Rihanna To Debut At Number 3

Rihanna Well it’s official. Paul McCartney has America’s #1 album, T-Pain holds the #2 position and Rihanna’s Good Girl Gone Bad comes in at #3. Hits Daily Double has Rihanna selling 162,168 copies of her album but those numbers will change when Sound Scan releases their numbers tomorrow. What won’t change however is the order. Rihanna’s two previous albums also debuted near the top of the charts so this is definitely good news for her.

And though Paul McCartney may have snatched the coveted spot from Rihanna in this country, in Paul’s native land of the U.K, it was just the opposite. Good Girl Gone Bad had a huge opening in that country and landed in the #1 spot with Paul coming in at #4. Rihanna should be proud. To beat a Beatle in his own country is nothing short of spectacular. To see the final results for yourself just click here .

Updated below.

Sound Scan has released their final numbers and the whole top 3 positioning is wrong but the actual numbers are quite close. T-Pain and his digitally altered vocals outsold both Paul McCartney and Rihanna by moving 171,000 units. Rihanna moves up a spot to take the #2 position but her sales were less than HDD predicted. Good Girl Gone Bad moved 162,500 units which was just 1,000 more units than Paul McCartney who gets bumped down to the #3 position.

Something interesting to note with Rihanna however is that her sales are not increasing much with each album she releases. A Girl Like Me opened at #5 selling 115,000 units, while 2005’s Music of the Sun opened at #10, selling 68,500 units. Still, her albums always reach platinum status and usually yield several hit singless, so the same should probably be expected of GGGB which has received rave reviews from critics.

40 Comments

  1. Way to go Rihanna. I read she is #1 on the new Canadian charts too. Or maybe it’s her single that is #1. Either way – good job!

  2. Her album has debuted number one around the world. Too bad she couldn’t do that here in America. I just cannot understand how she sold so low and how T-Pain’s synthesized vocals managed to come in at number two. :hmph:

  3. I’m with you Jamie, I can’t believe T-pain is #2. I hope I don’t get stoned for this but I don’t understand the sucess of people like him and Akon…. Sorry. They are both wack to me

  4. Liyah, :iagree: I don’t get Akon’s hype and I don’t know who T-Pain is. But if T-Pain sounds like Akon, then I don’t know how he beat out Rihanna on the charts.

  5. yeah i use to hate on t pain and akon but that buy you a drank joint is hot hot hot. i also use to like rihanna but this album will take some getting use to. i can’t believe all that money and hype def jam put in her, she’s not even competing with the queen beyonce and the princess ciara in sales. but it’s her personal best and she is her only competition so….good job :dance2:

  6. The reason why T-pain and Akon are successful is because ‘white’ people love them so, believe it or not. They are both crossover successes. If you know white people are buying your records, downloading your songs off i-tunes and requesting your songs on their local pop/rock station then you’re straight. Cuz we all know ‘black folks’ don’t buy cd’s. BOOTLEG BABY!!!

    anywho, congrats to rhianna, I’m so proud of ‘pon the forhead’, she’s doing the damn thing. And in her case white people love her as well. too bad she won’t ever get the same support or love from her own race.

  7. Yes, Twa, I figured that it was because of white people that Akon and T-pain are successful. I belive thats why alot of people want to cross over.

  8. Rihanna is a mixture of two races and with sales of less than 200,000 her other side appears not to have supported her that much either. You might also want to take note that the only blogs that ever, ever feature Rihanna is Black blogs. So your assertion that her so called people do not support her is inaccurate. Do a search of the top Black blogs and Rihanna will be somewhere on the first page. Do a search of the top White blogs and you most likely won’t find Rihanna anywhere. We also need to stop expecting Black folk to support Black folk just because they Black. I don’t support Remy Ma and you will never see me reporting on her here. Likewise we are not obligated to support Rihanna just because she has a Black parent.

  9. i see what twa is saying. recently black blogs have been talking about rihanna cause of her affiliation with jay z. but trust me that will end after the power promotion this week.

    but i don’t think you need the black support to sell records. akon did not have the black support initially and the whites carried him to platnum sucess anyway. so i think what this boils down to is rihanna will end up like fefe dobson and the like. unfortunately, she will not be a succesful recording artist but she will get enough endorsements to allow her to go back home and have a descent life

  10. oh and t pain is number 1 not number 2. paul is number 2 and ri number 3

  11. also, i think ciara has majority black fans and she still manage to maintain multi platnum status over a rihanna who has the crossover appeal. how is that?

  12. Congratulations! That’s so wonderful this beautiful sister coming in at number 3. :thumbsup:

  13. To be honest if you listen to the radio stations ,On the black radio station where i’m from they don’t really play Rhianna.You will hear ciara maybe 3 to 4 times in the day, you may hear Rhianna maybe once if they do play it it’s usually the kids who request it for the top 8 at eight and vice versa for ciara on white radio stations

  14. [quote comment=”8589″]oh and t pain is number 1 not number 2. paul is number 2 and ri number 3[/quote]
    HDD has TP at #2 and PM at #1. So until Sound Scan releases the official numbers tomorrow HDD is the only other reliable source for record sales in the country.

  15. [quote comment=”8593″]To be honest if you listen to the radio stations ,On the black radio station where i’m from they don’t really play Rhianna.You will hear ciara maybe 3 to 4 times in the day, you may hear Rhianna maybe once if they do play it it’s usually the kids who request it for the top 8 at eight and vice versa for ciara on white radio stations[/quote]

    Where do you live?

  16. Black people DO buy music or TPain wouldn’t be number one and R Kelly wouldn’t have had one of the biggest opening weeks of the year last week. Rihanna was running after whitey’s dollars and they didn’t buy into her new contrived sound. She’ll do well internationally though.

  17. hitsdailydouble.com now has T-Pain on at #1 due to miscalculations. So much for ‘they are almost never wrong’

  18. Ain’t that what almost never means? People thinking they smart looking like fools. Rihanna still number three thought ain’t she? Dag, learn to read. How many time must you simpletons be told what Hits Daily Double is and how it works. You prolly never even heard of the site before you came here. 🙄

  19. I’m sorry but I just don’t get it, Rihanna can’t sing she sounds horrible!!..But she might as well get all she can now because 3-5 years from now she won’t be no where in sight!

    :hmph:

  20. YOU PEOPLE JUST CANT GET IT, WITH ALL THIS MULTI, MULTI PROMOTION, AND ALL THIS NUMBER ONES THIS GIRL COULDNT EVEN SELL 300,000.

    SHE DOESNT REALLY HAVE A FAN BASE, IT SO HARD 4 FAN TO CONNECT WITH RIH HER MUSIC IS WEAK LYRICALLY, HER MUSIC HAS NO SOUL, SHE CANT SING , IS A VERY STIFF PERFORMER , SHE IS LACKIN IN ALOT OF AREAS.

    SHE SEEMS TO HAVE NO CONROL OVER HER CAREER, SHE GOES WITH THE FLOW HOPIN TO SUCEED, SHE MUST SIT AND WRITE HER OWN MUSIC AND CONNECT WITH HER FANS.

    CIARA AND ASHANTI SELL MORE ALBUMS THIS THIS SH**T.
    AND WHERE R ALL HER FANS?

    I REALLY THOUGHT SHE WAS TO MAKE HISTROY WITH THIS ALBUM AS SOME SAY.
    REALLY DISAPPOINTED!!!

    THE ONLY THING SHE IS GOOD AT IS BEING PRETTY!!!!!!

  21. YEAH AND SHE IS NO BETTER THAN CASSIE. JAY REALLY KNOWS HOW TO MAKE SH**T WORK AND PUFFY DONT!!!!!!!!

  22. IF SHE HAD REAL COMPETITION SHE WOULD BE NO. 7 0R 8.

    SHE IS NO.1 IN THE UK WITH LESS THAN 20,000 IN HER FIRST WEEK.

    SHE WILL PROBABALY SELL 2.5M WORLDWIDE OR ABOUT THAT I CANT SEE HER SELLIN OVER 5,OOO,000.AS SOME HAS PREDICTED.

    SHE SHOULD GO BACK TO BEIN DANCE HALL , R& B.

    THIS ROCK GIRL LOOK IS TOO FAKE.

  23. I AM NOT A FAN BUT I REALLY THOUGHT WITH ALL THIS HYPE AND PROMOS SHE WAS ABOUT TO SELL OVER 500,000 IN HER 1ST WK NO MATTER WHAT.

    I AM QUITE SUPRISE. FOR REAL , I THOUGHT SHE WAS GOIN UP AND BEY IS GOIN DOWN. BEY WOULD SELL MORE THAN DAT.

    I AGREE WITH #20 , HER SONG IS LACKING SOMETHING, SHE DONT NEED A BETTER VOICE JUST MORE SOUL AND SHE DOESNT CONNECT WITH HER FANS MAINLY SHE DONT WRITE HER OWN STUFF.

    CIARA DONT HAVE A GREAT VOICE BUT BECAUSE SHE WRITE HER STUFF SHE ABLE TO FEEL WHAT SHE IS SAYIN AND GIVE A GOOD PERFORMANCE.

    I’M REALLY SURPRISE I THOUGHT SHE WAS GOIN MILK IT!!! RIGHT FROM BEGINNING TO END.

    SHE A BIT OVER RATED. I USED TO BELIEVE SHE SOLD 10M WITH A GIRL LIKE BECAUSE OF ALL THE EXPOSURE SHE GIVES HER SELF AND I JUST FOUND OUT SHE SOLD ABOUT 3.5M WORLDWIDE.

    DEF JAM MIGHT HAVE A BIG PROBLEM ON THEIR HANDS!!!

  24. The offical results are Rihanna comming in at number 2 and T-pain number 1 according to sound scan. and Paul at 3

  25. Well if you haven’t bought her album yet-save yourself the trouble and don’t. It sucks, no wonder why they don’t play her songs on black stations, she got a lot of pop-rock songs on it… :dance1:

  26. i’m so proud of rhianna, establishing her brand, exploiting her look and making a sucess. go girl!!!! well done girl!!! go for it!

  27. t-pain cd is off tha hook all of his singles are hits! akon is also a great performer and singer yall sleepin…rhianna is a young talented fresh performer who has a great hit lets hope the other singles are just as spectacular! :brownsista:

  28. S.dot i live in Dallas and they definitely don’t play no Rhianna here.They play a lot of stupid crap like pop lock and drop it.

    :dance1:

  29. Here in New York Rihanna has 97.1, 107.5, 105.1 and 100.3 on lock. I hear her song well over 10 times a day and now that the remix with Chris Brown has taken off, you hear the song even more. Rihanna is definitely a crossover artist with mass appeal. Her inability however to sell a great number of records to anyone of any race is something her record company may have to look into. But attenpting to lay this woman’s poor record sales at the feet of Black America is really taking things a bit far.

  30. and people were saying her album was a flop??……#1 and #3 on music charts doesnt really sound like a flop to me

  31. [quote comment=”8576″]Liyah, :iagree: I don’t get Akon’s hype and I don’t know who T-Pain is. But if T-Pain sounds like Akon, then I don’t know how he beat out Rihanna on the charts.[/quote]

    T Pain sounds like the Old dude that use to sing “Computer Love”!! CTFU!

    He’s has that computerized-like voice. That song Buy you a Drink is like the Female Anthem and no one can stop playing it, nor voting it over Rihanna. Plus I was watching 106 and Park and Fifty got number one so go figure! 🙂

  32. Rihanna is like all dance and house music artists. Their singles do really well but not so much their albums.

  33. rihanna is weak weak weak.

    she will be history in 6 mnths time.

    with all her massive promos, it such a shame!!!

    sorry bey haterz but she cant replace beyonce with bad sales.
    IT REALLY FUNNY DAT SOME R STILL SAYING SHE DID WELL COZ HER ALBUM IS #2 OR 3.

    EVEN CIARA SOLD 34O,000 IN HER 1ST WK

  34. AND THEY AINT EVEN MENTIONING HER ALBUM SALES ON HER OFFICIAL WESITE.
    BEYONCE FANS R REAL HAPPY!!!!

  35. @ 30.

    REMMEBER JANET ALBUM FLOP WITH 290,000 IN HER FIRST WK. HOW MUCH IS RIHANNA SALES? 162,000.

    GET MY POINT? POSITION IS NOT IMPORTANT IN THIS CASE.

    SHE HAS NO REAL COMPETITION SO SHE MANAGED TOP 10 DAT WHAT UP!!!!

    LOL EVEN T-PAIN SOLD MORE THAN HER, IF SHE CANT CONVINCE HER FAN WITH THIS MASSIVE PROMOS WHAT WILL?
    HAHAHAHA, LOLOLOLOLOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. So the Hell what Faye@ carty!Go light your candles for “DEENA JONES” Oops i mean beyonce.

  37. rihanna is still pure fiyah…keep em talkin ri ri..if its good or bad just keep them talking

  38. [quote comment=”8791″]rihanna is still pure fiyah…keep em talkin ri ri..if its good or bad just keep them talking[/quote]
    They may be talking but they sure aren’t purchasing her records. She’s a fine woman but musically she doesn’t do it for me. She is still making children’s music. She needs to step into the grown and sexy and then maybe her records will sell rather than just her singles.

  39. Man some of ya’ll on that hater aid tip round here! She’s doing better than some of them out here Kelly Rowland’s for 1 all her singles could due is hit the Rb carts in which nothing wrong with that.

    But at least her albums are cracking the top 10 in the u.s can’t say the same for Kelly Rowland’s and
    amirie ,Maya and few other artist that i forgot to mention.

    those two(Kelly,amerie) due very well over their in Europe but not her so here give the girl credit. Give her a chance she will grow in due time

  40. :stop: this child needs to stop!!! i dont see whats the big deal.. she cant dance cant sing all that great and she has the biggest head, i dont like island women anyway, they think they r better than american black women. i love love love BEYONCE!! dont get me wrong, i sing that umbrella song cause i sound better. :booty:

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