Beyonce vs. Rihanna

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Difference between Beyonce and Rihanna

Beyonce - the popular multi-talented American, R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and model. She was born and brought up in Houston, Texas. Rihanna is a very popular Barbadian R&B recording artist and model. Beyonce enrolled into various performing arts schools and wished to become a performer since childhood. She started her career as the lead singer in the popular group ‘Destiny's Child' in 1990's. The group became so popular that she rose to sudden fame. Rihanna at the age of 16 came to US to pursue her dream to build up career in the field of music and arts.



The song "Killing Time", for the soundtrack to the 1997 film, Men in Black was the major single debut of Destiny's Child. The song was a huge success and in the same year they released a self titled album which topped the chats. This marked the successful career of Beyonce. During the success of Destiny's Child Beyonce started her career as a solo artist with a deal with Columbia Pictures. This multi talented artist also started her career as an actress and model in the mean time.

Rihanna started her successful career with the launch of her first solo in the year 2005. Her debut studio album - Music of the Sun peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200 chart. This album also features the Billboard Hot 100 hit single "Pon de Replay". In 2006 she released her second album, A Girl Like Me, which rated within the top five of the Billboard albums chart. In the same year Rihanna got her fist US number one hit single.  Both these artists are at the peak of their career and success.

Style of Music

Beyonce has a unique style and a blessed voice which has got a distinctive and fast characteristic. And this is the reason which makes her unique and her songs so popular which can induce goose-bumps and increased heart beat to every music listener.

Rihanna is famous for her music style rather than the voice texture.  Her style is unique as it is a mixture of pop, R&B and dance hall. Her music also includes various styles of musical genres, including contemporary R&B, dance-pop, and the Caribbean music.


Beyonce is the first African-American woman to win ASCAP's (songwriting industry association) Songwriter of the Year award. She received 5 Grammy awards which is the most prestigious award in the music for her album ‘Dangerously in Love'. Beyonce receive the status of the first female artist to get the #1 single and album concurrently in both UK and USA.

In 2007, Rihanna won two MTV Video Music Awards,  Video of the Year, and Monster Single of the Year - for the hit single Umbrella. Rihanna won her first Grammy Award, in the category - Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, for her hit single Umbrella in 2008. In the same year at the American Music Awards, Rihanna won awards in the Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist categories.

Similarities and Differences

  • Beyonce is a multi talented born artist. She is a singer, song writer, actress, model, producer etc.
  • Beyonce is the first female artist to receive six Grammy awards in a single year.
  • Rihanna is a popular R&B artist from Barbados, famous for her unique blend style of Caribbean music and pop.
  • Beyonce received the status of the first female artist to get the #1 single and album concurrently in both UK and USA.
  • Rihanna was chosen as a spokesmodel for Gucci's first UNICEF advertising campaign.
  • Rihanna is also receives the distinction of the cultural ambassador of Barbados.
Which star wears better outfits?
  • Beyonce
  • Rihanna

Discuss It: comments 16

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  • Chantelle Duncan wrote on December 2010

Its realy hard between these two. If i were to choose one of them i would think about it and give you the answer in ten years time. Anyway these two are realy succesful. Now i am not taking sides here but when it comes to being well, you could say 'rich' its BEYONCE. But on the other hand, if you ask young people today they will say rihanna is their favourite, just maybe because she is kinda younger i guess.Young children will be singing rihanna and beyonce's songs. I mean they will buy Beyonce's song. But if you ask about 8/10 children they'll say RIHANNa. I am big fans of both Rihanna and Beyonce.It would be realy hard for me choose between them. And oh just imagine them doing a song together, that will be the bomb of all time. Two of the most famous singers singing together, it would be like hot plus hot =LAVA

Rihanna is hot n cute

Beyonce is not the first african amreican woman to win ASCAP's award KANDI BURRIS IS SHE WON IT IN 2000. Everything about beyonce is FRAUDULENT. She buys awards and she is not a SONGWRITER.

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  • DEE wrote on November 2011

Sorry for the TYPO i meant american.

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  • DFAD wrote on April 2012

They are both musical legends in their own way, but overall I think Beyonce is more popular and probably better, because she is not usually as promiscuious as Rihanna. I think Beyonce can be listened to by almost anyone, she has a song for everyone. She is better than Rihanna live.

Well I guess she is now,she's really trying to be rihanna. Partition,drunk in love,etc. She has a husband,yes, but a song is a song and beyonce is being promiscuious. PERIOD

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  • BEYlove wrote on June 2012

All Beyonce haters act like they know her personally. How the heck do you know if she's fake or not? She's out there making a difference in the world and in people's lives while you're sitting behind a computer screen. And do you really think she gives a **** about what you say? You will never be her. Not to mention that Beyonce has 16 grammys. Just putting that out there.

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  • babygirlblue wrote on October 2012

i couldnt have said it better i f n cant stand beyone' haters king bey 4 eva

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  • Guest wrote on February 2013

Saying that Beyonce is a model and an actress is pushing it a bit far. I'll give her singer, songwriter, and producer without a doubt.

Frankly I love both of the and I think they are really hot

but I'll give it to Rihanna

This article is kinda biased. Pouring more praises on Beyonce and wriitng little on Rihanna.

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  • Maylene Medina wrote on September 2013

I don't agree on that comment but no disrespect but they have both equal facts about both celebrities is just that Beyonce is just more successful than Rihanna that's a known fact that's why there's little facts of Rihanna

That's so not true. It is biased. Rihanna acts and model better than bey so she is too.

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  • Maylene Medina wrote on September 2013

I chose Beyonce because in my opinion I think that she's more inspirational and she's more successful than Rihanna.

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  • queen bey wrote on May 2014

beyonce rocks rihanna is good but she is cray and mad and ugly i should know i am young everyone voted for beyonce in my school oz rihanna

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  • MaryLand wrote on May 2018

I definitely prefer Rihanna over Beyonce! LIKE YAAAS!

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