Beyoncé’s ‘4’ Certified Platinum

Beyoncé

Beyoncé can add another platinum plaque to her wall. A month after its release, the singer’s fourth album has shipped one million units in the U.S.

4 has been certified Platinum by the RIAA,” read a statement on her official website. “Thank you to all the fans that purchased the album. We hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are.”

The album, which features the singles “Run the World (Girls)” and “Best Thing I Never Had,” was released in late June and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 310,000 copies sold.

4 marks Beyoncé’s fourth solo album to go platinum following I Am… Sasha Fierce, B’Day, and her debut Dangerously in Love.

Despite her latest accomplishment, B did not set out to break records with 4. “I really wanted to get the critical acclaim,” she told “Access Hollywood.” I feel like the longer I do this—I’ve been doing it for 15 years now—No. 1s are amazing, but to see some of the comments that the Rolling Stones and The New York Times and all of these credible, amazing, really critical magazines and papers [are saying] has really made me my proudest.”



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228 Comments

  1. lucy

    that´s a QUEEN

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    Bey-lieve it! Reply:

    @lucy,
    Yazzzzzz…. a flop U say haters? Yeah a Platinum flop…step off!! That Queen Bey Reign just won’t let up!

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    vvvalente Reply:

    @Bey-lieve it!, lol like ur beyflop, a copy!

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  2. Ashleigh

    Oh I thought it had sold a million copies but it hasn’t.

    I’ll congratulate her when it hits a million in SALES…..

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    :o Reply:

    @Ashleigh, well atleast she sold more then ur fav

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    rihluv Reply:

    @:o, she for dam sure aint sell more then RIHANNA..soooo FOH and STFD!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @rihluv, Lmaoo – Let’s not forget that Rihoe’s album HAS NOT went to #1 . Has been out for over a year . Bey sold 100,000+ more than Ri in thee first week .
    Rihoe stans go do research before you get embarrased . #MAJAH

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    Chris J Reply:

    @Real Issh, lmao thank u

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    Gagalover Reply:

    @Real Issh,

    Go learn to count. Rihoe album came out November 2010 that’s not a year. Not suprise ur a Beyslut fan..Beywolf shipped 1 million. Rihoe don’t need #1 album to sell but Bewacki does. Not a fan of either but I just love how Beystink fans always try to shade Rihanna. Stop hating. Beyotchy 4 is a major flop. 1 million in 6 weeks and her sales decline each week. Still no number #1 songs from the shitty album. Beyhoe stans talk about that. Run the world MAJAH!!! flop. Forget real quick ah.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Gagalover, How long did it take for you to come up with all those names ? As for addressing your tea , come harder . State facts .

    Raj Reply:

    @Gagalover, Bitch stop trying to compare queen bey to amateur Rihanna. Nd the only reason bey would get num 1 is when she releases her singles u bitch.

    Raj Reply:

    @Gagalover, Bitch no wonder most of rihanna’s album never get best album nod on Grammys and talking about singles rude boy was # 1 for quite a while at hot 100 but did it get any nomination or recognition, not even One. And only girl, s& m were both number one on hot 100 but did It get any nomination for MTV vma, not even one whereas beyonce got three nominations for run the worlds and that wasn’t even On top 10 on hot 100. This is how powerful bey is. Did Rihanna ever got num one on billboard hot 200, never.

    Zoe Lawrence Reply:

    @Gagalover, Rhianna had a hit single in her album and still had less sales than beyonce in her first week.Beyonce didn’t have a hit single and sold more than Rhianna.

    Billionaire Reply:

    @Real Issh, Rihanna’s album might not have gone #1 in america but it went #1 WorldWide for 4 consecutive weeks

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Billionaire, How does that even sound ? She didn’t go #1 in a country but #1 WW ? Foolish .

    judy plume Reply:

    @rihluv, lol why you do it to yourself….*sighs and shakes head*

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    Ashleigh Reply:

    @:o,

    How do you know who my fave is? And just so you know my faves are Lady Gaga & Adele and we all know she ain’t outselling them…please have a seat.

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    Stefan Reply:

    @Ashleigh,
    Ok u cannot even bring lady gaga into this sales topic as She cheated
    Her album cost was 99c I think for two whole days
    Bey never has to reduce her cost to make money
    Or sales
    And Adele is pretty good so she should sell loads more then bey

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    Raj Reply:

    @Ashleigh, Who cares If she ain’t outselling them but let’s see that in the long run. Also, u ain’t gettIng shit

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    Triniti Reply:

    @Ashleigh, Haters never die, I see.

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    Ashleigh Reply:

    @Triniti,

    Not a hater just speaking the truth. Obviously your ghetto no having life self can’t take it.

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    YUNG Reezy Reply:

    @Ashleigh, CAT FIGHT!!!!!

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    LO Reply:

    @Ashleigh, Just researched RIAA wiki:: 1,000,000 units: Platinum album. Go Look it Up!

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    buttawaynefan Reply:

    @Ashleigh, dummy she just now went platinum so she sold a million what a retard

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    Zoe Lawrence Reply:

    @Ashleigh, She has sold over million in the US alone. x

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    arveen Reply:

    @Ashleigh, Platinum is a million sold duh

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    randi Reply:

    @Ashleigh, stop hating please this album is for the grown and sexy she sold 310,000 and shipped 1 million check the records this is how she got platnum.

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  3. Kwayzee

    YESSSSSBEYONCEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #TEAMMINAJ

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  4. 49ers160

    LOL at the people who thought she wasn’t going platinum

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  5. Punto

    well, she can sell 1 million but a no #1 hit?

    Ps: What a Sluty pic

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    :o Reply:

    @Punto, thats not slutty! tf!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Punto, 1 million > #1 hit .

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    Roc Nation Reply:

    @Punto, That’s not slutty! Compared to the shit over artists do – it’s nothing! But come on if you was an artist you would prefer Grammys than #1′s. Fact! When you hear from all the legends and respected Critics they don’t care about #1′s, it’s about Grammys. & She hit #1 with BTING

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  6. p

    congrats to beyonce!
    lol @ all the people who were saying it was going to flop. It was the number 1 album worldwide, number 1 in 11+ countries and it didnt even have any top 10 billboard singles! just proves how much power king b has. Plus it went platinum in just near enough a month. YES the album doesnt have strong enough singles but as a whole it’s a great album.
    quality > quantity!

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    Bey-lieve it! Reply:

    @p, Preach!

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    Roc Nation Reply:

    @p, Brazil went Platinum with it 3x in under 24hrs. The album will get a lot of recognition at the Grammys and other award shows in 2012!

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  7. uhuh

    Took her too long. Flop!

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    Humm Reply:

    @uhuh, Pathetic ! Well, She did it! We should teach you the meaning of “flop” !

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    randi Reply:

    @Humm, hater all that said it flopped are complete children this album is for the grown and sexy, anyone that says they dont like live bands are still very wet behind the ears.

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    randi Reply:

    @randi, not to you humm the idiot above you

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    Cameo Reply:

    @uhuh, Youre an idiot… you obviously know nothing about music.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Cameo, you’re the fxckin idiot. since B is this “megastar” how come she didnt do taylor swift numbers. and no im not comparing to gaga who sold for 99 cents each

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    MRBIG Reply:

    @uhuh,

    Are you just talking in the US? Because I know Taylor Swift isn’t that big in most other places in the world. Besides record sales are not what makes a megastar you only need to mention Glastonbury to see the amount of things that Beyonce has going for her that Taylor Swift doesn’t. Not to mention stacks upon stacks of awards!

    Come on now, be true to yourself!

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    Roc Nation Reply:

    @MRBIG, Preach it. Rihanna and Nicki sold 1 million in the space of 2 months! Taylor Swift isn’t sh*t. How dare you compare her to country, no charism Taylor to clart Swift! When Gaga, Taylor, Rihanna, Kelly or another apparent hot artist accomplanishs what Bey has accomplished before 30 then voice your opinion!

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    LO Reply:

    @uhuh, Hey AssFace, where is Taylor now?

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    Gezzzy F. Baby Reply:

    @uhuh, Come on are u hating…ray charles can see it’s not a flop

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  8. misscarlybaby

    Get it B!!

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  9. kam

    she should of been platinum in a week like Taylor Swift & Lady GaGa lil wayne cant be Queen B if you cant do big first week numbers i mean Nicki sold more then all of Beyonce first weeks with her debut

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    kelly rowland is a flop Reply:

    @kam, beyonce always sale more up to 500k first week sales you must be high loser

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    kam Reply:

    @kelly rowland is a flop, look at your name you’s a loser. Only Beyonce album that did 500k first week is Bday and it did that because of the hype of her first album. Beyonce is still Princess she doesn’t do Queen type numbers.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @kam, She has hype every album . That’s what Queens do . As for a Princess ? No – She’s a Queen becuz every Legend , Lesser , & even Lame looks up to her . That’s Queen shyt . Now deal .

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    Haterhater Reply:

    @kam, You’re being a HATER!!! First off, Taylor Swift has a teen fan base with country & pop. Lady Gaga sold a million because her album was $.99 cents, and Nicki sold 300,000 because it was HOLIDAY SEASON, if Beyonce would have released hers at that time, it would have done alot more!!!! So stop hating, and of all those artists you just named, COMBINED they havent sold more than Beyonce!!!! Hi Hater :)

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    kam Reply:

    @Haterhater, stop giving EXCUSES!! I’m stating facts not hatin’ Lady GaGa first album sold more then all Beyonce albums put together

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    LO Reply:

    @kam, Beyonce sold 75 million albums around the world!

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    301221 Reply:

    @kam, pink Friday sold 375,000 copies in its first week
    Dangerously in Love 317,000 copies in its first week
    b’day sold 541,000 in its first week
    I Am… Sasha Fierce sold 482,000
    4 sold 310,000 copies

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @301221, Thank you Wikipedia

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  10. kelly rowland is a flop

    beyonce slays

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  11. jordan

    Album did not deserved this success. We only listen 4 because Beyonce sings. That is all.. She wont have any no1 in this album.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @jordan, Umm – Her album went #1 . It’s pointless to have #1 songs when your album can’t be #1 .
    Last time I checked RTW went #1 on a chart , lmaoo – #MAJAH !

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  12. tiger

    Her album leaked 3 weeks so please Stfu you haters ! Have you brought your fave album??? wait*

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    uhuh Reply:

    @tiger, leakage is never an excuse C4 was leaked by DJ’s a month earlier and it did 1 milli so wtf u talkin bout?

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    LO Reply:

    @uhuh, But Wayne still fail to pull in them grammys, after how many albums?

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    LO Reply:

    @uhuh, And also lil wayne made the leak album a mix tape.

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  13. Bey4_TheThrone

    ALL YOU PRESSED BITCHES THAT SAID 4 WOULD FLOOP PUCKER UP & KISS THE BEYHIVES ASS!! *bends over* 4LOOOOOP IS AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS BITCH! :D

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    look Reply:

    @Bey4_TheThrone,

    So glad Beyonce doesn’t act like this. You need classes in what a real woman thinks, acts, and sounds like. Please stop acting like you representing B…cause this is not what she’s about. #Dead at you trying to hide all that hate you got in your belly.

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  14. JUSTIN

    LADY GAGA WENNT PLATINUM IN THE FIRST WK AND BEYONCE IS A JOKE AND VERY OVERRATED . SHE CREAMS THROUGH THE WHOLE ALBUM. ITS NO MASTERPIECE. PEOPLE ACT LIKE BEYONCE IS MICHAEL JACKSON OR SOMETHING. BEYONCE CANT TOP MJ’S SELLS

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    Bey4_TheThrone Reply:

    @JUSTIN, hahaa I LOVE GODGA TO DEATH but….she looked pathetic when she sold that crap album for $.99 which is the ONLY reason she hit 1,000,000 units sold! We Beyonce stands do things THE RIGHT NON-PATHETIC WAY! 4 IS PLATINUM BITCH & YOU WILL DEAL! :D

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @JUSTIN, She creams ? That’s only on “Dance For You” LMFAOO ! Umm , MJ ? How do you compare an artist to their inspiration ? Smh .

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    randi Reply:

    @JUSTIN, when you finish with the 12th grade listen to real music Grow up Kid.

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  15. JUSTIN

    BEYONCE SCREAMS THE WHOLE ALBUM

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    Gezzzy F. Baby Reply:

    @JUSTIN, And wat it’s sounds great!!!but I disagree…

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    Beyonthis Reply:

    @JUSTIN, @ JUSTIN
    Sorry bro but as for screaming the whole
    Album…. Hardly and it’s Obvious u can’t hear
    And as for all the people compairing here
    To GaGa she cool and all but there’s no comparison
    On can sing well one can blow one can dance
    Marginally one dances her ass off sooo you might
    Want to leave lady gaga out of this B”4″ KINGB
    Imbarrases her lol

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    randi Reply:

    @JUSTIN, that is called singing but children would not know that

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  16. Bob

    I love B but there is no way she sold a million in the us. She was at 550k last week… Maybe her website was hacked :s

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @Bob, SHIPPED not SOLD

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    Ashleigh Reply:

    @Bob,

    You’re right.

    This is based on shipments not SALES. Her album has shipped over a million copies so that’s why it is certified platinum. It has not SOLD a million copies. Her sales are only at 551k right now.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Bob, Say it with me “shipped” .. Don’t say this with me “sold” .

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  17. Daverizzle

    hmmm…she is going hard but not to hard so this is not important !!! she will never be #1 i think NM is a good artist but beyonce is also one of the baddest !!! but not important for me XD

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Daverizzle, That’s in your mind ! Do you really think Nicki is #1 anywhere except thee Rap charts ? Lmao .. Poor you .

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  18. Whatcha_Sayin

    @tiger, Stop using the fact that it leaked as an excuse. Every album leaks before it’s official release date. I would know because i download ‘em

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  19. tiger

    Album leaked 3 weeks before the release and the 1st Single leaked too.. = #Beyonce4Platinum. LOOL #WinningBitch.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @tiger, u sound really retarted right now.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @uhuh, How do they sound that way when you can’t even spell retarded correctly ?

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  20. Phoenix_Wright

    congrats beyonce, I really liked this album

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  21. diego

    all her dumb ass stans dont understand the difference between shipped and sold she shipped 1 million she is not platinum as in sales yet dumb ass people I swear

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @diego, I’m not apart of those stans , so don’t try it .. But she has SOLD 1 Million WW .. & Has SHIPPED 1 Million in thee USA .

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    Raj Reply:

    @diego, U dumb ass bitch bey has gone Platinum whether or not she has sOld millions. Btw it has already sold more than million cOpies throughout the world. So suck it up and go to hell bitch

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  22. YES

    it’s kinda lame that she is already certified platinum, consindering she hasn’t even SOLD 1 million. I mean she will without doubt sell that in about 2 month but to get that certification now is just to soon.

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  23. :o

    @ people still hating!!

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  24. YO

    umm no actually it hasnt sold 600k sooo no its only sold a million WW soooo na nice try tho :)

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @YO, I think we all know that foolio . :)

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  25. MeLolOmg

    Damn Beyonce…you betta WERK!!!!

    People need to stop throwing shade. Comparing her to everybody is not called for. Sales shouldnt matter it should be about listening to good music.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @MeLolOmg, what wrong u live in lol? its all about sales. wtf u talkin bout?

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    Roc Nation Reply:

    @MeLolOmg, Thank You. Sales don’t mean sh*t! When she starts living off her sales, then talk! Bey don’t care about sales except giving feel good music. When Grammys start rolling it… HOLLER

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  26. a.ROB

    @kam the only reason Nicki sold slightly more is because she had good singles. Most artist who were in Beyonce’s position would have gotten pushed back.

    Gaga sold a million in her first week because she did digital sales for 99 cents

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    Roc Nation Reply:

    @a.ROB, Nicki an’t shit when Lauryn Hill hits the studios in 2012 – no1 will be looking for Nicki. Plus Nicki isn’t an artist that win shit for Pink Friday!

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  27. YEAHyeahYeah

    ok so when’s the re-issued edition coming out?

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  28. Real Issh

    I’m so proud of her ! & I stan for that picture , lmao .

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  29. Trina

    First Of All You Guys Are All Fucking Stupid Because Gaga Didn’t Sell Her Album 4 99 Cents Amazon Did That Was THEIR Choice Not Hers They Used Her Album 2 Promote Their Cloud Drive Thing & Beyonce Was Gonna Hit Platinum Anyway Shes A Damn Near Legend In The Music Game And Shes Way More Talented Then Ciara,Rihanna,Keri Hilson And So On And So Forth

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  30. Chris J

    lmfao i see the haters are mad ass hell

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  31. Beyonthis

    @ JUSTIN
    Sorry bro but as for screaming the whole
    Album…. Hardly and it’s Obvious u can’t hear
    And as for all the people compairing here
    To GaGa she cool and all but there’s no comparison
    On can sing well one can blow one can dance
    Marginally one dances her ass off sooo you might
    Want to leave lady gaga out of this B”4″ KINGB
    Imbarrases her lol

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  32. Jamaican

    Beyonce Ain’t Minding None Of You Fools\Haters!!! She’s Extremely Talented. Stop Wasting Your Breath Hating On Her Cus When Was The Last Time Your Paycheck Looked Like Her’s!?!

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  33. carl

    LMFAOO the haters are foaaaaaaaming at the mouth.

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  34. linda

    im not no beyoncefan ..but homegirl has sold more than 1.1 million ww since last week..i see u same people that said she was gonna flop still hating ..thats not me i give credit when its due and only to talented artists she is very talented and yes she sold over 1.1 million ww give credit where its due..damn quit hating

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  35. LOL

    Um she SHIPPED 1 million not SOLD. She’s only sold HALF that amount in the states. She flopped! Deal with it.

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    ThaCarterIV Reply:

    @LOL, She’s sold 1+ million WW.

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    YES Reply:

    @ThaCarterIV, for a Queen (how her fans want to call her)that isn’t a lot. I mean lady gaga, adele eminem, taylor swift etc all sold way more with there solo albums in the first month. the sales would have been good for someone else but not for a star of beyonce’s status.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @YES, She is a Queen … As for her sales , she took a risk & made different kind of music . If she would’ve made the shytty “pop music” her sales would’ve been crazy . Longevity music is better than radio songs .

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    mal Reply:

    @YES, And you are??

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    LO Reply:

    @YES, Only thing that matters is overall sales.

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    stewie Reply:

    @LOL, lol your on every blog site hating on B,,,,, haterrrrr deal with that

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  36. JUSTIN

    this bitch is super overrated she is not a real r&b singer! keri hilson can sing and dance better than her, just went to keri hilsons concert it sold out in va and i bet keri will soon take ri ri spot in the music world . keri hilson is like a female michael jackson / janet . i see why keri is a threat to beyonce and rihanna now . i didnt like keri , but now i see that she is a talented singer /dancer . rihanna is doing good by copying beyonce’s style and lady gaga is bigger than beyonce ! lady gaga is the queen of pop took that crown right from bee . beyonce cant sell like mj so she just a fake icon who is unoriginal.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @JUSTIN, First off Keri Hilson ? The world knows her as Kelly Hilson , sad . She can’t sing or dance but she can write a cute song . It damn sure wasn’t her show , she’s opening for Lil Wayne . That’s thee only reason it’s sold out . She’s 4 years into her career & still is opening act , sad . Keri is only a threat to Ciara – understand that . Micheal & Janet ? They don’t even know who that irrelevant bitch is . Nobody is trying to be Mike – they’re just inspired by him . I love Gaga , but she isn’t in thee same category . Pops over there , R&B is over there .
    You look dumb as fuck , tell Keri to stop lip syncing than maybe she will become more successful .
    By hating Beyonce , you’re not doing yourself a favor . Because you will always hear : Beyonce was the first woman or first black woman to etc etc etc . It sucks to be you right now . Kelly Hilton will never get anywhere so idk why you stan . Thee lessers , I say .

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    Beyonthis Reply:

    @JUSTIN,
    Hahahahaha what funny is that u actully believe the bullshit your saying. You what else is funny, the fact people who dislike a certain artist will take time of there day to look up read and comment on someon they supposedly DON’T like. I’m sorry but i would never waste time looking up keri hilson to something bad about an unimportant artist ha. And lady gaga fan must be a little slow because while she is bigger at the MOMENT none of you fans would put your girl on stage without her gimmicks and expect her to beat BEYONCE in a talent battle *sips tea* haha

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    Beyonthis Reply:

    @JUSTIN,
    p.s. Copmpairing keri to MICHAEL & JANET JACKSON…….. O_o Scary

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    LO Reply:

    @JUSTIN, Keri Hilson, go to wiki and look at her album positions, and then look at Honey Bey. Look at the awards list for Keri and then look for Honey Bey. Look for Beyonce performances than look at Keri’s, she still performing for the Soul Train Awards. Beyonce has grammys for vocals.Beyonce won awards for best choreography. And for Gaga being better than Bey, Beyonce is a crossover success, R&B to Pop, you can’t put Bey in a box when it comes to categories, but you could sure say Gaga sings pop music. Your right Beyonce would never sell what Mike has sold. Who does sale over 45 mil or more records are the world still? We’re in the year 2011, downloading music is a software away. But I bet if Bey was out when Michael was out I bet you her sales would’ve been near his. They are already comparing her to him. And for that Michael has 14 grammys Beyonce has 16 and counting, so who cares about numbers, you not filing complaints about that. And Usher has more #1 singles than him so who is the king still….but i forgot you only saying album sales makes you the best.

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  37. boi

    This is PR trying to make the album seem more popular than it is. For those who do not know there is a big difference from selling 1 million cds to shipping 1 million cds in the music business. Its a play of words from her publicist or record company. If you add up the numbers from Soundscan and Billboard for each week of 4′s release, you’ll see that the album has sold a little more than 500,000 and is certified gold, which aint bad, but not that good for a star of her caliber and her many high profile TV appearances. But it is reality and truth. I hate PR spins and untruth. It is not a platinum selling album as of yet. It is a gold certified album in sales. I’m not sure if RIAA certifies separately for shipments to stores.

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  38. Lisa

    Oh, I thought she sold 1 million.

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  39. DRB

    Really, she’s barely at gold.

    You don’t get a certification for worldwide sales. Its on a country by country basis. She’s holding on in the UK (top 5), thats about it.

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  40. Victoria

    The only reason why people compare her is because Beyoncé claims she is above and beyond, imcomprable, and yet if your the King and Queen of anything (as Rolling Stones has proven she is most definitely not1) all her so called haters should be eater her words. The stans did not buy enough copies of this fuckery to put her where she needs to be and because of her fakeness and undue arrogance, she has lost a lot of fans. 4lop. If people don’t want her to be compared they should tell their homegirl to keep her fucking mouth shut and work on being humble and and fakely so.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Victoria, She’s of the most humble successful musicians .. That’s why your paragraph is invalid . Stop listening to what you hear out of other people’s mouth & start listening to what she says out her mouth . That’s why they invented interviews . She’s ah Queen to me so your thoughts are as useful as thee link to buy ThaCarterIV on the sides of this post .

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  41. Paul

    ‘Bout time. Now she can finally afford some singing lessons.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Paul, … You could have said that she was dark skin & people would believe that before they believed that dumb shyt you wrote .
    She made 30+ Million on a break .. Think with yah dumbass .

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    Paul Reply:

    @Real Issh,

    Someone’s in denial. So wealth equals singing ability?
    Don’t tell me, let me guess: You didn’t make it pass the first grade, did you?

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Paul, You retard . Read your own words . “She can finally afford singing classes” – I said “She made 30+ million” .. Meaning she could afford thee class you Down Syndrome idiot .
    & First grade ? Tf ? You need to come harder .

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    paul Reply:

    @Real Issh,
    If you would learn proper English there would no confusion, ghetto slime.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @paul, You’re obviously the one confused . You need a degree cuz you’re not Schoolin’ Life . Clown .

  42. gagaqueen

    Shipped =/= Sold

    It just means she probably manufactured 1m, and the factories dont want to keep them stored in boxes no more.

    People need to learn how to read and not jump to conclusions..

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  43. TeamTM

    congrats king B

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  44. ThankMeLater

    I’m waiting for meme to reply to this. lets see what she has to say about B now Lmao

    and Congrats to B she deserves it! phenomenal women~ <3

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  45. music guru

    King B :D

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  46. BEY 4

    Y’all haters just can’t deal with the fact she has sold 1million copys..JUST SAD!

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  47. Paul

    She has shipped 1M copies of the new CD. The key word here is shipped. That’s called estimated demand. According to Soundscan, a mere 551,000 have actually been sold.

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  48. BEY 4

    And to say she needs singing lessons..you got to be stupid or some…

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    Paul Reply:

    @BEY 4,

    Sony is trying to create the impression that her CDs are flying off the shelves. In reality, 4 has yet to cross the platinum threshold. 2 lame singles have undercut her chances of a sales surge. I feel your pain, the truth stings.

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  49. Paul

    And you have failed to understand the difference between Soundscan (units sold online and at retail outlets) and the RIAA’s shipments minus returns awards certification.

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  50. stan

    TVXQ AND 2NE1 ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. BEY 4

    @Paul
    Well I mean it is selling good anyway..because I just checked and it has already sold over 600k..

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  52. rockwitu

    It hasn’t sold a million, YET. LMFAOOO anything to hype up this flop! She just went gold. CTFU…Columbia shipped a million and dammmm-it, they want them sold, or else. LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO FLOP, flop, fizz, fizz.

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    maya Reply:

    @rockwitu, dumb fuck, platinum IS a milli.

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  53. maya

    This isn’t news, rap-up could take this post down…

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  54. ed

    Beyonce is the reigning Queen of R&B. end of story. haters gonna hate.

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    Anthony Reply:

    @ed,

    So-called reigning Queen hasn’t sold a million copies yet of the new CD. There’s a difference between shipping a million and selling those millions Lol!

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    ed Reply:

    @Anthony, yes i know this. but best believe she sells more than your fav anyway. stay mad.

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    LO Reply:

    @Anthony, But why did she get the platinum certificate.

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  55. @IamMrHAndsome

    u guys kill me with this bullshit.. Why you hating on #KingBey Bitch! She can sings ABC’s on her next album and it will STILL BE #1 BYTCH! #SIT

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  56. KingB

    LadyGaga cheated, she’s fake unlike B!

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    Anthony Reply:

    @KingB,

    Unlike B’s fake sales and fake blond weave you mean? You bet!

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    SDM Reply:

    @Anthony, Are you calling Gaga real and authentic?

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Anthony, Gaga has fake sales & trust me that weave of hers is fake . You betcha ! Face ass .

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  57. Anthony

    RIAA certification awards are based on shipments to distributors, not units sold. It sounds confusing, but it’s not. I for one think the industry should stick with Soundscan exclusively. So remember this: when you see an artist standing next to a gold or platinum album, that disc represents units shipped and the anticipation of it selling 500K or 1M copies.

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  58. km

    Who cares about sells Look at B and Jays BankAcount and tell me Who the TopDogs Are!! She could never do a albulm again and be known as a legend for the rest of her life and live better than any of u hatin Hoes U must like somethin about B ur takin the time and energy to To Bash! Respond when u have acomplished what she has! Dumb Hoes SMH…

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    Reed Reply:

    @km,

    No one is out to bash her but the details need to be made clear. The RIAA awards artists with gold and platinum discs for shipments, not sales. That’s where Soundscan comes in– with the real sales figures. Don’t get angry because she’s only sold 551K thus far. Yeah, she’s got $$$, but Adele is kicking her ass in sales.

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  59. R.Wells

    I am a Beyoncé Stan to the fullest, but I find it quite hard that all of you people come on these forums to voice overly negative opinions about a woman whom you have never met and probably never will meet. It’s unfathomable to me that you all can criticize behind a computer screen with a keyboard, honestly get a life. The girl has worked & worked tirelessly to build an empire & for hateful people to come to tear her down is pathetic. Beyoncé recently said there is plenty of room for many queens so why must we constantly make arbitrary comparisons ? Give her props because they are due. & as for the numbers debate because 4 is a double disc album over 100 mins long it counts as 2 units so with that being said if she sold 500,000+ she actually sold 1,000,000+ . do the research before you say things it just makes you look ignorant.

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    Heavy Metal Lover Reply:

    @R.Wells, chile take several seats because everytime Beyonce does something her fans are always quick to bash Rihanna, Gaga, Britney, Taylor, Ciara, Alicia and Katy and for what. Beyonce fans are already making a big deal about 4 going Platinum in 1 month when every other female artist I mentioned above except Katy, has gone Platinum in 1 month. They all have #1 singles, have won Grammys and other awards and have headlined tours. Yes, Beyonce has accomplished more than they have but for you, a Beyonce fan, to say people hate on her for no reason is just ridiculous. If her fans stop acting like the music industry was created in 1997 when Destiny’s Child released No, No, No, then people wouldn’t hate on her. I am not a huge Beyonce fan, there are alot of songs by her I like, but her real fans just do too much. Calling 4 and DIL classics, like what makes them classic?

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    R.Wells Reply:

    @Heavy Metal Lover, What someone else does is irrelevent to me and what I do. I don’t condone the bashing of anyone Beyoncé, Gaga or the like. DIL is considered to be a classic according to the rock n roll hall of fame. So it’s not just her fans that think so. Also in reference to you telling me to have a seat, I will gladly do so and wait on the response that you are no doubt dying to type.

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  60. Orlando

    thats my honey b, u go wk dat beyonce

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  61. ilaisa

    yess the queen beyyy did it on em’! and faqq all you haters especially rihanna A.K.A “TITANIC FORHEAD” stans why dont yall STFU and stay outve herree!

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  62. JUSTIN

    bitch keri hilson only been out for 2 years not four asshole!

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    Beyonthis Reply:

    @JUSTIN, Really…… That’s all you came back with hahahaha

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Beyonthis, LMAOO .

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @JUSTIN, Go to Wiki & ask “How did Keri Hilson become famous” .. It says “Because she is the ugliest girl in the world” .. I NEED AIR !

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  63. David

    I nt dat big of a beyonce fan.but,she’s doing pretty gud…ppl shud try nt 2 hate,.

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  64. Coverboi-Htown

    Beyonce queen of r&b hahahahahahah Thats Mary J try again beyonce=queen of flop selling n shipping r 2diffrent thing her fans are uneducatied jus like her……………………..

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Coverboi-Htown, How many typos did you just make ? Stay in school . Mary J ? What’s the 411 ? Leave that shyt in the 90′s .

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    LO Reply:

    @Coverboi-Htown, No were not stupid your delusional Beyonce been made Mary irrelevant with Crazy In Love. But RIAA is certified, go to wiki and look up RIAA, 1,000,000 is platinum for the U.S alone.

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    look Reply:

    @LO, I love B, but Mary still holds the title as the Queen of R&B…that’ how they call her…not just her fans. NO hate, just tellin the truth.

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  65. Coverboi-Htown

    N for the dummmy he said she sold 1million cause her double disc is counted as 2 units sold……foool out it jus cost more than the regular cd……and i doubt if 500+people bought the deulux cd package……….

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    R.Wells Reply:

    @Coverboi-Htown, Before you go off all half cocked calling anyone a ‘dummmy’ you should go back and reread what you posted. You sound very unintelligent. Again, I don’t speak on things which I know nothing about & that’s probably something you should implement in your own sad life. The haters continue to hate & that’s about it. I’m sorry if Beyoncé has disappointed you again by not flopping as so many of you love to say, but I digress. Beyoncé you are amazing & so is the album.

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  66. Coverboi-Htown

    like i said beyonce suks……..everybody know beyonce have 1 fan on this blog site with 30 diffrent names just basic n slow…..@Real Issh & R.Wells everybody knows u r the same person plus u have plenty more names on here sad and desprate like beyonce………and dummy check ur facts Mary still the queen of r&b

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    Humm Reply:

    @Coverboi-Htown, Why are you posting those stupid comments? poor hater ! Go on another post if Beyonce sucks !

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Coverboi-Htown, Sweetie – I’m stanning on multiple websites .. I’m a boss on this so why would I change my name ? Everybody be waiting for Real Issh . :D #NoShade to thee other stans .

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    R.Wells Reply:

    @Coverboi-Htown, I will make this as simple as possible so that you might have some sort of grasp on reality : I have absolutely no reason to pretend to be someone else to prove a point. I am the one & only. You should take a seat and observe because me & the other person you say that I am don’t write the same, I’m actually intelligent. Maybe next time.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @R.Wells,

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  67. Reppin Alabama

    Weerrrk Beyonce! Love the album!!

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  68. vvvalente

    Who Run the Flop? (beyonce)

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    Reppin Alabama Reply:

    @vvvalente, You’re a Flop…sit ya ass down somewhere

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    vvvalente Reply:

    @Reppin Alabama, shut ur mouth bitch
    go listen your Flop 4 far from here

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    Humm Reply:

    @vvvalente, Lmfao! You’re pathetic, you prove us how stupid you are ! The album is certified platinum and you still say it’s a flop?! GETALIFE.COM !

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    vvvalente Reply:

    @Humm, shut up stupid bitch.
    Who Run the Flop? (lil beyonce)

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @vvvalente, That’s BOSS Beyonce . You’re saying the same thing . Can we get new sentences or songs ? & It went #1 so she flopping at the top of the charts .

    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @vvvalente, yes because she totally flopped bitch look at her first week sales #1 world motherfucking wide. get your facts straight then come back bitchh

    vvvalente Reply:

    @Real Issh, @ThankMeLater go listen your Flop4 far from here
    go bitches go

  69. Coverboi-Htown

    Why when i can make dummies like u switch ur name and talk more shit thats all u good for dummy……….

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    R.Wells Reply:

    @Coverboi-Htown, I’m annoyed by you at this point. I would love for you to return the computer on which you’re typing so that you can use the money to buy a life – better yet you should use that computer and learn some proper Internet decorum. You’re very classless & your comments only buttress the aforementioned statement. On the good note, have a nice day.

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  70. Greg

    CONGRATULATIONS BEYONDGAY, FOR BUYING YOUR OWN CDs!!!

    still hasn’t SOLD one million, though… so keep buying your own CDs, Bey!!!

    P.S. I’m sure you’re disappointed that your cookbook idea was met with so much uproar on the internet, that you had to pretend that the idea didn’t come from your camp. Imagine the revenue it could have made! You could have used that revenue to buy more of your 4loptastic CD!!!

    LUV YA, BEY!!!

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    DEADDDDDD Reply:

    @Greg, Hater you can kill yourself.

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @Greg, keep hatin cause she gettin money and you aint dumbass

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  71. JUSTIN

    she got her legs open like a pyaramid

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    DEADDDDDD Reply:

    @JUSTIN, Your point? & Stop changing your name.

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  72. JUSTIN

    keri hilson looks better than beyonce all day!

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    DEADDDDDD Reply:

    @JUSTIN, Kill yourself today & tomorrow.

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    Beyonthis Reply:

    @JUSTIN,
    Hahahahahahahaha all I can do is laugh at your jokes…. Because that’s what they are jokes…. Just like you :)

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  73. eric

    Flop who runs the world riahnna

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @eric, your a fucking joke! beyonce did waaay better then rihanna look at how long it took rih to go platinum..look who’s the flop now bitchhh

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @eric, it took rih 3 months to go platinum so look who’s the flop now bitch #POW

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    Reed Reply:

    @ThankMeLater,

    News flash: Beyonce shipped 1M — she hasn’t sold 1M. You all keep misunderstanding the difference between a RIAA certification for shipments and actual sales.

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    Zoe Lawrence Reply:

    @Reed, Beyonce has gone platinum because she has sold over 1 million.

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    Beyonthis Reply:

    @eric,
    P.S. Call us when the Ri-tard can get a #1 album haha now run that!

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  74. MusicLover

    congrats bey on the platinum plaque :)
    and i find it quite funny that you people can sit here and drag each other for the dumbest things. people are going to have their own opinion. jus let them have it and move on.

    there is absolutely no need to bash every artist and compare every artist to another artist. it makes no sense. enjoy the music and move on. if you dont like them dont listen to them. its that simple.

    and btw, the hater comments are funny as well. you took time out of your day to read a article of someone you’re bashing that they’re a flop yet you dont like them. go read articles about your fave and help them. unless you’re a undercover stan.

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @MusicLover, preach it. very well said

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    Reed Reply:

    @MusicLover,

    C’mon, she’s Platinum on paper only, which reflects the number of units Sony shipped to distributors. According to Sound Scan, Beyonce has sold 552K copies of her new CD. Her CD has not crossed the million-selling threshold yet. Don’t you all know anything about how the industry works? Apparently, not.

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  75. Name here

    OFF TOPIC: here i am (kelly rowland) will debut at #3 at 76,399 sold in the 1st week

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    Reed Reply:

    @Name here,

    Those are early estimates. Billboard will announce the final sales figures on Wed.

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  76. NI*

    YEEEAAAAAA B!!! <3

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  77. Kyle

    Good for her. The more I listen to this album, the more and more I love it and the more I think that it’s my favorite Beyonce album. I love the slower cuts on it, she sounds amazing. “Start Over” and “Miss You” are jams.

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  78. Reed

    Repeat after me: Sony shipped one million copies of 4. She has not sold one million units. Certifications are based on shipments minus returns. Beyonce has sold a little over 552,000 copies of 4. Check the data on Billboard, peeps. This album is not the top seller She and Sony thought it would be.

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  79. Billionaire

    It’s so sad that y’all have to be comparing two great artist! Why can’t they both just do well with out all the drama between fans?
    Now, for those that say Rihanna doesn’t have a #1 album, check again! Rihanna has WorldWide #1 albums! Beyonce is awesome but i have to step in when y’all try to throw shade at Rihanna just to prove a point about Beyonce!
    What i don’t understand is (this to Beyonce fans), if Beyonce is on such another level from Rihanna, why need to respond those Rihanna fans, why not let Beyonce’s work speak for itself?…
    Answer, Rihanna is a force to be reckoned with! Rihanna has won every award Beyonce has won in music, yes Beyonce has more multiples of those awards but they both have won the same type of awards! They both graced the covers of the same magazines, they both perform at all award shows & arenas, they both have multi-platinum albums, #1 albums whether it’s in America or WorldWide, & they both have number one singles!
    So the question i leave, why argue or compare these mega artist when they’re ALMOST equally matched? Yes, factually, Beyonce is ahead of Rihanna because of her powerful & amazing vocals, more skilled at being an entertainer, & her Grammy winnings! Aside from those differences, they’re statistically matched including being black women with superb bodies, & gorgeous faces!

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    SLAYSLAYSLAY Reply:

    @Billionaire, Hmm, I appreciate the Rihanna praise without the shade of Beyonce. *claps*

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @SLAYSLAYSLAY, Co-sign. This is how it should be. Both great artists

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  80. @IamMrHAndsome

    all of u are dirty little sluts #Beyonce runs everything and will always be the best!! and that picture isnt slutty bitch its the DEVIL. Cant u see the red is the blood dripping down from her body u dumbasses!

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  81. JUSTIN

    BEYONCE WILL NEVER SELL AS MUCH AS MICHAEL JACKSON OR BE AS ORIGINAL AS THE KING OF POPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP! LADY GAGA RUNS THE WORLD ADELE RUNS THE WORLD!

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  82. eric

    Let’s be real album’s don’t sell anymore it’s all about a hot song that you put out there and to me. Beyonce has yet to do that. Truth be told her album has only. Sold around 600,000 copies in the usa and 1,000,000 worldwide.

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  83. nte

    i am not a hater i just wanna ask
    1. does SHIPPIN 1 million mean platinum? shudnt platinum be when she SOLD not SHIP 1 million? i am from out of the US so i just wanna know
    2. and why make an announcement on website for shipping? why not wait for it to sell then make an announcement coz this will seem like she is pushin ppl to bliv her album is great? an not a hater. just asking

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  84. LOL

    SHIPPED ?
    WAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH,POOR B..

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  85. Ros

    I see nobody has pointed out the fact that Gaga, Britney(<3), Taylor, Eminem(<3 x's2), and Adele all have white America supporting them plus everyone else. That's a big factor in sells. The fact that she sold so many albums despite having a number 1 proves that her fans were checking for her regardless cuz we know she's not a gimmick. I think she needed to do this album for herself, to get it out of her system. I love it.

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  86. Mrs.beck

    Everyone is arguing over her album sales which is stupid. Yes she has sold ove a million world wide.You can not add them up together each country certifies on there own not as a whole.She has shipped 1 million but only sold gold in the U.S. She may be platinum in in South America but you only need to sell 36,000 to be platinum.She is not even gold in Europe yet. So for everyone adding them together please don’t you make yourself look stupid.By her standards she is not doing to good and you all know it.So stop the arguing.For everyone saying she looks up to Michael Jasckson is stupid.I use to like her until she made all those dumb comments about MJ.He is the greatest and I lost all respect for her.Then she keeps talking about the genre then backtrack and say it again.When they come out with I will give her respect until then she needs to keep her mouth closed.

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  89. dayday

    People are a trip. How can you discredit someone when you don’t have sh!t yourself. Oh but wait, that is the reason isn’t it. Everyone want in life what Bey have accomplished. She have broken records in here career, numerous awards ( including ALL MAJOR AWARDS ) and a bank account that other pop/r&b stars dream of. She is the first black woman to have all 4 albums debut at #1. I think her career speaks for itself.

    Furthermore, Bey don’t need to be a different person to sell records like Lady GaGa ( who is a train wreck ) and Rihanna who is confused about who she is or what hair color she wants. Bey wear the same hair ( her hair is long not all weave all the time ). Same make up and everything. But, she still sell.

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  90. alex

    Oh ppl let’s not forget that bey sold diamond in brazil,, and her album was #1 is less then 35min of its release ther.. And the uk.. Clearly u can see who run this matha…Bey!!

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  91. alex

    Bey!! Took it 2 another level,, but still there were no passengers on her plain… Nt even gaga,, or rihri,,, can stop her…!!! Waiting 4 the world tour… Counting days… To Be or not to Be!!

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  92. TRINA

    beyonce dont got a number single yet!

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  93. Christian

    She SHIPPED platinum! SHE AINT SOLD PLATINUM!

    get it right stans.

    ACTUAL SALES stand between 700-850k.

    and you call yourself a stan! SMH!

    and all you RIHtards get outta her. this is about beyonce

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  94. Emkay

    lol….this is entertaining…pewee

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  96. dc cashinout keisha

    imma be rocking those bbs stones if you dont stop being so fake jay west come get a nigga fo real

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