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JUSTICE4ALL
Apr 25th, 2011, 10:11 PM
Hmmm I was watching Lottery Ticket(awful movie) last night and Teairra Mari was in the movie. I had completely forgot about her, I remember both are products of Roc Nation and Jay Z! Yet 5 years later Rihanna is one of the 5 most popular female entertainers in the world, while Mari has fallen off the face of the earth. Hmmm I wonder why? I'm just going to say Rihanna had more universal beauty appeal even though I think Mari is more attractive, but probably a little too urban for main stream America. In my opinion "How to make a girl feel" is a far better song than "Pon de Replay". How yall feel?

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Mary Cherry.
Apr 25th, 2011, 10:37 PM
Rihanna had Umbrella, whoever this person is didn't.

The Witch-king
Apr 26th, 2011, 11:58 AM
Rihanna had Umbrella, whoever this person is didn't.

Rihanna had hits before Umbrella ya know.

I love "Sponsor".
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MyskinaManiac
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:01 PM
Same question could be raised about Christina Milian. Milian has suggested that she was dropped so the label could pour money into the Rihanna project.

The Witch-king
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:16 PM
lol Christina Milian started flopping way before Rihanna's forehead made its waxing crescent.

doni1212
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:51 PM
I love "Sponsor" too!

Jay-Z probably chose to put more effort in Rihanna's success than Teairra's, :shrug:
The question is, why? Personal relationship? Greater belief in her? They are both beautiful girls so it can't be about one looking better than the other...
Some would argue that Teairra's voice is stronger so once again, why Rihanna? Maybe it has to do with her personality, :shrug:

The Witch-king
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Teairra Mari is pretty but I honestly can't recognise her at all. She does not have a distinct face.

doni1212
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:56 PM
Maybe Rihanna had the islander thing going for her and that's what made her more unique...

Check this out! And I've never seen Jay-Z grin that hard during a Beyonce performace, :tape: :lol:
I guess he was just proud of his young talent...
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Mary Cherry.
Apr 26th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Rihanna had hits before Umbrella ya know.

True, but nobody really gave a shit. Ever since, people think she's the best thing since sliced bread.

She isn't, but people are stupid.

doni1212
Apr 26th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Ahhhh, this explains it. Jay-Z never signed Teairra. L.A. Reid did. And Rihanna's music was more pop while Teairra's was more urban. On top of that, Rihanna's first single "Pon de Replay" went to #1 (on the Dance charts & #2 on Billboard Hot 100) while Teairra's didn't. This all probably contributed to Rihanna "blowing up" while Teairra didn't.

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The Witch-king
Apr 26th, 2011, 04:22 PM
True, but nobody really gave a shit. Ever since, people think she's the best thing since sliced bread.

She isn't, but people are stupid.

I don't know about where you live but she's always been pretty popular where I've been. Maybe not as much as today but she was pretty big from day 1.

hankqq
Apr 26th, 2011, 04:58 PM
I thought I read somewhere that when Jay-Z signed Rihanna, he made the unusual move of making it a 6 album deal? :scratch: I think he just really saw something in her right away.

lol Christina Milian started flopping way before Rihanna's forehead made its waxing crescent.

hey "Dip It Low" was hot!

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doni1212
Apr 26th, 2011, 05:06 PM
6 album deal? Wow!

I'm remember my teenage self trying to do the "Dip it Low" dance unsuccessfully, :rolls:
And yes, I was rolling around in imaginary chocolate or paint or whatever the hell that stuff was, :lol:

The Witch-king
Apr 26th, 2011, 05:08 PM
I thought I read somewhere that when Jay-Z signed Rihanna, he made the unusual move of making it a 6 album deal? :scratch: I think he just really saw something in her right away.



hey "Dip It Low" was hot!

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Yeah but that song definitely came out before Pon de Replay.

The Witch-king
Apr 26th, 2011, 05:09 PM
6 album deal? Wow!

I'm remember my teenage self trying to do the "Dip it Low" dance unsuccessfully, :rolls:
And yes, I was rolling around in imaginary chocolate or paint or whatever the hell that stuff was, :lol:

I can just imagine:lol:

mirzalover
Apr 26th, 2011, 05:09 PM
I don't know about where you live but she's always been pretty popular where I've been. Maybe not as much as today but she was pretty big from day 1.

Right because she definitely had big hits before Umbrella around the world.


Rihanna blew up because she was/is easier to work with. Teairra Marie flopped from her first single on. She didnt catch on in mainstream america or urban america. Christina was already flopping by the time Rihanna was finishing up promoting her 1st album. Christina got offered SOS and didnt like it and they gave it to Rihanna and she had a massive hit around the world with it and then she followed it up with Unfaithful which was a hit in all the major music markets *US, UK, Germany, Japan, Australia, France* on her 2nd album and she went platinum with her album while Teairra still hasnt crossed 400,000 copies to date and while Christina's albums always flop really.


If anything Rihanna blew up because she/her people have a better ear for music, and she has the IT factor.

doni1212
Apr 26th, 2011, 05:35 PM
I can just imagine:lol:

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Gdsimmons
Apr 26th, 2011, 06:32 PM
I wondered this the other day while going through my Ipod when Sponsor came up. Back in 05 they were both on an equal field. Teairra's 2 singles were popular on TRL. I also think Teairra's voice is stronger. But Rihanna was ligter, she had lighter eyes and she was from Barbados. Teairra is from Detroit. I just think that they saw Rihanna as more marketable.

Horizon
Apr 26th, 2011, 07:18 PM
I wondered this the other day while going through my Ipod when Sponsor came up. Back in 05 they were both on an equal field. Teairra's 2 singles were popular on TRL. I also think Teairra's voice is stronger. But Rihanna was ligter, she had lighter eyes and she was from Barbados. Teairra is from Detroit. I just think that they saw Rihanna as more marketable.

I agree :) I think she's just more markaetable. Rihanna has a lot going for her.

To be honest, I'd say her success is mainly due to the fact that she's something different. She's not your standard, fierce, dark skinned diva with a good set of power vocals on her - there are plenty of that kind of singer and Beyonce pretty much has that market locked up.

She has most obviously has a fascainting supermodel good look, a really unique Carribran tone to her voice which is great for pop, a cute accent, a great body, fresh and quirky personality, huge versatility etc.

And actually most of all people just like Rihanna. She has it, in the same way that Britney did

~Cherry*Blossom~
Apr 26th, 2011, 07:25 PM
A question I have always asked.

Compare both of debut albums and Teairra was miles better (and it wasn't even that good).

As for Christina Milian, So Amazing was a great album. Shame it flopped. Milian is so pretty. I remember seeing her for the first time in that Ja Rule video :eek: Everyone I knew thought she looked stunning!

mirzalover
Apr 26th, 2011, 09:55 PM
I agree :) I think she's just more markaetable. Rihanna has a lot going for her.

To be honest, I'd say her success is mainly due to the fact that she's something different. She's not your standard, fierce, dark skinned diva with a good set of power vocals on her - there are plenty of that kind of singer and Beyonce pretty much has that market locked up.

She has most obviously has a fascainting supermodel good look, a really unique Carribran tone to her voice which is great for pop, a cute accent, a great body, fresh and quirky personality, huge versatility etc.

And actually most of all people just like Rihanna. She has it, in the same way that Britney did

A question I have always asked.

Compare both of debut albums and Teairra was miles better (and it wasn't even that good).

As for Christina Milian, So Amazing was a great album. Shame it flopped. Milian is so pretty. I remember seeing her for the first time in that Ja Rule video :eek: Everyone I knew thought she looked stunning!


I think it came down to. Rihanna had hits off her debut album and Teairra didnt. Why waste money on a product that basically flopped from the jump?