Chart Check: Rita & Rihanna Rise On US Singles Chart

Published: Thursday 28th Jun 2012 by David

Whichever way you look at it, ROC boss Jay Z has no choice but to smile this week.

Yes, despite the embarrassing nature of Rihanna‘s ‘Hackney Weekend’ set last Sunday, the last few days have seen his of his most popular acts (Rita Ora and the aforementioned Rihanna) generate impressive numbers on the Billboard Hot 100.

Details below…

Following her set on ‘Good Morning America’, Ora fans will be pleased to know her single ‘How We Do’ rises by six spots this week, perched modestly at #62.

This, while seemingly low at face value, makes the belter one of the only British acts in US chart history to debut within the Top 100 with a lead single, likely to have been brought on by her rising popularity on the blogosphere.

Now five places above Rihanna‘s ‘Birthday Cake’, the single is now #4 on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Chart and #24 on the nation’s Pop Songs Chart, where Rihanna failed to chart this week.

However, we doubt she’ll lose any sleep over it. For, after 10 weeks on the chart her latest release ‘Where Have You Been’ enters the Top 5 at #5, three spots higher than its #8 position last week.

Fans can catch both ladies at this year’s ‘Wireless Fest‘, kicking off July 6th 2012.

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  1. Latrell4Bey June 28, 2012

    Congrats Ladies!!! Well deserved!

    • Lax June 29, 2012

      Rihanna & Rita will be fine all they need to do is
      follow mamma bears lead…
      Beyoncé – who MusicToob reported was recently named the richest star under 30 with an estimated $80 million fortune in the bank – does not like spending her money and says she is “very frugal.” In regards to all this dough, the singer told the Mirror, “Honestly, I’m very frugal. I haven’t bought a car since I was 16 or any diamonds since I was 17,” she said. I just don’t believe that. I’m going to go search Zale’s security cams for a Sascha sighting and get back to you.
      B goes onto say, “I have a lot of property. I’ve invested my money and I don’t have to make any more, thank God, because I’m set. I’m now able really to be free and just do things that make me happy.” So why is Beyoncé so anti-bling? “I want to have a long career, be respected and not go off track. It’s an effort to stay grounded.” Well, in an emergency, there are always Jay-Z’s millions.

  2. chase June 28, 2012

    LOLEST this blog is sad, number 62 are u kidding me compare to rihanna wow this is low haahhaa anyway congrats to both1!!!

    • ty June 28, 2012

      can u read were did he compare the two chart positions he was just sating they have moved up up charts u people will do anything to form some kinda fantasy rivalry between these two that does not exist

      • B June 29, 2012

        Shut up c***!

    • Noel June 28, 2012

      Maybe you should learn how to read

  3. YouDoRealize… June 28, 2012

    I like Rita more just because she’s Rita. I like Rihanna but her lack of ambition to perfect her craft makes me upset. The numbers for Rita are great. She’s new especially in the US ( where the market is the toughfest toughest.) Go Rih for having #5 I am sure it will go to #1. Can’t wait for Bey this Sunday. I am sure I will barely get likes cause I am not bashing someone.

    • ZEROFUCKSGIVEN June 28, 2012

      CAN U SING OR DANCE? HAVE U MADE AN ALBUM?

  4. ZEROFUCKSGIVEN June 28, 2012

    THIS N**** REALLY IS TRYING TO FORCE THIS RITA CHICK DOWN OUR THROATS! THIS IS RITA’S FIRST TIME IN THE HOT 100 WHILE RIHANNA HAS 11 #1’s SAMANTHA I KNOW YOU WANT YOUR OWN PERSONAL RIHANNA WITH RITA BUT ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! YOU ARE INFATUATED WITH RIHANNA’S CLONE WHO THE F*** DOES THAT? YOU WOULD THINK RIHANNA DID SOMETHING PERSONALLY TO SAM! IT’S SAD THAT A GROWN ASS MAN (F**) LOVES TO PIT WOMEN AGAINST EACHOTHER! YOU ARE OBSSESSED WITH RIHANNA AND YOU NEED HELP BECAUSE IM STARTING TO THINK YOU HAVE A MENTAL PROBLEM!

    • Teacher June 28, 2012

      LOL I think it’s bcuz he wanted an interview w/ Rih and she blew him off!!!

      #BitchesIsMad #StayMad

      • WHUT June 28, 2012

        That’s because Rihanna can spot a gutterbutt lowrate blogger a mile away.

        KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!

      • ZEROFUCKSGIVEN June 28, 2012

        THAT COULD BE TRUE! I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THAT! SAM IS PRESSED ABOUT THE FACT THAT SHE PROBABLY WOULDN’T DO AN INTERVIEW WITH HIM!

      • kelly June 29, 2012

        Ahhhhh…makes sense.

  5. jawon June 28, 2012

    lmfao! Rita Ora, oh lord, did ya really have to embarrass this chick by posting her song as # 62? i mean wtf? Hell even Ellie Goulding is doing better than this chick!

    • kelly June 29, 2012

      He is lying about she is teh only Brit female to debut in the top 100. Cher lloyd debuted at 75 last week….and she is now 51. She is doing better. Rita is flopping. Even GMA – the biggest morning show did not boost her.

  6. chaos June 28, 2012

    all hail queen rihanna!!! shes survived hurricane beyonce, earthquake adele and tornado gaga, and still making smash after smash while the other girls slowly fade away.

    • Latrell4Bey June 28, 2012

      hahahahaha i looove rihanna but she will never have enough talent as the 3 powerhouses you just named! but it did make me laugh!

      • Lax June 29, 2012

        She don’t need the talent of three because she clearly is….
        the power of One and thats being “Rihanna”.
        Look no further than Rihanna’s accomplishments One
        and Two for the year of 2011, the reads tells and shows
        the making of a Legend.
        And besides that shes still making waves….

    • WHUT June 28, 2012

      Hurricane??? Fossil is a motherfucking gust AT MOST.

      KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Teacher June 28, 2012

        *DEATH*

      • Benron June 29, 2012

        I live for WHUTS comments!

    • Benron June 28, 2012

      ok i LOVE rihanna but that whole DVD date was lypsynced, its most obvious on QUESTION EXISTING, but obvious on Sos, Unfaithful and shutup and drive!

    • Teacher June 28, 2012

      LOL That F** deleted my whole comment in another thread! Not the first time n won’t be the last!! He can’t take the tea I spill!!!

      • WHUT June 28, 2012

        I can see ha now furiously MASHING ha OBESE hoof to her admin panel all the while in a fit of COLD SWEATS!!!!!

        AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

        SAMANTHAAAAAAAA!!!!!

  7. soulmusiclover June 28, 2012

    rita will be a flop anyway! what am i saying? she already is. stop comparing her to rihanna!

  8. Meh June 28, 2012

    WHYB keeps doing very good. 14th top 5 hit for Rihanna. She keeps winning.

    • WHUT June 28, 2012

      14????????

      LORDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!

      The SLAYAGEEEEEEE!!!!!

  9. ty June 28, 2012

    IVE REALISED THIS SITE IS FULL OF DUMB C**** WHO COMMENT ESPECIALL THE RHITARDS MAINLY WHUT BRENON RATED XXX JER

  10. POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 28, 2012

    this is getting boring @sam you could have made another post about Rita , why putting them in the same post ?!!

    so Rihanna can not get her post on TGJ without rita’s name being there ?!

    if u love rita that much you can do other things more than that. injecting her name in beyonce/rihanna/lana del rey posts make u seem desperate about her to the point u put her name just to make us know she’s still alive.

    and it is just stupid and make me rethink about coming to any rihanna/rita post .. ugh.

    congrats both ladies ?!!!

    • Lax June 28, 2012

      They or trying to bigggggg rita’s little ass
      up. Now if any other artist had sold 20 Million in the same week that she went to #5 on the hot 100 you can bet they would have gotten their own post and without some extra
      MIDGET person swinging from their neck!!
      Nicki jumped all those spots and she got her own post, and beyonce well when was the last time she even had a dam hit i mean a hot 100 hit the one that counts???

    • Lax June 28, 2012

      @POP ROYALTY COSIGN!!

    • mob June 28, 2012

      I guess is similar to Chris Brown not being able to have one without Rihanna’s name being mentioned for the past 3 years 0_O?

      Anyway we all know why Cake has been so successful! 🙂 Every 5 minutes that song ft. CB is on my radio…STILL!

  11. NAVYSTAN June 28, 2012

    ONCE AGAIN SAMANTHA FAT UGLY ASS THROW SHADE AT RIRI….TSK TSK…..CONGRATS TO BOTH LADIES……BUT UMMMM RIHANNA IS HERE TO STAY! #HATERSDEAL……

    • Lax June 28, 2012

      I just knocked my bowl of good water melon to the
      dam floor laughting so dam hard.

      Sam and the hic=ve trying to pit Rita aganist RIHANNA who has sold 20 Million records in Rita’s town she has grown up in is in a way BELITTLING Rit’s before she even gets started.
      Beyonce have not sold that much in the UK, nor has kelly sold that much, see what i am saying
      Rihanna reaching 20 Million in sales in the Uk is a big “Phucking Deal”!!

  12. mindgames June 28, 2012

    Rita can STAY on your minds, dumb ass haters 🙂

    • Lax June 28, 2012

      Hmmmmm haters for calling a spade a spade, rita
      has got to earn her way just like rihanna has done and keep right on doing.
      Rita’s ass isn’t on my mind i am talking bout her because “The Grape” purposely posted her and rihanna together to make for business if you kjnow what i mean, whate ever to make the nave lurk, comment and talk s*** right back to the Bee Hive whos always on the attack when ever and where Rihanna’s name appears.

  13. WHUT June 28, 2012

    OH MY GODDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!

    DEADDDD at her bumping the Kelly and Nicki post JUST to try and HIDE this post she JUST MADE!!!

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    SAMANTHA is COMING APART AT THE SEAMSSSS!!!

    SAMANTHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SAMANTHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    • Meh June 28, 2012

      I notice too Sam is very pressed. I don’t think song go number 1, but if it were too Sam will have eat food from straw.

    • Lax June 28, 2012

      @WHUT cosign so true.

  14. ENOUGH ONIKA June 28, 2012

    LOL!!!!!! I CAN”T with these COMMENTS!! I’m trying to hold back TEARS in this class right now! @ZEROFUCKSGIVEN, @WHUT, @NAVYSTAN, @JAWON!!!! I seriously can’t take it lol!!!!!

  15. Gilberto June 28, 2012

    Rita Ora and Rihanna keep working hard, girls. Jay-Z wants more checks ’cause Beyoncé wants to buy Blue some Diamond Diapers by Chanel (and she won’t use her own money to buy these foolishness).

    • WHUT June 28, 2012

      That’s because Fossil NEEDS EVERY SINGLE last coin to pay off Rolling Stone, EBT committee, Grammy Category organizers, that fraud NY writers panel ETC ETC.

      What she NEEDS to pay off is a damn chart for ‘End of Anything But Crime!!!

      http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/40740_o.gif

      • Meh June 28, 2012

        DEAD

    • Lax June 28, 2012

      Beyonce is no doubt trying to buy blue some gold turds, real talk!!

  16. slimsexy June 28, 2012

    For those comparing Rita to Ellie Goulding,in case you don’t know it took Ellie ONE WHOLE YEAR to get to top ten.So try harder next time haters!

  17. slimsexy June 28, 2012

    Haters laugh at Rita all you want cos he who laughs last laughs best.A few months ago you all laughed tha Rita was not charting that she would flop.Now Rita is charting so the joke is on you cos once again she has proved you wrong by beign the first uk act to chart with a lead single.See you haters at the top cos Rita can only go higher from now on.

    • fresh June 28, 2012

      Babe… your delusional if you think rita is the first uk act to chart on the hot100

      Go check the wanted and one direction

      Also worth noting cher lloyed single want you back her lead u.s single has and is charting higher than P&B so get it together….

      Party & B******* solely charted initially on the payola of jay-z to the radio stations for air plays

      so in all lets not get ahad of our self rita’s state side stint is worst than beyonce’ 4 singles charting.

      • kelly June 29, 2012

        Thank you for mentioning Payola. I have been reading all these books on Jay Z. He does do that. He is also loyal to no one but money. When Rita Ora fails to make him back the money he has wasted – back to west london

  18. Lax June 28, 2012

    The average person know that with Rihannas. accomplishment
    this pass week should have gotten her this post along, but then
    many of the Rihanna naval officers or lurking and not blogging.
    When the site keep going after Rihanna like on a Witch Hunt that
    drive many away!!!!
    PS
    I mean how many others have sold 20 Million records in the Uk, or
    any other place for that matter, the thing is it don’t matter if is singles
    or albums as long as they or selling.

  19. Lax June 28, 2012

    And another thing none of us can say that SINGLES don’t count
    but the singles do count because this POST IS ABOUT SINGLES
    positions on a singles chart, see what i am saying, folks, and navy,
    singles do count remember when beyonce went #1 on the r& b that
    was top News on “The Grape”.

  20. Benron June 28, 2012

    Dear RitaBots, She has no haters, nobody cares about her. She is an amatteur copycat fairly talented singer who dresses like a confused mess and has no Identity.

    Nobody is mad!

    • fresh June 28, 2012

      im saying!!!… people hate successful acts

      rita has recieved one of the biggest push for a newbiein history with the appearance looks budget for the album
      writers producers she has a listers for her debut thank to jay-z

      if this girls album doesnt move more than 300 units in total stateside she will be droped and i doubt she will sell more than ciaras figures as no one is buying into the b******* as she puts it best

      • kelly June 29, 2012

        RIP has been released in some European countries – it has flopped.

        How we do has come out in Aus and NZ – flop
        Time is money is this industry. How we do has has more money behind it than any Rihanna 1st singles.

        She is not gonna happen. She is not even bubbling. Jay Z did not drop Rihanna, because Pon de replay was a global smash! It was also a cheap video and producers, meaning they made money. RIP / HOW we do use a list producers and vidos. Rita is even wearing Guiseppe Zanotetti shoes. Rihanna wore converse in her videos.

        Jay Z is about business. if you read his books, you will see his only loyalty is to money.

        Reason why Rihanna was not dropped, they never spent money Rihanna; she was not rocking rolex, cartier, chanel, Loubotins, doing high end videos, back and forth to the usa, working with all these expensive producers. Y

        They gave early Rihanna cheap video, cheap clothes, hair and makeup, cheap song and producers BUT……….SHE HAD A GLOBAL SMAH! Pn de replay was top3 in EVERY MARKET.

        That is the difference ! Rita has more money behind her….three singles out and STILL NOT globally running.

        The clothing budget for Rita and her sister / best friend stylist who travels everywhere with her must be huge.

        The music industry is in decline in 2012. Sales are lower than 2005. EVEN Rihanna 2006 SOS LP was low key, in terms of video , promo, clothing, producers…etc and yet SOS and unfaithful were the biggest hits of 2006.

        Rihanna was smart. When she came out, she was low key in terms of clothes and visuals – then she came out and SOLD.

        Rita is dumb…she running around working with al these big names, doing these glam expensive videos, wearing all this high fashion and Rolex watches…..she is flopping.

        What a waste of Jay Z money.

  21. 16 grammys June 28, 2012

    at leasr ritas not a h**?

    Meek Mll, Drake or Chris Brown anybody?

    • Lax June 28, 2012

      @16 grammys So what it take a h** to know One.

    • fresh June 28, 2012

      No beb Robert Kardashian, Drake, jay-z, and the guy from we found love…

      NOTE RIHANNA IS ONLY INTERESTED IN GUYS RIHANNA HAS BEEN LINKED TO CALLING CHRIS BROWN CUTE AND SAYING SHED F*** HIM… SHE IS A THIRSTY B**** ISNT SHE?!!

      • fresh June 28, 2012

        RITA IS ONLY INTERESTED IN GUYS RIHANNA HAS BEEN ROMANTICALLY LINKED WITH*

  22. monstarebel June 28, 2012

    Really rita how dissapointing is that number ur song been out forever and so far only peaked at 61 smh u can’t even get into the top 50 smh , Anyways congrats RiRi the navy is so proud of you baby keeep doin ur thing boo xoxo!!!!

  23. SCARS June 28, 2012

    rita rocks

  24. slimsexy June 29, 2012

    Fresh darling you should learn to read,I said rita is the first uk act to chart with a LEAD single not that she is the first uk act.And please keep beyonce out of your mouth cos u know that even with two smash singles rhianna has not sold more albums this era than Beyonce cos beyonce is that good .so please take a sit.

  25. slimsexy June 29, 2012

    Lol at fresh expecting rookie RITA to push 300 copies like
    “Legend” Rhianna in her seven year career has pushed up to that.Every one knows that rita’s promo is more in uk than in the us

    • fresh June 29, 2012

      i understand how hard it must be for you to actually tpe and read at the same time.
      Let Me Go Again

      Rita Ora will not sell 300 k in total US album sales for her debut… im not talking about first week sales babe because we know she probably do 45k like ciara!

      4 has outsold which album exactly because the only way bey is ahead is in the U.S keep it cute beb

      I dont Have to Lie she is A LEGEND and she has the reciepts to show she is a best selling artist selling more records in total than beyonce whoes been in the game twice as long and when the music indsutry wasnt in the mess it is in now.

      Most Singles Sold
      20 mill records sold in uk
      an array of awards
      array of number #1 BBHot100 singles placing her only third to Mariah and Madonnna
      Only Artist to top the UK Album and Singles Chartim simultaniously in ONE YEAR.
      Current Social Queen.
      Youngest artist to obtain these number ones and in the shortest time frame….
      it goes and it goes…
      all 6 albums achieving platinum cirtification… Talk That Talk will be certified by the end of this month having sold a milli

      • F*CKTHEHATERS June 29, 2012

        I wish this wasnt a reply comment so i could like it a billion times

    • kelly June 29, 2012

      Rihanna has pushed 20 million in the UK. Rita promo in the UK, is now starting to turn people off. Read the thousands of comments, saying who is she? She is a one hit wonder who thinks she is A list ; she looks like a man in drag ; she is a cheap rihanna wannabe; she is ugly; Let see how HWD does in the UK.

    • Benron June 29, 2012

      HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE U.K.!

  26. NICKY June 29, 2012

    HAHAHHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

    RIHANNAS FIRST SINGLE PEAKED AT #2 PON DE REPLAY

    THINGS ARENT LOOKING TOO GOOD FOR PITA OREO!

    HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAAH

  27. kelly June 29, 2012

    TGJ,

    Rihanna WHYB has gone back to number 5 on billboard. WFL is also in charts in the top 10. Sadly, Rita Ora HWD has only managed to go from 68 to 62 – even THOUGH! She was on Good Morning America last week. I thought being on American TV would boost her song! Cher Lloyd has gone from 75 to 51 – which means she is doing better in America than Rita.

    So Rita Song has been out for 5 weeks ; been on radio since Feb; video debuted in April and yet……0nly at 62 , and this is the girl who is scaring Rihanna? LOL LOL LOL

    RIP video – 16 mill views on youtube How we do – 8 million

    Where have you been – over 80 million – and that video came out after Rita vids.

    Jay Z is a strict businessman…I have read his books…all this money on Rita and she cannot break America….he will drop her, jay Z is about his business.

    How we do has already come out in Europe and Australia – IT FLOPPED. RIP flopped all over the world except UK.

    Rihana, Kesha, Katy Peryy, GAGA all, at this stage, had worldwide smashes on their hands. Pon de replay, Tik Tok, I kissed a boy , Lets dance were all Breakout worldwide hits.

    You know very well that RIP and how we do are not exactly taking the world by storm.

    Now, from the thousands of comments I read on uk sites about Rita looking like a man, rita being ugly and Rihanna wanna be, with generic songs…..TGJ. it is over for Rita .

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  28. kelly June 29, 2012

    Rita Ora cannot sing. To me, Lisa Stanfield can sing. Teena Marie can sang and is the best white singer in my opinion. The American public came through. They peeped her on GMA and saw, nothing but an shorter, chubbier, older looking, wrinklier, uglier cheaper version of Rihanna.

    Song is a generic Katy Perry rip off and her voice does not measwure up to white girls with voices like Fergie, Teena Marie, Celine Dion, Joni Mitchell, Amy winehouse, Adele, Joss Stone, Lulu etc.

    The American public can see right through this. Rihanna looks like a model, Rita does not . She is not even s*** or gorgeous – not compared to Ciara, Cassie, C millian and countless black RNB singers in the US.

    I heard on the radio in Texas….all she done was sang ‘ somebody that I use to know ‘ Even RITA knows her songs are wack. Who goes on radio and sings someonebody’s number 1? Just like how she sang Rihanna WFL and ruined it. She is jealous of Rih and wants to be tall, slim and superstar like Rih.

    Where is Rita’s Pon de replay?

    • Benron June 29, 2012

      Rita is skinnier than Rihanna, but its ok because Rihanna looks better when she is thick and Rita is a 35 year old woman with 3 children!

  29. Auntie_Jackie June 29, 2012

    ‘Where Have You Been’ is an okay song, not that huge hit people were screaming it was going to be. WFL was a monster, so a monster and a decent hit is all good. It keeps her wheels rolling.

    @ ALL THE RIHANNA STANS

    Rita is releasing in such a different time that Rihanna did. There is cutthroat competition for the top ten, because all people do it buy singles now. ‘Pon de Replay’ was released right in the middle of a reggae, island fad. That’s the entire reason she was even signed. Stop trying so hard to make this girl look bad. She’s doing fine building an audience.

    • kelly June 29, 2012

      Then she released SOS which was not an island fad – and that was certified number 1 worldwide. The music industry has always been cut throat – it has never been easy. 2012: THERE IS LESS MONEY. And Jay has spent wayyyyyyyyyy too much with Rita – she walking around in Chanel and Rolex watches. Rihanna never had that at the start.

      Where have you been may not be a big Riri type hit, but it killed Hot right now, RIP and how we do — worldwide.

  30. Nunya June 29, 2012

    Why do they keep marketing these wack British h*** over here (with the exception of Adele)? We already have enough bad music here already!!!!

  31. CAREERENDER June 29, 2012

    Wait!

    How on earth did Katy Perry manage to pass legend- Rihanna ‘s WHYB on the hot 100

    I thought she was supposed to be the singles queen and the #1 artist right now

    Well ….I’m afraid

    Katy perry has rih’s wig in her hands

    Slayyyyyyyyyyyy kattttttttttyyyyyyyyy!

  32. CAREERENDER June 29, 2012

    And WHYB have been out for how long compared to Wide Awake?

    I’m afraid that rihanna singles reign has let up!

    Katy Perry the NEW singles queen

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