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Elijah Blake: ‘Rihanna’s Unapologetic Is Her Strongest Album To Date’

 Elijah Blake: Rihannas Unapologetic Is Her Strongest Album To Date

As the man behind Usher‘s ‘Climax‘, Keyshia Cole‘s ‘Enough Of No Love’ and many a cut on Ciara‘s ‘One Woman Army‘, Elijah Blake is fast becoming Pop’s most sought after contributor.

However, while his skills have already seen him win an ‘industry concentrated’ respect , it’s his work on Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ that has many a Pop fan foaming at the mouth, with some now hailing him as the male equivalent to Ester Dean.

Now, in an interview with That Grape Juice.Net, he has opened up on his friendship with the Def Jam belle and the inspiration behind his work for her.

Excerpt from our interview below…

 Elijah Blake: Rihannas Unapologetic Is Her Strongest Album To Date

On the album, he shared:

“It’s really a solid piece of work. First of all, just working with Rihanna was a blessing because she’s one of the kindest people I’ve met, if not the kindest- and then as far as the music goes…it’s the most honest album she’s done. We went for a sound that describes where she is creatively and emotionally.

Everything she says on it comes from her life.

The things she’s singing about are things she’s really going through and you can hear it in her voice. It’s funny because people think ‘No Loved Allowed’ is a response to ‘Deuces”.

“(Laughs) I definitely wasn’t thinking about Deuces when I wrote it, but I’m just glad the album’s doing so well. I really feel like its the strongest LP she’s done. It’s not a singles based album you know, it’s strong as a whole.”

Be on the lookout for the rest of Elijah‘s interview when it touches down this week, and his hotly anticipated ‘Bijoux 22‘ EP set to drop set to drop in the coming days. Until then…

‘Download ‘Unapologetic’ here’.

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  1. December 3, 2012 at 7:28 am
    the real xoxo says:
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    oh god they are trying to start more controversy “no love allowed” is a response to deuces.
    Sorry but Rated R > Loud > GGGB > the rest.

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:33 am
      EasyBreezy says:
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      Now how could they be doing that when he CLEARLY said it wasn’t. It wasn’t as though they spread the rumor, the ACTUAL WRITER said it wasn’t a response to deuces so think before you speak b****.

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:35 am
      Lana Del Slay says:
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      Oh have a seat sis. HAVE A SEAT. Normally i would shade Rihoe but this time i cannot, if her writer said it wasn’t a Deuces diss how you gon sit here and say they startin rumors. HAVE A SEAT!

      • December 3, 2012 at 8:55 am
        Um says:
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        Unapologetic > Rated R > Loud > the rest

    • December 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm
      the real xoxo says:
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      I mistyped it. I meant to say that NLA isnt a response but they are trying to make people think so.

  2. December 3, 2012 at 7:31 am
    MC says:
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    Yeah, he’s gonna say this because he worked on it….duh. Anyways, he’s cute.

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:35 am
      Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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      he’s s*** as f*** >>>>>>

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:38 am
        MC says:
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        I know, he might be added to my growing husbands list.

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:44 am
        Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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        Yaaas most definitely he’s joining mine with J.Cole & LUDACRIS…

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:56 am
      Winguilera says:
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      Just as promiscuous as your fave.

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:57 am
        Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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        Ooooop she tried you & Mrs.Carey……gworl

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:23 am
        MUSICMAKESMEHIGH!! says:
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        UM YOU GUYS MUST BE ATTRACTED TO LITTLE BOYS! CUS HE LOOKS LIKE ONE OF MY LIL BRO FRIENDS STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL LOL! ANYWAYS YOU QUEENS ARE WHORES!!

      • December 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm
        MC says:
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        “Winguilera” does the “wing” in your name stand for Chicken wings that your fave so often enjoys?

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm
        Teacher says:
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        Lol that was fuunny!

  3. December 3, 2012 at 7:33 am
    BeyInLoveWithYou says:
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    Now who might this tall glass of cafe au lait sexiness be?

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:46 am
      NavyBlues says:
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      If she’s smart, Fossil should call him and ask for a hit.

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:49 am
        OVOXOXO says:
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        B doesn’t need ri’s used goods. Shes probably f***** him 100 or so times.

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:50 am
        Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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        okaaaaaay

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:25 am
        MUSICMAKESMEHIGH!! says:
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        B needs all the help she can get! he probably dont want to work for bey cus her ass might say she wrote his song!!

      • December 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm
        VAMP ORA CULLEN says:
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        DEAD

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm
        Jay Scorpio says:
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        DOUBLE DEAD!!!!!!!! @ MUSICMAKESMEHIGH!! #TRUTH

  4. December 3, 2012 at 7:34 am
    Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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    uh no!!!!! it’s definitely not her BEST…
    her best to worst IMO

    1.)LOUD
    2.)TALK THAT TALK
    3.)RATED R
    4.)UNAPOLOGETIC
    5.)GOOD GIRL GONE BAD
    6.)A GIRL LIKE ME
    7.)MUSIC OF THE SUN

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:37 am
      Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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      & talk that talk is a great album IDK why people say it sounded rushed n unfinished…that album still gets play on my iTunes

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:57 am
      Um says:
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      Unapologetic is her best. But of course, the Navy care NOT of a solid album. All they’re here for are quick Calvin Harris poptart singles to add to their tragic, tired and played out “#1 singles = upmost importance” argument

      • December 3, 2012 at 10:59 am
        James227 says:
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        I happened to agree that Unapologetic is Rihanna best album. It’s more gearing toward an adult audience. Calvin Harris song was great but it was geared toward a much younger crowd. Rihanna toned down this album alot that I can really see the growth in this album.

      • December 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm
        Lax says:
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        Excuse Me but,,,,,why do others always seem to think
        they have their own brains and KNOW WHAT THE NAVY,
        THINKS AND FEEL,,,,THESE HATING BYTCHES,,,,,
        now they as Mind Readers,,,,

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm
        Lax says:
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        If the Navy is here for a Quick Hit then what in the hell
        are all of the haters here for?

  5. December 3, 2012 at 7:37 am
    GaGita Lovato says:
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    Oh my. So THIS is who rihanna’s been spending late night’s in the studio with? My body is ready tbh.

  6. December 3, 2012 at 7:40 am
    joker says:
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    “people think… response to ‘deuces’.” you know what people think? blah. next cb controverse. it reallly get’s on my nerves. you/they gonna stretch that ‘news’ for a whole year til the next album comes out? i mean it’s your job -tgj- to ‘report’ that, but it’ll always the same background. -_-

  7. December 3, 2012 at 7:41 am
    QueenOfTheNavy says:
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    All of you b****** better back the f*** away from him. I claimed him from before any of you claimed him, capiche?

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:43 am
      BeyWhoUWanna says:
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      Oh sit down w****. Nobody needs Rislutnas writer but herself. 7 years in the game and b**** can’t even write her own songs.

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:27 am
        MUSICMAKESMEHIGH!! says:
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        NEITHER CAN BEYONCE OOOP!!! AND SHE IS 18 YEARS DEEP IN THE GAME!!

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:45 am
      Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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      can you share hun? cause you won’t be having him to yourself kiiiiii

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:57 am
        QueenOfTheNavy says:
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        Okay monstarebel we can share, but the hood hives can the fall the f*** back to be honest.

      • December 3, 2012 at 8:01 am
        Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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        yes n I feel you, them hoes just want to be noticed no one pays them any attention outside this blog kiii

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:47 am
      NickISaidDis says:
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      A seat of coals awaits you m’lady. Slaylijah is mine, im finna follow him on twitter.

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:59 am
      Um says:
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      He doesn’t want any of you dusty, broke and basic blog-stalking b******. Here’s some seats, enough for all of you
      _/ _/ _/

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:01 am
        James227 says:
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        @Um

        LMAO

  8. December 3, 2012 at 7:43 am
    j says:
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    niguh bye!!! unapologetic is not her best album!!!

  9. December 3, 2012 at 7:50 am
    dee says:
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    Actually, it is her weakest cd!

    • December 3, 2012 at 9:47 am
      Mario says:
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      Thank You!

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:29 am
      MUSICMAKESMEHIGH!! says:
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      ITS HER BEST ALBUM EVER NEXT TO RR!!

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm
      Lax says:
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      IT’S her weakest and it still snagged that
      number 1 Album in the US and number 1 World Wide

      And another of Her Lead Singles is Number 1 for it’s second week,,,
      And Her album performed good first week in the Uk
      #1 album and #1 Single,

  10. December 3, 2012 at 7:56 am
    Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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    *When you f*** them other girls i bet they be wondering why you always call my name*

  11. December 3, 2012 at 8:02 am
    Mrs Robyn Brown (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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    I absolutely agree, it is her strongest album to date. In fact it is her best album to date. In this album, Rihanna showcases three things, her growth, vocal ability but most of all, her versatility. I love Unapologetic, it’s very solid.

    Unapologetic >Rated R>GGGB>LOUD>TTT>The rest

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:06 am
      Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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      Smh straight trippin boo but it’s your opinion so I respect it

    • December 3, 2012 at 9:00 am
      Um says:
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      Loud is better than GGGB but ok

    • December 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm
      Benron (Shine Bright Like Rihanna's 100 million records sold plaque) says:
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      aGREED!

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm
      zzzzzb says:
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      Rated R is her best album

  12. December 3, 2012 at 8:06 am
    OverDoseOnSorry says:
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    It breaks my heart that people like rihanna get the best songs from songwriters just because she can afford them and girls like ciara only get the second best. the same goes for keyshia, if he can write hits for rihanna why can’t he do the same for keyshia? because she can’t afford them?

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:19 am
      mobwife: All hail the chrome & bow says:
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      Are you really blaming Rihanna? Ciara has to step up her game it’s not Rihanna, Gaga, Adele or Beyonce’s fault if ppl clamor to work with them.Ciara is a good talent IMO but she is caught in the CONTROLLED, FIXED, LIMITEDLY OWN MEDIA-MUSIC industry game. The the game seems to be played today, the white folks who control it all push and shove artists into whichever category they see fit. Hopefully with LA Ried behind her, she can get the ‘shine’ she deserves.

      • December 3, 2012 at 8:49 am
        CISQUADUP says:
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        The media chooses how they want to support and who they don’t want to. Rihanna makes good music but she’s only popular because of the money behind her. Ciara is popular because of her talent.

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:31 am
        MUSICMAKESMEHIGH!! says:
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        TELL CSQUAUD TO BUY HER ALBUMS AND SINGLES SO SHE CAN BE A WORLDWIDE SUPERSTAR AND SELL OUT STADIUMS WORLDWIDE LIKE THE NAVY DOES FOR RIHANNA AROUND THE WORLD!!!

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm
      Lax says:
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      Blah, blah, blah Rihanna has worked her ass off and
      she came from the botton Up the Artist you are speaking of
      are American and Rihanna is a Caribbean who has made her home in these US and she works hard.

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm
        Lax says:
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        What is the other Artist who are from the US, WHATS THEIR PROBLEM THOSE WHO HAVE GOT $$$$$ AND CAN DO IT THEIR OWN WAY?
        And besides that Rihanna is doing great and she does not have the talent the others have TO LET HER HATERS TELL IT,,,LOL

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm
        Lax says:
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        Is it Rihanna’s fault that others are not as successful as she is, Rihanna has lossed endorsements, and hit many a bump in the road and she still works her ass off and there are many pissed and pressed over a Sista’s work habits.

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm
      zzzzzb says:
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      first of all Ciara sounds like a bootleg Aaliyah or Janet and Keyshia cole is boring and basic, that’s why producers down want to work with them.

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm
      Teacher says:
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      Not true! If Rihanna was given one of Ciara’s many recent flops….it would be a top ten hit! The fact is…no1 is checking for them…it’s the sad truth…u see how ‘Got Me Good’ tried and failed!

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm
      Teacher says:
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      @CISQ I hate to break it to you but Ciara is not popular….it’s the end of 2012 boo not 2004!

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm
      Teacher says:
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      But 4real it’s ALL ABOUT THE MONEY….they want some1 who is more liikely to get a hit..so they can get paid! They don’t want to waste money on Ciara n others…

  13. December 3, 2012 at 8:07 am
    Cara says:
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    Oh dear its always a bad omen when the people behind the scenes come and say s*** like this.

  14. December 3, 2012 at 8:10 am
    mobwife: All hail the chrome & bow says:
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    Okay, he’s cute but looks a little suspect…LOL :-)

    Next to GGGB, which was her best CD, Unapologetic doesn’t sound too bad and might very well be her second best effort! IMO

  15. December 3, 2012 at 8:10 am
    37Million says:
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    I agree with him but it doesn’t have enough singles on it. I cant see any of the other songs doing as well as Diamonds because of lot of them sound unfinished and rushed. Phresh should have been on Rated r and LOP is just a hot ass mess but the other songs are good.

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:29 am
      ENOUGH ONIKA says:
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      Why should Phresh be on Rated R? Rated R was a concept album, Phresh is sh*t which fits this album well…

  16. December 3, 2012 at 8:10 am
    Hot chocolate Sauce says:
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    Well of course he’ll say that

  17. December 3, 2012 at 8:15 am
    WomanToWoman says:
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    If Keyshia had rihannas promo she would have double what UPL did. Im so tired of these stans thinking going to number one means anything if your music isn’t loved by the critics.
    I like her new music but when has rihanna ever given us vocals, like real strong vocals.She can’t.

    • December 3, 2012 at 9:25 am
      WaitUrTurn88 says:
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      GO PLAY ” WHAT NOW” AND TRY TO SING IT!!!!!

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:35 am
      MUSICMAKESMEHIGH!! says:
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      STOP BEING MAD AT HER SUCCESS!! RIHANNA HAS WORKED HER ASS OFF WHEN PEOPLE THOUGHT OF HER AS A ONE HIT WONDER SHE CAME BACK TWICE AS HARD!! SHE IS GONNA KEEP WINNING BECAUSE RIHANNA IS TALENTED!! YOU MIGHT NOT AGREE WITH ME BUT HER MILLIONS OF NAVY FANS WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT HER AND KEEP HER AT THE TOP!!

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm
      zzzzzb says:
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      IF KEYSHIA COLE HAD RIHANNA’S PROMO SHE WOULD FLOP. NOBODY IS CHECKING FOR KEYSHIA COLE.

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:34 pm
      Teacher says:
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      Keyshia did more promo than Rih….NOBODY Is checking for her…sawwy!

  18. December 3, 2012 at 8:15 am
    King Bey + Queen Adele says:
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    That hairstyle is so Cassie, maybe because her and Rihanna are on the same level?

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:36 am
      MUSICMAKESMEHIGH!! says:
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      12 number 1s in the us and 10 global number 1s disagrees with you!!

  19. December 3, 2012 at 8:23 am
    : : BLUE FRESH . : . : . . . . . says:
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    I see no damn lies. Even stronger than ‘Rated R’.

    He looks so ugly, though.

    • December 3, 2012 at 10:15 am
      Pop Royalty says:
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      b**** are you f*****’ Serious Now ?!

    • December 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm
      KEEPITREALLY says:
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      THE UGLY BITCHEZ ARE ALWAYZ THE FIRST TO HATE WHEN THEY SEE SOMEON THEY CANT HAVE. THAT BOY IS GORGEOUS NO SHAME IN THAT

  20. December 3, 2012 at 8:30 am
    mobwife: All hail the chrome & bow says:
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    OMG, I LOVE ‘DEUCES’ til this very day! That boy can DANCE……LOL :-)

    This “litle girl” had to through some hint of CB in his discussion of Rihanna’s CD didn’t he 0_o? ‘No Love Allowed’ sounds like some bullsh**!

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:15 am
      James227 says:
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      @Mobwife

      I still love Deuces also. Everytime I hear it reminds when Chris had die hard fans. I mean out of nowhere the fans took that song straight to #1 it stayed there for what 11 weeks and this was in Chris dark days. I really wish they had not said that about No Love Allowed because now people sees her back with Chris and this might not give this song a chance.

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:59 am
        mobwife: All hail the chrome & bow says:
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        @James227,

        LOL, don’t worry Chris still has die hard fans (especially outside of RACIST AMERICA)! ‘DEUCES’ was just that song so everyone and I do mean everyone rocked to it. It’s almost like Kelly Rowland’s ‘MOTIVATION’. even those who Never rocked with Kelly as a solo artists had to bowdown to the chick on that song. It was just thaT hot!! :-)

        As for ‘NO LOVE ALLOWED’, it jsut doesn’t sound hot to me!This Elijah charecter could have kept that comment to himself cause I hadn’t heard it until he suggested it!

  21. December 3, 2012 at 8:34 am
    JJFan1814 says:
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    It’s a fresh; sonically sound for Rih. Unapologetic is a farcry from her usual sound. She took a risk and she made it work. Not many can do or say that & the album sales prove that people are accepting this Rihanna. She’s obviously not going for commercial appeal, she didn’t work with Ester who pretty much made Rihanna…..

    I’m glad that Rih went this route.

    • December 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm
      mobwife: All hail the chrome & bow says:
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      I love EsterDean though!! Did you hear what sh said about writing ‘RIGHT BY YOURSIDE’? She said she wrote that song for Chris, as if he was speaking to Rihanna! The chick must be clarevoient! :-)

  22. December 3, 2012 at 8:45 am
    Number One Queen Lady GaGa says:
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    Oh get ready for this shitty album to FLOP even worse than MOTS, AGLM, RR and TTT. And also get ready for Queen Lady GaGa to come for her PUBIC HAIR and dust her triple-platinum plaques with it, just like she did with Loud.

    ARTPOP 2013 BABY.

    • December 3, 2012 at 9:05 am
      Saetana says:
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      Just because you like Gaga there is no need to put down Rihanna. I stan for Gaga but I also like Rihanna, they are such different artists with different sounds and images. Unapologetic is a decent enough album, not her best but pretty good all the same (Rated R is her magnum opus in my opinion). Yes Gaga will slay next year but its still 2012 and this is Rihanna’s year ;o)

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:17 am
        Pop Royalty says:
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        2012 is ADELE’s YEAR.

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:38 am
        MUSICMAKESMEHIGH!! says:
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        Really cus her number 1 album and singles disagrees with you deery

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:44 am
        Pop Royalty says:
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        where is the DIAMOND certificate b**** to back up your comment ?

        oh , i will wait ……..

        :arrow:

    • December 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm
      mobwife: All hail the chrome & bow says:
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      CAKE LIKE GAGA now is that choclate or red velvet? And it that why her thighs look like bowling pins? I’m just asking

  23. December 3, 2012 at 8:54 am
    LMLU says:
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    I see Neyo is still birthing these wannabe clones.

    • December 3, 2012 at 10:08 am
      SmashOnDaRadio says:
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      Who wants to be Neyo though. His career is only as hot as the hit he writes for OTHER artists. Neyo has a voice of an angel but a face for the radio and i get the vibe his career is a wrap. Because he’s not physically attractive he can’t switch up his look and because he doesn’t have his own performance style he stays looking like an overweight MJ.

  24. December 3, 2012 at 9:46 am
    Mario says:
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    I’m sorry but Loud was her best album.This album actually made me took Rihanna seriously for a moment in time.

    • December 3, 2012 at 9:51 am
      Mario says:
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      and GGGB and Rated R….I can’t choose.

    • December 3, 2012 at 10:14 am
      Pop Royalty says:
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      Everyone Took her Seriously IN the RATED-R era , both as an Artist and as a human being.

      everyone was here for her LOUD Persona , the fun , bubbly persona , especially after the 2009 drama , it was a relief !! but i don’t think they took her seriously that much in that specific era , and “man down” music video drama is a Proof of that.

      RATED R and Hush.

      • December 3, 2012 at 10:21 am
        Mario says:
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        Still not changing my mind.So you will deal!

  25. December 3, 2012 at 9:58 am
    HOTSTUFF says:
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    i love her vocals on Unapologetic

  26. December 3, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Pop Royalty says:
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    “Unapologetic” is her STRONGEST album to date ?!!! Most HONEST ?

    :roll:

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:24 am
      JOHNVIDAL says:
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      I love Lana´s “Paradise edition”. Each and every song

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:30 am
        Pop Royalty says:
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        my favs are “Burning Desire” , “american” and obviously “Cola” :D

  27. December 3, 2012 at 10:12 am
    Oh no they didnt says:
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    No it f****** aint n**** bye.

  28. December 3, 2012 at 10:19 am
    Pop Royalty says:
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    The Navi To do List for the “Unapologetic” Era so Far :

    ☑ Trash “talk that Talk” to make “Unapologetic” look good.
    ☐ Discredit “Rated R” as Rihanna’s best Piece of Work to date to make “Unapologetic” look good.

    • December 3, 2012 at 10:40 am
      BeyWhoUWanna says:
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      I always wanted to ask you. How do you think all the girls will be seen in a decade’s time. I always try to imagine where Ri, gaga, b and nicki will be and always wanted to ask you.

      • December 3, 2012 at 10:53 am
        Lana Del Slay says:
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        Rihanna won’t be respected if she keeps on drinking and smoking. She could be such a nice girl if she put her vices in the trash.

      • December 3, 2012 at 10:57 am
        Pop Royalty says:
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        in a decade time :

        Nicki : a sad rapper hating on another younger rapper for hating on her and using all this drama to put her “out there” in the industry. she gonna be just like “lil kim” minus the legacy.

        gaga : an ICON and gonna be respected as a True musician among her peers , even tho i’m not so crazy about her , but i gotta say it and keep it real.
        Beyonce : she already reached THERE for me , but she need to be more …… Original about her work , she’s a hard-worker anyway and i love her , she gonna be happy with her daughter and enjoy her life after she made it. she won’t care much about the celeb life and will do whatever it takes to keep her family tight.

        Rihanna : a sad Drug addict leading a disturbing lifestyle with a broken heart singing about s** and trying to be the female bob marley.

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:22 am
      JOHNVIDAL says:
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      @POP
      What? Are you still the Egyptian one? Have you come to your senses now? Finally. Good to see you knowing who is who. Can´t believe you finally said the truth about Gaga and Rihanna and left the hate on a side

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:27 am
        Pop Royalty says:
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        yup , i’m still that one @john :D , i came to my senses now , and I will always keep it real from now and on.

      • December 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm
        JOHNVIDAL says:
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        Thank God :)

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm
        Lax says:
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        What was Adele Talking bout, what is Taylor singing about,
        RIH can talk about the moon if she chooses to and many will support her while all the rest will keep right on doing what they do best typing hard to show their Views and though and the show still goes on while the Naysayers keep with on trying to pick a Fight and still “Talk That Talk”…Rih and her
        Navy g4l has turned the page and the Naysayers might as well or be Square,,

    • December 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm
      commanderofthedancefloor says:
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      You better not flip flop like last time, remember the two months or so where you were talking s*** about rihanna and you became a beyonce fan, then once rihanna did something else new you switched back, and then started bashing beyonce.

      now your doing it again only now you are on the gaga fan side and bashing rihanna, i will wait until a few months when you flip back and start bashing gaga again.

  29. December 3, 2012 at 10:31 am
    PiecesOfMe says:
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    I wonder what will happen if B outsells this album too.

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm
      Teacher says:
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      too? you’re CLEARLY confused!

  30. December 3, 2012 at 10:43 am
    NFG (No f**** given) says:
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    Boy, have a seat.

    I’m going numb. I’m going numb. I’m going numb. Shine bright like diamond shine bright like a diamond shine bright like a diamond.

    Whatever.

    • December 3, 2012 at 10:46 am
      CassieKingOfHearts says:
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      Not every song needs to be overcomplicated. Some of the best songs have the simplest lyrics.

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:03 am
        Pop Royalty says:
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        coming outta a “cassie” fan ?

        this website became a circus.

      • December 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm
        Lax says:
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        @Cassis so true,,,,

  31. December 3, 2012 at 10:53 am
    LittleJohnny says:
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    Isn’t this the dude red styles from youtube?lol. I remember him. IMO, he’s not a great singer or writer but it seems now that mainstream ‘singers’ ( and I use that term loosely) use whomever the buzz ‘writer’ (I used that term loosely as well) is at the current time to get predictable sound . Im glad he’s doing bigger things than Youtube now but Rihanna Unapologetic is far from her strongest album. And neither is Usher’s recent album, nor is Keyshia Cole’s recent album (all three he’s written on by the way). People with voices, namely Usher and Keyshia Cole in this case need to focus on more creative and distinct multi-faceted writers (no matter how little the name) rather than asking industry insiders who is hot right now. That way they’ll have more of a chance at ending up with a greater product that can potentially do what Adele’s 21 did. Although Usher does have a Diamond selling album under his belt.

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:04 am
      CallingAllHearts says:
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      Your argument would hold water if he didn’t write the lead singles for TWO of the albums you mentioned. Climax and Enough are seen as two of the best songs released by Usher and Keyshia and in my opinion Blake’s music is where r&b needs to be heading.

      The other older r&b writers (whose names i won’t mention) are so tired and played out and that’s why brandy, kelly and monica all sound the same. They can’t do anything but either talk about s** or being heartbroken. Oh and tell me this, when was the last time any of the writers you were mentioning had a song that peaked as high as Enough, or NLA or climax cos the last time i checked Kelly rowlands new song isnt even on the hot 100.

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:17 am
        LittleJohnny says:
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        The writers you’re thinking about ( from the artists you named ) are in the same boat as him. He’s not doing anything different than them. IN fact, they be a little better. Usher and Keyshia are favs of mine so I supported them but they need to not settle and Blake needs to do him and make him money. I’m not hating but I am critical of my favs and I’m not a fan that settles for anyhting the y give. I also kinda like some of Rihanna’s other songs but this album is kinda wack.

      • December 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm
        whaaaaaatnow says:
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        i agree w/ @callingallhearts ;wtf is @littlejohnny talking about? with a name like that what more can you expect. some ppl will never be pleased;;;

        im new to him but clearly hellen keller could hear that this kid sings circles around all his male counterparts out now and if not being a great writer equals 3 top tens in a year sign me up. bitchez be mad

  32. December 3, 2012 at 11:03 am
    JOHNVIDAL says:
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    LOL
    Seriously all these people “trying” to talk good about Rihanna the best they can don´t make her any good
    So her previous albums were all a bunch of singles and that´s it? Said by this her friend and producer? Ok I see no lies but man, if you were trying to say good things about her or the work you do for her… fail. Don´t blame you, it´s impossible to defend the fuckery this has become
    Now back to true talent :)

    ps: and please don´t tell me “but you still left a commet” and s*** like that cos TGJ makes 4 Rihanna posts per day and I only come to say some truths on one every 3 days. More or less the percentage of times Rihanna realeases singles non stop and fails to get the #1 despite the constant radio support (6-7 singles per year, only one #1)
    So relax

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:08 am
      PourItUpRiri says:
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      Excuse me, but when was the last time Celine had a number one album or single. She’s stuck in vegas because she can’t afford the cost of touring and she hasn’t sung live since most of us were still in diapers.

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:14 am
        Pop Royalty says:
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        b**** , don’t even try it with @JOHN considering Celine ……

      • December 3, 2012 at 11:18 am
        JOHNVIDAL says:
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        WHAT?????
        BUAHAHAahahahaahahahaha
        CELINE mutherfucking Dion decided to stay in Vegas selling out shows for an entire decade now and being among the top earners for years cos she wanted it to form her family. She also went on a massive worldwide tour in 2008-2009… and guess what? She decided to do that just while she was debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 with more than 600,000 copies with her 2002 new album A ne day has Come!!! Yes you read right. Something Rihanna will never do. So Celine is not in Vegas cos she can´t have success or something like that

        RETARDED b****!!!

        Also after many years without releasing a f****** thing she still went platinum in the USA with her 2007 Taking Chances album
        And guess what, we have a new album in 2013 and she just relesed her new French album a month ago, of course reaching the #1 in Canada and France. In fact she had the second best first week numbers this 2012 in France with that new French album
        #slaying effortlessly

        Your fave has to w**** herself and release generic after generic and easy tracks to get those #1 itunes singles LMAO Don´t make me laugh. Oh and half of those #1 singles are fake (featured, remixes, etc)

    • December 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm
      Royal Navy says:
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      Call us when Celine sells out the twickenham stadium.

      • December 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm
        MC says:
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        WHAT? She sells out her Vegas shows every night for 2 years. #getyolife

    • December 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm
      QueenOfTheNavy says:
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      Celipsynchaline.

    • December 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm
      Lax says:
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      These folks talking, Dream, Sai, Ester Good Power play!!!!

  33. December 3, 2012 at 11:11 am
    DukeBlueDevils says:
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    Why do people always compare rihanna to beyonce…. Both are dope as phuck…. rihanna got 12 number 1 singles amazing…. Beyonce got 16 grammys amazing… why compare, they both will go down in history as the best… If i had to choose which is better i’ll go with beyonce…. 16 grammys is better than 12 number 1 singles….

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm
      Lax says:
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      They are Compared Because they can not stand for another Black “HBIC” to get any shine and that is why they love to try and keep bashing the hound dog shyt out of Rihanna because the “Simpleton’s feels” that their Shitty comment about Rih will make Her Flop right before their eyes and Beyonce can shine all by herself,,,,you don’t see them going after no other Artist on the face of the earth as hard as they goes after Rihanna,,,,,

  34. December 3, 2012 at 11:15 am
    PhreshOffTheFuckinRunWay says:
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    GOOOOOOOORLS! THE s*** HAS HIT THE f***** FAN
    Rob K just shaded Rita and said she cheated on him with 20 dudes when they were together!!!

    20!!!

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm
      Lax says:
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      Yeeeap Rob Put Rita’s Ass on Blast and even
      one of His Sisters agrees with Him,,,Shameful<<<<

  35. December 3, 2012 at 11:20 am
    Nick says:
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    this is not her best album; talk that talk, loud & Good girl gone bad poop on this 1., its just ok 4 me., idk

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm
      Lax says:
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      It might not be Her Best But Its something to keep the media and blogs popping till the next time though.

  36. December 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    @_Learik_ says:
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    But when I said this, people had an issue.

  37. December 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Chile Please!! says:
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    I don’t care what anyone say……”Music of the Sun” was her best album IMO…..she was SANGING on that album.

  38. December 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    honeychildplease says:
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    Best album? lol boy bye!

  39. December 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    humm says:
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    Other than diamonds and stay unapologetic does not have strong enough singles to carry it to the success of loud or gggb

  40. December 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    Fu-gee-la says:
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    Whatever Elijah!!! Good Girl Gone Bad WAS and Will always be her BEST album!!!!!
    I don’t like Rihanna’s music but I can’t lie,all of her songs on that album were DOPE and ORIGINAL!

  41. December 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    : : BLUE FRESH . : . : . . . . . says:
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    TBH, I really over-reacted with my comment.

    I thought about it and…. Unapologetic is NO WHERE near her strongest album musically.

    LOUD is, though.

  42. December 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    John says:
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    Rihanna is one of def jam biggest money maker, so off ocourse. They gonna give rihanna the best tracks. And give whatever is left to ciara. The only reason why rihanna is as big as she is now. Is due to the fact that she has a machine pushing her. (putting millions into making her a star, putting millions into promoting her alumb and singles, and booking her as many interviews as possible).

    If ciara had a machine pushing her the same way they push rihanna, she’ll be a superstar to. But with la reid on her side, with a new management and pr team, and new writing partners on her side. I can see her making a strong come back. But the question is. Why havient ciara management team talk to la reid about convicing the producers to book her on the show. X factor gets 8 million viewers and episode. Having her on there would help push ciara sorry single to the mainstream audience…

    If

    • December 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm
      zzzzzb says:
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      Rihanna is big because people are interested in her. Ciara would be a flop regardless, people think she was born with a penis.

  43. December 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    ChrisBrownsPunchingBag says:
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    Unapologetic only sold 490k worldwide this week. B’day sold 541k in the US alone first week. You do the math and tell me who the queen is.

    • December 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm
      xxx says:
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      B’Day is like 6 years ago…
      you can’t compare that to sales nowadays

      what about 4? how much did it sold the first week? with mayor promo…

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm
      Lax says:
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      Who give a dam about what Beyonce sold ,,,, how come
      Taylor sold over a Million, Gaga Sold over a million Adele out sold all of them dead and alive, SOOOOOO?????
      Rhi “Talk” sold 4,865,000
      Bey “4” sold 3,871,421

      RIH Single “We Found Love 15xplatium 1 gold
      Bey Singles all of them 8platium 5gold

      So Rih is still making waves, so eho sold the most, boo, boo.

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:14 pm
      LittleJohnny says:
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      Aretha is the Queen but your screen name is funny as hell.lol

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm
      Teacher says:
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      and Taylor Swift sold over 1 million is the US first week twice! So Taylor must be the Queen!

  44. December 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    OVOXOXO says:
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    I like this guy.

  45. December 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Sierra says:
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    Umm yea not sure about that.

  46. December 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    BIsBack says:
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    Reading this affirmed something to me just now. Rihanna is only on top because she has smart and talented people around her, but she herself is not talented. She’s on a 360 deal and doesn’t even see half of the money she makes and she’s one crisis away from turning into another tragic hollywood story. Beyonce is the biggest star in the world and has never had a bad word spoken about her lifestyle in the press because she’s a clean person and saved herself for jay z.

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:17 pm
      LittleJohnny says:
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      I’m not huge fan of Beyonce or Rihanna vocally but Beyonce has worked very hard to get where she is it seems, all while behaving and keeping a great image of celebrity. Rihanna on the other hand, well seems all she did was show up where she needed to be, and poof, she became the star through the machine.

    • December 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm
      zzzzzb says:
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      Rihanna has smart talented people around her but without Rihanna they don’t matter. Rihanna might not have the strong vocals but her voice is unique and she knows how to keep the haters talking.

  47. Vote

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  48. December 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    QueenOfTheNavy says:
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    I hear Pop Royalty is part of the hood hive now. Fake ass trick.

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm
      Lax says:
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      YEAAAAP, One less Bell to answer.

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm
      Teacher says:
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      LOL okaay! He’ll be back to talkin s*** about Beyonce again once her album flops…….lol you already know!

  49. December 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    SUPERBOWLFINNASLAY says:
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    HE WROTE ALL THOSE SONGS?

  50. December 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    nobitchesallowed says:
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    We will see how this album stands the test of time. Because even though its her first US #1 album and gave her highest first week sales, it looks like its going to bomb in its 2nd week according to hitsdailydouble.

    • December 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm
      Benron (Shine Bright Like Rihanna's 100 million records sold plaque) says:
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      lISTEN YOU ILLITERATE h**, EVERY POP STAR GOES THROUGH A 70% DROP

      Talk Thta talk 198k – 68k
      LOUD 207K-68K

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm
      Lax says:
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      Sooooo this album is going to bomb,
      I wonder if its going to be cold tomorrow?
      what did Hits Daily Double say? What do Hits Daily double have to say about GGGB still charting on itunes?

    • December 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm
      zzzzzb says:
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      You haters are pressed. Some of them even pray that Rihanna will flop. Rihanna wouldn’t flop on her worse day.Fail

  51. December 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    Benron (Shine Bright Like Rihanna's 100 million records sold plaque) says:
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    Her Albums from best to worst
    Rated R
    Unapologetic
    Good Girl Gone Bad/ Loud
    Talk That Talk
    Music of The Sun
    A girl like me!

  52. December 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    Lax says:
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    Dammmmm Hey Navy I lossed my Fricking spot,
    are better yet I forgot what in the hell I was blogging
    about because tumbing sown and Reading My
    nosey ass just had to have something to say and
    lossed my chain of though,,,,, Where ever in the
    hell I was We was talking about, why Rihanna
    is doing Baetter then Ciara and Keshia and I was
    going to say that now only ciara and Kesha Rih
    made it on the Forbes Hit list,,,Under 30,,,so now
    the Doubter and Naysayers feel that if some one
    else had song Rih songs then they would have
    the hit not Rih…..
    dam,,,,,

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/07/12/taylor-swift-forbes-highest-paid-celebs-under-30/

    • December 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm
      Lax says:
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      Better*
      Hits,,,

  53. December 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm
    FavSLAYER says:
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    Only pop fans think Loud was Rihanna’s best album. It wasn’t. Dance hits come a dime a dozen. Take any of them & replace her voice with anybody & it’ll be a hit for them as well. I agree with dude. UNAPLOGETIC is her most versatile & creative album to date,

    • December 3, 2012 at 11:42 pm
      Teacher says:
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      Not true!

  54. December 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    The Music Prophet says:
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    So since Mr. Blake worked on ‘Unapologetic’ , it’s her best work? Sorry sir. With the exception of her debut, it’s actually her worst. There’s a couple decent tracks, but this is her most in-concise, mashed together collection of songs to date. Bye.

  55. December 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    commanderofthedancefloor says:
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    Unapologetic/Rated R are my favorite albums.

  56. Vote

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