Roc Royals: Rihanna Reaches ‘VEVO’ Milestone / Elijah Blake Bags ‘Emmis’ Radio Premiere

Published: Sunday 9th Feb 2014 by David

Bashed and belittled by those who weren’t impressed by its ‘R-rated’ nature, Rihanna‘s ‘Pour It Up‘ made quite the impact upon its October 2013 arrival, for reasons both good and bad.

The good? The push it gave supporting album ‘Unapologetic’ on a sales front, after surpassing sales of 1 million units in the US itself. The bad? Criticism from fans of DanceHall staples Lady Saw and Patra, who took aim at the star’s alleged ‘borrowing’ of their work and trademark styles.

Today, the good finds itself outweighing the bad as the clip reaches a monumental milestone, and as the performer joins management company Roc Nation in celebrating the release of new music from collaborator Elijah Blake!

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After securing its 100 millionth view, ‘Pour‘s video became the 17th Rihanna visual to do so…an undeniable reminder of the vocalist’s winning streak on video sharing outlets.

As if that wasn’t enough to give both she and full-time shadow Melissa Forde cause to ‘light one up’, Fenty‘s Shakira– led ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’ reached the very same milestone, nabbing 100 million views!

This, coming as welcome news to the ‘Beautiful Liar‘ who saw it score 11 million radio audience impressions on its launch date, and peak at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In other Roc-related news, fans of R&B freshman Elijah Blake will be pleased to learn that the campaign set in place for his debut album adds a fresh pair of legs to its promo-body today, thanks to support from Jeffrey Smulyan‘s ‘Emmis Communications.’

For, as to turn his streaming water into digital wine, the entertainer will unleash his brand new single ‘Sing For Me‘on the Emmis-owned Power 106, sister to the Ebro Darden-led ‘Hot 97‘, in NYC.

Debuting 2pm on February 10th (EST), That Grape Juice.Net can confirm the jam will feature verses from ‘Devil is a Lie’ mastermind Rick Ross and ‘Pot of Gold’ purveyor Game, set to dominate airwaves well before its March 3rd release date!

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  1. Lily February 9, 2014

    Congrats VEVO EMPRESS. Who cares what you Haters/Shitty Sam feels.

  2. BeyBeyKing February 9, 2014

    You say who cares what haters say but you obviously care and that’s why your ass is PRESSED that Beyonce has already outsold UPL in two months!

  3. the real xoxo February 9, 2014

    Elijah PR Juice.
    Anyway, congrats Rih!

  4. Lovebird February 9, 2014

    Colton Haynes, Rihanna and Elijah Blake in my bed at the same time, that would be heaven.

    I would literally have no reason to live after that.

  5. BanjeeRiri February 9, 2014

    Good for Elijah and even better for Queen Rih Rih!

  6. Lovebird February 9, 2014

    Congrats to Rihanna, the most viewed artist on YoutTube/Vevo. Yet another NEW record set by Rihanna for others to break.

    She’s doing for YouTube/Vevo what Madonna did for MTV.

  7. QueenofTheNavy February 9, 2014

    I am so happy to see Rihanna and Elijah snatching and slaying like this. I mean, do you remember what happened when Beyfraudsay tried to sign with ROC.


  8. BeyWokeUpLikeThis February 9, 2014

    Elijah my dear, I am so sorry that TGJ had the nerve to put you in the same company as this trollop!
    Paid for sales >>> VEVO views.

  9. AubreyOSlay February 9, 2014

    Not Elijah coming for dem radio adds and not the Flea Hive made at Queen Robyn’s slayage. Still no #1 single?

  10. Jerquatta February 9, 2014

    SO she has 18 certified VEVO videos. More than any artist in history. Rih and Shakira did it in 9 days with CRTFY!!!

  11. QueenCeline February 9, 2014

    In my day the only milestones that counted were ones that made people money. People will look at Rihanna for free but will they pay for her albums? No.

  12. Lovebird February 9, 2014


    Didn’t Beyonce rely on views to get her first top 10 single in 6 years?

  13. DawnSlayChard February 9, 2014

    Sorry, but which mother carries a child for 9 months and call its Jerquatta.

  14. ashley February 9, 2014

    Congrats rih!!! Can’t wait for her eighth album. Say what you want about rihanna,but she’s in a league of her own.

  15. Lovebird February 9, 2014

    In my day the only milestones that counted were ones that made people money.

    But VEVO is paying Rihanna and her label Royalties for every view –>>> _/

  16. HadleyStreetDreamer February 9, 2014

    @Lovebird You ask too many questions for someone whose p**** smells like a run down sushi bar.

  17. slay_hive February 9, 2014


    Let’s see..Vevo debuted in late 2009. Rihanna has released 4 albums, 50 singles and 50 videos within that time! kii

    I guess the GP would rather stream her videos for free rather than to buy her albums! 😉

    Congrats anyways 😀 I guess

  18. Lovebird February 9, 2014

    Better that than your p**** which smells like the trash can of the same run down sushi bar.

  19. WeAreLambily February 9, 2014

    I’m living for the regular Slaylijah updates and gagging at how jealous the Hive is of the Navi.

  20. LANA IS A DEPRESSED LESBIAN February 9, 2014

    congrats to rih! elijah who now? gtfo

  21. Conor Minaj February 9, 2014

    The struggle for achievements is so real in these streets. •StaresAtPinkFridays’salesandsmilestoself.

  22. Lovebird February 9, 2014

    I’m SCCRREEAAAMMMING at how jealous the hive are. I cannot at them trashing videos when their fav had to give away 17 free music videos of her stripping in order to sell that stale album of s** songs.

    And not when Beyonce releases 35135435131354 videos per era and still cannot reach this milestone, I’M SCREAMING!!!!!

  23. JanetXone February 9, 2014

    Rick Ross and The Game? Here for it.

  24. Lovebird February 9, 2014

    Anyway Rihanna is a multi-platform artist.

    People want to buy her albums, her singles, hear her on the radio, watch her videos, watch her in concert, stream her music, etc.

    Rihanna is multi-platform and is EVERYWHERE. You cannot escape her.

  25. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT February 9, 2014

    YASS! @connor

  26. RiriRoyale February 9, 2014

    1. I will be tuning in to hear Elijah slay my eardrums so thank you TGJ.
    2. Why can’t the Hive just accept that Queen Rihanna is the one true Queen and has everything Beyonce wants.

  27. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT February 9, 2014

    oops extra n… my bad anyway congrats to rih the queen of vevo

  28. KatyKadet February 9, 2014

    Is a b**** even ready for Kinglijah’s slayage though.

  29. slay_hive February 9, 2014

    Jealous of what? A nonfactor vevo certification? Kii What a joke!

    Any popular artist can get a vevo certified video. Even Beyonce has two or three with 4 (The album ya’ll call a flop). kii

    Beyonce didn’t “give away” anything. She made a profit from her videos instead of releasing them for free in desperation for vevo views.

    BEYONCE is nearing 2x PLATINUM in album sales. I guess the GP value Beyonce’s videos over Rihanna’s forgettable “hits”. Which is a shame…..for ya’ll LOOOOOL

  30. BuzzinBey February 9, 2014

    Why would the Queen be jealous of a video ho?

  31. VisionofMimi February 9, 2014

    Video ho? •Plays Skunk In Love.

  32. KELLY ROWLAND IS LAZY February 9, 2014

    Rihanna stay winning with no ALBUM.

  33. My Forehead Tho February 9, 2014

    Being completely honest, Rihanna stays winning in the buck and under categories. Nobody is touching her in the $1 singles and free YouTube views department. Maybe this explains why she has been out longer than Gaga, Beiber, and Taylor yet her net worth is way less than theirs.


  34. mekaela February 9, 2014

    I see the hives killing themselves with hate now because of rih accomplishments did drunk in love reach any milestone guess not no one wants to see bey looking like a wet dog

  35. Better yet a navy February 9, 2014

    In addition to moving into the Top 10 on ARIA’s Singles Chart, #Jump debuts at no.2 on the Urban Singles Chart!

  36. Rih keeps winning – catch up heuaxihjrh February 9, 2014

    ALL the free videos of beyonce near nude could not stop rih doing for veve for Madonna done for mTV and this is why RIH is the queen and BEY IS OVER!

  37. Jdek February 9, 2014

    Yesss! SLAY QUEEN! # tellurfavetocatchup

  38. Jdek February 9, 2014

    When will drunk and wet dog hair in love?????

  39. Jdek February 9, 2014

    Queen 10 lessor b****** zerooo! Slay queen! When will wet dog hair in love?

  40. My Forehead Tho February 9, 2014

    How does this happen though? :

    Years Active: 2008-Present
    Net worth: $190 million

    Taylor Swift
    Years active: 2006-Present
    Net worth: $150 million

    Justin Beiber:
    Years active 2008- Present
    Net worth- $160 million

    Years Active: 2005- Present
    Net Worth: $90 million

  41. cierror February 9, 2014

    Elijah is almost always paired with someone more popular in a post(in this case Rihanna). They’re really trying to make him a ‘thing’. I’m sure no one actually cares though

  42. Marcus February 9, 2014

    Whew, I See A Lot Of People Talking Out Of Their Ass On This Post! Lol

    Anyway, Congrats Rihanna For Getting Those VEVO Certifications.

    & Stop Shading Drunk In Love Because That’s The #1 Urban Song Out Right Now & It’s Not Slowing Down Anytime Soon.

  43. Yea February 9, 2014

    money come from video views….

  44. Yea February 9, 2014

    streaming means sales dumb ass!

  45. jamilaa February 9, 2014

    try again..that net worth was from 2010 b****! she made 50 m in 2011,another 52m in 2012….how much are you worth thou? jealous pressed biach

  46. jamilaa February 9, 2014

    i thought ya’ll said CRTFU is a flop? but its sitting pretty in number 15 on the bb hot 100? watch her ! this is gonna be a top 10 hit!

  47. Mark111 February 9, 2014

    What the Hive can’t comprehend is that Rihanna is breaking and making records. Bey hasn’t broken any kind of records. Selling 1.5 million isn’t a record. Selling 600K isn’t a record neither when Gaga did the same number with BTW (- the 99 cent discount) and Alicia Key’s I Am did 700K in the first week.

    Looking at the other post, they couldn’t even hold against the Lambs cause they can’t use sales at that fan base. Yet I single handily slaughtered the Lambs as if I was working at a meat factory.

    The Hive are nothing but pest.

  48. My Forehead Tho February 9, 2014

    But Rihanna posted/confirmed her net worth when she was cyber bullying Teyanna Taylor a few months ago.

    What I don’t understand is how Rihanna can have more #1 singles and Vevo certifications than JB,Gaga and Taylor combined but makes less than them.

    It doesn’t make sense.

  49. yuh eddiat February 9, 2014

    But isn’t their net worth greater than other artists too? Why signal Rihanna out. Oh and they re white and she is black. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise. But besides Beyoncé, what other black female is doing it in the music industry, but Rihanna. Say why you want, but her net worth is looking pretty good for an 8 year veteran. And get this, her net worth and star power is actually increasing while gaga’s and Justin Bieber is decreasing.

  50. Yea February 9, 2014

    Where Is Alicia Keys and Beyonce Put It In A Love Song Music Video?

  51. Yea February 9, 2014

    @MY FOREHEAD THO why you care about her money, do you have any type of net worth over anything?

  52. yuh eddiat February 9, 2014

    @my forehead though, why you counting other peoples millions? How many millions do you have? Have you broken any records or gotten to number 1 in anything? People kill me, using other people finances to argue like they could even make a million not to talk about 90. If 90 million is chump change, and means nothing when it comes to Rihanna. Lets see you make it.

  53. Mark111 February 9, 2014

    A troll asked why Gaga and JB net worth is more? Bieber has merchandise and products and he may have writers credit to his songs that sell like crazy to lil kida. He also had that huge documentary, that may come to an end seeing his last album and movie did dust. Gaga has writers credit and toured her ass off during her first two albums. Plus celebrity net worth is old data cause it still has Bey at 350M, although she at 450M. So Rih is higher than that after sales and tour this year.

    So in other words, don’t count other people money b****.

  54. Marco_ehh February 9, 2014

    The simple fact that your referring to an album released three years ago… and has no type of relevancy due to the three million worldwide the album after it has sold. Come on now… really lol

  55. My Forehead Tho February 9, 2014

    I mean we can sit here and act like Rihanna didn’t post/confirm her net worth (90 million) on twitter in 2013 if you want to, but can you really play the race card tho?

    Rihanna allegedly does stadium tours like Madonna and is more popular than most white artist (checks her billboard digital and YouTube stats).
    She has TV shows, clothing lines, perfumes, albums, $1 singles and YouTube views and has been out longer than Gaga,JB and Taylor, yet she makes less than them.


  56. CIARA ARMY STAN February 9, 2014

    Sam, don’t let me call out your fave right now!

    Beyonce literally took Tina Turner’s artistry image, sound and dance style. All in one. So why bag only Rihanna when you can’t even tell the truth about your fave stealing another artists full identity?

    Yeah bye, I’ll leave you with this though…..

  57. Better yet a navy February 9, 2014

    You can’t stop the destiny God has planned for a person so stop trying.
    Rihanna’s navy. Let’s make it do what it do. #R8. Most of ya faves would never see 8 albums. They washed up after 4

  58. Lewey February 9, 2014


    ‘Beautiful Liar’ actually peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Please make that correction.

    Thank you

  59. Selenator February 9, 2014

    Rihanna always has great videos, I’m not surprised.

  60. Nicky February 9, 2014

    Lmaoooooo @. Flea hive

    They love comparing beyonce with unapologetic lmaooooo

    Since when did her album sell more????

    Beyonce 2.6 mill
    UA 3.6mill

    Beyonce decreasing each week lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats rihanna. Flea hive doesn’t know u also make money off vevo lmaoooooo!!!

  61. Selenator February 9, 2014

    Rihanna does make as much as them because she doesn’t prostitute her name around like them. Justin, Taylor, and Gaga literally sign every deal that comes their way and put their names on everything to earn money. Music, movies, dvds, videos, remix/acoustic cds, high-price tickets, books, dolls, fashion, make up, etc. What don’t they have their name on?

  62. Lovebird February 9, 2014


    How much do you make? I bet what Rihanna spends on a meal is more than what you take home in a month.

    I’m crying, I really want to know how much you make.

  63. t February 9, 2014

    O cant at the delusional 12 yr old rihyodel stans on here. Nobody respects rihyodel but the delusional navy. Its free to watch videos. Thats a basic accomplishment. Everybodu already has bey videos with her album that cost $17 dollars. She outsold rihanna without even trying. Do u think anyone would pay $17 for a rohanna album? Hell no. Like ice.cube said rihanna is cheap & bey is ecpensive. Nobody is even checking for rihanna . King bey all on everybody mouth like liquor. Stay mad that your fave will never reach bey level.

  64. Lovebird February 9, 2014


    The question is how much do you hives make? You’re counting other people’s money, let us count your money.

    Please post your annual incomes.

  65. Selenator February 9, 2014

    *doesn’t make as much

  66. Lovebird February 9, 2014

    I’m waiting…..

  67. drunk in love February 9, 2014

    How dumb/stupid do you sound. Beyoncé wasn’t trying to sign with her Husband company simply because she has her own company. Trust if that be so it wouldn’t have been a problem. Stop with all this foolishness trying to put Beyoncé/Rihanna against each other. Both are doing their thing and is in a lane of their own. Also when have Beyoncé ever flop. Her last album did great even though she couldn’t promote/tour right away because of her pregnancy but it still did good. Grow up and stop this madness about who’s doing what when both artist are doing themselves.

  68. Lovebird February 9, 2014

    Stop lying, Beyonce promoted the hell out of that album.

    Anyway, you hives are counting other people’s money but are silent on your own incomes. Please post them so we can see just how better off than Rihanna you are.

  69. Rosie February 9, 2014

    That’s cool then. I don’t think VEVO views matter in the larger scheme of things but whatever.

  70. Stephy Tha Lambily February 9, 2014

    Congrats to Rihanna for picking this flop up on th ground & dusting it off. Cause Shakira fans are not the ones who are doing it. Its those young Rihanna fans that sit on YouTube & watch the video over & over like they aint got no bills to pay….

    Also, Mark111 you did not slaughter nothing so have a seat —–> -/

  71. mekaela February 10, 2014

    The difference is because they are white blacks have to work their tail off more than whites and it’s a fact not even Whitney Houston or Aretha made that much Mariah did because she was pass for white and Beyonce did because she had to work her tail off she made it with clothing perfumes and endorsement s rih will get there so back the f*** up rih is worth more than 90 million Google needs to update their s***

  72. Lolz February 10, 2014

    Beautiful Liar peaked at #2

    And jealous of what? How many of those people who viewed her videos buy her album?

  73. jamilaa February 10, 2014

    CRTFU is at 15! doing just fine! it will go to top 5! soon..and i love both bey and riri! why you people puting 2 black girls at each other! pls let us celebrate this women not tear one down to lift the other! goshhhhhhhh!

  74. h2o February 10, 2014

    Grats, though I really hate “Pour It Up”.

  75. The Boy Toy February 10, 2014

    R8 is coming! Kuk Harrell described it as NEXT LEVEL. Secure your wigs f***! 😆

  76. BEYHIVE_MINAJ February 10, 2014

    @Nicky CRYING at that self drag. How is Beyonce almost nearing UNA when UNA has been out since 2012??? LOLOLOLOL

  77. Bosslady February 10, 2014

    All I can do is smile and LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…..ok I give up and I give in…it’s official I’m part of the Navy…I’m a true Rihanna stantic…and I’ve never stanned for anyone or was a fan of anyone…this girl has got me going!!!

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