Drake Reveals "VIEWS" Features Using His Own Memes
Of course Drake was gonna do something sneaky with the VIEWS album artwork, which has already been meme'd more than any record cover in recent memory. There's a tool online that even lets fans take the Little Drake who originally appeared atop the CN Tower and make a new album cover using any photo of one's choosing (see our best efforts here).
Rihanna & Calvin Harris Preview "This Is What You Came For," Dropping Tomorrow
Rihanna recently came out as a surprise guest during Calvin Harris' set to help the electronic DJ and producer close out weekend 1 at Coachella. She joined him for "We Found Love," their 2012 single that appeared on her 2012 album Talk That Talk. As of last summer, the song had been certified 9x platinum. Reuniting at Coachella also served as an opportunity for Rihanna and Harris to announce another collaboration.
Full PartyNextDoor Reference Track For Rihanna's "Work" Surfaces
It takes a village to raise a child, and sometimes, it takes a village to write a hit song.
Rihanna & Calvin Harris Have A New Single Dropping Friday
Drake’s #VIEWS may be stealing the show this week when it arrives tomorrow night on Apple Music, but it looks like there’s another massive single ready to drop on Friday as well. A little while ago, Calvin Harris & Roc Nation confirmed on twitter that a new single is on the way with Rihanna called "This Is What You Came For." It will serve as the duo’s first track together since 2011’s smash hit “We Found Love.”
Desiigner's "Panda" Hits #1 On The Billboard Hot 100
After 6 weeks on the chart, Desiigner's debut single, "Panda" has reached the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100. The single, which was introduced to many through its placement within Kanye West's "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2" on The Life Of Pablo, has ended Rihanna's streak at the top of the charts, moving from #2 this week. This makes the Brooklyn rapper's hit the first hip-hop song to hit the top spot since Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" in 2015.
Charts Don't Lie: April 20
The appearance of a brand new #1 and #2 album on the Billboard 200 this past week means that Kanye West's The Life of Pablo was booted from the top spot down to #4 overall. Rihanna came in just behind him at #5, marking the second of two urban albums in the top 10 this week. Just outside of the top 10 were the likes of Kevin Gates, Bryson Tiller, G-Eazy, and The Weeknd, who all stuck in the same exact spots as last week. Future has three releases within the #20-#30 range, which is a huge feat. Hats off to him for that. ...
Rihanna Surpasses The Beatles' Hot 100 Record
Rihanna's "Work," the Drake-featuring lead single off her latest album, Anti, has officially topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week. "Work" is Rihanna's 14th No. 1 song, and as it has just accumulated its ninth week at the top of the chart, Rihanna has now held the No. 1 spot for a total of 60 weeks. That number gives RiRi one more chart-topping week than The Beatles and thus places her second on the list of artists who've spent the most weeks with a No. 1 song. The only artist she trails is Mariah Carey, who has racked up 79 weeks with a No.
Best Photos From Coachella Weekend 1
One down, one to go. The first half of Coachella is now over with, and weekend #2 is gonna have to bring a helluva lot of surprises if it wishes to live up to this past weekend. As has been the case in recent years, hip-hop has already been a major part of the lineup. Fans who stormed the grounds to see A$AP Rocky's headlining show were treated to superstar cameos from ScHoolboy Q and Kanye West. The first weekend has already showcased some of Cali's best talent, including YG, Vince Staples, and Anderson.
Desiigner's "Panda" Rises To Number 2 On The Billboard Hot 100
While Rihanna's "Work" hasn't shown any signs of moving from the number one spot on the Hot 100 over the past 9 weeks, big things are happening just south of its perch. Desiigner's "Panda" has miraculously moved from number 5 to number 2 this week, making it Rihanna's biggest threat.
Rihanna & T.I. Make Surprise Appearances At Coachella
Judging by the number of celebrities that roll through Coachella just to hang out, there's bound to be a surprise performance or two, and while Kanye West's crash of the ASAP Rocky set was a big way to kick things off, there were a few more big moments still to come.
Charts Don't Lie: April 13
With four new albums in the top 5, the Billboard 200 shifted considerably this week. Kanye West takes the #1 spot as Billboard finally tallies up his streams and sales, after the rapper made the The Life of Pablo available on all streaming platforms, meanwhile, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko's Twenty88 project lands impressively at the #5 spot. Albums by Lukas Graham and Weezer also infiltrate into the top 10, but that's for another website.
Rihanna Is Getting Her Own Documentary
Rihanna made her major film debut in Peter Berg's 2012 action thriller "Battleship." RiRi apparently made quite the impression on Berg, as she'll be the subject of his upcoming documentary entitled "Rihanna." "Rihanna" is inspired by the 1967 Bob Dylan rock documentary "Don't Look Back" and produced by Berg's production company Film 45, which released the following statement:
Rihanna & Drake's "Work" Remains At #1 On Hot 100 For 8th Consecutive Week
Rihanna's "Work" is her first number one on the Hot 100 since 2012's "Diamonds," and it seems it won't be leaving the top spot without a fight. The single will be spending its 8th consecutive week atop the charts, tying Rih for the record for second-most total weeks at number one, trailing only Mariah Carey (79 weeks to Rihanna's 59). As a personal record, the song is also Rih's the second-longest running single at #1, surpassing "Umbrella" and "Love The Way You Lie" this week. "We Found Love" made it to 10 weeks atop the charts, can "Work " do the same?
Charts Don't Lie: April 6
It's April 6th, and time for another edition of our Charts Don't Lie series. This week, we see a couple new records begin to chart, in the form of K. Michelle's More Issues Than Vogue and Young Thug's Slime Season 3. The two releases land at #2 and #7 respectfully. It's worth noting that Zayn's solo debut Mind of Mine snagged the #1 spot for its debut on the Billboard 200.
Here's The $25,000 Grill Travis Scott Bought For Rihanna's Anti Tour
Opening for Rihanna is a pretty big look, so it's probably worth it to drop some money on a memorable accessory. According to TMZ, Travis Scott, who will be supporting Rih on her arena tour, has decided to drop $25,000 on a new grill, which he'll be rocking as he performs all across North America.
Charts Don't Lie: March 30
The Billboard 200 looks real familiar this week, with only one new hip hop release debuting, and very little changing elsewhere on the charts. Rihanna goes from #1 to #3 with her ANTI record, and pretty much everyone else follows her lead by slipping down the charts. Kendrick slides most notably by going from #5 to #16 with his untitled unmastered. project (after debuting at #1 three weeks ago, nevertheless).
Rihanna Previews Sexy New Video For "Kiss It Better"
After a couple of under-performing singles (by her very high standards), Rihanna found the one with "Work," a collaboration with Drake that is currently ruling the charts for its sixth consecutive week. Even though "Work" is losing no ground on the radio, Rih has decided to launch her next TWO singles, "Needed Me" and "Kiss It Better" this week, with the latter getting the video treatment tomorrow.
Charts Don't Lie: March 23
The top story of this week's Billboard 200 chart is the reclaiming of the #1 spot by Rihanna. After Spending last week at #3, Rihanna displaces Kendrick Lamar at the top spot with her eighth studio album ANTI. Speaking of Kendrick, he slipped from #1 to #5, presumably after the surprise element settled a bit. That's nothing though, compared to 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's collaborative album Collegrove, which slipped big time from #4 to #29, one of the biggest second-week slumps we've seen this year.
The Weeknd Will No Longer Support Rihanna On "Anti" Tour
Rihanna's ANTI Tour is already underway, and from the looks of it, things have been going really well so far. Unfortunately, the tour hit its first minor snag today, with the announcement that The Weeknd would no longer be opening for the singer on the European leg of the tour. "Due to some unforeseen changes with upcoming projects, The Weeknd will no longer be joining Rihanna on her upcoming international Anti World Tour," read a statement from Live Nation issued to FADER.
Rihanna & Drake's "Work" Spends A Fifth Week At Number One
The first time Drake showed up on a Rihanna song was "What's My Name," and it promptly went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Funny how history repeats itself.