From claiming he was a better rapper than Drake and Lil Wayne to suggesting his dating numbers were similar to Taylor Swift‘s (and that the ‘Midnights‘ diva should be his next baby mama), multi-hyphenate star Nick Cannon is no stranger to sharing a polarizing opinion on some of music’s biggest names.
His latest tread in that vein came courtesy of a recent episode of his podcast, ‘The Daily Cannon,’ where the 42-year-old fired off about his admiration of Bruno Mars. Amid his praise of the ‘Grenade‘ hitmaker’s explosive live performances, Cannon launched into a debate with his co-hosts about who has more hits: Bruno or Beyonce.
Needless to say, the conversation got heated and eventually trickled over to Twitter when Nick asserted Bey’s list of hits paled in comparison.
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As Bruno is baking his next solo album and Beyonce is rocking global stadiums on her hotly-selling ‘Renaissance Tour,’ Cannon is causing a commotion on his podcast by pitting the two superstars against each other.
Claiming he would rather see Mars in a live setting because he “has more hits” than Bey, Nick fielded many-a-side-eye due to his comments.
“See I think, no offense, but I would rather go to a Bruno Mars show than a Beyoncé or Taylor Swift,” Cannon said (as seen in the video above) before sharing, “I’m a Beyoncé fan. I still believe Bruno Mars actually has more hit records.”
While it’s not completely fair to gauge a “hit” by its chart success and not consider its impact elsewhere, factually speaking Beyonce – with her solo tally alone – does have more hits than Bruno.
By herself, Beyonce’s seven studio albums have seen her collect 81 placements on the Billboard Hot 100 including eight #1 hits and 21 top 10s. Presently, Bruno boasts the same number of #1 hits on the tally but he’s placed 32 songs overall (18 of them top 10s) from three LPs and work with Silk Sonic.
At writing, Bey nor Bruno have responded to Cannon’s commentary but their fans have certainly done the talking. Look below for highlights.
Put babies in all those mulatto and mixed women and now Nicki done moved over to men.
U wanna put a baby in Bruno? Cuz u just lied for no reason.
More hits? No! Maybe more entertaining, Yes!! He’s a man! Men are always better
I thought about how annoying he has become, but watching the interview it’s actually funny. He wants more attention and I guess it’s working.
Where’s the Iie though? You know who eIse has more hits? Queen TayIor 🥰❤️❤️❤️
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I said what I said argue with your mothers Chile
So this is why ppl are mad???? He has his own opinion so what? Ef the haters! We love you daddy nick!!!
I guess it all boils down to personal taste because I personally don’t find Bruno’s music all that exciting to listen to.
His music is great for family cookouts or events but I don’t care to listen to him outside of this.
Nick Cannon’s music is whack. So I definitely wouldn’t care about his opinion at all.
Does he have a point? I do think Bruno’s more of an original artist for sure. I’m not a fan of anyone doing any sort of Tina turner cosplay tbh. There can and will only be one
You lost me at original artist, if anything the prince impersonator and culture vulture does not do it for me
If she impersonates Tina . He impersonates Prince and MJ. Did you stop to hear yourself before you wrote this , Bruno is definitely impersonating Prince ! Just say you don’t like Beyoncé or say that they both are impersonating
I think it’s hilarious that Beyoncé is compared to these newer artist. Like be FR. They are not her peers or contemporaries. Also why do y’all let people who haven’t even been to the penthouse in music give an opinion about who’s better. People who have been there never make that comparison. As Beyoncé says “a bunch of experts with no expertise “
Going to a concert is not about the amount of hit records. You got wonderful singers out there who aren’t on the charts.
He’s plain stupid.
I am so sick and tired of this clown denigrating brilliant black Queens. Beyoncé has more talent in her little finger than he has in the whole of him. He is not funny, can’t act, nor can he sing. And he only became a host, because at the time he was married to Mariah, and those first appearances on AGT were cringeworthy. He kept on mangling his words.
Please go and perfect something and leave those killing it alone!
Here y’all go trying to put Bruno against someone as legendary as Beyonce. Beyonce has hits on hits. Bruno could not touch her in a versus
I absolutely agree with you Nick!
Why does everything always have to be a contest? They’re both great artists!!
BRUNO MARS IS A COPY-CAT AND AN OPPORTUNIST WHO SIMPLY EXPLOITING OTHER MUSICIAN WORKS..WHAT A SHAME