Rihanna Celebrates Her 28th Birthday In Style
Rihanna celebrated her 28th birthday Saturday night at Via Alloro, an Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills. She has much to celebrate these days; her album ANTI just went #1 and she helped Puma clear 4th quarter projections by $34.5 million.
Rihanna Postpones “Anti” World Tour
Fresh off her canceled performance at The Grammy’s this past Monday, Rihanna unfortunately has some more bad news for her fans today. According to the Los Angeles Times, Ri Ri has postponed the start of her Anti world tour until next month.
Rihanna's New Puma Trainer is Pretty Outrageous
Fresh off of its debut at fashion week yesterday, we have a first look at Puma’s “Fenty By Rihanna” sneaker line. We’ll leave the clothing out, but these trainers are distinctive enough to warrant some attention. Besides, Rihanna was recently credited by Puma for increasing their Q4 sales beyond expectations.
Rihanna Helped Puma Beat 4th Quarter Projections By $34.5 Million
Puma isn’t really considered a major player within the sneaker industry. People definitely wear Pumas, but they can’t touch Nike or Adidas in terms of cultural clout. However, they might be well on their way to changing that with a few well chosen celebrity associations.
Charts Don't Lie: February 17
The Billboard Chart saw a new number one this week in the form of Future, whose album EVOL is currently the top-selling album in the country. Apparently rolling it out on DJ Khaled's radio show wasn't such a bad idea, as the record has sold nearly 100k in its first week. Making way for Future's climb to the top is Rihanna, who slipped from #1 to #3 this week.
Rihanna Reportedly Had A "Meltdown" During Grammy Rehearsal
Kanye West isn't the only one having pre-performance meltdowns this week.
Lauryn Hill Clears Up Rumors Around Grammy Performance; Rihanna Cancels Her Set
Earlier today, news surfaced that The Weeknd was set to perform alongside Ms. Lauryn Hill at tonight’s Grammy Awards. Well it turns out, that won't be the case anymore unfortunately. In a statement made from Lauryn Hill’s camp, Lauryn was allegedly booked prematurely and wasn't necessarily even set to to perform in the first place. Here’s what the entire statement read,
Top Tracks: February 8 - February 14
Tired of hearing about The Life Of Pablo yet? Kanye West's highly anticipated album only dropped about 36 hours ago, but its eventual release was preceded by several days of frustrated waiting, as his haphazard release strategy continued (and may still be ongoing) with a series of remixing, tracklist updates, and delays. Annoying, yes, but you have to admit that the guy knows how to keep himself in the daily conversation for longer than nearly anyone in our era of short attention spans.
Future's "EVOL" hits #1 In Its First Week
Future hit the top of the charts again this week, as his album EVOL achieved a #1 ranking on the Billboard charts after releasing last Friday. The Atlanta rapper beat out juggernauts like Adele, Coldplay and Rihanna for the top spot. While none of those three had new albums out, they each have a much more palatable and digestible sound than Future’s trap tales.
Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Features Are Incredible
Last night, Kanye West revealed the final The Life of Pablo tracklist. Now, we have the features. They are: Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Travi$ Scott, Rihanna, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Post Malone, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Frank Ocean, Desiigner. Relive the madness that was Yeezy Season 3 here and checkout the tracklist below.
Charts Don't Lie: February 10
The Billboard 200 Chart shifted considerably over the past week, leaving artists like Tank in the dust as the likes of Rihanna and Kevin Gates rose to take the #1 and #2 positions, respectively. Rihanna's album, which debuted at #27 last week, claimed the #1 position we all expected it to have. The reasoning for the weak debut was on a technicality, but now that the album is properly available, it moved nearly 125,000 units.
Top Tracks: February 1 - February 7
Constant new music from the game's biggest stars has become the norm. And while it's almost too much to digest, we're not complaining. This week's Top Tracks is dominated by Future, Drake, and Rihanna, and it's likely those names aren't going anywhere -- Future, especially, who's already dropped two projects this year, adding to the four he put out in 2015. And don't let me forget about Meek. Drizzy stans aren't gonna let him live any time soon, though most everything he's dropped this year has cracked the Top 10. He's finally using all the controversy to his advantage.
Rihanna Shares Preview Of Upcoming Video For “Work” With Drake
Well it looks like Rihanna’s new video for “Work” is about to surface soon. On Friday, RiRi decided to take to her snapchat story to reveal some behind the scenes clips of her upcoming video with Drake.
Rihanna's "ANTI" Goes #1; Kevin Gates' "Islah" Not Far Behind
After a first week that yielded only 460 album sales (and 1.47 million free downloads), Rihanna's ANTI has soared to the top of the charts and dethroned Adele's 25.
Rihanna To Perform At The Grammys
As you might expect, awhole gang of A-listers is already lined up to perform at the 58th Grammys: Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Adele, Justin Bieber, Diplo, Skrillex, Lionel Richie, Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding. Friday morning, the Grammys announced that Rihanna be taking the stage, fresh off the release of her 8th studio album ANTI.
Rihanna Declares She's Single
Rihanna's ANTI is out now and doing its thing on the charts (although not quite as big of a thing as we expected, but that could change by the end of this week).
Universal Will Not Take Blame For Rihanna's "ANTI" Leak
Rihanna didn't quite mimic the phenomenally-successful Beyonce surprise album, with her own surprise release of ANTI. A couple of factors to take into consideration in this were, 1) Billboard and Neilsen decided not to count the million free downloads Samsung gave away (although the RIAA did), and this reflected in her low debut numbers 2) the album leaked prematurely, albeit briefly.
Charts Don't Lie: February 3
In case you missed it, the RIAA updated their formula for calculating Gold and Platinum Album certifications yesterday. While it helped a few artist reach Platinum, today we see if it has shaken up the charts in any significant way. We’re now counting the total combined streams, single and album sales as “total album equivalent units” (TAEU, for short), as driven by changes to Billboard’s new rating system.
Rihanna Set To Perform At 2016 Brit Awards
To promote her newly-released Anti album, Rihanna will be taking the stage at this year’s Brit Awards at London’s O2 Arena. Announced tonight via twitter, Ri Ri will join the stacked lineup already consisting of Adele, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Coldplay, and more. It will be her first appearance at the Brit Awards since taking the stage back in 2012 to perform “We Found Love,” where she also won the award for International Female Solo Artist. Look for the Awards to air on February 24.
Review: Rihanna's "ANTI"
Rihanna entered the music industry on an entirely unprecedented run, delivering seven albums that cracked the top ten, as well as 20 top ten singles, all within seven years. She released one album per year and was a mainstay on the radio, with each new single popping up just as the last was waning in popularity. She was like clockwork— the surest bet in the pop world this side of Max Martin. All of that changed when, by the end of 2013, we still hadn’t received a follow-up to the previous year’s Unapologetic.