hellohello wrote: bluecherry wrote:
if Rihanna didn't grab her spot I think she would've kept scoring these big hits
What does Rihanna got to do with Clara not gaining hits?
Ciara was really popular with her dancey r&b songs. After Rihanna gained success post SOS/GGGB, Ciara kind of became less popular as Rihanna overshadowed her with her music/people had that kind of music from Rih. Sonically they aren't similar really (Rihanna was a bit more experimental) but because there was already a big artist like that Ciara wasn't really needed as much. The fans listened to her and she had minor success but people only want a certain number of artists, and radio probably wouldn't support both to a degree. This is only an assumption but I think Rihanna eclipsed Ciara, much like she did with some other artists. R&B became less popular and artists like Amerie, Ciara, Christina Milian didn't continue there success sadly.