Despite the ups and downs of her personal life, I think it’s safe to say that bad girl Ri Ri’s career has been in constant upward motion. From successful tours, chart topping albums, endorsements, and a new clothing line just to name a few, Rihanna seems to be moving full speed ahead with her achievements.
Her most recent biggie is being the first artist to snag 10 number one hits in the history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop songs radio airplay chart. Her first hit to land at number one was “S.O.S” from her second album A Girl Like Me and her 10th was her single “Stay” which is from her latest album Unapologetic. Other Rihanna hits that landed at the number one spot include “Umbrella”, “Take a Bow”, “Disturbia”, “Rude Boy”, “Love the Way You Lie”, “S&M”, “Only Girl (In the World)”, and “We Found Love.”
With seven albums in seven years and an incredible fan base, she was bound to stay on the charts, but to make it to number one that many time is definitely something for the Barbados beauty to be proud of.
While Rihanna has already launched her Diamonds tour, I’m sure you haven’t forgotten about the 777 Tour she embarked on last year. The 777 tour in which she hit seven cities in seven days was to promote and in honor of her seventh album Unapologetic.
The traveling portion of the tour itself made several headlines considering she toured a little differently than normal. On this particular tour, she took along 200 guests that were comprised of 50 fans and 150 journalists and they all traveled on the same plane. Together they made stops in Mexico City, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London and New York.
Well not to leave the rest of the world out on all the goings of touring seven cities in seven with such a large group, Rihanna documented the whole thing. So get ready because in May Fox will premiere the documentary entitled “Rihanna 777” letting her fans in on it all.
“Rihanna 777” premieres on Monday, May 6th at 8pm [EST] on Fox.
Ri Ri is really digging into the fashion world!
Fresh off the heels of the debut of her new clothing line Rihanna for River Island which we told you about here, the Barbados beauty has now snagged a deal with the popular MAC Cosmetics brand.
In the deal, Rihanna’s cosmetic line, RiRi Hearts MAC, will feature four collections that will be released over the next year. The first product scheduled for release next month will be a lipstick called RiRi Woo in honor of Ri’s favorite MAC shade, Ruby Woo.
About her dive into the cosmetics world especially considering she was also named as a creative partner for the project, Rihanna shares her excitement saying, “I really got to play. There’s so much to choose from, and you can mix different textures with different colors and different greens in different eye shadows. I learned so much about the detail of makeup and what makes things look different. What makes it apply different is really important. Every little detail is important.”
Other products in the RiRi Hearts MAC collections will include other shades of lipsticks, eye shadows, blushes and eyelashes
Miss “Unapologetic” Rihanna who is often the talk of the fashion world when it comes to her own unique style now has her own clothing line.
In a joint effort with the British high street retailer River Island, Rihanna launched her line during a London Fashion Week event. The Rihanna for River Island collection is casual, yet chic and in true Ri Ri fashion some pieces are a bit risqué. Items in the collection include midriff mess tops, skirts, slouchy jeans, and dresses.
Check out the video below to see some of the runway action of Ri Ri’s line and hear what she has to say about it all.
After her heartfelt performance of her song “Stay” this past weekend at the 2013 Grammy Awards, Rihanna has now released the music video for the track. The song features singer Mikky Ekko and is from her Unapologetic album.
Check out the Sophie Muller directed video as Rihanna soaks her sorrows away.
Rihanna’s video for her hit single “Diamonds” has hit the scene. The song is from her upcoming album Unapologetic which is due in stores on November 19th. Similar to the cover for the single the video too is full of diamonds. In addition to diamonds, there are wild horses, fire, water and smoke which all come together to form the perfect symmetry of perfection laced with tragedy.
For Rihanna the visuals were about emotion. In a promotional video for “Diamonds”, the singer says, “With every song it’s a different story, so visuals are very specific to that story and that world. With ‘Diamonds,’ it was just a series of vignettes that we put together to help get the emotion across throughout the song. We wanted little cutaways of interactions that would give you the right emotion.”
“Shine bright like a diamond”
With her first single “Diamonds” already being a Billboard chart topper and her Diamonds World Tour in the works, Rihanna is setting a solid foundation for the release of her 7th studio album in seven years, Unapologetic. Considering Rih Rih does what she wants when she wants and could care less how others feel about it, I think it’s safe to say that the album title is quite befitting. The album cover alone speaks volumes and now we have the album’s tracklist when says even more. Check it out below…
1. Fresh Off The Runway
4. Pour It Up
5. Loveeeeeee Song
7. Right Now
8. What Now
10. Nobodys Business
11. Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary
12. Get It Over With
13. No Love Allowed
14. Lost In Paradise
15. Half Of Me
16. Diamonds (Dave Aude 100 Extended)
17. Diamonds (Gregor Salto Downtempo Remix)
*Bonus DVD, never-before-released footage and Rihanna’s Loud Tour recorded live at London’s O2 Arena (20 mins)
Unapologetic is supposedly scheduled to hit the streets on November 16th.
In preparation for her upcoming album ‘Unapologetic’, Rihanna has used social networks to cleverly spread the word. Due out November 16, her seventh studio album will explore an experimentation of new sounds. To captivate this “new” sound, it is rumored that she’s called on producers No I.D., Sean Garrett, Star Gate, David Guetta, and Swedish House Mafia to name a few. Her first single “Diamonds” was released on Sept 27 to good reviews. The “Navy”, Rih Rih’s die hard stans, went ballistic on Twitter as expected.
To build on that momentum, the Def Jam/Roc Nation signee has been busy capitalizing on the buzz through other social networks such as Instagram. If you follow badgalriri, you’ll see that she often posts inspirational pics. To some, that may be surprising considering she’s made out to be somewhat of a “bad” role model in the media. She’s just living her life in my opinion. But whether the motivational tweetgrams are reflections of her own personal journey or strictly for marketing sake, fans can’t help but wonder if she’s giving us insight on what to expect on her next album.
Here a few of her latest inspirational photos posted via her Instagram page:
The 2012 American Music Awards are just around the corner and the nominees are in.
Leading the way in nominations for this year’s American Music Awards are Def Jam’s Rihanna and Young Money’s Nicki Minaj. The leading ladies of their respective labels both have four nominations each.
Other multiple category nominees include Chris Brown, Katy Perry, Drake, Usher, Justin Bieber and Maroon 5. In addition to Nicki Minaj’s four nods, Young Money can already count on winning at least one award considering that the nominess for the ‘Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop’ category are all from that label. Nicki Minaj will face off with Drake and Tyga, but it’s a win-win for the label either way.
This year the ‘New Electronic Dance Music’ category was added to the list of awards with David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Skirllex being its first nominees. Performers and presenters for the show will be announced over the next few weeks.
Pop Star and ‘The Voice’ judge Chiristina Aguilera had the honors of announcing this year’s nominees. Check out the full list below…
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Carly Rae Jepsen
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Justin Bieber /Believe
Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One Direction/Up All Night
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Zac Brown Band
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan/Tailgates & Tanlines
Carrie Underwood/Blown Away
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
J. Cole/Cole World: The Sideline Story
Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Mary J. Blige
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna/Talk That Talk
Usher/Looking 4 Myself
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
The Black Keys
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Winners are determined by online voting so be sure to head on over to amavote.com to cast your vote for your favorite artist. The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards airs LIVE Sunday, November 18th at 8pm [EST] on ABC.
Rihanna is definitely making her rounds this year and is already making big plans for 2013. With a new album, new dance moves, her acting debut and a MTV Best Video of the Year award, just to name a few things, already under her belt for the year, the Barbados-born singer has announced that she will kick off 2013 with her “Diamonds World Tour”. The 27-stop tour will primarily be in support of her recently released “Talk That Talk” album with her first stop Buffalo, NY. Here’s of full list of her “Diamonds World Tour” dates…
03/08 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
03/10 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
03/12 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
03/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
03/15 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
03/17 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
03/18 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
03/21 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
03/22 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
03/24 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
03/25 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
03/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
03/30 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
04/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
04/03 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
04/06 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
04/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
04/11 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
04/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
04/15 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
04/16 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
04/19 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
04/20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
04/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
04/29 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
05/02 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
05/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Tickets go on sale September 14th here.
Rocking a dreaded ponytail, one of Stacks Mag’s favs known to you as Rihanna hit the stage during the American Idol finale and straight did her thing. Performing her hit song “Where Have You Been”, the Barbados beauty put out the hot dance moves under lasers galore bringing the audience to their feet. In case you missed it, you can check out Ri Ri’s performance below.
They can say what they want…she’s a STAR nonetheless!!!
Through her partnership with Armani, everyone’s favorite island girl, Rihanna, makes yet another power move in a newly released commercial. Watch Ri Ri werk it in this 1 minute advertisement.
The Barbadian beauty, Rihanna, is proving she got what it takes to become the next Madonna. She’s already surpassing Madonna’s record by being acknowledged as the fastest solo artist to have twenty Hot 100 top-ten singles on the U.S. charts.
Her upcoming album, Talk That Talk, marks her 6th album. The first single, “We Found Love”, is the story of two people who finds romance and love in the mist of addiction and abuse. Thus, the relationship during the bad times is, is the main reason why it’s so difficult to let it go. Nice!
Check it out:
Check out Rihanna’s video for “California King Bed”. In the video, instead of the edgy and fierce aura we’re used to, Rihanna displays a lot of emotion and a much softer side of herself. The black and white scenes definitely get two thumbs up!
Jazmine Sullivan – 10 Seconds
Rihanna ft. Drake – What’s My Name?
Keyshia Cole Ft. Nicki Minaj- “I Ain’t Thru”
Singer Rihanna will soon follow the suit of many other celebrities and launch her own clothing line. Earlier this year her name was tagged to a line of umbrellas in conjunction with her international hit ‘Umbrella’. Rihanna told fashion publication WWD, “I can’t say when it will be released, but it’s definitely going to happen. I’m not one to rush into anything. I want to take my time.”
Leather and lace, brown and black, plus shoes, shoes, shoes! Check out Rihanna as she talks about breaking the rules of fashion.
Style is all about breaking the rules and setting the trends. This young lady has certainly proven to be a trendsetter (can you count the number of “Rihanna” bobs walking around the city?)… breaking the rules all the way. (Source)
Rihanna, who has been longtime fan of Gucci and already has her own children’s charity, has been chosen by Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini to showcase its collaboration with UNICEF. Rihanna teamed up with the fashion house back in February and performed at Gucci’s UNICEF fundraiser during New York Fashion Week. This will be the label’s first ad campaign for the children’s charity. (Photo Source)
According to WWD, Giannini said: “When we decided to dedicate a full ad campaign, more than just creating products, to really come out and show our commitment to UNICEF, I felt a musician and a beautiful woman was the perfect icon for this campaign.”, Giannini chose the Rihanna for her “strong personality”.
The campaign, “Tattoo Heart”, will be out in December with 25% of sales going towards the charity. (Source)