Longevity: Does Your Favorite Artist Have It?

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The music scene is continuously flooded with new talent, few of which manage to stand the test of time. After the jump, we break down a few artists who we expect to see for the next 15 years and some who may be on their on their final 15… minutes. 

Rihanna

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There is no doubt that RiRi is a formidable foe on the singles front, but for how long will this Rihanna Reign continue. Since her 2005 debut, ‘Music of the Sun,’ the Barbadian belle has released 8 albums (7 of which dropped on an almost annual basis).

To have navigated her way to the decade mark is an achievement, yet some assert this rapid-fire album strategy will in itself mitigate her career.

Let’s put things in perspective. Monica, Usher, and Brandy have released 8, 7, and 6 albums respectively with their 20+ years in the industry. The rapidness of her roll-outs has arguably watered down Robyn’s discography thus not allowing her music to truly resonate with the masses in ways her more established peers have.

While this “No Fu**s Given” attitude has helped satiate of the Navy for the past few years, will it grant her the lasting career like that of a J.Lo or Janet Jackson? In our opinion, no it will not. At least not in its current incarnation.

Taking her “time” hasn’t panned out particularly well either, if the current reviews of her muddled 8th effort ‘ANTI’ is any indication.

A few fundamental changes to her foundation are necessary if she aims to add another decade to her dominance. Vocal and performances classes perhaps?

Iggy Azalea

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Now a Pop punchline, Iggy Iggz has seen her career plateau. Struggling to relight her commercial fire, where does this leave Amethyst for the future?

In our eyes, on uncertain ground. Cancelled tours, pushed back albums, and label issues are just a few of the obstacles facing the Australian MC. Then of course’s there’s the memes, Vines, and negative Twitter trends that have plagued her after a number of social media showdowns.

While few artists make it to the top and stay there, the briskness of Iggy’s undoing has been shocking. Indeed, though her star seemingly soared at the speed of light, it’s as if folk are ready to flick the switch…off. There’s no doubt that Azalea has her work cut out for her with new album ‘Digital Distortion’, because sadly, at this junction, she’s developed into a more of a novelty than a hot commodity.

Katy Perry

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This Pop titan has achieved something that no other artist on this list has been able to achieve: Five consecutive #1 singles on one album. And though having no Grammys to her name, only the King himself, Michael Jackson, has matched her singles triumph.

While most Pop stars are a dime a dutiful dozen, Katy has managed to keep her name in the conversation since her major debut in 2008. Where does this leave her in the upcoming years?

The thing with Ms. Perry is that despite her commercial success, much of her catalogue skews gimmicky. From the over-the-top productions, props, to the dancing sharks, it can often seem like a clever crutch to detract from the actual talent of the artist.

Though in an overall “better” predicament than BFF RiRi, Katy would be well-advised to use the years ahead to hone in on her craft and solidify her artistry. For, as time has shown time in and out, the public has a limited appetite for gumdrops and candy-colored wigs.

Adele

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’19’

’21’

’25’

Now, granted that is more than enough to justify dropping the mic, we do hope the inevitable decades that lay in her illustrious career bring a tad more variation.

As stellar as each of said projects has been, most have followed a similar sound sonically. ’25’ was an appreciated step in the right direction and we’re hopeful she continues to flirt with fresh sounds.

Beyonce

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Beyond the big hits and mega-watt performances, what shines brightest about Queen Bey is her work ethic.

A perfectionist by nature, very little about her output gives basic or unbothered.

This along with numerous other qualities have aided Yoncé in her 20+ year career. Even with the endless accolades, praise, and respect within the music industry, her hustle seems to only intensify with time. Indeed,  She skilfully reinvents her sound and brand – both of which are important requisites not only for sustainable career in today’s market but for the legend status she’s striving for (or has already achieved, according to some).

In Mrs. Carter’s case, her longevity is well established. So much so that it makes the prospect of the next 20 years of her career potentially more exciting than the first!

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  1. Fancy BISH February 3, 2016

    My fave doesn’t have longevity for certain, because she’s breaking new ground…Iggy is the ONLY successful white female rapper in Billboard history! What’s even more fascinating is if another white female rapper could possibly do it…that’s why I stan for her, cause she’s doing something that has never been done…it’s risky and exciting to watch! 🙂

    • MUSICHEAD February 3, 2016

      You’re delusional. Iggy’s success had nothing to do with her rapping. Her first two singles were successful because they had a hot beat and good singers on the hook. Iggy will never have a successful solo single and her next album will fail because she’s in denial. Her career is over!

      • OMG Logic!!! February 3, 2016

        The same could be said of Jay Z who only got a #1 because of Mariah.

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        @OMG Logic Crazy In Love and Empire State of Mind say Hello!

      • Sweaterz February 5, 2016

        Even Adele and Beyonce need at least 10 more years to catch up Britney’s total sales.
        So, don’t bother to compare them to Madonna. LOL

    • Fancy BISH February 3, 2016

      And let me say this…just like Vanilla Ice 10 years before Eminem, Iggy could possibly open the door for the white female Eminem…not saying Iggy doesn’t have potential, I’m just saying that maybe someone more skillful and marketable could come after her? I love Eminem, have all his albums…but I’m not going to lie…I still listen to Ice Ice Baby lol…and let’s be clear, I’m a fan of FEMALE RAP PERIOD…LOVE it! The girls just stand out and their songs and voices are more infectious 🙂

      • WINTZ February 3, 2016

        Why the FU€K is this idiot comparing ITCHY to EMINEM??? The only thing they have in common is their skin tone.

        This B!+€H kangaroo hopped her way into the illusion of rapping. This Zzzzlut is a snorefest!

        She gets no RESPECT because cannot RAP.

        They need to market her to the pop audiences because if the street don’t like u in hip hop u basically a FLOP.

      • Fancy BISH February 3, 2016

        You are DUMB AS HELL…I basically compared Iggy to Vanilla Ice bish! I said Iggy has potential, not skills like Eminem! Reading is fundamental!

  2. HailBeysus February 3, 2016

    Yaaaas QUEEN OF GRAMMYS QUEEN OF LONGEVITY QUEEN OF ALBUMS DEBUTING AT #1, QUEEN OF STAGES, SOON TO BE QUEEN OF MTV AND QUEEN OF MY LIIIIFFFEEEE SLAY BISH!!!!
    #B6Won’tDo#460 lmao

    • WINTZ February 3, 2016

      Looool this W!+€H BEYfake is:

      QUEEN of BOUGHT Grammys!

      QUEEN of being the “WALLPAPER” in the music Industry over 20 years. Just EXISTING. No records or trends set/broken.

      QUEEN of allocades/achievements/art/writing credits STOLEN

      QUEEN of albums that went number 1 only to fizzle and FLOP in the end

      QUEEN of Lip-syncing on STAGE

      QUEEN of HBO flopping

      QUEEN of the Bubbling Under Charts

      Kiii

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        YAWWWWWWN #460 dismiss yourself ?

      • JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV17 February 3, 2016

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      • WINTZ February 3, 2016

        @justineskyelovesrih zeen.

        Paying it DUST onward!

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        Awww look at the Rihjected Navi stans joining forces. Thats right hoeee stay out my reply section. Be a good dog and listen to your Massa!

  3. King B February 3, 2016

    Yes. Of course. Beyoncé ‘s album prove it.
    Dangerously In Love (101 weeks)
    B day (74 weeks)
    IASF (97 weeks)
    4 (66 weeks)
    BEYONCÉ (107 weeks)
    Not only her album debuted at number one or over 300k, they also spent over a year including 4 w/o supported by radio hits.

  4. Cherylsoldierr February 3, 2016

    Oops my fave has it.

    • King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

      Who?

      • MOLLY GOT DRAGGED BY HER COUSIN February 3, 2016

        cherylsoldierr is hailbeysus. we use to be friends on twitter but shes a joke now

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        Excuse yourself from using my name. I never fuxked with you nor am I CherylSoldier. Y’all mothafuxkas are pathetic with theae desperate reaches. First I was Tyler, Beysus, Slay-Hive and now im CherylSoldier??? Lmfao okay i guess, whatever makes y’all happy ??

  5. Turnupking_ February 3, 2016

    Longevity is all about your market place. A lot of black artists have longevity I.e – Joe Thomas, Tanks etc but stop being Mainstream.

    Ive noticed white artists have bigger but shorter careers compared to black artists who have smaller but much longer careers.

    Just my humble opinion

    • FAF February 3, 2016

      Thank u bc there’s a difference in longevity and commercial success

      Angie stone has longevity even if she’s not RIAA certified

      This write up was too short of course TGJ just wanted to start a Stan war

      They missed gaga and a lot of others

    • King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

      That’s because these pwhite pop tarts are so easy to replace. How many times have we seen a s*** pop girl with bleach blond hair? It’s a matter of time before the new gen of Diney replace the now ex Disney.

      • WINTZ February 3, 2016

        Looooool @ the fact that NoBEYhaviour’s music has NOT charted #1 since GOOGLE exposed SONY for it’s PAYOLA antics!!!

        Kiiii

  6. Kay for Toni braxton February 3, 2016

    This site just like to bring Rihanna down, what the hell has she done u? I dont get it….

  7. No favs, just here for the music February 3, 2016

    Well….I don’t have any favs but I agree with this post. I think it was pretty insightful and accurate.

  8. RICHIE_RICH February 3, 2016

    Only time will tell!!!!!

  9. Truthness February 3, 2016

    I believe each of the aforementioned artists have “it”, the only difference is that some have “it” more than others.

    Beyonce is the premier female entertainer of this generation and of the last 15 years most definitely.

    .

    Adele is the “Shania Twain” of this generation and has become the premier ‘albums artist’ of the oncoming new generation.

    What Shania Twain did between 1996 – 2003 is what Adele has done between 2008 – 2015 thus far especially in album sales.

    .

    Iggy Azelea is the MOST SUCCESSFUL WHITE FEMALE RAPPER IN BILLBOARD HISTORY. That says alot.

    .

    Rihanna is the perfect pop star and will most certainly go down in history as a pop icon – she is liked by some and loathed by some; seen as talentless by some and worshipped by others; loved by some and controversial to others and she is the only artist of thus generation whose achievements – ommercially and especially on the #1 hits front – are nearing that of previous pop legends. I believe she can break Mariah Carey record with the most #1s by a female.

    .

    Katy Perry is a solo version of the spice girls – a cheesy, successful pop star for young white kids and they love her for that.

    .

    *Exits Post*

    • GEEZUS February 3, 2016

      Fergie and Ke$ha says Hi. ??

  10. Keri Qween February 3, 2016

    Yup the second most successful female after Madonna ?

    • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

      Where is Big Bird on this list tho ?????

      • Keri Qween February 3, 2016

        Keri’s fine being a successful songwriter with a gild album and multiple RIAA certified singles

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        Translation: No where so i stan Rihanna now.

  11. xedos February 3, 2016

    Rihanna wil last because she’s the most versatile of the group you just name.if anyone can adopt to the changing landscape it’s Rihanna.she not only adopt but set trend.secondly she does not stick to one genre she’s comfortable in all genre from rock to country reggae rnb even Latin music.no one thought she would last this long

  12. Dev February 3, 2016

    Longevity is hype because it basically forces the subject down your throats via media. Occasionally the person lives up to the hype and produces their product well or has covered enough areas to keep the public interested in one aspect incase another fails, so in essence, keeping yourself out their when you make your break is the key.
    Talent plays a very small part in modern popular culture.

  13. Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

    I’m so proud of Beyonce. She is on the road to legendary status. She’s already a Pop Icon at such a young age. Very accomplished and talented. I look forward to each era more than the previous!??#Longevity ??

  14. Tasha February 3, 2016

    Yep. Queen Bey. Queen of the past two generations. Not one fad has hindered her. When all these girls lights burn out, Beyonce will still be there doing her thang as she has already proved. Legend in the making.

    • Slay_Hive February 3, 2016

      LMAOOOOO I know that’s right!! 🙂 🙂

  15. Keegan Parker February 3, 2016

    Plain and simple Rihanna is this generation’s Madonna seeing as all of the things being said have been said about Madonna ..Beyoncé is this generations female Mj and we know who was left standing between the 2 even before his death……holla #Navy

    • FAF February 3, 2016

      No
      Madonna old ass has years between each album
      Rihanna career success was one long era she never sat down longer than 12 Mos
      So if u go tour to tour u can’t cool down

      This album is her “fantasy ride”
      Top 10 single but no sales to match

      • King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

        what?

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 3, 2016

        Marsha! Marsha! Marsha
        In other words, unlike Madonna’s, Rihanna’s career has been built on churning out hit single after hit single, without focus on the actual album.

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        Waits for FAGKIESHA’S and his 38455263839373636 excuses
        Rihanna is only called Black Madonna bh the Navi because of her .99 singles.
        She doesn’t touch Madonna’s Albums, creativity, impact, songwriting skills, artistry and longevity. Lmao

      • King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

        Hahaha, one you clowns try to bully people into thinking BEYsic is the new MJ. Ha!
        .
        Two, She’s not The Black Madonna, she’s Rihanna. The power in HER name and it’s writing along the stars. No really, her name is up there with Madonna, MJ, Janet, Mariah and so on with her records.

      • WINTZ February 3, 2016

        What in the Land OF endless FU€KERY are you even saying?!!!

        Everyone has their OWN FORMULA for success. ChartsaysBYE aka BEYgone aka BEYlazy cannot release an album every year for 7 years like ICONNA because her music SUCKS!!

        She was spacing albums and the general public STILL grew TIRED of the W!+€H!! Kiiii

        Looooool omg *gwen stafani’s voice* You’re really SEETHING “Underneath It All”.

        Everyone has their individual LANE!! U tried it.. Kiiii

    • Sandra February 4, 2016

      MJ is bigger than madonnna even in death soo ir point is??? Madonna was NEVER on Michael’s level… His career is almost 50 years long.

  16. Kitteneyez February 3, 2016

    Yes all my faves have longevity they will be here next 20 Years

  17. OMG Logic!!! February 3, 2016

    My fave is among the legends. She sits comfortably at the table of MJ, The Beatles, Madonna, Whitney, Celine, and all the other legends.

    • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 3, 2016

      Shut up, h**! You ran from me dragging your ass all the way to my garbage can and back last time. Get out of line with me again, and see if that wig won’t fly off.

      • OMG Logic!!! February 3, 2016

        I don’t know you.

    • killian February 4, 2016

      Hope u dont mean rihanna.I would not want you insulting those legends by adding her name there.BEYgone stupid.

  18. King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

    If you have 10+ years of success and a career that is consistent and/or rises, then you have longevity. 9 times out of 10, if you didn’t start out at a young age, like teens, you don’t have the same level of success because the fans won’t have a “we grown up with you” effect. So Rihanna, Beyonce, Usher, JT and a few others are good. Adele and Talyor need more time, sure they’re selling a lot, but I remember Britney and boybands, rock bands and rappers (50 Cent, Ja Rule) selling like hot cakes and you could tell anyone that their career would be short lived.

    • Jay February 3, 2016

      Jennifer Lopez released her first album at 30 years old. One of the most successful latinas in the biz.
      Nicki Minaj broke into the biz at age 26, & is one of the most successful female rappers of all time.
      Susan Boyle
      Mary J. Blige
      Mariah Carey
      ….and so many icons started their music careers in their early to late 20s.

  19. credits February 3, 2016

    Wow, I mean if you think about it…..there is barely anything in Rihanna’s discography that she can sing when she is 65 lol. Maybe that’s why she wanted more ‘timeless songs’ for this era.

  20. JanStan February 3, 2016

    Legends:
    Janet
    Madonna
    Mariah
    Among others

    Legends in the making:
    Bey
    Adele
    Gaga

    PopStars:
    Katy
    Rihanna
    Taylor

    Popstars can dominate charts, but they don’t inspire the next group of legends in the making. When they’re gone they’re done. No legacy. No influence. Period.

    • King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

      We say this because those artist were the MTV generation. When the legends you names first came out, they were just BIG stars and Franklin, Barber, Cher, Stevie and so on were legends that no one could touch. My point is, let these new artist and today’s artist GET THERE.

      • JanStan February 3, 2016

        The problem is the popstars aren’t getting any younger. Do u hear people say she’s the next Rihanna or she’s the next Katy Parry? No one does cause they aren’t inspiring to up and comers like the legends in the making I mentioned are. Their chart success is undeniable. But as far who they want to be as artists, I don’t see anyone aspiring to be anyone on my popstar list.

      • King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

        Rita, Cassie and SO many Rihanna Wanna Bes. And Bang Bang girl other song sounds like a Katy song and Demi’s new songs sounds like a Katy song. But again, they’re still young, but Rihanna will never be replace. She’s just that fresh.

      • JanStan February 3, 2016

        So she inspired insignificance?

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        @JanStan DEATH!!

  21. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV17 February 3, 2016

    Beyblade Is A Granny With No More Fruitful Yoke To Come Out Of That Unholy P*ssy. Dead. Why Is She Even Mentioned With A List Of Young Yoke Of These Beautiful Females? She Is 10 Years Near Menopause. SCREAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. HailBeysus February 3, 2016

    Lmao @ the pressed ass Navi coming in here and disliking the Hives Comments

  23. Tyler Makiavelli February 3, 2016

    Beyonce’s already a veteran in the game. 20+ years and counting….

    • JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV17 February 3, 2016

      10 Year Till Menopause And Counting SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 3, 2016

        Are we counting Anti’s album sales?
        Or are they still stalled at 460?

    • WINTZ February 3, 2016

      Just because she AGES and it ShOWS.. That doesn’t make her a legend honey!

      RIDDLE me THIS:

      How can BEYneathHERpeers be a legend in making when she SELDOM makes HiSTORY?!

      What is her WOW moment that will be remembered and shared YEARS to come?

      Rihanna- THE youngest most dominantly consistent SERIAL HIT MAKER of this generation and she is continuously celebrated for 10 WHOLE YEARS.

      MJ- had THRILLER
      MADONNA – VOGUE
      JANET JACKSON- VELVET ROPE
      BEYONCE- deflated tummy on national tv

      Kiiiii

      How can you be a LEGEND in the making when u stay disrespecting other Legends?!
      —-
      Especially the black ones!! They ain’t gona receive you chile!

      No wonder B!+€H-BYE is being continuously black balled by people’s EARDRUMS kiii

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 3, 2016

        ^^^Why is the Real Housewife of Section 8 in my reply section ^^^

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        Don’t pay that Navi Rihject any mind. It hasn’t taken it’s medication today. It’s desperate for attention because the Navi disowned it. Only Markiesha and that delusional other thing that dreamt it dragged the Hive ??? fuxks with it. Not one other stan has mentioned it or interacted with it.

  24. Weezy Tha Goat February 3, 2016

    Lil Wayne has been in the game since 1995, need I say more? Millions of Albums Millions of Singles, successful tours, Grammy Wins. And he’s still a top contender in Hip Hop even despite his lyrical content.

    • King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

      And still Birdman’s main h00ker and h03. Lil Layme is DONE.

      • Keri Qween February 3, 2016

        Kiiiii

        Wayne is an old syrup sipping addict, with multiple STDs and 8 children by 5 different women. A c*** if I’ve ever seen one.

        He may sell big first week but that’s it

      • Weezy Tha Goat February 3, 2016

        Rihanna is everybody’s h**.

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        True Dat, her walls are so loose she could swallow china whole!

      • WINTZ February 3, 2016

        GEEZUS!!!!!

        Take the wheel!!!

    • #JACKIE February 3, 2016

      Who?

      • Weezy Tha Goat February 3, 2016

        #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago #10tearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago

      • #JACKIE February 3, 2016

        Where is Lil Weazel’s album? He’s so 2008. All these years in the business and Birdman still owns him. Drake is king now. That’s why you’re mad.

      • Weezy Tha Goat February 3, 2016

        #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago #10yearsago

  25. orangeyougladIdidntsaybanana February 3, 2016

    So the question is whether Rihanna has longevity and it’s being asked 11 years after her debut album and her status as the only person that is constantly pitted against Beyoncé

    Makes sense.

    • King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

      The pest hates Rihanna because she’s not a Ciara, Amerie, Ashanti, Kelly, Michael, Lasagna, Le Toy, Ferret, Gags or the rest of the girls Beyonce killed. There’s no stoping her.

      • King B February 4, 2016

        Oh, don’t forget the “princess of R&B” that you stan for. Survivor was the third biggest selling album worldwide in 2001. TWO THOUSAND AND ONE 🙂

  26. Anti460 February 3, 2016

    Its a post with opinion written by people like you and me so there’s nothing to brag about . TGJ staff clearly ador Bey may be they are on the beyism who know…
    Beyonce don’t have 20+ years of career but 13 years …before 2003 she were on a group so it dont count . And Beyonce its not that respected im a fan but Beyonce have a fake personality with time people gonna get tired of it ,she copy MJ, Tina turner , james brown and all the likes …but people dont notice it.
    When in comes to their studio work Beyonce = Rihanna it’s just because Bey can sing on live and with those fake behind the scene “i am a real artist” doc people think Beyonce is better but she’s not.she doesnt write s*** or produce s***. Legend ?? Let me laugh…

    Since her debut in 2005 people were saying the same that Rihanna its just a one hit wonder and that in a couple of month she will have the christina millan traitemnt but guess what ? We are in 2016 and Rihanna is still here ..people were saying during the flop of Rated R that her career was over …but surprise after that she had more hit .stadium tour by herself .. multiplatinium album ww… Rihanna is not about to disappear sooner sorry for those who pray for it.

    Adele have to find something.else to talk about because when another girl with a broken heart will show her ass people will.skip on Adele ..

    Iggy will not last for long cause she put herself in a box ..and Nicki Minaj is a too serious threat.

    • Cough Cough February 3, 2016

      Girl can you just type in your native language and we can just google translate your comment? It is too difficult to properly interpret your struggle paragraphs

  27. #JACKIE February 3, 2016

    Obvious stan war bait. I’ve been dragging Rihanna nonstop since Anti dropped. I’m exhausted. Coconut head ass flop.

  28. King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

    One more and I’m done. Because I can’t lower myself with pest. But why would Rihanna want to be Beyonce? So Rihanna doesn’t want #1 hits, international albums, 210 million records sold, owning her masters, her label, being marketable, having FULL control of her career and so on. For what? A petty fan base and some grammys? Rihanna been surpassed Beyonce, we’re on to Mariah and Madonna. Plus she’s tied with MJ with 13 #1’s. What? #1’s all the sudden doesn’t matter? Oh ok, noticed only the legends have over 10. After this week (because it been SO much fun seeing your foot all the way in your mouths) you pest will never get my attention. But don’t worry, this week, you’re going to get this @ss whooping.
    .
    http://img.ifcdn.com/images/a9179c318d6536db9664111c824dc5d087ea009b54cec93cb88feccd2f1246fd_1.gif

    • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

      Exhibit A of a CONFUSED Man ?
      ?

      Gurrrrl you need to get your facts straight. First you were saying Rihanna sold 230 million records. Than another stan said she sold 270 million records. Another claimed she was just 10m away from 200m which is correct, but that will change after Anti. Now she went back down to 210m????

    • Cough Cough February 3, 2016

      Mariah, Madonna, MJ and Beyoncé all have something in common: songs or performances or talents that will transcend forever. Songs you will still listen to when you are old and grey, performances you can look back on in 50 years and still see as relevant or “slayful”, eras of undeniable transcending iconography that will always be attributed to them (visual/musical etc).. Rihanna’s just has popular songs because of the digital era. She doesn’t have anything beyond that. That’s what separates her from those people- tagible, actual backing. Her singing lackluster, her performing is subpar and not memorable/unique. her songs are catchy but very fad heavy and she herself doesn’t really want to “perform” them and besides being popular she’s not consigned by her musical peers. No not rappers or producers or bubble gummers, but actual other talented singers. So really the only thing she has in common with those ppl is popular songs. It begins and ends there. Even Madonna, in her heyday, put out original/timeless music and was a great performer which made up for the lack of musical ability. Once numbers are taken away and you get in the talent at least Madge has those merits. Of substance to stand onI don’t get why Rihanna just never worked hard enough to get that much better as she had more potential.

      • Memo February 3, 2016

        C’mon. I’m not a Rihanna stan, but Beyoncé will not trascend like Mariah or Madonna. That’s delusional to believe.

  29. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV17 February 3, 2016

    The Way How I F*cked Up All Of Tyeecia’s Troll Profiles(Slayhive,King Navy,Sceisethroned) Yesterday. Tyleecia As Well Decided To Let His Other Troll Profile Called ‘AnalKeatingsNewWig’ Come When The Navy Was Asleep With A Brand New Wig After Getting Dragged Multiple Times In The Past. MY SWEET V*GINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Kiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Purple Cl*t Weak Shade. Thanks For The Great Name B*tch. Until Next Time.

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        DEAD __/\_____/\_______________________

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig February 3, 2016

        The way this fat piece of s*** JustineSkyeHasDiarrRIHeah continues to have psychotic MELTDOWNS over the hive is sooo funny! Now she’s claimin that I dragged her when the Nazi was asleep (even tho I commented half an hour after she left her pathetically comical shade). It keeps threatening to leave the site because it can’t handle the butchering it receives. And now it’s trying to use reverse psychology to get me to stop calling it JustineSkyeHasAPurpleClît ….. Kiii, no wh00re that’s ya name that I gave u so take this muthafvcking ‘L’ with pride.

  30. HailBeysus February 3, 2016

    DEATH the delusion of Navy is unfathomable! Poorthings got dragged for filth all weak they’ve resorted to calling everyone a Troll account! Lmao
    #NaviNeedsPrayer

  31. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 3, 2016

    I know for sure that Bey doesn’t have it. That’s why she flopped on only her fourth effort and has been #8yearsaslave to the billboard hot 100. My faves have it tho.

    • Cough Cough February 3, 2016

      Oh please Mariah consigns Beyoncé hahahahaha. Go back to your timeout hole girl

    • LDN Chick February 3, 2016

      That doesn’t even make sense… again. When hating makes you stupid…

  32. King Mark111 /.\ February 3, 2016

    Since Sony was clocked by Google for having bot views, paying radio stations to force play their artist songs, Beyonce haven’t had a #1 and barley a hit since. lol #8YearsAgo

    • Cough Cough February 3, 2016

      Well to her credit in those 8 years she has worked & bettered her craft (sinning/dancing), made her live show and performances better and consistent and shown what it looks like to truly care to ascend in your artistry. Has Rihanna? Her singing has made the most minimal of growth- live? Tragic.. Her performing is just as lackluster. Her music has changed but her natural talent as basic as it’s always been

    • WINTZ February 3, 2016

      Wait… Let me REREAD this comment.

      GOOGLE clocked SONY for PAYING radio stations to SPIN unBEYlievable’s music???

      What YEAR?? Hahaha

      Let me research this because ch… Kiiiiiiii

    • GEEZUS February 3, 2016

      Last time I checked Drunk In Love went to #2. And is multiplatinum. So is her album… So…

      • WINTZ February 3, 2016

        Which is right but u fail to add that this was:

        1: After ripping off from Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk” era’s formula to produce DRUNK IN LOVE,
        Which was birth after BEYneathHERPeers listened to and got her LIFE from DRUNK ON LOVE – via ICONNA’S impacting album.

        2: SKINNING out her Vajayjay for poor lil traumatized BLUE IVY to view on national TV, while in a THONG.

        All of this to blatant embarrassment only allowed her to stall at #2.

      • HailBeysus February 3, 2016

        Lmao your irrelevant and desperate ass is still seething over the Hive??? Hoehanna inspires nothing but future thots kii! Kanyes MBDTF inspired and made ST happen he says Hello!
        Poor CheatAnna after all them 4835252738473 albums this decade and still not worthy of this list LMFAO!!!
        http://www.billboard.com/photos/6436436/20-best-albums-2010s-half-decade/1

  33. JustineSkyeLOVESRihannaV17 February 3, 2016

    B*tch I Just Looked At The Other Rihanna Thread Where I Destroyed Tyleecia/SlayHive And It Left A Comment Saying “You Look Like A Migos Song’. That’s Why They Stay Rearranging Their Psychotherapy Appointments Because They AlwaysDrag Themselves. Navy, Im About To Retire Soon. I Haven’t Seen Anyone That Can Drag Like Me Yet.

  34. ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 3, 2016

    So, y’all “unbiased” selves are gonna say that Rih needs vocal and performance lessons, but not say the same for Katy? Y’all do know that Katy has less of a stage presence than Rih, right? All that shouting and, poor dancing and half-singing isn’t exactly an acquired taste. I’m done.

    Why didn’t y’all do one on Taylor? We all know that she’ll at least survive another 5-10 years.

    • JanStan February 3, 2016

      I put them both with Rihanna:)

      • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 3, 2016

        I understand. Too bad Katy doesn’t push albums like Taylor and Rih, though.

  35. ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 3, 2016

    I swear if Kesha doesn’t find a way to release new music her career will be FINISHED, FIN, FINITO! It’s not right what happened to her, but we all know that pop music fans/lovers will drop you and move on ton another artist as soon as you stop releasing music. If she does have a comeback, I don’t know if it’ll be as big as it needs to be for her to pick up where she left off.

  36. Danny Bey February 3, 2016

    MJ, Whitney, Bey… We’re good over here. ?

  37. ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 3, 2016

    Y’all should’ve did one on Ciara (Mama Go Girl) and Gaga (even though I’m not that fond of her). Where’s the male artists too?

    • Lmfao_Hoe February 3, 2016

      Justin Bieber should’ve been on this list, I couldve sworn in 2013 his career was suppose to be dead. But (since he went back to his white side) everything all cool now? even after he was caught on camera several times calling black folks n****** too smh the new Elvis.

  38. LDN Chick February 3, 2016

    Beyonce unquestionably has it to the point people forget she’s not actually of the Katy Perry, Gaga and Rihanna generation but the Xtina, Britney and Alicia days. Her prevalance in the industry as been strong for soo long now. Rihanna,is the next best one on that list but if she doesn’t recover after this anti era it will questionable. I believe Adele will too, she’s proved she is more than just a fad artist so whatever she puts out from now will sell decently for a long time to come.

  39. Mariah February 3, 2016

    My fave is LONGEVITY

  40. Royalkev February 3, 2016

    Beyonce will last another 15 years.
    Rihanna will last another 15 years.
    Taylor will last another 15 years.

    Despite whether you think these artists have talent or not, you must admit that there’s some versatility in their artistry. They’ve also secured a lane and believe it or not, their music has evolved. Again, if you’re being objective, you’ll find that they’ve all reached new levels of growth in their works: B’day->4, GGGB->Rated R and Fearless->1989.

    I’m on the fence with Katy. She’s very surface with her talent, BUT she does have a gift for songwriting.

    I’m on the fence with Adele. She’s a bit one dimensional, BUT she does have raw talent. Period.

    I’m on the fence with Gaga. She’s hurt her credibility with this pretentious, watered-down version of “true self”, but she is also another one with raw talent.

    I’m on the fence with Ariana. I don’t know why, but she just feels like her career path will be that of a Jojo (and I love her, but she went from very commercial to underrated).

    Iggy will not stick around for another 15!
    Miley will not last another 15!
    Nick Jonas, Jason Derulo, One Direction will not!
    Kesha – no!

    Drake, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith are all a shoe in! … Especially Bruno!

    Justin is a media darling, he’ll stick around regardless … I’ll be damned if that Selena does though!

  41. WINTZ February 3, 2016

    15 more years without any WOW moment(s). Kiiii

  42. What now February 3, 2016

    Damn near all artists will have longevity. They will just slip out of the mainstream media site but still be around. Artists like Riri, Beyoncé, and etc. will tour the world in a Tina Turner/Madonna kind of way, while artists like Iggy, Selena, Justin, and etc will become the Jessica Simpsons and Aaron Carters of our generation. Everyone that is still here (Madonna, Mariah, Céline, and etc) have true longevity bc they have been doing this for 20+ years and still have some kind of relevancy and still top Forbes lists getting old and new coin. That should be all artists goals. This article is stupid af. This could have an amazing and serious discussion, but whatevs. Get your coin Sam!

  43. StopLyingggg February 3, 2016

    Sooool I was hoping to see Nicki minaj LMAOOO how u put Katy but not Nicki and Katy has more hits lol Nicki has no Grammy no number on hit either no female rap feature no radio freestyles nada

    • Tyler Makiavelli February 3, 2016

      No, how did they put Iggy and not Nicki? lol

    • WINTZ February 3, 2016

      She wants LEGENDARY stat and an authentic Grammy like KIM. Both of which NIcKY doesn’t have.

      She and the blonde keep taking shots in these respectively celebrated Legends direction!

      RIHANNA has too much respect for the ART of MUSiC to so something so REPUGNANT!

      I’m honouring Miss Tina Turner not the other Tina with the plastic tuna face for Black History Month!! We SEE you LEGEND!!! STRONG Nubian Queen!! I watched your movie and you ROCK!!

  44. WINTZ February 3, 2016

    The NEED for US to SEE its blasphemous trolling is URGENT! Such a kiiiiiiii

    Hail needs Bail!!
    Looool

    This pathetic clingy and needy B!+€H has officially EARNED itself an automatic SKIP over it’s comments!

    We aren’t licensed to assist the destitute! BYE

  45. T February 3, 2016

    Queen bey obviously has longevity, I mean she’s been killing it non stop for 20 yrs! The navy is pressed about the Queen because they know their fave is falling off……#460 lmao.

  46. blue February 4, 2016

    its funny all this people quick to dismiss rihanna when her influence in the newer artist is evident. This new girls releasing rihanna leftovers are trying to recreate what rihanna has perfected, now tell me which new artist are trying to make beyonce music? Its easy to name drop a famous name as inspiration but when their influence doesnt actually show up in you work…???

  47. Thando February 4, 2016

    Adele has got it organically all the other people have it through training and good management

  48. Ilovemusic February 4, 2016

    So I’m guessing the point of this post was to shade Rih? And hale Bey and Adele? I love them all, and I can listen to Rih’s old music just like I can Bey’s just depends on my mood.I love Adele too, but for her music to be so timless its boring. All of her albums sound the same. Congrats to any artist on your success. I dont see how watching some one fail makes some of you so happy. Hatred is so real in this world.

    • Ilovemusic February 4, 2016

      *hail

  49. Chica February 4, 2016

    My fav has been in the business for 26 years. Queen Mariah will still be around when all these so called pop stars of today have been forgotten.

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