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Beyonce V. Rihanna By the Numbers!

Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards was a big night for music queens Beyonce and Rihanna. Beyonce won Video of the Year and Rihanna performed four times to tribute her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Both ladies had the most-buzzed about performances, but after Beyonce did her 15-minute set performing songs from her visual album, LEMONADE, it was hard for anyone to compete with that. Rihanna performed twice after Beyonce took the stage and once again, the comparisons between the two stars was a major social media discussion.

So, let’s take a look at the two ladies running the music industry and how they stack up numbers wise.

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Beyonce: 20 Grammys, 6 American Music Awards, 21 BET Awards, 10 Billboard Music Awards, 24 MTV Video Music Awards, 5 NAACP Image Awards

Rihanna: 9 American Music Awards, 5 BET Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 6 BMI Awards, 8 Grammys, 4 MTV Video Music Awards, 7 People’s Choice Awards, 4 World Music Awards

Number 1 singles/Albums 

Beyonce: 22 #1s on U.S. Dance Chart, 5 #1 singles, 6 #1 albums

Rihanna: 27 #1s on U.S. Dance Chart, 14 #1 singles, 2 #1 albums

Album Sales

Beyonce: 100 million records worldwide as a solo arist

Rihanna: 200 million records worldwide

Tour Sales

Beyonce: Formation World Tour: $210, 063, 484

Rihanna: Anti World Tour- $22, 938, 455


Beyonce: $50 million Pepsi deal, L’Oreal, Topshop, TIDAL, multiple fragrances

Rihanna: Puma creative director, M.A.C., Vita Coco, TIDAL, multiple fragrances, Nivea


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