Lady GaGa & Tony Bennett Blast To #1 On Billboard 200 With ‘Cheek To Cheek’

Published: Wednesday 1st Oct 2014 by Sam
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Lady GaGa has done it again.

The Pop powerhouse’s ambitious foray into the world of Jazz has paid off handsomely.

For ‘Cheek To Cheek’, her collaborative album with the legendary Tony Bennett has rocketed straight to #1 on the Billboard 200 tally.

Details below…

The LP, which is comprised of classic standards (covers) sold an impressive 131,000 copies in its opening week according to Nielsen SoundScan. Intriguingly, the set sold just one thousand copies more to beat out its nearest competitor Kevin Chesney, whose project ‘The Big Revival’ shifted 130,000 units.

‘Cheek’, which also hits #1 on both the Jazz Albums and Traditional Jazz Albums charts, becomes GaGa’s third LP to hit the top spot (the previous being 2011’s ‘Born This Way’ and last year’s ‘ARTPOP’). For Bennett, it’s his second. 

Interestingly, the feat sees the 88-year old serve as the oldest living act to earn a number one album, besting a record he set himself back in 2011. That year, a then 85-year old topped the charts with ‘Duets II’ (which featured a collaboration with GaGa on ‘The Lady Is a Tramp’).

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Congrats! Both the album and its banner artists are entirely deserving.

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  1. Skyfall October 1, 2014

    I’m so happy for her. They deserves it and they did an amazing job

    • Shite To Shite October 1, 2014

      Lame #1 Album ever !!!

      1.1m
      260k
      130k

      ..and Monsters are cheering.

      😆

      • Wendy Truth Liquid October 1, 2014

        Coffee houses/ Hiltons across US are always looking to hire singers to keep their customers happy. This may be a good idea for Gaga to perform next next to Mariah!

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  2. SCHEISSETHRONED October 1, 2014

    SLAY ME GA! Now just waiting on those Grammy Nominations

    • Facts on stacks October 1, 2014

      I know this is LB you forgot to change your email and screen name in the last post…..nice try good sis you’ve been exposed boo 🙂

      • SCHEISSETHRONED October 1, 2014

        Exposed? B**** you have too much free time on your hands. Go find a friend… PLEASE!

        #NEXT

      • Facts on stacks October 1, 2014

        No b**** you been exposed because you forgot to change your email with have this AVI when you have LB as your name loose bottom flame now go find your walls you c.un.t m***** ho’e…..broke bish living in the hood hood rat a*** slor’e #Facts

      • SCHEISSETHRONED October 1, 2014

        Hood? LOL are you serious!?
        Clearly you know nothing about me…

        At ALL

        Lol which FAT F** is this?
        I feel bad you get teased everyday at school, but b**** wrong one

    • SCHEISSETHRONED October 1, 2014

      and b**** to be EXPOSED you have to be hiding… and the last thing I need to be is scared of you b******!

    • Wendy Truth Liquid October 1, 2014

      Gaga and Monsters always have 10000 excuses and rebuttals for her flopping. b**** just
      suck it up and stop with the gimmicks.

      The world is bored of you! 🙁

  3. Rosie October 1, 2014

    Good numbers. Congratulations. I wonder how it will hold up in the next few weeks with so many big releases? Either this or Partners will be the big “old people” holiday seller.

    • Rosie October 1, 2014

      Nah, it’ll be Barbra. Partners is in the running for #1 again this week.

      • Skyfall October 1, 2014

        People love Barbara, I wouldn’t be surprised if she topped 300k during christmas holiday sales week.

  4. Pu$$y Juice October 1, 2014

    Get it Gaga. I hope she’s in a happier place now. She deserves so much better.

  5. Eloviano October 1, 2014

    Death at GaGa having more #no1 album’s than a certain big fore-headed model-with-a-mic.

    • Skyfall October 1, 2014

      This is about gaga.

      • Eloviano October 1, 2014

        0_0

    • Kelly October 1, 2014

      Artflop platinum yet?

    • Fran October 1, 2014

      Who doesn’t though? Even Ariana Grande does.

  6. Justin Bieber,Lady Gaga,Miley Cyrus,One Direction,Cheryl or Beyoncè October 1, 2014

    this is my last post for a long time,im going somewhere Very far where ill find peace,i may never meet u again

    • Sascha October 1, 2014

      Good riddance b****!!!

      • Justin Bieber,Lady Gaga,Miley Cyrus,One Direction,Cheryl or Beyoncè October 1, 2014

        excuse you do i needa check ur ass

  7. Mark111 October 1, 2014

    They sold 1k more than the other artist? Humm, sounds fishy to me.

    • Skyfall October 1, 2014

      Death but I feel like these sales are genuine

    • FutureCIARA October 1, 2014

      When will Dead-Liyah?

      • Brian310 October 1, 2014

        She already did but thanks for worrying about the queen, the real question is when will Ciara do it this decade?

      • Mark111 October 1, 2014

        ^And that’s boys and girls, is what you called a clocked. lol

  8. truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) October 1, 2014

    Good job

  9. Justin Bieber,Lady Gaga,Miley Cyrus,One Direction,Cheryl or Beyoncè October 1, 2014

    @truth im sorry for fighting u im so sorry

  10. LB October 1, 2014

    LMAO SCREAMING!!!!!!! ULTIMATE DEATH!!!!

    I was not expecting this at all, slay Gags, not you snatching like this, ok b****.

    Well I’m only happy she got a #1 off of real music and not the trash off of Artpop

  11. NT October 1, 2014

    That’s great for her.

  12. Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

    Ummm who’s buying this other than the nursing home fans?

    • LB October 1, 2014

      People that are most definitely not buying Beyonce’s flop singles

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Bey never promoted her singles idiot!!! They weren’t on heavy rotation on the radio!!!

      • LB October 1, 2014

        Psshhh….Excuses

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        You right about that. The Hive knows how to purchase albums during the first week, and keep it at #! for three weeks consecutively 😉

      • Mark111 October 1, 2014

        So the grammys, Brit award, lackluster HBO show and performing every damn song at the VMA’s isn’t promo now? Ok. #flop

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Ummm it’s predicted to gain a lot of Grammy nominations! And explain the lack of radio promo!!! “lacklustre”??? Please!!!! It was sold out!!

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        That’s barely any promo. Tne grammy’s served it’s purpose back in January by selling the single AND album, after it was first released. The album has been out for 9 months, and it’s still doing well without a #! and currently out-selling UNA in less time. 😉

      • Mark111 October 1, 2014

        No whores, lol. Back to back and joint tours IS promo, And did it out sale UnA? I think not and not anytime soon when it selling less than 4K a week. #sitdown

    • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

      When could beyonce sell a jazz album?

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        Please GAGS is riding off tony bennett’s fans! Bey has included jazz into many of her performances.

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Bey puts jazz inspirations in her music, idiot. Listen to B’Day or even Crazy In Love!!

      • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

        I said jazz ALBUM when will she be able to top the charts with a jazz ALBUM. Her fans are so f****** dumb

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Shut up d***!!! Why won’t Gaga fans buy ANY of her recent stuff??? #ChartFlop

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        B**** if she did release a jazz album, it would have sold more that 130,000 copies. Check her MF resume.

  13. Beysus October 1, 2014

    Only that much??? *sips tea*

    • LB October 1, 2014

      Funny enough, people were saying much worst when Beyonce’s ratings popped up

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        ENOUGH with yo HBeyO comments!!!

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL EXACTLY LB. FOLKS WERE DRAGGING FOR THE GODS WHEN THEY SAW THE RATINGS FOR ON THE FLOP LOL

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        You shut up too b****…

  14. Justin Bieber,Lady Gaga,Miley Cyrus,One Direction,Cheryl or Beyoncè October 1, 2014

    On second thoughts im staying, life is beautiful and so is this place. Im happy to be alive and blessed.Pray for peace and deliverance and please love each other

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      Are you ok Hun?

      • Justin Bieber,Lady Gaga,Miley Cyrus,One Direction,Cheryl or Beyoncè October 1, 2014

        For the first time in years i can genuinely say yes cause all the pain is going to stop,i just wanted to put somethings in order, it will be fine

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Pain??? This is scaring me

      • Justin Bieber,Lady Gaga,Miley Cyrus,One Direction,Cheryl or Beyoncè October 1, 2014

        that’s why im always here,life sucks but the one on the screen is better

    • Mark111 October 1, 2014

      More of this. It’s needed, sometime we have to shut our shade doors.

      • Justin Bieber,Lady Gaga,Miley Cyrus,One Direction,Cheryl or Beyoncè October 1, 2014

        Im sorry mark for the Aaliyah shade and the stuff i said which may have upset u,i should have not hurt u and this goes to everyone I’ve hurt,im sorry i really am and i mean it

    • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

      Shut the f*** up

      • Justin Bieber,Lady Gaga,Miley Cyrus,One Direction,Cheryl or Beyoncè October 1, 2014

        im just trying to be a better person and i do admit that accepting that i have mental problems and learning to deal with my anger is the way forward, 90% of the people i hurt is because im hurting and that’s y im apologizing.im sorry me trying to say sorry is upsetting u

  15. Eloviano October 1, 2014

    Ooops

  16. Eloviano October 1, 2014

    Sam fix your site tu!

  17. Eloviano October 1, 2014

    @fart111 which magazine covers,late night shows, radio interviews did Beyoncé do to promote her singles??? The answer is none + the album was released as a whole body of work at the same time. Beyoncé said so herself that people cared about singles rather than a producing a solid album, hence she released self titled with singles & it’s accompanying video’s at the same time.

    • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

      Fagg111 doesn’t understand. his fave does the most to sell albums and chart.

    • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

      Who cares? All of her singles flopped except one at the end of the day. It is what it is f****….

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        And she outsold art pop with ease babe.

      • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

        And Gaga remains the superior

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        When will TRANNYpop reach platinum. It has been a year LOOOL

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Hahahahaaaaa!!!! No… Just no…

      • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

        Gaga is real talent and musicality.

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        “Real talent” mmm hmm that just about sums up Queen Bey…

  18. Fran October 1, 2014

    Lol! Even Gaga flopping manages get to the top of the album charts easier than a certain goat.

  19. Skyfall October 1, 2014

    Sidenote: Why is Kim on BET still talking about Nicki Minaj

  20. Fran October 1, 2014

    But the again, even Ariana Grande has more chart topping albums so #NotSurprised.

  21. Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

    And you f**** had the audacity to say Gag is over. She’s still topping charts while you’re faves are barely making it 🙁

    • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

      Hun that album will be forgotten about, by next week!

      • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

        Like “beyonce” was forgotten after a month with that stale music

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Stale??? Hun it was critically acclaimed and is predicted to slay the Grammys!!! Plus that sold out stadium tour…

      • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

        People were more impressed by the rollout then the cd! The proof is in the hot 100. Lol f*** off f****

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        When will Gags ShitPOP finally reach DOUBLE platinum? Hell, is it even gold yet! I Can’t

  22. GaGa’s Tampon October 1, 2014

    Yass they said GaGa was over after ARTPOP they said she would never top the charts where are the haters at now?

  23. Suicide Blonde October 1, 2014

    As expected, Billboard saved her for the embarrassment, this is a fake #1 album, thank God for the people who has exposed her tricks, Tony don’t deserves the drag tho, i’m sure he has nothing to do with this.

    • GaGa’s Tampon October 1, 2014

      Was wondering when you’d bless this post with your “positive” comments

      • Suicide Blonde October 1, 2014

        Thank you, i know Monster were waiting for me 😀

    • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

      Worry about Hagdonna

    • Skyfall October 1, 2014

      Cheek to cheek – 131,169
      The Big revival – 129,552
      Partners – 128,218

      Exactly what are you talking about C2C sold more period.

    • LOL October 1, 2014

      LOL MAD CUZ GAGA DIDN’T HAVE TO GIVE AWAY HER CD’S WITH CONCERT TICKETS TO GET TO #1 LIKE A CERTAIN DINOSAUR FROM THE 1880’S? LOL

  24. GaGa’s Tampon October 1, 2014

    People are forgetting that this is a jazz album

  25. Skyfall October 1, 2014

    Why is Beyonce being brought up?

    The Fame(debut) – 15 million
    Dangerously in Love(debut) 11 million

    • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

      Dangerously in love numbers are inflated it sold 8.5 at MOST! Wiki receipts do not count

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        DIL is over 11 Million and almost six times platinum in the U.S, if not already!

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      With that avi you’re asking to get dragged talking about debut album sales.

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      And yet Bey is selling out stadiums, raking in millions and outselling ChartFlop…

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL AND YET GAGA CAN GET OVER A MILLION PEOPLE TO WATCH HER CONCERT ON HBO UNLIKE A CERTAIN STRIPPER SLAVE LOL

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        I doubt if 1 MIllion people would wanna watch a Gags performance for free in the present. 😉

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        That’s because people would rather go to Beys concert than watch them on screen…

    • Suicide Blonde October 1, 2014

      The Fame’s sales are inflated, not to mention that it is also combined with the Fame Monster sales, to make it seem bigger, when in reality it’s just an EP, Dangerously in Love was an instantly hit unlike The Fame, let’s give credit to Ms Carter on this 😀

      • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

        Instant hit or not it still outsold so boom

      • Gagalalicious October 1, 2014

        Wasn’t work it out supposed to be her first single? You see how that flopped until she stole Ameries sound lol

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL AND YET BASICALLY IN LOVE IS STILL STRUGGLING TO HIT THE 5 MILLION MARK AFTER 11 YEARS, WHEN THE FAME HIT THAT MARK IN ONLY 2 YEARS LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Fast forward to 2014 and BEYONCE sold 2 million (after 17 years) while Googoo is still struggling for platinum. Doesn’t that say a lot?

      • CATFISH CAREY October 1, 2014

        STOP ADDING THE YEARS WHEN SHE WAS PART OF DESTINYS CHILD

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        But has she or has she not been in the game 17 years? And minus them it’s still OVER a decade, more than Googoo struggling for mere platinum after 5.

    • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

      Gags won’t see those sales anymore and she damn sure won’t have commercial longevity, like Beyonce. 😉

  26. Lolz October 1, 2014

    Well congrats. But it only sold like 100k. I’m sorry but I just can’t celebrate those kind of sales.

  27. Love Life October 1, 2014

    Yesss Gaga you better USE the older generation (aka Tony Bennett supporters) since the Monsters abandoned you!

  28. Marley October 1, 2014

    Y’all are predictable as hell on this site, you will back to dragging her when it free-falls down the charts by the third week. And it does not take much to top the album charts these days… But I guess it’s something for the VERY bruised ego of hers after that disaster of an Artpop era. And the music is actually decent this time.

  29. LOL October 1, 2014

    LOL DEATH @ ALL THESE SEETHING ROACHES MAD CUZ GAGA IS #1 AGAIN.

    MAYBE IF Y’ALL TOOK THAT ENERGY AND WELFARE CHECKS AND PURCHASED HBO THAT HOOKER WITH A MIC WOULDN’T HAVE FLOPPED HARDER THAN GLITTER LOL

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      SHUT UP B****

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      LOL death! It sold 110k. No ones seething over that. You monsters can’t even get your fave a platinum plaque anymore.

    • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

      More people viewed OTR than purchased artpop that’s the REAL drag!!!

    • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

      HUn who’s upset about 100k??? LOL I see after Art pop flopped, any sale is a good sale for the Monsters!

    • LOL October 1, 2014

      LOL U MAD OR NAH, BEDBUGS? I KNOW THAT H0 JAY Z MARRIED IS, CUZ SHE GOT SLAYED BY A CARTOON SPONGE LOL

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        And GAGS got slayed by Miley.and still hasnt reached platinum…I see why ur pressed over Beyonce! HAS BEEN TEAS! 😀

  30. CATFISH CAREY October 1, 2014

    THIS ENTRY IS ABOUT GAGA AND TONY YET BEYONCE’S NAME IS ALL OVER THE PLACE

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      What’s new though? It’s not even the Hive who bring her up first. That’s the shade of it all.

    • LOL October 1, 2014

      LOL BECAUSE THE ROACH NEST CAN’T TAKE THE FACT THAT GAGA IS #1 WHILE JAY Z’S TRAMP IS STILL PICKING HER WIG UP FROM THE FLOOR AT HBO’S MAIN OFFFICE LOL

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        I see the monsters are happy with 130k. What ever happened to “GAGA sold a million in one week.” kii

        Ya’ll will accept any sale at this point. kiiiii

  31. whut October 1, 2014

    it’s really dumb to say that Gaga is #1 because of Tony Bennett. He’s been in the business since before she was born and has never had a #1 album-until he teamed up with Gaga. #justsayin

  32. Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

    Mediocre numbers and she looks like a man in the pic….

  33. Beysus October 1, 2014

    Artpop = US sales of “725,000” LOL OK

    • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

      Viewers of OTR = 888k
      OOP!

      • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

        Not OTR slaying ArtPoop

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Mmm hmm

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL NOT SOUTH PARK SLAYING STRUGGLEYONCE LOL

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        SHUT UP

      • Del Bey October 1, 2014

        DEATH

    • LOL October 1, 2014

      LOL ON THE FLOP RATINGS=888,000

      SOUTH PARK=2.79 MILLION LOL OK

      • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

        OTR slayed ArtPoop tho dummy

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        LOL I DONT SEE SOUTH PARK MAKING £100 MILL FROM A TOUR

      • Summertime Sadness October 1, 2014

        Why is Gaga doing less than Lana now?

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL THAT’S CUZ SOUTH PARK HAS MADE 500 MIL IN GENERAL. WHEN WILL STRUGGLEYONCE LOL

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL ARTPOP IS GOLD, CLOSE TO PLATINUM.

        ULTRAFLOPPAGE GO PLASTIC YET? LOL

      • Summertime Sadness October 1, 2014

        Death @ the struggle. Isn’t flopga supposed to be one of the biggest stars tho? Why has Milky Cyrus outsold her? Lana is alternative and fine.

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        SHUT UP

  34. CATFISH CAREY October 1, 2014

    HOW DID LUKE JAMES DO?

  35. Summertime Sadness October 1, 2014

    Looooool! The struggle. My how the mighty have fallen. Ultraviolence – 188k

    • Kii October 1, 2014

      Ultra flop isnt even gold so sit ya ass down

    • LOL October 1, 2014

      LOL IS ULTRAFLOPPAGE WOOD YET? LOL

    • Del Bey October 1, 2014

      bad comparison sis

    • Del Bey October 1, 2014

      It’s a jazz album sis, and don’t start a war we lana fans didn’t ask for

  36. The Great Lacefronce. October 1, 2014

    Caca is a washed up flop

  37. Kii October 1, 2014

    Lana is struggling to outsell Artpop so these lama stans need to shut up and know their place

    • Del Bey October 1, 2014

      given the current logistics, UV will so surpass AP in sales, it’s simply a matter of time, quite embarrassing considering gaga is meant to be one of the biggest pop stars of this generation? she’s a household name, excuses to why she’s not plat? leave lana and her alternative solid stan base alone so we can get her to 5mill again #oop

  38. Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

    I wonder why GAGS can’t sale 1 Million copies first week anymore?? Her star is fading! 😀 😀

    • LOL October 1, 2014

      LOL YOU NEED TO WONDER WHY STRUGGLEYONCE CAN’T GET A MILLION VIEWERS AFTER BEING PIMPED BY HER HUSBAND/SLAVE MASTER FOR A WHOLE YEAR LOL

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        That’s cause errbody WENT to the shows!!!

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Lol @ it clinging it HBO shade. While OTR slayed Artfail Tour. Has Gaga sold out her O2 arena dates yet?

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL SAVE YOUR EXCUSES, TERMITES.

        ERRBODY WENT TO THE MONSTER BALL AND IT STILL GOT 1.2 MILLION VIEWERS ON HBO KII LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Death! Cling to an old Tour when people actually cared somewhat. But didn’t Mrs Carter Show outgross it still?

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        And Mrs Carter show had LESS dates. SCREAMING.

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        HBeyO is the only drag he can cling to. lol When The Mrs. Carter show grossed more that Flop Ball with less dates!

        YOU MAAAADDDDD! LOOL

        The t***** is DONE. Such a shame she’s clinging onto old singers for relevancy!

    • Kii October 1, 2014

      Why cant beyonce get a sell 6 mill ww anymore?

      • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

        Why can’t Gaga sell 2 million WW anymore?

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL ARTPOP=2.5 MILLION WORLDWIDE

        YOU WERE SAYING, BUG? LOL

      • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

        Lies it was at 1.9 million recently quit inflating

    • Kii October 1, 2014

      Why cant beyonce come up with original ideas?
      Wen will Beyonce stop copying Tina. Turner and other artists?
      Why cant beyonc get a diamond certification?

      • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

        When will Gaga stop copying Madonna?
        Why can’t GAGa get a diamond cert?

    • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

      I see no lies.

    • Kii October 1, 2014

      why did Beyonce have an abortion?

      • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

        Why is Gaga on crack?

  39. Eloviano October 1, 2014

    @LOL how’s pukeflop doing sis? And watch this shiit struggle for a gold plaque worse than My Jailbait & Ciara combined. @Trollfish Beyoncé was the FACE of Destiny’s Child, the leader singer of the group etc. #Try harder.

    • CATFISH CAREY October 1, 2014

      DUDE DONT BE A MORON SHE MAY HAVE BEEN THE FACE OF DC BUT REMEMBER THAT DC AND BEYONCE ARE TWO DIFFERENT BRANDS NEXT THING YALL CLOWNS WILL START INCLUDING DC SALES WITH HER SALES GO SLEEP YOU DUMB AFRICAN I SEE YOU ARE REALLY TIRED

      • Eloviano October 1, 2014

        “African”??? I’m not LooseBooty or Flop Like T***** CaCa. And resorting to calling me “dumb” shows says a lot since you failed to offer a counter valid argument to what I stated above. Spin it into which way you want but the fact remains without Beyoncé, there wouldn’t be DC.

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        HUn she is the one who made DC popular! She was the lead and most famous of the three. DC years are a part of her career. Salty f**

  40. LOL October 1, 2014

    LOL SINCE WE’RE ASKING ABOUT SALES…

    WHY HASN’T STRUGGLEYONCE OUTSOLD UNAPOLOGETIC YET, INSECTS? LOL

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      She has in the US with a mill more copies idiot…

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL WHY HASN’T THE LOCAL BYTCH SOLD PAST HER WORLDWIDE, STUPID? LOL @ THE SELF DRAG

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Why does Rihanna struggle to sell out shows WW when Bey can in less than a minute???

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      The struggle to drag. Why hasn’t Gaga outsold anyone.. Even Miley!

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL THE STRUGGLE TO SELL PAST RIHANNA, YOU MEAN LOL.

        WHY HASN’T THE H0 OUTSOLD RIRI OR ALICIA KEYS? LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Unlike Gaga, Beyonce will outsell Rihanna. Gaga however, will not outsell Miley. Alicia Keys? When was her last platinum album? You better CLING to other broads because you can’t drag with your FLOP fad fave anymore.

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL COULDA, SHOULDA, WOULDA BYTCH.

        YOU ROACHES HAVE BEEN SAYING SHE WILL OUTSELL RIHANNA SINCE LAST CHRISTMAS. WHY HASN’T IT HAPPENED YET? LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Because one came out in 2012 dumb h**. Beyonce has outsold Gaga though. Why is that? Why are you clinging to Rihanna, waiting for Bey to outsell her, when she’s already slayed your faves last era into the ground. Lol. Is it that much of a struggle for you in these streets that you have to cling to Rihanna with that STRUGGLE ass drag?

    • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

      Stop clinging to Rihanna. Why hasn’t GAGa outsold Bangerz?

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL STOP CLINGING TO ARTPOP. WHY HASN’T SLAVEONCE OUTSOLD UNAPOLOGETIC? HAVE NO ANSWER, HUH LOL

      • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

        But she did dumb f*****

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Have you got an answer as to why Mrs Carter Show slayed Monsters Ball with less dates?

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL HAVE U GOT AN ANSWER TO WHY ON THE FLOP COULDN’T GET AS MANY VIEWERS AS THE MONSTER BALL? LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Girl no one cares, yes it flopped in ratings. Gross is a Tours success. And the struggle that Beyonce outgrossed Gaga with less dates. Why is that?

    • Eloviano October 1, 2014

      @LOL what kind self drag considering it’s 2x platinum in her domestic market. Worry about Flop To Flop struggling for a gold certification.

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL NOT HERE FOR BASIC LOCAL BYTCHES, H0. WORRY ABOUT GETTING JAY Z’S SLAVE A WORLDWIDE CERTIFICATION LIKE A REAL GLOBAL SUPERSTAR (RIHANNA) LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Clinggggg to Rihanna for life! On average, Beyonces albums sell more than Rihanna’s WW as well. The damn struggle!

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL RIHANNA= 50 MILLION ALBUMS WW

        LESSORYONCE=30 MILLION ALBUMS WW LOL

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Umm if we’re comparing Bey and Rih, add DC’s discography…

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        50 million albums? According to whom? Looool. Please provide receipts for that rubbish. And a breakdown for each albums sales. The broad hasn’t even sold 15 million in the US.

      • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

        Lmao @ 50 million albums. The f****** inflation. Rihanna has sold 30-35 million at the most. Beyonce is neck and neck with less albums.

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL NOT THE ROACH NEST CLINGING TO DC SALES LMAO. TALK ABOUT STRUGGLE LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Um no sis, that’s solo. Now please explain how Rihanna sold 50 million albums? I’ll wait…

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        What’s a “struggle” is Rih planning to release this album in November when the competition will kill her!!!

      • ME October 2, 2014

        50 million albums ? i am screaming

  41. Revolution October 1, 2014

    Wow. Are people really celebrating this? We all know it’s thanks to Tony Bennett. And even then, with these numbers the album won’t have any longevity. No shade but Gaga is finished. She totally had to cling to an old legend for this.

    • LOL October 1, 2014

      LOL SHUT UP, DUMB BYTCH.

      TONY BENNETT NEVER SAW A #1 ALBUM UNTIL HE HOOKED UP WITH GAGA. CONTINUE SEETHING LOL

  42. Kii October 1, 2014

    So many questions yet i see no answers

  43. KatyKadet October 1, 2014

    Lol Gagz and Bey are both has been flops

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      Like Katy’s 12 year old loving songs???

    • CATFISH CAREY October 1, 2014

      BUT LETS BE HONEST KATY IS KINDA FLOPPING TEENAGE DREAM REALLY UNDER PERFORMED ESPECIALLY HAVING FIVE NUMBER ONE SINGLES

    • Texas forever like bun b October 1, 2014

      Mad because Katy’s singles are underperforming now?

  44. Mingxxx October 1, 2014

    Selling 2,072000 records in the US is a flop when you have an Hbo flopumemtry, 15min Mtv awards concert and free daily press. Thief beyonces stupid fans have low standards to think that is winning.

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      B**** she’s like the only R&B female to go x2 platinum in this day and age when you can get songs for free sooooo…

    • RICHIE_RICH October 1, 2014

      Mother was pumping with ease baby……….Hey boo!!!!!!

  45. LOL October 1, 2014

    LOL THESE ROACHES GOT MORE EXCUSES THAN PEOPLE WHO WATCHED ON THE FAIL TOUR LOL

    • Slayty Perry (Prismatic World Slayage) October 1, 2014

      Death @ LittleSuicides talking about excuses when yall are clinging to “its a jazz album” harder then how yall were clinging to “Gaga doesn’t make music for the charts, Artpop will outsell Prism” LMAO!!!!

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL MAD CUZ ARTRAVE IS SHYTTING ON THE FLOPSM TOUR I SEE LOL

    • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

      What is your excuse for Gags not reaching platinum?? Why is NO ONE talking about her flop tour?

      THE T***** IS DOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEE!!!!! 😀

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE FOR ON THE FAIL GETTING DRAGGED BY SPONGEBOB? WHY ISN’T SHE SELLING PAST RIHANNA? LOL

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        What is your excuse for using that same read in every comment?

        What is your excuse for GAGS having to collab with a corpse.

        What is your excuse for not getting GAGS that platinum plauque? LOOL

  46. Slayty Perry (Prismatic World Slayage) October 1, 2014

    Screaming @ Monsters thinking this is her revival and CLINGING to that jazz excuse. Christina did an album in the same vein with Back to Basics. Let’s see if Flop to Flop sells over 6 million worldwide. Amy Winehouse did a similar album, I wonder if Flop to Flop will outsell Lioness or Back to Black. Surely the Queen of Pop Lady Gaga can do so lmao!!! I cant @ yall praising such tragic numbers from a “global pop icon” like Gags. I thought she slays albums and could sell anything? Monsters reached a new low with these “jazz album” excuses.

    • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

      This is the most stupid post I’ve seen on this site. Worry about Katy’s flopping tour and singles.

    • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

      So tru sis

    • SCHEISSETHRONED October 1, 2014

      The one thing I always thought Katy could do was sell a single… but looks like she can’t even do that anymore.

      Katy is next…

      Her decline will be the death of her career though. Gaga is getting momentum back while Katy has no talent to fall back on once she flops. Shell just be the next Paula Abdul without the dance moves.

      Stop hating.

  47. Lolz October 1, 2014

    The struggle to drag in these streets is real. The fact all it can cling to is HBO and other peoples faves now. Lmfao.

    • LOL October 1, 2014

      LOL THE STRUGGLE TO CLING TO ARTPOP CUZ A CERTAIN HOOKER CAN’T GET PAST RIHANNA. YES, THE STRUGGLE IS NOT A GAME WHEN THAT’S ALL YOU HAVE LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Honey this is a GAGA post. So obviously we will drag YOUR fave. Rihanna hasn’t got anything to do with it. And Beyonce can outsell Rihanna, which is why she has after just 7 months doubled her sales in the US and is on her tail in total. While Gaga got her wig snatched by Miley fucken Cyrus. I see why you wanna dodge Fartflop tbh.

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL HONEY, YOU STILL CAN’T EXPLAIN WHY STRUGGLEYONCE HAS YET TO OUTSELL UNAPOLOGETIC. SO UNTIL YOU DO, CONTINUE CLINGING TO ARTPOP LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        I have explained. Reading is not your thing huh?

  48. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    Queeeeeeeeeeen!! Forbes dragged tony for filth in their c2c article tho.

    • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

      Link?

  49. KatyKadet October 1, 2014

    Lol bey stans are dumb Queen Katy is the true queen beyonce cant even outsell prisim what a flop she is katys lessor just like flopga

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      Please when will Katy do a sold stadium show grossing £100 mill???

      • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

        When will beyonce learn to close her legs and act classy

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        When will Katy learn to sing???

    • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

      Bey is outselling Kathy tho!! and Bey’s album was released two months after?

      Focus on getting her a grammy! LOL

      • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

        Who cares about a grammy when she is getting platinum plagues she doesnt have time to buy grammys like beyflop

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        Of course you don’t care about a grammy because Kathy doesn’t have one. Maybe her fans can pitch in and buy her one. instead of those 1.29 generic singles?? … BYE

  50. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    GTFO w “queen katy.” Not when her sh!t is free on Google play and still can’t outsell unapologetic.

    • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

      B**** shut up and worry about cheryl flop who is struggling to remain relevant

      • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

        Yet when I just peaked at iTunes chart positions, a cheryl preorder was 50 spots above Katy’s latest single. Kii

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      YES!!!

    • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

      Lol but what about the billboard charts you stan for a flop huny just admit

      • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

        The kii is that all of Katy’s sh!t is for free and she’s strugglin to cross 1.5 mil.

  51. Skyfall October 1, 2014

    Not the stray kittens talking, Katy will be the next one to fad

    • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

      No she wont look at gaga she is a flop now she was around the same time as katy look at katy she is stronger and mire popular even became the queen of twitter she is not fading

      • Skyfall October 1, 2014

        Gaga has sold more albums and records than Kunty, she done what she needed to do

  52. LB October 1, 2014

    Not the Bitter hive hating, when will Beyonce sell a Jazz album? Hell when will Beyonce sell an album of substance without generic ghetto anthems and over sexualized nauseating garbage no one is buying (look at those deplorable chart positions of her generic ghetto over sexualized hits, oh wait, they are not hits).

    Just pass your congrats to Gags and keep it moving, not a Gags fan but even I am impressed considering I was not expecting her to do these numbers first week.

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      85 metacritic means this whole comment is VOID.

      • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

        Pitchfork ripped that album to shreds

      • LB October 1, 2014

        85 metric mostly talking about the way the album was released and not the music itself because it is horrible and no one is buying it.

        Now surf-board your ass off of my reply section.

      • LOL October 1, 2014

        LOL 1 MILLION LESS WW THAN UNAPOLOGETIC MEANS THIS WHOLE COMMENT IS VOID LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        @LB lies lies and more lies. Don’t make me pull out receipts of you stannjng hard for that album. @KatyKat. No they didn’t lol. They praised it. Try again.

      • LB October 1, 2014

        Pull out the receipt of the reviews talking about the music which nobody is buying instead of the way the album was released

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        After a foray into R&B classicism on 2011’s feather-light 4, Beyoncé goes decidedly modern on this meatier follow-up, emphasizing moody, shifting beats and drawn-out vibe sessions over the punchy singles that have always been her hallmark. Several songs luxuriate at the unhurried pace of Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience, which makes sense given a few of them were co-written by Timberlake and producer Timbaland, including “Blow,” the last great disco song from a year that’s seen its share. Even that earworm resists playing things straight, though, opting instead for a twisty pastiche of Prince, Madonna, and Serge Gainsbourg. The D’Angelo-indebted grind session “Rocket” and frisky “Drunk In Love” are similarly s***, but they’re not s*** like a glamour shot or a steamy video. They’re s*** like an overeager, pre-shower quickie, or a hushed morning make-out session before the baby wakes up. These are the most unapologetically raunchy songs she’s ever sung, and in many ways also the most romantic.

        A sampled speech from Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on “***Flawless” outlines some of the motivation behind Beyoncé choosing motherhood, of all times, to release her inner freak. “We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are,” Adichie explains in a call to feminism. That’s a word Beyoncé has sometimes shied away from, but here she embraces it fully, dropping the vague pop-feminism of “Run The World (Girls)” for hard specifics. Throughout the album, Beyoncé spells out her convictions and opens herself up in ways she’s resisted before. On opener “Pretty Hurts” she chastises society’s impossible beauty standards, even as she concedes she’s been shaped by pageant ideals. On “Mine,” a stark Drake collaboration that doesn’t fully work but casts a chill regardless, she hints at a bout of postpartum depression and subsequent marital strife—a rare admission from a singer who’s always insisted her relationship is nothing short of a fairy tale. And though she tries to dress up the experience with some positive thinking, she conveys real, unfettered pain on “Heaven,” a crushing tribute to the child she miscarried.

        Generally speaking, these are not issues people seek out escapist pop albums to hear about, but Beyoncé keeps the revelations coming anyway, and her candor is engrossing. Without playing into cheap “tortured by fame” tropes, she’s made an emotional album that’s dense and substantial but never difficult or self-important. “Beyoncé the impossible ideal” had a glorious run, but here “Beyoncé the real human” proves even more transfixing

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Another….

        Which, as it turns out, makes a decent metaphor for a notable chunk of her fifth and least overtly pop studio album: “Let me sit this assssss on ya,” Beyoncé, now 32, lustily declares to start off “Rocket,” a slippery, six-and-a-half-minute funk excursion, and just one of a suite of surprisingly frank s** jams. If “Rocket” takes a silk blouse out of Prince’s drawer, “Partition,” a two-part hip hop track divided by the sound of a camera clicks and a window whirring up, evokes fringier, grimier horndogs from the Ying Yang Twins to the Weeknd, and sends any sense of romance off with a swat on the rear-end: Not only do the couple never make it to the club, but “daddy” forgets to “bring the towel”; she’s not relying on the men here to provide anything more then their libidos.
        And what about Beyoncé’s man in real life? Jay Z drops by for “Drunk in Love,” although that track’s really about the bass and Bey’s truculent raps and rare (for this album) displays of scale-busting, R&B-singer flair. Jay’s mainly good for a giggle, or his line about “your breast-eses for breakfast” is, at least. But Bey’s not merely flexing her dominance or even her independence with these bedroom — and, let’s not forget, backseat — songs. Just as often she plays the submissive part, saying “I just wanna be the kind of girl you like,” or even “Punish me, please!” What she’s shaking off relates more to any one idea we might have of her — or, in the mild album opener “Pretty Hurts,” any female held to a standard of “perfection”: “Momma said you’re a pretty girl/what’s in your head doesn’t matter.”
        We’ll never really know what a day contains for Beyoncé, as this year’s gauzy, self-directed HBO “documentary,” Life Is But a Dream, reminded us. But this album reveals plenty of what’s in that head of hers. One of the most beautiful, painstakingly constructed women in the world singing “Pretty Hurts”? Clearly, she’s a little conflicted. Here more than ever Bey indulges clashing impulses — between strength and escape, megapop and fresh sounds, big messages and resonant lyrics. “Haunted,” “No Angel,” “Jealous,” and “Superpower,” a doo-wop-tinged track featuring a mumbly Frank Ocean: These treat relationships with the same raw instinct that suffuses her s** songs, coasting along or snarling up according to flitting moods. She even goes full Drake on “Mine,” a misty six-plus minutes featuring Drizzy himself.
        Some fans will no doubt feel lost in this murky, intermittently thrilling new territory. For them — and everyone else with a heart — there’s “Blue,” which features her baby-talking toddler Blue Ivy reverbed into infinity at the end, but more importantly, proves that not every piano-laden pop ballad need bring the doldrums on. Like much of Beyoncé, it balances formal inventiveness with emotional directness. Share it with your little niece, or someone else you love. A-

      • LB October 1, 2014

        Did you write that yourself?

      • LB October 1, 2014

        I like this one

        Unusually for an industry fuelled by hype, it was the most well-kept secret since David Bowie’s comeback album earlier this year, and all the more shocking for the global heft of its subject: at midnight Eastern Standard Time – around five o’clock this morning – Beyoncé suddenly released an album, available immediately through iTunes, with no advance promotional campaign at all.

        A package of 14 new songs accompanied by 17 video clips, the self-titled “ visual album” is the singer’s fifth long-player, and will only be obtainable in its entirety until tracks are individually downloadable in a week’s time.

        That’s pretty much where the surprises end, however. Musically, it’s the same kind of electro R&B with which radio is already awash – in large part because it’s produced by the same small coterie of hip producers, with Timbaland appearing to take the most prominent role amongst the likes of Detail, Jerome Harmon, Pharrell Williams and Ryan Tedder.

        And there’s the obligatory appearance by her husband Jay Z, who she proudly claims “can’t keep your eyes off my fanny, daddy”, over a cavernous sub-bass groove as billowing and bountiful as that legendary booty.

        Elsewhere, Pharrell, Drake and Frank Ocean chip in with duets, and the celebrity couple’s daughter Blue Ivy closes proceedings with a few cutesy burblings which, following the album’s celebration of Beyoncé’s sexuality, success and jet-set lifestyle – the accompanying clips are variously shot in global locations including France, Brazil, Australia and America, and in some cases resemble high-budget holiday videos – seems annoyingly like a you-can-have-it-all boast: all this power and luxury, and a happy family too!

        Which is rather ironic, as the album likewise seeks to have its cake and eat it – an apt metaphor, in the circumstances. Following Beyoncé’s bland assertion that “My aspiration in life would be… to be happy”, the opening track “Pretty Hurts” deals with the insecurity and anxieties of a girl undergoing cosmetic surgery, rooted in parental pressure – “Mama said, ‘You’re a pretty girl, what’s in your head, it doesn’t matter’”.

        It’s the best thing on the album by far, an undeniably noble attempt to boost female morale which finds its echo later in the feminist manifesto of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie featured in “ Flawless”; yet the rest of the album is an unashamed celebration of the very physical virtues, and the ultimate fulfillment of sexuality they inevitably bring, which leads so many women to suffer those anxieties in the first place.

        So much truth

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        @LB, Nope. The A.V Club and Entertainment weekly did. Want more reviews in which they talk about the music? Because from the reviews I read, they only introduce their review with an overview of its release. So try again.

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        @LB But the album got universal acclaim. So the positive outweighs the negative by a longshot. *Files Nails.

      • LB October 1, 2014

        And yet that wasn’t enough to get people to swipe their debit cards

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Um clearly it was. When has Rihanna sold an album for that much?

    • LOL October 1, 2014

      LOL EXACTLY. THEY SHOULD HAVE USED THIS ENERGY TO PURCHASE HBO LAST WEEKEND LOL

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        And you should use the energy to purchase ARTFLOP.

      • Tyler October 1, 2014

        The Navy didnt even have enough energy to purchase BASIC CABLE…. So whats the f***** problem?

  53. LB October 1, 2014

    Not the Payola Grammyless Perry stans hating when Prism is only charting because it is given out for free on Google Play.

    Have several seats in the ball pit where you kiddies belong, no one is here for those nick jr disney channel that’s so raven/ Hannah Montana theme song.

    When will Katy Payola sell a Jazz album? When?

  54. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    Katy is already in decline. She literally can’t get a single in the top 20 w allllll that payola. Nick Jonas is charting higher. And the album sales are struggling even w the discounts and free copies on Google play.

  55. Skyfall October 1, 2014

    Why is Katy giving away her album for free on google play

    • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

      Why does Rihanna rely on discounts

      • Skyfall October 1, 2014

        Why did Loud outsell Teenage Dream? Even with more #1s, payola, & rerelease

  56. Carmen October 1, 2014

    Lol @ it being 1k AHEAD of #2. Oh my oh my.

  57. Mingxxx October 1, 2014

    Stop clinging to that OTR tour cause that is over. The last thing thiefyonce promoted was the hbo flopumentry and spongebob got more views . Hbo should get a refund

    • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

      Why are all your comments so bitter towards Beyonce.. did she take you man or something?? kii

    • UrbanLoveBae October 1, 2014

      I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with this comment but I will say Spongebob franchise has generated $ 8 billion throughout it’s run so far.A Very smart singer should cop that opportunity to push a project forward.Just a smart thought.

  58. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    But at least katy didn’t pull an ariana and actually tweet the link multiple times to her free Google play album.

    • Skyfall October 1, 2014

      Death!!!!

  59. KatyKadet October 1, 2014

    Why is a cheryl h** stan shading katy when her fav is a flop

  60. Eloviano October 1, 2014

    Cryiiiiiing at “RIHANNA – 50 MILLION ALBUMS WW”
    In a undiscovered planet inhabited by big fore-headed alien’s maybe. I wanna see the receipts*in my Whitney Houston voice* @LOL

  61. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    Because I can shade whoever the f*** I want.
    Next time, reply to me directly scared hello kitty b****.

    • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

      Butch f*** u

  62. CATFISH CAREY October 1, 2014

    CAN THIS KUNTY CAT JUST EXPLAIN TO ME WHY TEENAGE DREAM FAILED TO SELL MORE THAN THREE MILL ESPECIALLY AFTER HAVING FIVE NUMBER ONE HITS WHY CAN TAYLOR SWIFT SELL MORE DESPITE HAVING ONE NUMBER ONE HIT AND DONT USE THE WHOLE SHE IS COUNTRY EXCUSE THE MAJORITY OF RED WAS POP

  63. LB October 1, 2014

    CRYING at those 888K HBO ratings, instead of asking for Rihanna’s receipts, you should be asking for an HBO quote.

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      What will persist when discussing Beyoncé’s self-titled fifth album, however, is how damn good it is: in a year of major rap, R&B, and pop releases, Beyoncé outclasses them all. A tour through Beyoncé’s backstory, a meditation on Third Wave feminism and a rejection of perfection, Beyoncé is the singer at her rawest, realest, and most personal, with a sound deeper and darker than ever before.

      Unlike 4, which looked to soul hits of the ’70s and ’80s for inspiration, Beyoncé’s prevailing palette is the woozy Southern hip-hop that is both the music of the singer’s youth and a key influence for contemporary rap and R&B. The album is loaded with trunk-rattling bass, machinegun hi-hats and synths both soft and shrill, resulting in an effort that owes more to rap than any Beyoncé album since the bombastic B’Day.

      Beyoncé is certainly comfortable with it: the bipartite ‘Haunted’ moves from smoky ethereality to an off-kilter club beat somewhere between Jacques Greene and Burial, a foreboding composition in which she raps a caustic industry takedown and sings a seductive hook that is, well, haunting. On ‘Mine’, she takes Drake’s ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ pronouncement (“it’s yours”) to heart, making 40’s slow-burning beat her own and turning Drake into a feedback-obscured hook man. Album highlight ‘***Flawless’, an expanded version of the previously released ‘Bow Down’, removes the chopped-and-screwed ‘I Been On’ component but keeps the H-Town menace on her most confrontational display of pop dominance to date.

      Since first debuting earlier this year, the “bow down b******” refrain of ‘***Flawless’ has been a source of countless “Is Beyoncé A Feminist Or Not?” discussions. It’s certainly an argument she’s ready to lean into on the album, handing over the second verse of the song to Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and excerpting a speech that practically defines Third Wave Feminism. But while Beyoncé tackles female self-image on ‘Pretty Hurts’ and relationship equality on the ‘If I Were A Boy’-reminiscent ‘Jealous’, it’s the flaunting of her sexuality that will keep those think pieces coming.

      S** is all over the record, and not just in the vague suggestions of something like ‘Naughty Girl’. While ‘Blow’ (fueled by a vintage turn from Pharrell and Timbaland) keeps things relatively light with a “lick my skittles” analogy and ‘Rocket’ turns her s** life into topography, ‘Partition’ is all “‘yonce on her knees,” complete with a surprising (if not quite timely) Monica Lewinsky reference and a feminist speech from (no kidding) the French version of The Big Lebowski. Ready or not, Beyoncé’s newfound explicitness is part of a personal brand of feminism that allows her to be a wife, a mother, and a s** goddess.

      But for all the “I woke up like this” self-confidence on Beyoncé, the most common lyrical theme is perfection. She describes it as “the disease of a nation” on ‘Pretty Hurts’, and shrugs it off masterfully on ‘Haunted’; on ‘No Angel’, she puts theory into practice, with an imperfect but touching performance, her cooing breathy and flawed. Throughout, she keeps returning to the theme: she’s “no angel,” she’s “just human,” and her aspiration is simply “to be happy.” In a year that saw the release of her confessional-but-calculated Life Is But A Dream documentary, it’s a refreshing bit of honesty and humanity from the singular pop star of our age.

      Like the singer herself, Beyoncé is not perfect. ‘Drunk in Love’ is the requisite duet with Jay Z (whose Ike Turner-referencing verse caps off a year of cringeworthy efforts), ‘XO’ reeks of Ryan Tedder’s paint-by-number hitmaking, and while ‘Rocket’ is a pitch-perfect rehash of D’angelo’s ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)’, it seems unnecessary here. Thankfully, the album closes strongly and subtly with a trio of low-key ballads: the Frank Ocean-assisted ‘Superpower’, the somber ‘Heaven’, and the joyful ‘Blue’. The latter pair are two sides of the same coin: the heartbreaking ‘Heaven’ is most likely about her miscarriage, while ‘Blue’ celebrates (and features) daughter Blue Ivy in what is sure to become a wedding song for the ages.

      As she sings on ‘Rocket’, Beyoncé can be “a piece of sunshine, inner peace, entertainer.” The closest thing we have to a monoculture pop star, Beyoncé is fine with being all things to all people, but as she makes clear on this album, it will be on her own terms. Beyoncé is a stronger personal statement than Magna Carta… Holy Grail, less self-indulgent than The 20/20 Experience, and (in its own way) as dark and confrontational as Yeezus. Beating the boys at their own game — how’s that for feminism?

      • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

        Girl stop w the Beyonce essays. It’s a gaga post

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Thats a hell of a long comment…

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Girl mind your own business. They’re not my essays and he asked for receipts. So receipts shall be provided.

      • #oooops October 1, 2014

        why cant she sell atleast 5 mil ww ? some queen she is flopyonce

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      Instead of clinging to HBeyO, you should come up with more shade…

      • LB October 1, 2014

        Instead of looking for my shade, you should be looking for pretty hurts on iTunes

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Why should I when I have the critically acclaimed double platinum album???

      • LB October 1, 2014

        Exactly, and the rest of America is asking themselves that very question, why should they purchase that tripe, oh wait, nobody did

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Shut up!

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      Need I go on? With the reveiws?

      • LB October 1, 2014

        You could go to iTunes and buy pretty hurts

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        But answer the question, do you want me to go on? Or can you admit you were wrong by those three reviews alone?

      • LB October 1, 2014

        One of those reviews praised pretty hurts, where is that on the charts? Did it even get into the Hot 100?

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        So you can’t answer then.

  64. Eloviano October 1, 2014

    Cryiiiiiing at “RIHANNA – 50 MILLION ALBUMS WW”
    In an undiscovered planet inhabited by big fore-headed alien’s maybe. I wanna see the receipts*in my Whitney Houston voice* @LOL

  65. KatyKadet October 1, 2014

    Gaga is over

  66. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    The tea is that walking on air is the new single. 6 singles in less than a year? Death! The kats were screaming

  67. KatyKadet October 1, 2014

    The tea is beyonce and cheryl both f*** for tracks

    • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

      Lol, what a weakkkkk attempt. Is katy still f*ckin diplo, deadmau5 AND riff raff?

      • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

        Why did ashley cheat on cheryl

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      And the tea is getting thrown on Katy’s flop ass vocals…

    • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

      Why can’t katy keep a man?

  68. KatyKadet October 1, 2014

    Lol the hive is good at copying and pasting just like their bleached fav

  69. #oooops October 1, 2014

    @cherylsoldier you still talkingggg s*** you must have amnesia because I could have sworn Cheryl local cole was being dragged in her post earlier remember?

    • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

      No babe. People creating trolls accounts certainly isn’t dragging.

      • #oooops October 1, 2014

        regardless that talentless hooker you stan for was being dragged

      • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

        She wasn’t tho. Not a troll creating 90% of the accounts to make the same comment.

      • #oooops October 1, 2014

        is a million lights past gold yet? and how come her highest certification is 3x plat lol

      • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

        Bye.

  70. Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

    Not the Bitter hive hating, when will Beyonce sell a Jazz album? Hell when will Beyonce sell an album of substance without generic ghetto anthems and over sexualized nauseating garbage no one is buying

    @LB It sounds like you described Rihanna. That w**** has PLENTY more thot albums that Beyonce. Beyonce’s 4 was an album of substance, and her vocals were great, when will Rihanna release a jazz album, or an pure R&B album, since the b**** likes to hop from trend to trend.

    Tell the b**** to stop taking the easy route by releasing garbage microwave pop songs for the top 40! How dare you stan for a nasty industry s*** and call be over sexualized!

    • Tia October 1, 2014

      preach hun! That trollbird sure forgot that her fave is more likely to not able to make a jazz album and obviously has generic, trashy songs in her discography! #selfshade

    • UrbanLoveBae October 1, 2014

      Hold up! Rihanna did her thing on Rated R,and that album is a great r&b record,with subtle rock influences.

  71. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    Wait so katy f*cked riff raff for a flop feature on her song, diplo and deadmau5 for tracks, and john Mayer to cowrite tracks on her album that she’s giving away for free on Google play?

  72. KatyKadet October 1, 2014

    Beysus stay mad you bottom b**** idiots like you is why scotland will never become indeoendant

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      Shut up h**!!!! I voted YES!!! 45% and rising!!!

      • Dem Lessors October 1, 2014

        Beysus how could you vote yes!? Makes me sad.

  73. LB October 1, 2014

    SCREAMING!!!!!!! Slay_Hive, you need to stop with the delusions babe. Album of substance? More like album of boring elevator music that nobody bought. What is different with this generic noise and other generic noise Beyonce has tormented out ears with over the years (looking at freakum dress, imma a diva imma imma a diva, video phone)
    http://youtu.be/VBmMU_iwe6U

  74. Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

    When will LAMEbird move on from HBeyO’s ratings?? The tour was a success and the show was EVERYTHING. You would know, Im sure your undercover stan as was one of the 888,000

    The shade is a bit stale hun. Find new material!

  75. Eloviano October 1, 2014

    Weak as Elizaflops Hudson’s vocal talent, stage presence…. no no wait she doesn’t posses any of those traits.

    • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

      Not weaker than ur mothers walls

      • Eloviano October 1, 2014

        Bye Felicia

  76. KatyKadet October 1, 2014

    Why did run the world flop

    • King B October 1, 2014

      why is Run The World a flop more memorable ble and iconic than any katy generic anthem?? b??

  77. KatyKadet October 1, 2014

    Why did 4 flop

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      Because it was all about the music and soul…

      • #oooops October 1, 2014

        excuses the way yall hype her up you would think she would be able to sell any genre with ease hahaha FLOPYONCE !

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Shut up idiot. The charts is filled with EDM crap…

  78. LB October 1, 2014

    I’ll move on when the hive stop bringing other artists down. Oh wait, they can’t, guess those FLOP HBO ratings are here to stay

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      How many times are you going to recycle HBO read? I thought you wanted everyone to ‘move on’ . It’s becoming more tedious and stale than the ‘Beyonce opened her legs at the VMAS’ one lmao.

      • LB October 1, 2014

        How many times are you going to watch my comments when you should be watching Beyonce’s concerts on HBO?

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Probably less than you spend your time watching EVERYTHING to do with Beyonce.

  79. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    Why did katy Hudson sell 500 copies? Why did the kats even put that receipt up?

    • KatyKadet October 1, 2014

      It was gospel and she was unkown at the time

      • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

        Why do the kats always stan for that receipt saying she was “Indieeeee111”?

  80. #oooops October 1, 2014

    I Don’t know why a Cheryl Cole stan is talking when Cheryl is basicallys the UK Version Of Ciara And Kelly Rowland Combined

  81. Lolz October 1, 2014

    @Slay_Hive All they are doing is recycling the same HBO shade in different forms lol. Did you notice?

    • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

      Thats all they have! It’s sad

  82. Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

    LAME Bird

    Oops I forgot S&M, Pur it Up, Skin, Hard, talk that talk,rude boy and all the other prostitute anthem songs Rih has are filled with substance??( Pour it up kii Rihanna is horrible singer and even more of a sorry performer.

    Sad thing is , Run the world has become more memorable than THOTanna’s number 1 singles. kii

  83. #oooops October 1, 2014

    Lets talk about why Cheryl always has to fuckkke simon to come back to x factor

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      Oh please Simon was begging HER to return…

      • #oooops October 1, 2014

        stay out of you have H I V ooops I mean you are a h** memeber

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Proud of that???

  84. LB October 1, 2014

    I’m not the one who is claiming “album of substance” when your favs discography is filled with horrible music like ring the alarm, green light, partition, check on it, ego..etc.

    I know my fav makes feel good pop music that people actually want to buy whereas you won’t admit your fav makes horrible generic ratchet ghetto anthems nobody wants to buy.

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      If nobody wants to buy it, why do Beyonces albums sell better than Rihanna?

      • LB October 1, 2014

        Question is, why does Rihanna’s music sell better than Beyonce?

        Beyonce: 5 million records (approx)

        Unapologetic: 15 million records (approx)

        Ponder on that.

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        HAAAA!!! 15 mill???? WHAT THE F*** IS THIS???

      • LB October 1, 2014

        Look it up babe, tally up those record sales and weep.

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Death! That just proved no one takes her albums as a collective seriously. Beyonce can sell just as much as her, without even pushing a single to death for double the price in 7 months. Screams!

      • UrbanLoveBae October 1, 2014

        IDK About making ratchet anthems because nobody was really into doing that or saying that damn word “ratchet” or any of that other b******* slang like “swag” or “shade” until late 2010.As a matter of fact I believe this originated from drag queen slang.

  85. LB October 1, 2014

    Run the world is memorable? Where?? I CAAANNNOOOTTTT!!!!!!! LMAO

    • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

      The thousands that pay to hear her sing the song in her multi Million grossing tours!

      The same song that helped her gross 230 Million on tour and ended up on top five highest grossing of all time.

      When wil Rihanna with her “hits” and “stadiums”

      BTW how did the Monster tour go. Haven’t heard anything about it! LOL

      • King B October 1, 2014

        YOU BETTA STATE THOSE FACTS

  86. Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

    LameBird and his several accounts, is seething!

  87. #oooops October 1, 2014

    back to FLOPYONCE’ why cant she sell 5 mil ww and 4 was a flop the H I V always saying how it was a r&B album but if she was QUeen than she would be able to sell any genre of music with ease and why is her highest ww sell 11 mil? HAHAHA FLOPYONCE’

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      Shut up b****…

  88. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    Lolol

    • #oooops October 1, 2014

      the GP LOL everytime someone mentions Cheryl or they say who? when will she get out of the uk her contemporaries already left ?

  89. LB October 1, 2014

    Several accounts? Receipts please

  90. Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

    “when your favs discography is filled with horrible music like ring the alarm, green light, partition, check on it, ego..etc.”

    DEATH @ You only naming those songs. When Bey has Halo, If I were a boy,love on top, I care, I was here, Flaws and all, resentment, Dangerously in Love,speechless and SEVERAL other songs with meaning. and A lot of these songs are more memorable than Rihanna’s stale outdated “hits” I wonder who she will swagger jack this era

  91. Lolz October 1, 2014

    But people so ‘want to buy’ Rihanna’s music and not Beyonces, yet Beyonce album sales are better, death.
    No one wants to buy Beyonce yet her $16 dollar album is already outselling the 2 year old cheap one.
    No one wants to buy Beyonces music yet she’s already outsold her in the US, and has more albums sell 4 WW than Rihanna?
    Where is the logic?

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      4 million excluding the US*

  92. LB October 1, 2014

    My favs album was still selling this time last year whereas Beyonce’s album is dead in the water, difference.

    Plus I said People would rather buy Rihanna’s MUSIC than Beyonce’s. Look at the receipts,

    Beyonce – 5 million records (approx)

    Unapologetic – 15 million records (approx)

    • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

      So basically what you are saying is people would rather buy her singles?? LOL

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      Rihanna can’t get 15 mill albums sold in the US so WTF is this???? LIES BIATCH!!!

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      Is that why Beyonce can sell her music for double while Rihanna has to cling to holiday releases?

    • Oh No October 1, 2014

      And yet you’re probably one of the first to buy her albums upon release.

  93. LB October 1, 2014

    In closing, congratulations Gaga, I am not a fan and I hated and still hate Artpop as well as doubted your relevancy in the current music climate, but you shocked me.

    I am impressed you managed to pull these figures with a Jazz album, that is impressive and I was wrong about you. You exceeded my expectations.

  94. Mark111 October 1, 2014

    #RihPost

    Fun facts:
    Whitney Houston, Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston, 7.9 million viewers
    Barbra Streisand, Barbra: The Concert, 11.2 million viewers
    Madonna, Madonna Live: The Drowned World Tour, 5.8 million viewers
    Britney Spears, Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas, 5 million viewers
    Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour, 1.2 viewers
    Janet: Live in Hawaii, 4.4 million viewers
    Janet: Live in Hawaii 15 million viewers
    On The Run Tour… 888K

    “Greatest entertainers of our time”? I think not. #MenLie #RoachesLie #NumbersDont #AndWont

    • Beysus October 1, 2014

      A sold out stadium tour with £100 mill speaks for itself…

      • Mark111 October 1, 2014

        And HBO special ratings also speaks and it said “No one was checking for the Caters that Saturday night”. #Bloop

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        Yea cause errbody actually went to the show…

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        People checked for the Tour, so the shade is pointless.

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        But the actual tour was more successful with less dates than DWT tour

        BLOOP!

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      777 Tour numbers?

      • Mark111 October 1, 2014

        Wasn’t on HBO, wasn’t hyped to the gods and didn’t have lil promo clips. Her fans don’t make her out to be the BEST, like Jay fans and Bey’s pest. #tryagain

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        It was on FOX. Which is even WORSE. Do you know the difference between premium and Cable? And it did have adverts. So try again.

      • Tyler October 1, 2014

        @Mark111
        You’re right, The 777 Tour Doc wasn’t on a premium channel like HBO……Its was on BASIC F****** CABLE.

    • Dem Lessors October 1, 2014

      People don’t understand Britney’s a modern legend. If she didn’t have that breakdown I belive she would’ve still been as huge as she was throughout most of her career.

  95. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    Oooooooop

  96. Mark111 October 1, 2014

    I wanted a Jazz album from her, but with OG music. Her fans wouldn’t let her get out of the EDM music, Edge of Glory, You and I flopped. She tried but got cold feet and gave us the same EDM mess. The next album should be a mix of pop, blues and jazz. No dumb lyrics, no crazy outfits.

    • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

      You and I and edge of glory didn’t flop.

      • Mark111 October 1, 2014

        Yea they did. Edge might had charted at #3, but it didn’t stay for long.

      • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

        They did like 4 mil & 3 mil ww each.

  97. Beysus October 1, 2014

    *yawns* night errbody…

  98. Lolz October 1, 2014

    @Mark111 You forgot;
    Last night, Rihanna’s hotly anticipated ‘777 Tour’ documentary aired to the US via FOX.
    Today, her audience learns of just how well the special performed in the market.
    Details below…
    Despite the momentum it generated since it was filmed in November 2012 and the entertainer’s current position as Pop’s most frequent chart topper, the documentary tanked.
    Indeed, with only 1.73 million viewers tuned in, the documentary welcomed a key demo rating of 0.8- likely to have fared even worse had it aired at the same time as VH1’s ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ and NBC’s ‘Revolution’ which pulled in 6.35 million viewers.
    Marking the latest TV bomb scored by the song bird since facing similar shame on the UK’s ‘Styled To Rock’, the show now stands as one of the lowest rated TV outings to be put on by a contemporary entertainer…after the first episode of Keyshia Cole’s ‘Family First’ pulled in 2.9 million viewers on its BET backed opening night.

    • Mark111 October 1, 2014

      Wait, so 777 got 1.73 million viewers and I Got The Runs only had 880K viewers?

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        It was on FOX. That is a bigger flop. Do maths.

      • Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

        Rihanna’s documentary was on a basic free channel. kii Her ratings were a flop. re=read and comprehend 😉

      • Mark111 October 1, 2014

        Doesn’t matter. 777 only had a 15 sec commercial and the tour itself was a 7 day tour for the album. The album went #1, so it worked.

        The Ruins had the Elevator gate, divorce rumors, to big stars, promo, a huge tour that summer and still… no one tuned it. The pest were making the show out to be The Dangerous Tour or something. No one cared, FACT, DEAL.

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        Lol that logic is so stupid. 777 Tour was on channel available to everyone. And if no one cared the Tour would not have sold well, and for that matter shitted all over any Tour your fave did. The only fact is that you’re clinging to a TV special like it determines the Tour success when it does not. You need to have a seat. Do you need me to provide the billboard box score of ‘no one apparently caring’?

    • Mark111 October 1, 2014

      Are you trying to say that less than a million people have HBO? Lies! Millions of homes have HBO and most were NOT tuned in to see Bey and Jay. Sorry, but flop. Bring up Rihanna all ya want, but know that a joint tour TV sp FLOPPPPPPED! lol

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        No that’s not what I’m trying to say. Use common sense. Yes it flopped, now move on. You are wasting all this energy like its a drag of importance. If the Tour itself flopped.., yes drag, but it didn’t, get over it! Y’all had your little shade when the news first broke but now it’s more desperate than Rihanna doing a pre tour just top the album chart.

  99. Slay_Hive October 1, 2014

    LMAO they are more worried about Beyonce’s ratings than the Hive.

    It has already been established that the tour was VERY successful and the ratings weren’t good.

    Get over it’s become tired and redundant, like Rihanna’s music

  100. CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

    Mark how do you like I don’t care?

  101. Eloviano October 1, 2014

    Like frenemy Riherpes, Katy is deserving of the title “industry pusssy”
    The real tea is that a then unknown Katy fuccked Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy, she later dumped him when “I Kissed A Girl” took off. Katy also been rumoured to be cheating on ex-husband Russell Brand with model Baptiste Giabiconi,who wait for it…. is g@y and is rumoured to be dating Karl Lagerfeld. Katy has also hooked up with Gerald Butler as soon as ink dried on her divorce papers. I could go on and on. Other men Katy has dated include Tim Tebow, Malik – her back-up dancer, Robert Pattinson, Josh Kloss – another model and John Mayer . Looks like Rihanna & Rita won’t be the only one’s frequently visiting the STD clinic.Now who wants a cup of £180 Da Honh Pao(Imperial Red Robe) tea served with a slice of £540 Le Dolci Decadence Forest Gateau.

    • CherylSoldierr October 1, 2014

      Death!!!

  102. XXX October 1, 2014

    On The Run Tour. $103 million (21 dates)
    Diamonds Tour, $140 million (96 dates)

    Are the navy really trying to talk s*** about OTR?

    Just leave it alone now, the whole drag is stale. And ok for Gaga. I guess it’s finally something to celebrate no shade.

  103. Mark111 October 1, 2014

    The pest want to say Bey is the best and add her to the Mj, Prince, Janet, Madonna, Whitney and MC legend slot, but her and her camel couldn’t even get 1 million viewers for their HBO show. Even Gags had 1.2 million. King and Queen? Nope, just over rated. again.

    Whitney Houston, Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston, 7.9 million viewers
    Barbra Streisand, Barbra: The Concert, 11.2 million viewers
    Madonna, Madonna Live: The Drowned World Tour, 5.8 million viewers
    Britney Spears, Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas, 5 million viewers
    Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour, 1.2 viewers
    Janet: Live in Hawaii, 4.4 million viewers
    Janet: Live in Hawaii 15 million viewers
    On The Run Tour… 888K

    and those other artist were SOLO, The Runs had the biggest rapper and biggest R&B artist and flopped? I see no King or Queen.

    • Tyler October 1, 2014

      @Mark111
      You’re right, The 777 Tour Doc wasn’t on a premium channel like HBO……Its was on BASIC f****** CABLE.

      • Beysus October 1, 2014

        HAAA!!!!

    • XXX October 1, 2014

      Why are you copying and pasting the same comment. It’s a damn Television special. Stop reaching.

    • Tyler October 1, 2014

      Regardless of its ratings, OTR is still THE 2ND MOST SUCCESSFUL TOUR OF ALL TIME. The 777 Tour Doc on the other hand, barely even pulled 600k viewers on BASIC CABLE during A WEEK DAY. And Unaplogetics stale sales are a clear representation of that. Since the flop wasnt even capable of selling 300k in the first week.

  104. Mark111 October 1, 2014

    “For those who think Beyonce and Jay Z are the couple who can do no wrong, think again.
    Their recent HBO special, On The Run, pulled in a relatively measly 880,000 viewers on Saturday night, according to Radar Online.”

    “From History Channel’s Pawn Stars to Disney’s Sofia the First to a repeat of the Big Bang Theory – they all did better than the concert special.
    A side-by-side comparison – even though the two shows are very different – shows that Big Bang captured almost 3 million viewers.”

    “Not a hit: Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run concert special for HBO brought in less than 1 million viewers”

    Now that what they call a “read”.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2770120/Beyonce-Jay-Z-special-On-The-Run-flopped-HBO-Saturday-night.html

  105. Lolz October 1, 2014

    This is getting tiresome. They’re clinging to HBO like it’s even that serious. No cared apparently:

    Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
    North America[46][35][76]
    June 25, 2014 Miami United States Sun Life Stadium 49,980 / 49,980 $5,450,026
    June 28, 2014 Cincinnati Great American Ball Park 37,863 / 37,863 $4,250,931
    July 1, 2014 Foxborough Gillette Stadium 52,802 / 52,802 $5,738,114
    July 5, 2014 Philadelphia Citizens Bank Park 40,634 / 40,634 $5,141,381
    July 7, 2014 Baltimore M&T Bank Stadium 51,212 / 51,212 $5,016,036
    July 9, 2014 Toronto Canada Rogers Centre 48,029 / 48,029 $4,943,390
    July 11, 2014 East Rutherford United States MetLife Stadium 89,165 / 89,165 $11,544,187
    July 12, 2014
    July 15, 2014 Atlanta Georgia Dome 48,938 / 48,938 $5,210,602
    July 18, 2014 Houston Minute Maid Park 40,103 / 40,103 $5,235,438
    July 20, 2014 New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome 42,374 / 42,374 $5,206,490
    July 22, 2014 Arlington AT&T Stadium 41,463 / 41,463 $5,050,479
    July 24, 2014 Chicago Soldier Field 50,035 / 50,035 $5,783,396
    July 27, 2014 Winnipeg Canada Investors Group Field 29,542 / 29,542 $3,187,580
    July 30, 2014 Seattle United States Safeco Field 40,615 / 40,615 $4,339,642
    August 2, 2014 Pasadena Rose Bowl 96,994 / 96,994 $10,993,245
    August 3, 2014
    August 5, 2014 San Francisco AT&T Park 73,020 / 73,020 $8,887,539
    August 6, 2014
    Europe[46][35]
    September 12, 2014 Paris France Stade de France — —
    September 13, 2014
    TOTAL 832,769 / 832,769 (100%) $95,978,476

    • Mark111 October 1, 2014

      And HBO viewership 880K. Don’t forget it.

      • Lolz October 1, 2014

        No one cares! The actual Tour slayed.

  106. Mark111 October 1, 2014

    Did the biggest tour of the summer Tv showing flop or not Pest? Yes or no.

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      Hun, I’ve already stated it flopped, but it’s not serious. The joke is y’all clinging to television special above all things. It’s not that serious when the Tour itself slayed everyone, your fave included.

  107. Tyler October 1, 2014

    Regardless of its ratings, OTR is still THE 2ND MOST SUCCESSFUL TOUR OF ALL TIME. The 777 Tour Doc on the other hand, barely even pulled 600k viewers on BASIC CABLE during A WEEK DAY. And Unaplogetics stale sales are a clear representation of that. Since the flop wasnt even capable of selling 300k in the first week.

    • Lolz October 1, 2014

      I could really understand if the Tour stats itself figures were lacklustre. But do they realize how desperate they look repeating the same HBO shade is becoming. Like ok, shade at first is cute but I’m really just scratching my head now. It’s not even that serious. Especially knowing their fave has a track record of flopping at TV ratings.

      • XXX October 1, 2014

        Lol.

      • Tyler October 1, 2014

        Girl, OTR is the 2ND MOST SUCCESSFUL TOUR OF ALL TIME. We aint got no worries.

  108. Mark111 October 1, 2014

    Aug 17, 2014

    Beysus says: “This tour will slay our screens soon…”

    lets be real says: “Lets be real, come on y’all know this tours ratings will be heaven high.”

    Metzo says: “Beyonce is one of greatest things ever to happen to Music History. She’s up there with the likes of Elvis Presley, MJ, Beatles, WH, MC, CD,
    Barbra S. Ect..”

    Slay_Hive says: “DEATH @ these slow b****** mad because I said Beyonce is the greatest entertainer of all time. b****** can’t accept the truth. Don’t be upset because no one gives a f*** about your fave. The reason Beyonce’s post always have the most comments. #TROLLS These thots checking for the Queen tho. #undercoverstan kii”

    “Yaass b**** yasss.. The baddest b**** to ever do it!!! #HISTORY #LIVINGLEGEND”

    But when the ratings came in, they were quiet. They thought the world was gonna buzzzzzzzzzzz, but all we did was zzzzzzzz to sleep after watching reruns. lol

    • XXX October 1, 2014

      The reviews do back it up though.

    • UrbanLoveBae October 1, 2014

      No shade intended but doesn’t Rihanna hold the most views on a post on this site when “Diamonds” came out?

      • Mark111 October 1, 2014

        yep, over 2000.

  109. Tyler October 1, 2014

    Unapolegetic was a flop just like the 777 Tour Doc, The Cubic Zirconium a.k.a The Diamonds Tour, The Monster Tour, and Styled to Flop…I oops I mean Styled to Rock.

    Unlike On The Run which was the 2ND MOST SUCCESSFUL TOUR OF ALL TIME.

  110. RICHIE_RICH October 1, 2014

    This post was funny. Congrats Gaga and Tony. The kids still talking about an HBO special!!!!! Now it would be shade if the Tour flopped, but it didn’t. Carry of waterbugs. They have nothing else to shade on when it comes to Bey. OTR 888k >>>>>>>>777(600k).

    Y’all sound Dumb!!!!!!!

  111. Tyler October 1, 2014

    The “Biggest Pop Star In The World” cant pull 600k on BASIC CABLE, can’t cant sell 300k in the first week, cant keep and man, and cant do anything beyond getting her ass whooped my light skinned mathufuckas. Yet the Slavation Army is trying to come for The Queen Bey????? #WhereTheyDoThatAt?

    • Tyler October 1, 2014

      *by

  112. Dirty Laundry October 1, 2014

    I liked the music. But the monsters are kii. One min they are shading everyone for not selling 1 million copies in a week and now they are jumping for joy over 130k copies sold.

    • Mark111 October 1, 2014

      lol, but we all agree that Smelly Rowland will never see those numbers. lol

      • Dirty Laundry October 1, 2014

        But she has though. #TryAgain

      • Mark111 October 1, 2014

        Ha! When? Smelly never did pass 100K in the first week. #Stop

      • Dirty Laundry October 1, 2014

        Coming from a Rihanna Stan? Didn’t your fave struggle tirelessly to do so for almost 7 years. Despite being ‘the biggest pop star right now’ sit. You said she never seen those numbers, she has seen those numbers throughout her career and more. #Sit.

      • Mark111 October 1, 2014

        Hahaha, not in the first week and barley all together. This is too easy, I’ll stop.

        Snelly highest selling album, Simply Doodoo 600K
        Rihanna lowest selling album, Music of the Sun 609k

        Hahahahahahaha, backup singer stats, lol

  113. Dirty Laundry October 1, 2014

    @Mark111 Do everyone a favor and stfu already. Ugh.

  114. UrbanLoveBae October 1, 2014

    Holy crap your guys definition of a flop is unintelligent b*******!
    A Flop (even though I hate calling records this,because it’s really about the music for me.However,I’m looking at this from the business side of things.) in the words of Toni Braxton and according to the certification from the RIAA Is anyone who sells below 500,000 copies.I already knew this but get your facts and knowledge together,and stop making up your own fictitious facts.

    500,000 units: Gold album
    1,000,000 units: Platinum album
    2,000,000 or more units: Multi-Platinum album
    10,000,000 units: Diamond album

    However,even an album is good and an artist is talented who freakin cares.

  115. Kaycee October 1, 2014

    This s*** finna drop back down the charts faster than Usain Bolt in a 100 meter sprint.

    • Elle Varner October 1, 2014

      DEATH

  116. Elle Varner October 1, 2014

    410 comments of people saying the same thing over and over again!!! Omg yall are pitiful

  117. FutureCIARA October 1, 2014

    Why are the monsters & Hive shading each other?
    Your favz like each other enough to record music and videos together, Yall should be teammates if anything…
    Some Stans are dumb AF

    anyway Congrats Gaga! I knew you would slay again, Even though I illegally download all of your albums ^_^

  118. Dem Lessors October 1, 2014

    loool, this post is messy af *sits back and watches*

  119. MisdamenorFan October 2, 2014

    She is giving me Cher hair…

  120. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! October 2, 2014

    Taylor Swifts album is dropping on the 27th of this month!!! The build up to the album event of the year is beginning people. I’m excited!!!

    Her single, Shake it off, is number 2 for the 4th week, after spending 2 weeks at number 1 beforehand.

    Lets make Taylors album number 1, when it comes out!!!

    #love taylor

  121. ME October 2, 2014

    On The Run Tour $100 mill

    The Monster tour ?

  122. LDN Chick October 2, 2014

    The struggle that the same dead shade had to be repeated about 20 times by the same people.

  123. JOHNVIDAL October 2, 2014

    Congrats! They deserve it. The vocal delivery in those songs is better than what I expected. And that performance of Lady Gaga was equaly great, showing she can clearly sing unlike 85% of pop girls out there nowadays.

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