‘Harvard Business School’ Students To Study ‘The Business of Beyonce’

Published: Friday 26th Sep 2014 by David

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The ‘Harvard Business School‘ is to celebrate the success of Beyonce’s latest album this year, announcing the launch of a course set to pull their students into the ‘Business of Beyonce.’

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The University reveals:

A new Harvard Business School (HBS) case study to be published next week examines what it took to pull off the ambitious and costly campaign, the prevailing market conditions, the structural and technical obstacles, as well as the many difficult decisions Beyoncé and her management team confronted along the way. With insights from top executives at Parkwood Entertainment, Columbia Records, Facebook and Apple, the HBS case asks M.B.A. students to decide what they would have done if they were working for Beyoncé.

“She’s clearly among the most powerful people in the music industry at the moment … so to understand the operation behind such a powerful figure is always very interesting,” said Anita Elberse, the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration at HBS who co-wrote the case study with a former student, Stacie Smith, M.B.A. ’14.

Elberse studies marketing strategies in the entertainment, media, and sports industries and has written extensively about the growing trend of hosting “blockbuster events” to grab the public’s attention. She says the unconventional album release and the very hands-on role that Beyoncé plays in overseeing her own business interests present a number of instructive dilemmas for M.B.A. students to consider. Elberse will teach the case in her course “Strategic Marketing in Creative Industries” early next month. “For instance, how did they keep that a secret for so long? It’s quite amazing that they pulled that off.

 

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  1. tits mcgee September 26, 2014

    Interesting premise for a course.

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  2. LB September 26, 2014

    She clearly isn’t powerful enough to pull in viewers. Hell Spongebob has got more viewing power than Beyonce

    • s September 26, 2014

      Who cares about how many views Beyonce had. THOUSANDS paid to see the show LIVE. You also have to take into consideration, that it aired on a saturday night.

      • LB September 26, 2014

        And thousands of people quickly forgot about that tour on account of how boring it was, which might explain why they weren’t willing to relive it through HBO

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        *Slay_Hive

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        LOL OTR is still talked about. A lot of people paid to see it live, and other people have lives on saturday night!

        The Monster tour is what you call BORING!! OTR tour completely overshadowed that tour. It was over before it even started. How much did it gross btw?

      • Molly September 26, 2014

        Shit_Hive

      • LB September 26, 2014

        I’m glad you admitted that people have got lives, hence why waste your time on a predictable boring show on HBO right, oh wait, they didn’t. They went out instead of watching that crap

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        @Mole f*** you!

        @WhoreBird

        Of course people have lives, with the exception of you. Your head is so far up Beyonce’s ass, you can harldy breath. I’m sure you were wanna of the wasps watching. I mean she does put on a better show than anything you stan for!

        predictable would be Rihject high on drugs, and p**** patting on stage.. 😀

    • mekaela September 26, 2014

      You hit the nail on the head I was
      About to say how come grapejuice
      Has not report their hbo special
      Flopping but anyone else this nasty
      S**** Sam would report and slander
      Other singers floppin I’m sure bey
      Donate to this school and they put
      A coarse in on her because what in
      the world would anyone want to sit there
      Learn about this woman schools
      In America have gone to the dogs and
      Monkeys

    • Applause September 26, 2014

      Yaaas but remember rihannas style to rock flopped harder kii

      • QueenChrisette September 26, 2014

        Just like ARTFLOP

    • truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) September 26, 2014

      @LB, biitch i know ppl on here hate me…but not NEARLY as much as YOU r hated on here u ugly m*********. GAAAWD ur and annoyn funky stink p****, bad breath nappy headed sl-LUT of a ho. Biitch

  3. maurice September 26, 2014

    long live the queen, but bish, this course, i cant.

    “so what did you study in uni?”

    “the business of Beyonce”

    DEATH

  4. TRUTH SERUM September 26, 2014

    The impact!!! Yass Queen Bey.

    @hatebird is about to have a meltdown. Let’s see how he try to discredit the queen and her smart business decisions.

    • LB September 26, 2014

      And yet your “queen” wasn’t royal enough to pull in decent ratings, why is that?

      • TRUTH SERUM September 26, 2014

        It happens to the best of them. Rih experience it as well. As long as 90% of your business ventures are successful, You are still winning.

      • LB September 26, 2014

        And what exactly is a win about those p*** poor ratings? More like a huge loss, but Beyonce knows all about that considering the number of flop singles she has released this year

      • let’s be real September 26, 2014

        whats funny is if she SOLD the tour vs broadcasting it it would had sold easily 1million.girl everybody is missing that this is an hbo premium network in thebtime of a recession. 10 of my friends came over to view the concert so was just ONE tv box recorded?

      • LB September 26, 2014

        Cute that your friends came to watch at your place, everyone else had a life that day. They would rather live it than watch trash gutter stripper OTR show on HBO

      • ME September 26, 2014

        sTYLED TO ROCK…

  5. Unbiased September 26, 2014

    Wow, that’s an amazing accomplishment. I can’t wait to see what great business decisions she makes in the future. I think she can become a billionaire before the age of 45 if she keeps going this route.

  6. The Wig Snatcher September 26, 2014

    I guess they will leave out the chapter on how not fake family drama to draw TV ratings because of the possibility of flopping. #OnTheFlop

    • TRUTH SERUM September 26, 2014

      It’s about business, your lack of education is showing. Rumors from disgruntled blog commenters isn’t factored into real business models or case studies.

  7. truthtea September 26, 2014

    Hmmm…why hasn’t this site posted that this “epic” HBO special flopped? On top of that, in what language is this course to be taught in? Beybonics?

  8. LB September 26, 2014

    I need to see that chapter on how NOT to pull in viewing figures by increasing your marketing budget.

    I also need the chapter on how to struggle on the Billboard bubbling under

    • Beysus September 26, 2014

      How about a chapter on how to make an album go x2 Platinum in the US in 9 months???

      • LB September 26, 2014

        Include a chapter about how to lose 1 million buyers everywhere else outside the US

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        Include a chapter about her haters that don’t even make sense…

      • LB September 26, 2014

        How about a chapter about her fans who cannot be bothered to support her

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        How about a chapter on the tour selling out everywhere! That looks like support to me!!!

  9. Unbiased September 26, 2014

    I don’t understand how you can throw shade at The On The Run Tour. They only did 21 stadiums and grossed over 100 million dollars. It’s the second most successful tour of all time. Some of your faves could never pull those numbers lol

    • SMH September 26, 2014

      Stop with the lies. It grossed 95 Million and it is not the second most successful anything. But it was one of the lowest rated specials in HBO history. *sips tea

      • ME September 26, 2014

        Styled to rock had less ratings …but thats none of my business *sips juice

      • SMH September 26, 2014

        Styled To Rock wasn’t heavily cross-promoted for 10 weeks with the channel’s highest rated series. *sips tea

      • ME September 27, 2014

        excuses excuses…. it was aired on a basic cable and had less than 700k ratings *sips more juice

  10. waterfalls September 26, 2014

    We study the business of beyonce because we can’t study the music of beyonce

    • Texas forever like bun b September 26, 2014

      Tboz still bankrupt?

  11. LB September 26, 2014

    Are you deflecting from the fact that either the hive cannot afford HBO or no one cared for that tour enough to see it on TV?

    Even with all that marketing, people were more bothered about Southpark on OTR special

  12. waterfalls September 26, 2014

    she’s more famous for her brand than for her music and artistry. That’s terrible for someone who pretend being an artist

    • Texas forever like bun b September 26, 2014

      Where’s TLC’s highly anticipated album?

  13. Beysus September 26, 2014

    Yes!!!! The Queen!!!

  14. Fran September 26, 2014

    Yessss Queen! Her impact!

  15. Fran September 26, 2014

    Lmao @ it still clinging to TV ratings to drag. That’s more of a struggle than Diamonds Tour failing to remain superior to Prismatic Tour.

  16. Molly September 26, 2014

    That HBO special was still a huge flop #NEXT

    • Texas forever like bun b September 26, 2014

      Coming from a d*** with Ciara in her gravi? The shade writes itself.

  17. JOHNVIDAL September 26, 2014

    Of course all about Beyonce is good news in TGJ. You´ll never ever see a shady post or a post reporting some bad or semi bad news or rumours, never. Of course any other artist, including legendary superstars can be bashed when it´s convenient though 🙂

    • Molly September 26, 2014

      Yup TGJ is biased as f***

  18. Carmen September 26, 2014

    Isn’t this like the second college course on Beyoncé? Slay a bit ma.

  19. Beysus September 26, 2014

    But a course about Beyonce though… I mean it would be fun and exciting for the fans but job-wise??? What the hell are you supposed to do next??? Join Bey’s management team???

    • LB September 26, 2014

      Let’s not act like the hive are getting into harvard or any University for that matter.

      I’ll send you that application to Devry or Everest though

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        No thanks I’m happily sticking to a college in Glasgow…

    • Texas forever like bun b September 26, 2014

      It’s a COURSE boo. Of course no ones majoring in Bey lol

  20. Tasha September 26, 2014

    This is why this era is iconic. It goes why beyond the Hot 100. Beyoncé knew what she was doing this era. She stays one step ahead of the pop tarts. I love her!

    • LB September 26, 2014

      And yet she decided to step 100 steps back in the ratings

      • Tasha September 26, 2014

        Not technically. Shes still ahead of her ratings lol.

      • LB September 26, 2014

        No no honey, those ratings are p*** poor, didn’t you see them?

      • Tasha September 26, 2014

        Honey you dont get it. Its still ahead of your faves.

  21. LB September 26, 2014

    Just accept it, those ratings are worst than pretty hurt’s chart position on the Hot….oh wait…Billboard Bubbling Under Chart, it’s ok.

    HBO is expensive if you spent your money on a new rainbow weave, right hive

    • How Many Drinks September 26, 2014

      NO ONE CARES. The Tour still slayed now sit down!

      • LB September 26, 2014

        It slayed?? Hmmmm so why didn’t people watch it on HBO if it slayed?

      • Molly September 26, 2014

        The tour didn’t slay HBO ratings tho kii

      • How Many Drinks September 26, 2014

        The TOUR slayed, the special didn’t. Get it ???

  22. Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

    YAAAAS! Can’t deny that this woman’s brand is unstoppable!! You know you’re the QUEEN, when these colleges are studying your career, and now HARVARD

    • Britney Stan September 26, 2014

      F ag stfu and go find Beyonce a hit.

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        You’re not a real Britney fan. You wouldn’t shade yourself like that. 😀 😀

      • Did you say Justin Bieber,one Direction,miley,lady gaga or beyoncè.(My gal G dragged Molly on twitter) September 26, 2014

        but hits are britneys thing besides rehab

    • SMH September 26, 2014

      Boy sit. Your so called “Queen” couldn’t even get a million people to watch her sell her snatch on TV.

  23. Applause September 26, 2014

    So it’s a course on teaching girls to use their p**** for success?

    • Beysus September 26, 2014

      No it teaches girls how to build a successful management company and be a feminist!!! If you’re talking about DIL or Partition, those songs were about being with your husband/boyfriend!!! JEEZ!!! How many more idiots need explaining to???

      • SMH September 26, 2014

        That “brand” wasn’t good enough to get people to watch her on television, so how successful could it really be?

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        $100 mill speaks for itself now sit yo ass down…

      • SMH September 26, 2014

        800K viewers. Your so-called Queen needs to sit down.

  24. Applause September 26, 2014

    Beyonce is such a disgusting piece of trash to me tbh. She’s always been overrated, Still mad Gaga ever worked with that lip syncing stripper.

    • Beysus September 26, 2014

      How’s Artpop the Chartflop doing???

    • Did you say Justin Bieber,one Direction,miley,lady gaga or beyoncè.(My gal G dragged Molly on twitter) September 26, 2014

      i love gaga but bey has performed with clothes on,call me when gaga does. gaga has always been half nude so hang it

  25. Did you say Justin Bieber,one Direction,miley,lady gaga or beyoncè.(My gal G dragged Molly on twitter) September 26, 2014

    some people be clinging to ON the RUN views when the tour made enough money to buy ya fav a talent

  26. How Many Drinks September 26, 2014

    Go Bey!

  27. Cindy September 26, 2014

    What are you talking about? People don’t study her music? Oh really, tell me why there has been over 1,000 think pieces about her last album by feminists all over the world. Why people creating monologues, skits, and dance routines about her self-titled album? Some of you hate too much on this site. Some of these so-called artist you guys love would give anything to have brand like Bey’s. Don’t get mad at the black successful woman because she has the best of both worlds. She is recognized as an artist/entertainer first darlings.

  28. LB September 26, 2014

    I hope they are going to study the concepts and mechanisms of inflation in the music industry too, because the hive sure do a hell of a lot of it.

    I remember when the other fly tried to add Twitter mentions to Beyonce’s FLOP horrible p*** poor embarrassing ratings…I can’t

    • Trell September 26, 2014

      Yes the hbo special underperformed, but it still doesnt changed the fact that its the 2nd most successful tour of all time. With having only 21 shows! You cant take that from her. You love beyonce just as much as we do. That’s why you spend so much time out of your personal life talking about Bey. Lol #Pressed lol

  29. Beysus September 26, 2014

    LOL “don’t study her music”!!!! HA!!! Name ONE video from your fave that’s more iconic than Single Ladies!!!

    • LB September 26, 2014

      How about we talk of shows that had higher ratings than the HBO special, I could think of soooo many

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        How about we talk about your faves album/film flipping badly…

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        *flopping

      • LOL September 26, 2014

        LOL HOW BOUT WE TALK ABOUT YOUR FAVE STILL STRUGGLING TO OUTSELL UNAPOLOGETIC AND THE MONSTER BALL GETTING FOUR TIMES THE AMOUNT OF VIEWERS THE ON THE FLOP TOUR DID LOL

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        Lol it’s sold almost as much as Unaflopagetic in less time without a big single!!! SIT DOWN HO!!! $100 mill speaks for itself…

      • LOL September 26, 2014

        LOL LIKE BRANDY SAID, ALMOST DOESN’T COUNT LOL.

        STRUGGLEYONCE BEEN SLAVING ALL YEAR AND STILL TRYING TO CATCH UP. LOL

    • waterfalls September 26, 2014

      A video is not music.

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        No. It’s a visual representing music… Now sit down..

  30. Did you say Justin Bieber,one Direction,miley,lady gaga or beyoncè.(My gal G dragged Molly on twitter) September 26, 2014

    @LB man u pressed damnit. remember how rihanna used ta suck up and say she looked up to bey lol.plays bow down- i know when u were lil ga’ls…….. follow me on ask.fm @beykim

  31. Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

    When will they study forehead? LOL “Mrs.World wide”

    Wouldn’t be much to study other than self defense from getting your ass kicked.

    • LOL September 26, 2014

      LOL WHEN ARE THEY GONNA STUDY THE DESPERATE AND FAILED ATTEMPTS TO OUTSELL UNAPOLOGETIC WORLDWIDE? INCLUDING THE FLOPPED HBO SPECIAL THAT COULDN’T EVEN GET MORE VIEWERS THAN SOUTH PARK? LOL

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        When are you going to stop hanging on to Rihanna’s c***, and finding GAGS platinum plaque?? LOL

        Bey is outselling UNA.In less time hun.Do your research.;)

      • LOL September 26, 2014

        LOL WHEN ARE YOU GONNA STOP IGNORING THE FACT THAT STRUGGLEYONCE STILL CAN’T SELL PAST RIHANNA OR GET MORE TV VIEWERS THAN AN INFOMERCIAL?LOL

        WHEN IS ANYONE GONNA FIND HER ON THE HOT 100? LOL

  32. Valerie September 26, 2014

    Shes so superior to the rest its painful

    • LOL September 26, 2014

      LOL 888K. THAT SLAVE ISN’T SUPERIOR TO AN INFOMERCIAL LOL

  33. Did you say Justin Bieber,one Direction,miley,lady gaga or beyoncè.(My gal G dragged Molly on twitter) September 26, 2014

    ask.fm @beykim

  34. LB September 26, 2014

    “JOHNVIDAL says:

    +4
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    Vote
    Of course all about Beyonce is good news in TGJ. You´ll never ever see a shady post or a post reporting some bad or semi bad news or rumours, never. Of course any other artist, including legendary superstars can be bashed when it´s convenient though 🙂


    That’s because, like Beyonce’s ratings, other artists get more views, hits, clicks, comments…etc

    • Fran September 26, 2014

      And Rihanna isn’t one of them. 600k.

  35. LB September 26, 2014

    Bow down is what you’re playing? You should be playing bow out because that’s what that HBO special did, looking at the ratings

    • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

      gurl let it go. You’ll use the same line in every post. You wore it out already, and Rihanna’s rating would have been lower.

  36. Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

    If a Rihanna course was created, they would tie it in with an STD/Health course. How to use a condoms kii

  37. LB September 26, 2014

    Slay_Hive

    The real question is when will Beyonce actually study, maybe then she’ll finally upgrade her 5th grade education

    • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

      LOL What does Bey need to study? She’s schoolin’ LIFE! She’s coined down!

  38. LB September 26, 2014

    Or maybe they’ll study how to actually make it to the Hot 100 and not struggle on the Billboard Bubbling Under charts

  39. Fran September 26, 2014

    Why would they study Rihanna? Shes just a label product thats why. Beyonce controls her own brand.
    @LB you still have not answered my question on why PRISMATIC is outgrossing Diamonds.

  40. MariahIsMusic1 September 26, 2014

    Impact… I’ve studied every musician since her debut no one has the impact & influence that this woman has now comparing her to her peers she is indeed the MJ of her time. With a lot of success comes a lot of negativity, beyhive don’t even bother answering to these lessors, Beyoncé is above every female artist rn

    • LOL September 26, 2014

      LOL 888K. THIS BYTCH HAS AS MUCH IMPACT AS THE OCTOMOM LOL.

  41. MariahIsMusic1 September 26, 2014

    She needs to be really experimental with her next album so that people can get into her artistry because she is a very talented individual, she is very very talented.

  42. Beysus September 26, 2014

    LOL how many.more “ratings flop” comments are gonna be made??? $100 mill speaks for itself…

  43. LB September 26, 2014

    So much for being a triple threat! Beyonce may sing and dance, but her performance in the new animated film Epic is anything but. “Casting her as Queen Tara was a horrible decision,” a source at Fox confides. “They struggled to get her to sound a bit more regal – like a fairy queen – but it was a losing battle. She’s popular all around the world, but trust me, Beyonce was not the first choice for the role.” – Star Magazine

    Perhaps she should enroll in Harvard, oh wait she can’t get it. The local elementary school then?

    • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

      What was the purpose of this? She’s a golden globe nominee, and her movies are always #1.

      Bey doesn’t need to enroll no where, Especially since they will be studying her anyway. Beyonce wins.

      • LOL September 26, 2014

        LOL CADILLAC RECORDS WAS #1? WHERE? LOL

        IT FLOPPED JUST AS HARD AS THAT TOUR THAT NOBODY CARED TO WATCH LAST WEEK LOL.

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        LOL When is GAG going platinum? That’s what i want to know. I’m not going to even get into Bey’s 100 million dollar tour. How’s TRANNYrave

        BTW Beyonce’s movie gross is close to 1 billion. A flop was that WACK Machete Kills movie starring tranny

    • ME September 26, 2014

      doesn’t rihanna have a razzie?

    • Special Delivery September 26, 2014

      Death @ you quoting star magazine.

  44. MariahIsMusic1 September 26, 2014

    This BEYONCE album is a popular culture moment, I bet she also didn’t think it was gonna be this impactful

    • LOL September 26, 2014

      LOL FUNNY, IT DIDNT IMPACT ENOUGH SALES TO PASS UNAPOLOGETIC YET. OR GET ANOTHER HIT WITHOUT HER PIMP’S HELP LOL

  45. AMMIE LEANN September 26, 2014

    Poor thing, she just does everything possible, working twice as hard to be half as good, but she’ll never have a Diamond plaque. She will be just another Tina Turner.

    • JOHNVIDAL September 26, 2014

      Well, Tina Turner is a way more real and raw performer, a true force of nature and original and unique.

  46. LB September 26, 2014

    @Beysus

    It’s evident that those ratings flop comments will sum up to a higher number higher than the actual people that watched that boring HBO special

    • Beysus September 26, 2014

      “Boring” like yo faves personality???

      • LB September 26, 2014

        No, like that HBO special, hence no one watching

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        “No-one watching” explain all the sold out shows???

  47. MariahIsMusic1 September 26, 2014

    This event occurred during Madonna’s S** Book event too.

  48. Suicide Blonde September 26, 2014

    I said it a million times but this is another perfect occasion to say it, Beyoncé is overrated, call me a hater, pressed, racist, whatever you want, i’m not going to jump on the Carters bandwagon, the Cartes used to be quiet, now they have become the most obnoxious couple in the business, they aren’t different from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, actually Kanye and Jay-Z must be the same person, husbands trying to buy everything their pretentious wifes want, one calls his wife the new Marilyn Monroe, while the other calls his own, The Best Entertainer Alive and MJ’s Second Coming, this is another publicity stunt, i’m not surpirsed, Harvard has been called out in the past for having a price.

    • XXX September 26, 2014

      Overrated = your opinion.

      • Suicide Blonde September 26, 2014

        I didn’t know my beliefs were that acclaimed.

      • XXX September 26, 2014

        Honey its not. You’re just another anonymous person on the net with an opinion. Everyone has one. It doesn’t stop stars from shining.

      • Suicide Blonde September 26, 2014

        It doesn’t stop stars from shining but you stopped in my reply session, seems like my opinion bothers you.

    • Molly September 26, 2014

      I agree they’re overrated.

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        and you’re a bitter d*** riding idiot!

      • Molly September 26, 2014

        Bitter about what sweetie? Can I not agree with Suicides comment?

    • MariahIsMusic1 September 26, 2014

      Smh you stan for that blue eyed blonde woman, you should be the last person talking about who’s overrated or not.

      • Suicide Blonde September 26, 2014

        Overrated is someone who is constantly praised for being good, that blue eyed blonde woman is not praised (she actually have green eyes), people rarely compliments her, that’s far from being overrated, she’s famous, don’t confuse things, on the other hand, the Carters are worshiped like Gods, where’s their musical talent, Beyoncé might be a good singer and performer but she is Musically Incapacitated.

      • Revolution September 26, 2014

        Madonna not praised? Queen of pop?

      • Suicide Blonde September 26, 2014

        That’s just another honorific title in music.

      • Revolution September 26, 2014

        But it comes from praise. Stop acting like madonna is so hard done by. Shes forever being worshipped AND hated on like most huge stars.

      • Suicide Blonde September 26, 2014

        Shes forever being worshipped AND hated on like most huge stars.
        Let me guess: by your logic, Beyoncé is one of those HUGE STARS.

      • RICHIE_RICH September 26, 2014

        So blonde are you trying to say Beyoncé isn’t a huge star?

      • Special Delivery September 26, 2014

        @Suicide blonde. What is she if she isn’t a ‘huge star’

    • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

      I’m sure you used the number and the link last saturday .

  49. XXX September 26, 2014

    Yess bish slay! You can say whatever you want, but stuff like this speaks for itself. Everyones a critic with no credentials. Welp, Harvard University differs.

  50. Overdose September 26, 2014

    The struggle for LB to drag is real in these streets.

  51. Rihboy September 26, 2014

    For a minute i thought the pest were dead! Of course they surface on a thread favoring their overrated and thieving hero. She couldn’t pull in ratings, let’s see if she can actually pull in scholars. I don’t see how a course based on this wench will help anyone in their journey to success.

    • Molly September 26, 2014

      Rihanna can’t pull in ratings either

      • LB September 26, 2014

        Ciara can’t even make it to TV

      • Molly September 26, 2014

        Like rihanna can’t keep her legs closed?

      • Rihboy September 26, 2014

        Honey ciara can’t keep a career. Please stop. She can’t keep a man, stage, or endorsement. Try again h**.

      • Molly September 26, 2014

        How ironic seeing as tho no man would ever want to wife that disgusting trash ass b itch Rihanna up

  52. Brandys Starr September 26, 2014

    Wow. Impressive!

    • MariahIsMusic1 September 26, 2014

      Pressed souls in this post girl lol

  53. MariahIsMusic1 September 26, 2014

    Isn’t Rihanna working for the carters??? Lol

    • Rihboy September 26, 2014

      Rihanna works for jay brown just like jay do.

  54. RICHIE_RICH September 26, 2014

    Hive don’t feed into the mess of the lessor!!!!!!!! So what if OTR views were only 888k, It grossed over 100 million. I’m sure they got paid up front from HBO. Carters win HBO loss. The Carter’s are a Business KIDS. How many Colleges and University have classes or studies on Beyonce the BRAND?

  55. LB September 26, 2014

    How about we talk about the many arbitrators, lawyers and courts study Beyonce, the FRAUD?

  56. Revolution September 26, 2014

    Congrats. The visual album definitley had huge impact. Next stop is the Grammys.

  57. Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

    Death @ this Aidsvy member to call Bey overrated! kii If is overrated, what the hell does that make Rihanna? *chuckles*

    Rihanna couldnt pull in ratings for 777 doc on BASIC televsion, and didn’t her fashion reality show FLOP, with like 700k ratings?? and that was on a basic channel as well! The MF NERVE

  58. Mingxxx September 26, 2014

    they need to study why beyonce is thee biggest copyright thief in music history and why that Hbo special floppped and Americans watched Re runs of Big bang theory instead i mean 880k viewers jayz and his ho flopped and dropped i mean Damn

    • Rihboy September 26, 2014

      Lllllllollll………. Of course they see pass that. HBO isn’t a free channel is the excuse? Bye. It’s just a case of if you seen it once you seen it all. Nobody cares to watch that damn special. Moreover many fans didn’t care to either. Leave it to the wasp to come up with several kane excuses to cradle their thieving fave. That surprise album idea wAsnt even hers. Someone with nothing more than a 5th grade education couldn’t possibly catapult such an idea. Who she bought out is what I want to know.?

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        When will Rihanna hun? You think her ratings would have been better? Guess not if you seen her p**** pat once , you’ve seen all she has to offer other than those struggle live vocals. Bey is unbothered with her 100 million dollar tour, and her 3.4 million dollar album, with no #1, and within 9 months. SIT!

  59. Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

    “Sorry but isn’t styled to Rock doing 700k viewers on basic cable yet? Oh right, it was canceled in the U.S. AND UK. Ooop. Fashion kween?”

    I’ll just leave this here. I thought this was cute! 😉

  60. FutureCIARA September 26, 2014

    It FLOPPED! Get over it!
    Even Wendy dragged it to hell on her FB page

    https://twitter.com/FutureCIARA/status/515513992760946688/photo/1

    But even still, The Navy needs to hush, They have an entire CANCELLED show under its belt, Once in the the UK & cancelled a second time in the US!!!!

    And I can already see you forming your comments now about Ciara’s TV ventures, Well save it, because she is smart! she has made cameos and appearances on several TV shows on major networks over the years and the episodes never FLOPPED. Shes not dumb enough to waste investments on an entire special when her fan base isnt as strong, But that just says that those with strong fan bases it STILL wasnt enough for those ratings NOT to Flop to hell.

    With that said, people are tired of Bey & jays over-exposure and they need to take several years off and make more babies, and no one will still want to watch PussiPattinAnna on TV even after they come back.

    And the Dead-liyah stans should save it, Because we’ll be dragging yall NEXT when those FLOPtime movie ratings blow in…..
    Now go and purchase that Chris Brown Ft Aaliyah song on his new album, so that ms.thing can see another chart again…..

    • Molly September 26, 2014

      B ITCH YOU DRAG!!!!! KIIIII!!!!!

      • Molly September 26, 2014

        BETTER*

    • Sass September 26, 2014

      Girl you stan for Ciara. The ultimate flop at everything. So what gives YOU the right to talk?

    • Marley September 26, 2014

      And yet all of them>>>>> Ciara.

    • Keri Qween September 26, 2014

      Ci error is another single baby mother, another statistic she wouldn’t even get a BET special

      • Brian310 September 26, 2014

        DEATHHHHHH!!!!!!!….that’s the ultimate shade, Ciara is the definition of a true flop.

    • Texas forever like bun b September 26, 2014

      You can’t come for anyone when you stan for Ciara dummy! She’s been all in Paris Fashion Week kissing designers asses yet none of them
      Have booked her for their campaigns!!! Photographers thought she was Rihanna too KIIIIIIIIII

  61. MariahIsMusic1 September 26, 2014

    @SuicideBlonde. You really want to talk about media worshipping a person?? Hahaha . Let’s talk about how the american media made madonna the Queen Of Pop even when her music wasn’t thatttt influential compared to Janet Jackson who is very influential musically. Let’s talk about how the media tried to make Britney the mini madonna when she’s was a janet clone. Janet Jackson is the one who got the most hate from the media not madonna. Madonna received negativity because she always was trying to get backlash from the media & GP. So don’t come here and talk about who’s overrated and who’s treated like a god when madonna is given titles that she doesn’t even deserve.

    • Suicide Blonde September 26, 2014

      I’m not here to compare Janet to Madonna, or who’s more influential, i’m very secure of what Madonna has accomplished in her career, i don’t need to put Janet down to make Madonna look better, one thing is sure, the media’s can’t change history, they have not such power, i stand by what i said, Beyoncé is overrated, don’t try to distract the main focus of this post with people who have already proved everything, they are irrelevant in this topic.

  62. MariahIsMusic1 September 26, 2014

    Smh @ this post

  63. Molly September 26, 2014

    YAAAAS FC DRAGGED TF OUTTA BEY RIH AND AALIYAH KIIII IM CRYING

  64. Mark111 September 26, 2014

    Can we get a study on how you have the biggest hype for your tour, yet no one tuned in when it premiered on HBO? Or how can one be called Queen, but can’t top the Hot 100? Do a study on that.

    • Sass September 26, 2014

      Or a study on how Aaliyah is princess of R&B but people still dont know who she is.

    • Bey Advocate September 26, 2014

      Or can we do a study on why your fave can’t get a slot on HBOs schedule.

    • FutureCIARA September 26, 2014

      Can we do a study on how and why Aaliyahs FLOPtime movie was already cancelled several times before it was finally picked up by Wendy Williams production company???

    • Bey Advocate September 26, 2014

      Lol or why your fave doesn’t have a course at one of top schools in the country Ctfu!!

  65. Sass September 26, 2014

    Lmfao. That Ciara stan must forget who it stans for. Talking about 3 women and their stans who are ALL more successful than its fave.

    • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

      LOOOOOL

    • Texas forever like bun b September 26, 2014

      I don’t f****** get it! The ZSquad stay tryin drag but won’t drag their feet to target or fingers to iTunes to purchase her music kiiii

      • Brian310 September 26, 2014

        SCREAMING!!!!!

  66. Bey Advocate September 26, 2014

    On The Run Tour premiered on a Saturday, of course ratings wasn’t as high as they would’ve been they shown the special on a Monday or Tuesday, let’s face it…and it also didn’t pull in a whopping amount of ratings on a SATURDAY night due to a lot of you broke b****** not having cable lls gtfoh!!!!!!!!! Anyways this course is very appropriate, who’s doing it like her? Just give credit when it’s due.

    • Rihboy September 26, 2014

      That’s no excuse for the”power couple”. Any other excuses hun. Seems like they are becoming repetitive.

      • Bey Advocate September 26, 2014

        Oh no excuse just a fact dear, but thanks for contributing to the views 🙂 .

      • Rihboy September 26, 2014

        Oh dear. No! I didn’t even bother. The snippets where enough of a bore.

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        But yall find an excuse with Rihanna’s U.S. album sales, but praise her U.S. number one hits. I cant

        Mrs. Carter show> DWT
        OTR >>>>> TMT

        Bey’s stadium tour would have out grossed Diamonds world tour, had she added more dates. Rihanna is basic and nothing without a single

  67. Marley September 26, 2014

    Yall reaching. If no one was interested in Bey and Jay or they were overexposed their Tour would not have been successful. Its damn tv special. My goodness.

  68. Rihboy September 26, 2014

    But rihannas documentary/ interview with Oprah pulled 2.5 million. Bets documentary only pulled in 1.8. And the HBO special only 888,000. Sounds very overrated to me. Since you guys want to pull out old receipts. Just accept the fact she is terrible at garnering views. So uneducated and bland.

    • Bey Advocate September 26, 2014

      I mean who didn’t want that tea on why Chris slaughtered her ass I was definitely in front of the screen that night, her talent couldn’t have done it no ma’am .

    • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

      How is she terrible at garnering views, When MTV VMA’S had one of the highest ratings when Beyonce announced her pregnancy. Rihanna is nothing special hun

      Overrated would be a b**** that can’t sing any of her hits live. Overrated would be Rihanna’s fashion status. Overrated would be 13 #1’s with only 10 million sold in the U.S. while Bey is headed toward 15 Million(which will increase) 😉

    • ME September 26, 2014

      ummh styled to rock ? it did less than 700k hun

  69. YoursGrande111 September 26, 2014

    Let her live lol

  70. SMH September 26, 2014

    You deluded beyonce fans need to start a course on creative writing. The amount of excuses on this post are hilarious. There is no excuse for an artist as overexposed as this one to be pulling in less than a million viewers for a concert special, especially when you spent 10 weeks promoting it before the channel’s highest rated show and she’s supposed to be the greatest entertainer whatever. And this course isn’t anything to be bragging about. Harvard, like any other Ivy league school, doesn’t operate without buying and selling itself to the highest bidder.

    • Bey Advocate September 26, 2014

      Lol it’s just a TV special Hun lol why do serious…the tour alone did great that really all that matters here. This wasn’t the first and I’m sure not the last Beyonce HBO special.

      • Bey Advocate September 26, 2014

        So*

  71. LOL September 26, 2014

    LOL THE BUGS SHOULD JUST HOPE THEY GET MORE THAN 888 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS COMEDY CLASS LOL

    • Rihboy September 26, 2014

      A course on how to thief your way to the top. And buy your way out of lawsuits. I really hope she is pregnant. She needs to go lay down in a ditch somewhere and gather the remainder of the viewers for her flop special.

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        Honey no one is forcing you to listen to Beyonce’s music or click on her post. You cant be too tired of her! like your swagger jackin fave hasn’t stole and had lawsuits! Bey hasn’t even been promoting no has she been to a talk show. You have to pay extra to see Beyonce. The reason the 100 million dollar sold out tour, is on HBO.

        NO one watches Rihanna’s performances. I can guarantee should wouldn’t have got as many views as Bey.

        Stop hating and go lay in the ditch your dam self. You’re tired. 😀

  72. Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

    888 is more than the number of albums GAG sold in the U.S, 😀 😀 I guess most of the monsters died off. LMAOOO

  73. BeyHave88 September 26, 2014

    It’s so funny the girls are coming in here talkin about ratings from a Sold out Stadium Tour!! Obviously we seen it already hence the tour bein sold out, so it was mere reliving the moment for some, When is the last time aby of you were on HBO, and pulling in 100k viewers to say the least, let’s have a reality check, 17 years in da game and only beginning to open up her 15mins of fame.. While you behind these monitors are seethin to get a couple hundred dollars into your account if that, to go buy a couple singles and say my fave is number 1, meanwhile The Queen is still selling 15.99 albums, because people don’t make albums anymore, they want something quick fast in a hurry and burnt out by the time they think the begin to touch the surface of the queen

  74. blue September 26, 2014

    im sorry they do realise that this album wont ever see sales past 4mil right? And that their this marketing ploy’s effect lasted only for a montth… Like are you really going to have kids risk their livelihoods for 4mil in sales? this wasnt some out of this world sales taylor shift pulls those numbers out from the usa alone! Study that at least she constantly pulls those sales. No hate to bey cause it was a great strategy but cmon harvard.

  75. blue September 26, 2014

    rihanna’s 20/20 pulled in 8.2mil views season best giving ABC the edge to tie CBS in rating for the first time in a long while for friday night.

    Rihanna 2.5 mil views for oprah vs 1.3 views for bey on oprah.

    • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

      Rihanna’s 20/20 ratings came after Chris Brown beat her ass. People only tuned in because they wanted to hear her side of the story.

      Beyonce’s life is but a dream aired on HBO, a premium channel, and gave them them one of the highest ratings ever.

      BTW Life is but a Dream had 1.8 Million in ratings. The navy will lie and deflate in a minute.

    • Rihboy September 26, 2014

      Oh that’s why she paid cbs dust with no regrets.

  76. Ikr?! September 26, 2014

    Im convinced that this comment section consists of a group of unhappy gays (notice the same names everytime u come here to read an article) that are unhappy with the choices they have made in life up until this point. What better way to bmake themselves feel better than to say awful things about someone who can’t see or hear them in person. Misery loves company which is why they go back and forth on every post. It’s sad and just goes to show how pathetic and unstable people are now days!

  77. Texas forever like bun b September 26, 2014

    These other fanbases are stupid!!! Ciara, Rihanna, Gaga, Mariah etc could never have as much pull as the Carter’s! F*** the tv special lets talk about sales! TMCSWT sold over $200 million and OTR nearly $100 with only *21* shows. DWT ain’t do it. TMT damn sure ain’t do it. FartRave ain’t gonna do it. Monsters ball had to do 50 or more shows to gross $200 and Mariah…poor Her she is lowered to lip synching in hotel lobbies 🙁

    • Rihboy September 26, 2014

      Lls you mad or nah. Calm down and just accept the fact they aren’t tv ready.

      • Texas forever like bun b September 26, 2014

        When will R****

    • BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

      its not nearly sis…its pass the 100mill mark…& Gaga did 69 more dates to be exact only to be outdone by”a local flop who was on her greatest hits farewell tour”with less dates.kiii Rihanna’s flop tv show only got 600k viewers and was canceled in the uk & us…cierror isnt even worth addressing…& i hve nothing 2 say about Mariah. Shes a legend

    • NOLIES September 26, 2014

      Worry about your own lip singing Tina Turner stripping understudy before you shade other fan bases

      • Slay_Hive September 26, 2014

        Tina’s understudy?? kii That is hilarious being that Beyonce is more successful than Tina Turner was . Tina even admitted that Beyonce’s better!

  78. BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

    I asked this question yesterday and I’ll ask it again today:Why are people worried about ratings for a tour that with 6 more dates would have outgrossed their faves show with less than half the dates?

  79. NOLIES September 26, 2014

    This is no shade to B, but seriously, how can one of the most prestigious universities in the world create a class about a business for a woman who can’t read a 10th grade book without sounding like she is Floyd Mayweather’s long losr sister? If you didn’t finish college (let alone high school), then WHY? They could have used that as a chapter, and kept it moving. Good for you Bey, but when those students graduate with their diplomas with their 350k student loans, I guarantee NO ONE IS GOING TO HIRE YOU! Look at the bigger picture dumbasses. SMH

    • BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

      How do you know what Beyonce’s reading comprehension skills are? Your so pressed up about Beyonces High school diploma but she in one year made more money than anyone with a PHD ever will. She cant be that dumb if she made your faves networth in a year.

      • NOLIES September 26, 2014

        B**** you doing all of that yapping, yet your thot ass forgot… YOU ARE NOT BEYONCÉ, so your f***** ass won’t see one penny of her network, nor will you ever see PHD next to your name unless it’s referring to your Post Hole Disposition! Sit down loose booty!

      • BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

        but why are you seething? I did was state facts. Never said I was gonna see a penny of her money now did I? And as for that PHD i will be seeing one in communications soon enough courtesty of my 4.0GPA & graduating top 20 of my class. Oh & my hole is a lot tighter than your faves but thanks for the concern.

      • NOLIES September 26, 2014

        All of that yapping, yet your fav still can’t sing live, and you can stop making up s***. Even if you get a degree in communications, what are you doing to do? Radio? Go sit in the back of the limo surg Yoncè on her knees.

      • Special Delivery September 26, 2014

        Beyonce can’t sing live? Are you serious?

      • ME September 27, 2014

        Said a rihanna stan

  80. ME September 26, 2014

    didn’t Styled to rock have 600k ratings ?

  81. Beysus September 26, 2014

    The show was lauded by critics! *sips tea*

  82. Beysus September 26, 2014

    OTR is the fastest selling concert at the M&T Bank Stadium in Maryland!

  83. ME September 26, 2014

    i am screaming at the Navy coming for ratings like Styled to rock never happened

  84. Mark111 September 26, 2014

    Rihanna show had 600k viewers, The Runs show had 888k… with two of the “biggest names in music”. Flop!

    • ashley September 26, 2014

      The ratings don’t matter when the tour was sold out. A lot of people don’t sit at home and watch television on a saturdays.

    • ME September 26, 2014

      so isnt rihanna the “world’s biggest pop star” ?.. if bey’s show was a flop then i guess rih’s show was the ultimate flop then… and how much did the monster tour gross ?

      • BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

        Has it even started yet or did it get cancelled?

      • ME September 26, 2014

        idk tbh.. the last time i heard of it was when tgj reported on the bad reviews it got

  85. BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

    I cant understand this. Beyonce is the one with the flop ratings but the Rihtards are the one seething??

    • BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

      *about it?* shoudlnt the hive be the pressed ones?

  86. Stephon Maurice Jackson September 26, 2014

    This Post Was Messy As Hell. Chile…

  87. metzo888k September 26, 2014

    Wow @ the Navy stressing over a SOLD OUT STADIUM TOUR that pulled 888k on a premium cable while Styled to Rock couldn’t even pull in 700k on a BASIC ass channel! Fashion iCon my a***!!

    So what the special flopped? It’s not like your faves can do 100M with only 21 Shows. *chuckles*

    Poor Navy, y’all are so sad.

    • BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

      metzo is that you?

      • metzo888k September 26, 2014

        Yes boo (email typo) These Nazi trying itt. Death @ them flooding this post. They are obsessed

    • BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

      but didnt you see them begging for a beyonce post…i was just lmao! Rihtards=Beyonce undercover stans…they seething like it was their fave that flopped. Their more upset about it than the hive.

      • metzo888k September 26, 2014

        Death!! They were begging and praying for it honey! Like how can you claim to not like someone but are more obsessed with her than her actual fans?? Kiii

  88. metzo888k September 26, 2014

    Wow @ the Navy stressing over a SOLD OUT STADIUM TOUR that pulled 888k on a premium cable while Styled to Rock couldn’t even pull in 700k on a BASIC ass channel! Fashion iCon my a***!!

    So what the special flopped? It’s not like your faves can do 100M with only 21 Shows. *chuckles*

    Poor Navy, y’all are so sad.

    .

    • BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

      girl do the math…6 more dates & OTR would have officialy canceled out DWT. Guess thats why their seething like their fave was the one to flop.

  89. metzo888k September 26, 2014

    Can we talk about how “Styled to flop” was cancelled tho?? 600k on a BASIC ass cable. I CAN NOT!!
    Lmafoo

    • Mark111 September 26, 2014

      888k and they’re supposed to be the biggest artists in music. Flop!

      • metzo888k September 26, 2014

        First of all, the tour Special (on a PREMIUM channel, to remind you), still outdid “Styles to Flop” which aired on a BASIC channel, I repeat BASIC channel.
        Second, the tour still is one of the most successful tour of all time!! Grossed more on average than ANY of Rihanna tours. SOULD OUT all across America. Have a seat Ma’am.

      • BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

        600k *navy’s words*the biggest superstar in the world, Globalanna* How u let the local flop do more than that on a premium channel on a saturday night?

      • LB September 26, 2014

        SCREAMING, 800K for the greatest performer of this generation…I CAN’T!!

  90. metzo888k September 26, 2014

    Damn I’m pissed I missed this post, I woulda dragged a b**** or two!!
    @Molly you are such a bandwagging h**!!

    • BossB*tchBeyonce September 26, 2014

      girl loyalty is not in her vocabulary. She just goes which ever way the wind blows. The only consitent thing about her stanning is that shes always stanning for flops.

  91. ME September 26, 2014

    Styled to rock 600k…

  92. ME September 26, 2014

    The Monster tour gross ?

  93. LB September 26, 2014

    How does the so called epic OTR tour pull only 800K? I thought you guys said Beyonce is the greatest performer of this generation, why didn’t people tune in to watch tho?

    • Beysus September 26, 2014

      Because people went to the sold out shows…

      • ME September 26, 2014

        was that other tour even sold out?

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        What other tour???

      • ME September 26, 2014

        the tour that no one seems to know happened..the monster tour, ironically from the world’s biggest pop star

      • Beysus September 26, 2014

        Oh yes… THAT so-called “tour”… Well it seems only 3 of 6 shows were sold out… Both of Detroits obviously…

    • metzo888k September 26, 2014

      Why are you so worrying about a tour that grossed 100M with only 21 Shows??
      How about you worry about the so called “Fashion ICon” who couldn’t even pull more numbers on a non-paid for channel??

      • LB September 26, 2014

        Because it is an interesting case study how someone can be called the greatest entertainer of this generation but is clearly not great considering those viewing numbers

      • metzo888k September 26, 2014

        DEATH!! How does viewership reflect Talent Or being the Great Entertainer of our Generation?? Dumb Navy. L m f a o!! Check the boxscores, honey.

  94. ME September 26, 2014

    i thought rihanna was the world’s biggest pop star why didn’t anyone pay to see the monster tour?

  95. Adam September 26, 2014

    LOL the Navy is PRESSEDTT

  96. ME September 26, 2014

    lol the navy never wanna talk about the monster tour

  97. metzo888k September 26, 2014

    @ME what’s a “Monster Tour? Never heard of it. *In my Mariah voice*

    • Adam September 26, 2014

      Death!

      • King B September 27, 2014

        a Goat??? i heard it was more like a alien witha huge forehead and some psycho white man anyway any receipt for that tour ?cuz ivbeen checkin the pollstar top 20 where my fave is sittin at
        #2 and its nowhere to be found

    • ME September 26, 2014

      lol its a circus tour where a goat with a huge forehead and some rapper perform

      • metzo888k September 26, 2014

        Oh so it’s the same circus that ended the same day it started?

  98. Tyler September 26, 2014

    Ok so, you deserve to be punched in the face with a mic. Pon De ForeHead couldn’t even pull 600k on BASIC CABLE. Truth is, RihSinglesArtist sucks and the only thing that she’s ever been good at as getting her ass whooped by light skinned mathufuckas….Yet ur trying to shade the Queen Bey and OTR, The 2nd Most Successful Tour Of All Time????

    And ik a Madonna stan is not trying to call anyone overrated. If any f****** body had it hard it was Janet Jackson. Madonna’s talentless ass is over praised and only gets props because she has “The Complexion, For The Protection, To Get The Collection”. So pipe tf down.

  99. LB September 26, 2014

    Tyler, the real Kiiii is that the greatest performer of this generation isn’t great enough to pull in viewing figures.

    I’m guessing the public decided she is in every way as mediocre as I’ve always said she is, those viewing figures speak for themselves

  100. Tyler September 26, 2014

    Wait! So you mean to tell me that The Monster Tour Actually happened??? Wow, and all this time I thought is had gotten cancelled like Style To Flop…Oops I Mean Styled To Rock.

    • metzo888k September 26, 2014

      #OOps

  101. metzo888k September 26, 2014

    @LB mediocre is 10Million US Album sales with 7 albums and 1237488464 #1 singles.
    Mediocre is the struggle to see multi-Platinum status in your main mArket.
    Mediocre is poom poom- patting on stage instead of putting on a Real show with Flawless vocals and great dance routine.
    Mediocre is Rihanna.

    • Beysus September 26, 2014

      Damn right!

    • Adam September 26, 2014

      Lmfaooo. Yas! Teach these kids what mediocre is! Lol

    • LOL September 26, 2014

      LOL MEDIOCRE IS PULLING IN LESS VIEWERS THAN SPONGEBOB WHEN YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE THE GREATEST STRIPPER OF ALL TIME LOL

      • ME September 26, 2014

        no mediocre is artpop not being platinum after all the promo it had

    • LOL September 26, 2014

      LOL MEDIOCRE IS STILL SELLING LESS THAN UNAPOLOGETIC AFTER A SURPRISE GIMMICK AND A YEAR OF BEING PIMPED BY YOUR HUSBAND/SLAVE MASTER LOL

      • ME September 26, 2014

        no mediocre is discounting an album and doing a $25 mil promo but still not platinum

    • FutureCIARA September 26, 2014

      You better READ Metzo!!!!

      You coming alive hunny!

  102. Tyler September 26, 2014

    The OTR Tour Is The 2nd Most Successful Tour Of On Time. I Ain’t Got No Worries! “The Biggest Pop Star In The World” being incapable of pulling in 600k ON BASIC CABLE…Now that’s a problem.

  103. Lola September 26, 2014

    WOW!!!!! This isn’t just any school, it’s freaking Harvard!!!! This woman’s impact over pop culture is out of this world. I can say that there’s not one artist today that comes close. This is on some next level type stuff. Unreal. From the news, to think pieces, to having studies and courses about this woman and album is just remarkable! This album will go down in history, it was a moment, an event, it’s apart of pop culture. What’s so crazy is her impact goes beyond billboard charts it also reaches textbooks, that’s crazy. You just don’t see that today. This woman is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the Legend section before her time.. UNREAL. We are living in the Beyonce era. I for one can say I’m happy to witness it. Truly proud of this woman. Beyonce is a mogul you don’t see entertainers become moguls outside of a few rappers. I see nothing but bright things in her future.

  104. vee September 26, 2014

    So, @LoveBird, what’s your comeback on @Metzo’s lesson about mediocrity?
    You should know about mediocrity tho. You Stan for one.

    • Tyler September 26, 2014

      The Hive Don’t F*** With Mediocre H*** *T.I. Voice*

    • LOL September 26, 2014

      LOL MEDIOCRE IS PULLING ONLY 800K VIEWERS AFTER PROMOTING FOR 10 WEEKS USING TRUE BLOOD’S AUDIENCE LOL.

      • CherylSoldierr September 26, 2014

        Or 600k on a basic cable channel in a prime time slot.

      • metzo888k September 26, 2014

        No mediocre is spending 25M dollars on promo only to see your album struggle to scan platinum in the U.S

  105. whut September 26, 2014

    I can’t see any self respecting person who’s serious about their education taking this class. This is a joke to the highest degree.

    • Rosie September 26, 2014

      So Harvard is a joke now? THE most recognized and top-ranked university worldwide? You f*** stay delusional.

  106. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare September 26, 2014

    Attention:

    The name of the COURSE is “Strategic Marketing in Creative Industries.”
    The CASE STUDY will center on the BEYONCE album. One of many case studies to be explored in the course.

    This is NOT a course about Beyoncé.

  107. LOL September 26, 2014

    LOL THE FLEAS GOT MORE EXCUSES THAN PEOPLE WHO WATCHED THE ON THE FLOP TOUR LOL

  108. CherylSoldierr September 26, 2014

    Yaas metzo drag it! You forgot to mention that it was canceled in the us AND the UK. Not to mention the absolutely horrendous reviews it got. Rihrih thought she could create the next project runway with all that “power and influence” only to see it pull in a peak of 600k on a basic cable channel. SCREAMING!!!!!!!!

    • metzo888k September 26, 2014

      Death!!!what an utter mess !!
      I wanna know where the Nazi found the NERVE to come for the ratings of a special that aired on a PREMIUM channel, while Project runway reductive ripoff couldn’t even keep it for a second season. Not Americans nor English people cared for that mess!
      She gets a “C” for effort tho

      • metzo888k September 26, 2014

        Couldn’t even keep up for a second season*

    • FutureCIARA September 26, 2014

      Yall better collectively DRAGGG!!!!!!!!

  109. Tyler September 26, 2014

    The Mrs. Carter Show>>>>The Cubic Zirconium Tour
    Life Is But A Dream Doc>>>>777 Doc
    OTR Series (Premium Channel)>>>>Style To Rock (BASIC CABLE)
    OTR Tour>>>>TMT Tour
    Jayonce>>>>Slim Talent

  110. Beysus September 26, 2014

    LOL Only half of TMT was sold out!!! And 2 thirds of them was in Detroit!!!

    • blue September 26, 2014

      lies seeing as they added 3 extra dates due to demand… And since the tour numbers arent out yet logic would suggest that at least 4 of the 6 must have sold out, the first 3 obviously and the second detroit date. And im assuming by sold out yall are talking 100% cause i Dont see how they could have pulled anything below 80% worst case per date.

  111. Mimi September 26, 2014

    This post was a mess! @ LB got gathered tho lmfao

    • Special Delivery September 26, 2014

      Gathered what? His dusty wig from all the snatching going on this post?

  112. FutureCIARA September 26, 2014

    Im LIVING!!!!!

  113. metzo888k September 26, 2014

    Let’s just wait for the Monster Tour dial receipts.. Now that would be a kii and post-worthy. FLoP ass tour. No one has even been talking about it and the Stupid Nazi have the courage and nerve to talk about flops

    • Beysus September 26, 2014

      “Nazi”?!!!!!! Oh God :”’)

    • Tyler September 26, 2014

      Yeeessss! I Can’t For That One #OffWithTheirHeads

      • Tyler September 26, 2014

        *wait*

    • King B September 27, 2014

      we will wait honey cuz the poollstar top 20 is out and they are nowhere to be found.

  114. blue September 26, 2014

    what was the average audience capacity for the monster tour? Rihanna usually does 1mil per 15k audience and i know this ticket were cost more.

  115. blue September 26, 2014

    you people have serious issues… Turns out it aint even a bey course.

  116. Special Delivery September 26, 2014

    Yessss! The these Rihfund stand TRIED to drag and ended up getting dragged. Death!

  117. Rosie September 26, 2014

    Ugh I can’t believe I missed this post.
    iT and the same four or five other f*** trying to drag OTR with these weak HBO ratings drags when not only will it likely outgross every Rihfund tour on its next official box score update, but their own fave’s show flopped ON BASIC CABLE. At it all completely backfiring on them.

  118. Lolz September 26, 2014

    LOL! The Navi tried and failed.

  119. Lolz September 26, 2014

    Anyway yes @ HARVARD. Oh but she has no impact? When will your fave be analyzed by top scholars?

  120. King B September 27, 2014

    Not the navy being dragged to the Filth LMFAO

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