Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’: First-Week Sales Predictions

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All eyes are on Rihanna as her sixth album in six years arrives this week. How will it fare on the charts? The first sales estimates are in.

According to HITS Daily Double, the pop princess’ latest Talk That Talk, featuring the chart-topping single “We Found Love,” is on track to sell 180-200,000 copies in its first week based on early estimates. Her previous effort LOUD opened with 207,000 in November 2010.

Mary J. Blige will also return to the charts with My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I). The sequel to her 1994 classic My Life is poised to move 120-140,000 units in week one. The R&B veteran’s 2009 album Stronger withEach Tear debuted at No. 2 with 332,000.

Nickelback (225-250,000) and Drake will vie for the top spot on next week’s Billboard 200. The Young Money rapper’s sophomore effort Take Care enters at No. 1 this week with sales in the neighborhood of 700,000.

These numbers could see a boost with the kickoff to the holiday shopping season on Black Friday. Final figures will be released next Wednesday.



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271 Comments

  1. houstonishere

    SO STILL NO # 1 ALBUM????????

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    A Realist Reply:

    @houstonishere, LMFAOOOOOOOO. FLOPPPPPP!!!

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    research b4posting Reply:

    @A Realist, do your research 100,000 and more not a flop

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    KillBill Reply:

    @research b4posting, Now it isn’t a flop. Girl Bye, let be pull in those numbers you guys would’ve been goin crazy.

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    weezy f. Reply:

    @houstonishere,
    LMAO this less than Fist Brown 1st week and she is releasing on thanksgiving week…this gworl is less popular than fistopher brown.bwahaha

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    COMMANDEROFTHEDANCEFLOOR Reply:

    @weezy f., funny because loud debuted at #3 in the US and sold over a million in the US alone while chris brown and beyonce debuted at #1 with higher sales and have yet to sell over 1 million in the US. and world wide rihanna destorys their album sales.

    loud 6 million ww
    4 not even 2 million ww
    and fame not even 2 million ww.

    you can combine beyonce and chris browns last album sales and they still don’t sell as much as loud has sold. now all the haters can have a seat.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @COMMANDEROFTHEDANCEFLOOR, Only after you because you are talking about an OLD ass album. Boo boo, the conversation is about TTT. By the way, 4 was at a million sales after 1 month that was both in the US and WW. Don’t try to rewrite history because your fave isn’t expected to sell the first week. What you need to do is go on Twitter and advise her to take a break … people are tired of her!

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    RihToOtSiePop on twittter Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, First of all hunny..you need to sit down somewhere. if people were tired of her she wouldnt have over 12 million followers on twitter boo. next> I’d like to see you do better. You cant acomplish half of what rihanna has done.this is to talk about the success of #TTT so if you wanna talk sht about her…get off the damn site.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @COMMANDEROFTHEDANCEFLOOR, Rihanna has been promoting Loud with her tour!!! Bet has not been promoting, but wait when Princess Carter drop you all will see her rise.

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    Niall Reply:

    @COMMANDEROFTHEDANCEFLOOR, Your pretty stupid aint ya, think about it. albums sell most in their first year, so come back next year when 4 has been out a year and then compare it to loud

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    Peasant Reply:

    @Niall, rihanna always sells more than beyonce regardless of first week sales …talk about momentum *smooches

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Peasant, *snaps* WAKE UP because your ass is definitely dreaming if you’re saying Ri outsells Bey!

    peasant Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, no boo boo..i’m wide awake. check sound scans.. it’s just a simple fact ..rihanna has world wide appeal..not saying beyonce dosen’t but rihanna image is more diverse like her music…..nothing to get all rattle up about *chuckles.

    trix Reply:

    @Peasant, thank yu please tell these bitches

    isabella! Reply:

    @Niall, 4 has been out for almost half a year and has yet to even sell 2 million world wide. loud sold 2 million ww in 5 weeks, at this point loud had already sold 4 million world wide, double what beyonce sold.

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  2. W

    Damn rih 180-200? I predict 250

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    sam Reply:

    @W, your number isn’t a prediction, it’s a made up number.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @sam, LOOOOOL you cold *big sean voice*

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @sam, LMFAO bwahahahaha.

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    AEROL Reply:

    @sam, HAHAAHAHHA!!

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  3. Kia

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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  4. Majah

    NOOOOOOOOO RiRi :( :( :(

    I was disappointed with the album, but I thought this would be her biggest yet. We Found Love is like her biggest hit in months.

    She needs to push out her next album by April 2012 with a HUGE promo tour the week of release with performances and interviews on The View, Jimmy Fallon, Regis & Kelly, Jay Leno, Letterman, American Idol, X Factor, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, Good Morning America, The Early Show, etc.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Majah, NO! She needs to go & sit down somewhere for about a year. Alot of people aren’t buying music, there are bootlegging it. I can understand her wanting to keep the momentum going but honestly I think people are getting tired of her.

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, I agree, she needs to take a brake. Not necessarily because I think people are getting tired of her, but because she seems a bit worn out, and based on her album rating, she isn’t able to keep everything up at this momentum. She just needs to take a break and make occasional fashionable appearances, slowly making good songs on the way.

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    Jaythedon Reply:

    @Majah, no! Wtf good that do she still can sing & dance lmfao trickkk

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  5. Lenny

    What? Only 200k for Mary J. What’s happen? Where’s her hardcore fans?

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    G Reply:

    @Lenny, In a nursing home. I mean dang, she like 90. The old times have passed, and so has slavery. I thought that that cd was a hits collection.

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  6. DRB

    *keeps shade to self*

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @DRB, Lol

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    Will Reply:

    @DRB, lmfao. yeah its pretty much self explanatory Rihanna just cant do Big numbers her first week. At this point in her career she should be pushing 400-500,000 copies.

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  7. kerron

    WOW look at mary’s numbers, we all thought she would be the one to snatch Rih’s wig and there’s only 25,000 copies separating rihanna from the #1 spot so i guess anything could happen

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    W Reply:

    @kerron, Drake or nickleback will be number 1 next week.

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  8. WTT

    I’m in shock for Mary o_o NOBODY EXPECTED THAT !!!!

    WTF IS GOING ON PEOPLE !?

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    Triniti Reply:

    @WTT, I know…that’s crazy.

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  9. Rap*

    #1 albums arent everything. people try so hard to bring ri down wit that #1 album talk b ut let me remind you, both ashanti and ciara had one and where are they now? no hate

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @Rap*, chillllllllllle pulease Ciara and Ashanti have nothing to do with this boo were talking about FLOhianna here

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    Kia Reply:

    @Rap*, Arent everything but #1 singles are?? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sit down

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    Rap* Reply:

    @Kia,

    Yes bc songs are more remembered than albums are unless its a thriller or ray of light which dont exsists nowadays or rarely. The last album that will be remembered is Confessions and Emancipation.

    Songs will always be out there but albums not.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Rap*, Aren’t albums comprised of singles? So if she can score #1 singles surely she can get a #1 album. However she has failed to do so & I will explain why. She releases radio or pop friendly singles which are hot but that may be 2-4 singles an album. But an album has anywhere from 10-15 singles so that lets you know that the majority of singles are the album are NOT good or that good.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Rap*, Dangerously in Love will always be remembered.

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    DEYSHUN Reply:

    @Rap*, what about MBTDF by Kayne

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    ME Reply:

    @Rap*, Sorry, but Ashanti had two number 1 albums, and can at least say she old over 500k in one week.

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    Rap* Reply:

    @ME,

    And where is she now?? Yes, exactly. And she sold those 500k in 02. How much did she sell in 08? 80k.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Rap*, that’s why ur stupid as fxck and will never appreciate timeless music from early 2000′s. and if first week sales is all you care about u should be a weezy fan. cuz rihanna’s 200k first week sales every past album is hilarious.

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    ME Reply:

    @Rap*, Rihanna has six albums, and only one is a classic….Sad!!

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @ME, Which one?

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    :) Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, her fans consider “Rated R” her best. It also is her most critically acclaimed.

    fun fact: She co-wrote most of the songs on that album.

    uhuh Reply:

    @ME, ashanti is made timeless r&b songs i respect her for that. rihanna is tryin too hard. we get it your a crazy wild party girl, cool. im totally fed up with her music

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    cake cake Reply:

    SO DONT LISTEN TO IT… @uhuh,

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Rap*, Now a #1 isn’t anything? Get the fuck outta here. Mariah Carey and Whitney has over 10 #1 singles were are they? So that means #1 singles are nothing.

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    Rap* Reply:

    @KillBill,

    They are legends and thats what it means.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Rap*, yeah they legendary true. what bothers me is when artists of today break records of legends while theyre not even that amazing. For example: katy perry had 5 number 1 singles on her latest album. She broke Michael Jackson’s record with her crappy music. you get what im saying?

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    Rap* Reply:

    @uhuh,

    Yes, i get what youre saying. I agree with that.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Rap*, Rihanna will never be a legend . Rated R is greatness tho .

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    Will Reply:

    @Rap*, But hold up. Ashanti has her own record label now called Written entertainment and is about to drop her 5th studio album. Ashanti branched off to do movies and establish her own label which takes time, Ciara and not even Rihanna have there own record labels yet. Ashanti’s last album didnt do so well due to poor promotion but i guarantee you she will make a big comeback. Shes not a gimmick, Ashanti is a true artist that makes great music and writes her own material.

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    Mb92 Reply:

    No offense… Im a big ashanti fan but her last album wouldnt have done well with major promotion. That was not her best effort… Anyways, i believe rihanna could pull bigger numbers if she took a dam BREAK, and retuned with a comeback. As far as Ciara, she has a new team so lets sit back and see wait. LA Reid announced on twitter that we wont be waiting too long.@Will,

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    kb Reply:

    @Rap*, i see what you’re sayin, i wasn’t really expecting Rihanna’s album to go number one this time around just because I felt like the project was rushed and the songs are just ok, I like her but I’m being realistic. I don’t think she’s set on getting a number one album anyway, she just likes making the music, nothing wrong with that.

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    Rap* Reply:

    @kb, True that.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Rap*, For you to say people try so hard to bring Rih hard, the navy is the kings&queens of tryna bring other people down.

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @Rap*, Wow, so in order to make Rihanna look good as a Artist, you need to bring down other artists. Your using a skapegoat for your insecurity. I’m a music lover overall but to blatantly down play someone’s success to make Rihanna look good is childish. Instead why don’t you do some research and find the problem instead of displacing your hurtful feelings with demoting someone else.

    Big up to all the musicians out there, your the true artist.

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    MRBIG Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate,

    LOL! You hypocrite! Your name is Beyonce is Desperate GTFO!

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  10. uhuh

    @Rap*, fuck u talkin bout these irrelevant ho’s for? rihanna’s first week number never impress #Fact. she supposed to be this big pop star right? i wanna see her go gold first week or even 350k. 200k aint shit. even j cole, kid cudi did that

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    Rap* Reply:

    @uhuh,

    I never said, they impress. All im saying is, that a #1 isnt everything and some that had them flopped and arent relevant right now while a riri who doesnt have a #1 is still successfull.

    + Cher never had a #1 album and shes a legend.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Rap*, You’re still on singles ? Soulja Boy had a #1 single chileee .

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  11. BrookeLynn

    Why would Mary have huge sales? She released the Breakthrough with one of the biggest r&B songs of the decade “Be Without You” and that sold 700k. This is her 3rd album since then and sorry to say, but the quality of the singles has been less and less with each album. She’s pretty much been selling off of her name alone. I’m a huge Mary fan and I can’t even name a song off of this new album.

    Rihanna on the other hand has the #1 song on iTunes and radio so I’m not sure what happened. Maybe people are finally realizing her most recent albums have just been phoned in. No substance and filled with sex for shock appeal to seem edgy and cool.

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  12. Outspoken

    im mad some actually thought rihanna was actually gonna have a number one album this time around…*chuckles*. Mary on the other hand i thought she’d do a little more..even tho im not a fan of hers she releases good music.

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  13. :)

    Ya’ll don’t know that! It’s just the 2nd day!

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    Oh Please Reply:

    @:), HITS is always accurate with their predictions. why are you acting so surprised? her previous sales are on par.

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    :) Reply:

    @Oh Please, I’m NOT surprised! I’m disappointed! 200,000 ain’t nothin!

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  14. aight

    MJB and Rihanna albums went out Monday !!
    they aren’t “First-week sales”

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  15. Billionaire

    Early estimate means it’s unofficial & most-likely to vary! I’m not surprised it her first week sales go to 300k next week because RiRi first week sales are always a bit slow, give her a month & she’s platinum+. In a way i’m glad because as a much appreciated fan, RiRi’s aim is to get a #1 Album in America since she’s already done it WorldWide with mutiple albums. This way, if she’s doesn’t achieve an American #1 Album that can only mean more albums to come with more massive string of hits!

    The more ppl tell her or assume she doesn’t have what it takes to score a #1 American Album the more she’s tries to prove them wrong which is a bonus for her fans! I not fond at all when ppl tell others that cannot do anything or will never do anything, that leaves room for growth by motivation!

    Since it’s an early estimate & the week really just begun, I will hope for the best as a dedicated fan & if not like the great Aaliyah said once “Dust yourself off & try again” & i’ll be waiting until then i’ll continue to rock to #TalkThatTalk! BTW, this is the reason why i believe in Rihanna or appreciate her as an artist & her work because ppl constantly call her out her name like “slut” or make a mockery of talent by insinuating that she’s “talent-less/gimmick” which makes us the RihannaNavy go hard!

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Billionaire, NOT hard enough if she can’t manage to get a #1 album on the sixth try. By the way, that barcode on the back of the cd (when you purchase it in stores) or the tabulation that itunes, rhapsody and billboard use are indicators of the what the album is projected to do. So basically right now, not alot of people are buying TTT. These are not people just creating numbers, they are watching the actual #s.

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  16. Dlady03

    I dont want to pissed anybody off. But the fact of the matter is. Rihanna is a singles artist. She only pushes for hit songs. She has never been taking serious as a album artist. Album artist these days are Alicia keys or even Beyonce. They release good albums. Not just one or 2 hits songs and hurry and make another album. Thats why Rhi is able to push 6 albums in 6 years. Nobody releases an album every year like that. Mariah did in the 90s but Mariah pushed out #1 songs and good, strong solid albums. Thats going to be Rhi problem. She will never been known as a serious artist.Might be the next Jlo. She was hot pushed out hits and alot of albums but never any classic albums.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Dlady03, PREECH!

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    Diana Reply:

    @Dlady03, I agree 1000%.

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    Laurie Reply:

    @Dlady03, Nothing else to add, truth nothing but the truth here !

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    Me Damnit!! Reply:

    @Dlady03, I TOTALLY agree! I’ve always said she is like a modern day J Lo! She may have hits, but she is not taken seriously as an actual artist. She will mostly be remember for her No. 1 throw away hits and her fashion, but she is no legend. Not even close.

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    Junior Reply:

    @Dlady03, Thats the TRUTH right there. Rihanna is not taken seriously. She is not a real artist.

    AMEN.

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    Dash Reply:

    @Dlady03, Soo GGGB wasn’t critically acclaim? RR Wasn’t critically acclaim? so LOUD wasn’t critically? You have no valid points that Rihanna is a single artist. How you know that she don’t pushes her album? You have a vague point once again.

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @Dlady03, THIS IS THE TRUTH. PREACH.

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    bigtymer Reply:

    @Dlady03, TRUTH shes a singles artist, years down the line, she’ll always be remembered for “UMBRELLA “ft jay z ..thats it really

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    dallas champ Reply:

    @bigtymer, Only by you haters! Rihanna’s is a successful artist. She is predicted to outsell MJB! Rihanna last album sold 6 million worldwide like Tina Turner, she is more appreciate in foreign countries then America.

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  17. bobs

    Thing is, I now think she could have pushed 100k with a Loud re-release and 4 strong singles and scraped up another 2million of sales WW, more #1′s, and salvaged some level of respect and dignity rather than releasing this fast-food cheeseburger of an album…

    She has fallen hard from the sonic glory of Rated-R..

    If she releases another album next November – she should just call it ‘I’m Your Clown’.

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    Me Damnit!! Reply:

    @bobs, LMAO!

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    Loicee Reply:

    @Me Damnit!!, LOOOL

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    Dash Reply:

    @bobs, Bobs you are such a bandwagon stan, once she don’t do the album you once loved. Now you wanna runaway :|

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  18. ThankMeLater

    bahahhahaha

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  19. Speechless

    LMAO!!!!!!!

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  20. vonb

    she got 10 million followers on twitter and a quater of them can buy her shitty muisic? Hahaha FLOP. And its only gonna be down hill from here. I personally feel she is getting karma after the way Rihanna and her stans talked about Ciaras album sales. Karma is a Bitch so keep talking that talk……but all i hear are crickets now.

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    Well Reply:

    @vonb, Took the words right outta my mouth. With all the hype her singles get, you’d think she’d sell more.

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    dallas champ Reply:

    @Well, u guys just want to hate

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @vonb, Your wrong, it’s .025 to be exact! :D

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    TalkIsCheap Reply:

    @vonb, Hahahahaha! Truth!

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  21. Dash

    Rih has never been a first week seller. What Rihanna has on her side is longevity and success, exmp. “GGGB”, “RR” AND “LOUD” -sips tea-

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Dash, Longevity? Don’t you think you should hold that observation until maybe she has reached 8-10 years in the game? That’s like saying Soulja Boy has longevity … she has not proved she is viable in ALBUM sales. Like someone stated earlier, she is a SINGLES artist. Besides, if she keeps flopping first week sales, she won’t be around much longer.

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    Dash Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, You sound foolish. How she is not a viable album seller when her album has sold 1.6+ million and still on BB Top 200 after a year.

    Her first week sales don’t mean anything because at the end of the race, Rihanna is still selling and successful boo -wink-

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Dash, Flop That Flop

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Dash, If I sound foolish then you sound stupid. How are you arguing the numbers … just say she is not a viable albums artist! She has to release 4-5 singles (mostly collabs) in order for people to go & get the album weeks AFTER it has been released. Kudos that she can have 11 #1 singles but she can’t get ONE #1 album? C’mon, you fans/stans are in denial … I don’t find her to be that talented but she has some “curb” appeal to have sold 200,000 the first week.

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    Dash Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, Any artist that does Pop/R&B needs HITS to sell an album. Ask Gaga, Ask Katy and ask your fave Beyonce.

    You are missing the point sweety, Rihanna doesn’t have to rely on first week sales like Drake or any other rapper. Rihanna has longevity on the album charts; Rated R, GGGB and LOUD proved that.

    You are just repeating yourself and don’t know what you are talking about.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Dash, I’m sorry SWEETY but it is you who don’t know what you’re talking about. Your first sentence is inaccurate because on 4, Beyonce hasn’t had any #1 singles (although they’ve charted well #2 or #3) because she still sold 310,000 week 1 and held strong w/ 204,000 the second week. AND all artists look @ first week sales because that’s an indicator for the album & whether or not “the machine” needs to restratagize or just count it as a loss … hence tours and/or merchandise. BTW, I haven’t repeated myself once yet you have several times talking about RR, GGGB and Loud. I will repeat that w/ those albums, they charted better AFTER she released 2-3 singles (mostly collabs) weeks AFTER the album had been released. But if those albums are still selling, is that a sign that her fans/stans, army, special ops (whatever you guys call yourself) want the music that she used to do instead of the crap that she is releasing now?

    peasant Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, keep writing that essay..saying the same thing over and over just in different context. Rihanna will sell as usual, still be successful and you will be behind your computer screen drowning in hate. most of beyonce fans are quite illiterate, bunch of ghetto kids.

  22. DealBitch

    Talk That Talk is fucking awful, her voice is pure misery and I am sick of the chick, honestly. She churns out albums non-stop because she can’t afford to take a break for longer than a week.

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @DealBitch, AGREE.

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    maya Reply:

    @DealBitch, You ain’t never lie.

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  23. KillBill

    Flop That Flop, payback is a bitch!

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    uhuh Reply:

    @KillBill, AHAHAHAHAH flop that flop. EPIC!

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    Will Reply:

    @uhuh, lmfaooo

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  24. Phoenix_Wright

    Rihanna will still hit platinum with ease, but I’m not surprised that this album isn’t going to do better than Loud’s first week because Loud was faaar better of an album to me. Talk That Talk was a rushed let down.

    Now when it comes to Mary… why are yall surprised??? None of her singles even hit the Hot 100. They are lingering on r&b charts though but even there it’s still not doing much. Honestly those singles weren’t too great except maybe Mr. Wrong.

    If Drake pulls 200,000 more copies out next week I will be in shock! Usually for popular rappers the first week is crazy and then the week after sales going down by 80% then slowly decline.

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  25. Phoenix_Wright

    And 120-140,000 for mary isn’t even bad. That is still a lot of people. May not be more than the last few albums but she still had fans

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  26. Take Care

    I hope that Drake sells a million even though it’s only projected for 700 000 <3

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  27. Beyonce is desperate

    The problem with her fanbase is that their technically a younger croud that uses electronic devices to purchase music. Basically Internet savvy’s. Their not going to pay for music, no matter whose the artist. If they can get it downloaded for free, they’ll do it in a ny minute despite the consequences. The repercussions are getting harsher, so be on the lookout as Congress is in the process of signing a bill that will include imprisonment.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate, Maybe you should change your screen name to “Rihanna is desperate for a #1 album and get it despite selling sex at every turn”.

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, Now why would I do that? It will take me longer to post if I change my name. Besides, I like the fact others are using the name around other blogs to post the truth.

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    JUICY P Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate, RIGHT

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    Well Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate, still inexcusable Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are dealing with younger fans too but they manage to pull off better number than what she’s getting.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Well, katy does even worse first week sales like 150k

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @Well, Their fanbase acknowledges the notoriety of the artist. It comes with self pride knowing that they have purchased authentic music( not necessarily quality or good music). They can forever warrant and provide proof (receipts) in the future that the music is authentic and not stolen. Consumers will purchase that authenticity in the second market. It’s all about self pride.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, #dead

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    JUICY P Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate, I WONDER HOW OLD U ARE HAHAHAHAHAHA U SOUND STUPID I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT RI RI WILL NEVER BE BEYONCE OK THANK YOU AND HAVE A NICE DAY

    LOVE ALWAYS,
    JUICY

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @JUICY P,

    Dear Juicy,

    I’m sorry you can’t comprehend. 3rd grade level English can’t get you anywhere, not even pass a blog comment. Are you made that your favorite can’t accomplish getting a number 1 album? Next time make sure you save enough of your welfare check to make her reach number 1.

    Meanwhile, read a book and comprehend it. I hope you don’t end up repeating 3rd grade for the 4th time. Your illiterate bastard.

    Love always,

    Beyonce is desperate

    Tootles

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Beyonce is desperate, Flop That Flop
    1. You Da Flop
    2. Where Have You Flop
    3. We Found Lip Synch
    4. Flop That Flop (Feat. Jay-Z)
    5. Flopiness (Love It)
    6. Flopday Cake
    7. We All Want Flop
    8. Drunk On Flop
    9. Flop Me Out
    10. Watch N Flop
    11. Flopwell

    Deluxe Tracks:
    12. Red Flopstick
    13. Do Ya Flop
    14. Flop In Love
    15. We Found Lip sycnh (Feat. Calvin Harris) [Extended Back track version]
    #PAYBACKISABITCH

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @KillBill, DEAD DEAD DEAD. OMG THE TRACK NAMES ARE ON POINT.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @ThankMeLater, Thank You.

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    BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess Reply:

    @KillBill,too bad that TTT will have charting singles unlike that elevator music “4″ i can imagine ur secretly a slutbag and cockiness is prolly ur anthem. but i’ll give you the real “4″ tracklist:

    1. 0+0 = Beyonce
    2. I Copy
    3. I Miss Lace Front
    4. Best Camel D*ck I Ever Had
    5. P*ssy (Dry as Hell) feat. J. HELL NO
    6. Rather Die Now
    7. Start Never
    8. Ass on Top
    9. HoeDown
    10. End of My Career
    11. I Was A Hoe
    12. Who Run this Hole (My Daddy)

    Bonus Track: “I’m Really 45 and I Paid a Surrogate to Deliver My Child”

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    KillBill Reply:

    @BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess, No sense. But I bet 4 brings in those Grammys. Everything is elevator music to the Navy because Rihanna can’t sing. Have you heard her sing hero live? BOL. I don’t like her album they are recycled from Loud and Rated, no growth. Her vocals are poor she’s chanting the lyrics rather than sing. It has been 6 years 6 albums wow, could you the cow is running low on milk.

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    BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess Reply:

    @KillBill, be foreal, you know you laughed when you read that tracklist. its okay, you can laugh at Bey. she won’t come to your house and slap you with her prosthetic bump. lol have a sense of humor. you wanted to play with Rih’s album so why not play with that disappointment “4″ ?

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    KillBill Reply:

    @BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess, It might be a disappointment to you Rihanna Stan’s because you guys are afraid of big voices, daring music. Rihanna plate it safe for 6 years.

    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess, But could you be mad because that elevator music sold 310,000 the first week and 204,000 in the second week … OOOOOPPPPSSSS my fave outsold your fave in the first AND second week. She had the #1 album for 2 consecutive weeks. What does your fave have? I’ll tell you … the #2 album for the first week and I’m sure it will chart lower after that.

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    BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, I dont have a “fave” you idiot. and i’m glad you can count. how many grades did you repeat to learn that?

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess, Unlike you, I graduated high school AND college and currently hold a high profile position w/ a fortune 500 company. But that’s not important, we’re having a civil debate so why am I an idot? Or why are you being sarcastic? Could it be because I injected TRUTH into the lies that you’re on this blog posting? So if anyone is the idiot between you and I, it would definitely be you … HANDS down!

    Mb92 Reply:

    Hold up “4″ is a great album, much better than talk that talk. Bey has songs that can eventually be classics, rihanna has just given us more music that will be forgotten. Rihanna is slowly but surely losing it. She’s just a singles artist. She could never sell out shows like Beyonce. You know why? Because she’s a talentless gimmick… I can’t lie though. She has good music @BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess,

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    Dash Reply:

    @Mb92, How Rihanna ain’t selling out shows? Billboard Touring Box Office says other wise.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Dash, Yeah, when her tickets had to go on sale. Her tickets were barely selling.

    BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess Reply:

    @Mb92, Yeah yeah yeah….

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    G Reply:

    @BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess, I would do a track list for Rihanna, but I don’t know any of her songs (FLOP), all I hear about her is that she gets beat up, has sex, put out an album….2days later put out another album, has more sex, throws on another wig, and then gets drunk, and put out another unknown album. Not too much to TALK that Talk about.

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    Me Reply:

    @BeyIsAHotF*ckinMess, Lmfaoooooooooooo

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  28. A Person

    Rihanna album sales are not even TF all her albums except the 1st one went plat and these are good in this day and age where everyone downloads it free

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  29. Tanni

    Are you serious !!! I’m just knew Rihanna and Mary was taking #1 and #2 !!!

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  30. hot

    Come on, Rihanna…… is the hottest ting in music right now…. wait for the numbers

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    KillBill Reply:

    @hot, NO she’s the hottest thing in the Navy!!

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  31. JHP

    This really shouldn’t be a surprise seeing as she went in to Loud having released “Love The Way You Lie”, “Only Girl”, and “What’s My Name”. That’s 3 #1 singles preceding the album as opposed to her one in “We Found Love”. There was more build-up to LOUD than there was this album. More promotion, more performances, etc. Loud had 3 big name features in Drake, Eminem, & Nicki Minaj, where as this one only has Hov. These numbers aren’t that surprising. Nickelback outselling her is somewhat surprising though. She might only debut at #3 at best, cause I predict Drizzy will do more than her this 2nd week of Take Care too. Wonder when she’ll ever score a number one album? SN: She does need to take a break for a little while, she’s oversaturating herself. Beyonce will run the game for a year or two when she drops an album, then cool off for a little while, only to come back like she never left, Riri should follow suit.

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  32. Beyonce is desperate

    I’m more surprised at Mary J’s sales prediction. Promotion and a hit must be hard to find.

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  33. Sharp Tongue

    She is moving fast with these albums go head girl get that money.

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  34. jarvis

    Mary has a decent album but when listening to her album it like listening to her previous album and the one before that, and before that. They all sound the same, talk about the same thing.It’s tedious. Rihanna album isn’t bad but only 11 tracks? maybe she needs to take a break because she pops out an album every year. All her beats/production on her new album sounds like snippets from her previous albums. after this album she should wait until late 2012-2013 to release another…so people won’t get tired of her…and so she don’t pull “mariah carey” on us. lol

    Really i feel like out of all the albums she released i can say Girl like me, GGGB, Music Of The Sun and Loud were actually quality albums…albums like Rated R, Talk That Talk were rushed.Quality over Quantity.

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  35. jarvis

    Mary has a decent album but when listening to her album it like listening to her previous album and the one before that, and before that. They all sound the same, talk about the same thing.It’s tedious. Rihanna album isn’t bad but only 11 tracks? maybe she needs to take a break because she pops out an album every year. All her beats/production on her new album sounds like snippets from her previous albums. after this album she should wait until late 2012-2013 to release another…so people won’t get tired of her…and so she don’t pull “mariah carey” on us. lol

    Really i feel like out of all the albums she released i can say Girl like me, GGGB, Music Of The Sun and Loud were actually quality albums…albums like Rated R, Talk That Talk were rushed.Quality over Quantity. And she wonders why some people are taking her as a gimmick.

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  36. xx

    so she would be on number 3 on top 200?

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    Kyle Reply:

    @xx, not necessarily. She could do more or she could do less. Remember people these are just predictions! Also, there is Michael Buble’s Christmas album that is steadily rising in sales each week. Last week he did like 140,000 and he’ll probably continue to do more and more each week until the holidays are over.

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  37. Leah

    DAMN RHI RHI! I enjoy your music, I don’t really care for most songs on your albums but I do enjoy some. IMA BE REAL: THAT PREDICTION IS REALLY SAD! IF YOU CANT DO LADY GAGA NUMBERS AND YOUVE BEEN DOING THIS LONGER THAN HER ITS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU! Congrats on the sales you did do but this is weak, take this as a growing experienced and the next album will prob be better smh!

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  38. TalkIsCheap

    Riri’s music is like Mc Donalds. Fast Food!

    I would rather buy Mary J and get SUBSTANCE.

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  39. ThankMeLater

    I think it’s time for Rih Rih to WalkThatWalk LOL

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  40. Kyle

    I think Rihanna’s low sales have to do with her fanbase. Her fanbase is probably made up of a majority of 12-20 year olds who probably have never purchased an album in their life. They are growing up in a time where illegally downloading music is the most common form of getting their music. I mean, 180-200K isn’t even ‘bad’ by any means but with an artist like Rihanna who racks up so many #1′s and is literally everywhere, you think she’d be doing 400K and over in her first week sales. I know a #1 album doesn’t necessarily qualify it as a hit or not, but I am still sort of in disbelief that she has never hit #1 on the Billboard 200.

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  41. Kyle

    Even more shocking to me are Mary J. Blige’s first week sales predictions. I thought she would do well over 200K in her first week. I hope her and her label keep pushing it because it’s one hell of a solid album.

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  42. daniel

    ha ha ha ha ha ha .. Lmfao
    Hagan

    that’s what happens when you just shit out an album with no inspiration just to make money.

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  43. Billionaire

    Keep it up, continue to laugh, mock her at your will, say she isn’t taken seriously, you think payback is a bitch – #StayTune!

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  44. Ray

    First week sells aren’t nothing and I’ve been saying that since forever, but watch as the weeks progress she still will sell that mf

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  45. maya

    This bitch always trying to put her album out during holiday season b/c she know ain’t nobody trying to buy her shit. Only a matter of time before this shit become $2.99 on amazon…

    SHE NEEDS TO SIT!

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  46. pia

    I believe Nickleback will sell 500k after Black Friday.

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  47. pia

    Yes payback is a bitch look at what happening to Rihanna now. All the lies to get where she is at now it is finally crumbling. Yes KARMA IS A BITCH and it took 2 1/2 years to come.

    Drake perdictions 700k were on point and he did 659k and we found that out on a Tuesday just like these perdictions.

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  48. KillBill

    Is it me

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  49. KillBill

    When an artist makes a album it shouldn’t sound like their preceding album. Rihanna with “TTT” it sounds like the Deluxe version of Loud. People that don’t buy albums will think she is still tryna push singles out from Loud. Each album shoul have a distinctive sound , ex: B’Day is full of uptempos, as DIL is for where Bey gives us the sexy side of her vocals, IASF is pop ballads, pure clean vocals and the infamous 4 is more gritty, raw, threatening vocals that we haven’t heard. Rihanna needs to take notes or get she will get lost in history. But Rihanna isn’t at that stage where she could make her own album, she is still on the hunt for a stable place I’m the music industry, it’s time for her to make her path. I blame Rihanna fans who promote sings that repeat the title 2 thousand times in a song, rather than push the California King Beds to the top.

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    Dash Reply:

    @KillBill, Lmaooooo not according to the critics.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Dash, What Critics, Rihanna fans? Don’t you guys remember in the beginning of the year it came out that Rihanna was going to rerelease Loud with extra songs, well this is what Talk that Talk is an extended version.

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    Dash Reply:

    @KillBill, Hun TTT is not an extended version of anything. Stop reaching with amputated arms dear.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Dash, Four of the songs are similar to her previous hits , Whats My Name, Rude Boy I could hear the samples.

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  50. Tony

    ppl need to do their research on sales of certain artists. rihanna does 180-200 first week, but her album keeps moving 25-30,000 each week throughout the next 3 months. loud is still selling because she kept turning out hits for that album. she sells off of cumalitive sales. and drake…well he just sells. he’s a big market artist and appeals to fans of different genres and ages, and is an artist that will continue to move units throughout his career like a kanye west. ye did 450 first album, then 850 second album,similar to drake.

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  51. I Was Here

    Omg!!!

    All I’ve been hearing is that Beyonce’s album ’4′ flopped. So how come it sold 310,000 units first week? and Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ sold just 207,000 first week in November 2010.

    ‘I am…sasha fierce’ sold a whooping 480,000 units first week.

    And now Rihanna’s new album will only sell a pitiful 180-200,000 copies in its first week based on early estimates.

    Rihanna is the flop!!!

    This goes to show that having billboard number ones does not guarantee good album sales. People will rather buy the singles because the rest of the songs in the album are crap!!!

    Hell, even Drake’s album is way better than Rihanna’s.

    Wow, after all this rant by her fans, she will only sell just 180,000 copies of ‘talk that talk’ first week?

    Rihanna is a BIG flop!!! Damn

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  52. I Was Here

    Beyonce’s ’4′ sold 310,000 units first week! and all that with no billboard number ones (yet).

    Rihanna’s ‘Talk that talk’ will sell around 180-200,000 first week… And yet she already
    has a billboard number one. Is that the best she can do? After all this noise by she and her fans?

    I swear Rihanna is the greatest overrated flop artist in the world.

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    Breezy Reply:

    @I Was Here, k

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  53. Billionaire

    Typical! I thought these opinions of Rihanna’s early estimate of her first weeks sales were general or non-bias meaning different fan bases including RiRi’s speaking their mind about Rihanna & her new LP, but now i see these are Beyonce fans ranting & rejoicing! Ok it’s all clear now i get it!

    This isn’t about Rihanna’s artistry, this is about Beyonce vs Rihanna! Now that Beyonce’s has to take a break again due to her pregnancy, B-Fans jumping on Rihanna for her to take a break!

    Interesting, for ppl who claim that they have no interest in Rihanna, probably hate Rihanna & dislike her music, assumes she’s a joke, sure making a fuss about her or in other words talking a lot about her as if she’s competition, right? See you can always tell when B-Fans are worried or concern they feel the need to lash out at Rihanna & mention Beyonce at the same time when this post is about predictions about Rihanna’s First week sales! If Rihanna is such a joke, or a non-competitor according to B-Fans why rant? hmmm…What really is the issue here? #Afraid? I mean y’all got so excited base on two days sales…hmmm…if she’s making 200k in two days then i wonder how much she would have by next monday? See B-Fans you’re suppose to rejoice when the official numbers are in not before because when things change which the will, you all would pretty stupid npw wouldn’t you? Karma she’s a Bitch for a reason meaning double-faced or double edge sword!

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    gezzy...be's lover Reply:

    @Billionaire, it is very typical….i like rihanna…but i love beyonce…all i kno is dat in the past year rihanna fans has been on beyonce for every thing…its us the fans dat put it dat way…cause to me rihanna isnt on beyonce level…i kno when i seen this the first thing i thought about is that when beyonce prediction came out she was FLOP(SUMM RIHANNA FANS Mostly)…o but it was a #1 ablum……tell me this…Rihanna has 11 number ones….how many of those did she get a Grammy for….um just 1……where as beyonce has received a grammy for almost all of her #1 shot i think all of them……plus her number ones spent more weeks….BUT the REAL Question IS…..how is she gettin all these number #1 singles….who is buying the songs cause they sure aint buying the album…real talk!!!!

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Billionaire, Please exit to the left w/ your thesis. NO ONE is rejoicing in her first week sales … btw, the 200,000 is the projection for the first week (tuesday to tuesday). And no Beyonce’s fans/stans are not lashing out or afraid of nothing Rihanna does. Rihanna’s fans/stans can spin it however they want to but the girl is overworked and undertalented and she is not touching B on B’s worse day. What is interesting is that all of the Ri fans/stans were ttt (talking that trash) on 4, how there are no #1s yet B outsold your fave in the first AND second week. So before you start your rant, carefully read what is written.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, You betta go owf.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @KillBill, I died at thesis.

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    Dash Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, But why is “4″ struggling to hit the 1 million mark? I’ll wait.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Dash, It’s already sold 1 million WW . I’m tryna understand why u have a pic of dragon tale as your icon …

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    Dash Reply:

    @Real Issh, Lmaooo gorl sit, what about America and 1 million World Wide for Beyonce is pathetic.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Dash, Umm – i don’t check #s tbh . I listen to music & know wadds quality or not . Quality >>> quantity .

    KillBill Reply:

    @Real Issh, LMAO

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Dash, You are as slow to the numbers as your mother was at giving birth to you. 4 hit a million within 4 weeks of its release date. But to all the fans/stans of Ri … what do you all want to do, talk about overall sales or TTT? Because some of you are still bringing up OLD albums (GGGB, RR and Loud) all which didn’t hit #1 but charted well weeks/months after its initial release due to her releasing ok/good singles (mostly collabs). It doesn’t matter to me because I can debate you either way.

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    Dash Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, Honey are you brain dead? How can we talk about overall sales of TTT when it hasn’t stopped or started selling yet.

    If you know how the charts works, then you would know that you need HIT singles to SALE albums, hence why “4″ has crossed the 1 million mark because it don’t have hits to SALE the album.

    Finally Rihanna’s collabo’s didn’t sell “LOUD” HER own singles did. Stop making yourself look dumb!

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    Dash Reply:

    @Dash, *Didn’t crossed.

    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Dash, I am really trying to work w/ your slow a*s but you’re making it difficult. The posting is giving … you know what NEVERMIND! I don’t have the time or certification to work w/ the mentally handicapped a*s!

  54. I Was Here

    Rihanna had a number one single this year (for one week) and no umber one album (pity).

    Beyonce had a number one album this year ( for two weeks) and still no number one single.

    Now Rihanna’s fans are saying that scoring a number one album isn’t nothing, but scoring a number one single is. Really? This clearly shows the kind of fans Rihanna has: Brainless kids that know nothing about music.

    People, i think that now we all know who is the true flop. that is all i’m emphasizing.

    Finally, Beyonce will have peace. Justice has prevailed. The numbers, public and music critics have spoken.

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  55. Drew

    6 albums in 6 years. People are tired of her and learned she has great singles but her albums just aren’t good.

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  56. KillBill

    #random Imagine Rihanna tryna sing Love On Top, or I Care. That would be an epic fail. She can’t even sing Diva or Video Phone or RTW.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @KillBill, She can’t even sing the Interlude on Dangerously In Love .. Track 13 .

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Real Issh, I know right. Miley Cyrus>Rihanna

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @KillBill, Yessss & Ke$ha .

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  57. Winston Churchill

    Damn embarrassing lol

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  58. JasonKing

    Her album is rubbish. I’m sick of her selling sex all the time. Brainless crappy music!

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  59. FUCK THE FAKE NAVY

    Yall talking way too much! these broke ass hoes in the navy trying to find excuses and lying about sales!! Loud sold 5.5M and it’s the only really successful rihanna album!! I’m a rihanna fan but i hate these fake ass in the navy!! How can you say shit like “we don’t care about #1 albums”?? Are yall THAT stupid? I brought 2 copies of TTT even is i don’t like that album at ALL
    (this album is worse than Loud, i’m still watting for a “new” Rated R, she hasn’t grew musicaly tbh and the vocals on TTT are ridiculous way too much of auto-tune and studio manipulations) I’m asshemed when i watch at Rihanna’ albums sales (+20M in 5 albums???) If you’re a REAL riri fan GO BUY TALK THAT TALK we can still get that #1

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  60. F*CK THE FAKE NAVY

    Yall talking way too much! these broke ass hoes in the navy trying to find excuses and lying about sales!! Loud sold 5.5M and it’s the only really successful rihanna album!! I’m a rihanna fan but i hate these fake ass in the navy!! How can you say shit like “we don’t care about #1 albums”?? Are yall THAT stupid? I brought 2 copies of TTT even is i don’t like that album at ALL
    (this album is worse than Loud, i’m still watting for a “new” Rated R, she hasn’t grew musicaly tbh and the vocals on TTT are ridiculous way too much of auto-tune and studio manipulations) I’m asshemed when i watch at Rihanna’ albums sales (+20M in 5 albums???) She get #1 singles cuz other ppl (not her fan base) buy them when they are hyped and “hot” and got hella radio airplay but when it comes to album’ first week you see how her fan base really is… If you’re a REAL riri fan GO BUY TALK THAT TALK we can still get that #1

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    Dash Reply:

    @F*CK THE FAKE NAVY, LOUD is not Rihanna only successful album, she has four others, keep it cute.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Dash, Which one is a # 1 ?

    Don’t worry , I’ll wait .

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    Dash Reply:

    @Real Issh, But which ones are successful and platinum plus “A Girl Like Me”, “GGGB”, “RR”, “LOUD”.

    Keep using that she doesn’t have a number one but when all her albums except her first are successful and platinum plus -sips-

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Dash, All of Beyonce are platinum and #1 and Grammy award winners.

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    Dash Reply:

    @KillBill, Good for her!

    Real Issh Reply:

    @Dash, Lmaooo – I’ll wait for the receipts next week .

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Dash, What I think is cute is the fact that Rihanna has one of her paid “people” on this blog defending her crappy album which everyone knows she released in haste and you can clearly tell because the first sales predict she will only hit the 200,000 mark but the delusional fans can’t seem to get past old albums that charted well only off the strength of collabs (Drake, J, Ye, Em, etc.) which maybe why this album isn’t expected to do so well (outside of the J collab)because you delusional fans aren’t accustomed to her NOT riding someone else’s d*ck both literally and figuratively. LOOK, I used more characters to type my message than the # of albums Ri has sold this week.

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  61. Fan Of A Fan

    ALL IM SAYING IS WATCH WHEN THAT ALBUM GOES TO NUMBER ONE LIKE THE REST OF HER ALBUMS YOU FUCKING HATING SCUM BAGS!!!!

    THIS ALBUM IS THE BEST ALBUM SHE HAS EVER DONE IN HER CAREER SO STFU!!

    #RihannaNavy!!!!

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    This aint it Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, Naw Good Girl Gone Bad and Rated R are her best albums musically #Fact

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, GTFOH! NONE OF HER ALBUMS HAVE GONE TO #1. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? SHE IS A VIRGIN TO #1 ALBUMS (and I assure you that’s all she’s a virgin to). A #1 ALBUM IS LIKE CLASS TO RIHANNA … SHE’S HEARD ABOUT IT BUT SHE CAN’T SAY THAT SHE HAS IT!

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    G Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, Rihanna’s album didn’t even leak and it still had poor sales. like seriously, she needs to listen to the pros in the business like Beyonce and take a dang break, thats why her voice sounds like a rooster. Man I bet Beyonce’s unborn child can do better than that. Beyonce’s 4 might be her lowest 1st week sales, but it’s higher than Rihanna’s best selling. Poor Rihanna, maybe you should go ask Chris Brown for some tips, just don’t get too close or you know what will happen (whopflopWhop) just like that album of yours.

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  62. DEON

    According to HDD these projections are not final.The updated figures will come out later today. These are based off digital downloads only so far. Come on, do we really believe Nickelback will only move 250k during the busiest shopping week of the year? Or MJB only doing 140k? she’s hasn’t sold that low since her debut 20 yrs ago. I’m sure all the figures will increase for everyone once the sales are finalized…

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  63. Drizzy

    Drake is doing 700k first week and Rihanna 200k?

    Something is missing! Aagh! Thats right! Rihanna’s fans are little kids and have no money.

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    bigtymer Reply:

    @Drizzy, exactly, thats why shes a SINGLES artist only, eventually, of course she sells some records, but her fan base elememtary and middle school kids. But drake fan base is a bit older (more middle to high school and even college ages)..same for wayne and nicki, thats why they dominating the game now with singles AND record sales…

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  64. Flop That Flop

    WOW!!!!!!!!
    THESE ARE HER FIRST WEEK SALES????????????????
    AND ALL THESE RIHANNA STANS CALL BEYONCE A
    FLOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BBBBWWWWWWWAAHAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YOU GUYS ARE CRAZY!!!!! LIKE REALLY CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!
    I LIKE RIHANNA DON’T GET ME WRONG, SHE HAS……. OK
    MUSIC I GUESS…. AND I WONT BASH HER BUT I SWEAR
    NOT ONLY HAS SHE NEVER HAD A #1 ALBUM SHES NEVER
    EVEN HIT 300K IN HER FIRST WEEK!!!!

    WOW!!!! I
    AM TRUELY SHOCKED!!!!
    WELL I’LL PREDICT 225K I HOPE…. AND WE WILL SEE IF
    SHE DEBUTS AT #1
    AND IF SHE DOESNT YOU BETTER GET READY FOR WAR!
    BECAUSE GAGA AND BEYONCE STANS ARE GOING TO
    HAVE THE BIGGEST FIELD DAY WITH THAT!!!!!!!!!!
    AGAIN….
    MAY I ADD….
    BBBBWWWWAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    #MANDOWN

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  65. Flop That Flop

    Music Of The Sun: 69,000 310,000 VS Dangerously In Love:
    317,000

    A Girl Like Me: 115,000 VS B’Day: 541,000

    Good Girl Gone Bad: 162,000 VS I Am…Sasha Fierce:
    482,000

    Rated R: 181,000 VS ’4′: 310,000

    Loud: 207,000 FLOP!!!!

    Talk That Talk: BIGGER FLOP

    *Please note that all beys sales are US only…first week
    sales

    SCREAMS FLOP!!!!!!

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    Dash Reply:

    @Flop That Flop, but how many of those albums Beyonce had to re-release so her sales wouldn’t be mediocre ?

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Dash, GGGB reloaded

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    Dash Reply:

    @KillBill, That’s her only album that she re-released :D

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Dash, Beyonce has never rereleased an album unlike Rihanna remember GGGB ReLoaded! I will say it again … A #1 ALBUM IS LIKE CLASS TO RIHANNA, SHE’S HEARD ABOUT IT BUT CAN’T SAY THAT SHE HAS IT!

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    Alfonso Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, Haha, that is so true. Rihanna has everything but class. She will always be a Beyonce wannabe. ;)

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    Miqaiel Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, so you talk shit about kids but seriously you are one of the 13 year olds out there comparing beyonce to rihanna as if matters. They are both successful and they are at different stages of their career. I doubt beyonce has as much an issue as you do. Dramamama much?

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    dallas champ Reply:

    @Flop That Flop, Total sales is what truly matters and Rihanna selling millions in U.S. and international alike

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @dallas champ, SO IS BEYONCE MATTER OF FACT BEYONCE’S LIVE DVD CONCERTS SELL MORE THAN RIHANNA’S ALBUMS OF MUSIC. BTW, WHEN WILL RIHANNA BE RELEASING A LIVE DVD CONCERT?

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    Miqaiel Reply:

    @dallas champ, You are so right!International and total sales are more important than big debuts! Loud has sold 8 million worldwide, with only 1.5 being in the states. She is an international artist. She’s very successful in Europe and Asia.

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    Miqaiel Reply:

    @Flop That Flop, both sales are only first week and US. Both Beyonce and Rihanna are successful. And lets not act like beyonce’s career isn’t going to spiral downward if she’s not careful. I hope it doesn’t. I love her voice and her music, but your analysis kind of sucks.

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  66. Flop That Flop

    Lol excuse me how many of Rihanna’s Grammys’
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  67. Teambreezy

    Not trying to trash Rihanna but what did she think would happen?she lied to get were she is and also she must stop selling sex to get sales,I must say reading all this posts its kinda funny to see all the navy hypocrites who dont like the bashing of rihanna.

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  68. Flop That Flop

    Lmao, she flops worse than Chris
    Brown. CB has had 500,000 in a week. Gaga did a Million. Lol.
    Rihanna hang it up. You a basic artist, like Cassie or Ciara.

    I know WE SHOULDNT BASH ARTIST…
    BECAUSE WE ALL PUTTING MONEY IN THERE POCKETS
    I JUST DON’T LIKE HOW “MOST” OF HER STANS CALL
    BEYONCE A FLOP AND ACT LIKE SHE’S A QUEEN WHEN SHE
    HASN’T DONE ANYTHING QUEEN WORTHY!

    AND IM NOT GOING TO ACT LIKE BEYONCE STANS ARE
    PERFECT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT… I JUST FEEL LIKE ALL OF
    US NEED TO TRY TO SUPPORT THAN HATE….
    BECAUSE AS QUIET AS IT’S KEPT, RIHANNA STANS HAVE
    BEYONCE MUSIC IN THERE ITUNES AND BEYONCE STANS
    HAVE RIHANNA MUSIC IN THERE IPODS AS WELL.

    But still “talk that talk” is a GINOURMOUS FLOP!!!!!!! Damn

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    MED Love Reply:

    @Flop That Flop, She’s putting out hit singles. IT’S not her fault the general public is not buying cds these days.

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    Miqaiel Reply:

    @Flop That Flop, CB had 270k week. Rihanna’s albums have longevity on the chart. If you think you shouldn’t insult artists then don’t. Beyonce and RIhanna are different. I love them both…so you guys seriously need to chill. It’s not like this is France against Germany WWII style. Chill yo

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  69. Alperought

    Whatever Guys , JOJO IS THE BEST LMAO!

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Alperought, Don’t even try it.

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  70. Miqaiel

    Part of the reason why Rihanna hasn’t secured a #1 album is that she doesn’t have the strong fan base that other artists have. She is still very much a singles artist. Also, her albums’ sales aren’t front-loaded. Let’s compare Loud to Mary J’s Stronger. Stronger sold 332k in its first week but only sold 900k in the states. Loud only started out with 207k but had longevity on the charts and managed to sell about 1,500,000.

    No offense to Mary tho, everyone gots to luv her. Mary’s problem is that she hasn’t had a radio hit in 6 years. She can go a while without one and still have strong album sales…but it’s getting to that point where her albums won’t sell well until she has successful singles. I mean look at the decrease in sales for the opening weeks of her last three albums (including My Life…)

    But guys please listen. #1 albums and sales aren’t everything. Sales have nothing to do with artistry. Support the artists you like.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Miqaiel, “Part of the reason why Rihanna hasn’t secured a #1 album is that she doesn’t have the strong fan base …” AKA HER FANS ARE KIDS THAT LIVE AT HOME W/ THEIR MOMMIES AND HAVE TO HAVE AN ALLOWANCE BEFORE THEY CAN PURCHASE THE ALBUM.

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    Miqaiel Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, She is very popular with kids and young adults, not so much with people much above 30. Where’s your research though? I feel like you’re just pulling shit out your ass because you want to talk big and be confrontational :o Stop acting pubescent and act like an adult.

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  71. Ice

    200k? Damn, and I actually thought this was her 2nd best album after Good Girl Gone Bad. Can’t say I’m buying it though.

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  72. mus

    I like the comments on rap up. You guys know your stuff, and put out educated arguments. Keep it coming. None of that first stuff, and no spam :)

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  73. Elias

    Maybe it’s a bad first week if it’s happening yea maybe it’s rushed she should have done a Loud rerelease and stuff but look at this twitpic.com/7ij0et
    I’ll not had anything else

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  74. This aint it

    Its obvious this album was rushed. She needs to fall back for atleast 2 years and come out with another album to get the hype up. Chris Browns F.A.M.E. LP sold 270,000 copies in its first week which isnt bad considering all the back lash he got from the Rihanna incident and Graffiti had been a commerical failure. Many people thought his career would be over. At this point Rihanna should be doing 300-500k her first week shes one of the biggest artists in the World right now, global superstar her U.S. sales should be massive but she just lacks a supportive fanbase.

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    Alfonso Reply:

    @This aint it, Exactly, she’s more interested in making money than releasing an album with some substance. And about Chris Brown, I’m happy for him, what he did was wrong but Rihanna has used that incident in her favour and that is very nasty.

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  75. Jason

    I really don’t care if she gets a number 1 album or not. LOUD wasn’t number, yet gave 3 number 1 singles. Talk The Talk is a pretty cool album, nothing too dark, like her previous ones. Moreover, about that Chris Brown comment someone made: don’t forget Rihanna’s LOUD was competing with Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” and Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday”, not to mention Kanye West’s “Twisted Fantasy” and Susan Boyle, while Chris Brown’s fame didn’t have that much competition except for Jennifer Hudson (I’d like to see him release an album along with big album toppers like Taylor Swift or Lil’ Wayne or Nickelback… even Adele in her first weeks…or even the hyped Lady GaGa and see how he fares…)..
    All in all, TTT has a lot of potential. I’m not a huge Rihanna fan, and the album isn’t that great…but its better than most released right now.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Jason, That’s why you have to play it safe. Big Sean tried it when he released his album on the same day as 4.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @KillBill, He tried that shyt . Poor chileeee .

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  76. Leavituptome

    are you kidding me.WHy is everybody so jealous of talk that talk.If she wants to bring out a new album she can do that doesn’t matter what number it reaches.Rihanna’s albums are all good.Her music is all good period.Rated R should’ve been a number 1 album I don’t care what yall say.That album is a classic.
    CB’s fame album didn’t even go platinum.Lol Rihanna can go platinum though.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Leavituptome, No one is jealous of TTT and if you love Ri and her music so much … go and buy her album, she could use it. BTW, if you’re saying that RR is a classic I feel truly bad for you and the fact that you have no idea what good, quality music is.

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  77. Leavituptome

    yall just jealous because beyonce has 5 #1 hits

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Leavituptome, And 7 PLATINUM ALBUMS (tell the whole truth).

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  78. Semone

    I am a big Rihanna fan and apart of the Rihanna Navy.Why are the Rihanna fans attacking Beyonce? It’s not her fault that Rihanna will flop.Rihanna’s US Navy is fake and weak.They will buy Drake’s album before thinking about buying Rihanna’s.Yes US navy you are letting Rihanna down.She even made comments about moving to the UK.She is more loved there than the US.What I really like to say is f**k the US Navy.Stop attacking Beyonce fans for doing their job.They support their artist.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Semone, Cuz they’re basic bitchez .

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    cake cake Reply:

    @Semone, rihanna’s USA navy are fake and weak? Dumb bitch shut up.you don’t make anysense. How you calling other fans weak? Sit your rumbaed down.

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  79. Billionaire

    Well Well, Thanks for making Rihanna & her album Top Story again for how many days now…? Negative or positive, publicity is publicity. However, this is more of an advantage for Rihanna, you may ask why, because of the responses on this blog, viewers, listeners, fans, stans, & even the haters will flock to YouTube to view her album to see why there are negative responses in which they will decide to buy or not, some will decide to buy it because of the negative response (reverse psychology), and the rest may buy because they’re neutral meaning they show all artist love either she still wins, make money, and walk away with yet they most talked about album once again do not believe check the comment count on this blog.

    So yes she missed the #1 American LP once again that means more albums & room for improvement. There’s no shame in having no American #1 LPs on your sixth try especially when she already has 3 #1 WorldWide LPs. This simply means her journey isn’t complete, you wanted her to take a break well perish the thought since she’s obviously has work to do for the future. I’m starting to believe that in the USA, Rihanna is a singles artist but Globally she’s amazing just like Beyonce & Gaga. So we the RihannaNavy will hold on the the Broken records by Rihanna as the youngest & fastest artist to obtain the two-digit position in #1 singles & the most within this Millennium! Wish we had a #1 US album but until then we good!

    You know what’s interesting about this post, it’s apparently true that when in comes to first week sales Rihanna lacks but however she still manages to go multi-platinum overall which is a prestigious achievement alongside having a #1 album. Hence her title – “Talk That Talk” which is vague meaning she expects negative & positive to come her. This isn’t the first time ppl have thrown shade or verbal punches at Rihanna & won’t be the last.

    Lastly, thanks for those that call my comments and it’s structure a thesis or laugh at it, means i’m well educated & write well so thank you i took it as a huge compliment. Furthermore, hate it or love it either way you’re still obsessed with Rihanna like a fan of hers. Get it the picture?!

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    billionaire Reply:

    @Billionaire, So i guessed i’ve made my point loud & clear at least to the RN & myself, others whatever. So this will be my last post under this post. Waiting for the next story about Rihanna to surface & hit Top Story on Rap-up since that’s what many of you guys live to do to the point so that you guys defend negative responses (lol) jokes for days! Comments good or bad, Rihanna is still the most talked about bitch on this blog in the words of Rihanna – “Talk That Talk to me yeah!” ♥

    I had to do this – “some of you guys are so vain, you probably think this about you, don’t you?” LLLLOOOOLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Signed – RihannaNavy with Love:).

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    billionaire Reply:

    @Billionaire, Oh yeah, sorry for my thesis once again, i know it was long had to do it the educated way (LOL)…! So i trust there will not be any comments after this cause i know how much you guys don’t like to read (lol). I hope i didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings or pinch some nerves if so hold your breath for my apology! Other comments after this are irrelevant at to me anyway! Smile with me do not be ugly & get mad! ♥ Peace love & all that good stuff until next time! ♥

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @billionaire, You’re ass needs to get laid because you are on this blog way too much talking about absolutely nothing … please exit to the left!

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @billionaire, P.S. I have a tag line that her “Lazy” oops I mean “Navy” can borrow. A #1 ALBUM IS LIKE CLASS TO RIHANNA. Do you want to know why? BECAUSE SHE CAN SAY SHE’S HEARD ABOUT IT BUT DOESN’T HAVE IT!

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, are you dumb? she/he is talking some sense. he/she is obviously 100 times smarter than you. plus your replied comment to he/she made you look so stupid.

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    Dash Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, Yes she is dumb and don’t know how the charts work!

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, I don’t recall pulling your chain BUT are you mad too because Rihanna’s 6th album in 6 years won’t reach #1 too? You, Billionare and Dash can all exit to the left! Please don’t address me unless I address you, you lesser being!

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  80. Emkay

    @ billionaire…I salute you. Just as the Bey fans try to deny that 4 was a flop(Honestly, 4 was a mess) 4 was too loud and unstructured and too experimental…..Bey came a long way and she produces amazing music, but she needs a break

    Coming to Rihanna, I love her music but I don’t have a good feeling about TTT(I’m disappointed). The album sounds rushed, and a little immature for an artist her caliber and she needs a break…..I wish her all the best though

    Ultimately, These two artist are amazing in their own right and have kept us entertained for years ….and Rihanna fans don’t lie and say “you don’t have 1 0r 2 or more songs from Bey” and Bey fans d0n’t lie and say you don’t have Rihanna songs………

    As much as these both amazing artist try to get to another level…..they must let the new level find them….They both need to sit down and enjoy their well deserved money and let Artist like Ms. Keri Hilson, Ms. Kelly Rowland and Ciara etc….catch up with them

    Peace & Blessings

    P.S Check out from TTT —You da one & Talk that talk

    Beyonce 4 — Countdown and & The best thing I never had

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Emkay, Also Start Over, Schoolin Life, Dance for You, etc … so many amazing RnB tracks on 4. BTW, the album wasn’t too loud and unstructured it’s called growth. We’re sorry Bey didn’t hop that house/electronica music that doesn’t require any vocal capability.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Emkay, BTW, how is 4 a flop when it sold over 500,000 copies in the first 2 weeks (week 1 – 310,000 and week 2 – 204,000)? I don’t have a problem debating w/ anyone but come w/ some facts NOT jaded opinions and make believe information (aka lies) to try & make a point. As far as I’m concerned you can join Dash, Billionare and Fan of a Fan!

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  81. Critic

    Loud sold over 8.1 million copies worldwide and 1.6m in states. Rihanna has sold 120 million records and beyonce 75 million. Talk that talk!

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    G Reply:

    @Critic, yeah, just compare the amount of albums, this includes only 3 Beyonce albums. get your facts up to date.

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  82. I'm the REAL Critic

    These sales aren’t talking that talk. What’s the deal Rihanna?

    All these #1′s and nothing to show for it.
    Sad story.

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  83. arob

    When I buy a album I only do if I respect the artist, like Beyonce. If I don’t I will download it free because I don’t know what to expect. Hopefully rihanna does well

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  84. arob

    I wonder if artist who do pop mainly usually don’t do well the first week. Like brittney or katy?

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  85. Emkay

    @KaramelKisses, Let me rephrase….4 is not as successful as other Beyonce’s previous work. As you said your self ” sold over 500,000 copies in the first 2 weeks (week 1 – 310,000 and week 2 – 204,000)”

    Now on I am ….she sold 482,000 units in its first week, Having sold 1,459,000 copies in 6 weeks of release in 2008. Now you do the math.

    As I said earlier on, I’m not a Beyonce hater but she and Rihanna need to take a break, instead of rushing albums….

    Creativity is a very sensitive and mysterious tool and cannot be rushed…..

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    thegleemonster Reply:

    @Emkay, Beyoncé did not rush 4. She most definitely took a break before releasing it. One could never record 72 tracks for an album within a long period of time, and call it rushed. B’Day, her most successful album to date, was recorded in two weeks. Thats what rushing is. So please, back up your statements with solid facts. Thanks! <3

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  86. Emkay

    @arob, Some of them do well on their first week but most of the pop artists first week sales seem to decline than go up eg Britney

    …Baby One More Time sold – 120,500 units(1st week)

    Oops!…I Did It Again – over 1.3 million units in the first week

    In the Zone sold – 609,000 during its first week

    Circus – 505,000 units in its first week

    Femme Fatale – first-week sales of 276,000 copies

    But then again this might be affected by piracy or…………

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  87. Alfonso

    I would never buy an album of this pop puppet. 6 albums in 6 years is just ridiculous. I’m sick of her, she’s sooooo overexposed.

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    cake cake Reply:

    @Alfonso, SO Y U UP HERE HATIN N TALKIN SHIT?..MARIAH CAREY HAS 16 ALBUMS AND SHES ONE OF THE BEST.SO YOU SOUND STUPID.

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  88. cake cake

    #1 ALBUMS=SOLD MORE THAN ANYONE THIS WEEK…..how is that a big deal?.CB had a #1 album but he didn’t even go platinum……Rihanna is big as hell so a #1 album couldn’t really make her career any better than it is…..Some people NEED a #1 to boost their career, she DOESNT….she didn’t have a #1 album in 2008 but she putsold Beyonce WORLDWIDE….so think before you go talking shit.

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  89. Deion

    LOL! Major Flop! Lady Gaga’s Born This Way sold 288,000 the first day! I love Rihanna, but Talk that Talk is a FLOP for sure!

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  90. G

    I LOVE how every artist is compared to BEYONCE.If any artist has won 16 Grammy’s, sold more than her own group alone, and is known to be one of the greatest artist of ALL TIME, I probably would too. Rihanna is so boring. I wouldn’t buy that album if it were free or see a concert of hers.Plus she is still trying to reach Beyonce’s level by releasing an album every year, which I cant even name because they are so lame. Rihanna fans just give in and follow a real artist.

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  91. G

    List of Best Pop Artist ever:
    1.Michael Jackson
    2.Beyonce
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    .999,999,999,999. Me
    .1,000,000,000,000 Rihanna

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  92. Christian

    J’adooore cette J’adooore cette chanson !!!^^ Elle est nikel !!!!Sa lui va bien l’e9lectro dcofeallnr a rihanna!!!!Cette chanson c pour les fe9tards!!!Et cette chanson elle va bouger dans les soire9e!!!!!J’adoooooreeee !!!Vive Rihanna-dancefloor:D

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  94. Truth teller

    First of all Rihanna doesnt have the worth to be compared to Beyonce by no means at all. All yall talking about is rihannas latest albums. Remember music of the sun and sos and all dat pon de replay shit the hoe was very much wack. Now remember beyonces first album shit was flawless even had 6 grammies in one night how u gon compare her to the now 30 year old beyonce. B aint worry bout dat little girl but i bet beyonce would have qhopped dat ass back in crazy in live time but rihanna was suckn dick then. Sad wen u jus started to get big at the end of somebody’s career. If u gon compare some artist compare it right Rihoes doses

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