Chart Check: The R&B Divas Edition

Published: Thursday 24th Oct 2013 by David


They’re beautiful, talented and have all impacted the genre in more ways than they’re given credit for. Now, in celebrating their most recent releases, today sees TGJ dedicate a chart check to the leading ladies of Contemporary R&B!

Find out how a few of the genre’s leading ladies are faring after the jump!

Since its July 5th 2013 release, Ciara‘s self titled new album has now sold 122,000 units in the US and now floats towards the 200,000 figure worldwide.

Led  by its Gold single ‘Body Party‘, the album marks the singer’s third Top Three album in her domestic market and see its Nicki Minaj assisted jam ‘I’m Out’ outperform the bulk of singles released by her closest Urban rivals, enjoying a #44 peak on the Hot 100 and a #12 position in the United Kingdom!

Debuting with first week sales of 115,000 units, Tamar Braxton‘s ‘Love & War’ now enjoys a peak position of #1 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart and a #2 spot on the Billboard 200 upon its debut.

Since its September 3rd arrival, the TC assisted effort has sold 204,349 units, helped in part by the success of her ‘Braxton‘ centred  Reality TV empire and a promotional campaign that’s saw the new mother touch down in Europe and grace the continent with numerous performances and radio interviews.

All of this, boosting the star’s profile and sales in the competitive market.

By way of its lead single of the same name, she can also boast of enjoying a #1 hit on iTunes USA.

Released on June 14th 2013, Kelly Rowland’s fourth studio album ‘Talk a Good Game’ has now pulled in sales of 167,000 units in the US, peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200 with  debut sales of 68,000 units, no doubt supported by the momentum generated by her tell all number ‘Dirty Laundry’.

No doubt reaping the rewards from her ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ tenure, K.Michelle watched her debut album ‘Rebellious Soul’ turn up to the party with 72,000 units sold in its first week and now skate towards the 200,000 unit figure after hitting the 135,671 mark at the beginning of October.

Since its August 13th birth date, the Pop & Oak backed effort has spawned the launch of a supporting US tour of the same name, calling on Atlantic’s Sevyn Streeter to serve as its supporting act!

Pulling in 159,000 units in its launch week last November, Alicia Keys‘ ‘Girl on Fire’ stands as one of the last year’s more fruitful R&B efforts. For, with its lead single shifting over over 2,088,000 units and earning it a Double Platinum certification, the album has shifted 732,000 copies in the very same market.

Indeed, while these numbers do mark a commercial low for the ‘Samsonite Man’ entertainer, they do see her soar above the majority of her genre siblings on all fronts. Fronts, that saw her peak at #1 on the Billboard 200 and earn a Platinum certification for the album by way of 1 million shipments.

Rolling in with 96,000 copies sold first week, Keyshia Cole’s critically acclaimed ‘Woman To Woman’ ironically enjoys a lower chart peak than the efforts named above, despite outperforming the bulk of them.

For, by releasing it in the ever competitive November (2012), the album debuted on the Billboard 200 facing intense competition from Rihanna’s ‘Unapolgetic’ and Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Re-Up’, seeing ‘Woman‘ welcome a #10 spot, despite shifting the aforementioned 96k and selling over twice as many units as releases that reached the Top 5..or in some cases, Top 2.

To date, the Elijah Blake supported effort has now sold over 370,000 units in the US and reported sales of half a million units across the globe, securing a highly impressive  Metacritic score of 78/100!

Last but not least comes ‘Lose To Win’ darling Fantasia, responsible for the Harmony Samuels led ‘Side Effects of You‘. Cat walking to #2 on the Billboard 200 upon its April 19th 2013 debut, the project saw 91,000 music lovers support the LP to help it do so.

No doubt moved by her moving rendition of the aforementioned ‘Win’ on FOX’s ‘American Idol’, the album’s US sales now sing to the tune of 263,000 units despite the fact that it’s yet to see the single enter the Billboard Hot 100!

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  1. ROSEGOLD October 24, 2013

    Dang Ciara. 122k?

    Well all of their sales are horrible. I thought Alicia was platinum by now!

    • CiciTurnsUp October 24, 2013

      Shut your dirty mouth.

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) October 24, 2013

      SHUT UP U B****!!! Congrads girls!! even tho i caint staaand keshia h** she did good and i can admit that. Cierror…ch… GO TASIA!!!!!!!!!

    • Sonya October 25, 2013

      Well evidently you didn’t read very well. It said she went double platinum with her latest album.

      • SdotB October 26, 2013

        Evidently YOU didn’t read it very well…It actually said that her SINGLE went double platinum and that the album sold 732,000 copies, which is not platinum…read the facts correctly before you try to come for someone 😉

      • akeys4u November 2, 2013

        ummmmm akeys album is platinum, matterfact .. multiplatinum…get ur cookies up people and read, or do ur own research.. get ya

  2. Queen barb October 24, 2013

    Congratulations to Keyshia and Alicia the only r&b girls that have sold 350k+ and more with there lastest r&b records.

    • Keri Krew Kween October 24, 2013

      Keri Hilson too

    • parkerj October 24, 2013

      But they both came out a year ago (Nov. 2012). So you can’t really compare it to albums that have been out for 6 months or less.

      • UnthinkableKeys October 24, 2013

        Sister, Kelly and Ciara STILL won’t see their sales by this time next year.

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  3. ROSEGOLD October 24, 2013

    What about Fantasia?

  4. trish jackson October 24, 2013

    the RIAA’s dumbasses should change their certification standards its looong overdue. How can u still have the same standards in this illegal downloading era?? They shouldve been altered back in 2003.

    • JanetXone October 24, 2013

      No boo. People aren’t the problem, it’s the labels. The RIAA don’t have to do anything they don’t want to because people ARE buying music. The problem is that the labels don’t really have a reason to go out of their way to help R&B singers because they’re not selling.

    • Casual October 25, 2013

      But a gold/plat cert should be an honor. Not everybody should be able to qualify for a plaque.

  5. Queen barb October 24, 2013

    Poor cici getting slayed by everyone despite having a top 30 hit.

  6. Molly October 24, 2013

    i think 350k should be the new gold and 800k should be the new platinum.

    • Vee October 24, 2013

      Why? Because Ciara is struggle to even get to 200k lol.

      • Molly October 24, 2013

        No b**** because its hard out here for r&b girls and guys to get gold records if there not Alicia Beyonce or Rihanna.

    • Stop the drama Start the music October 24, 2013

      In other countries its like that but America is such a huge market and competitive place. Labels wouldn’t like that cuz then it would give artists the impression it’s okay to sell less when the label is already investing a lot in the artist to drive profit for their business.

    • Sonya October 25, 2013

      Don’t be downing Alicia, she worked to get where she is and didn’t have anything but talent going for her. Can’t say about the other two but Alicia should not be included in your rant.

  7. Chandon October 24, 2013

    That’s the best Ciara could do with the biggest Rnb single of the year? Stick a fork in her because she’s DONE!!!!

  8. Vee October 24, 2013

    Omg ciara tho lmao

  9. Hadley October 24, 2013

    No wonder Ciara fans are so bitter.

  10. Molly October 24, 2013

    The Ciara era has sold close to a million units her era has done better than any other r&b girl era this year.

  11. Antonio October 24, 2013

    All these albums are actually really good and can still be pushed with the right singles. But I’m you left out Two Eleven, Side Effects of You and Yours Truly. Side Effects of You and Yours Truly have both sold over 250k in the US and have received widespread critical acclaim and Two Eleven received near universal acclaim and has sold 200k in the US. Two Eleven could’ve been pushed even harder into 2013 with songs like Let Me Go, Without You and Do You Know What You Have. Keyshia could’ve dropped I Choose You, Woman to Woman or Hey S***. Fantasia has Get It Right, In Deep, Side Effects of You and Change Your Mind. Kelly has I Remember, Down on Love, Red Wine and Love Me Til I Die. And Ciara has the most hits. Overdose, Livin’ It Up, One Night with You, Backseat Love, Super Turnt Up and Read My Lips have so much potential. Hopefully their labels get it together and start promoting these artists the right way instead of paying them dust

  12. XXX October 24, 2013

    Go Fantasia!

  13. #IndustryPussy October 24, 2013

    Ciara’s backup signers outsand her in that horrible performance of overdose. more like, overdose on non-talent.

    • Molly October 24, 2013


      • #IndustryPussy October 24, 2013

        your mom was lame for having you…

  14. cake like lady gaga October 24, 2013

    LOL at @TrollMolly’s suggestion that 350k should be the new gold….

    The kiiiiiiiii is that Ciara can’t even reach 200k, LOL struggle is real 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  15. Dee October 24, 2013

    Without me has entered the hot 100 twice

  16. BeyIsKing October 24, 2013

    That’s a long ass post, Ciara’s sales are embarrassing. Ciara stans don’t even deserve to drag other artists, their faves career is self-drag enough

  17. SLAYmar Streeter October 24, 2013

    Lmaoooooo at Ciara selling the least. She stay losing! 😆 Where’s FAF with (s)his two billion excuses?

  18. BeyIsKing October 24, 2013

    Kelly does not deserve to be signed to any label. The girl is lazy as hell

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      You sound mad that she is sweetie….worry about your fav..and we will worry about ours

  19. LOL October 24, 2013


    • Stop the drama Start the music October 24, 2013

      Tamar is quite successful tho with her album. Her first week sells shat on almost every r&b chick and she has been in Toni’s shadow for 20 years. That’s incredible.

  20. RiriRoyale October 24, 2013

    The true shade is that Ciara did more promo than all of them and that Kelly is the laziest.

    • Molly October 24, 2013

      Dude stfu and worry about what now flopping worse then right now

      • RiriRoyale October 24, 2013

        So you know what a flop looks like do you?

      • PIKACHU October 24, 2013

        Right Now peaked higher than I’m Out (Of the charts)

  21. PIKACHU October 24, 2013


  22. Molly October 24, 2013

    370k is good congratulations Keyshia you deserve a gold certification if they could give nicki a platinum certification for Roman reloaded selling 800k they can give you one also you deserve it.

  23. Ciara (The Female MJ) October 24, 2013

    You laugh at Ciara but how many of your faves saw the Hot 100 let alone the top 30. Kelly didn’t. Brandy didn’t and Fantasia sure as hell didn’t. In fact, BuyYourOwnMusic Braxton didn’t either.

    • FentySoSnatched October 24, 2013


    • PIKACHU October 24, 2013


      • LOL October 24, 2013


    • Molly October 24, 2013


    • Molly October 24, 2013

      Sis the Ciara era has sold close to a million units Kelly K.Michelle Tamar could only wish.

      • Mwah October 24, 2013

        Death at your struggle. Combining songles and album sales and its still a flop.

    • mikey October 24, 2013

      love and war peaked at #57 fyi

  24. BarbzRUs October 24, 2013

    Nicki Minaj’s first album outsold Kelly’s entire discography. Think about that.

    • MarinasDiamonds October 24, 2013

      The sad part about that is that it’s true.

    • Molly October 24, 2013

      Has Kelly even sold a million records as a solo artist?

      • TisForTamar October 24, 2013

        Kelly’s entire solo albums don’t even come to 900,000 sis.

      • PIKACHU October 24, 2013


      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        20 million Records and 4 million Albums sold as a Solo artist fyi…any other questions?

      • Molly October 24, 2013

        I don’t believe she sold 4 million as a solo artist Kelly doesn’t even own a platinum album

      • TurntUp4Cici October 24, 2013

        @Chllin Negress please, 4 million albums where?
        NONE of her albums have certifications of any kind and the only single she had that did well besides Dilemma and Stole was Motivation and that sold 2 million. Go away with your lies.

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        @molly you choose not to believe is what you should say…Simply Deep sold 2.5 million copes worldwide..followed by Ms Kelly that sold 1.5 million copies worldwide…You are somewhat correct..Kelly doesnt hold a US platinum album..But Simply Deep went Platinum in the UK…so she does

    • AubreyOSlay October 24, 2013

      What kind of unfortunate accuracy?

    • Ciara: the ghost whisperer October 24, 2013

      Kelly hasn’t had any type of RIAA cert since Simply Deep went gold in 2002. 11 f****** years. 😆

      • ummm October 27, 2013

        ummm any kind of RIAA certification since 2002?? Did you miss motivation going 2x platinum? Oops.Come for Kelly when Heira’s album can do 150k 🙂

  25. The Truth October 24, 2013

    Actually Fantasia’s second single with Kelly and Missy was #74 on the Hot 100.

    I agree RIAA should lower their certification numbers instead of adding these ridiculous extra songs charts and streaming mess.

    • GagitaMaraj October 24, 2013

      Why should RIAA lower their standards because your faves label doesn’t care about them?
      WORK HARDER!!!!!

    • Thicke’sD*ck October 24, 2013

      No. What you NEED to do is ask yourself why someone like K Michelle is outselling your faves without charting on the main charts. That says a lot.

  26. Molly October 24, 2013

    Body party 500k copies sold

    Im out 250k copies sold

    Ciara 125k sold

    = 850 k units sold for the Ciara era
    yall laugh at cici but shes close to selling a million units for this era #stayPressed

    • SoGone4Monica October 24, 2013

      Yes dear, but we are talking about albums. Something Ciara cannot sell.

      • Molly October 24, 2013

        But her era is far more successful than any other rnb artist this year… go worry about Monica and pray she doesn’t get pregnant again so you can see a album some time soon.

    • Ciara: the ghost whisperer October 24, 2013

      Kii the struggle to make Cifloppa look more successful!!!

      • Molly October 24, 2013

        Dedicating your name to cici lol yea she made a impact on your s***** life

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      No one is pressed sweetheart..this post regards album decided to dig up unnecessary information

      • Molly October 24, 2013

        Only because people are tryna clown Ciara when she had the most successful era out of any r&b singer while Kelly lazyland had the worse lol.

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        Do you know why everyone clowns Ciara on this blog? Take a guess…because her stand on here talk s*** about everyone else..ever thought about that..actually you just did it yourself ” Kelly lazyland had the worst”…show some respect to garner respect

  27. Mwah October 24, 2013

    RIAA is not going to lower the standards for one genre get real. Its the people who choose how well their fav does, and right now R&B isnt in like how it was is the 90s/early noughties. They’re going to change it just because R&B is struggling.

    • Mwah October 24, 2013

      They’re not*

    • JT>>>JC>>>>JB October 24, 2013

      Thank you. Sometimes it’s the labels to but for the most part it’s down to the management teams to think of innovative ways to get sales but they don’t so the singers flop.

      Most of these flop singers are millionaires but can’t even be bothered to fund their own projects like Ciara did but they expect to get major sales.
      Brandy’s one is hard because RCA pays her dust but Kelly is the worst because she doesn’t put any effort into anything at all.

  28. Ciara: the ghost whisperer October 24, 2013

    All of these chicks are flops. No ifs, ands, buts or maybes about it. You know times are hard when stans are boasting about their fav selling 200k.

  29. BeyWhoUWanna October 24, 2013

    @Chillin Why are you lying? Like seriously, why are you lying?
    WHO TOLD YOU that Kelly has sold 4 million? Kelly hasn’t even sold 1 million albums around the world let alone in America so what are you talking about.
    None of her albums have sold over 500,000 anywhere around the world and 20 million singles? DON’T MAKE ME LAUGH.

    • Molly October 24, 2013

      Lol clock her

    • Ciara: the ghost whisperer October 24, 2013

      Simply Deep sold 2m world wide, but flopped in USA (gold was a FLOP in 2002). None of her other albums have even sold 300k,

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        Simply Deep sold 2.5 Million and Ms Kelly sold 1.5 Million ..both worldwide sales…reading is fundemental

      • Ciara: the ghost whisperer October 24, 2013

        Apparently flopping is fundamental also. No platinum, no platinum no no no…been a flop since day 1 so I say…. 😆

      • BeyWhoUWanna October 24, 2013

        OMG. Ms.Kelly sold 1.5 million worldwide? Is that why they were giving copies away for free?
        Sister, just stop right now before I have to expose you for the liar that you are.
        Most of the girls here are too young to remember but i remember when all of the black websites were giving away free copies of the album so don’t deny it.
        If it was selling well WHY would the label give them away for free.

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        Lmao Kelly has 4 Grammy’s a star on the Hollywood walk of fame..and STILLL collecting coins from every Destiny’s CHild record in existence…stay mad sweethearts..Ciara will never see the day when a Hollywood star is associated with her name

  30. Ciara is everything October 24, 2013


    • Ciara: the ghost whisperer October 24, 2013

      Judging by her record sales (2008-2013) I’d say nah! #FlopBITCH

      • Truth (the original and legendary) October 24, 2013

        is Ciara paying your bills???

        You stan like a delerious bafoon.

        Make sum damn sense, numbers dont like sweety

  31. BeyBeyKing October 24, 2013

    I’d rather be a hard working flop than a lazy one.

    • Molly October 24, 2013

      Agreed that’s why Ciara will get more respect then Kelly.

  32. Chillin October 24, 2013

    LOL Hold up..It’s funny how this post got current album sales to left field..these insecure Ciara fans are pathetic..trying to drag someone else down to make up for the pathetic sales….at the end of the day regarding this post..Ciara is in last place..”Owwwwwwww” – Ciara Voice

    • SoGone4Monica October 24, 2013

      Not you trying to put it on the Ciara fans. Kelly stans are the most delusional stans of all and you need to accept it.

      • Ciara: the ghost whisperer October 24, 2013

        Did Monica’s last album even chart?

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        Can i get an example?

    • Ciara (The Female MJ) October 24, 2013

      I think it’s sad that you include DC’s achievements to defend the fact that Kelly is lazy.
      What has she achieved by herself? That’s what I want you to tell me. First it was Mathew’s fault she didn’t slay which is fair enough but what’s her excuse for flopping after she left him.

      And NOT you acting like the money she makes justifies her laziness. It doesn’t. TLC were flat broke, does that make them flops by default? No.

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        What has Ciara acheieved? Enlighten me

    • iconic cici October 24, 2013

      Yet Ciara sold more records than Kelly don’t even try to bring up destiny child sales B****!

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        You sound mad sweetheart

      • iconic cici October 24, 2013

        You are very delusional

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        POint sound mad sweetheart

  33. Navy Nick October 24, 2013

    I would like to know Brandy’s #’s as well…IT IS SAD THAT NONE OF THESE ALBUMS ARE DOING BETTER- THEY ALL ARE REALLY GOOD (well Keyshias is ok), BUT THE RES ARE REALLLY GOOD R&B ALBUMS, it is sad that we do NOT support the way KATY PERRY & RIHANNA fans do…hey are so less talented too..SAD SAD

    • KatyKadet October 24, 2013

      No no no. It’s up to the singer to make us WANT to support them so don’t feel bad if you don’t care.

  34. iconic cici October 24, 2013

    Kelly fans try and act like Kelly was really something as a solo artist which she wasn’t Ciara has 2 platinum album 8 top 10s and a number 1 single wbu Kelly sis?

    • RebelleMichelle October 24, 2013

      Girl I be saying though. They REALLY tell themselves she slayed when she has never slayed, like ever.

      • iconic cici October 24, 2013

        Exactly she’s one of the least successful r&b girls. She never had a era as big as Goodies or the evolution

  35. TheyCallMeCici October 24, 2013

    Did I see someone say that Kelly has four solo Grammys? Youtube receipts or f*** off.

    • iconic cici October 24, 2013

      Sis does Kelly even own a BET award? #noShade

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      No you didnt actually…

  36. KDreamer (Miguel Hit It) October 24, 2013

    The truth of the matter is that Ciara USED to be on top, so I don’t know why Kelly fans can’t accept that. At least Ciara can be proud of Goodies and TE because they did well . Kelly needs to wake up and see that this laziness business is only going to hurt her legacy.

    • iconic cici October 24, 2013

      Thank u

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      No one is mad though!!??! I am a Kelly fan..and i congratulate Ciara on her Achievements…Its the Ciara stans who make up fake drama…Kelly Rowland is making Millions on XFactor which the last time i checked was a Job…being lazy is simply not doing anything to build your brand…Both Kelly & Ciara work hard..i dont understand where this hate comes from

      • TurntUp4Cici October 24, 2013

        And what YOU don’t understand is that Kelly’s job on the X Factor is consistent with her laziness. All she’s actually doing is sitting there and judging so how is that helping her brand. Are her songs rising on the charts whenever an episode airs? No they are not, so clearly she’s not seeing any results.

        And you have to stop thinking that making lots of money is an excuse for her. She takes up easy jobs because she can’t be bothered to tour or promote or take the time to really perfect her brand.

      • iconic cici October 24, 2013

        Kelly obviously doesn’t care about her solo which has been a sinking ship from the start… I bet Kelly wont even perform during live shows

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        Maybe you dont understand how this works…Artists tour to make money…Kelly is on Xfactor making sorry Ciara didnt get ask to be a judge…maybe she will some other time…so until then..they are both making money…

      • TurntUp4Cici October 24, 2013

        @Chillin Sweetie, what YOU don’t understand is that making money does not equal being a success. Artists tour to spread their music so it can do well EVERYWHERE not to make money. It doesn’t shock me that a Kelly fans doesn’t understand the concept of a tour since she couldn’t sell out a nail salon if the cell phone she uses on Miami beach depended on it.

  37. Dance4U October 24, 2013

    Oh no, everyone is ganging up on Kelly but what your saying is true. She is very complacent and actually hasn’t accomplished half of what Ciara has even though Ciara is a flop.

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      Trust me..this was the intentions of the Ciara fans from the break..when they noticed her albums sales were horrible..turn all the attention on Kelly…that is pathetic..and Kelly hasnt accomplished half of what Ciara has..ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? I think you have that backwards..

      • TurntUp4Cici October 24, 2013

        Sister girl. Everybody knows that Ciara is far more successful than Kelly. By default, Ciara’s number one singles and multi platinum albums make her more successful than Kelly because Kelly doesn’t have number one singles or multi platinum albums.

        The concept is simple. So unless you can prove that Kelly has one single that did as well as Goodies or an album that did as well as Evolution you should keep quiet.

  38. iconic cici October 24, 2013

    Ciara didnt have to rely on a group to be successful.

    • Diamond October 24, 2013

      That’s right! Ci-error relyed on sucking Future’s d*** to achieve a hit song. Still flopping and always will be. Damn I feel sorry for her career. Ha no pun intended

  39. iconic cici October 24, 2013

    You can’t argue with delusional Kelly stans holding on to Beyonces success.

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      what are Ciara’s albums sales again

      • iconic cici October 24, 2013

        Ciara has sold over 6 million albums more then Kelly could ever

    • KING BEY October 24, 2013

      Just like C-Error stans cling to 2005 receipts! 8 years ago!!!!! Take several seats!!!

      • iconic cici October 24, 2013

        Yet it Ciara success as a successful SOLO artist were not holding on top group sales like horse face Rowland stans

      • KING BEY October 24, 2013

        What has C-Error done lately? Damn sure aint sell no records zaddy

      • Draggin4MrsCarter October 24, 2013

        Yes sister, but at least they are Ciara’s receipts to claim.

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        lmaoo the obsession with Kelly Rowland is inevitable

  40. BarbBey October 24, 2013

    Kelly fans should stop clinging to DC’s success because that group officially ended in 2001 and that was 12 years ago.

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      2004 to be exact..and they are STILL collecting Royalties..whats your point..

      • BarbBey October 24, 2013

        Omg, is that an achievement now? Royalty collecting? For songs that she sang back up on. The delusion is authentic out here.

  41. KING BEY October 24, 2013

    Lol at the lessor stans arguing smh

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      I am really not arguing…I’m really just defending..scroll through the post and notice which stan base is saying the most s*** will become evident

      • KING BEY October 24, 2013

        I see! I’m on your side!!! C-Error fans have no room to talk when they cling to 2005 receipts for dear life

  42. iconic cici October 24, 2013

    My good sis @TurnUp4Cici is clocking that pathetic Kelly stan.

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      Clocking me? Your the only ones that look pathetic on here

      • TurntUp4Cici October 24, 2013

        You want to talk about pathetic?
        Don’t play yourself sistren, NOT when the Kelly song that’s been most talked about this year is about Beyonce. THAT is pathetic.

  43. Rosie October 24, 2013

    Damn I missed this post, lol.
    Sam forgot to mention that the “successful” I’m Out is already down to #1136 on US iTunes, and Overdose is still nowhere to be found even with some top 40 airplay.

    • iconic cici October 24, 2013

      Your obsession with Ciara is so real

      • Chillin October 24, 2013

        LMAO as yours with Kelly

      • Rosie October 24, 2013

        The irony. Why do you and your 6-8 other Cierror stan usernames always hop on my c*** whenever I comment though?

      • iconic cici October 24, 2013

        Kelly wouldn’t be getting dragged if you woulda kept your mouth shut stay in your lane.

    • artpop October 24, 2013

      Lana still struggling for that top 5 hit?

      • Rosie October 24, 2013

        T***** still plummeting down iTunes?

      • Stop the drama Start the music October 24, 2013

        Like SS?

      • Rosie October 24, 2013

        Which outpeaked Awfulause in every country except for the US? I guess T***** is becoming a biT local.

      • Stop the drama Start the music October 24, 2013

        Local? Never that. DWUW was number 1 in 83 countries. She’s far from local. And one song out peaking dont count. Big whoop. Gaga’s entire discography slays Lana.

  44. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 24, 2013

    Y’all know this post was created SOLEY for stan wars to erupt lol!! I can’t and won’t today with Samantha lol!

  45. NickiNickiNicki October 24, 2013

    @BarbBey For future references, can we all agree that collecting royalties or making money isn’t an achievement in itself and here’s why.
    If Whitney’s deal means she gets 20% of her royalties and Cassie’s deal means she gets 40% of her deal does Whitney become a lessor just because she earns less? Yes girls, sit down and run that through your mind.
    SUCCESS is what you do to make the money and how it helps your career so Onika sitting on AI judging people isn’t an achievement but the fact that VVV’s sales went up because of it is.

    • LaLopez October 24, 2013

      Facts everywhere.

    • GoodGollyMiley!! October 24, 2013

      No falsities were detected.

  46. Stop the drama Start the music October 24, 2013

    We need other r&b girls back on the scene. Jazmine Sullivan and Keri Hilson. Their music was pretty good. I hope this long break for them means something good.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 24, 2013

      Why continue to look back?? We need new ways of bringing new faces to R&B and helping it achieve mainstream success.

      • Stop the drama Start the music October 24, 2013

        I’m not saying looking back. I’m saying they should come back and strengthen their artistry cuz they make good music. Also Jazmine was still a newcomer and had a lot to prove and was gaining a fanbase. And I think Keri can do well cuz NBA outsold Perfect World and she obviously has some potential and appeal.

  47. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 24, 2013

    Where’s Ciara Overdose video though???

    • KING BEY October 24, 2013

      Hopefully in the vault with the rest of her s***** flops

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 24, 2013

        Don’t do that lol. Ciara can be great again, it’s just she needs to learn how pick the right material for once and actually push a single to the wheels fall off.

      • iconic cici October 24, 2013

        Beyonce fans pressed cause c squad is dragging horseface Rowland not surprised.

      • KING BEY October 24, 2013

        But why has Blue Ivy outsold Ciara?

      • iconic cici October 24, 2013

        Chillin I mean king bey just kill yourself A*** f**

      • Stop the drama Start the music October 24, 2013

        I don’t think she can be “great” again. Just “okay”. She peaked with the evolution. Ppl dont wanna hear the same crunk n b s*** over and over. She needs to reinvent herself. 3 flops in a row means something ain’t working.

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 24, 2013

        @StopTheDrama yah, reinvent herself, pick better material etc. All in all, Ciara’s beautiful, she can definitely dance, to some she’s a vocalist (that’s better than a lot of other girls out here). I think Ciara needs to work on being….more genuine and opening up more. I feel she’s almost calculated at times, especially interviews with that “everything’s peachy” approach. Ciara needs to sell us a STORY. Rihanna has one, Adele has one, Gaga has one, Beyonce has the bits and pieces she gives us lol. You have to be able to truly relate on a personal level with your fans now-a-days other than just dancing on stage and doing music videos..

    • iconic cici October 24, 2013

      I hear she shoots the video soon so it should be out sometime November.

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 24, 2013

        Ok cool. I actually like this track and know it can do great with the right push.

  48. artpop October 24, 2013

    Its obvious Kelly stans are jealous of Ciara.

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      I think you should scroll up again..and re-evaluate what u just said//it seems as if Ciara stans are jealous of everyone else

      • Ciara (The Female MJ) October 24, 2013

        And why would we be jealous of you. When all’s said and done Ciara has had good eras before. Call me when SD goes Gold.

  49. KING BEY October 24, 2013

    Kelly >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> C-Error

    • Truth (the original and legendary) October 24, 2013

      Numbers dont like boo. True dat

    • Rita’sLipstick October 24, 2013

      In which way?

      • KING BEY October 24, 2013


    • artpop October 24, 2013

      Looks at there total album sales and vevo views the general public would disagree.

      • KING BEY October 24, 2013

        ARTPOOP = FLOP

    • PhuckYoTour October 24, 2013

      @KingBey Even I can admit that that’s a lie.

  50. Rosie October 24, 2013

    Getting outsold by Epic Rap Battles Of History. Kii.

    • ARTPOPPINIT October 24, 2013

      My dear, you’re in no position to talk about sales with Lana’s sales looking like they do.

      • Rosie October 24, 2013

        But her album sold 5 million worldwide with little US support.
        Still bitter about Summertime Sadness being a bigger hit than Awfulause in every major market except the US?

      • ARTPOPPINIT October 24, 2013

        No honey, but I AM mad that DWUW has done more for Gaga in one day that Summertime Shittiness has done for Lana in one year.

      • Rosie October 24, 2013

        Kii @ you thinking a few singles brought by preorders/Interscope and a bit of gossip blog acclaim had any impact on the fact that CHARTFLOP won’t even sell half of BTD’s total.
        You should be more worried about it plummeting down iTunes.

      • Stop the drama Start the music October 24, 2013

        Rosie, u should shut up. Lana has a long way to go to catch up to Gaga’s success so sit. That’s not shade. That’s facts.

  51. Rach October 24, 2013

    They’re all FLOPS besides Alicia Keys! THE END

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 24, 2013


  52. KING BEY October 24, 2013

    Sevyn Streeter >>>>>>> C-Error

    • Chillin October 24, 2013


      • Draggin4MrsCarter October 24, 2013

        Laughing at TAGG’s sales again?

      • iconic cici October 24, 2013

        Chillin B**** why are laughing cause you have someone finally on your side? Kelly is the most pathetic artist out there Ciara will always get more respect and praise then Kelly so deal.

      • Chillin October 24, 2013


      • KING BEY October 24, 2013

        C-Error gets respect and praise from WHERE? No one talks about her except TGJ. I am sure she cut them a few checks.

  53. CandyWarhol October 24, 2013

    So I come here from work to see that b**** Rosie spreading lies. Interscope didn’t buy Do What U Want hunty so get that idea out of your stupid head.

    • Rosie October 24, 2013

      So maybe you can explain why DWUW is freefalling down the top 10?

      • CandyWarhol October 24, 2013

        Maybe you can explain why Lana has never had a #1 single in her own country. Oh you cant? Too bad.

    • ABC October 24, 2013

      Sure, dragging4mrscarter. Still trolling huh lol

    • Stop the drama Start the music October 24, 2013

      You need to post here more often. Lol.

  54. HausMuthaAdele October 24, 2013

    Judging from her sales I didn’t even know Kelly had fans.

    • Chillin October 24, 2013

      So what does that make Ciara’s album sales since Basic Instinct

    • iconic cici October 24, 2013


  55. KissesForKelly October 24, 2013

    Ciara’s album track list.

    1. Where Did It All Go Wrong (Featuring Farrah )
    2. Floppy Party (Featuring Beyonce’s 4)
    3. Read My Hits / Mission Impossible

    There are only three songs because Future didn’t pay his baby mama this month so he couldn’t write any more songs for her.

    • barb 4 lyfe October 24, 2013

      Thats lame Kelly Rowland has to twerk on Simon to get noticed these days shes nothing but a w****.

    • Rach October 24, 2013

      I hope you are not throwing shade at no Beyoncé album when you’re a Kelly Stan.

  56. barb 4 lyfe October 24, 2013

    Ciara is a hard worker something Kelly is not I will always give Ciara respect.

    Congratulations to Alicia and Keyshia they are the top R&B females at the moment.

  57. ABC October 24, 2013

    Tamar’s album grew on me, but her ugly ass isn’t a star. Fantasia is the only one I’m checking for. SEOY is a masterpiece. I hope she wins another Grammy next year! 🙂

    • barb 4 lyfe October 24, 2013

      Alicia and Keyshia are in the lead following Fantasia and Tamar.

    • Stop the drama Start the music October 24, 2013

      Tamar is lil Kim’s taller twin. Lol.

      • CiciTurnsUp October 24, 2013

        And when they stand next to your mom them b****** be triplets.

  58. ashley October 24, 2013

    I’m here at work,reading these comments. Hilarious!!! Y’ll funny.

  59. RICHIE_RICH October 24, 2013

    Damn this is sad, when all of them have talent.

  60. muzicfan October 24, 2013

    Ciara sales suck but so do all of these r&b chicks besides Alicia. Alicia is the ONLY one who has been able to scan 500,000+ copies.

    All these girls sales are pretty s*****. Since when did the girls start going up for 300K???

  61. Tyler October 24, 2013

    I know gud and damn well that @Kissesforkelly isn’t trying to throw shade at Beyonce. The audacity!

  62. Dee October 24, 2013

    I’ need you to do some research because fantasia without me entered the hot 100 twice so google that

  63. aciess October 24, 2013

    As a Kelly fan, I can admit Ciara has seen better success than Kelly. I think Kelly is happy in situation tbh. I think for her to come from a group & the only person that was cared about was the lead, she’s done pretty well for herself, Simply Deep did sell 2.5 million copy ww, you have to think about it, DC was fresh of of Survivor & she was the first to release a solo album + Dilemma was the hottest song out at the time, so she was selling albums then. Ms. Kelly & Ms. Kelly Diva Deluxe combined sold 1.5 million ww, 5 grammys. I’d say she’s done pretty well for herself seeing how no one is “checking” for her.

  64. Mark111 October 24, 2013

    Poor writing and p*** poor sales (minus Ak). R&B singers should go inde, but won’t cause let’s be real, they can’t write their own songs. They reliy on the machine WAY too much. When artist start taking chances, work with DIFFERENT writers and producers, then R&B will be back. R&B died in 2006.

    And don’t bring Bey or Rih in this. They take chances, sounds different from the pack and work with these producers and writers FIRST, and then their them to the pack.

  65. XDecember3rd October 24, 2013

    Y’all laugh at her and talk s*** and yet Ciara’s STILL a multi millionaire no matter what you naysayers say about her. Smh. Who’s really bitter?? Hmm? I’ll wait. #GetOffTheDick #StopHating #GrowUpAndShutTheFuckUp

  66. Angela Wesley October 24, 2013

    Aciess, You and the Cira hater are checking for her.
    When Beyonce goes on tours and make nemberous videos
    and photo shoot for calendarsus. She working hard
    but still no album, But wnen Kelly does the
    same thing, like going tour, getting the
    X- factor deal and getting major indorsement
    deal to expand her brand. She is concerned
    lazy. Someone said that the jealous is oblivious
    that person was right.

  67. Sundayluv October 27, 2013

    In fighting amongst fans don’t help. R&B is dying Kelly fans! Ciara fans! Beyoncé fans, brandy fans! what about R&B fans! Before you know we will loose it to the likes of Justin’s, Adelle, etc

  68. Cristal Keyston October 29, 2013

    I love myself some Kelly. She is incredibly beautiful & very talented but I have to agree with those who call her lazy…. but only when it comes to her music. She coulda EASILY sat down damn near every R&B chick this era. All the collabos not to mention damn near every track on her album is single worthy but as usual she failed to release them. She should be on single #4 by now & in addition to the songs she’s on from other ppl albums she woulda been slayin the charts. & even her vocals are on point. Her album & Fantasia’s are everything.

  69. Tamartian October 29, 2013

    Let’s not forget that Alicia and Keyshia’s albums were released a year ago. Tamar’s album was released last month. Flop she is not. Her two singles are already certified Platinum and Gold. Every show she’s booked has been sold out. AND she’s opening for John Legend, whom she outsold. Look at the numbers R&B is pulling in, and the promo they are being denied. Tamar and a lot of other singers on this list have accomplished something just by selling 200,00 on an album.

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