Rihanna

Nov
2
Rihanna Scores 11th No. 1 Single with ‘We Found Love’

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Rihanna reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100 once again. The pop star has earned her 11th No. 1 single with “We Found Love.”

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Nov
2
Rihanna Picks Out Album Covers for ‘Talk That Talk’ [Video]

Talk That Talk

You’ve seen the two covers. Now Rihanna shows us how she decided on the artwork for her sixth album Talk That Talk, in stores November 21. With photos of the standard and deluxe editions laid out before her, RiRi and her team discuss why they like each photo, cracking jokes in the process.

Did she make the right decision? Eavesdrop on their candid conversation.

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Oct
27
Coldplay Covers Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ [Video]

Rihanna and Coldplay

Rihanna is getting the cover treatment from one of rock’s biggest bands. Coldplay turned the pop diva’s Calvin Harris-produced dance single “We Found Love” into a more mellow tune during their performance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Rihanna’s collaboration with Chris Martin and the band, “Princess of China,” is already in the top 5 songs on iTunes.

What do you think of Coldplay’s cover? Let us know!

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Oct
19
Video: Rihanna – ‘We Found Love’

Rihanna and Dudley O'Shaughnessy

Rihanna gets high on love in the powerful video for “We Found Love,” the first single from her sixth album Talk That Talk, due November 21. The Barbados beauty heats up the screen with boxer-model Dudley O’Shaughnessy in the Melina-directed mini-movie, which was shot in various locations throughout Northern Ireland. The wild couple experiences the many thrills of love, but their relationship soon takes a dangerous turn.

“We’ve never done a video like this before. This is probably one of the deepest videos I’ve ever done,” said Rihanna. “It’s all about love and love being like a drug, you definitely get that from this.”

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Oct
16
New Music: Coldplay f/ Rihanna – ‘Princess of China’

Rihanna and Coldplay

Rihanna rocks with Coldplay on the enchanting “Princess of China,” a cut off the British band’s new album Mylo Xyloto, in stores October 24.

The pop starlet imagines a fairy tale ending to a romance while dueting with frontman Chris Martin on the synth-heavy production. “I could have been a princess, you’d be a king/ Could have had a castle and worn a ring, but no, you let me go,” sings a disappointed RiRi before chanting the lingering hook.

“We had this song called ‘Princess of China’ about two years ago that I always was secretly wanting to offer to Rihanna to sing,” Martin Rolling Stone. “The sweep of the album came together and this song really fit as a sort of damaged loved song, and so after about six months of not feeling brave enough, we finally made contact with her and asked if she’d sing on it.”

Martin, who proposed the collaboration to Rihanna at his New Year’s show in Las Vegas, calls her vocals “by far the best bit of singing on the album.”

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Oct
14
Behind the Video: Rihanna – ‘We Found Love’

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Rihanna gets dirty while shooting the video for “We Found Love,” the first single from her upcoming album Talk That Talk, in Northern Ireland. The pop goddess dances in the mud and makes out with her co-star, British boxer-model Dudley O’Shaughnessy, in a vintage car in the behind-the-scenes footage. She filmed scenes in a fish and chips shop and open field, where she was asked to leave after removing her top.

The Melina-directed clip is expected to premiere in the coming days. “We’ve never done a video like this before. This is probably one of the deepest videos I’ve ever done,” tweeted RiRi. “Its all about love and love being like a drug, you definitely get that from this.”

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Oct
13
Rihanna, Pharrell Guest Judge on ‘X Factor’ [Video]

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Rihanna and Pharrell lent their expertise to the contestants on last night’s “X Factor.” RiRi joined former Def Jam executive L.A. Reid at his Hamptons home as she judged the boys, including 14-year-old Brian “Astro” Bradley, who she likened to a “mini J. Cole,” and Phillip Lomax, who charmed her with his cover of “Don’t Stop the Music.”

“I’m definitely looking for individuality, star potential. Just have fun, knock it out the park, and good luck,” the pop superstar told the aspiring artists, who hope to score the $5 million recording contract prize.

Meanwhile, Pharrell was over at Paula Abdul’s house mentoring the groups. The N.E.R.D. frontman watched a country cover of “Born This Way” and acoustic version of “Only Girl (In the World)” performed by two brothers.

Nicole Scherzinger called on her friend Enrique Iglesias to critique the over-30 contestants, while Simon Cowell’s guest judge Mariah Carey was a no show because her flight was grounded due to Hurricane Irene.

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