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.
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
Beyonce: 100 million records worldwide as a solo arist
Rihanna: 200 million records worldwide
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
Photo Credit: Cosmopolitan.com