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Beyonce’s ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ Hits 1 Million Copies Sold Mark

Published: Thursday 29th Nov 2012 by David


Beyonce may be hard at work on her fifth studio album, but it seems she is still reaping the rewards from its R&B driven predecessor this year.

Marking the latest hit in her extensive discography, this week has seen her 2011 single ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America.

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After receiving the same certification in Australia and Sweden, ‘Best Thing‘ hit Platinum in the US this week with combined sales of over 1 million copies, 500,000 copies or so more than her single ‘Countdown‘ which was certified Gold on the same day.

Pulled from her #1 album ‘4′, the number’s commercial feat sees it best sales held by her Dance smash ‘Run The World’, which like ‘Countdown’ holds a Gold certificate.

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  1. mr.m November 29, 2012

    Who cares about that FLOP!

    ANYWAY, congrats for Man-iah Carey fans:
    she won a BILLBOARD award for “the flop of the century” – Triumphant 😀
    YAAAAAAAAY! I can’t wait for her acceptation speech 😀

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    • MC November 29, 2012

      Actually that’s not true, it went to Louts and Bionic 129k (in two weeks?) and less than ~500k worldwide for Bionic? Indeed your fave is the biggest flop of them all. Contracts, pressed soul.

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      • likane November 29, 2012

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    • Mariah Carey mothered you H***… November 29, 2012

      You know MC is queen when she is being brought up on a post that has nothing to do with her. Meanwhile, rihanna is patiently waiting on her pennies thats left after the dozens of song writers and producers and weed suppliers, and etc. gets their cut from her poor album sales.

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    • Don’t_Start_No_Shit!!! November 30, 2012

      Why are y’all entertaining Mr. Madagascar. He been must have been eating SALT!!!

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  2. damn November 29, 2012

    Please will no one talk s***. No rirana navy no beyonce , no niki fans no gaga fans to alieza banks just no one. Tehse artists don’t even look at your stupid comments. Just says congrats to someone for being successful and s*** up.

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    • damn November 29, 2012

      these*

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    • Lax November 29, 2012

      @DAWN
      Did you loose your way babe this is a blog spot and people
      come here to blog not the “MACY’S” Christmas Wish Book
      Deery!
      RIHANNA’S DIAMONDS Reached a Million and over and according to sound scan making RIHANNA Artist who have had Four Singles reach a million this year, Cough*
      Couch*
      @BEY HIVE KISSSSSSSSSS MY ASS IN ADVANCE!!!!!!!

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      • haha November 29, 2012

        poor of you, im sure u think rihanna is way better than beyonce, but 1 thing is for sure thats just numbers! if u talk about ARTIST and SINGERs! beyonce take all the way long to that lucky pretty girl call rihanna 🙂 just me tho

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  3. Dane November 29, 2012

    The person who writes “Who cares about this flop” at 7:00 am… lol…. Obviously you do.. lol

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    • mr.m November 29, 2012

      well, it’s 5PM in my country, h** 🙂
      in your fugly face 😀

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      • BABY T November 29, 2012

        you’re still here though which means you care! 😛

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      • FAF November 29, 2012

        LOL @ these comments.

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  4. joker November 29, 2012

    b is fine. but seriously? a post about a year old single? omg tgj. that’s damn low. 😆

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    • Lax November 29, 2012

      @JOCKER,,,,,ROTF,,,,CRYING,,,,LMAO
      NOW THAT IS SO TRUE AND AS FUNNY
      AS ALL GET OUT!!!!!!!THANKS FOR THE LAUGH!!!!

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      • FAF November 29, 2012

        @Joker but don’t a yall call anything under platinum a flop? Many would consider Rihanna TTT a flop since it wasn’t US certified until 10mos later, the following yr .

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  5. BABY T November 29, 2012

    Billboard reported this last month. Also Diva has hit the 1 million mark.

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    • Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) November 29, 2012

      and it took years to do so lol so sad Rihannas singles sell a million within months

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      • FAF November 29, 2012

        ^ But them albums don’t… LOL !

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      • MrTooIncredible November 29, 2012

        ^ LMAO

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  6. mr.m November 29, 2012

    No beyonce just bought 995k to make it platinum
    Deal with it negro xD
    DEAD XD

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    • MC November 29, 2012

      Dead your fave could not even scan 550k in the bid from plat let alone 995k. You are so stupid going around calling people flops when your fave is a flop to the core. Bionic anyone or Lotus.

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      • BABY T November 29, 2012

        Omg! Mr M is a Xtina stan :O Wow….just wow!! LMAO

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    • Lax November 29, 2012

      @MR M,,,,NOW YOU KNOW WE FIGHT, BUT YOU ARE TELLING IT JUST LIKE IT IS!!!!!

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    • BABY T November 29, 2012

      LOL Beyonce earns millions every year she would’ve bought the 995k during the time BTINH was released but its taking this long so #YouFAIL!

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    • From the Hive November 29, 2012

      The same can be said about DefScam and Rihoenas album then.

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      • Bey Fan November 29, 2012

        the same should be said about def jam…..i dunno if Rihanna can afford it

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      • FAF November 29, 2012

        But… @MC you’re dragging singles now?

        DId Triumphant scan 550k?

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      • MC November 29, 2012

        @F** you make no sense, I am talking about albums…..and no Triumphant did not scan 550k neither did any of Nicki’s singles from the RE-Flop. #Sit

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  7. White girl mob November 29, 2012

    4Real it’s 7am TGJ ya wanna put this nappy headed b**** on my screen put a more successful artist on people’s screen like kreayshawn.

    Gucci gucci single went reach gold two weeks ago and ya did not seem to give a f*** did YOU?! I need to start supporting real artist out there STOP! Posting s*** about a industry gold digger who dating a big lip monkey for his fame & cash she is a waste of s****.

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    • Mary Mary Why You Buggin’ November 29, 2012

      You just will NOT stay on your medication will you??!!

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      • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 29, 2012

        death!!!

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    • BABY T November 29, 2012

      Hahahahahahaa Gucci Gucci peaked at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and her album peaked at #112 on the Billboard 200 LOL!

      Beyonce’s 15 year career >>>>>> Kreayshawn’s flop 2 year career

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      • UMMMM…. November 29, 2012

        LMAO^ i love me some B keep making those hit

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    • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 29, 2012

      slit yo wrist white h**

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    • SHARON November 29, 2012

      Kreayshawn?? Didnt her album sell just over 3,000 LMAO!!

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    • @091094_ November 29, 2012

      O look who has surfaced her greasy white scalp, did you take enough time to recover from Krayons shameful albums sales, I suggest you come humble up on here h**, you been put to shame already

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  8. BABY T November 29, 2012

    Here are more certifications for the 4 singles:

    Run the World (Girls)
    – Australia – Platinum
    – Canada – Platinum
    – New Zealand – Gold
    – United States – Gold

    Best Thing I Never Had
    – Australia – Platinum
    – Canada – Gold
    – New Zealand – Gold
    – Sweden – Platinum
    – United States – Platinum

    Love On Top
    – Australia – 2x Platinum
    – Italy – Gold
    – United States – Gold

    Countdown
    – United States – Gold

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    • oh baby (b****** will Deal) November 29, 2012

      Yass @baby for those stats!

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      • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 29, 2012

        YAAASSSSS B****!!!! #pops tongue chile

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  9. Jamil November 29, 2012

    Nobody gives a f*** Sam it’s a old f****** single. Ciara needs to be getting more respect she has way more to give than beyonce.

    Ciara would kill beyonce in a dance battle just because beyonce can sell a couple of records don’t make you the queen of everything you’re still pretty much a basic HO smh

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    • BABY T November 29, 2012

      You obviously give a f*** if you’re here. Ciara is the Queen of Flops honey. And Beyonce would kill her in a singing battle! Don’t worry about Bey. Go buy more copies of Sorry and Got Me Good because they’re flopping on iTunes lol.

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    • the real xoxo November 29, 2012

      a vocalist who can dance (Beyonce) > a dancer who can kind of sing (Ciara)

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      • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 29, 2012

        goup!!!

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      • FAF November 29, 2012

        @THEREALXOXO ! TWO BLACK WOMEN MAKING MONEY > YO BROKE ASS !

        END OF DISCUSSION ! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  10. RITANATION November 29, 2012

    I respect beyonce with all my hart but I gotta tell it like it is.. 2013 is Rita Ora year nobody is getting in her way next year not even the queen beyonce. Rita Ora is gonna slay next year she ain’t playing with ya it’s her time! It ain’t nothing Rihanna can do to stop her

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    • BABY T November 29, 2012

      Lol

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    • FAF November 29, 2012

      DEATH! U are a RIta Ora hater secretly trying to get ppl to drag her. . Don’t try it !

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  11. MC November 29, 2012

    Congrats Beyonce and Co.

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  12. Pop Royalty November 29, 2012

    congrats to her 😀

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  13. A.MILIAN November 29, 2012

    CONGRATS BEY… BUT THAT PHOTO IS A F****** MESS… TGJ KNOWS BETTER… BEYONCE WOULD SUE YA’LL IF SHE KNEW THAT RATCHET ASS PICTURE SAW THE LIGHT OF DAY

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    • oh baby (b****** will Deal) November 29, 2012

      Thank you, I just said the same damn thing below. Dunno why Sam keeps getting these f***** up and edited pictures.

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  14. Oh Baby (B****** Will Deal) November 29, 2012

    I knew that “4lop” had legs, still reaping awards and certifications almost 2 years after release.proud of you queen Bey and my fellow hive. 🙂 all released singles getting atleast a gold certification? If that’s a flop, then I know some of these artists are dying to flop like Bey 🙂

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  15. KC November 29, 2012

    I give a f*** actually. People that don’t give a f*** don’t to click and comment just move along swiftly if you don’t give a f*** damn. Logic.

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    • FAF November 29, 2012

      @KC I agree !

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  16. Oh Baby (B****** Will Deal) November 29, 2012

    Oop one more thing, Sam I love you, but enough with all those fan retouched and photoshoped pics of Bey, one would think she was ugly by you not getting better and real unedited photos of her like you’ve done her last few posts! Sheesh. She’s too gorgeous for all this photoshop mess. Thank you.

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  17. From the Hive November 29, 2012

    Oh no that picture looks like a computer generated animation Bey would go ham if she saw this re-surfaced lol.

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  18. Beyonce’s Weave November 29, 2012

    LMAO after how many years, 2??? oh poor baby LMAO, this is so hilarious. After 5,000 years, this song finally hits platinum. I mean the dinosaurs got extinct by the time this song was selling 1 copy a week LMAO. Congrats to the hood-hive, I’m sure like a BET award, Soul Train award and top spot on the irrelevant FLOP&B charts, this screams “QUEEN” or “KING B” to you LMAO.

    I mean come on, Rack City by Tyga is 2x platinum and this is when this song is hitting platinum, after 5,000 years LMAO. OH how the might have fallen.

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    • oh baby (b****** will Deal) November 29, 2012

      Yes just like she’s racked up billboard music awards, vma’s kids choice and ama’s .it’s funny your memory failed to include those in your impressive track record of Bey’s achievements. And all those other urban awards you mentioned, rihanna hasn’t won any with TTT because you do know it’s not only the white media and audience that supports music right? Or that she (rihanna) as a black artist would also like those accolades. 🙂 you have a pleasant day.

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      • KC November 29, 2012

        tell him @oh baby, I cannot take anything this person says seriously anyway when his name is Beyonces weave and he ALWAYS has something to say about her anyway. Change your name to Rihannas V***** that would fit you better hun.

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    • FAF November 29, 2012

      I don’t even like Beyonce, but it has only been out a yr, not two. . . How can u drag anyone when R**** took 10 mos to reach plat??? *CLUELESS*

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  19. Jer November 29, 2012

    I wont be like the BEY-sides and comment on HOW LONG it took to just sell a measley million copies of this “promo” (remember there were no singles from Un4tunate). So i won’t stoop to their level and bring up the fact that it took a year and a half for this super smash flawless legendary hit to go PLATINUM. I just wont.

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  20. pat November 29, 2012

    the beyhive can’t be this desperate……anywho…congrats …i guess??

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    • FAF November 29, 2012

      Desperate for what ugly ??? THEY DIDNT BEG FOR IT TO GO PLATINUM ! PPL BOUGHT IT! WHERE IS YOUR LOGIC?

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  21. Gabriella November 29, 2012

    WOW, AND IT ONLY TOOK HER OVER A YEAR AND A HALF TO REACH THIS INCREDIBLE MARK!!! WHEN WILL YOUR FAVE?????? #SARCASM!

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    • Violet November 29, 2012

      What about the time span it took TTT to go platinum? When will your fave #SARCASM

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  22. RoyalKev November 29, 2012

    I <3 4! It was a great musical era. I'm just really happy Bey delivered on that album. Anything it achieves is well deserved! Bey's 4 is still winning (since June 2011)!

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

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  23. JAKE November 29, 2012

    CONGRATS BEY.

    But Billboard did report this in late September.

    KIII.

    😉

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  24. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) November 29, 2012

    lol really?? it took her 2 years to sell a million hahaha diamonds sold a million in 2weeks…Floponce fursure

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  25. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) November 29, 2012

    The beyhive will take anything they can get…..Desperate much……

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    • Bey Fan November 29, 2012

      If the navy can be satisfied with a #1 album after 7 consecutive albums….and with sells of less than 300,000 on black friday weekend…. well I guess the hive can be happy about this.

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      • FAF November 29, 2012

        ^DEAD

        wonder why no one responded to that.. SHADE 🙂

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      • beyhive b**** November 29, 2012

        YASSSSSSSS HUNNNY READ THIS B****

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  26. Y November 29, 2012

    That Beyonce reign JUST wont let up!! LMAO

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  27. Girrrl November 29, 2012

    Diamonds did that within 2 months of release. Congrats I guess…

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    • TheOneAndOnly November 29, 2012

      But when her hype is over, nobody buys her s***…which is why she comes out with album after album.

      BEY= Longevity….its been a year since this song was a single and b****** still buying it.

      NOBODY will be buying Diamonds by next month, mark my words.

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      • FAF November 29, 2012

        No one will buy that album , either

        Pink ZOOMED past her on Black friday.. KI !

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  28. END OF TIME FOR YOUR FAVS KING B IS COMING BACK November 29, 2012

    It amazes me the amount of hate Queen Bey gets especially from u whack ass navy fans I mean damn lol regardless bey still got u thinking bout her hatin or not and she doesn’t even have to go around get naked smoke weed etc etc… Congrats bey regardless of what u haters may say she will forever be a bad woman beautiful and talented soooo yea

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  29. BEYSUS OVER JESUS November 29, 2012

    AWWWW IN THE BTINH VIDEO ON X-FACTOR YOU CAN SEE HER GROWING TUMMY WHEN SHE WAS PREGNANT …I LOVE QUEEN BEY SO MUCH…SHE WILL SLAY 2013…RIHANNA GIVE UP YOUR WIG BEFORE KING BEYSUS SNATCH IT.

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  30. Matthew Charlery-Smith November 29, 2012

    I’m almost like “Who cares?” TGJ, would you like to post the numerous Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold singles Rihanna achieved from “Talk That Talk”? The album you slammed which failed to reach #1 but still outdid “4”.

    Keep stroking Beyonce’s ego! You guys covet exposure and fame at any cost. You know Beyonce is well hyped up and you’re hoping she’ll pay attention to your blog so you can get an interview (which is why you’re so nice to Kelly). If the deaths of MJ and WH have taught us anything it’s to put God first. I’m tired of the b***-kissing. Here’s an update, Beyonce is not GOD!

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    • Bey Fan November 29, 2012

      So because you admire someone musically, you consider them to be a GOD????

      You ppl take s*** to the extreme. What does the death of MJ or WH have to do with BTINH reaching platinum?

      And for you to bring up Rihanna on an unrelated post. Remember Rihanna is not GOD…..

      foolish ….smh

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  31. Matthew Charlery-Smith November 29, 2012

    And what’s up with all the airbrushed pics of Beyonce lately?

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  32. Mika November 29, 2012

    Rihanna single “Diamonds” and album “Unapologetic” are both number 1 this week!!! Congrats Rihanna and Navy!!! Get your copy now xo.

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  33. Bey Fan November 29, 2012

    Do see those performances…. that woman can entertain.

    Cant wait for “Beyonce The Great” to return. LOL.

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    • Teacher November 29, 2012

      I saw her f*** up on BTINH…u see that lol?

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  34. I am Blue The Real hive November 29, 2012

    BEST THING I NEVER HAD NOW SOLD 3.8 MILLION WORLD WIDE SURPASSING THE ALBUM 4

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  35. Bey Fan November 29, 2012

    A #1 album finally after 7 consecutive albums…. and less than 300,000 sold on black friday weekend….. now thats star power…. lmaooo. The navy always tries it.

    I wonder how the sells will decline this week……

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  36. tits mcgee November 29, 2012

    Congrats Bey! 🙂

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  37. sheesh November 29, 2012

    When will your fave ?

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  38. TeamBreezy November 29, 2012

    This post seems shady .. sam dont come for ms beyonce!

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  39. Black kupid November 29, 2012

    LMFAO ” the voice of the Hoodhives” Oh this a disgrace for a level of pop stardom she shoulf ve sold more . B**** I love but ur stan make it impossible to deal with u anymore. I see some members of the navy issueing congrats! But if this were to be rihanna ? Yall know we will all be getting hate radiation from this post. When a kellys Motivation went plat. 4 months after its release they called her a flop. Well considering this after like close to 2 years ! ​​L̳̿Ö̤̣̇☺ː̗̀(=)))ː̖́☺Ö̤̣̇L̳̿ kelly must be the dopest backup singer ever

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  40. Anne November 29, 2012

    Great, good for her!

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  41. Black kupiD November 29, 2012

    I feel so sorry 4 Bey 4 is nothing but a joke! She is suppose to be king like the hives claim having world wide album sales like adele, have 1st week album sales like taylore swift, selling singles like rihanna while nabbing #1s on bb 100 like but no she seem 2 be flopping where it counts. In her defece her hive will clain she is a great artist ! Ha! Is all I can say bcos ciara can out dance her into a coma and jennifer hudson, fantacia, mariah or cheistina will singer her back to like all she need do is take her pick from some of these vocal life savers

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  42. Black kupid November 29, 2012

    Bey is a good artist I will allow my self say 1 of the best of our generation infact. But let’s be truthful her career has more holes in it than a birds nest, design to allow lies free in & out passage. I will accept she is King whenever she does someting remark able like adele taylor or rihanna cos this three girls are known for 3 different significant things and areas where they dominate like no other. Wake me when Bey has dominated in one ares. And don’t gimme 16 grammy quote cos there are other female with more grammys

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    • Julia November 29, 2012

      Its not about dominating in particular area for me personally thats a juvenile attitude if you think thats what makes someone lesser. Beyonce is still exceptional across all areas she doesn’t need to have the ‘most’ of this or the ‘most’ of that shes Beyonce, she has an amazing repetoir as Beyonce. But if you really want me to go there, shes the only one out all those you name dropped that can perform and DOMINATE a stage in ALL areas singing, dancing, engaging with audience, ballads and uptempos and so on. Im glad thats what shes known for.

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  43. Black kupid November 29, 2012

    Sam I don’t see my comments. Any who tell be to slow than on the attention whoreing cos its spinning outta control ! According 2 the hives she is on break I wonder she manages to keep her pix in circulation. Oh yeah she has the paps on speed dial. Love u Bey but ur hives love to point a finger , but they forget that the remaining fingers points back at them. THis a flop more like Best thing I floppin had

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  44. fatu sankoh November 29, 2012

    you go bey well done hatters have norting on you long live queen bey

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  45. ZIGGY STARDUST November 29, 2012

    Damn! They airbrushed the hell out of that top pic. That doesn’t even look like her. It looks like a man in drag. :0(

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  46. Summer January 1, 2013

    KING BEY REIGN SUPREME!!!

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