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  Rihanna 2013
 
  • Rihanna’s “We Found Love” was the most played song on US airwaves in the past year (2012).
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    Rihanna, the People’s Choice

     
    Rihanna, the People’s Choice

    Thu, January 10, 2013

    Rihanna has started 2013 with a bang.

    The Barbadian songstress has notched her first award – Favourite R&B Artist at the People’s Choice Awards.

    She was up against Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Usher
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    “That Rihanna reign just won’t let up!”  Jan 2013

    RiRi is dominating charts from all over the world with “Unapologetic“, her 7th studio album, and “Diamonds”, the first single. Here are a few numbers:

    • “Diamonds” has reached No. 1 in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Finland, Denmark, South Africa, Luxembourg and Austria.
    • “Diamonds” is No. 1 on the World Singles Top 40, which means it’s the most popular track worldwide at the moment. The track is her 10th worldwide No. 1, making Rihanna the artist with the 4th most #1s (shared with Beatles), only behind Madonna, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
    • “Diamonds” has also reached Top 5 in Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Brazil, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and more.
    • “Unapologetic” has debuted at No. 1 in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland so far. The album has also debuted into the Top 10 in Ireland, Germany, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands and Austria so far.
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    Rihanna Lands 6th Grammy (2013)
    Rihanna landed a sixth Grammy fro for shortform video for the hit" We Found Love".  Keep Going Gal. Your Reign/ Rain just wont let up.
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    Rihanna Lands her 24 Top Ten Hit

    Rihanna’s “Stay” has soared from #57 to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song depicted a stunning 358% increase in digital downloads by selling over 306K copies, thus securing it a spot at #2 on the Hot Digital Songs chart. How does this relate to the late Houston? “Stay” has earned Rihanna her 24th top 10 hit on the Hot 100, exceeding the 23 such hits by Houston and The Rolling Stones. She still has a long way to go before she could challenge Madonna’s 38 top 10 entries by she is now ranked behind a rather short list of acts: The Beatles (34), Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder (28), Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Elton John (27), and Elvis Presley (25)
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     RIHANNA, A BIG HIT AT THE GRAMMY'S

    Sunday night’s telecast of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards brought in big ratings—the second largest audience since 1993, in fact, with 28.4 million total viewers tuning in to music’s biggest night. Rihanna was the most talked about celebrity on Twitter, with more than 1.6 million tweets being sent mentioning her. Also, her “Stay” performance was the most commented on Twitter, with over 114,000 tweets per minute.
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    RIHANNA- THE SEXIEST SINGER ALIVE

    For the second year in a row 2012 and 2013

    Rihanna, 25, has been dubbed “the Sexiest Singer Alive” by Glamour's magazine in its April 2013 issue out this week.

    The magazine has released its annual list of the 100 women who made history hotter, and the honors go to exactly who you thought they would (if you keep up with celebrity news): Rihanna, the singer best known for her hits Take Care, Don't Stop the Music or Umbrella. For the second year in a row, our gorgeous hottie beat out some other equally hot women for the number one spot! And we can't say we disagree!
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    Rihanna Rewrites Record For Most Pop Songs No. 1s
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    Rihanna becomes the first artist in the 20-year history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart to tally 10 No. 1s, as “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, rises 2-1.

    Rihanna breaks a tie with Katy Perry, who’s notched nine No. 1s since her 2008 arrival; also impressively, Rihanna has rung up her No. 1 sum since just 2006, when “SOS,” her first leader, reached the summit. She’d last led with “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, for eight weeks, marking her longest command, in late 2011/early 2012.

    The record for most No. 1s is the latest for Rihanna on Pop Songs. She previously established the marks for most entries (35) and top 10s (23) dating to the ranking’s Oct. 3, 1992, launch.

    “Stay” also charges 11-7 on Adult Pop Songs, becoming her third top 10 on the list, and debuts at No. 30 on Adult Contemporary. (It’s reached No. 3 on the all-format airplay/sales/streaming-fueled Billboard Hot 100.)
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    Rihanna Lands Most No.1s on RADIO SONGS CHART

    Rihanna moved her tally of number one songs on Billboard Radio Songs charts to eleven to join Mariah Carey at the top of the list. She achieved this feat with "Stay" which is certainly making the rounds on the charts.
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    Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette” music video recently became her 12th VEVO Certified video (with over 100 million views), making Rihanna the artist with the most VEVO Certified videos. RihannaVEVO has most subscribers among all VEVO channels and among all artists in general. Only 4 other non-music channels have more subscribers. Congratulations, RiRi! (April 2013)
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     RIHANNA WINS BIG AT BILLBOARD
    Rihanna was one of the biggest winners of the night before the ceremony even started!

    Rihanna sweeps the R&B categories at the Billboard Music Awards taking place in Las Vegas today (March 19). The singer won an award in all three R&B categories — Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album (“Unapologetic”), Top R&B Song (“Diamonds”) — and separate to R&B, Top Radio Songs Artist.

    The singer is tied for second most awards of the night with Gotye. She was nominated for 10 awards in total. She did not appear at the ceremony.(MAY 2013)
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    6th Platinum for Rihanna

    Rihanna scores her sixth million-selling album in the U.S. this week, as her latest release, “Unapologetic,” sails past the million mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    “Unapologetic,” released late last year, sold another 9,000 (down 17%) in the week ending May 26, bringing its to-date total to slightly more than 1 million. The set — her seventh studio album — also became her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following six earlier top 10 entries.

    In reaching the threshold in its 27th chart week on the Billboard 200 (falling 33-39 this week), “Unapologetic” is selling at a faster clip than her previous album, 2011′s “Talk That Talk.” The latter took 43 frames to reach 1 million.

    Of Rihanna’s seven studio releases, all but one have sold a million. Only her debut, 2005′s “Music of the Sun,” has missed the mark, moving 607,000 to date. Her biggest selling set is 2007′s “Good Girl Gone Bad,” with 2.8 million. Her total album sales stand at 9.8 million.

    “Unapologetic” has tallied four hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart so far: “Diamonds” (No. 1 for three weeks), “Pour It Up” (19), “Loveeeeeee Song,” featuring Future (55) and “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko (3). Her next top 40-focused single is “Right Now” (featuring David Guetta), which is percolating under the threshold of the Pop Songs airplay chart.
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    Rihanna leads with most 3-million sellers in the U.S.

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    Rihanna’s “Diamonds” tops the 3 million mark in digital sales in the United States this week. It’s Rihanna’s 11th 3 million-seller, which extends her lead as the artist with the most 3-million-sellers in digital history. “Diamonds” reaches the 3 million mark one week after Rihanna’s follow-up hit, “Stay” (featuring Mikky Ekko), hit the mark.


    Here are Rihanna’s 11 3-million-sellers, in descending order of sales: Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie” (5,892,000), “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris, 5,013,000), “Disturbia” (4,593,000), T.I.’s “Live Your Life” (4,511,000), “Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z, 4,236,000), “S&M” (3,543,000), “Don’t Stop The Music” (3,521,000), “Only Girl (In The World)” (3,459,000), “Run This Town” (co-equal billing with Jay-Z and Kanye West, 3,229,000), “Stay” (featuring Mikky Ekko, 3,092,000), “Diamonds” (3,004,000).
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    “Stay” becomes Rihanna’s first Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10 song

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    Rihanna’s career path to further crossover success reaches a notable milestone: with an 11-9 rise, “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, marks her first top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. (Earlier this month, the ballad likewise became her highest-charting entry on Adult Pop Songs, having reached No. 2.) In contrast, last month “Stay” became Rihanna’s record-setting 10th No. 1 on Pop Songs, where she also holds the marks for most top 10s (23) and appearances (36). She first arrived on the latter list eight years ago with the No. 2 dancehall-ready “Pon De Replay,” but she didn’t grace AC until three years later, when “Take a Bow” nudged to a No. 21 peak.

    The ultimate benefits that acts reap from adding AC success after scoring at pop? Reaching adult consumers, who are more affluent and, thus, more likely to buy albums than younger pop audiences. AC hits can also have much longer shelf lives – by years – than pop-only titles, so a song like “Stay” might become an AC staple in a way that only a handful of pop hits do on current-based pop radio. It may also open programmers’ thinking to her prior hits. Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was too young-leaning for AC in 2007, but it receives play at the format now, just like “Holiday” has become an AC standard for Madonna.

    Essentially, “Stay” might be putting a song to the name Rihanna for adult listeners, who are likely familiar with her pop culture-wise but might not have been that familiar with her music. Now, she’s gaining that musical familiarity. (So, too, for that matter, are bands like fun., Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters and Men, as acts that start at rock likewise are only the right hit away from scaling the AC chart.)

    So, while the run of “Stay” on Pop Songs (where it falls 7-10 in its in 19th week) is waning, the song’s AC rise may mean that its radio lifespan is only beginning.
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    RIHANNA MAKES HISTORY IN FRANCE(June 9th, 2013)

    Rihanna made history at the weekend as she became the youngest artist to headline at Stade de France in Paris in front of a sold-out 80,000 strong crowd.

    The 25-year-old thanked her ‘fans of a lifetime’ as she continues her European leg of her Diamonds World Tour.

    ‘I couldn’t do this alone, I needed 80’000 people to join me!!! And you did, so thank you for being the fans of a lifetime, we’re the ones they’re gonna talk about decades from now!’ she boasted on her Instagram page accompanying the message with a snap of the packed crowd.
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    RIHANNA MAKES HISTORY IN LONDON(June 15th, 2013)

    RiRi arrived half an hour late to the concert revealing to the audience that her family was in attendance. She asked the crowd: ‘What’s up London? Are you enjoying yourself? Well good, we are only getting started.’

    The singer added: ‘This is the first time selling out Twickenham Stadium( capacity of 82,000), and do you know what? My mum and dad and brothers are all here!

    London, we are making history right now. To play here at Twickenham to a sell-out crowd at 25 is incredible.’

    Rihanna closed the show with her songs Stay and Diamonds.
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Superstar dazzles  biggest ever concert crowd at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England.
(Published: 21 June, 2013
by Stuart Vose)

“All I've been hearing on the internet, on Twitter, on Facebook, is 'Sunderland, Sunderland, Sunderland'! Are you ready?”

The excitement and anticipation surrounding Rihanna's visit to the Stadium of Light wasn't lost on the woman herself as she stepped on stage in front of the biggest ever concert crowd at the home of the Black Cats.

More than 55,000 concert-goers saw the place packed to the rafters for the second in a series of three summer concerts.

The 25-year-old didn't disappoint, showing just why she has eight albums to her name already and has sold more than 100 million records. She will play a total of 94 nights across five continents on her current Diamonds World Tour.

US outfit GTA did an admirable job of warming up the crowd before making way for French dance star David Guetta.

Guetta excelled in his supporting role, reeling off a string of hits which plunged the crowd – already needing little encouragement - into a definite party mood.

With big tracks like Titanium and Without You, Guetta is undoubtedly a star in his own right – six million album sales underline the point - but it was the Bajan songstress who stole the show with a powerful performance.

From the first note to the last, Rihanna kept the huge crowd were in raptures, with her band taking the limelight on several occasions their part during the necessary costume changes to keep proceedings humming along.

All the hits were there – 'S&M', 'Rude Boy', 'What's My Name' and many more, while 'Umbrella' ironically popped up as the rain began to fall.

A well put together medley ushered in a quieter, more intimate spell before the intensity was cranked up once again.

Perhaps the most memorable moment of the night was the rendition of 'We Found Love' as darkness descended on the Stadium of Light.

It seemed as if the roof was going to lift off as 55,000 people put their hands skywards amidst a sea of camera flashes.

The hits kept on rolling in a strong finish as Rihanna showed just why she's considered amongst the world's top female music stars.

“I love your energy, Sunderland,” Rihanna told the crowd as she headed down the runway for the final song, Diamonds, following a soaring performance of hit Stay.

The appreciation certainly ran both ways judging by the reaction at the end as the superstar waved goodbye to Wearside.
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