Rihanna to Perform with Sugarland at Academy of Country Music Awards

Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles

Rihanna is going a little bit country. The pop siren will join country duo Sugarland for a special performance at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Ryan Seacrest reports that RiRi and Sugarland frontwoman Jennifer Nettles will duet on a country-tinged version of “California King Bed,” a ballad from the Barbados singer’s latest album Loud.

Fellow songbirds BeyoncĂ© and Keri Hilson have both previously performed with Sugarland at the American Music Awards and “VH1 Divas Salute the Troops.”

The ACM Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 3 at 8 p.m. on CBS. Other performers include Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Reba, Carrie Underwood, and more.



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53 Comments

  1. Mya

    She always coping Beyonce!

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    Tina Reply:

    @Mya, coping???

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    Raciel Reply:

    @Mya, This Beyonce/Rihanna ‘feud’ is old and pointless.

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    Mya Reply:

    @Mya, *copying

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    RAH RAH Reply:

    @Mya, I’m pretty sure THEY invited Rihanna, not thinking about a Beyonce.

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    Rihannastann! Reply:

    @Mya, Really!? Just shut the fuxk up! How annoying! Like y’all sit here and make it seem like itz some sort of beef or feud or competition between the two,knowing damn well that they chillin with each other at like every event…so annoying youtube.com/watch?v=3nxzojxYp20&feature=youtube_gdata_player.DONE!Yesssss RIH RIH !can’t wait

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  2. RehabRihanna

    Cannot wait!!! This performance will be great!

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  3. Mimi

    hopefully she dosent mess up the perfomance because she dosent know how to sing much…..well see.

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    Mely B Reply:

    @Mimi, RIGHT?! If Rihanna stays in her vocal lane and doesn’t do too much, it could be a good performance cause that Jennifer Nettles can SANG and will shame her on her own song if she doesn’t step up her game!

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    LMAO Reply:

    @Mely B, Your right rihanna should stay inher vocal lane , because ms.nettles will shame her , She shamed Keri

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  4. Jessica

    @mya since when have Beyonce EVER performed at the Country Music Awards?? LMfaoooo Try Again Bitch and bow to ledgendanna

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    No ma'am Reply:

    @Jessica, I think she was talking about the fact that B performed with Sugarland lol!

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    Mya Reply:

    @Jessica,

    Performing with Sugarland and once again Rihanna is ALWAYS playing following the leader Queen Beyonce she’s a few years late again ROTFLMAO! Ooops

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  5. Sade

    Get it Rihanna

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  6. ronj

    WOW. I used to like sugarland. The Keri Hilson(even though I hate her @$s) duet on Divas was nice. The Beyonce performance was ok too. But they can actually sing. She’s already straining on the acoustic version I can’t wait to hear this crap. lol.

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  7. king

    if u ppl dont like rihanna are allway comin on her blog to talk fuk bout her rihanna is the best go buy loud

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    Jay Reply:

    @king, This is not a rihanna blog sweetheart this is rap up..go over on to rihannanavy.com or whatever the hell her site is.

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  8. SAY WHAT

    riri keep doing what you like because your numbers proves that you can entertain, sing and dance. and it good to be compared to beyonce after all shes one of your favs and
    mine.

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  9. SAY WHAT

    rihanna be happy as long as your name is being typed with so much love. when your name is not typed that is when you start to get worried.

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  10. SAY WHAT

    mya,,,rihanna is playing follow the leader all the way to the bank. mya you are bitter much. why so bitter.?

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  11. BIa

    OMG I LOVE CALIFORNIA KING BED !!

    CANT WAIT!

    love you RIHANNA <3

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  12. RAH RAH

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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  13. Jessica

    R&B, POP, Rock, Reggae, Dubsteps,Rap, Now Country!! LMFAOOO Your Fave never!! Beyucki was following Rihanna’s foot steps when she started making POP Music in 2009! Rihanna had been doing that since 2006 now who’s really following who?? BOW TO Ledgendanna!

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    Jay Reply:

    @Jessica, LMAO you must be under 18

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  14. SAY WHAT

    keeping making that $$$$$$ riri !

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  15. Nicky

    ACTUALLY RIHANNA IS THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE TO PERFORM AT A COUNTRY AWARD SHOW

    HAHAHAHAH

    BEYONCE PERFORMED ON THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WITH SUGAR LAND

    BIGGGG DIFFERENCE!!!!!

    RIHANNA IS MAKING HISTORY!!!!

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    Jay Reply:

    @Nicky, You want a gold medal or something? #sitdown

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    lily Reply:

    @Jay, funny how ur sooooo quick to hate on another fans comment when this is a RIHANNA post!!!!!!! So dumb go throw ur shade somewhere else…

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  16. Phoenix_Wright

    why she gotta perform the wackest song on the album tho =(

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  17. Diamond Girl

    I just knew it was going to be CKB!!!! This song is a monster and borderline Country and Pop and the same time..They should kill this!! Great look for Rihanna.. Haters you can’t stop this freight train. Get on or get rolled on!!! Rihanna NAVY baby!!

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  18. SAY WHAT

    ckb a powerful anthem!!!!!

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  19. Nae

    Its so annoying to read a post about Rihanna, but all the comments are about Beyonce. Can we just let them be themselves. Rihanna is doing her thing right now, and Im pretty sure when Beyonce comes back out she will do her thing as well. Stop comparing they’re 2 completely different artist.Let Beyonce be Beyonce and Let Rihanna BE RIHANNA!

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  20. Aaliyah

    Looking forward to this! I hope California King Bed really brings out the US crowds and make her sales in the US increase dramatically. Hopefully…

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  21. say what

    she is always mention,riri’s name comes up if they are talking about how beautiful the roses are. rihanna is that girl.she has made history and broken records and shes presents a clear and persent danger to so many lames.
    they hate her but still gives her lots of love, how cute.

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  22. Mya

    Right Sugarland was HONORING Beyonce at the AMA’s where she became the First Female and the Youngest Artist in History to be awarded the “International Artist Award”

    SOOO YES IT IS A BIGGGG DIFFERENCE!!!!!!! :)

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  23. Jane

    Wow. The Beyonce nuts STAY PRESSED. Give it a rest. “California King Bed” is an original look for Rihanna right about now. And this is the Academy Country Music Awards show, not the American Music Awards. So give it a rest.

    If Rihanna nails this, this could open a lot more doors for her and give people a second look. Go Rihanna! I am pulling for you, girl!

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  24. say what

    haters plays their roles well, because they are the main ones who’s helping keep new doors
    opening up wide for riri. when you walk with purpose like ri with each step your gifts and talents comes out and shines to the
    fulliness, you go riri.

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  25. say what

    this is a history making move for riri
    because shes the first female artist at the
    academy country music award show, this is great.and california king bed is a hot
    song a club banger and can be a anthem.

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    Neickha Reply:

    @say what, California King Bed is not a Club record.. lol its a ballad..

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  26. derek

    at mya …i agree…beyonce sung with them back in 2007 when she won for the 1st female artist to win the international award i remember that i mean who can 4get about dat ..it’s all over youtbe also

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  28. say what

    @ neickha, you are right, thanks

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  29. Forever

    Beyonce might be Queen but, one thing the Queen hasn’t did is perform live at the Academy Country Music Awards. Performing with a country singer at the Country Awards is totally different than performing with a country singer at the American Music Awards. The song sounds country anyway and the song might just lead to her being nominated at other future Country Awards.That’s the one thing Rihanna got that Queen B don’t.

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  30. say what

    riri is definitely not giving up no
    matter what people throws at her,
    or say about her.

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  31. Giamma

    From Barbados! At age 23!

    YOU MAD?

    Get that smash hit Riri!

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  33. Koko

    DEAD! This bitch can’t sing her own sound so this country sound will be a FAIL! lmaoooo

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  34. Rihanna Blessed By God

    So is your name KoKo (so ghetto) I love how Rihanna continues to make history. Haters are going to hate for some of them it is a full time job. Pathetic! I am so proud of Rihanna and her many accomplishment. Some of them are just upset that a girl from Barbados is doing better than their faves. Well Rihanna will continue to make and break records so I guess you guys will have to remain bitter or get use to it. There is nothing you can do about it. So proud of Rih.

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  35. Nicky

    HAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHAHHA

    HATERS ARE SOOOOOOOOOO UPSET

    YOU MAD?

    A CHICK FROM THE ISLANDS PERFORMING AT A COUNTRY AWARD SHOW B4 YOUR FAVE?

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO HISTORY!

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  36. sharon

    rihanna n jennifer – my dream duo – go ladies

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  37. emilystanley

    your performance was awsome at eh cma awards

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