Rihanna Crowned ‘Most Social Celebrity’

Hailed for her ‘open’ approach to Twitter and her ailing fan base ‘The Navy‘, Rihanna has amassed quite a representation as being the Queen of social media.

Now, that title has been solidified by Forbes Magazine who have crowned her their ‘Most Social Celebrity’ this week.

Full story below…

Beating Beyonce, Lady GaGa and Oprah Winfrey to the top spot, Riri came in at #1 with 23.8 million Twitter followers and a heft 59.6 million Facebook fans.

Of the singer, Forbes explained:

Rihanna’s Facebook page is mostly a rehash of what she puts on Twitter, plus promotional material like plugs for her upcoming episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter. She has 59.6 million fans on Facebook and 23.8 million followers on Twitter, putting her at the top of our list of Social Networking Superstars.

If only her albums followed suit on the Billboard 200 and her vocals when she hits the stage.

Alas, as impressive as some might find this feat, it’s a shame accolades like these are the bread and butter of Rihanna’s cause, while she fails to live up to her hype as an actual entertainer time and time again.

So, unless being crowned the  ‘Most Social Celebrity’ erase the horrors of performances like the above, we’re sure this is one accolade GaGa and co aren’t too fussed about losing out on.


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  1. Hd live August 10, 2012

    Rita >>>>>

    • EJ August 10, 2012

      That Grape Juice Be Sellin’ Out On Rihanna Soooooo Much. But They Post About Her LIke Every Hour! Yall Hate On The Girl But She Is The One Keepin’ This Website Alive. And I Ain’t Even A Rihanna Stan…

      • FAF August 10, 2012

        Is this a good thing? If she’s on Twitter all the time.. it’s time to give it a break.. LOL

    • mobwife August 11, 2012

      I’m with you! RITA ORA can actually sing, she does not wear horse length weaves or look like a horse in the face!

      I’d take Rita, at least she can stand on HE OWN TWO FEET with out constantly trying to use someone else’s name in every interview for a 4 year pitty party like a PATHETIC, WEAK, LITTLE NOTHING!

      Go Rita…..

  2. monstarebel August 10, 2012


    • Blue August 10, 2012

      She buys it fake ass b**** cheater h**

      • Lax August 10, 2012

        Blue, you call her names, ever name in the book
        and Deery, nothing is going to change in yo favor,
        neeeeeeeeveeeer! Rih’s a Mega International Super
        star, Her shine is on Lock, Blue Quietly phuck yo self.

      • mobwife August 11, 2012

        Thank you!

        People are such gullible fools!

        >10,000 Likes on FaceBook will cost you 7,000 dollars. >You can also purchase views on YouTube I’m not sure of the amount.
        >Anyone can make a Twitter account seeing that it’s free. 1 person can make hundreds if not thousands of fake free accounts.

  3. okno August 10, 2012

    Thats because people like for her to call them( Navy) c**** on twitter and thinks she actually being cute about it SN just show how may people have no life’s

  4. RihannaNavy August 10, 2012

    Stop SHITTING on RIhanna! She is the new Queen, accept it or not!

  5. LTM August 10, 2012

    I’m surprised she beat Bieber. Congrats to RiRi.

    • Blue August 10, 2012

      She buys it

      • Lax August 10, 2012

        Blue eat doo, doo, boo, boo!

  6. That B*tch (would you like a rihfund with that)? August 10, 2012

    Queen of social media yet all these fans that are following her won’t buy her CD.
    How hilarious!!

    • Blue August 10, 2012

      They kept on following but not making her number 1 on top200 shame

    • okno August 10, 2012

      Not even half her followers buys her s*** but they damn sure bootleg it LMAOOOOOO!

    • That B*tch (would you like a rihfund with that)? August 10, 2012

      @ Blue & @ Okono
      Even her fans don’t wanna buy her CD’s since they know there won’t be more than 3 or 4 good songs on it. I see old navy is such a loyal fanbase!

      • Lax August 10, 2012

        That B**** Her fans supports her that’s why she
        sold 504,000 copies of Talk That Talk Its First

      • MB92 August 10, 2012

        yeah, but Talk That Talk still went on to sell over 3.1million WW, not many are doing that, and singles accumulate into being the equivalent to album sales. so say what you wont, That Rihanna reign just wont let up

  7. ENOUGH ONIKA August 10, 2012

    Samantha, regardless of your broken heart of her stealing your boyfriend Chris Brown away from you, your OBSESSED with her! I mean, “Most Social Celebrity” as a post?? Really? Wtf cares lol! You STOCK her every move and COUNT her every breath, that’s sick Samantha…Find music news please and get consoling for your issues.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA August 10, 2012


      • Lax August 10, 2012

        Onika cosign, so true,,,,even the haters love
        hard on Rih, Rih’;s sweet Caribbean s*** booty…

  8. Legendtina August 10, 2012

    I honestly don’t get how Twitter followers or Facebook fans or VEVO views matter. Some artist can have millions of followers, Facebook fans, and VEVO views but their album struggles to go gold.



      • Disgraced member of the Salvation Navi August 10, 2012

        And Adele’s sold 22 million, and she doesn’t have as many followers or FB likes. Her fans actually BUY her s***, instead of just gassing her up on the internet.

  9. the real xoxo August 10, 2012

    what use is 59 million facebook fans when 57million of them wont buy your album?

    • Disgraced member of the Salvation Navi August 10, 2012

      Her idiot stans don’t seem to realize that. I’m guessing they’re probably in the 14-20 age range.

      • Lax August 10, 2012

        Haters what other artisrt sold as much as rih and it don’t matter
        a dam what yo say because Gaga MADE 30 MILLION FROM TWITTER ALONG LAST YEAR.

  10. monstarebel August 10, 2012

    @BlueBitch please kill yourself your beyond annoying b****!! for a Rihanna hater you sure are obsessed with everything she’s doing! Now go read a book you simple b****!! muah xoxo

    • Lax August 10, 2012

      @MONSTAREBEL cosign

    • Lax August 10, 2012

      @MONSTAREBEL Blue reminds me of a little puppy
      we saw that was homeless, we picked the puppy up took the puppy home, bath the puppy and fed made a nice bed for the puppy, but the Problem was the little BYTCH just kept
      SHITTINNNNG all over the crib, MONSTAREBEL we regretted it but we had to have the bytch put to sleep, BLUE reminds me of that puppy so dang much!

  11. Spot Love August 10, 2012

    NAVI BABI congrats to the Caribbean queen… all of those people that follow buy her albums over a period of time so it doesn’t get old to them hence she is one the best selling acts of all time… so keep worrying about her not having a #1 album the records show later on down



  12. ty August 10, 2012


    • Lax August 10, 2012

      @TY There is a lot of reasoning to how Rih do
      things and it’s not for you to understan deery, just know that “Being Social’ IS A BIG PHUCKKKKKKIN deal.

  13. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. August 10, 2012

    Rihanna>>>>>>>>>>>>>your faves


    • Hi5 August 10, 2012

      She beats out a Lady and a chap for the # 1 spot. I’ll have sweet wine then champagne and Drink To Dat.

      • Disgraced member of the Salvation Navi August 10, 2012

        At least people are willing to spend more than $1.29 on my fave.

      • Lax August 10, 2012

        Dis,,,, it matters a dam what the price sold for just know
        that Rih is payed, and that is all yo wood head ever need to know.

  14. WHATS WRONG WITH MY HAIR? August 10, 2012

    I saw that since yesterday on ET. TGJ what took u so long to post this.

    • Lax August 10, 2012

      @WHATS WRONG,,,You know what time it is cause they
      gave you the blues about your hair these chicken heads, beats all. There you are working your little sweet ass off for the country, the United States to represent the country and these “Getto Fablous” Hood Rats are worrying about your hair. BEYONCE spoke on it but this is her fans club along with Rihanna’s haters who tries to always bash Rihanna’s wheels all the way off. Gotta love Rihanna’s Haters…

  15. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) August 10, 2012

    Ohhhhh what an achivement! 🙂
    Why is TGJ even posting about these things… like always?
    The saddest thing is some ignorant stans (typical from this generation) are proud of things like these, as if it would have any relevancy. This is just being the w**** who the world talks about the most



      • Lax August 10, 2012

        @JOHN,,,,”Social Networking” is the very latest
        in their “Marketing Tools” for artist everywhere, sweets.
        Hence why do you think beyonce starte twitting, i mean Beyonce is so “Want To Be Ms Perfect” therefore Beyonce will not be twitting a lot because she love trying to APPEAR
        SQUEAKY CLEAN. Rihanna on the other hand takes her fans with her around the Globe. THEREFORE i say different strokes for different folks, Gaga’s twitter page helped her to make some big buck this pass year look it up , oh i left a ling check it out, its more then music sweets, real talk!

  16. Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens! August 10, 2012

    riri is >>>>>>>>

  17. James227 August 10, 2012

    I read that Google looking into these fake fans on Facebook. People are using these fake names to do bad things on line. I really hope this is not the case with Rihanna

    • Lax August 10, 2012

      yo ass is alwyas negative and yo brains jumps in yo ass
      when it’s about Rihanna , craw back up Beyonce’s ass and wait for her to take a crap, james.



  19. warren August 10, 2012

    gossip cop has a nice video about the Rihanna interview

  20. Disgraced member of the Salvation Navi August 10, 2012

    23 million followers on Twitter, 59.6 “likes” on FB and…under 200k sold the first week for FLOP THAT FLOP.

    Social media doesn’t mean s*** if your so-called “fans” don’t support you OFF-line. It doesn’t cost anything to follow someone, or “like” them on FB(not yet, anyway). Those numbers may be great for the ego, but they don’t do s*** to help fill your pockets.

    • WhySoSerious? August 10, 2012

      Forbes also reported that she mad 53 million last year, and is the third highest earning celebrity under 25. That seems like more than enough to fill those pockets if you ask me.

      • Lax August 10, 2012

        Rihanna has also sold more Digitals Downlods
        then any one in the “US” ever thats more $$$$$in her bank account…

      • Lax August 10, 2012

        Rihanna’s Tour was #7 of the top 25 Tours
        and she made 90 million that’s $$$$$$$$$
        Right On.

  21. KingBey August 10, 2012

    And? Followers, And Likes Don’t Mean S*** If 95% Of Them Don’t Support Your Material.
    Example-Adele, She Doesn’t Have as much followers as rihanna but 21 out sold all of rihanna’s albums in the U.S. put together.

    • Lax August 10, 2012

      @KINGBEY Why don’t you crawl back up beyonce’s ass and hang some curtains and shine them toliet stools and quietly STFU…

    • Lax August 10, 2012

      On Kadooment day, August 6, Rihanna was seen partying on Spring Garden Highway, liming with friends and celebrating Crop Over’s last lap.

      She traded the skimpy gear she sported last year, as one of the thousands of costumed revellers jumping on the road at Kadooment 2011, in favour of a polka-dotted bra under an open white shirt with black stripes and a matching Trapstar cap in what emerged as a New York Yankees masquerade.

      The shirt later became less visible, and in a series of shots posted on the singer’s Twitter page she appeared to be having a bucket of fun as she drank from a large silver pail. “My bad” the Umbrella girl tweeted alongside one of the photos.

      The pictures were uploaded just days after the Princess of China singer was dropped by skincare company Nivea on the grounds that she was considered too outrageous to represent the brand.

      As things turned out, Nivea’s loss was Barbados’ gain as the Grammy award-winner signed a three-year contract with the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) to promote the island. The campaign is expected to get underway shortly and will be launched in time for the winter tourist season.

      The BTA is also “working closely” with other Barbadian international celebrities like Shontelle and R&B group Cover Drive, according to the authority’s chairman Adrian Elcock.

      Rihanna was also spotted in the company of media mogul Oprah Winfrey on her recent trip. The talk show doyenne interviewed the 24-year-old star for her show Oprah’s Next Chapter to be aired on August 19.

      While Rihanna kept her visit home mainly low-key, singer and songwriter Shontelle was up front and centre, headlining Cohoblopot, a massive soca party at Kensington Oval that is one of the dominant events on the Crop Over calender.

  22. Rihanna’s label bought those FB likes August 10, 2012

    If it weren’t for social media, Rihanna wouldn’t have any other way of being popular. It’s not like her album sales and lack of singing/dancing/live performing ability are gonna help her stick around. And now, with reality tv, she has someplace to go after her career is over, instead of the usual Playboy route like most hasbeen singers have done in the past.

      • barbie August 10, 2012

        new album, new personality to come. New personality will debut on Oprah. SMH

    • Lax August 10, 2012

      @RIHANNA’S LABEL,,,Look in your newest mirrow and slap the hound dog shyt out of yourself for being so dam nutts. Don;t you know that if they was buying anything the first thing they would buy would be number one albums since that is what turns many of you Nappy Headed Getto Ho’s On….But to tell the truth Rihanna have hod two of her 6 albums #1 World Wide and all of the Haters can find themselves The
      tallest Cliff they can find and take a Dive.

    • mobwife August 11, 2012


      If she had talent she wouldn’t need to USE Chris Brown’s name in every interview for sympathy!

      >Do you see SUPERSTAR MADONNA or actress Robin Wright-Penn talking about her abusive ex-husband Sean Penn?

      >Do you see s**-kitten PAM ANDERSON talking about her very abusive ex-husband Tommy Lee?

      >Do you see constantly see Folk legend Carly Simon constantly talking about her long-time abusive relationship with her ex-husband Folk singer James Taylor ?

      >Do you see actress Denise Richards discussing her very abusive relationship with ex-husband Charlie Sheen?

      >Do you see Sharon Osbourne constantly talking baout her very abusive relationship with her husband Ozzy Osbourne?

      >Do you see Denise Jackson constantly discussing the abuse she suffered at the hands of her “BEST FRIEND” & husband Country Star Alan Jackson?

  23. Benron (Frank SideHoeShit is whack) August 10, 2012

    Rihanna’s facebook likes and twitter followers mean nothing. I love her but she bought that s*** like she bought here new bad weave.

    But what really is a shame is that you continue to everyday try to paint Rihanna as a bad entertainer from watching 30 seconds of each of her performances and overexxaggerating the bad and ignoring the good. Rolling stone called Music of the sun and A girl like me “A album full of fillers, along with nasal frills and vocal hiccups” No surprise they praised the excellent loud tour. Even her haters like the scorpion show and a blog I couldnt remember say shes a great entertainer.

    At the end of the day she is still selling tickets and if you can’t see her talent you should either ACTUALLY go instead of begging for that interview and sneaking into listening parties or just sit at home and moap while she lives her dream. Insulting her performances wont make you faves Gaga and Beyonce’s any better and certainly won’t erase all the wrinkles from Kelly Rowland’s face because your clearly insecure about your like for them. Get over it!

  24. Benron (Frank SideHoeShit is whack) August 10, 2012

    I don’t know why you h*** are preaching about how the navy “loves this” and “thinks this is an accomplishment” Nobody said it was, it wasn’t even worth the post. Sam just wanted to convince herself again that Rihanna was a bad performer so he would stop searching her performances and watching them over and over again.

  25. THATGRAPESHIT August 10, 2012

    Again, commenting on Rihanna… What you so pressed about album sales when shes winning in practically every other market she’s going into.

    and I did say PRACTICALLY so not every market before someone jumps. I’m ready for that next number one lead single!

  26. Benron (Frank SideHoeShit is whack) August 10, 2012

    One last thing, can we get Blue Banned? She posts twice as many comments in one post as LAX(#Navi brothas) does in a day and that saying something. She is really psycho and obsessed with Rihanna.

  27. MissImpartial August 10, 2012

    Beyonce fans always here to hate on Rihanna. She must be threat to you as you’re hate on every post.

  28. HOTSTUFF August 10, 2012

    y’all talking about followers and ‘facebook likes’ don’t mean anything BUT FYI Rihanna is not the only who’s followers and ‘facebook likes’ don’t match albums sales….

  29. Suicide Blonde August 10, 2012

    Please! beating Beyonce, she hasn’t many followers as Gaga, as always Sam is trying to make her relevant, it’s okay, only in this site.

    • KingBey August 10, 2012

      Beyonce could care less about followers, she has 5+ Mil. with just one tweet.

  30. Musiclova101 August 10, 2012

    love Rihanna since the first time i heard pon de reply……loved her “sos” era as well as the “good girl gone bad era” “rated r” “loud” and know talk that talk….she ain’t going no where so all you haters fall back !


    Oprah Winfrey continues to top herself on her interview show, Oprah’s Next Chapter, when Rihanna appears on the Sunday, August 19 episode at 9 PM on OWN.

    The pop singer takes Winfrey on a tour of her home of Barbados and opens up about her childhood, dealing with fame and her controversial relationship with R&B singer Chris Brown.

    What did Rihanna have to say about the very public break up?

    “It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend,” the 24-year-old tells Winfrey.

    rihanna and Oprah tour barbados 8 Photos »The stars broke up in 2009 after Brown assaulted her at a pre-Grammy Awards party. He would later plead guilty to a felony charge and receive five years of probation and six months of community service. Earlier this year, a musical collaboration fueled reports that they were dating once again.

    Aside from a tour of her birthplace, the newly released trailers promise a visit to Rihanna’s childhood home and a surprise for her mother

    • mobwife August 11, 2012

      And you posted this bullsh*t for what reason?

      WE ALL KNOW RIHHANNA IS NOT GOING TO TELL THAT SHE HIT CHRIS BROWN FIRST! We all know this b*tch is going to whine and complain about EVIL , BLACK MALE, TEENAGE CHRIS BROWN BLAH, BLAH! To bad a TYPHOON didn’t strike that tiny, dirty little island while former CRACK SMOKER & PROSTITUTE sell out Oprah Windfrey was there…..maybe next time!!

  32. Ok August 10, 2012

    Social media has given nearly all of these artists–and their fans–an inflated sense of relevance.

  33. MISHKA August 10, 2012

    Oh Really? I couldn’t tell. Congrats, I guess.

  34. Hi5 August 10, 2012

    *sips wine*, *sips champagne* lil tipsy lil swaying . …… Congratulations lil mis sunshine. # 1 most popular social siren in da WORLD. The baddest singing socialite. I Drink To Dat.

    ……. She hot her Ray Bans on she wha wha wha 🙂 🙂 🙂

  35. What’s wrong with my hair? August 10, 2012

    :). :). :). :). :). 🙂 heh. Ain’t nothing y’all can do about this upsetters. U upset about this? Heh heh. RiRi goes in the history books for this too. Nothing u can do about it. Try ur best to get over it. U too TGJ, I’m talking to u too.

  36. Usain is a legend now August 10, 2012

    Congrats Rihanna, u deserve it.

  37. Gilberto August 10, 2012

    What is the point of having a billion of followers if they aren’t buying your records and tickets for your movie? Michael Jackson’s “followers” were real people going to a store to purchase his album. Adele’s “followers” are real people. Beyoncé’s “followers” are real people. Alicia Keys’s “followers” are real people. I ain’t here virtual fanbase s***.
    A few days ago, I posted here saying that Rihanna’s fanbase is made of children and f******. Well, I’m right. Only them would be silly enough, childish enough and immature enough to give attention to Twitter.

    • Gilberto August 10, 2012

      Oh! I forgot one more thing. Nivea didn’t give a f*** about her followers and likes. LOL. They know that they don’t buy anything. Unless, Nivea start to give discounts on their products and sell them for $1. LOL.

      • Benron (Frank SideHoeShit is whack) August 10, 2012

        *Looks at how Rihanna outsold beyonce worldwide and how her stans insist on beating the dead horse*

      • Gilberto August 10, 2012

        DEAD @ R****** outselling Beyoncé. Beyoncé has sold over 50 million albums (30 with Destiny Child and 20 solo career) with 8 studio albums. R****** barely sold 24 million albums with 6 studio albums. All Beyoncé’s albums went #1, R******’s albums failed to get the #1 spot as usual. LOL. DEAD.
        Beyoncé sold 30 million albums only in US (17 million with Destiny’s Child and 13 million as a solo act). On other hand, R****** barely sold 7 million albums in US. DEAD @ this single artist. In Brazil, IASF sold more than all R******’s albums together. Ooooops! In Japan, B’Day sold as much as all R******’s albums together. Ooooops!
        I won’t even bright out tour numbers, net worth, movie ticket receipts. Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga habe been making R******’s life unbearable.
        R****** is so basic that she still have to archieve a f****** #1 album. LOL. PATHETIC!

  38. MACHIAVEL August 10, 2012

    Llllol Sam Your Last Paragraph Is Just Great!

  39. Lax August 10, 2012

    @HATERS If Rihanna isn’t your artist then why do you bother to click on
    Post on and about her? Rihanna did not ask that grape to post on her at all. And
    since no one have got a gun loaded and pointed and making you log on then you enter at yo own will and why do you love knocking each and every thing she ever do.
    Socila networking is the latest and greatest way for artist to connect with their fans and it is kind of like hair when some one woukd ask one of my family members if that wig was her hair this fashion model sister of mine always says “HIB” hair i bought so Rih time on Social Networking is her’s and she can do what the phuck she wants to do and don’t tell me about how she got that high because after all of the S***** ways others bash, lie and slander her she have got a right to do what ever in the phuck she want to do.
    If you have got a problem with wht Rihanna is doing and how she did it themn do something about it….

  40. MACHIAVEL August 10, 2012

    Yeeeah! This Is Really Great Since We Already See She Did Buy Some “LIke” On Facebook To Surpass Lady G! Yeah Very Great!

  41. commanderofthedancefloor August 11, 2012

    i personally dont care, i dont even actually even care how much an artist makes or what their album sales to be completely honest. i will quote on how much someone made or sold, and i will argue with you on the matter of someone being a flop or not, but at the end of the day its not a big deal. i am still listening to the music you will still listen to the music.

    elle varner for example isn’t going to sell that much but she has one of the best albums of the year, and it is sad that it wont sale like it should but as long as she keeps making that music i dont care.

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