Rihanna News

  • Top Tracks: April 6- April 12
    Top Tracks: April 6- April 12
    Apr 15, 2015 at 02:38pm
    After a relatively stagnant few weeks, we’ve finally seen a shake-up at the top of our Top 100. Keep reading to see which tracks made it into the Top 10 of our Top 100 this past week.  10) Migos ft. Trinidad James – Stankin
  • Rihanna Shuts Down Claims She's Snorting Cocaine In Viral Video
    Rihanna Shuts Down Claims She's Snorting Cocaine In Viral Video
    Apr 14, 2015 at 02:11pm
    Rihanna is a rock star, so news that she had partaken in cocaine use wouldn't exactly be surprising information, but what would be surprising is if she let herself be captured on camera in the act. A clip of RiRi partying with her friends made its way onto Instagram today, with many users jumping to the conclusion that Rihanna was snorting coke in the background. 
  • 10 Songs You Didn't Know The-Dream Wrote
    10 Songs You Didn't Know The-Dream Wrote
    Apr 13, 2015 at 04:42pm
    More than perhaps anyone else this decade, Terius Nash (AKA The-Dream) has been R&B's go-to behind-the-scenes man. Although his solo career has attracted a ravenous, cultish following, The-Dream's biggest smash hits (and paychecks) have come courtesy of his songwriting. He's penned tracks for Rihanna, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige-- basically all of the most prominent female R&B singers since the '90s-- and even seen a few of them hit number one.
  • Top Tracks: March 30 - April 5
    Top Tracks: March 30 - April 5
    Apr 6, 2015 at 05:50pm
    Our Top 100 updates every week with the newest and most-listened to tracks on HotNewHipHop. As of the charts closing this week, here's what readers were listening to. 10) T-Pain ft. Yo Gotti and Snootie Wild - Represent
  • Rihanna Shares New Single, "American Oxygen," Exclusively On TIDAL
    Rihanna Shares New Single, "American Oxygen," Exclusively On TIDAL
    Apr 5, 2015 at 01:12pm
    The TIDAL exclusives continue to pour in, and Rihanna may have the biggest one yet. After performing her brand new single, "American Oxygen," last night at the March Madness festival, Rih has shared the studio version of teh song on Jay Z and company's new streaming service.Unlike the previous material we've seen from the TIDAL-affiliated artists, this a bonafide single premiere, rather than an intimate performance or piece of rare footage. 
  • Houston Rapper Claims Rihanna "Jacked" "Bitch Better Have My Money" From Her
    Houston Rapper Claims Rihanna "Jacked" "Bitch Better Have My Money" From Her
    Apr 3, 2015 at 11:00am
    In an age when musicians can copyright phrases as commonplace as "this sick beat," we're bound to see an increase in the number of copyright infringement allegations levied against lyrics.
  • 5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL
    5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL
    Apr 1, 2015 at 03:52pm
    So, this TIDAL “hi-fidelity music streaming” thing is actually happening. Not formally acquainted? Well, allow me to introduce you. A group of 16 mega-star musicians and/or musically-inclined entertainers united in a noble effort on Monday to launch a music streaming service that would give audiences music with CD-quality sound and videos, and other "exclusive" content the way artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna originally intended to...for a fee of $19.99 a month, of course.
  • Jay Z Wants TIDAL To "Extend The Album Cycle" & Restore "Fair Trade" In Music
    Jay Z Wants TIDAL To "Extend The Album Cycle" & Restore "Fair Trade" In Music
    Mar 30, 2015 at 07:08pm
    There was no way the announcement of TIDAL was going to go down without a surprise, but while plenty of people thought they had it figured out (an album drop from Rihanna or Kanye West), no one predicted the actual unveiling -- the huge cast of musicians who co-own the service.
  • Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole & More Announced As Owners Of TIDAL
    Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole & More Announced As Owners Of TIDAL
    Mar 30, 2015 at 05:29pm
    While we didn't get any surprise releases, the TIDAL launch was not without its curveballs. They came out early as well, when the owner of the company was announced not just as Jay Z, but a huge collection of well known musicians from all different genres.Kanye, Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Jack White, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Rihanna, Usher, Alicia Keys, J. Cole, and Win and Regine from Arcade Fire were among the many announced, and after arranging themselves in a line across the stage, the musicians each signed a contract with the company. 
  • Rihanna's 10 Hardest Hip Hop Tracks
    Rihanna's 10 Hardest Hip Hop Tracks
    Mar 30, 2015 at 03:43pm
    The latest single off Rihanna’s upcoming album, “Bitch Better Have My Money” has jacked anticipation up to another level. The track is a hit that has been making noise through social media posts, tweets and conversations since she dropped a snippet just last week. Although it's performed by the Barbadian pop princess, it's heavily inspired by the hip hop tracks we all know and love. Along with acts like Omarion, Trey Songz and Chris Brown, Rihanna's music has helped the smooth sound of R&B/Pop grow to incorporate a substantial hip hop edge.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 25 - March 30
    Top Tracks Of The Week: March 25 - March 30
    Mar 30, 2015 at 12:41pm
    Our Top 100 updates every week with the newest and most-listened to tracks on HotNewHipHop. As of the charts closing this week, here's what perked up enough ears to land in the Top 10. 10) Kirko Bangz ft. Ty Dolla Sign - In Her Lane
  • Kanye West, Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Support Launch Of Jay Z's TIDAL Streaming Service
    Kanye West, Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Support Launch Of Jay Z's TIDAL Streaming Service
    Mar 30, 2015 at 09:30am
    If you're launching a brand new streaming service into a market already dominated by Spotify, having support from some of the world's biggest artists doesn't hurt. Thankfully, Jay Z has some friends in high places. At midnight, he launched TIDAL, a streaming service (formerly named Aspiro) that he acquired earlier this month, and had the support of Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and other powerful artists.
  • Karrueche Tran Opens Up About Relationship With Chris Brown
    Karrueche Tran Opens Up About Relationship With Chris Brown
    Mar 29, 2015 at 02:23pm
    It's been almost a month since Karrueche Tran called it quits with Chris Brown after learning her former-boyfriend was the father of a nine-month-old baby girl. Now, the model has decided to share her feelings about her fallout with Chris in an intimate, emotional interview with life coach Iyanla Vanzan on OWN (Oprah's TV network). 
  • Is Rihanna's Album Dropping Tomorrow? [Update: It's A Single]
    Is Rihanna's Album Dropping Tomorrow? [Update: It's A Single]
    Mar 25, 2015 at 06:24pm
    Rihanna's new album, which has been given the working title R8, has been rumored to be dropping as a surprise release since last year. Today we got our first clue as to when it may be coming, and it looks like it COULD be tomorrow.
  • Sign Language: 5 Songs You Didn't Know Ty Dolla $ign Wrote
    Sign Language: 5 Songs You Didn't Know Ty Dolla $ign Wrote
    Mar 24, 2015 at 11:48am
    Ty Dolla $ign's ascent to hook master and forefather of RnBass has been a gradual one, to the point that the first time hearing him on record could vary drastically from person to person. The truth is, you could have been hearing Ty's voice and not have even known it, his writing voice that is.
  • Chris Brown’s Probation Ends, Court Closes Rihanna Assault Case
    Chris Brown’s Probation Ends, Court Closes Rihanna Assault Case
    Mar 20, 2015 at 10:05pm
    Chris Brown is a happy and “thankful” man today. After six years and numerous run-ins with the law, Breezy is finally off probation and his 2009 assault case on Rihanna has come to a close as well.
  • Rihanna To Be Dior's First Ever Black Ambassador
    Rihanna To Be Dior's First Ever Black Ambassador
    Mar 14, 2015 at 02:24pm
    Rihanna will star in the fourth installment of Dior's "Secret Garden" video series scheduled to run in film and print this spring, making her Dior's first ever black ambassador. She joins notable Dior ambassadors Jennifer Lawrence, Marion Cotillard and Natalie Portman.
  • Rihanna Covers Harper's Bazaar China
    Rihanna Covers Harper's Bazaar China
    Mar 6, 2015 at 07:50pm
    Lately, Rihanna's been sharing some snippets of tracks from her upcoming album (which is tentatively titled R8), but she's also been focusing on her second passion after music: modeling. Having just posed for the cover of W's Korean edition, she keeps the Asian market cornered by appearing on the dual cover of Harper's bazaar China's new issue. 
  • Concert Date For Kanye West And Rihanna Joint Tour Leaks
    Concert Date For Kanye West And Rihanna Joint Tour Leaks
    Feb 24, 2015 at 01:46am
    More evidence has surfaced online recently validating the rumors that Kanye West and Rihanna are indeed hitting the road together.
  • Rihanna Covers W Korea
    Rihanna Covers W Korea
    Feb 16, 2015 at 01:06pm
    Another day, another magazine with Rihanna on the cover. As the singer preps her eighth studio album, dubbed R8, she's receiving no lack of promotion with a series of recent magazine covers. After getting tapped for Harper's Bazaar and i-D magazine, next up is the 10th anniversary issue of W Korea.
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