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Rihanna Bids Farewell To ‘Island Def Jam’ Following ‘Universal’ Label Break-Up

rihanna that grape juice 2012  Rihanna Bids Farewell To Island Def Jam Following Universal Label Break Up

Ten years after signing with the star-birthing label, Rihanna bids ‘Island Def Jam‘-as the world knows it- adieu today.

Why the star is no longer signed to the label?

Details below…

Effective immediately, ‘Island Def Jam’ ceases to exist after  its parent company, the Universal Music Group, prized a number of its subsidiary’s apart to create ‘stand-alone labels’, IDJ  being one of them.

Indeed, as of today, Rihanna joins the likes of Elijah Blake, Kanye West and August Alsina to wave farewell to the label as they know it, joining its CEO Steve Bartels at the revamped Def Jam, cutting ties with Island…for good.

Set to arm itself with brand new marketing, A&R and publicity staff, Island will continue to be run by David Massey as Def Jam reveals that  Kyambo ”Hip Hop” Joshua and Dion “No I.D.” Wilson will now serve as executive vice presidents and co-heads of A&R at the label.

Meanwhile, by way of its split from DJ, Justin Bieber now joins the aforementioned Massey at the revitalised Island, taking fellow chart-topper Ariana Grande along with him. This, as the labels’ former sister ‘Motown’ appoints Ethiopia Habtemariam as its president, where she will run the company from within the Capitol Music Group.

On the shocking move, Universal’s chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge explained:

At the heart of these great companies is the vision and creative instincts of a team of passionate professionals. At UMG, our labels are empowered to be entrepreneurial and take creative risks. By re-establishing Def Jam, Island and Motown as stand-alone labels within the UMG family, we’re positioning them to recapture the uniqueness of their brands and serve artists with the singularity of vision, focus and creativity that was at the core of their original success.”

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  • April 1, 2014 at 10:56 am
    CzarM says:
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    Sounds like an April Fools joke to me.

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    AllThatMattersToBiebs Replied:

    Girl it’s not and I’m so confused about it.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:07 am
    WhenItComesToBey says:
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    So glad the Queen doesn’t have these problems.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Lana Del Slay says:
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    The fact that TGJ is always the first to post breaking Rihanna news. #Ironic Your new site is cute af though.

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    HighwayUnicorn Replied:

    Should I ask Gaga if Lana can be her opening act?

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:11 am
    Bruno'sTreasure says:
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    Hold a moment! Is this why she’s taking forever to put out a new album?

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    The truth honey Replied:

    yes b!tch..thats y!

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    Bruno'sTreasure Replied:

    I’m not a b**** so don’t call me one…b****.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:19 am
    great news says:
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    So does this mean her 360 deal is gone? Bad news for the navy then hehe

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    TeenageDreamer Replied:

    Kiii kiii. Drag a bit.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:23 am
    lovebird says:
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    I’m more interested in finding out who is taking over Mariah Carey’s contract, DefJam or Island Records?

    Judging from the Twitter pages, it looks like it’s Island Records.

    The irony of Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey on the same label though.

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    WeAreLambily Replied:

    Why don’t you worry about Rihanna’s 360 contract? Mariah will be just fine you f****** w****.

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    lovebird Replied:

    Receipts of Rihanna’s 360 contract please?

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    Selenator Replied:

    Isn’t Ariana on Republic Records and Scooter Braun’s label?

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    MK Replied:

    i thought ariana grande was on republic?

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:25 am
    lovebird says:
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    So the delay in the release of Ariana’s single had nothing to do with Chris Brown ey.

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    BarbzRUs Replied:

    What kind of Sherlock Holmes realness? Yes b****, investigate that s***.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:27 am
    lmao says:
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    Her face is so bloated and filled with acne. This ugly w**** is so overrated in the looks department. thank god for fashion, bangs and wigs

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    lovebird Replied:

    And yet she has more Vogue covers than your fav.

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    lmao Replied:

    yet she’s still ugly on all of them, proven by poor sales

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:29 am
    ashley says:
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    Sam why did you change the site back to this? I was lovin the new layout!!!!!!

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    Proctor Replied:

    The new format has some obvious bugs.

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    NANCY SLAY'S Replied:

    oh-kay, that new layout was serving…this is the second time i seen them post it and take it back down!!!
    whats the tea?

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    Basura Caliente Replied:

    lots of bugs papi, especially in the commenting section

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:29 am
    VisionofMimi says:
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    There’s a reason TGJ didn’t mention Mariah in this article, they know something we don’t.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:30 am
    Queen Navy says:
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    Very misleading title.

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    FancyRihRih Replied:

    Yeah but no. She IS technically leaving Island Def Jam.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:30 am
    Mark111 says:
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    1) Love the new look of the site.
    2) I thought Rih was with Def Jam, not Island Def Jam.
    3) Where’s Mairah Carey?
    4) Is Def Jam still here?

    For that Beyonce stan that said Bey doesn’t have to worry about this. Umm Colombia/Sony is one of the worst and shadiest labels, plus this is Bey’s last album on her contract.

    I hope Rihanna still have her team with her, cause most of the time, when an artist switch lables or teams, they began to flop.

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    lovebird Replied:

    There was Island Records already in the UK and Aus, and DefJam in UK and As already; in the US they operated under Island DefJam. All universal has done is split them so they can operate independently from each other.

    I’m certain artists had choices on which label they wanted to side with.

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    Mark111 Replied:

    Thanks Lovebird. I can always count on you to explain and to put these bitches in there place on here. :)

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    ABC Replied:

    She is with Def Jam. I’m confused. No I.D. Is Jhene’s producer. She’s about to slay!

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:32 am
    CandyWarhol says:
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    Slutbird is so naive if he thinks Rihanna isn’t on a 360. Anyone who was signed after 04 was put on a 360 even Gaga so it’s nothing to be ashamed about.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:34 am
    Queen Navy says:
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    Riri didn’t switch labels. She is still at Def Jam. It’s DEF JAM that’s being split from the Island Def Jam Music Group. Her contract is still on-going and her place is secure there.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:34 am
    Basura Caliente says:
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    …and that’s a wrap folks. Bye bye #1′s and career cos we all know that label created and owned you (The net profit she makes are there as receipts in case anybody asks)

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    ABC Replied:

    …but Rih is signed with Def Jam, not IDJ. She’s unbothered and will continue her reign hun. Stay mad. ;)

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:34 am
    Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez says:
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    This is interesting indeed and where are those receipts for Rihanna’s 360 deal?

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:35 am
    QueenCeline says:
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    Hmmm, so this is why Sam and David keep saying Mariah should push her album back.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:36 am
    Skyfall says:
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    Don’t tell me Mariah Album is gonna get another push back cause of this

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    Mark111 Replied:

    Mark my words, with You’re Mime flopping, that album WILL be pushed back. She was on Island Def Jam, so I don’t know what’s side she’s on. But with all of this going on from months, may be the reason why her singles flopped and Rihanna took a break.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:37 am
    QueenoftheNavy says:
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    Reading comprehension is key, TGJ clearly said that it’s Island who are getting the new team so that means everyone who works for the Queen at Def jam is still there with her.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:40 am
    Skyfall says:
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    I like Colombia records since my 2 of favs (Adele and Mariah) have been/is sign to this label, but they have been shady since the 90s

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    BeyWhoUWanna Replied:

    They treat Beyonce just fine dear.

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    Skyfall Replied:

    @BeyWhoUWanna

    I didn’t say they didn’t , I simply said they are shady. Besides Beyonce and Adele are the top 2 females at colombia

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:40 am
    Keyshia Del Rey says:
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    This is a bad look for Mariah. The new label are gonna wanna back whoever makes them the most money so I can’t see them making her a priority now they have to take care of Rihanna by themselves.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:40 am
    lovebird says:
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    Rihanna renegotiated her contract and is the main money maker on DefJam Recordings; if you think she’s still on a 360 you’re delusional.

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    WhenItComesToBey Replied:

    Fair point hun, I can believe that she WAS on a 360 but made them change it when she got her new deal because they knew she would go elsewhere if she didn’t.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:42 am
    Dem Lessors says:
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    This is what happened to Britney before Britney Jean. RCA made her do her whole album with Will.I.Am, every Brit fan knew this was wrong! They made her rush the album out to promote her Vegas residency when they should’ve gone back to the studio and made a killer second single. Rihanna’s hasn’t been around for a while so when she comes back she needs to come hard, the Navy should be praying she finds the best label.

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    ABC Replied:

    Rihanna is still with Def Jam. She isn’t with IDJ! Mariah is the one who should be worrying.

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    ASBEENISH (BLACKOUT - ONYX HOTEL) Replied:

    @DemI agree. What do you about Tik Tik boom bieng a possible third single. It has urban pop appeal and both ti and Britney fanbases would buy the song and stream the video. It could (dare I say it ) slay.

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    Dem Lessors Replied:

    If there is going to be a third single Tik Tik Boom is the right choice. But I think she just needs to go back in the studio and make a great 9th album for 2015. All I need is another solid album like Femme Fatale or Blackout. When Brit makes good music it is GOOD. One “flop” doesn’t mean she’s over, her team need to do a Rated R to Loud type comeback!

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    BEYAWNCE Replied:

    Brit fans knew it, label didnt do britney justice.

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    Selenator Replied:

    Britney Jean wasn’t all that bad. Not her best album but it had gems. RCA should’ve listened to the fans though. They buried that era before it began.

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    Dem Lessors Replied:

    I don’t think it was that bad either. I just got bored of it really quickly. Femme Fatale is one of my favourite albums ever, every song could’ve been a single including Japanese bonus tracks! It was just a bit of a sudden contrast.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:42 am
    lovebird says:
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    It’s called leverage and artists who sell over 150 million records have it.

    If you knew anything about business besides your going rates at the street corner you offer your sexual services, you would know about this. But expecting too much from a Beyonce fan is expecting a gold fish to walk I guess.

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    Skyfall Replied:

    these fools don’t know anything about the music industry, or any industry period except the porn indusrty

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:44 am
    TurntUp4Cici says:
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    The fact that Lovebird thinks Rihanna has more leverage than Mariah.

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    ABC Replied:

    This isn’t the 90s or 2005. Mariah isn’t selling anymore.

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    Mark111 Replied:

    Plus MC only had one big album on that label. Her “classics” are on sony. sorry.

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    BEYAWNCE Replied:

    IDJ are not promoting MC anymore since EMC2. Mariah are main source of IDJ revenue. Emancipation of mimi slayage sold more than half of Rihanna discography. It’s IDJ fault MC flop. The label encountered such problems for long time

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    Enni Replied:

    Dead @ some of the s*** y’all say doe. Mariah has sold an excess of 25 million records being at IDJ. 20million of that being albums. More than Justin briber and you think she has no leverage? Stop the crap.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:44 am
    EnRanc says:
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    This is still not good for Rihanna, even if she’s still there. Albums released by labels during the midst of corporate restructuring tend to not do well because of how much chaos is happening behind the scenes as they try to get their chairs in order.

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    ABC Replied:

    Def Jam is not restructuring! IDJ is splitting from Def Jam and they’re restructuring! They will once again be known as Island Records! Def Jam and Rih will remain unbothered.

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    EnRanc Replied:

    IDJ isn’t splitting from Def Jam. The Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) was the umbrella label to which both Def Jam Recordings and Island Records operated under. The IDJ group is being devolved, while the respective Island and Def Jam labels reorganize themselves into stand-alone labels…so Def Jam IS restructuring into a more independently managed label at Universal Music Group.

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    EnRanc Replied:

    *dissolved.

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    ABC Replied:

    The article said nothing about Def Jam restructuring. I take it that everyone will remain in their respective positions @ DJ while Island does the restructuring. Rihanna and Kanye were always listed under Def Jam (check albums), while Mariah and C Milian (before she was dropped) were listed under Island/IDJ.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:45 am
    Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez says:
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    The queen looks hot in that pic, I think Rihanna should go dancehall/hip hop sound. I’m ready for some dancehall mainstream stuff

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:49 am
    lovebird says:
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    Mariah is with Island,Rihanna is with DefJam. I fail to see your argument.

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    BeyBeyKing Replied:

    How do you know Mariah didn’t get dropped?

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    lovebird Replied:

    Because Island is still promoting her music on their Twitter page.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:53 am
    oops says:
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    The beginning of the end tbh. R8 was bound to flop. Her albums sales are in decline.

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    ABC Replied:

    How when UNA sold more than TTT?

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    lmao Replied:

    wait a min. I thought TTT was the one over 4 Million and Una was behind? So both are around the 3-3.5 Mill mark? Which one is it navy?

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:55 am
    Skyfall says:
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    wait isn’t Rihanna releasing two albums this year

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    ABC Replied:

    I don’t know if R8 is coming this year, but the “home” soundtrack is coming in November.

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    yes you're right Replied:

    yes she has to release in bulk to help ww record sales.

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    BEYAWNCE Replied:

    Nope! because Rihanna is international sensation, everybody craving for her new music. your fav stay LOCAL

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:55 am
    QUEEN MINAJ♥ says:
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    April fools every body don´t believe this lol

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:56 am
    Draggin4MrsCarter says:
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    Elle oh to the elle. The reason DJ didn’t bother to give her a new album last year is obviously cos she only makes them money when she’s on a 360, so they didn’t bother now that she’s got a new contract because she can’t sell albums. All those number ones but never sold any more than 6 million albums in one place.
    The shame of it all.

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    ABC Replied:

    Elle oh Elle. You have no idea as to what you’re talking about troll. :lol:

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    Sandra Replied:

    Elle oh elle. Rihanna is still on DJ and I didn’t know selling over 30 million albums mean you can’t sell albums. The irony though, your fav’s album sales are also 30 million but she’s an album seller and Rihanna isn’t? Lol.

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    lmao Replied:

    Rihanna has three more albums counted. Please don’t forget to mention that

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:58 am
    Mark111 says:
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    Everyone after 2005 is on a 360. Rihanna may or may not be, not sure. But Gaga, Katy, Drake, Nicki and others are most def. You can tell who’s on a 360 cause their promo game is tight. Beyonce isn’t and that’s why 4 wasn’t pushed to the front like others and Beyonce just dropped out of nowhere and she toured her ass off. It’s good cause all that touring money is hers and HER team’s.

    I think Rihanna was, but that contract is done and Jay gave her a production company. I want to say after GGGB is updated her contract, cause after that album she took more control. Plus her albums sales are good and she’s exc. producer on them so more points her her.

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    ABC Replied:

    She was broke in 2009. She released Loud/TTT/UNA and toured back to back and recouped her funds. She signed a new contract in 2011 if I’m not mistaken. She’s good now, financially so she doesn’t have to kill herself anymore.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:59 am
    QUEEN MINAJ♥ says:
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    I thought riri was working on an album

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  • April 1, 2014 at 11:59 am
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    Mariah was always going to be pushed back regardless because the single flopped. Which label would waste a single penny on an album if its single can’t even chart on itunes?

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm
    Molly says:
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    Is this real i haven’t seen no other site post this.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm
    RICHIE_RICH says:
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    Well look what we have hear!!!!!!! All I’m say is the King/Queen Beyonce’ don’t have those issues.

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    ABC Replied:

    Yet another fool who didn’t bother to read the article. Exactly what problems are Rihanna having? Did you mean Mariah?

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    Molly Replied:

    Well if she was on the same label she would.

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    BEYAWNCE Replied:

    s***! YAWNCE still & always flop. Still struggle to pronounce DIAMOND album certification lol. She never could taste DIAMOND. Brit had two

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm
    lovebird says:
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    Or maybe because she didn’t want to release an album. DefJam concentrated on Journals and that flopped, do you honestly think they would say no to a Rihanna album? I fail to see your logic.

    LOUD is nearing the 2 million mark in the UK and the £ is stronger than the US$; do you honestly think DefJam will say no to a Rihanna album when her GLOBAL status makes them the most money? Do the math honey (Beyonce fans…smh).

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    Its Gaga Ya Bish Replied:

    Global status? Don’t make me laugh. The only place she can be guaranteed to slay in is the UK but that’s because it’s so small.
    Could she tour without a new album like Copyrightonce did? I think not!

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    ok? Replied:

    U.S. Market >>>>> UK It’s still hasn’t been certified double platinum or triple platinum with three hit singles.

    Rihanna’s global impact is with singles. Her albums are all basic sellers WW. Her latest is only at 3.5 Million. With the title of international pop star, and the benefit of having commercially driven pop anthems, her albums should be pushing atleast 5 million each. You all love to inflate her status when she’s not the biggest, by far.

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    ok? Replied:

    It’s = LOUD

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    ABC Replied:

    Loud was selling rapidly until she abandoned it and released TTT. Loud took a years time to sell 5.5 million (now at 6) and Teenage Dream took what..2 years and a rerelease to sell 5? #R8 era should be longer and will show her album selling power ;)

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    lmao Replied:

    LOUD was her last pop album to sell decently, and what do you mean she abandoned it? She was out of singles to release. Her albums tend to get dull after a while and she moves to the next project. She doesn’t have much of an album selling “power”. If so TTT and UNA ,with two of the biggest hits of her career, would have helped her albums push the 5.5 Million mark,like LOUD, but failed. The longevity and sales of her albums depend on the impact of her hits. That is her power, singles. ;)

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    ABC Replied:

    HA please she could have released that entire album if she wanted to. She released “Cheers” which was a top ten hit right before she released WFL! How could she promote Cheers properly when she moved on to the next era? Yeah, exactly. Abandoned. You can’t expect annual releases to sell 5 million. It’s just not going to happen ;)

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    lmao Replied:

    Yeah it was a top ten hit, but by that time the album was already old news and reaching it’s peak in sales. The reason she was considering re-releasing the album to help it’s longevity and or just release a new album. We all know what she chose. Why can’t annual releases sell 5 Million? Especially when one has all of these super hits, that the GP “worship”, according to the navy ;)

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm
    Molly says:
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    Damn i really don’t want Mariahs album to get pushed back again smh art of letting go is becoming the new Braveheart.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:04 pm
    Molly says:
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    Why is Rih releasing 2 albums this year? girl sit until 2015.

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    ABC Replied:

    Who said she was releasing two albums this year? Only a soundtrack in November has been confirmed. Sit and stop assuming :)

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    Molly Replied:

    Kay

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm
    pussyy juice lover says:
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    Rihanna is with defjam bitchess, she shouldnt be worried , the only one that has to worry is mariah tbh.. Rih’s reign will keep on yall n***** will deal.

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    CiciFinnaBeABride Replied:

    Mariah is global icon so if anyone should be worried it should be Puppethnanna.

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    ABC Replied:

    I’m not about to slander Mariah, but her career as of April 1, 2014 is on a downward slope. She’s old news.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm
    lovebird says:
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    Jump is slaying in Aus/NZ with no promo at all; Rihanna is guaranteed to slay anywhere without doing much.

    Global status intact.

    And let’s not act like Bruno Mars ticket sales didn’t spike AFTER THE SUPERBOWL. That should give you Beyonce fans something to think about, if thinking isn’t too much of an effort for you.

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    BrunoMartian Replied:

    Let’s not with Bruno babe. Let’s actually NOT with Bruno. Bruno sells singles and albums and tour tickets. Rihanna can only sell singles and CHEAP tour tickets so please keep his name out of your mouth.

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    IggyIggyIggy Replied:

    The nerve of you to compare Singleshanna to Bruno.

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    ABC Replied:

    What is Iggy? I don’t see her on any chart.

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    Selenator Replied:

    Check Billboard, Iggy has been there for 2 weeks now. That shade no longer works.

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    lmao Replied:

    Where is Bruno on the highest grossing tours list? Oh way behind Beyonce. oh ok

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm
    BeachhouseBritney says:
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    Mariah needs to use this opportunity to leave Def Jam. It’s clear that they don’t know what to do with her so she needs to go back to Columbia and work with whoever is helping Yonce.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm
    lovebird says:
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    And with her single sales she’s playing iconic stadiums like stade De France and is filling Soccer City at a higher capacity than Gags at her peak.

    Global Status in tact.

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    VisionofMimi Replied:

    What kind of self drag? So you admit that Gaga was touring venues two years into her career that Rihanna is only doing almost ten years into hers?

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    Sandra Replied:

    Gaga can’t even sell out 4,000 seats theathres these days so how is that helping her that she played big venues two years into her career when she’s been on a down spiral ever since? Longevity (Rihanna) >>>> Successful debut and then flop (Gaga).

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm
    FAF says:
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    Labels shift every 6-7 yrs this is not surprising.. I was just saying last yr I was surprised this didn’t happen sooner

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm
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    Isn’t Iggy Modelzelea signed to DefJam too?

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    Ariana'sGrand Replied:

    She can’t even get into the Top 50 without streams so I don’t even know why you mentioned her.

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    Selenator Replied:

    Lol Fancy almost out charted most of Ariana’s singles with just sales and streaming in her first week. Fancy is on track to out peak Right There, Almost Is Never Enough, and Popular Song. Have a seat.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm
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    Is a Mariah fan trying it with tours when Mariah’s tours are about as relevant ad her career is at the moment?

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    VisionofMimi Replied:

    200 million albums can’t be erased. s***.

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    pussyy juice lover Replied:

    Lol they are stucked in the 90′s Rih is only 26 , by the time she will.be her age she will murder het ENTIRE legacy tbh. The only thing pepole will remember from mariah is a few ballads thats it!!

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    BadGyalRita Replied:

    You really think Rihanna will ever have Mariah’s impact? The only thing they have in common is that they’re both wide. Mariah has wide shoulders and Rihanna has a wide p****.

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    H2O Replied:

    **looks @ ur username***

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    H2O Replied:

    MooRiP’s tours numbers give me Kelly Clarkson T’s tbh

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    BEYAWNCE Replied:

    BEYtch! who needs tour when you write your own songs + album seller? Unlike YAWNCE touring much to pay composer, producer, exec, dancer and etc since she cant sell album much. never touch diamonds. SMH

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    H2O Replied:

    Pay?

    Oh Beyonce automatically wins if we’re talking about money considering she’s outwealthing MooRiP at 11 (x 100) years younger

    Stay irate MooRiP, again, CANNOT tour.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:27 pm
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    But when are we getting Elijah’s album though.

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    ABC Replied:

    Never.

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    AlsinaInMyBed Replied:

    Elijah makes good ass music so I hope soon but he shouldn’t rush s*** and end up flopping in the process.

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    KatyKadet Replied:

    Don’t be a hater ABC. Everyone likes Elijah here except you and I don’t know why.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:27 pm
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    I’m weak at Rihanna can’t sell albums, haven’t ALL but one of Rihanna’s albums gone PLATINUM WITHIN a YEAR?

    Some can’t even achieve that in their “hit” era.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:29 pm
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    Mariah aint ahit now but a fat cow a points her damn finger as if she’s belting notes lol!! Face it hoes she is a mothafuckin HAS BEEN she been flopping since 2006, Rihanna will outsell het fat ass in a matter of few years, she is only 26 n*****!!!!!!!

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    WeAreLambily Replied:

    Good luck getting to 200 million when you only just crossed 10 million after TEN years.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm
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    Even her so called flop risk era went Platinum within a year and had a hit that blocked a fav from number one.

    Anything to discredit Stadium Status, I’m weak.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm
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    Read them lovebird!! Rihnana released 4 albums yearly and they all gone platinum. Rihanna’s so called “flop” rated r spwaned a numbet one ,2 top tens and a top 25 singles and the album went platinum, yall are delusional bitches mariah’s album will remaon unreleased till 2019 hoes!!!!!!

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    BEYAWNCE Replied:

    SHUT UP! You give navy a bad name. shush…

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm
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    I dont understand why people are saying they feel bad for Mariah…that b**** is already legendary and number 1..and no other black female has surpassed her accolades..And the fact that people are trying to drag her is useless…Your fav is trying to be where she is and make history..I’m just saying..and no shade given…just the facts..Mariah literally has nothing to prove to anyone..

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    WeAreLambily Replied:

    “Mariah has nothing to prove anymore.” If she didn’t care about selling well she would have released the new album last year. Not everybody is as complacent as Kelly sister.

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    Sarah Replied:

    Excuse me but other legendary artist ie : Aretha, Tina, Diana have all released albums post their peak…WHat’s it that Maria is doing what she loves..its only you bafoons who seem to spend your life trying to “drag” someone down..

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    BEYAWNCE Replied:

    Mariah encountered A LOT problems last year. IDJ is one of the biggest problem. they take mariah for granted and not promote her album as she deserves

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    Sarah Replied:

    I honestly don’t think Mariah needs big promo…she is legendary..her accolades speak for themselves..just let her make great music..and if u like it..go & buy it..but unfortunately we are living in a world of stan wars and dragging down and disrespecting our own people..its actually sickening…Going backward in history

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:35 pm
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    Is a Rita fan talking about impact?

    Rihanna a has got REAL hits that smash WORLDWIDE charts, Mariah only has LOCAL PAYOLA hits.

    Mariah fans are just threatened Rihanna is coming for those 18 PAYOLA hits. Where are we at, 13 #1s? 5 more to go.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm
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    Rihanna is an ICON by all standarts, she has a clothing line, hige selling perfumes, a mac deal, 13 numbet ones and that is only on billboard hot 100, if ill count the amount of number ones she has worldwide it will take me forever niggassssss!!! Rihanna shitsss on all of ur faves slutsss and that includes ms piggy !!!

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    JanetXone Replied:

    Excuse me, what does standarts mean?

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    ok Replied:

    All of these illiterate navy members, sybil, mark111, pussyJuiceLovr, jay scorpio and others yet they want to clown the hive. I can’t

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    Sarah shut da f*** up u uselss bitxh

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    JanetXone Replied:

    What is uselss?

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    ok Replied:

    DUMBvy

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    Sarah Replied:

    lmaooooo do they spell that way in Barbados

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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    Jump was a top 5 hit in australia WITHOUT official release, it wad ONLY sent to radio stations thats it!!! Proves that her power is undeniable son.

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    I Am...Sandra Fierce Replied:

    Damn girl, you’re so pressed you making all kinds of spelling mistakes.
    Yaass b****, you better HIT your public library keyboards like your last bottle of vagisil depends on it.

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    pussyy juice lover Replied:

    Lol so i made a godmanf typo cuz i type fast unlike u n**** searching hours for the letters on the keyboard. f*** u c** suckinnggh fagggggg

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    What does godmanf mean?

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm
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    Honestly i’d really love to see Rihanna create her own label and manage herself.

    I think after 7 albums she’s more then qualified to do things for herself.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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    “Good luck getting to 200 million when you only just crossed 10 million after TEN years.”

    The Moo’s … SMH

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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    Why are the roaches saying that Beyonce toured with no album? Umm, the first half was 4 Worl Tour. Didn’t she performed songs off of 4? Didn’t she release three songs (Grown Woman, Bow Down and that Sun song) on the first half of the tour? I’m not even trying to put you bugs in the grown, but you’re bring it on yourselves.

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    I Am...Sandra Fierce Replied:

    Roaches? Oh dear, don’t make me drag you up and down this thread like we did in the John Legend post. You DON’T want it with me.

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    Mark111 Replied:

    I Am… Sandra Fierce, no you are delusional and stupid if you think you or any of those pest dragged anyone last week. But I see that you all are still mad, so I’m gonna give you a break.

    *Puts down the can of Raid*

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    lmao Replied:

    Are you referring to that three year old “flop” “local” album? Were any of those songs promoted or released to itunes or released officially? I see why the Hive calls you dumb

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    H2O Replied:

    But “4″ was a “local flop” and was 2 years old when the tour kicked so how do you explain …

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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    Lool at people doubting rihanna is an international icon when 70% of beyonce’s sales come from the US? Do u think beyonce is bigger than rihanna outside the US? Have u been checking the charts? Lemme help u with the world’s biggest music markets and see who’s bigger

    US – album – beyonce, singles – rihanna
    UK – album – rihanna, singles – rihanna
    Jap – album – head to head, singles – rihanna
    Ger – album – rihanna, singles – rihanna
    Fra – album – rihanna, singles – rihanna
    Can – album – rihanna, singles – rihanna
    Aus – album – rihanna , singles – rihanna
    Brazil – album – beyonce, singles – no idea
    Italy – album – rihanna, singles – no idea

    Now who’s the international icon?

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    lmao Replied:

    I need to see receipts and actual sales to make a final decision. Rihanna does have more albums and singles than Beyonce, so taking all of that into consideration, I’ll have to see how far behind Beyonce is in each market. Would you mind posting a link?

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    BEYAWNCE Replied:

    RIHANNA. YAWNCE could never lol

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm
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    Mariah has huge album sales, so touring wasn’t necessary.. Some artists have to tour because they don’t excel at anything else.. Also is is always relevant.. When will u idiots get that..

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    BEYAWNCE Replied:

    PREACH!!!!!

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:48 pm
    Dem Lessors says:
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    Oh yeah! I’ve just been Googling it. TGJ really need to stop making up s***, it’s becoming the National Enquirer.

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    BanjeeRiri Replied:

    You just made yourself look HELLA dumb. THR reported it first.

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    Dem Lessors Replied:

    Nope not really! If you want to make me mad come for Britney!

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  • April 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm
    H2O says:
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    JanetXone: “What is uselss?”

    Certainly N’djanet

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  • April 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm
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    So as always people hating on Rihanna.

    Here’s something to y’all, googled this:

    Theres-one-huge-difference-between-Beyonce-and-Madonna

    Great article.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm
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    In USA, Beyonce is greater than Rihanna, but in Europe, it’s Rihanna the biggest. I leave in Europe, and here Rihanna is very appreciated. The great weakness of Rihanna is the USA sells. I think that us people bash this women, despite the very quality of her albums.

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    BEYAWNCE Replied:

    YAWNCE kiss-ass fans remains delusional. ICONIC Riri is worldwide sensation #NP YAWNCE – Worldwide woman

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    Ashley Replied:

    That’s the issue, a lot of people in the US don’t feel that she releases quality music worth listening to. In my opinion she doesn’t release quality music, her music to me sounds rushed and generic. It all sounds the same to me.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm
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    There’s no single link that can give u all that info but,

    Beyonce album sales ;
    US – 4,700k+3300k+3100k+1400k+1900k = 14400k. Ave = 2880k
    UK – 1150k+570k+1500k+600k+360k = 4180k. Ave = 836k
    Ger – 200k+100k+200k+60k+40k = 600k. Ave = 120k
    Fra – 150k+100k+150k+50k+50k = 500k. Ave = 100k
    Can – 150k+100k+200k+50k+80k = 580k. Ave = 116k
    Aus – 210k+80k+210k+70k+60k = 630k. Ave = 126k
    Jap – 150k+200k+150k+ 60k+50k = 610k. Ave = 122k

    Rihanna album sales ;
    US – 600k+1400k+2800k+1100k+1800k+1200k+1200k = 10100k. Ave = 1442k
    UK – 150k+670k+1900k+700k+2000k+1050k+700k = 7170k. Ave = 1024k
    Ger – 30k+120k+450k+120k+350k+130k+220k = 1420k. Ave = 203k
    Fra – 20k+100k+300k+170k+400k+220k+300k = 1510. Ave = 216k
    Can – 120k+220k+550k+120k+300k+150k+170k = 1630. Ave = 233k
    Aus – 30k+80k+250k+80k+200k+80k+80k = 800k. Ave = 114k
    Jap – 180k+160k+250k+70k+140k+130k+60k = 990k. Ave = 141k

    And I’m sure I don’t need to list singles.
    U can find all these info on ukmix.org but ull have to go through thousands of pages

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    Beyonce Rihanna

    U.S. 2880k 1442k
    U.K. 836k 1024k
    GER 120k 203k
    FRA 100k 216k
    CAN 116k 233k
    Aus 126k 114k
    Jap 122k 141k

    Yes Beyonce is bigger in the U.S. Market, but it just shows that without all of the releases Rihanna sales are basic. If Beyonce had seven albums, her WW sales would be better. Ya’ll really act as if her WW sales are impressive with multiple releases. lol Bey still Queen

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    ashley Replied:

    You have seriously deflated Beyonce’s WW album sales. Her albums sell better WW with the exception of 4. I don’t understand why the navy must continue to lie. It is so pitiful

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    GILBERTO Replied:

    You don’t have the link? Thank God you can’t spread that s*** anywhere.Did you dare to deflate Beyoncé’s sales? b****, bye! DIL has sold over 4.9kk since late 2013. Beyoncé’s albums sold over 950k in Japan. All Beyoncé’s sales have mistakes.
    You gave UnaFLOPlogic and Talk That Flop an extra 100k (for each one) in US sales while you took 200k sales from DIL sales. Biased anyone?
    And how did you dare to over look Brazilian market? It is one of the biggest music market in the world. Beyoncé’s albums sold like 800k in Brazil.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    BEYAWNCE says:
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    IDJ music group sucks big time. I hope IDJ would recover very soon. Princess Rihanna needs to make music this year. World population already miss her. Navy cruise the slayage

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  • April 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm
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    Labels are f***** up. Destroying music industry & real talents

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  • April 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm
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    Theres nothing extrodinary about Rihannas WW sales

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  • April 1, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    Navy Commander(R8) says:
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    The navy v the hive is really getting repetitive and tired

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    muah Replied:

    BEYONCÉ is 2nd highest selling album of 2014 in the UK with 175,000 copies, 378,000 in total

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    Sarah Replied:

    I agree!!! super tired..and who gives a FLYING F*CK who is the better seller than who is..OMFG can this s*** be retired already..let people make music.

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    Adam Jones Replied:

    if you agree that riwhore is a flop and a hoe who is sucking drizzy d*** to stay relevant

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  • April 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm
    HOTSTUFF says:
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    where did the new layout go ?

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  • April 1, 2014 at 3:39 pm
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    Beyonce stole it

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  • April 1, 2014 at 3:51 pm
    ozzyone says:
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    Right?! Lol getting along with the hive is like talking to helen keller… it’s not possible.

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  • April 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm
    Adam Jones says:
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    if you agree that riwhore is a flop and a hoe who is sucking drizzy d*** to stay relevant

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    Grape juice what have you done to this site?!? smh

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