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Rihanna Dominates ‘Biggest Selling Singles Of 21st Century’ List

Published: Tuesday 8th May 2012 by David

Congratulations are certainly in order for Rihanna.

Yes, while her talent may still be missing in action and a #1 US album still dodging her like the plague, the star has scored quite the feat today.

For today, the UK’s Official Charts Company released the Top 150 Biggest Selling Singles Of The 21st Century.

A list, which sees Rihanna named 9 times- beating the likes of Beyonce, Adele and Lady GaGa.

Full list below…

01 ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE/EVERGREEN WILL YOUNG
02 SOMEONE LIKE YOU ADELE
03 UNCHAINED MELODY GARETH GATES
04 I GOTTA FEELING BLACK EYED PEAS
05 IT WASN’T ME SHAGGY FT RIKROK
06 MOVES LIKE JAGGER MAROON 5 FT CHRISTINA AGUILERA
07 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO TONY CHRISTIE FT PETER KAY
08 HALLELUJAH ALEXANDRA BURKE
09 SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON
10 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS BAND AID 20
11 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD KYLIE MINOGUE
12 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (AMAZING) BRUNO MARS
13 WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA FT CALVIN HARRIS
14 POKER FACE LADY GAGA
15 THAT’S MY GOAL SHAYNE WARD
16 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO/LAUREN BENNETT/GOONROCK
17 PURE AND SIMPLE HEARSAY
18 PRICE TAG JESSIE J FT BOB
19 LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE EMINEM FT RIHANNA
20 ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) RIHANNA
21 BLEEDING LOVE LEONA LEWIS
22 CRAZY GNARLS BARKLEY
23 CAN WE FIX IT BOB THE BUILDER
24 WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE
25 FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE CHERYL COLE
26 WHOLE AGAIN ATOMIC KITTEN
27 BAD ROMANCE LADY GAGA
28 HERO ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
29 GIVE ME EVERYTHING PITBULL/NE-YO/AFROJACK/NAYER
30 SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW GOTYE FT KIMBRA
31 JUST DANCE LADY GAGA
32 USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON
33 FORGET YOU CEE LO GREEN
34 THE A TEAM ED SHEERAN
35 A MOMENT LIKE THIS LEONA LEWIS
36 ROLLING IN THE DEEP ADELE
37 GRENADE BRUNO MARS
38 CHASING CARS SNOW PATROL
39 RULE THE WORLD TAKE THAT
40 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ JOURNEY
41 FIREWORK KATY PERRY
42 STAN EMINEM
43 HERO X FACTOR FINALISTS
44 ON THE FLOOR JENNIFER LOPEZ FT PITBULL
45 MEET ME HALFWAY BLACK EYED PEAS
46 DILEMMA NELLY FT KELLY ROWLAND
47 THE CLIMB JOE MCELDERRY
48 JAR OF HEARTS CHRISTINA PERRI
49 MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE ADELE
50 IN FOR THE KILL LA ROUX
51 PASS OUT TINIE TEMPAH
52 WHAT’S MY NAME RIHANNA FT DRAKE
53 UMBRELLA RIHANNA FT JAY-Z
54 HEY BABY DJ OTZI
55 PARADISE COLDPLAY
56 UPTOWN GIRL WESTLIFE
57 DON’T STOP MOVIN’ S CLUB 7
58 LOSE YOURSELF EMINEM
59 PURE SHORES ALL SAINTS
60 WE NO SPEAK AMERICANO YOLANDA BE COOL VS D CUP
61 TEENAGE DIRTBAG WHEATUS
62 CALIFORNIA GURLS KATY PERRY FT SNOOP DOGG
63 TITANIUM DAVID GUETTA FT SIA
64 RUN LEONA LEWIS
65 OMG USHER FT WILL I AM
66 BAD BOYS ALEXANDRA BURKE FT FLO RIDA
67 WHO LET THE DOGS OUT BAHA MEN
68 EARTHQUAKE LABRINTH FT TINIE TEMPAH
69 FIREFLIES OWL CITY
70 KILLING IN THE NAME RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
71 AIRPLANES BOB FT HAYLEY WILLIAMS
72 SEXY AND I KNOW IT LMFAO
73 BOOM BOOM POW BLACK EYED PEAS
74 WHEREVER YOU ARE MILITARY WIVES/GARETH MALONE
75 YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL JAMES BLUNT
76 EMPIRE STATE OF MIND JAY-Z FT ALICIA KEYS
77 YOUR SONG ELLIE GOULDING
78 MAD WORLD MICHAEL ANDREWS FT GARY JULES
79 EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (PART II) ALICIA KEYS
80 IF I WERE A BOY BEYONCE
81 WHERE IS THE LOVE BLACK EYED PEAS
82 SEXY CHICK DAVID GUETTA FT AKON
83 WHENEVER WHEREVER SHAKIRA
84 S&M RIHANNA
85 IT FEELS SO GOOD SONIQUE
86 DYNAMITE TAIO CRUZ
87 HIPS DON’T LIE SHAKIRA FT WYCLEF JEAN
88 BROKEN STRINGS JAMES MORRISON/NELLY FURTADO
89 ROCKSTAR NICKELBACK
90 TELEPHONE LADY GAGA FT BEYONCE
91 I KISSED A GIRL KATY PERRY
92 WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL ONE DIRECTION
93 HUMAN KILLERS
94 BORN THIS WAY LADY GAGA
95 PATIENCE TAKE THAT
96 THE TIME (DIRTY BIT) BLACK EYED PEAS
97 MERCY DUFFY
98 SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND GIRLS ALOUD
99 ROCK DJ ROBBIE WILLIAMS
100 TIK TOK KESHA
101 HOT N COLD KATY PERRY
102 THE LAZY SONG BRUNO MARS
103 GOOD FEELING FLO RIDA
104 SHE SAID PLAN B
105 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE S CLUB 7
106 NUMBER 1 TINCHY STRYDER FT N-DUBZ
107 SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT) BEYONCE
108 A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION ELVIS VS JXL
109 RUDE BOY RIHANNA
110 BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE CHRIS BROWN FT BENNY BENASSI
111 VIVA LA VIDA COLDPLAY
112 I NEED A DOLLAR ALOE BLACC
113 LOW FLO RIDA FT T-PAIN
114 EVERYBODY HURTS HELPING HAITI
115 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL
116 DOMINO JESSIE J
117 CAN’T FIGHT THE MOONLIGHT LEANN RIMES
118 CHANGED THE WAY YOU KISS ME EXAMPLE
119 GROOVEJET (IF THIS AIN’T LOVE) SPILLER
120 YOU’VE GOT THE LOVE FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
121 THE KETCHUP SONG (ASEREJE) LAS KETCHUP
122 WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER DAVID GUETTA FT KELLY ROWLAND
123 BONKERS DIZZEE RASCAL/VAN HELDEN
124 VALERIE MARK RONSON FT AMY WINEHOUSE
125 F**K IT (I DON’T WANT YOU BACK) EAMON
126 HEAVEN DJ SAMMY & YANOU FT DO
127 WRITTEN IN THE STARS TINIE TEMPAH FT ERIC TURNER
128 LEGO HOUSE ED SHEERAN
129 DO IT LIKE A DUDE JESSIE J
130 LEAVE RIGHT NOW WILL YOUNG
131 ANGEL SHAGGY FT RAYVON
132 WITHOUT ME EMINEM
133 I’M YOURS JASON MRAZ
134 DANCE WIV ME DIZZEE RASCAL/HARRIS/CHROME
135 HALO BEYONCE
136 HUNG UP MADONNA
137 HEART SKIPS A BEAT OLLY MURS FT RIZZLE KICKS
138 IRIS GOO GOO DOLLS
139 GRACE KELLY MIKA
140 DANCE WITH ME TONIGHT OLLY MURS
141 SWEAT SNOOP DOGG
142 I DON’T FEEL LIKE DANCIN’ SCISSOR SISTERS
143 AMERICAN BOY ESTELLE FT KANYE WEST
144 ANYONE OF US (STUPID MISTAKE) GARETH GATES
145 THE MAN WHO CAN’T BE MOVED SCRIPT
146 IGNITION REMIX R KELLY
147 DON’T CHA PUSSYCAT DOLLS FT BUSTA RHYMES
148 PAPARAZZI LADY GAGA
149 APOLOGIZE TIMBALAND PTS ONEREPUBLIC
150 AXEL F CRAZY FROG

A testament to her market power in the UK, we congratulate Team Riri on this achievement.

Maybe- just maybe- they could use whatever tactics they employed to this happen to put Ms.’I Don’t Rehearse‘ atop the Billboard 2o0 for the first time.

Because let’s be honest, this isn’t the kind of return on investment Def Jam had in mind when funding her.

Sure, while multiple #1s look good on paper, how good will they look in a decade’s time when compared against the likes of GaGa, Nicki and Bieber- all of whom front fan bases who buy albums and singles.

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  1. mONSTERHIVE May 8, 2012

    Congrats Riri! I love WHYB. The Navy needs to purchase it cause it has potential to be a #1 single.

  2. Oh Baby(B****** Will Deal) May 8, 2012

    hmm,good for her

  3. Amy May 8, 2012

    I’m surprised crazy in love aint on the lisr,so many of my fav songs aint on there,how can will young b number 1 that song was s***! Congrats to Rihanna tho love both her. And bey,they need to do a song 2geva seriously.

  4. justme May 8, 2012

    She doesn’t. make the list until #13.. not even top 10.. well I guess its easier to spend $1 instead of $13 her navy is so cheap

  5. FOLLOW ME @gdboyratedloud May 8, 2012

    plus she’s an album seller…… TTT 3x platinum Loud 6x platinum Rated R 2x platinum GGGB 5 or 6 x platinum// mufukn KWEEEN

  6. Oh Baby(B****** Will Deal) May 8, 2012

    i thought she had the biggest selling single in the UK but i guess appearing 8 time’s is fine too

  7. HottieHellYeahh May 8, 2012

    That Rihanna Reign . . . . you know the rest.

  8. Auntie_Jackie May 8, 2012

    The UK loves garbage music. Nothing new. They also produce some great music of their own, too. Oh, wait, it’s just Black American music sung by white folks–starting with the Beatles and f****** Eric Clapton!

  9. QueenOfTheNavy May 8, 2012

    Pop Royalty you a flip flopper. Flip flop away b****!

  10. Meme May 8, 2012

    So u think she would prefer to have an album go to number 1 in the US and sell 2.5m WW or have and album peak at 3 in the US and sell 6m WW (whilst still hitting 1 on the WW charts)? Work it the f*** out Grapeseed.

  11. t May 8, 2012

    some good music up there but not on the right please if you aks me… where are the britney songs and jt and beyonce arent they from the 21st century?

  12. POP ROYALTY ( TRRJWLI) May 8, 2012

    @queen :

    why is that ?!!

    clearly you didn’t understand me.

  13. QueenOfTheNavy May 8, 2012

    pop royalty i see your comments.
    One min you in the hive, the next the navy, I even saw you admit to wanting to be a Monster when Flopga broke that touring record in the UK.

    Either accept you like all the girls or pick one and stick with her. Our queen would be ashamed!

  14. BeyStans May 8, 2012

    Alexandra Burke slay rihanna

  15. MissImpartial May 8, 2012

    The songs from newcomers such as Rihanna, Gaga and so forth are higher up the charts than artist such as Brit, Beyonce and the rest because nowadays people buy and download songs. Whereas back in the days album sales were more important and people tended to buy albums more. If you listed the biggest selling albums in the past century the list would look completely different to this.

  16. JJFan1814 May 8, 2012

    And the nerve for you to say Rita Ora is a threat…lol I can’t

  17. TeamBreezy May 8, 2012

    She’s that IT chick

    congrats!

  18. KAT DELUNA FAN May 8, 2012

    Congrats to my boy bruno and adele is highly placed there

    They complained when we say Goat is a single artist

    The personne dominating the chart is adele and Young? the hell
    this new TGJ Staff is clearly a goat 🙄 🙄 smh How is BAJANSHIT Doing?

  19. trucieb May 8, 2012

    not bad for someone who “has yet to score a #1 album”. #Imjustsayin

  20. Os May 8, 2012

    congratz.

  21. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS GAGA = 21ST CENTURY ICONS. #DEAL) May 8, 2012

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!

    “RIH-SCOUNT” IS SUCH A FLOP.

    THE H** IS A SINGLE’S ARTIST. NOTHING MORE & NOTHING LESS.

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR SINGLES CAN DOMINATE, BUT YET YOUR ALBUMS FLOP SO HARD, PARIS HILTON HAS SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF.

    I DON’T SEE WHY SHE JUST DOESN’T HURRY UP AND USE DEM “LOUD TOUR CHEQUES” TO BUY 50,000 COPIES OF “FLOP-THAT-FLOP”. :/

    HER MOMMA NEVER TAUGHT HER HOW TO BUDGET WELL I GUESS.

    😉 😉 😉

  22. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS GAGA = 21ST CENTURY ICONS. #DEAL) May 8, 2012

    AND THIS LIST IS ABSOLUTE B*******.

    WE ARE ONLY 12 YEARS INTO THE YEAR CENTURY!!! ISN’T THEIR 89 YEARS LEFT. WTF?

    ANYWAY CONGRATS KING BEY, ADELE & GAGA.

    #SLAYAGE!!!

  23. kingphoenix May 8, 2012

    Congratz Cassiahanna Scissorhands, Do yo thang Singlez Kween…But really, hasn’t the 21st century only been a decade and some change, isn’ this very premature? As well it leaves out the greats of the past as if the don’t matter anymore. This would have made much more since if the did one of the last fifty years or something…or at least say the last 12 years. They are obviously trying to stir controversy and promote certain “artist” with hype as if they are greater than they really are. Only the young and foolish will fall for this trap though, watchem werk.

  24. kingphoenix May 8, 2012

    @TrucieB

    Rita is obiviously a threat and this confirms it even more! This is the UK singles chart in which Rita gained a #1 already without her official debut onto the scene. Now she is primed to get another #1 on the Uk charts with R.I.P and her album hasn’t even debuted yet…Plus Roc Da Life will come for the summer which is sure to be her first wide smash…this mind you will all be in her first year out as an artist. If they continue to promote her and have her continously create albums and eras she is going to take Rihanna’s place in a major way and in the next ten years people will be saying Rihanna who?

  25. HALF AMAZIN May 8, 2012

    @KINGPHOENIX

    You wish.

  26. sleek May 8, 2012

    nobody checking on beyonce itis all about queen rihanna all the stars at last night Gala was loving RIRI

  27. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS GAGA = 21ST CENTURY ICONS. #DEAL) May 8, 2012

    @HALF AMAZIN

    SORRY GURL>>>

    DON’T HATE BECAUSE @KING PHEONIX PREACHED THE F*** OUT OF THAT ONE PARAGRAPH SERMON. ALL THE NAVY CAN DO NOW IS SIT BACK AND SIP THAT BITTER-ASS COFFEE.

    #GOODBYE BOO

  28. Yep May 8, 2012

    @Amy keep in mind crazy in love and other songs didnt come iut when the digital purchases were as popular as they are now.. Some songs came out before the prime of the digital era…

  29. therealhonesttruth May 8, 2012

    I realized that a lot of people who should be here that were big in music at the top of the century are not on here.

    The reason because those celebrities so actual albums. Real copies not just one song of a album. Everybody on this list has light albums sales excluding Adele. Like really. This is not a accurate representation.

  30. Siberian Prince May 8, 2012

    The credit really goes to all of her song witers and producers..Rihanna shuld be on the biggest w**** of 21st century list.

  31. SKYLAR May 8, 2012

    justme
    May 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    She doesn’t. make the list until #13.. not even top 10.. well I guess its easier to spend $1 instead of $13 her navy is so cheap
    _____________________________________________________________
    And Beyonce doesn’t make the list until #80, so what’s your point B****? #CLAPBACKMUTHAFUCKA!

  32. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS GAGA = 21ST CENTURY ICONS. #DEAL) May 8, 2012

    SKYLAR
    May 8, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    justme
    May 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    She doesn’t. make the list until #13.. not even top 10.. well I guess its easier to spend $1 instead of $13 her navy is so cheap
    _____________________________________________________________
    And Beyonce doesn’t make the list until #80, so what’s your point B****? #CLAPBACKMUTHAFUCKA!
    _______

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND YOUR RATIONALE FOR MENTIONING BEYONCE!!! YOU BROUGHT HER UP IN YOUR COMMENT ASSUMING THAT @JUST ME WAS/IS BEY-STAN. I DON’T GET IT!!!

    LOOOOOOOL.

    #DUMB-ASSBitchesPatrollingTheBackYard… I See!!!

    *SMFH*

  33. lyric commander lee May 8, 2012

    I see Ms Kelly is hitting the charts twice with both of her grammy award winning hits; Dilemma and When Love Takes Over – work!!!!

  34. jawon May 8, 2012

    Its clear to say that “talentless h**” is beating out the talented ones! I’m suprised at some single so high!
    And Only Girl In The World smashed!!!

  35. LTM (Tonight Im Dressin Up For You) May 8, 2012

    Congrats to Rihanna. We all know the UK loves RiRi. Katy dominates the U.S list. #ImJustSaying

  36. BeyonceFan101 May 8, 2012

    LOL R****** AND KATY PERRY,THE WORLDS BIGGEST WORST ACTS,ONE CANT HAVE A NUMBER 1 AMBUM WHILE THE OTHER CANT SING LIVE…LOL
    BIG DEAL ANOUT THIS S***…BEYONCE IS STILL THE QUEEN……SHE HAS THE ONLY RIGHT TO SING LIVE

  37. Teacher May 8, 2012

    Congrats QUEEN Rihanna!…and the rest..

  38. BeyonceFan101 May 8, 2012

    R****** IS STILL FLOP…ACCEPT IT

  39. LTM (Tonight Im Dressing Up For You) May 8, 2012

    BeyonceFan101
    May 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    LOL R****** AND KATY PERRY,THE WORLDS BIGGEST WORST ACTS,ONE CANT HAVE A NUMBER 1 AMBUM WHILE THE OTHER CANT SING LIVE…LOL
    BIG DEAL ANOUT THIS S***…BEYONCE IS STILL THE QUEEN……SHE HAS THE ONLY RIGHT TO SING LIVE
    _________________________________________________________
    ^^statements like this make the Hive look ignorant. It makes no sense what so ever

  40. KatyCat: Bow To Slayty Perry May 8, 2012

    @BeyonceFan101
    B**** please, Beyfoon is the only one flopping. Lmaos that basic b**** struggled to push 2million world wide with 4, yet “singles artist” Katy Perry sold more than that world wide in 4months. Teenage Dream sold more copies in the US than 4 did worldwide. Hows that for a “singles artist”

  41. KatyCat: Bow To Slayty Perry May 8, 2012

    Beyfoon stans are pressed because their fav aint on the list until #80

    P.S Where’s Britney’s flop ass at? 😀

  42. KING TASHA May 8, 2012

    Duh she is nothing more of a one hit wonder. The other ladies actually have am audience who prefer to buy their whole body of work. Thats why they’re more successful

  43. commanderofthedancefloor May 8, 2012

    good job rihanna its cool that we found love is so high on the list but also a surprise that umbrella is so low!

    oh and this is for the UK, she has several #1 albums there!! her sales are phenominal only her and adele have been able to sell over a million albums in the past two years with a single album!!

  44. Gilberto May 8, 2012

    @MEME
    “So u think she would prefer to have an album go to number 1 in the US and sell 2.5m WW or have and album peak at 3 in the US and sell 6m WW (whilst still hitting 1 on the WW charts)? Work it the f*** out Grapeseed.”
    She’d prefer to get a 7-million-sold #1 album, 6 Grammys, VMA, BET and EMA’s Video Of The Year.

  45. Bey Fan May 8, 2012

    Congrats……. WERK Riri…..

    Im surprised to see WE SPEAK NO AMERICANO on the list…. I thought i was the only one who liked that song…lol.

  46. NX127 – شبيح بيونسي May 8, 2012

    Excuse @KatyCats … She’s having a hard time taking the thought of KINGB have Grammys more than Katy Perry’s whole age..

    Maybe she’s still mad since she was caught in a threesome with Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black in Katy Perry’s bedroom the night everybody from school were partying to celebrate Katy Perry’s 100909th #1 off the same damn album..

    @KatyCats

    ALL of Katy Perry’s NOTEBOOKS and PENCILS (combined) won’t be enough for me to school 9 y.o. f****** like your ass about KINGB’s 16 years of SLAYAGE..

    Katy Perry is nothing but one of a few lucky girls in the world honored to lick the sweat off KINGB’s ass after a dancing video.

    As for you…….. Nothing but an ass-sniffer for one of her “Love on Top” male back-up dancers LOL..

    ________________________________

    Anyway..

    Congrats RiRi..

  47. kelvin May 9, 2012

    Loool beyonce fans stay mad. Really? If it was the albums list it’ll be different? If they count the top 150 best selling albums of the 21st century so far beyonce will remain behind rihanna.
    Dangerously in love – 1180000
    B’day – 570000
    I am…sasha fierce – 1490000
    4 – 550000
    Total – 3790000

    Msic of the sun – 175000
    A girl like me – 645000
    Good girl gone bad – 1840000
    Rated R – 700000
    Loud – 1795000
    Talk that talk – 775000
    Total – 5930000.

    Before u go on saying rihanna has more albums. Note that she’s had an album beat out each beyonce album.
    Now beyhives TAKE A SEAT

  48. NX127 May 9, 2012

    @KELVIN

    Boy I do love Rihanna’s new music (Rated R and +) but come on now!!

    Being a Beyonce stan = Never being mad, and always feeling the ultimate victory.

    FIRST:
    I still can’t understand by “5560000033000000” you mean what but this’s the very truth, right here:

    Beyonce: (the whole world knows)

    Dangerously in Love : ELEVEN million
    B’Day : SEVEN million
    I Am… Sasha Fierce : SEVEN AND A HALF million
    4 : TWO AND A HALF MILLION

    Total : 28
    Rate : 28 / 4 = 7 mill albums / era

    Rihanna: (things at their best)

    Music of the Sun : TWO million
    A Girl Like Me : THREE million
    Good Girl Gone Bad : SEVEN million
    Rated R : THREE million
    Loud : EIGHT million
    Talk That Talk : THREE million + still growing.

    Total : 26
    Rate : 26 / 6 = 4.3 mill albums / era

    Oh, and don’t bring up years and ages … see what Lady GaGa and Adele did. The s*** is about how much did you work for it / how much did you get.

    SECOND:

    If the list was about ANYTHING else than NUMBER OF #1 hits, Facebook/Twitter fans, and SOLO digital single sales, The s*** would be for Beyonce-all-the-way.

    Love and Respect,
    Seats Maker.

    BTW. This __/ is a seat.
    I s*** on “You Da One” video at being instructional..lol

  49. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS GAGA = 21ST CENTURY ICONS. #DEAL) May 9, 2012

    @KELVIN

    SADLY, ONCE AGAIN, THE @BROKE NAVY’S LOGIC HAS FAILED TO SUFFICE!!!

    BEYONCE HAS SOLD 3, 790, 000 ALBUMS WITH ONLY 4 ON RELEASE.

    RIHANNA HAS SOLD 5, 930, 000 WITH SIX ON RELEASE.

    HOW DOES THIS EQUATE TO RIHANNA BEING SUPERIOR IF BEYONCE HAS RELEASED LESS ALBUMS?

    BEYONCE= 2003 – 2012 = 4 ALBUMS = 8 YEARS!!!
    RIHANNA – 2005 = 2012 = 6 ALBUMS = 7 YEARS!!!

    ITS LIKE A WHITNEY & MARIAH DEBATE IN TERMS OF SALES – MARIAH HAS SOLD MORE ALBUMS IN THE U.K THAN WHITNEY BECAUSE SHE HAS HAD TWICE AS MUCH RELEASED, BUT WHO IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL OUT OF THE TWO OVERALL???

    #GOODBYE GURL!!!

    I HOPE YOU HAVE A NICE AND COSY SEAT.

    \______________

  50. sisa sly May 9, 2012

    @nx127

    actually its

    dangerously inlove-12,5 mill (since december 2011)
    b-day – 7 mill (dont know if it sold more cause the last sales est came in 2009)
    iam sasha fierce- 9 million (since december 2011)
    4- 2,9 (going 3 any week now)

    you can calculate for yourself

    music of the sun- 1,5 million (never reached 2 mill)
    a girl like me- 2 million (since december 2011)
    good gal gone bad- 8,7 million (her biggerst selling album)
    rated r- 2,5 million
    loud- 5,6 million (lets not inflate the sales please)
    talk that talk- 2,2 million

    go ahead calculate

    hen it comes to albums rihanna is not really a great seller at all seeming that she averages around 2,5 million an album, which happen to be around beyonce’s lowerst selling album, if u compare her singles succes to her album sales sam is very right when he says that she is as basic as they come, and if you look at the list above you will see all the songs were released in the digital era late 2008) so rihanna will rule cause in that amount of time she has released more albums than any other artist on the list, while beyonce has only released 2,

  51. aynon May 9, 2012

    and yet look on the best selling singles of all time in the whole world and The Black Eyed Peas and GaGa who have sold the most…UK charts caters for 70 mil people WW caters for 7 billion + do the maths ‘Well Done Ri’

  52. Lax May 9, 2012

    @AYNON,,,,COSIGN!

  53. 2/11 Songscribe May 9, 2012

    I see the Beyhive is kicking objects in fury. Its not that serious guys, give credit when its due. Its common knowledge that rihanna is more successful in the U.K. You can’t always try to up bey even against facts. And those who cry about rihanna releasing an album every year, and saying she is afraid that the public will move on, fyn. I guess the public had already moved on when Bey released 4. Of course she was being inspired, borrowing, adapting and copying for her next project. After gathering so much inspiration the album sold less, in Bey’s Standards. Riri has released an album every year since 2009 and TTT still sold as much or better than 4 World wide, considering that it is 6 months younger. Either or both of these conclusion hold water in this scenario.

    # Riri can sell as much as Bey even if she works/ puts a third of effort Bey puts in her work and There fore she is slaying her without trying! #for a talentless artist like her(as the beyhive would like to call her

    #The general public had already moved on when Bey released 4

  54. NX127 May 9, 2012

    @JAKE

    BEYONCE HAS SOLD 3, 790, 000 ALBUMS WITH ONLY 4 ON RELEASE.
    RIHANNA HAS SOLD 5, 930, 000 WITH SIX ON RELEASE.
    _____________________________
    Guys what you talking about??

    @SISA SLY

    All I meant to say was… Beyonce’s 4 albums as a solo artisr got AT LEAST 1.5 or 2 million copies sold, on Rihanna’s 6 albums.

    So Navy need to deal with it. Rihanna is a good album seller but not as good as Beyonce.

    @2/11

    http://cdn.home-designing.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/cd-chair.jpg

  55. 2/11 Songscribe May 9, 2012

    @NX127
    I felt your shed id was major!!, but that doesn’t change an ounce of the fact that Bey had to work three times harder (for 3 years) to release an album that however eventualy sold less than rihanna’s, World Wide, regardless of 4 being released 6 months earlier. Stop making spoiling bey’s name.

  56. Lax May 9, 2012

    @2/11 SONGSCRIBE You or right on, the truth stings, burn and kills their
    hearts, and poor AUNTY JACKIE, JAKE AND BEE HIVES OR BEYOND
    “DESPERATION”

    PS
    When Rihanna can drop 4 albums like beyonce has droppe and beyonce’s four albums has been made into 9 albums with all of her REDROPPING THEM,,,,,,And those numbers added into beyonce’s count. @ ACHARTS, THERES THE PERFECT COUNT BOT BOTH. These ass wipse know the truth and still tried to find fault.

    See how they or saying albums when the subject is clearly singles and if Kelly royland and adele is on there then beyonce had music out also in this time span so it is what it is and it is better to be a SINGLES ARTIST Then to be so dang far behind Adeles sales in albums as all of them or.
    And rihanna is the #2 best sellinf singles in the United States right now so keep finding excuses ass wipes we or still in the game according to the UK AND SINCE BEYONCE CAME before Rihanna did in the gsme where is BEYONCE ocount for since 20005 oooooh so beyonce have not dropped anything in betweet the 2005 til now is that right bee hive??????EXCUSES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES,,,ASS WIPES

  57. Lax May 9, 2012

    The article says that Rihanna dominates biggest selling
    singles artist of the 21 century and i see the bee hive is
    as pressed as ever.
    @Kimberly read some of the comments about that gown beyonce wore
    to the gala and find out where she ranked among the top Ten Best
    dressed, Deery it will make yo day for you, Deery!!!! All of the huffing and
    puffing you ass wipes do trying to tear rihanna ass down for all of her wiling outs.

  58. Lax May 9, 2012

    @KIMBERLY AND BEE HIVE Find AND READ UNDER BEST DRESSES SCARLETT AND RIHANNA, YOU DIRTY, ENVIOUS, JEALOUS ASS WIPE SCUM BAGS. AND BEYONCE WASN’;T THE LAST PERSON TO COME THROUGH THE DOORS IT WAS RIHANNA AND YOU DID NOT SEE RIHANNA UNTIL THE CAMERS PICKED HER BEAUTIFLY, S*** ROCK HARD BODY BECAUSE BEYONCE BIG WIDE SCREEN ASS AND BODY WAS BLOCKING OTHERS VIEWS. BEYONCE WAS STANDING THEIR WITH THEM HIPS LOOKING LIKE ONE OF THOSE EIGHTEEN WHEELER TRUCKS ROLLING DOWN THE EXPRESSWAYS….

  59. Lax May 9, 2012

    Rihanna you keep right on working and try to keep yo focus. Perhaps you can settle in and start re dropping your albums and drop them as many times as beyonce does. Just like beyonce has dropped “4” as quiet as its kept. Perhaps rihanna you
    can be inspired to be even more like beyonce as far as dropping yo shty 1000000
    time and squeezing all of the juice out of yo shyt just like beyonce does. And watch that heffa she is doing a movie and a sound track now rihanna you have got to settle in and see hiw to do the same exact thing then you will have bragging rights to movie and sound track to add to yo Resume, and remember beyonce has sound track to that Etta james movie where she made a killing off of if you let the hive tell it, scum
    bag, low lifes. Just keep being INSPIRED BY THAT HEFFA AND MAKE IT WORK FOR YOURSELF GIRL AND STOP THAT WILING OUT THEY LOVE FOR YOU TO CLOWN AROUND, MAMMA.

  60. Lax May 9, 2012

    @RIHANNA I SEE YO GIRL “SR” HAVE GOT YO ASS ON BLKAST AGAIN, WHICH I KNOW
    YOU AND YO TEAM OR WELL AWARE OF HER AND HER SHYT…..

  61. NX127 May 9, 2012

    @2/11

    Rihanna has released 6 albums, recording about 20 tracks for each album, and that maybe earned her 26 million copies sold, but only two solo Grammys + 4 other suck-that-black-d***-B**** Grammys.

    Beyonce released 4 albums, recording 70-120 song for each album, excellent vocals, excellent songwriting, and that earned her 28 million copies sold, but THIRTEEN solo Grammys.

    That’s what happens when your f** ass tries to make fun of others working hard enough.

    Yes.

    And that proves that Beyonce does her thing + Gets what she deserves. Which doesn’t have to be SALES and #1s but maybe motherfuckin’ GRAMMYS!!!!!!

    Tom & Perry has seven damn #1’s, which is much more than Beyonce’s 5 #1’s, but where her Grammys at??

    Since 2007, Bey has been doing what she likes, recording the kind of music she wants, and she doesn’t even have to prove that she’s not mad because her last album “flopped” or even that she doesn’t think it did flop, or even that she doesn’t care what you think. She’s sitting on a LOT of success, a LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOOOOOOOOOOOOT of success, and she’s had “enough money (in Lil’ Wayne’s voice)” .. Boy 335$mill is too f*****’ much!!!!!!!

    Do you know how many #1 making producers would throw theirselves at her feet to work with them??? RedOne and Calvin and everybody else. But the idea is that she doesn’t want to do c***-suckin’ pop music. That’s all. Sure, she doesn’t give a s*** about having a song of her favorite album next to “Boyfriend” and “Where Have You Been” and s***.

  62. POP ROYALTY ( TRRJWLI) May 9, 2012

    @queenofthenavy :

    i like you , but with all due respect , who are you to tell me what to do and what to not do ?

    you are just a commenter. hope you realize that. 😉

  63. ohreally May 9, 2012

    @2/11 Songscribe

    Wait hold up!!!! Is a Brandy stan talking about the public moving on from them???? I can’t! Girl as much as I like Brandy you are in NO position to talk about anybody being moved on from. Beyonce has been snatching those Moesha braids since 2003. Rihanna’s TTT has not outsold 4 in the U.S, still has 300k+ more to do that even with that smash #1 and it STILL has not gone platinum, and she has only out sold her WW because she was overseas touring at the time TTT dropped. The only thing rihanna can sell more of is singles, why because they are cheap and her fans don’t want to invest $10.00 in her album hell they wouldn’t want the whole album for $.99 reference RR.

    And unfortunately your theory has been proven false “Riri can sell as much as Bey even if she works/ puts a third of effort Bey puts in her work and There fore she is slaying her without trying!”——I am sorry but didn’t Rihanna come off a flop ass only girl WW tour? That was preceded by the LOUD tour less than a year later? LOGT ended in March 2011 the LOUD tour started in June 2011 and TTT dropped Nov 2011. I hardly call this “slaying” without trying. Have a seat at the bottom next to Human.

  64. southern sway May 9, 2012

    wow after reading some of these comments I would think that ya’ll was on Rhi and Bey payroll lol too funny…….congrats to Rhianna I love both her and Bey you dont have to choose sides you can have love for both b/c they have love for each other so why can’t we all just get along lol

  65. bash May 9, 2012

    No shade…congratss to her but im embarrassed to have to tell my child one day that she was as popular as she was…and then he sees she cant sing dance perform or act respectful …

  66. NX127 – N**** WHAT May 9, 2012

    @POP ROYALTY

    Who’s TRRJULI? The new President of Egypt?

    Hope for Syria, anyway..

  67. WILD DEBUTANTE May 9, 2012

    He’s reaching DOWNE.

    This is a UK list and last I checked Rihanna had UK #1 singles AND albums.

    Far as the US, whether her albums intitially go #1

  68. WILD DEBUTANTE May 9, 2012

    He’s reaching DOWNE.

    This is a UK list and last I checked Rihanna had UK #1 singles AND albums.

    Far as the US, whether her albums intitially go #1 or not she’s still album to sell albums much more further along than the first week.

  69. Vbreezy May 13, 2012

    Really? That Grape Juice team is RIDICULOUS!!

    How come Rihanna is not an Album seller?
    I’ll contradict that FALSE information y’all are spreading:

    Music Of The Sun – UK 150k Units Sold; USA 600k Units Sold.

    A Girl Like Me – UK +550k Units Sold (almost 2x Platinum); USA +1,300,000 Units Sold!

    GGGB – UK +1,770,000 Units Sold (6x Platinum); USA 2,700,000 Units Sold (2x Platinum)

    Rated R – +650k Units Sold(2x Platinum); USA +1,000,000 Units Sold (Platinum)

    LOUD – +1,700,000 Units Sold (6x Platinum); 1,700,000 Units Sold (Platinum)

    TTT – +650k Units Sold (2x Platinum); 900,000k Units Sold (Platinum) AND STILL CHARTING WITH BARELY ANY PROMOTION!

    So let’s see, with ONLY TWO F****** MARKETS RIHANNA HAS SOLD OVER 13,670,000 million copies of her albums! Now yall can go choke on a d***!

  70. Jenna August 11, 2014

    “A list, which sees Rihanna named 9 times- beating the likes of Beyonce, Adele and Lady GaGa.”
    Ha. Funny that you would ONLY pit her against FEMALE artists. What about Eminem? Kanye West?

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