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Roc Nation Signs Major Deal With Universal Music / Becomes Standalone Label

Published: Monday 8th Apr 2013 by Sam

Jay-Z continues to make mega-moves with his Roc Nation empire.

Fresh from hitting headlines that the full-service entertainment force is venturing into the Sports world, it has today been announced that the company has teamed up with Universal Music to house the official Roc Nation record label.

Beyond literally being a big deal, some may be wondering why this is this such a “big deal”. Well, while the Roc manages and A&R’s the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora, Timbaland, and Kylie Minogue, they -until now-have not operated as an actual record label. Indeed, each of the aforementioned acts sit under different (and in some cases, rival) corporate umbrellas.

With this latest development, Roc Nation truly becomes its own  360 entity. Put simply, it’s now its own Def Jam, RCA, Columbia, and presents exciting new prospects for music moving forward.

Check out the press release after the jump…

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, and Roc Nation, the renowned entertainment company founded by Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, announced today that they have entered into a multi-year, worldwide partnership under which the Roc Nation music label will operate as a standalone label within the UMG family, effective immediately. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, forthcoming albums from JAY Z, Rihanna and many others will be released through UMG worldwide.

In making the announcement, Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG, said, “In just five years, Roc Nation has established itself as one of the most successful brands in music with a reputation for developing some of today¹s most influential and popular talent. Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for Roc Nation’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary Rihanna and represents a homecoming for JAY Z—a brilliant artist and entrepreneur, who has been a creative cornerstone of our company. All of us at UMG are thrilled that JAY and Roc Nation chose UMG as their partners, knowing we will support their artists with a level of resources, expertise and passion that is simply unmatched in the industry.”

Shawn “JAY Z” Carter said, “We are looking forward to working with Lucian and the incredible team he’s assembled at Universal. We would like to applaud Lucian for collaborating with us to strike a new age deal. This agreement presents a unique opportunity for Roc Nation’s artists—being able to continue to operate as an independent label with the strength, power and reach of the best major. I look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with UMG. It feels good to be home.”

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Naturally, then, it begs the question of what happens to the Rihanna’s, Rita’s, and co. For, while some are already signed to other labels under the Universal Music umbrella (making any potential moves much easier..legally), others are housed on what are now “rival” labels.

In any case, exciting times certainly lay ahead. We already have a few established names in mind that we’d love to see side-step over to the Roc, as well as a host of new talent that would be well-suited there. Anyway, enough of our rambling…

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  1. NT April 8, 2013

    Congrats are in order for Jay-Z he’s became quite the business man over the years.

    • MELODY2012 April 8, 2013

      Where is wrinkle flop ora? he/she was right, Roc got dropped by Columbia/Sony because they not making money. She/he predicted it last year already.

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        * waves* I am a she and My parents work in commerce so I know how to look the industry through business lenses.

        I predict that beyonce career will be shut down by White America and her not being able to adapt to changing market.

        And…..rita Whora will STILL GET DROPPED.

      • NT April 8, 2013

        what did that have to do , with my compliment to Jay-Z’s business skills ?

  2. Kim Kardashian Stan April 8, 2013

    Im confused YALL 🙁

  3. xedos April 8, 2013

    That deal has no effect on rihanna . Rihanna is not on Roc nation label. Rihanna is already under Universal by singing to Def Jam. Roc nation Just manages Rihanna affairs. two different things. The Deal is for music distribution. Universal is already distributing rihanna’s music she does for Def jam. Universal owns Def Jam.

    • C2DA April 8, 2013

      IDIOT!!!!!!! Have you read the official press release from Universal Music and Roc nation?They did say it affects her current deal right ? Do you know better than them. You have an opinion, they have the actual facts.

      • NT April 8, 2013

        mhmmm ^^ read the press release

      • NΛVI April 8, 2013

        no you’re the idiot. dumbass …rihanna is signed to def jam not Roc nation, they only manages her career. you’re the one who needs to re-read the press release. why does it matter whether she’s actually signed to roc nation as one of their artists or not :/.. same goes for beyonce who also managed by roc nation but signed columbia records.

    • Mark111 April 8, 2013

      Yes, but that was last year, I’m sure Rihanna deal with Def Jam is up, most deals are 6 to 7 albums. But you’re right, Def and Roc are under the universal umbrella, so like Neyo said, they’ll just be arcoss the hall from each other.

      • xedos April 8, 2013

        Roc nation is a stand alone label that means it not under the universal umbrella. it is its own company. all universal is doing is make roc nation music available around the world. its like you invent a product and you ask walmart to give you some shelves space in their stores around the world. Why? because walmart already have the infrastructure to move goods around the world to their stores. Jay Z don’t have to report to anyone at universal if Roc Nation becomes a profitable company then Universal may try to buy it out like how they bought out Def Jam, but for now Jay z is his own boss.

  4. BOBBI KRISTINA April 8, 2013

    BRANDY IS A FLOP!!!

    • truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 8, 2013

      ya mammy

  5. truth(icki is a KMART, NO GRAMMY NOD, PFRR FLOP, SQUID EYED b****) April 8, 2013

    go Jay!!!

  6. my forehead tho April 8, 2013

    The Carters stay winning. They’re about to be Billionaires.

    • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

      The combined total of their Forbes entries alone stands at $900 million, so I think they already got a billion and then some.

  7. Career Ender April 8, 2013

    This is a clapback to SYBIL

    Hahaha!

  8. Cream April 8, 2013

    F##k Gay-z the ni&&a

  9. RATED xxx(cant stop wont stop) April 8, 2013

    this doesnt mean s***..why because all the people who are already under jay z still aint gonna get the promotion they need..

    the only people who’s going to get promotion is rihanna, rita and beyonce..and jay z has at least 10 artist on his label..

    again nothing aint gonna change ..

    • MELODY2012 April 8, 2013

      He wants to turn Roc Nation losses to YMCMB profits….

  10. Kate Middleton April 8, 2013

    Why did Kylie sign up with him? She has accomplished enough and I don’t see her doing anything from here onwards… I think it’s time for her to bow out gracefully.

  11. Rita Oral April 8, 2013

    Flop Nation.

  12. RATED xxx(cant stop wont stop) April 8, 2013

    look at bad boy records…none of the artist on there making any money for themselves, they are making diddy money though, hence why he’s still rich..

    I would not join a label where I know they are not going to spend money on me f*** that..

    they just going to spend money on the people who makes them money..

    thats what rock nation is doing..

  13. Supercici April 8, 2013

    Roc Nation is the home of the flops.

    Melanie Fiona
    Bridgette Kelly
    Rita Ora
    J. Cole did well

    • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      In making the announcement, Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG, said, “In just five years, Roc Nation has established itself as one of the most successful brands in music with a reputation for developing some of today¹s most influential and popular talent. Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for Roc Nation’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary Rihanna and represents a homecoming for JAY Z—a brilliant artist and entrepreneur, who has been a creative cornerstone of our company. All of us at UMG are thrilled that JAY and Roc Nation chose UMG as their partners, knowing we will support their artists with a level of resources, expertise and passion that is simply unmatched in the industry.”

      That is why they USED RIHANNA NAME AS TO WHY THEY SIGNED AND I KNOW RIH will use her power at UMG to FORCE RITA WHORA OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rita Slays April 8, 2013

      ORA sold more copies than Fantasy Ride and Basic Instincts combined. Melanie is doing better than Ciara too. Fall back

  14. Rita Oral April 8, 2013

    Flop Nation is my home and I will continue to bring them dust and embarrassment as long as Bey wants me to stay just so I can try and make her all time dream of eliminating rihanna come true….but that will never happen.

    • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

      Not at all, but when you can have two young slave b****** to make money for you, why have one?

      Bizness is Bizness, right?

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Rih is not a slave. Jau is her manager, which means he works for Rih in the same way matthew knlows worked for beyonce – until she fire him/ One day Rih will fire Jay and move on. She does not need jay, jay needs her more than she needs him. Rih can manage herself or hire another manager. Look at kylie she fired her manager of 25 years.

        So, There goes your ‘ rihanna is beyonce slave myth ‘ Even usher fired his mom. So rih can fire jay and that will be the end. Rita WHORA is a slave for roc but she make no money for them as she a dirty flop in the papers every week with a new man.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

        Then why doesn’t she? 🙁

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        One day, you read on TGJ or TMZ that JAYHAS BEEN FIRED BY BEYONCE As she enters near 30, she will be on some grown woman s*** and will outgrow jay. Or maybe a man might make her fire him. Ben affleck k made JLO fire benny medina.

        Either way, it is win – win for rih. She winning with jay….and she will win without him. Jay will lose out of Rih fires him as he HAS NEVER MADE A STAR ON THE LEVELS OF RIHANNA.

  15. trey April 8, 2013

    yes they need to gon’ head and buy jojo out of her deal with blackground, or however that works, and sign her.

  16. white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

    In making the announcement, Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG, said, “In just five years, Roc Nation has established itself as one of the most successful brands in music with a reputation for developing some of today¹s most influential and popular talent. Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for Roc Nation’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary Rihanna and represents a homecoming for JAY Z—a brilliant artist and entrepreneur, who has been a creative cornerstone of our company. All of us at UMG are thrilled that JAY and Roc Nation chose UMG as their partners, knowing we will support their artists with a level of resources, expertise and passion that is simply unmatched in the industry.”

    This is bad news for Rita Whora, and now I get why she was dissing rihanna on twitter. Rih is already on universal and is TOP DOG. Universal are not going to waste the tens of millions that Sony wasted trying to make Rita Whora the new rihanna. THIS IS GREAT, Universal are gonna force ROC to pull the plug on RITA WHORA. There is only room for one bad gal riri at UMG. LOL LOL LOL Sony cut ROC NATION LOOSE as I predicted cos of RITA FLOPPING AND WASTING millions, not to mention there was not a single star to come from ROC.

    Read what they said, UMG signed ROC because OF RIHANNA and wanting to keep the relationship. Jay z cannot f*** with rih, it is her name that is being used to get the deal. UMG did not mention Rita wora or jcole they said RIHANNA. LOL LOL LOL RITA WHORA IS 100% GETTING DROPPED BY UMG ROC NATION.

    • Rita Slays April 8, 2013

      You’ve been saying she’ll be dropped for the past 9 months now and she’s still signed. Did you forget that Rita is signed to Columbia as well? They are apart of Sony boo. You never do your research huh? 🙁

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        No, she Roc nation had the deal with Sony and now Sony pulled the plug and Jay used Rih’s name to take his flop nation to UMG, and UMG only agreed to continue working rihanna. I said rita whora will flop in the USA AND WW and i was right. I said beyonce will not be dropping at the superbowl and I was right. I said rih will slay in 2012 and i was right.

        After Rita Whora finishes recouping the multi millions she owns SONY……SHE WILL BE DROPPED, one we can both agree on, Rita WHORA IS NO STAR.

      • Rita Slays April 8, 2013

        B****, Rita has a deal with Columbia Records which is under Sony. They distributed ORA internationally. Even if Roc drops her she’ll still have Columbia. Rita is a star boo boo. She’s happening and will continue to happen. You’ve been predicting her drop from Roc for months and it hasn’t happened. She is their cash cow, they’ll never get rid of her. Why would UMG drop one of the most successful acts on Roc Nation?

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        NO NO NO NO she is signed to ROC nation directly JAY BROWN FOUND HER LONDON AND FLEW HER OUT AND TOOK HER TO PARTY AND SHE MET JAYZ. Rita said she picked ROC NATION cos they felt like family.

        ROC nation had teh deal with Sony and live nation from 2008. WELL now they are not f****** with Sony, as they failed to deliver a single BREAKOUT WW star.

        Rita Whora is not a star. She has never has a hit n the USA or in any other country apart from her own. She is famous for being a w**** who cheated on Rob K and she can only ” happen ” when she has a label who is prepared to pay for her and Sony bailed and UMG WILL TOO.

        Cash cow? She does not bring nowhere near the million that is spent on her. They spent millions in the USA alone to make a star and she could not even chart in top 40 and LP suffered tons of pushbacks. Her LP was released in best buy last week but failed to chart. So, i stand by it and say UMG WILL KICK RITA TO THE CURB WHILE RIH LAUGHS.

      • Rita Slays April 8, 2013

        Sis, name one act on Roc Nation who is more successful that Rita. Who else has 3 #1 singles, a #1 album, and two successful sold out tours in the U.K and U.S? Rita is an important pillar in the Roc Nation structure. She won’t be drooped. Her 2nd album is still on its way to being released. And she has a single with legendary rapper Snoop Dogg coming out in the U.S that will re-introduce her to the U.S market in time for the new album.

        If Rita doesn’t have a deal with Columbia Records then explain to me why ORA was distributed by them? Im not saying she’s signed to their label, Im saying she has a deal with them. Deal=/=signed.

        R.I.P, How We Do, and Shine Ya Light were hits before the Rob scandal which he admitted he made up. Rob isn’t even a relevant Kardasian.

        R.I.P and Hiw We Do were both #1 on the Hot Dance/Club charts in the U.S and Rita never had an LP released in the U.S. Check Target, Wal-Mart, iTunes, etc. You’ve never shared proof of the alleged “millions” wasted on promoting Rita so those claims are invalid.

        3 months from now Rita will still be signed and you will still be pressed+steamed+salty+angry+upset+burnt 😉

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Who gives a f*** about the biggest act on Flop nation? None of the singers can get signed to major labels anyway. ASLO none of them even had the promo that Rita had or did they get released.

        HWD ANDF RIP were not number 1 on the chart Rihanna is on and that is all that matters. Dont give a s*** about the dance chart.

        Sony distrubuted Roc nation because NO LACK LABEL owns their distribution – not even young money, bad boys and No limit. White men stay winning.

        Sinah ya light peaked at 9 in the UK – meaning it flopped radioactive did not even chart in the top 10

        Rita Whora and her team fly 1st class and stay in 5 star hotels.,plus she as 2 stylist. That alone cost millions. You think Rita albums, singles, videos, fashion, photpshoots are done on $ 10? Rita is walking around in chanel, she works with the best producers. The dream charges 1/4 $ million for a track. They had her recording for 3 years in the best studio’s in vegas ( palm hotel ) Miami, NYC, london and LA – You think her studio time cost $ 300?

        She flew to kosovo to make a music video. Sorry, but they have spent millions.

        Rita will be dropped by UMG and Rih will be slaying and you will remain salty and pressed while the navy laugh at you.

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        And you will be burnt and left with skin cancer and wrinkles like FLOP DIRTY WHORA WHO IS in the daily mail with 2 MEN in one week.

  17. Lou April 8, 2013

    YAS the Carters stay getting that $$$$!

  18. . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

    That’s what #WINNING tastes like. To have your faves owning, enslaving and shitting on every couple in Hollywood, while having two lil’ young Rihanna and Rita Ora continue to make money for them more than theirselves.

    • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      Jay is Rih;s manager, in teh same way Matthew knowles for beyonce manager. Whenshe fires jay z, one day, then what will happen to roc nation?

      Usher fired his mom

      Beyonce fired her dad

      Kylei fired her manager of 25 years

      Jlo FIRED BENNY medina after he made a star

      JAY WILL BE FIRED BY RIHANNA ONE DAY.

      then what?

  19. white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

    aturally, then, it begs the question of what happens to the Rihanna’s, Rita’s, and co. For, while some are already signed to other labels under the Universal Music umbrella (making any potential moves much easier..legally), others are housed on what are now “rival” labels.

    yOU seem scared Sam! Nothing is gonna happen to Rih – she is one of the biggest ever acts to come from UMG. rITA wHORA IS THE ONE WHO IS TROUBLE, she wasted tens of millions of Sony Promo dollars and was complete utter FLOP – I told YOU LAST YEAR, tHAT sony WILL PULL THE PLUG ON ROC NATION due to flopping hardcor and I WAS RIGHT!

    Now, I will tell u this…..WHITE AMERICA WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER FOR GOOD AND RITA WHORA WILL GET DROPPED!

    • GAGA MONSTER April 8, 2013

      White America will shut Beyonces career down?

      Lol.. is that why 4 sold more than Flop That Flop and UnFlopBlowjobDick in there?

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        It did not ! TTT sold 3.5

        4 scraped 2.1 and I guarantee UNA WILL OUTSELL beyonce 5th album – if it ever comes out

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Oh and TTT has WW number 1 platinum hits WFL, WHYB, CAKE AND YOU DA ONE.

        4 had none.

      • GAGA MONSTER April 8, 2013

        I was talking about “American” sales, not WW 🙂

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Well, I am f****** talking about the FINAL WW SALES TALLY AND BEYONCE LOST OUT.

      • Drew April 8, 2013

        But you specifically said ‘white amerca’ honey.

  20. RICHANDBLACK11 April 8, 2013

    The Carter’s stay winning. At this point Jay need to promote the other artist on ROC Nation as well.

  21. HOTSTUFF April 8, 2013

    “..some of today¹s most influential and popular talent. ”

    We all know this is Rihanna…

    • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

      But Beyonce’s the one who gets paid sooooo……

      • HOTSTUFF April 8, 2013

        and what that got to do with Rihanna’s Reign ? is Beyfraud giving you any of her money ? LOL SIT.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

        Yes, I’m getting as much money as you’re getting from Rihanna’s fictitious “reign”.

      • RICHANDBLACK11 April 8, 2013

        H20 I think we are going to have to SLAY the kids today. lol

      • HOTSTUFF April 8, 2013

        LOL HEAUX, Rihanna’s Reign which is due to her TALENT been serving me life since 2005.

        But you’re always ranting about Beyfrauds money, imma ask u again did u get any ?

        => _/ _/ _/

      • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

        I can’t @RICHNBLACK, I got exams to study for . . ! !

      • HOTSTUFF April 8, 2013

        @ H2O

        OF course you can’t ! you can only BOW DOWN to me.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

        ^^^ If I was Rihanna and you were Rihanna, of course I’d bow down hun.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

        And you were Beyonce*

    • HOTSTUFF April 8, 2013

      @ RICHANDBLACK11

      HEAUX SIT. YOU’RE A LESSER. THEREFORE YOU ARE NOT WORTHY OF DEBATING WITH. SO SLAY YOUR DUMB ASS BY YOURSELF.

      XOXO

  22. Rita Slays April 8, 2013

    I wonder what this means for Rita who has a deal with Columbia Records, which is under Sony.

    • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      You cannot read. Rita was never ever esigned by Sony. She was signed by Roc nation in 2008 after every label in the UK turned her down and none of the major label US lables waned her. Only Rihanna clone label wanted her to clone Rih.

      Roc nation was under Sony from 2008, it was Sony ‘s millions they used to fund this Flop rita whora. Well….after all that money, she could not deliver. Add to the fact that Bridget kelly, Jocole, Willow smith Aleixis jordan, K kole and all the otehr flops. In 2012 – NO ONE RELEASED A ALBUM IN THE USA FROM ROC NATION. As I predicted , Sony pulled the plug. Sony Jay used Rih’s name to go to UMG.

      BAD NEWS FOR RITA WHORA. Rih’s boss is not gonna put up with this flop who burns millions and is partying and attending fashion shows.

  23. Roc Nation is the new Bad Boy April 8, 2013

    I’m still trying to figure out why Kylie signed with Roc Nation. All Beyonce’s going to do is steal whatever concepts Kylie comes up with and claim them as her own. She no longer has to look up her videos on YouTube for “inspiration”.

  24. Lovebird (I’m legit) April 8, 2013

    Read this line whores,

    Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for Roc Nation’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary Rihanna and represents a homecoming for JAY Z—a brilliant artist and entrepreneur, who has been a creative cornerstone of our company.

    This deal is ALL ABOUT RIHANNA. Universal thinks by inking a deal with Roc, they’ll keep Riri because her contract is up with DefJam and Sony, through LA Reid at Epic might bid for her. Does universal really think if LA, who helped make Rihanna the megastar that she is, had to call her on the phone would say no to him to op for illiterate, drop out drug dealers at Roc who do not have a college education?

    Come on now, I really hope Riri fires the illiterates at Roc who are mooching off her name to get deals like this and sign never beens like Rita Whora. Riri has to realize she’s being used by Roc and hopefully dumps their asses and goes for a real businessman like LA Reid or Jimmy Iovine.

    Jay Z is an illiterate high school drop out without a college education, he knows nothing about business. ROC had been surviving off of the 10% Rihanna and Shakira give them.

    • HOTSTUFF April 8, 2013

      preach Honey PREACH !

      • HOTSTUFF April 8, 2013

        Rih has too much talent for Roc nation

    • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      Oh, I FORGO HER CONTRACT IS UP. Well as Rita whora has been dissing Rih on twitter, Rih can walk in the offices of UMG and get RITA WHORA FIRED. Either way UMG WILL PULL THE PLUG ON RITA WHORA, no more million to fund this dirty flop. In the last week she has been sleeping with David beckham best friend and Some guy on las vegas called luke Mcgrill. WHAT a dirty thing.

      Time for UMG to put and end to this h** flop.

    • RICHANDBLACK11 April 8, 2013

      If he know nothing about Business, WHY IS HE AN BUSINESS MAN(that’s worth 450+million).. You say some of the dumbest commets

    • Drew April 8, 2013

      Youre just in denial cos hes Beyonces husband lmao.

    • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

      “Riri has to realize she’s being used by Roc and hopefully dumps their asses”
      ______________________________

      The fact that Jay-Z has made $150M off his label while Rihanna – the one who rised profits to the the sky – is still halfway that says it all: Rihanna is a money-making slave for Jay-Z! She needs him more than they need her, or she would’ve changed her label!

      Hell, who the f*** would let their label rob them like that!!!

      No need to make things look as if Rihanna can even control her own career, much less the label that found her and made her the most known singer in the world.

    • JanuaryShytown April 13, 2013

      You must be as Stupid as your comment is. Guess Dumb people are bound to say Stupid things. Irregardless of your more than Obvious haterism feelings for Jayz, don’t get it twisted in your amateur mind. Here’s a breakdown of just how Ignorant your comment sounds about Jayz knowing nothing about business!

      Jay-Z Net Worth – May 2011 to May 2012 Earnings:$38 million May 2010 to May 2011 Earnings:$37 million May 2009 to May 2010 Earnings:$63 million May 2008 to May 2009 Earnings:$35 million May 2007 to May 2008 Earnings:$82 million May 2006 to May 2007 …etc. etc. We all should be so lucky to be that college illiterate!!! One of the largest music company’s in the world called the man brilliant!!

      You have only to look at a few of the comments on this blog to figure out what you are being called! A far cry from any comparison, you should dream anyone refers to you in the same light one day. Dream On!

  25. ciara could collaborate with jesus and it still wouldnt save that flop album April 8, 2013

    @WHITE AMERICA WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER.
    i like the tea you are spilling you are a freaking rihanna STAN!!!!!!!! go ahead!!! rihanna navy baby gimme to twitter f*** these basic bitchs that doubt the power of rihanna!!!

    • ciara could collaborate with jesus and it still wouldnt save that flop album April 8, 2013

      i got so hyped lol i miss spelled … whats your twitter @WHITE AMERICA WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER.

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        I am not on twitter and Instagram. But can you goto Rih’s twitter or intagram and tell her Rita Whora is dissing her again.

  26. . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

    Anyway, keep milking these powerless young girls Bey-Z, I see you.

    **leaves this thread of delusional, irate girls for good**

  27. LTM April 8, 2013

    Why would Universal drop the most successful act on Roc Nation? This is actually good news for Rita. She may never happen in the U.S but she is still successful in the U.K. Roc will probably attempt to establish her in the U.S again but will stick to making her a U.K chart force. I’m more interested to see what will happen with J.Cole and how this will affect his upcoming project.

    As for Rihanna, I hope renews her deal with Def Jam. I don’t see a move to Epic having promising results as many predict she will.

    • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      It is not good news for Rita. Sony wanted her to take Rih out cos she was a threat to Beyonce, who is on Sony. The plan failed so badly, sony made a fool of themselves having all these events in LA inroducing Rita Whora as the nest big thing. What then happened to Rita career in the USA?

      Sony waited for Rita W**** to recoup then bailed. Now, UMG are the picture and this IS RIHANNA’S HOME AND THEY WILL NOT USE millions that could be used for Gaga, Bieber and Rih or flop dirty WHORA. They will come down harder on Rita WHORA, to which, she would be dropped. SHE CANNOT DELIVER AND DOES NOT DESERVE A PENNY IN PROMO DOLLARS.

      Rita was given many chances to SLAY THE WORLD AND SHE FLOPPED. TIME’S UP!

      • LTM April 8, 2013

        Like I said before, Rita is the most successful act on the label. They won’t get rid of her. They will most likely expand her reign in the U.K and make another attempt to establish her in the U.S. And bye with that conspiracy theory of Beyonce trying to replace Rihanna.

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        THEY WILL get rid her of and sign an ACT WHO CAN SELL. SHE is not immune, it is not like she is Sade. And she is only the most ” successful ” because Alexia a Jordan, Bridjet kelly and Arlisaa have not had a chance to drop a album. I think they have run of money tryin to beat that dead horse in teh USA – THE USA is not interested in poor man’s rihanna who is out with a new guy every week.

        Who cares about beyonce…..Rih is now 2013 queen of pop, beyonce can go bow down in cuba.

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        When you say she the most successful act on roc nation, u make it seem like she is sade. First all she only sold 300k in the UK and most of her sales came from that Dj fresh song she sang on. Also, none of the other girls have had a chance to drop ayet.
        yet. If jay put money into alexia jordan, she could take out Rita Whora.

        Alexia Jordan ” happines ” was a bigger hit than Rita debut song RIP.

  28. NΛVI April 8, 2013

    It’s shame jay z doesn’t sign black/dark skinned female artist and promote them to tenth power. *sips tea*

    • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      He signed the sugerbabes, but kicked the dark skin girl and hired a mixed race girl. The dark skin girl was the Founder of the suger babes and the songwriter / best singer. Her name was Keisha Buchanan. How can you kick out the founder of teh group cos she is dark?

      JAYZ IS RACIST SAD HUMAN.

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Then guess what happened after jay kicked out the dark skin girl? THE UK public were outaged and the new lighter sugerbabes flopped BAD in the UK and now they have broken up, jay dropped them. The mixed girl he brought is now doing reality TV.

        He should kept the dark skin girl in the group and promoted them like he did Rita and they would taken America, They had talent .

    • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      Jay Z ruined the reputation of teh dark skin girl from Sugababes. Of course he c not say ” I am kicked her out cos she was dark ” So he made a lie that she bullied the arab and blonde girl. The editor of the Sun and leona lewis came to the defence fo Keisha and said that she is NO BULLY AND THAT IS A LIE MADE UP BY ROC NATION .

  29. mddiva April 8, 2013

    Sounds like they are banking this deal on Rihanna being the major star of the label. Don’t be surprised Beyonce isn’t on Roc Nation in the next few years. I think that’s why she is shading Sony with her Pepsi deal and making them sue this guy in Europe for leaking ‘4’. As a music business ‘observer’ this is a shaky deal. The music industry is going through a dry spell and is not as profitable as it used to be. He will need across the board artist to keep it profitable. This just looks good for him on paper and image wise but I don’t see it being profitable. UMG will eventually buy him out like they did Def Jam or merger it with another label as soon as it sees red. In the mean time he still got more money then me.

  30. Navy Sailor!!! April 8, 2013

    If you’re a light skinned female I’m sure you can get Jay Z to sign you. Smh. If you aren’t Rihanna or J. Cole, you don’t stand a chance on RN!

  31. Got this from Rhymes With Snitch April 8, 2013

    “Jay Z and Beyonce have been catching flack for their 5th anniversary trip to Cuba, with many wondering how they managed to bypass government restrictions on tourist travel to the tiny Communist nation in the Caribbean.

    Don’t worry Jay Z and Beyonce covered their butts…

    While tourist travel is severely restricted and big bucks shopping sprees banned altogether, as long as the trip is categorized as a “cultural exchange” and there is no contact with government officials, Jay Z and Beyonce are in the clear.

    Incidentally, Jay Z and Beyonce were photographed entering the University of Arts in Havana to tour the dance department amid throngs of screaming Cuban fans.”

    Oh, so Thiefonce is now making “cultural exchange” trips in order to steal ideas instead of surfing YouTube. I guess she figures this way, her thievery won’t be so easy to look up and expose.

    • Got this from Rhymes With Snitch April 8, 2013

      Last part is bold by mistake. But anyways yeah, Bey is STEALING again!

    • JanuaryShytown April 13, 2013

      Oh, please, get off this old tiresome sh”t. Haterism is a sad and lonely place to be. Every artist in the biz has borrowed or used something from another artist, whether it be past or present, its been going on for years. Get a life girl! Your haterism is so Pathetic! If you don’t like Beyoncé because she is a looker, then just be woman enough to own up to it! Most all celebs get a few or even many more perks than the average public. Money talks as they say! That life, get used to it and get over it. Quite sure you would expect a few doors to be open over the average Joe if you had fame and fortune. Get over the haterism, its useless and futile and nobody that counts is really listening to you anyway, so why bother!

  32. Mark111 April 8, 2013

    I was wondering what Rihanna was gonna do after Def Jam. I know that Roc Nation was a management co. But now a full lable. Now I wonder what Beyonce gonna do, cause I think this is also her last album on Colombia(Sony) and DC last Love Songs albm was the last for that label too. I hope that Rih pulls a Bey and put her name on those hits, that along will make tons of money. For Bey, I hope she don’t join Jay, she need to be her own woman and keep marriage and business separate.

  33. Cream April 8, 2013

    Gay-z is probably racist to dark skin woman cause his sisters are ugly apes and so is he. This ugly ape/camel looking ni&&a probably also secretly hates his ugly ass mother too.

    • dezi April 8, 2013

      You sound racist yourself.

  34. white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD NEWS FROM TEH UK THAT will destroy rita whora and beynonce. UNA HAS just been certified platinum in the UK after 5 months. UNA will sell a million in he UK. YES!

    Rita dirty flop ORA album has not certified DOUBLE PLATINUM IN THE UK, only craped platinum after discounts and heavy TV promo.
    UNA HAS SOLD MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES IN THE UK. WHEN WILL RITA WHORA?

    WHERE IS BEYONCE?

    • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      certified double platinum. UNA HAS SOLD 600K COPIES IN THE UK, MEANING IT IS DOUBLE PLATINUM. Rita whora has not yet crossed half a million yet. UNA WILL SELL A MILLION IN THE UK AND BE ONE THE BIGGEST ALBUM’S IN THE UK HISTORY HAHH

      WHERE IS BEYONCE? AND WHORA?

    • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      UNA has outsold Rita DIRTY WHORA in the UK even though UNA came out after WHORA.

      WHORA ALBUM came out in AUGUST and scraped 300k

      UNA came out in NOV and has sold 600k

    • Drew April 8, 2013

      Basic

    • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      Rolling stone just confirmed that RIH SOLD 41 MILLION ALBUMS AND 150 MILLIONS SINGLES WHICH MEANS SHE HAS SOLD 200 MILLION RECORDS IN 7 YEARS, JUST 9 million more and she will be the second BIGGEST SELLING FEMALE EVER IN HISTORY.

      The recipient of six Grammy Awards® and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 41 million albums and 150 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. Forbes named Rihanna the world’s #1 social media star with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, over 63 million Facebook fans, and over 27 million Twitter followers. In addition to her 12 Hot 100 #1 singles and overall 24 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

      • JanuaryShytown April 13, 2013

        Got to give one credit who does his/her research! Nice Facts. Guess this should shut all the haters up who say that Rihanna can’t sing. Ha! for someone who haters say can’t sing, she certainly is raking in the $$$.

      • lala June 10, 2013

        @ Januaryshytown, the facts are what they are, rih, is a major selling artist, but she can’t sing, the world knows it, but what counts to people, is wether or not they like somebody, and rih, is liked/ loved by so many, but she really can’t sing !! its all about good marketing and likeabilty factor! and rih’s got that !

  35. Drew April 8, 2013

    #WINNING! Lessors will just have to deal!

  36. Lovebird (I’m legit) April 8, 2013

    Let’s be honest, it’s time up for Rita Whora. Sony spent millions trying to make her happen and she just didn’t. Even in the UK, considering how much money they spent on her, she didn’t recoup anything. Ciara has a better chance of inking another deal with Epic because at least she’s going on a sold out bathroom acapella tour.

    • White america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

      It is true. Rita Whora is now in danger more than ever. NOW WAY WILL UMG be as stupid as Post Sony Tommy motola and waste a penny on this flop dirty h**.

      You are from the UK, have u seen the daily mail?

      Rita was in vegas kissing on some dude, and 2 days later she was seen with David beckham’s homie. That is 2 men in one week?
      And she is new jack in the music industry and she has slept with how many people ? I think she is s** addict – or tricking on the side for cash, let us be honest…..she is not making any money in the music game .

  37. MELODY2012 April 8, 2013

    Sam, I told you that Bey album is done but Columbia refuses to send the songs to iTunes and radio. They want her to make Rihanna music. Jay Z had a fallout with Columbia so did Beyoncé.

    • Drew April 8, 2013

      You wish!

    • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

      I’m just happy to know that Beyonce’s on her way to end this receipt-LESS, unresourced delusional shite you unemployed, fat, pressed s***-eaters spit out.

      • White america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        WELL, well well. You having a bad monday H20.

        First beyonce single failed to drop on monday as reported., then news Rih’s selling 41 million albums and 150 million singles filtered through from Rolling stone, then she is playing stadiums in Dubai, South africa, Israel etc.

        Not to mention UNA has been certified double plat in the UK with 600k sold. Diamonds has more views on vevo than WFL and she has added a 3rd date to New zealand sell out tour.

        Beyonce: Well, not single as we all know and congress and the GOP are out to get her. They are calling Obama ot investigate Evil beyonce and her motives of going to Cuba. Cuban americans are outraged at the tyrant singer. LOL LOL LOL her PRESS is getting worse and worse.

        Then we have Rih’s rival and rihanna protege now being dropped from Sony and heading right nto the hands of Rih label UMG.

        HA HA HA tis ha not been your monday.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

        First beyonce single failed to drop on monday as reported.

        The only thing reported on Thursday was that Beyonce’s rep C-O-N-F-I-R-M-I-N-G it’s not going to be the first single, maybe it’s going to be the 2nd/b-side single (ala. SL), and maybe a promo single (ala. “Standing on the Sun” with H&M commercial).

        then news Rih’s selling 41 million albums and 150 million singles filtered through from Rolling stone

        As Beyonce’s selling 120 million albums filtered through MTV? OK

        then she is playing stadiums in Dubai, South africa, Israel etc.

        Good for her, but let’s wait for Beyonce’s FULL tour dates to be announced AND THEN we’ll compare, shall we?

        Because you’ll really look silly if she ends up adding more stadiums than your fav when full tour numbers are out!

        Beyonce: Well, not single as we all know and congress and the GOP are out to get her. They are calling Obama ot investigate Evil beyonce and her motives of going to Cuba. Cuban americans are outraged at the tyrant singer. LOL LOL LOL her PRESS is getting worse and worse.

        If you haven’t read about it yet, Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba was licensed by the US Treasury.

        Go check it out H**.

        Then we have Rih’s rival and rihanna protege now being dropped from Sony and heading right nto the hands of Rih label UMG.

        What does this have to do with my fav? LOL

      • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

        YAWN I’m tired of waiting for your next comment so I’m going to sleep ok?

        byye 🙂

        i’ll reply to you @ 9AM South African timing,

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        H20,

        I do not know when or even If Beyonce will add more dates, but can assure, Beyonce will not be playing stadiums in Europe – she has never been a big POP powerhouse in Europe in the way gaga and rih have. Not way will beyonce just now add Stade de france and Twikenham in the UK – aviva in Ireland. Beyonce is not a pop star, she was RNB star who crossed over.

        I am shokced that beyonce has not played soccer city in South africa I thought Bey was big in Africa, I guess not, Rih has beaten her to stadiums in Africa.

        In terms of the single? Bow down, I been on and Grown woman are all crap, outdated and cannot touch Rih

        Beyonce has not sold more albums than sade 50 million. All I know is Rih has outsold beyonce in shorter time.

        The fact that Obama approved these tyrants to go over proves that obama and his cronies are corrupt and I will enjoy the GOP gong after the black trio.

        Rita Whira: Beyonce spend time and money on rita whora, she treated Rita like a sister, even coming to the studio to help Rita write lyrics and going to all her shows. She NEVER EVER EVER done that for a fellow black girl rih. Why? cos she is jealous and intimidated by Rih. I know beyonce does not give a damma about Rita and she is only ” being nice ” cos she thought Rita could shut down Rihanna. Now that failed, bet u any money, bey an rita will not be friends

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        @White America sorry I had to chime but I hope you are not from Europe because if you are you have been living under a rock downplaying Beyonce like she is nothing in Europe based off numbers. Beyoncé is big in Europe honey hence why over 3 mill checked out her tickets in the UK alone and she broke records in various European countries for her Mrs Carter world tour with NO new music. She is a big popstar in Europe theres room for more than one big name you know.

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        I’ll @H20 finish you off when he returns 😉

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        i’ll let*

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Rihanan is bigger is the UK than beyonce ever was. FACT! Rih has more number 1 in Europe; her albums bigger sellers and she MORE POP, that is why she IS THE GIRL playing the Europe stadiums and BEYONCE IS NOT.

        FACT. At the end of the day Rih WILL play Stade de frace, Grande stadium, Millenium , Innou in Turkey , Aviava and Twikeham stadium . That is 5 stadiums 5 4 countries.

        She also hold the record for 10 sell out at the 02 BEYONCE COULD NOT BREAK THAT EVEN WITH TV commercial run in the UK

        RIHANNA IS BIGGER THE UK / EUROPE THAN BEYONCE EVER WAS – EVEN WITH DESTINY CHILD. And I am half swedish and beyonce is non factor in Sweden. Rih runs SWEDEN.

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Jess,

        beyonce has never been seen as pop star in Europe. She has always been RNB STAR. Rih , gaga and Katy are the pop stars.

        During 4 era beyonce could not even get a top 10 in Europe and single ladies peaked at 69 in France. 4 sold 1.3 in the USA, but only 800k WW. Meaning, she is non f****** factor in Europe WW. Rih just sold 600K copies of UNA in the UK – beyonce next album will not even do 100k in the UK. She is done!

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        And all that does NOT mean Beyoncé is NOT big either. Theres a difference. I wasn’t even talking about Rihanna, I was talking about BEYONCE and those stats still remain true. Read my comment properly before responding and basically repeating yourself like a fool.

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        Beyonce is a pop star honey deal with it. Her songs get played on pop radio stations, she was awarded worlds greatest POP star by 4music just like Rihanna was recently named most influential. Just because she doesn’t dominate in the UK as much as Rihanna, doesn’t mean she isn’t a pop star and isn’t still big because she is. And she headlines at the biggest festivals that makes her pretty big POP star to me.

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Rih was voted number 1 and adele won last year and she is not pop/. Let me rephrase it: Rih is bigger pop super start than beyonce and beyonce is old and was out a longer than rih/

        THERE.!

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        Can you actually read or do you have difficulty comprehending stuff? Now I see why most people don’t even bother to respond to you and think you are crazy lol. Like a brick smh. Clearly not capable of rational banter, have a nice evening troll!

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        Oh BTW did you hear Beyoncé was named honorary chair of the MET Gala? HEHE! Bye xxxx

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        I knew I could finish you off, Jess by pointin that RIH IS THE QUEEN OF POP AND BEYONCE IS WASHED UP FADING RNB SINGER ON HER LAST LEG with her ” goodbye tour ”

        That rihanna reign

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        Rihanna is not the queen of pop, her stats prove otherwise. You didn’t finish anyone off your delusion is just pitiful and not worth arguing with loool! Ill leave that @H20… Don’t flatter yourself!

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Madonna will always be the Queen of pop but Rih the princes Pop. She is 2013 QUEEN of pop, there is no pop singer bigger than Rih. Dont you dare hide behind country singer, Taylor swift That b**** was the country awards, she is COUNTRY AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN.

        2013 IS THE YEAR OF RIHANNA. You cannot her reign you bitter old h**.

        GO and listen to ‘ stay ‘ everyone else in the world is. HA HA HA

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Jess,

        That rihanna reign just wont let up.

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        How is she 2013 queen when she cant even sell out a tour after how many months lmao. And Taylor is bigger than her this year her singles are POP. You will deal. The delusion is real. Rihannas sales are no better than Beyonces besides her #1s singles, she has 7 albums and only 1 went to #1 and the only Beyoncé album she can properly outsell is 4? She couldn’t even outsell IASF with her Rated Flop Discount prices. Keep trying b****.

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        You really wanted me to go there didn’t you?

      • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

        Let me tell you some about Sybil.

        1-

        First of all, she’s dangerously obsessed with Rihanna, she thinks everything happening in the world has something to do with Rihanna. She can’t handle the thought of another artist receiving a lick of praise/success but her fav!

        For example:
        * 4 sells 3 million WW, she reduces it to 2.1 million and calls Beyonce a washed up flop c***.
        * TTT sells 3.3 million WW (notice: only 300k more, with much more promotion), she calls Rihanna the Queen of Pop (lol).

        2-

        She even makes up a LOOOT of fake, non-resourced s*** from bitter, Beyonce-hating websites to make us believe that Beyonce’s career is going bad.

        The whole “single is pushed back, she’s scared from Rihanna”, “album is pushed back” is from DailyMail, a British, Rihanna-asslicking website where they hate Beyonce to death. In reality, there was never anything / any release date confirmed in the first place! Beyonce hasn’t even stated that she’s kicking off a new era until now!

        3-

        She’s a racist white girl who believes that Black people are animals or something, she can’t understand that we’re in 2013, and Black people are exactly as powerful and respected as white people nowadays. She still hates everything about them.

        _________________________

        These kinds of people… you just can’t have a clear discussion with them!

        You just gotta scroll her comments! I only read her comments when she replies to mine!

        Because as I told you, nothing but constant lies, made-up fake info, edited numbers, racism, hate!!!!

      • Jess April 8, 2013

        Lol @H20 I know. Sometimes you just cant help but have urge to correct the DELUSION! Only thing I disagree with you on is Daily Mail thing. Because I am from the UK and read it regularly and their Journalist and the comments on there shade and drag Rihanna just as much as Beyonce. In fact, the journalists actually write more tamely about Beyoncé in general calling her queen and stuff. But in general there’s a certain type of commentator on DM and unless you are Adele or Kate Middleton (even she gets dragged sometimes) you generally get negative comments on there. But anyway, Sybil thinks M** is the truth, that says it all!

      • . : : h 2 o : : . April 8, 2013

        Exactly, as if MediaFakeOut is sponsoring Beyonce’s new era or something… LOL

  38. Emeral April 8, 2013

    Kudos to the Jigga man!

  39. Suicide Blonde April 8, 2013

    Kylie Minogue is not signed to that ghetto label.

    • Tash April 8, 2013

      She sure is managed by them though.

  40. Dark King April 8, 2013

    I find it sad that nobody realizes that Roc Nation is the home to Willow Smith & Alexis Jordan,I mean i want to know what happens with them and their projects as well.

  41. Tash April 8, 2013

    Onwards and upwards…

  42. white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

    I was just watching Clive davis give an interview with Charlie Rose. And he said singers DO NOT NEED TO WRITE THEIR OWN SONGS, GOO A&R’S FIND MATERIAL THAT POPS. Babara Streisand DID NOT WRITE HER SONGS

    So to all you weak ass f*** boys that Diss rih, now you know why she was signed. Clive Davis said that some singers he signed were not ” best singers ” So your rihanna has not talent has been debunked by Clive davis.

    Clive Davis said a singer needs to put their feeling and soul in a track and rih DOES THAT WITH HER BRAND OF WEST INDIAN SASS. She takes every songs and sprinkles west indian spice and feeling and THAT IS WHY SHE WAS SIGNED AND SLAYS.

    • Sass April 8, 2013

      Did Clive sign Rihanna though? No. So shut up.

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        No, his protoge, LA REID and what a good call LA MADE cos Rih was born to be a star and SHE IS SO U SHUT UP!

      • white america WILL SHUT DOWN BEYONCE CAREER. April 8, 2013

        Clive Davis founded Arista and LA REID use to run Arista, so clive taught LA how to find a star and he FOUND RIH, when the producers brought to her usa.

  43. Sass April 8, 2013

    Get that money!

  44. Fresh Navy April 8, 2013

    It’s so funny that the hive only aknowledge Rihanna’s prominence and money making proest only when it suits them.
    It also seems to me that they wre not acquainted with the 2012 Forbes List where rihanna made 54 million

    While jay-z only made 36 million. It’s funny how a slave made more money than the plantation owner.

    The logics of the hive is so disappointing it just makes no sense segueing with idiots.

    People who speak do much about how jay & bey make money off rihanna should be aware that MANAGERS only get 10 percent if total earnings ANC this is oh relating to certaind deSks and may s life certain endorsement desks that the artist reveives.

    Motions to go study. Idiots make me lol -> H2HOE lol

  45. Honey Boo Boo April 8, 2013

    Mmmm Lil Kim is signed to Universal but they never allowed her to release who she was signed to plus there were all the rumours around Roc Nation. Plus the song with Jay (Jeezy track was just something to throw people off the scent). I reckon you will hear soon that Kim has been signed to Roc Nation. Mark my words…

  46. Lovebird (I’m legit) April 8, 2013

    “The fact that Jay-Z has made $150M off his label while Rihanna – the one who rised profits to the the sky – is still halfway that says it all”

    LMAO The hive inflating figures again. If this is the case, WHY DID SONY PULL THE PLUG on Roc Nation??

    “Rihanna is a money-making slave for Jay-Z! She needs him more than they need her, or she would’ve changed her label!”

    LMAO Once again fabrications from the HIVE, mad Bey still hasn’t dropped the single eh. Gay Z only got this deal because Universal wants to strengthen their relationship with Rihanna as they admitted here, “Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for Roc Nation’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary Rihanna”.

    Without Rihanna’s name attached to ROC Nation (her management she can fire at any time, not label), there would be no deal with Universal. The only reason Universal wants to deal with Roc is because Rihanna’s name is attached to it, they admitted this. Gay Z needs Rihanna’s 10% and name more than Rihanna needs Gay Z. LA Reid is more than ready to sign Rihanna and I’m sure after the Diamonds World Tour wraps, they’ll be an offer from Epic, under Sony in Rihanna’s inbox for her to go through.

    You tried though…

    • Honey Boo Boo April 9, 2013

      I agree Rihanna is THAT b**** at the moment. I love Bey to death and Rihanna will never compare to her but my girl needs a hit as Rihanna is the BIGGEST star in the world right now while Ms Carter needs a Single Ladies and fast!

      • JanuaryShytown April 13, 2013

        Gotta respect you for your honesty and keeping it real! None of those dumb haterism comments here! You said how you felt and you kept it real!

  47. Bee hive April 9, 2013

    Blue Ivy’s college fund just keeps growing. thanks to Kylie, Rihanna, Timbaland and all the other lessors for slaving away while Queen Blue and her mother just sits and spend your money

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