Stream Queens: Mila J’s ‘Smoke, Drink, Break-Up’ Eyes 1.4 Million Mark / Beyonce Taps 200 Million

Published: Friday 6th Jun 2014 by David

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Unfamiliar with the beauty above?

If so, allow us to introduce you to Mila J, the R&B princess cut from the same creative cloth as younger sister Jhene Aiko, and now hailed as the genre’s young, fresh and new it girl.

How she’s now on course to joining the likes of Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Keyshia Cole and Ciara atop R&B’s food chain?

Good news below…

Pulled from her 2014 release ‘M.I.L.A’, J’s latest single ‘Smoke, Drink, Break-Up’  may have failed to impact the ‘Billboard Hot 100’, but may find itself doing so in the weeks to follow this one thanks to streaming points scored by the cut’s official video.

That’s right, less than three months after its unveiling, official VEVO streams of the video now sit at the 1,399, 386 million milestone, placing it just 614 spins away from kissing the 1.4 million mark.

Impressive, when one learns that the general public has spent a combined total of seven years watching the video, and considers the 60,000 views it pulled on March 22nd alone.

Put simply, should Camp Mila play their promotional cards right, the LA-born stunner may land herself a coveted spot on the ‘Hot 100’ by way of streaming figures and not traditional sales, and – if handled correctly- see sales of the aforementioned ‘M.I.L.A’ enjoy the full benefit of her rising digital presence, with or without a hit single to its name!

Meanwhile, fans of Pop icon Beyonce will be pleased to learn that the singer’s 2011 release ‘Run The World (Girls)’ has now stormed past the 200 million VEVO streams point, bidding adieu to the 100 million arena and arriving at 222,703,069 million views garnered since May 11th 2011!

On iTunes USA, Mariah Carey‘s ‘Me.I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’ spends its second week at #55, failing to crack the Top 40 on the ‘Billboard 200’, and now finds itself being outperformed by Ariana Grande‘s ‘Yours Truly’ which sits three spots above it at #52…despite dropping nine months earlier.

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  1. Jhene Aiko Stan June 6, 2014

    Congrats to Mila on her first taste of some solo success. To be honest, I don’t really care for her music but I hole she finds success all the same.

    • Xavier June 7, 2014

      It’s very refreshing to see someone be positive, even though they aren’t a fan of an artist. I hate reading the comments on boards because usually people are so negative. I wish there were more people like you who kept it positive.

  2. Krista June 6, 2014

    This post is pointless. And we all know Beyonce was randomly thrown in here to get this girls post some hits.

  3. MissMila212 June 6, 2014

    OMFG!
    OMFG!
    OMFG!
    It’s happening!

    • BadGyalRita June 6, 2014

      Congrats sis. They really helped Rita so I hope they help Mila too.

      • MissMila212 June 6, 2014

        I’m so happy

  4. TurntUp4Cici June 6, 2014

    So they finally gave Mila her own thread. Congradz girl.

  5. Loco4Aiko June 6, 2014

    They deadass gave her a thread!

  6. Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez June 6, 2014

    Sam, it took her 2 years to get that and I’m excited for Jhene

  7. KeyshiaDelRey June 6, 2014

    It’s pretty obvious that TGJ have picked her to be their new fav by the way this was written, she deserves their support more than Rita ever did so I’m not mad at it.

  8. DanitySlain June 6, 2014

    I’m shaking right now. Welcome to TGJ Mila.

  9. To0 June 6, 2014

    Its already known that Mila paid for her views just like she paid for her fake twitter followers. Nothing but a whole bunch of bot accounts, lmao.

    • Loco4Aiko June 6, 2014

      Proof?

    • TEAM TINASHE & MILA J June 6, 2014

      Quit hating! LMAO! When fans see other artists doing well, they gotta make up a lie. SMH lol!

      ‘Smoke, Drink, BreakUp” now playing!!!!

      • To0 June 6, 2014

        Mila already got outed on another message board for buying twitter followers and paying for youtube views…kiii.. No one cares for that wack ass song, now deal. She has a whole bunch of bot accounts following her and someone that knows her even said so.. She can keep paying for them video views, not gonna help.. kiii

  10. HistoRih June 6, 2014

    Guess Motown finally cut that check.

  11. TamartianNavi June 6, 2014

    Even if Grape Juice gave her The Rita Treatment she’ll never be any more relevant than Jhene or even Ciara because she’s bog basic, I was hoping they would pick someone else but they’ve clearly made their choice.

    • DeruloDreamer June 6, 2014

      True but once they set their minds to pushing her they won’t stop until they think she has. Look at what did they for Whora. None of us knew she was until they forced her down her throats and once they were satisfied we cared about her they went easy. It’ll be the same with this girl.

  12. metzo June 6, 2014

    Does a anybody really care about YouTube views? Ugh…

    • Teacher June 6, 2014

      You should as it’s the reason Beyonce FINALLY got a Mild hit this go round….that and the free streams on Spotify!

  13. BaddieBey June 6, 2014

    Wait, so Mila has her own TGJ thread? Is nothing sacred anymore?

  14. Ariana’sGrand June 6, 2014

    Not Ariana outselling Mariah.

  15. TisForTinashe June 6, 2014

    Did anyone else hear that? That’s the sound of money landing in TGJ’s account.

    • MissMila212 June 6, 2014

      Don’t be jealous babe, it doesn’t suit you.

      • TisForTinashe June 6, 2014

        B****! F*** you and your late ass self. T is GONNA get love from TGJ in time so enjoy it while it lasts b****.

  16. AlsinaInMyBed June 6, 2014

    So this is their new Rita? She aight.

  17. MissMila212 June 6, 2014

    Some people are jealous that their faves can’t get their own threads here but it’s ok, we can’t all be winners can we?

  18. IBeliebeInU June 6, 2014

    No shade but why is it a big deal that they wrote about Mila?

    • Zayn Malik Brown June 6, 2014

      It’s basically because they only pick a few new people to promote every year and every time they’ve done it they’ve helped to break the person in by giving them mad threads every day for promo. Cos this is the only blog that has all the stans in one place it helps a lot to have them go in for your fave because it gets the stans talking about them. They’re basically the reason Rita is relevant.

    • PaulAllahSlaydul June 6, 2014

      They couldn’t bring down a relevant singer but they’re good at making irrelevant singers relevant. I don’t know how long you’ve been here but look through some of the old Miguel threads to see what I’m talking about.

    • CameBack4U June 6, 2014

      It’s not that difficult to understand babe, they’re the biggest black music blog after M** so if your fav gets covered here it’s because they think they’re gonna be a big deal. I don’t like them too much because they used to shade Kim but they’re the only reason I knew who Iggy, Rita, Miguel or Elijah is so I still use them.

  19. Tina June 6, 2014

    “On iTunes USA, Mariah Carey‘s ‘Me.I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’ spends its second week at #55, failing to crack the Top 40 on the ‘Billboard 200′, and now finds itself being outperformed by Ariana Grande‘s ‘Yours Truly’ which sits three spots above it at #52…despite dropping nine months earlier.”

    The gratuitous Mariah Carey shade.

  20. ontherun June 6, 2014

    Yes! I love both mila and jhene’s vibe. They have the same elements but put their iwn twists

  21. Really!? June 6, 2014

    That rushed essay with the least amount of effort I just turned in to my lame ass instructor was better than this article. The writer is obviously pressed!

  22. Really!? June 6, 2014

    And no I don’t like Mariah Carey’s attitude but after so many platinum albums who cares how much this one sells!

  23. Really!? June 6, 2014

    All u b****** and n***** on here are miserable and presssssed! Its hilarious if u ask me!

  24. Diamond Princess June 6, 2014

    Yall are funny Ya’ll tried to make it seem as if she surpassed 200 million records with her visual album… I knew that s-h-i-t wasn’t true lmao!

  25. FutureCIARA June 6, 2014

    The sisters just aint gone happen (Cute for the though) I was more into them back in the 90’s when they had their girl group…..


    But yall have the nerve to say my fav whispers….


    Ch….

    • TEAM TINASHE & MILA J June 6, 2014

      Please show us a video of your cringing faves live vocals. Like please look at who you stanning for….. PLEASE!

      Tinashe will mop her all over.

      Yo girl don’t even got anyone paying her no mind and I bet you didn’t even get her last two to three albums lol
      Just be a fly on the wall and shut up and find another person to stan for…… ehehehe!!
      BYE!
      http://youtu.be/hHwN9UkWhO0

  26. Mark111 June 6, 2014

    She’s s e x y, and have nice dance moves. But I won’t support that TUG group, you get one popping, Marqueis Houstion will pop out of nowhere and ride their success.

    • Mark111 June 6, 2014

      But it’s nice that these new R&B girls are on the come up. Sevyn has my full support.

  27. MC!! June 6, 2014

    How about have a song that was released over 10 years ago before YouTube even existed and still pulled over 100 million views….and Mariah doing a Frozen Christmas cd!!!

  28. ChrisTUNA AguiHAHA June 6, 2014

    But Who run the world (Girls) got huge DISLIKE bar. one of the most-hated song in 2011 fosho

  29. CherylSoldierr June 7, 2014

    @slayriah Is mariah still charting higher than Ariana on iTunes Malaysia?

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