Ne-Yo Dishes On Rihanna’s “Incredible” New Album / Suggests Beyonce’s Success Has Created Pressure For ‘R8’

Published: Monday 10th Nov 2014 by Sam
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The microwaving of Rihanna‘s latest plate of greasy McMusic has been shroud in secrecy.

Indeed, sans select studio snaps, the only indication that the diva’s new album is nigh has been her well-timed return to Instagram and the slew of new photoshoots that followed.

However, in a new interview, Ne-Yo has revealed that he has had sessions with the 26-year-old – adding that what he’s heard of the rest of the LP is “incredible”.

Details below…

Speaking to Capital Xtrain the UK, the acclaimed singer-songwriter discussed the project, the pressure Beyonce‘s recent success has created for it, and his contributions.

See what he had to say below…

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Some will inevitably side-eye, but Ne-Yo is only calling it like it is when it comes to the strains Beyonce’s success places on Rih’s LP . To suggest anything but that would be inaccurate.

And that’s not to be one-sided, because it works in reverse too. Indeed, there’s no doubt Ms. Fenty’s various triumphs (no matter how undeserved) created a necessity for Bey and many others to consistently bring their A-game.

Folk can harp on about “there being space for everybody”, kumbaya, blah blah. However, there is only one top spot. And with the teams of so many artists politicking to ensure their act grabs or sustains it, the safest means of succeeding is to see what the competition is serving and do better, be better.

Whether Rihanna has internalized that will be intriguing to see, as will the fate of Ne-Yo’s material for the project.

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    • ME.I.AM.TROLL_THE.NOTORIOUS November 10, 2014

      Dat slap doe! Stupid aggressive black b******!

    • You tried November 10, 2014

      TGJ said it perfectly. “Microwaving” lmao

      Somebody cooked those TRACKS up real nicely on the DEMO AND MsRih goes in and microwave that DEMO! Lmao

      But I’m interested in this new “Incredible” *coughs* album! All the hype will sure bring it down if it doesn’t live up to its HYPE! God knows there are trying really hard to make it A MUST TALK BOUT . But funny BILLBOARD OR NEWSPAPER MAGIZINE OR TV NETWORK IS BUZZING BOUT IT LOL SSSSHADE

      • You tried November 10, 2014

        Correction ” BUT BILLBOARD OR A CREDIBLE MAGIZINE OR TV NETWORK *ISNT **** TALKING ABOUT THIS ALBUM BUT ITS CONTRIBUTERS”.

        SSSSHHHHHADE
        Sips tea

        Can’t wait to hear this

        If it’s good I won’t b suprised

  1. King November 10, 2014

    ohmygod seriously…you just can’t write one Rihanna post without mentioning Beyoncé.

    • Beysus November 10, 2014

      Do you wanna have s.ex hit up. I live in Glasgow!

  2. IG: @JoeyMannarino November 10, 2014

    NE-YO NEED TO HURRY UP WITH HIS OWN ALBUM.

  3. momolo November 10, 2014

    S**

  4. #TeamTinashe Stan “Aquarius” In Stores November 10, 2014

    Sam always choosing sides when it comes to Beyawncè and Rihanna lmaoo.
    Do what you gotta do to get them hits.
    Now *Grabs popcorn* 🙂

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      HOW IS AQUARIUS DOING THO?????

      • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

        DAT S*** FLOPPED HARDER THAN BORENASHE’S VOCALS..LOL

      • #TeamTinashe Stan “Aquarius” In Stores November 10, 2014

        Hiiii 😀

      • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

        HEY HO!!!!!!!!

    • ME.I.AM.TROLL_THE.NOTORIOUS November 10, 2014

      Pro’ly more popcorn in your bucket than albums sold by tinashit first week.

    • BeyRihLiyah November 10, 2014

      FLOPQUARIUS is at 127 on billboard 200 hahaha

  5. rotXinXpieces November 10, 2014

    I want to hear growth from her as an artist, see where her mind has been from the past 2 years. The break she took must show in her music and imagery.

    Only 3 female artist’s have demonstrated growth in terms of music and lyrical content on their records over the past months & their are Mariah, Beyoncé & Lana.

    There’s no doubt she’ll slay on the singles front,have a so-so 1st week sale’s etc.
    Considering she’s limited as a vocalist and a stage blazer, I’m interested what she has up her sleeve.

    • mekaela November 10, 2014

      What growth has Beyonce shown the same ghetto music and ps taylor swift will outsell Beyonce last album in just one week go choke on that behives

      • rotXinXpieces November 10, 2014

        Did I send for you??? Have a _/ with the rest of the trolls waiting for me to give a f****.

      • ME November 10, 2014

        and Taylor has already outsold your fave in just one week

  6. SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

    Of course she’s scared!!!!!!!!!! Especially with BORELOR SWIFT selling a million copies…RRihject better do over 300k first week or else i will drag the f*** outta her..LOL

  7. Mark111 November 10, 2014

    It’s amazing to have someone that’s 6 years older than you and been in the game 8 years before to be your rival. Beyoncé killed a lot of careers, so for Rihanna to be going on year 10 and breaking records that Beyoncé can’t come close to is amazing. Rihanna is snatching 80s legends records, what is a Beyoncé?

    • #TeamTinashe Stan “Aquarius” In Stores November 10, 2014

      Beyonce is the one that had her managers pay songwriters to keep their mouth closed about her NEVER writing songs 😀

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      U WERE MAKING SENSE AND SUDDENLY U LOST ME….LOL. RIHJECT IS NOT BREAKING ANY RECORD EXCEPT NO 1 RECORDS OF MOSTLY UNFORGETTABLE SONGS, WHEN RIHANNA CAN GET MAJOR RESPECT FROM LEGENDS OF ALL SORTS, WHEN SHE HAS BEEN PLACED UNDER VARIOUS CREDIBLE PUBLICATIONS BEST PERFORMERS LIST, WHEN SHE CAN HAVE THE HIGHEST GROSSING TOUR BY A BLACK ARTIST AND HAVE FIVE NO 1 ALBUMS(RECORD FOR A FEMALE) AND WAIT….THERE’S MORE, UNLESS HER BUM ASS CAN PERFORM AT THE OSCARS 4 DIFFERENT TIMES OR EVEN GET INVITED.I CAN GO ON AND ON, BUT BEYONCE HAS SOME RECORD THAT RIHJECT HAS NOT COME CLOSE TO BREAKING….SUCK ON DAT, U CRASHLIYAH FAN..LOL

      • Brian310 November 10, 2014

        Aaliyah hit that stage(Oscars) and was the youngest Female to do it.

      • Rihboy November 10, 2014

        Kii rihanna is breaking more than just number 1 records boo. You sound mad. Either way it’s still a record that bey cannot beat. She can’t get a number 1 to save her life this go around. She tried acting ratchet, slutty, demented, high, turnt up and still failed to secure a number 1. My fave effortlessly secures number 1’s. Bey so perfect tho right? When she starts putting out some real s*** and not what the f** bags behind her tell her to release; than maybe she will have a number 1 hit again.

      • RihannaIsMadonna November 11, 2014

        Whats your deluded snatches up scalp on about we r herw for the music & Rihanna’s undeniable impact on pop culture & countless records that I dont c Bey beating – ever get used it she sells singles, Bey sells boring retarded albums thats a fact no one is denying forgettable or no Rihanna has 13 US #1’s she has 25 top 10’s & is the youngest artist to sell out the O2 Arena & the Johannesburg FNB stadium she currently holds the record for being the youngest artist to acquire all the records I have just counted and then some Bey can attend the oscars fifty times she’ll never collect best actress or be an EGOT as much as she wishes Grammy wise pssssh b**** u know thats a joke

    • ME.I.AM.TROLL_THE.NOTORIOUS November 10, 2014

      Mark666 why you just rambling nonsense do you even believe what you’re saying. Beyonce is the biggest star on the planet atm.

    • KP November 10, 2014

      yas yas yas yas is all I.can say yas yas

    • TinaMinaj November 15, 2014

      LMAO @ Rihanna breaking records! All of said records are centered around no.1 hit songs which is cute but come on to compare her to Beyonce is just ridiculous when Beyonce has broken more records than a single TGJ post would allow anyone to type. Rihanna can only dream about one day achieving HALF of the stuff Beyonce has. Mark111 is just trying to feed the fire…

  8. We Are Beyhive November 10, 2014

    Is a Squarenashe stan trying it??? Is Aquarius iron yet? Has 2 On got a certification yet? Know your place and stay in it.

    • ME.I.AM.TROLL_THE.NOTORIOUS November 10, 2014

      I want to smack the basic out of you.

  9. Basura Caliente November 10, 2014

    Stop making it look like Beyonce is above anyone. She is a known thief (If i were a boy song, countdown video etc) and her music is mostly liked by dumb people. Before Beyonce’s success there was JT’s, Adele’s, Swift’s etc

    Everyone gets inspired by everyone…Just that some are professional and honest enough to mention who/what inspired them. While others will hide and lie about it until they’re caught.

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      WHY SO BITTER THO????

  10. Yea ok November 10, 2014

    Neyo always running his mouth. Last time he dd this with beyonce album none of his stuff actually made it on. He needs to be quiet. It is true tho. I’m a member of the hive but I do enjoy some of Rihanna music but the way the navy talks r8 better do at least 300k first week and she better go 2x platinum in the US. I only buy singles from Rihanna. The only album of hers I ever bought in full was GGGB. I’m hoping I’m impressed and I hear some growth from her. But the hive is patiently waiting so we can drag.

  11. Perez is an Ape November 10, 2014

    Another Beyonce VS. Rhianna post. How reductive.

  12. rotXinXpieces November 10, 2014

    @Mark111,don’t play dumb. We both know Beyoncé has broken records of her own. Don’t downplay her success.
    I’ve noticed you focus too much on Rihanna’s records (which is not a bad thing,but it’s not enough to place her among Bey). What about her talent(or lack thereof)???
    Rihanna has done incredibly well for herself in such a short space of time and I applaud her for that, but she’s yet to show why she broke said records. Because it’s not on talent(voice,dancing,etc)

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      YES READ THAT THOT A.K.A @MARK666……

      • rotXinXpieces November 10, 2014

        @surprise the fact that Beyoncé is still relevant/competing with girls she INSPIRED speaks volumes. The girls she started with have either died(no shade to babygirl btw) or faded into irrelevancy except for P!nk.
        Stanning aside, you can’t help but respect how she’s managed to stay on top of her game, in this ever changing music landscape.

      • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

        EACTLY, IT’S LIKE THEY FORGET BEY HAS BEEN AROUND FOR ALMOST 20 FUCKINGGGG YEARS, WHILE RIHJECT IS NOT EVEN UP TO 10 YET, AND SHE IS STILL MAKING OVER 100 MILLION DOLLARS IN A SINGLE YEAR WHILE THEIR FAVES GET A LITTLE CHECK BECAUSE THEY ALL HAVE 360 DEALS…LOL

      • Brian310 November 10, 2014

        Aaliyah dying is not the same as her peers flopping and I wish haters would stop putting the 2 together.

  13. Benji November 10, 2014

    R8 better slay for Jesus or i can feel the dragging already. Hate when these producers hype it up.

  14. Lmfao_Hoe November 10, 2014

    Sam you are such a b****. People like you are exactly why music has gone to s***. You muthafuckas want Stan wars instead of unity and good music. Like damn why so uptight? Cause Rihanna doesn’t know your existence ? Including Mariah Carey. But I do have a question for you….why haven’t you had the liberty of interviewing Beyonce since you love her so much ??? Does she know you or of this website? If not you need to cut the bs and act your age and be professional about your site. Your journalism is becoming down right bias against other artists.

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      U DO HAVE A POINT THO…….BUT IF U CAN’T STAND THE HEAT LEAVE THE DAMN KITCHEN, IF U FEEL THIS WAY THEN DON’T COME TO THIS BLOG AGAIN, IT’S NOT DAT DIFFICULT.LOL

  15. Slay_Hive November 10, 2014

    LOL Neyo spoke nothing but the truth. Rihanna avoided releasing an album last year because her team new Beyonce’s new album was coming and the anticipation was high. With album sales at an all time low, Rihanna has to bring her A game. A cute little generic pop single won’t work this time around.

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      EXACTLY!!!!!!!! I SPOT NO LIES BOO.

  16. LDN Chick November 10, 2014

    LMAO Usually I can understand why people get mad at Sam for mentioning Beyonce when it has nothing to do with her… but it was actually ASKED by the Capital DJ who made specific reference to Beyonce. Don’t get mad about it!

    • Beysus November 10, 2014

      Hey babe when are we gonna f.uck?

      • LDN Chick November 10, 2014

        Any time you want just say when i’ll be moist and ready for you.

  17. The smartest one November 10, 2014

    I really can’t wait to hear R8! I think it’s interesting how Rihanna actually listens to the haters and y’all STILL hate. Y’all didn’t want anymore EDM after we found love so she gave y’all diamonds with an album that was filled with ballads (unapologetic). Y’all talked about the fact that she didn’t have a number one album and then she got one. Y’all BEGGED her to take a break and she has. 2 full years and nothing… I love beyonce for stepping it up with her last album because now it’s going to make Rihanna and so many others step up. Competition is healthy.

  18. Beysus November 10, 2014

    “Incredible”??? Hmmm no… And why would Bey’s ALBUM be a bother to Rihanna??? She never sells any!!!

  19. LDN Chick November 10, 2014

    And I don’t think some of you bothered with the interview because they’re just picking up what was said. You were too busy perched in here ready to rant. If its anyones fault it was the interviewer. Like WHY some people come to this site (who are still not adjusted to the ruthless shade that will not stop) is beyond me. Go to Ri praising or unbiased site instead! As they say… CANT TAKE THE HEAT, GET OUT THE KITCHEN lol!

  20. YISI November 10, 2014

    Sam, what you wrote at the end was totally unnecessary! This is why Taylor Swift can move over 1 million records in a week and why black female artist can’t move any units as it is!catty bottoms who don’t have the attention span to appreciate more than one artist at a time, is truly one of the sources of lower music sells all around!They sit and pit artist against each other for no reason whatsoever!I know people who hate an artist but can’t go a day without talking about them or when they drop a new album, buy it just to leak it!Beyonce has her lane,Rihanna has her lane as well!Sure Rihanna can’t sing or dance, but she reaches people and makes them happy, where’s the harm in that?

  21. DanYiel Teflon November 10, 2014

    I’m sorry Ri-Whine-A is a SINGLES ARTIST ~>her albums ALWAYS SUCK TOO MANY OF THE FOLKS WHO BUY MUSIC!! Hopefully she WAS TAKING VOCAL LESSONS THAT GOAT SOUND ANNOYS ME!!

  22. kingbeybitch November 10, 2014

    But how could my local fave be having the “Global Superstar” under pressure

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      LOL….. DEATH AT THE IRONY THO

    • rotXinXpieces November 10, 2014

      LMAFAO!!

  23. AMMIE LEANN November 10, 2014

    XO, flawless and pretty hurts bombed and the album sales were front-loaded, so there’s no pressure. Adele had diamond sales and smash hits at the same time, she is the one to beat for all the pop stars.

  24. Katy Cat November 10, 2014

    Lol the hive is so pressed

    .

    what a pathetic bunch

    • Slay_Hive November 10, 2014

      Pressed about what hun?… elaborate…

      • Katy Cat November 10, 2014

        Rhi is getting all the attention while Bey’s spotlight is slowly fading away

      • Slay_Hive November 10, 2014

        What attention is Rihanna getting? lmao

      • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

        U MEAN FADING LIKE KATY PAYOLA’S VOCALS DID A LONG TIME AGO?????????????

      • Katy Cat November 10, 2014

        @Suprise u can shade her vocals all u want the fact is Katy is ending careers look at what she did to t***** caca she is slowly coming for Bey’s edges
        Katy is able to sell albums and singles and sell out her tour dates so shade her fading vocals she is laughing all the way to the bank while u remain a broke bitter bottom

      • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

        UNTIL SHE CAN GET HER VOCALS IN ORDER AND NOT PURCHASE IT FROM TARGET, I WILL NOT BE CHECKING FOR HR BUM ASS BOO.BYE FELICIA!!!!!!!!!!

    • rotXinXpieces November 10, 2014

      Not as pathetic as you pretending to be a Katy Cat!
      Reveal who you stan for!!!

      • Katy Cat November 10, 2014

        I Stan for Queen Katy go f*** yourself if u don’t believe me

  25. Theman November 10, 2014

    Lol Beyonce sold a mere two million copies, and three and a half million worldwide. That is not a milestone. She is not a typical R&b artist. Taylor Swift is the one that has these artists buckling up if anything. That surprise release helped Beyonce to move more units. These blogs & people always say there needs to be more successful urban artists. But they bring up these two when they have nothing to do with each other. Rihanna will have more hits perhaps & she will sale what Beyonce did worldwide or more. Neyo should shut up & work on trying to get a gold album again..

  26. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    Has Pussyoncè pass the 3million units yet?

    • XXX November 10, 2014

      Yes

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      HAS CHERYL COLSESLORE FOUND HER VOICE YET????? DAT B**** LIP SYNCH’S SO MUCH HER SPEAKING VOICE IS AUTO-TUNED..LOL

  27. doubline47 November 10, 2014

    Why do you always put this artist against each other? Very weird as they are both Talented and Different! And most of you just easily fall for it lol

  28. izzym November 10, 2014

    Beyoncé really proved boundaries with her last album, just wished it had more singles from it that were released so hopefully the re-release material will be cohesive. As for Neyo to be involved with Rihanna’s new album makes me wonder which direction her new album is going to take. When you think about it she’s already conquered so many genres, I’m just hoping this new album will have good material from start to finish just like how Good Girl Gone Bad was. Imo Riri should make a song and let Ariana feature on it, it would gain so much buzz especially if it was a r&b urban track. Instead of Neyo making comments all over the place he needs to be focused on the promo of his new album if anything. *waits for love me harder to hopefully go top 10*

  29. jlove November 10, 2014

    he must have mean because of adele success that’s why there is
    pressure please stop making Beyonce feel all that about her self

  30. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    Does Pussyoncè have 10 #1 Billboard Hot 100 singles?

    • Beysus November 10, 2014

      You Stan for cherry coke shhh

    • Rosie November 10, 2014

      Does Chav even have a charting single in the US? Assuming you have “Cheryl” in your name.

      • Katy Cat November 10, 2014

        Is Ultrashit gold yet?

      • Rosie November 10, 2014

        Is This Is How We Payola?

    • Beysus November 10, 2014

      She has 9, 1 of which spent a week longer at the top than We Found Love… Does R**** have 5 US #1 albums??? Does R**** have at least 2 x2 Platinum albums???

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      DOES CHERYL CHOKE HAVE A TOP 10 IN THE US(BIGGEST MUSIC MARKET)?????JUST WANDERING…

  31. XXX November 10, 2014

    Lol *Sips tea*

  32. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    Didn’t King Riri get an Icon award before Pussyoncè?

    • Slay_Hive November 10, 2014

      Beyonce has a LEGEND award sweetheart lol

      • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

        DOESN’T BEY HAVE 5 NO 1 ALBUMS WHILE RIHJECT HAS ONLY ONE????????????

  33. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    Can Pussyoncè even act?

    • Beysus November 10, 2014

      A Golden Globe nom speaks for itself… *Looks at Rihannas Razzie win*

    • Slay_Hive November 10, 2014

      Beyonce has several acting roles under her belt, Rihanna?…. lmao

      • cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

        And they all tanked

      • rotXinXpieces November 10, 2014

        ” and they all tanked ” The box office receipts prove otherwise, try again f**

      • Katy Cat November 10, 2014

        Beyonce’s “Cadillac Records” Bombs

        Casting Beyonce as Etta James in the movie Cadillac Records was a mistake, but it is said the Destinys Child singer heavily lobbied for the role. The film flopped at the box office this past weekend, with opening sales of $3.5 million in 700 theatres.

        By comparison, during the first stages of its release, her previous film, Dreamgirls, also starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, was screened in roughly the same number of theatres, but sold four times as well, with a higher per screen average gross. Then again, Hudson’s performance was the star.

      • Katy Cat November 10, 2014

        This is not good news for Sony, as “Cadillac Records” cost $12 million to make and $15 million to market, but the movie grossed $3.5 million, which is worse than W’s first week numbers and that film went on to flop.

        As I stated last month, Beyonce is not an actress. She cannot act. She is only given film roles due to her singing career, which is now suffering a sales decline as well.

        Beyonce’s ‘Cadillac’ Records Soft Weekend

        Cadillac Records, starring Beyonce, Gabrielle Union, Mos Def and Jeffrey Wright has opened soft at theaters.

        According to the ‘Box Office Report,’ ‘Cadillac Records’ brought in just $3.5 million over the weekend.

        Shown in 686 theaters, the film, which centers around the life of iconic singer Etta James, was beat out by ‘Four Christmases’ which grossed $18.2 million at the box office followed by ‘Twilight’ (13.2 million) and ‘Bolt’ (9.7 million).

      • Slay_Hive November 10, 2014

        Death @ tanked… lol Beyonce’s total movie gross is near or over 1 billion by now. Nice try 😉 When will Rihanna? smh

      • Rosie November 10, 2014

        NOT a Katy stan coming for box office. Pulling receipts from like 2008, mess.
        Didn’t Titty’s Pepsi-sponsored concert movie BOMB? NONE want that c**-filled trash.

  34. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    Who the f*** is Botox Del Rey? Who gives a fuuck

    • Rosie November 10, 2014

      Someone who can actually release something outside of the United Kingdom.

  35. Theman November 10, 2014

    And why are Beyonce fans so obsessed over Rihanna anyway? Beyonce is not the biggest star in the world, her hype & Pr machine just suggest otherwise. Her album was very front loaded.. Rihanna is chilling.. She doesn’t have to sale what Beyonce did in her first week. Rihanna usually have longevity with her albums.. Beyonce was that one that had to get extra creative to sale more units.. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift shattered all sales, moving a mere 1.3 million units WOW !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Slay_Hive November 10, 2014

      No one is obsessed with Rihanna, no more than Rihanna’s fans are obsessed with Beyonce. The difference between Rihanna and Beyonce is that, Beyonce is more respected as an artist. She does not have to record top 40 hits to sale albums. Her talent speaks for itself. Neither did she have to promote or top any chart to sell either. Rihanna isn’t “chilling” ,the pressure is on her to record an album with substance and not just come with the same typical “pop” single and #1 formula. Also death @ you saying Rihanna has longevity with her albums, when she has to release yearly. Taylor always sells well, being that she is a white country/pop artist. She still isn’t regarded as being on Beyonce’s level, as far as talent, success or fame.

  36. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    Pussyoncè was able to destroy Flopara’s gas station situated career but not King Riri’s?

    • FAF November 10, 2014

      and yet Rihanna income is probably well below the girl u mentioned 😆

      when she learns to count (9mil-11mil) & doesnt depend solely on her accountants to buy her homes lets chat 😉

  37. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    Whatever happened to Pussyoncè’s singles after “Drunk and Missed #1” on the billboard hot 100 charts?

    • Beysus November 10, 2014

      What ever happened to Rihannas albums after Rated Flop stopped after 1,1 mill with no Grammy nods???

      • cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

        You can’t answer the question, you lose Pussyoncè stan.

    • ME November 10, 2014

      whatever happened to Rihanna getting a multiplatinum album after GGGB?

  38. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    Why is it that cheryl is selling more albums higher than Pussyoncè?

    • Beysus November 10, 2014

      LOL DA FUQ?

    • Rosie November 10, 2014

      In what universe?

  39. Ratedxxx November 10, 2014

    I’m glad Rihanna took that long break. She needed a break from her music real bad…

    I’m looking forward to see she has in store for us fans
    (key word, FANS)

    as for beyonce’s new album being a threat, ummm that album was garbage….the only good thing it had going for it was sales only…..so threat my a**

    rihanna doesnt have to worry about sales..she needs to drop a great album, than bam, she’ll be aight

    • cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

      YASS my fat a** biitch. Pussyoncè ain’t shhit

    • Rosie November 10, 2014

      Nice to hear your opinion. Too bad everyone who matters disagrees.

  40. Hadley November 10, 2014

    Oop so it looks like it’s not just the Hives perception, it’s a general perception of Beyonces era being massive. And I hope Rihanna delivers, isn’t she dropping two albums this eras? The girl never really took a break. She’s been recording most of it lol and still has songs out lol. And her album absence will be compensated by double the albums so it will be interesting to see what her sales turn out like considering its hard to sell one album these days, let alone two.

  41. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    PUSSYONCÈ CAN NEVER!!

  42. Suicide Blonde November 10, 2014

    Here we go again!…..Let’s put it this way, Beyoncé is a better performer, singer and has more work ethic. Rihanna has a better discography, seems to appeal to EVERYBODY, straights, gays, blacks, white, asian, indians etc, etc…and she doesn’t even try, she has taken over the industry by her own name, what i mean is, at her age, she is Rihanna, Beyoncé is experiencing her best, just now, at Rihanna’s age, she wasn’t even close to the level that Rihanna has right now, imagine when she hits Beyoncé’s age, by that time she will be a Legend, while there is no doubt that Beyoncé will be a Legend 2, as of now, she is still in the ‘JUST NO YET’ phase, that says a lot, Rihanna will be one of the greatest stars in music history, the thing with her is that people will always question her status and success, does she deserve to be on top, she’s talentless, blah, blah, blah….I feel you Navy, i know how it is to stand for someone who people refuse to see beyond the ‘Bad Girl’ image they constructed on themselves, good luck for the future, don’t let them fool you, nobody knows your girl better than you, be proud of her 😀

    • Lydia November 10, 2014

      You’re ALWAYS bringing race into everything. Have you ever been to a Beyonce concert? They populated with all races. There are more whites than blacks. And why would Beyonce be at Rihanna’s status at her age, she only just released her second album at 26 (since we don’t include DC). Rihanna going onto her 8th.

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      U COME OFF AS A STUPID IGNORANT WHITE RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!! U DON’T HAVE TO BRING RACE INTO EVERYTHING… LEAVE THE ONES THAT HAVE TALENT.(BEY) AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE TALENT LESS (RIHANNA) AND KEEP CLINGING TO UR OVERRATED DRIED UP FAVE(GRANDMADONNA) WHOSE IDEA OF A CONCERT IS DOING YOGA STRETCHES FOR 3 HOURS ON STAGE..LOL

    • former r**** stan November 10, 2014

      Rihanna is already washed ump mentally, emotilally and physically. Shr won’t be around at 33.

  43. Rosie November 10, 2014

    Death at these f*** and their “mere two million copies” b*******. You do know that’s more than EVERY Rihanna album except GGGB. And also more than any female non-Taylor album since 2012.

    • Katy Cat November 10, 2014

      Why can’t Lana fill up an Arena?

      • Rosie November 10, 2014

        Lana has sold out multiple arenas f**. Look up the receipt and worry about Katy being the joke of the industry and her career getting ready to do a Black Eyed Peas-level implode in Feburary. Absolute death at literally no one being here for her Super Bowl halftime. Absolute death at her actually having to PAY the NFL to make it look like anyone actually wanted her ass.

  44. Hadley November 10, 2014

    Anyway all I can take away is, Beyonce is 33 years of age and after almost 2 decades she still has most if the younger peers on their toes. Let’s be honest she’s outsold all the pop girls (besides Taylor) this era who should be at their peak, whilst she should be in shadows like the rest of her early 00s peers. Of course they will get compared to her. If Rihanna doesn’t slay it will be surprising because she is at the height of career. And the only answer I can find for that would be overexposure.

  45. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    The PussyHive can’t even get the B Scott looking like biitch a #1 hit nowadays fuuck outta here.

    • Slay_Hive November 10, 2014

      Hun a #1 hit can’t sell albums tho lmao. That’s apparent with Rihanna. 13 #1 hits and 10 Million sold in the U.S.

      Beyonce 5 #1 hits and 16 Million sold in the U.S. 😉

    • renece November 10, 2014

      10 #1 hits still not bring the money to the bank sweetie

  46. cheryl.riri November 10, 2014

    Cheryl sold more in the uk more than Pussyoncè with Million lights

    • renece November 10, 2014

      who?

  47. Lydia November 10, 2014

    People always talk about how Rihanna is young and achieved so much younger. LOL. Do you take into consideration the girl also pushed out 7 albums.. Soon to be 8 albums in the time span to get there, rewind to Beyonce age 26, she had already slayed off ONE album and had just released her second. Please stop with that.

  48. Stephy Tha Lambily November 10, 2014

    SucideBlonde , Shut the f**** up!

    • Beysus November 10, 2014

      You need to shut up. Always see you sucking up to LB and Mark666’s, it’s so funny when they ignore you and you still beg for them to talk to you. You’re just sad, pathetic and a joke.

      • Stephy Tha Lambily November 10, 2014

        HO PUHHHHHHLEASE! When have I EVER begged for them to like me. You need to get a clue & stay the f*** up out my reply section. This is between ME & PAUL not yo ghetto country ass. Bye!

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      I know right, it comes off as a racist at times…it is Probably one of those rich white kids who thinks their s*** does not stink….D b**** has to bring race into every damn thing…PRESSED AS F***

  49. JOHNVIDAL November 10, 2014

    LOL blah blah blah Remember when one of her producers (those ones who give her all the work done) said her next album (who knows which one at this point) was going to be the Thriller of our time? Hmm yeah LOL Even if this one ends being amazing (not happened before, doubt it happens now) it wouldn´t be thanks to her in any way or form. Just bland music with the right 2 or 3 songs prepared to be singles (some of them good for our times I admit) and very well supported by radio media and label. Who wouldn´t win like that? (I mean a moderate win, like hers 🙂 ).

    • SURPRISE……(DEC.13) November 10, 2014

      FOR ONCE I AGREE WITH UR BUM ASS.LOL

  50. Theman November 10, 2014

    Here yall go with this race propaganda.. Some white artists struggle to sale in this recent music climate.. So spare the white crap. That’s a convenient excuse to use because a Beyonce cannot outsell the aforementioned artist, speaking of longevity with Rihanna, that was in reference to her album lasting long enough on the charts to scan a million units, along with multiple hit singles.. Beyonce is just a greater performer/entertainer. But musically her music isn’t any greater than Rihanna’s.. Beyonce sent a few singles to pop radio & they underperformed.. John Legend earned a huge hit with a song that was less commercial sounding than the stuff Beyonce sent to pop.. Also, as far as album sales go in the US Taylor is bigger than Beyonce, as for fame she is just as famous.. See her album sales.. U don’t gain those kind of sales if you aren’t enormously famous !! She also has hit singles to go along with her huge selling albums..

    • Kiyonce’ November 11, 2014

      No idiot it’s because most of beyonce music is urban if Beyoncé made the same type of music taylor makes then of course it would sell more come on now yall know better specially how hood this album was and I sold 3.5 million so let’s not go there Beyoncé only has like 5 pop songs

  51. Theman November 10, 2014

    Also Beyonce’s solo album sales are decent/good but not outstandingly impressive..

    • JOHNVIDAL November 10, 2014

      Look everybody knows I´m not a Beyonce fan but her numbers are better than Rihanna´s. It´s obvious. When it comes to talking about Beyonce in general I agree with the people saying her stats and average and her catalogue not that good, etc… but when it comes to comparing beyonce and Rihanna? Please. Rihanna only has more #1s in the USA, and that´s it. And youth, amount of releases, and how well producers prepared them for radio are key, not Rihanna´s talent. beyonce wins in every possible form. That said, beyonce is not on true fantastic musicians level at all, not musically, not vocally, not when it comes to records/sales… just no.

  52. We Are Beyhive November 10, 2014

    People seem to forget R**** released like a conveyor belt every year except for last year to make it look like she was slayingand make up for her talent deficient @ss. True smoke and mirrors if you ask me.

  53. We Are Beyhive November 10, 2014

    People seem to forget R**** released like a conveyor belt every year except for last year to make it look like she was slaying and make up for her talent deficient @ss. True smoke and mirrors if you ask me.

    • renece November 10, 2014

      They cannot remember cause they come too fast.

  54. Sherry November 10, 2014

    Watch none of his tracks make the album like Bey’s, 😆

  55. LOLOL. November 10, 2014

    The Hive is a F****** joke.

    When will Beyonce go diamond in the us like Adele?

    When will Beyonce sell 28 million copies of one album, worldwide, like Adele?

    Only one album outsold 95% of Beyonce’s entire discography in terms of albums so what are ypu praising.

    21 was a blockbuster album, not beyonce.

    When will beyonce outsell taylor swift?

    LMFAO.

    At least the navy can admit that Rihanna isn’t that big of an album seller.

    You are all a joke. 😀

    • renece November 10, 2014

      i can make a list of other things bey has accomplished and all other pop stars including adele has not and will not do. a career is not made of sales alone.

      Britney and usher had diamond albums 67840 yrs ago and where are they now? Beyonce just keeps moving yall. keep pushing. didn’t she top forbes 2014?

      rihanna had a tour, endorsements, youtube views and all the navy claim she has and still made less than 50 milli. What the f&*k matters.

      adele is no where to be found. unknown. stop hyping these artist up. Beyonce needed no hype. the beyhive had no damn time to hype her album up. lets measure star power

  56. renece November 10, 2014

    that beyonce album really showed artist that singles dont matter. A body of work is more important.

    Beyonce didnt have to make any appearance or mag covers this era and all other music stars into major promo, pushing singles.

    The competition now is to release an album the way bey did and we all will measure star power.

    Beyonce shake the hell outta everyone. to think that she is the only artist from a group no one wants to add the group sales to, cause it murders everyone

  57. former r**** stan November 10, 2014

    The bottom line, rihanna is near 30 and pOP radio won’t play her GENERIC EURO crappy music no matter how good. Sadly for her, she has not talent and he career will start to decline. You will see.

  58. former r**** stan November 10, 2014

    The bottom line beyonce was gonna be a star from girls time. You could just see. Rihanan would never had made it if not for umbrella fefe dobson and chris brown.

  59. Theman November 10, 2014

    Rihanna has a more worldly sound to her music. She’s cool with radio.. Two million albums is very good in this climate. But it is not otherwordly!! Rihanna has a great ear for a hit single.. Hybrid pop/r&b singles work well for Beyonce as far as charts go..

  60. TheElusiveLamb November 10, 2014

    Another day reading the BeeHive vs Navy comments. It is like Deja Vu everyday.

  61. GurlWepa1989 November 10, 2014

    I love Rih and Bey, and they each have carve a lane for themselves. But some of these queens always like to pit these two artists together so let’s keep it real! Taylor Swift slay all your fav point blank.

  62. kelvin November 10, 2014

    Please can any of these beyonce fans mention another country except the US and Brazil where beyonce outsells rihanna? Talk about being local. Rihanna is the biggest popstar in the world. A global megastar. Beyonce’s album has sold 3.5million WW with 2.1million coming from the US. That means she sold just 1.4million outside the US. Local h**

    • Lydia November 10, 2014

      Honey you need to look at their album sales. Take away the US numbers from each Beyonce album, she still has more albums to sell 4+ million internationally than Rihanna. Amd Rihanna has 7 albums. Whats the excuse? You love to use the ‘global’ exuse when Rihannas global stats are not that impressive either. Rihanna sells slightly better in europe (clearly she has more edm music) Thats it. Yet Beyonce outgrossed her world tours and has better international album sales.

      • kelvin November 11, 2014

        Are u f****** kidding me? Rihanna outsells beyonce everywhere else. Beyonce sold just 1.4million outside the US, S sold 1.3million, only iasf managed to sell abt 4million outside the US and it was a pop record. Even kanye said it then that rihanna’s success was motivating beyonce with the recording of iasf. And pls rihanna’s tour was grossing more per show than beyonce’s. Beyonce has the highest grossing black tour cause she played double the shows rihanna did. Pls pls and pls, check the stats well b4 arguing blindly and saying rubbish again.

  63. kelvin November 10, 2014

    Please Taylor Swift is just beginning to be relevant globally. And she had to ditch her original genre for a sell out

  64. King of Drag November 10, 2014

    F*** the big head Barbados b****! Beyonce been slaying the charts for over decade.Worry about taking care of your A IDS and leave the queen Bey!!!!

  65. Theman November 10, 2014

    Whether Taylor has just earned worldwide recognition or not her last album alone outsold Beyonce’s latest two albums separately, when you stack them up against one another.. Her US album sales are greater than many artists sales worldwide !!

    • ME November 10, 2014

      lol you are lying BEYONCE sold 2.1 million in the US alone , whereas your fave has sold 1.1 million in the US after 2 years

      1989 has already outsold Unapologetic

  66. Blue Ivy Rodriguez November 10, 2014

    Why aren’t the hive realizing that Beyoncé just sold 3 million copies of her latest cd. She is not banking a ton of money on this album so regardless if she outsold UNA (a flop by hive standards) it’s still a flop. Though I do commend her because I don’t think many artists this day and age can pull off a surprise release and sell millions in this music climate. Beyoncé should just scrap the rerelease and just work on her new album. This time NO JAYZ, he only f**** up the song she does, I think Chris Brown or perhaps a duet with Sam Smith would be interesting or perhaps Kanye Wear, his remixes with her always sound amazing

  67. Keri Qween November 10, 2014

    Why is Sam and the Beyhive so intimidated by Rih, thought Beyonce was the legend

  68. Keri Qween November 10, 2014

    And what pressure lol y’all act like Beyonce sold 10 million ww, she just crossed 3.5 million worldwide Rih will easily sell 3.3-3.5 million with this album like her previous albums

  69. Kiyonce’ November 11, 2014

    Honestly I can’t wait to hear R8 ! Rihanna always have great songs I love her ! But what yall not going to do is downplay Bey’s success what Rihanna did with 5 albums Beyoncé did with just 5 ! Rihanna is a great artist and she always bring fresh and new exciting things which is why I livevher but yall give way too much credit & yall can’t count destinys child technically Beyoncé came out in 2003 when she debuted as a solo artist & Rihanna came out 2005 so stop making excuses saying “Beyoncé started 8 years before Rih”

  70. Kiyonce’ November 11, 2014

    The Bey & Rih comparisons are just stupid , it’s onvi bey is better but Rihanna is not too far behind as far as Sells due to her releasing 7 albums in less than 10 years ! They both have what one doesn’t Beyoncé has 5 #1 albums and Rih has #1 bey has #5 number 1 singles & Rih has like 13 so they both win , I love Rih but I highl doubt that she will sell 2 million in the US. And comparing bey & taylor is dumber because taylor appeals to more people because she more pop and Americas sweat heart and she’s white !!! So of course she’s going to sell & her music is for everyone ! Beyoncé & rihanna music isn’t for everyone because it’s s*** and more aggressive so that makes no sense at all

  71. Kiyonce’ November 11, 2014

    I say Beyoncé should scrap the rerelease and release her 6th album , obviously she has enough songs to make 6 more albums lol but I think she should go back to dance Bey! Make more uptempo songs and strong pop ballads and a couple of her rap/singing songs , we need a modern day Sasha fierce / b’day album !!! Hopefully we get a new album next year & hopefully she collaborates with new artist than who she normally works with , I do want a song from her & Chris brown lol even rihanna, maybe Sam smith and Adele I love when bey makes pop music too

  72. Kiyonce’ November 11, 2014

    Let taylor swift record a album that sounds like BEYONCÉ and see how much she will sell !! So the comparisons are invalid! Yall not even real taylor fans anyway just standing behind her to shade bey because your favs are flopping

  73. Kiyonce’ November 11, 2014

    Either way it goes Beyoncé has been in the game for over 16 years and she’s still competing with these low talented female artist that’s coming out today , Beyoncé overshadowed all her peers who she came out with & we should be convinced that Beyoncé albums will continue to sell millions and go number 1 until she retires lol lets be real Beyoncé can eat anyone when it comes to performing and she’s the only artist who can really sell urban music , Beyoncé has no worries nobody is coming close to her thrown with 17 Grammies she will win at least 5 more with this album & her other 465 awards and counting and her 165 million records sold WW as a solo artist with just 5 albums she is unbothered & we will see how adeles next album will do

  74. Kiyonce’ November 11, 2014

    Yall need to be comparing rihanna & taylor considering they nearly make similar music and lets talk about how taylor is about to outsell all 7 of Rihanna’s albums with just 5 ! Just like Beyoncé lol but that would be wrong right ? I love all 3 of these women they all slay everyone ! But Beyoncé will always win she is the greatest entertainer of our time. PERIOD & that’s FACTS ! There will never be another she deserves all the credit she gets

  75. Mark111 November 11, 2014

    @Kiyonce, meltdown much?

  76. kelvin November 11, 2014

    And how many EDM songs does rihanna have? You beyhives are stupid. If rihanna does pop music, you say it’s generic. RnB is not the only genre in the world and all beyonce does is recycle her albums everytime. It’s like u’re listening to the same album over and over again. Atleast rihanna dares to do something different and incorporates loads of genres in each album. SIT.

  77. Sugar&Spice November 11, 2014

    I hate to bring up race,but the fact these are 2 black women on top of their game makes me so PROUD!!!

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