Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 2007 #TBT

Published: Thursday 21st Jul 2016 by Rashad
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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we tip our hats and raincoats to Rihanna Fenty‘s 2007 megahit ‘Umbrella.’  Originally written for (but later passed on by) pop princess Britney Spears, the tune found a home on Rih’s tertiary release, ‘Good Girl Gone Bad.’ A loss for Spears, but just the right move for Fenty as the Dream-produced cut and its accompanying music video came as a visual and sonic reintroduction of sorts for the Bajan beauty (who up to that point was known for her fairly safe radio offerings).

Calling to mentor/labelhead Jay-Z to assist with the percussion driven pop number, the song was an out-of-the-box success thanks for its catchy guitar riffs and, of course, that signature repetitious “ella ella ey ey.”  Going on to be the best-performing single of 2007 (only behind Beyonce‘s ‘Irreplaceable’), ‘Umbrella’ would not only garner Grammys, global critical acclaim, an impressive reign at #1 on the Hot 100 and help its parent album to #1 on the Billboard 200, but most importantly – in the grand scheme – it successfully transitioned the star to the bad gal we know today.

Hop down below the jump to replay ‘Umbrella’ and see if any of your faves from today accompanied Rih on the Hot 100’s upper rankings this week 9 years ago:

Hot 100 This Week In 2007

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Hot 100 This Week

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  1. pat July 21, 2016

    when music started to go downhill

  2. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

    The year she swagger jacked Fifi Dobson & Kelis. The year she finally had stop trying to be Beyoncé. The year she finally won a Grammy. The year she finally had a successful album after 2 flops albums.

    • FRESH NAVI July 21, 2016

      Her first two albums went gold and Platinum and both had a #1 song and several top 10’s. Something you know baddy bey has failed to do with self titled and sugar water.

      Try again h**.

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

        @Fresh Navy
        Lemonade has sold 1.7 million in 3 months which says a lot being that the bulk of that is from (PURE SALES) Rihanna had HELP (Samsung & purchased certifications) Not mention outside of her help she is barley at 500k in U.S. And flopping miserably world wide! “Don’t act like you forgot” -Rihanna.

      • IStan4Rihanna. July 21, 2016

        @BEYSTAN…

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        “LEMONADE” hasn’t sold “1.7M” in the U.S, it has sold “1.2M”. The outstanding 5 million stem from streaming but it is still the best selling album released by an act in 2016 worldwide.

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        “ANTI” has sold “496K” in the U.S in pure sales and “1.3M” with streaming alongside “1.1M” globally, not to mention that the album is now 1) fifth for the most streamed albums ever and 2) the fastest album to reach 2 Billion streams collectively.

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        Both “ANTI” and “LEMONADE” are major successes but in completely different avenues.

    • SWISH July 21, 2016

      lmao damn rihanna’s name STAYS in your mouth

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

        @Swish Cheese

        You mad? Bothered? Pressed? Bloated? Gassy? Pick one… I told no lies!

      • SWISH July 21, 2016

        ^^ lmao imagine being this bothered

    • LB July 21, 2016

      Wasn’t this also the time leading up to Yonce’s last #1 hit on the hot 100?

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

        The Navy mad lol! No lies told.

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

        @LB Yes.

        guess what though

        B-day & I Am Sasha Fierce both sold better than Good Girl Gone Bad) album wise & Tour wise.

      • LB July 21, 2016

        Receipts?

    • RIHANNA>beyonce July 21, 2016

      A h** stan talking about swagger jacking? In 07 beyonce wanted to be shakira then it was lady gaga. Then she wanted to be RIH now she stealing her own sisters swagg

  3. LB July 21, 2016

    When I first heard the song, I had a we found love moment, I didn’t like it at first listen but then it grew on me, and boy did it grow like a fungus on me. I literally listened to it everywhere.

    Rihanna music is infectious, her music is the soundtrack of the millennial generation.

    • MusicLife July 21, 2016

      Yeah she really has transcended anything I thought she would become back in August 2005/her debut period.
      ??
      Really to me she has honestly become the Madonna of our generation. Her and Katy Perry second for females. Who would have thought Lady Gaga wouldn’t have continued success in Pop music after her debut album and EP did so well.
      ?
      Perhaps Mariah Carey (not vocally) but the way she kept releasing singles and albums each year in the 90s would be a better way to describe Rih from 2005-2016/present. But I say Madonna due to her being more of an act where vocals was not the main attraction.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

        In my opinion, she’s bigger than Madonna! She has more hits in half the time. Plus, she transcends one particular genre.

      • JOHNVIDAL July 21, 2016

        LMAO LMAO bigger than Madonna???? But guys do you actually think you guys can be taken seriously????? Really? Madonna all those #1s but also THE MONSTER albums one after the other, something Rihanna has never known. Evolution and creative procces like Rihanna has never known… and so on. Hell Rihanna is not even the biggest thing right now at all. How can she be the black Madonna or bigger than Madonna???? LMAO

      • MusicFan103 July 21, 2016

        @JOHNVIDAL: nobody above said she was the Black Madonna. Learn how to read. Until then…

      • BEY>RIH July 21, 2016

        @ispeaklies are you actually serious?!?! You know there’s more to an artist than single success right? Albums, tours, awards, acclaim, impact, net worth, iconicness. The only category rih passes Madonna in (and Beyoncè) is singles. You and the rest of your s***** fanbase are once again showing your failed logic. But yall do stan for a singles artist…
        #emptyarenas
        #490k
        #460

  4. MusicLife July 21, 2016

    This was the moment when she became a superstar. It proved “SOS” hitting number one and “Pon de Replay,” peaking at #2 not to be a fluke.
    ??
    Honestly this album is nearly flawless. Each and every track except “Say It,” including reloaded edition is great to me. I would like for another album of this caliber from her tbh.
    ??
    “SU&D” sadly suffered on the charts due to “U” and it’s reign. Poor song was the first to do so by Rih. “WFL” did the same to “YD1”

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

      You’re absolutely right. The exact same thing happened this era with Kiss It Better due to Work! This is the mishap of her management team. They released those singles too soon when the monster hit is still managing on the airwaves; let singles breathe. Plus, I don’t know who in the hell on Roc Nation thought to service KIB on pop radio. The ONLY reason why Needed Me is still in the Top 10 is because it is a massive hit on urban and rhythmic radio. Rih’s team needs strategize a bit better, because our baby girl is now in the big leagues!

      • MusicFan103 July 21, 2016

        I think “KIB” was a different situation to some degree. Yes it and “NM” were released way too soon while “Work” still had traction and airplay… But I think “KIB was just too boring for Pop radio at the time. I liked it when I first heard it but then it became so boring and bland to me. Not bad musically but blah like I don’t want to hear i much more. Thats why I think its also different because “NM” managed to work, yet it was released on the same day. Perhaps the bigger issue there was why are we doing dual singles, period. Very rarely do dual singles work. Even Beyonce during I AM…SASHA FIERCE era only one single really popped off at a time and she was like the biggest thing then.

      • BEY>RIH July 21, 2016

        @MusicFan103 It actually worked for Bey. She released “IIWAB” to pop and “SL” to rhythmic and urban. If I were a boy peaked at #3 on the hot 100 and went top ten in 30 countries. It was a global smash!! And Single Ladies; there is no need for me to describe its success just know that its sales have recently passed 10 million WW. That was one of the most successful dual releases ever.

    • IStan4Rihanna. July 21, 2016

      @ISpeak…

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      “Needed Me” is now in the top 20 on Pop radio.

      .

      Next week the song will be at #6 on the Hot 100 and “TIWYCF” will be #3 on the Hot 100.

  5. RealNegro July 21, 2016

    Didn’t know that Good Girl Gone Bad went number 1 on the the Billboard 200 charts.

    • MusicLife July 21, 2016

      The album didn’t!

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

        The album debuted at #2 and sold 162k. I see not much has changed besides her begging cellphone companies to buy her albums.

      • RIHANNA>beyonce July 21, 2016

        And YET RIHANNA HAS OUTSOLD ALL OF DESTINY’S CHILDREN!

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

        When has Rihanna sold 60 million albums world wide?

        When had Beyonce outsold Beyonce in album sales domestically or worldwide?

        Don’t me bad at me because it took Rihanna 7 albums to finally go #1 & her first week sales are always floating at the bottom of the ocean.

      • SWISH July 21, 2016

        ^^ lmfao it’s clinging to first week sales. being front loaded <<<<<< longevity

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

        @Swish Cheese

        First week sales I don’t have to cling too. They speak for themselves. More importantly B has still sold more albums domestically and world wide than Rihanna #FACT!

    • HailLegendBeysus July 21, 2016

      The Slavi Stay lying! DC best selling is 14m WW and they have actual receipts to show it. Unlike Lieanna and her PR trying to say fRih sold 60m albums yet can’t provide receipts in a time music is tracked to a tea? LMFAOOOO!!!

  6. IStan4Rihanna. July 21, 2016

    This song is, without a doubt, one of the most ICONIC pop songs of the 21st century thus far. I remember how much it dominated here in the UK throughout the spring/summer of 2007 to which it became the longest running #1 single of the 2000s here and one of the longest running of all time.

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    Her entire “Good Girl Gone Bad” era is a pop culture staple and it’s impact is clearly in the industry today.

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    I Love You Rih >>> 12 years later.

  7. IStan4Rihanna. July 21, 2016

    P.S: 2007 was the last year where 2 Black acts had the best selling songs of the year.

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    “Umbrella” was the best selling song of 2007 worldwide whereas it was the 2nd best selling song of 2007 in the U.S.

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    “Irreplaceable” was the best selling song of 2007 in the U.S whereas it was the 2nd best selling song of 2007 “worldwide”.

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    EPIC.

    • Coolness July 21, 2016

      Nnnn, didn’t the Brits blame Rih for the long spells of rain they had and called it the Umbrella curse? MESS, LMAOOO!

  8. © Centurion ::. July 21, 2016

    Amazing song. Umbrella is a modern day classic. It’s one of the best Pop records of this century.

  9. © Centurion ::. July 21, 2016

    I just also remembered Rihanna’s Take a Bow, Chris Brown’s Forever, Jordan Sparks’ No Air, Alicia Keys’ No One and T.I.’s Live Your Live
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    2007-2008 is one of my favourite time in music. Music and everything on the radio and television was just so good.

  10. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

    I’ll never forget the moment she debuted this song on 106 & Park. To say that I was mesmerized would be an understatement. Although I loved SOS and Break It Off, I saw her as only this reggae Britney Spears. However, once she debuted the video, I knew that a star was born, and I knew the song was a hit. It’s such a beautiful story to be here at ANTI, where her music has provided the soundtrack to an entire generation.

    • IStan4Rihanna. July 21, 2016

      “ANTI” is one of the greatest experimental urban albums of all time…

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      I just had to tell you that.

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      6 months later and it’s streams are at 1B globally hover when individual track streams are included it’s at 2.5B globally.

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      QUEEN.

  11. well well July 21, 2016

    wrong year. do that post next year. 10 years ago. 😉
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    rihanna on the post tho. and it demands to be a…
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    blah

  12. Taylor Swift-To-Find-A-New-Man (Slayty) July 21, 2016

    This song was massive and was everywhere. Radio killed it tbh. This song led me to buy my first Rihanna album too.

  13. Lili July 21, 2016

    UMBRELLA is one of the best songs ever ?

  14. HELP July 21, 2016

    AW Keri Hilson

  15. Suicide Blonde July 21, 2016

    The minute I heard “Ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh” I knew that she was going to be a ⭐️

  16. #JACKIE July 21, 2016

    Back when Rihanna was popping!

  17. © Centurion ::. July 21, 2016

    And when Ciara was booking stages.

    • #JACKIE July 21, 2016

      B**** she still is. At least she isn’t performing in half empty stadiums like your fav.

      • © Centurion ::. July 21, 2016

        Huh??? Ciara LITERALLY cannot even sell out a THEATER.

        • Club Nokia Los Angeles 1,453 / 2,405 (60,42%) $44,288
        • Best Buy Theater New York, N.Y 1,746/ 2,150 (81,21%) $48,145

  18. Molly #TheMostRelevantBitch July 21, 2016

    The year Rihanna became Beyonces biggest threat.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

      9 and half years later she still selling more albums, winning more awards, still has mor more, and outgrossing her on tour.

      • JOHNVIDAL July 21, 2016

        I´m not a Beyonce fan but she destroys Rihanna so easily that it is not even funny that some people actually believe Rihanna is more successful or more talented. Like seriously!

    • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

      The year Rhianna killed Ciara’s career.

  19. Ratyoncé Queen of Section 8 July 21, 2016

    Umbrella had Beyonce SHOOK and absolutely slayed her trashy tasteless discography. It made her abandon those 60s and 70s beats.

  20. JOHNVIDAL July 21, 2016

    This retro rewinds that go back to the 00s are basic. The real difference is when you compare nowadays maintream and charts with the ones from the 90s and 80s. Granted it has got much worse now than in the 00s. Constant decline.
    This particular chart wasn´t that bad and teher was actually some diversity still.
    Rihanna was so lucky that after two flop album she kept being given opportunities, until Umbrella happened and she started to be viable. Most otehr new acts aren´t that lucky and after one or two underwhelming albums sales wise they aren´t promoted anymore.
    Umbrella is a great song. Already a little bit dated but great. One of the only two Rihanna songs with some quality and taht will be remembered. The other one is Diamonds. It ends there. Not that Rihanna had anything to do with the making of this song though, and not that she gave a good performance of it at any point or anything 🙂 I guess that´s why she has been unable to convince the masses not even in 10 years to buy her albums. What´s the most she has done? 2-3 million and with teh support of 3 or 4 #1s on singles charts for this album? 🙂 🙂 :)…

    • © Centurion ::. July 21, 2016

      “I remember when I met her first. I told my wife, ‘This girl [Lady Gaga] is gonna be the next
      Madonna.’
      –RedOne
      ______________________
      LMFAO! That didn’t quite pan out now did it? A career spanning 2008-2013. ?

      • JOHNVIDAL July 21, 2016

        And why should I care about that statement by a guy who was working with her around a time I thought she was a mediocre girl just like Rihanna??? 🙂 🙂 🙂 The navi truly is a retarded fanbase. No wonder why Beyonce keeps slaying her at every front. No logic whatsoever. I´ll tell you something though. She has known what being like Madonna is way more than Rihanna and her always basic eras.

    • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

      Bye grandpa with this essay ?????

  21. JOHNVIDAL July 21, 2016

    Rihanna 4 or 5 delusional fans (I suppose the rest of her fans are realistic, not that delusional) saying she´s bigger than Madonna… Now we have certainly read it all 🙂

    • © Centurion ::. July 21, 2016

      Where is LG5? Are you no longer a Little Monster? I’d understand if you weren’t. Being a Gaga stan is no longer cool or practical anymore.

      • JOHNVIDAL July 21, 2016

        Have never been a little monster. Not that type of fan. I like Lady gaga cause she has proved she shits on all these basic girls. She is so damn talented. Don´t know where LG5 is and I don´t worry about it. I just enjoy the music that is released when it is released. From talented artists that is.
        If one can laugh at Rihanna´s basic stats that´s because she has no talent. So charts are supposed to be her strenght. But other than she and the other basic girls, the important thing is TALENT.

      • JOHNVIDAL July 21, 2016

        Oh and btw your reply has nothing to do with what my comment said. Someone actually said here Rihanna is bigger than Madonna. Get that into your mind and proccess it. If I were a Rihanna fan I would actually be putting that guy in his place. Gives Rihanna an even bigger bad name 🙂

    • HailLegendBeysus July 21, 2016

      RIGHT!!! Liehanna being bigger than Madonna yet can’t fill a stadium in Europe regardless of all her hits? Madonna NEVER had a problem selling out stadiums or ARENA’S in the past 20 YEAR’S!!!
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      Rebel Heart Tour (Arena’s) $4m a night. 30+ years after her debut.
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      Canti World Tour (Arena’s) $1.1m a night. 12 year’s after her debut ?!
      .

      • JOHNVIDAL July 21, 2016

        They are actually implying that she´s bigger than what Madonna has ever been LOL If only they were saying she is bigger than Madonna right now in 2016… (which she isn´t either, she can barely sell a few more album copies and Madonna´s tour destroy Rihanna´s evn right now) it would only be half as funny 🙂

      • HailLegendBeysus July 21, 2016

        Lmao! Lets just put this way. Madonna reigned as on of the best throughout the 80s alongside Prince and MICHAEL JACKSON!!!. She was considered by the media as a pop phenomenon. Rihanna could and will never have the super star power as Madonna, Prince or MJ. Madonna’s influence has been seen in artists generation after after generation.

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

      She IS bigger than Madonna. For Madonna to be the pop superstar that she is now, it took her 20 years. Rihanna has already accomplished. It took Madonna 20 years to sell 300 million albums in total, whereas it took Rihanna 10 years to sell 200 million overall. Rihanna has accumulated more hits in 10 years than Madonna did in her first 10 years as Rihanna has recently surpassed the King of Pop in hits. As Madonna was a mega artist, she doesn’t have the versatility in her catalog nor the vocal strength Rihanna has. In Rihanna’s discography there are a plethora of tones, styles, and genres. Like Madonna, she hasn’t just stayed pop; rather she transcends it! At this very moment she has TWO smash hits on two different formats of radio that are completely different in composition and genre. This is a feat Madonna NEVER accomplished. Rihanna is the female face of hip-hop and she’s never rapped a bar! Plus, Rihanna’s music serves the foundation of the soundtrack to the millennial generation no matter the socioeconomic background which is something Madonna was never quite able to achieve along with ANY other female artist at the moment. Now, you can be mad because you don’t like Rihanna, but these are just #Facts baby girl!

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        ^^This n**** is really trying to argue that Rihanna us bigger than Madonna LOL .^^
        Sir, do you know how many albums Madonna had sold by her 8TH RELEASE????

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

        I’m not trying to argue, I just DID. Please come at me with some facts, as I did, but then again you would have to have some first! Don’t be jealous, Yonce is still a major act (barely)

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        You must be smoking crack! No one in their right mind would argue that Rhianna is bigger than Madge. She was slaying the Billboard 200 and selling out stadiums at Rhianna’s age.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

        Tyler, what exactly is it where you can’t get it through the thick skull of your head? I need you to refute me with #FACTS… You’re proving yourself to be nothing more than the Bill O’Reilly of TGJ where it’s nothing but rhetoric but no facts. Get at me when you have statistics in multiple areas to prove me wrong.

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        Q: how many albums had Madonna sold by her 8th release?
        A: unlike rihanna, way more than 30 million *sips cuervo with no chaser*

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

        So you telling me you don’t have one damn fact to refute with, yet you still mad? #DoSomeResearchHoe #HitsBlunt #BlowsSmokeInYaFace

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        Why are you avoiding my question? Lol
        How many albums had Madonna sold at Rhianna’s age? She was selling out stadiums by the age of 22. Which is something that Rhianna has never been capable of doing. So I know that she was far past the 30 mill mark in album sales

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

        The music industry is about to collapse as the population is not buying albums thus is why streaming matters so much. Streaming is now the standard for the future of music. The world economy of the 1980’s was vastly different than it was today. Now after the brief business lesson, why can’t you refute the MULTIPLE areas in which I declared Rihanna to be more successful than Madonna. Can you do that or does your brain not work that hard?

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        You always got them f****** excuses. Dont try to imply that nobody sells albums anymore. YET Beyonce, Adele, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Drake are just a few examples of artists that have proved albums DO still SELL at this day and age. You are clearly out of touch with the reality of sales in music industry
        Again,outside of singles Rihanna can hold a candle to Madonna. All of her eras were MASSIVE with extravagant tours.

      • Taylor Swift-To-Find-A-New-Man (Slayty) July 21, 2016

        Lol are you serious? You only cited charts girl. Madonna was setting TRENDS. Her music and visuals were trail blazing and ahead of its time. Rih has never been a trend setter musically. She has not stirred up controversy and started social discussions that went against the norm at the time like Madonna. Madonna was delivering legendary tours and performances this far into her career. She had albums that were already branded iconic and legendary. Rihanna may have her on the charts but she hasn’t scratched the surface of Madonna’s impact and influence. No other female has. That is why she is the Queen.

  22. Keri Qween July 21, 2016

    Fast forward ten years later and she’s still able to be #1 on that same chart. Longevity

    • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

      Fast forward 10 years later and her album sales have decreased ….

      • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

        If youre comparing album sales to what they were in 2007 then yonces has decreased as well

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        Beyonce’s albums still go multiplatinum. Rhianna hasn’t had one of those since Good Girl Gone Bad.

      • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

        Andd..her sales still decreased compared to 200 which is the year youre referencing.

        Also around the last time she had a #1 hit.

        BTW ANTI is 2x platinum wyd?

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        DEATH @ 2X platinum lol.
        You still bragging about that PURCHASED plaque ???

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

      Where is Keri?

      • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

        Go watch sorry so it can crack top 20

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        Sorry cracked the top 20 a long time ago ya dumb f***! Go worry about Skeri’s dead ass career

      • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

        And it start to FALL the next week. Even with video streams added. Which the hive+ claimed she would slay if she had streaming available

        Also your fellow hive+ brought up Keri even though my original statement had nothing to do with the thief

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        You’re so f****** dumb haha.
        The bottom black ass line is, it already cracked the top 20. When will Skeri?

    • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

      *2007

      And i didn’t know Lemonade was multi platinum

      I thought Views and Anti were the only two albums to reach multi platinum this year.interesting

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        According to who? The RIAA? How Anti is multiplatinum when Lemonade sold more in 3 months than Anti has in 6??? Views is 2X plat. Unfortunately, billboard doesn’t count the assistance that Anti received from Samsung.

      • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

        Are you on drugs? Yes the RIAA. That’s the organization that certifies albums and ANTI and Views are both 2x platinum. ANTI has been streamed over a billion times in 6 months meaning music consumers enjoy the album. Deal

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        Views actually SOLD that many albums. Key word, “SOLD”. Anti didn’t SELL 2 million of anything. SAMSUNG gave out 1 million copies for FREE. Drakes album on the other hand is rightfully 2X platinum. All of its success was EARNED. Anti’s was not. The truth hurts doesn’t it !??

      • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

        Even without Samsung it still would have gotten the certification MORON. Did you not read where I said its been streamed over a billion times …1.4 billion to be exact.

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        “1.4 billion to be exact.”
        So in other words, Anti really isn’t 2X plat stupid *face hits palm* . Btw Lemonade has already sold 1.7 million in a matter of 3 MONTHS. By herself, Samsung didn’t have to purchase anything. Views is the only album that has ACTUALLY gone 2X plat thus far and Lemonade is only 3 million copies behind

  23. Coolness July 21, 2016

    There are four singles in Rihanna’s discography that I loved ON INSTANT from the very moment I heard it; Umbrella, then Rude Boy (This was MY SH*T), Only Girl In The World and finally, What’s My Name. I remember watching the video for Umbrella and just knowing it was gonna be a smash. Her visual and sonic reinvention was pure genius as it allowed her to forge a lane outside of being regarded as the ‘Bajan Beyoncé.’ I mean her jet-black razor bob was THEE hair-do of 2007, lbr. All in all, this was definitely an iconic moment in Rihanna’s storied career (a first for her) and Pop culture in general.

  24. King B July 21, 2016

    This and Ireplaceble were like the biggest hits I’ve heard last time.

  25. Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

    Bigger than Madonna??? Lol
    Rhianna can’t sell an album to safe life! Madonna is recognized as one of the best performers in music history.
    Right along with Mj, Prince, Janet, Tina, James Brown, and etc. How on earth is Rihanna bigger than her?

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

      This is my reply to the comment above, but I’ll copy it here, so you can receive the memo as well….
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      She IS bigger than Madonna. For Madonna to be the pop superstar that she is now, it took her 20 years. Rihanna has already accomplished. It took Madonna 20 years to sell 300 million albums in total, whereas it took Rihanna 10 years to sell 200 million overall. Rihanna has accumulated more hits in 10 years than Madonna did in her first 10 years as Rihanna has recently surpassed the King of Pop in hits. As Madonna was a mega artist, she doesn’t have the versatility in her catalog nor the vocal strength Rihanna has. In Rihanna’s discography there are a plethora of tones, styles, and genres. Like Madonna, she hasn’t just stayed pop; rather she transcends it! At this very moment she has TWO smash hits on two different formats of radio that are completely different in composition and genre. This is a feat Madonna NEVER accomplished. Rihanna is the female face of hip-hop and she’s never rapped a bar! Plus, Rihanna’s music serves the foundation of the soundtrack to the millennial generation no matter the socioeconomic background which is something Madonna was never quite able to achieve along with ANY other female artist at the moment. Now, you can be mad because you don’t like Rihanna, but these are just #Facts baby girl!

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        I already replied to your comment, ya big dummy. Since you didn’t get the memo…
        ^^This n**** is really trying to argue that Rihanna is bigger than Madonna LOL .^^
        Sir, do you know how many albums Madonna had sold by her 8TH RELEASE????

      • HailLegendBeysus July 21, 2016

        Im sorry but hits doesn’t equate to one’s star power name. Beyoncé has less worldwide hits than Rihanna and still has managed to perform in 19 more countries than Rihanna.
        .
        Lol Madonna sold 200m 100+m singles. Those are certified sales. Some outlets even put her sales past 400m records seeing as in the 80s music wasn’t tracked as much and in the 90s they were still figuring things out. But come 2000s they have that shít down to a tea! Didn’t Madonna do her first stadium tour at the age of 22? Also Rihanna released album after album in a short period of time. Madonna releases every few years. Rihanna took a 3 year break and its clearly taken a toll on her name. Her tour has only grossed $47m from 49 dates and her album sales over all are just horrible. 1.3m with a universal smash hit work. Save the BS of she gave away 1m. We get it! But that still doesn’t explain her overseas sales taking a plunge.
        .
        You can argue about Rihanna’s music being the soundtrack foundation to the millennial generation. But that is subjective. I’ve never heard or seen anyone argue this at all besides the slavi on this blog lmao!

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

        @Hail There is NOTHING about Rihanna at the moment that is taking a plunge! Only Drake has had a comparable 2016 as Rihanna. During the 1980’s there was a completely different economy as music was actually selling. For an artist to make less than 100k first unheard of by the least popular schmuck. In today’s music climate, every record company is struggling. Nevertheless, Rihanna has continued to soar. NO ONE bought albums for her as such argument is foolish and shows that one who uses it has NO business acumen whatsoever. Rather, a tech giant partnered with her for an unprecedented 25 Million dollars. As I know you’re not a fan, it is impossible to deny her greatness as she achieves another feat by the second…

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        “Only Drake has had a comparable 2016 as Rihanna.”

        Honey, Drake has had a better 2016 than Rhianna. Every mainstream act that released albums thus far have sold more than her. So wtf are you talking about ?

        25>anti
        1989>anti
        Views>anti
        Lemonade>anti
        Justin Beiber’s album > anti

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        I don’t need to check. I’ve seen the purchased certification already…

      • HailLegendBeysus July 21, 2016

        Kiiii!!!

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

        Soooo you have nothing else to say? Nothing else to refute? I mean I made quite the declaration of statistics and facts yet you’re pretty much out of words #iWin #uLose #RihannaWins #GOAT

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        Lol There’s nothing to refute. Samsung did inFACT purchase that plaque lol. Anti didn’t go 2X plat on its own. Hence, the reason why Billboard didn’t count the albums that Samsung handed out for FREE. None of the other mainstream acts had to do that.

      • Taylor Swift-To-Find-A-New-Man (Slayty) July 21, 2016

        Sis, sales and charts do not make legends. Prince was not not selling or charting like crazy and he is a certified legend. It is about impact and influence. Rih is no where near close to seeing Madonna in those categories and to argue otherwise is just delusional.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

        @Tyler Gworl your weight is way too low you need to raise it! #HA Again, you still cannot address ANY of the multiple statements that I made. Rather, you would choose to use the same tired ass remarks you along with your buzzing nuisance nest has made since February, and guess what Rih is still winning! http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200 #WheresYoFave #UnderneathMineHoe

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

        @Slaty You would know better than anyone considering Katy is the Cydi Lauper of our generation. She has hit after hit yet is old news to middle schoolers now that TSwift has gone pop. Now when it comes to Rihanna, you’re going to tell me that an artist who’s the 2nd highest selling female before the age of 30 is not legendary?

  26. HailLegendBeysus July 21, 2016

    Lmao that Dead Bird Stan is dumb as hell! Sorry debuted at #11 and stayed there for 2 weeks. Its fallen down as low as #47 and climbed back up to #26 weeks after it fluctuated going up and down in the 40s.

    • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

      Why does Bird Brain still have stans? Lol.

    • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

      It rose one week due to the video and the next week it began to fall yet again kiii. Even streams cant save it. Deal with it

      Death@ you saying it fluctuates no its falling sis

      • HailLegendBeysus July 21, 2016

        Your stupid ass hell bitxh! In world is a single that debuted at #11 than fallen to #47 backup to #42 back down to #45 than #46 than #41 than back up to #26 than down #27 than #28 not fluctuating??? Also death that album jumped like 13 spots with vevo streams. If Bey would release to Spotify and Apple she’d probably have jumped in the Top 15 maybe even 10. I mean her power on Pandora a online music radio should show y’all that, 74.3 million users and Bey is clearly attracting some of them. But keep looking in on the Navy have dinner while you stand outside looking in wondering when Big Bird is going to bring another platter ti the table! ???????

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        Everything that your dumb ass has to say is null and void. You askin when it cracked the top 20??? Umm, sorry cracked the top 20 weeks ago ya bish lol. You hella late. Go help Skeri revamp and revive herself. We good over here

      • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

        Hellbeysus

        When a song is released for streaming its supposed to help the single but Sorry is going in REVERSE kiii

        Deaaath not you bragging about a popularity list from Pandora still! I thought the hive+ was against anything that didn’t include buying physical albums.keri is fine and makes great music,no gimmicks or foolishness needed for publicity. one doesn’t have to be an industry slave like the thief you Stan for to be happy

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        Since when did Skeri make “great music”? Lol she’s been flopping for the past 6 years….

      • Keri Qween July 21, 2016

        @Tyler the t*****

        It flopped after week one. It had no longevity. It was front loaded due to the album being released.Deal with it. Rihanna blocked it from entering top 10 and from there on it just began to take a tumble kiiiii

        The streaming from the video has not helped. Go watch the video and again help it crack the top 20 you fat back b****!

      • Reply At Your Own Risk. Leave the DumbFuckery At Door ~tyler July 21, 2016

        Sorry peaked at #11, without any assistance from Samsung…

      • Mark111 July 21, 2016

        Samsung has nothing to do with Rihanna singles success. The hating Rihanna well running dry? Much like Lemonade, like it singles, falling down the charts. Lol

  27. Briano July 21, 2016

    where is Beyonce’s D or equivalent where is Beyonce’s Puma equivalent Rihanna is the biggest female artists in the world right now

    when did Beyonce give out 1 million free copies

  28. Mark111 /.\ July 21, 2016

    Rihanna took NOTHING from FeFe Dobson. Only a fool and a hater think that. Fefe looked just like every other pop/rock girl in the 2000’s, from Averl, to Ashley Simpson, to Duff, to Paramore. She just had dark skin. Rihanna is edgy. And even Dead Boy will tell you that Punk Rock and Emo/edgy styles are not the same.
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeJ9Nvzp8VY

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

      Lies. Rihanna used Fifi “Bad girl” persona and it worked. She was trying to be the younger more exotic Beyonce and I didn’t work.

      • Mark111 July 21, 2016

        BS! Feel didn’t even have a bad girl look. Other than tan being black, she was just another pop/rock girl that came and went. Rihanna took what these emotional bands were doing and applied edge to it. This is about as dumb as when y’all said she took from that Twig girl. Your fave’s is the swagger jacket, not Rihanna. Goodbye.

  29. Mark111 /.\ July 21, 2016

    The era the Pest didn’t see coming and she haven’t took her foot off their feelings since. lol

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

      Rihanna is still underneath Beyonce’s stelteo heels though.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

      @Ispeaklies

      Vocals
      Dance moves
      Awards
      Net worth
      Tour Grosses
      Reviews
      Critical Acclaim
      Impact/Influence…. All day other wise!

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy July 21, 2016

        1. Rihanna is a rockstar and rockstars don’t dance!
        2. Rihanna has a more unique tone that transcends more genres
        3. Rihanna is performing at stadiums on her 10th year in music, Yonce is performing in stadiums 20 years into her career
        4. Rihanna ranked #13 ($70 Million) on the 2016 Forbes List, Yonce is underneath and that’s what matters
        5. Fashion and music icon and legend in the making
        6. Rihanna is a certified hit maker, Yonce hasn’t had a hit since flip phones
        7. Goodbye

  30. Briano July 21, 2016

    when will Beyonce own her Masters like Rihanna does

    when will Beyonce have a hit catalog like Rihanna does

    and that lame so called sold out stadium tour as proof is smoke and mirrors everyone does not go to concerts myself included more people listen to the radio and stream and Rihanna is number one there not Beyonce

    people prefer Rihanna’s music they like to look at Beyonce just like a circus act

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 July 21, 2016

      Beyonce is a circus act that has more album sold, more money, more awards, better vocal, better dance moves, better reviews, better critical acclaim, and more cultural impact/influence.

      Most artist don’t own their master and still slay Rihanna! Don’t be delusional dear. Anti era would be nothing without the Carters & Samsung!

      • Briano July 21, 2016

        critical acclaim? I can see and hear and her music is whack, I don’t need a credit to think for me I mean tell me what to think

        dance moves? U Mean gyrating on stage vocals? You mean those pre-recorded live vocals more albums sold??? album sales? She’s not listed as any overall top album seller except these self-created ones

        Beyonce is smoke and mirrors a whole lotta p poppin and blonde weave and a parasite and copycay of music’s real artist, past present and future

      • Mark111 /.\ July 21, 2016

        Deflection! If you’re going to reply, answer the question. When will Beyonce own her Masters like Rihanna does?

  31. Mark111 July 21, 2016

    And even with Beyonce current boring album, Rihanna IS STILL Here AND STILL on top 10 of both charts since February. Not a lot of artists can say that.

  32. Mariah Carey July 21, 2016

    I didn’t even know Rihanna sang dahhhling. I thought she bleated like a goat or whatever.

    • Mark111 July 21, 2016

      Can’t hear you, turn your mic on please.

    • Stephy July 21, 2016

      Girl…Mariah Carey actually loves Rihanna. So, this shade was inaccurate. You’re suppose to be like MC.

      • Mariah Carey July 21, 2016

        Don’t come for me unless I come for you dahhhling.

    • Tea spilled July 22, 2016

      LOL Not bleating like a Goat.

  33. Stephy July 21, 2016

    Umbrella is a classic.

  34. dee July 21, 2016

    ANTI is 6 on the Billboard 200 Charts this weeK, while LEMONADE is 7. Epic!!!

  35. candace July 21, 2016

    sorry but my english is very bad! I don’t understand the constant war between bey and rih stans. These two black women are great and successful in this world dominate by whites artists and whites media. You seem ignore that white people don’t apreciate black successful people and use media in order to stop black ascension, that’s the reason they oppose black people. Bey, Rih, Jayz, Kanye, … must fall! Be carefull. I am just an african sister and i am afraid of what i see in usa, in france , i am afraid of black people extermination which begins by the numerous murders of blacks by cops. Black situation today seems to be jewish situation before the last mondial war. Brothers and sisters be carefull! I love you so much. Have lot love and support for all black artists, musicians! Peace and love!

  36. Briano July 21, 2016

    Thanks @stephy for bringing it back to the music yes umbrella is a great song one of the Dreams better songs and delivered masterfully and beautifully by Rihanna

  37. BEY>RIH July 21, 2016

    From Umbrella to Work, the decline is real!!…. I wish she could SELL her albums these days but like before, she is only great for the single charts.. This is her only iconic song.

  38. Sasha Fierce Representative July 21, 2016

    One of my favorite Rihanna songs.

  39. Tea spilled July 22, 2016

    Back when Rihanna was hot, now she’s a huge flop. Flop album, flop tour, the decline is to real.

  40. Briano July 22, 2016

    The delusions she just did a song for the star trek movie, her songs smashed the charts, her live LOTB was magical at the BBMA and she’s on her world tour, giving scholarships, Manolo , Dior, puma, charts all say other wise, you cares what a roach says, a blind roach at that, blind, deaf and dumb roach

  41. Briano July 22, 2016

    Has a motion picture coming out in 2017 when ur girl still begging for a role

    Did a great job in Home

    Beyonce is still doing the uh oh dance…no growth whatsoever no wonder her fans stay checking for ri and her exciting and diverse projects….can’t wait for the makeup line

    Rihanna is doing the thing while ‘baddiebey’ is taking notes and still copying… Sure she will settle her latest lawsuit for stealing lemonade

  42. Briano July 22, 2016

    What happened to a star is born….flop

    • HailLegendBeysus July 22, 2016

      SCREAMING!!! Gurrrl the Slavi was dragged and clocked hours ago for trying to come for Madonna like that. Get over it and stop having a meltdown in a dead post LMFAOOOOO!!!

  43. Briano July 22, 2016

    Delusional and sad #hivelife

  44. ow Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyikiji July 23, 2016

    She had good music back in 2007

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