Beyonce & Sasha Fierce Top The iTunes Charts

While other R n’ B divas may be struggling on the charts right now, Beyonce and her alter-ego Sasha Fierce are doing just fine.

Sasha Fierce

Earlier this week Music World Entertainment made Beyonce’s song If I Were A Boy and Singles Ladies video available on iTunes and both have shot to the top of the charts.

So what does it mean to be #1 on iTunes? Well just ask T.I, Rihanna and Britney Spears. Each has seen their songs skyrocket to #1 off of digital sales. Britney shot from #96 to #1 after her womanizer single was made available for download and T.I and Rihanna just recently jumped from #71 to #1 off of digital sales of their single, Live Your Life.

So will Beyonce be the next one to make the leap to the #1 position? Only time- and next week’s chart will tell. Have you downloaded your copy yet?

Oh yeah, the images up top are promo shots just made available from Music World Entertainment. The first is for the I Am Beyonce CD and the second is of course from the I Am Sasha Fierce CD.

More Beyonce news on The711.net.

114 Comments

  1. Her bod is fierce. That hair not so much and those shoes look weird. :brownsista:

  2. Funny how she is trying so hard to have this bad azz edgy girl image completed with the dark eye make-up and all. Some of you can say what you want, but Beyonce is a very insecure young woman who can’t stand competition. She is also a copy-cat artist. She is over being a pop star, but yet half of her album is geared toward the pop World (can we say Rihanna). Right now she is saturating the market. Her die hard fans love it, but the majority is already sick of her. It is overkill. Enough is enough. This girl has an ego that is as big as the state of Texas.

  3. @my thoughts on her

    how is she tryin to have a bad girl image, that is the whole point of her being sasha. Hence the reason why one half of the album is called sasha fierce and the other side is the real beyonce. Its entertainment idiot. How is she insecure, do u know her or something. I don’t have time for the same negative crap thats always in her post.

    I say bee keep doing your thing and reaching for the stars

    You would think this site is called ” white sista” because you be suprise to see how many black sistas rip bring each other down on this site. SMH

  4. @my thoughts on her

    SASHA HAS BEEN OUT SINCE 2003, SO HOW IS SHE TRYING TO BE LIKE RIHANNA, I DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS BOUT RIHANNA DAT MAKED PEOPLE GO WACKADOODLE. SHE CANT SING LIVE, I WENT TO HER CONCERT AND IT WAS ONLY RIHANNA AND SOME FEMAL DANCESRS IN LIATARDS DANCING AND RIHANNA HALF SINGING AND LOSING HER BREATH.

    U KNOW BEYONCE HAS HAD HER OWN STYLE IN DANCING AND SINGING AND FASHION. JUST BECAUSE BEYONCE HAS ON DARK MAKEOUT DOES’NT MEAN SHE TRYING TO BE LIKE RIHANNA. WAIT AND FO YO INFORMATION IN SINGLE LADIES SHE WAS WEAR DRAG QUEEN MAKE-UP. AND SHE AINT THE ONLY ONE WHO WERE DARK MAKE-UP. NOW WHAT IF ORPAH WERE DARK MAKE-UP, SHE COPYING RIHANNA. RIHANNA AINT COME UP WITH EDGY AND DARK MAKE-UP…………….CANT WAIT FOR BEYONCE’S, CIARA’S, AND BRANDY’S NEW ALBUMS, AND CANT WAIT TILL CADILLIAC RECORDS COME OUT

  5. When i think of Sasha Fierce i think of Janet Jackson i don’t know why? and since when did rihanna become the posterchld for Fierceness and darkness ๐Ÿ™„

  6. Go Bey Go…. and please guys dont compare Bey and Rihanna… we all know what Rihanna is capable of doing, she cant sing live, dance or act… But Bey can do it all…. Besides Beyonce is rich and famous but Rihanna is famous but broke… remember what her accountant said?? shes broke as hell… she will soon be on playboy, just cause she wants to be in the spotlight…

  7. Rihanna should be compred with estelle, danity kane, etc but not with Bey. Beyonce should be compred with alicia keys, mary j, mariah, at least they are on her level but not rihanna.

  8. Rihanna should not be even compared to estelle. :stop: estelle is in a class on her own. Estelle can sing.

  9. lol beyonce is way betta dan rihanna and i cant even stand beyonce but i cant doubt her talent

  10. Rihanna rules and this proves it B never came out looking like this until she realize finally she had competition can you say GET IT RIRI!!!!

  11. tld, u r retarded, competiton if dats true dan rihanna is scared of beyonce. why is she still putting that good girl gone bad crap out. huh, he album can out may last year, honey its the fourth quater rihanna is dun, hate to say its all bout beyonce and britney, rihanna cant sing she is wack

  12. I WAS feeling Single Ladies, but not any more. It sounds to patty cake, like Dr. Seuss

  13. I am gland to see that she is doing her thing and becoming even more successful. That girl works too hard for her money. ๐Ÿ™‚ :thumbsup:

  14. I wasn’t too keen on the singles at first, but now I play them nonstop. The videos help. I can’t wait for her live performances because they are almost always better than on record/videos. I say bring out the second singles!

  15. dis i kinda off topic, me and my husband was sitting her talking bout beyonce when he said she need da quit cause her time is up.

    look beyonce has a day job just like us. i get up and go to work erry morning, mon-fri just like her. she go to pay her bills to. just because her husband if a billionaire, does not mean she has to live off him. my husband is a contractor for RTD development and he makes 6 figures a year plus benifits, but i still work as a registeref nurse, why because i love to, maybe beyonce loves her job, so she cant quick

  16. plz why ppl keep comparing rihanna to beyonce why there is no competiton there jus imagine bey is from the states an rihanna is from bim an guess who whinning in for single ladies bee an she look hot doing it too jus yesterday on the bus i heard a group of fellas even talking bout that same thing an this comment coming from an island chick hear. whlist rihanna soh even dance, whine, an can’t even sing so sad but not knocking the chick hustle but i love bee to much yo not a hater but bee have it all an plz don’t compare rihanna to actual ppl who have talent plz that’s insulting

  17. here is how the song is doing worldwide. the songs just got added to some itunes……she’s doing great

    US #1
    Canada #1
    Sweden #1
    Ireland #1
    Norway #1
    Denmark #1
    New Zealand #1
    Australia #2
    Spain #2
    Italy #4
    Luxembourg #5
    Netherland #6
    France #10

    Austria #18
    Portugal #41
    Greece #44
    Belgium #77
    Finland #79

  18. I WAS feeling Single Ladies, but not any more. It sounds to patty cake, like Dr. Seuss

    lol!!!!!!

  19. I don’ t give a ph-uk, there are things more important right now than who copied who and who topped what charts!

  20. @VICE ……. :lol2: LMAO
    U Stay saying u dont care. Then why u gotta always be in her topics?

  21. Oh my God!

    How can a Beyonce post generate more comments than Jennifers right now after hearing that Jennifer, one of our most successful (and humble) African-American women, has lost almost her whole family in a day. And I know my comment just increase the number of comments (and it will definitely be my last), but this just goes to show you how people don’t give a d@mn about the messages that God is sending because they are too wrapped up in materialistic, idol conversations such as talk about who’s better between Beyonce and Rhianna (sp), or how Beyonce’s yucky song/video “Single Ladies” is topping the charts. Okay fine about that. But realize if you don’t already know that we, as in the human race, have some really dark days ahead of us, and no SALE or image is going to ever top that. I just hope you guys are preparing yourselves spiritually, because when He comes it’s going to be like a thief in the night.

    Comment on…and God bless!

  22. “How can a Beyonce post generate more comments than Jennifers right now after hearing that Jennifer…has lost almost her whole family in a day… they [People] are too wrapped in…how Beyonceโ€™s yucky song/video โ€œSingle Ladiesโ€ is topping the charts” Nesh Nesh

    Shame on you [Holier than thou] ๐Ÿ™„
    You’re using Jhud family’s tragedy to point out how B’s ‘yucky’ song/video is topping the charts? :bowdown:

  23. Just being honest, that’s really nothing considering she is a superstar with tons of fans. Other celebrities whose albums have done horribly and whose fanbases are meager by comparison have topped the iTunes charts. I think Beyonce’s fans were eager to purchase her music and they’ll purchase her album and then it will fall off the charts…I don’t see this one doing well at all or converting anyone who wasn’t already a fan.

  24. Nesh nesh tho it just add to ” ” number of comments i just wanna tell you that you aren’t the only one in that state of mind i feel you 100% , i took a day off today just to stay with my family and tell them how much i love them, because the next hour is never guarantied, and i don’ t wanna take even a second for granted, but you have to understand that some people are very insensitive, maybe because their own rapports with their families aren’t great, or maybe because they are just horrible self centered persons in the flesh either way, let us people with feeling support our sister and let the children play in the sand, cause at the end of the day, just like children, they don’ t understand an important matter when they see one.

    God bless jennifer hudson, her family [rest in peace], her fans and everyone else this my last comment as well i’ m not even going to read the answers , i just wish you people never go through what jennifer is going through because as weak minded as you are, you will die.

    I’ m not pointing at stephanie because this is a blog and she has to do what she has to do , but whoever feel concerned by my message than i am talking to you

  25. @Nesh Nesh
    J – HUDS FAMILY
    I KNOW for me personally people dont want to keep talking about it, because itS death. I have issues with dealing with death and so do alot of other people. No one wants to keep talking about such a tragic event.

  26. I agree wit lucky 8 on the “white Sista” thing anyways that a really good photo of Beyonce and for real both her and Rihanna has talent just in different ways

  27. “let us people with feeling support our sister and let the children play in the sand, cause at the end of the day, just like children, they donโ€™ t understand an important matter when they see one” ๐Ÿ™„

    Tragic events happen everyday. We just choose to block them out for whatever reason. Is it because of the pain too much? Is it because we’re selfish? Heartless? Childish? I, too, would like to know which one that plague the human race the most.

    One thing for sure, holier than thou behavior is very hypocritical. A genocide is going on in Darfur, people are dying in the Middle East, people are dying because of hunger, ~natural disasters, treatable diseases… All of these are tragedies. How come we’re able to go on with life while these tragedies occur on our watch? How does one pick one over the other? How do you evaluate the amount of ‘moment of silence’ given to each tragic evens that goes one in this world before you fall back to your daily routine?

  28. I just think Beyonce doenst have any competition so thats why she is always at #1. If she were competing against Alicia or someone of that caliber then I would be impressed, until then it just #’s…….and who knows how many songs her people are buying up to tweak the #’s, stop being so gullible. Not to say she doesnt have fans, cause she does but no one outside the internet is talking about how great the songs are……the majority of people that I talke to are annoyed. First week B may be #1 with album sales but the next week Kanye will knock her off, thats just the way it goes.

  29. ^^^^^^^i agree you know what you bey stans yall really think that her image change was for yall.. ๐Ÿ˜† i dont think so it was for the people that dont like her because she has yall stans already …an :stop: THAT IS TRUE SHE IS TRYIN TO BE LIKE RIHANNA.. BEY WAS NEVER EDGY I DONT CARE HOW LONG SHE BEEN OUT.. THIS CALLED SHOW BIZZ.. ๐Ÿ™„ AN THEY ALWAYS TRYIN TO COMPETE WITH WHATS HOT YOU KNOW THE OLD COMPETEIN WITH THE NEW THATS JUST THE WHY IT IS ..AN SHE WAS ALWAYS ABOUT GLIZT & GLAM NEVER EDGY NEVER NEVER NEVER EDGY..ITS FUNNY BECAUSE SOME OF YALL STANS DONT WANT TO SAY IT BUT ITS TRUE..all yall want to is bring up her awards ok an…FOR THE OLD SCHOOL PEOPLE DO YALL REMEMBER WHEN MARAH CAME OUT AN WHITNEY HAD BEEN OUT WAY BEFORE HER….ALL I’M SAYIN IS YALL THINK THIS GIRL CANT SING BUT ITS ALOT OF PEOPLE DO ..THATS WHY HER MUSIC IS STILL ON THE BIILBORDS AN RADIO IS STILL PLAYIN HER MUSIC CAUSE ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT LOVE HER WANT TO HEAR HER VOICE..AN YALL MIGHT DONT THINK THIS GIRL CANT PERFORM BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE THINK SHE CAN ..THATS WHY PEOPLE GO TO HER CONCERTS ..THATS WHY MY GIRL MADONNA HAD HER SING AT ONE HER EVENTS.AND BEYONCE DOES NOT WORK A 9-5 LIKE OTHER SEE THE DIFFERENTS WITH YOUR JOB AN HERS WHEN PEOPLE GET TIRED OF SEEIN HER SHES DONE ..AN LIKE YOU WHEN YOUR BOSE GET TIRED OF YOU CAN GET ANOTHER JOB IN THE SAME CAREER YOUR IN OR YOU CAN GET A BETTER ONE..BUT HER WHEN THEY GET TIRED OF LOOKIN AT HER & RIRI THER DONE IN THAT BIZZ..LIKE I SAY ALL THE TIME ITS CALLED FAME

  30. @whew

    do you people not see the hype around britney spears who broke records in her sales on itunes and the jump on hot 100?? that’s the person she knocked off both times! she has big competition with T.I with BOTH of his songs out now in terms of airplay. it’s funny how if any other artist would have gone #1, ya’ll would be congratulating, but because it’s her, let’s downplay it and reduce the achievement to having no competition ๐Ÿ™„ so what if kanye knocks her off the #1 spot? it’s happens all the time and i’m sure overall, she’ll end up outselling him. his last album sold 400k more than she did in his first week and she still ended up outselling him by more than 500k. but you know something, she may not even come in at #1 because nickleback is BIG competition and david cook from american idol is releasing that day too. i’m glad she’s not backing down and is going to go ahead with the plan date. she’s enjoying what she is doing and that’s great. if the cd don’t do all that well, best believe the 110 tour date she has around the world will more than make up for it. i can’t wait for nov. 18th and i’m sure millions of her fans around the world can’t wait either :thumbsup:

  31. @WHEW & CLEAR…. :lol2:
    U guys have no clue what ur talking about. Her songs have been getting requested like crazy on the radio. THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH INTERNET. Second her and Britney are in a battle right now for the top female. And Rihanna ‘s new song was gonna come out the same day as beyonce’s but her label changed it because of beyonce would of shut it down. Ciara came out with that wack song and got SHUT DOWN. Christana A is out now too and Brandy. MISS Cannon has a song out too. There is alot of compatition but they are falling hard.

  32. I’m happy that beyonce topped the itunes charts!! That’s a very good song and it deserves it!!
    However, I don’t think she’ll top the hot 100…actually she’s at 60 in the hot 100 and I don’t feel she’ll have enough downloads to jump 59 place!! Rihanna’s take a bow or Umbrella did it Britney’s womanizer or even TI and Rihanna’s live your life but to be honest these songs were a bit more popular than if I were a boy (especially Umbrella!!!)…I’m sure she’ll be in the top 10 but not number 1!
    Internationaly it will not be a smash either! You know I’m from Europe (that’s why I have a bad english…sorry) and here IIWAB and single ladies don’t have so much rotation on radio or on tv…Actually nobody know the existence of a song named single ladies and IIWAB is not doing so well …for the moment!!
    Let me tell you that in Europe Rihanna is WAY MORE POPULAR THAN BEY!! That’s a fact I swear! I’m not a BIG Rihanna fan but I have to be honest and say the truth like I can say that Britney is more famous than the two in Europe!
    As for bey copying Rihanna…well we can say that…but right now everybody is copying everybody…Bey copy Rihanna..Rihanna copy bey…keyshia copy mary j blige…chris brown copy usher…That’s the buisness !!

  33. @marie,
    single ladies is only a single in the u.s and IIWAB seems to be doing just fine internationally. check above you cause i posted the positions for each country’s itunes. it kills me when people make these statements about riri being more popular in europe than bee, but bee sold out all her tour dates in europe on her last tour. i just read reports that the two of the biggest shows in europe are fighting over her cause she signed on to do both of their shows. at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter who’s more “popular,” it matters who profits off of it more and i think we all know the answer to that. armani wouldn’t have picked her for nothing if he wasn’t sure that she transcends to all cultures and countries.

  34. You know i don’t see how someone said that beyonce is not doing well in europe. Look at the itunes digital sales, she appears to be doing very well.

    Give props when its due. Beyonce did well agoin. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. IIWAB charted WITHOUT DOWNLOADS. ITS 60 SOMETHING ON radio play alone!!!
    the itunes with count next week so she will be #1.
    SL is #10 ITS NOT EVEN ON ITUNES YET ONLY THE VIDEO

  36. About the jennifer situation :
    I think that it’ s understandable that people are pissed that others rather praise beyonce yet not acknowledge jennifer situation(wpc) i don’ t think it’ s “holier than thou ” i think stuff hurt more when it hits home, If something like that had happens to beyonce i’ m sure you guys would have been pissed that people were more interested in discussing who is better than who at that particular time, It’ s time to help jennifer cope with her pain, even if it’ s from far away, beyonce is still there and will surely be there tomorrow but today by respect for a fellow brownsista i don’ t even think there should have been answer let alone cat fights about who did what better.

    About rihanna and beyonce:
    I lived in france for so long and i still go from time to time, Just becaus eyou love beyonce you shouldn’ t lie about anything, Yes before beyonce was very popular, and sold out her concerts, But the new rihanna, the gggb rihanna appeals more to what french people listen to, and yes she is veeery popular, and well liked there even more than beyonce, just because european people love new stuff, and let’ s be honnest before now beyonce was the same person
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    Let’ s admit that i believe the sasha story
    Sasha were not born yesterday , she is been with beyonce for ever , if anything that i am album should have been the first album imo, Beyonce is 27 and married you would think at this stage of her life she came in peace with who she is, and that alter ego mess would have been history, but now she wants to change and become more edgy, and splitt her personality? If you people don’ t think that her strategy was influenced by rihanna you are plain old foolish, no one is never not talented enough to influence someone else, i also think it is purely jealousy towards rih and it’ s sad because she has given bey her props and praised the sister more times than i could apreciate , yet you still wanna call her names and put her down

  37. Well, it’s nice and all to be number one on itunes however Billboard is the chart that matters. If Beyonce’s single was so hot she would have shot to #1 like Brittney’s from 100-1 . With in a week of the single dropping not 3 weeks.

  38. OB4 pres, Britney’s single was released way before beyonce’s single. She’s selling pretty well. If I were a boy was made available on itunes on wednesday, and it looks like it is generating alot of buzz and sales internationally.
    Plus IIWAB is a ballad, that says alot.
    ANyway, Bey’s single ladies is #1 on the itunes video charts. this single has not yet to be released officially for sales.

  39. LISTEN CLOSELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Its not #1 because it just got on ITUNES!!!
    Her downloads WONT COUNT UNTIL THURSDAY!!!
    Brits and Ri ri and T.I. SHOT to #1 because of itunes HER ITUNES #S WONT COUNT UNTIL THURS DAY GET UR FACTS STRAGHT PEOPLE.

    @Shaney
    I did not say โ€œholier than thou โ€ that was someone else!!!!!!!

  40. Shaney…everyone here, yourself included, is ‘praising’ Beyonce? ๐Ÿ˜†

    I like some of Rihanna’s catchy songs. I don’t diss her because she’s doing her thing. Nevertheless, B dominates in her live performances, and I love artists who deliver live.

    “If you people donโ€™ t think that her strategy was influenced by rihanna you are plain old foolish” ๐Ÿ˜†
    I still don’t get your Sasha connection to Rihanna.

  41. Shaney, :stop: how is beyonce trying to be like rihanna? Does she dress like her? Does she have the same stlye (musically and fshion wise)? NO!
    Give me a break. That sasha has been beyonce’s ego since who knows when. That how she performs. SHE IS NOT TRYING TO BE LIKE RIHANNA.
    Anyway, the Beyonce and Sasha fierce move is a smart one. Beyonce knows that she has her fans that like to listen to a more urban style of music. and she also acknowledges that she has fans who enjoy pop music.

  42. so now rihanna came up with alter ego’s…….hell i ain’t even know rihanna had an alter ego, news to me! :lol2: :lol2:

    bee been talking about sasha since DIL cameout, way before rihanna decided to go from the bajan style to this rocker chick image. please, bee trying to be like rihanna would mean she’s taking a step backwards and i’m sure she wants to move forward :thumbsup:

  43. To all of you :
    I can’ t to answer to every each one of you, Neamoins thank you for taking the time to answer to my post thought it was not directed to anyone in general ,This has nothing to do with rihanna, i think beyonce’ s fans made rihanna , beyonce’ s competition no one else,I for once don’ t even see them in the same category ,it has to do with someone that always stuck to her style for two consecutive album , yet changes out of nowhere, If she was a musical chameleon, came with a new look and sound with every album, i would not have said anything ,If beyonce had done the whole hair cut, edge, different move, and that rihanna came after with a “tone down” look what would you think? what would you say? I’ m not attacking beyonce character if she has one, i know that people change, but all of the sudden beyonce has a edgy side? she is the girl next door? not this diva , striking, semi-goddess , her fans want us to believe she is? I don’ t buy it just like i didn’ t buy the good girl gone bad thing, Both are desperate moves i.m.o

    i’ m saying this is marketing at the end of the day you all are customers , nothing more or less and the goal is to please you, so do you think it’ s impossible that beyonce marketing team took a look at rihanna’s plan, and decide to copy a thing or two? If you think it is, since beyonce has always stuck to the status quo before, and that now she is “tonning down” her look and trying to look more approchable {that means “homegirl like”} a serious question is raising inside of me, Why? knowing that her fanbase will follow her everywhere why? Because she want to? why haven’ t she started with a double dis to clarify by all mean the difference between her two persona? wasn’ t it sasha performing in Destiny’ s child? Or was she consciously born for a sole purpose of excusing whatever diva-like behavior beyonce would expose on scene?
    If you can answer my question objectively (without involving personal reflexions, and opinions) then we can move forward. If not get out your “hater ” card and try to fit me into a psychological profile as you do to everyone else :).

    Blessings

  44. Ok 1st off, Im not a beyonce hater or lover. If I like a song then so be it. But, with Beyonce/Sasha you have to wonder. One mintue she is trying to keep her marriage underwraps, but when its time to promote her songs she is talking about it all over the place. Then she comes out with a song called single ladies(put a ring on it) but she aint even single plus it took her 6 years for her to get her ring. And If I were a boy sounds just like irreplaceable. Im just not feeling the songs.

  45. The song single ladies is not about getting married although it appears that it is about that. It’s more about getting that commitment from a man. In the song, she break up with her ex and she is now at a party and he is looking at her like, what the hell are you doing dancing with this other guy? The man who is her ex is jealous but she’s dancing with the other guy intentionally to make her ex mad and realize what he is really missing/lost.

    The song single ladies is about having a man being committed to you, not about marriage.

    Moreover, IIWAB sounds nothing like irreplaceable to me. Irreplaceable does not have the amount of soul and anger in it as if I were a boy.

  46. AN RIHANNA STILL BEY COMP DONT MATTER HOW YALL STANS FELL :lol2: ..AN IF BEY WAS DOIN SO WELL WHY IS HER ALBUM FOR PREORDER HMMM :loser: THATS SEEM LIKE SOMEBODY SCARED TO ME..AS BIG AS A STAR SHE IS HER SONGS WAS SUPPOSE TO SHOT TO NUMBER ONE WHEN THEY DROPED BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE WAS IT :lol2: BUT SHE DOIN HER THING BUT THAT GIRL IS STILL HER COMP

  47. ^^^ UMM, no matter how long you type in caps, Rih Rih still can’t sing and is in no way competition to anyone except Cassie. They are about tie when it comes to singing! :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

    Anyway, back to the promo pics, I’m so excited for this era! Classic beauty and classic singing is back!

  48. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    Beyonce guuuuuuuuuuuurl you are str8 killing and I mean KILLING that ‘Sasha Fierce’ photo. Everything from the yoga pose to the cryborg arm to the dark eye makeup to the kinky heels….love it!!!!!!!! She is really coming exxxxtra strong this time around, you can tell its not a game with Beyonce in 2008-2009! I will be copping this album.

    11-18-08

  49. @ clear…. :stop:

    “IF BEY WAS DOIN SO WELL WHY IS HER ALBUM FOR PREORDER” :lol2: this b**** is dumb as hell! lol you know nothing about the music industry period! Nearly everyone, if not all, artists have there albums for preorder online. Please go hide under a rock somewhere!

  50. “Rih Rih still canโ€™t sing and is in no way competition to anyone except Cassie.”

    Oh really? so what about the 5 number ones single? the 6.3 million albums sold (gggb)? the international sold-out tour? The deal with big endorsements (covergirl, gucci…)?….
    PLEASE you all know Rihanna IS COMPETITION TO BEY!!!! Be honest even if you’re a beyonce fan! Alicia is competition to bey, britney is competition to bey, christina is competition to bey, mariah is competition to bey…and all these women are competition to Rihanna!! That’s the industry and It was always like that!!
    Madonna can’t sing but she was competion to the likes of whitney, donna summer and even mariah…It doesn’t matter who sings better or who dance better…All the industry remember is how much you sell and the number ones hits!!!

    As I said I’m not even a big Rihanna fan…I’m just honest! AND YOU BEYONCE FANS HAVE TO BE HONEST TOO!!!I love mariah and I hate Madonna but I’m honest and say that Madonna is big competition to mariah (tough Mariah is a way better singer…)!

    Ans Rihanna is WAY MORE POPULAR THAN BEY IN EUROPE!!! Disturbia has done way better than IIWAB on itunes and even Shut up and drive which is the worst chart topping single of GGGB had more rotation on tv and radio than irreplaceable (tough Irreplaceable has been more successful)! And now Disturbia which has been released months ago has still more rotation than IIWAB!
    And just to finish Rehab is getting more and more airplay: and the single has never been oficially released here in Europe!
    That’s a fact!
    But I have to admit that Europe loves britney more than the two! her womanizer is everywhere right now!!!

  51. Oh looooooooooooooooooooooooord here we go again. Why is it that everytime I go on these black blogs, sistas stay hatin on black female celebrities??? I’m a hard working, happy, self-assured black woman who was raised in a complex-free, drama-free, LIBERAL household, without all these hang ups about out race. Regardless of our shades, our BLACKNESS united us all and we’re proud of that.

    I despair for our kind sometimes. We are on the verge of having a BLACK MAN as our next President, and you pathetic human beings STILL debating Beyonce and Rihanna and others????? WHY?! How about getting an education or reading a book, once in a while? If u cant do that, at least go out and VOTE for Obama, because I know I will.

    Us blacks gotta stick together. That is why Beyonce’s success in this white-dominated industry fills me with pride and joy. And furthermore, I have a life which doesnt revolve around Beyonce like so many of these low self-esteem sisters.

  52. its funny that someone accused B of biting Rihannas manufactured “bad girl” image when Sasha has been around since before Rihanna started her period, I remember in 02 when B said she had recently named her wild, sexy, naughty alter ego.

    B’s success in a white dominated industry is a testament to the fact that if an urban artist has the right amount of commercialism, the right amount of talent and beauty they can become pop icons and sell well, not just have singles success.

    B you are inpsiration to so many black artists who are afraid of pop music, you make pop relateable and we all love you.

    Im ready for this record now.

  53. Whats with this rubbish about B not being popular in Europe, I LIVE IN EUROPE and i can tell you that she is, check her worldwide sales and B’day sold more in Europe than in the US.

    as for rihanna, i really like her but shes not in anybodys league, she’s a singles artist, beautiful and good for releasing pop singles, she is however simply a polished version of Fefe Dobson, there is nothing original about Rihannas look or sound.

    Beyonce’ is a marketing genius- this thing about Sasha is just a way to stop the whole “im bored of Beyonce” thing thats been going around, by introducing a new character to her career, it makes her very loyal and wealthy fans feel like they are meeting somebody new and its obviously working.

    For those who are on here criticisng B, where has it gotten you, shes still selling, shes still one of the most recognsisable celebrities in the world, shes still selling out shows, still having top ten singles, still releasing multi platinum records and still starring in Box Office hits, why? Because commercial appeal/beauty/talent is always a winning formula and Beyonce’ perfects that formula everytime.

    B has the best publicists in town, because the build up to this song was amazing, first we had the undercover wedding, then the fake album names, then the Fashion Rocks performances and then news of Cadillac Records, anybody who thinks Beyonce isnt calculated is a fool, she knows what shes doing and she does it well.

    The fact that her single is number 1, her video is number 1 and her UNRELEASED record is no.8 in itunes top ten albums shows that nothing anybody can say will bring her down, her fans are loyal and have stuck by her for ten years, they defended her through the Beyonce Hate-fest of 2001 and have put their trust in her as she has put her trust in them.

    Well Done B.

    im just waiting for a new generation of teen pop stars, isnt it weird that Justin, Britney, Christina, Beyonce and Usher all started out around the same time ten years ago and they still dominate the charts today. Beautitful.

  54. “We are on the verge of having a BLACK MAN as our next President, and you pathetic human beings STILL debating Beyonce and Rihanna and others????? WHY?! How about getting an education or reading a book, once in a while? If u cant do that, at least go out and VOTE for Obama, because I know I will.” Mandown

    Us–> Pathetic human beings ๐Ÿ˜†

    You’re SO above us now??? :bowdown: :lol2:
    How do you know our background so well? Why the hell should I vote for Obama? Please, please tell ๐Ÿ˜†

  55. and rihannas tour flopped, which is why she joined Glow in the dark, im not dissing but it is very true.
    shes doing her thing though, i think she is the princess of the new generation and the work she does is in Beyonce’s light. i just wish there were more succesful teen urban pop artists around around so we could have a little competition instead of comparing her to Icons like Beyonce and Britney.

    So happy for B, but nobody should be suprised, she always does well.

  56. as Beyonce fans we should NOT diss Rihanna (even though girl has a limited supply of credible talent) because Rihanna always reminds us of how much Beyonce is her idol and how much she inspires her, if anything we should be supporting Rihanna because she is actually the first artist of this decade to show the world what growing up on Beyonce’ is like.

    I was born in 1991 and so i grew up on Beyonce, i was 7 when she came out and now i’m 17 and still a fan, thats saying a lot, i own all her records, dvds, everything she sells, i buy.

    Rihanna is just like that, a young girl who grew up dancing to Bootylicious, Crazy in Love and is now famous herself, yeah shes unoriginal and cant really sing but being an artist is not easy, think about it:

    When you type in the name of your favourite artist on youtube, think of how many things come up- we forget that the artist has actually had to get the physical stregnth to shoot all those videos, do all those shows, record all that music and promote all those records. its not easy, so we should support Beyonce for being the Cultural Pop Icon and Rihanna for being the princess of Pop singles, we black people have come far.

  57. Okay am a huge Beyonce fan and lets set facts aside from humor . Rihanna is no beyonce competition for 1 beyonce has 10 grammys , rihanna has 1 (lol). Beyonce had her loreal gig since 2003 , if rihanna slip off the band wagon they will drop her ass. Lets jus say if Beyonce takes over this year its a wrap for rihanna . This is performance season and rihanna doesn’t have the abilty to perform on stage like B . Am sorry for all the rihanna fans who are upset and hurt by my message but its true rihanna has nothing on beyonce , by the time rihanna next album come out people would have lost interest in her . I love rihanna style and I think she is a pretty girl but sorry that’s all .

  58. Beyonce represents black people and portrays in them a new light, whilst most black hate the idea of conformity as they see it as “selling out”, men and women like Beyonce and the Knowles and Obama and the Baracks enjoy success because they realise that they can maintain their ethnicity whilst still being commercial and so reaching out to every audience becomes easy.

    we should be inspired by Beyonce’s success and intelligence, she is the Queen of Marketing Tactics, only she could tell fans she was releasing a record less than two months ago and have a number 1 single less than two weeks after it hit radio.

  59. Enough with all the battling about who’s better Rihanna or B go pick B album up 11/18 definitly a smash hit and her 3 number 1 album . B will be on tv the followering days in november : oprah 11/12 , trl 11/16 bets 106 & park 11/18 , jimmy kimmel 11/22 and today show 11/26 not clear if she is performing or not ..

  60. Music World Music/Columbia Records is releasing I Am… Sasha Fierce, the new full-length double album from the international superstar and cultural icon Beyonce on Tuesday, November 18.
    “The new record is a double album and has two covers, like a magazine would have two covers,” Beyonce revealed. “One of the covers is named I Am… and the second cover is named Sasha Fierce. That is my alter ego and now she has a last name. I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage, this alter ego that I’ve created that kind of protects me and who I really am. That’s why half the record, I Am…, is about who I am underneath all the makeup, underneath the lights, and underneath all the exciting star drama. And Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I’m working and when I’m on the stage. The double album allows me to take more risks and really step out of myself, or shall I say, step more into myself, and reveal a side of me that people only know me see.”

    One of 2008’s most hotly anticipated new album releases, Beyonce’s new album is the artist’s first new studio collection since the Grammy-winning multi-platinum-selling B’Day debuted at #1 on charts around the world shortly after its international release on September 4, 2006 (in celebration of Beyonce’s 25th birthday).

    Beyonce’s fans got their first taste of the two sides of I Am… Sasha Fierce with the simultaneous release in early October of “If I Were A Boy” (from I Am…) and “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” (from Sasha Fierce).

    Songs on Beyonce’s I Am… include “If I Were A Boy,” “Halo,” “Disappear,” “Broken Hearted Girl,” “Ave Maria,” and “Satellites.” Beyonce’s Sasha Fierce performances include “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” “Radio,” “Diva,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Video Phone.”

    I Am… Sasha Fierce is Executive Produced by Beyonce Knowles and Mathew Knowles for Music World Productions, Inc.

  61. All I want to know is why are people talking about her like she is 2 different people. This is just a gimmic, to increase album sales.
    She will accomplish selling millions like she normally does, until the public get tired of her.

    I’m just saying……. :brownsista:

  62. @ Bill
    Wow! :stop: :stop: :stop: Please dont use Bey’s name and Mr. Obama’s name in the same sentence. His agenda is so much more professional, complex and intellectually stimulating then that of the Knowles family. He is making the attempt to lead a nation of people of all genders and ethnicities out of the downward spiral of a economic disaster that has been forced onto us.
    Their agenda is stimulated by money only. Please get REAL!!!
    :brownsista:

  63. AN SHE STILL HER COMP DONT MATTER HOW YALL STANS FELL..SEE TO ONLY YALL SHE CANT SING BUT TO ALOT OF PEOPLE THEY THINK SHE CAN THATS WHY HER MUSIC IS STILL ON THE CHARTS AN BEY STANS KNOW IT THATS WHY EVERYTIME SOMEBODY SAY RIRI NAME THEY ACT A FOOL …. OH AN WHAT I WAS SAYIN SHE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT PUT HER ALBUM ON PREORDER BECAUSE HER SINGLES WAS NOT DOIN THAT WELL ON THE FIRST 3 WEEKS IT HAS BEEN OUT AN I KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BIZZ MORE THEN YOU THINK…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….AN I DONT KNOW WHY I’M EVEN TALKIN TO THESE STANS ..I ‘M DONE AN YALL STANS CAN FINISH CUSSIN AND FUSSIN BY YALL SELF

  64. Keepin it Real,

    You said Obama is trying to lead the nation out of an economic disaster. In that case, motivation would be trying to recoup money, get money, build wealth, become rich/wealthy. This is what this nation was built upon and that is what this nation worships. So if Beyonce’s motivation is money, stop acting like Obama’s isnt.

    By the way, I voted for Mr.Obama. No Questions asked.

  65. I’m really not a fan, but; I recognize Beyonce’s hustle, beauty, and talent… there is a difference. I’m a grown :booty: woman and am a fan to no one (that’s almost like idol worshipping… a no no). But, Beyonce is doing the damn thing and it’s commendable. Go Bee!

  66. :stop: :stop: :stop: is she sauron from lord of the rings??? that metal hand thingy is not cute and why is she looking kinda “hoish”??? she is a married woman and i thought that would make a woman a lil more modest??? Maybe??? naw black folks are always about the t&a… :booty: :booty: :booty: :booty:

  67. She’s still playing it safe and LMAOOOOOO @ her for thinking doing her videos in black and white and toning down her look makes her a SERIOUS artist. GIRL PLEASE………….. she’s A BOX OF ROCKS and is not nearly as CREATIVE as she likes to think she is. Beautiful,A hell of a live performer,Awards BLAH BLAH BLAH……..Single ladies sounds like something she’s done before GET ME BODIED ANYONE? The video is hot due in large part to the choreography.If I were a boy is lame and is NOTHING NEW for her or any other artist that would have released it. But her STANS will continue to go hard for her because they don’t know what REAL MUSIC sounds like…..SMH…..I know I will get called the ever so played out HATER but who gives a damn…..This chic is so predictable is PATHETIC……She says she doesn’t want to be a POP STAR anymore???? OH REALLY ๐Ÿ˜† Can someone tell Sasha to tell Beyonce that POP is short for POPULAR bwahahahaha stay in school kids.

  68. THAT PIC IS FIERCE I MUST SAY YOUR GIRL IS DOING IT……..As safe as ever ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. YA’LL STAY SAYING OH SHE’S MARRIED SHE SHOULD ACT LIKE IT
    In her everyday life she dresses like a old woman people say, so either way she cant win.

  70. @ Sade

    When I used the term “motivation” in reference to Mr. Obama you should have understood that his motivation is money for “everyone”, including yourself since you say you voted for Mr. Obama!
    And to correct you, not everyone in this nation is motivated by money. Some are motivated by God and the belief that everything will get better as long as you put God first in your life, stay focused and work hard. Some are motivate by family, education and a various other things.
    He is not just trying to recoup, get money,etc,,,,,just for himself. After all he is trying very hard to become the President of the US to help people like you, me and millions of others.
    :brownsista:

  71. Nesh Nesh and Ivory I thought the same thing as you did concerning people commenting on Beyonce than JHud and her family situation. But I feel that death is so detrimental and beyond expression really, so what do you say or how do you say you are sorry. I know she will probably read this and other blogs to see what people are saying and I hope she does not feel that people are not respecting her because after all they did want their privacy so let them have it without people keep commenting on anything. Just my opinion.

  72. Will y’all quit embarassing Rihanna, Y’all know if that girl with her non-talent self could do a finger tip of what I Am Beyonce or Sasha Fierce could do she would not be still out promoting a CD that has been out for a year and a half regardless of the fact she just reloaded it.

    Enough of this comparison stuff each individual is unique, some have talent and some dont and we all know where Rihanna landed!!

    So stop!!!

    Beyonce rocks Live on a CD in a Movie walking down the street and so on being plain. Riri dresses to distract your attention from other things..

  73. BAD Pic this girl is so flexible and those shoes. Yall know that pic is FLY! She’s a bad Bytch. No other way to say it.

  74. In the video she looks like she is singing from the soul and that’ s all that come out? I mean the girl can sing but she can’ t sung, all that jumping around and she sound like she is doing some random singing under the shower, her fans made her out to be something she will never be, It’ s sad… The whole alter ego matter is laughable, i do not believer her i am just like you whole movement, “if i say something weird” it’ s sasha, i mean her fans must be a dollar short or not that old to actually believe in the alter ego, and if you do believe it , it means you admit that beyonce is sick, mentally deranged, and that sucks
    :loser:

  75. The reason i compared Obama to Beyonce’ because they both represent commercial black people who appeal to their people as well as many others, i think Obama is a great man but if he was walking around talking slang and posing with rappers, do you think hed be so succesful, its caused commercialising and when it works it works well, to the B haters or critics (whatever you’re calling yourselves these days) if you’re going to diss B please do so before the 17th of november, the night 80% of the world break out into fits due to excitement over the fact that B’s record comes out the next day.

    Whether you like it or not, Beyonce like Britney and like Monroe is a legend of pop culture, she is the ONLY Urban artist to have maintained success from the start (girl has never released a flop single or record or flop movie) thats because everything she does is well thought out.

    I will not deny that she is tactical and that this sudden exposure of Sasha, who has always existed, is a marketing tactic but so what?! We live in Capitalism, its business! Music is a business and businesses aim to make profit and if you’re making profit then you’re doing what you’re doing well.

    And by the way, if you dont like Beyonce why would you spend five minutes of your time watching her videos only to say at the end of it “that was crap”, did you think it was going to get any better in the last three seconds?

    B is an icon and she really has done anything which is why shes going for something more classic, we all know that 08/09/10 will be dominated by her movies, ad campaigns, videos, music and face and do you know what her fans will support her with their mouths AND their money.

  76. Ok here’s how this works:
    Before B releases a record, haters come out from under a rock and criticise until a week before its release.
    B dominates pop culture for two years with her recordand haters say nothing at all because theyve seen the sales and know that commenting would only make them look pretty darn foolish.

    If you dont like B give valid reasons like “She thinks she better than every other singer because the American Music Awards awarded her with the Best International Award, so now girl thinks she is the Best International artist.”

  77. Love the video! That’s one singing woman! Can’t wait for the album to drop! I think this is the first time she has uttered the words publicly that she is married!

  78. if i were a boy #1 song on itunes
    single ladies #1video on itunes

    pause…………………….beyonce is the shiznit!!!! haters fall back :lol2:

  79. wait a minute…did i hear….someone say…beyonce was …..plaaaaaaaaaayed??? :loser:
    beyonce is #1 love that bad bitch!!!!

  80. damn, we cant even say the b-word in a good way…sheez.
    Dsom checkig out until he can control is “language” again

  81. let me say, as artist and entertainers i like and respect BOTH Rihanna and Beyonce/Sasha/BeSash/whatever else she calls herself lol. what they wear and say and do is called promotion so consumers like us will do what all of us ladies are doing right now: blogging about them, putting their names in google, looking up their sales and buying their products (Beyonce, clothing, loreal products and perfume; Rihanna, umbrellas, cover girl, soon to be clothing).

    I must say that when i first heard single ladies and if i were a boy, i wasnt too crazy about them. but i kept hearing the songs again, and when i watched the videos, i changed my mind. i thought beyonce lost her mind for the single ladies video, but only she could pull off that kind of video, i love it lol. that choreography was crazy! i was surprised she didnt have a wardrobe change at all throughout the whole thing.

    I guess my point is that i know ppl have their own opinions, which we are all entitled to voicing because we are blessed to live in a free country where we can do so, but for every person that loves beyonce/rihanna/ciara there are going to be at least the same amount of people that dont. just know that they are still going to make their money, and whether you love, like, dont like or “hate” (lol strong word but some ppl say that they do, even though they dont KNOW these entertainers) them, either way, you are going to be curious about what they are doing. if not, then you wouldnt have any reason to comment about what they are doing, right? :brownsista:

    Love, Peace, and Hairgrease
    ****PLEASE VOTE NOV. 4TH****

  82. congrats bee bee!!!!! hope to see you at the free jayz concert tomorrow night at the quick and loans arena on wed oct 29th of course on behalf of obama!!!!

  83. Thank you Deva for your kinds words in this foolish comment box of people going back and forth it’s not that serious folks.

  84. :hifive: aww thanks loveroflife, i appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚ :thumbsup: :brownsista: ๐Ÿ™‚ :booty: just wanted to add something cute and silly ๐Ÿ˜†

  85. I like how they show her writing in a note pad, like she actually writes her own songs. Funny!!!

  86. Beyonce as we all know cowrites all her songs, changing the melody counts as songwriting because when a writer writes a song they dont just write lyrics they create a melody so if a writer sends B a song and she changes the key in which a song is sung or changes a verse or hook, it is writing credit, get to know these things before you start trying to be funny.

  87. Haters- only two more weeks to get those unwitty unfounded and unneccesary comments in- because you know as soon as the record is out, verybody will be too busy in awe of the sales to pay attention to comments like “b is so played out- why doesnt she pop out some kids”. When B calls u and asks you if when she should have kids, that is when you should give your opinion on when she should allow Shawn to insert some mini-moguls into her Creole Spice Womb.

    It makes me laugh so hard when people make comparisons to the like of Rihanna, who although is very good at listening to her publicist and marketing department and AandR (hence the great pop singles) is far less talented, Rihanna shows that popularity really is the name of the current game.

    Beyonce is a classic peformer with a contemporary ethos, perform like a pro- pimp myself out like a ho.

    Beyonce does not have to dance, or release fragrances, or even have a clothing line because her beauty and talent are enough to get her attention but Beyonce’ and her team know that in this industry- beauty and talent isnt enough, BRANDING IS POWER, and Beyonce knows it and she works it, sells it and now is enjoying it.

  88. Well one of the reasons WHY Bey is going straight to the top of the charts is becuz she has a TREMENDOUS PROMOTIONAL machine behind her……. Kelly, Michelle, & Solange didn’t have half the machine Bey has……. granted, Solange did a little bit better than Kelly & Michelle…… but still Bey has alot business ventures going for her that KEEPS her name in the news……. so that’s definitely part of it!

    With that said, I definitely want her album…. I’ve been a big fan for yrs. So I’m sure the project will do well!

  89. You said it “she is a brand” so don’ t get upset, outrage,and disgusted because we wanna bash the product
    we hate it, you should understand that we’ re talking about the product not beyonce as a person
    so what is the big deal and the hater thing? How are we hating on a product? Since she is a product we expect her to be 100% perfect and since she is not, at least for a lot of people, we can name call it, bash it, down talk it, all day long because hey her fans said it, she is not a person she’ s a brand.

    Smh you stan could be smart people, but you jts have weak argumentation
    Alicia keys sings, that’ s all she does, yet she outsold beyonce in every album,got more grammys than her (not that it means anything) and is probably more respected than her, yet she isn’ t a brand, what you just said t-.mm was t

    that beyonce NEEDS her gimmicks to make her beyonce and you are agreeing 100% with the “haters” how smart is that ?

    Speary: Now you are hating ๐Ÿ™‚ because if beyonce’ s accountant [that she previously fired]had say that beyonce was broke and people took it and ran with it you would be screaming hater until tomorow, u’ re just down talking rihanna to uplift beyonce making her once again unconsciously i’ m sure her competition,Rihanna is an easy target, first the music that she makes is like 180 opposite of beyonce, second she don’t even dress or look like her, third she is like YEARS younger than her, they don’ t have the same shape! why don’ t yall attack someone like alicia keys? or jennifer hudson? or mariah carey? or whitney? Bring beyonce next to those [in the making]legends and established legends then we can talk, rihanna is still a baby and you all are chickens for “attacking” someone younger than your idol is :bag:

  90. Is it possible that there can be two successful black women out at one time. Maybe it’s even possible to have three or more. It is okay to like either of these women or niether of them. It is not neccessary to call these two women names and carry on as such. They both can be the “baddest chick in the game” to other people.

    In the meantime why don’t we just acknowledge both of them for their accomplishments. It’s okay if they are both successful and both gorgeous. You can have more than one successful black lady. So just stop it.

  91. Beyonce as we all know cowrites all her songs, changing the melody counts as songwriting because when a writer writes a song they don’t just write lyrics they create a melody so if a writer sends B a song and she changes the key in which a song is sung or changes a verse or hook, it is writing credit, get to know these things before you start trying to be funny.

    That sounds reasonable, but can you explain to me that if this is an industry standard on how music is made why she is always call out or sued by the original songwriters, such as Neyo, Desiree and now BC Jean?Would this also mean that if I took an original song say You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”sung by Aretha Franklin and co-written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, and then changed the melody, do I get writing credit also? She gets call out because she herself claims to write the lyrics. Then when she is embarrassed later she will admit that she wrote the melody. She claims writing credit because writers usually make more money from the song that the actually singer. Her motivation is just pure greed. That is why I thought that it was pure comedy that she is shown in writing in a note pad. She also got called out by the academy awards when she claimed writing credit on the song” Listen”(which I thought was a beautiful song) in Dream girls. When asked what did she contribute to the song, she had to admit that the only thing she did was change the title. This seems to be a pattern with her.

  92. neyo never sued her? he was making it clear that he wrote the song and she added to it instead of the other way round.

    BC jean recorded a demo for Beyonce, it happens all the time, Umbrella was recorded by an anon singer, it was sent to mary j who turned it down then britney who turned it down then to Island who gave it to Rihanna.

    Yes it is true, if you say took a song and re-recorded it, added your own ad libs changed the way a particular part was sung then you could say that you co-wrote it, thats just how it works, if Beyonce’ didnt write then nobody would write for her because no writer would allow someone to take a percentage of something they didnt create.

    I could understand if B only worked with one writer and one producer and then i could say that “shes come to a deal with them- so if she only works with them, they will give her automatic credit” but her songs are produced by varieties of people so she obviously does write, sometimes she’ll actually write the lyrics and then sometimes to shell alter them, it’s still writing.

    and alicia never outsold Beyonce’ anywhere, i love alicia too, but when it comes to commercial success and all round talent, its Beyonce’ who wins everytime.

    Now, heres the thing, nothing we say on these forums will influence B’s success, she’s going to sell whether people like it or not, i for one have already preordered the record and have already downloaded the video of Single Ladies and If i were a boy as well as the singles, i am an example of one of those fans who will wait outside the store on the release date an hour before the store opens just so i can feel like theres something special about the cd that i buy.

    This is how Beyonce’ has influenced us, and she delivers the goods everytime.

  93. KUDOS CNS!!!!

    Thanks for telling the truth & waking all of these delusional fans!

    KUDOS @
    :thumbsup:
    That sounds reasonable, but can you explain to me that if this is an industry standard on how music is made why she is always call out or sued by the original songwriters, such as Neyo, Desiree and now BC Jean?Would this also mean that if I took an original song say You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Womanโ€sung by Aretha Franklin and co-written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, and then changed the melody, do I get writing credit also? She gets call out because she herself claims to write the lyrics. Then when she is embarrassed later she will admit that she wrote the melody. She claims writing credit because writers usually make more money from the song that the actually singer. Her motivation is just pure greed. That is why I thought that it was pure comedy that she is shown in writing in a note pad. She also got called out by the academy awards when she claimed writing credit on the songโ€ Listenโ€(which I thought was a beautiful song) in Dream girls. When asked what did she contribute to the song, she had to admit that the only thing she did was change the title. This seems to be a pattern with her. :thumbsup:

  94. You are correct, Neyo never sued her. From what I heard Beyonce and Neyo worked out a different agree to do a duet together and considering her husband is also his boss it would be in his best interest not to sue consider Jay-Z is a bit cut throat also. From what I heard I thought that The Dream wrote Umbrella. I don’t recall Rihanna ever saying that she wrote the song.BC Jean did do a demo of the song, but she is the original songwriter. Beyonce liked the original song, but changed some of the lyrics to get writing credit. They only reason why we know this is because BC Jean had the courage to stand up for her work and her intellectual property. Now Desiree did sued Beyonce because she violated the stipulations of the contract which was not to change any lyrics in the song. Beyonce signed off on that, but did otherwise and that is why she got sued in that situation.Avril Lavigne was sued for the same thing.

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