Must Read: Success Of ‘Beyonce’ Has Music Industry Readying Switch To Global Release Dates

Published: Tuesday 12th Aug 2014 by Sam

The ripple effects of Beyonce‘s self-titled surprise album are still being felt eight months on. Indeed, beyond elevating the star’s career to even loftier levels of greatness, it appears the visual LP – which is double Platinum in the US – looks set to impact the way music is released…globally.

Details below…

Billboard are reporting that the set, which was released simultaneously around the world on December 13th, is being cited (alongside piracy) as the catalyst for a game-changing shift in how music is serviced to retail. For, after several decades of regionalised roll-outs for albums, major labels are now collectively leaning towards a new system that will see music released everywhere at the same time.

An excerpt from the feature:

The change was spurred in part by Beyonce’s most recent surprise release, as well as piracy from Down Under.

The music industry is on the verge of adopting a global street date that could see all countries issuing new releases on a Friday, probably beginning a year from now, in July 2015, according to industry sources.

While some sources say its a done deal as far as the major labels and the IFPI and RIAA are concerned, other sources insist the issue has yet to be fully decided. The main reason why the industry is moving toward a global street date — instead of letting each territory pick the day that they feel is best for their respective markets, which is the way it works now — is to cut down on global piracy.

With Australia now having a Friday street date, digital piracy begins almost immediately around the globe, as the new release is shared across the web before fans in the U.K. (which has a Monday street date) or the U.S. (which has a Tuesday street date) have a chance to purchase the music legally.

With varying street dates in different markets, the labels are able move their artists around in order to take advantage of marketing opportunities that coincide with the changed street date. Now, labels can still do that on the week of release, but will have less opportunity to schedule a high-profile appearance on the release date itself.

While sources say that digital music service providers like the Friday street date, not all physical merchants have given the change their blessing; some indie labels and indie merchants are opposed to having the global street date on Friday.


We sincerely hope this comes to fruition as a shake-up has been long overdue. The current system is entirely outdated and essentially feeds the monster that has become internet piracy. It’s just not feasible to expect maximum returns on music when it’s been made available in another region days earlier. For example, in the UK, songs are often given a six-week run on radio before officially hitting iTunes. Yes, six weeks. Expecting an audience that have increasingly become accustomed to an “on-demand” lifestyle to wait for an official release (on mass) isn’t as plausible as it perhaps should be. Times are a’changing and the music industry needs to adapt accordingly.

It would appear the proposed switch is more album-focal at present. However, fingers crossed, it’ll include singles in the long run.

Clearly, marketing and promotion is the biggest concern for labels (i.e. how will artists manage to be everywhere at once?) Yet, from where we’re standing, it’s a necessary challenge the industry needs to throw at itself. Perhaps then we’ll see the creative release roll-outs that the business has been starving for for so long.

Exciting times.

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  1. #TeamTinashe Stan (“2 On” Is Still #1 For 4 Weeks) August 12, 2014

    This is nice!

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

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  2. GIRL BYE August 12, 2014

    Only 1 b**** I stan for.
    Girrrrll Yaaasss.

  3. Danny b August 12, 2014

    And they say Beyoncé has had no major effect on the music industry…. *Kermit sip*

  4. Yea ok August 12, 2014

    The queens impact tho.

  5. Tasha August 12, 2014

    The impact though.

  6. BlueIvy August 12, 2014

    My Momma. I love you mommy <3

  7. RiriRoyale August 12, 2014

    This is such a good idea. Most of the time albums leak because the label send them to countries in time for that countries release date but don’t know what to do when people in those countries put the music online. I think this is great because it means everyone gets it on the same time.

    • Mrs.JoeJonas August 12, 2014

      What are you talking about? This is horrible. The charts come out on Sundays in the UK so if you put out an album on a Friday you only have two days to get in enough sales to slay first week.

      • UrbanLoveBae August 12, 2014

        Good Point.But if the whole industry of music changes then they could change the date of publication of the charts or just give the dates of the music that week put to the next week.However,I don’t like the idea because not everybody is Beyonce and can release an album worldwide with those sales with no promo.Which means that if they change it how are they going to promote worldwide on Award shows ,Tv Shows,and what not!Oh and as much as I like Beyonce her songs,her voice, and performance style sometimes people overrate her like she’s a God and that’s not ok.

  8. RihannaNavy777 August 12, 2014

    But she is no Rihanna. Big B*tch pleaseee, she can’t even get a #1 single, for her stans to gloat about.

    • Beysus August 12, 2014

      because number one singles are more important than commercially, critically acclaimed, classic albums that have a good chance of sweeping the Grammys… *sips tea*

      • Facts on stacks August 12, 2014

        LOL @ “commercially, critically acclaimed,” you mean brought and payed for credits?

      • Valerie August 12, 2014

        Its got universal acclaim. Stay mad. The only thing you can think of is she ‘bought it’ to doscredit her? Why isn’t the rest of her discograhy the same then?

      • Beysus August 12, 2014

        Facts on stacks??? LOL Get your FACTS right b****. F*** outta here!!

    • Valerie August 12, 2014

      Goobye child. The only time Rihanna can release is November.

    • Eloviano August 12, 2014

      @fact on stacks, receipts??? or be forever seated>>>>>>_/_/_/_/_/_/

  9. Beysus August 12, 2014

    QUEEN BEY RUN DIS!!! Whilst Unaflopagetic??? The New Flop??? Yours Floply??? *sips tea*

    • Taylor’s Swifty August 12, 2014

      Taylor swift still shits on Bey when it comes to album sales so grab a camp chair and have a seat

      • Eloviano August 12, 2014

        Not when Taylor’s wall’s are bigger than the Kimberly hole. so>>>>>>>>>_/_/_/_/_/_/

      • Beysus August 12, 2014

        *Kanye Voice* “Yo Taylor’s Swifty, I’m happy for you and imma let you finish but…” *sips tea*

  10. Valerie August 12, 2014

    And this is why she is #1 b****, current Queen. She is one step ahead of her pop peers. This album was monumental, for both of its strategy and acclaim. If it doesn’t get album of the year at the Grammys I will be very surprised.
    Haters can continue to seethe!

  11. MaryJaneHollandaise August 12, 2014

    Not here for this at all to be honest because different release dates are why my fave can spend a week in Japan promoting without having to worry about anywhere until the album comes out there. How can anyone be expected to do effective international promo if the album comes out at the same time everywhere in the world?

  12. NickiBeenBad August 12, 2014

    This is only good for local girls like Cheryl. Girls like Nicki need different release dates in different markets to promote right without neglecting other ones. If you wanna stop piracy make tougher laws to deter people from doing that s*** instead of f****** up good promo plans.

    • Rosie August 12, 2014

      You’re saying this like Nicki is actually global.

      • NickiNickiNicki August 12, 2014

        The venues Lana plays in are about the size of Nicki’s dressing room so keep it cute.

      • Rosie August 12, 2014

        Please. Lana already has done arenas internationally. Can Icki book a middle school cafeteria outside of English speaking markets?

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014


  13. LaLopez August 12, 2014

    But wait, the only reason Beyonce’s method worked is because it was a surprise release.

    • Valerie August 12, 2014

      Is AKA ‘poop’ yet?

  14. Skyfall August 12, 2014

    This is probably something that has been in the process of for a while now, so I pretty sure Beyoncé isn’t what triggered this euphony lol. Also in all honesty I don’t see it making that much of a difference, people will still end up putting it online and it will still get downloaded illegally. Artist just need to worry about putting out good music that people won’t mind spending coins on.

    • Valerie August 12, 2014

      ‘The change was in part spurred by Beyonces recent surprise album’

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

      Fat ho with cottage cheese leakn from yo pusssy. When will adele FAT ass tho??? Ho

  15. Facts on stacks August 12, 2014

    LOL they really didn’t need beyonce for this, this was a simple concept anyone could have done LOL at the over hype duh! Girl BYE!

    • GIRL BYE! August 12, 2014

      Girl Bye.

      • Facts on stacks August 12, 2014

        Stay pressed facts are facts hunty DEAL! #girlBoom

    • GIRL BYE! August 12, 2014

      Boy Bye.

      • Facts on stacks August 12, 2014

        Bloop deal!

    • Mateo August 12, 2014

      @facts on stacks
      I’m pretty sure your an idiot because in the article they mention beyonce and her surprise album being an influence, so why hate on facts u dumb h**?! Lol
      Geee such a negative hater gator …get yo life together 🙂

  16. HarajukuPussy August 12, 2014

    You stupid f****** b******! THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING. Beyonce hasn’t come to my country to do promo since IASF and now she won’t have to because of this stupid rule.

    • GIRL BYE! August 12, 2014

      Boy Bye.

  17. Kisses Down Low August 12, 2014

    Queen Bey. I believe the best is yet to come for this era.

  18. BeachHouseBritney August 12, 2014

    Hoorah for the local girls but I won’t be celebrating cos my fave is international. How do you expect a b**** to be everywhere all at once if she wants to global slayage.

    • Rosie August 12, 2014

      Cling to 1999. Is that why S****** Jean only went top 10 in the US?

    • Eloviano August 12, 2014

      S****** went from diamond plaques to barely getting a gold certification, you have no room to speak. >>>>_/_/_/_/

  19. Eloviano August 12, 2014

    She’s not called the Queen/King for nothing. 17 year’s into her career and still influencing the game. Haters will bow down and deal!!!!

  20. Draggin4MrsCarter August 12, 2014

    This just gives Beyonce an excuse not to do international promo so please tell me why y’all are happy.

    • UpgradeU August 12, 2014

      That video is despicable as her career.

  21. Skyfall August 12, 2014

    Also Beyonce album was successful but over 50% of the sales came from the US so even if she released the album only in the US she still would of sold about the same amount.

    • Sass August 12, 2014

      Um no. It would not have surpassed 3 million. That is NOT the same. And unlike the person in your avi Beyonce had no international promo besides BRIT awards in the UK.

      • Rih Rox August 12, 2014

        Ummm she is Touring for the album.
        Released all the videos. That is
        Major promo.

      • Sass August 13, 2014

        Um no she it is not. Please tell me which Tour was dedicated to the album?

      • Sass August 13, 2014

        And the videos were released, AS PART OF THE album. So where’s the logic?

  22. Dossome August 12, 2014

    Reading some of the comments,people here just read the title then rush to

    • OhHiGwen August 12, 2014

      Girl, they’re out here happy when they don’t even know what it means for their faves.

      • Facts on stacks August 12, 2014


  23. HistoRih August 12, 2014

    I’m sure CherylSoldier will be over the moon seeing as Cheryl doesn’t promote outside of ITV studios.

  24. Slay_Hive August 12, 2014

    Beyonce choosing to release her album specifically to itunes, was a major deal and smart move. I knew that the way she released her album would cause a trend. Beyonce is the SMARTEST business woman in the industry. #HANDSDOWN! All the “She’s dumb, She can’t interview, She’s illiterate” Reads can be thrown in the trash.

    • BeySting August 12, 2014

      But Beyonce can’t interview though. It’s not shade, she’s just not a good speaker.

      • Slay_Hive August 12, 2014

        She’s shy and has admitted this on several occasions. Just because someone has trouble speaking in front of an audience, doesn’t make them “dumb”.The real Beyonce is different from the Beyonce on stage.

  25. truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

    Honey ha impact tho

    • Facts on stacks August 12, 2014

      Honey your funky cumm covered lips though!

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

        Licks lips

  26. CATFISH CAREY August 12, 2014


  27. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) August 12, 2014

    Beyonce really is that b****. Shes almost 2 decades in she should be slowing down. Instead she just keeps growing her star will soon implode! Im not saying its 100% down to her but her influence is undeniable.

    • GIRL BYE! August 12, 2014

      Boy Bye.

  28. OVOBarbie August 12, 2014

    OK, lemme calm down cos I’m about to get mad as f***. Nicki slays internationally with every album cos she gets different release schedules for every country so I want whoever made this rule up to tell me how my Queen can be expected to promote where she needs to promote without flopping somewhere else JUST because she wasn’t there when the album drops.

    • GIRL BYE! August 12, 2014

      Boy Bye.

  29. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) August 12, 2014

    You want to discredit it her. But at the end of the day the proof is in the pudding. They have her credit. If it was your fave you’d be yasssssing till your head falls off.

  30. SexlijahBlake August 12, 2014

    Elijah better come correct with his promo 2bh, I need him to make me and my p**** proud.

    • GIRL BYE! August 12, 2014

      Boy Bye.

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

        Ho lev!!!!

  31. CATFISH CAREY August 12, 2014


    • Dossome August 12, 2014

      We’re talking about Grape Juice…All Sam had to do is bolden the 1 sentence Beyonce was mentioned and people here won’t read anything

  32. Skyfall August 12, 2014

    If they want sales to pickup they need to get rid of streaming. It only hurt artist, people will stream the music not like what they hear or don’t fill it’s purchase worthy and illegally download. Or just only listen to it throw streams and not buy. Another reason this won’t work is because people illegally download album weeks before it’s released because once albums are available to stream on itunes the songs can then be ripped and put online.

  33. Rosie August 12, 2014

    This sounds like a good idea but at the same time how will artists that actually rely on promo and not a dedicated fanbase remind people to buy it?

    • Lana Tropicana August 12, 2014

      This is gonna hurt Lana babe, cos she’s bigger in Europe than she is over here.

      • Rosie August 12, 2014

        At least Lana has a strong fanbase. If you don’t believe me go to any of her concerts.
        However I really see this hurting artists like Katy, since she (finally) seems to be declining.

  34. GIRL BYE! August 12, 2014

    Greatest Singer Of All Time = Girl Hi.
    Who Runs The World, Beyonce? = Girl Hi.
    Stan For King Bey? = Girl Hi.
    Don’t Stan For King Bey = Gworrrrrrrl Bye!

    • Facts on stacks August 12, 2014

      Sit dog!

  35. BrunoMartian August 12, 2014

    The only people happy about this are the dumb stans.

    • Facts on stacks August 12, 2014


  36. Skyfall August 12, 2014

    The only way I see this working is if they don’t allow albums to stream the week before release, I mean some of these artist will see some cute first week sales but like I said if people don’t find it purchase worthy the decline in the second week will be brutal.

  37. Cyndi Minaj August 12, 2014

    Someone said Nicki wasn’t global. Ha ha ha.
    PFRR was #1 in every single country she went to to promote it in and she went on an INTERNATIONAL arena tour on the back of it even though it flopped compared to PF. In fact, I don’t think Nicki could sell out arenas in the US even though she can everywhere else so she is the LAST person you should be calling local.

    • OVORoxxy August 12, 2014

      I never thought of it that way but that’s true.

    • DoItLikeADude98 August 12, 2014

      No lies were detected. Anybody who thinks Nicki is local needs to check her stats cos her Asian promo has always slayed. Didn’t she go to Australia to promote The Re Up too?

    • CATFISH CAREY August 12, 2014


      Australian Albums Chart[56] 5
      Australian Urban Albums Chart[60] 2
      Austrian Albums Chart[61] 49
      Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[62] 23
      Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[62] 35
      Canadian Albums Chart[55] 1
      Danish Albums Chart[63] 25
      Dutch Albums Chart[64] 24
      Finnish Albums Chart[65] 48
      French Albums Chart[66] 20
      German Albums Chart[67] 44
      Greek Albums Chart[68] 32
      Irish Albums Chart[69] 2
      Italian Albums Chart[70] 66
      Japanese Albums Chart[71] 6
      Mexican Albums Chart[72] 39
      New Zealand Albums Chart[64] 3
      Norwegian Albums Chart[64] 9
      Scottish Albums Chart[73] 19
      Spanish Albums Chart[64] 60
      Swedish Albums Chart[64] 37
      Swiss Albums Chart[64] 24
      UK Albums Chart[52] 1
      UK R&B Albums Chart[53] 1
      US Billboard 200[45] 1
      US Top Rap Albums[45] 1
      US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[45]

      • Skyfall August 12, 2014

        They probably meant number one on iTunes. But you still can’t deny that nicki is not local.

      • NickiNickiNicki August 12, 2014

        Can’t you read? I see multiple number ones. Get some glasses or clean that c** out of your eye. W****.

      • Rosie August 12, 2014

        LOL how do you not go #1 in Australia by your second album? They pretty much stan everyone.

      • CATFISH CAREY August 12, 2014


      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

        @Catfish…honey eat me

      • CATFISH CAREY August 12, 2014


  38. truthtea August 12, 2014

    But yet this overhyped album barely sold over 2 million in the U.S.? People give this thief too much damn credit. She’s no God or Messiah. She’s just an average mediocre performer who tries to pass p*ssy snatching and booty popping off as choreography. Not to mention she recycles the same ole BS every time she releases music.

    • Rosie August 12, 2014

      Death at you trying to discredit selling 2 million in the US in less than 8 months. IN 2014. Name one other female act who had done this? In the past two years or so?

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

      Honey she IS A GODDESS!!! DEAL HO

  39. I.G.G.Y1994 August 12, 2014

    Struggling to see how Rosie thinks that Lana (who can’t even sell out a Walmart in America) is doing better than Katy whose sold over 3 million copies of Prism already. Just tryna figure that one out.

    • Rosie August 12, 2014

      B**** no one said Lana is doing better than Katy.
      And don’t make me come for Iggy now. Lana has sold out arenas globally and venues of 10K+ in America? Has Iggy sold out a White Castle yet?

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

        Mop the floor with this tramp Rosie.

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

      Honey Rosie will drag u for filth! U betta recognize

  40. Hadley August 12, 2014

    This sounds good. Album sales are literally in the PITS. They need to experiment with new methods.

    • Billy Mars August 12, 2014

      Speak for yourself, Bruno is selling just fine.

      • Hadley August 12, 2014

        No you are speaking for yourself. Artists like Bruno are in the minority. So therefore, album sales are still in the pits. You can get a #1 album without even selling 100k these days.

      • Billy Mars August 12, 2014

        B**** you speak for YOURSELF. Bruno is selling fine and that’s the end of it. How dare you backchat me?

      • Hadley August 12, 2014

        Look troll. I never said Bruno wasn’t selling fine. Does that change the fact that album sales are still in the pits in general these days? No.
        Now get out if my reply section and don’t come for me unless I send for you. Because last time I checked, you were the one who reached and pressed reply with your scabby little fingers to ME.

  41. Proud-Arianator August 12, 2014

    Honestly I don’t see how this will help curb piracy but oh well what do I know

  42. JOSELINE HERNANDEZ STAN August 12, 2014

    Adele > Beyonce
    Quit overhyping this wh*re.

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

      (Looks at name) honeyYOU called someone a whoore???!!

  43. SMH August 12, 2014

    More PR bull from camp beyonce. I hardly call an album that sold 3 million ww, 2 million of that in the US, a ‘success’.

    • CATFISH CAREY August 12, 2014


    • Rih Rox August 12, 2014

      Exactly. She’s working over time to pay
      For stuff like this. 🙂

  44. Barb B**** August 12, 2014

    Beyonces album was deffo a game changer. It opened peoples eyes, mine included, to the way the industry works.

    • SMH August 12, 2014

      Please, what did it change? People are still releasing albums the same way as always, some selling more than this one did.

      • Barb B**** August 12, 2014

        What did it change? Did you not read the article? Stay mad. People like you will never give Beyonce any credit where due so there no point even arguing. She could resue a baby from burning building and you would still say its PR. So please go away with your hating asss and come back when you’re not so biased.

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

      Has roman reFLOP hit a milli in the US yet?

    • YoursGrande111 August 12, 2014

      her surprise release changed the music industry

  45. HausMuthaAdele August 12, 2014

    Can we just laugh at Rosie talking about ANYBODY’s sales when she stans for Lana.

    • Ariana’sGrand August 12, 2014

      Yes we can. Ha ha ha.

    • TensForQueenLopez August 12, 2014


      • Rosie August 12, 2014

        AKA still hasn’t sold 100K worldwide yet. Take several seats.

    • BadGyalRita August 12, 2014


      • Rosie August 12, 2014

        You laughing at Lana when your industry p**** fave still can’t get a release date in the US?

      • BadGyalRita August 12, 2014

        HA HA HA.
        HA HA.

      • Rosie August 12, 2014

        That’s what everyone says about Rita though. F****** the biggest EDM producer in the world for tracks all for it to backfire like its nothing and effectively end your chances of breaking into the US. Now THAT’S a kii.

      • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014


  46. Skyfall August 12, 2014

    Not people trying to come for Lana with Katy. DEATHH. Why hasn’t Teenage Dream outsold the following albums with 5 #1s and a rerelease.


    Born This Way
    Any Taylor Swift Album
    Any One Direction Album
    Any Bruno Mars Album


    Why is Born To Die on the verge of outselling it world wide soon.
    Why can’t Katy get another hit off prism ?
    Why isn’t Prismatic world tour selling out?

    • Skyfall August 12, 2014

      * not selling out

    • CATFISH CAREY August 12, 2014


      • Skyfall August 12, 2014

        Exactly, not only that she also performed at every award show in 2013and she still sold less than Beyonce.

      • Sass August 12, 2014

        @Skyfall. The same goes for Rihanna

  47. CATFISH CAREY August 12, 2014


    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014

      Yaaassss bish draaaag ha!!!

  48. LOL August 12, 2014



    • Sass August 12, 2014

      I’ll cry with laughter if she outsells it after award season. Then you’ll have to find a new reductive drag for the 5th time. All while Gaga remains UNplatinum.

      • Skyfall August 12, 2014

        Let’s not act like Lady Gaga isn’t right behind Rihanna in the lines of the best selling artist of this generation.

        Britney Spears 160 million records sold
        Rihanna 150 million records sold
        Lady Gaga 140 million records sold

      • Sass August 12, 2014

        And does that change the fact she’s flopping and becoming a FAD after just 5 years while Beyoncé is getting bigger and better after 17? No.

      • Slay_Hive August 12, 2014

        But why is Gags flopping already? Just 5 years in the game and already fading into irrelevance. Her antics and costumes is what sold her subpar music. The GP is over that. The reason she is struggling now.

      • Sass August 12, 2014

        @Slay_Hive right? That just proves she is a massive fad the fact she cant even go platinum like 2 years later. DEATH. Even Beyonce’s worst selling era went platinum without a Top 10. I CANNOT. Gaga will not be a legend if she disappears after this.

    • Slay_Hive August 12, 2014

      LOOOL How long did it take Rihanna to sell 3.5 Million with UNA?? and where is GAGS??? kii smh

    • Beysus August 12, 2014

      LOL Yes it has you stupid b****!!! F*** outta here!!!

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) August 12, 2014


  49. IggyLongstocking August 12, 2014

    All jokes aside I think some of you need to do your research of Nicki. She actually slays globally.

  50. #TeamTinashe Stan (“2 On” Is Still #1 For 4 Weeks) August 12, 2014

    Anyone can get a #1 or a top 10 in the UK. It’s very easy tbh. UK listeners just buy image, pretty much.
    All the Spice Girls members got a #1 or a top 10 respectively and even Nicole Scherzinger. That tells you something, that if you focus on that one market you’ll be getting top 10’s like crazy.It’s nothing to boast about.

    • Skyfall August 12, 2014

      Tell Tinashe to get a top ten over there then.

      • Skyfall August 12, 2014

        And actually it isn’t easy getting #1s in the uk….. Top tens maybe but #1s no

      • #TeamTinashe Stan (“2 On” Is Still #1 For 4 Weeks) August 12, 2014

        Tinashe’s main focus is on the US Market that is actually working for her quite well. But I didn’t really get your second comment, are you talking about the Spice Girls members getting #1’s? Well all of them got a number 1 except Victoria Beckham but she still did well in the top 10. And she never sung a song in the group and was always quiet but gets a hit on her own. That tells you something.

      • Dem Lessors August 12, 2014


    • Beysus August 12, 2014

      Don’t forget Cheryl Cole… God I don’t understand the amount of EDM and generic stuff we buy…

      • #TeamTinashe Stan (“2 On” Is Still #1 For 4 Weeks) August 12, 2014

        @Beysus I know.
        Everyone disliked her last song that sounds like Jessica Simpsons “Public Affair” but it becomes a hit because of her image. That’s how it works.

    • Dem Lessors August 12, 2014

      Let’s not act like the US market isn’t corrupt too. Fancy being number 1 for how many weeks out of nowhere. Katy Perry and her Teenage Dream era where she bought all then number 1’s so she could compare herself to Michael Jackson. Tinashe 2 On still being at number 1 for 4 weeks…oh wait that never happened.

      • #TeamTinashe Stan (“2 On” Is Still #1 For 4 Weeks) August 12, 2014

        But…. who asked you? LMFAO!!! Bahaha. Take a tissue to dry up them tears of that devastating drag I gave you @DemLessors aka @FutureCiara. Nobody asked you nothing lol but you’re still pressed and ended up finding my comment all the way down here. Ciara is still in the wasteland with her lost caucasian sister Jessica Simpson. Take a high seat — /
        Get Rest and Stay Pressed-_/
        Sincerely, #TeamTinashe 😉

  51. Sass August 12, 2014

    Hmmm tbh piracy is not an issue that easily combatted. I can’t see it making much difference. But yes for BEYONCE. Keeping the haters pressed simply for how others praise her! I cannot.

  52. Spunkypoop August 12, 2014

    Beyonce set out to change the game and she sure did. Go girl! You doing ya thang and setting the bar to a new high! #GoodFriday

    • Beysus August 12, 2014

      Friday should belong to Beyonce… While Rihanna only gets Rihvember…

  53. Beysus August 12, 2014

    My Goal Is Not Bigger, It’s Quality… – BEYONCE

  54. GILBERTO August 12, 2014

    Beyoncé keeps writting her name on the books of history while her peers keeps sucking d*** of producers for hits, sleeping with radio programmers, spending more time on Facebook and Twitter than rehearsing for live performances. Beyoncé’s IMPACT is REAL, in the real world.

  55. Diabetes UNBOTHERED August 12, 2014

    Beyoncé her fifth consecutive number one album sold 828,773 copies worldwide in three days, becoming the fastest-selling album in iTunes Store history. It spawned four singles—”XO”, “Drunk in Love”, “Partition” and “Pretty Hurts”—and has sold 7 million units globally. According to IFPI, in the last 19 days of 2013, the album sold 2.3 million units worldwide. As of July 23, 2014, the album has sold 2,026,364 copies in the US and has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. As of June 2014, “Drunk in Love” has sold 2.8 million copies in the US. As of July 2014, Beyoncé has sold 4.5 million copies worldwide.

    • Dem Lessors August 12, 2014

      Your name pure death!!! But all jokes aside h** your gonna get your foot chopped off.

    • Slay_Hive August 12, 2014

      WAAIIIITTTT!!! So Beyonce has outsold UNA?! Bey selling singles and albums. Funny how the navy claimed she was “local” and only sold albums..kii

      • GILBERTO August 12, 2014

        BEYONCÉ outsold UNAFLOPLOGIC months ago. Don’t forget that the album is out for $16 not $3 like UNAFLOPLOGIC. R****** will never sell anything for over $1. Don’t forget that it took that piece of s*** of irrelevance over a year to go Platinum after discounts after discounts while the IMPACTFUL SELF-TITLED did that s*** twice in 6 months without promo.

    • beYAWNce August 12, 2014

      oh the inflation is real

  56. Dem Lessors August 12, 2014

    Yeah, this ain’t happening in the UK. Stupid record labels here have a 2 month wait after the US release. Anaconda being released here on the 5th October 2014. It’s all about reaching the highest chart position here and not long term sales figures. It would be to much of a change to the system every artist will flop.

    • Dem Lessors August 12, 2014


      • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On” NOW) August 13, 2014

        Boo! Try harder! 😀
        HASHTAG: #BeCarefulBooBoo #YouveBeenWarned #ImNotTheOne

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (“2 On” Is Still #1 For 4 Weeks) August 12, 2014

      H** can’t even spell. LMFAO!!!! I Am LIVING!! 😀
      HASHTAG: #TheStruggleIsReal

      • Dem Lessors August 12, 2014

        Cussing on someone’s grammar over the internet is the oldest and weakest way to drag EVER! I don’t know what beef you have with this FutureCiara but trust you don’t want beef with me. I’ll take a dump in your face so fast you won’t know what hit you.



  57. Lurking August 12, 2014

    There’s a rumor going around that Rihanna will feature on Beyonce’s single BLOW..

  58. YoursGrande111 August 12, 2014

    Her Impact is superior @ this point, no pop girl is touching her right now. Slay Music Goddess

  59. Diabetes UNBOTHERED August 12, 2014

    According to IFPI, Unapologetic has sold 2.3 million copies in 2012 and 1.8 million copies in 2013 with total of 4.1 million copies worldwide.

    Rih had a #1 SINGLE (& a Worldwide #1) & still only sold 4.1 Mill. HOW Beys sell 400K more when her album costs $More???

    • GILBERTO August 12, 2014

      Don’t forget BEYONCÉ is out for $16 while you can find UnaFLOPlogic on the shelves of Dollar Tree and K-Mart.

  60. YoursGrande111 August 12, 2014

    This could be good tho, I like this idea

  61. TheYoncèTroll August 12, 2014

    Yes this worked for David Bowie, Beyoncé, and a few others *majorly for B*, but this isn’t a good idea. Kid Cudi and a few others have already tried and their album WW hasn’t seen 500k. Yes the industry needs a shakeup, but this isn’t the way to do it. If they really want to make it, they’ll actually spend money on correct promo, bring back music on music channels, and take time to develop their artist instead of cloning artists directly from the mid 80’s & early/mid 90’s.

  62. Royalkev August 12, 2014

    King B’s impact is just so undeniable! How many ways has this woman left her mark already?!

  63. Mark111 August 12, 2014

    If people want to buy your music, they will. If not, they’re just not that into you. Doesn’t matyer ifan aalbum leaks or not, cause even on the day of release, I can download for free if I choose. How bout artist make great music that people want to buy and support.

  64. CherylSoldierr August 12, 2014

    Hold on, why is the tinashe stan coming for cheryl when Cheryl’s singles have all outsold tinashes biggest us hit? It’s easy to get to number 1 in the uk yet my faves new single has been out for 3 weeks and has already outsold 2 on? Also why can’t 2 on get in the top 10 anywhere?
    And not the iggy and rita stans coming for Lana’s sales! She’s doing pretty well this era. 800k+, iggy will probly do that in 2016. Rita can’t seeing as her tracks are being given to Alexis Jordan.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On” NOW) August 13, 2014

      Your fave only has #1’s and top hits in the UK because that’s her ‘target’ market. Which is full of image that people are buying. You gloating about that is beyond laughable. And Tinashe is working the US Market fool, that’s the tough market especially for somebody who is doing Alt-R&B. SMH! So dumb. Tell her to get her Visa and swim good because right now all she gets from me and EVERYONE in the US is ‘Nothing.’ It’s time for you to look for somebody to stan for.

  65. CherylSoldierr August 12, 2014

    And not the tinashe/beysus stans having absolutely no knowledge of the charts again. The uk charts are based solely on sales and some streaming. So because cheryl or another artist sell a lot first week, they go number 1. Single releases are like album releases there. It is much easier to top the charts in the us IMO because of the YouTube views/streaming, radio, sales, etc. tell me how tf Harlem Shake went number 1?

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On” NOW) August 13, 2014

      You wrote all of that for nothing.
      Your fave is all image and less talent. That’s what UK listeners buy. Bye! and try telling your fave to cross the rivers and turn up with the big boys/girls in the US (Worldwide) for a try 😉

      • CherylSoldierr August 13, 2014

        But I still don’t get it. Your fave has no top 20 in any territory. In addition, my girls latest single, a number 1 released just 3 weeks ago, has already outsold your faves us single, out for months. The absolute self drag. You better keep it cute tinashe because you will get absolutely dragged on this site.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On” NOW) August 13, 2014

      Who? Like how I DRAGGED your friend? LMFAO! Don’t try it. And you won’t get it because your fave is absolutely inactive over here in the states and other countries. She’s in one market and that’s the UK? How are you going to compare that to somebody that actually has a hit in the US compared to the easy market in the UK? Smh! Illiterate people like you need to sit and know that the UK market is all about looks and focus. Every Spice Girls member, Nicole Scherzinger, and Farrow Crow all have hits for one reason and that’s because their working one easy a** market, where it’s basically about looks. Farrow Crow’s last song was utter garbage but it became a hit well for a week… lmfao. Nothing to boast about and feel sorry for you stanning for someone like that. I absolutely did nothing to you but help you whenever everyone would drag the Lice out of Farrow Crow’s head. Like don’t let me have to add more damage and drag you more endlessly. LMFAO! Have a nice day and stay pressed 😀

  66. CherylSoldierr August 13, 2014

    Also, why are people mentioning cheryl? She doesn’t and has never released her music in the us. She literally has no interest. This doesn’t affect her.

  67. CherylSoldierr August 13, 2014

    This tinashe stan lmfao. First, it has the audacity to assert its illogical, subjective opinion as fact. Second, it has the nerve to try to drag with a 24 peaking us single that has absolutely no certifications and no release in any other country. Third,
    it’s trying to say that Cheryl’s number ones are about her looks when everyone knows the only reason why tinashe even has a deal is because she’s been f*cking for tracks. It will scream and drag when her debut album flops. Her stans have the audacity to come in here and try to drag when their fave is trying to drop a debut album off of a 24 peaking single that has never seen the top 40 on the iTunes chart. Sit.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On” NOW) August 13, 2014

      Who is Farrow Crow? Nobody that we know in the United States. Tell her to get her Visa and we can talk. Get Rest and Stay Pressed! 😀

      • CherylSoldierr August 13, 2014

        She’s that girl that just outsold your faves discography with a 3 week old single.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On” NOW) August 13, 2014

      LMFAO What? Okay, lol when Tinashe hasn’t even target the UK.
      Like Nobody cares when anybody gets a #1 there.
      It’s real embarassing to gloat about it.
      HASHTAG: #LearnEnglish #ComeCorrect #GloatingANumber1UKSingle? #ReallyLol #WorkOnThatVisa #TheDocumentaryOfDraggingContinues

      • CherylSoldierr August 13, 2014

        Just to get you together really quickly: if you could read, which is a self drag when you’re calling people “illiterate” and to “learn English,” then you would know that I just said that my girls three week old singles sales have just outsold your faves ENTIRE discography. There was no mention of a number 1, even though it was her ninth.

  68. CherylSoldierr August 13, 2014

    2 On
    US- 24
    US r&b- 5
    UK- 53
    UK r&b – 26
    Worldwide sales >300k
    Absolute death.

    • CherylSoldierr August 13, 2014


      • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On” NOW) August 13, 2014

        Answer the question, what has she sold in the US? Farrow Crow stan?
        No Answer? LMFAO! That’s what I thought, take your nap.
        -> _____________/

      • CherylSoldierr August 13, 2014

        Hold on. Why does it matter whether or not she releases in the us when she’s selling more and making more than your fav? Your fav is literally a flop everywhere lol

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY “2 On” NOW) August 13, 2014

      And let’s try Farrow Crow’s discography in the US, shall we?
      SOLD = 0 🙂
      LMFAO!!!!!! I Am LIVING! Thanks for looking up and reading about Tinashe! Glad you stan for!
      But I am literally done talking to muffin head b!tches like you.
      Y’all come get her, this he she, Farrow Crow Stan is a SELF DRAG!
      Oh, so you nothing to say now? THE END! 😀

      • CherylSoldierr August 13, 2014

        Oh my god you really are stupid lmao

  69. MISHKA August 13, 2014

    And they say she’s not iconic.

  70. xedos August 13, 2014

    It has more to do with piracy more than beyonce

  71. Brian310 August 13, 2014

    The industry needs a shakeup so this is a start but more needs to be done.

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