Bruno Mars & Beyonce Rock ‘Music’s Top 40 Money Makers 2014’

Published: Monday 10th Mar 2014 by David


The above, as Bruno Mars should already be aware of, is the number of units moved by his new album, ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’, worldwide.

It’s these sales figures, coupled with revenue pulled from its supporting tour and the star’s other lucrative ventures that have earned him a spot on Billboard‘s ‘Music’s Top 40 Money Makers 2014‘ list, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna and Taylor Swift!

Where the ‘Treasure’ holder ranked?

Find out below!

Excerpts from the list read:


Billboard explains:

“The data used to compile Money Makers was supplied by Nielsen SoundScan, Nielsen BDS and Billboard Boxscore. Artists are ranked by U.S. earnings, calculated from touring, recorded- music sales, publishing royalties and revenue from digital music and video streaming. Due to a lack of data, revenue from sponsor- ship, merchandising and synchronization isn’t included. For album and track sales, Billboard assumed a royalty rate of 20 percent of retail, minus producers’ fees. Billboard treated all streaming revenue as derived from licensing deals and split that to calculate the artist’s take. Billboard applied statutory mechanical rates for album and track sales and Copyright Royalty Board-determined rates or -approved formulas for streaming. For labels’ direct deals with interactive services, Billboard used a blended rate of $0.00525 for audio and $0.005 for video streams. Billboard subtracted a manager’s fee of 10 percent. For box office, each artist was credited with 34 percent of the gross, typically what’s left after the promoter and manager’s cuts and other costs are subtracted.”

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  1. Micks March 10, 2014

    Where is the s****?

  2. ashley March 10, 2014

    Where is the Queen of Pop??

  3. HIMEROS March 10, 2014

    All of these are due to tours. The queen of pop had a broken hip

  4. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Why is that other girl with all of those albums and hits at #20?

  5. Yeah I Said It March 10, 2014

    The fact that Beyonce is there, and Billboard didn’t even calculate her full gross.

  6. Yeah I Said It March 10, 2014

    But where is a certain ‘bad b****’ who likes shade peoples NET worth on Twitter?

  7. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Lmfaooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Roflmaoooooooooooooooo. @ Nery why is Hoeianna outside the top ten? Didn’t she tour stadiums and outgross TMCSWT????? I can’t…..lmfaooooo. #THE REAL RECEIPT

  8. HIMEROS March 10, 2014

    Just SO happy, Basic Perry wasn’t on the list. I really would’ve seethed.

    Congrats to the hive for beating Jay

  9. Revolution March 10, 2014

    Ultimate death @ the shade.
    The full list is even funnier.

  10. Revolution March 10, 2014

    Somebody stays getting milked. Yet her fans call others dumb.

  11. The Boy Toy March 10, 2014

    Rihanna automatically got paid $500K per show. That should be added to the $13m (her 34%) 😉

  12. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Slay Hive….These c*nts are beyoooooooooond delusional lmfao. A b*tch toured stadiums WW and only brought n that much. We all know she started touring in March. She also wasn’t local with her hits as the Rihc*nts say. These h*** are to to to to to basic for THE QUEEN! Taylor only got that much is because of her album and tour had wrapped up in 2013. #LESSER H***

  13. Revolution March 10, 2014

    DEATHHH is that all?

  14. Keshaanimal March 10, 2014

    Kiii rihanna is a flop

  15. HIMEROS March 10, 2014

    Taylor being number 1 is just as irelevent as katy being at number 1.

    Their numbers all based on over hormonal teens who will pay to hear the same basic break up and “feel sorry for me” type of music.

  16. Tess March 10, 2014

    Who is the queen of pop?

  17. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    @Digger Bey

    IKR!! “stadium status” should definitely be @ #1! I also love how you clocked @Nery! kii Where is all of Rihanna’s money going to Digger? 😀

  18. Biting Truth March 10, 2014

    Um, where is Rihanna? She’s supposed to be the biggest pop star out right now, no? Why isn’t she at the top of the list…or in the top 5…or in the top 10…or in the top 15…y’all see where i’m going with this right?

    Queen of Pauper.

  19. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    Death at Taylor Swift making more money than the so called King B; I cannot.

  20. Jewel March 10, 2014

    Where is Rihanna tho^ Nice try.

  21. kim March 10, 2014

    why is everyone afraid to say her name. Rihanna is not there cause she is a product. although she had a tour she still cannot keep the money. her fans are too delusional, they need that type of info. b**** so overated. now come for me. bad b**** my ass

  22. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    $200 million dollar tour and yet Taylor Swift is making more money than you; I thought she was in charge of her money. I CANNOT.

  23. Jewel March 10, 2014

    Beyonce top paid black person as usual. This is why she is boss.

  24. Kisses Down Low March 10, 2014

    Beyonce outwealthed and outgrossed Rihanna by MILES. That $104 million was only for 53 dates! Damn!

  25. Sandra March 10, 2014

    HER TOUR GROSSED 145 MILLION DOLLARS, GROW UP HATERS. This list is probably money earned from songwriting royalties and Rihanna doesn’t write most of her music so thats why. Beyonce is only on this list cause of her putting her name on songs she didn’t even write.

  26. PRINCE CARTER FENTY March 10, 2014

    Yoncé stay slaying! No wonder haters all on her mouth like liquor. That Yoncé reign just won’t let up !!! Deal and Bow Down.

  27. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    Basic ass Taylor and Local Timberlake above a Beyonce? Lol

  28. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    Never mind RIHANNA, hasn’t Beyonce been doing this for 16 years? Why is Taylor Swift making more money than her?

  29. Yolo March 10, 2014

    Death @ Birdshit struggling to change the shade. The real shade is why is miss self shading NET worth at the bottom?

  30. OrangeJuiceInstead March 10, 2014

    Now I love me some Rihanna but…. girl….


    Being out done by One Direction WHAT???


    You Did Stadium World tours, Worldwide and came up number 20?

    Beyonce is #6…. so Rihanna stans can’t check her especially since she was done arenas.

    Rihanna girl you need to start over cause something is not functioning correctly in your team. There is no excuse to be doing that little. and #1 and Top 3 song to go with your tour and thats the position you get? While Beyonce’s first leg was nothing but oldies I mean DAMN!


    1. Start your own Label you’re f****** Rihanna and on album 8 like please.
    2. You need more royalty rights girl.
    3. I went to your tour and although it was nice, it could’ve been better.
    4. For album 8 (to get sales higher) maybe there should be more cohesiveness.

    But baby girl there is no reason.

    I Love both Beyonce and Rihanna. They are both winning and women of color! We should stop pitting them together and find a way to get them both into top 10! Rih is struggling somewhere in her team and something need to happen so that money can get up!

  31. HIMEROS March 10, 2014

    Can we please shut up about “most “something” black person”

    Beyoncé is white

  32. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Congrats to Taylor for beating fraudonce. Poor fraudonce, not even putting her name on songs she didn’t write and doing two tours and calling it one tour can take her to #1 lol

  33. Yolo March 10, 2014

    You can’t change this shade onto Beyonce lmao. As a Rihanna fan… Lolol!

  34. HONEYCHILDPLEASE March 10, 2014

    Bleachoncé owned 2013 and now she’s owning 2014. Slay a bit.

  35. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    No love bird. Why isn’t Rihanna on the list??? kiiii Beyonce has her spot. The ONLY black musician in the top ten. While the “Queen of Pop” is missing. IDGI 😀



  36. Peculiar Treasure March 10, 2014

    Wow, I didn’t know Rihanna only has 1 number 1 album in the U.S.! I guess the 7th time is the charm!

  37. Yolo March 10, 2014

    @Sandra two Tours? Its for 2013 my dear. And even then only half her dates. Try again.

  38. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    Really fishy; both Justin and Taylor opened with sales of over 1 million copies and they topped the list; Beyonce with an over $200 million tour and iTunes receipts of over 800K in the first week made LESS than Justin and Taylor. This shows that she bought her own albums.

  39. OrangeJuiceInstead March 10, 2014

    And before someone says ” well you just put them against each other”, NO I was just comparing and contrasting. Also, pardon my grammatical errors.

  40. Hush March 10, 2014

    Riwhora may as well be an opening act. Her tours don’t make her enough money to be more than barely #20. lol

  41. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Beyonce is a fraud, she can’t even top this list and her fans call her “king” lmao fail. I guess buying your own albums doesn’t matter after all.

  42. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    Explain why Beyonce reported festivals to her tour gross when she has been doing this for 16 years.

    She can only claim she outgrossed Rihanna by a mile by adding two tours together and tallying up festivals; and this is after 16 years in the industry making LESS money than Taylor Swift.

  43. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Rihanna’s tour was ranked way before Fraudonce’s tour of the top tours of 2013, check billboard #Facts

  44. Yeah I Said It March 10, 2014

    @Sandra erm honey Beyonce has topped money making lists many times before. You seem mad

  45. JB102 March 10, 2014

    Don’t try to hide behind Taylor, you p******. 😆
    The bottom line HERE is that Beyoncé made WAY more money than Rihanna and is ranked WAY higher! Cope with THAT sh*t! 😛

  46. BEYSUS OVER JESUS March 10, 2014


  47. Yeah I Said It March 10, 2014

    Rihanna: I hate broke b******

    I see why the Navy mad. Her hypocritical ass can’t even get paid more than Justin Bieber,

  48. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    I can’t @ The Struggle lmfaooooooo…@AngryBird…You do know Taylor made money off her album and tour that wrapped up n June of last year. THE QUEEN just made that off some dates lmfaoooooooo. Hoeianna had an album out and toured. Also endorsements. Where is her money KIIII

  49. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Where is that Rihanna “reign” I can’t seem to find it on this list. 😀

  50. HIMEROS March 10, 2014

    I love this post, so many names, so many weaves available to grab,

    The comments are messy, I love this

  51. JOSE March 10, 2014

    Beyonce’s tour gross includes her festivals as well, her team is the best at media manipulation

    BUT The Hive is more worried about Rihanna when Taylor is slaying your fave lol that shows how pressed Rih keeps yall

  52. mekaela March 10, 2014

    Taylor is half Beyonce age and she killing Beyonce wow that’s what the behive should be pissed about and why should navy believe anything Sam writes about rihanna he probably exclude rih Sam go suck someone d***

  53. Yeah I Said It March 10, 2014

    SCREAMING @ them hiding behind the Taylor The STRUGGLEEEEEE.

    Beyonces full Tour for 2013 wasn’t even counted let alone 2014. Unlike the others and she’s still at #6!!!!!

  54. Sandra March 10, 2014


  55. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Sandra and the Rihc*nts are mad that Hoeianna is at the bottom of the list KIIIIII

  56. TEAM MINAJ March 10, 2014

    Where is Mariah on the charts? Oh I forgot she’s too busy at the donut shop feeling up her fat diabetes body with jelly filled donuts.

  57. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Taylor Swift outsold floponce, earned more money than floponce, is more popular and talented than floponce.

  58. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Sandra you gone have to come a little harder babe, and bring some reciepts along. kiii

    Why isn’t the “Queen of Pop” topping this list??

    Where is that “reign”???

  59. OQRAM March 10, 2014

    Haha Navy, Bey outranks Rih AGAIN!

  60. Sandra March 10, 2014

    “BEYONCE” the visual album Still not sold over 3 million worldwide? The decline is real.

  61. Yeah I Said It March 10, 2014

    Yes Sandra seethe honey. Every time you try to shade Beyonce with Taylor you’re shading your #20 fave even more.

  62. SLAYLOR SWIFT March 10, 2014

    My fave is the Queen Of Pop! Beyoncé who? Rihanna who? Katy who? Your basic faves could never. Taylor is constantly snatching your faves wigs.

  63. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    “King Beysus Christ”

    OMG! I told them those Bey Stans are insane. Beysus Christ? Seriously? Disgusting.

  64. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    AngryBird Um THE QUEEN made 188million in 2013, not 200 million. Her gross for 2014 hasn’t been calculated yet seeeeeeeething c*nt. You just continue to stay pressssed that Justin and Taylor are making and wealthier than Hoeianna and she been out longer lmfaooooooo

  65. Yolo March 10, 2014

    @Slay_Hive I think Sandra’s having a meltdown. The struggle though. I’m just kii’ing away.

  66. ashley March 10, 2014

    Taylor Swift has outsold Rihanna by MILLIONS, is more popular than Rihanna and she is 19 positions AHEAD of Rihanna on this list!

    Your point? lmao

  67. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    Why is a Nicki Stan asking for Mariah when the Re-Up collected more dust carpet cleaner. Icki is a flop. Done after 3 years. Move over h**

  68. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    Taylor has outsold Beyonce by millions as well Hun. Lol

  69. JOSE March 10, 2014


    No ones hiding behind Taylor. It’s funny how the Hive is bragging but ignoring how Taylor is slaying her, I thought she was the King of performing that’s the real kii kii, you would think she was #1 the way ya’ll are bragging but alas I see Mrs. Taylor slaying her in tour #s as usual, even with Bey’s inflated tour #s

  70. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Slay Hive…OMG The Meltdowns! I LIVE Lmfaoooooooooooooooooooooooo bwahahahahahahahahahaha

  71. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    @ YOLO

    yes you can tell when they start typing in all caps. LOOOOL I’m over here dying laughing! They’ll eventually learn to deal, if they want to overcome depression. 😀

  72. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Rihanna didn’t release an album in 2013 and barely did anything except do her extremely successful world tour. She released 2 singles and did her tour. Considering the fact that she was mostly chilling last year this is not a bad place in this list. Most of the other people in this list released albums last year and promoted more than Rihanna. Rihanna still winning without even trying.

  73. Here I Stand March 10, 2014

    Why is the Navy coming for Beyonce who slayed as usual while their fav is 14 places behind her? What’s the logic.

    Congrats Yonce.

  74. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    Basic ass Taylor with little talent has all of her albums over 4 million in the US. Only one of Beyonce albums sold over 4 million. What kind of struggle…

  75. DD1G March 10, 2014


    That h** barely made the list.

    You mad?


  76. OrangeJuiceInstead March 10, 2014

    Lets be real, OFCOURSE Taylor Swift is going to do more than anyone else. She is Country and Pop! Americans eat up country and most young Americans love Pop. How can a b**** fail??? Her audience is HUGE and if she wasn’t number 1 something would be wrong.

    Congrats to her cause she’s doing her thing.
    Congrats to all the top 10 for doing their thing!

  77. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    I guess Hoeianna gots to take Def Jam to court. Cause her ass isn’t seeing any money lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooo. #BROKE H**

  78. mc!!! March 10, 2014

    Taylor always winning ain’t nothing new!

  79. Yolo March 10, 2014

    Rihanna still struggles even when she releases an album lmfao. Didn’t Beyonce even outwealth her the year she had a baby?

  80. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Chile Rihanna should be ahead of Beyonce and Taylor with ALL of the work she puts in! 😀 If anyone’s numbers are inflated, it’s hers. It makes no sense for her to be all the way at #20 with Unapologetic, the success of Diamonds, DWT, Balmain, River Island, Mac, and whatever else the s**** is dealing with.

    SMOKE N MIRRORS!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀

  81. kim March 10, 2014

    that loveflopbird is sick. rih tour ended in 2013 and she still not in the top ten. beyonce released her album on december 13, and half a tour. Taylor swift and justin have albums out for months. You a dumb b****. Your b**** is a flop and you have to deal.


  82. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    I feel bad for Beyonce tbh. So much talent. Powerhouse vocalist, great dancer , all the hype in world. Yet all these basic bxtches stay trampling her. Smh. Lid isn’t fair.

  83. Sandra March 10, 2014

    @Digger bey, @Slay hive and the rest of the beyonce fans
    Why do you even care about how much RIhanna or beyonce makes?? You’re not getting any of their money anyways and Rihanna is not broke she’s a millionare.

  84. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Lawd why is Katy, Justin and Taylor richer than Whoreianna??? I thought she was out longer? #LESSERIANNA

  85. Yolo March 10, 2014

    But are you not in the blog arguing about and shading Beyonces money aswell? Looks like you care just as much,

  86. ADC March 10, 2014

    Poor Riri (literally.)

  87. Sandra March 10, 2014


  88. Yolo March 10, 2014

    @Skayriah Why feel bad. She’s coming for Mariah’s NET worth in the next few years before she even hits 40.

  89. slay_hive March 10, 2014


    Rihanna was promoting UNA in 2013. That was her album, it was released at the end of 2012 hun. Beyonce didn’t release an non-promoted album until the last 4 weeks of 2013. Her tour also started AFTER Rihanna’s, and you want to shade Beyonce’s position but commend Rihanna for being ALLLLLLLLLLL the way @ #20??

    Are you serious? LMAO

  90. HIMEROS March 10, 2014

    People that aren’t taylor fans shouldn’t compare taylor stats to their true faves. Its tacky.

    Taylor sales are based on t*** hype not talent – the leading ladies

  91. Yolo March 10, 2014

    @Sandra. The final Tour receipts have Beyonce above Rihanna sis. Check Pollstar.

  92. Sandra March 10, 2014

    @Slayriah carey
    Lmao Beyonce a great dancer? …

  93. TeenageDreamer March 10, 2014

    Poor Rihanna lol.

  94. Belladonna1363 March 10, 2014

    @Lovebird Taylor’s Number1 because that’s not even Beyonce’s full total. That money is only from her old album 4 , her first half of her U.S dates & the one week & three days for her Beyonce album. Forbes will add her 50million from Pepsi & 20 million for H&M & the world wide total of the first half of the tour.

  95. slay_hive March 10, 2014


    You forgot to mention BB only accounted 59 dates of Beyonce’s tour, While 89 of Rihanna’s dates were accounted forat that time.

    Bey 59 dates—–104 Million
    Rih 89 dates—– 137 Million

    Do the Math, and while you’re at it, check Pollstar’s OFFICIAL 2013 tour gross. Beyonce is AHEAD of Rihanna 😉

    The reach is real. loooooooooool

  96. Sandra March 10, 2014

    No honey the official Billboard top tours of 2013 are from november to november. Any concerts after november doesn’t count. Rihannas tour was above Beys tour in 2013. deal with it

  97. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    I know right; what happened to the visual album sold 5 million delusion and $200 million dollar sold out (with 19 not sold OHT dates) and yet Taylor Swift grossed more.

    Beyonce has been in the industry for 16 YEARS, why is LOCAL Swift making more money than her?

  98. h2o March 10, 2014

    This’s very impressive considering this’s based on United States earnings alone, and only $65 million of “The Mrs. Carter Show” $200 million+ global gross comes from the US.

    As for worldwide earnings, Forbes already spilled the tea that Beyonce will more than double her 2013 earnings and most likely break Madonna’s record for the biggest one-year earnings by a female.

    Anyway congrats Beyonce, Bruno and Justin!

  99. JOSE March 10, 2014

    No Bey’s tour #s are inflated as I said, she added festivals to her gross(known fact) and Taylor still grossed more without inflation yall the one’s who claim she’s the King of Performing, what happened

    Also, Rih wasn’t into much in 2013 BUT tour, which makes your shade null and void

  100. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014


    Yes I feel bad. Super talented but these basic bxtches are destroying her. Smh

  101. Marley March 10, 2014

    That’s not even Beyonces full total from 2013. Slay a bit.

  102. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    This also shows she doesn’t write her own songs; she couldn’t negotiate a bigger chunk in those royalties ey. The truth just keeps coming out.

    How much did she spend on that visual album.

    She has to sell twice what Unapologetic sold to recoup those losses; this proves it.

  103. Sandra March 10, 2014

    @Slay hive
    Lol you’re obsessed with rihanna
    BILLBOARD TOP TOURS OF 2013 ranks Diamonds World tour before Beyonces tour. Thats just facts.

  104. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Lmao @Struggleiah stan. Gurl everybody from Ashanti to Kesha is Trampling over MooMoo this decade KIII

  105. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Plus rihanna started touring at the begining of march 2013

    Beyonce’s tour didn’t start until April 15, 2013

    She had an entire month and was doing more stadiums. She should be #1 on this list, as much as ya’ll hype her “international” super stardom. 😀

  106. MARLEY March 10, 2014

    That’s not even Beyonces final gross. Slay a bit. I always wondered why Bey and Pink slayed Ri so easily. Rihanna is all smoke and mirrors. This just proves it.

  107. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Justin T and Taylor slayed Beyonce so effortlessly. I wonder why Beyonce can never be #1? She’s not number 1 in album sales, not in singles sales, not in hits, not in earnings, not in tours, what is she #1 in exaclty? What makes her “king”?

  108. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    The math here is Beyonce added about 8 festivals to inflate her tour gross.

    She barely outgrossed Rihanna without festivals; and that is after 16 years in the industry.

    16 years in the industry and you’re making LESS money than Taylor Swift and barely out grossing someone who’s been doing this for 8 years. Some king.

  109. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Yes the true tea comes in May or June. When Forbes releases the top earners from June of 2013 and June 2014. That will have THE QUEEN endorsements, her record breaking album sales and her tour! Oprah numbers are on the way KIIII

  110. slay_hive March 10, 2014


    Just like you’re obsessed with Beyonce. 😀

    I just provided you with receipts. Plus POLLSTAR( The one that matters) is a more reliable and trusted source, gathering information from the venues themselves. In 2013 Beyonce was #2 in touring WW. Placing her on the list of Highest grossing female tours of all time. You have to come harder that a litte “Billboard” reciept. The reciepts are here. Accept the facts! 😉

  111. My Forehead Tho March 10, 2014

    Stadium tours, TV shows, clothing lines, #1 album, countless endorsement and this b**** gets out grossed by Maroon 5? Dead.

  112. Lydia March 10, 2014

    Top 10 Female Tours of ALL TIME

    1. Madonna – Sticky & Sweet: $ 407,713,266
    2. Madonna – MDNA: $ 305,158,362
    3. Celine Dion – Taking Chances: $ 279,212,643
    4. Lady Gaga – The Monster Ball: $ 227,400,000
    5. Cher – Living Proof: The Farewell: $ 220,623,920

    6. Madonna – Confessions: $ 194,754,447
    7. Beyoncé – The Mrs. Carter Show: $ 188,600,000 **
    8. Lady Gaga – Born This Way Ball: $ 181,100,000
    9. P!nk – The Truth About Love: $ 170,600,000 **
    10. P!nk – Funhouse / Summer Carnival: $ 149,278,271

    @Sandra WHERE IS YOUR QUEEN OF POP? F*** Billboards half completed list, this is the REAL DEAL.

  113. Lovebird March 10, 2014


    And Justin and Taylor didn’t brag about a $200 million gross or “sell” 600K on itunes in 3 days.

    So close to 800K copies plus a $200 million tour and you make LESS money than Justin and Taylor; what sort of discrepancy is this?

    This doesn’t make sense; one can only laugh.

  114. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Poor Hoeianna. She can’t win for nothing. Endorsements plus her album and tour = 13 million. #WHERE THEY DO THAT AT

  115. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    “She barely outgrossed Rihanna without festivals; and that is after 16 years in the industry”

    You forgot to mention she did this all on the power of her name, and a two year old under-performing album while doing MOSTLY arenas. It’s no way she should have outgrossed “stadium status”, but SHE DID!!

    Just imaging what her tour reciepts will be for this year #SLAYAGE!

  116. Lydia March 10, 2014

    I can’t wait for Forbes to come out next. @Lovebird I thought you didn’t care about the money because ‘its not going in your pocket’. So why are you here?

  117. Skyfall March 10, 2014

    Beyonce won’t have the highest tour gross of 2014 either One Direction will, after 3 years they’re having a worldwide stadium tour. I’m sorry but beyonce doesn’t live up to the hype the hive creates for her. I mean her surprise album was smart and only something somebody on her level of success should of achieved but if she’s so great why are her album sales lower than her peers, why has she yet to sell out stadiums and where are the receipts of DIL selling 11 million WW

  118. Sandra March 10, 2014

    I know right

  119. GILBERTO March 10, 2014

    Where are the girls from 1-dollar single club? I don’t see them.

  120. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    Billshit, she did it off of the Superbowl. Bruno Mars and Madonna Aldo saw a spike in ticket sales after the Superbowl.

    And even then, 19 dates not sold out and making LESS money than Taylor Swift after 16 years in the industry and selling close to 800K first week and a reported $200 million gross (plus festivals).

  121. Yeah I Said It March 10, 2014

    The facts are Beyoncé beat Rihanna again. No matter how you twist it. Why is the Navy seething?

  122. TRUTH SERUM March 10, 2014

    @hatebird, 16 years and still on top. Oh, don’t forget she only released her album in December while there’s had the whole year to sale. Just to put an exclamation point on it… 16 years and her net worth tops all of theirs!!!

  123. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Lmao delusional. “Only with her name” ? No, her tour was a tour for her 4 album, and it’s not unusual to have a tour for an album one or 2 years after it came out, MJ did that often. So thats no excuse.

  124. BeyBeyKing March 10, 2014

    Where is Mariah on this list?

  125. Belladonna1363 March 10, 2014

    They said Rihanna made only 9million from her U.S dates & yet Beyonce has already made 19million from her not yet done U.S dates. Rihanna did stadiums & made 134million & Beyonce did Arenas & so far has done 188million. So why do Rihanna fans hate on Beyonce? I don’t get it?

  126. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    AngryBird…..This also proves Rihoeanna is an Lesser H** KIIII

  127. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    One Direction will not be ahead of Beyonce’s tour. TRY AGAIN! You should know stadiums don’t mean s***, Rihanna couldn’t even outgross Beyonce while doing stadiums.

    Beyone could do stadiums if she chose, the demand is there. Her tickets sell out within minutes. She chooses not to, and it seems to work in her favor! She also does multiple arena dates in the same city. Bey is a business woman. Like she said ” I’m the #1 chick, I’ll need no hype” and she proved that all last year 😉

  128. JOSE March 10, 2014


    I’m only seething at ‘Beyonce’ not even selling 3 million copies worldwide yet

  129. Yeah I Said It March 10, 2014

    @Jose what do you mean yet? Shes at 2.9 after barely three months. What’s the shade?

  130. GILBERTO March 10, 2014


    “if she’s so great why are her album sales lower than her peers”
    Could you address these peers you speak of? Do they have an over 15-year-old career?

    “why has she yet to sell out stadiums”
    Excuse me, b****. Mrs Slay Tour is becoming one of the BIGGEST female tours of all time. OF ALL TIME * on Kanye West’s voice *. Probably it’s the biggest tour ever held by a black musician. Stadiums aren’t as relevant as you think. Selling tickets for $1 dollar so you can “claim” that sell out stadiums * rihanna *, it isn’t part of Beyoncé’s plans. That’s why she’s on top. She’s a smart business woman.

    “where are the receipts of DIL selling 11 million WW”
    Have you ever heard about Google? I recommend you read “Google For Dummies” before you try to use it.

  131. Sandra March 10, 2014

    If the demand is there, why did she play 19 half empty arenas last year?

  132. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Sandra yes it was only with her name. 4 was a two year old album that didn’t garner ANY commercial top tens or #1’s. She was not promoting new music or a new era at the time TMCSWT tickets went on sale.

    Do you honestly believe Rihanna could have waited two years after Rated R flopped to tour AND finally release her next album and see Bey’s numbers? HELL NO

    the only one that is delusional is you. At first it was the “greatest hits tour” Now ya’ll wanna claim 4. FOH!!!

  133. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    THE QUEEN just won’t stop Draggggggggggggggggggging the c*m out of Hoeianna. BEYONCE 4.9 MILLION ALREADY >>>>>>>>>> Unaflopppp 3.2 million. Billboard Money Makers 24 Million from a couple of shows >>>>>>>>>>>> Hoeianna had more dates counted plus her album and endorsements

  134. JOSE March 10, 2014


    You would think with all the hype surrounding the album she would have done way more than that

  135. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    There were never any 19 half empty arenas. Even Beyonce’s shows that aren’t sold out are still atleast 97% filled to compacity!

    Why did Bey outgross Rihanna’s “sold-out” STADIUMS??????? LOL

    That’s what I’m not gettin

  136. Lydia March 10, 2014

    So now its the ’16 years’ excuse. First that was a drag because she’s supposedly ‘tired’… now she should be doing better? The confusion though.

    Um after 16 (actually 17) years she should be going downhill like everyone else of generation not still creating milestones for herself. And competing with people currently at their peak, and quite often beating them. #Legendonce.

  137. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Some of her peers like BRITNEY for example, who sold 30 million of ONE album. Usher is another one he sold 20 mill of one album. Alicia Keys, Adele etc also outsold beyonce.

  138. slay_hive March 10, 2014


  139. Lydia March 10, 2014

    You don’t want it with Gilberto *waits.

  140. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Sandra all of those people you named have outsold Rihanna and they have less albums and #1 singles. Why is Rihanna behind EVERYONE?

    Why do ya’ll cling to other artists to shade Bey, when your fave is below Beyonce? kii

  141. h2o March 10, 2014

    Even Billboard has reported $178,101,151 from 103 dates so far, $104 million is what was reported to them in 2013 alone.

    So with non-official boxscores or without them, with festivals or without them, with a 2014 continuation or without it, Beyonce outgrossed your fav, is outgrossing your fav, and will continue to outgross your fav.

    Accept and move on.

    As for the highest paid list, Beyonce will devour Faylor and every other lesser flop on Forbes. So it’s best to save yourself from embarrassment already.

  142. Lydia March 10, 2014

    19 half empty arenas? Are you serious? Out of her hundreds of shows, the 19 that were not sold out, were still no less than 95% sold out. How stupid.

  143. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014


    You CANNOT come for SKYFALL like that. Adele’s two albums pretty much outsold Bey’s solo career. Let’s not. Lol

  144. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Even Lady Flopga’s album sold more than beyonces, her The Fame sold 15 million.

  145. liza paje March 10, 2014


  146. ashley March 10, 2014

    You would think with all of the hype with Diamonds and Stay. Unapologetic would be certified Diamond by now, but Beyonce has already outsold it in the U.S. by close to 1 Million in three months.

  147. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Skyfall….Please STFU. Who of THE QUEEN’S peers are going platinum till this day??? Please answer. Nobody but Pink and JT. BEYONCE is sitting at almost 5 million copies sold over months. Your whole comment is an non factor mess lmfaooo

  148. Lydia March 10, 2014

    I really don’t know what his Sandra basic b**** is struggling to achieve.
    This post proves:

    Beyoncé still outgrossed Rihanna (wins)
    Beyoncé still outwealthed Rihanna (wins)

    Stay mad.

  149. Sandra March 10, 2014

    @Slay hive
    My point still stands, if the demand was so high there would be 100 % sold out for every show.

  150. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    Anyway now that Slay Hive is here, may I please see the receipts you promised of Dangerously in love selling 11 million WW??

  151. ashley March 10, 2014

    The fame sold more than all of Rihanna’s albums combined in the U.S. What a failure. What are those #1’s good for? lmao

  152. ashley March 10, 2014

    Sandra slay_hive pointed out that Beyonce tours cities in the same arena on multiple dates. Do the math and stop being pressed

  153. JOSE March 10, 2014


    LMAO certified DIAMOND ? Why would you expect a diamond album from Rih when Bey has been out 2 decades and cant get one? Rih consistently sells at least 3 million worldwide releasing an album every year(except last year)

    Beyonce has outsold Rih in the US, yes but worldwide NOPE and still has a ways to go even with her “fastest selling album”. With all the hype surrounding it and how much it sold first week, you’d think SHE would be diamond by now

  154. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Where oh where is Usher, Britney, Christina and Alicia today. Neither of their last albums or album before that went platinum. Just stop the self draggggggging lmao

  155. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Sandra. Your “point” has been demolished! I don’t even know why you’re still trying

  156. Lydia March 10, 2014

    Beyoncé did that amazing amount of sellouts (97% in total) with no new era or nothing supporting her. No hype from hits prior, no push from a new album. She achieved that because of her acclaim and that’s all. If that doesn’t prove your demand as a performer I don’t know what does. She is a true boss b****. Proud.

  157. GILBERTO March 10, 2014


    March 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Some of her peers like BRITNEY for example, who sold 30 million of ONE album. Usher is another one he sold 20 mill of one album. Alicia Keys, Adele etc also outsold beyonce.

    Let’s time I checked, Britney and Usher’s last albums didn’t even went Platinum. Let’s not forget that since Dangerously In Slay, Beyoncé has been making Britney HER b****. Let’s not forget that one is a “has-been” in Vegas while the other is on a smash worldwide tour. 30kk? 20kk? I want the receipts for these shits. P.S. Nice try to sell albums with that. LOL.

    “Alicia Keys, Adele etc also outsold beyonce. ”
    Excuse me, b****? Alicia Offkey is local, Beyoncé alone outside her untalented ass everywhere. Let’s not pretend that Girl On S*** flopped. Good look trying to see Offkey live, cuz nobody is interested on that s***.

    Adele slayed everyone though. Probably 21 is going to slay her next album and her career, cuz I highly doubt she will repeat the success of it. A Norah Jones’ mess, I see.

  158. Sandra March 10, 2014

    @Slay hive
    Yeah they may be outselling rihanna but Rihanna is nothing but a “singles artist” like you people say right? And beyonce is an “album seller”? So why is the album seller’s sales so low ? Rihanna’s albums are selling around the same number as beyonce so in that case Rihanna is an album seller too.

  159. VisionofMimi March 10, 2014

    Let’s get one thing straight. Gaga didn’t have a broken hip. She cancelled her tour because she was performing to empty seats and it was getting embarrassing.

  160. h2o March 10, 2014

    The fact that this’s only based on United States, United States, again United States earnings.

    Of course TayLocal and Justin will make it higher because, again, in the United States, their tours grossed more and their albums sold more.

    But who did gross more worldwide?

    Who did make more from their tour’s worldwide earnings?

    Question : Will you be here when Forbes list comes out?

  161. h2o March 10, 2014

    @ FLOPriah

    Beyonce has a $200M tour, Adele doesn’t. Your point?

  162. Theman March 10, 2014

    U forgot that she had a documentary, the Oprah interv, the Superbowl & Press to push her tour even without a new album.. She didn’t just release dates & go on tour. There was strategic marketing behind it.. (Beyonce) that is..

  163. slay_hive March 10, 2014


    Save that b*******!

    rihanna has seven albums and 13 #1 singles. As much as ya’ll hype her popularity and her single success, she should be slaying Beyonce in album sales, but she is not. The only album ya’ll can come for is 4, and even 4 outsold UNA in the U.S. 4 has even done Rated R’s WW numbers without commercial success.

    A f****** Shame!

  164. Lydia March 10, 2014

    And also, people love to use the dates excuse. Pink and Justin Bieber BOTH had more dates than her, she still outgrossed them.

    Also people say she’s thirsty by the amount of dates she’s doing, Lady Gaga did over 220 dates to get $200 million gross there was no problem.

    If the demand was not there, she wouldn’t be able to do no damn 200 dates. What kind of contradiction.

  165. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    MooMoo stan she also outsold everyone of Hasbeeniah albums since Rainbow combined lmfao

  166. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    Christina’s debut album sold 8 million in the US. Baby one more time sold over 10 million. Confessions sold over 9 million in the US. Destiny’s Child never did nor Beyonce.

  167. Lovebird March 10, 2014

    So no receipts of Dangerously in love selling 11 million? Who planted that figure in the hives mind?

  168. GILBERTO March 10, 2014


    “You CANNOT come for SKYFALL like that. Adele’s two albums pretty much outsold Bey’s solo career. Let’s not. Lol”

    Ex-f******-cuse me. I can come for anybody ’cause I stan for King Bee. Let’s see Adele in the next 5 years, then we can speak. A Norah Jones’ mess is what I’m predicting. Skyfall, the song that Sony Music said that it would’ve become the biggest selling digital song ever * LOL *, failed to even repeat the success of her past hits.

  169. Skyfall March 10, 2014


    Uhmm stadiums do matter of course if you only perform at like 5 stadiums *Rihanna* you won’t see much of a difference from a regular two night sold out show at an arena but they are having a WW stadium tour with over 65 dates with average price $88 they’re estimated to gross over 314,000,000 only after 3 years, what I’m saying is someone on Beyoncés status and proclaimed to he the best entertainer since MJ should be doing bigger #s sales wise and tour wise especially after 16 years when it comes to touring

  170. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    Digger Bey gurl STFU…. Why do you even know about Rainbow. That is Mariah’s least popular album. The fact that you know about it shows how much Stan for the Queen’s discography. Lol


  171. Yeah I Said It March 10, 2014

    And yet.. who is still at the top out of all the 00s/90s people? Oh. Beyoncé. Case closed.

  172. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014


    But SKYFALL was just a soundtrack and it won an oscar and golden globe . + it still sold more than DIL. Lmao

  173. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    “So why is the album seller’s sales so low ? Rihanna’s albums are selling around the same number as beyonce so in that case Rihanna is an album seller too.”

    wait so you’re basing this off of one album? 4. An R&B album? BYE! ALL of Beyonce’s albums have outsold Rihanna’s. 4 is the ONLY one to under-perform. ya’ll hold on to 4 for dear life. Like Rated R didn’t happen and it had a #1 singel LOL

    If I’m not mistaking Beyonce is @ 3 Million in three months. How is that “low” Where is your logic. That’s over 80% of Unaflops sales! 😀 😀

    I CANNOT!!!

  174. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    The delusional. @ Hoese…..Lies c*nt. R**** is an flop in selling albums in America and WW. THE QUEEN’S 4 Sold 3 million without any WW smashes. While R**** sold 3.2 with smashes. The Struggle is Real. BEYONCE has passed Unflop in sales in only 3 months LMFAO. #ALMOST 5 MILLION SOLD

  175. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Britney and Usher doesn’t need to go platinum anymore, they been there done that. They both have diamond albums and have been out since the 90s. Beyonce been out since the 90s too trying to get a diamond album but she never succeeded. She’s still trying lmao

  176. JOSE March 10, 2014


    Rihanna releases every year(except last year). She puts out music constantly so her album sells are good with selling 3 million worldwide consistently with her albums. Rated R? LOL. TTT and 4 were released the same year even with major hype, world class promotion, releasing every single from the album, TTT still outsold 4 worldwide. So did Unapologetic and her new album is at a very basic 2.9 million worldwide with her “fastest selling album”.

  177. h2o March 10, 2014

    Britney has a diamond album, where is she today?

    Playing Vegas 😆 , flop album, flop singles, retiring as soon as possible while almost broke.

    Beyonce doesn’t have a diamond album, look where she is today?

    $200M+ tours, a smash hit album, $100M+ earned in 2014 according to Forbes, making her total networth up to $500M, not stopping anytime soon.

    Bottom of iTunes 2000! Getting her networth surpassed by her superior Beyonce when she’s much older. Can’t tour, can’t do s***.

    So no I wouldn’t choose a diamond album that won’t do anything for me in the long run over consistency if I had one brain cell :mrgreen:

  178. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    Digger B***** is a Mariah fan. That’s why she stays talking about Rainbow, Glitter, and Mariah record deal thing from over a decade ago. LOL P-R-E-S-S-E-D

  179. Rob March 10, 2014

    I see Taylor at that #1 spot. And people call Bey the Queen?! Please. Taylor scalps Beyonce because she sells ALBUMS and Singles and didnt need a “secret” album stunt to get her high sales and still pushes over a milli in the 1st week. I would love to see Bey try to release the same day as Taylor. That would be the ETERNAL Lace snatch!

  180. Emeral March 10, 2014

    People always want to discredit Beyoncé. Its so sad. She has proved herself this era with basically everything: Touring, sales, acclaim, whatever. And you still nit picking smh.

    After almost 2 decades the bish is still considered #1. She deserve credit. I want to see where half your faves are (YES that includes ADELE, TAYLOR SWIFT, RIHANNA, AND NO F****** DIRECTION after that long. Beyoncé has a huge legacy thanks to her longevity alone, everything else is bonus).

    Beyoncé is carving a legendary name for herself, because she worked her way up over the years. She wasn’t just hype which is why she won’t crash and burn like the likes of Lady Gaga and many others who are seeing the perks of hype now but in 5 years won’t be much. So tf outa her with that One Direction mess.

  181. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    I can’t with these pressed Beyonce fans wishing failure on Adele. That’s not nice.

  182. GILBERTO March 10, 2014

    “Uhmm stadiums do matter of course”

    Do you know that it took U2, which last tour was mainly on stadiums that you speak of, a good time to see a PROFIT from 360 Tour? Stadiums are rent per hour, and it’s WAY more expensive than arena’s. Beyoncé can easily sell out an arena, selling tickets for over $100 while others *Rihanna* sell out stadiums putting tickets out for $1 or giving them away. Stadiums are cute, but the PROFIT is what really matters in the end.

    “I’m saying is..,”

    Excuse me, b****. Who they hell are you to say that Beyoncé should be this or that? Gurl, bye! Beyoncé is f****** Beyoncé. She doesn’t even have a manager, who are you to tell that about her? You’re very delusional.

  183. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    The MooMoo stan is seeeeething. Gurl DC sold more albums than Christina though. TWOTW sold close to 8 million in the US. Like i said, Adelone album outsold every MooMoo album from Rainbow to Imperfects Flops COMBINED LMAO

  184. slay_hive March 10, 2014


    That’s great that One Direction is getting those numbers, but they are still not in the same league as Beyonce. They have mostly little t*** girl fans that support their tour. It has nothing to do with their entertaining, talent or their music ( That I don’t listen to). It’s all about popularity with young girls, that will eventually fade.

    Beyonce can do stadiums if she chooses, obviously it isn’t of any importance to her. The demand is there.

    Beyonce is a artist from this generation. Why do ya’ll expect her to recieve sales of Micheal’s, Whitney, and Mariah’s generaion. That is so unrealistic. Beyonce has made the list of Highest Selling Female tours of all time. If she grossed over 400 Million, ya’ll will still find something to say about that.

  185. h2o March 10, 2014

    @ Jose

    You’re so f****** stupid

    How’re gonna say “Beyonce has been out for 2 decades” but in the same time discredit her Destiny’s Child sales by basically saying “She hasn’t sold more than Rihanna worldwide”?


  186. Skyfall March 10, 2014


    No of beyonce doesn’t gross over 250,000,000 then This tour won’t even find a place in the top 15 tours of all time and if you inflate Janet’s rhythm nation and Janet world tours sales with the equivalent of today’s money worth then they sit at $261,645,313 & $276,986,666. Meaning Janet has the highest grossing album by a Black female

  187. Sandra March 10, 2014

    Lol 4 was not r&b. Run the world is r&b? That album should have done better, she promoted that album EVERYWHERE. Beyonce has only 1 album to sell 10-11 mill, the rest sold 8 mill each and 4 sold 3 million. Rihanna’s sales are not far after. GGGB is at 9 million and Loud is at 6 million.

  188. Lydia March 10, 2014

    @Sandra As you can see Beyoncé doesn’t need to a Diamond album to slay. She is still here. Neither did Aretha Franklin, Prince, Tina Turner and many other legends. You people have selective dragging. What does for one, applies to all.

  189. GILBERTO March 10, 2014


    “Britney and Usher doesn’t need to go platinum anymore, they been there done that. They both have diamond albums and have been out since the 90s. Beyonce been out since the 90s too trying to get a diamond album but she never succeeded. She’s still trying lmao ”

    Both diamond albums that you speak of don’t mean any s***. Like I said, Britney is a “has been” in Vegas and Usher is a judge on The Voice. *LOL*. I don’t see how exactly a diamond album is helping their careers right now.

  190. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    AngryBird can u provide receipts that Good Girl Gone H** sold 9 million.

  191. Rob March 10, 2014

    These queens stay trying it. Taylor is the real Queen of Pop. Bow Down. Don’t believe me. Watch if Bey ever releases anywhere near Taylor is about to drop….

  192. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    @Digger Bey

    But you’re WRONG though. #TryAgain.

    Adele slayed all of Bey’s albums. ALL OF THEM! Chile…

  193. beyugly March 10, 2014

    I love Rihanna but how the F**k did thiefyonce,Traylor,Bruno,Justin beat her?? Something is not right..I believe she made more money than all.Def scam is ripping her off!!!

  194. JOSE March 10, 2014


    You’re delusional, very delusional. DC sales don’t count for Beyonce no matter how much your delusional stans say it does. You use that to inflate her numbers just like Beyonce uses festivals to inflate her tour gross. When we speak of Michael Jackson’s sales, no one includes the J5 now do they?

  195. Lydia March 10, 2014

    I don’t wish downfall on Adele. She respects a boarder line Stan’s for her. She spent her 25th B Day at The Mrs Wigsnatcher Show in 2013 and went again last week. @Skyfall needs to remember that while she tries to discredit Beyonce with HYPE direction of all people.

  196. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Um Rob Taylor is an Lesser F*g. She’s only number one due to her tour that wrapped up in June and her album sales. Plus endorsements.#WATCH FOR FORBES N JUNE

  197. Skyfall March 10, 2014


    Let’s not forget adele also got a Grammy (her 10th) for Skyfall this year for best song written for a visual media and peaked at #5 on billboard hot 100

  198. GILBERTO March 10, 2014


    “No of beyonce doesn’t gross over 250,000,000 then This tour won’t even find a place in the top 15 tours of all time and if you inflate Janet’s rhythm nation and Janet world tours sales with the equivalent of today’s money worth then they sit at $261,645,313 & $276,986,666. Meaning Janet has the highest grossing album by a Black female ”

    That is a flawed system, especialy when it doesn’t take in consideration the current economic climate. Today people don’t spend money as much as they used to do in the past. Movies don’t use that system as well, why would I accept it then? BYE!

  199. h2o March 10, 2014

    @ ROB

    Beyonce will “scalp” FayLocal on Forbes, where being global plays a role 😆

  200. slay_hive March 10, 2014


    I compared 4 to Rated R because they both “under-performed” but the only difference is they still sold the same while one had a #1 single and was released 2 years prior.

    I don’t know how many times, the Hive has to explain that 4 was R&B, while TTT was a commercially stale POP album with WFL as the lead single. Rihanna takes no risks. She clings to whatever the trend is to insure she has a hit and to insure her album sells. Beyonce sought to make more artistic music, rather than purely commercially-orientated songs! She is also accredited to helping bring R&B back.

    Beyonce sales regardless of what album she releases and doesn’t have to release yearly.

    and DEATH @ you calling 2.9 million in three months “basic” You’ll be eating those words by the end of the year b****! The delusion is REAL!!!

  201. Metzo March 10, 2014

    Another confirmation why Bey is the Queen. The Only female RnB artist in the top 10. Yass
    BTW, for people who say why JT or Taylor swift are ranked higher than Bey.. It’s because not only has taylor swift has grossed 175 Million in her tour, her album “Red” also sold 5 million WW. Add that up, of course she’s gonna be higher than Queen Bey. Beyonce’s only income source (In music) of 2013 was her TMCSWT before the album dropped in the end of 2013.

    Summary (Income Source in Music):
    Taylor Swift: Album + Tour
    JT: Album + Tour (with Jay Z)
    Beyonce: Solely Tour. and yet she managed to be in the top 10.

  202. slay_hive March 10, 2014


  203. Skyfall March 10, 2014


    Adele’s stated that she doesn’t care for touring on Jonathan ross, but wait isn’t the reason you tour is to promote an album.. She obviously didn’t need to promote 19 or 21 her tv performances where enough to increase her sales by 890%

  204. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    LOL LOL. SKYFALL got Gilberto seething. Lmao.

    #Slaydele #Slayriah

  205. TRUTH SERUM March 10, 2014

    @sandra, please work on those math skills dear.. lol.. Your logic and math is slightly off

  206. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    The Navy LOVE to cling to 4! How f****** tragic when Rihanna has three under-performing albums out of seven! LOL

  207. GILBERTO March 10, 2014


    “DC sales don’t count for Beyonce no matter how much your delusional stans say it does.”

    But Billboard did. Where’s your God now?

    “When we speak of Michael Jackson’s sales, no one includes the J5 now do they”
    So because they didn’t count Michael’ sales with J5, nobody else can count it for other artists? Explain yourself. Beyoncé’s sales with Destiny’s God doesn’t have anything to do with Michael’s. Elaborate.

  208. Overdose March 10, 2014

    These comments mess. But who would want to see Adele’s boring ass on Tour? Borrrrring!! Stick to being lazy sis it works for your fat ass.

  209. Lydia March 10, 2014

    The Navy forget Rated R happened when they come for 4.

  210. h2o March 10, 2014

    @ FLOPriah

    Why don’t you answer my question?

    Beyonce is surpassing FLOPriah’s networth at only 32 years old …


  211. Rob March 10, 2014

    Lol. Look at these h*** coming for me for speaking the truth.
    When did Bey, who is supposed to be the Queen/King/It ever sell over a milli in 1st week sales? Taylor wrote her entire Speak Now album by herself. NO COWRITERS. Can Beyonce ever? She gets all her money. And her songs go to #1 too. Where is Beys #1 song? You queens know what would happen today, tomorrow or next lifetime if Bey dropped the same day as Taylor. RIP BEY. She’s the bigger seller. And Forbes just will show she’s a w**** that makes money on non-music related stuff. They all do it, but she aint the queen of pop music, Taylor is, BOW DOWN.

  212. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    One Direction???? Lmao They will be just like any other boyband n 2 years. No one will remember them n 5 years.

  213. slay_hive March 10, 2014


    Yes boo 4 was R&B. RTW flopped because it wasn’t trendy like We Found Love, LMFAO, and the other EDM crap of 2011) and it just sucked. Beyonce was trying to do something different and it didn’t work. What part of the album not being commercial don’t you understand?

    Why was it named the highest selling “R&B” album of 2011?

    You stan for Rihanna, her sales depends on her hits. If she goes against what’s trendy, she will flop to hell.

    GGGB took a re-release with Disturbia as the lead to get that 9 Million

    IASF and Bday had 1 #1 single each and outsold LOUD, TTT UNA with their 5 Generic #1 singles.

    Why are you still trying?? 😀

  214. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014


    You’ve been dedicating so many comments to me as of late. I DON’T F****** CARE! You’re not even a real Beyonce fan. You deserted the Hive to be with the little monsters. you are an embarrassment. You are officially dismissed from my presence.

  215. Yolo March 10, 2014

    I don’t see the destroying you speak of slayriah. Which of the basic b****** had the best selling album and Tout of 2013. Only Beys name springs to mind.

  216. Yolo March 10, 2014


  217. Skyfall March 10, 2014

    I respect Beyonce so let’s get that straight, I’m just pointing out things that I would expect Beyonce to be doing bigger shows and I’m not saying Beyonce has to have a diamond album I just expect her record sales to be higher WW than that of Rihanna and Lady GagGag of all people.

  218. Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez March 10, 2014

    So I guess nobody read the stupid article because if they did then they would realize that there were earnings still missing with these numbers. This is why the TGJ squad didn’t bother shade Rihanna but rather create a Stan war based on Stan delusion andthose with the seething Rihanna complex syndrome. Look at all the pressed dumbasses going in. Sigh, and that troll Gilberto is back too. I wish these Stan’s were much more “mature” than sounding like RHOA queens sucking up to ostrich faced Nene

  219. JOSE March 10, 2014


    And what risks has Beyonce taken musically? LOL. With her new album she’s copying RIH’s style And she only released 4 trying to copy Adele because she was slaying doing R&B/SOUL. Also, there are MANY MANY artists who helped bring R&B back..before Beyonce at that. Miguel has been doing it, Alicia has been doing it.

    And 2.9 million is basic for all the hype surrounding the album and her first week sales.

  220. Yolo March 10, 2014

    Anyways I can’t wait for Forbes to come when they include ALL Beys earnings that year. They’ll be seething even more.

  221. Yolo March 10, 2014

    Adele R&B soul? Lol I spat out my drink.

  222. h2o March 10, 2014

    @ Jose

    BILLBOARD add Destiny’s Child to Beyonce’s total sales and BILLBOARD adds Beyonce’s reported festival dates to the tour total gross much like Pollstar.

  223. Skyfall March 10, 2014


    The same people who went to see Slaydine Dion and made her tour gross over 270,000,000 million and over 300,000,000 when inflated to 2014 dollars

  224. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 10, 2014

    However, Nielsen Soundscan (which is the official sales tracking syetem) DOES NOT add DC sales to B*****’s sales. lol


  225. slay_hive March 10, 2014


    Releasing 4 after the commerically successful IASF was a risk baby! RTW was a risk!! Releasing her album with no promo or lead single directly to itunes after an under-performing album, is what you call a RISK!

    She has took several. Beyonce could call up the same three producers that lady Gaga, Katy, Miley, and Rihanna use and get a generic meaningless #1 hit in a minute, but she chooses to do as she pleases.

    She is not copying Rihanna. Beyonce has always had this swag before Rihanna. she’s just opening up more sexually. rihanna didn’t invent that hun!

    How TF was she copying Adele. B**** Adele doesn’t sing R&B kii Pop/Soul maybe, but R&B she is not! Cling to something else! kii SMMFH

    Secondly I’m not trying to hear you say 2.9 Million in THREE MONTHS is basic when it took Unapologetic a year to do those numbers kii. I guess everything Rihanna releases is basic then! When will she do these numbers in two months?………………. Will it take 50 #1 singles?? 😀

  226. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    You know The Rihc*nts are seeeeeething. This post was about THE QUEEN making 24 million for some dates and Whoreianna making 13 million for some of her “Stadium dates tour”, her album that flopped and endorsements. But they’ve changed the subject 20 times KIII

  227. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    and lastly Alicia’s R&B album sales have been a struggle the last few years. Miguel just really started popping off commercially in 2012

    Love on Top slayed 2011. Also gave MTV vma’s their highest ratings!

    B**** your fave is a basic b****! She has to work extra hard to keep up kii

  228. JOSE March 10, 2014


    Elaborate on what? How does DC sales count towards solo sales?

  229. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Yessss @ Yolo. That’s what I’m waiting for. THE QUEEN will bring n Oprah numbers in Forbes. Half of u h*** will skip right pass that post lmao

  230. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Beyonce WAS Destiny’s Child b****! That group would have got no where without her being the LEAD single. Keep Seething babe 😉

  231. JOSE March 10, 2014


    “However, Nielsen Soundscan (which is the official sales tracking syetem) DOES NOT add DC sales to B*****’s sales. lol

    LOL EXACTLY which is why on the RIAA website, they have Beyonce and DC(Who are both at the VERY bottom of the list of most certified artists,like in the 100’s bottom) seperate

  232. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Beyonce WAS Destiny’s Child b****! That group would have got no where without her being the LEAD singer. Keep Seething babe 😉

  233. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Skyfall….Hun are u on drugs??? BEYONCE has already outsold Unflop, TTT and Rated Sh*t already under months. Also where is ArtSh*t sales. #GURL SIT

  234. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    Destiny’s Child is one the best-selling girl groups of all time!

    Beyonce was the lead singer. It is a part of her career, and the sales are accredited to her. They may not be added Together but they count towards her career.

    The struggle to deny Beyonce is real!!

  235. GILBERTO March 10, 2014

    No matter what you pressed souls say, Beyoncé gets paid from DC stuff *unlike Michael did, ’cause he didn’t pen or produce any s*** on J5*.

  236. Jessica March 10, 2014

    I never fathomed why some people sit here to simply downplay huge artists like Beyonce. I can understand some stans defending her on her post because clearly she does something for them musically over other artists. But people who come on the blog just to drag someone they don’t like are really sad lol.

  237. Slayty Perry (9 #1s) March 10, 2014

    Kiiiii!! Some of you queens are forever pressed over Katy Perry. Is it because she has been slaying your fav since 2010? Why would Katy be on this list when she didn’t tour in 2013? We all know that is where the money comes from. PRISM was only out for 2 full months in 2013 (released at the end of October), so her only real income came from Popchips, Killer Queen, and Roar. I want to know why yall are stanning so hard for money that isn’t yours and will never see? Stans who use Forbes or net worth as receipts need to have several seats.

  238. JOSE March 10, 2014


    LOL@ you saying Adele is pop hahahahahaaha! Adele is R&B/ Soul. 4 was released as a knock off “21” and her new album she used the typical shock value to sell. And Beyonce has never been this sexual before, actually she is being almost VULGAR and disgusting with her new music.

  239. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Hoese’ Where is Hoeianna on RIAA?? 7 Albums and only at 10 million KIII

  240. Jessica March 10, 2014

    @Slayty Perry stannjng for money is no better than you boasting about Katys #1s in your name. Achievements that are not yours. If you’re standing for any form of statistic besides just the music quality, or the artists artistry, you are no better.

  241. Yolo March 10, 2014

    @Jose IdBefore you patronize someone, do your research. Adele is not R&B soul. If she was R&B why does she not get nominated in the R&B categories at the Grammys? She is pop and nominated in pop. Pop is a broad genre, it’s not all Katy Perry bubblegum type. You shouldn’t even have to look at her awards to know that anyway, you obviously don’t have a good ear for music.

  242. JOSE March 10, 2014


    Yeah we all know how Beyonce gets “paid” alot for stuff she barely took part in. And Michael was just a kid in J5, so of course he wouldn’t be writing/producing. But we all know if Beyonce was a 10 year old in a group just like Michael was, Matthew would have made sure her name was on the songwriting/producing credits anyways lol.

  243. Yolo March 10, 2014


  244. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Hoese’ You mad Hoeianna has been doing pornographic videos and other stuff but FLOPPING KIIII

  245. GILBERTO March 10, 2014


    First, don’t misunderstand RIAA and Soundscan’s work. I ain’t here for these basic-ass-ness.

    “DOES NOT add DC sales to B*****’s sales. lol”

    Neither does Nielsen add 4 sales to Beyoncé (album). *LOL* What’s your point? Soundscan is a tracking system. A SYSTEM. Are you saying that you can’t count 4 and Beyoncé (album) into Beyoncé’s sales as well? *LOL*.

    The fact is Beyoncé slayed everyone on solo and on group. DC is part of Beyoncé’s career, you can’t simply deny it. Beyoncé sold over 60 million albums on her career (solo and with DC).

  246. slay_hive March 10, 2014


    This idiot had the nerve to call adele’s music R&B but is delusional in not accepting that she is classified as POP/Soul

    lmaoooo the things they come up with when it comes to the QUEEN!!

  247. GILBERTO March 10, 2014


    “Yeah we all know how Beyonce gets “paid” alot for stuff she barely took part in.”

    She still getting paid no matter what you say. *LOL*

    “Matthew would have made sure her name was on the songwriting/producing credits anyways lol.”

    Her ASCAP disagrees with you. Divas still getting money. *LOL*

    No matter what you delusional mind says, her name is right there credited as one of the writers. *LOL* Nice try! Try harder later though.

  248. JOSE March 10, 2014


    And her multiple lawsuits for songwriting infringement disagrees with you!

  249. My Forehead Tho March 10, 2014

    DC’s sales and overall success could be attributed to one of two people: 1) Beyonce – the lead singer, who sung and wrote the majority of DC’s songs; or 2) Kelly – the other group member. The group sold millions of records with or without Michelle, Latavia and Latoya, so one wouldn’t be wrong in concluding that DC would have been a success regardless of their presence.

    All one has to do is look at Beyonce’s and Kelly’s solo success/sales to see who was the real reason behind DC’s success. Hint: Beyonce’s first solo album’s sales, #1 singles, awards > all of Kelly’s solo albums combined.

    Beyonce solo sales (135+M) + her DC’s sales (65+m) = 200 million records. It is what it is. You can try to discredit her all you want, but that fact remains.

  250. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    The Meltdowns and Struggle. Hoese is clinging THE QUEEN writings. Instead of worrying about why The H** isn’t seeing any money lmfaooooo

  251. Unbiased March 10, 2014

    My god! Where is all of Rihanna’s money? Even Justin Beiber made more than her. She better start getting involved in the creative process of her music. Also, Country music is more popular in the US, so it makes sense why Taylor is number 1. Congrats to Bey for being the only Black person in the top ten.

  252. Yolo March 10, 2014

    @Slay_Hive Ikr? The things they resort to saying and doing in the name of being Beyonce pressed smh

  253. GILBERTO March 10, 2014


    “And her multiple lawsuits for songwriting infringement disagrees with you! ”

    No they don’t. None of them made her erase her name on the credits. She’s still getting paid.

  254. Skyfall March 10, 2014


    Or whatever name you use, I said “record sales” meaning singles + albums and music videos etc. beyonce falls short when you add all the factors together

  255. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    My forehead tho explained it PERFECTLY! 😀 *standing ovation*

  256. Yolo March 10, 2014

    Beyonces record sales are not falling short. She has sold 118+ records from 4 albums.

  257. Yolo March 10, 2014

    Actually, my own record sales are outdated. IFPI have her at over 134 million now.

  258. Krowstan March 10, 2014

    Damn Rihanna is a puppet. She was doing the most last year and came in dead last? Rihanna gyal is ya money funny? #brokebitch

  259. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Skyfall…..Once again ur not connecting to ur brain. THE QUEEN record sales are over 130 million solo and that’s before BEYONCE. That’s with 4 albums. Hoeianna has 7 and is only around 145. Most of her record sales are from singles. How pathetic. Same with Lady Caca. THE QUEEN is clearly the winner.

  260. h2o March 10, 2014

    Slay ha @ Gilberto

    And even if you wanna discredit Beyonce’s Destiny’s Child efforts, which’s totally wrong, Beyonce has sold 4.5 million live, video album and eps worldwide … Which’s enough to put her ahead of Rihanna

  261. Krowstan March 10, 2014

    Rihanna hates broke b****** so she hates herself kii

  262. GILBERTO March 10, 2014


    And her delusional fans still had the balls to say stadium status. LOL.

  263. Navy Commander March 10, 2014

    The queen sold 150 million records , and those were old reciepts . So she’s probably around 160-70

  264. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Yes R**** was doing the most last year and came up short lmfaoooooo. The Rih c*nts absolutely can’t take it. Unflopppp was still charting and she performed songs from off the album. She also started her “Stadium Tour” in March and also had endorsements. I see an TLC or Toni Braxton coming. #BROKE B*TCH

  265. JOSE March 10, 2014

    “DC’s sales and overall success could be attributed to one of two people: 1) Beyonce – the lead singer, who sung and wrote the majority of DC’s songs..”

    I stopped reading there. If you think she “wrote” the majority of their songs, you’re too delusional. RIAA has Beyonce and DC, who are both at the bottom of the list, listed separately so no DC sales don’t count towards Beys solo success.

  266. JOSE March 10, 2014


    Yes, it actually does. Your fave is a known songwriting thief with a laundry list of lawsuits, ask Billboard.

  267. How Many Drinks (Miguel’s a Wifey) March 10, 2014

    Beyonce is better than Rihanna. She’s more talented, more in control, her albums sell better, her Tours sell better, she’s richer, she has more awards. Only thing Riri trumps her in is singles. The end.

  268. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Hoese Where is Hoeianna on the RIAA with her 7 albums ????? Kiiiii

  269. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Looks @ The RIAA List. I see DC their with 4 albums and THE QUEEN their with 5. Hm….I don’t see the lesser h** with her 7 albums Kiiiii

  270. slay_hive March 10, 2014

    The Queens sales are at 134 Million and have been estimated to be around 160 Million. That is all with only FOUR albums. Rihanna should very well be pass the 200 Million mark with Seven albums and countless singles.

    Beyonce makes it look to easy. I can’t wait for sales of this era to be officially added. Along with the Revel Dvd, her total single sales, and the future Mrs. Carter show dvd!

  271. JOSE March 10, 2014


    Oh dear, You are the most delusional of them all. Do you take meds? RIH is a better seller worldwide than the US but Destiny’s Child and Bey are still at the bottom of the list on the RIAA website

  272. Tasha March 10, 2014

    Forbes will be where the real tea is spilled. They calculate everything.

  273. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Hoese…..Chile I’m straining my eyes trying to locate R**** on the RIAA KIIIIII

  274. JOSE March 10, 2014

    @digger bey And i’m straining my eyes trying to find Beyonce on the top 100 certified albums on RIAA, she nor Destiny’s Child is there, some legend after 2 decades lol

  275. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    But @ Hoese….You’re the one brung up the RIAA trying to shade THE QUEEN when R**** doesn’t exist on their with her 7 ALBUMS KIIIII

  276. Jake March 10, 2014

    This is only AMERICAN money you idiots! Maybe Beyoncé did more overseas than Taylor Swift and JT maybe not. This only calculated what the artists made from touring & music US! Beyoncé has a 50millions dollar deal with Pepsi and don’t forget the H&M/House of Dereon/L’Oréal etc money. Y’all need to shut up and wait for the June 2013 – June 2014 FORBES list that will tell us , I bet she did at least 100 this year

  277. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Oh @ Hoese….Um DC and THE QUEEN has sold more albums than the h** WW. But don’t u think that’s pathetic that R**** isn’t on RIAA with 7 ALBUMS????????

  278. My Forehead Tho March 10, 2014

    Whether you believe she actually wrote the songs is irrelevant, her ASCAP ‘Songwriters of the Year’ award says differently.

    And no, DC’s sales shouldn’t count towards Beyonce’s solo sales, the should, however, count towards her overall sales, seeing as the her years as the leader of the group count towards her overall time in the industry.

  279. tyler March 10, 2014

    Why the f*** are the Navy so concerned about where Beyoncé lies on the list…when RihLocal is nowhere to be found????

  280. tyler March 10, 2014

    Beyoncé, Taylor, P!ink>>>>>>>RihSlave

  281. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Lmao @Hoese Chile u got me Lmfaoooooo. Why DC and THE QUEEN made the list with less albums than R****. Please tell me why R**** is an Flop in the US. Doesn’t she have more number ones than DC and THE QUEEN??? #INQUIRING MINDS WANNA KNOW

  282. Jake March 10, 2014

    And Stfup Beyoncé’s tour an’t even over yet , maybe she’ll go on promo for a month all over the world doing tv perf and interviews ( which she still didn’t #1 chick don’t need no hype remember ) after the Europe leg is done and then she’ll go back you don’t know she has the power to go to 300-350millions if she plays it very smart with this .

  283. beyugly March 10, 2014

    Rihanna stays on ya mind!! Lol@people expecting my queen to be up there..Her impact!!! The hives are forever pressed about RIHANNA. The so called singles artist..They mad because thiefyonce most respected a** got clocked by Tboz, mariah,JHud,Shaka etc…my fav not needing a gimmick release tho…seethe hos

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  285. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    Beugly….Too late c*nt. We already dragggggged the 50 pound of c*m from Hoeianna. If Hoeianna was all that, shouldn’t she be at least in the top ten. THE HIVE is just giving u h*** your regular “H*** sit the fawk down”. That list proves R**** is an Lesser W****. #TONI BRAXTON 2.0

  286. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    And don’t u mean how THE HIVE CLOCKED Tboz? Plus JHud and MooMoo put out statements that they luv THE QUEEN. Shaka???? Child go to bed.

  287. Lewey March 10, 2014

    Let me school you b******. Beyonce has been on these lists since 2003 please have a seat. Her networth is more than any other artist on this list. These are not actual earnings these are estimates done by Billboard, if you can read you would have known that. Beyonce did not have a manager for a long ass time but they still took 10% off for management fees and they dont actually know her take home pay from the tour, they estimated. If you roll in her endorsements and movies then her take home would probably been around 100 million. If you would actually read you would know this. And the tour total was only 53 dates not the full tour.

  288. Jemina Nelson March 10, 2014

    To Hell With The Stinking Hive! It Don’t Matter Where Befatcey Is Placed, As Long As It Ain’t Number 1. You Don’t See Gold Medals Given To Second Or Third Place Contestants. So Deal! Go Taylor! Go Taylor! 😉 PS Riri Don’t Care 2 Funks Bout That S***** Rigged Up List. While You’all Talkin About Her She B Chillin In Paris & The UK Ok!

  289. TayLord March 10, 2014

    Well b****, that teenage hype has lasted more than 8 years, meanwhile Gaga Gay hype only lasted 3, and WTF you know about talent, haven’t you heard Artflop?.

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  291. Theman March 10, 2014

    LooooooooooooooooL Beyonce as a solo artist has sold about thirty to thirty five million WW.. That’s albums.. Her stans love to inflate her sales.. AKeys has outsold Beyonce in the US in terms of album sales.. Usher may be on the voice, but he has a diamond album.. He was and is able to compete with male artists in all genres. He didnt use that excuse that this is a country artist so he or she sales better.. Mariah/Whit/Janet/Lauryn/Toni competed with the best of them in any genre.. It is not unfair to ask her to equal her hype.. She has these huge tours, major events, press & the machine.. The hype is out of this world.. If she couldnt go diamond once, atleast have an album that should’ve sold six mil in the US.. She has to work way harder for her sales as opposed to her contemporaries.. When she doesn’t top her contemporaries it’s oh congrats on her being the only black this or that.. Lol at the foolery..

  292. DIGGER BEY March 10, 2014

    The Man shut ur Fugly ass up. THE QUEEN is approaching 40 Million albums sold.

  293. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 11, 2014

    Digger Bey is still here? damn. This bxtch stays pressed AF!

  294. beyugly March 11, 2014

    Yawn. @N*ggerbey…nope bleachyonce got clocked and dragge..everybody knows her old desperate. a** tried to be like Rihanna…And the hives are nothing but A-I-D-S f****** who will drag a rock if it talked back.Nobody take you fat black ghetto b*itches serious

  295. beyugly March 11, 2014

    N*ggerbey and shytbird got no job

    This b*itch stalking navy comments about bleachyonce lmaoo


  296. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 11, 2014

    AND I noticed Digger Bey still has no avi since i clocked it’s dehydrated ass in that post yesterday. lol

  297. Metzo March 11, 2014

    #CHARTS: Beyonce just earned her 19th #1 single on BB HOT Dance Club Songs with “Blow” (1st week). She is now the 3rd artist (tied with janet jackson) with the most #1’s on that chart.

    1. Madonna — 43
    2. Rihanna — 21
    3. Janet Jackson — 19(tie)
    3. Beyoncé — 19(tie)
    5. Donna Summer — 17
    6. Mariah Carey — 16 (tie)
    6. Kristine W — 16 (tie)
    8. Jennifer Lopez — 14
    9. Whitney Houston — 13
    9. Lady Gaga — 13 (tie)
    9. Katy Perry — 13 (tie)

  298. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 11, 2014

    dance club charts? SCREAMING!! another irrelevant list.

  299. beyugly March 11, 2014

    Death!! It got exposed for being mya and tried to blame it on shytbird smh

  300. h2o March 11, 2014

    @ Flopriah

    You still haven’t answered my question.

  301. h2o March 11, 2014

    Beyonce, 32 years old, gringing MooRiP’s skull at money-making


  302. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) March 11, 2014


  303. h2o March 11, 2014

    Beyonce’s foot remains shoved down LesserFlopMooRiP’s throat then :mrgreen:

  304. BeYAWNce March 11, 2014

    LMAO! Taylor slayed YAWNCE. YAWNCE tried hard tho. Write, Write, Write is the keys YAWNCE. Oh, YAWNCE could never write, She massively talented in COPYCAT.

  305. JOHNVIDAL March 11, 2014

    Congrats to Bruno Mars!
    He is the best seller at the moment, and I would say the most liked worldwide, everybody seems to like his songs and there´s no negativity around him. Not to mention he is the leading man in music right now, that´s without a doubt. Plus he is doing all these with music alone, like true greats used to do, no need to have a million business going on to slay, just like Adele.
    I couldn´t care less who earns more money, all I want to know is who slays music.

  306. ayradeh March 11, 2014

    lol can y’all read? this is US-based and beyonce is not local. her tour is shitting on everyone ww

  307. h2o March 11, 2014

    When all is said and done, Beyonce’s tour will gross between $200-300 million worldwide before while FayLocal’s skeleton Local ass struggles for $150 million mark, not that much different from D!nk ..

    The fact that Beyonce hasn’t even started in Asia … The fact that the US are stARVing for a full 3rd leg … The fact that millions of would people will kill to see her in Africa … The fact that the demand is even bigger than before in Europe

    Yet she already has a guaranteed $230 million before April, from 4 continents …

    Damn being global always wins


  308. mekaela March 11, 2014

    You behives are illiterate and can’t read for one thing rih made that money on the USA leg of her tour alone u dumb ass b****** rihanna sold out stadiums around the f****** world that is not yet calculated she is more popular than everyone around the world on this list than in America get your facts right coming on here with your stinky breath making fun behive stfu rih makes her money overseas billboard counted USA tour only and of course she is not as accept ed in America as around the world you hives are full of s*** and sewage dump

  309. h2o March 11, 2014

    No one was coming for Rihanna before her stans started using FayLocal and JT against Beyonce, who gets more money overseas from any pop star on the list.

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  312. XoMoDe March 11, 2014

    Ashanti needs to sign Rihanna to Written Entertainment! She’d probably make more money. LMAO.

  313. Absolved March 11, 2014

    Rihanna should give up this laughable “performing” nonsense that she’s totally ill-equipped for and just sign on to be Beyoncé’s roadie. She can’t sing, dance, perform or make money, maybe she can carry the lights and bags.

  314. Rob March 11, 2014

    @ THE MAN
    You are so right! Bey has the most unprecedented hype and has yet to achive a diamond album and if Adele could do it in this climate and with Bey being so close to the President in all, why can’t she. Oh, cuz she’s mostly hype.
    I will admit that she has the most Grammys, but she has never won Album of the Year.
    Taylor has…

  315. Stav March 11, 2014

    What does being “close to the president” have to do with album sales? LMAO! What an airhead. Hush.

    Adele’s diamond album is an anomaly. Who other than her has scored one in the past 7 or 8 years? Adele was a brand new artist who was “different” from the norm, which made her charming…then in addition to that, the music she was atypical – which made people (ranging from teenagers to senior citizens) curious about her. Then once she started buzzing and selling healthily, that created a lasting ripple effect that made more people buy it, just to get “in” on her hype. At this point she hasn’t proven herself to be more than a fad — ala Norah Jones, Susan Boyle…who both have diamond albums, but couldn’t sustain healthy sales over an extended period of time. If 17 years into Adele’s career, she’s ranking in the top 10 money makers (which she isn’t this year), like Beyoncé, then it’ll be time to bow down…until then, be quiet Corky. She’s got a “diamond album” just like MC Hammer does, but I’m sure he’d rather have had Beyoncé’s sustained career instead.

    Hiding behind Taylor Swift and Adele to discredit Beyoncé is a coward’s move, one that reeks of sheer desperation on the parts of the pathetic who probably feel daggers seeing that their hate hasn’t been effective in hurting her. :: snicker :: At the end of the day Beyoncé is still ranked in the top 10 biggest money makers — which is exceptional — is one of the most celebrated celebrities in the world, and nothing you can post here will change or diminish that! 😉 Oh, are you mad? Good. Chew on it until you choke.

  316. Stav March 11, 2014

    Scratch that bit about Susan Boyle having a diamond album…but the example still works. Like Adele, Boyle was the toast of the town who oddly outperformed everyone for a moment, then later crashed back to earth.

  317. Rob March 12, 2014

    Wrong. Adele was not a new artist. She already was an established artist and actually won a Grammy for 19, her first album. Don’t try to diminish the success of 21. I noticed you didn’t address how Beyonce does not have a Grammy for Album of the Year, like Taylor Swift scored at the mere age of 21 and she didn’t have to perform in her underwear, bent over on stage to get it. Beyonce’s relationship with the President is constantly shoved down our throats as well as everything related to her propaganda machine one would think she is the biggest selling female artist, when in fact, she’s not. I’m not hiding behind the success of Taylor and Adele, the facts are right out there in the open.
    Chew on that…

  318. Valerie March 12, 2014

    Nothing is shoved down your throat. You just chose to pay attention to it. Some people need to think before they type

  319. Valerie March 12, 2014

    Why would Beyonce sell like Taylor and Adele? Her music is totally different and catered for a different niche. Adele sells because of the type of music she makes, same with Taylor. And they are white. Beyonces music is too hard for the old proportion who buy Adeles music. Taylor sells country and has huge teenage hype. The both make the classic music that Americans love ‘sad, breakup etc’. COMMON SENSE. Not many people who sell the categories Beyonce is selling WELL in can do that. Not even Rihanna. So yes it is pathetic comparing her to Adele and Taylor because you ARE usuing them discredit her. Otherwise you would have figured that.

  320. Valerie March 12, 2014

    I should add her music is not as broad.

  321. Rob March 12, 2014

    Don’t play the race card. Usher went diamond in 2004 with Confessions. Other Black artists have won Album of the Year at the Grammys. Nothing in your response contradicted the fact that Beyonce is overhyped like the biggest female seller when she is not. So you need to think before you type. Congratulate Taylor because she’s #1.

  322. shaquita March 12, 2014

    if u know how to read it said 2014 rihanna finished touring in 2013

  323. Rf March 12, 2014

    Her sales would’ve touched over a million if wasn’t a 3 day time period. But try again.

  324. Rf March 12, 2014

    We’ll see who’s #1 on Forbes list and we can talk,. And I bet. Beyonce wins album of the year

  325. Stav March 13, 2014


    Were you born stupid, or is it just in the air at your house? You’re obviously “special” (i.e. dumb), so I see I’ma need to break this down for you point-by-point…

    1) Again, Beyoncé being friendly with the Obama’s has absolutely *nothing* to do with music sales — zilch. Many celebrities have been friendly with the president and first lady, and I haven’t seen nary an example of it benefitting anyone’s career from a commercial standpoint. When was the last time you bought someone’s product, simply because they’ve been cozy with the commander and chief? So null and void on that bullsh*t. In other words, shut up.

    2) At the time of the release of 21, Adele was *still* a new artist; having only released one album prior to that. No one is “diminishing” the success of 21, you homegrown moron. The truth remains. Despite the acclaim Adele had had with 19, she still hadn’t permeated the psyche of the GP by the time her second album was released…so for all intents and purposes, she was still a new toy. In 2011, she had a novelty/curiosity factor about her that worked in her favor that Beyoncé didn’t.

    3) As far as Beyoncé not having a Grammy for ‘Album of the Year,’ so?! Beyoncé remains in the upper percentile when it comes to overall Grammy winners, and has more statuettes than most artists ever will — including Taylor. And because of that, when all is said and done, in 20 years when people reflect back on Beyoncé’s career, that’ll be another factoid used to reaffirm her status as an icon and legend. You were saying?

    4) I’ll reiterate what someone else already checked your dumb ass on…nothing Beyoncé does is “shoved down your throat.” You CHOOSE to keep tabs on Bey…you CHOOSE to read the articles about her…you CHOOSE to follow her sales and accolades (while pathetically trying to come up with desperate attempts to downplay them — that ultimately fail — because you’re bothered by her success.) Since you CHOOSE to do *all* that, you deserve every bit of angst and annoyance you feel in regards to her. You bring it on yourself, so suffer. You ridiculous clown, you.

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