Weigh In: Rihanna Passes 10 Million Mark Of U.S. Albums Sold

Published: Sunday 17th Nov 2013 by Rashad

 

On the singles’ charts intermittent songstress Rihanna is not a force to be reckoned with, she is the forced to be reckoned with.

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Surpassing or least matching many-a-Billboard Hot 100 placement stat of legendary acts like Madonna, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and now even threatening Elvis Presley’s record, the pop princess has seen a reign unlike any of her contemporaries (or predecessors) given her less than a decade long tenure.

However, as the statistics that accompany her 7 studio albums in as many years reveals, the goat buck stops there.  For, five months ago we shared news that the ‘Disturbia’ diva had hit the 9.8 million albums sold mark.  Now, via refreshed reports, it appears she has barely passed the 10 million mark…of collective albums sold.

Is this bad news or just a sign of the times?  Weigh in below:

Via Billboard:

“The diva’s catalog moved another 5,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 10, bringing her total sold to 10,001,000.

Her most recently-released album, 2012’s “Unapologetic,” has now sold 1.113 million.”Talk That Talk” has sold 1.118 million.  Rihanna’s best selling album remains 2007’s “Good Girl Gone Bad,” with 2.8 million sold.”

“Here’s a look at the sales of Rihanna’s other studio albums: “Music of the Sun” (released in 2005; 609,000 sold), “A Girl Like Me” (2006; 1.349 million), “Rated R” (2009; 1.110 million) and “Loud” (2010; 1.761 million).”

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Congratulations…we think.

What do these statistics say?  With U.S. album sales on a steady decline for the last decade, the likelihood of mega-selling albums is not nearly what it was even ten years ago.  But, even with the present sales climate of the industry, the likes of many of her top and more talented contemporaries besting her collective sales with their first two efforts, the argument of “more is better” becomes defunct.

Then, the argument of placement vs. sales arises as well.  In an era where Internet streams and 99 cent purchases assist #1 reigns, artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet, and Whitney took their timeless hits on the shoulders of radio airplay and dynamic single sales.  To take away from Rihanna’s achievement would be remiss as her branding power has made her – dare we say it – the #1 chick in the game (all by merit of smoke, mirrors, and marketing).

Alas, we have our thoughts.  But ,you weigh in:

 Your thoughts?

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  1. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) November 17, 2013

    SLAYED!!!

    • CandyWarhol November 17, 2013

      What a delusional girl you are.

      • Lana Del Slay November 17, 2013

        Why did Mariah have to cancel her tour? Lol.

      • BanjeeRiri November 17, 2013

        She’s trying to join the Navy because she knows Mariah can’t chart without CC. Stay over there Slayriah.

      • Touché November 17, 2013

        Or maybe Slayriah has always double stanned for Mariah and Rihanna, have you ever thought of that? You should have realized by now how she’s always defended both Rihanna and Mariah on this site. Anyway, I don’t understand how a simple compliment can be turned into something so ugly. Everyone on this site needs to learn how to be modest once in a while.

      • Barb 4 lyfe November 17, 2013

        Touche its obvious thats not a real Rihanna fan they sad nothing wrong about Rihanna.

      • Touché November 17, 2013

        Every since Slayriah has been on this site, I’ve always seen them defending Riri no matter what so what you and that other person said is complete b*******.

    • Lolz November 17, 2013

      NOT!

    • SAM LOVES RIHANNA November 18, 2013

      Rihanna IS today’s Queen of Pop, and you are dealing…

  2. Hot Sugar November 17, 2013

    This is basic as hell lol. The struggle.

    • Holy hive November 17, 2013

      Actually the struggle is that Tamar had to wait 11 years to release a 2 nd album.

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) November 17, 2013

        Oop

      • SAM LOVES RIHANNA November 18, 2013

        YAAAAASSSS!!!!

      • SMH November 18, 2013

        and in that 11 year time frame, Rihanna released 7 albums and is JUST NOW clearing 10 million? #TheStruggleIsReal

  3. Carmen November 17, 2013

    7 albums and only 10 million sold? *exits post*

    • Everyone’s A Critic November 18, 2013

      A milli on each album… It’s a good thing you’re leaving the post because you’re DUMB if you think those figures are bad, you are IRRELEVANT

      • SMH November 18, 2013

        you’re DUMB if you think those numbers are earth shattering or record breaking.

  4. Kisses Down Low November 17, 2013

    Oh

    • SAM LOVES RIHANNA November 18, 2013

      Has Kelendria released at least ONE album that has sold at least 1,000,000? Or 500,000?

      Good Girl Gone Bad has sold more albums that Kelendria’s discography, including singles. Loud did too.

      Ci-Error’s debut album sold more than Kelendria’s discography.

      Monica has outsold Kelendria. Brandy has outsold Kelendria. Even Keyshia and Fantasia outsold Kelendria.

  5. NT November 17, 2013

    This is great for her , i’m glad it didn’t take her 10 albums to do achieve this feat.

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) November 17, 2013

      So true. & TGj is just Beyond pressed. They Stan for flops anyway so I don’t so why they’re trying to deter Rihanna’s success.

      • NT November 17, 2013

        That’s what i’ve been noticing

      • FAF November 17, 2013

        but the flops they stan for have sold more albums with just one LOL.. thats the kii

        I mean they stan for Leona (didnt she sell like 20mil records off two releases?)

        Beyonce has sold over 10mil in the us

        ciara sold 3mil off 1 album

        plz be seated noone likes the h** besides 1/590008 of her navy the rest are bandwagoners bc they clearly dont support else she wouldve sold atleast 12mil records by now w/ 7 releases

    • YaBish November 18, 2013

      Yet Adele 2nd cd has sold over 10 million by itself.

    • SMH November 18, 2013

      it took her 7 albums to achieve this feat. you may as well say it took her 10 albums to do it.

  6. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) November 17, 2013

    I was wondering why the site took so long to put this up. I should have known they were preparing some tired, recycled mess of an essay. Also very hypocritical when the owner(s) of the blog Stans for other beytches like Nicki that can’t even go platinum anymore. Lol

    • Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

      I catch that shade hun. BEYtches?

    • BeachHouseBritney November 17, 2013

      Mariah fans talking about certifications? You DO know what would happen if Nicki and Mariah were to release albums tomorrow right?

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) November 17, 2013

        Mariah would receive universal acclaim and Icki would struggle to go platinum. What the f***’s new?

    • RiriRoyale November 17, 2013

      All jokes aside, Mariah couldn’t outsell Nicki TODAY if she tried. It’s a completely different time now.

      • DeruloDreamer November 17, 2013

        Is there anything better than Lamb delusion. Nicki and Mariah both released albums circa 09/10 and Nicki wiped the floor with her. Nicki may be trash but the ONLY reason PFRR didn’t slay is because she didn’t bother to promote it properly.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) November 17, 2013

        Is that why #beautiful outsold High School?

      • Mark111 November 17, 2013

        @Ririroyale

        But the joke is that you’re comparing Nicki who can barley go plat to MC, an aritst that goes back and forth repeatedly with Madonna with the Highest Selling Female Artist Of All Times. @Slayriah and I go at each other all the time with MC, but that’s with vocals, I wouldn’t dare come at her with an argument about sales. Are you kidding me? 200 MILLION! ALBUMS! Even I am wise enough to have a seat on that battle.

    • JT>>>JC>>>JB November 17, 2013

      The irony is that Memoirs hasn’t even sold half of what PF has.

      • loveides November 17, 2013

        But Mariah is not a sell out like Nicki. Mariah never lets her music be used in a commercial that has a product for someone else like Nicki does.

      • Touché November 17, 2013

        The real irony is the fact that you even compared Mariah’s 12th studio album to Nicki first album.

      • FAF November 17, 2013

        Now, sis

        after 12 albums shouldnt u have MORE fans? 😆

        lets think @Touche

        y’all f**** stay thinking about the QUEEN I cant !

        Where did Mariah’s new single chart, again?

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        I’ll answer! Higher than Im Out and Overdose! ^^^

      • Touché November 17, 2013

        The delusion. How is Bozo the clown always on my mind when I didn’t even bring her goofy looking ass up? Also, it’s common knowledge that music veterans don’t sell as well as they did during their prime so again you are as delusional as a person can get.

  7. Ciara is everything November 17, 2013

    Average but I guess..

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) November 17, 2013

      If this is average, I don’t know what 57k is. The album still hasn’t crossed 200k worldwide Hun?

      • Molly November 17, 2013

        Keep it cute slayriah I like you and Mariah but I will drag if needed 🙂

      • FAF November 17, 2013

        No lies @Ciara !!!

        and the Navi will have to deal & come up with weak clapbacks like their scared fave 😆 😆

    • SAM LOVES RIHANNA November 18, 2013

      Rihanna has SIX platinum-selling albums and 12 #1 singles. How many Ci-Error has??? Didn’t the soon-to-be-professional-baby-mama to a flopping rapper get a year head start before Rihanna (a.k.a. The Queen of Pop)?

  8. Jessop November 17, 2013

    Lol ok. I should, I could but I wont. Congrats on her personal best.

  9. DOMI November 17, 2013

    WITH SEVEN ALBUMS??? THIS IS THE LEAST BIT IMPRESSIVE.

    WITH ALL THOSE NUM ONE SINGLES, DONT NOBODY WANT HER ALBUMS?? LMAO.

    RIHANNAS HYPE IS REDICULOUSLY AMPLIFIED BY HER 14 YR OLD FANS. SHE COULDNT EVEN MAKE FORBES 100 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN (GAGA AND BEYONCE MADE IT THO) BUT LET HER FANS TELL IT SHES THE MOST INFLUENTIAL HUMAN IN THE WORLD.

    • BEYHIVE November 18, 2013

      RIGHT!!!
      AND GAGA AND BEYONCE ARE FLOPS IN THERE EYES
      YET IT TOOK RIHANNA 7 ALBUMS TO GET A NUMBER 1

      AND BEY & GAGA HAVE 4 CONSECUTIVE #1 ALBUMS
      AND MULTIPLATINUM ALBUMS.

      RIH’S HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM IS 2MILLION… AND THAT STILL DIDN’T EVEN GO #1

      BUT YET SHE’S THE QUEEN AND EVERYONE ELSE IS BASIC

      I GUESS THAT’S WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE MILLENNIUM BABIES

      • Everyone’s A Critic November 18, 2013

        As a Beyhive member I can only say… STOP comparing King B to Rihanna and Gaga… each are in their own lane! The same way you’re saying it took rih 7 albums to get a billboard number 1 album, people can say bey has 4 number one albums, claims she don’t need no hype, but hasn’t had a number one single since 2008!!! It’s stupid comparing people who are in different lanes. Bey is a live performer/ album artist. Rhi is a trendy singles artist and a social networking icon. Live and let be

    • Everyone’s A Critic November 18, 2013

      NO one needs Forbes list to know that rihanna has influence. Girls here in east london take SEVERAL notes from rihannas style and demeanour… sooooo NEXT

      These irrelevant scums need education

      • LDN Chick November 18, 2013

        London is the style capital girls style in London comes from places like Brick Lane, Camden and Carnaby Street not Rihanna. Rihanna gets her style from us and underground fashion blogs thanks.

  10. lana the legend November 17, 2013

    Well congratulations to her some people are on their 5th albums and still haven’t sold 6 million in the US (cierror)

    • Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

      C-error needs at least 10 more flops albums to reach 6 million in US. She at 4.3million sold in US.

      • lana the legend November 17, 2013

        A mess i would think she was atleast at 5 million.

    • Common Sense November 17, 2013

      To be fair no one even remembers he still exists…

      • lana the legend November 17, 2013

        Lmao true

  11. Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

    Good job riri. Her US sales weren’t really nothing to brag about but she still did good.

    Side Note: Anyone seen the pic with K.Michelle’s stressed out camel toe?

    • lana the legend November 17, 2013

      Lmao yes i saw it that s*** was a mess her whole p**** was literally showing. plus her body looks a bit deformed.

      • Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

        YESSSSS LOOOL That P**** needs a break though. LOOOL

  12. Just Sayin November 17, 2013

    The Navy got some nerve dragging Gaga

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) November 17, 2013

      But Gaga went from selling 1 million in first week to barely 260k. What’s next Ciara numbers?! Rihanna has always been consistent.

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        Rihanna cant even sell over 260k though

      • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

        RIHANNA’S FIRST WEEK SALES ARE RISING WHILE YOUR TRANNY FAV’S FIRST WEEK SALES IS ON A DECLINE THO.UNAPOLOGETIC WAS HER HIGHEST SELLING DEBUT.

        TRANNY GAYGAY WENT FROM 1 MILL TO 200K . HER SALES DROPPED.THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIHANNNA AND GAGA

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        But she cant sell over 260k still

  13. VisionOfMimi November 17, 2013

    This isn’t good.

  14. Common Sense November 17, 2013

    How embarrassing. She’s supposed to be the top chick in the game (and she is)! I guess pop girls these days just don’t have the power the legendary trio did back in the 90s (quartet if you include Madonna).

    • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

      Top chick when both gaga and beyonce have outsold her in the US, outgrossed her on Tours with less albums. Only thing she beats them on is the Hot 100. Smoke and mirrors with her.

      • BeyRihStan November 17, 2013

        They wouldn’t sell nearly as much if they released every year….

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        Excuses. She has almost double the albums so she still have outsold them in the US. And shes just about done it WW.

      • BeyRihStan November 17, 2013

        It’s no excuse. Loud was selling rapidly and well on it’s way to 2 million but she abruptly released TTT while on the Loud Tour lol. People stopped buying loud and purchased TTT. TTT’s promo sucked, but still ended up going platinum in America and triple platinum worldwide. People stopped purchasing that after Unapologetic dropped and it was selling rapidly until she stopped promoting it. smh

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        She has almost DOUBLE the albums. And she cant outsell them even based on quantity. Please stop. Album sales drop in general after a year for everyone, look at 4 and BTW. She should still have sold more in total.

      • BeyRihStan November 17, 2013

        So you’re saying that 2-3 million people (non-stans) will purchase an album from the same artist every year? In a perfect world, yes…but in the 21st century it’s not going to happen!

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        That’s my point. It goes for everyone not just Rihanna. Sales drop after a year for everyone now.

    • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

      B**** SHE IS THE TOP CHICK IN THE GAME BECAUSE SHE IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AND INNOVATIVE POP STAR OUT RIGHT NOW

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        Everything she’s done been done before. From shock factor, to gothic… she is not as innovative as you would love to believe.

      • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

        WELL SHE IS TOO ME.

  15. lana the legend November 17, 2013

    7 albums and 10 million sold isn’t bad even if it was 7 albums that sold 7 million it still decent for todays sales. For someone who yall call a singles artist this isnt bad at all.

    • SMH November 18, 2013

      that’s the whole point. only a singles artist would produce these type of dismal numbers for almost 10 albums in almost 10 years.

  16. Karma November 17, 2013

    I never understand why people make a big fuss over her album sales. Like yall do realize she releases an album every year. Common sense is that fans will stop buying her old albums and pick her latest so these sales are not amazing but they’re not bad. She cuts herself short and she also only had 2 well promoted eras in comparison to the other popstars.

    • BeyRihStan November 17, 2013

      Loud would have slayed if she didn’t give up on the era so quickly, but oh well here’s to album 8 next year! 😀

  17. BeyRihStan November 17, 2013

    Sales in general these days are pretty lackluster, but I commend her for going platinum with every album (except her debut). That’s respectable. She would probably sell more if she didn’t release an album every year…

    Her recent performance in Dallas was pretty good…check it out…I hope this is a sign of things to come (album 8), confident vocals, stage presence and background singers who actually sing…

    • Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

      OO~ A stan of both bey and rih? I thought I was the only one.

      • BeyRihStan November 17, 2013

        I love them both! They give me life 😀

    • Just passing by November 17, 2013

      I agree with this post 100%, why can’t we just celebrate artists’ accomplishments? The pie is big enough for everyone to get a piece and if you don’t thats your fault.

    • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

      The b**** sucks and empty seats kii

  18. Draggin4MrsCarter November 17, 2013

    Lol.

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) November 17, 2013

      I laughed to after I saw the two paged list of Beyonce flop singles . 🙂

      • Molly November 17, 2013

        Oooooo no you didn’t Slayriah lool

      • Micks November 17, 2013

        @slayriah I could do the same with Mariah honey

  19. Just passing by November 17, 2013

    You can never just let people be. Its one thing to not like an artist, but you have to turn it into a lose- lose debate. She has been around for a while she must be doing something right. Just accept that she has some talent.

  20. lana the legend November 17, 2013

    And im shocked Rated r is one of her lowest selling albums when i think its her best some amazing songs on that album.

    • Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

      Haven’t realize that PERSONAL albums in the music industry don’t sell well. Look at “4” it was beyonce’s personal album and it didn’t sell well. I mean it still did good but not for Beyoncé’s standards.

      • BeyRihStan November 17, 2013

        Yup @ Hivy aka no! 🙂 RR is a gem and so is 4!

      • Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

        we got to stick together lool. We are the BeyRih Hybrids of TGJ.

      • lana the legend November 17, 2013

        That’s all bad

  21. BeyBeyKing November 17, 2013

    What an epic joke. So you mean to say that someone as big as her has NEVER had an album sell over 3 million in America? Beyonce sold 10 million with 2 albums and it took this girl 7. LMFAO.
    LMFAO.
    LMFAO.

  22. Molly November 17, 2013

    Bearly? Lol if only your albums could sell like your singles either way congrats.

    • Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

      Don’t you wish Ciara had Rihanna’s career? LOOL I mean Ciara in line to be the next Monica.

      • Molly November 17, 2013

        Ciara deserve more success and recognition yes. She defiantly deserves it over Rihanna.

      • Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

        I may drag Ciara but I bought her album. She should have released Overdose as first single. Your fellow stans need to cool it down though.

      • lana the legend November 17, 2013

        That was cute ^

    • BeyRihStan November 17, 2013

      Ciara can’t sell period so you have no room to talk!

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        Rihalienna aint even sell 3 million yet b****

  23. Just passing by November 17, 2013

    In a period of time where people are not buying albums, this isn’t that bad at all.

    • 212Thuggin November 17, 2013

      Not true. B’day and I Am sold over 10 million combined and they were released between 2006 and 2008. Rihanna is a singles act who only began to sell albums recently.

      • Just passing by November 17, 2013

        So going off what your saying if she’s a singles artist then it is still good that she has over 10 mil. Plus you didn’t mention her more recent album “4.” My point is that since this recession and downloading free music ( both fairly recent) NOBODY is selling albums. I’m not coming for no one, but theres a difference in time periods from the artists mentioned in this post.

  24. TaylorWins November 17, 2013

    Mariah fans are still bitter that Nicki Garbaj could outsell their fave in her sleep.

    • Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

      Trailor Swift. How many d**** she had?

    • Molly November 17, 2013

      Last time I checked Mariah 2nd album didn’t struggle for platinum like Ickis

  25. I Stan For Myself November 17, 2013

    Pure shade. All the Twitter followers these girls have…
    Even Gaga only 260k first week with all the twitter followers.

    And they did not tell any lies in this article dont be salty.

  26. Molly November 17, 2013

    @LanaTheLegend Lana doesn’t even have a platinum album is the US so stfu b****

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) November 17, 2013

      Lol. Ikr

    • Rosie November 17, 2013

      You shouldn’t be coming for sales when Cierror’s last album has yet to sell 150K worldwide.

      • lana the legend November 17, 2013

        Lmao she’s mad i called Ciara out for having 5 albums and not being able to sell 5 million copies in America.

      • Rosie November 17, 2013

        Kii. Our fave’s album outsold Cierror’s last three with the US alone.

      • Molly November 17, 2013

        Yet still no platinum America album for Lana that’s the true struggle.

      • Rosie November 17, 2013

        And Cierror still can’t book a KFC anywhere in the world? Flop b**** has yet to sell out a single date on her Taco Bell dining room tour.

  27. Rosie November 17, 2013

    7 albums and only sold 10 million? But I guess that’s pretty good in this current sales climate.

    • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

      Whats with your sugar coaring these days you used to drag her for filth.

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        **Coating

  28. GagitaMaraj November 17, 2013

    I was about to shade Rihanna until I saw Slayriah and remembered how badly Mariah’s new album is going to do.
    Mariah was only ever able to sell when she had Tommy pulling strings for her and now he’s gone she can barely outdo even the most basic of Pop girls.

    #ClearChannel
    #WhereIsYourWorldTour

    • lana the legend November 17, 2013

      You shade Rih for what when Nicki 2nd album still hasn’t sold a million copies in America and only did 1.6 worldwide.

      • WE FOUND RIHANNA. November 18, 2013

        @LANA THE LEGEND where’s Lana’s follow up to Summertime Sadness? Where’s her platinum album in the US? Where’s her Lizzie Grant debut sales?

        As for Mariah, Nicki’s latest albums outsold Mariah’s latest albums.

        And Queen Rihanna shits on Mariah with sales & Grammys. Something Lana doesn’t have. FLOP!!!!

    • Hivy aka NO November 17, 2013

      Your name? Who do you stan for? Rita? Gags? or Nicki?

  29. Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

    YOU PEOPLE ARE SO DUMB.ALL HER ALBUMS WENT PLATINUM AFTER AGLM AND SHE IS STILL A CONSISTENT SELLER WW AND IN THE US. WHAT HAPPENED TO CIARA,ASHANTI,KERRY HILSON,CHRISTINA MILIAN ETC. RIHANNA HASN’T GONE ANYWHERE LIKE YOUR FADED AWAY FLOP FAVS.CONGRATS QUEEN!!!!

    • dN November 17, 2013

      Don’t bring Ashanti in this….with just FOUR albums under her name, her sales are at about 12 million. She has numbers that most girls these days can only dream of.

  30. HausMuthaAdele November 17, 2013

    Singles artists problems.

  31. Nikko November 17, 2013

    I guess Britney remains the pop princess…. Work for the title b*tch…. Lmao!!! 100+million sold…

    • Hivy November 17, 2013

      Britney sold 100 million RECORDS not albums. And rih already past 100millon records and with the big boys. Why is flop b**** free falling on the charts? Where is Febreeze on the charts?

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        Actually no shes sold 100 million ALBUMS boo boo.

      • NT November 17, 2013

        Britney’s sold 96 million ALBUMS WW . 94 million SINGLES , and 1 million album cuts in the US

  32. QueenOfTheNavy November 17, 2013

    Rihanna better slay, but where is Mariah’s tour though? Hiding in Triumphant’s missing Billboard chart position?

    • WE FOUND RIHANNA. November 18, 2013

      HAHHHAHAHAHA! U BETTER TELL THEM LAMBS. STILL STANNING FOR HER 2002 SALES & VOCALS.

  33. Just Sayin November 17, 2013

    Rated R was such a flop lol. That was her biggest break between albums she even discounted it in the holidays and it still couldn’t sell over 300k. I guess the stans forget about that when they drag Lady Gaga also.

    • Hivy November 17, 2013

      LOOOOOL Not you coming for Rihanna when Gags went from 1mill to 250k. I bet that Artpop won’t pass UA sales.

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        B**** are you slow? That’s why I’m using Flopted R as an example. And you better hope it doesn’t.

    • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

      RATED R MAY HAVE FLOPPED BUT IT WAS BETTER THAN ANY TRANNY GAG ALBUM. SOMEBODY TELL THAT TRANNY WHERE A MAXI PAD ON HER HEAD SO SHE CAN GET MORE HEADLINES THAN MILEY VIRUS LMAOOO

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        Yawn and sisqo is not a legend.

      • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

        HE IS MORE LEGENDARY THAN TRANNY GAG WILL EVER BE.. EVERYBODY KNOWS THE THONG SONG

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        Delusion is one hell of a drug

    • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

      THE THONG SONG WAS A TOP 10 HIT IN THE US AND IS A CLASSIC. WHO CARES ABOUT GAG AND HER GENERIC FORGOTTEN TRACKS THAT WON’T BE REMEMBERED IN 10 YEARS??

      • Touché November 17, 2013

        I’m sorry I must have read that wrong, did you actually say the thong song is a CLASSIC lol? Who actually still talks about that mess of a song? I haven’t heard about that song expect when it actually came out so I don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • Touché November 18, 2013

        *Except

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) November 17, 2013

      Don’t come for Rated R now ho. It might have not been a big seller but it wasn’t meant to be that commercial. That is the ONE album I can truly give her credit for and stand by…

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        If it wasn’t meant to be commercial why did she discount it during the holiday season?

  34. Hivy November 17, 2013

    At least my girl riri is a consistent seller. She may not be a BIG album seller but she maintained her sales pretty well since when she came out.

  35. #Beyindependent November 17, 2013

    To me if you dont stan for Adele Bey or Taylor you really have no room to shade your fav is most likely struggling with album sales aswell.

    I see slayriah back still pressed over king Bey? mad cause Mariah is nothing but a off key built like a box b****??

  36. Realest November 17, 2013

    Mariah sold ten million with “daydream” alone.. This isn’t saying much. Crazy how the struggle is so real now

  37. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 17, 2013

    This is good news, Rihanna is a steady consistent seller in the US, that is not new, everbody knows that.

    Everyone also knows that Rihanna slays worldwide, she is global. So whether it has taken her 7 albums to achieve this, what hasn’t changed is that Rihanna is consistent with her sales and has longevity.

    Good job Rihanna, so proud of you. Also happy for you that the iconic “LOUD” has re-entered the iTunes top 200.

    • Hivy November 17, 2013

      Beyoncé hate aside. If you were her manager how would you manager her?

      • Hivy November 17, 2013

        Manage*

  38. Molly November 17, 2013

    Lovebird you be reaching sis lmao but no reaches as much as Rosie d*** ass.. Lana fans can’t shade no one when their fav doesn’t have an America PLATINUM album, Ciara has two sis haha 🙂

    • Rosie November 17, 2013

      Yas b**** cling to those early 2000s receipts. Meanwhile ¢iara is still missing from the Billboard 200.

      • Molly November 17, 2013

        But she has American platinum albums to her name unlike Lana babe I know it must hurt you can keep clinging to them worldwide sales h**.

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        Dike b**** cici owns your dusty Canadian ass. Stay pressed

      • Rosie November 17, 2013

        You can’t brag about worldwide sales because your fave is local. The self drag. Stay mad that BTD outsold Ciara’s discography worldwide.

      • C squad above you all November 17, 2013

        Rosie stfu c*** choke on a damn d*** d*** no one likes you on this damn blog.

  39. Lolz November 17, 2013

    Really basic. Sorry you can cook up all the excuses in the book its basic.

  40. Dreamlover November 17, 2013

    Congratulations Rihanna! This is quite an accomplishment. What a lot of you fail to realize is that Rihanna is CONSISTENT, which is something not a lot of the so-called pop stars today can claim. All but one of Rihanna’s albums are platinum (or multi-platinum) certified, and she is still at the top of her game. So while 10 million albums sold domestically may not sound like a lot, Rihanna has proven she has staying power and remains a force to be reckoned with in the industry. This, more than anything, is why she deserves to be praised. Her consistency is something no one can argue with.

  41. Lolz November 17, 2013

    Of course she will be somewhat ‘consistent’ she stays in our faces with maximum exposure year upon year.

  42. Gagalalicious November 17, 2013

    UNDERWHELMING FLOP

  43. cde November 17, 2013

    Adele’s 21 is certified Diamond in the U.S alone though. That is just her second album.

    • Dreamlover November 17, 2013

      I am a huge Adele fan, but I’ll wait to see how her next album performs. There are so many tales of artists who EXPLODED onto the scene with a massive album (Alanis Morisette, Norah Jones) and then sort of faded out of memory. Time will only tell with Adele, but it’s entirely possible that 21 is an anomaly that she can’t even come close to replicating (which would be sad.) I don’t like Taylor Swift that much as an artist, but the b**** can sell albums AND singles like nobody else in music right now.

  44. Yeah I Said It November 17, 2013

    Death @ goat. I spat out my drink. This site is f****** hilarious sometimes.

  45. Touché November 17, 2013

    Good for her. Sales have been a complicated issue over the past few years so I’m not even going to really comment on it concerning her or anyone else. I’m just glad people are able to get some type of success in this era.

  46. musiclover November 17, 2013

    thats it wow i was honestly expecting more..no shade

  47. Super Cisus November 17, 2013

    Goodies 3 million > S*** Goat Gone Alien 2.8

    • #Beyindependent November 17, 2013

      Lol but Ciaras last 3 albums haven’t even sold 500 k combined.

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        And Beyoldce will never release an album b****

      • #Beyindependent November 17, 2013

        When she does release it will sell more in a week then cierror took to sell in 5 months Lmao

      • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

        HOLD UP B****. HOW IS CI-ERROR’S NEW ALBUM DOING IN THE US??? DID IT REACH WOOD YET?? STOP HIDING BEHIND GOODIES

  48. Super Cisus November 17, 2013

    I saw empty seats in the Dallas video that b**** posted but watch them say sold out. Smoke and mirrors ass b****

    • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

      I SAW EMPTY TOILET SEATS AT CI-ERROR FLOP BATHROOM TOUR OPS

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        B**** fagsqo aint been relevant since 99 why you talking to me f**

      • Barb 4 lyfe November 17, 2013

        kiiiiiiii… c squad is the worse stan base ever.

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        B**** I am a Barb too but that about to change because yall b****** phony like nicki second album ain’t flop

      • Barb 4 lyfe November 17, 2013

        Sweetie stay with the flop squad. the barbz dont need delusional f*** like you on our team.

    • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

      B**** DON’T YOU DARE TRY ME. I WILL STRAIGHT DRAG YOUR ASS FOR SOME SISQO…YOU FILTHY PARASITE

  49. cde November 17, 2013

    Mariah carey via Facebook in response to her EPIC All I want for Christmas logging another week at #1 on the Holiday chart. When will your fave? That is all.

    Hi lambs, after everything I’ve been through this year, I doubt there’s anyone more excited for the holidays to begin than I am. I usually try my hardest to wait until after Thanksgiving to celebrate the holiday season but this just made my day and I gotta share.

    Today on the street, a group of fans stopped me and started singing “All I Want For Christmas Is You” at the top of their lungs. Amazing. So many people tell me: “The holiday season doesn’t start for us until we hear All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah.” Surreal. I humbly thank them but inside I’m jumping up and down like a second grader on a snow day because I WROTE AND PRODUCED that song on a whim!!! To hear this and to see “All I Want For Christmas Is You” at #1 on this week’s Billboard’s chart… I kinda still can’t believe it!

    I’ll never forget writing the melody and lyrics in a little studio decorated for Christmas in the middle of the summer. In case you know nothing about me, when I was a little girl, Christmas and music were the happiest moments I had and I never realized that people would grow up listening to and singing along with my songs like I grew up listening to “Jingle Bells” or “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”

    Then, when I saw “Where Are You Christmas?” by Faith Hill at #2, I almost couldn’t believe it because I wrote that song with the incredible Oscar-winning genius James Horner for the movie “The Grinch” a couple of years back. It blows my mind and makes me feel like that second grader on a snow day again!!

    After I hugged the group of fans goodbye, they ran down the street, waving and continuing their rendition of “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, a song I wrote very tongue-in-cheek, very cookies-and-milk, purely childhood-memories-forever!

    I just want to thank everyone for consistently supporting my Christmas music year after year because it is so much more than holiday music for me. It’s about joy, nostalgia, and it’s about never losing the spirit of Christmas in your heart. Happy (very early) holidays! –MC

    • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

      F*** that box body flat b*** off key fake b****

      • Hivy November 17, 2013

        Not you coming for Mariah when you stan for Whisperer-ara

      • Molly November 17, 2013

        Better then lipsyncyonce

      • Micks November 17, 2013

        No its not lmao. Ciara sounds like mouse on death row aint nothing better about that.

    • Dreamlover November 17, 2013

      hahahaha oh mariah! constantly reminding us how she WRITES and PRODUCES her own music. Gotta love her 🙂

  50. Super Cisus November 17, 2013

    I hear Lady Blah Ga label is in the Red because of her disastrous sales

    • #Beyindependent November 17, 2013

      Ciara and GaGa have something in common a massive decline in sales Ciara went from selling 338 first week to selling 89k first week for the next album now thats pathetic.

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        Jellyonce went from having a massive #1 hit phenomenon to having no music on the charts kii

      • Rosie November 17, 2013

        Get Me Bodied recharted this week at #46. Meanwhile Ciwrror is nowhere to be found on neither chart with a new pop friendly single and an Icki feature on the other. Ironic.

      • Molly November 17, 2013

        Rosie shut your fake ass up you dirty d***.

      • Hivy November 17, 2013

        @Rosie C-error stans getting really bold though. Lana doing well in this climate and selling 5mill WW without a #1 hit. That is great.

      • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

        BOOM!!! DRAG THE Z-SQUAD FOR FILTH

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        Rosie is the dumbest dike on here

  51. Barb 4 lyfe November 17, 2013

    Ciara fans cant come for no ones sales same goes for lana stans.

    Congratulations Rih.

    • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

      Neither can Barbs b**** icky nicki aint sellin s*** but clothes in rite aid these days dike

      • Barb 4 lyfe November 17, 2013

        Nicki actually has platinum albums this decade ciflop hasn’t seen one since 07 lol the struggle.

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        PLATINUM* album b**** roman reloaded flopped. the evolution sold 2.5 million worldwide dike

    • Rosie November 17, 2013

      Roman Retarded has only sold 1.5 million worldwide though.

  52. Micks November 17, 2013

    Not great.

  53. Super Cisus November 17, 2013

    F*** the barbs yall so phony I used to ride or die for nicki but f*** her lop sided pack mule teeth having ass b****

    • Barb 4 lyfe November 17, 2013

      Bye b**** you were never a real barb probably not even a real cierror fan goodbye b****.

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        B**** don’t worry bout me worry about icky nicki who has no respect anymore kii

    • Micks November 17, 2013

      loool

    • Molly November 17, 2013

      Lmao go in #FUCKNICKI

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        Yes sis these barb b****** try to act brand new like they wasnt on the c squads d*** a few months ago. I cant wit fake b******

      • Molly November 17, 2013

        Sis I never liked or cared for the barbz there the fakest stan base ever.

      • WE FOUND RIHANNA. November 18, 2013

        NOBODY CAN SAVE CIERROR SIS.

    • Onika Is Queen. Other B****** Take A Seat> November 17, 2013

      stupid bit.ch how the fuc.k are we phony? well obviously you were never a real barb.. so Look whose the phony bitc.h now?
      go bye ci-error’s flop ass album that completely depended on nicki’s verses. too bad if nicki couldn’t save your flop ass fave nobody can!

  54. Davis November 17, 2013

    FLOP! lol

  55. Molly November 17, 2013

    The barbz can stfu aswell Roman reloaded struggled to sell 800k F*** off Ciara the evolution would never

    • Lolz November 17, 2013

      But fantasy ride, Ciara and BASIC instinct would rotfl

  56. Molly November 17, 2013

    Beyonce Lana and Nicki stans uniting to shade Ciara lmao the struggle. The c squad stands alone.

  57. C squad above you all November 17, 2013

    Ooooooo honey so many fake b****** on this site .

  58. FreeBreezy November 17, 2013

    Lies detected

  59. BeyRihStan November 17, 2013

    Wait one freaking minute! How did this become about flop ass Cierror? The way her sales are set up…..

  60. C squad above you all November 17, 2013

    Who tf is Lana and what impact has she made?

    • Rosie November 17, 2013

      What impact has ¢iara made though? Setting the standard for flops everywhere? Does he have a 5 million selling album?

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        Yes the f*** she does dike. Goodies now stay Mad nasty p**** b****

      • C squad above you all November 17, 2013

        Ciara impact comes from her dancing which she has inspired plenty of dancers.. Still dont know who Lana is

      • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

        B**** please Ciara is nothing but a Janet understudy. People are inspired by Janets dancing not cierror

      • Rosie November 17, 2013

        LMAO no one is studying those 2004 ass back bends anymore.
        Ask anyone in the GP that isn’t black or even outside of America period to name a Cierror song and they won’t. That’s the truth. None want it, that’s why she can’t even sell out a Burger King parking lot in her only market.

  61. Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

    DEAD @ THE Z SQUAD TRYING TO DRAG WHEN CI-ERROR HAS 3 FLOPPY DISK THAT SOLD DUST!!! LMAOOO THE SELF DRAG!!

    • Barb 4 lyfe November 17, 2013

      The biggest jokes on this site next to the.monsters tbh.

  62. loveides November 17, 2013

    I don’t think that its an accomplishment. Taylor Swift who came a year after Rihanna has outsold her with about half the number of albums Rihanna has put out. Yes albums haven’t been selling like it use to but considering how artist like Eminem, Taylor, Pink and Justin Timberlake have had multi-platinum albums since Rihanna started the music biz. Even Bruno Mars both albums that were release near the same time as Loud & Unapologetic have out sold her. But I don’t believe that she is not just a single artist because she has been able to sell consistently.

    • Barb 4 lyfe November 17, 2013

      Im sorry white and black artist dont have the same standards.

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        F*** you b**** icki has no standards

      • Barb 4 lyfe November 17, 2013

        Atleast nicki not the one marrying a horse with 8 kids

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        But icki is a horse with those big ass veneers and lopsided b***

  63. xedos November 17, 2013

    rihanna don’t promote an album past the 1st week. once the album release that’s it. when was the last time you saw rihanna perform on a talk show. rihanna only interested in tour. Cannot blame her most record sales go to the label anyways. name a nest black artist besides rihanna or beyonce who goes platinum? for a black artist its a major accomplishment at least she never sold her album for .99 cent

    • Lolz November 17, 2013

      I stopped after ‘Rihanna didn’t promote an album past the 1st week’

  64. Red November 17, 2013

    Taylor Swift slays her. R****** is overrated in every sense of the word.

    • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

      Taylor is Queen and she ain’t got be naked or have orgasms on stage!!! Rihalienna will f****** never

      • Red November 17, 2013

        Aint nothing but the truth

  65. Avenger November 17, 2013

    10 million after 8 albums?

    #Dead

    Pathetic, really…

  66. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) November 17, 2013

    Samantha is clearly looking for entertainment and a kii.. These Rihanna posts are getting tired,,

    • C squad above you all November 17, 2013

      Your commentary is getting old

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) November 17, 2013

        Them pass by them like the general public does Ciara’s albums at Target… #Bye!

    • Touché November 17, 2013

      Exactly, all his posts are intentionally devised in a way to start a stan war.

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) November 17, 2013

        Sam didn’t get enough hits today that’s why…..

  67. C squad above you all November 17, 2013

    Who knew Nicki still had stans thought they all abandoned her after Roman retarded.

    • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

      Kii sis f*** those dumb ass barbs

    • Rosie November 17, 2013

      Just like the rest of ¢iara’s fans disappeared after 2006.

      • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

        Lana Delnoplatinumalbumfromthe RIAAey

      • Rosie November 17, 2013

        Still better than having 3 albums in a row go dust.

    • Onika Is Queen. Other B****** Take A Seat> November 17, 2013

      LMAO what happen to the c squad when her wack ass album came out? lmao she would never have gotten the numbers she did without the queens help and you know it b****.

  68. Mariah4Life November 17, 2013

    How the hell does it take someone seven albums to pass the ten million sold mark? Her stans like to pretend that she is the reigning queen of whatever, but these numbers tell a drastically different story. Embarrassing.

  69. Ju don’t even know November 17, 2013

    The Consistency is real with my fave. We all know she is so why are some of us acting surprised?

    • Super Cisus November 17, 2013

      The consistency of being a no talent W****?

      • Ju don’t even know November 18, 2013

        And your fave has the consistency of f****** c list rappers and FLOPPING. Good day sir….

  70. Love Life November 17, 2013

    Lol! Death at ‘consistancy’ the b**** is ‘consistanly’ everywhere wtf do you expect. Taylor, Gaga, Beyonce and Adele have still outsold her there with less albums.

    • Mark111 November 17, 2013

      You should look up the word “consistency” so you can have a better understanding. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spell it correctly one day.

  71. Mark111 November 17, 2013

    I want the haters to name another pop or r&b artist in the past ten years. At a time when people can’t even go gold, for her to sell 10 million in the sates is winning. Mind you she’s not American, Rihanna has always been international. But you basic local b****** can’t see pass your government housing unit.

    Oh and where did Gaga sell 10 million in the states? And I’m pretty sure that Bey is around the 15M mark.

    • Mark111 November 17, 2013

      Unless you’re a Swift or an Adele fan, shut it.

    • Just Sayin November 17, 2013

      Rihanna is signed to an American domesticated lable save the excuses.

      • Mark111 November 17, 2013

        Oh, I didn’t know the label you are singed with equals a citizenship. I guess Adele’s American as well since she’s singed with Colombia.

      • Super Cisus (KING OF TGJ) November 17, 2013

        Adele > Rihslut

      • Mark111 November 17, 2013

        @SuperCisus

        Riahnna’s Music of the Sun 609K > Ciara’s Fantasy Ride 195K + Basic Insinct 116K + Caira 107K = 418K

      • Just Sayin November 18, 2013

        @mark111 no but it means technically shes an american artist. It does not matter where she is originally rom she can still sell look at Adele and the Beatles. Excuses for days.

    • Stephy Tha Lambily November 17, 2013

      Mariah Carey has sold another 10+ million albums in the STATES since 2003

      Usher has sold 16+ Million albums in the states since 2003

      Beyonce has sold 15+ Million akbums in the states since 2003

      Eminem has sold 25+ Million albums in the states since 2003

      Alicia Keys has sold 15+ Million albums in the states since 2003

      Michael Jackson has sold 20+ Million albums in the states since 2003

      The Beatles has sold a whooping 30+ million albums since 2000

      Adele has sold 10+ Million albums in the states less than one year ALSO sold another 6 million with her first album

      Rihanna is NOT an album seller! She is a singles artist. Since 2005 Riri has sold 50+ Million singles in the states. Thats her strong point

      Mary J Blige has sold 10+ Million albums in the states since 2003

      50 Cent has sold 17+ million albums in the states since 2003

      Norah Jones has sold 13+ Million albums in the states since 2003

      Justin Timberlake has sold 10+ Million albumns int the states since 2003

      • Mark111 November 17, 2013

        Wow, all those artist first came out 10 years ago?

      • Stephy Tha Lambily November 17, 2013

        NOPE BUT THEY ALL SOLD MORE ALBUMS THAN RIHANNA

      • xedos November 17, 2013

        lots of these artist came out before most american have high speed internet.,but rihanna came up when illegal album download started When Beyonce DIL came out no one was downloading albums

      • Absolved November 18, 2013

        Illegal downloading is not a recent phenomenon and has been going on since the late 90s. Remember Napster? Ares? Kazaa? Bearshare? Winamp? ALL of Beyoncé’s albums (including the ones with DC) were released during the piracy era.

        “Artists” like Rihanna and Katy just have a hard time convincing people that they are worth more than whatever single they have out at the moment.

  72. Rosie November 17, 2013

    iTunes Singles:
    1390. Ciara – I’m Out (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    N/A. Ciara – Overdose
    iTunes Albums:
    43. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die
    195. Lana Del Rey – Paradise
    218. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (Deluxe Version)
    224. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die – The Paradise Edition
    574. Ciara – Ciara

    I see why the ¢ Squad is seething. And not three versions of BTD and a year-old, barely promoted EP outselling him.

    • Super Cisus (KING OF TGJ) November 17, 2013

      You the only mad one dike ci slays Drunkna on every level. Teach that collagen filled b**** how to sing

      • Rosie November 18, 2013

        You still haven’t explained to me why Cierror has yet to sell out a single date on her Red Lobster parking lot tour? If he slays so much why can’t he sell out a simple 1K capacity venue?

    • Sisqo is a Legend November 17, 2013

      LMAOOO 1390. Ciara – I’m Out (feat. Nicki Minaj)

      DAMN!! EVEN SEVEN STREETER “AND IT WON’T STOP” IS DRAGGIN THAT TRANNY LEFT AND RIGHT

  73. Trace November 17, 2013

    It took her 7 albums to get a #1 on the Billboard 200, and 7 albums to pass the 10 million mark. This b**** is slow! She sounds like a frog and moves like a turtle.

    • xedos November 17, 2013

      but she always end up selling more than the artist who got number 1 album

      • SMH November 18, 2013

        no she doesn’t. she never sells past 1 million.

  74. pete November 17, 2013

    ok, britney did that in her first 2 years, NEXT!

    • Super Cisus (KING OF TGJ) November 17, 2013

      Don’t u mean S****** the zombie kii

  75. Stephy Tha Lambily November 17, 2013

    GOOD FOR HER

    STOP BEING NASTY TOWARDS RIHANNA

  76. Mark111 November 17, 2013

    Just as I thought, Beyonce hasn’t sold over 13M in the Stats and and Lady Gaga has only sold 6.7M (Not including ARe’T(gonna)Pop,). Again, stans not doing their research and mixing WW with US sales. Oh and Ciara us at 4.5 million in the US (I went ahead and added the last 3 flops as 500,000, even tho those albums added together is at 418,000, you’re welcome c-squash)

    • C squad above you all November 18, 2013

      C squad remains unbothered Ciara didn’t have to sell her soul to sell all those albums

    • Just Sayin November 18, 2013

      Beyonce only has 4 albums WEAK comparison

    • ABC November 18, 2013

      Beyoncé has sold over 13 mill. With 4 albums…

    • GAGARULES November 18, 2013

      LOL GAGA HAS SOLD 8.8 MILLION WITH ONLY 4 RELEASES. MAYBE THE ASSEMBLYLINEHANNA STANS NEED TO DO MORE PROPER RESEARCH LOL

      • Mark111 November 18, 2013

        I forgot Fame Monster, cause one min it’s an album and the next it’s a re-release to you stans. When it comes to bragging on sales it’s an album, when I bring up the fact that Rated R out sold it in the first week (they both came out the same day) and charted higher than it, oh THEN it’s a re-release.

  77. F*** Your Swag, I’m Dope. November 17, 2013

    This is just plain sad and proves that Rihanna’s “success” is all smoke and mirrors. SEVEN fricken albums and ONLY 10 million sold? Seriously? These numbers are remedial. But she gets touted as being today’s supposedly leading pop star. GTFOH. How do they even make money from her? If you’re a newcomer with dreams of pop stardom, Rihanna’s performance would be an example of what NOT to follow.

  78. xedos November 17, 2013

    Remember she’s also the most illegally download artist. she may be downloaded more than she sells.2nd she sold more outside the US.

  79. Unbiased November 17, 2013

    Congrats to her…I guess, but navy don’t bring Beyonce into this because she had sold atleasts 13 million with FOUR albums.

  80. xedos November 17, 2013

    Rihanna 1st 2 albums were more reggae so its still good that they went gold and platinum. minus those 2 albums her last 5 albums sold more than most artist can dream of

  81. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 18, 2013

    LMAO wait a minute, people are bringing up Taylor Swift?

    Taylor Swift gets airplay on POP and COUNTRY radio, her music is also classified as COUNTRY (even though it is actually POP), and she gets promo on ALL COUNTRY related media channels.

    NAME ME 1 COUNTRY ARTIST THAT HAS FLOPPED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS, I’ll wait.

    Country music is MASSIVE in the States, just like RAP music is MASSIVE in the States. Those are the only genres where people are selling MILLIONS of copies. Outside those genres, it’s very rare.

    And also notice that even though those two genres are huge in the states, they are also very LOCAL. Taylor Swift is not selling big outside the US, nor are many country artists, nor are many RAP artists. So save me with the Taylor Swift comparisons, she has a clear advantage.

    • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! November 18, 2013

      Name one other youngish female country singer, who’s selling any where near Taylor Swift?

      Taylor swift’s latest album “red” has sold over 6 million, only 4 million of that total is in the states.. so 2 million outside, which is a lot.

      “NAME ME 1 COUNTRY ARTIST THAT HAS FLOPPED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS, I’ll wait” What a silly thing to say… I mean there’s loads of country artists who don’t get inside the top 10 of the album charts…

      Plus name me the last country singer to top the singles chart, apart from Taylor Swift? It’s been years since it has happened.

      • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 18, 2013

        Taylor Swift sells on the singles charts because she ALSO gets POP radio airplay in addition to Country Radio airplay.

        Country fans don’t buy singles, they buy albums (See Carrie Underwood).

        You’ve still failed to mention one country artist who has FLOPPED. Country artists rarely flop.

        And when did Red sell 6 million? It was at 5 million last time I checked and majority of her international sales are from the UK, she hasn’t even hit 1 million there.

    • Biting Truth November 18, 2013

      Rihanna averages only about 3 million WW, so she’s not selling big outside the US either. Navy kill me acting like she’s so “international,” when truth be told her WW numbers are lackluster too. Holla back when she puts out an album that moves double digit millions WW.

      Until then, i’d rather be Taylor selling 5-6 million even if most of those sales come from the US than Rihanna who sells 3 million spaced out.

  82. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 18, 2013

    By the way, “TALK THAT TALK” sold 4.5 million WORLDWIDE. All the sources have it at this figure, ask Samantha, he reported this as well.

  83. C squad above you all November 18, 2013

    Navy got dragged.

    • C squad above you all November 18, 2013

      And Lana del who fans got dragged aswell

  84. XtinaTheDiva November 18, 2013

    Loud and Rated R are her good albums

    • Stephy Tha Lambily November 18, 2013

      All her albums are good.

      • SMH November 18, 2013

        LOL if that was true, her sales would be bigger.

  85. Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) November 18, 2013

    Idc idc congrats rih rih!! She’s been giving me something to smile about lately. I’m really proud of her.

  86. cocobutta November 18, 2013

    Well this is GREAT but neither outstanding nor terrible because many would wish to have 10 million sold period.

    For her pop force ranking with singles and basically the being leader in that realm you would expect a minimum 5 million more sold albums state-side.

    The problem is when you put out so many albums so soon the era never has time to settle to reach it’s full potential.

    Like with her finally getting a #1 album I’ll say to this landmark better late than NEVER

  87. Brian’s den November 18, 2013

    All Im seeing is ‘took 7 albums to get 10 million…’ Are y’all not realizing the 6 PLATINUM albums?! Not many artists can say they have that. Albums from artists that debut #1 could easily fall off the charts, and may NOT even become platinum. So what if it took her 7 years to get a #1 US debuting album, she has TOO many #1 debuts WORLD WIDE. CIARA fans CANNOT even say EVERY ALBUM SINCE CIARA’s DEBUT ALBUM HAS GONE PLATINUM, haha sorry flops

    • JOHNVIDAL November 18, 2013

      But not many artists can say they had the total radio support Rihanna had for all those 7 albums darling. Seeing it that it´s really not too impressive.

    • SMH November 18, 2013

      but you guys are always using Ciara in comparison, instead of Beyonce & Alicia Keys, who have sold way more albums with less releases & a shorter time span. sorry, 6 platinum albums in 7 years’ time isn’t exactly earth-shattering.

  88. Sohawt November 18, 2013

    in the current climate it’s awesome.

  89. Talk That S*** November 18, 2013

    How many has Gaga sold? lmao

    • SMH November 18, 2013

      8.8 million with only 3 releases in only 5 years, not including “ArtPop”.

  90. Slayty Perry (Birthday) November 18, 2013

    Considering that no one buys albums anymore this is good. But when you look at how many albums she’s put out it’s really not impressive. Her albums would sell alot more if she didn’t give up after the first two singles and actually took time to craft each album. Katy is on her 3rd studio album and her U.S sales have passed 5 million with Prism’s current sales added in. By the end if this era she’ll probably be at 7 million. Gaga will probably be at 6 million if Artflop manages to see platinum in sales. There really isn’t much of a difference. Albums are dead.

    • xedos November 18, 2013

      gaga sold her s*** for .99 cent how do you even count that

      • SMH November 18, 2013

        because 660K of that album’s sales were full price, that’s how. 3 times what Rihanna does her first week. and Gaga has sold 8 million albums since her debut.

    • SMH November 18, 2013

      sorry, but Gaga’s current US album sales stand at 8.8 million without ‘ArtPop’, not 6.

  91. JOHNVIDAL November 18, 2013

    Rihanna girl: what took you so long??? lol Average on all fronts, as always.
    Don´t make me start with the comparisons with other girls in their 7th album…

  92. CzarM November 18, 2013

    LOL

  93. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! November 18, 2013

    Taylor Swift did this…after 2 albums… She’s sold way over 20 million in the states… Rihanna has taken 7 albums to sale half that!

  94. Cicidancequeen November 18, 2013

    Epic fail

  95. Brandy Full Moon November 18, 2013

    Embarrassing numbers tbh

    • Everyone’s A Critic November 18, 2013

      Selling a milli on each album is not embarrassing.. What have you sold lately… trick, nobody even knows who you are!! Stop the hate and give credit when it’s due.

  96. Obamacare November 18, 2013

    She can’t sing….neither can Gaga, Lana, Kelly Rowland and damn sure not Ciara.

    • Everyone’s A Critic November 18, 2013

      pretty sure that’s an opinion stated as fact!! Who made you relevant!!?? Disappear

  97. Everyone’s A Critic November 18, 2013

    Cut the b*******! NEVER EVER knock someone’s hustle unless it’s hurting someone else! I’m slowly becoming a rihanna fan, I only like 3 out of the 7 albums she has and a few singles here and there, but no one can deny she’s winning. THAT is the delusion… if you can’t admit when someone is winning when the figures are IN YOUR FACE, you’re delusional. So cut the crap and lets POUR IT UP POUR IT UP for Rhi.. Representing for my fellow caribs and black people. Stop hating, it’s embarassing. And NO… im not a fan. I’m part of the BEYHIVE

  98. XoMoDe November 18, 2013

    Pretending that these numbers are acceptable while clinging to Internet piracy as justification is cowardly. The “Navy” (not much of a Navy if it takes her almost 10 years to sell 10 million copies of 7 albums combined) are a bunch of p****** for this.

    • The Boy Toy November 18, 2013

      Her navy is worldwide. She has sold 30 million albums. That’s great for someone who releases every 10 months-year.

  99. The Boy Toy November 18, 2013

    Haaaaaa I love when the hive and navy unites to drag the lessors! At the end of the day Rih & Bey >>>> your fave (excluding the legends) 😆

    • Hivy November 18, 2013

      Yaassss

  100. Germôna November 18, 2013

    Sam please shut the hell up. You are so unprofessional and rude, if you don’t like her don’t post s*** about her on your blog. She mist of f***** your b****.

  101. LDN Chick November 18, 2013

    All that radio support…

  102. HOTSTUFF November 18, 2013

    ONE WORD : CONSISTENCY. #ICON

    • GAGARULES November 18, 2013

      CONSISTENCY….PAIRED WITH PAYOLA & BONING-FOR-TRACKS LOL

  103. GAGARULES November 18, 2013

    LMAO DEAD @ 10 MILLION IN 8 YEARS WHEN GAGA HAS SOLD ALMOST 9 MILLION IN HALF THAT TIME LMAO #THESTRUGGLEISREAL

    • The Boy Toy November 18, 2013

      I know a Gaga stan isn’t talking about struggle….

      • GAGARULES November 18, 2013

        LOL GAGA HAS ALWAYS OUTSOLD ASSEMBLYLINEHANNA’S FIRST WEEK. AND THIS TIME NEXT YEAR GAGA WILL SURPASS 10 MILLION ALBUM SALES US. SO YEAH, I’M TALKING ABOUT STRUGGLEHANNA’S STRUGGLE TO SELL ALBUMS LMAO

      • The Boy Toy November 18, 2013

        Yet Gaga went from selling 1.1 million to a measly 240k. Why has she peaked in 5 years? She’s giving me Ciara teas with that short ass career.

      • The Boy Toy November 18, 2013

        Rih sold 6.5 million copies of Loud in the 5th year of her career 🙂

  104. SMH November 18, 2013

    The excuse that these numbers are “good” in “today’s climate” only proves that the standards for talent are at an all time low.

    • The Boy Toy November 18, 2013

      What? “Today’s climate” refers to the fact that people don’t BUY music like they used to. There are so many other means to get music in 2013…it has nothing to do with talent.

      • SMH November 18, 2013

        yes it does. Taylor Swift & Adele have moved far bigger numbers in the same amount of time. People have always bought music based off the current talent pool. In today’s climate, the talent pool is significantly low, and the record sales reflect that.

      • The Boy Toy November 18, 2013

        Lol! Is that why Beyonce, Alicia, Gaga, Mariah and other big sellers latest albums didn’t do as well? Are they any less talented than Taylor and Adele? People don’t buy music period. That’s why the music industry is in a state of emergency.

      • The Boy Toy November 18, 2013

        Plus Rihanna releases an album every 10 months to a year. If she released less albums and stretched out her eras like the others girls, you better believe she’d be up there with the other girls saleswise. I can’t wait for album 8. I feel a long, successful iconic era coming up. 😀

  105. LOL November 18, 2013

    The Navy are fooling themselves. This is not a spectacular feat. If you want to talk about her collection of top 10 hits (20, without features), or her touring accomplishments (despite her mediocrity as a live performer) since her debut, that’s a valid conversation. But hitting the 10 million mark after 7 albums & 7 years is not “amazing”, especially when artists have sold alot more in the same time frame with less releases. Sorry Navy, it’s just not.

    • The Boy Toy November 18, 2013

      Keyword: less releases!

      Rihanna releases every year! People are more likely to purchase an album from the same artist every 2-3 years than every year. She’s doing damn good for someone who’s constantly releasing music. 😀

  106. Rihanna # 1 Fan T November 19, 2013

    owww get em gurlll you doing it… !!
    All yah haters need to stop talking about she flopped my b**** is doing it !

  107. Jay November 20, 2013

    This is embarrassing. I’m always perplexed how she never sell albums. Adele did that number with one album, Taylor did half that with one album, so who is she fooling? Truly her career is all smoke and mirrors. A lot of her number ones are mostly forgettable. I’ll have to give her, she does pick catchy songs that easily propels her to the summit of HOT 100. Best of luck to her tho

  108. Jay November 20, 2013

    Totally agree. Talents are hard to find and also mariah beyonce and even celine have all deviated from their successful formula just to be trendy. That’s y a lot of their older fans can’t relate to them or buy their records. They rather buy Taylor or Adele. Period

  109. Everyone’s A Critic November 21, 2013

    read b****! then come for me

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