbers are not to be trusted.
    Why can you not believe Wiki because they tell the truth.

  134. December 2, 2010 at 10:55 pm
    ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ says:
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    The QUEEN always SLAYS! The DVD is amazing and beyond anything any artist is doing these days. PERIOD!

    LOL @ these dummies trying to come for Beyonce with Britney’s OLD s***! Sales that were BEFORE Beyonce went solo. PLEASE! But, keep reaching, though. ;-)

  135. December 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm
    ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ says:
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    “Why can you not believe Wiki because they tell the truth”

    LIES.

  136. December 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    royalkev says:
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    @ The truth, I’ve seen a Madonna concert(trust me it wasn’t willingly). She doesn’t sing better than Janet on her best day and she certainly could never in her sleep sound better than Bey!

  137. December 2, 2010 at 11:02 pm
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    @Royalkev

    My mother is a faithful follower of Madonna, she’s been to most of her concerts. But, even she knows Madonna could never come for Bee on stage.

  138. December 2, 2010 at 11:03 pm
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    Why can the Beyonce stans not accept that she is outsold album wise there is no shame in admitting it. You love to count from 2003 because it seems rosier to start there.

    It is no-one’s fault that she needed to be in a band to start a solo career and built a fan base. So stop discounting the other acts achievements.

  139. December 2, 2010 at 11:11 pm
    royalkev says:
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    @ The Kiddz, I know right! In all honesty how is it humanly possible to think that Madonna sings better the Beyonce. I know it’s a matter of how people perceive things, but that’s just some kind of delusional.

  140. December 2, 2010 at 11:17 pm
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    Actually Mr.sCarey is the best selling female artists.

    Beyonce did not outsell Britney & Xtina either. Beyonce’s first album is her best selling one, which has sold about 8 to 11 mil ww.

    She has not sold 140 million records ww. In terms of her solo album sales she has sold around 20 to 25 mil ww, her albums only not DC’s.

    Beyonce is a helluva performer, but she promoted this Dvd like it was a new album, most artists just release their Dvd, she had a premiere for it, like it was showing at the box office.

    She has good singing tecnique but her voice is just good.

    Most of the people that make Beyonce’ out to be some sorta musical genius are just her hardcore fans.

    The woman is talented tho.

    Also in 03′ album sales were still kind of high, Beyonce’ was basically the only 1 receiving so much attention then. She should have sold way more than what she did. Example: in 04′ Usher’s album was astronomical selling an astounding 10 million in the states. Beyonce always sells well but not the amount that she should be selling.

  141. December 2, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    Ladia Yates says:
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    @MissImpartial

    Beyonce didn’t need to be in a band to start her career.

    She didn’t try going solo and failed s joined a group

    She was in a group from the start. From a YOung Age

    And Beyonce was the star of Destinys Child anyways. It was Beyonce and her Children.

    Going by your logic.

    Micheal Jackson
    Justin Timberlake
    Pati Labelle
    Diana Ross
    ETC.

    All needed groups to be successful.

  142. December 2, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    Beyonce: The Queen of Pop & Soul says:
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    I hope that all of you realize that 2003 was the beginning of industry sales slump and therefore, since then…other than exceptions no one has been selling as big as they did say…1999-2002 which is when Britney, C-Tina and Pink came out. And you can add Alicia in there too.

    2003 is when Bey came out as a solo artist and even then she was with DC then. Another thing…don’t people realize that Urban Top 40 dominated the decade of the 2000s? Like I said, and will say it again: 9 of the top 10 Billboard Artists were URBAN TOP 40.

    The best thing for Brit, Pink and C-Tina especially Brit and Pink is they can have low sales(at least compared to when they first came out) and still do big numbers touring. Bey is at that place now, is probably the only BLACK ARTIST in that age group(20-35) to do so. That’s of importance, because most black female artists aren’t POP and therefore can’t go to Brazil and sell out a 60K arena like Bey can.

  143. December 2, 2010 at 11:19 pm
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    @ Miss impartial , there is no shame at all in admitting that Britney outsold Bey before she became a solo act just like there shouldn’t be any in admitting that Bey’s outsold her for the last 3 era’s. It’s not a matter of things seeming rosier with starting with 2003, it’s just that her solo journey started there. Why are we not dealing with the reality of today?

  144. December 2, 2010 at 11:20 pm
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    Excuse the small errors.

  145. December 2, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    LADIYA YATES

    Beyonce was 17 when she released her first album with Destiny’s Child same as Britney and Christina were 17 and 18 respectively even Rihanna was 17 when they started out.

    Counting Micheal in is silly as he was only 5 when he started obviously he was YOUNG.

  146. December 2, 2010 at 11:28 pm
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    @Missimpartial

    That’s not the reason that Bey fans are counting from 2003. I will say it over and over until peeps get it that the industry sales slump began during 2003. For example, you have NORAH JONES going DIAMOND in the US. Is she coming close to that now? No.

    Because that’s the state of the industry. If you sell 3 Mil in the US and 6 Mil WW, you are doing something. And Beyoncé has done that 3 consecutive times from 2003 and on. You might have a Pink who will sell more WW than in the states, for example but it is still impressive to do that in the states and STILL have big numbers WW. Taylor Swift kills in the states but she’s not a WW Diva.

    If anything…imagine if peeps counting DC stats. Why? Because Bey is the only artist in the history of the Billboard charts to have a #1 for 10 weeks as a solo artist(Irreplaceable) and as part of a group(Independent Women). This is not me being a stan saying this, this is me being a music/entertainment historian seeing it for what it is. And imagine if Bey wasn’t in the genre she’s in.

  147. December 2, 2010 at 11:29 pm
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    @ The man, yes in 2004 Usher was an exception… however Beyonce, Alicia, Britney, Christina and many more saw a decline in sales around that time. It’s like how things are now, Talyor swift sold 1million in a week. It’s just not that common like you’d find in the past, where Eminem, Backstreet boys, Nsync and Britney are all doing it back to back. Usher has barely sold platnium in his last 2 era’s, so I think it’s safe to say that everyone is affected.

  148. December 2, 2010 at 11:33 pm
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    And yes those artist that you listed have started out in band before they were successful. We do not know whether they would be if they weren’t only God knows.

    Her father put her in a band probably because he thought it would be easier that way. Do you think he would put her in band if he knew that she would be successful as a solo artist from the get go. There is no way he would do it for a charitable cause to the other girls.

    I do not see it as failure that she was in band as DC is now the best selling group of all time
    I am just pointing some things out.

  149. December 2, 2010 at 11:37 pm
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    Lol at the hater who said bey had to be in a band to start a career. child please, everybody know dc was beyonce and her backup singers. she is destiny’s child.

    the fact is that bey is the 1st and only female to receive 6 grammy’s in one night which is the highest honor an musical artist can receive(a grammy).

    Not madonna, not britney, not janet, not gaga or anyone else yall have named have done that.

    So the point is queen bey is killing your faves left and right.

    congrats to her!

  150. December 2, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    z says:
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    lol at her dvd selling more than most of these artists today albums! no wonder they fans are mad

  151. December 2, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    Beyonce: The Queen of Pop & Soul says:
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    When I said, Norah Jones did Diamond, that’s back in 2002.

    The reason why the big pop artists were able to sell until then is because they were STILL “eating” off what MJ did with Thriller. The industry was in a sales slump then so when Thriller Came out that trickled down to Big Pop Artists, especially those who came out after him. That’s one of the many reasons why MJ is the most influential artist of the last 40 years in entertainment history.

    It’s a completely different industry and era even from 2002 to 2010. And that goes for all major pop artists. Another thing people need to realize: Since Urban Top 40 dominated the decade, if notice, that genre is a genre where illegal downloading is very prevelant and not only did that affect Urban Top 40 sales but it affected non urban because more pop artists tried to put Urban in their sound to have it more edgy and chart well. Why do you think Jason Derulo can do so well in Rhythmic Music Formats? He wouldn’t be able to do that back in 1996-2000. Even Gaga caters to Urban/Rhythmic. She knows that the industry is an SINGLES industry and she, like Bey, try to get both sales and singles sales. It’s why Rihanna can eat as an artist now.

    So this is one of the many reasons why the album sales started slumping from as back as 2003 and that’s when Beyoncé started her career. If DIL came out in say….2000, Imagine how much it sold if it had the same kind of success as it did in 2003. Completely different era, even 3 years apart.

  152. December 2, 2010 at 11:47 pm
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    @Royal Alev

    Here is something to ponder, just because Taylor did a Mil that first week don’t mean that she is going to do Diamond. Look at Lil Wayne. He did A Mil his first week and by the end of the year, he “only” had 3 mil in the US. As you said, Usher is the EXCEPTION and HE IS A MALE ARTIST.

    When the industry is a good place, monetarily, male artists sells more than females do because females are the ones who buy records.

  153. December 2, 2010 at 11:50 pm
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    @ Miss Impartial, I think I see where your going somewhat. It’s just that you may not be looking at the big picture overall. The girls in Destiny’s Child started out being childhood friends. Kelly lived with the Knolwes and considered Bey’s family her own and she was treated like she was a part of the family. I’m certain that since their dreams and aspirations were similar it was a no brainer to form a girl group. It wasn’t until they have acquired success, matured and gain new experiences as they grew more accomplished that they realized their was an individual need to branch out and create music separately. That desire was in each of them to express themselves as a solo act. Sorry, to sound like I’m giving you their bio… but that is how Beyonce evolved into who she is today!

  154. December 2, 2010 at 11:51 pm
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    @Miss Impartial.

    Maybe Bey would be successful as a solo artist. Maybe not. I do know that Sony/Columbia wanted her and only her but he(and the other management team because it wasn’t JUST him managing them at first) decided other wise.

    To be truthful, Electra and not even Columbia didn’t know what to do with them. If it wasn’t for No, No, No the Remix, we don’t have this convo.

  155. December 2, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    TC ;D says:
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    STANS CLEARLY YOU ARE HIGH ON DOPE

    BRITNEY SPEARS BEEN SHITTIN ON THIS b**** CAREER FOR YEARRRRRRRRSSSSSS

    100 MILLION SOLD WORLDWIDE SHES IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM WORRIED ABOUT BEYONCE….GAGA & BEYONCE CAN FIGHT OVER HER SCRAPS

    SHE STILL HOLDIN THE THROWN 4 PERFORMER

    OHH

    CHECK OUT BRANDY’S NEW SONG “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL” ———————-> http://t.co/tW9fMgj <———————-

    STAY DELUSIONAL BEE STANS

  156. December 2, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    @ BEYONCE: THE QUEEN OF POP & SOUL

    How comes Usher sold 20 Mil 2004-2005 Period
    Justin 14Mil

    And even Gaga who I dislike sold 12 Mil 2010

  157. December 2, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    TC ;D says:
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    CHECK OUT BRANDY’S NEW SONG “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL” ———————-> http://t.co/tW9fMgj <———————-

    & STOP CALLIN THIS b**** A LEGEND

    SHE AINT…….BRITNEY BEEN WASHIN HER ASS WITH THIS b**** WIG SINCE DAY ONE

  158. December 3, 2010 at 12:01 am
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    @ Beyonce : The Queen of pop & Soul, I only used Taylor as an example because I was actually pointing out how it’s a rare happening to see 1million sold in only a week. I was referring more to the huge sales you would see people end up with, but I didn’t make that clear enough. Before you would see that a little more often. You are right about how males selling at higher rates though.

  159. December 3, 2010 at 12:04 am
    TC ;D says:
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    @ ROYALKEV

    LIES THE IDEA FROM DAY ONE WAS TO PUT THAT BASIC b**** BEYONCE ON! EVERYTHING FROM THEIR f***** UP HAUS OF CHEAP COSTUMES TO THEIR VOCALS IN THE GROUP! SINGLED BEYONCE OUT AS BEING THE CHICK IN CONTROL…THAT TRASHBOX KNEW WTF THE IDEA WAS WITH THE GROUP…WHICH IS WHY THE EX-MEMBERS CANT STAND THAT b****! WHO SINGS LEAD ON 95% OF THE DESTINY CHILD SONGS…(BEYONCE) HELL THAT b**** WAS GETTIN SUED FOR STOLEN MUSIC BACK THEN TOO SHES TRASH! & THE b**** IZ SCUM

    CHECK OUT BRANDY’S NEW SONG “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL” ———————-> http://t.co/tW9fMgj <———————-

  160. December 3, 2010 at 12:05 am
    royalkev says:
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    @ Miss Impartial , Justin has sold almost 10million with both those eras not 14. Gaga has sold 12million in 2010, but that’s not anywhere near Britney’s 25, Usher’s 20 or some of the other artist you’ve listed.

  161. December 3, 2010 at 12:06 am
    TC ;D says:
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    THIS b**** IZ A WALKING STD

  162. December 3, 2010 at 12:11 am
    Traci Summers says:
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    BEYONCE CANNOT PERFORM LIKE CIARA CIARA IS ENERGY..AND HYPE ALL BEYONCE DOES IS SING GREAT..WALK AROUND IN HER DAZZLING OUTFITS AND DO A LIL SASSY ROUTINE CIARA HARDLY CHANGES.DANCES N SINGS ALL DA WAY THRU AND GIVES U A SHOW.. CIARA OUT PERFORMS BEYONCE THATS A FACT..UNTIL BEYONCE CN DO GIMMIE DAT LIKE CIARA CAN .. IM STAND ING BY THE FACT BEYONCE IS NOT THE ONLY DAZZLIN PERFORMER OUT THERE CIARA IS HER COMPETITION RIHANNA AINT COMING CLOSE..

  163. December 3, 2010 at 12:16 am
    TC ;D says:
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    I HEAR THIS WEAK MINDED w**** EVEN ADMITTED 2 SWAGGAJACKIN OTHER ARTISTS IN THIS GARBAGE DVD…SMH AT LEAST THE DUMB b**** AINT IN DENIAL

    SHELL NEVER BE ON BRITNEYS LEVEL

    CHECK OUT BRANDY’S NEW SONG “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL” ———————-> http://t.co/tW9fMgj <———————-

  164. December 3, 2010 at 12:20 am
    Beyonce: The Queen of Pop & Soul says:
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    @MissImpartial…

    I just said that they are exceptions to the rule. Yes, Usher did 20 mil back in 2004(A YEAR AFTER THE SALES SLUMP BEGAN, and again he’s an exception) and has he come anywhere close to that? No. Also, Usher and Justin are men and as I said to RoyalAlev: As you said, Usher is the EXCEPTION and HE IS A MALE ARTIST. When the industry is a good place, monetarily, male artists sells more than females do because females are the ones who buy records

    Gaga is an exception also(though her US sales are less that Bey’s just to put it out there with the TFM, I don’t even count the Fame since that’s an EP together like her label is doing), but that’s with an album and an EP. Consistency is what I am talking about. I don’t think Gaga is seeing those numbers next album era. Especially since she had a big debut because a lot of that is Gaga being new and casual music fans being curious with her music. We well see if much of them are converted into GAGA FANS(Monsters) rather than just casual music fans.

    You might get an artist like Usher with a big selling album(and that’s miraculous because it hasn’t happen since then) but no where close to that the next album eras. Especially from 2003 and on. Again, where is the bulk of Brit’s, C-Tina’s and etc sales? Pre-2003. Big pop artist ON THE WHOLE aren’t selling like the 80s-90s and even early 2000s.

  165. December 3, 2010 at 12:24 am
    Beyonce: The Queen of Pop & Soul says:
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    @RoyalAlex

    I knew what you meant. I should have clarified it further. For example: Britney did 1.3 Mil the first week with BOMT and then went on to do 25 Mil WW. Taylor isn’t going to do that, so what I was saying was agreeing with your point and using that to cement your point.

  166. December 3, 2010 at 12:31 am
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    IT TAKES 30 DAYS TO SHOW UP IN THE DATABASE!!!! TRENT IS ALWAYS SHADING SOMEONE. AS LONG AS ITS NOT MARIAH!!!!! SMH

  167. December 3, 2010 at 12:37 am
    Beyonce: The Queen of Pop & Soul says:
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    Okay, I am wrong on C-Tina, it’s 2003-2004 she did 13 Mil WW with Stripped, but before that she did 17 Mil in 1998 and THEN look at her sales after that. 4.7 Mil WW with B2B and then we all know that Bionic wasn’t even close to be a big selling album era. Beyonce from 2003 has sold more than the both of them. It is what it is.

  168. December 3, 2010 at 12:56 am
    _Bawse says:
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    Trent stay hating!! Now I understand Ri-Ri’s stans (Partially). Fact is TRENT, Her dvd’s sold more copies than ur idol Mariah Carey’s Christmas album. Why can’t u jus congratulate her for her success? Did u have a s** change yet cuz ur acting worst then a b**** on her period. I’m done with this damn website. I don’t mind ppl’s opinions but Trent always throws shade at people if they aint Mariah. Mariah don’t know ur sweet ass so STFU b****!

  169. December 3, 2010 at 1:03 am
    MissImpartial says:
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    Well it could be columbia records trying to create hype.
    I am just saying if RIAA did not record any sales where are the numbers coming from.

  170. December 3, 2010 at 1:06 am
    theman says:
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    Lol at Beyonce’s fans making excuses for her. Her album and her hype was thru the roof in 03′ her excuse for not selling more ? Do not give me that Gaga and Usher were excuses to the rule because i ain’t buying. So i guess Maria’s Emancipation Of Mimi was the exception to the rule when it went on to sale 6 million copies yeah right. Beyonce’s album sales are good but not great for a star of her magnitude. I like how u adjusted what good album sales are to you just to suit Beyonce’s sales. Amy Winehouse sold 11 mil ww in 08′ Now Gaga has sold 11 to 12 mil ww, far more thna both of Beyonce’s latest efforts. Britney’s Circus sold almost 2 million copies and she did’nt even promote as much as Beyonce.

    Gaga has built a huge following. She has a ton of fans. Beyonce’s fans need to stop making everything a competition, and stop acting like she is more successful than success itself. Taylor Swift over 1 million sold, whether it’s rare or not she did it. If Beyonce had been the one that did it her fans would be making it seem like nobody else could do it. They love to talk about her credits, but some how try to play down everyone elses. Pink’s last two albums have sold close to or around 2 million. Her first album was her biggest one. But she sales nicely, and she is huge ww.

    Usher, Justin & Eminem aren’t exceptions they make great albums and have great sales. People always brag about Beyonce’s star power and crossover appeal but sometimes the hype does’nt live up to what they are talking about. Having said all of this she has had a great deal of success, and is a helluva performer and business woman, along with each of her solo albums going multiplatinum.

    Lastly, Usher has sold 15 to 16 million ww with the Confessions’ album.

    You said big Pop artists as a whole aren’t selling as they did, well that includes Beyonce’ to right.

  171. December 3, 2010 at 1:25 am
    Blasian says:
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    ANOTHER #1 DVD HATERS ! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I LOVE IT!

  172. December 3, 2010 at 1:30 am
    True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue says:
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    Bey slays, end of story.

  173. December 3, 2010 at 1:30 am
    Beyonce: The Queen of Pop & Soul says:
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    @TMan

    The point that I am making is going over your and others head. Honestly. Yeah, an artist can have one big selling album but what about the albums after that? Especially from 2003 and on.

    Has Beyoncé done Confession Numbers with any one of her albums? No. But they are consistent. She’s NEVER EVER FLOPPED. AT LEAST 2.9 mil in the US and AT LEAST 6 million WW. No one other artist from 2003 and on dropping album from that time period can say that. In fact, IASF actually increased in sales as compared to B’day.

    And also…you bringing up DEBUT albums of artists who have haven’t don’t a second album yet. Why are you doing this? You are MISSING THE POINT. One big selling album, UNLESS IT IS MASSIVE(and massive, I am talking at the LEAST confessions) aren’t going to get it done as compared to CONSISTENCY. Not to mention Pretty much every artist who had a big selling debut from that era has not come close to that now if they are released an album afterwards Why? Because AGAIN, most of that are CASUAL FANS BUYING THE MUSIC. The same thing has happened to Beyoncé but her last two album have been consistent 6-7 Mil with both albums WW.

    And then you use Mariah EOM too? Try Again because the NEXT ALBUM was no where NEAR THAT. You are making my points for me and don’t even realize it. The point was that BEYONCE has sold more than everyone SINCE 2003. Meaning 3 album during 2003 and at least 21 million. So again, if you are talking about 2003, Bey is biggest selling female artist from 2003 and on. Meaning the most albums sold. Period. Don’t use a singular album to try and downplay that.

  174. December 3, 2010 at 1:37 am
    KGSmooth says:
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    1,000,000 is considered platinum, not 100,000. 2,000,000 is double platinum, not 200,000.

  175. December 3, 2010 at 2:36 am
    True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue says:
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    @ KGSmooth:

    What you said applies to album certifications in the US. DVD sales are a different story. Other countries do not require a sales/shipment of 1,000,000 to make an album platinum.

  176. December 3, 2010 at 3:26 am
    Robier says:
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    Brava Diva

  177. December 3, 2010 at 3:40 am
    Rob says:
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    This overrated theif is lame as f***. Yall need to wake up. DVD platinum sales arent s***.

  178. December 3, 2010 at 4:47 am
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    Well for starters i was’nt talking about peoples debut albums. May’be it’s just you thats missing the point. Yes Beyonce’ has been one of the most consistent artists since 03′ with no flops which i gave her credit for. However, again pay attention now, with all of the hype crossover appeal and endorsements her sales are just good. She has yet to have a blockbuster album. Outside of the US. there are many artists that are way bigger than her in terms of ww success. Even if an artist does’nt duplicate the success they had with their biggest album atleast they’ve gone on to do it. Beyonce’s biggest album is her first one, which it took forever to go 5x plat. if it even did. Now fast forward to now Gaga’s latest effort has outsold Beyonce’s and it is still charting. You bring up album sales sure this is her first album but she is selling quite well in this time. Anyway me using Mariah was not about consistency but more or less about the hype actually living up to itself. Her album sold incredibly well with in such a short amount of time. Do not confuse consistency with a blockbuster album. I was not talking about consistency, but more so about her not having an album that with stands all of the hype.

    Oh and another artist thats been kicking ass since her release try Ms.Taylor Swift, first album 4 or 5x platinum second one 6x plat and her new one has already steam rolled over the 2 mil mark in a matter of a month or so. So how about you come again, then take into the fact that her albums were released way after 03′ making her success that much greater. Who mad ? Beyonce should take notes, she should be selling the way Ms.Taylor Swift <——- is. Conversation over.

    Justin Timberlake can say that his first album came out near that time, his two albums have been very successful.

  179. December 3, 2010 at 4:51 am
    Came Go One Fought says:
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    Oh Trentisha

    Beyonce’s DVD still sold more than MC’s Christmas album. Are You Mad?

  180. December 3, 2010 at 4:54 am
    f.L.y says:
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    OMFG Trent’s dusty Kremit the frog looking ass always throwing Shade.. Don’t be Mad cuz Mariah couldn’t do it sweetie SHE HAD HER DAYYYY!!!

  181. December 3, 2010 at 5:00 am
    Ladia Yates says:
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    @THEMAN

    You FAIL to realize that COUNTRY ARTIST have STRONG FAN BASES. Plus Taylor has Pop appeal as well. So of course her album will SELL like HOT CAKES.

    And I guess your Fav. should also take notes, because I doubt they are selling like Taylor is NOW.

    Beyonce is doing well for a Black artist in this era of music.

  182. December 3, 2010 at 7:02 am
    Theman says:
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    Lol at her pitiful as stans. Why are ya’ll mad ? One of Mariahs albums mops the floor up with Beyonce’s whole career. Mariahs current disc is a holiday disc in which has had little promotion so far. It’ll outsell that Dvd. Mariah 175 to 200 mil albums ww and tw Diamond ones at that. Beyonce 20 – 25 mil f*ck would someone be mad at that. Beyonce ain’t coming close. Mariah had her day and she still is. Lol. Foolish people. Taylor has Pop ? Does’nt Beyonce’ as well. Aren’t many of u the same people that brag about her being one of the few main black crossover artists. I don’t fail to realize anything, country fans do have a strong fanbase but so does Beyonce’ remember she’s the queen, according to ya’ll anyway. Implus, show me where i stated that she was’nt do well. >Exactly……

    Beyonce had to role out a red carpet premiere to get what she got, why not just release the damn Dvd as is. It was’nt that serious, she was trying to to get some press to keep peoples eye on her, job well done tho.

    Oh and Alicia has been another very consistent artist, she’s sold more than Beyonce in the states. So that makes Usher,Justin,Alicia,Taylor Swift …… See there are some that do just as well if not better. Know what you’re talking about before speaking.

    1 more thing save your excuses for someone who is dumb enough to fall for it. There are alot of country artists that had big album but don’t sale as much now, i.e Gretchen Wilson, Leann Rhimes who happens to be very talent. OnToTheNext ………

  183. December 3, 2010 at 7:09 am
    Theman says:
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    Typing fast but ya’ll get it. I was’nt throwing shade, it’s ridiculous that her fans are always on the fence about minor things. Give credit where it is due. She is not i repeat not the only artist out there doing her thing. Sometimes close your mouth Bey stans and you’ll understand things better. By the way all of these so called whack names ya’ll keep giving her are tired, who the hell still cares about that besides you people. May’be if all of you hardcore fans buy 5 albums a piece she to could sale a million albums lol.

  184. December 3, 2010 at 10:03 am
    Whats wrong says:
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    IN ALL RESPECT TO BEYONCE , ……………….. DOUBLE PLATINUM MY ASS !!!!
    I DON’T TRUST IT.

  185. December 3, 2010 at 10:11 am
    pinkpop says:
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    don’t agree with all the latest comment but even as a major Beyonce fan,
    I have to admit, I also think she still needs to have a Blockbuster-album.
    Of course I loved all her cds…but that’s still missing

  186. December 3, 2010 at 10:14 am
    pinkpop says:
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    PS: Trent shut up and go kiss Mariahs ass

  187. December 3, 2010 at 10:31 am
    Dane says:
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    Damn all of this over Beyonce…lol…THE QUEEN……

  188. December 3, 2010 at 11:21 am
    TEE says:
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    DIL sold over 11 million, so that’s real big numbers, and eventhough Taylor Swift has big sales in the US, when you combine her US/WW sales she hasn’t had blockbuster sales either. Also, I can’t wait until they release the final sales figures.

  189. December 3, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Theman says:
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    Here we go again deflecting from the topic. Yeah Taylor isn’t big ww, but i was talking about the states, and you knew that. Beyonce’s numbers did’nt match so you had to do the obvious and talk about ww sales lol. Desperate Platinum – 100k
    > Double Platinum – 200k < Billboard Sources:

  190. December 3, 2010 at 11:40 am
    Theman says:
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    Those numbers are for Dvd sales ^

    Mariah is the best selling Female artist, how the hell did Madonna get in this.

    Anyway congrats to Beyonce for the success of her Dvd to make a long story short.

    Lol exactly PinkPop, and this is not Trent.

  191. December 3, 2010 at 11:42 am
    TEE says:
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    That’s what happens when you are sick with the flu you can’t go anyway, you can’t sleep, so you go on blogs and talk to crazy people with no lives. Oh GOD, let me leave this site. Anyway congrat Beyonce for selling 200,000 DVD’s in less than a week. You go girl. That is all.

  192. December 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    Soul Touch says:
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    A coworker gave me her tickets because she had an emergency and couldn’t make it….I wasn’t ‘thrilled’ to go, but when I saw how close I was sitting I said why not.

    Best concert I’ve been too in decades. The girl can PERFORM! You don’t have to be a fan to appreciate all she gives her audience during a performance….it was go-go-go from beginning to end.

    …I actually had no voice the next day.

  193. December 3, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    Sade says:
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    She sold more in DVD first week sales then Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Rihanna, lady Gaga or Ke$ha sold in first week album sales.

  194. December 3, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    theman says:
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    This again was promoted like an album rather than a Dvd, it had it’s own premire, was released on Black Friday & had a televised tv special, why should’nt it have sold, when you take all of these things into account. Who the hell does all of this to promote a Dvd? Look at what Gaga’s album has sold now, more than Beyonce’s last effort in the states and ww, Ke$ha’s latest album is now platinum, Katy’s sales have picked up. Christina will bounce back just fine. She has done good with her movie Burlesque’ and the soundtrack is doing well also. Beyonce’ stans be pressed. lol

  195. December 3, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    T.I. STAN says:
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    CONGRATS TO THE QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  196. December 4, 2010 at 1:08 am
    Nikki says:
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    What’s with all the mention of all these other artist .. Fan or not u can’t deny that this girl does her thing.

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