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Rihanna Tops Radio Songs Chart With 139 Million Impressions

Published: Friday 21st Dec 2012 by David

All criticism aside, one can’t deny Rihanna‘s ear for a smash hit.

The very reason her ‘reign’ has lasted as long as it has, her ability to spot and record high end Pop tunes has seen her not only a secure the ear of casual listeners the world over, but also ensure her music stays getting spins on radio.

However, just in case you weren’t aware of how powerful her radio reign is, this week saw light shed on just how her new single ‘Diamonds‘ has enjoyed its record breaking chart run.

In the last week alone, ‘Diamonds‘ has enjoyed a radio audience impressions of 139 million in the US alone, helping the song top the Radio Songs chart for a third week.

Giving audiences no choice but to get into the Sia produced jam, its winning streak on the radio also explains its current dominance on Billboard’s R&B tally, where it faces little to no competition from R&B entertainers without the benefit of these impressions.

For, as what should be pretty obvious already, the bulk of ‘Diamonds’ sales would have stemmed from the push ‘Pop’ , and not ‘Urban’, outlets have given it, which makes topping R&B tallies a walk in the park for star- but a commercial hell for its genuine acts.

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  1. Tinie December 21, 2012

    PAYOLA!!!!

    • Gilberto December 21, 2012

      That Payola reign just won’t let up.

      • MadameB December 21, 2012

        Payola isn’t it b****. She’s sleeping with the radio programmers like she slept with the executive of gq. Promiscuous b****.

      • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 21, 2012

        LETS NOT GO THERE FAGBERTO!! IT TOOK BEYONCE A WHOLE YEAR AND SOME CHANGE TO REACH PLATINUM BOOBOO!!! IT TAKES RIHANNA 4 WEEKS OFF OF ONE SINGLE!!!

    • ZeKween December 21, 2012

      She f**** for beats and pays for play.

      • Mariah!!! December 21, 2012

        This w**** will do anything for attention and a hit!

  2. RIHANNA SUCKS! December 21, 2012

    TOO BAD NOBODY BOUGHT HER UNPURCHASED FLOP!!!!

    FLOP!!!! FLOP!!!! FLOP!!! FLOP!!!! FLOP!!!! FLOP!!!!

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 21, 2012

      Lololol

    • Rih4lyphe December 21, 2012

      ChartNews: WW sales: @Rihanna, Unapologetic 274,000 (1,245,000 total) (PLATINUM)

      n thats only after 4 weeks so boo.

  3. Monstarebel December 21, 2012

    Congratulations to my girl Rihanna say whatever you want about her but she’s clearly slaying.. maybe not on that Adele or Taylor Swift level but she’s definitely tough competition to your favs….One thing Rihanna is Consistent …some of your favs are only hot in the moment like Lady Gags she peak in 09 came back with born this way and people weren’t interested…. Rihanna is about 8 years going strong!!!

    • Yep December 21, 2012

      If people aren’t interested, why has the BTWB grossed $125 million so far? Unlike your fave, mine can actually get people to spend more than $1.29 on her. Maybe BTW wasn’t as huge as 21, but unlike your fave who debuted with 120k in spite of having the biggest hit of the summer, mine got about 600-700k without the Amazon discount and still managed about 8 million WW with BTW. And, Gaga is more likely to still have a musical career 10 years from while yours will probably end up judging a talent show or doing reality tv.

      • GAGA FAN December 21, 2012

        Tell these dumb stans. Rihanna can’t sell albums and her tours are not huge.

      • Monstarebel December 21, 2012

        lol it must hurt you to know after short 4 years the general public is over gaga n her gimmicks…and we all know gaga is the discount queen so of course she sold 8 mil lol why didn’t Marry the flop enter the top 20 on the Hot 100??? haha gaga will always be 2nd best to Madonna & b**** you will DEAL xoxo

      • GAGA FAN December 21, 2012

        The public is over GaGa? That’s why she had s huge selling album and is selling out STADIUMS all over the world. LOL
        When will your fave? Oh that’s right, your fave’s album barely sold and she can’t perform if her life depended on it.
        LOL Silly stan

      • Monstarebel December 21, 2012

        & I doubt gaga can go 8 years strong like Rihanna haha…plus Rihanna is sitting with legends for the most number 1 singles and she happens to be tied with GaGas idol/inspiration/mother MADONNA lols gaga could only wish…Bahahahahahahahahaha

      • Yep December 21, 2012

        No, what “hurts” me is delusional stans like yourself whose frame of reference doesn’t go beyond this week’s iTunes chart. Gaga may not be the singles queen, and the general public may be “over her”, but at least she can sell enough albums and concert tickets to still have a career 5-10 years from now. What’s Katy gonna do when her #1 singles stop? Isn’t that pretty much her only claim to fame?

    • TinaMinaj December 21, 2012

      You say Gaga peaked in 09 just because The Fame/Fame monster album was more successful than BTW, but Rihanna’s best was GGGB so doesn’t that mean she has also “peaked” going by your logic??? See some of ypou Rihanna stans are just plain DUMB! NEXT!

  4. BeyWhoUWanna December 21, 2012

    Payola b****.

  5. NickiSaidDis December 21, 2012

    First off, I love when TGJ do posts like this. It shows you really know and care about the industry, but don’t blame Rihanna because the r&b bums are flops.

  6. TheTruth December 21, 2012

    Thats nice.

  7. SandySande December 21, 2012

    How much of her budget was used to pay for those plays, or if she f****** the head of radio too? The tart.

    • MadameB December 21, 2012

      YASSS an Emeli stan here? YASSS I s***! Rishitshit is going down.

    • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 21, 2012

      RIHANNA IS STILL SLAYING YOUR FAVES IN HER SLEEP!!

  8. Lucky libra December 21, 2012

    What does Kelly Rowland have to do with anything?

    • Hi 5 December 21, 2012

      Im surprised Keisha Cole wasnt posted here too.

      • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) December 21, 2012

        Chile keshia a loooooser!!

  9. I still buy CDs. What can I say? I’m old-fashioned. December 21, 2012

    I don’t really care for Rihanna. But, I applaud her team for helping to keep her in the public eye longer than she should have been. She, like a lot other of popstars, is so manufactured and overexposed it’s not funny. Well, it is funny in a way, it’s like the Emperor’s New Clothes. She’s clearly naked, figuratively(and literally, too, sometimes), but the masses have been fooled into thinking she’s fully dressed. This isn’t new, of course. Manufactured acts have been around way before and will be around way after Rihanna’s so-called “reign”. She seems to be enjoying the moment, and I don’t blame her. I just hope she’s prepared for when it ends and a new singles queen/fashionista replaces her.

    • Gilberto December 21, 2012

      After reading your post, Jennifer Lopez came in my mind. It’s funny because both were signed by LA Reid who’s known for singing singers with shelf life.

  10. Hi 5 December 21, 2012

    And Im listening to Diamonds feat. Kanye right now via radio. She clocking and cruising. What can I say but THAT RIHANNA REIGNNNNNNNNNN.

  11. Hi 5 December 21, 2012

    She’s a shooting star u see. . . ..

    And she’s beautiful, like diamonds in the sky.

    • BeyonceSupremacy December 21, 2012

      She’s a stupid flop I see, a vision of flopacity
      What a flop, what a flop, she’s a F.L.O.P.

      • RichandBlack11 December 21, 2012

        yasssssssssssssssssssssssssss

      • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 21, 2012

        Awww are you mad that 4 flopped and her pregancy was faker than her b*** pads?

  12. boopboop December 21, 2012

    rih-rih is the #1 GLOBAL POPSTAR IN THE WORLD and you hatin-ass bitter b****** with your FLOP faves will deal!

    maybe after her SOLD OUT diamonds tour rih will TAKE A BREAK so that your flop faves can FINALLY shine, lol! i hope she dont tho, just to keep y’all haters mad and your faves STRUGGLING to keep from bein irrelevant! lol!

    • TinaMinaj December 21, 2012

      What makes you think so? Please elaborate or is it just the usual ramblings of a stan?

      • Phresh…. December 21, 2012

        ^^^ girl boy boom bye! Minaj? LoL Okay?

  13. INK December 21, 2012

    Too bad Unbrought is out of the Top 15 , selling 51k 🙁 #poordat

  14. Dane December 21, 2012

    Congrats are definitely in order!!!

  15. RichandBlack11 December 21, 2012

    I mean she should how many singles has she release this year.

    Congrats Rihanna gurl

    • JOHNVIDAL December 21, 2012

      She releases 6 singles per year and only one reaches the top spot. In my opinion she is not even the singles queen. That fail rate can´t mean you are the singles queen. People who have 4 or 5 consecutive, or like Whitney The Voice who has the absolute record with 7 CONSECUTIVE #1´s on Billboard hot 100 are true singles singles, not to metion those other people are also true albums queens unlike this girl. And not to mention any other huge act tried to change their direction if only for the shake of creativity. Rihanna does just radio friendly non stop. So easy

      • RichandBlack11 December 21, 2012

        John you caught my shade ,,,,,,Yasss slay them with facts

      • JOHNVIDAL December 21, 2012

        Thanks! 🙂 Her stans won´t admit it (and sorry for my spelling mistakes)

    • Phresh…. December 21, 2012

      and how many did Your fav release and couldnt even get to chart?
      oh wait She was able to chart in the Bubbling Under Hot 100…
      You tried Samantha!

    • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 21, 2012

      BUT YET SHE STILL HAS MORE NUMBER 1S THAN BEY AND MORE TOP 10 AND TOP 20 THAN BEYS WHOLE CAREER!!! THAT REIGN BABY!! NOW GO CATCH THAT SHADE BABES!!!

  16. ayooitszme December 21, 2012

    YAS BABY 🙂
    YOU MY B****

  17. SHA (I have DESTROYED Rita WhOra now PAIGE THOMAS) December 21, 2012

    THIS is the reason why Rihanna is known as a single artist and getting these number 1 singles because of Def Jams deal with radio when you make a catchy pop tune mix it with radio playing it every hour and with a whole lot of controversy you get a hit sadly these casual listeners wont buy the album only the song they hear!!!

    • Lana Del Slay December 21, 2012

      So you admit its payola? Very good.The first step is acceptance.

  18. Gilberto December 21, 2012

    Congratulations.
    No one will smash radios like Beyoncé did in 2006. Check On It and Irreplaceable crossed +200 million impressions. Déjà Vu came with +100kk. Gotye’s ‘Somebody’ almost crossed that mark, but it failed by less than 1k impression. Too bad for him, but he still holds the biggest airplay since Irreplaceable. Mediabase increased the number of radios on the panel this year, so I think this may help other songs reaching that mark.

    • RichandBlack11 December 21, 2012

      THis right here is nothing but the truth:

      Check On It and Irreplaceable crossed +200 million impressions

    • KC December 21, 2012

      Tell them!

    • Phresh…. December 21, 2012

      Gilberto And somehow you gotta make it About Bey fossilized ass accomplishments…
      talk about selfish…but i guess you gotta keep the b**** alive.

      • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 21, 2012

        THE HOODHIVE STEADY REACHING BUT THEY CANT SHADE RIHANNAS REIGN AND NEITHER CAN BEYONCE!!!

  19. mobwife: ummmm….really? December 21, 2012

    DAMN, MISHA B did that!! Girl you better “SANG”!! 🙂

    • Touché December 21, 2012

      I know she was amazing!

      • mobwife: ummmm….really? December 21, 2012

        LOL wow are they really mad about Misha B slaying that song? I didn’t say she was better than or less than anyone else. Some ppl’s stans/fans need to pull it together! Other ppl outside of their favorites can sing too. DAMN PPL GROW THE F**K UP! 🙂

    • mobwife: ummmm….really? December 21, 2012

      Okay haters like MISHA B SLAYED Diamonds, Breezy slayed this ISH too! 🙂

    • Touché December 21, 2012

      Mad? I just said in an excited tone that Misha was amazing. Where in my sentence did it give you the impression that I was mad? Also I’m not a Rihanna stan, so please stop assuming things based on nothing.

  20. JOHNVIDAL December 21, 2012

    What is Rihanna going to do when radio doesn´t pay attention to her anymore? Cos believe me that day comes for every artist.
    The thing is others keep going strong after that thanks to their selling power (albums I mean), mature music (if you had teens as stan base, they will keep buying your s*** once they grow up), etc, etc
    I seriously don´t know what is she going to try after this constant shoving down our throats ends

    • Monstarebel December 21, 2012

      Stop being so worried about Rih tho! She’s Good dawling xoxo

      • JOHNVIDAL December 21, 2012

        I´m not worried (although maybe her stans should care about her sanity with all this non stop thing). All I do is tell some truths when I see ignorant stans can´t understand the reality

    • mobwife: ummmm….really? December 21, 2012

      Rhanna’s a different egg. She went form being the media darlin’ as she and her PR Team played that victim card until it literally disintegrated, to finding a voice of her own IMO. So, unlike many of her peers, who were the DARLIN’S of the industry then fell all the way off (Jessie McCartney, Michelle Branch, BSB, KNOTB, NSync etc), she has had a chance to taste success from both ends of the spectrum o some degree. She is still by-in-large supported by the press but quite a few (the man-hating racist lesbian feminist mostly & the male-feminist…ewwww) have turned on her like rabbit dogs, especially since she has reewed her friendship with Christopher! With that said, I think she will be fine.

      She seems to have a talent for keeping up with what’s popular and cashing in on it! Some ppl, even those with nice vocal abilities FLOP and never can recover (see Xtina Agularia). Lotus should have been slaying from the gate. She had the perfect set-up as a judge o na popular reality show The Voice. The media and music industry are 100% behind her but that CD is not doing well at all! So nothig is guaranteed.

    • Phresh…. December 21, 2012

      MobWife you spoke some Truth darling….

  21. Suicide Blonde December 21, 2012

    Honestly, i don’t care about charts anymore since there is just 1 or 2 good songs in it, congrants to Rihanna though.

    • RichandBlack11 December 21, 2012

      I feel the same way

  22. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. December 21, 2012

    YESSSSSSSS QUEEN 🙂

    She could give lessons to those artists who haven’t had a #1 BB Hot 100 hit in 4 yrs 🙁 🙂 😕

    • SHA (I have DESTROYED Rita WhOra now PAIGE THOMAS) December 21, 2012

      B**** you stan for NEYO F*** OFF!!!! Has RED been certified gold yet???? #THESTRUGGLE

    • TinaMinaj December 21, 2012

      But singles are suppised to act as promo for albums so if it doesn’t translate to album sales that’s also a bad thing. Maybe she could also get lessons from people who actually shift big album numbers..

    • KC December 21, 2012

      #1 albums >>>>>>>>>>> #1 singles

  23. ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS…) December 21, 2012

    All this and it still ain’t helping “ImAFlopAndJealous” sell…She better recoup as much as she can from this single cause that album sure placed her deep in the negative with Def Jam…

  24. Touché December 21, 2012

    I really like that song diamonds for Rihanna’s type of voice. It lets her change up her voice which actually worked out for the better.

  25. RiHasHerpes December 21, 2012

    Still can’t beat Irreplaceable though can she?

    • ZeKween December 21, 2012

      KIIII So treue. So treue.

    • FOLLOW ME @gdboyratedloud December 21, 2012

      Radio is NOT the same as it was back then so #fail

    • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 21, 2012

      WFL SHITS ON EVERY SINGLE BEYONCE RELEASED AND UMBRELLA!! SO SHE ALREADY DID THAT BUT STAY MAD!!

  26. TinaMinaj December 21, 2012

    Where are the stupid navy stans that called Sam all sorts of names for not posting this? Some of you need to chill out..

  27. BeyonceSupremacy December 21, 2012

    Too bad the album dropped eighty eight percent!!!!!!

  28. SLAYRIAH CAREY December 21, 2012

    yess, i love rihanne!

  29. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ December 21, 2012

    Announcement:

    Today at 9:30 P.M. EST we will have the very first “Best of 2012: TGJ Commentators Edition”. You are ALL invited but nominees amongst others are EXPECTED to be here. We will have the pre-award party at 9:15 P.M. where opening acts will entertain us (performances). Guests as you arrive, tell us what you are waring and who your date is (Be creative). Let the festive moments begin (almost). Be here for the revelation……some meltdowns are sure to happen.

    I will present each category and the winners followed by an honorary performance from your faves.

    If you haven’t voted yet, there is still time! Make sure you vote in ALL THREE polls.

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3S9NGT6

  30. FOLLOW ME @gdboyratedloud December 21, 2012

    BEy stans REALLy wanna try it when there fav aint had good radio airplay since Halo.

    You all tried it in 2011 when Chris Brown, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga all came back.

    Who slayed and who failed????

    Loud and Teenage Dream SLAYED

    FAME, 4lop, Flop This Way, and Flop Fatale all underperformed

    STAY THE F*** MAD

    • Gilberto December 21, 2012

      “BEy stans REALLy wanna try it when there fav aint had good radio airplay since Halo.”
      Sweet Dreams was bigger than Halo and Telephone was as much as bigger than Halo. Update your facts, dumb b****.

      “FAME, 4lop, Flop This Way, and Flop Fatale all underperformed”
      And so did Talk That Flop and UnaFLOPlogic. Wait a minute, b****! Didn’t Born This Way seld 2x times more than Talk That Flop? LOL. How do you call that flop? SEVERAL SEATS FOR YOUR FAT ASS! It was the second best selling album of ’11 and 4 was the 9 (4 was also the 7th best selling album released in ’11). DEAL WITH FACTS. All Beyoncé’s albums peaked on the top 10 of Year End Best Selling Albums, but R****** only had 2 (Loud and GGGB) out of 7. NEXT!

    • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 21, 2012

      SLAH THEM HOODHIVES WITH THE FACTS!!

  31. Pop Royalty December 21, 2012

    whoever make this “mash-up” and “Bulk” posts all in one post , child STOP. IT.

  32. Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 21, 2012

    IT TOOK 4 ANYEAR TO REACH 1 MILLION!! IT ONLY TAKES RIHANNA 4 WEEKS AND NO FAKE PREGANCY NEEDED!!!

  33. Christopher December 21, 2012

    At this point.. Rhianna’s team needs to stop counting impressions, as they have yet to figure out how to covert them into record sales…..

    Rhianna is so Fuc*ing boring….. WTF..- thenodoze.com

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