Monica’s ‘Still Standing’ Debuts At #2; 183,766 Copies Sold

Published: Wednesday 31st Mar 2010 by Sam

R&B star Monica has earned the second-highest first week sales of her career with her latest LP ‘Still Standing’. The 29 year old Grammy winner’s album sold 183,766 copies  its first week on sale, in the process landing at a very respectable #2 on the Billboard 200. Justin Biber’s new LP ‘My World 2.0’ took the top spot.

Congratulations are no doubt in order for Monica. Her highest first week sales to-date come courtesy of 2003’s ‘After The Storm’; yet, in light of the current industry climate, one has every ground to say this record is arguably more successful. Unlike 7 years ago, folk simply do not buy music in the way they once did. Hence, not only is this a victory for Monica, it’s a victory for quality music!

Tidbit: Interesting to note is the fact that with these sales Monica has bested the recent sales of her contemporaries, including Rihanna, Keri Hilson, and even Mariah Carey. More power to her!

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  1. MONE March 31, 2010

    Kongratz Monica! You deserve it!

  2. PAPARAZZI 4423 March 31, 2010

    SHITING ON THEM WEAK SINGLE SELLING H*** DO YA THING MONICA GIRL THE ALBUM IS HOT BEST IN A WHILE

  3. wtf March 31, 2010

    i know…more power to mo…i am so happy for her….lmaooo that she beat rihanna in her first week and being away for such a long time with less promo…tooo funny!!!!\

    beiber even has a number 1 album before her…too funny!!

  4. Kingnoah3000 March 31, 2010

    Congrat mo… must says thats good , more than half was leaked wayyy before the cd dropped.. do your thang

  5. cold case love March 31, 2010

    Rihanna’s name had to be brought up??She only sold 2,000 more and I doubt she will sell as much as Rihanna when its all said and done anyway. But congrats to Monica, I’ll give the album a listen later on tonite

  6. Stoney-Brie March 31, 2010

    congrats to Mo!

  7. Reina March 31, 2010

    congrats Mo,quality music can still sell. I know erykah will do great numbers 2.

  8. Christian March 31, 2010

    Congrats to Monica!!! I’ll buy my copy next week 🙂

  9. Dilla March 31, 2010

    She would have sold more but the a lot of stores did not stock her cd, many of her fans reported that they could not buy her album at the local stores in their area.

  10. MIkey March 31, 2010

    LOL! Sam, your BEYOND ridiculous! LMAO! Monica basically sold almost the exact same amount as Rihanna and Mariah Carey…even though she had a reality show that basically amped up the album for the last 3 months.

    You give Monica a pat on the back for basically doing the exact same sales as Mariah and Rihanna, yet you had no problem doing posts about how were “flops”. Gimme a damn break! Just goes to show that if you like the artist than you have no problem with twisting facts to make them look better. Get some journalist integrity PLEASE! Huhhh

  11. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    SAM = HYPOCRITICAL

    She’s sold the same amount as Rih.

    MONICA HAS HAD SO MUCH PROMO FOR MONTHS. EACH EPISODE IN FRONT OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

    IM VERY HAPPY FOR MONICA …BUT LETS NOT BE SILLY .

    IF SHE DOESNT GET A HIT SINGLE SOON, THEN HER ALBUM WILL TUMBLE DOWN THE CHARTS VERY HARD.

  12. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    Hopefullly this will have the same effect that Brandys show will have on her sales

  13. Trill March 31, 2010

    I agree with Mikey.. Its seems to me that all the writers on this site do this (either with reviews or stories in general) They always try and uplift who they like and find a reason to flaw others that they don’ (or ones who can give who they like competition) Let the truth be told no other female in R&B is out at this point to give her any competition in sales. This album is a 4. 5/10 at best. Everything sounds dated and her sound “monotone” “same on every track” vocals bore me. This is exactly why this is a BLOG amateur journalism at its best. Was there any need to bring up anyone else in the post. At least all of their efforts were current ( not sounding lost in the mid 90’s) Now watch how fast her album falls off the charts.

  14. Really March 31, 2010

    Lets see what her total sales are over the next few weeks before we point fingers. At least Ri is still in the top twenty so that means she is still selling albums with the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. LOL

  15. 12345 March 31, 2010

    I’m happy for her but so funny that you say she sold more then Rihanna and Mariah when she only sold 2000 more copies and she has a reality show, you’re delusional you’re delusional ~

    I hope Erykah Badu kicks ass, now that is what I call talent, not this b****** always talking about love love love *barf*

  16. 12345 March 31, 2010

    @Trill
    word

  17. RATED x March 31, 2010

    first of all congrats to Monica, never being a big fan, always prefered Brandy..even though nobody can deny how talented Monica is.

    now…Monica is not popular world wide as rihanna and yet she still sold 2G more..
    people on here 2G is not a big difference. um yes it is…because the stans are always so far up rihanna’s ass, that to them 180k is still the s***..its actually funny though..
    how r u gonna let monica sell more than u, and u suppose to be the badest b**** in the world…

    why wouldnt that grape juice praise monica for selling more records than more famous and popular singers out there.

    if monica had sold less records, same rihanna stans would be on here bashing her..

  18. Google233 March 31, 2010

    People here are missing the point. Monica cannot be fairly compared to Rihanna and Mariah Carey. Both Rihanna and Mariah are top 40 cross over POP artists who are lucky enough to have huge urban support. Monica is a straight up R&B urban singer. The fact that she matched their numbers is great for Monica and really bad for Rihanna and Mariah Carey, who reach MILLIONS upon MILLIONS more people with their music then Monica. It doesn’t matter that Monica has a BET cable reality tv series, that is still on an Urban station and that in no way expands her audience to reach half as many people as Rihanna and Mariah reach.

  19. TOMI March 31, 2010

    How much did justin beiber sold, can some one please tell me please

  20. Really March 31, 2010

    Doesn’t matter. Her sales will tumble over the next few weeks. So guess what – Ri, Mariah and Keri will still outsell her.

  21. TOMI March 31, 2010

    HOW COMES JUSTIN BEIBER SOLD MORE THAN RIHANNA AND HER FANS SAY SHE IS A MEGASTAR, JUSTIN BEIBER AIN’T NO MEGASTAR HE JUST CAME OUT AND HE SOLD MORE THAN HER, AND DON’T FORGET THIS IS HIS DEBUT ALBUM.

    SHAME ON YOU MEGASTAR RIHANNA SHAME ON YOU

  22. Really March 31, 2010

    @ Tomi – Justin has all the kid fans. Plus he isn’t ethnic or from the islands – is he?

  23. Really March 31, 2010

    Ri would have sold more initially if all the delusional CB fans didn’t rebel against her.

  24. RATED x March 31, 2010

    so what if monica had a show? umm didnt rihanna get a beat down, i would think a beat down would sell ur ass more records than a reality show..
    blah blah blah, that grape juice always put rihanna down , while praising other people..same ol s*** different day..

    how is saying somebody sounds like a goat in heat, or is more model material than a singer, putting somebody down?
    he never called her a b****, never called her out of her name, he just states facts.
    unlike u stans whos on here on a kelly or gaga, or beyonce, or britney post, calling them b****, all type of nasty names..

  25. Really March 31, 2010

    @ Rated X – sounds like your man needs to beat your a$$.

  26. 12345 March 31, 2010

    @tomi
    justin biber sold 282,672 copies, this kid is just like Jonas Brothers, Jesse Mcartney and all the disney stars, one more year and he will fade away

  27. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    @ rated x

    karma will come to you sweety

    making fun of someone who got beat
    you will get yours. and will come hard boo! smooches!

  28. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    jonas brothers had 400k first weeks, and couldnt sell platinum, or barely sold that.

    The teeny boppers flock out the first week and fall off.

  29. Kingnoah3000 March 31, 2010

    Agree w/ Google233..not only that has rhi rhi been in your face since “good girls gone back” rather its her track or Jay z or others…she dont need a lot of promotion her cd re release 5 speaks for it self.. There should be no reason why her 1st week sell were that low (not to mention sold for a penny) and Mariah thats a story a dude wont mention

  30. rudeboy! March 31, 2010

    but the album is s*** apart from 3 tracks

  31. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    @ TOMI

    Justin bieber has yet to go #1 on billboard hot 100 songs
    he’s sold 1.5 million in his career, counting the sales of this first week.

    Rihanna has sold 15 million. do the math boo!!!!!!!!

  32. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    @ kingnoah

    well first, i need you to speak proper english if youre going to make an argument.

    2ndly , the focus is constantly on first week sales. cool

    RUSSIAN ROULETTE WAS HER FIRST SINGLE and shouldnt have been. it only reached 30Million in audience impressions and was a dark single. BUT IT STILL WENT TOP 10.
    Thats a fact.

    Rude boy on the other hand, would have made her album first week sale very high. She’s almost at 130 Million Audience impressions and is on the verge of being BIGGER THAN UMBRELLA. THATS INSANE.
    Rihanna is projected to be #1 for the next several weeks.

    THATS THE DIFFERENCE.

  33. Really March 31, 2010

    Besides – didn’t Monica use her fiance’s cheating ways to boast her sales. LOL

  34. florida_girl March 31, 2010

    @KingNoah3000….you right

  35. RATED x March 31, 2010

    @TOMI
    that little annoying teen bop,justin bieber, sold more than rihanna?..HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..he went platinum in less than 2 months, sold 1 mil in the u.s alone…HAHAHAHAHA..and he came out november 19 09…..

    Karma will get me ok…my boyfriend should beat me..ok..rolling eyes…FAILED..
    karma will get yall two faced chicken heads whos on here bashing monica, and crying like a b**** because someboy say rihanna’s beat down should get her more sells..
    rihanna is not a domestic violence victim, so why the f*** should i give a f*** if she got a beat down..she lost a fight with her ex…..

    oh its chris browns fault rihanna sold like she just came out yesterday ok..who else the stans gonna point the finger at?

  36. florida_girl March 31, 2010

    Why is it so hard for some ppl to be happy for others…it doesn’t matter Monica did very well her first week…congrats

  37. RATED x March 31, 2010

    rihanna didnt reach 15 million ….i dont know where the stans get their info at..i mean damn dont yall get tired of making up s***..
    she got 4 albums 13 million thats it not even 13mil

  38. Gareth March 31, 2010

    Nice one. Congrats are definately in order. Awesome news 😀

  39. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    @ rated x

    so not only youre a f****** idiot and ghetto trash, you cant add.

    MUSIC OF SUN 2M
    GIRL LIKE ME 3.5
    GGGB 8 M+
    RATED R 2

  40. Really March 31, 2010

    @ Rated X – exactly how many albums has chris brown sold. LOL

  41. DizzyGuy1985 March 31, 2010

    Love you Monica! You really are still standing. God Bless!!!! After all you’ve been through you deserve it!

  42. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    RATED R 2M *

  43. Shawn March 31, 2010

    If you get the album you will know that every song could be a smash single….its really that good…

  44. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    @ RATED X

    EVERYONE PLEASE TELL HER TO GO GET HER G.E.D. AND GO TO COLLEGE

    READING IS FUNDAMENTAL.

    YOUR GRAMMATICAL ERRORS ARE ATROCIOUS

    YOUR LIFE IS PATHETIC. B**** BYE!

  45. Trill March 31, 2010

    And if you want to compare careers Rhianna Killed Monica’s whole career with Good Girl gone bad … And Please don’t make me have to compare Monica to Mariah because “Mz. Thing” will be back in her country hometown frying biscuits!

    You cant sit here and say that Monica deserves Praise for 180,000 records sold in the first week.. that’s a good number for her, but still lackluster sales for someone who had a show and was shoving down your throat that the record was coming out. her first single is “ok”, but it lacks power and sounds like a debutant pageant version of “I’m not going” . It peaks way to early leaving its listeners to believe there is more to come, falling flat with her starting out of the gate climaxing on the chorus.. only for that to be the highest part of the song… ( where’s the build??? boring) and the rest of the album sounds like something you have heard before. I’m sorry but this album will fail just wait and see.. and the day it does I’ll be back to post!

  46. Google233 March 31, 2010

    Monica sales might tumble over the next few weeks but it won’t be because of lack of interest or urban radio support. It will likely be because J records refuses to ship more then 400K (initial) albums to retailers for MOST of their non crossover urban artists. Monica could have easily done over 300K if J records would believe in their R&B artists like Maxwell’s and Keyshia Cole’s labels do. So yes, unless they get more copies on the shelf her album will only go gold and it’ll take about 8 months to 1 year to sell it. Rihanna and Mariah will sell more but they’ve had tons more product available for sell. J records really disgust me with the way they treat their artists. An artist like Monica could easily ALWAYS sell platinum with just the support of their uban radio play but J just won’t give them product to sell. Look at Keyshia Cole, she’s an R&B artist but she’s on Geffen, and all three of her albums have sold platinum. Monica could do the same, but won’t on J records. Not her fault at all.

    I’m really disappointed they didn’t ship more for Monica because she actually has a #1 r&b hit going for her. She could have easily bested Justin and gotten #1 with over 300K, just like Maxwell. R& B music lovers do purchase if enough product is out there.

  47. TOMI March 31, 2010

    NICKY 22 SIT YOUR IMMATURE ASS DOWN. RIHANNA IS NOT A NEW ARTIST SHE IS A MEGASTAR/SUPERSTAR, SHE HAS MILLIONS OF FANS WORLDWIDE, AND DON’T FORGET THIS IS HER FOURTH ALBUM, HAS A MEGASTAR OF HER MAGNITUDE SHE SHOULD HAVE PASSED THE 100K MARK AND GROW IN HER SALES. YOU GUYS KEEP COMPARING HER TO ALL THESE OTHER STARS (BEYONCE, GAGA, BRITNEY ETC) AND SHE CAN’T MATCH UP TO THERE SALES THIS IS EMBARRASING. YOU FANS KEEP BOASTING ALL OVER THE PLACE THAT RIHANNA HAS THE MOST NUMBER ONES AND TOP TEN HITS, AND THIS AIN’T S***, IT DOES NOT DEFINE YOU AS AN ARTIST, STATS AIN’T NOTHING, IF YOU CAN’T SELL YOUR ALBUMS, RIHANNA SHOULD BE SELLING 500K-600K THE WAY YOU GUYS CLAIM SHE IS A MEGASTAR

  48. Really March 31, 2010

    @ Tomi – don’t worry, she will sell that much next time. She will be totally past CB by then. LOL

  49. djy2kmalone March 31, 2010

    all you have to do is diss Rihanna in any post and people come a flocking

  50. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    @ TOMI 22

    WHY DONT YOU SNIFF MY ASS CRACK??????

    RIHANNA IS A MEGASTAR , CASE CLOSED.

    TOP TENS AND NUMBERS 1’S AINT S***???? THEN WHY ARE THEY COUNTED IN THE FIRST PLACE, YOU GHETTO IGNORAMUS?!?!!?!!!

    I DONT HAVE TO START WITH COUNTING THE NUMBERS, ACCOLADES, TOURS, MAGAZINE COVERS, ETC…….I WILL BE BEATING A DEAD HORSE.

  51. TOMI March 31, 2010

    SO RIHANNA TOTAL ALBUM SALES COME UP TO ABOUT 15 MILLION, GAGA’S DEBUT IS NOW OVER THE 10MILLION MARK, IT’S A DAMN SHAME THAT ONE OF GAGA’S ALBUM IS ABOUT TO OUTSELL RIHANNA’S WHOLE CAREER , DAMN SHAM. YOU THINK A LITTLE TEEN BOPPER COULD OUTSELL BEYONCE,BRITNEY, GAGA. HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  52. Trill March 31, 2010

    Yawnnnn quit blaming her label like most do.. If they shipped 400k and she was destined to sell 300 k, then her album would have sold 300k. the record companies ship based on media, and airplay.. they knew to only ship 400k. 400k is more than enough to suit the needs of the quiet storm listeners.

  53. RATED x March 31, 2010

    thats y i say why cant people just say congrats monica, and keep it moving..but no..the thes gotta bring up how rihanna is the s***….

    if she the s*** why keep bringin her name up?

  54. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    @ TOMI

    LADY GAGA HAS RELEASED 2 ALBUMS B**** , NONE WENT NUMBER 1 EITHER

    LADY IS ALSO WHITE, DONT FORGET THAT BOO.

    SIT YOUR GHETTO ASS DOWN. NOTHING MORE TO SAY TO B****** WHO DONT KNOW S***

  55. Nicky22 March 31, 2010

    @ RATED X

    B**** WHY DONT YOU ASK SAM THAT QUESTION

    DUMB B**** LMAO

  56. TOMI March 31, 2010

    RIHANNA IS THE QUEEN , HANDS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. TOMI March 31, 2010

    @REALLY, WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME ABOUT CHRIS BROWN, AND HOW DOES HE COME INTO THIS, CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN.

    @NICKY 22, I WON’T RESPOND TO YOU, I DON’T CORRESPOND WITH PEOPLE WHO CALL PEOPLE ARROGANT NAMES AND DESRESPECT A PERSON YOU DO NOT KNOW ON A BLOG FOR A ARTIST WHO DON’T EVEN KNOW YOU EXIST. ARGUE WITH YOURSELF YOU ARE TOO IGNORANT FOR ME, SO I WON’T STOOP TO YOUR LEVEL, I REASON WITH MATURE PEOPLE AND YOU DON’T FALL IN THIS CATEGORY. I REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW MY COMMENTS AFFECT YOU, BECAUSE IT’S MY OPINION.

    ANYWAYS THANKS FOR THE ATTENTION

  58. stan March 31, 2010

    grats to monica. this will easily do better than “the makings of me”

  59. RATED x March 31, 2010

    @Nicky22
    how many time did u have to spell check to spell ATROCIOUS right?..lol
    u telling me to go get my G.E.D and yet u the one that sound like a ghetto hoodrat, calling people b******..ok.

    sweety I dont have to spell s*** right on here, already got my education..my lack of spelling s*** right is not affecting my nice car or house..

    unlike ur ghetto hoodrat ass, did i spell it wrong?..i dont need to be in somebodys c******* 24/7 to make my self esteem high.

  60. F*** YOU B**** (KISS MY ASS) March 31, 2010

    @Tomi you gave nicky22 the perfect answer honey. This b**** rihanna should be ashamed of her flop ass, a little teeny bopper out sell. What a flop. May be if she wasn’t walking around and swinging her BIG P**** all over the place, kids would buy her album. BUT TOO BAD SHE IS A S***, LOOK HOW MANY MEN IN THE IN INDUSTRY F***** OUT HER P****. NO TALENT W****

  61. RATED x March 31, 2010

    @ TOMI
    shes or he always on everybody’s post d*** riding rihanna, and calling people b****** or h***, or ugly when her a** the one that need help..

    she, or he makes my day..them ghetto hoodrat type of chicks need high level of self esteem, thats y they direspecting everybody and their mama, because we dont d*** ride rihanna.

    you would think with all that ass kissing, they were on rihannas payroll..

  62. NICKY22 March 31, 2010

    @ rated X and TOMI

    Sweeties im a college grad and going to Business school.

    I can call you a b**** if i want, hating ass b******!!!! Because thats what you are booboos! smooches!!!!!

    @ rated x

    boo, why don’t you jump back in your “house” / shack and hate with your husband in privacy.

  63. Tonio March 31, 2010

    UH OH! I THINK ITS DA RETURN OF REAL MUSIC AND THE END OF DEEZ GIMMICKS!!

  64. Tee March 31, 2010

    @Really… that was funny. Because last time I checked Justin Bieber sold more than 280,000+ first week has Chris Brown sold that much in 4 and half months, I think not. So you Chris Brown fans can’t make fun of anybody.

  65. geronimo March 31, 2010

    yes she can sing, but for some reason im not feeling her.

  66. March 31, 2010

    and what’s even MORE impressive is that spring is generally really slow for record sales, so selling 180 K in march is much more of a feat than selling it in september, november, or december

    big ups to moe, this album is fire

  67. cold case love March 31, 2010

    @F*** you b**** LOL You fail so hard. Justina Bieber can sell 500K a week but won’t ever outsell Rihanna in the end. LONGEVITY is what matters. Not first weeks #s. Secondly, yeah Rihanna is a w**** you know her personally?? Or any of the people she supposedly f***** said they f*****?? I’ll wait. The only person u can even say she f***** is Chris Brown and even that is refutable because u can’t prove it. Rihanna obviously has talent since ur name is in your mouth and she STILL has the #1 single in the world+US. Sit the f*** down

  68. Kahari March 31, 2010

    I think people are forgetting that the music industry has rapidly changed, people just aren’t buying albums anymore like they use to maybe for the past 10 years. It’s like “hm, should I get gas or buy such and such’s album?” You’re faced with an responsibly easy ultimatum. Aside from that, Monica’s presence is well needed in this current industry where everything is auto-tuned techno pop flavored. Music is in a major transition; everything is moving slow. With Monica, someone who breathes life into a song, she can actually hold her own. I mean, there aren’t too many R&B acts out there now as it is. Still Standing has the capability of releasing sentimental contemporary R&B tracks, even though “Everything to Me” was successful on the charts, it was just a throw out single and people eat it up like free lube and condoms. She has more hits aboard, if you’re willing to give her a chance.

  69. algie March 31, 2010

    go monica.love the cd

  70. cold case love March 31, 2010

    @rated x How are u any better than Nicky, when u flock to every Rihanna post hating and spewing hateful s***?????

  71. Alex March 31, 2010

    Congrats Monica! She certainly deserves it, Still Standing is a great album. Hopefully her singles start to catch mainstream appeal

  72. NICKY22 March 31, 2010

    MORAL OF THE STORY:

    CONGRATS TO MONICA. I HAVE ALL HER ALBUMS BESIDES THIS ONE. WASNT FEELING THE MATERIAL. HOWEVER, IM GLAD TO SEE THAT RB STILL LIVES.

    SECONDLY, HATERS ( TOMI, RATED X , SAMANTHA, TRENTEESHA, ETC. ) GET A LIFE. RIHANNA STAYS IN YOUR MOUTHS. IF SHE WASNT A THREAT , SHE WOULD BE OUT YOUR MINDS. RIHANNA WILL FOREVER BE A MEGASTAR.

    HIGHEST PAID CELEBRITY AT FASHION SHOWS CHECK
    BIG BUDGET TOUR PRODUCED BY THE INCOMPARABLE JAMIE KING CHECK
    15.5 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD AND COUNTING CHECK
    6 # 1 SINGLES CHECK
    14 TOP 10 HITS CHECK
    MONSTER DANCE ALBUM THAT WILL BE MULTIMILLION SELLER (RUDEBOY SOUNDING) CHECK
    THE LIST GOES ON AND ON

    LAST: MONICA HAS A GREAT VOICE AND DESERVES HER SUCCESS. FUNNY , THAT SAM SAID THESE NUMBERS ARE HORRID SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. BUT ALL IN ALL,
    HYPOCRISY AND HATE ARE DISEASES.

    HATERS GET CHECKED!

  73. Puppy Love March 31, 2010

    Yasss! Go Monica!

  74. yankee March 31, 2010

    Why are you people comparins monica to rihanna, and rihanna is not flopping

    @Nicky 22, I’m glad you are defending our girl rihanna, but calm down because all those stuff you are writing is unnecessary, stuffs like highest paid celebrity at a fashion show, that is nothing and it has nothing to do with music, so calm the f*** down, and stop making it seems as if all rihanna fans are as crazy and mention stupid things like you. ONCE AGAIN CALM THE F*** DOWN.

    Anyways congrats to Monica

  75. NY March 31, 2010

    ^^^smh. you and all these other psychotic rihanna stans are the most pathetic people on this blog.

    this post is about MONICA. not rihanna. it’s a FACT that monica outsold rihanna 1st week. cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it.

    rihanna stans are delusional lunatics. they really think that girl is so successful when she ain’t nowhere near the success of mariah carey or beyonce or britney spears. these are women whose numbers are waaaaaay up there. rihanna stats don’t look like shyt compared to those other artists stats. so stfu already just cause she got a #1 song for right now that took her a million singles to get.

    anyway congrats to monica i am so happy for her! REAL talent succeeds.

  76. NY March 31, 2010

    i meant that comment towards nicky22 crazy ass not yankee.

  77. cool chick March 31, 2010

    WHOA!!! She sold more then riri 1st week of release good for her!

    Go Monica go Monica she deserves it cuz her voice is amazing!!! What a talent and what a beauty

  78. Misty March 31, 2010

    Go Monica. Its time the world took notice of her talent

  79. cool chick March 31, 2010

    @Nicky
    U DESPERATELY NEED A DAMN HOBBY. If i were Rihanna i would hire EXTRA SECURITY to protect myself against your obsessive, psychotic ass. I bet u masterbathe to her poster lol

    Rihanna is not a flop and i love Rated R i gave it a listen and bought it today 🙂 She should have been a milli by now in the U.S.!!!! But that won’t prolly b for a few more months unfortunately…

  80. Antertain March 31, 2010

    Just as i predicted.

    In most weeks this would debut number 1 but Mo did her thang on this album. After The Storm was a massive album with a great tracks but this is an album which displays the Soul & Raw power Monica has.

    CONGRATS I ALWAYS PLAY THIS!!!

    Well done to the Beiber Fever Clan.

    Can’t wait for her to come London

  81. HEADZ March 31, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS MO, YOU DESERVE THIS AND MUCH MORE IS TO COME

  82. Antertain March 31, 2010

    TEAM MONICA

    THANKS 4 “STILL STANDING”
    Still spread the word about the album.
    The bonus tracks are hot 2.

    Lesson Learned = YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (Monique Style!!!)
    All I Know = Hot R&B banger
    Blackberry = Monica kills with swagger on this
    Taxi – Leaked 4ever ago so every1 must have it. Cool Song

  83. SLAY March 31, 2010

    CONGRATUALTIONS MONICA, I’VE BROUGHT YOUR NEW ALBUM. I’M GLAD PEOPLE HAVE SUPPORTED YOU, TOTALLY DESERVED.

    NOW ON TOO RIHANNA, SHE HAD MORE PROMOTION THEN MONICA, SHE WAS MORE RELEVENT, SHE HAD A PREVIOUS HUGE ERA, WAS ABUSED, COUNTLESS INTERVIEWS ETC… BUT STILL SHE COULDN’T GET A DECENT OPENING. THATS ALL I GOTS 2 SAY BOUT RIHANNA!

    DARLING RIHANNA MIGHT BE THE HIGEST PAID CELEBRITY FOR FASHION SHOWS BUT DOES THAT INVOLVE HER AS AN ARTIST? DOES IT MAKE HER LEGENDERY? OR ICONIC? ………..

    HUGS AND KISSES:

    SLAY!

  84. 12345 March 31, 2010

    everyone in this blog is f****** nuts LMAO

  85. 12345 March 31, 2010

    Oh and btw, Rihanna just broke another record, Rude Boy is the only song ever to get the most airplay 6 weeks in a row!

  86. RATED x March 31, 2010

    what does getting paid mre for ur fashion than ur singing got to with being a bad bish..
    @nicky ur ass is embarrassing even the rihanna stans..damn,smh..
    when rihanna sells 2million in 3 weeks than ur ass can come on here a brag..until then shut the f***..
    jeez again congrats MO.

  87. RATED x March 31, 2010

    @cold case love
    i didnt know criticizing somebody for doing a half ass job is call hating?..

    the difference between me and people like u and ur friend NICKY is that I never called rihanna out of her name, never called her a b****…so whats ur f****** point?

  88. Gary March 31, 2010

    Congraaaaats Monica ! I’m so happy for you ! I didn’t even expect that like 5 month ago !

    Ps : Rihanna stans you only can blame yourselfs to not buying her album in first weeks , Looks like yall have a lot to say , but not a lot of money to spend for her 🙂

  89. YouPutTheLimeInTheCoconut March 31, 2010

    F*** Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and EVERYBODY ELSE that has nothing to do with Monica and her first week sales, period!

    I just want to say congratulations to her. This is definitely a good look and a great achievement, especially under current circumstances, whether people want to believe so or not. Good for her!

  90. RATED x March 31, 2010

    @NICKY22
    u need to get ur money back, cause ur ass is failing like a mug. is that all u can do is call people b******?..and wonder why men dont respect people like u..its chicken heads like u who gives real women bad name..always running the mouf and not saying s***.

  91. Oi March 31, 2010

    I don´t get the writers of this blog…

    First of all, congrats to Monica! Very happy for her, but she´s not a R&B Star…
    The world dosn´t know her, her most recent single doesn´t even reach the Top 30, and just charted in the USA…So, she´s not a star, she just a long-time-in-the-indutry, and deserve a huge respect for that! But still not a star…Just see the sales of her albuns…

    And c´mom!! Mariah and Rihanna are in another level of sucess, in everything, sales, number #1 hits and respect, so we can´t compare…

  92. Tee March 31, 2010

    I have one question. Why do people think gettin your ass beat, equal success? #justaskin because you people make no sense. Makin it seem like since she got beat up she should have sold more. That’s just ignorant to me. I hope you don’t go lookin for a job sayin someone should hire you just because you got beat up.(that’s if you ever got beat)

  93. BLACK March 31, 2010

    YALL ARE CRAZY TODAYYY

  94. ~Team Weezy~ March 31, 2010

    OOOOMMMMMGGGGG!!! You Rihanna stans are beyond delusional! This is the difference in Monica and Rihanna’s first week sells!

    -Rihanna is a international “megastar” as her stans love to call her while Monica is mainly U.S. based
    -Rihanna promoted her album throughout the entire EARTH while Monica promoted in the U.S. and maybe the UK
    -Rihanna also promoted her album by appearing on NATIONAL MORNING SHOWS and even 20/20 interviewing her about the “incident”
    -Rihanna is signed to DEF JAM who is one of the biggest if not the biggest record company currently
    -Yes, Monica had a television show, however, it was on a BLACK network (foolery that is BET) which only appeals to the BLACK community.
    -And most importantly Rihanna is POP artist while Monica is solely R&B! That is a huge difference because POP/ROCK/etc. radio stations DO NOT play Monica’s music, therefore, she only appeals to a certain type of customer.

    I don’t think Monica will outsell Rihanna overall, but I think she is doing good for herself considering she is and R&B artist!

    Anyways, Congrats Monica! I think she would have sold more because in my city, they were selling out in every store because each store only had 20 copies in stock which is ridiculous! Go Mo’!

  95. TJ March 31, 2010

    I’m so happy for Monica. She showed that her CD could sell despite the fact her CD wasn’t stocked in stores like it should have been. Her CD was not sold for $7.00 like Justin Bieber’s or $.99 Like RiRI’s . So needless to say, NO ONE can say S*** when it comes to her sales. Monica did the damn things….

    HATERS will hate, but her accomplishment this week stands on its own. Plus her single is #1 which SOOOOOOOOOOOOO many was saying was an “EPIC FAIL” so yet again she is making her haters eat their own words.

  96. Robbye March 31, 2010

    Congratulations Monica!

  97. TJ March 31, 2010

    OI I couldn’t diagree with you more. Monica is an R&B Star. Being in the business for 15 years DOES make her a STAR. She is a HIGHLY WELL-KNOWN and RESPECTED artist in the UNITED STATES. CHECK her RECORD. She may not be International, but her in the US… YES, she is indeed a STAR, by Every definition. ALBUM SALES, ETC… CHECK THE STATS…

  98. NICKY22 March 31, 2010

    LMAO ALL THE HATERS

    HAHAHAHHHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH

    RIHANNA IS STILL PUSHING UNITS, B******!!!!!!!!!!

    RIHANNA HAS THE BIGGEST SONG ON THE RADIO IN THE UNITED STATES NOW LOL….

    RIHANNA IS WANTED BY THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, THE FASHION INDUSTRY AND THE MOVIE BIZZ IS DYING TO GET HER IN A MOVIE

    RIHANNA IS SLAYING THESE CHICKS!!!!!! HER BEAUTY AND TALENT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

    BEYONCE IS SUCCESSFUL , NO DOUBT!!!! SHE’S HAD THE DESTINY CHILD PLATFORM AND 4 CHICKS HELPING.
    HOWEVER, BEYONCE HAS SOLD 20 MILLION ALBUMS (8+6+6) SOLO AND RIHANNA IS NOT THAT FAR BEHIND. 15.5 MILLION AND COUNTING.

    DONT DISCREDIT RIH

    THEY BOTH ARE SUCCESSFUL

  99. geeMan March 31, 2010

    Despite Sam throwing dirt on other artists which is his speciality a big up is in order for Monica for putting in the focus and hardwork and the results are rewarding congrats Mo 15 yrs later and you still standing.

  100. Google233 March 31, 2010

    [quote]Yawnnnn quit blaming her label like most do.. If they shipped 400k and she was destined to sell 300 k, then her album would have sold 300k. the record companies ship based on media, and airplay.. they knew to only ship 400k. 400k is more than enough to suit the needs of the quiet storm listeners.[/quote]

    It’s not YAWN. You need to stop giving the labels so much credit. I’m not sure what they shipped but I heard her album was out of stock in many places and they did in fact underestimate the shipment so I’m betting they shipped the usual 400K. That being said, the fact that she out sold artists who likely shipped double her amount in week one she definitely would have easily sold 300K had they doubled that shipment. They simply made ANOTHER MISTAKE, J records is one of the worst. Monica should take her goods elsewhere. She should use these excellent opening numbers and take it to a label who won’t short change her.

  101. NICKY22 March 31, 2010

    COMPARING MONICA TO RIHANNA IS APPLES AND ORANGES

    SAM SHOULD HAVE NEVER SAID S*** ABOUT RIHANNA OR MARIAH

    ALL YOU HATING B******, RIHANNA IS HERE TO STAY !!!!!!!

    ONCE THE DARK ERA OF RATED R IS OVER, SHE’S COMING FOR YOU B****** AGAIN WITH A MONSTER DANCE ALBUM

    SHE’S GOING BACK IN HER COMFORT ZONE . SHE WILL BREAK MORE RECORDS, AND SALES WILL BE CRAZY. MARK MY WORDS.

  102. NICKY22 March 31, 2010

    @ NY

    BOO, YOU TALKIN CRAZY.
    WHO ARE YOU AGAIN

    B**** BYE!

  103. Blasian March 31, 2010

    HUMMMM SORRY BUT BEYONCE’S DIL SOLD 11 -12 MILLION COPIES THX

  104. Blasian March 31, 2010

    RIHANNA IS NO WHERE NEAR AS SUCCESSFUL AS BEYONCE GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE

  105. Aunt Jackie March 31, 2010

    Outsold Rihanna’s first week without half the publicity Rihanna got.

    Wow! Good for Monica. It kind of drives home the point about Rihanna. A internationally known pop-princess gets outsold by an R&B Duchess mostly known in America.

  106. Abcd March 31, 2010

    Wowwww! This is all too much for me! A #1 hit “Everything To Me” & she outsold Mariah & Rihanna! With barely any promo other than the reality show! Wow!!!!!!! I cant take this s***! She is snatching lacefronts, butterflies & umbrellas!!!!!! Shitting on h***!!!!!!!!!

  107. nickii March 31, 2010

    LMAO at the comment above (abcd)lol
    Gongrats Mo …way to go!
    I just got a listen to the entire album…. WOW it’s amazing!!!! haven’t been happy about an album since Whitney’s I LOOK TO YOU!!!
    I loved it so much that i with a quickness i just ordered it on Amazon!!! Can’t wait to have it in my hands, my MP3 gonna beg me to stop playing it!!!
    Once again CONGRATULATIONS MO!!!! keep on doing your thang!

  108. kayla March 31, 2010

    Wow god is soooo good rite now congrats to Monica the best wishes.

    Team MONICA AND BRANDY!

  109. Symone March 31, 2010

    Laughing so hard @ The VERY mean poster named Nicky talking about Karma when referring to one poster”………….These Rihanna Stans are delusional to say the least. I congratulate Monica on the success of her first week sales….

    The real truth is that Monica didn’t have near as much promotion as Rihanna and she outsold her in her debut week and no matter how much Rihanna Stans whine ,that will remain a fact…

  110. STLOUISDON March 31, 2010

    IM SO GLAD HER ALBUM IS AMAZING,SHE HAS TRUE TALENT AND IM GLAD IT DIDNT GO UNNOTICED…

  111. ~Team Weezy~ March 31, 2010

    @Nicky22

    Calm down a bit! You only post the same ish about Rihanna over and over in every single post. And why did you bring Beyonce into this???? And why do you continue to compare their sales??? Beyonce has had three albums (solo) and Rihanna has had four. So why are you comparing their combined sales when Rihanna has one album more than Beyonce? Geez! Get a grip!

  112. Symone March 31, 2010

    Many Rihanna Stans just seem REAL bitter to me…Most simply hate Beyonce or Chris Brown and in many cases both.I believe they hate both artists waaaaaaay more than they love their queen,which is why their comments seem so irrational. If you read their comments they are laced with hatred/jealousy for anyone that they think is opposition for their queen.

  113. RATED x March 31, 2010

    @Tee
    did u not know in the entertainment industry any type of controversy sells?
    thats y rihanna waited 2 weeks b4 her album dropped, she went on 20/20 to get pity sells from people.. every interview she mention the beat down…did u really think she was mentioning it to help real victims out there? if u did, ur one of the 5 people who who fell for her s***…smh
    thats y i said that beat down should have made her platinum in the u.s alone..

    rihanna is suppose to be the s*** and all these people whos as popular as her or less popular is surpassing her sales.

    y is beyonce name mention on here?

  114. Symone March 31, 2010

    Laughing so hard at Rated X, I so agree with you……………….

    The interesting thing is that while she did interviews for pity sells she never once mentioned that she hit Chris nor her violent tendencies in hitting her brother. It’s also interesting that while she parades around as if she is the “ultimate victim”,she has not visited a women shelter and that’s because she know she is not a real victim but a woman that started a fight with her ex and lost the fight…..

  115. X,Y,”and Z” March 31, 2010

    @Nicky22 — We “only” had Rihanna, “bestowed sainthood”, and shoved-down our throats, for almost a year; She “only” had 8-million viewers WATCHING her, during THAT trifling 20/20 interview; We ALL saw her use a dying little girl, to ONLY gain publicity, but to ONLY sell CDs!

    …And, as far as, Rihanna being the “highest paid”!! …Well, why is it that SHE can’t find $30K to pay HER personal trainer? <<–Riddle me THAT Bat Girl?
    Monica has been in this game for OVER a decade, she didn't have to rely on gimmicks, lies, hysteria nor Def Jam's high-powered PR-machine! …All Monica did, was be REAL; she didn't have to rely on "selling-p****", or playing the "pity-card" to gain sales!
    You WON'T find h***** sores on HER lips – while she's whispering "sweet-nothings"; now will we? …NO, I don't think so!

    …Monica, is truly, a unique artist: "Real, yet wholesome"; "Austere, yet present"; and popular, while YET-STILL exclusive!
    In nearly EVERY picture, we see Monica: proudly displaying HER black family, her sons being – the center of HER Universe; what more can you EVER ask?

    Monica has been "in the game" for 15 years – you say? Well, where will Rihanna be in 15 years?
    …How many lies will SHE tell? How many "dying-little-girl photo ops" will SHE be allowed……?? …How long before we ALL TIRE-of-HER: "selling p****"….???

    Let's push-her-sales, past 200K, before week's end – GO MONICA GO!!!

    X,Y,"and Z" — OUT!

  116. CrackisWack March 31, 2010

    I think it’s cute that ya’ll are comparing Rihanna to Monica. lol it MUST be a joke? We are comparing a genuine SINGER to a talentless model who would sell her soul for success. I like Rihanna’s music for what it’s worth but give me a break guys. At least compare Monica to Beyonce if you gon’ compare…. Rihanna tho? *blank stare* *crickets*

  117. Ernesto March 31, 2010

    Monica would have probably had more sales if the record company had put enough cds in stores…. Eevrytime I called or went to a store it was sold out. I was finallt able to get the CD on yesterday, Tuesday 3/30/10 with 5 of them remaining in the store having had the sales clerk put it on the side for me till I got there. I am proud of Monica and know if more CDs were in the store/in stock her sales would have been higher…

  118. joshua March 31, 2010

    go mo f*** justin

  119. Gucci March 31, 2010

    AS USUAL once you mentioned Rihanna means that by default Rated X and XYZ are here talking s***! LMAO How am I not surprised in the slightest? Come on fellas it’s clear as day that you are out of your damn minds and completely obsessed. Hang it up.

    Why do the Chris Brown stans love talking about everyone eles’s sales besides his? *Side Eye*
    I’ll leave it at that. 🙂

  120. Brandon April 1, 2010

    yall rihanna fans are RETARDED yes little o monica sold more than her even if its only 2k is still MORE. also yall complain about how much promo she had well u shud do all ur research becuz monica was undershipped and wouldve soild more

  121. Brandon April 1, 2010

    also monica used her fiance to gain sells? then rihanna used chris brown beating her ass to get sales

  122. X,Y,”and Z” April 1, 2010

    @Gucci — The Narrative “remains true”: If you have a “Monica”, you MUST have a “Rihanna”- as contrast – the Protagonist and the Antagonist; GET IT?

    …True talent always outlasts controversy, trends, hype,hysteria and the “malaise”, we-NOW witness in popular culture! We can find “no-lesser deserving” as examples: Rihanna and Monica – the nonsensical and the no-nonsense; the hyped and “THE REAL”; the contrived and the gifted; the “flighty” and the with-standing…

    And, as far as, YOUR bringing up Chris’ sales figures: I’ll say, YET-AGAIN, there is NO current artist, or none-on-the-horizon, who has the showmanship skills, OR stage presence of Christopher Brown – NONE!!

    And I’ll say THIS, ad-nausea – Charlie Sheen will be a “god-send” to Chris Brown: Mr. Sheen’s coming-revelations, ’bout HIS recent and not-so-distant wife/significant-other abuse, and the current “media-denial” of/to their “golden-boy”, and HIS transgressions, highlight such hypocrisy; such scapegoating and a “crisis-of-conscience” that’ll force, one-and-all, to reevaluate and readjust our moral compass!
    Charlie Sheen’s X-wife, said she’d be willing to testify IN-OPEN-COURT, ’bout HIS “shoving HER to the ground, WHILE SHE was holding their infant child in HER arms!”
    Charlie Sheen’s X-girlfriends ALL made public statements affirming, Denise Richards’ willingness to take-the-witness-stand, and attest to Mr. Sheen’s……”character”.

    Chris Brown doing his world tour; Charlie Sheen’s upcoming trail: this will be a really interesting summer….

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT!

  123. 33 April 1, 2010

    Congrats Monica. There are a number of factors that we are celebrating this victorious moment. I am elated that real timeless music and an incomprable singer is at the forefront. The CD is amazing by far with increbile songs. Monica you are the best for keeping it real, going against the odds, and still standing.

  124. Ummmm watcha say??? April 1, 2010

    congratulations to monica for a job well done…i’ve been waitin for forever for her to release new stuff!!! so glad u did…all i need is for brandy to come back and if aaliyah were still alive i would be wantin stuff from her to(god bless her soul)!!! i miss these artists!!!

    don’t knw why everybody wants to defend rihanna but if denial is your flavour then drink it the hell up! i mean, monica has been m.i.a for years and is a relative unknown to most outside of the r&b hemisphere, yet still she manages a feat like toppin rihanna’s first week sales; it don’t matter if she goes gold or platinum or whatever other rating there is. to u guys tgj is being hypocritical cuz for monica thes figures are a big deal, and to answer that i have two words for you dumb asses; reverse psychology.
    see to you riri stans these figures were the s***, u guys werre ecstatic that she pulled these numbers, its only now as somebody has surpassed them that you stans are like “wtf!” u guys are mad that they would mess up rihanna for making lacklustre sales but u guys are even more mad that they would praise somebody for only selling a couple thousand more than her!! u guys are pathetic as hell!! if rih’s so great then get over this and disregard all these post and this goddamn site already!! u guys are filling up the comment spaces and blocking all opportunities for people to speak up without gettin attacked by crazy ppl.

    oh yea xy and z interestin perspective and i kinda agree wit u, it aint the first time a celeb abused or was accused of abusing their other half. the funny thing abt america is that they always forget and forgive, they jus giving chris a hard time cuz this happened whilst he was young; take for instance terrance howard, nobody boycotts his films and he’s a wifebeater. and trust me i dont think its a race thing either.

    thanks to everybody who is normal and leaves normal posts about what they thinkin without going bat s*** crazy….

  125. Gucci April 1, 2010

    XYZ you said real talent overcomes controversy. Are you saying Chris Brown has no talent because where is he? I’m one of the few people looking for him and I don’t see him. So kindly sit down hun.

    EPIC FAIL. Monica outsold Rihanna’s first week sales by a few thousand. How much did she outsell Chris Brown by? Girl PAHLEEZE! Stop talking s*** about everyone else’s sales and ignoring your flop idol Chris Iron Fist Brown.

  126. Lalailadida April 1, 2010

    So annoying…I was about to read the article and was really delighted then you just HAD to bring up Rihanna. I respect Monica but I seriously doubt she can score a hit single or continue selling albums consistently like Rihanna is doing. BTW, Monica only sold 2,000 copies more than Rihanna.

  127. Abcd April 1, 2010

    ^ Ummm where u been at? “Everything To Me” is #1 on the charts…hit much???

  128. X,Y,”and Z” April 1, 2010

    @Gucci — It took some time to “unravel”, and “hack-through the logic”, bare-witnessed in your writing/mindset!
    I’d said, in my previous post: “TRUE TALENT ALWAYS OUTLASTS CONTROVERSY!” …But obviously, you didn’t see what I wrote, nor-cared-to; now did you? NO, you didn’t! You interjected, what YOU thought appropriate, then-pontificated-there-after!

    …Said example of talent “outlasting” controversy/hysteria/hype/hyperbole, and whatever else, demonization:
    MJ, “being MJ”, but THEN having to move, out-of-the-country, but to ONLY-then: mount a victorious come-back.
    …And if YOU want to “see” Chris Brown, all you need do, is to watch MTV/VH1, or the several-other music-TV stations! Or you can buy his CD, or if you’re so-inclined, I’m sure his World Tour will “kick-off” soon: your “Breezy-Fix” in a different exotic-local, for YOUR pleasure!

    …Side note: Any-word-yet, on Rihanna ponying-up that $30K she owes her personal trainer? From what I hear, THAT case is proceeding with-all-deliberate-speed; TRIAL OF THE CENTURY, I hear say: If the cellulite don’t sit, you can’t acquit!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT!!

  129. DION-ISH April 1, 2010

    I DONT SEE HOW THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH RIHANNA OR MARIAH!!

    FOR ONE, JUSTIN BEIBER OUTSOLD HER!!! HE IS MORE OF A TOPIC TO THIS ARGUMENT THEM RIHANNA AND MARIAH WHOMS ALBUMS WERE RELEASED LAST YEAR, AND RIHANNA’S ALBUM IS DOING FAIRLY WELL…

    AND AGAIN…JUSTN BIEBER OUTSOLD MONICA!!!!!!!

    THIS IS JUSTIN SECOND ALBUM, AND HES A TOPIC OF HYPE RIGHT NOW AMONGST YOUNG GIRLS.

    HELL MONICA OUSOLD LADY GAGA’S FIRST WEEK SALES OF GAGA AS WELL

    WTF IS THE POINT, JUST FIRST WEEK..LETS SEE WHO SELLS MORE IN THE LONG RUN..HMM

  130. Khalil April 1, 2010

    Please whenever you post something about Monica, let it be just about Monica! Those of us who adore the CD and love Monica do not care to talk about Rihanna! Anyway good CD and Monica will be fine. God has his angels all around her!

  131. Bran ‘nu April 1, 2010

    Congrat Mo. Yaw F*** Always Wanna Go Off Sit down!! Rude Boy

  132. AJ April 2, 2010

    WHO THE F*** CARES? RIHANNA HAS SOLD 13 MILLION ALBUMS IN ONLY 5 YEARS…MONICA HASNT EVEN DONE THAT IN HER 15-YEAR CAREER SPAN…HELL BRANDY EVEN SOLD 26 MILLION ALBUMS, MONICA HASNT EVEN CAME CLOSE…THESE NUMBERS ARE LONG OVER-DUE..SHE STILL SUCKZ…NEXT

  133. brownsuga April 2, 2010

    YOU CAN’T COMPARE THEM THEY ARE VERY DIFFERENT ARTIST. ALTHOUGH BOTH GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO, MONICA IS SOULLLLLLLLLLL!

  134. MR. STILL STANDING April 2, 2010

    F*** Rihanna. F*** Mariah

    This is about Monica and she’s back with her a new album and it’s selling. And for those that wanna comment on Monica’s sales, Monica has sold 20 million records worldwide and I thank you.

    For those of you that’s saying that’s saying, “Everything to Me” isn’t a hit ARE WRONG. She’s had the #1 song on the R&B song for the past two weeks, she moving up weekly on the Hot 100 chart and she’s now sitting pretty at #44, and #21 on the Radio songs chart…..and peaked at #10 on the top ringtones chart.

    Monica’s back.

    REAL music.

    And Monica’s selling without having to get naked and pop her p****. She’s bringing classy music, s*** that can be listened to years later.

    Welcome back, Mo.

    BTW: Sam, next time you do an article on Monica, don’t mention RIhanna or any other pop h** because I could give a f*** about them.

  135. dee April 2, 2010

    Amen Mr Still Standing. I agree.

  136. Lina April 2, 2010

    First of all nobody watches Monica’s show ! And on top of being a mom and trying to amp this cd at the same time she managed to debut on #2 on her first week !! Now let’s compare this to the world reknown megastar Rihanna . First of all let’s look at how much publicity this album managed to get …., she performed at the AMA’s and was extreamly talked about . Rated R managed to sell a little over 500,000 copies till today. And didn’t make it top ten in it’s first two months . Now let’s look at Chris brown who DID nothing at all to amp this album at all and still managed to get The#6 position on it’s first week !! This just says that peole go for quality music Rated R wad truly a waste of my money and it’s one of the worst albums in this decade !

  137. KaraKissez April 4, 2010

    i appreciate her come back but the only reason why she sold albums is because of her tv show. Sad ppl had to show pitty and sympathy for her just to get her album to sell. Personally i didnt likeher album. Played it one time and never played it again, and people need to stop taking stuff so seriously. If people perfer rihanna or beyonce (whom i love) over monica, then so well be it. No ones hating, everyone just has an opinion and is entitled to it….but yea…..thats my takes on it. HATE IT OR LOVE IT.

  138. KaraKissez April 4, 2010

    and what the he** do ppl mean “monicas album didnt have no where near the promotion that Rihannas had”… WTF???? MONICA HAD A WHOLE DAYUM TV SHOW TO PROMOTE THE ALBUM…HELLO???? i didnt even see rihannas album promoted AT ALL! and why are people so bitter towards her…smh…just like who you like and stfu arguing like 5th grader about who is better…..everybody brings something unique to the table.

  139. Ashley April 7, 2010

    All ya’ll need to be quiet arguing over someone who don’t even give a damn about you. I don’t like Monica,Rihanna, Or Mariah Carey. If you ask me they will never sell how Ashanti first album sold she’s the only R&B Female Artist who sold that much in the first week. Even though she went down (all the way down) every since that first album LOL BUT still can’t noone still rank over 500,000 in the first week NO R&B SINGER NOT EVEN BEBITCHCE

    So ya’ll stop acting a fool on here talking this and that because the truth of the matter is I don’t like either or don’t care for Monic a don’t care for Rihanna and I sure as hell don’t care for Mariah SO STOP ARGUING OVER PEOPLE WHO DON’T CARE ABOUT YA’LL THE ONLY THING THEY CARE ABOUT IS HOW MANY ALBUMS YOU ARE GOING TO BUY FOR THEM.

    IF YA’LL HAD YA’LL OWN MONEY LIKE ME I HAVE TWO BUSINNESSES AND I’M A SENIOR IN COLLEGE. I HAVE A BIG HOUSE WANT WAIT AND TWO OF THE TIGHTEST CARS EVER. SO IF YOU GUYS WERE ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING EVERYDAY TRUST AND BELIEVE YOU WOULDN’T BE ARGUING OVER WHO IS BETTER THAN WHO

    OH YEAH I CAN’T FORGET ABOUT KEYSHIA COLE THAT GIRL SELL 300,000 OR MORE COPIES ON EVERY ALBUM SHE DOES SO MONICA CAN’T COMPETE WITH THAT OR RIHANNA CAN’T EITHER.

  140. ramandee April 7, 2010

    Love monica and her music. She sings with so much passion. KUDOS to you and your success!!!!!!!

  141. Jay July 8, 2010

    Some of yall need a life and my question is if you dont like Monica why would u come to a page about her, read the title seeing it is about her, continue reading and then leave a message on a page and article about MONICA. Do not compare Monica to Rihanna they are two TOTALLY DIFFERENT artist. Monica is str8 r&b Rihanna is pop. Then u compare the amt of albums Rihanna sold in 5 yrs annnnnnnnnnnnnnd Monica has been in the business for 15 yrs yes but she has had years gaps between albums the most being 4 years isnt that almost how long Rihanna has been in the business. Give it a break I dont really care for Rihanna but I do like her ALOT better then most of the females on top and currently out and I wont even say the girl whose name starts with a B….Monica has a very good r&b album and if you like good solid r&b tracks this is the album that has that from start to finish. I believe her record label under estimated her sales by far here in Seattle it was difficult to get her album ANYWHERE. I bought mines digitally but my Aunts and Momz wanted a copy we had to drive 1 hour away from home to get it at a Best Buy and had to have them hold 3..the lst 3 on the shelf and that was at 11am the day it came out. J records is a joke I refuse to buy any albums from them anymore and I really want Alicia Keys cd but in thru Whitney form hell to the no Ill burn it. Congrats Mo hell everyone selling records in this day and age of RECESSION. Selling 500 cd’s is good I think

  142. Mofan95 August 10, 2010

    Wat the f*** are you riri stans tlkn bout!!!! Monica has nearly sold almost if not 20 million records ww in her career!!! Plus I don’t think riri has ever had an ablum go 3x platinum???? But wait monica has had two albums reach 3xplatinum plus all of monica’s singles from miss thang and the boy is mine went straight to the top ten plus the boy is mine stayed number one for 13 weeks! Has riri had dat kind of sucess??? Plus monica has 7 rnb #1’s so yeah riri has 1 yeah plus after the storm has sold a million copies but what retarded ass ppl don’t understand is u jus don’t receive certifacation u have to update sales and buy them so on this note all riri STANS SHUT THE F*** UP!!!! And go mess with beyonce and chris brown fans!!!! O and monica use to appeal to mainstream back when rnb music was the s***! Now pop and dance music audience are growing even more! Monica is jus sticking to her gun which is rnb which is good cause artist who are rnb that try to hard to be pop are failing badly!!!! So way to go monica congrats to you!!!! Still Standing is currently Gold!

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