Welp, the final numbers have been tallied for Beyonce's much-maligned '4' album -- including the digital downloads. Not even hugging black kids from the local Boys' and Girls' Club or making a surprise visit to Target -- a shop she wouldn't be caught dead in otherwise -- could boost Beyonce's album sales.

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    Not ONE single top 10 hit and 313k? GO BEY!

  • bbclivy

    I AM A TRUE BEYONCE FAN BUT.......THAT ALBUM IS WACK! :rolleyes: #HATEDIT NOT EVEN WORTH BUYING TO BREAK A DUTCH UP ON! LOL :blunt:

  • Tatted Diva

    You are slaying me, Sandra. The heading of this post! :rofl:

    Welp, I am a Beyonce fan, and I go on record as saying I did not like one song off of her album. With that being said, she is still going to make a slew of money off of this album with marketing, concerts, tours, television appearances, etc.

    So, there's nothing negative I can say!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @SANDRA ROSE

    No one cares. :shrugs:

  • lady_cn

    I don't see how 313K in one week is bad. With that being said though, although I love me some Bey, I rejected someone's offer to let me upload theirs onto my computer. The songs I've already heard :no:

  • Fayla

    Welp, the final numbers have been tallied for Beyonce’s much-maligned ’4? album — including the digital downloads. Not even hugging black kids from the local Boys’ and Girls’ Club or making a surprise visit to Target — a shop she wouldn’t be caught dead in otherwise — could boost Beyonce’s album sales.
    ___________
    :dead:

    @bbclivy :rofl: say it aint so!!!

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    Most of the time, I hate Beyonce's music and then she releases a video, or they play one of her songs until you know all the words and you end up liking it by default.

    This album, I don't see it. Maybe because I'm past the whole video thing, so she doesn't have that edge with me. But the songs just suck a$$ on this album.

    I give Beyonce credit for being the hardest working broad in the game, because she definitely puts in work and it shows, but this album is gobbage. The end.

    On a side note: I'm supposed to be reviewing Mathew Knowles' gospel artist Trin-i-Tee 5:7's cd, but they will NOT send me that CD and their A&R person keeps saying, "Carrington, where is your review?... let me call them to find out where the CD is, they were supposed to have sent it 5 different times."

    I finally had to break it down; "LOOK, bro. I haven't been "kind" to Matty "The Don" Knowles' business practices in the past, I suspect he ain't tryin to do business with me because he thinks it's personal." - NOW, it's personal!

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    shiiiiiit she still eating... i love the cd.. shes really talking about LOVE.. and regardless if u call it wack.. theres people relating to the words she SANGING...lol

  • Smonae80

    I don't see how that's a flop either, she will still b ahead of most on Forbes,, and what all black r&b or POP diva has did better than 313 n a week this year or last,, I'll wait. Rhi pulled around 200k.
    Beyonce=WINNING

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    There are a whole bunch of top artists that would kill for those numbers. The fact that she could do that with no hit single speaks volumes.

  • Milan Millian

    Sandra now why you being messy. It seems as though you want Beyonce to fail.

  • kingstonn

    eh.
    regardless of sales or not -- the bish is still bad. :shrug:

  • Milan Millian

    and I love 1+1 especially the version on you tube while Jay is recording her in her dressing room with her team. I wish she would have recorded the album version like that.

  • nycboi2nv

    how is this considered a flop?? this album is amazing.. if you have an ear for music u would agree !! and sandra do u have some resentment towards bey lol u always come for her in your post but praise sluts like rihanna #teamvirgo

  • watsthetea

    Aside from that GARBAGE-WTF-WAS-SHE-THINKING-TRACK-RUN-THE-WORLD....i think
    its a good album. its the most quality ive seen from her thus far. 313K is
    not bad...not many artists can do that nowadays...but for as a big star such as beyonce...its kinda low.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    Milan Millian says:

    and I love 1+1 especially the version on you tube while Jay is recording her in her dressing room with her team. I wish she would have recorded the album version like that.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Actually, I keep forgetting that I like that song. But one song isn't enough to make me want to buy an album if I'm not a hardcore fan. I'll buy Anita Baker without listening. I'll buy India.Arie without listening, but for most artists, I need at least 4 strong songs before I'll spend my money.

  • Mother Jefferson

    Bird says:

    There are a whole bunch of top artists that would kill for those numbers. The fact that she could do that with no hit single speaks volumes.
    ---------------
    :cosign: And she hasnt done a lot of promo for this album like her ones in the past. She usually has a movie or something coming out at the same time.

  • Milan Millian

    Carrington says:

    Milan Millian says:

    and I love 1+1 especially the version on you tube while Jay is recording her in her dressing room with her team. I wish she would have recorded the album version like that.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Actually, I keep forgetting that I like that song. But one song isn’t enough to make me want to buy an album if I’m not a hardcore fan. I’ll buy Anita Baker without listening. I’ll buy India.Arie without listening, but for most artists, I need at least 4 strong songs before I’ll spend my money.
    _____________________________________________________________________

    You are so right. That is the ONLY song I like on that album...... The songs on the cd just make he shake my head. I can't wait to hear Kelly's album, she better take heed from Beyonce's album and bring it cause Beyonce did not bring it this time. Dangerously in love was Beyonce's best cd ever.

  • Danielle

    I like the Album! I can hear her growth as an artist. I like that it has more ballads than the typical booty shaking songs (I like those too). My favs are Party, Rather die young, 1+1, Best I never had & I care. Maybe I'm just a fan but Bey def didn't disappoint!

  • Mother Jefferson

    Milan Millian says:

    and I love 1+1 especially the version on you tube while Jay is recording her in her dressing room with her team. I wish she would have recorded the album version like that.
    -----------
    :yes: a lot the songs on 4 are overproduced. I like End of Time though :danban: thats the only song I would buy

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I don't really care to much for Be 'NO' Ce!!! :coffee:

  • Jakebedi

    Auntie Sandra, dont do that, this just makes it look like you are desperate for her to fail, which is never a good look on anyone. A person like you shouldnt be acting all sinister.
    Anyway, I think 313K is a very good thing especially since we all thought she would sell in the hundred thousands. Selling this much without having any hits to push the album, a leak about a month before the albums release date , and all the bad press 4 has received i think is really good. Considering that she managed to outsell her fellow pop titans first week sales when they all had hits. (ie Britney,Rihanna,Katy,Christina etc)

    With that being said I fell that although 4 is Beyonce's best album to date(according to critics on Metacritic) I am still not wowed by Beyonce
    I am waiting for her to release that album that makes her worthy of all the accolades she has received.

  • sexyphillygirl

    She is still # 1 on the charts but its no dangerously in love cd but I still like it. I like

    1+1
    countdown
    rather die young
    girls run this world
    Miss you

  • Jakebedi

    But she has definetely grown a lot on 4.
    I Care, Love On Top, 1 + 1, End Of Time, I Was Here, Schoolin Life and Dance for You are the highlights for me

  • Danielle

    Never understood why people dislike Beyonce' so much :shrugs: People really want her to fail :lol: If you don't like her personally you have to respect her hustle. She is the hardest working chick in the game.

  • bnatural

    I like her album :yes:

    But, let's just see how many albums she sells over the coming weeks. I mean she still outsold a lot of people...

  • bnatural

    Danielle says:

    Never understood why people dislike Beyonce’ so much :shrugs: People really want her to fail :lol: If you don’t like her personally you have to respect her hustle. She is the hardest working chick in the game.
    --------------------

    I don't get it either.... :blink:

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    I like the album. It's a solid album. Different strokes for different folks. I understand most people want her to do something unrealistic. Her album is def better than Lady Gagas and Brittney.

    313,000 sold in first week.

    Let's see I remember this same blog praising Christte Michelle for her number 1 album sellling roughly under 80,000 units. *shrugs*

  • xamaycan

    HAHA at the heading...Go Bey! I got the CD...still havent listened to all of it though :shrugs:

  • BlackBeauti

    This album will not sell over 100k NEVER WEEK. IT IS WACK.... Please keep in mind copies sold does not automatically mean the album sold that many copies it mean shipment. Also this album is selling for 3.99 in some stores. Not good for someone considered a legion.

  • sexyphillygirl

    I just watched the youtube version of 1+1 and it made me cry, loved it!

  • sexyphillygirl

    The album shows that she has grown as a woman and she is truly in love with her husband and herself as a woman. Maybe im missing something but I enjoyed the album and 313,000 in one week is not a bad number at all.

  • KayCeiSoul

    Carrington Says:
    On a side note: I’m supposed to be reviewing Mathew Knowles’ gospel artist Trin-i-Tee 5:7?s cd, but they will NOT send me that CD and their A&R person keeps saying, “Carrington, where is your review?… let me call them to find out where the CD is, they were supposed to have sent it 5 different times.”

    I finally had to break it down; “LOOK, bro. I haven’t been “kind” to Matty “The Don” Knowles’ business practices in the past, I suspect he ain’t tryin to do business with me because he thinks it’s personal.” – NOW, it’s personal!

    **************************************

    Interesting...Carrington...you write music reviews huh? Do you critique indie artists as well? :thinking:

  • Smonae80

    @ Danielle, I don't get it either she has worked hard 4 everything she has accomplished
    But I really like this album, my 2 yr old even request her favs on they way 2 daycare she likes Girls
    I care
    Miss U
    Rather die young
    Party
    Countdown
    End of Time, sh*t really the songs

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    @BlackBeauti...

    WTH are u talking about? lol delusional much

  • GeminEyez

    Danielle says:

    I like the Album! I can hear her growth as an artist. I like that it has more ballads than the typical booty shaking songs (I like those too). My favs are Party, Rather die young, 1+1, Best I never had & I care. Maybe I’m just a fan but Bey def didn’t disappoint!

    ************************************8

    I agree, I like the album as a whole and can really listen to it. Just cuz its not teh typical album people expected then its not good. She has grown and I def like Start Over and Party with Andre3000, that song takes me back to the smooth 90's era.

  • KayCeiSoul

    Beyonce has had a mad streak of hit after hit after hit; CD after CD of successes.

    She is entitled to switch gears and do something different. Eventually one or more of the songs will be remixed and will become supernova hot.
    With talent, earnings and a fan base like hers, she's not hurting for sales.
    She's not out of the game.

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    BlackBeauti says:

    Not good for someone considered a legion.
    ----

    Legend?

  • CivilEngineer

    Not bad at all. That's 313k sold at $11.99 or $13.99 for the deluxe edition...no gimmicks. "4" leaked how many weeks before the album dropped?

    SN: I got to meet @Mamacita & @eastpointvet this past weekend...great people

  • GeminEyez

    I like I was here as well....

  • http://twitter.com/shesacoldpiece coaretained

    Solid album....I listened to the leak and bought the Target version..could have done without 3 remixes of RTW, but :shrug:

    much better than I am sasha fierce.

  • ohpretty1

    We (some) as consumers, artists, and industry execs have become so accustomed to nothing #*& artists going platinum in such a short time, these numbers in a week's time are considered a 'flop' SMH Let's review these numbers again when she announces her tour dates, and again after the tour.

  • Danielle

    @ GeminEyez

    Exactly!! I'm not stuck in a box, I like all different types of music. I think that is the problem. She changed it up a little for this album and I guess people didn't like it :shrugs:

  • Danielle

    @ Civil

    Those are the exact prices I saw in the stores here. I have yet to see $3.99 anywhere :lol:

  • bnatural

    Cocoabana says:

    BlackBeauti says:

    Not good for someone considered a legion.
    —-

    Legend?
    ----------------------------

    :rofl: you beat me to it!

  • kingstonn

    @xamaycan
    ...or.. um. however that's spelled... GIRL.. you are beautiful! :yes:

  • CivilEngineer

    Danielle says:

    @ Civil

    Those are the exact prices I saw in the stores here. I have yet to see $3.99 anywhere :lol:
    ---------------------------------------
    Yea...and Target had $15.99 on the shelf. I thought I was getting a special discount at the register til everybody said theirs was $13.99 too :lol:

  • xamaycan

    @ Kingstonn...LOL Thanks Girl, you are too!

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    BlackBeauti says:

    This album will not sell over 100k NEVER WEEK. IT IS WACK…. Please keep in mind copies sold does not automatically mean the album sold that many copies it mean shipment. Also this album is selling for 3.99 in some stores. Not good for someone considered a legion.

    YOU AIN'T GOTTSTA LIE CRAIG! WHAT STORE WOULD THIS BE? YOUR FISRT SENTENCE IS WHAT? SHE JUST SOLD OVER 300K LAST WEEK......LADY GAGA CD SOLD FOR 99 CENTS, NOW LOOK AT HER ALBUM SALES, IN THE TOILET, AND THE CRITICS ARE EATING HER ALIVE! BEYONCE CD DIDN'T ANYWHERE THAT I KNOW OF FOR LESS THAN $7.99 AND THAT WAS JUST THE ORIGINAL COPY.

  • Danielle

    @ Smonae80
    Baby girl has great taste in music! :grill:

  • http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/5d5eb1d6c7/go-the-f-ck-to-sleep-as-read-by-samuel-l-jackson YSoSeriousPraisesBeigeBeysus

    B'Day is still my favorite. I don't like nothing off this new album. :shrugs:

    PRAISE BEYSUS!! :koolaid3:

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    Like Civil said, her album leaked almost a MONTH before it was actually dropped so for her to sell over 300k in a week sounds like she's #winning! How many other artists out there can do that?

    Anywho, I :heart: this album. I like every song except for I miss you...don't care for that one.

    Hey Civil :waves:

  • SunRiseBlossom

    38 Cocoabana says:

    BlackBeauti says:

    Not good for someone considered a legion.
    —-

    Legend?
    *************************************************
    Thanks for that!!! :rofl:

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    mamacita says:

    I like every song except for I miss you…don’t care for that one.
    ----

    I was with you until you made this comment, THAT IS MY FAVORITE SONG its just too short.

    @sunrise and bnatural, I hate when ppl make comments and dont proofread.

  • screwball69

    While I think 313k is a good number given the circumstances, I think the point that Sandra is trying to make is that if you're first week sales don't make you at least Gold, then you're going to catch hell trying to reach Platinum certification AND have the record sales to show for it. Granted, it can be done but it is going to be hard. Britney Spears debuted with 275k, I think, and the album has been certified platinum but it hasn't actually sold a million copies last time I checked. And given the fact that that Britney Spears has slayed everyone since 1999 when it came to album sales alone (Lady Gaga shyt sold for .99 two days and that album still didn't outdo Britney Spears best first week sales), this last album is considered a failure compared to her previous work, save for Blackout- which too was considered a failure. I said that to say that this will be true for Beyonce too. But no one stays at the top for forever. That's just my two cents. :peace:

  • GAGIRL87

    Bey is winning Sandra you aight and ere thing but what's up with all this hate for Bey you want her to fail boo, I'll give her by christmas her album will be plat :yes: They don't call her queen Bey for nothing :coffee:

  • flsun99

    I actually like her CD so much better than the last. Out of 12 songs I like 9. Good for her.

  • screwball69

    - And I'm :rofl: like hell at these hardcore stans trying to justify these numbers online, on the other blogs. Beyonce has been a beast the past few years but do they really feel like she'll be able to do like Janet, and Madonna and have at least 4 or 5 albums sales 10, 15, 20 million copies each. :shrug: Bey has been a beast for the past few years, but she's gonna have to do more than what she has accomplished for her to go down in history with the true icons. #justsayin

  • http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/5d5eb1d6c7/go-the-f-ck-to-sleep-as-read-by-samuel-l-jackson YSoSeriousPraisesBeigeBeysus

    @SCREWBALL

    How dare you?! Blasphemer!!

    (douses you with holy water (Bey's sweat) to cast out that demon)

  • OutsidetheBox

    I like every song on the CD except Love on Top. Favs tied between I Care, Countdown, and everything else except Girls. :yawn:

    Go Bey.

  • screwball69

    KMSL @ YSO. I just speak the truth. Hahaha. These fans are acting like she's a true icon. Of our generation, yes. Over all, hell naw.

  • http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/5d5eb1d6c7/go-the-f-ck-to-sleep-as-read-by-samuel-l-jackson YSoSeriousPraisesBeigeBeysus

    @SCREWBALL

    Let us read from the Book of Bey so you can see the way and the light before it's too late. :yes:

  • Jakebedi

    I dont think its going to be possible these days for one album to be selling 15,20 mill worldwide. Album sales are generally ridiculously low. So you cant compare artists in one era to those of era's before them.
    You have to make an analysis in the context of the time they are in.
    The main reason Bey is heralded as the icon of our generation is because she hasnt really had much competition over the years, Gaga is her only competition and if Gaga fizzles out before her then ah well.

  • screwball69

    It has been too late for me since she purchased that Millennium Award. I am no longer a faithful believer.

  • screwball69

    @jake the same set of rules apply to everyones as(s) in my eyes. Regardless of if she never pushes 20 million, im going to need for you to bring something innovative to the table. That's just for starters. If you can't innovate, imma need for you to revolutionize the game. She nor Britney have done that. And that's for seconds. Im done with all these frauds.

  • http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/5d5eb1d6c7/go-the-f-ck-to-sleep-as-read-by-samuel-l-jackson YSoSeriousPraisesBeigeBeysus

    :lol: @ SCREWBALL

    Welp. Can't save em all. ;)

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    Jakebedi says:

    I dont think its going to be possible these days for one album to be selling 15,20 mill worldwide. Album sales are generally ridiculously low. So you cant compare artists in one era to those of era’s before them.
    You have to make an analysis in the context of the time they are in.
    The main reason Bey is heralded as the icon of our generation is because she hasnt really had much competition over the years, Gaga is her only competition and if Gaga fizzles out before her then ah well.

    VERY TRUE....WE JUST AREN'T IN THE ERA WHERE EVERYONE PAYS FOR THEIR MUSIC. GRANTED GAGA SOLD A MILLI FIRST WEEK,HOW COULD SHE NOT, .99 CENT ALBUM PLUS A FREE YEAR OF CLOUD ON AMAZON. NOW THAT THAT IS GONE HER ALBUM SALES PLUMMETED TERRIBLY! YES THE MUSIC CRITICS AND OTHERS ARE SPEAKING ON IT. I THINK SHE DID GOOD CONSIDERING, AND THAT'S NOT JUST THE FAN IN ME, IT'S NOT LIKE SHE OLD SOLD GOOD IN THE US, INTERNATIONAL WISE SHE IS ALSO #1. I LOVE THE ALBUM, FAVE IS I CARE.

  • Smonae80

    @ screwball69,, 313 is just in the states, she sold a million in Brazil on the 1st day & is now @ 3million in Brazil alone,, so she's still winning ,, billboardbiz

  • LittleBigMouth

    that's pretty good for a first week. Her team will most likely kick promotion in over drive here on out if they're smart.

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    OTB?!?!!?!?!?!?!!?!? :hug:

  • Lady_L

    Bird says:

    There are a whole bunch of top artists that would kill for those numbers. The fact that she could do that with no hit single speaks volumes.

  • Daisy

    WHY is it that folks can dislike any and every other but if you don't like Beyonce it's a problem??? Different strokes for different folks and I think other artist work just as hard as she does being mainstream doesn't mean you are the hardest working IMO. I actually like her new cd much better than that Sasha Fierce crap. I am glad she is FINALLY growing as an artist!

    Best thing I never had is my JAM :dance:

  • Daisy

    @Bird I dont think it speaks volumes Bey is a household name and BRAND her stans were going to buy the cd regardless.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    BEYONCE ON REPEAT, LLOYD ONLY DEBUT OF NOTE

    The divas continue to rule the top of the charts.

    Columbia Records’ Beyonce gets another week for her new album 4 at #1, where the likes of fellow female superstars like Adele, Jill Scott and Lady Gaga have recently made their home. On this week’s chart, 4 sold a total of 313k to debut on top over Adele.

    With the fourth of July hitting on Monday, labels held back on their releases. The only significant newcomer this week is Interscope R&B crooner Lloyd, whose King of Hearts is his first album since 2008’s Lessons in Love. The first single, “Lay It Down,” was a Top 10 hit on the R&B charts last year. Initial one-day sales reports from those music retailers who haven’t paved paradise to put up a parking lot now peg the release’s sales in the 20-25k range.

    S-Curve Bradenton, FL, rockers We the Kings’ third album, Sunshine State of Mind, is an iTunes exclusive this week before going wide on July 12. It is expected to do close to 10k.

    Other major releases coming include WB Nashville's Blake Shelton, Epic's Incubus, Universal Republic's Colbie Caillat and Sony Nashville's Chris Young on July 12, with Universal Republic's Three Doors Down on July 19.

    The market was up 7% vs. last week, up 14% vs. the same week last year and now up 1% year to date. Whoopie!

    HITDAILYDOUBLE

  • Tertra114

    Actually with how music is selling today, 313K is very good, and especially for an album that reviews were negative for, even tho i personally like the album, it just shows that Beys fans will buy it simply cause its her, and it doesn't hurt to have that kind of star power

  • PrincipalShellz

    WHat??? Those numbers are not bad at all, especially considering the time of year.

    I personally like several of the tracks: 1 + 1, party, countdown,Who runs the world, and Best Thing I Never Had.

    I have ran 4 miles on several occasions to Countdown, and Who Runs the World. Now, I'll admit, that I don't love this album like some from the past, but she just sounds IN LOVE, and the same thing happened to Mary J. Blidge when she became "happy". Happy people should steer far away from ballads. The songs she picked really depict the place that she's in emotionally (just a guess). The songs are all beautiful, but it's just summer time, and people want to jam, dance, get it poppin. I'm not mad at her, and I like the album. I can't help but wonder if she needs her daddy back, but I appreciate her talent.

  • Musiqal1

    Sandra, you forgot to mention that her album is expected to be #1 again next week....

    No hit singles and hardly any promo in the U.S. she sold well

  • CHA CHA

    :shrug: THA HELL IS A LEGION :shrug:

  • Dub.Brezzy

    she still finna sell 1 million

  • mimi08

    313 in the first week is INDEED A FLOP for someone of Beyonce's supposed status. She is expected to sell at least 500,000 or more. She fell short at a mininum of 200,000. And why? Cause the cd is weak and there's not many hits on there if any...

    And whoever said she hasn't done alot of promo for this album is straight up making excuses...she has too done alot of promos, releasing pics, making videos for kids, showing up at kids school dancing with them, going to harlem and hugging kids, having jayz release statements about how great she is and he'd never realized that before, releasing tons and tons of darn near nakid pics with chaps on and thongs, etc., etc., etc....now she's saying she's doing a new reunion tour with Destiny Child because she knows the jig is up. Every single year people have begged her, asking her to do a reunion tour, but she didn't want to go back to giving kelly and michelle any of her solo shine, so she just kept the prospect of a reunion tour in her back pocket until her popularity flame got low, and then bam, she pulling that card. She thinks this will revive things. But the reality is, people aren't checking for her the way they were years ago. Every good thing must come to an end, Beyonce knows to accept that. She will kill herself trying to be that "it" girl years from now...It's ridiculous.

  • mimi08

    And why are people giving her credit for her selling 313 cd's without a hit or promos? That speaks volumes alright, THAT PEOPLE WILL BUY HER MUSIC AND HAS BEEN IN THE PAST BUYING HER MUSIC JUST BECAUSE SHE IS BEYONCE, AND NOT BASED ON HOW GOOD THE MUSIC REALLY IS. That is indeed sad. That's why other more or just as deserving artists can't catch a break. It's definitely not because Beyonce is more talented. It's because she got a lot of loyal fans that worship her for many other reasons aside from her music. Some people worship her position in the world, worship that fact that she is rich beyond imagination, worship the fact that she's with a rich camel, worship the fact that she's attractive...basically worship the fact that her life is everything there's can and never be...there are many convolutted reasons why Beyonce has gotten to her success, and it's not all because she is hard working...there are many other artists just as hardworking, or others willing to work just as hard and are just as talented..except they don't have all the frills beyonce has...

  • CivilEngineer

    :haha:

  • trenee

    i like her album, although i'm not a huge fan of hers. i think 300+ is good, like others have said, especially if she doesn't have a top hit! i think we've become accustomed to her putting out gyrating club bangers, and since Dangerously in Love, this is the one that she's actually belting out how she really feels about love and life.

  • whowhatme

    Ummm...to the person that said she sold 3 million in Brazil, that's not true. She went 3 times platinum, but platinum in Brazil is 40,000 copies sold from an international artist, not 1 million like it is in the US. And Mimi08, I stand up and applaud your comment. I always said people worship this girl's beauty and her sensuality, and she knows that and uses it to her advantage.

  • http://JustusTakesOn.blogspot.com MistahJai

    Beyonce's new album has a few hits and a few misses on it! Check out my review of her new video on my blog...

    http://justustakeson.blogspot.com/2011/07/best-thing-i-never-had-video-review.html