Rihanna, Mary J. Blige Debut in Top 5 on Albums Chart

Rihanna and Mary J. Blige

Rihanna and Mary J. Blige storm the albums chart this week. The ladies had shoppers rushing to scoop up their latest releases, putting them in the top 5.

The Barbados pop star’s sixth album Talk That Talk enters at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 197,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks her sixth top 10 debut and second biggest week since LOUD opened with 207,000 last November.

Seventeen years after releasing her breakthrough My Life, Mary J. Blige proves she’s still a force to be reckoned with. My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I), the sequel to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’s 1994 album, lands at No. 5 with 156,000.

Michael Buble’s Christmas album slightly edges out Nickelback for the top spot (227,000), while Drake’s sophomore LP Take Care falls 1-4, selling 173,000 copies in its second week (down 73%).

Elsewhere, Yelawolf’s Shady Records debut Radioactive creeps in at No. 27 (41,000) and the soundtrack to Michael Jackson’s Cirque du Soleil show, Immortal, arrives at No. 24 (43,000).



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135 Comments

  1. Yeah

    congrats Mary & Rih

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    Peasant Reply:

    @Yeah, rihanna is still gonna sell over 5 mill minimm regardless of her first week sale…she has momentum something other artists lacks. congrats mary j..i’m kinda surprise..oh well. black women doing their thang!

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    Huh?! Reply:

    @Peasant, Still no No. 1 album for Rihtard huh?! LMAOOO! And she didn’t even break 220k?!?!? LMFAOOOOOOO!!! Hahahahaha!

    Flop that Flop!! #Pow!!

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    Peasant Reply:

    @Huh?!, LMFAOOOO HAHAHH LOOK AT ME I’M TYPING IN CAPS, I’M SO BAD AS$..-____- boo boo flop? the last time i check who has the who has the number 1 song on the billboard charts * chuckles.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Huh?!,

    What’s sad is that you find satisfaction in someone’s fail?

    You are a really sad soul. Get a hobby…that might lead to you having a better understanding of people shooting for their dreams.

    It is so n*ggerish to hate on another indidivual for trying.

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  2. Yeah

    Oh and Michael

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  3. Oonthada

    BAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!! I’m so sorry I am not a hater but this shit is too funny. Rihanna can NEVER get a #1. Show how her fanbase is DIGITAL. IDK Why May didnt chart higher cuz she always does. *Shrugs* Time shave changed I guess.

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    Husky Reply:

    @Oonthada, AGREEED

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @Oonthada, Its because her other albums had a lead single(s) that crossed over the pop and urban genres. This album purely had a pop hit to promote it and still averaged out similar opening sales! If she had a whats my name type song, she could/should have topped the chart. At the end of the day, Rihanna should’ve easily beat MB’s 227k

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    ray Reply:

    @Whatcha_Sayin, Don’t get it twisted Rihanna has a #1 album every were else but the U.S.

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    KimIsTheQueen Reply:

    @Oonthada, To be fair, there are legends who hasn’t achieved a number one album. And there are people who has gotten a number one album and haven’t reached platinum this year (Jill Scott, The Game, and Chris Brown). Keep in mind that these people achieved that status where there wasn’t any competition. Rihanna is always going up against huge artists and still comes out in the top 5 every time. If she released in like January, February, or March then she would have it easy. But Why get things easy? And you know she always picks up the pace after her first week. Loud was still in the top 20 even after 6 months. But ya’ll don’t see that though. Plus she has achieved them globally except for the US. She’s hit #1 on the GLOBAL CHART. Global>US I’m just saying.

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  4. jay_scorpio

    and the haterz said she wouldn’t beat MJB hahahahahahaha!!!! who is laughn now hmm…
    Congrats to both ladies dey black n beautiful

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @jay_scorpio, LOL DOESNT MATTER BOO SHE STILL HAS NO NUMBER 1 ALBUM AFTER 6 ALBUMS BWHAHAHAHAHAWAHAHAH BITCH U MAD EAT A SCOOBY SNACK FAST MEMBER HER RETARDED ASS FANS SAID THIS WAS GOING TO BE A NUMBER ONE ALBUM FOR SURE LMAO JOKES ON THE NAVY HUH

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    Peasant Reply:

    @bigbootyjudy, but she has an amazing career tho..cher never had a number 1 album..and she’s an icon today..other artist has number album and they are forgotten tomorrow. why so much caps you come off LOUD and ignorant.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @bigbootyjudy,

    It’s only the first week? I wonder what kind of sad life it is to be happy when someone doesn’t reach their goals?

    What’s worse is that rihanna still made the top 5….and you don’ teven have an ounce of human decency to give credit for that.

    Tell the truth. You ain’t mad at rihanna, you are mad that she gets so much love. If you want love you have to put it in the universe. Stop sending out that hatred and see what it’ll so for you. I hope you you change your ways because you’re only hurting your own existence.

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  5. Fan of a fan

    RiHANNa nAVYyyyYyyYyY :D no.3 is not bad. It went platinum on the first week in the uk B) and I saw her live yesterday… Oww Yeahh B)

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    w Reply:

    @Fan of a fan, it didnt go platinum, the amount of copies it shipped was platinum status.

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    Cameo Reply:

    @w, That was the amount purchased so ya it did go platinum.

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @Cameo, NO IT DIDNT BOO KEEP IT REAL U MAD BECAUSE SHE SANKED AGAIN NO NUMBER 1 HAVING ASS LMAO

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    Peasant Reply:

    @bigbootyjudy, shipped=sold. you’re just pressed, kid sit!

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Peasant, Now Ship+Sold, but what happened when we said Bey went platinum y’all bashed her.

    Rap* Reply:

    @Cameo,

    Exactly. if this was the case, bey isnt platinum either bc she only shipped a milli, she stil hasnt sold it.

    Shipped = Sold

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @Rap*, lol thanks for explaining to that retard @w

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  6. Kia

    Rihanna’s Talk That Flop first week sales are just sad , you have the #1 single in the US, u just performed on Xfactor, you was on the Ellen show on the day the album came out, ur on twitter and facebook promoting the album, you release it around the time when sales are at the highest. This was the BIGGEST black friday in History… and still a bish can’t pull in over 280- 300k or a #1 album SMDH lol

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @Kia, I dont think it was the BIGGEST black friday in history. Look at the above sales. Everyone’s sales are low. But i do agree that she should be selling at least 50k more. I’m shocked at MJB’s sales

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    Kia Reply:

    @Whatcha_Sayin

    This Black Friday is th biggest in history

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    xxx Reply:

    @Kia, evidence??

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    Outspoken Reply:

    @xxx, It is do you read the news?…52 billion dollars were spent making it the biggest.

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @Outspoken, some of these hoes cant read lmfaoooooo

  7. cece

    soooo everybody went HAM on beyonce for no reason and im suppose to stay quite hell no. this is to the disresectful rihanna navy. beyonce debut #4 275k 1week and still went #1 after a week and platnium a month later but, ya’ll called her an flop cuz rihanna sell alot of singles than her but, yet what about her albums shame rihanna is #1 in 15countries except her shameful AMERICAN fans/stans. riri 6 albums=25mill, bey 4albums=75mill just check billboard. thats not my point tho im not her to tear down rihanna cuz i enjoyed her album. but my this is stop tearing down other talented singers to bragg on your fave cuz they downfall we come next. us fans talked all that shit and didn’t even get her album no wonder she always over seas.

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    Kia Reply:

    @cece,

    No, 4 hit #1 with 310k in the first week

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    Rap* Reply:

    @cece,

    LMAO didnt sell 75 with 4 albums. #FAIL

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    Rap* Reply:

    @Rap*,

    she didnt sell 75 MIL*

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    cece Reply:

    @Rap*, jay z is that you?? @kia oh ok thanks

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @cece, LMFAO ASS RIHANNA NAVY MAD I SEE BITCH FOUND LOVE BUT COULDNT FIND A NUMBER 1 ALBUM U MAD EAT A SCOOBY SNACK BITCH AND FOR THE RECORD BEYONCE 4 SHITTED ON TALK THAT TALK !!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Rap*, but it’s over 25 million boo .

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  8. Kia

    197,000 in the first week lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo #icant

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @Kia, OH BUT I CAN LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 6 ALBUMS NO NUMBER 1 AND THEY CLAIM SHE TAKING THE THRONE FROM QUEEN B BWHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @bigbootyjudy, Lmfaooooo.

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  9. UhOh

    guess that Rihanna reign just let up.

    You Mad? :trollface:

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @UhOh, WAS THAT SUPPOSE TO BE CUTE LMFAO IF IT WANT LET UP MAYBE ITS TIME FOR HER TO LET IT DOWN LMFAO

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  10. Deme89

    Well Maybe Her 7th Album Will Go 1. We’ll Find Out A Year From Now

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @Deme89, BWAHAHAHAHAH YES DARLING U KNOW SHE MAKE THEM EVERY YEAR TOO BAD NUN OF EM ARRE #1′S LMFAO SHE FOUND LOVE BUT SHE COULDNT FIND A NUMBER ONE 1 ALBUM .

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  11. Rap*

    You guys can laugh all u want but lets see in a year.

    LOUD debuted with 207k and is now at 1.6 mil while Britney released her album with 300k and is now still at 700k. Bey sold 300k first week and now, she still hasnt cracked a mil. Its close, though.

    J.Cole sold 300k first week but he still hasnt cracked more than 600k.

    Its like u debut high but fail. So Riri is doing just fine.

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    Brionna Reply:

    @Rap*, Yes Bey hasn’t broke a mill yes buts she close the difference is 4 has only been out for 5 months loud for over a year so stop it Rihanna will never be as great as Beyonce the end.

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @Brionna, BWAAAHAHAHA YES LAWD TELL THAT HOE AGAIN BEYONCE SLAYS RIHANNA WELL SHE FOUND LOVE BUT SHE COULDNT FIND A NUMBER 1 ALBUM !

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    Tolani Reply:

    @Brionna, WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? 4 SOLD A MIL IN 4 WEEKS STUPID!!!

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    Brionna Reply:

    @Tolani, No idiot it SHIPPED a million in 4 weeks

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Tolani, I hope you’re not a fan . Inaccurate , but it has sold 2 million WW .

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    Beyonce career is fading. Reply:

    @Tolani, lmao 4 hasn’t crack a mill yet check soundscans boo boo…rihanna slayed beyonce in half…. the truths hurts*chuckles..it’s funny how beyonce name is mention when the point of discussion is rihanna hmmm rihanna is keeping this b*th somewhat relevant, next!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Beyonce career is fading., Selling less than 200,000 in a week when you’re a pop star is the worst . U fans are pretty shytty . Bey not being relevant ? Farewell boy .

    Beyonce career is fading Reply:

    @Real Issh, hehe…it’s clear you listen rihanna’s album #undecidedhater. no we’re the best. we support the best. we look the best. our music is the best+ diverse. we’re not copycats, we’re creative, daring, great sense of style, we owned the billboard charts=Rihanna. *smooches

    Real Issh Reply:

    @Beyonce career is fading., Who was the Billboard Artist of the Millenium ? Fuqk the spelling tho , don’t worry I’ll wait .

    Beyonce career is fading. Reply:

    @Real Issh , on to the next. #webadyoumad.

  12. GagaNeon

    Neither one of them made good albums so the number justify how horrible album is. Rihanna’s music is nonexistent to me. I’d call it radio-oven wave music, that’s music only catered to getting radio hits. Her albums are horrible and no wonder she doesn’t sell. A real artist takes the time to record an album even write on it some. An album should never take a few months, the songs don’t reach their full potential and an artist could also get more inspiration as they go along. You can tell Rihanna is a manufactured singer that Jay-z has molded into ala Britney spears style. Not to mention she doesn’t have a core fanbase to beginning with. Nobody is anticipating her stuff. Its just thrown out there like her label already knows the singles gonna hit #1 so who cares about how the album sounds. I’ll never listen or buy a rihanna album, I’m over jay-z and la reid’s creation of Mariah Carey. I’d rather stick to music with substance. Now on to Mary which I love. Her music has gotten worse over the years. I just don’t understand why she is ruining her legacy like this. She’s really seems desperate now, the singles are trash. It all seems like she is just trying to recapture the old hype and thats never gonna happen. What happen to making music that comes from how the artist feels. The music should never be representation of awards, numbers, etc. It seems she has lost her soul and only doing albums to get 100 million sold. Mary needs to take a break and come back with some substance and R&B music that doesn’t sound like we heard it time & time again.

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    QueenDiva Reply:

    @GagaNeon, Well said…..(Applause please)

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @QueenDiva, lmfao i agree well said RIHANNA JUST THROWING OUT MUSIC AND I THINK MARY HAD A GOOD CD JUST WRONG SINGLES I ALSO BELIEVE IF YOUR GOING TO CALL YOUR ALBUM MY LIFE 2 THEN SHE SHOULD HAVE MADE SURE IT WAS GOING TO LIVE UP TO THE HYPE AS THE FIRST ONE DID I LOVE MJB BUT SHE SO DEPRESSING TO ME .

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    ZEN Reply:

    @GagaNeon, well said

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    Drizzy Reply:

    @GagaNeon, EXCELLENT comment. You my friend have sense unlike Rihanna’s kiddy fans.

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    Beyonce career is fading Reply:

    @Drizzy, @GagaNeon , @ZEN, @QueenDiva, #WEBADYOUMAD

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  13. YOOSONDALOOSE

    Go Rihanna, wonder why the USA just don’t want her to have a number 1, I think after this break of hers she will get her number 1 she wants/needs.

    But she needs to make sure the music is on top and her break is good.

    Mary’s charting position is poor, it is a good album with a newer R&B sound, poor Mary, people just have had enough.

    She needs a long break once both these women take long breaks they will get their number 1s and good musics.

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  14. Drunk On Love

    You idoits act like having a #1 album is EVERYTHING. When it comes to first week sales Rih never does that great but her album still sells well and has longevity – something a lot of artits are lacking these days. Britney and Breezy both went to #1 with their flop albums but are STILL struggling to go platinum? lol. Watch Talk That Talk go platimun before them. LOUD was never #1 but it has sold over 1.5 milli in the states sooooo..

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    Kia Reply:

    @Drunk On Love,

    FACE FACT, Talk That Flop first week sales are sad she didn’t go to #1 with a #1 hit single this first week sales are lower than LOUD’s

    198k lol

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @Drunk On Love, STFU HOE IT’S EVERYTHING WHEN U DONT HAVE ONE LMFAO 6 ALBUMS NOT NUMBER 1 ALBUM 6 THOUGH BWAHAHAHAHA MAN DOWN!! U MAD EAT A SCOOBY SNACK BITCH!! LMFAO

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    Drunk On Love Reply:

    @bigbootyjudy, if you hate rihanna so much why the fuck do you CARE if she goes to #1 in the states? You sound so pathetic. Talk That Talk is still going to sell and go platinum. #1 or not. At least Rih can sell millions of albums worldwide and NOT rely on the US market like other artists do.

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @Drunk On Love, lmfao U mad boo who gives a fuck I dont hate the bitch I just feel as if she gone come at motherfuckers like she QUEEN or sum at least have a number one album on ur hands out of the 6 lmfao so far as the other shit u talking I could really give two fucks bwbahahahahahaha help ur fav find a number one album.. #deucesbitch

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    summer Reply:

    @Drunk On Love, Leave Breezy out of it! Why is when someone wants to make a point about Rihanna, they always have to throw Chris Brown in the mix to make her look good or make their point valid? Please give it a damn rest, both are very different artists and as far as his album being a flop, don’t think so, give it a rest with the Breezy vs Rihanna or vice versa, it’s getting really old!

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  15. bigbootyjudy

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOO RIHANNA YET HAS HAD A NUMBER 1 ALBUM AND HOMEGIRL IS ON HER 6TH ALBUM SMH U GOTTA DO BETTER RIH-RIH U CAN’T BE USING UNRELEASED MUSIC FROM THE LOUD ERA AND PUTTING TOGETHER TO MAKE ‘#TTT’ IT GOT U NO WERE BOO LMAO BUT THEN AGAIN SHE CURSED OUT HALF HER FANS via: twitter THEY WERE FED UP WITH YOUR TIRED ASS LMFAO TAKE A BREAK GET SOME DICK THEN COME BACK AND TRY AGAIN BWAHAHAHAHAHA CALL ME A HATER BUT AFTER 6 ALBUMS YOU’D THINK ONE OF THEM WOULD BE A #1 LMFAO I MEAN DOESNT HER FANS STANS WATEVER THE FUCK THEY ARE GO IN ON OTHER CELEBS (BEYONCE, CIARA and etc) WHO HAVE ALL HAD #1 ALBUMS BTW LMFAO THIS SHIT FUNNY I SEE YOU FOUND LOVE BUT YOUR ASS COULDN’T FIND A NUMBER 1 ALBUM LMFAO OMG I CAN’T … DEUCES BITCH FUCK #FLOPhannaNavy with a SICK DICK.. xoxo JUDY WITH THE BOOTY YOU MAD BITCHES EAT A SCOOBY SNACK!!

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  16. Brionna

    RihannaNavy or RihannaTitanic ? Yall fans talk the talk but continues to fail at walking the walk. You can’t be mad at no1 but urselves

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @Brionna, LMFAO AT RIHANNATITANIC DEM HOES WORSHIP THAT BITCH LIKE SHE GOD BWAHAHAHHAHA THAT BITCH FOUND LOVE BUT SHE COULDNT FIND A NUMBER 1 ALBUM LOL THEY MAD TELL THEM BITCHES EAT A SCOOBY SNACK!!

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  17. bigbootyjudy

    RIHANNANAVY QUIET TODAY WERE THE FUCK THEY AT NOW BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH IM GOING HAM ON THESE BITCHES TODAY YALL TALKED THAT TALK ALL WEEK BUT THE TRUTH IS HERE AGAIN NO NUMBER 1 ALBUM!!

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @bigbootyjudy, dude… her album is number one in the UK and it went platinum in less than a week “/

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, But Americans don’t care about what goes on in the UK, nor France or any other country. #PBP. Every other artist from different countries know a #1 album in the US is a HUGE accomplishment. Rihanna is a US artist and she flops in her own country. And the navy have the NNEERRRVVVVEEE to say she is a Queen.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @bigbootyjudy, Yessss @ talked that talk . Epitome of shade ! I luv it .

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  18. aletabeystan

    And beyoncé still hitin the charts with #1 how u like that rihanna fans i love rihanna to but my gurl beyoncé still killing them hoes

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    JFenty Reply:

    @aletabeystan, uh Beyonce doesnt have any #1 songs from the 4 album, espeacially “run the world” which was #70 on itunes when it first came out……………. #RihannaNavy

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    Mofan95 Reply:

    @JFenty, the highest that song reached was actually #5 get your facts straight… also even though beyonce doesn’t have a number 1 single yet, and i say this cause she’s not finished yet, 4 managed to sale 310K… I love rihanna to and I have all her albums but this simply because it’s rushed and the songs are piss poor and have no subsatnce she really needs to take a break.

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    Sowaddup32 Reply:

    @Mofan95, no reason for you to say Beyonce doesn’t have a number 1 single yet cause it ain’t gonna happen. The woman is pregnant & there is no way she is going to be able to promote this album in a way that will make it more marketable…When ’4′ first came out she was in the early stages of her pregancy but with her having that big ‘ol belly i don’t see how she can do the touring, music videos, etc. and make it look hott without that big belly ruining the visual…

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @JFenty, They’re talkin about albums fool . #BeyNation
    Majah .

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    KillBill Reply:

    @JFenty, It went #5, and it Peaked #29 on the BBHOT100

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    beyonce career is fading Reply:

    @KillBill, flop next!

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  19. Beyonce is desperate

    Looks like all three black singers (Rihanna, Beyonce and Mary j bilge) need to appreciate the token of donation that the populous has given. They are going to make more tv appearances begging for more money when their pockets are already lined up. Will you be willing to succumb to their desperate begging to help fill their pockets?

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  20. @Lewi

    What makes me laugh SO much and I LOVE rihanna have everyone of het albums etc. but when Beyonce DEBUT at No.1 for the fourth time with ’4′ because it didn’t sell as much as the others (more than Rihannas Talk That Talk now) people were saying (and it definitely isnt)a flop?! Like whaaat? Theres gotta be something wrong there.

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  21. Ron

    @bigbootyjudy, SHIPPED not sold platinum. Meaning stores asked for a certain amount, NOT that they’ve been sold.

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  22. CarlosBonegro

    I DO NOT CARE FOR RIHANNA OR MARY J BLIGES ALBUM .. I DO FEEL BAD FOR YELAWOLF DOE NO.27 SOLD EVEN LESS ALBUMS THEN MJ THATS COLD ON THE DUDE

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  23. Che

    I guess Rihanna’s sail boat crew is only there for the itune singles and not an album as a whole…

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  24. Devon Monroe

    I wish all of you guys would shut the fuck up. Beyonce and Rihanna do sell well, but their music is auto-tuned trash and they are always dressing half naked which gives black women a bad name. Mary is not depressing at all, it is real R&B and neither one of them hoodrats would be here without her. Mary’s CD was amazing and her real fans would’ve have known that she said it’s not a competitor, but an extension. She does repeat herself. I do believe that her Act 2 album in May will reach number 1. No I am not hating.

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  25. Audrey Hepburn

    Congratulations Rihanna. Her beauty alone deserves Top 10 recognition.

    … and Mary J. Blige = classic.

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    JFenty Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, Amen to that!

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, LMAO. You are a joke. Let Bey debut at 3 you would drag her all over America.

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @KillBill, Yep, by the hairs of that birds nest lace front.

    … and F.Y.I. the difference with me & you morons is that I don’t attack ppl for talking sh*t about Rihanna. I could care less if ppl clown her b/c everyone is entitled to their opinions. I just post my say and keep it moving.

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  26. Devon Monroe

    Well first of all Beyonce and Rihanna have good sales sometimes. They are ok artists but they are always dressing half naked and showing skin like their showgirls which gives black women a bad name. At least Mary is classy like Aretha, Tina, and Whitney. Besides, those hoodrats wouldn’t be here without Mary because hands down SHE CREATED R&B! I will admit her sales were not as good as they should have been or what I predicted but it was an OK album just like her last. Growing Pains was personally her last really good album. I hope Act 2 is way better when it drops in May.
    P.S. I am not hating. I am just stating the facts.

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Devon Monroe, Question … so you are saying that Beyonce & Rihanna wearing midriff bearing tops and/or short skirts give black women a bad name. But Mary wearing a skin tight body suit & knee high boots is ok? Beyonce & Rihanna are young, they will find their way & style but Mary is older.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Devon Monroe, First of Aretha didn’t have nobody to show off. Tina did where short dresses just as Bey did. Whitney that crack head is classic? Smoking crack isn’t classic.

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    Peasant Reply:

    @KillBill, @KaramelKisses , these two as$holes..fans like you give Beyonce a bad rep. disrespecting legends and pioneers to support your non existent point to praise Beyonce, pathetic. these women created path for most black female artist today including beyonce. this is the reason i can’t stand the ‘black’ community that i live in …you’re both prime example… all they ever do is tear each other down, so ignorant..just makes me sick.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Peasant,

    BEAUTIFULLY STATED! And so true…us as black women have to stand up and fight against comments like these.

    It’s not a good look. I don’t understand why our women have to be so competitive and it’s not even the healthy kind of competition that we need to better ourselves. Everybody needs a little motivation…but this type of talk is just downright malicious.

    Some people call me a goody-two-shoe, but I’m just tired of that nasty attitude that you see women of color carrying around so much. At it’s base, it’s rooted in sadness, hurt, and self-hatred.

    People who are truly happy and at peace with their existence SIMPLY DON’T TALK TO PEOPLE LIKE THAT! But I guess we gotta take it one step at a time and it starts with comments like yours.

    Again, thank you sistah. You are proof that Black woman are not all bad and that there is hope for our community.

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    Devon Monroe Reply:

    @Peasant, Well said! Thank you!

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    Devon Monroe Reply:

    @KillBill, How dare you talk about nWhitney like that! She was going through troubles just like Mary J. Blige and they got through it , which is why they are such an inspiration not just black women but women in general. I still think that music today is horrible because it is auto-tuned junk. I would chose Whitney and Mary J. over Beyonce’ and Rihanna anyday! Music today has NO MEANING AT ALL!

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Devon Monroe,

    I don’t believe dressing sexy gives woman a bad name…
    I do believe that selling/using sex to the attain success gives women a bad name…and that is the name of the music game…I’m afraid.

    Okay. Did Jay-z use his sex appeal to make it to the top or his skills? Okay. Now think about his wife. Did she use her skills or her sex appeal. Undoubtedly she used both, but keep it 100. You know Beyonce’s shape helped speed that car up a lil bit…

    I love B, but tell the truth, if she didn’t dance provocatively, roll her rump, drop that thang to the floor (which she does very well, I can’t knock the skills), and gap her legs wide open…would she have the same success singing her songs? Most of her remembered work is some of the sexiest. How come nobody plays any of her balads anymore? Love don’t sell baby. Sex does.

    Now B is known as an ENTERTAINER! She knows how to put on a show and unfortunately, it’s mainly revolved around how sexy she is. I’m not knockin’ her, I’m just tellin’ what you ALREADY KNOW! The girl can get down and she has the God-given pipes, but like many other women, she knows she’s got to keep it sexy cause that’s what sells.

    Rihanna is the same. She’s got plenty of booty rollin’ shots and bent over images of her…and she wouldn’t have her fame either if it was up to her singin’. I like Riri, but I like truth too.

    It sucks, but sex sells. The sexier you are, the better the sucess you’ll have. It’s not like back in the day when talent ruled the music world. Nowadays, as Kandy on ATL’s Housewives said: “We can make anybody hot!”

    I still give respect to these women for setting a goal for themselves and reaching it. That much is to be respected…but it’s not for me to judge nor put another artist down for how they chose to get it. I ain’t gon be naive about it neither. Women are exploited a whole lot more than men and it’s going to be that way until we get tired of it. To each her own.

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    Devon Monroe Reply:

    @brainfood.com, I cann agree with some of that. You sound like a very educated and opnionated person. Thank you for not blowing up on me for having an opinion.

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  27. Drizzy

    Hey guys dont forget Chris Brown broke a window and still managed to sell 270k First week. Rihanna couldn’t sell 200k with all her promotion. Isn’t that strange?

    Its Deeeeep. LOL

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    Oh. Reply:

    @Drizzy, That’s because FAME wasn’t an album Chris rushed and threw together. Him breaking windows has nothing to do with the QUALITY of his music.

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  28. ThankMeLater

    FLOPTHATFLOP. LOL Where Meme at though? lol Its time for rih to WalkThatWalk

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    KillBill Reply:

    @ThankMeLater, I know right, and Audrey Hepburn, and Beyonce is Desperate.

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  29. JFenty

    Uhh Rihanna’s album went platinum in the UK so lets not get it twisted.

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    Billionaire Reply:

    @JFenty, co-sign RN!

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @JFenty, THANK YOU !!!! rihanna has more fans in the Uk than in the USA.

    #RihannaNavy

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    KillBill Reply:

    @JFenty, But this post is about the U.S. so fuck what happens across seas.

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    child sit Reply:

    @KillBill, #webadyoumad.

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  30. Fan Of A Fan

    oh my gosh people. talk that talk went to number 1 in the uk and its certified platinum in less than a week.
    whether its in the uk, north america, Africa etc she always has a number one album in ANY continent/country. you guys act like america is the only country in the world.
    now how is that a flop? :S she’s still making MILLIONS.
    Plus no.3 on the billboard aint that bad. you guys act like its all the way at the bottom “/

    honestly… i think people expect way too much out of rihanna.

    #UkNavy

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, I come in peace but I do have a question. Why is now that Rihanna’s OFFICIAL numbers are in that you (Billionaire and JFenty) are backing off? I remember when B’s album was released & the projections as well as the actual numbers (both domestic & international) came out you guys were calling her a flop, laughing, etc. (keep in mind B charted better overseas as well w/ 4) Why is Ri’s album NOT a flop? If we’re judging purely on first week numbers … TTT: flop or not. I think for both of these artists (B & Ri) the US audience is tired of them & they both need to take LONG breaks … allow us as fans to miss them.

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    beyonce career is fading Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, beyonce is the one who needs to take a lonnnnnng ass tired break al the way over thier……we’re all tired ofher even the fans.

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, you know what you are so right. i love rihanna to bits but she does need a break and then she would come back harder than ever. i like beyonce too but not that much. shes okay but im not like one of those rihanna stans who hates beyonce. i just hope that rihanna’s break is not thatttt long before people forget about her lol.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @KaramelKisses,

    I respect your comments. I wish there were more young ladies like you.

    please continue to be an example of healthy communication between women…BECAUSE WE SO DESPERATELY NEED IT!

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  31. Oh.

    The Rihanna Navy is delirious, I swear to God. LMFAO Stop pointing out OTHER ARTISTS’ sales and worry about your own fave not selling albums. We’re not talking about UK sales either. We are talking about the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Leave Bey, CB & whoever else out of this fuckin discussion. The album sucked and it’s her worst record to date. In my personal opinion, she’ll never top Good Girl Gone Bad. That album saved her career. *shrug*

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Oh.,

    What are they being delirious about? Are you saying that Rihanna’s album flopped because of first week sales?

    Please do some research on other musicians because not every heavy hitter does well in their first week. Hell, some of them have to die to see big numbers!

    Take some of your own advice and “worry about your” own delusions before worrying about others.

    You ain’t mad at Rihanna. You mad because you’re not getting as much love as her…but you gotta put some out there if you want it back sweetness.

    You are speaking from a hurtful place otherwise you wouldn’t care that rihanna fans are delusional or that her albums sales aren’t where YOU think they should be. Who the heck are you to judge anyway? Another person who thinks it’s easier to point the finger at other people’s flaws instead of giving credit where it’s due and working on your own self-esteem, right? Check yourself. You get a better return in life when you banish hatred and spread more love.

    You ain’t got to like Riri, but you ain’t got to hate her neither.

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  32. Oh.

    If y’all go as hard as y’all claim, your fave would’ve had a #1 album 2 or 3 years ago. The only thing y’all do is talk about OTHER artists’ sales and bring up the fact that Rihanna has eleven #1 singles. Who gives a shit? #1 singles can’t hold up your career if you’re not selling ALBUMS. HA! “Rihanna Navy” my ass.

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    Whatcha_Sayin Reply:

    @Oh., But she is selling albums. You’re confusing a number 1 album with high era-end sales. Didn’t Loud sell 6m WW and ‘only’ opened with 207k? Didn’t GGGB sell 9m and open with 162k? Anything above 3m WW to me is a success and Rihanna has continued to sell at least 3m WW since album no2

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Oh.,

    Obviously it does, because you and like 3 other people are the only one’s mad about what rihanna is doing, while she still making people smile with her work.

    If you don’t like the flavor, don’t eat it. Higher your mental capacity and stop yelling at unseen rihanna fans. Nothing you say is going to change their mind anyway.

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  33. jocelyn

    hi

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  34. A Realist

    Poor them.

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  35. p.s my cookies slippery

    All this bootlegging going around artist.don’t make good sales

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  36. Kyle

    The predictions were about right, but Mary sold a little more than predicted and Rihanna sold a little less. Both of them released great albums though and were able to please their fan bases. “Talk That Talk” is one of Rihanna’s best and “My Life II” is one of Mary’s best IMO.

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  37. Haz

    Need beats? Get a preview on Youtube. Type yezsirr03 (Don’t & Tell Me)……… Tell me what you think!

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  38. Billionaire

    Congrats RiRi, might have lucked out with a #1 US LP yet again but this will be yet another platinum album added the your collections of multi-platinum LPs! Loud ranked in the same position last year on the Billboard Hot 200 @ #3 & that went multi-platinum selling over 6m+ in one year plus winning the award for best album at this yrs AMAs against a heavy weight/power house Beyonce Knowles & artistically creative Chris Brown!

    Now that the first week album sales jitters are through, we the RN will focus on maintaining record for most number singles by a solo act within this millennium & fastest/youngest to hit the 2-digit postion & further achieving more throughout the journey!

    Cannot wait to see this vid’!=)

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    Peasant Reply:

    @Billionaire, co-sign, let’s go!!

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    Not HateN Reply:

    @Billionaire, Everybody knows the AMAs are nothing but a popularity contest! What does Bey and CB have to do with RiRi, why keep putting them against eachother to make RiRi look good as far as album sales! Not a big fan of either RiRi or Chris Brown, but dude should have gotten that award, popularity contest, politics, yes the AMAs

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    Billionaire Reply:

    @Not HateN, Honestly, i normally wouldn’t have responded to you but i’ll make an exception for you (however this will be the first & last time)!=)

    I mentioned Beyonce & Chris Brown as contenders who i felt & everyone else according to the AMAs were huge competition up against RiRi. The fact that i said Beyonce Knowles is a power house which she is meaning she’s incredibly talented, & described Chris Brown as artistically Creative meant that they are just as great as Rihanna and deserved it as well. Simply i mentioned them because they were the other nominees in that category.

    The fact that you had to respond to my post about mentioning the other contenders meant that you felt otherwise about who won meaning instead of the need to wonder why i mentioned them, you could’ve just posted that you thought Beyonce or Chris Brown should’ve won which is your opinion and no can take that away from you not be pressed that i mentioned the other nominees!

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  39. jackswagger

    WOW, im surprised nobody talking about drake 73% drop, from 1 to 4? SHEESH!!

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @jackswagger, i bet if that was rihanna everyone would comment about that!!

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  40. Musica

    Rihanna is all about quantity and not quality…

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  41. GreGz

    Damn I thought for sure Rihanna would have locked down the number one spot with her new record…guess not. And to think she’s now apart of the ELITE with Mariah, Madonna, Whitney and Janet…

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @GreGz,

    Ya know, they didn’t sell all that well in their first weeks.

    That’s just the NOW generation that effects good music. Artists are more focused on 1st week sales that they forget to make good music. Damn shame too. It’s only the first week. Rihanna might be apart of some big project in years to come which may hike her album sales…ask robin thick when Tiger woods got into lil issue with his wife. They played the hell outta “Sex Therapy.”

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  42. brainfood.com

    Beyonce stans one again show they arse.

    First of all, let’s give you a taste of your own medicine: Why did you come a Rihanna post to talk about Beyonce?

    Secondly, when Beyonce’s album was counted as certified platinum for “shipped” albums, it was all “YEAH! THIS BISH IS SNATCHIN’ WIGS!” but when it comes to rihanna, it’s not the same? For real?

    I hope to high heaven that ya’ll is lil kids because I just can’t see a self-respecting, woman of worth doing this.

    But then again…

    Thirdly, come on now. Please stop this dumb ass fight between Beyonce and Rihanna Fans! This is the mess, Beyonce is talking about! It’s like ya’ll have to make a conflict out of EVERYTHING!

    Is it really that difficult to wrap your mind around giving credit to these woman without tearing one of them down?

    I see why they think black woman are bitter. Look at your conversation…damn shame. If all you talk about is another woman, you’re a very small person.

    Intelligent people talk about ideas…
    …average people talk about things…
    …small people talk about OTHER PEOPLE!

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  43. Jfenty

    Her album just went platinum sold 1,035,000!!

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