Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ Officially Opens At #1 With Over 200k Sold

Published: Sunday 30th Oct 2016 by Sam

Lady Gaga has not only scored her fourth #1 album with ‘Joanne,’ she’s defied the odds and flown past the forecasts.

The final Billboard numbers are in for the superstar’s 5th album and they await after the jump…

Per Nielsen Soundscan, ‘Joanne’ achieved a Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) figure of 201,000 to open atop of this week’s Billboard 200.

The set, which was initially projected to premiere with SPS in the ballpark of 180k, now becomes the year’s 4th highest debut (and second highest for a female).

Its number is bested only by Drake’s ‘Views’ (1.04 million), Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ (653k), and Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ (276k).

In traditional sales, ‘Joanne’ shifted 170k copies first week.

Gaga now becomes the first woman to earn four #4 albums on the Billboard 200 in the 2010s. In doing so, she surpasses Beyonce and Taylor Swift, each with three during the decade. [Source]


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  1. HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

    Congrats to her!

    • Ex Little Monster October 30, 2016

      It won’t go gold it’s the biggest flop of the year next to anti

      • John Vidal October 30, 2016

        Death not Anti???
        Definitely the biggest flop since her artpoop

  2. Max October 30, 2016

    “Gaga now becomes the first woman to earn four #4 albums on the Billboard 200 in the 2010s. In doing so, she surpasses Beyonce and Taylor Swift, each with three during the decade”

    Err okay then? But congrats tho

    • GEEZUS October 30, 2016

      Nicki would’ve been tied with them if it wasn’t for Taylor Snake

      • Queen Ci October 30, 2016

        Nicki who? LOL

      • Danzou October 30, 2016

        You know who b****

    • BEY>RIH October 30, 2016

      Bey and Taylor only have released 3 albums this decade.

  3. sleazy October 30, 2016

    wow 170k no hit ? it just shows the impact she has made

    • HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

      For someone her stan bases wnt to put on the Level of Bey and throughout twitter call Beyoncé and Rihanna local acts. She should have done at least upwards of 400k in PURE SALES and 700k WW! These numbers are tragic but congratulations are in order. She’s only the 4th act this year to debut with 200k or higher with SPS included. ?

      • JOHNVIDAL October 31, 2016

        Who has called those two local acts? A random person you read on TWITTER? LOL You know that pshit is not real life, do you? If I have ever seen an important amount of people calling Beyonce local, that has been several Rihanna fans in this blog. Not no damn Gaga fan. And even if it were true, why does it matter? These artists are not their retarded stans. Thing is Gaga delivered big time against all odds and despite you all and despite genre change. You were all expecting less than 100k. Talent prevails.

    • Adriana November 3, 2016

      Why is anyone surprised by her success? She’s Lady Gaga and has always been popular yet polarizing. So many artists are not “Pop-Radio Popular” yet they still pull big numbers (Chris Stapleton, Radiohead etc). When the music is good, it speaks for itself and from what I have heard from the album, the music is great. Not dance pop Gaga but she already did that.

  4. Meme October 30, 2016

    Why do I feel like you guys have posted this same story 4-5 times. Geez man. Your guys are so numbers obsessed

    • LB October 30, 2016

      Thats ironic coming from a Rihanna fan… All the navy talk about are charts and numbers

      • Meme October 30, 2016

        I mean…when all she does is hit number 1 how can we not talk about it

    • BEY>RIH October 30, 2016

      Sounds like you’re mad because she debuted with higher number than cAnti. ?

  5. Cough Cough October 30, 2016

    Good for her!! Congrats !!!

  6. Kiah October 30, 2016

    Queen of buying her own albums?

  7. Lamb4Lyf October 30, 2016

    Sorry but 160K is a flop for an artist of her calibre. Since when did we start celebrating mediocrity

    • GirlGroupFan October 30, 2016

      You tried it.

    • Jay Jay October 30, 2016

      But Mariah’s last album sold 58K and debut at #3?

      Mariah’s caliber is much greater than Gaga’s

      • BOOBIE October 30, 2016

        Mooriah is also 63 years old, obese, and hasnt been relevant since “Touch My Body” so 58K is ICONIC.

  8. RIP GAGA October 30, 2016

    Now she can join Mooriah and Jflop in Vegas since her career is officially over??

    • Flopanne October 30, 2016

      she’ll still flop in Vegas it’s best she just hang it up and join the rats in her fathers resturant???

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 30, 2016


  9. Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 30, 2016

    Good opening numbers for her FIRST WEEK…SHE PROMOTED THE HELL OUT OF IT AND THE AMAZON DISCOUNT AS WELL AS HER SINGLES BEING SOLD FOR 69 CENT. The second week sales should be interesting…..

  10. Snf October 30, 2016

    The girls stay mad at Gaga ???

    Congrats to her…

  11. Jay Jay October 30, 2016

    She sold more than Anti first week…And Work was one the biggest singles this year

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 30, 2016


    • IStan4Rihanna. October 30, 2016

      “ANTI” was released the exact same week as “WORK” and the latter didn’t peak at #1 until five weeks later.

      “ANTI” = Wednesday January 27th.


      “WORK” = Friday January 29th.


      Try again.

      • October 30, 2016

        Anti was released WW = 29 January
        Work was released = 27 January
        So Anti had a full reporting week aside from the 460 Tidal exclusive copies

  12. GirlGroupFan October 30, 2016

    Lord. And how half the users of this site dragged her. Still here for it.

  13. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? October 30, 2016

    Call me crazy if you want, but I SEE this album earning a gold certification BEFORE the Superbowl. She only has 299,000 units left to sell, so I can definitely see it happening within the next 3-4 months. I’m actually very impressed with her monsters making sure that this album didn’t flop on arrival. If “Perfect Illusion” didn’t free fall down the charts, then just imagine how much she would’ve sold first week with a stable hit.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 30, 2016

      TRUE…But in pure sales she will struggle harder than FRIHANNA’S FAILED NOTES SINGING NEEDED ME AT THE VMA’S.

    • GEEZUS October 30, 2016

      No she have 330K left to sell to get a Gold certification

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

      I see where you’re going with it, but i disagree. This whole entire era has been a giant family size of Lays potato chips…Full of hot air. From appearing on every damn talk show circuit to her Bud Light Tour, this has been a massive media blitz with no casual music listener buzz. Outside of this site, no one is talking about the album or wanting to buy it; it’s like Gaga is just in our face everyday when we turn on the TV promoting it. I definitely don’t see anyone talking about past Thanksgiving

  14. Flop Like Gaga October 30, 2016

    Bye Gaga it was nice seeing your career go up in flames

  15. LB October 30, 2016

    Flopped just like my Fave this year

  16. Brtiney Stan October 30, 2016

    How the mighty have fallen so now she can hang it up and go sell stale breadsticks with her father

  17. Music & Blunts October 30, 2016

    ScamAnne had to discount her album just to sell this much

    • Big Flop October 30, 2016


    • Danzou October 30, 2016

      I can’t stop laughing at scam Anne

  18. Big Flop October 30, 2016

    Another tragic flop for her, she’s the only artist with three back to back flops????

    • BEY>RIH October 30, 2016

      Ciara rings a bell…

      • Ciara QUEEN Harris October 30, 2016

        Ciara has you pressed!!!

  19. Big Flop October 30, 2016

    She will probably call this album a buzz album and Go back to studio and release her 6th studio album?????

  20. The Navy October 30, 2016

    Brining up Rihanna won’t change the fact that this is a huge flop
    She flopped in Uk and Australia the most easiest places to get a number one??????

  21. HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

    The Slavi is a HUGE ASS BIPOLAR MESS! First they dragged fad than joined foces with her fans too desperately try the HIVE now they’re coming for FAD again!?!?!? LMAO!

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

      And y’all do the EXACT same damn thing. #DontActLikeYouForgot

      • IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016

        Well, didn’t you know and have you not heard – a small circle of (admittedly) foolish, dramatic & overzealous Rihanna fans/stans on a remedial urban blog such as ‘That Grape Juice’ actually equates to her entire fanbase itself! Please, why are you even entertaining it?


        Anyway, how’s Law school going thus far Hon?

      • HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

        Lmao! Where? I haven’t seen Hive cling to a stan base the way the Slavi does. ???

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

        @iStan4Rihanna You are 100% right. Also, law school is mentally draining but extremely fun at the same time. I’ve never enjoyed learning so much. @Hail Y’all talk about Rihanna more than yo own fave. Don’t believe go to Twitter right now and type in Beyonce and there will be some 35yr rabbit brain fan dissing Rihanna. By the way, hows Hold Up doing sis?

      • HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

        @Ispeaklies I just did and no Hive is mentioning Riherpés. The only tweets that pop up are the ones with Beys and Horse’s name’s mentioned in those music pages.
        Also Hold is doing tragically on the charts. But still sold 600k in US alone! Now where’s Aunties Boxscore receipts. She still playing Hide and Seek? How bout those album sales? Is Halseys 1 year old album still out selling hers?

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

        Congrats on admitting that Hold Up can’t even hold its own bowels. Also, ANTI broke the record of being in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 for more than 30 weeks which is something NONE of the other artist who released this year accomplished. So, tell me why again Yonce’s Lemon-pledge debuted with a 33% decrease in first week sales even though it had a 20million dollar movie that premiered on a free HBO weekend? #Facts

      • BEY>RIH October 30, 2016

        @iSpeak SALES are more impressive than chart positions hun.. Halsey shouldn’t be outselling your fave who has “owned 2016”. Meanwhile Lemonade remains crowned as the best selling female album this year. ?

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

        @Bey<Rih Whatever helps you sleep at night to calm the fact that yo fave ain't poppin no mo…I see my girl is getting closer to the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 #WheresYours

    • Rima October 30, 2016

      You’re doing the same you idiot

      • HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

        Where I don’t use that fake bitxh and she’s being dragged a over twiter atm! ?????

      • Rima October 30, 2016

        All of a sudden you wanna congratulate her even though you’ve been dragging her for months. The egg on your face is real.

      • HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

        Lmao their is no egg on my face. Congratulations are sti in order. But there is no denying its a fuxking flop! I did the same thing for Frihanna. Unlike your hating ass I can give props where props are due!

      • Rima October 30, 2016

        No Gaga and these sales put you in your raggedy ass place. Bow Down to a real Queen Of Pop.

      • HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

        Queens don’t struggle to go platinum 4yrs into their career! These sales are Tragic af. Especially for all blood sweat and tears she wentt through with promotion! ????? FLLLLOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPP!!!!!!

  22. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

    This a joke. So much media manipulation to try to prove that this isn’t a massive flop. ARTPOP debuted with 238K with both Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus as competition along with “Applause” peaking at #10. This sh*t right here used 3x more marketing dollars and no other musical competition and still had LESS first week sales. This album won’t even make it to Christmas let alone for the rest of the year. #YouCantBuyRelevancy

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 30, 2016

      Exactly…….my point. IN PURE SALES THIS WILL STRUGGLE TO GO GOLD. You are of the few NAZI members not clinging on to FADGA to drag @FAGGBIRD has been doing.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

        Rageddy-Anne is a complete and utter flop, and her management is trying to physically buy relevancy . I mean Ariana Grande is more relevant now than she is with half of the promotion.

      • Danzou October 30, 2016


  23. Danzou October 30, 2016

    The album still sucked.

  24. Danzou October 30, 2016

    These comments are hilarious though

  25. GEEZUS October 30, 2016

    The Pinkprint’s lessor.

    • Danzou October 30, 2016

      I JUST said the same thing below.

  26. Theman October 30, 2016

    Nah, this album is definitely going gold. If a few singles stick, then there’s a chance to go platinum. “A Million Reasons”, was a single she released for promo, in terms of the album. It wasn’t an official single. Is Beyonce a flop for not selling like Taylor/Adele by your logic. Beyonce always has the press on her side, along with the hype/urban demo, so she’s different from LG. LG did some restructuring. She moved 170k in pure sales without a top ten. That’s great. So many of y’all wanted her to flop & she didn’t lol. How do you like that egg.. Her performances move units for her. She’s that great.

    • BEY>RIH October 30, 2016

      Why do you bring Bey in all of your posts? Beyoncè and Gaga’s careers are totally incomparable now. One is selling 2.5 million+ WW decades into her career and the other will struggle going gold 8 years in.

    • Walker October 31, 2016

      So many of y’all wanted her to flop & she didn’t lol. How do you like that egg.


      I wanted her to flop and she did! So I got my wish. These numbers are tragic for someone who less than a decade ago was considered the biggest pop star on the planet. This albums opening proves what a hasbeen she has become. No superstar shifts under 300k in their first week and struggles/fails to go Gold (which is coming.) 170k pure sales? ROFLMAO! That’s a damn joke.

      LOL@you trying to spin this. Gaga flopped. I know it. You know it. She knows it. And Jehovah knows it.

  27. Mase October 30, 2016

    It will go gold and ya will still make excuses lol

  28. Danzou October 30, 2016

    It’s a shame they compared her to nicki now nick is outselling her.

    • Music & Blunts October 30, 2016

      Trashnika aint outselling s*** didnt the flop print stall at 680k????

      • Danzou October 30, 2016

        Nope it sold three mill babe.

    • BEY>RIH October 30, 2016

      It didn’t sell 3 million in pure sales.

      • Danzou October 30, 2016

        It didn’t have to evidently. Three Mill. End of story m

  29. Rima October 30, 2016

    Congrats Queen.. Gaga got the hive and navy going crazy!!!!

    • Music & Blunts October 30, 2016

      Atleast bey and rih are still relevant flopgaga is so 2011

      • Rima October 30, 2016

        Not when Gaga is selling more than Rihanna without a hit. Not when Gaga is making more headlines for her music than Beyonce.

      • IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016

        Your comments are factually false.


        Lady Gaga will not be “selling more” than Rihanna thus era (sans the first week) and she certainly isn’t making more headlines than Beyonce.


        Furthermore, “ANTI” was released in January and “LEMONADE” in April, there albums have sold, are still selling, have scored multiple hits, have made its impact and is now in the waiting line to collect their respective trophies come this award season. The “JOANNE” era has just started and has been on a freefall ever since.


        Come back to me with those claims in two month and then we can talk!

  30. Theman October 30, 2016

    Don’t forget that Rihanna had about three other singles out prior to her album along with “Work”, climbing up the charts. LG has a big fan base regardless. Her songs are resonating through her performances. So congrats to this authentic talent….

    • IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016



      “Four Five Seconds” was released in January 2015 and reached its peak on the Hot 100 in early-March.
      “Better Have My Money” was released in March 2015 and reached its peak on the Hot 100 in mid-June.
      “American Oxygen” was released in April and reached its peak on the Hot 100 in May – it fell out of the chart three weeks later.


      Prior to ‘ANTI’ being released there was at least a five + month period in which Rihanna had no single active on the charts so the aforementioned singles and “ANTI’s” release have no correlation at all.


      “WORK” was released a day before “ANTI” was released and the song didn’t peak at #1 until five weeks later.


      Lady Gaga has just as much, if not more, buzz surrounding her album altogether and “Perfect Illusion” was released four weeks before “JOANNE” to generate even more hype.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

        YEEESSS…Get these #FACTS together. Preach the truth and nothin but it! I hate how lessors use 45S, AO, BBHMM as an excuse for their failing fave when NONE of those three buzz singles were radio friendly.

      • IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016

        Exactly. I hate it when they try to apply her 2015 singles to her overall 2016 release as if they have any correlation whatsoever. Yes, those songs are a part of the overall “R8” era but they’re not even on the album and they were all released 9 + months prior to “ANTI” even seeing the light of day.


        They always try!

  31. Rima October 30, 2016

    Show me a receipt shes being dragged on twitter? People are praising her. @BasicBeysus

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 30, 2016

      If that helps u sleep well UNDER THE BRIDGE….SURE SIS.

  32. HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

    October 30, 2016 at 4:57 pm
    Rima says:


    Not when Gaga is selling more than Rihanna without a hit. Not when Gaga is making more headlines for her music than Beyonce.
    LMFAOOOOOO THE LIES THIS DELUSIONAL SHÍT STAIN TELLS! She won’t see Frihs 1.3M WW sales and her music hasn’t had a FRACTION of the impact FORMATION ALONE HAS HAD!

    • Rima October 30, 2016

      Clinging to Frih now? You gotta do better .

  33. Music & Blunts October 30, 2016

    Lady doo doo is the ashanti of pop music both of them only lasted for 3 years and they both clinged to trends

  34. IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016



    Your comments are factually false.


    Lady Gaga will not be “selling more” than Rihanna thus era (sans the first week) and she certainly isn’t making more headlines than Beyonce.


    Furthermore, “ANTI” was released in January and “LEMONADE” in April; there albums have sold, are still selling, have scored multiple hits, have made its impact and is now in the waiting line to collect their respective trophies come this award season. The “JOANNE” era has just started and has been on a freefall ever since.


    Come back to me with those claims in two months and then we can talk!

    • Rima October 30, 2016

      Frih sold 460 copies first week save the eassys p** face.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

        NO she sold 460 in ONE hour which ended the week. #GetYoFactsTogether #YoFaveISDone

      • Rima October 30, 2016

        Pathetic rihanna isn’t even competition at this point. Gaga sold 200k+ without a generic #1 like Frih.

  35. Rima October 30, 2016

    201k> 166k


    • HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

      Lemonslayed 1st wk 653k—> Lemonslayed 2nd wk 320k ——> Lemonslayed 3rd wk 202k —-> Hoeanne 201k ?????!!!

      • Rima October 30, 2016

        How many of those copies did she and her hubby buy?

      • HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

        Oh RectumPuss you gotta do better than that if you ain’t going to provide receipts of them buying Lemonslayed!

      • BEY>RIH October 30, 2016

        Lemonade price: 17.99
        CHILE, we could go all day!! ?

  36. Music & Blunts October 30, 2016

    Why are youClinging to an album that needed a diacount and streams?? Joe is a man was discounted less than a cheesebuger meal at mcdonalds

    • Rima October 30, 2016

      Oh hailbeysus you don’t have to make random troll accounts

      • HailLegendBeysus October 30, 2016

        Bitxh talking to yourself now? Oh my Hoeanne’s sales have reay fuxked up your mentality!

  37. Rima October 30, 2016

    The navy can log tf out already

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

      Oh you mad cause you getting this work work work work work?

      • Rima October 30, 2016

        You mad cause your fav is nothing more than a used and abused singles artist. I give her one more album and she’s down.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

        Bihhhh yo broad can’t even choose her first single.

  38. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 30, 2016

    “Astroturfing” -The marketing attempt to create an impression of widespread grassroots support for a policy, individual, or product, where little such support exists…. #RageddyAnne

  39. IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016

    @The Little Monsters.


    ANTI – Pure Sales USA = 570K +
    ANTI – SPS USA = 1.7M +
    ANTI – Pure Sales WW = 1.3M +
    ANTI – SPS WW = 2.4M +


    Furthermore, “ANTI” has produced two of the biggest selling hits/most played radio hits/most-streamed hits of the year in the U.S and Globally by a female artist = “WORK” and “Needed Me” alongside her external collaboration with Calvin Harris ” This Is What You Came For” which was another global smash-hit. The album is also has one of the longest running top 10 placements of any artist this century on the BB200 and is a streaming juggernaut.


    Lemonade – Pure Sales USA = 1.2M +
    Lemonade – SPS USA = 2.1M +
    Lemonade – Pure Sales WW = 2.5M +
    Lemonade – SPS USA = 3.0M +


    Furthermore, she has the best reviewed album of any artist released this year, she has released a song that has gone on to win multiple awards/generate widespread impact (“Formation”) and has the biggest tour of any artist this year.


    When the “JOANNE” era sees a fraction of either artists success this year then you may talk. Until then = _/.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 30, 2016

      Lemonade pure sales is actually 1.4million..but keep dragging THAT VOMITGA FAN, I AM LIVING SIS.

  40. Rima October 30, 2016

    The stans of singles artist are so upset.

    • IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016

      If I were you, I’d go and stream ‘JOANNE’ and pray that she doesn’t suffer a -80% decline next week.


      Run along.

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 30, 2016

        That decline is bound to happen sis………..LMAO. Too bad she can’t discount streams like she did with Amazon.

      • IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016

        Exactly. LOL.

  41. Danzou October 30, 2016

    But I DO wanna end this debate by stating rihanna is far more successful than gaga. Gaga fell off after BTW. Rihanna is the new Madonna. Without copying everything she’s done.

    • BEY>RIH October 30, 2016

      Frihanna is NOT the new Madonna. I agree with everything else though.

      • Danzou October 30, 2016

        She is though babe. What other girl is bad? Showing her b****** and selling millions? A worldwide sensation? Eight certified albums? 200 million sold? Rih is THAT girl. The new Madonna.

    • IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016

      Madonna is Madonna.


      Rihanna is Rihanna.


      Yes, Madonna is one of Rihanna’s inspirations and, yes, we can make several correlations in terms of their personas/chart achievements/career trajectory’s but Rihanna has and still is building a legacy of her own.


      Again, Rihanna is Rihanna and that’s the name she’s worked hard to trademark since 2005.

      • Danzou October 30, 2016

        Look don’t do this ok. Rihanna is obviously the new Madonna. Just like Michael was the new james. Bey is the new Tina/donna/Diana. Nicki is the new kim.

  42. Theman October 30, 2016

    Rihanna struggled to move 500k in pure sales with multiple hits & a number one. Lol, she doesn’t sale as much without a hit. Even if Rihanna released those singles in 2k15, she was doing that for an album to come. But since none of her singles charted the way that she wanted she had her fans unlocking doors. Then she tossed Drake on a track. She only scrapped those singles because they didn’t do what she wanted them to. So chill with the bs. Y’all are haters.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 30, 2016

      Why are u dragging the NAZY THO?? LOL…

      • IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016

        Please. He’s trying but needs to try harder.

    • IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 30, 2016

      Once again, you are wrong.


      It’s very well esablished that Rihanna does, infact, sell albums. Yes, admittedly, the majority of her past albums have not debuted with high (frontloaded) numbers in their respective first week but said albums usually generate wonderful longevity therafter which is why they then go onto sell millions especially worldwide.


      1. It is clear why “ANTI” has suffered enormously in sales: A) It’s rollout was severely botched – 1.47M free downloads were consumed within the intial several hours in which “ANTI” was released thus, from a marketing perspective, it is blatantly obvious why the albums overall sales would falter from then onward. Nonetheless, irrespective of that, she has still managed to garner sales of 500K +.
      B) The album has fared much better on streaming platforms than it has on digital platforms and why? Streaming has become the dominant format in which people listen to/consume music and Rihanna has been highly popular on almost all streaming services (SPOTIFY) since their inception.


      2. “Four Five Seconds”, a folk-rock inspired Rap/Sung ballad, was a global smash-hit and peaked either in the Top 3 or at #1 in the majority of the world’s major music markets. She could have easily released her album around the time but she didn’t. Any theory as to why is simply stipulation. “Better Have My Money” was a [US-only] release (though it still charted WW on her name and hype alone) and even with it being an urban/trap-dominant song, sonically speaking, and where the majority of high charting or #1 songs in 2015 were Pop-based (ie. “Shake It Off/All About That Bass” etc) it still managed to go platinum in pure sales and become one of the most streamed song’s of the year as well as being one of the biggest hits in Urban/Rhythmic radio that year also. If she truly did want a #1 hit with either of the aforementioned songs, I’m sure she would have released songs in which she knows would have easily given her #1 hits but she didn’t.


      3. Rihanna and Drake had teased that they were doing a collaboration together in mid-2015 on Instagram and Twitter but the song, which turned out to be “WORK”, was released in January 2016. The fact simply remains that the album wasn’t completed and she wanted to perfect it to her standards.


      I commend you for trying to find faults in this situation but please… try harder.

      • FASHION_ICON ~ Anti&Lemonade October 30, 2016

        @iStan let this theman you waste your time he’s not educated nor smart enough to understand

  43. Theman October 30, 2016

    She isn’t far more successful. That’s a stretch. With hit songs LG can sale more.

    • Danzou October 30, 2016

      Yes she is. Eight certified albums. How many times do I have to say this. She’s been going on world tours since gggb. 200 mill sold. Chill.

    • Walker October 31, 2016

      LOL! Your desperate hypotheticals are so friggin’ adorable. Until those “hit songs” and that theoretical sales surge you’re imagining actually happens, the album is a flop. 😉

  44. DMV October 30, 2016

    didn’t mention that the discounted albums on amazon may have contributed to her spike in sales and it was a clever tactic ….… let’s see what second week numbers are …

  45. Theman October 30, 2016

    You keep writing all of these pointless book reports. But much of what you’re saying is what I already wrote. Wether she has longevity or not, she should be selling more, with the amount of hits that she has. Furthermore, regardless of if she and Drake recorded or not, why not release their duet first? She tried a different route & it didn’t really work. Then comes their single. Lol, her single with P. McCartney was supposed to jump start her album. But that didn’t pan out. Releasing an album through Samsung was her ‘smoke and mirrors’ way of trying to have people perceive that her album achieved something that it didn’t. lol.

    • FASHION_ICON ~ Anti&Lemonade October 30, 2016

      She is the second best selling records artist of all time. What do you want ? She is been in the game for 10 years. And please don’t compare her to Adele and snake swift. The context is everything if Rih was american and white she would have sold much more in the usa. But she already do well ww.

  46. FASHION_ICON ~ Anti&Lemonade October 30, 2016

    Lady Gaga : The Queen of Discount since 2011.
    What a Queen i bow down to her tactics…i thought she did not care about charts yet she brag about it on twitter…i thought she writes for the music yet she beg everyone to buy her s***** singles..
    The saddest part of it no one seems to care about her talent yet that Stefani can sing…while my girl Rihanna struggle to sing sometimes but each time she show a little bit of her talent people care…
    Don’t even talk about Beyoncé whose brand is built on talent and marketing perfection.
    The little Monster are the ones screaming Gaga is more talented than both but sad thing nobody cares people see her as a clown and want her to stay that way. While the “less” talented (bey and rih) people actually want to see their talents by allowing them to grow.

    • JOHNVIDAL October 31, 2016

      Rihanna knows a lot of things about discounting. So nobody knows why you are mad about Gaga discounted for one day in Amazon. Better focus on why Rihanna doesn´t know anything related to music, singing, performing… 🙂

  47. Theman October 30, 2016

    Albums outweigh singles. Rihanna is not the second best selling anything. She’s sold a bunch of dollar digital singles. As for if she were of another race, that wouldn’t guarantee extra sales either because of the artist & style of music. Album wise she just isn’t that type of album seller. is she consistent with going platinum? Yes. But don’t over exaggerate.

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    Congratulations to her

  50. JOHNVIDAL October 31, 2016

    Exceeded all hater and fans expectations 🙂 and by far (most were saying not even 100k before release week).

    I don´t understand why there are one or two Beyonce fans so amd in this post and then the other two chart obsessed Rihanna fans (all they can cling to, and not really that much).
    Beyonce fans: why mad? Gaga is a talent, you girl is cool with her and viceversa, your girl is doing great. Why mad?
    The couple of delusional Rihanna fans: You can talk all you want about singles charts and Rihanna is basic, has been her whole career and keeps being. Despite huge genre change and one of the biggest ahte campaigns ever, Lady Gaga is selling as many album as Rihanna as these first week numbers prove once again (Joanne vs Anti), and without hit singles. Rihanna is nothing without hit singles. 2nd best selling artist of all time my ass LOL you mean a person whose team releases 7 singles per year since 2005 and pretty safe oll of them. You mean that, right? You think she is bigger selling power than… Whitney? Mariah? Celine? LMAO Celine Dion at 50 years old outsold Rihanna first week last month with France and Canada sales alone. How is Rihanna going to be 2nd biggest seller ever? 🙂 🙂 🙂 Lady Gaga sells the same (nowadays, before it was much more) without radio, hits or easy pop. Girl is just basic and her team has been smart enough to create this singles winning streak as the basis of her career. That´s all. When that fades, it will fade hard.

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