Rihanna Lands First No. 1 Album with ‘Unapologetic’

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Rihanna is sitting pretty at the top. The pop princess scores the first No. 1 album of her career with her latest, Unapologetic.

The seventh LP from the Bajan singer sold 238,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In addition to being her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it also marks the biggest sales week of her career, surpassing 2010’s Loud (207,000). She now has seven top 10 albums dating back to her 2005 debut Music of the Sun.

RiRi took to Twitter to share her excitement. “Wait!!!!! What the FUCK?!!!! #UNAPOLOGETIC just debuted at #1 in AMERICA!!!!! My first number 1 album there!!! Thank you Navy, u deserve it,” she told her fans. “I’m legit crying like a pussy right now!!”

Just last week, Rihanna landed her 12th chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Diamonds,” which ties Madonna’s record for most No. 1s on the chart by a female.

Elsewhere, Keyshia Cole’s Woman to Woman enters at No. 10 (96,000), Pitbull’s Global Warming heats up the No. 14 spot (64,000), and Nicki Minaj’s re-release Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up sits at No. 27 (36,000).



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148 Comments

  1. Realistically

    Hahahahahahahaha @ Nicki-Minaj debuting at No. 27. Bahahahahahahahahaha.

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    @iJustOrigiNate Reply:

    @Realistically, It’s a re-release though…

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @@iJustOrigiNate, LMAO 37,000? THE “QUEEN” HUH? LOL

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    mrsotw Reply:

    @@iJustOrigiNate, OH! first its “haters stay pressed” than its “Its a re-release though” i swear you $%^&&***

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    Jay Reply:

    @Realistically, YOU GOT ME LAUGHING! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Aimanos Reply:

    @Realistically, LOOOOOL i laughed sooo hard at that TOOO! And its hardly a re release. There are 8 new songs.

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    Ana Reply:

    @Aimanos, Stfu it’s a re-release.

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    Realistically Reply:

    @Ana, Bahahahahahahahahaha!

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    who gonna check me boo Reply:

    @Realistically, Rihanna re release good girl gone bad and sold 100k so did Ga-ga, so did many more, she sold have done the kim route and went pay pal…lol

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    MinajPinkPrint Reply:

    @who gonna check me boo, but look Nicki album was only sold in HMV and bestbuy and they had limited copies like 5 copies per each store , walmart, target and other retailers didn’t sale the album because they didn’t do well on their last re-releases they had

    mc20012003 Reply:

    @Realistically, Here we go.. Now it’s just a re-release?? But, when they posted the re-released cd on here with the track-list all her fans weren’t pushing this fact.. She’s the shit, big boss. Now, it didn’t sell anything so, it’s just a re-release.. Typical Nicki fan.

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    Bougie Kid Reply:

    @Realistically, Yet, Rihanna FINALLY achieved the #1 spot at the 7th try and reach a new first week sales for her.

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    Kenya Reply:

    @Realistically, LMAO THEY MAD cus they cant accept the fact Nicki flopped with all this promo…. Now first off we all know that the re release was combined with her original release sales of this week to get a combined total of 36k… the re release actually did 6k… so why they tryin to front like she didnt just flop? lol Nicki fans are pressed because all they do is gloat and poke fun at other artists who flop and when it’s her they cant accept it. KARMA IS A BITCH THATS WHAT HER COCKY ASS GETS

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    Andy Reply:

    @Kenya, where says she sold 6k just of The Re-Up???? Is kind of ridiculous that PF:RR was around the 100 spot and sale 30,000 the next week. Probably PF:RR sold 6k and The Re-Up sold 30k. That makes more sense.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Realistically, WHY THE **** THIS “RIHANNA’S FANS” (better know as Nicki’s haters) STILL PUTTING NICKI IN POSTS OF RIHANNA???????????????

    DO YOU EVEN KNOW THAT RIHANNA AND NICKI ARE BFF??????? AND STOP BEING SO GREEDY ABOUT THE FIRST, I REPEAT, F.I.R.S.T. #1 ALBUM OF YOUR IDOL. THE W@CK SH!T OF PF:RR SOLD BETTER THAN UNAPOLOGETIC.

    AND YOU KNOW OTHER THING?? PINK FRIDAY OUTSALE ALL RIAHANNA’S ALBUMS (except GGGB), AND PF JUST HAVE TWO YEARS. RIHANNA IS HERE SINCE (I don’t know/care)

    SHUT UP “RIHANNA FANS”, I HATE THIS SH!T BECAUSE OF YOU. SO MAD THAT THE QUEEN OF HIP HOP IS BETTER THAN THE QUEEN OF AN-ALBUM-EVERY-YEAR???????

    SORRY RIHANNA, BUT YOUR FANBASE SUCK!!!

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    Diar7 Reply:

    @Realistically, Katy Perry’s re-release sold only 33k in the first week. Which one is lower? Before trying to say something, get facts for it.

    Read a book,
    Me

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  2. KIM IS THE FIRST RAP BITCH TO SKAE UP THE CHARTS!!!!

    Damn,Finally.!!!!!

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    Aimanos Reply:

    @KIM IS THE FIRST RAP BITCH TO SKAE UP THE CHARTS!!!!, spell “shake” properly

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    Pour Rearz Boomztue Reply:

    @Aimanos, it shouldn’t bother u about how some one else spell her or his word on rap-up.com get a Fawking Grip butt head

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  3. sharquality

    Really? Thought she been had a #1 album

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    Rauno Reply:

    @sharquality, Depends on timing really. Cole dropped a number one while Kendrick placed in the 2nd place, despite having like 20-30k more sales.

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    ShineYaLight Reply:

    @sharquality, First #1 in America! She has many #1 albums WW.

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  4. @iJustOrigiNate

    CONGRATULATIONS RiRi!!!

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  5. Jay

    THIS GIRL IS NONSTOP. SO FOR YOU DAMN HATERS, YOU CAN’T BRING HER DOWN. SHE IS JUST DOING HER THING!!

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  6. RihNaj

    My Bitch is DOPE!!

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    Pereezy,Tyga's 187 is on the way YMCMB MMG Reply:

    @RihNaj, This album ain’t That Good, Talk That Talk was Much Better.
    Not On Queen Rih, Just Tellin’ The Truth.

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    Jarvis Reply:

    @Pereezy,Tyga’s 187 is on the way YMCMB MMG, But Nicki’s album is wack tho.. you mad?

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    Pereezy,Tyga's 187 is on the way YMCMB MMG Reply:

    @Jarvis, WTF That was a Re-Release, of PF-RL with some new Musics, You Dumb A**. U know what F**k that, just come over here and Lick my Real Ni**a’s D**k.

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    Vanessa Reply:

    @Pereezy,Tyga’s 187 is on the way YMCMB MMG, Stop acting like a little b*tch because Nicki lost..The best woman won which was Rihanna. simple.

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  7. boom boom

    Where them hater at? Where they at? Where they at? Where they at?

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  8. Radical X

    bwahahahahaaaaaaa @ Nicki’s sales after all that promo!!! whew anyways @Rap-Up this is Rihanna’s first number one album in the U.S. She’s had several in other countries. You should have clarified that. In fact she’s had 4 #1 albums in the UK (where btw Nicki Minaj just sold 939 copies in the 1st week there) Good for riri although I dont think number one albums really matter. Its really only about timing. I guess it was perfect this time.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Radical X, hahaha “I don’t think number one albums really matter” Oh, I guess don’t matter because Nicki has two with just three years around here, and Rihanna has 10 years of doing her thing and this is her first #1. LOL and let’s not act like Rihanna doesn’t have promo, please. You think that Nicki has a lot of promo cuz you just see her posts.

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    Just Saying Reply:

    @Andy, like he said it had to do with timing TTT went up against drake who is more of an album seller while Rihanna is a single seller and also Rihanna is one of the best selling artists of all time. Nickis not even close.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Just Saying, Because Nicki is new in the game. Do you expect her to have sales like Madonna right now??? With just two albums, three years, and as a rapper???? And you talking about timing. What’s the problem? PF debut at #2 and went #1, so??? LOL, PF:RR is not as good as most of Rihanna’s albums but the charts don’t lie.

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    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @Andy, New in the game?She’s been since 2004.She was part of a group called “Hoodstars”.She later released one song called “Who Run This?” featuring Angel Demar and in 2007 she released her first mixtape called “Playtime Is Over”.

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  9. Ana

    I thought WTW would have sold more, it’s a dope album!

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  10. KeepIt100

    How doe sit go? “Rihanna reign just won’t let up”

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  11. Kyle

    Good for her! As critical as I am of Rihanna at times, I’m glad she notched a #1 album with “Unapologetic” because I personally think this may be her best album or very close to being her best behind “Rated R.” I love the darker tone of it. And lets be honest, if she didn’t hit #1 with this album people would really be scratching their heads. She held the record with the artist with the most #1′s but no #1 album until this week so I’m glad she finally got there.

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  12. Zelly

    THATS THE SHIT IM TALKIN BOUT. AINT NO STOPPIN HER NOW. Number 1 album AND 12 no.1 singles? She did her muthafuckin thing. Where all them PPl talik all their shit at? I wanna kno but my bitch stay winning.

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  13. Kaylaa

    Nick sold about 36,000 for a RE-RELEASE . She sold MORE than Katy Perry’s re-release which did 33K
    That 36k puts her REAL album at about 726K
    So PFRR went UP about 70 spots.
    PFRR IS CERTIFIED PLATINUM.
    How much did your re-release do, Rih?

    Nicki a flop? Never that.

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    who gonna check me boo Reply:

    @Kaylaa, Rihanna did 100k when she re release GGGB and got two #1 singles when she did… girl stfu

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    ... Reply:

    @who gonna check me boo, not mention Gaga and Katy Perry re-releases both had HUGE hit singles too. Has any of the re-up sings even made it into the top ten on billboard?

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    Kaylaa Reply:

    @…, The re-up was released a fucking week ago, FFS.
    I don’t think TB should’ve been a single, but oh well.
    Nicki just needs to promo and choose her singles better.
    But the re-up is an AMAZING body of work…. FACT.

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    who gonna check me boo Reply:

    @…, True ppl just wasnt feeling a re release because it sound like a bunch of album fillers

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    Andy Reply:

    @who gonna check me boo, no, she sold 63,000 (more or less)

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    BeyIsTheQueen Reply:

    @Kaylaa, Rih dont need a re-release and nicki album the re-up is nicki 3rd album you cause she sold 36k if she winning and doing big shit like yall say when her shit aint sell when it been online for like 2 months for yall to buy why Rih got #1 hits and why yall got to make up shit for when she wrong or lose just face the shit lol yall nicki fans

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    Kaylaa Reply:

    @BeyIsTheQueen, First of all, the re-up is NOT her third album. It’s a re-release, basically a continuation of PFRR. Her third album will be out in 2013 or so, you idiot.

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @BeyIsTheQueen, The Re-up is album 2.5 not 3. Which is why it was only available at Best Buy under limited stock

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    Andy Reply:

    @BeyIsTheQueen, RiRi doesn’t need a re-release cuz she release an album every year, so pathetic that her fans still mad cuz Nicki is better. And what sh!t we have to face??? Really, I don’t care the #1s or the records, I like Nicki and I love The Re-Up.

    Apparently, you are mad cuz Nicki is better than Rihanna an she just has three years and “The Queen Rihanna” has ten years hahahahahaha, and first #1?? really?? hahahahaha

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    Just Saying Reply:

    @Andy, Rihanna is on the list of best selling artists of all time with Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Madonna, and Elvis. When Nicki even comes close to that then you can say she’s better. In quality look at critics and sales if it was so good and if she was so good then it would have sold better.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Just Saying, Let’s give Nicki seven years like Rihanna and compare the numbers with the ten years Rihanna has right now. You can’t compare Elvis sales with Nicki sales, IS VERY STUPID.

    OK, let’s compare the numbers with the two first albums of Rihanna with the two of Nicki. *doing maths* Rihanna has 4m WW, Nicki has 4.5m WW. Just in America Rihanna has 2m aprox, Nicki has 2.5m. Happy? OK, with GGGB, Rihanna has 11m WW, and 4.7m just in America. Notice that the sales I compare are sales of Rihanna since 2005.

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    HOVorJefe Reply:

    @Kaylaa, Rihanna’s RE-RELEASE of GGGB bad sold over 100K in it’s first week & was #2 on the Billboard 200, I LOVE NICKI! but the excuses have to stop, it was a great album. . .it’ just didn;t sell good.

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    Tariq Reply:

    @Kaylaa, first off NICKI’s sales were actually 5k. But because of the new rule on Billboard they combine the re release with the original version’s sales… So yeah she did flop big time. Just own it

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  14. Kaylaa

    Good luck going platinum, Rih. I have a feeling it’ll take some time.

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    mc20012003 Reply:

    @Kaylaa, Lol. Your such a Bitch.. But, that was funny. But, right now your Barb is losing, and… What’s that Billboard??? Rihanna’s winning.. Goodbye….

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    Truth Reply:

    @Kaylaa, Unapolagetic is gonna have no problem going platinum its her best first week sales of her career and her first number 1 album. Diamonds is the #1 song in the country and Rihanna will for sure have more #1′s on this album. The album will for sure go platinum without a doubt

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    Andy Reply:

    @Truth, its kind of strange, don’t you think? after many years of Rihanna being in the game, the people aren’t bored of her already? I feel that they were kind of bored on TTT. Anyway, I don’t think she’ll get another #1 single. Her fans though the same with Where Have You Been, Talk That Talk (song) and You’re the One and none of those where #1, possible because of the overrated We Found Love.

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  15. Kaylaa

    Nicki’s DEBUT album went to number 1 and so did her sophomore album.
    Both are now CERTIFIED PLATINUM.
    It didn’t take her 7 tries to do that.
    Not only that, Nicki SOLD MORE in her FIRST WEEK sales than Rihanna did, yet Nicki is the flop? You need to learn the definition of that word because you all throw it around way too often when it’s not needed.

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    ... Reply:

    @Kaylaa,
    First week sales don’t mean as much as overall sales. Rihanna has five albums that have SOLD over 1 million copies. Nicki has 1. Nicki’s album is a flop because her 1st album sold like 1.4 million and after like ten singles/videos, a national tour, promotion all over the media, and a re-release her latest album isn’t even at 800,000 in SALES yet. So that means she lost over half a million fans in less that two years. For a “superstar” that’s a flop.

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    Kaylaa Reply:

    @…, Pink Friday sold OVER 4 MILLION copies, so what are you talking about?
    Both of Nicki’s albums are CERTIFIED PLATINUM.
    It took Rihanna 7 tries to get a number 1 album, NOT NICKI.

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    ... Reply:

    @Kaylaa, child please stop adding singles and worldwide sales to inflate numbers. Pink Friday did not SELL no 4 million copies. And certified platinum just means her record label SHIPPED a million copies to stores. It has nothing to do with how many people actually BOUGHT the album. Check the facts before you reply.

    And let’s not compare Rihanna’s total SALES to Nicki’s. Rih- 9 million
    Nicki- 2 million

    And you definitely don’t want to compare #1 singles
    Rih- 12
    Nicki- 0

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    Kaylaa Reply:

    @…, Certifications are based on SHIPMENTS. PFRR shipped 1 million which means it is CERTIFIED PLATINUM, whether you like it or not.
    And YES, Pin Friday dd sell over 4 million, so don’t start.

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    ... Reply:

    @Kaylaa, ok clearly you’re slow because I never said her album wasn’t certified platinum. I made it clear that “certified” doesn’t mean 1 million people actually BOUGHT the album. It just means her record label spent a lot of money shipping a bunch albums to stores that are now just sitting on the shelf because nobody bought them. Those are FACTS. And another FACT is that PF did not sell 4 million. Google is your friend. I’ll go by official numbers from reputable sites and not some delusional Stan. Show receipts or GTF!

    mc20012003 Reply:

    @…, Why you have to pull the stats like that?? That was so mean.. Lol.. Rihanna is moving into Legend territory…

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    BeyIsTheQueen Reply:

    @Kaylaa, no her 1st album went #2 and Kayne album was #1 so know that bitch

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    Kaylaa Reply:

    @BeyIsTheQueen, Um… Pink Friday went to number 1, you idiot. Do your research.

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    BeyIsTheQueen Reply:

    @Kaylaa, no bitch cause Roman Reloaded was her first #1 album in the US and it must of went #1 somewhere else hoe

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    Kaylaa Reply:

    @BeyIsTheQueen, Pink Friday debuted at #2 and eventually climbed to #1, so yes, it did go to number 1
    PFRR DEBUTED at NUMBER 1
    NICKI HAS TWO PLATINUM NUMBER ONE ALBUMS.

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    Jay Reply:

    @Kaylaa, Can you read the first sentence of your post? :) You must be hiding of shame right now. better luck or maybe? careful next time?

    Kaylaa Reply:

    @Jay, No, I’m not actually. I know what I said and? She has two number one albums, you can’t change that.

  16. BeyIsTheQueen

    PEOPLE RIHANNA HAS LOTS OF #1 ALBUMS JUST NOT IN USA THATS ALL BUT GIRLS HAS HAD AN #1 ALBUM BEFORE HATERS JUST LIKE THIS ONE IS #1 IN WHAT 46 PLACES YES GO RIH AND NOW YALL NICKI FANS WANNA SAY BUT NICKI ALBUM IS A RE-UP YA A RE-UP THAT SHE MADE HER 3RD ALBUM HAHAHAHA YALL COULD OF GOT HER SHIT OFF ONLINE AND HER SHIT BEEN ONLINE FOR 2 MONTHS SO IT IS NO REASON SHE SELLED THAT LOW DONT SHE CAUSE THE STORES CAUSE NICKI KNEW WHAT SHE WAS GETTING INTO BUT SHE NICKI HER SHIT DONT FLOP LOL BYE BITCH EVEN NAKE TRUTH DID MORE NUMBERS THAN THIS AND THATS WHY PEOPLE DO REMIX ALBUMS SO IT DONT COUNT AS A ABLUM BUT YUP RIHANNA NOW IM WAITING ON BEYONCE!!!!!!

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  17. TY Harpor

    And here comes the haters lmao smh … get a life why don’t u … why yall mad hahaha rihanna has never had a problem goin platinum … all 6 of her previous albums have been certified platinum so do your research before u come on here making a ass out of yourself.#Congrats Riri the haters still got yo name in they mouth; if they hating on u that means ur doin something right.

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    NavyGirl Reply:

    @TY Harpor, right Rih did her thing and what in 2 or 3 more months it will be platinum

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  18. NavyGirl

    but nicki said she gone hurt them bad on her re-up???? lol and dont get mad thats what she said but anyway Im so happy for Rih cause she been working real hard

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    Diego Reply:

    @NavyGirl, And Nicki said roman reloaded would sell more than pink Friday that ho been wrong a lot lmao

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    NavyGirl Reply:

    @Diego, lol yes thats just what she gets

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  19. TY Harpor

    Rihanna is making millions while you haters are working @ Burger King lmao Rihanna is doing her thing stop hating on her. Rihanna has been selling millions goin platinum since 2005 get it str8.

    2005 Music of the Sun = 1,000,000
    2006 A Girl Like Me = 3,000,000
    2007 Good Girl Gone Bad = 7,000,000
    2009 Rated R = 3,200,000
    2010 LOUD = 5,700,000
    2011 Talk That Talk = 3,300,000

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  20. Audrey Hepburn

    Bravo! Well deserved. You see what class, talent, beauty, and grace gets you girls? Take notes. :)

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, Ok so I am a Rihanna fan but lets be honest here, the words RIHANNA and CLASS do not go together. LOL! Someone needs to teach Rihanna what class means because she makes me wonder sometimes. I know she’s got it, but she doesn’t display it well.

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @Kyle, It’s all relative, dear. Some see class, others see different. :)

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    bijan Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn,
    Audrey Hepburn wouldn’t be caught dead on rap-up.com in the first place

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @bijan, …and you are? …exactly.

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    Dan Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, Rihanna definitely owns 3/4 of these qualities. Nicki, on the other hand, is missing 3/4 of these qualities!

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  21. Meme

    Very proud moment. Glad I could contribute to her success

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  22. Naked Truth

    gooooo Rih and Im happy Keyshia got another top 10 album and Im happy for Pitbull but yall nicki fans are haters forreal if nicki sooo big and sell big shit why her perfume sell what 26k and her 3rd album 36k yall had lots of time to buy it so dont act dum and come at people cause that bitch failed but we all know ymcmb gone but her shit and plus her fans get them first of the month checks

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  23. THEDON

    NICKI LOST LMAO!!!! .. I KNEW IT

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  24. Jerry

    DAMN Nicki.. what happened yo?

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  25. TY Harpor

    (Sold without having a #1 album)SLAYED!!!
    2005 Music of the Sun = 1,000,000
    2006 A Girl Like Me = 3,000,000
    2007 Good Girl Gone Bad = 7,000,000
    2009 Rated R = 3,400,000
    2010 LOUD = 5,700,000
    2011 Talk That Talk = 3,420,000

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  26. jeanquila

    Bravo, Rihanna. This CD is really good.

    I mean Nicki had 8 new songs (all really good) on the re-release, she should have recorded 2-4 more and released a new one. Would have copped that, but I already had the Roman Reloaded. Spotify it is.

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  27. #teamminaj

    congrads rihanna love the album

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  28. Kaylaa

    READ IT AND WEEP, FOLKS:
    “Sales of Re-Up were actually better than similar reissues by Minaj’s contemporaries….” 
    “She’s correct, neither retailer is stocking Re-Up in their store which makes its sales all the more impressive” – MTV
    They also mention how Nicki’s rerelease sold MORE than Katy Perry’s.
    Flop? Where? HAHA

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    Dan Reply:

    @Kaylaa, Of course stores are gonna sell out of copies. If they only put out 10-15 copies for each store lol. 36,000 total, remember that. The U.S. is a huge country with many states and many retailers. Fact is, certain stores sell out, and most stores DON’T. Plain and simple, with 7 new tracks sold, Nicki lost…the end.

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    Kaylaa Reply:

    @Dan, You clearly misunderstood it. Read it again.

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    Just Saying Reply:

    @Kaylaa, While I won’t take that away most people have iPods or iPhones or a device that needs iTunes to put music on it. So if you need iTunes a place where you can buy her album then why didn’t they and it should have made a bigger debut on iTunes not 27 or whatever. Now it not even in the top 100. Not to bring up Mariah Carey again but Mariah Carey’s Christmas album that ha been out for 15 years is higher on iTunes then her new material.

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  29. #teamminaj

    i like rihanna im very happy that she was able to have the #1 album in the u.s! what i dont get is why people always bash nicki she said her herself that the album sales were going to be low so why are yall tripping lmao

    so breath in and breath out
    because its not that serious

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    Face Fact Reply:

    @#teamminaj, sorry but that “stores didn’t stock my album” excuse is bs in 2012 when fans could have just bought it from iTunes or Amazon. And if she didn’t expect it to sell why was she all over the TV and radio promoting it like it was a major release. She got just as much promo for the re-release as the original and still only did 36k. It did low numbers and the singles aren’t charting well because less people are checking for Nicki’s music now. You diehard Nicki fans just need to realize Nicki’s popularity is fading. It happens. Deal with it.

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @Face Fact, The fans only wanted that album for the DVD. If I couldn’t find the album in stores I would not want to download it off off itunes I would want the whole 3 disc. Let’s not forget she’s been selling the album under bundle packages on her website and those sales don’t add up to Neilsen’s

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    Face Fact Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, again, if all these “fans” were that pressed for the 3 disc package why didn’t they just order it from amazon? No store needed. Come on are you really trying to say the ONLY reason Nicki’s sales were so low was because of lack of shipments to TWO stores? Really? Can it be possible that consumers just aren’t interested in buying her music anymore? There’s a difference between Stans and Fans. And there seems to be a lot fewer Nicki fans now.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, i’m sure she hasn’t sold that much on her website, c’mon…no excuses!!

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    #teaminaj Reply:

    @Face Fact, honey why are you so mad i gave rihanna her probs yes nicki could have sold more but if the album wasnt in walmark or target then of course her album wasnt going to do as good! and as far as you saying that shes fading away everytime i get on rap-up yall always talking about her people cant even mention another female mc with someone bringing up her name so shes not fading but however i think she should have mad the re up a mixtape or she should have saved it for her #3rd album

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    #teaminaj Reply:

    @#teaminaj, made lol

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  30. av

    Keyshia cole, those r are actually gud numbers.

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  31. Yasmine

    Nicki Minaj stans are the absolute WORST.

    Congrats to Rihanna.

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  32. Anthony

    Congrats Rih Rih, you deserved that #1. Been long overdue.

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  33. Arno

    this album is shiiiit

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  34. DatFatFool

    GO HEAD RIRI #1 Album!!!!!!!
    For Yall Nicki Haters!!!..
    Pink Friday debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 sold 375,000 copies in its first week. It ultimately reached number one and spent 39 weeks on the chart As of February 2012, it has sold 1,774,000 copies in the United States.
    The album debuted in at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart and the UK R&B Albums Chart. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is the first album by female rap artist to chart at number one in the United Kingdom, with first week sales of 47,000 copies. The album also debuted at number 1 on the Scottish Albums Chart. On the Australian Albums Chart, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded debuted at number 5 and on the Australian Urban Albums Chart it debuted at number 2. In Mexico, the album reached the top 40 in its first week of release. For the week ending April 10, the album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart selling 253,000 copies in its first week. This marked Minaj’s second number-one album in that country following her last studio album Pink Friday which peaked at number one in February 2011 and selling 375,000 in its first week. As of August 19, 2012, the album has sold 627,000 copies in the US. On June 22, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of one million copies in the US.
    Singles

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @DatFatFool, BLAH BLAH BLAH. YOU TALKING ABOUT WHAT SHE (DID). WE TALKING ABOUT (RIGHT NOW)… AND AS OF RIGHT NOW SHE FLOPPED… HARD! SHE SHOULD OF JUST RELEASED A MIXTAPE. BUT OH WELL.

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Well if we are counting right now PF:RR sold 726,000 copies which includes the RE-UP sales. Nicki didn’t lose anything from this re-release if anything she gained. She still has the highest selling Hip-Hop/Rap album of 2012.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, yes she did lose….with all that promotion and new music and videos she put out, she LOST!! All that costs lots and lots of money…and them album sales aren’t gonna pay for it!! LOL delusional stans!!

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    DatFatFool Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, STFU, Re-Release Are Not What They Are Anymore Like They Was In 2000-2007…

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  35. Ray

    Congrats Rihanna I predict more #1 singles from this album

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  36. youbmad

    you nicki stans sound like hasbeens talking bout her first album, yea it did great ,but what about nw? yall want to push it down ppls throats, give it a rest nd riri been in da game for yrs nd sold WAY more than nicki ,its just nothin to compare riri won just give her due cause she been killing the game since she came out.

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  37. Ihatenicki

    Nicki stans are all idiots lmao

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  38. Ihatenicki

    Congrats Rihanna.. Unapologetic is dope!

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  39. BEDSTUYFLY

    CONGRATS RIRI! THIS IS YOUR MOMENT, DON’T LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU.

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  40. Mike

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NICKI MINAJ FLOPPING.. I KNEW IT

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  41. Ken Evolution

    It still doesnt change the fact that this biatch is a gimmick and a con. I think Rihanna need to choke and pass away

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  42. boom boom

    @Ken Evolution, there will be plenty of Rihanna going, she’s only 24!!! get used to it

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  43. AllAmerykhanBoy

    Nicki Minaj haters stay pressed. The re-up is not an album of it’s own. It’s still part of Roman Reloaded. Which mean Roman Reloaded just got a 40,000 sales boost. That just adds to her Highest Selling Hip-Hop album of 2012. Anyways the re-up is out with more rap songs and that’s all that matters. We’ll see the top spot again when her THIRD album Pink Friday: The Pink Print gets released in 2013. :*

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    SdotB Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, First of all, it’s 36,000..not 40,000…stop tryin to make it higher than what it is…and also, yes it is an album of it’s own, that’s why it had it’s OWN promotion, OWN singles, OWN videos…stop adding these sales to PF:RR to make those sales look better…

    I bet if if Nicki went #1 with the re-up, all u delusional stans woulda had no problem counting this as a 3rd album…y’all woulda been saying “this is Nicki’s 3rd #1 album”, yada yada yada…u guys make so many excuses for her like she’s u work for her…smdh!!

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @SdotB, it’s not an album of it’s own it’s a box set. 2 CD’s and a DVD. An album is 1 CD. Since it comes with Roman Reloaded all sales goes towards Roman Reloaded. No need to be so pressed relax burn an L.

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  44. Mike

    LMAO at Nicki’s opening sales, Congrats Rihanna.. You did it!

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @Mike, Not really opening sales but her added on sales.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, Bi.tch, opening sales!!!!

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    mc20012003 Reply:

    @Mike, I know. Im happy for Rihanna.. She deserves it. She’s very grateful.. unlike others.

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  45. AllAmerykhanBoy

    “good enough to lift her Roman Reloaded album from #107 on the Billboard Top 200 all the way up to #27 (since Nielsen SoundScan combines sales of reissues with the original album). Re-Up also jolted Minaj’s sales by a staggering 591 percent … and, as far as repacked albums are concerned, that’s the name of the game.” – MTV “Expanded reissues aren’t always guaranteed big sellers. It really depends on the extra content and timing of the release” – MTV “In the week Katy Perry reissued Teenage Dream, the combined sales of the reissue and the original album were 33,000,” he said. “That was up 190 percent compared to the previous week.”

    “So while Nicki may have been a tad hyperbolic when she said Walmart and Target were setting her up to fail, she was correct that neither retailer is actually stocking Re-Up in their store … which sort of makes its sales all the more impressive. ” – MTV. Don’t start running from the truth now Nicki Minaj haters. Haha. && Congrats to them both for actually listening to their fans and releasing new music for their fans. btw Her THIRD album Pink Friday: The Pink Print comes out in 2013.

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    mc20012003 Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, Are you done? I have to give it to you. You really tried to clean her mess up. But, the fact of the matter is..Nicki isn’t always going to be #1.. The issue is her fans pump her to believe she’s the shit when in reality, looks like right now she isn’t and Rihanna is. Which is cool. Next time it wont be Rihanna, maybe it will be Beyonce? Everybody has there time. I think people are so glad to see her flop because she needs a reality check. She acts like she is the Queen of the world and nobody can touch her and she comes off so freaking ungrateful. Personally, i am glad she flopped, maybe she will eat some humble pie and calm down. I used freaking love Nicki until she went at Mariah.. After that i saw her in a different light.

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @mc20012003, I didn’t write this to clean her mess. In fact no one should be praising the re-up as one of Nicki’s success because she’s had that with Roman Reloaded the haters sitting here pressed talking about she flopped when re-releases don’t flop. Even Nicki said it herself not everything she does is gonna go number 1 so no she does not act like that. You mean you used to love her until you realized she’s not one of you people who let people walk all over them. K. Bye you’re dismissed. Pink Friday: The Pink Print 2013.

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    mc20012003 Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, nice try. My comment remains valid. More results. Less excuses. Your move. Goodbye.

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  46. YMCMB is ruining Hip-Hop

    Nicki Minaj is absolute garbarge.. never really liked her.. she is overrated.. HIGHLY overrated.

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  47. Darren

    LOL only 8 songs? weak ass album.. got bored of it

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  48. Steve A

    Congrats RHI! Super happy for you! You deserve it!…Persistance!…Her numbers keep growing!…Proud! by next year this time her album will be platinum!

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  49. DatFatFool

    Rihanna Got One Of The Best Albums In 2012!!!

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  50. Lily

    Congrats Rihanna but Unapologetic is still your worst album. Congrats to Nicki too, great sales for a re-realise by a female rapper.

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  51. TRP

    The Barbs only had one $10 saved up this week for an album, and they bought “Unapologetic” instead. LOL

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  52. #coleworld

    What a surpise… Seriously what is the music industry coming too

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  53. Jay

    Awesome!!! The album is great!!! Congrats to Rihanna!!!!! :)

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  54. Asa

    Only took you 7 years, and 7 albums…

    I like the album though. It’s got some good songs.

    Glad Keyshia managed to sell a little higher than the usual R&B sales. I like Woman To Woman.

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  55. SLAYANNA

    LOL, ya’ll went from “Never getting a #1 Album” to “Took you 7 years to get a #1 Album” LOL Anyway Happy for Rih, she deserves!

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  56. Ken Evolution

    Anyways… I hope she can actually go out and get a vocal coach because after 7 years in the game she has shown 0% vocal growth! Instead of poppin her puss, and gettin dressed in the latest trends, doing drugs and being overtly sexual like gimmicks do (trust and believe the girl is a gimmick) she need to respect her craft an work on the lack of a voice that she has, sad biatch!

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  57. maya

    Her music is always great but she’s gotta get better at performing.

    & Unapologetic is definitely better than TTT.

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  58. BARBZ NICKI FLOPPED JUST DEAL WITH IT!!!

    NICKI MINAJ flopped and her fans cant deal. Im glad everyone is poking fun at her. Her fans would poke fun at others too if it was another artist and Nicki herself would never let us remember she did a good job. But when she falls short here comes the excuses. FACE IT!!! She did 5k in re-release sales and because of the new Billboard rule her 5k was combined with the 31k she sold this week with her original release. So just keep trying to run away from the truth BARBZ SHE FLOPPED

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    mc20012003 Reply:

    @BARBZ NICKI FLOPPED JUST DEAL WITH IT!!!, When it’s real it’s real. You said just what I was thinking. It’s true. Everytime she has some success, where is Nicki? making sure everybody on Twitter knows and gloats. Then her fans bash the other artist who didn’t sale like her. Now, it’s Nicki is facing the failure, and no comments from Nicki anywhere? But, her fans throw every excuse in the book. Now, Nicki is trying to hurry and throw out news about her new album to make us forget about this flop re-release…

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  59. Andy

    WHY THE F*** THIS “RIHANNA’S FANS” (better know as Nicki’s haters) STILL PUTTING NICKI IN POSTS OF RIHANNA??? Stop being so greedy about the first, I REPEAT, F.I.R.S.T. #1 Album of your idol. The w@ck sh!t of PF:RR sold better than Unapologetic. And you know other thing?? Pink Friday outsale all Rihanna’s albums (except GGGB), and PF just have two years. Rihanna is here since (I don’t know/care) I hate this sh!t because of you. So mad that the Queen of Hip Hop is better than the Queen of an-album-every-year??? SORRY RIHANNA, BUT YOUR FANBASE SUCKS!!!

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    Pour Rearz Boomztue Reply:

    @Andy, butt head Get a grip hater

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  60. LOL

    27!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  61. Andy

    It so funny that this people is so happy that The Re-Up flopped, yet Unapologetic will flop next week.

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  62. Pour Rearz Boomztue

    RihRih aLbum is dope and the fans is happy, Congration aslo Keyshia cole Gibson got some Good song on her album as well.

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