Rihanna News

  • Rap Industry Recap: April
    Rap Industry Recap: April
    May 1, 2015 at 09:17am
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
  • Kanye West, Rihanna, Jack Sparrow & A Snake Showed Up To Travi$ Scott's Birthday
    Kanye West, Rihanna, Jack Sparrow & A Snake Showed Up To Travi$ Scott's Birthday
    Apr 30, 2015 at 01:52pm
    After doing a lot of production work for artists likes Kanye West and Jay Z, Travi$ Scott is very much establishing himself as a solo artist. The Houston rapper has earned a strong fanbase through his ad-lib heavy style, but much of his appeal also comes from his live show -- which is pretty much just one big party.
  • Rihanna Stars In First Ad Campaign For Puma
    Rihanna Stars In First Ad Campaign For Puma
    Apr 29, 2015 at 04:15pm
    Moreso than ever, brands are looking for ambassadors that have a large reach on social media, and if you're looking for Instagram followings, you could do a hell of a lot worse than Rihanna. RiRi was named creative director of the clothing brand last year, but hadn't actually appeared in an official advertisement for the company until today. Decked out in all Puma everything, from her visor to her shoes, Rihanna should help Puma in its quest to compete in the recent resurgence of athletic leisure gear.
  • Top Tracks: April 20- April 26
    Top Tracks: April 20- April 26
    Apr 27, 2015 at 05:10pm
    Last week was a game changer at the top of the Top 100. After a few weeks of relative consistency, the Top Ten was washed out in a wave of new music. Keep track of how those songs are doing below. 10) The Game ft. Dej Loaf – Ryda
  • Rihanna Announced As Musical Guest For SNL Finale
    Rihanna Announced As Musical Guest For SNL Finale
    Apr 23, 2015 at 07:57pm
    Rihanna has released some new songs over the last few months, but each feels a bit like a false start to her album roll out. Of course, the LP is expected to be a surprise release, but the singles floating around have only made fans more anxious for any news on the tentatively titled R8.
  • Rihanna Shares New Song "James Joint" On Her Website
    Rihanna Shares New Song "James Joint" On Her Website
    Apr 21, 2015 at 03:45pm
    Better late than never! Rihanna invited us to stream a track called "James Joint" (which will be an interlude on her upcoming album) on her website, and although she says it's "in celebration of 420," it arrives on 4/21. A brief track, it's nevertheless intriguing, especially because it sounds much more organic and jazzy than most Rihanna songs. This is definitely a change of pace from "Bitch Better Have My Money" and "American Oxygen," and acts to further amp us up for #R8.
  • Rihanna Covers V Magazine
    Rihanna Covers V Magazine
    Apr 21, 2015 at 12:50pm
    Another day, another Rihanna magazine cover. The pop singer just added yet another V Magazine cover to her endless array of fashion magazine covers (and non-fashion magazines alike). This one finds Rih Rih in familiar territory, meaning, topless and showing off her tanned physique.
  • 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). 
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