Rihanna and Beyonce are empowering, motivating and are a great role model to upcoming musicians who aspire to be great. Judging by Grammy awards, Beyonce should be in the lead no doubt. But, why are we having this debate if Beyonce is the winner? Well, in my own opinion there’s more to music than just awards and stats. Therefore, we want to compare and contrast to see who’s richer and better between Rihanna and Beyonce.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a songwriter, actress, and singer. She is blessed with beauty and good physique, and she has eyes for business. Rihanna was born in 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados.
She rose to fame when she was discovered by an American record producer called Evan Rodgers and later by rapper Jay-Z. Rihanna went on to sign for Jay Z record label Def Jam Records when she was only 16 years old.
She has sold over 230 million records and singles, making her one of the best-selling artists of all times. She is the only artist that produced number-one singles on the Hot 100 chart from seven consecutive albums.
Rihanna rakes up to $70 million annually. We presume this figure is a mere estimate, judging from financial reservations that might come with digits of this kind.
She has sold millions of copies of her albums, sold out concert halls, performed in different stages across the world and gone on mega tours.
She launched her Fenty Beauty make up brand in 2017 and according to reports who covered the sales part, said she made a jaw-dropping $100 million within 40 days. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is littered around 1,620 stores in 17 countries.
Rihanna also has six different perfumes on her investment list, with her very first fragrance Reb’l Fleur raking up to $80 million in sales in 2011.
In November 2015, Rihanna partnered with Benoit Demouy and launched a beauty and stylist agency called Fr8me.
Rihanna and Beyonce are part owner of Jay-Z’s music streaming company Tidal, alongside the likes of Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Calvin Harris and more.
Endorsement Deals and Awards
Rihana bagged a $25million worth of deal with Samsung in 2015.
She became face of Vita coco in 2011.
In 2013, Fenty partnered Cosmetics and released her own summer, fall and holiday lines of makeup called “RiRi hearts MAC”.
In 2011 when Nivea commemorated it’s 100 years of skincare festivities, Rihanna was a performer at the epoch making event.
Rihana struck a deal with puma as a creative director reportedly worth $1million in 2014.
Rihanna on Social Media
She’s active on social media platforms such as Instagram with 64.6 million followers,Twitter 87.6 million followers, Facebook 80 million likes and on You Tube she has 30 million subscribers.
With a net worth like $245 million Rihana is certainly one of the richest pop stars in the world.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She was born on 4th September 1981, in Houston, Texas.
She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child which was managed by her father, Mathew Knowles.
On April 4, 2008, Beyoncé and Jay-Z married without publicity after several years of dating and the power couple has three children Blu Ivv, Romi and Sir Cater.
Beyonce’s total album sales stand at 17.2 million, according to Billboard, as of 2016. As of 2015, Beyoncé’s first album Dangerously in Love had sold more than 5 million copies.
The 2003 album opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Subsequent albums have sold between 1 million and 3 million copies, Beyoncé’s 2006 B’Day sold 3.41 million copies, while 2008’s I Am… Sasha Fierce sold 3.2 million. In 2011, Beyoncé released 4, which sold 1.5 million copies.
Two years later, the singer dropped the surprise album Beyoncé, which has sold 2.3 million copies. And 2016’s Lemonade became the star’s sixth million-selling album.
Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles in 2004 produced a ready-to-wear fashion line called House of Deréon and junior line in 2016 but eventually in 2012 the clothing line folded ultimately.
In 2016, Beyoncé introduced a new “athleisure” clothing line as a joint venture with Topshop’s Sir Phillip Green. The athletic wear became available to buyers in April 2016, and sold out almost immediately.
Beyoncé launched her own fragrance line called Beyoncé Heat, which featured a number of later editions, including Heat Rush, Pulse and Rise.
The first fragrance broke Macy’s sales record with $75,000 sales in one day. According to Fashionista, Beyoncé has sold more than $400 million in fragrances.
Beyoncé owns 3% equity in the music-streaming business Tidal, run by her husband Jay Z, along with 16 artist stakeholders, including Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Chris Martin and Madonna.
Endorsements Deals And Awards
Beyoncé signed a $50 million deal in 2012 with Pepsi, which included traditional promotional appearances and a new commercial.
Beyonce was paid $250,000 to represent Tommy Hilfiger in launching a new fragrance called True Star in 2014.
She starred in a fragrance ad for Giogio Armani in 2007 for a perfume called Diamonds. The ad campaign showed Beyoncé singing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
Since the age of 18 American Express has single handledly sponsored Beyonce concert tours, offering promotions to fans. Beyoncé signed a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with the company in 2007, which included print ads and commercials.
With 22 awards and 63 nominations in Grammy awards, Beyonce is the most nominated woman and second most awarded woman in the history of Grammy. Beyonce has been nominated a grand number of 850 times and won 311 of those awards.
According to Forbes Beyonce is worth $355 Million.
Beyonce on Social Media
As a result of her hard work and consistency, Beyonce is active on popular social media platforms. On Instagram she has with 114 million followers,Twitter 14.8 million followers, Facebook 62 million likes and on You Tube she has 17 million subscribers.
Rihanna and Beyonce Head to Head
Just like Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, there has been debate about who’s richer and better between Rihanna and Beyonce. Now, we settle the debate once and for all.
Record Sales: Rihanna currently has 8 studio album and she sold 230 million in record sales while Beyonce currently has 6 studio album with a total of 100 million in record sales.
Awards: Rihanna has won 10 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 12 American Music Awards (including the Icon Award), and 6 MTV Video Music Awards . Beyonce has won 22 Grammy Awards (most wins for a woman), 12 Billboard Music Awards, 8 American Music Awards and 24 MTV Video Awards.
Net Worth: Beyonce net worth is $355 Million while Rihanna net worth is $245 Million.
In conclusion, Rihanna an independent lady making world proud, while on the other hand Beyonce was doing well for herself with the dream girls before she got married in 2004. Beyonce is richer than Rihanna, but the argument has always been remove Jay Z from the equation will Queen Bey has fondly called by her fans be richer than Rihanna?.
Charts favor Rihanna, critics favor Beyonce.
The question will only be determined by you…. YES YOU.