Rihanna & Chris Brown Rule The Charts

Published: Friday 8th Aug 2008 by Sam
Rihanna & Chris Brown Rule The Charts As the press and public alike continue to speculate on the supposed ‘relationship’ between young stars Rihanna and Chris Brown, the pair are generating a buzz elsewhere – more specifically, on this week’s charts.
According to Nielsen Soundscan, Rihanna’s ‘Disturbia’ jumps #4-#3 on the Billboard Hot 100 (hitting the top spot on the Hot Digital chart, after selling through 140,000 digital downloads this week too). Meanwhile Brown inches one spot closer to the top of the Hot 100 with ‘Forever’ climbing #3-#2.
While this is undoubtedly a major achievement for both, especially when considering this being a relatively early stage of their career, I can’t help but be left with a salty taste in my mouth. Pardon my bluntness, but both ‘Forever’ and ‘Disturbia’ are absolute garbage IMO. Both artists are capable (one more than the other) of much better material. Yet the masses seem to be eating up the rubbish served up to them. Will ‘real’…or better yet, half-decent, music ever get a chance in the contemporary musical climate? I hope so, though my thinking may just be “dum, dum, dee dum dum dum dee dum dum”. SMH…

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  1. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    I say stfu . its just music. you don’t like it don’t talk about it. if the artist enjoy what they’re doing who I’m I to complain. can you do better Sam? may be no one wants to ear your type of artist or songs. remember these words, “free country supply and demand”

  2. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    READ AND WEEP SAM

    Rihanna’s “Disturbia” jumps to #1 on Hot Digital Songs, ending a six-week run in the top spot by Katy Perry’s cheeky “I Kissed A Girl.” This is Rihanna’s fifth #1 on the digital chart, which is more than any other artist has amassed since the chart was introduced in October 2004 (which is when downloading took off). Rihanna, 20, first topped the chart in 2005 with “Pon De Replay” and has returned to the top spot with “SOS,” “Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z), “Take A Bow” and now this hit.

    Rihanna is also the only artist with eight songs on Nielsen/SoundScan’s running, all-time list of the top 200 songs with the most paid downloads. Fergie, Nickelback and Chris Brown are tied for second place with five each.

    Rihanna is listed on that chart with “Umbrella,” “Don’t Stop The Music,” “SOS,” “Take A Bow,” “Pon De Replay,” “Shut Up And Drive,” “Unfaithful,” and “Hate That I Love You” (featuring Ne-Yo). These eight hits have sold a combined total of 13,155,000 downloads.

  3. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    Disturbia is hot and Forever (Including the video) is a piece of sh*t. Cant wait til Chris Brown fades away, i dont even see wats special bout him…

  4. kate August 8, 2008

    i agree! i hate both song! it’s just crap!!!
    it’s a shame that music now comes to this.

  5. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    WHat is our music industry turing into too.I never thought I would see the day when unsinging M************ would rule the charts…

  6. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    Im sorry but disturbia is the s***//

  7. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    What’s the deal with all the hating on these two? I’m sorry Sam, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but ever since Rihanna started to get REALLY big this year it’s been nothing but hateration coming from ThatGrapeJuice!

    The girl is doing her thing and she’s capitalizing on her status as “it” girl of the moment…you can’t hate on that, Beyonce did the same thing when she was the numero uno chick in the game! Rihanna, and the team surrounding her, is smart!

    These two kids are in the beginning of their careers and to have acheived what they acheived ALREADY is a testimony to how hard they work…those two have been on the constant promo grind for the last year and their success is well deserved even if it isn’t your taste of music.

  8. JAZZII August 8, 2008

    I LIKR RIRI AND I LIKE CHRIS BUT IMO BOTH SONGS ARE TRASH I HATE IT DISTURBIA JUST HAS NICE BEAT AND IT’S CATCHY BUT THEY BOTH CAN COME BETTER BUT GOOD FOR THEM THAT THEY DO HAVE SUCCESS,…IM NOT HATIN

  9. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    I am NOT a fan of Rihanna, but I gotta give it to a girl who can become a successful music artist with no vocal talent. Chris is losing his grind with his last single, but it’s hard to constantly out do oneself. Just ask Weezy after his next album…sold over a million copies in ONE week with this last one, but can he do it again.

  10. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    Yeah totally agree I can’t stand that Forever song. There have been so many great artists that have come and disappeared yet this rubbish is celebrated. So Sad 🙁

  11. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    the worst it’s that i hate so much of rihanna’s song ( wh’os comes out ) but i realy enjoy her album , Good Girl Gone Bad ( the song not the album ) is a wonderful songs and rehab too!but i hate disturbia , take a bow is so boring right now , .. the music industry is f***** up right now

  12. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    WTF? Both songs are alright(With Disturbia being alot better than forever) but for these 2 songs to be the #2 and #3 songs in the country is ridiculus. Just goes to show that we have no good music out right now and havent had any for the whole year(with an exception of a couple of songz). Cant wait until the fourth quarter of the year when we can HOPEFULLY have good music back!

  13. Miranda Priestly @ Runaway Mag August 8, 2008

    Forever & Disturbia aren't that bad. They're catchy. I couldn't get into Disturbia until the video, but now I like it. They are examples of the new age.

  14. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    You know what… I’m not really feelin’ Rihanna or Chris right now. They both have me underwhelmed. Chris does have a nice voice though… I will give him that.

  15. AaronMichael August 8, 2008

    I don’t think Forever is bad but Disturbia is garbage. It’s all these teeny bopper kids buying this crap. But I’ve explicitly expressed by thoughts about Rihanna too many times so I won’t take it there this time. I would love to see a real artist like Jazmine Sullivan dominate the charts.

  16. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    I’m not hating, but the only reason why Rihanna songs are so HOTT is because of downloads. Disturbia is not Hot on the Radio, but download wise…its downloading like hot cakes! Her songs are garbage, but once her songs get download like crazy that is when the radio stations picks up on her songs and play them to deaf!

    I doubt Rihanna will be any good next year when she releases a new album…she just “Ugh” to me. Chris Brown…lol no comment!

  17. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    I agree with Sam, its sad that people buy rubbish music from people that have no talent (RiRi); Chris Brown has better songs on his album but this song is the pits and at least he can sing pretty well and is a good performer unlike Rihhana, she altogether is a joke to me, she has little talent and is only here because her label forced her down our throats.She needs to sit down somewhere.

    I cant wait until the REAL Queen, Beyonce, comes and sets all you little Rihanna fans straight. She can sing and dance at the same time and is a great performer unlike lil girl.

    P.S Can any of you Rihanna fans tell me what ‘Disturbia’ means, cos the good Lord knows I tried and tried to understand what the meaning of the song is.

  18. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    Few people criticize the Justin Timberlake's of the music industry who came out "pop" and switch it up and do various sounds of music rather it be "r&b" or "rap". The moment Chris Brown and Rihanna do something that is different and actually quite good, depending on your true appreciation of music, it is classified garbage. If you don't like these people's success just say that, but don't knock their hustle by attacking their talent or credibility.

  19. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    Chris Brown is ok but I don’t understand how Rihanna is on top of the charts all the time with her non singing ass!! Can someone shed some light?

  20. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    I am happy for both of their success, as I am a fan of both Chris and Rihanna and it’s nice to see young talented people doing well.
    I don’t think Forever is Chris’s best song and Disturbia is not Rihanna’s too but you know what, WHO CARES!

    people have different taste in music and like different things and there MUSIC IS FAR BETTER THEN THE S*** LIKE KATY PERRY, DIZZEE RASCOL AND ALL THE OTHER MUSIC WHICH MAINLY HITS THE TOP,
    I COULD GO ON.

    SO SAM STOP COMPLAINING AND WISH THESE’S TWO THE BEST

  21. RobertlovesCiara August 8, 2008

    Im sorry but Disturbia and Forever are two how songs especially Disturbia. and the video is fire, I think that music diserves to be recognized

  22. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    DOESN’T MATTER WHAT ANYONES OPINIONS ARE TRUTHFULLY. WHAT WE LIKE IS WHAT WE LIKE. ITS WHAT THE MAJORITY OF THE WORLD IS FEELING!! SOME LIKE IT, SOME DONT.

    THE SONGS ARE DOING WELL, SO BE HAPPY FOR THEM!!!!!!! IF NOT, THE SONGS ARE STILL GONNA DO GOOD REGARDLESS.

  23. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    I have to agree that both songs are mediocre but I DON’T think either artist can really do any better. The sad truth is substance and talent really has no place in this industry unless you have the “look” to back it up. The people who think “Disturbia” and “Forever” are spectacular songs probably don’t listen to music with substance anyway. Thats the reason I say Cassie can be successful with the right people behind her because the bar has really been set LOW!

  24. daz August 8, 2008

    ggg chris looks good but i dont know bouth her

  25. SG3 August 8, 2008

    I’m not a big fan of either artist here, but all the comments about Rihanna not having talent is just pure hating. How is it that everytime someone doesn’t like an artist’s image, sound, or whatever, it comes down to them not having talent. Rihanna is doing her thing now, she has a very unique sound and her voice is so distinguishable, which is why Take A Bow and Umbrella are so addicting to listeners. I mean really people, she may not be your cup of tea (not really mine either) but give credit where credit is due. The girl is on top of her game, and I ain’t mad at her. Do your thing Rihanna…

    BTW “Forever” is the ish…

  26. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    F*** YOU SAM, YOU SUCH A B****, YOUR AN UGLY ASS HATER, IM GLAD CHRIS BROWN DIDNT DO AN INTERVIEW WITH YOUR HATING IDIOTIC SELF, WHAT R U DOING WITH UR LIFE!!??? U HAVE NO RIGHT TO BRING THEM DOWN, ESPECIALLY RIHANNA, YOUR ALWAYS DOING THAT, RIHANNA HAS GREAT MUSIC, SHES A GREAT PERSON AND KNOWS HOW TO EXERCISE WHAT SHE DOES BEST

    GET OVER URSELF SAM!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY ITS DISGUSTINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG HOW MUCH U HATE ON HER

    F*** OFF SERIOUSLY

    IM DONE WITH THAT GRAPE JUICE, YOUR S*** AND THE F****** NEW LAYOUT WILL NEVER BE PUT UP

    F****** B**** ASS HATER, I HATE HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    SAM IS A BIG FAT BLACK HAIRY C***

  28. You Need To Sit Down….. August 8, 2008

    The three people who just posted before me need to go and sit down, why are you cussing Sam because of his opinion , thats why there is a comment section for us readers to state our opinion.

    I bet your the same people who say they are done with this site on every Rihanna post, but you keep on coming back. Your just adding to Sam’s paycheck every month.

    Sam, go head and do ya thing. Congragulations Sam, you know you’ve made it when you have haters. You have 3 haters just make sure you have 5 by the end of the week.

  29. jonnyhco August 8, 2008

    they’re both garbage.i agree with you 1000 percent

  30. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    Sam, I bet you laugh everytime someone posts something negative about you.. lol I know you don’t pay any attention to that garbage. Keep doing you and f*** the haters..

    BTW, I love this site. One of the very few I read. and I agree about Rihanna. The girl has no talent. Chris is OK. I like to watch him dance. RiRi can’t sing or dance but I guess if you’re light skinned and have a great body, you’ll make it in the music industry. smh

  31. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    You’re just mad because RIHANNA IS KICKING BEYONCE’S A**

  32. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    i dont like chris song that much but i like disturbia but my opinion doesnt matter neway cuz somebody likes them enough for them to be number 2 and 3 chris brown must b gettin paid cuz he and his lil crew thing wrote both those songs and leave sam alone its just his opinion

  33. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    F*** SAM B**** A**!!!!! RIHANNA IS DOING HER THING AND STUPID A** HATERZ ONLY PUSHS HER FURTHER BECAUSE THE FANS BUY MORE AND SUPPORT MORE WHEN THE HATERZ ATTACK THEM AND IF RIHANNA ISNT GOOD OR BETTER YET TO SAY GREAT THEN WHY POST HER ON HER!?!??!?! GET OFF HER P**** AND RESPECT HER!

  34. Nick August 8, 2008

    I like the song,s they cute-BUT we ALL knw rel music is DEAD-these songs r cute/catchy/BUT thts all these 2 artists are -CUTE/CATCHY! its a saddd time 4 real music (Erykah, India, Jill, Angie, Musiq, Usher) people who make real R&B music jst dnt have a chance anymore–BUT wat can we do? its the lil kids who buy & download now-a-days- cause I dnt, I buy cds…

  35. KJ August 8, 2008

    LMAO…I swear to god I love the people on this blog!!! I’ve said it time and time again I think Rihanna is a beautiful beautiful woman she is gorgeous and she is fly…but TALENT she lacks…its so funny to me to c the comments ppl leave…Sam you should really STOP posting stuff about Rihanna cuz im scared for your life you are really hurting people’s feelings when you talk about her!lol anywho Rihanna is # 1 on the charts becuz of the all the plug ins in the world you plug something in them and they gone make it work!!! simply put… i dont think the girl can sing but i believe she would work the hell out of a catwalk…its painful to see real talent get overlooked cuz they dont have a certain look that you plug ins buy into… If im gone invest my money in an artist i want to make sure they dont sound like me when i squeeze my nostrils…thats my opinion and if you dont like it take a couple of anti depressents or head b*** a knife which ever suits you best!!!LMAO TOODLES

  36. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    I love Disturbia and Forever you are a Bad Girl Rihanna you got this site mad!!! We love you RIRI

  37. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    Rihanna is the bumb I see her doing it real big the rest of the year and I see 2009 being even bigger for her. Rihanna you are talented in so many ways and one big way is that you know how to sell the !@# out yourself!!! You are great!!!!

  38. Anonymous August 8, 2008

    This site hates riri and I don’t understand why, quit jocking Solange no singing but Beyonce ain’t going to give you an interview, You ROCK RIRI!!!!!

  39. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    There's no need to hate them… don't listen to it then… and the chart shows that Disturbia and Forever is good song and popular song by proper reasons.
    if you think the chart isn't making sense, talk to Billboard guys or something.. I do not care what you think so just tell us the news "Rihanna&Chris Brown ruled the chart yay" and keep your opinion somewhere else.

    and Forever was good trial for Chris… maybe you have something again House music…

  40. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    he’s just an ugly hater…

    go and listen to your flop called Kelly Rowland, Sam.

  41. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    rihanna is kicking beyonce’s ass? rotflmao!!!! damn rihalien stans are some delusional dumb kids.

    was rihalien recently #4 in forbes? No. did rihalien make 80 mill with no album out last year? no.

    i feel sorry for these dumb age 18 and under rihalien stans. as soon as Queen Beyonce releases her 1st single, rihalien is dumb and rihalien stans gonna be hating on Beyonce more than ever. I can’t wait!LOL November 2008. Bware.

  42. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    THIS F** ASS SITE OWNER SAM, IS A PEICE OF S***. ALL U EVER DO IS POST NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT RIRI. IM HONESTLY NOT REALLY A FAN OF HERS BUT DAM IF U DONT LIKE HER THAT MUCH WHY ARE U ALWAYS POSTING HER EVERY WAKING MOMENT. I MEAN IF THE GIRL TAKES A S*** U GOT THE FIRST SCOOP . IM BEGGINING TO THINK UR Q**** ASS WANTS TO BE HER. YOUR SACK RIDING THE HELL OUT OF SOLANGE BUT DONT EVEN POST ONE COMMENT ABOUT THE S*** SHE BEEN THROWIN ON. I MEAN ANY B**** WHO GUNNNA GO OUTSIDE WIT YELLOW LIPSTICK AND A BOW ON THEIR HEAD DOESNT DESERVE ALL OF DA SOUP UP U TRYNA BRING. WHAT U SHOULD BE DOING IS COMMENDING RIHANNA AND CHRIS BECAUSE THEY ARE YOUNG AND BLACK AND HAVE MADE IT IN A REALLY HARD INDUSTRY. THEY ARE THE CREAM OF THE CROP WHEREAS U ARE JUST A F***** FLUNKY. U ONLY WRITE ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY LIVING…UR A F****** WASTE.!! SMH

  43. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    ^^^^stfu and get off rihanna c***.

    you just helped sam get even more hits.

    keep doing your thing sam! you got these rihanna stans mad as hell now. you speaking nothing but the truth.

  44. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    ^^^^ U ASSHOLE, THE PERSON ABOVE U WAS SPEAKING THE TRUTH, SO WHY DON’T YOU STFU, U FOOL

  45. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    the only reason y disturbia is so good is becasue chris brown wrote it. if rihanna was a independent artist she would be garbage. but everyone is writing her music for her thats why she is sucessful.

  46. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    JESUS CHRIST is sam giving his opionion about rihanna that serious>>> I love rihanna but damn the man has a right to speak his mind. Attacking sam is pathetic!

  47. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    stop hating on rihanna and chris
    both are talented performers
    disturbia deserves to go #1 b/c it is hot and so is the video
    forever deserves to go #1 as well
    i think rihanna’s next single should be rehab or breakin dishes
    chris’s next single should be superhuman, picture perfect remix, damage, or lottery

  48. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    chris deserves every good thing that happens to him because he is on the verge to be bigger than michael jackson
    he already is better than usher and is the top r&b/pop male singer in the game
    did yall know he is working on a movie called bone deep with t.i. and idris elba
    can't wait

  49. Anonymous August 9, 2008

    to annoyn. 10:23…ur a f****** c***.. im on nobody’s c*** but ya pops lmao..what a DROWNZ B**** U ARE. lol git her outta here lmfao

  50. HOTMUSIQ August 10, 2008

    COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  51. Anonymous August 12, 2008

    All I can say is…

    Bring Back Christina Aguilera & Justin Timberlake.
    The true K&Q of the 21st Century.

  52. Anonymous August 13, 2008

    The video for “Disturbia” was amazing. I don’t like the disco thing on Chris Brown. It make s his voice sound way too robotic. Jessie Mcartney should of have sung that song. they both should have awitched songs. “Kiss Kis” was his best it deisplayed his raw talent. Forever was an exstacy video. Rihanna has awesome video, just the song is not hard like she claims it to be. I think the dance remixes would be better.

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