Charts Don't Lie: August 31
Drake was holding down the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 for months, but this past month we've seen VIEWS fluctuate in place of different #1 albums. DJ Khaled, Suicide Squad, and now Frank Ocean have all had a taste of the top spot in the late-summer blitz of new releases. Ocean, who's long-awaited follow-up to Channel Orange came out last week, was sold exclusively on Apple Music, and did just shy of a quarter million units on there.
Drake & Rihanna Were Seen Getting Affectionate In Miami
This whole Drake and Rihanna relationship is getting realer by the day. It all started to snowball on Sunday night, when Drake literally professed his love for Rihanna on the MTV VMAs stage. It was unclear at the time how things would progress, as RiRi seemingly curved Drake when he went for a kiss on the lips.
That Drake & Rihanna Countdown Site Is Fake
Twitter had all kinds of theories as to what the mysterious countdown at the URL DrakeAndRihanna.com could signify, but unfortunately, it's been reported that the site is unofficial.
Drake & Rihanna Dined At Nobu The Night After The VMAs
Drake has received some heat for failing to plant a smooch on Rihanna's lips (which was seemingly his plan) Sunday night as he presented her Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs.
The 8 Best Moments From The 2016 VMAs
The VMAs are known for their spectacle. From Kanye's infamous interruption to Nicki's "Miley, what's good?" there's always something to talk about at the end of the night. As far as controversies go, this year's event was pretty clean of beef or provocation, but on the whole, it was one of the more consistent shows in recent years. Great performances, video premieres, awkward interactions, and a whole lot of memes defined the night, so we've gone back through and found 8 of our favourite moments. Let us know what you liked and didn't like in the comments below.
Drake Posts Coupley Pic With Rihanna To Prove He Didn't Get Curved
Last night, Drake wasn't present to accept his Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop Video ("Hotline Bling"), but he did show up in the final moments of the ceremony as the surprise presenter of the Video Vanguard Award, which went to Rihanna.
Watch Every Performance From The 2016 MTV VMAs
The 2016 VMAs are in the books. Rihanna, Beyonce, Future, Nicki Minaj, and a host of others took the stage at Madison Square Garden to rock the crowd with a series of blockbuster performances. Rihanna performed not once, but FOUR times as she accepted this year's prestigious Vanguard award. The other highlight was probably Beyonce's outstanding Lemonade medley.
Full List Of Winners From The 2016 MTV VMAs
The stars have arrived and the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are now underway. The performances will be a huge part of the show, as Rihanna will carry out something of a career retrospective and Kanye West will have free reign. Beyonce is also rumored to have something special in store.
Drake Congratulates Rihanna On Her Video Vanguard Award With A Billboard
If you’re unaware, Rihanna is set to receive the 2016 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMA’s this Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. To congratulate her for the accomplishment, rumored boyfriend, Drake, decided to surprise her with her own billboard Friday that read, “Congratulations to Rihanna from Drake and everyone at OVO,” which also included the OVO owl in the corner (see below).
Future, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Set To Perform At MTV VMA’s
It looks like this weekend’s MTV VMA’s are about to be pretty lit with performances. A couple days, Future announced that he would be taking the stage for his very first appearance, and now joining him to perform will be a couple of bad female artists themselves in Rihanna, who’ll also be receiving the Video Vanguard Award, and Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande.
PartyNextDoor On Kehlani: "I Regret How It Went Down"
PartyNextDoor released P3 at the end of last week, with the album stream quickly toppling over 70,000 views on our site alone. We don't yet know what kind of damage it'll do on the charts, but the hype surrounding the OVO-signed singer is definitely coming to a head. With the album doing it's thing, Rolling Stone caught up with PND for a quick interview on the ups and downs (more downs, it sounds like) of his past year. This includes everything from a short-lived relationship with Kehlani to writing RiRi's biggest ANTI hit.
Rihanna To Receive Vanguard Award At 2016 MTV VMAs
Every year at the VMAs, MTV hands out its Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to one deserving recipient. This year, they'll give the honor to Rihanna for “decade-long impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film, and philanthropy." “Honored to take the #VMAs stage as your video #VANGUARD award recipient LIVE from NYC on August 28!” Rihanna tweeted.
Take A Tour Of Rihanna's Massive $14.5M LA Mansion
Rihanna is looking to move out of her massive 10,929 sq ft. Los Angeles mansion, and she has recently dropped the asking price to a mere $14.5 million. The Pacific Palisades pad was constructed in 2009 and it looks exactly like what you'd expect from one of the biggest celebrities on the planet. The sprawling estate includes seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 14 foot ceilings, and a washer/dryer! This shit really looks like something out of a hotel resort brochure or The Great Gatsby.
Charts Don't Lie: August 10
DJ Khaled has plenty of reason to celebrate this week. Khaled earned his first #1 debut with his ninth studio album Major Key-- obviously all that Snapchatting paid off. The record rides high on collaborations with everyone from Jay Z to YG, Kendrick Lamar to Future, although Khaled probably has more than enough star power by himself at this point. Drake follows right behind him with VIEWS, a record that has spent most of the summer at #1.
Rihanna Among All-Female Cast For "Ocean's Eight" Movie
The "Ocean's Eleven" series is getting a facelift and a comeback. The franchise was already revived once in 2001 (with the original "Ocean's Eleven" debuting in the 1960s), and went on to get a total of three films to its name. The third and final film, "Ocean's Thirteen" was released in 2007. Each film had George Clooney and Brad Pitt as the leads, but this time around, Warner Bros. is taking the series in a different direction and enlisting an all-female cast.
Rihanna Covers W Magazine
After heating things up in Toronto for Drake's OVO Fest, and launching a new camo edition of her PUMA creeper, Rihanna took to Instagram to unveil her latest magazine cover, of fashion authority W magazine.
Watch Rihanna Join Drake For "Too Good" & "Work" At OVO Fest
In its third night tonight, after a weekend that included shows from Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg as well as a Caribana party hosted by soca legend Machel Montano, OVO Fest was finally ready to clear the stage for the man behind it all. The festival collides with the Summer Sixteen tour for its final two nights, and it was expected that Drake and Future would kick off night 1 in style, with a few surprises likely in store.
Charts Don't Lie: July 27
Drake is once again at the #1 spot with his fourth studio album VIEWS. The record continues to thrive, and although "Once Dance" was bumped from the #1 spot, he doesn't seem to show any signs of slowing down soon. Rihanna, Beyonce, and ScHoolboy Q all join Drizzy in the top 10 of Billboard's 200 chart, marking a solid showing for R&B and hip hop on the charts this week.
2016 MTV VMA Nominations Announced
MTV has announced the nominees for the 2016 Video Music Awards. Beyonce earned a whopping 11 nominations. The artist with the second most nominations is Adele, who earned eight, seven of which are for "Hello." Ariana Grande (5), Drake (4), and Rihanna (4) could also be lined up for a big night. Other nominees of note include Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, & Desiigner,
Rihanna & Kendrick Lamar To Headline Global Citizen Festival
The fifth annual Global Citizen Festival takes place on September 24th on New York's famed Great Lawn at Central Park. As we're now properly mid-summer (and it's almost August) (!!), the yearly festival has unveiled their line up. This year's headliners happen to be a couple of the biggest names in pop/hip-hop. Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar are among top billed, performing alongside Major Lazer, Selena Gomez, Metallica, Usher, Ellie Goulding and more. You can check out the full list of performers in the flyer above.