Rihanna Enters 2013 Guinness Book Of World Records

Published: Friday 7th Sep 2012 by David

It may be hard to believe, but next year marks the 8th anniversary of Rihanna‘s arrival to Pop music.

No longer the Island Pop Princess we came to know her as in 2005, the singer/producer has gone onto become one of her genre’s more powerful forces, going toe to toe with acts she once considered influences.

Now find out why she’s being celebrated by the 2013 Guinness Book Of World Records, below…

With 47.57 million digital tracks sold in the US, she is now the highest selling digital act in the country, kicking dust in the faces of efforts made by the  revolutionary Lady GaGa and Pop icon Beyonce.

Indeed, despite the fact she has never enjoyed a US #1 album, the ‘Styled To Rock’ producer’s singles have oft compensated for this loss, with smash hits like ‘We Found Love’ and ‘Umbrella’ making her the only artist in UK chart history to enjoy #1 singles in every between 2007 and 2011.


With an accomplishment as commendable as this one, it’s only right we congratulate those responsible for turning Rihanna’s tap water into Petrus.

These being the writers, producers and marketing experts who found a way to cloak her unavoidable lack of talent with premium Pop music, which will undoubtedly stand the test of time…even if her credibility as a performer doesn’t.

We only hope accolades like the above will encourage Riri.1 to spend less time in the club and more time in rehearsal, honing the skills she’ll need if ever faced with the threat of her own formula.

A formula- albeit genius- could be applied to any artist with a sizable budget.

A formula, which fails to recognize that while countless #1 singles may look nice on a PR front, they really count for nothing when the artist behind them fails to do them justice live.

This we’d say, might explain why the singer’s fan base seem a little shaken by the arrival of another Jay Z approved starlet, who could easily duplicate or even better records like these if the powers that be put their minds to it.

Because let’s be honest, it’s not as though her acclaim has ever been down to raw unshakable skill, but rather statistics, her aesthetic and ‘dramas’ that hold more value than her talent ever will.

Case in point?


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  1. WHOCARES September 7, 2012

    Good for her!

    • HereForBey September 7, 2012

      Rita baby, it’s time to show this rude b**** what the f****** time is.

      • 16GrammysAndALacefrontToSnatch September 7, 2012

        To me Rihanna is what a Pop star is supposed to be.

        Shes pretty so she gets a deal and she does well on the charts because her label GIVE her songs that fit the status quo..
        Shes not experimental or an amazing vocalist or a great dancer. Shes just a pretty girl with a fun personality, lots of money and good producers.

        Beyonce, Janet, Gaga, Rita and Christina stand for so much more.

      • Goodbye Lullaby September 7, 2012

        i try my best to like rihanna but seeing how she and katy behaved towards nicki and rita last night made me sick.

      • kelly September 7, 2012

        What does rita stand for? She running around from Bruno mars, drake, Rob K, one direction etc; boobs done all hanging out singing party and b******* etc.

        What did rih do to rita? Not kiss her ass and giver her shine?

        Also, checked every single ITUNES CHART NOT RITA ORA.

  2. BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare September 7, 2012

    Oh Sam…

  3. I’m not throwing shade, but… September 7, 2012

    When i started reading this article i thought it lacked the usual shade…
    Then i continued reading.

  4. WaitUrTurn88 September 7, 2012


    • Danny September 7, 2012

      The most beautiful black woman in your world. Not all of us worship the lightness of Rihanna.

      • dezi September 8, 2012

        How come she can’t be the most beautiful woman in the world? Don’t try to be slick and dow- play a black woman’s beauty as if she isn’t a challenge for white women in the beauty department. Rihanna slays most of them in the looks department anyway. If anyone is a threat to rihanna in terms of a beauty you best believe it’s other black women .. So get the f*** out of here with that MOST BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMAN IN THE WORLD S***. As if rihanna ain’t pretty enough to compete with WHITE WOMEN .. F*** OUTTA HERE.

      • dezi September 8, 2012

        Down-play is exactly what i meant.

  5. Realist September 7, 2012

    wow i have feeling rihanna’s gonna become an icon, she has achieve so much at such a young age in such a short time span, congrats.

    • MC the place to be!! September 8, 2012

      idk shes like the madonna to me

  6. MC September 7, 2012

    Congratulations Rihanna

  7. Spot Love September 7, 2012

    This article was going so good until the last two paragraphs go burn in some acid you ass holes

  8. Aaliyah is Queen B**** September 7, 2012

    Good for her but to be honest if Lady Gaga put out singles and albums as frequently as Rihanna or was an artist quite as long as she was, then she would have the number one spot. Lady Gaga not too long ago had the most views on youtube and she only had 1 album out. Not to diminish Rihanna’s success, but I’m just sayin. It’s sorta smoke and mirrors.

    • fresh September 9, 2012

      STFU lady gag releases a song EVERY Year JUST as much as Rihanna….

      WTF is your point
      Wht record does Gaga Break ?None!!!!
      This is rihanna’s second time in the guiness book of world record and you will focking deal hatttterrrr!

  9. kimberly September 7, 2012

    Nowadays every dog and cat in that book. what’s surprising. Artist in the past never had digital downloads going for them, so it is evident that newer artist enjoy this more. same as youtube and vevo with is used for marketing. some artist videos only got added in 2009 after 8 or more yrs of release
    btw love the writing sam. The navy is afraid that this same fomula is used again and the fact that they know she is manufactured makes them bitter towards Rita, like why wouldn’t you want Jay to have a sucessfull lable when he put rihanna on the map. That s*** crazy. All in the name of insecurity. All the credit needs to go to the songwriters, producers and mostly the engineer in the studio apart form that, nothing really works for rihanna. At 24-25 midway 30? ummm her skills may not live to be better cause what I experienced last night? she has no hope when she turns 35 to 40 yrs.

    • kelly September 7, 2012

      Jay Z left def jam in 2007. It was LA REID and all the unsung folks at def jam that put her on the map.

      Jay Z cannot run a label…Rocafella failed and Roc nation wil, very soon.

    • HALF AMAZIN September 8, 2012

      Bitter Kimberly strikes again. Find your fave a hit…..I’ll wait.

    • fresh September 9, 2012

      afraid of wht exactly?

      when rihanna was rita’s age she was a smash with 6 or 7 #1 records GGGB being a chart monster!!!!!

      so plz edify me? stfu and move on with you pathetic life?

      rita gets more promo than rihanna in the music of the sun era and rita has flopppppped hard as f***

      how you a uk queen and your album struggle?

      loud was #1 for WEEEKS!

  10. Girrrl September 7, 2012

    Yaaaas B****! Rih stays winning.


  11. GURLLLLLLLLL September 7, 2012

    “pop icon beyonce”, JOKES more like Urban R&B Icon.

    • RitasLipstick September 7, 2012

      she’s more an icon than that w**** will ever be.

      • MC the place to be!! September 8, 2012

        urban pop icon lol

      • fresh September 9, 2012

        Defend bey caz she the only b**** riding for your bummy queen rita flop oreo

  12. Riri/Gaga fan September 7, 2012

    Queen rihanna shits on them hahaha Sam shall Deal

  13. ENOUGH ONIKA September 7, 2012

    Samantha’s probably having an anxiety attack right now lol!! Now matter how much this site tries and discredit her, she continues to show the f*ck out lol!

  14. NAVYSTAN September 7, 2012


    • James227 September 7, 2012

      Oh yea she made history last night alright. Kissing & hugging Chris.

      • shell517nj September 7, 2012

        that kiss at the vma’s reminded me of the infamous MJ & Lisa Marie Presley kiss at the mtv awards. loved it! muah! #cockiness


    there are several acts with #1 albums yet have no #1 single ……. its only a matter of time…. it took years before taylor swift got her first #1 hit single so rihanna has no need to worry.. at least all her albums go platinum
    …….Just google Kelsnetwork…..

  16. kelly September 7, 2012

    Sam said Rita Ora could sell those units if she really wants to, she does not! She prefers to languish at the bottom of the itunes chart and see her over promoted UK LP crash out the uk chart faster than u can say RIP. It makes sense!

    • kelly September 7, 2012

      You mention the power that be, Jay brown, he is nowhere near the most powerful exec in the music industry. I am sorry, But LA reid made Rih, not him.



  17. BeyoncèStan September 7, 2012

    This is a great accomplisment. Good for her.

  18. Beyhive September 7, 2012

    Keep it classy like the queen beyhive.

  19. Suicide Blonde September 7, 2012

    Brava!…She deserves it. When I started reading, I found rare that sam wrote good things about Rihanna but when I kept reading I realized that this site is the same as always, the same hate towards this girl, for what exactly, because she has become more famous and has sold more records than your revered Beyonce, this is stupid and that girl Rita is not that talented, all of you have confused what it means to be gifted, Rihanna is not the most talented singer or performer but trust me i don’t see nothing special in Rita Ora, i have nothing against her, is just that, she is an X person to me, i f you know what that means.

    • RitasLipstick September 7, 2012

      oh shut up you tired aryan queen. Rita is more talented than rihanna ever has been and thats why shes got you speaking her name so much.

      Deal with it.

      • 16GrammysAndALacefrontToSnatch September 7, 2012

        Drag ha

      • Common Sense September 7, 2012

        Neither of them are very talented tbh. Without all the writers and producers making their music for them they’d still be in the slums they came from.

    • The Truth September 9, 2012


  20. BionicBody September 7, 2012

    But where are here grammys though. Does she have half of what Christina or Beyonce has. No? Does she? NO SHE DOES F****** NOT!

    • Teacher September 7, 2012

      Rihanna has more Grammys than Christina Aguilera B****!!

      • Girrrl September 8, 2012


  21. ZaynOnMyMind September 7, 2012

    Rita’s better. If Rita had Rihanna’s song it would be over for her.


      Too bad she dosent and wont ever!!!

      • SHADE=DENIAL September 7, 2012

        what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for the other, meaning, even if rita had all of the songs meant for rihanna or songs that were similar, doesn’t mean it’ll have the same effect or impact.

  22. RIHANNANAVY CAPTAIN September 7, 2012

    Sam hates Rihanna’s talent so much. He call her recognition and fame undeserving but writes more articles about her than his favorites Beyonce, Rita Ora and Kelly Rowland combined.


  23. LAVONC2002 September 7, 2012

    U sound bitter as s***. Rihanna is a force and u just gon have to get over it

  24. Nic September 7, 2012

    I love how you point her worst performances. Most of her live performances, she does the songs justice. And mind you, this performance of Whats my name was at the end of her LOUD tour, so I would expect for her voice to be drained.

    • Dangerously In Pink September 7, 2012

      find me a bad Beyonce performance. Oh thats right. THEY DONT EXIST.
      Rihanna sings bad because she is a bad singer.


      • Beyonce’s Weave (& Her “HIVE” of Head-Lice) September 7, 2012

        Find me a Beyonce hit from 4closure, I’ll wait.

    • Common Sense September 7, 2012

      Saying that she “does her songs justice” most of the time is tragic since her songs don’t even require any kind of difficult vocals.

  25. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) September 7, 2012

    Not impressed
    These are basically her digital singles sales. The girl releases like 8 singles per year non stop, and not what we could call risky songs, more like radio friendly generic crap producers make for her. So it´s normal she is #1 at this. This digital started to be big like in 2007 or so…. so I´m not impressed, it´s not like she broke legendary records like some things Adele did with album sales last year.
    Nothing comparable at all
    That said, many thought she would be ended by now and she still isn´t. I suppose this can continue till she reaches 30 maximum. Even talented artists suffer a downfall in popularity at that age so you can imagine what would happen with Rihanna


      Stop hating!!! And p.s…let WHITNEY REST IN PEACE!!!!

    • MC September 7, 2012

      I agree with everything you said, but I get tired of saying it/writing it every damn post, so I just stuck with “Congratulations Rihanna” instead.

  26. Bey Fan September 7, 2012

    First off….congrats to Riri.

    But why did this make the guinness book?? I mean was the person who held the record prior to princess Rihanna in the book???

    Anywho…. I dont like this cut. It ages her. While her eyes are striking and her skin looks flawless….she still looks older.

    Lastly, I finally saw the VMA performance…. *sigh* … long as the navy loved it i guess…..

  27. AlreadyHere3 September 7, 2012

    rihanna only wins when she makes generic dance. You da one anyone?

    • FoldingBaby September 7, 2012

      you stan for Kelly Clarkson, you literally have no room to speak.

      • Deal with it September 7, 2012

        B****!!!!!!! Kelly Clarkson, can sing shut your bitter ass up

      • Common Sense September 7, 2012

        Last I checked Kelly Clarkson can sing. When was the last time anyone said that for Rihanna?

  28. RitasLipstick September 7, 2012

    Where’s Pop Royality in all this. NOT getting screwed in the ass i suspect.

  29. rihluv September 7, 2012

    The fact that your saying Rita ora who doesnt even have a single hit in the united states (not to kick her back in)….should replace rihanna JUST because u dont want rihanna to be successful is crazy…YOur like a grown man and this s*** is sad! Rita is an artist in her own right, dont tear one person down to uplift another…sooo tragic your life must be !

    • FoldingBaby September 7, 2012

      DRAG EM BOO BOO. Mad because Fakeonce’s baby bump couldnt take run the world to the top of any chart this side of the western hemisphere.



    • Quetta September 7, 2012

      That’s what Rihanna stans do ALL the time. Trash other artist to make her look good.

  30. Rocks September 7, 2012

    When Is Rita Ora Entering The Guinness Book Of Record?You Guys Should Really Grab A Seat!Rinnavy!

  31. FoldingBaby September 7, 2012

    Has Befraudsay explained this yet?

    • Dangerously In Pink September 7, 2012

      has Rihanna explained this though?

      • Common Sense September 7, 2012

        And don’t bring in the “she was 15” b*******. There’s thousands of kids on youtube that sound infinitely better than she did here.


        But can u explain y Rihanna has outsold beyflop by 7 million records?

      • James227 September 7, 2012

        Is that you Lax posting those videos?

      • Quetta September 7, 2012

        At beyaawnce can you explain how Rihanna has two more albums more than bey and bey has still kept up with her with only four albums?

  32. jawon September 7, 2012

    Rita is a Musician!
    Rihanna is a Superstar!
    See the difference!?
    Rihanna has that it factor which will triumph over Rita’s “talents”…

    Honestly Rita is nothing more than a Jessie J or a Kat Deluna! Stop hyping this chick into something she cant be. A superstar. Atleast not for now…give her time…but at this rate she is coming across as a desperate Rihanna wanna be!

    • Diamond Princess September 7, 2012

      NEWSFLASH Rita Ora is a new artist and her first cd is already #1 in the UK. Rihanna didn’t become noticed until umbrella from GGGB and even now she still doesn’t have a #1 album.

      • kelly September 7, 2012

        Newsflash! Her first CD only sold 41k opening week ( rih done 69k week in 2005 ) and now Rita’s LP is crashing out the chart. She only pipped Emeli Sande by less than 20k and Emeli sande’s LP has already sold over 600k. Lana Del ray is new and she went in at 100k in her first week. Jessie J does not have a number 1 LP yet she outsold Rita Ora first week sales – she has 100k on pre orders alone. Shen went in at 100k at number 2.

        F*** a number 1 with numbers like that

        Stop talking about what Rihanna did in 2005, with her budget and songs We are talking about what Rita Ora has done in 2012 with her budget and songs.

      • Diamond Princess September 7, 2012

        @kelly NEWSFLASH Your ass is CLEARLY UPSET! Stop getting your facts from wikipedia! Oh and Jessie J, Lana Del Ray got more exposure because they were out longer, Rita Ora just came out officially in January 2012. BUT WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THEM, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT R******. The fact is Rihanna’s first, second, and third….. and so on were NEVER NUMBER ONES!!! RITA ORA is a NEW ARTIST KEYWORD “NEW ARTIST” And she got more buzz with her first album than Rihanna got with hers. So if present success is anything to judge by for future success, then Rita Ora will be just as successful or possibly more successful than Rihanna by the time she has her 100th cd or whatever cd number Rihanna is on now.

        Oh and by the way singles don’t mean S*** if you can’t sell out arenas! In 2008/2009 people were calling Rihanna Rihfund because she had to cancel shows because people weren’t buying enough tickets. Even to this day I don’t see how that chick sells any tickets, because her performances haven’t improved! I bet that won’t happen to Rita Ora because she actually has TALENT!


    • Common Sense September 7, 2012

      A superstar that doesn’t:
      1) Write her music
      2) Have singing ability
      3) Cannot dance

      That “IT” factor you speak of sure is a mysterious thing.

      • kelly September 7, 2012

        It is called charisma. Either you have or you do not. You can learn it ; you cannot buy it . You are born with it. Rihanna was born with it. Naomi Campbell was born with it. Rita was not.

    • GURLLLLLLLLL September 7, 2012

      lmao rita is no a musician she dosen’t play any instrument, she dosen’t write her own songs she dosen’t produce. ugh this generatio is so f***** up. here’s a list of musician
      micheal jackson
      david bowie
      lady gaga
      ..i think you’re getting picture now

      • kelly September 7, 2012

        And for the TMZ generation:

        Emelie Sande
        Frank Ocean
        Liane La havas
        Alicia keys
        ED sheeran

  33. Arthusandnico September 7, 2012

    And once again you went there…

    Why not deal with the fact that she does good.

    We have no interest in Rita Ora or Azelia Banks that you’re promoting over and over.

    Rihanna is the queen right now. Can’t wait for another hit because since We Found Love it’s been a while


      Oan!!! Rihanna will deliver another number 1 hit asap!!!!

  34. Teacher September 7, 2012

    Damn is it Rihanna day?

  35. Beyonce’s Bush September 7, 2012

    That picture of Riri is absolutely gorgeous. <3

  36. 1D, Bieber, Iggy and Nicki September 7, 2012

    serious question, what is rihanna phenomenally good at?

  37. Mother September 7, 2012

    I’m sorry but as much as it hurts it seems to me that Rihanna was just supposed to be a popstar, I will be very surprised if she just fades away

  38. RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) September 7, 2012

    Good for her, I guess ….Do you really called that achievement?

    • kelly September 7, 2012

      Do you call Rita Ora’s RIP being 535 on American itunes, after being released just 3 weeks ago, an achievement ?

      • RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) September 7, 2012

        I don’t care about rita ora, only you

    • kelly September 7, 2012

      Yes. I call it a blessing from God, that has been able to sell like this. She has every right to be thankful to the lord.

  39. Monstarebel September 7, 2012


    • Diamond Princess September 7, 2012

      As someone mentioned before on this post, the amount of albums rihanna puts out in 2 years = the amount most legitimate artists put out in 5 years. When you add that up it means she puts out twice as many albums. So yeah she should have more number 1 singles than anyone out now because she puts out a new album every 6 months! [In Bill Clinton’s Voice] “You do the arithmetic”

      • shell517nj September 7, 2012

        and her fans love it! #cockiness

      • Diamond Princess September 7, 2012

        @shell517nj **Blank Stare** B**** BYE!

  40. Marcus September 7, 2012

    I never bought nan one of these 45 mill singles. She is too manufactured for my taste. She won’t even write her own music!

  41. Blue September 7, 2012

    @marcus she does as much writing as most artist out right nw check the credits, she co-writes too. And just cause it aint on the cd dont mean she didnt write nothing for the cd it just means sit didnt make it on.

    what is this old abt nw?
    fact is riri been re-writing musical history since she hit the scence and till today girl stil got ‘it’

  42. Blue September 7, 2012

    @diamond if anything one would argue that release albums and singles so close together could have more of a negative effect on ones ability to hit number 1. Not most could do it and manage to stay relevant, and the fact that rihanna has remain on top is a testimant to her selling power.

  43. jamilaa September 7, 2012

    mehn! u guys really hate rihanna! i just don’t get it… u riri…..

  44. BLUE the real HIVe September 7, 2012

    Rihanna Beyonce lady gaga Jay z and Taylor swift enter the up coming Guinness world record book so why the f*** u didn’t mention other celeb?????? F****** hell in getting sick of this site

    • Nature September 8, 2012

      I don’t think this site likes Beyonce much. Thankfully, the rest of the world does.

  45. lollipopa September 7, 2012

    You guys really need to think about laying of rhi rhi she. Is a role model for so many people and rita is just a wanna be who will slowly fade out yes ritas got a hit mostly cos tine tember is epic maybe rihanna has not got no1 but think about the little time she’s had and how many songs and albums rhi rhis got its amazing so shut up and leave her alone she’s doing the best she can bye bye rita hello again rhi rhi xxx

  46. BLUE the real HIVe September 7, 2012

    Related Tags:RihannaUnited StatesLady GagaJustin BieberZayn MalikBeyonce
    Former X Factor contestants One Direction booked their spot by becoming the first UK group to debut at number one on the US charts with their debut album. 

    One Direction have gone from X Factor to setting world records in less than three years (PA)
    The feat meant Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson smashed the record for highest entry to the US album chart by a British group, which had been held by the Spice Girls since 1997.
    One Direction said: ‘Being the first British band to debut at number one in America with a debut album is something that we would have never even have dreamt of.
    ‘We are incredibly proud to have this achievement included in the Guinness World Records book.’
    Rihanna smashed Black Eyed Peas’ record for best-selling digital act in the US after seeing her total downloads reach 47.57million tracks.
    Lady Gaga’s Born This Way made it into the book after becoming the fastest-selling digital album in the US, with 1.1million copies shifted in the first week of release.
    Adele set the Guinness Record for biggest-selling digital track in a calendar year, thanks to Rolling In The Deep being downloaded 5.81million times.
    Bieber’s place in the book comes courtesy of him becoming the first ever solo artist to have three number one albums in both the US and UK before the age of 18.
    There is also a mention for Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, who became the youngest chart artist when the sound of her crying at two days old featured on Glory and Beyonce for smashing twitter records the Knowles carter will appear in the book 3 times.

    Read more:

  47. Beyonce’s Weave (& Her “HIVE” of Head-Lice) September 7, 2012

    Congratulations Rihanna and may I also say congratulations to the producers who found her in Barbados, congratulations to her other producers, her marketing, congratulations to Ne-Yo, congratulations to LA Reid, Congratulations to her writers as well.

    Mostly I would like to say congratulations to Rihanna for her unique voice (thank God) which serves as a marketing tool (you hear a Rihanna song on the radio, you automatically know it is Rihanna due to the beautiful tone in her voice) and also for her diction (I’ve heard countless covers of “where have you been” and all of them pave in comparison to the way Riri sang it), congratulations to the Navi and congratulations to the haters for giving her more publicity.

    We love you Riri and cannot wait for that new album.

    • kelly September 7, 2012

      We should praise god every single say. You are right, Rihanna’s success comes from her unique voice. It is that Bajan accent that she sings in. That is what makes her stad out. You have girls that can sing better than Rih, but their voices are bland and sound like every other girl on idol.

      Not whitney, sade, celine or mariah. Rihanna voice is like Diana Ross – it is weak, with no much range, but is has this one – of – a kind unique quality – you know it when u hear it – u can even imitate it!

      Rita Ora tries to sing in a bajun accent on Shina ya light.

      She also tries to sing in that bad girl riri swag style on roc da life, that what proves Rih can sing.

    • kelly September 7, 2012

      Jessie J can out sing Rihanna – many others. Fact! She done a cover of we found love: it was passionate and alluring…..but it was not smash. If she has released it, it would not of slayed.

      It is about the performance….what makes Al pacino, Lebron James, Ronaldo etc give star turning performances ? Why do they stand out over the peers? Everyone is the NBA can play ball; everyone in the godfather could act….why do some cream rise to the top?

      That is rih – she has that special something; that je ne sais quoi. With Rih, it is star quality. That why she made it. She has the x factor.

      • kelly September 7, 2012

        The way she sings ella ella ella eh eh eh will define her legacy. Rita Ora, Nicole Sherzinger, Fergie, Nelly furtado have all try to sing in that style.

      • zzzzgg September 8, 2012

        Rihanna ain’t no Whitney but she has a unique sound.For those saying Rihanna can’t sing, answer this can Janet Jackson sing??? Can she even blow? Nobody complains

    • Nature September 8, 2012

      I would say nice comment if your NAME wasn’t so crude and spiteful.

  48. Miguel September 7, 2012

    She damn deserves it

  49. nicko September 7, 2012

    Im #TeamMinaj but congrats !!! I like rihanna too =D

  50. Suicide Blonde September 7, 2012

    I forget to say that the picture of Rihanna is PERFECTION, only Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Madonna, Pink and Rihanna can rock short hair.

    • kelly September 7, 2012

      Natalie Portma is flawless, Jada Pinkette, Nia Long too

      Beyonce cannot be seen with out weave.

      • Suicide Blonde September 7, 2012

        Haha i agree, Beyonce could never.

      • Nature September 8, 2012

        She already has been, in Just Stand Up.

  51. shell517nj September 7, 2012

    doesn’t matter what you haters think. “That Rihanna Reign just won’t let up”….25 million strong and growing. she stays relevant pushing those boundaries. #cockiness

  52. Honey CHILD please September 7, 2012

    That forehead won’t let up f*** the reign

    • Quetta September 7, 2012

      Rofl, I loveeee your comments.

  53. Benron (King Of The Navy) September 7, 2012

    I hope Sam knows everyone in the comment section is talking to eachother and has nothing to say about his desperate Re-hash of all his other Rihanna articles.

    All I see is lies, everyone feels like they need to lie to Convince themselves Queen Rih isa bad. Whitney didn’t write, and Anita didn’t have a number one album, neither of this affects the quality of their music. Madonna is a bland singer and can do nothing with her voice but is still an Icon like Britney Spears.

    And To Call Rihanna’s music generic is a lie. I cannot think of anyone who’s music sounds just like Rihanna other than Ms 535 on itunes Incestra Whora. Rihanna is a unique blend of Pop/Rock, Euro Pop/Dance Pop, Regga Fusion, and Dubstep (Her and Britney spears were the first superstars to dare take a risk.)

    Unlike Diana Ross/Jennifer Lopez/ Britney Spears wannabe (Beyonce) Madonna wannabe (Gaga) Lil Kim clone (Nicki) Rihanna is an inovator and Rita just proves how influential she is to have an impersonator.

    • Quetta September 7, 2012

      How is beyonce a Britney spears wannabe? I’m sooo confused,

      • Benron (King Of The Navy) September 8, 2012

        Look it up, Beyonce has copied many aspects of Britneys style. Just Like Nicki is the urban, eccentric Gaga Bey wanted to do the same with Britney.

    • Nature September 8, 2012

      Rihanna is nothing more than a producer’s pet, not innovative in the least. and Rih’s music is generic as hell. WHYB was made to be a another generic hit, plain as that. Get back at me when she has a performance that doesn’t suck.

  54. Quetta September 7, 2012

    Who cares….?

  55. It’s Utterly Bizaar! September 8, 2012

    Rihanna looks like Angela Bassett in ‘Waiting to Exhale’!

    And congrats to the Digital Hitmaker. 🙂

  56. ADELE September 8, 2012

    How is that an accomplishment when she’s releasing albums every year, and jumping on every hot artist track. Remember, Rihanna’s singles sales doesn’t only come from her music only, but from the many tracks that she’s featured on with the likes of Eminem, Jay-z, Drake, Kanye, Cold Play, etc. Take those away and see where Rihanna really stands. Look at her album sales…25 million with 6 albums? That doesn’t even add up for a huge popstar, and to try to come for Beyonce who release 3 Rnb albums, and one pop album IASF, and still sold 32 million after IASF era in the US alone. Also, remember DIL was released in 2003 before the digital era. Rihanna is not a pop icon, because her albums are not huge sellers, she only had one successful tour out of 3 tours. Beyonce had three huge selling tours as a singles artist. She had one flop album, yes Bey Stan 4 flopped, but Rihanna has 4 albums that Flopped also. You guys bragging about single sales which most of those she was a featured artist. Judge her by her career overall, to include tours, album sales, performances, and singles. All you guys talking about is singles sales. Rihanna knows she can’t take a year of because someone will take that singles crown, since that’s all her stans seem to brag about.

    • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) September 8, 2012

      Beyonce is not the best example when it comes to megaseller artists. But I agree with you on everything. This is the result of releasing 8 singles per year 🙂

      • MaGDA September 8, 2012

        Your top 5 songs of the moment

        September 6, 2011 at 9:49 am

        Gaga – You and I
        Mariah Carey – Anytime you need a friend
        Celine Dion – Falling into you
        Whitney – All the man that I need
        Kelly Rowland – Each other
        September 6, 2011 at 9:57 am


        September 6, 2011 at 9:49 am

        Gaga – You and I
        Mariah Carey – Anytime you need a friend
        Celine Dion – Falling into you
        Whitney – All the man that I need
        Kelly Rowland – Each other

        H** HUSH!

        Caca = FLOP tranny

        STEALonce = FLOP

        SLEEPine Dion = FLOP and boring as hell.

        THE GREAT LACEFRONCE’s opinion is the only one that matters.

        September 6, 2011 at 9:57 am

        and PIGriah Scarey = FAT FLOP

        THE GREAT LACEFRONCE has spoken the truth


      • Benron (King Of The Navy) September 8, 2012

        Rihanna has never released 8 singles in one year, why must u lie to prove your point you b****>

      • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) September 8, 2012

        What??? Is that a comment I made a year ago??? wow I actually have stalkers lol

    • MC the place to be!! September 8, 2012

      dangerously in love was released digitally amazon and rhapsody was big then

  57. Romania September 8, 2012

    She looks nice in that picture , but old.

  58. afolabi September 8, 2012

    I’m glad for Rihanna but let’s be honest, the team behind Rihanna made all those accomplishments but I won’t stop to state that Rihanna has also done well in useing pop culture is make up for wherever talent left off and that No1 US record that everyone runst to, to pull her down is BS, she’ll get that soon and shut the hater up.
    Who the F*** is Rita Ora! When Party and B.S came out, I loved it and her free spiritness only to get the album (ORA) is cry blood! The album is so bad that I’m off the b****. U may be wondering why I’m so pissed, rita was gladly handed the best in the biz to work with (Makeba, The Runners, The Monarch, Stargate, Chase & Status, The-Dream,, Major Lazer, Michael Linney, Brandon Linney, Fraser T. Smith, Chris Loco, Daniel Stein, Wez Clarke, The Invisible Man, Greg Kurstin, Jules De Martino, Diplo) and she came up with unfinished and repetitive sounding songs and yall say she’s taking the Rihanna throne, how true can that be cause nobody can ever fault the fact that rihanna (working with similar people) makes great songs so by no means should rita ora be compared to rihanna, she lacks style and talent cause it takes someone with a bad taste in music to release such crap
    PS dissapointed me for the first time with the track he did for rita, I mean no grammy winner should stoop that low (even he’s cheryl Cole collaborations sound better than the trash on rita’s CD)
    The music on ritas album is so poor that I feel it was intended to be that way so as to hit us with better music on her sophmore effort and its so funny how she would be considering releasing such half baked bull s*** in the US
    As for Ria, its the begining of the end (Keep the flag flying Rihanna, your Navy is right behind u)

  59. ADELE September 8, 2012

    It doesn’t matter, Rihanna still released 6 albums with at least 5-8 singles off each, and has still been featured on Eminem, Drake, Jay-z, Kanye, TI and others tracks as a featured artist. Eminem alone is a huge seller by himself, both with albums, and singles, so without those features Rihanna would not be close to 47 million, and that’s the truth.

  60. R****** Navy: Broke,Ugly & bitter September 8, 2012


  61. IOTA September 8, 2012

    That’s a major feat for anyone to accomplish!

    SN: I love how sam is Rita Ora’s best/only fan lol

  62. Nature September 8, 2012

    “kicking dust in the faces of GaGa and Beyonce.”

    If digital sales were as big back when Beyonce (first) peaked, she would have easily surpassed 100 million by now. Plus it’s funny how most of those sales are $1.29 singles sales, NOT $15 album sales. Lot’s not start with Rihanna’s album sales, or lack there of :laugh:

  63. Alexandra November 16, 2012

    Congratulations to Ms Rihanna. She has a certain skill and she is uaing it. I’m not a fan of Beyonce’s voice and am from a time when Jennifer Holliday, Whitney Houston, Angela Winbush, Toni Braxton, Anita Baker, etc. Were the standard for singing. Janet and her brother were the epitome of choregraphed electrifying entertainment. I applaud Rihanna and Beyonce for what they have obtained but as far as vocals…neither does a thing for me and Rita isn’t more than this one mention. She will fade soon most likely, as she offers nothing that stands out. With Beyonce, GaGa, Rihanna and Nikki Minaj holding down the R7B, Pop and Hip Hop fronts, I see no place for to go really. She can’t stand up to the Christinas, Jennifer Hudsons, Adels and Joss Stones of the music world either.

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