Rihanna Lands 10 Nominations At Billboard Music Awards 2013

Published: Monday 22nd Apr 2013 by Sam

After axing a number of tour dates amidst rumours of poor ticket sales, things haven’t been looking so swell for Rihanna recently. Until now.

Moments ago, the nominations for the Billboard Music Awards 2013 were unwrapped and the model has multiple reasons to smile. More specifically, ten.

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The 25-year-old chart-topper is no stranger to such omnipresence on the nominee’s list at one of Pop’s biggest calendar nights. Indeed, she made 18 category appearances in 2011, and 13 more in 2012. This year’s army of nominations includes Top Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist.

Interestingly (and perhaps the imperative explanation needed here), the nominees in each category were determined using debatable metrics based on album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, and Spotify. These measurements were tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

With the industry changing and Billboard specifically embracing free streaming as a means of determining popularity, it somewhat figures why social media is being weighed in so heavily into such nominee lists. Still, one has to wonder how accurate they are in relaying true popularity when just recently there was a mass cull Youtube views after many were revealed to have been inflated artificially – including Rihanna’s. That said, each award show to its own, ay?

Elsewhere on the list, other notable nominees include Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, and fun, who each appear in eleven categories.

Justin Bieber, Miguel, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars are, as at writing, the confirmed performers at the extravaganza which airs live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 19th at  8/7c on ABC.

Peep the full list below and be sure to tune in to the Billboard Music Awards 2013.

Top Artist
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Top Hot100 Song
Some Nights
Somebody That I Used To Know
Call Me Maybe
One More Night

Top Billboard 200 Albums
Up All Night
Take Me Home

Top Duo/Group
One Direction
Maroon 5
Mumford & Sons

Top New Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction
The Lumineers

Top Touring Artist
Lady GaGa
Roger Waters
Bruce Springsteen

Top Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Flo Rida
Jason Aldean

Top Female Artist
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Carly Rae Jepsen

Top Hot100 Artist
Maroon 5
Taylor Swift
Flo Rida

Top Billboard200 Albums
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Taylor Swift
Mumford & Sons

Top Digital Songs Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen
Taylor Swift
Flo Rida
Maroon 5

Top Radio Songs Artist
Nicki Minaj
Maroon 5
Flo Rida

Top Social Artist
One Direction
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist
Nicki Minaj

Top Pop Artist
One Direction
Bruno Mars
Maroon 5
Justin Bieber

Top R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Alicia Keys

Top Rap Artist
Nicki Minaj
Flo Rida

Top Country Artist
Carrie Underwood
Taylor Swift
Hunter Hayes
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan

Top Latin Artist
Jenni Rivera
Romeo Santos
Prince Royce
Don OmarTop Rock Artist
Bruce Springsteen
Mumford & Sons

Top Dance Artist
David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Swedish House Mafia

Top EDM Artist
Calvin Harris
Swedish House Mafia
David Guetta

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
Matt Redman
Chris Tomlin

Top Pop Album
ADELE – 21
Maroon 5 – Overexposed
One Direction – Take Me Home
One Direction – Up All Night
Justin Bieber – Believe

Top R&B Album
Rihanna – Unapologetic
Usher – Looking 4 Myself
Chris Brown – Fortune
Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
Frank Ocean – Challell Orange

Top Rap Album
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

Top Country Album
Jason Aldean – Nigh Train
Taylor Swift – Red
Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie – Tuskegee

Top Rock Album
Fun. – Some Nights
The Lumineers – The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons – Babel
Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal
Phillip Phillips – The World From The Side Of The Moon

Top Latin Album
Prince Royce – Phase II
Jenni Rivera – Joyas Prestadas: Banda
Jenni Rivera – Joyas Prestadas: Pop
Jenni Rivera – La Misma Gran Señora
Romeo Santos – Formula, Vol. 1

Top Dance Album
David Guetta – Nothing But the Beat
Deadmau5 – >Album Title Goes Here<
LMFAO – Sorry for Party Rocking
Madonna – MDNA
Skrillex – Bangarang

Top EDM Album
David Guetta – Nothing But the Beat
Deadmau5 – >Album Title Goes Here<
Skrillex – Bangarang
Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites
Swedish House Mafia – Until Now

Top Christian Album
Casting Crowns – Come to the Well
Lecrae – Gravity
MercyMe – The Hurt & the Healer
tobyMac – Eye on It
Various Artists – Wow Hits 2013: 30 of Today’s Top Christian Artists & Hits

Top Digital Song
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae – We Are Young
Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa – Payphone

Top Radio Song
Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Maroon 5 – One More Night
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa – Payphone
Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven

Top Streaming Song (Audio)
Fun. – Some Nights
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae – We Are Young
Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know
Ellie Goulding – Lights
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Top Streaming Song (Video)
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae – We Are Young
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop
PSY – Gangnam Style
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Top Pop Song
Ellie Goulding – Lights
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Maroon 5 – One More Night
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa – Payphone
Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven

Top R&B Song
Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj – Girl On Fire
Miguel – Adorn
Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
Rihanna – Diamonds
Trey Songz – Heart Attack

Top Rap Song
Flo Rida feat. Sia – Wild Ones
Flo Rida – Whistle
Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz – Mercy
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop
PSY – Gangnam Style

Top Country Song
Luke Bryan – Drunk on You
Eric Church – Springsteen
Florida Georgia Line – Cruise
Hunter Hayes – Wanted
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Top Rock Song
Fun. – Some Nights
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae – We Are Young
Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
Phillip Phillips – Home

Top Latin Song
Juan Magan feat. Pitbull & El Cata – Bailando por el Mundo
Don Omar feat. Natty Natasha – Dutty Love
Don Omar – Hasta Que Salga El Sol
Michel Teló – Ai Se Eu Te Pego
Wisin & Yandel feat. Chris Brown & T-Pain – Algo Me Gusta De Ti

Top Dance Song
Baauer – Harlem Shake
David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium
Nicki Minaj – Starships
PSY – Gangnam Style
Rihanna – Where Have You Been

Top EDM Song
Baauer – Harlem Shake
David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child

Top Christian Song
Big Daddy Weave – Redeemed
Building 429 – Where I Belong
Newsboys – God’s Not Dead (Like a Lion)
Matt Redman – 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
tobyMac – Me Without You

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  1. Liv April 22, 2013

    Let see how many she actually WINS.

  2. Monstarebel April 22, 2013

    Im not surprised… my favs stay winning how many nominations did ciara get?

    • FAF April 22, 2013

      not sure why this is thumbs’ed up when Ciara hasn’t had an album since dec. 2010. You a fat ugly flop, though its ok. You have NONE Ciara has billboard WOMAN OF THE YR 2008. Where’s Rihanna’s?

      • lexi April 22, 2013

        Rihanna doesn’t need because the girl stay winning, Ciara can’t even sell a damn song let alone an album.

    • Super Cisus April 22, 2013

      Rihanna is a nobody ass s***!!!!

  3. Trev April 22, 2013

    yaaaay Queen Fenty!!! and Queen Minaj has 7 ^_^ slay

    • truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) April 22, 2013

      Shut up b****

  4. RIHLUV April 22, 2013


    • Liv April 22, 2013

      Please stop reaching

  5. HALF AMAZIN April 22, 2013

    Debatable metrics by Billboard? Oh ok……Billboard is THEE standard. So when you post billboard stats for Rita Ora and others this blog Stan’s for, bring up the debatable metrics then. The shade is old and lame tbh. How about this debatable blogging and pseudo journalism? Hmm?

    • TeamBreezy April 22, 2013

      well said!

  6. Little Monster April 22, 2013

    And yet they still have yet to give her woman of the year… SHADE.

    • FRESH NAVI April 22, 2013

      She Won Female Artist of the Year in 2011 following the success of Loud and # consecutive #1 Whats My Name, S&M, Only Girl in the world.

      Thi was further her reward for being the only artist EVER to have 4 $1 singles in one year. LTYL RB OGINTW WMN in 2010.

      GaGa got woman of the year and we see how that STAR HAS FADE

      if the Woman of The Year AWARD is an indication of peacing out BB can keep it 😀

      BTW Stay just went #1 on Pop songs making Rihanna the FIRST AND ONLY Artist to notch 10 Leaders on the chart

      passing katy perry with 9 Brit & Pink 8, GaGa 7

      This after she has made accalaids for 27 top ten on the chart and 34 appearances.





  7. kim April 22, 2013

    And like other awards shows, she may win one or none. Last year she won one out of 13 and it was not even for her work but for streaming. Lol

  8. Emeral April 22, 2013

    If she performs, lets hope she doesn’t get upstaged this time around.

    • Lou April 22, 2013

      Lol 😉

  9. Monstarebel April 22, 2013

    Rihanna better be performing this year aswell

  10. amy April 22, 2013

    Congrats to rihanna,tgj you need to stop hating on her,I’m surprised you didn’t mention beyonce on this post.

  11. xedos April 22, 2013

    before sound scan lots of those chart numbers were rig also. especially against black artist the system now is more accurate now than ever before. we could debate lot of the numbers for madonna, mariah or any artist before sound scan in the mid 90’s. if you notice before sound scan rock use to be huge once sound scan came in in the mid 90’s rock died hip hop, rnb and pop took over.

  12. kyllaw April 22, 2013

    Its always a wonder with this site whenever rih makes ANY accomplishment. Obviously she is popular she has ten nods this year and according to this site 18 in 2011 13 in 2012 now 10 this year. Social media etc was inclued just this year! Am i wrong when i say billboard is for those who chart very well? Well according to her haters all she has are #1s!!!!! So why so questionable? Im my opinion the grammys favortize cuz the same ppl win and perform. Like really drake n frank ocean. Billboards go off NUMBERS!!!! So billboard is more credible.

  13. DAMIEN April 22, 2013

    Another day > Another slayage fest.

    Anyway, I CANNOT WAIT to see ‘Prince’ perform. #FUCKINGLEGEND.

    What else is new in Empire Rihanna?

    Di’d BeyTHIEFce’s “Bow Down” & “I Been On” get ANY nominations? No? Okay…

    • Lana Del Slay April 22, 2013

      They weren’t released as singles. Why would they get nominations?

  14. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 22, 2013

    “so swell” ?!8O

    the struggle to shade rihanna continues…..

    congrats rih 😀

  15. Micks April 22, 2013

    Billboard artist of the Millennium Award (Beyonce and Mariah)>>>>>>>>>>

    But congrats to her, lets see how many she actually wins.

  16. HOTSTUFF April 22, 2013

    ” After axing a number of tour dates amidst rumours of poor ticket sales” LOL TGJ stay reaching. SHES POSTPONED A FEW SHOWS. THEY WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 22, 2013

      you expect a Bey Fly to know how to differentiate between “Axe” and “postpone” ?!

      let them be mad and Bitter.

      • DAMIEN April 22, 2013

        YES BOO.

        Didn’t BeyTHEIFce’ “axe” her new singles date in January, February, March and April?


        The THIEF-HIVE stay hating on H*** who stay WINNAAANG.

        🙂 🙂 🙂

      • Lana Del Slay April 22, 2013

        Beyonce’s SOLD OUT tour>>>>>>Rihannas STRUGGLE tour

  17. billbla metric arseness April 22, 2013

    i’d rather not guess how much she really bags.

    and wtf. that much stupid categories they can get rid of? damn. bb messed with genres mixes already. you can forget about the bot driven socials. atleast the sales are worth something real measurable. but those are the ones you can already find out before. not gonna tune in. 😛

  18. DAMIEN April 22, 2013

    And LMFAO @ Sam/TGJ and their pathetic attempt at trying to dilute the extensive “PRAISE” that Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds Tour’ has achieved from NUMEROUS CRITICS!!!

    Unlike BeyTHEIFce’s REDUCTIVE ‘Revel 2.0’ tour.



    • Micks April 22, 2013

      Honey Beyonces tour has received the best praise you can get so far by the critics of every country shes performed. Old routines or not.

    • Ballsy April 22, 2013

      I went to the first of my 2 Diamond tour concerts in Sunrise SFL over the weekend and it was Awesome. I get why Rihanna does so well now. She sings with emotion and gets her audience. Her rendition of Stay and Diamond are superb. I am too excited to go see her when she gets to London!

  19. LTM April 22, 2013

    Congrats to Rihanna. These noms prove how boring the year in music was. I hope Rih, Adele, and Carrie Underwood win

  20. Jewell April 22, 2013

    The Navy stay bringing up Beyonce. Cant you just praise your fave without bringing Beyonce into it everytime? You tried to shade her billboard awards when she won the best billboard awards someone can get, you tried to shade her tour when the critics and special guests have been praising alike. Shes on your mind that much? Anyway congrats Rihanna.

  21. Yaz April 22, 2013

    I predict the awards she will get is Top Hot 100 and Top Social and maybe Top Radio.

  22. Lisa G April 22, 2013

    Sam!! let it go honey you are losing this battle terribly, every single time you haters come for Rihanna she comes back with receipts, it never, ever fails, move on to someone else because no amount of hatred is going to detour this destiny. Sorry hater, you are fighting a losing battle, you can try to switch it and twist it but it is what it is, the girl is on top and you and no one else at the moment can bring her down, and even when she comes down, she will still have ICONIC status because she is in the books, it’s history, it will be talked about forever.

  23. Lou April 22, 2013

    WTF! PSY in the rap category? 0_O

    • Nahjee April 22, 2013

      I said the same thing lol they probably just sails f*** it throw his little Asian ass in the rap category! He Asian I don’t know where their music go lol

      • Lou April 22, 2013

        Lol! Billboard is a mess when it comes to genres anyway, this just proves it.

  24. Lou April 22, 2013

    Damn Unapologetic is only in the RnB category?

  25. the real xoxo April 22, 2013

    Billboard awards are the worst awards show.
    It’s more of a competition of who has the best industry connections rather than who has the best music.

  26. Nahjee April 22, 2013

    Has anyone on here heard any other songs from that Carly Rae jepsen chick on the radio??? Why the hell she keeps getting nominated for that ONE HIT SONG she had??? That like them nominating kreayshawn for her one hit song smh.

    Anyway congrats to nicki minaj, Rihanna, Adele, it’s gonna be tough one

  27. Hmmm April 22, 2013

    Erm ok. The important thing is how many she takes home though.

  28. kyllaw April 22, 2013

    Best connection not best music? But all rih singles do swell on the charts. The beyhive steady throw out how many number oned rih has so it shouldnt be a shock that she gets these nods! She is the it girl right now. If beyonce can win a grammy for an album thats old as ever why cant rih win for her current success? She charts shes sold millions of albums sold out tours endorsements. The industr fashion designers and most media love her. N as far as beyonces millenium award, IN MY OPINION STANS, this is enough proof for me that she or somebody pays for her awards! Her sales are suspicious also. All these albums sold from 4 studio albums but not one diamond album? If all four albums went diamond thats still only 40 million sold soooooo im confused. Then u have whitney madonna mariah usherand possibly toni braxton with diamond albums, some of them have more than one diamond album but beyonce gets a millenium award? Ok!!

    • Lou April 22, 2013

      Why are talking about Beyonce? Has nothing to do with her. If Beyonce pays for her awards, the Rihanna pays for her singles, youtube views and fb and twitter likes since there has been speculation there aswell. Why cant you just let Beyonce have her shine in her avenues like Rihanna does.

      • Lou April 22, 2013

        are you*

    • Lou April 22, 2013

      And FYI the Millenium award is a new award that’s why she won it. Mariah won artist of the decade.

  29. RITANATION April 22, 2013

    I can’t wait!!! The nominations that is line up is so close everybody sold sooo many records over the years!!! Rita Ora will get her time to shine on the billboard awards soon with 10 award nominees like Rihanna. But I’m gonna just sit back and watch Rihanna have her moment cause it won’t last forever, Rita is coming!


  30. Os April 22, 2013

    Gratz to Riri and Nicki,Riri on her 10 noms and nicki on her 7 noms.

  31. Stans Make Me LOL April 22, 2013

    Top Rap Song – “PSY – Gangnam Style”? Billboard is a joke! That is all!!!

  32. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013

    Lmao She bought half of those awards. And lmao What do the Rihc*nts expect. The only thing the H** got is the Billboard Hot100. The h** will never b iconic. And legendary will only b used to describe that Caveman forehead. 4 was certified platinum n 6 months. Unaflop is n its six month reign and its nowhere near 1 million n sales bwahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahaha. #THE END IS SOON OVER

    • FRESH NAVI April 22, 2013


      IM F****** DYING. 😀

      This isnt the Matthew Knowles Project beau keep it cute and SCURRY THE F*** ALONG.

      Rihanna has been slaying hot 100 … slaying Radio just nabbed 9 #1 on Pop Radio FIRST EVER ARTIST TO DO THAT.
      mostWATCH ARTIST ON VeVo/Youtube
      with the most VEVO Cerified videos

      Forbes in 2011 Ranked her the Biggest Sopcial Media Artist.. complex Just Ranked her the Biggest Social media Artist
      with Justin beiber second and Lady Gaga 3rd



      ONE MUST not aprehend hatred to the extnt it clouds there percepton of reality…

      #BasicBitchsStayInYourLane #orNot #Majah #RihannaNavy #WeBadYouMad ughhhh 😀

  33. CBE April 22, 2013

    I only hope Chris doesnt go as Rihanna’s little lap dog, he obviously didnt have a great year like some of these mainstream artists…he should focus on promoting his upcoming album, he could use the Today Show, Dancing with the stars, Jimmy kimmel, David letterman.

    These awards need him more then he needs them, at least I can understand why he has 1 nomination but it doesnt mean he should go for stupid ratings.

  34. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013

    Ewww That s*** looks nasty ass hell n that pic. B**** please put that infected bumpy tongue bac n ur mouth. That tongue has upstaged Superhead lmfao. Nasty ass h***** h**.

    • Super Cisus April 22, 2013

      Just like that b**** in your av looks bloated n bleached!!!!

      • rihking/queen April 22, 2013


  35. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013

    I bet R****’s hand smells worser than horse s*** mixed with goat s***. After patting her c****** every nite on the Flopiamond tour. Lmao She does that better than anyone. I hear she’s also nominated for some p*** awards. Best p**** pat down. She got that n the bag. Lmao Cause that’s her best talent. This gurl is beyond pathetic.

  36. Loyalty April 22, 2013

    Ok good. But looking and these nominees just shows how boring the past year was really.

    • FRESH NAVI April 22, 2013

      The Problem im having here is ….

      The year has been SO BORING as you said.

      Yet Your FAVE is sooo SCARED To release that single.

      i F****** CANT

      does rihanna have her that shook and shaking

      im f****** cackling down

      the hood hive has done it again

      ohh how pityful and traumatic it must be being a member of the hive. OHH THE DISTRAUGHT THE ANGUISH

      the Winns that Beyonce just never acheive since the biggining of the new decade that we are already three years deep


      BOW DOWN.

      • Loyalty April 22, 2013

        Oh whatever. Only people that think Beyoncé is scared is you damn delusional Rihanna fans. Unless you are in her brain then have a seat. 16 years in the game with competitors and shes still here going strong please cut the b*******. And the year was BORING for ME, I am entitled to that opinion. You b*** hurt?

      • FRESH NAVI April 22, 2013


        BB stated Grown Woman would have been released yet Beyonce Retreacted it

        The Uk Daily mail wrote an article on the struggle of being a beyonce fan, as she is refusing to give you music and the release date keeps getting pushed back…

        SuperBolt Grammy’s No single…..

        Beyonce sends her singles to radio to get TESTED

        Rihanna sends singles to Radios and the Go #1 and SMASH

        keep up.

      • Loyalty April 22, 2013

        And yet what does the have to do with being scared of Rihanna? You have not heard it from the horses mouth, therefore your opinion holds about as much weight as hot air! You dont want me to go in on the amount of articles written bashing Rihanna for her non talent having ass,i’ll be gentle.

      • Aaron April 22, 2013

        WTF is a SuperBolt Fresh Navi ROTFL

  37. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013

    LMMFAO @ super cisus U mad that’s the pic Hoeianna said would destroy the self esteem of entire nation bwahahahahahhahahahahahhahaahahhahahahah…I can’t.#EPIC FAIL

    • Super Cisus April 22, 2013

      Beyonce is a fat ho she will never be a model like Ciara cos she too fat and old

      • FRESH NAVI April 22, 2013

        lol !!!!!!

        yuuuP FLAWLESS IN DEED

        prir to IASF

        last hit beiong sngle ladies .



    • Rihanna killed beyho’s career April 22, 2013

      At least Rihanna is not scared to compliment a bytch. But BeyAIDce is scared to give credit to a bad bytch like RiRi, too scared to release a single in 2013.

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 22, 2013

      you don’t know ‘sarcasm’ , right ? 😆

      • Aaron April 22, 2013

        She aint being sarcastic shes always saying Beyonce is pretty in interviews. You should know, youre supposed to be a fan.

  38. mc the place to be! April 22, 2013

    but the billboard awards has always been about accuracy over more than just talent the performances aren’t like what it used to be but lets be honest the music hasn’t been either but how they award the nominees are the same formula airplay and sales and rihanna maroon 5 and bruno had lots of that this year and the end of last year

  39. Jerquatta April 22, 2013

    That REIGN THO….

    Rihanna Rewrites Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    In tallying her 10th leader, she passes Katy Perry for the most toppers in the chart’s 20-year history.

    In tallying her 10th leader, she passes Katy Perry for the most toppers in the chart’s 20-year history.

    Rihanna becomes the first artist in the 20-year history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart to tally 10 No. 1s, as “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, rises 2-1.

    Rihanna breaks a tie with Katy Perry, who’s notched nine No. 1s since her 2008 arrival; also impressively, Rihanna has rung up her No. 1 sum since just 2006, when “SOS,” her first leader, reached the summit. She’d last led with “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, for eight weeks, marking her longest command, in late 2011/early 2012.

    The record for most No. 1s is the latest for Rihanna on Pop Songs. She previously established the marks for most entries (35) and top 10s (23) dating to the ranking’s Oct. 3, 1992, launch.

    “Stay” also charges 11-7 on Adult Pop Songs, becoming her third top 10 on the list, and debuts at No. 30 on Adult Contemporary. (It’s reached No. 3 on the all-format airplay/sales/streaming-fueled Billboard Hot 100.)

    Also notably, “Stay” is only the second piano-and-vocal-only No. 1 of the 259 songs to have ruled Pop Songs. The first? The song that “Stay” dethrones after three weeks at the summit, Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man.”

    Here’s a recap of Rihanna’s record 10 Pop Songs No. 1s:

    2006, “SOS” (one week at No. 1)
    2008, “Take a Bow” (three)
    2008, “Disturbia” (three)
    2008, “Live Your Life” (T.I. feat. Rihanna) (two)
    2010, “Rude Boy” (two)
    2010, “Love the Way You Lie” (Eminem feat. Rihanna) (two)
    2010, “Only Girl (In the World)” (three)
    2011, “S&M” (one)
    2011, “We Found Love” (Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris) (eight)
    2013, “Stay” (Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko) (one to date)

    • Queen Katy April 22, 2013

      Singles queen! Thats about it though.

      • FRESH NAVI April 22, 2013



        LOUD TOUR 90 MILL





        PLEASE SIT.

        Had this been katy you’d be in utter bliss. bitterness isnt cute ask SAM 😀

  40. Queen Katy April 22, 2013


  41. Iz (Queen Adele) April 22, 2013

    Rihanna is the queen of singles thats it. The Navy rejoice because they are so basic. The fact they snubbed her in hot200/100 ALBUMS category says it all.

  42. rihking/queen April 22, 2013


  43. QUEEN April 22, 2013

    The only b**** who’s winning is ADELE… that album was released back in January 2011 and still slaying the chart in 2013…

  44. FRESH NAVI April 22, 2013

    How did she get snubb Love?

    Her Unappologetic album is the 7 Best Selling album in the past year in the US.

    PINK LuminEERS MAROON5 TAYLOR SWIFT did better soooo?


    loud OUTSOLD lady GaGa BTW worlwide and you people consider her an ALBUM ARTIST


    • Iz (Queen Adele) April 22, 2013

      Where is her nomination then? (Besides the RnB category cos as you all like to say, RnB category is irrelevant)

    • Iz (Queen Adele) April 22, 2013

      The fact you said all that and they still cant give her a nom in the main categories (besides singles) makes it even MORE of a snub.

    • Lana Del Slay April 22, 2013

      The delusions

      • Likica April 22, 2013

        Jealous that Lana’s debut album was certified 1 x wood?

    • Lana Del Slay April 22, 2013

      Loud came out in 2010 and did 5 to 6 million. Una came out 2012 and sold 3 million worldwide. Red came out at the same time in 2012 and it’s already 3.5 million in US alone and over 7 million worldwide.

      • FRESH NAVI April 22, 2013


        funny your a del rey fan and you apparently stay glued to rihanna every move and facts…

      • Jerquatta April 22, 2013

        @ Lana Del S***… B**** stop lying!!! Taylor’s RED album just past the 5 million mark ww 2 wks ago! Rihanna’s album still sold more WW than Taylor’s if you do the math DUMMY!!!! Rih has sold over 2 mill outside the US, Taylor is at 1.5 outside… 1.5+3.5= 5… That’s your math lesson for the day you dumb broke b****!!!!

  45. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013

    Um…@ Fresh Gavy……Why would THAT HIVE b pressed when 4 ALBUMS HAVE SOLD 118 MILLION RECORDS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> R****’s 7 albums has sold 100 million records. B**** go lick the rest of Breezy’s c** up. That R**** for got to lick up. #BOOM POW POW C*NTS

    • Likica April 22, 2013

      Gurl where are your receipts for those 118 million records? She is nowhere near that number. Rihanna has sold more than 100 million records, according to X Factor 180 million! I guess your source is a random site like Pepsi/MTV which always give delusional numbers.

    • FRESH NAVI April 22, 2013

      LOL you Mean Beys 4 Solo Albums + DC 4 Albums = 118 Million Records indeed.

      Solo Sales now.. i think the number your looking for is 78 million.

      The delusion.
      G2G study.. books before BRAINLESS BLOGGERS.

      • Rihanna killed beyho’s career April 22, 2013

        Trying to make her look bigger than what she really? HIVS= pathetic,desperate and delusional. if you think about it Rihanna still snatch that wig by herself with no hype of a group no mommy and daddy.

  46. Rihanna killed beyho’s career April 22, 2013

    Rihanna is winning in all formats including albums! She is not beating Adele’s album sales of course but which black woman has beaten TTT and Unpologetic in 2011-2013 WW? “Nobody” not even the fat washed up t*****. As a black woman Rihanna is still slaying. Deal

    • Iz (Queen Adele) April 22, 2013

      Rihannas album sales are basic and she relies on hits to sell. Of course shes not outselling Adele. Taylor and JT slayed her this this year. I like Beyonce aswell and you are always quick to bash her when the only album Rihanna can outsell decently is 4? And she cant even outsell her in the states with more albums. Pathetic. Please give it a rest already. Gaga can sell over 1 million in the first week with discounts, Rihanna still flopped with Rated R. I mean, has it even sold 5 million yet? No wonder Billboard don’t nominate her in the albums category.

      • Rihanna killed beyho’s career April 22, 2013

        Are you forgetting how Rihanna snatched that Lace front with Good Girl Gone Bad? Rihanna has outsold Bday as well. And Rated R came out in 2009 so it’s irrelevant to the discussion.The point is Rihanna is a black Caribbean woman still slaying in 2013. While Beywhale still can’t release a single even with big promo. And you still didn’t name a black woman who has beaten her CURRENT albums TTT and Un.The only thing you have against Rihanna are Adele and Taylor because your fav is a flop. Deal

      • Iz (Queen Adele) April 22, 2013

        Snatched what and by how much 1 million? And all I am saying is, don’t be to quick to bash Beyonce with her new album because you don’t know what the outcome will be. I mean, people are waiting, even I am intruigued. Imagine if she ends up outselling Unapologetic? You will all need to eat a slice of humble pie.

      • Shannon April 22, 2013

        Did you read what you typed? she depends on HITS to sell!!! I would hope that if I purchase an album there will be hits and that they would sell. SMDH!!! what is going on with the education system. I love Adele, and Adele sold because she had great songs and they were hits, same with Rihanna. NOBODY is outselling Adele so what are you talking about? Here is what you all don’t pay attention too, slow and steady is better, why sell 1 million copies first week but then take a year to sell 2 mil.? steady sales says that people like what they are hearing and they are continue to purchase it, people go out and purchase an album simply because they like someone and then they get it and they are disappointed, it is better for an album to sell off of the quality of the work, not just the name, it says more that her album is steadily selling from day 1 than for it to sell 1 million and then just become nothing, now good singles, not anything, it doesn’t make sense. People like Gaga and Bey they get big numbers up front off of name alone, but then nothing happens. Look at Adele her album is selling because of it’s quality and the same goes for Rihanna, the album is selling off of it’s quality not just the name. I realize that only smart and sensible people will understand what I am saying, which is about 4 or 5 people on this blog but one day you will get it.

      • Iz (Queen Adele) April 22, 2013

        Ugh. The shallow minded that you need a HIT on an album to buy it. I stopped reading after that. Typical Rihanna fan.

  47. Lana Del Slay April 22, 2013


    • Shannon April 22, 2013

      Honey she is not working with Matthew, so there is no Payola, that went out the door when Matthew got the booth, hence the flopping of everything after. Daddy didn’t have to pay anyone off for Rihanna.

      • Lana Del Slay April 22, 2013

        Honey, that’s what talentless singers do. They buy awards just like they buy # 1 singles….

  48. Shannon April 22, 2013

    Funny how billboard stats become questionable when it’s not your FAV!!! SMDH!!!

  49. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013

    B**** do u have reciepts for that 180 million?????? Hell naw. Hoeianna wished she sold that much. She has sold 75 million records. And around 25 million albums. B**** KING B is certified selling over 75 million albums. All togather she has sold over 193 million records. DC + Solo. Hoeianna hasn’t passed neither one n album sales. Just records sales. Sub Par H**. She’s only booasting singles, not albums lmfaoooooooooooooooooooooo. #KING B BITCHESSSSSSSSSSSSS

    • Michelle April 22, 2013

      Ummmm!! Beyoncé have been out way longer than Rihanna, she is a grandmother compared to Rihanna, but if you break the stats down, Rihanna is still more successful at this point in her career, it is undeniable. PERIOD!!!

    • Likica April 22, 2013

      Omg, you are so delusional! Beyonce was at 75 million records before 4 era so she has yet to cross 100 million records. We all know that Rihanna sells more singles than Bey so it’s impossible that Bey has sold more records. Rihanna has sold around 30 million albums, not 25. Beyonce is at 25 million though. Judging by her sales she is a single artist too since most of her sales are singles. She is not a huge album seller like her fans think, her albums sales are average like Rihanna’s. At least Rihanna slays when it comes to singles.

      Here’s my source, where is yours? I’m still waiting. 0:29


      • Aaron April 22, 2013

        Beyonces album sales are better than Rihannas overall sorry to burst your bubble. And bear in mind Rihanna practically has double the albums and Beyonce is not even far behind overall and is ahead in America. And X Factor lmao? If you can use X Factor then why cant Beyonce fans use MTV?

      • Likica April 22, 2013

        According RollingStone

        The recipient of six Grammy Awards® and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 41 million albums and 150 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. Forbes named Rihanna the world’s #1 social media star with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, over 63 million Facebook fans, and over 27 million Twitter followers. In addition to her 12 Hot 100 #1 singles and overall 24 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts.

        Do you believe it? MTV said that Beyonce has sold 120 million albums. Like really? Maybe if you combined Jay Z + Rihanna + Destiny’s Child.

        Beyonce album sales are not impressive either considering that Britney/Xtina/Pink/Avril and many other scould score 10+ million selling album. Beyonce doesn’t have one and she couldn’t score it even when album sales were huge. I admit, Rihanna is an average album seller but Beyonce is not an impressive one either.

      • Aaron April 22, 2013

        My point was what makes X Factor more credible than MTV. Im not saying theyre right, but dont hypocritical when you are using some random X factor stats. And its the Rihanna fans that are always bashing Beyonces sales when her albums technically sell better than Rihannas. Im not talking about anyone else.

    • Rihanna killed beyho’s career April 22, 2013

      This just proves that Rihanna will be bigger when she reaches Beuglyonce’s age ho. And wikipedia is your only source n***** bey

  50. jenn April 22, 2013

    When has she ever cancelled multiple shows because of ppor sales. This blog is b*******.

  51. Aaron April 22, 2013

    People talk about Rihanna selling more albums than Beyonce, the b**** has 7 albums (almost double) and Beyonce is not even far behind. And has still outsold her in America. That’s why people call Beyonce the better album seller, because overall she is. Sorry Navy. But good for Rihanna anyway I hope she wins some decent billboard awards I like the girl.

  52. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013


  53. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013

    Delusional? Lmao. U c*nts are the meaning of Delusional. U all think R**** is an vocalist and great dancer. U all think she’s legendary. U all think she’s the best thing since MJ. ALL OF THOSE COMMENTS. SHOULD QUALIFY U ALL STRAIGHT TO HELL! THE DEVIL IS AN LIAR! B**** Hoeianna is the true Singles artist. She has sold 10 times more singles than albums. Sub Par H**. KING B’S 118 MILLION RECORDS SOLD are far more impressive than Hoeianna’s 100 million sold with 7 albums. #THE REAL STRUGGLE

  54. Mathew Knowles April 22, 2013

    Beyonce is a fat flop without me.

    • Aaron April 22, 2013

      Quit posting under different names troll

  55. Rach April 22, 2013

    Call me when shes actually won all 10. Even 5 for that matter.

  56. SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 22, 2013

    I’m pretty sure Rihanna will beat out Nicki in sevral categories. Nicki will probably win the rap category though…

  57. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013

    Well I would rather believe MTV over the X Factor. Seeing how MTV has been relevant for decades and would know things like that. Hoeianna was performing on the X Factor that nite. So of course they would say that. Her management probably told the X Factor to say that lie. And lmao KING B is one the best album sellers since the new millenuim has come n. Female solo wise : she’s the only one who can boost about 3 albums each. Selling 7 million or more bwahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahaha

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 22, 2013

      What is that monstrous figure in your avi?

      • Barb B**** April 22, 2013

        Someone better looking than Mooriah that’s for sure.

  58. kyllaw April 22, 2013

    Im listen to both and bey is only a better singer and performer rih has better music sorry. Bey sells off of her name not body of work. She sells off of uptempos cuz shes a perfprmer. Rih sells pff of her singles. Ppl may not buy her cd the first week but after a single or two yhey trip over one another to get the album. Barely makes videos cant dance barely can sing but still does a 90 million dollar tour! She doin very well. But yhe only ppl who dislike her are beyonce fans that includes the media. When bey can sell enormously without a video album then compare them. Rih mvusic sells her and beys performances sell her. Even bey fans hated who run the world but once she perfprmed it n did a video while ppl still hated the song they lpved the visual.

    • Brandys Starr April 22, 2013

      All music taste is down to personal taste honey remember that. I would take Beyonces music over Rihannas anyday, maybe because I more RnB than pop but still, I prefer her music. To say Beyonce sells off her name and Rihanna doesn’t is just delusional sorry. All the big names do to some extent hence why they have endorsement deals. All Beyonces albums sound more like bodies of work that Rihannas for me also. None of her albums have had themes besides Rated R. And I am not even Beehive member so….

      • Brandys Starr April 22, 2013


  59. Barb B**** April 22, 2013

    Yes Nicki!

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 22, 2013

      B**** SIT THE F*** DOWN!!!!
      NICKI IS S***!!!!!

      • Barb B**** April 22, 2013

        And so is your biased ass opinion w****!

  60. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013

    B**** who is that gremlin n ur avi?????

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 22, 2013

      Gurl take a F***** seat. That b****’s face stays looking more painted than XXLtina.

      • Barb B**** April 22, 2013

        Beyonce is way prettier than Mariah b**** always has been always will be. Who are you to talk about her looks when your fave stays looking like a painted cardboard box. S***, Nicki is outshining her on idol with ease.

  61. SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 22, 2013

    @DIGGER H** always stay trying it.

  62. SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 22, 2013


    LOL at you tryna come for me. how is my opinion “biased.” I’ve stopped liking that Nicki chile since late 2011. An who the f*** are you to be talking about looks when Nicki’s nose looks like pinocchio. her hairline starts in her forehead and her booty looks like it’s gonna fall of herr back.

    • Barb B**** April 22, 2013

      I don’t give a f*** when you stopped liking her. You always stay coming for others like Mariah is gods exclusive gift to earth. Nicki on Idol>>>>>> F******. Shame someone with a receding hairline and Pinocchio nose is still outshining your fave huh?

  63. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! April 22, 2013

    Taylor got 11 nods! That’s amazing!


  64. DIGGER BEY April 22, 2013


  65. SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 22, 2013

    So because your fave is remindind people that she eats waffles for breakfast that means she’s outshining Mariah.

    Gurl just shut the f*** up and remove your crusty self from this blog cuz everyone who has come on the show been praising and recognizing Mariah (even Nicki)

    A GIMMICK will NEVER outshine a legend chile.

    • Barb B**** April 22, 2013

      She is b****. Respect is fine and Dandy, but everyone knows Nicki is bringing it this season more than Mariah. personality wise and looks wise #DEAL.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (#1 DIVA) April 22, 2013

        LOL… have you ever read the comments on the American Idol Facebook page?
        you would have been pissing your pants, crying and begging for mercy at the same damn time.

        I admit that Mariah isn’t that great of a judge but Nicki isn’t either and Nicki always stays doing the most with her comments and trying to take over the panel.

        But to say She is outshining Mimi is an absolute reach and your delusional ass needs to recognize that.

  66. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) April 22, 2013

    Congrats to Rihanna’s producers, writers, engineers (for sure), mixers, photographers, stylist, creative director, persona trainer(s), manager, background vocalists, marketing team and make up artist(s). You proved ANYONE can be a star! You truly made this “Save the Children” recipient’s dreams come true!!

    • Drew April 22, 2013

      Lmao ‘save the children’. GURL!

  67. TeamBreezy April 22, 2013

    TGJ why lie about ticket sales? Her concert in miami the other night was sold out and so have all the other shows.. Where do u get this info from?

    In america we call journalism like this FOX NEWS

  68. Sterling Infinity (The New Prince) April 22, 2013

    She’s been grinding a lot lately. I read she’s taking a break after this album for a year or so. Not a Stan but diamonds is a hot track

  69. DIGGER BEY April 23, 2013

    Lmao @ This Stupid B**** @ Slayiah Carey. So I guess u didn’t catch VH1’S Greatest Artist of All Time. Ur Slayiah also said she luv her some KING B. She placed her on her top artists of all time bwahahahhaahhahahahahah

  70. Angela April 26, 2013

    It’s too bad Rihanna won’t be performing at the Billboard Music Awards this year, but I still plan to watch them since I want to cheer her on. Although I’ll have to work at DISH the night of the awards, I still plan to watch them. I can stream live TV on my phone with DISH Anywhere whenever I’m not at home, so I’ll still get to see Rihanna win in every category that she’s been nominated while I’m working.

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