BRITs Boost: Rihanna & Beyonce Rise On iTunes UK With New Singles

Published: Thursday 25th Feb 2016 by David

The competition between Beyonce and Rihanna has made its way to iTunes UK.

Details below…

Though a large number of unsold tickets has seen Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ tour struggle to keep up with Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ venture, the ‘Work’ performer is currently outperforming her on the aforementioned tally.

‘Work‘, supported by the rapper Drake, shot to #2 on the chart following her live delivery of it at last night’s BRIT awards. This, despite its parent album being on course to becoming one of her lowest selling sets in the market in which her third studio album ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ was certified platinum…six times.

Meanwhile, Yonce‘s Coldplay-led jam ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ sits two spots beneath it at #4 but two spots above Adele’s ‘When We Were Young’ which resides at #6.

As for ‘Formation’? Its buzz cut status means it will not serve as an official Beyonce single, only released to spark interest in the icon’s stadium tour.

Why said tour’s success may spell trouble for Rihanna?

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  1. RASHAD February 25, 2016

    Slay ladies!

    • You tried February 25, 2016

      Just bought my TICKETS TO FORMATION TOUR!!!!!!!!!! BOUT TO SEE THE QUEEN!!!

      • Nonya February 25, 2016

        Chile I don’t think you’re ready for the slayage! yes Gawd! You and me both

      • You tried February 25, 2016

        I went to MrsCarter Show twice and King Bey slayed my entire life! Can’t wait for FORMATION

  2. datredd23 February 25, 2016

    rihs tour will be fine she always draws a large following in the UK same with her album sales she never out the gate has huge numbers but she does have staying power

    • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

      If that’s the case, then why did she have to downgrade from performing at 70K stadiums to 17K arenas?
      Why did Anti only sell 175K in physical 1st week sales?
      Why is the album stalled at 400K worldwide?
      The Navy dragged Beyonce, Gaga, Nicki, Ciara and etc. But now that Rihanna is in the hot seat, you want us to take it easy on her?

      • coockiness February 25, 2016

        can you plz post alink to this story so we can verify the receipts?

        i realize a lot of yall come here talking s*** out ur mouth without any proof at all

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

        Girl bye! That is not my job.
        If you want to see some receipts then I suggest that you scroll throughout TGJ. Because Sam spilled the tea about a week ago.

      • Cupid February 26, 2016

        I see you on every Rihanna post consistently hating! Anti is Platinum, Work is a number 1 single and congrats to Rih for being one of the only Black artist that is album to perform at a stadium! Y’all are a mess!

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 26, 2016

        MIND YOUR OWN F***** BUSINESS B****

      • MannyG February 26, 2016

        14 #1 singles and. Certified platinum album. I DO Think so.

    • bash February 25, 2016

      At $10 a ticket I damn well hope so…

    • What now February 25, 2016

      True tea

      • coockiness February 25, 2016

        so i did some research on that $10 ticket post and its an absolute lie!!!

        and if you give away 1 million copies of your album its obviously not gonnna sell as fast, thats common sense

  3. HailBeysus February 25, 2016

    Yasss Bey snatching Foreheads scalp!!! Can’t wait for the Album numbers kiii!!!

    • datredd23 February 25, 2016

      please stop both ladies are doing fine you never give props!

      • HailBeysus February 25, 2016

        Stfu forhead deserves it! Now dismiss yourself from my reply section!

      • Cupid February 26, 2016

        Exactly! The top digital and streaming female artist w/ 7/8 platinum albums deserves her success.

      • Rozel February 28, 2016

        But Rihanna is the only black artist nowadays that is topping the charts. Name any other black female artist that has recently gotten a no. 1 on the billboard charts. Instead of people giving this girl props they always trying to tear her down.

    • Cupid February 26, 2016

      And how do you compare the two? Rih gave away 1million albums. I’d like to see Bey give away 1million albums and still do as well as Rih!

      • HailBeysus February 26, 2016

        Gurrrl you need to stfu and deal fRih a flop this era! Let clock all your tea right quivk! First off Super Bowl is all American honey! So her stadiums selling out because of superbowl sounds stupid! Especially when the hive done clocked that tea! Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, and Bruno Mars just to name a few didn’t exactly sell out their tours dispite playing the Halftime show! DEATH YOU HOEEES STAY MAKING EXCUSES FOR CHEATANNA!! Jay-Z done already proved fRih a flop! He gave away 1 million free copies and still debuted with 500k and the album is certified multiplatnium! Yet the artists with 14 #1 and multiple worldwide hits is only scanninh 400k in Worldwide sales in 1month LMFAO!!!! THE FUXKING EXCUSES Beyonce doesn’t need to give away shít and cheat her way to a platinum certification because her fan base stays buying her music!

  4. TheBeysusImpact February 25, 2016

    To think a buzz single that wasn’t bought by Samsung would help Bey sell out stadiums… ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

    • Cupid February 26, 2016

      Oh please! Bey announce her tour during the super bowl! She couldn’t have announced it on a larger scale. I applaud bey for her talent but lately she’s been an opportunist and relies on gimmicks to sale albums. She’ll run out of tricks soon.

  5. Pro beyonce February 25, 2016

    Yes Im ready for B6!!!! A long time ago if you ask me…..
    I need to know those lyrics Beyonce so I can sing along

    Love me some riri but I didnt bought tickets for her concert

  6. DEL BEY February 25, 2016


  7. FC/JC February 25, 2016

    And before the Navy/Haters come in here asking where Formation is on the official Billboard charts…. How easily we forget that Rihanna offered 3 Official/Unofficial singles that were barely scraping the Bubbling under and didnt even make the cut to appear on ANTi… Bey is allowed one buzz single, atleast its doing its job and selling out her tour, So i really dont want to hear the Gay-Vy or anyone else trying to come for Formation and its impact.

    • shakira stan February 25, 2016

      Under bubbling ?
      Wasn’t four five secs a top 10 hit?
      you hives are as pathetic as your favs …liars and fraudsters …Shame on you for this despicable lie …ugly useless shameless liar .

    • Keri Qween February 25, 2016

      You’re an idiot

      All of the songs prior to Anti charted

      Worry about your fave and stop clinging to the hive!+

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

        The irony! B**** worry about YOUR own fave and stop trying to hide behind the Salvation Army.
        Keri Hilson’s career has hit an all time low. She’s resorted to making collaborations with Young Thug.

      • bash February 25, 2016

        Because she released them to radio and iTunes… Bey did not… IE GrownWoman BowDown

      • PRINCE MACHIAVEL February 25, 2016

        Ha! Tyler, Clock That B****!?

      • Rosie February 25, 2016

        shdkdnf Tyler clock it
        The kii is that Young Thug’s ACTUAL debut album will outsell Keri’s next for sure and Best Friend is climbing up the charts fast (will likely go top 40 and has over 80 million views on YouTube).

      • HailBeysus February 25, 2016

        Death!!! So Big Bird just gunna let Tyler clock her ass like that and run scared ????? (sips tea ☕?)

    • What now February 25, 2016

      Why do you even comment on artists with record labels? 19k bih

    • Cupid February 26, 2016

      Bey’s last top 10 hit was single ladies! Bey was smart to stream it for free

      • HailBeysus February 26, 2016

        Your dumbass should refrain from commenting. Beys last top 10 single was Drunk In Love which charted at #2 on BBHot100.

  8. Rihannnnnnaaa February 25, 2016

    Coldplay are smart AF, for getting the song played on radio by labelling it as a Coldplay feat beyonce song hence why it’s blowing up on uk radio , when in reality she’s not even credited on the song so the top ten hit won’t go to her but she’s the only reason why this song is a hit.

  9. M El February 25, 2016

    Rihanna got that legend power.hate as you may,God got her and she’s still go RiRi..muuaah????

  10. HailBeysus February 25, 2016

    The bigger kiii in all this, is how the Gavvy trashed talked Beyonce for years and said Cheatanna was her replacement. Now that these ladies finally have eras colliding it’s obvious who’s slaying. Bey hasn’t even released and offical single or an album and is slaying. The Navy can’t deal because they know Beys album will do better. They know she’ll add more dates to her tour once the album drops. They also know she’ll stack up them awards as well! They Navy are scrambling and resorting to “Beyonce just can’t let anyone shine!” Hahahaha bitxh y’all wanted this! Now that its here and fRih is being held down by Adele and Taylor while Bey is scalping that hoee with her tomahawk y’all crying foul!!! ?????? IM LVING FOR THIS ERA!!!!!!

    • Memo February 26, 2016

      Isn’t Beyoncé being held down by Adele and Taylor too??? Beyoncé will never surpass them. The self-drag.

  11. trishna2 February 25, 2016

    Rihanna in Roc Nation can’t do anything good with her career.Every step is destroyed by beyonce!!!

    • HailBeysus February 25, 2016

      Rihanna is destroying herself! She is her OWN BOSS after all i thought.

      • HailBeysus February 25, 2016

        Did y’all see!! DC returns to Billboards Dance/Club song at the top with Brandy! Damn Bey slaying with a BUZZ SINGLE AND A GIRL GROUP THAT NO LONGER EXIST!!! KIII When will any of fRihs 67352627 singles return to any BBChart lmao!!!

    • bash February 25, 2016

      She has been at ROC for years…this is her doing…her disregard for what she’s been blessed with is showing… Respect your craft, practice, sacrifice weed smoking once and awhile to preserve your voice… Long story short, eat the humble pie, and grow up… Show responsible with your “business”

  12. RICHIE_RICH February 25, 2016

    Congrats ladies, slay !!!!!!

  13. Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

    Congrats Bey!
    As for Rhianna…..good luck booking that stage that you speak of * sips tea*

    • shakira stan February 25, 2016

      Good luck beyonce having another child …we all know she is as barren as you . Father’s spleen.
      No wonder she had to steal blue ivy .

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

        Don’t take your frustrations out on Blue Ivy just because her NANNY’S album is currently collecting dust at the bottom of the shelves.

      • shakira stan February 25, 2016

        Her nanny is Kelly the same woman beyonce ruined her career and turned her to a washed up singer .

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

        Anti is such a f****** flop.
        Blue Ivy could use all of its earnings for lunch money AND she still wouldn’t have enough.

  14. Cinnamon Gir February 25, 2016

    I’ve asked lots of folks about Rihanna and Beyonce. Almost all of them have no opinion about Rihanna. They just didn’t care for her at all. But everyone has an opinion about Beyonce. Men, women, black, white, young, old. Whether it’s good or bad everyone has something to say about Beyonce. Even the presidential debate brought up Beyonce. Her impact is that huge

    • shakira stan February 25, 2016

      People do have alot of opinion about ciara
      Some think she is a man
      Others think she is a tyranny
      Others think baby future is unlucky to pop out from that loose p**** .
      Others think adult future infected her with H** and h***** that’s why she is abstaining from s**.

      • Cinnamon Gir February 25, 2016

        And who is Shakira again?

      • shakira stan February 25, 2016

        Another pop star who is richer more well known and has a better career than your shut the heck up and climb into ciara’s smelly p**** .

      • What now February 25, 2016

        SCREAMING @shakira stan

  15. CollectingPrivates February 25, 2016

    Congrats rih. Just got my ticket to her Atlanta show. Work work work work work work. Never thought I would be a big fan of her but after Rated R she had me sold and now I’m hear for it. For me anti is her best album. I hope she continues with this style of music.

  16. shakira stan February 25, 2016

    Beyonce will always be under rihanna just like her ugly baby blue ivy is under the illuminati curse .

    • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

      What does Blue Ivy have to do with this…..

      • shakira stan February 25, 2016

        Shut the f*** up b****… weren’t you dragging a dead aliyah the other day ….if you can drag a dead body that can’t defend herself then I can drag that nappy haired transgender blue ivy.

      • HailBeysus February 25, 2016

        LMFAO!!! Because all of our favs are coming to every social media outlet defending themselves against the stan base draggings. BITXH!!! Tone it the fuxk down! You are the definition of DELUSIONAL!!

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

        So what!?? Just because Aaliyah is dead doesn’t mean that people aren’t allowed to have opinions about her career.
        How are u gonna bash Blue Ivy for being “nappy headed” when your FiveHeaded friend is black!?
        I hope you get shot in the face, you stupid German Nazi m***********!

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

        ^^^ Evidence that the world is ending^^^
        Shakira Stan’s existence contains every reason why God flooded the earth….and why he’s so close to doing it again lmao

      • shakira stan February 25, 2016

        U forgot the reason Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed.

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

        @shakira Stan
        You just shaded yourself you f****** idiot kiiii

      • shakira stan February 25, 2016

        No I didn’t …am a girl and I like men .

      • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

        Stupid b****! Smdh

      • shakira stan February 25, 2016


  17. Barb B**** February 25, 2016

    Beyonce is coming for blood she will slay anti era even without a #1

  18. RihYonce February 25, 2016

    Beyoncé is coming for blood !! I hope She announces the album release date & the single next week? ready for bey to slay the world again !!!

  19. RihYonce February 25, 2016

    I really think of bey releases her single with the video which she probably will, she could definitely get her #1 single. Even though it doesn’t matter but a #1 should definitely be a target this era

  20. trellbeylike February 25, 2016

    Both Beyoncé and Rihanna have landed on top of Billboard hot 200(albums) and 100(singles) a total of 16 times each in their total careers so far. Beyoncé with 9 #1 singles and 7 #1 albums, and Rihanna with 14 #1 singles and 2 #1 albums. These Black Queens killing it regardless. Beyoncé is killing it with a free buzz single selling out stadiums within minutes. Rihanna celebrating 100m records sold ww. Give them props when they’re do. #BowDown #ManDown

    • King Mark111 /.\ February 25, 2016

      Some of those are Destiny Child’s #1’s, not Beyonce’s. Nice try tho.

      • HailBeysus February 25, 2016

        Key word here is CAREER dumbass! He knows that. Which is why he said throughout their entire careers. DC is apart of her career. But solo she has been on top of BB Mainstream charts 10x as a solo act. 5 #1 singles and 5 #1 albums!! God the gavvy are illiterate!

  21. Cinnamon Gir February 25, 2016

    @shakira Stan, I still don’t know who this Zaka Sula person is that you Stan for

  22. killian February 25, 2016

    I’m so happy for you both but most especially Beyonce,shes come to prove the haters wrong,i mean death at blacklisting her singles in the united States of A…it just shows Shes more global than we all imagined.

  23. SWISH February 25, 2016

    even when both women are being praised, the hive and the navy are still arguing smh

    • HailBeysus February 25, 2016

      DEATH!! No lies spoken we a hot mess ????! Oh well its fun and gives everyone some kii kii’s lol!

  24. Rosie February 25, 2016

    Yeah the Navy/Hive stan war is boring now and has been boring since 2014.
    Hopefully Work climbing up the charts can help sell out those stadiums! It’s weird she cancelled two dates there when the UK is probably her biggest market.

    • Tyler Makiavelli February 25, 2016

      * sips piping hot tea *

  25. Royalkev February 25, 2016

    It’s great news for Hive and Navy, both ladies are enjoying continued success! 🙂

  26. Cinnamon Gir February 25, 2016

    @cockiness the $10 ticket sales for Rihanna’s tour is totally true. That student was not lying. She is indeed giving tickets away to Seton HAll University students

  27. Fatusankoh February 25, 2016

    You go queen bey I am so ready for the tour and album you always give your all you work hard and it shows

  28. yesterday was Aaliyah 37birthday to the good music February 26, 2016


  29. MannyG February 26, 2016

    Bee hasn’t had a #1 single in over 7 years, and her music is getting very tired.

  30. truth teller February 26, 2016

    hate how Beyonce is alwasys trying to attach her brand to Rihanna’s ….LAME

    Same way she keeps the jacksons in her mouth…I couldn’t be a Jackson, after she insulting them oh I would make sure the bish knew to keep my famiily name out her thirsty mouth.

    If you haven’t LISTENED to ANTI please do…great MUSIC!

  31. truth teller February 26, 2016

    Bey cannot stand alone, first it was DC so she could stand out against hand picked people they knew she would outshine

    Then its was collabing with Jay, Luther, Sean P., Gaga, Shakira

    The constant next MJ , cloning Tina T (then turning around and letting her husband insult her on HER record)

    now its Rihanna

    Who the F is Beyonce? Besides a blonde lacefront wearing power booty shaker and lyp syncher

    Her ‘music’ can’t even be considered music. Its assualt on the ears and mind (yellow bone this that..divsive
    money this money that…material worship
    I’m thjis I’m that..bow down…idol worship

    Escort this fool to a seat

  32. truth teller February 26, 2016

    and if it wasn’t for internalized racism, white/light skin is right… the community would have been set this fool down

    Light/White is not right, character is the determination for that and if we are honest about whate we have learned about Beyonce’s character its dirty and shouldn’t be lauded, applauded or tolerated (Ledisi, stealing, her hate hive, idol worship, divisimess,)

    Beyonce needs help not a platform. Tell me what does a ‘bad’ light skin person look like…perhaps someone who insults people on skin color (mudd but, dark b***) someone that is constantly on superficial stuff (yellow bone)

    Look past the outside, this ‘woman’ will never get a coin from me.

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