Don’t act like you forgot!
Rihanna served a stunning reminder of her performance prowess and epic catalog Sunday night (February 12) when she stomped across the State Farm Stadium field as part of a 13-minute Super Bowl Halftime show set.
Using the platform to also showcase her growing baby bump, the Pop diva not only found herself riding atop social media trending topic lists as a result but also leading U.S. digital music sales with titles she performed at the big show.
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Real-Time iTunes Chart
Peruse of the real-time iTunes sales tally (seen above) reveals 12 of the top 17 best-selling songs of the day in the U.S. are owned by Rih including ‘Umbrella,’ ‘Rude Boy,’ ‘Where Have You Been,’ and ‘Diamonds.’
On the platform’s real-time album sales chart, Rih’s titles ‘Loud,’ ‘Anti,’ and ‘Unapologetic’ currently sit at #4, #13, and #14 respectively.
Early Apple Music reports show the GRAMMY winner occupying four of the top 20 spots, with the pack there being led by ‘Umbrella’ as well (as seen above).
When coupled with the uptick in commercial activity on other streaming platforms as well, the sales signal a likelihood she will see some prized entries from her discography re-enter the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 next week.
Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more on this story next week!
Most mediocre halftime performance ever. I know Bey was home with Rumi and Sir cackling
Beyonce was home figuring out new ways to steal credit for the work of others. She hopes to have at least 69 writers on her next single and will take credit for every bit of it.
Her catalog now consists of modern American classics. I think the crowd proved that last night
@ Pat. I agree- She has universal hits…. dare I say a more cohesive catalog than Beyonce?
Rihanna performed her favs not what the audience expected. A big F you to the machine! I know that’s right girl! Her performance slayed congrats on the bun in the oven bajan queen.
The performance was a representation of her entire career; everybody around her and behind the scenes busting their asses while she just shows up and gives barely minimal energy. I gotta say I did like the platforms and the dancers. And I will even give her credit and say, “well played” because people who have never seen her perform before will assume the lack of stage presence and energy is due to her pregnancy.
Bottom line she put more energy in marketing her special Super Bowl merchandise than she did the performance. This whole thing was nothing more than a cash grab and she strung her fan base along. They were expecting new music and a potential tour and she basically took their money and bounced. But hey, if they like it, I love it.
Best performance ive seen in years. Was really epic. Love you Queen
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