Is Rihanna’s ‘R8’ Era In Ruins? Social Media Says…No

Published: Friday 15th May 2015 by David
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This year has seen many a Rihanna fan take to social media to demand information on the whereabouts of her new album.

Fortunately, it’s supposed delay seems to have done very little to curtail interest in the project.

Good news for Camp Rihanna after the jump…

This morning we took to the social media analytics site Topsy to see just how interested the general public were in the star’s eighth studio album.

The results were impressive to say the least.

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Should search for the album’s current tile ‘R8’ on the service they’d find that it has been mentioned now fewer than 3,000 times per day on Twitter alone since April 15th.

Since then, ‘R8’ has been discussed 170,210 times on Twitter alone, and crosses the half a million mark when stats from Facebook are thrown into the mix.

So, how are the album’s singles faring on Twitter? Even better.

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Unfortunately the same can’t be said for the album’s lead single ‘FourFiveSeconds.’

Click here to find out why.

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  1. HALF AMAZIN May 15, 2015

    Just curious…How can something without a release date be delayed?

    • KeKe May 15, 2015

      Great question

      • Career Ender May 15, 2015

        She should scrapped this project. It ain’t workin.

      • The Insider May 15, 2015

        Rumour has it Riri is forced to go back to the studio and polished the whole album. Of course, it is all hush hush at this point. That’s why….

      • Xara May 15, 2015

        This era is a mess anyway so it won’t matter…

    • Slayriah May 15, 2015

      This goat would be lucky if she could sell 100k max in the US 1st week.

      A tragedy waiting to happen. Bookmark me. 🙁

      • KeKe May 15, 2015

        Trolling as Slayriah now?

      • Awwww..Try Again May 15, 2015

        Puhleeeze. Last week, Mariah Carey fans created a petition at Change after her single, “Infinity,” failed to catch on at radio. Now, look who is talking???

      • TheLoyalNavy May 15, 2015

        MOORIAH stans are pressed that their fav is obese and is dead to the world…

    • !!!! May 15, 2015

      Tidal and Spotify have ruined R8.

      🙁 🙁 🙁

      • Kah Kah Kah May 15, 2015

        One minute she is the “13th Number Ones” artist.
        This minute she is the “number 97th” artist.

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 15, 2015

        Hmmmm sure.. yeah an app that’s been out for 2 months has ruined an era that has been announced and promoted for nearly a year and a half L-O-L. Let’s not look for scapegoats now, If the CSquad hasn’t blamed Tidal for Jackie flopping then why should the navy be trying that excuse.

      • ….dugh! May 15, 2015

        This would destroy the R8 era? I thought it was already destroyed 😛

    • Gaga’s Monster LOL May 15, 2015

      LOL, her moronic fans are still pRIHtending that the R8 era has not started yet and that there’s still all the slayage to come. Again… LOL

      • Lovin’ It May 15, 2015

        R8tchet is not happening sis. Release it and let it flop so you can start R9

        #Okbaiii

      • just saying May 15, 2015

        She should release her finished material just for the sake of releasing an album and then move on and release her new one in November like she always does. Her involvement in the creative process of the album is obviously not well received and if she wants to be her old self she needs to listen her label. I’d personally not choose to do such a thing and I’d drag my faves to the pits of hell if they did so but, no one’s here for her material this era.

        Even her anticipated lead single which featured two legends (I’d not call Kanye a legend but you know the industry sees him as Lord Saviour of music eve1) could not even pull Beyonce’s numbers yet.

        The question is, does she even care about success or anything at this point? The answer is sadly, no.

      • JUST WAIT May 15, 2015

        hey sam, just because people are talking about it, it doesn’t mean they are going to buy this cr@p.

        souce: gaga.

    • rosy May 15, 2015

      blame jay z monkey ass we would have an album if she stayed with island def jam but monkey face needs to find a way to milk rih album to help his tidal fuckery

      • Blue Gorrila Ivy May 15, 2015

        Tidal is a sinking ship. Stay away Riri!!!!

      • Next??? May 15, 2015

        She is like Tidal – wanting to be so kewl and but her music sucks and rachet…

        Definitely not waiting for ha album.

    • You tried May 15, 2015

      TGJ and Yall ass are the 2000 out of the 3000 mentions about her album! Lol who cares Everyone is asking about EVERONES ALBUM

    • DANNY May 28, 2015

      I call it flop flop flop, like stop stop stop… pay me what you owe me, don’t act like R8 rocks!

  2. Sado May 15, 2015

    She thought she could pull a “Beyonce” but in fact, R8 is a just a “Britney Jean”.

    😆

    • Truth Cocktail May 15, 2015

      Here is the problem, ‘American Oxygen’ appears to have actually hurt the launch of the song, which sold only 19k in its first four days. The problem with “American Oxygen” may be that Riri decided to debut it on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service, which has been the target of a lot of criticism. Hits Daily Double weighs in on Rihanna’s mistake. People hate Jay-Z and Beyonce. Rihanna, please stay away… run away from this couple as fast as you can!!!

      • Yulanda May 15, 2015

        This album sucks….admit it.
        Nothing to do with how the music is distributed or marketed.

      • Lovin’ It May 15, 2015

        General public is already sick of this over-recycling sl*t !

      • Hmnnn May 15, 2015

        People are still waiting for Riri to write her own music. She is pretending by making a duet that nobody cares.

      • Shawn May 15, 2015

        The song sucks lol stop Tryna blame it on tidal it was also uploaded to YouTube and still didn’t garnish attention

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 15, 2015

      To-Be-Quite-Frank!! The only thing that would save it would be a surprise drop but she would dragged to the earths core by the hive and the critics if she tried it.

    • Truth Told May 15, 2015

      Artpop was one of the messiest eras so far but with 2 songs deep R8 has already surpassed it…

  3. The Beysus Impact May 15, 2015

    Flop…

    • Lovin’ It May 15, 2015

      39,000 copies….. *lmfao*

  4. RSh*t May 15, 2015

    An expected flop waiting to happen. Just because those tone deaf fans are talking, it doesn’t mean r8 would sell. Her worst album to date…

    • Kah Kah Kah May 15, 2015

      her fans are destigmatizing mental illness. this album will be a dust collector. 🙁

  5. King B May 15, 2015

    TRAGIC

    • Lovin’ It May 15, 2015

      yes, more good news to come. 😉

  6. Awwww..Try Again May 15, 2015

    “American Oxygen” by Rihanna is one of the biggest flops by a contemporary pop singer in recent memory. The much-hyped single “American Oxygen” was at No. 91 last week on Billboard‘s Hot 100 and is expected to fall off the charts this week. To add to the insult, Rihanna’s previous single, “B***h Better Have My Money,” also failed to make an impact.

    😀

    • Pray for #R8 May 15, 2015

      Yeah it’s at 97 now I believe. But… She has no competition…

    • Lovin’ It May 15, 2015

      Lol she’s trying too hard, she’s obviously not talented like other major pop stars and the moment she tried to be ‘artistic’ she failed hard because she doesn’t have it in herself and she looks fake. She’s nothing but a product who’s only serving radio catchy singles and nothing more.

      • Boho Girl May 15, 2015

        her fans are a confused bunch. they are not sure weather they should accept her as an artist who has a credibility or the gurl who used to sing umbrellaaa.. ela…ela.

  7. Pray for #R8 May 15, 2015

    How many times its mentioned??? …. That doesn’t make any sense. Just because people are talking about it, doesn’t mean they’re saying good things. How many of those mentions are positive? That’s the real question. How many posts about this will there be though?

    Is Rihanna’s R8 in ruins? If her success has to be questioned this much, then yes. It is.

    • Lovin’ It May 15, 2015

      Rih had a nice run…so sad to see it come to an end.

      RIP

  8. Centurion May 15, 2015

    Wow. The anticipation is high. I don’t mind waiting as long as she’s making histoRih.

    • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 15, 2015

      That american oxygen went down faster than men ducking for cover after smelling your loose behind

  9. Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 15, 2015

    Ciara- I bet lyrics Beykim version
    Navy is that your b**** over there
    Flopping like she ain’t got air
    The one with the american is giving me no oxygen
    Doing worse than a Britney jean

    You will respect artists since a number one ain’t there
    When rih was onto you were comfortable but now she ain’t there

    Chorus
    I bet youll start flopping now now that even ce is doing better than her,better than rih
    I bet you not be booking stages now that every chic is doing better than Rih
    And I know that it hurts,I know that it hurts your pride
    Bet the navy never thought the grass will be greener on the other side
    I bet you start shutting now that even ce is topping higher than Rih

    • ~The Arcade~ May 15, 2015

      LOL!!! You are a mess 😀

  10. Arie May 15, 2015

    I’m not a fan but I know she will deliver for her fans when the time comes.

  11. BLACKOUT TBH May 15, 2015

    LOL @ a Topsy search being posted as a news article. The thirst for clicks is real. As is the Rihanna obsession. #GetchawLyfeHenny

  12. ThePerrylicious May 15, 2015

    It’s Beyonce who going to struggle.
    Last time she had #1 hit was in 2008.
    That’s the real struggle and pathetic career. LOL
    Beyonce’s over.
    I bet when she releases an album on Tidal, she’ll be more flop than Rihanna.
    🙂

    • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 15, 2015

      I almost said daddy Perry was the one who was over but then I forgot kindergarten is a must these days so shell sell her Elmo s*** and stay.BTW isn’t it sippy cup then nap time at pre school.if you are lucky you’ll get a Katy bubble gum concert to help her 5year old fans sleep

    • B2B May 15, 2015

      Bey> Rih
      Taylor> Katy
      **if your fave’s last album is not multi-platinum, leave the discussion please.

    • BOOBIE May 15, 2015

      Why do you HOs always cling to #1s when bringing up success? Yes Katy has a million #1s and she still has 0 Grammys 0 singing skills, 50 facial wrinkles, 100 boyfriends and only about 10 million albums sold worldwide with 4 albums. On top of that…NONE of poor Katy’s albums have been positively rated over 65% (the first two barely cracked 45%) How bittch HOW???

  13. Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 15, 2015

    If my gal Rita plays it right she could finally suffocate this broads career..Rip to the girl you used to see,her days are over*Rita voice*

  14. Mr. CEE May 15, 2015

    #BitchBetterHaveMyFLOP

    • Xara May 15, 2015

      Rihanna, sweetie, don’t release R8 exclusively on TIDAL. Or do, but then don’t ask b*tches where your money is.

      🙂

  15. #BeyArmy May 15, 2015

    The song AO peaked at #78 on the US hot 100 and sold ONLY 38,908 copies to date.

    Oh well…expected. 😀

    • Lovin’ It May 15, 2015

      At least some good news….

  16. B2B May 15, 2015

    3 singles down; 4 more to go and it ain’t looking too pretty for Fenty. How Rih performed on national television and AO can’t break the Top 40… And it’s a pop track… And Rihanna is the Qween of Pop… Uh uh honey.

  17. Yulanda May 15, 2015

    Tidal. Is. Ruining. It !!!

    • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 15, 2015

      If tidal is code for people are over her none talent having self then yes

  18. Gaga’s Monster May 15, 2015

    A flop is inevitable. She should get used to it as she is getting old, mediocre and washed-up!

    • Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) May 15, 2015

      Mediocre has kept Katy around tho

    • ARTFLOP HARD May 15, 2015

      at least she is not a jazz singer….

  19. Lovin’ It May 15, 2015

    Hopefully, they pull a JLo and cancel this album. 😀

  20. nojack May 15, 2015

    does that include spam, bots and all that “radio plays” “i listen to” tweet gimmicks. 😀 R8 got a bit of noise. of other products. those numbers are sorta nuts. matches t/min tho. i’d still call bs on that hook for the “whatever… we gotta do our daily rihanna” post. 😉

  21. datreddone23 May 15, 2015

    But I thought the general public didn’t care about the album? The Hive are seething once again

  22. Lake Erie May 15, 2015

    Someone said on here how can something be delayed that never had a release date?! I’ve saying this for months now. It makes no sense for her to be dragged because she never told yal ass “when” her album will be out. We don’t know her strategy. But I honestly think she’s going for another November release. If she isn’t, at thus point? I think she should and leave Tidal’s ass alone!!!

    • R Achet May 15, 2015

      She will scrap the album and make a greatest hit album like Mariah. 😀

    • #TeamTinashe Stan May 15, 2015

      Clocked just like always ????

  23. Betty May 15, 2015

    She will cancel the R8 release and the navy will call it a buzz album

    🙂

  24. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 15, 2015

    Look at all the HIVe jumping in here real quick, before I could. Y’all know R8 is on your iTunes wish list right now. And did I see a Lady Gaga stan? Please help out baby girl, because she came to the Met looking like a beached whale.

  25. Career Ederer May 15, 2015

    she needs to sleep around and sell her p*ssy to the highest bidder again…like 10 years ago.

  26. Cough Cough May 15, 2015

    Let’s just call it how it really is… The music just isn’t that interesting and she’s ran out of hair colors to wear and different images to portray. It is now time for Rihanna to figure out who she really is.

  27. DEL BEY May 15, 2015

    The era is a mess, I thought Rihanna was untouchable? you make this too easy for us navy

    • nojack May 15, 2015

      the jenners? kendall with bieber. kylie with tyga. mother prepped it all. just drama khloe is weird. X) and lol… say kimye is da real trashian ‘n’ the mu.

  28. LC May 15, 2015

    I think Rihanna can turn this R8 era around if she finds a musical direction. She either needs to continue making “McMusic” as it’s referred to on this site or she needs to go all the way “timeless” like she said she was. I didn’t mind FFS because it was different and her Grammy performance did it justice but then she did a complete 180 by releasing BBHMM. I know she wants to be taken seriously as an artist which is why she initially promoted her R8 as timeless. She isn’t as respected as an artist as some of her peers and she probably wants to change that. I can respect that. I feel like if she had pressed on with singles that were in the same vein as FFS, people would’ve eventually caught on. But she went back to her old faithful which hurt her credibility a bit and made it seem like she was just chasing a hit again.

    Either way, her whole career won’t be over. The fact that her name is constantly on the tips of everyone’s tongue 3 years after she released her last album shows that she doesn’t even need to make music to stay relevant.

    • Kah Kah Kah May 15, 2015

      Riri——-> Gaga———>Mariah——> Ciara.

  29. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy May 15, 2015

    If Rihanna releases the album on iTunes instead of Tidal, it will sell 500K first week! Rihanna sold 200K when she released an album, so of course this release is going to be big after almost 3 years. #WaitOnIt

    • Roll Eyes May 15, 2015

      You are destigmatizing mental illness, is it?
      This album/project sucks and her singles are doing so bad in the charts. This album is a tragic mess.
      Please…

  30. Boho Girl May 15, 2015

    Social media means…nothing. Look at Gaga’s sales.

    • nojack May 15, 2015

      who?

  31. Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

    She does have respect, she played with Bon Jovi, U2, Coldplay, Kanye and Jigga, Britney, Mjb praised her, she was recording a song with Paul McCartney. The hive makes no sense when they drag. You cannot come for sales or chart positions, or even music catalog when Rihanna is more versatile and likes to experiment. She is a true artist that is pushing the envelope for herself. Artists don’t just stick to their lane they make art that they believe is great, and since the GOP has bought every single album from since her second then I guess yall can cut the “singles artist” talk as well.

    To be honest, the only thing I can see Rihanna getting dragged for is AO because it didn’t even peak in the top ten and did flop, however l, it still did better than many songs from a. Particular person who couldn’t even get most of her singles in the top 80. Have a seat and wait for all your copy of R8

    • JUST WAIT May 15, 2015

      R8——> ARTPOP—–> BRITNEY JEAN.

    • Cough Cough May 15, 2015

      Sorry girl,, don’t try and deflect attention of the lack of interest in Rihanna’s current era by bringing up Beyoncé. Beyoncé just came off one of her biggest eras and still can sing live, deliver vocally and perform. Rihanna can do NONE of those and now the musics not even catchy, which is all she had going for her in music (McMusic). Bringing up Rihanna’s musical superior to defend her isn’t a good look babe, that’s like bringing up Stevie Wonder to defend Millie Vanilli…. Honnnnnnnney!

      • Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

        Yet when you compare Rihanna’s music to beys, rihanna is superior. The only album I liked from Beyoncé is 4(that is a master piece for me) and Beyoncé lips, I don’t know what you’re living in but in REALITY, Beyoncé is lipping and cannot hit most of the notes she does in the studio. Also her last era want her “biggest” she hasn’t sold as much as her first effort. You missed the point of the Mcmusic shade, why am I even speaking with you? Make sure you have your coins set up

      • How Many Drinks May 15, 2015

        Music is entirely subjective so you sound dumb. But if you want talk based on facts Beyonce has more awards and more acclaim for her music so does that make hers technically better?

    • kim May 15, 2015

      Rihanna music is in no way better than Beyonce’s. This is her fans problem you’re hung up on all the forgettable ass #1 singles(although she has had a few great ones).She does not have even ONE classic album out of Seven. Beyonce has THREE including B’Day(yes it was made in 2 weeks and has no fillers), BEYONCE(which is loved by the GP and had universal critical acclaim), and of course (as you stated and I believe is her best album) the MASTERPIECE 4. EVERY Rihanna album has the same formula One great song 2 to 3 good songs and the rest is not worth listening to. Some of Beyonce’s best music is not released as her singles but she really doesn’t make much radio friendly pop music anyways.

    • kim May 15, 2015

      And you can’t seriously be saying Beyonce lips all her performances YOU KNOW hell WE ALL KNOW that’s a LIE. Yes she’s lipped some but the VAST MAJORITY of them are live.

  32. CANT WAIT May 15, 2015

    The new Ciara’s lessor is coming pretty soon.

  33. Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

    The s*** thee people come up with… Where’s the common sense and where’s the criticial thinking? How does one with no respect in the industry sing along with a bunch of legendary acts? How is one person’s music is considered “Mcmusic” if you got artists making garbage albums such as Jackie and Bday? You can try that shade all you want but I’m pretty sure none of Rihanna’s albums took 2 weeks to complete. And if it’s not then how are yall dragging Rih for making an album every year since RR but praise Beyoncé for making one in 14 days? The hate for Rih is very unhealthy and it seems all the other lesser Stan bases (Barbarians, cunty cats, That one AA meeting Stan and of course the 25ksquad) cling to Beyoncé because they can’t drag on their own. So sad, we all know yall have preorders of R8 and can’t wait to listen to the music

    • Nice Try Thou… May 15, 2015

      McCartney has used her just like Tony Bennett used Lady Gaga. It is called networking, b*tch!

      It has nothing to do with “honour”, “credibility” or “respect”. It is all about sales and selling records on behalf of some record companies and producers.

      Riri is just a puppet. Nothing more nothing less.

      • Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

        Networking doesn’t mean what you think it means

      • Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

        That make sense boo, how is she a puppet? She is in control of her own career since the start, the reason she did an album every year since RR was to get out of her contract with Def Jam. You need to use your brain instead of letting Stan wars help you gather information

    • Pray for #R8 May 15, 2015

      You don’t get respect by being associated with other great people. So, you listing those names, has nothing to do with what we mean when we say she’s not respected. You need to drop other people’s names to validate Rihanna’s respect? That’s pathetic hun.

    • GEEZUS95 May 15, 2015

      B’day is Beyonce’s 2nd highest first week sales (After SELF TITLED 3- day sales) selling over 500K. That alone slays anything Rihanna will ever produce the fact that it took 14 days to make is icing on the cake. You can’t drag Bey with B’Day.

      • kim May 15, 2015

        Not to mention its an incredible body of work. Released when EDM started taking off but filled with live instrumentation while eveybody was jumping on the new trend she said NO.

  34. Navy is Seething May 15, 2015

    hahahahah…floppppppppppp!

  35. RFLOP May 15, 2015

    just a reminder…singing with a legend doesnt make you one!

    • Pray for #R8 May 15, 2015

      Say it again for the people in the back

    • RIGHT! May 15, 2015

      ha!

  36. Ex-Navy May 15, 2015

    Vegas…here she comes!!!!! 😆

    • Pray for #R8 May 15, 2015

      Your name!!???????????????? why?!?!?!?

  37. Rihhhhh May 15, 2015

    Even if R8 does flop why do yall think it will be the end of her career? An unsuccessful album doesn’t mean someones career is over…Bey, Mariah, and others have had lackluster eras and rebounded…I think its pathetic that you ppl want her to fail so u can praise your faves…yall need to grow up.

    • Pray for #R8 May 15, 2015

      Didn’t the navy drag when 4 happened? Or how about when bey lost AOTY. That was funny too riight? The navy always wants to drag, thinking rih was immune to flopping and now that every fanbase is dragging the navy for filth, all the navy does is b*tch and whine about how we’re wrong for hoping rih fails. Don’t be mad now. The navy can dish it..

  38. kingbeybitch May 15, 2015

    I’m sorry but someone with over 45 million followers on Twitter, 18 mil on insta and the millions on Facebook that’s it. These numbers aren’t impressive at all

  39. kingbeybitch May 15, 2015

    A lot of people have been dragging her especially her fans on Twitter hell they’ve been dragging each other.

  40. kingbeybitch May 15, 2015

    This album has been finished a long time ago. She’s not happy with the way her hits has been performing period. I’m telling y’all this album won’t be as artistic as she said it will be. BOOKMARK ME!!

  41. Starshell May 15, 2015

    I luv rih but karma is a beyatch when she was meddling with Ciara about booking stage and can’t sell albums she may not have the best but sometime God will knock up down for being so cocky and can’t blame tidal because if fans wanted to buy it they would have bought point blank let’s see what happens

  42. Starshell May 15, 2015

    I luv rih but karma is a beyatch when she was meddling with Ciara about booking stage and can’t sell albums she may not have the best but sometime God will knock you down for being so cocky and can’t blame tidal because if fans wanted to buy it they would have bought point blank let’s see what happens

    • nojack May 15, 2015

      retail albums are different. but… i’d say nobody buys singles anymore. so… forget that numbers. self inflicted damage for a loss tho. for 20$ you get 20 singles on itunes. on tidal you get a whole library in high quality to listen to for a month. so… yeah. 😀

      i dunno… but it’s good math to me.

  43. Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

    When you outline the hypocrisy of the hive then They want to call it something else. The hive is dumb to point where it’s impossible to engage in conversations that involves critical thinking.

    So Rihanna is not respected because she has legends praise and a got a chance to work them? One of the Top earners in music every year and tops best dressed plus has been deemed by fashion legends such as SJP, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour, Kate Moss? Tyra Banks???? Are yall kidding? Who she needs respect from in the industry if not them? The janitor? The Grammy committee? Like yall do not make sense and that’s why you’re called the dumb hive

    • Pray for #R8 May 15, 2015

      You failed to grasp anyone’s point. Go back to school boo. Answer these questions for me: why does Rihanna need anyone’s validation? Why can’t her name alone demand respect? Why does she need anyone’s approval?

      Our statement: Rihanna isn’t respected. Your answer: she did a song with Paul McCartney. Screams! You don’t see anything wrong with that?!?

      And then you did it again in this comment. I cannot.

      • Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

        Huh? 1. No one said Rihanna needed any kind of validation. In fact, those are just examples of how far she came and who she got to work with.
        2. When you hear her name then you know who she is, she has respect this why others want to WORK with her. I could have sworn Beyoncé has praised and shown her RESPECT, on top of that no one has said anything bad regarding her talent or force in the industry so your damn logic is flawed dumbass
        3.my answer was she has been praised by multiple legends and had a chance to work with them, do you work with people who you don’t respect or acknowledge their talents? Are you that dumb that you cannot think beyond a damn 5th grades level or maybe you would work with people whom you don’t seem worthy because that makes so much sense as an artist. I swear you must be 12.
        4.just because the hive doesn’t like nor respect RIHANNA doesn’t meant the world doesn’t. Your opinions are just that, you say one thing and then the navy come out with facts. If you cannot come with one valid receipt saying Rihanna is not respected by someone in the industry then shut up. Everyone try a drag Rih is a lesser, a damn shame

  44. Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

    There’s no album but yet her era is flopping? No damn common sense, how could you call an album a flop when it hasn’t even been released? This isn’t Jackie or The pink print

  45. kingbeybitch May 15, 2015

    Y’all were calling BEYONCE a flop before it even dropped Lool sit down

  46. Stephy. May 15, 2015

    This post is so messy. Omg. Rihanna will be fine. She’s young & in her prime.

    • BOOBIE May 15, 2015

      Who are you again? *flips hair in your face*

  47. kingbeybitch May 15, 2015

    I think rihanna has some good songs and she good at fashion. However she’s to cocky and so is her navy. They think she’s immune to flopping and so does she. I mean after all she said herself ” I only know how to be number 1″

    • Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

      Just like when Beyoncé thought she would slay with 4? Seriously yall opinions are becoming less logical. Just admit this is just hate from the navy and others dragging Bey for her not releasing her album in April like she said she would

      • Tyler Makiveli May 15, 2015

        No, you said that “4” was a flop. So if that’s the case, then so is RLATE. And we aren’t talking about Beyonce. Beyonce just had one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful era’s of her career. We are talking about Rihanna’s flop ass and how the general public nor her peers, respect her as an entertainer.

  48. Molly May 15, 2015

    60% of people are dragging RL8 lets be real.

  49. SlayaraJACKIE May 15, 2015

    Aw poor girl.

  50. Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

    I’m actually very concerned with the wellbeing of the hive. Can’t be this pressed at Rih while there is a Beyoncé post below that needs occupying

  51. Jake May 15, 2015

    I bet Rihanna was supplsed to drop the album after FFS reached #1 , but since it didn’t she kept pushing her luck putting out BBHMM which also failed , then she had to put out AO out cause she already performe it live and shot the video . But he label saw that everything was not BIG, and clearly told her to go back into studio . Now they’ve let Rita Ora put her new song out and probably album , then Beyoncé & Jay-Z are going to release their album , then Rihanna’s ! She ain’t getting her album out till December-February or maybe even next May if it’s Only Girl catchy sunny sound … She had her chance and blew it , just like Gaga ( see no Do want yo want video … BBHMM ) And this Kanye executive prod is a bad idea , maybe 2-3 songs but not the album.

  52. Tyler Makiveli May 15, 2015

    Like Flop! Flop! Flop!

    The Navy called “Beyonce” a flop before a release date was confirmed. So bye! They get no mercy from me #RLate

  53. datreddone23 May 15, 2015

    FFS is almost at 4 million worldwide! How is she flopping she’s doing fine.

    What are the total sales for I Bet? For Drunk In Love?

    The difference between Gaga and Rih is that Gaga lost all of her relevancy and Rih is still on the tips of everyone’s tongue.

    Side note did anyone see that pic of Ciaras vacant crowd at her show in Atl floating around on Twitter?

  54. Hmnnnnn…ha ha ha May 15, 2015

    Cancel this mess!!! It will be another ARTPOP!

  55. Blue Gorrila Ivy May 15, 2015

    Can’t remember when last my momma hit #1 thou….. 🙁

    • Navy Blue Film May 15, 2015

      Your name biatchhhhh!!!! 😆

  56. Slay_Hive May 15, 2015

    ???????????????? everyone knows she’s going to flop!!

  57. How Many Drinks May 15, 2015

    LOL as usual they are deflecting with Beyonce but all this proves is their double standards.

  58. BOOBIE May 15, 2015

    It’s a flop waiting to happen and everyone knows it

  59. How Many Drinks May 15, 2015

    Even the Navy know its underperforming and the prospect does not look too bright deep down in their hearts. She has no direction and all her songs are forgettable.

  60. Drunk ivy May 15, 2015

    Let it flop to the lowest level to give Chris Brown a justice…

  61. Lol May 15, 2015

    Britney Jean pt 2 😀

  62. Just A Suggestion May 15, 2015

    R8 is a dead on arrival. She needs to ask Chris to beat her up again to make headlines:(

  63. How Many Drinks May 15, 2015

    Rihannas music is better than Beys? Based on what exactly? Your opinion? What good is that? Because the book says Beys music is better 20 Grammys, one of the most awarded females alive and universal acclaim in her discography.

    • RIGHT! May 15, 2015

      Will Rihanna soon become Mary J. without the vocal ability, sophistication, or ability to sell albums? Discuss.

      • Xara May 15, 2015

        What to discuss….??? She needs to scrap whatever she has produced and record new material if she wants to save herself now …

    • Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

      This isn’t my opinion that is the truth, you saying Beyoncé is the best entertainer of this generation is an opinion. Also you state Grammies and I could have sworn yall downplayed it because Beyoncé didn’t win album of the year or were those meltdowns for another reason?

      Yall like to cling to talent but Beyoncé can only perform. She cannot hit certain notes outside the studio and she lips a lot because the amount of shows she does. Not to mention that her music has no growth and she plays it safe. In fact the Beyoncé album was the first time I seen her do something different in terms of music. Beyoncé has always played catch up in music, Beyoncé focused heavily on tours. That is the difference between them this why Beyoncé never features on anyone’s track or removed herself from the “rnb” label

      • Slay_Hive May 15, 2015

        An essay full of lies!! I can’t ????????????

      • How Many Drinks May 15, 2015

        LMAO you wrote that whole novel and still never deciphered how any of that is anything but your opinion. Bye with the delusion lol.

  64. RTragic May 15, 2015

    Without singles, Rihanna is nearly nothing. That’s her problem. Her career has been built on churning out hit single after hit single, without focus on the actual album. With some artists, even if the singles underperform, the album sales will still be fine because they have a dedicated fanbase who will buy albums.

    • kim May 15, 2015

      That’s because those fan bases know they’re getting a quality body of work not one or two #1s(which may be trash themselves)and a bunch of filler.

  65. Blue Ivy Rodriguez May 15, 2015

    Without singles, Rihanna has platinum albums and can pull off a career as a model or maybe a touring act seeing how she can sell out stadiums. Your shade has to make sense

    • ….dugh! May 15, 2015

      she will flop…no matter how hard you become a monkey on ppl’s back.

    • Tyler Makaveli May 15, 2015

      When was the last time Rihanna had a multi platinum album though?

  66. Mama Mia May 15, 2015

    Jay-F(lop) needs to stop trying to make #Flopdal happen tbh

  67. ….dugh! May 15, 2015

    Flop singles and TIDAL…..Rihanna is screwed big time!

  68. How Many Drinks May 15, 2015

    B****** on here don’t know the difference between facts and opinion yet call the Hive dumb. #ICant.

  69. Tyler Makaveli May 15, 2015

    Is it just me or does anyone else feel like Rihanna peaked commercially one or two era’s ago?
    She’s all over the place. I mean, she’s never really known her sound but come on! What demographic is she trying to appeal to????

    Starting to think that that “Rihanna Reign” is kind of over…..

    • How Many Drinks May 15, 2015

      Her peak been over her album sales have been constantly declining since Good Girl Gone Bad. Facts Only.

      • Tyler Makaveli May 15, 2015

        She’s so inconsistent in terms of sales.
        What direction is she going in this era?

      • How Many Drinks May 15, 2015

        She has none. The Navy were going HAM on Beyonce in 2013 when she had not released one song off her album and knew very well what she was doing. Now their b**** is throwing wack songs out like dart pins hoping they will hit the target spot they’ve got all the excuses in the book.

      • Tyler Makaveli May 15, 2015

        *Sips tea*

        Well… I guess they should start the R9 anticipation then. 10 months shouldn’t be too long #ScarAnna#RLate

    • per usual… May 15, 2015

      If she flops, they’ll prob. keep doing what they always do: overcertify her sales, and force her to spend her summer on tour and recording another album of handpicked hits in order to recoup the $.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig May 15, 2015

      She’s a sellout. She was originally a Reggae/Dancehall artist and sold out to Pop & Dance because that was popping at the time. She then tried to capture any look, genre & style to make cash off of the general public, and now that the 8th era is around she’s run out of tricks to pull. She’s having an identity crisis much like many of her gender-confused stans.

  70. Truth Told May 15, 2015

    R8 is messy…

    ARTPOP was a MESS !!!

    • Tyler Makaveli May 15, 2015

      And we all know what happened to ArtPop….

      • RIP #R8 May 15, 2015

        R8 will flop even harder.

  71. RIP #R8 May 15, 2015

    Breathe in…breathe out…..R8 is a mess!

  72. JT May 15, 2015

    Her songs this era have been a mess tbh! She wanted to back classics but America Xygen is unmastered, BBHMM is a bamger but about nonsense and I have nothing to say about FFS! truth is in todays generation you’ll only get the LOYAL stans to purchase their faves music, and every-damn-body knows that black people ain’t buying s*** to do with music! The amount of sales that have declined over the years due to online leaks is crazy so at this point I don’t think album sales matter anymore! If a projects good and you like it just enjoy it, you ain’t gotta be checking to see how many it’s sold first week and how long its took to go platinum. Spotify and Tidal don’t make it any better sales wise but from Tidal you do realise the artist themselves makes most of the money. So if R8 flops but you like the music appreciate it, same goes for any other album from any fave…

  73. #JACKIE May 15, 2015

    How f****** irrelevant kii. Still no release date 3 months later…………

  74. HOWYOULIKEIT May 15, 2015

    RIHVEMBER

  75. I tell no lies May 15, 2015

    Lord, please let this be the beginning of justice for Chris Brown and karma for this hoee.You know what she did and I hope her time is coming. He can’t tell the truth about what that c*** really did and what she tried to do. She is nothing but an evil lying devil worshipping whoringg hoebagg who destroyed that boy’s mind body and soul with her evil and lies.Karma is really too good for this b**** but she deserves every bad thing that’s coming her way. Y’all think I’m not being realistic, go back to that period of the supposed beat down by Chris. Go Google Rihanna interview with Diane Sawyer and watch and listen to her lies.She’s cocky with souless eyes Chris supposedly pounded her but yet he had no bruises on his light skin body Rihanna is a lying devil worshipper,Chris can’t tell us the truth because he is afraid,that’s why his mind is messed up.His career plummeted but hers took off because of a lie.Chris knows it but can’t do or say anything because of the threat to his family and himself. I just hope everything comes to light one day and she gets what’ s coming to her. L

  76. You wanna love it right bettor then my funky money May 15, 2015

    Wow

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