This Page tracks Rihanna's achievements on her way
to winning her first Grammy for Barbados, a tiny island
in the Caribbean - 166 square miles; 260,000 population.
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Rihanna chart hits:
Rihanna: 12 #1s (a record) on Billboard 23 top tens (a record).
Rihanna's Number Ones:
3.TAKE A BOW (2008)
5.LIVE YOUR LIFE (2008)
6.RUDE BOY (2010)
7.LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE (2010)
8.WHAT'S MY NAME (2010)
9.ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD (2010)
10. S&M (2011)
11.We Found Love (2011)
12. Diamonds (2012)
Rihanna’s Top 10 hits in the United States:
1.Pon De Replay (#2);
4.Break It Off (#9);
6.Hate That I Love You (#7);
7.Don’t Stop The Music (#3);
8.Take A Bow (#1);
10.Live Your Life (#1);
11.Run This Town (#2);
12.Russian Roulette (#9);
14.Rude Boy (#1);
15.Love The Way You Lie (#1)
16.Only Girl (#1);
17.What’s My Name (#1);
20.We Found Love in a Hopeless Place(#1)
21. Take Care(Drake ftr.Rihanna)
22. Where Have You Been
1. 2008 - Umbrella - Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
2. 2010- Run this Town - Best Rap /Sung Collaboration
3. 2010- Run this town- Best Rap Song
4. 2011-Only Girl in the World - Best Dance recording
5. 2012- All of the Lights - Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration
Rihanna's Amazing Achievements
Rihanna - Road To The Grammys !!
Pon De Replay:
# 2 in USA on Billboard 100
# 2 in Britain
# 2 in Canada on Billboard
# 1 on Digital Tracks
Most requested song on Hot 97.
Gold in Australia.
Gold in USA after a few weeks.
Sold 450,000 copies by October.
Music in the Sun album:
Sold 69,000 in USA in a week.
Sold 200,00 in USA by October.
Gold in USA.
Platinum in Canada.
Double Platinum in Japan.
World Music Awards
Movies: Bring It On (November)
Travelled: United Kingdom; Japan
* Best Urban International for SOS - TMF Awards, Belgium
* Break Out Female Artist - Teen Choice Award
* R&B Artist 2006 - Teen Choice Award
* Best New Artist Video, Pon De Replay - MTV Video Music Award, Japan
* Best R&B Artist - MTV Europe Music Award
* Best R&B Artist - MOBO Award
* Pop 100 Artist of Year - Billboard Music Award
* Female Hot 100 Artist of Year - Billboard Award
* Female Artist of Year - Billboard Award
* Best International Artist, for SOS - Much Music Awards
* 8 Awards - Barbados Music Awards
· Nike deal worth approximately $20 million.
First non-athlete to endorse for Nike.
· Clinique Happy Fragrance Perfume deal worth $300.000 US
· Cover Girl Cosmetic deal, worth over $20
· LG Mobile Phones deal
· Celebrity Legs of a Goddess Award and endorsement - Proctor and Gamble,
Venus Breeze Shavers;
Her legs have been insured for $1 milliion
· Sang the USA Anthem at Yankee and Mets game.
· Hosted USA Teen Choice Awards.
· Hosted Preshow of MTV Awards.
Girl Like Me
· Sold close to 1 million copies in its first month.
· Debuted at # 1 in Canada on the Billboard
· Created history when SOS jumped 33 rungs to # 1 on Billboard and remained there for
· # 1 Hot dance Air Play.
· # 1 Hot digital Songs.
· # 1 Pop 100.
· # 1 Hot Dance Club Play.
· "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.
· All My Children.
· Bring It On.
· So You Think You Can Dance.
· NBC Today.
* World Best Selling Pop Female artist - World Music Award
* Female Entertainer of Year -World Music award
* R&B Artist 2007 - Teen Choice Award
* Best International Song, Unfaithful - NJR Music Award
* Video of Year, Umbrella - MTV Video Music Award
* Monster Single of Year, Umbrella - MTV Video Music Award
* Ultimate Urban Award - MTV Europe Music Award
* Best International Act - MOBO Award
* Favourite Soul R&B Female Artist -American Music Award
* 10 Awards - Barbados Music Awards
* Song of the Year; Umbrella - Premios Principales
· Gillette Shavers for women deal.
· Tote line of Umbrellas.
· Sexiest Female Musician - Victoria Secret's
· Among 100 most beautiful people in the world.
· 6 top ten records in two and a half years.
· Debuted at # 1 in Britain before even being in Stores.( over 10 weeks at # 1)
· First female to enter at # 1 based on downloads, in Britain.
· Biggest debut single in itunes six-year history.
· # 1 on Billboard Hot 100
· # 1 on Billboard Pop 100
· # 1 in the U.K
Good Girl Gone Bad:
· Enters Charts at # 1 in Britain
* Favourite R&B Song, Shut Up and Drive - People's Choice Award USA
* International Song of Year, Don't Stop the Music - NJR Music Award
* Best International Video Artist, Don't Stop the Music - Much Music Video Award
* International Album of Year, Good Girl gone Bad, - Juno Award
* Best Song of Year; Umbrella - Swiss Mucic Awards
* Most watched Video; Umbrella - Much Music Video
**Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Umbrella - Grammy Award***
· Cover Girl - "Instyle" magazine.
· Cover Girl - "Today's Black Woman" magazine.
· # 1 Best Hair Award - Touch magazine, America.
· Spokesperson - Gucci; UNICEF Ad
Take a Bow:
· Biggest jump for a female artist, from # 53 to # 1 on Billboard Hot 100.
· On top charts in 18 countries.
· # 1 on itunes in USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Denmark and Ireland.
#1 Billboard Hot 100 - August 2008.
Rihanna Scores! August 15, 2008
****It's Official: Rihanna ties Beyonce and Mariah for the
most #1 hits by a female
artist in this decade******
T.I. replaces himself at #1 with "Live Your Life," a duet with Rihanna.
Not only did the song set a record by jumping from #80 to #1
being released last week-but
it also gives Rihanna her fifth U.S. #1,.
2009 2009 = Chris Browne
2010 2010 2010
2010 February - 2 Grammys -
Best Rap Collaboration with Jazy ; song : Run This town. and Best Rap
song : Run This town ,
March 2010- It's 6 for Rihanna. Rihanna scores sixth No. 1 singles on the
Billboard Hot 100 this week with her third song from her platinum fourth album,
"Rude Boy." You just can't keep a good girl down!
June 2010 Rated R's third chart hit, the runaway smash "Rude Boy" charged to #1
on a slew of charts, including Billboard's Hot 100, Hot 100 Airplay, Mainstream Top 40,
Rhythmic, Mainstream R&B, Dance Club Songs and Dance Airplay and MediaBase's Pop, Rhythm,
and Urban charts. With "Rude Boy'" s
success, Rihanna became the first female artist of the past decade
to chart six #1's on the Hot 100 and
now ties Madonna in first place with seven #1's on the Hot Dance Airplay chart (launched in 2003).
"Rude Boy" (released November 2009) followed up "Russian Roulette"
(October 2009) and the RIAA platinum "Hard" featuring Jeezy (also November 2009).
"Rude Boy" is Rihanna's 14th top 10 on the Hot 100, which ties her with Beyonce for
most top 10s on the chart by a female artist since 2000.
OH MY GOSH - It is now 7 number one hits for Rihanna. Rihanna and Eminem' s "Love the Way You Lie" is now #1 on Billboard Charts. (August 2010).
Congratulations to Eminem and Rihanna for breaking YouTube record with their brand new video "Love The Way You Lie"! The smash hit, produced by UK rising talent, Alex Da Kid, gained over 6.6 million hits in its first 24 hours, making it the Best 60 hour Gainer Rate in the history of You Tube! That figure has now risen to over 14 million hits in little over 60 hours!
Rihanna Dazzles At Sold-Out New York Show
NEW YORK -- Rihanna threw one dance-friendly party at her sold-out gig at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. It was a dazzling mixture of couture, high-flying dancing and lots of chart-toppers. And when MTV News caught up with some of Rihanna's biggest fans after the curtains closed on the show, they all said the "Love the Way You Lie" singer didn't disappoint.
"Rihanna was awesome," fan Elizabeth gushed. "She was amazing. It was the best concert I've ever been to."
Carib WorldNews, New York, NY, Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
Grammy Award-winning Barbadian singer, Rihanna, upped the ante late last week for her New York Madison Square Garden show.
Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth tour rolled into town on August 12th to play to a sold out Madison Square that was packed with kids and teens.
"Only Girl (In the World)," the lead single for "Loud," presents Rihanna at her most confident, demanding undivided attention from her lover over impeccably calculated synths and bass. The song is another collaboration with Stargate, and when it reached No. 3 on the Hot 100 two weeks ago, Rihanna officially raised her sum of top 10 hits to 16, the sixth-best total among women in the chart's 52-year history. She now trails only Madonna with 37 top 10s, Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson (27 each), Whitney Houston (23) and Aretha Franklin (17).
RI-WARDED: As "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna continues to enhance a commanding chart history that began the week of June 11, 2005, when "Pon De Replay" debuted at No. 97.
"What's My Name?" becomes Rihanna's eighth No. 1 (and featured artist Drake's first), a sum bested by only four women in the Hot 100's 52-year history.
Here is a look at the solo female artists with the most Hot 100 No. 1s:
Total No. 1s, Artist, No. 1 Span
18, Mariah Carey (1990-2008)
12, Madonna (1984-2000)
11, Whitney Houston (1985-95)
10, Janet Jackson (1986-2001)
8, Rihanna (2006-10)
6, Paula Abdul (1989-91)
6, Diana Ross (1970-81)
5, Beyonce (2003-08)
5, Olivia Newton-John (1974-81)
5, Barbra Streisand (1974-80)
Of the women with at least eight No. 1s, Carey reached the total the fastest, as "Vision of Love" became her first leader the week of Aug. 4, 1990, and "Hero," her eighth, reigned Dec. 25, 1993, a span of three years, four months and three weeks. Rihanna is the second-quickest, requiring just four years, six months and one week between her first and latest trips to the top.
Dating to May 13, 2006, when "SOS" became the first of Rihanna's eight Hot 100 No. 1s, Justin Timberlake ranks second with four leaders, followed by the Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Fergie, Nelly Furtado, Ludacris, Katy Perry, T.I. and T-Pain, each with three.
"What's My Name?" storms in atop Digital Songs, marking Rihanna's ninth No. 1 on the survey, the highest total since the chart's data began contributing to the Hot 100 the week of Feb. 12, 2005.
RIHANNA DOES IT AGAIN - Another #1 tkaes her to 8 -November 2010
Rihanna has the International Charts locked down.
Canadian Charts #1 Only Girl ; #7 What's My Name
USA Charts #1 What's My Name (from #60 to #1) ; #4 Only Girl
UK Charts #1 Only Girl
Rihanna Updates - Amazing Achievements
Pop superstar RIHANNA shut down New York's Times Square on Monday (15Nov10), so she could perform her new hit WHAT'S MY NAME.
The show brought out thousands of fans who crammed into the famous square for the performance, which was filmed for MTV show The Seven.
But it was one section of supporters the Umbrella singer was particularly happy to see - after singing, a thrilled Rihanna said, "It's amazing, it's a lot of people. The whole Navy came out."
Rihanna makes it 9 number ones: Only Girl tops Billboard (nov.2010)
The Billboard chart's 52-year history
(current -2011 stats; updated )
Total No. 1s
1) 18, Mariah Carey (1990-2008)
2) 12, Madonna (1984-2000)
3) 11, Whitney Houston (1985-95)
4) 10, Janet Jackson (1986-2001)
4) 10, Rihanna (2006-10)
Top 10 hits
1. Madonna with 37
2. Mariah Carey & Janet Jackson (27)
4. Whitney Houston (23)
5. Rihanna (19)
Most Number one hits male & female &Groups
1.The Beatles (20)
2.Mariah Carey (18)
3.Elvis Presley (17) (Pre-Hot 100 charts and Hot 100)
4.Michael Jackson (13)
5. Madonna (12) (tie)
5. The Supremes (12) (tie)
7. Whitney Houston (11)
8.Janet Jackson (10) (tie)
8. Stevie Wonder (10) (tie)
8.Rihanna (10) tie
10. Bee Gees (9) (tie)
10. Elton John (9) (tie)
10. Usher (9) (tie)
Most top 10 singles
Elvis Presley (36)
The Beatles (29)
Michael Jackson (28)
Elton John (27) (tie)
Janet Jackson (27) (tie)
Mariah Carey (27) (tie)
Stevie Wonder (27) (tie)
Whitney Houston (23) Rihanna (19)
American Music Awards 2010
Favorite Soul/ Rhythm & Blues Female Artist
Rihanna is shaking up the world - Novemebr 2010
Rihanna's fifth studio album "Loud" has landed on the number three spot on the Billboard 200 album chart - selling 207,000 copies in the United States. All five of her studio efforts have reached the upper tier. She previously hit the top 10 with "Music of the Sun" (No. 10, 2005), "A Girl Like Me" (No. 5, 2006), "Good Girl Gone Bad" (No. 2, 2007) and "Rated R" (No. 4, 2009).
As we've already posted, "Only Girl" is up to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100; "What's My Name?" is down from #7 to #8; "S&M" has debuted at #53 (it's also #4 in Norway)!
"Loud" has debuted at #2 in the UK, selling over 90,000 copies in the first week, which is great! "Only Girl" is down from #1 to #4; "What's My Name?" has debuted at #18.
"Loud" is #1 in Switzerland and Canada; #2 in Ireland and UK; #3 in Australia and US; #4 in New Zealand; #6 in Spain and The Netherlands; #7 in Norway. It's also top 10 on iTunes in several countries.
"Only Girl" is/was #1 in Australia ;Austria ;Bulgaria; Canada; Ireland;New Zealand;Norway ; UK ;US;
It also is/was #2 in Belgium;Denmark ; Finland;), France;, Germany ;Spain; Sweden ; Switzerland; Go, Rihanna!
Rihanna has sold more than 15 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide. She has achieved nine number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 since first appearing on the chart on June 11, 2005, which is the most by any artist during that time span. As of July 23, 2010, Rihanna has sold approximately 5,563,000 album units in the US. She has received several accolades, including the 2007 World Music Awards for World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist and Female Entertainer of the Year, as well as the 2008 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. She serves as one of Barbados's honorary cultural ambassadors. In January 2010, Rihanna received two Grammy Awards for Jay-Z's 2009 single "Run This Town".
November 22, 2010, 11:11 AM (PST)
Rihanna,Pop Queen, Has Most No. 1 Pop Songs Ever; (Pop charts not Hot 100)
RiRi is back on top.
7 is Rihanna's lucky number. With the release of "Only Girl (In the World)" at number one, that's how many Billboard-leading pop songs the singer has released, putting her past Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Beyonce as the all-time queen of the pop charts.
(SOS, TAKE A BOW, DISTURBIA, LIVE YOUR LIFE, RUDE BOY, LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE, ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD)
At just 22 years of age, Rihanna is only four years older than Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Yet she's already its undisputed champion.
The Barbadian singer, who just won an American Music Award for favorite female R&B/soul artist, is expected to be at the top of the pops for a record seventh time when Billboard's rankings are published on Thursday.
"Only Girl (In The World)" is the lead single for Rihanna's new album Loud, which should also be at the top of all charts. Her fifth studio album, Loud also includes the song "What's my Name" featuring Drake, which topped Billboard's Hot 100 two weeks ago.
In all, Rihanna has sold an estimated 15 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide. She is an honorary cultural ambassador for her home country of Barbados, and has won three Grammys out of a total of 11 nominations
Rihanna - Rihanna Is Queen Of Social Media
03 December 2010 16:02
Caption: Rihanna (Picture) Nicki Minaj performs live at the Hammerstein Ballroom with friends New York City, USA ....
Rihanna Is Queen Of Social Media
RIHANNA has been named the queen of social media in a new poll to find the most internet-savvy music stars.
The inaugural Social 50 chart, compiled by Billboard magazine, rates musicians by their usage of social media, including Twitter, Facebook and MySpace, looking at page views, fan followers and song plays.
The Umbrella hitmaker saw off competition from Twitter devotee Justin Bieber, who came in second, and rapper Eminem in third place. (Dec.2010)
Rihanna creates History in UK
If you thought two different #1 singles within 2 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 isn’t impressive enough, the unstoppable Rihanna just got herself another record in UK charts.
She has just become the first female artist after 50 years who has three songs in Top 10! She is the first to achieve this since 1952 when English singer Vera Lynn had so many songs on british charts. What’s more interesting, Rihanna’s new singles stand one after another: “Only Girl (In The World)” is currently #7, “What’s My Name” is #8 and the newest charts addition “Who’s That Chick” produced by David Guetta is #9!
This is not the first record Rihanna has achieved on UK charts. Her hit song “Umbrella” became the longest-running number one single since 1994, topping the UK chart for 10 weeks. (Dec. 2010)
RIHANNA, MOST POPULAR ARTISTE IN USA ,
Billboard welcomes a new chart to its ever-growing menu with the launch of the Social 50, Presented by ZYNC from American Express®, which ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites. Rihanna tops the Social 50 in its debut week, followed by Justin Bieber, Eminem, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, respectively, to round out the top five.
Serving as a complement to Billboard's existing weekly rankings, the Social 50 chart will tally artists' popularity using a formula blending their weekly additions of friends/fans/followers, along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays on MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and iLike. Data from these sites is gathered and provided to Billboard by social music tracking service Next Big Sound.
The chart's recipe also includes a unique metric that measures the ratio of page views-to-fans/friends on YouTube and MySpace, both of which allow such interactions.
The Social 50 emphasizes friends/fans behavior above other activities, followed by artist page views and song plays. The final ranking also includes a unique metric measuring the ratio of page views to fans.
The chart's inaugural leader Rihanna is coming off a chart-topping week on the Hot 100 with "Only Girl (In the World)" from her new album "Loud," which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Rihanna has placed two songs atop the Hot 100 in the past four weeks. Her duet with Drake, "What's My Name?," hit No. 1 earlier this month. Rihanna arrives at her No. 1 Social 50 ranking by leading in new friends/fans/followers for the week, while ranking fourth in total page views. Justin Bieber, who lands at No. 2 on the chart, leads all artists in weekly page views.
"The Social 50 provides a weekly snapshot of the artists with whom music fans engage with the most in the social arena, which in today's world is a significant validation of their investment in an act," states Billboard director of charts Silvio Pietroluongo. "The chart is a logical complement to Billboard's other popularity rankings."
Rihanna scores impressive Xmas sales
Monday, December 27 2010, 09:03 GMT
Rihanna has scored impressive sales of her latest album over the Christmas period.
The singer, whose fifth studio set is called Loud, sold more than 300,000 copies of the LP in the last seven days, keeping her in second place on the chart behind Take That's Progress.
Posting on her official Twitter page, she wrote: "306,107 this WEEK in the UK! You sneaky little fans you! I love u guys, Thank you!!! Santa was good to me..."
The sales boost takes Loud's total sales tally to 820,000 in six weeks. It has now become the fourth best-selling album of 2010, behind Take That, Michael Bublé's Crazy Love and Lady GaGa's Fame Monster. Each week, her sales have encountered an increase. At current, she is definetely an artist in demand, with her latest batch of sold-out tours.
Rihanna’s sales for ‘Loud’ is now officially Gold after one month and a week. So far, the singer has sold an impressive 579,300 in the US. Her worldwide sales now stand at an impressive 1.5 million copies in 5 weeks! The 22-year-old is currently back home in Barbados with her family where she’ll be spending Christmas. In January, she is expected to shoot the music video for her third US single ‘S&M’. Photo Source: Rihanna Daily.
Rihanna's Number Ones:
3.TAKE A BOW (2008)
5.LIVE YOUR LIFE (2008)
6.RUDE BOY (2010)
7.LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE (2010)
8.WHAT'S MY NAME (2010)
9.ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD (2010)
Rihanna in the soon- to- be released Movie Battleship.
Rihanna is ready for her close-up. The Barbadian singer, who was nominated this year, July 2010, for an Emmy** for acting in the 'Saturday Night Live' skit 'Shy Ronnie,' is ready to make her big-screen debut, signing on to star in Universal's 'Battleship,' directed by Peter Berg ('Hancock') and co-starring Alexander Skarsgard ('True Blood') and Taylor Kitsch ('Friday Night Lights').
Though it is unclear what role Rihanna will play, 'Battleship,' based on the Hasbro board game, will be a live-action flick that stars Kitsch, as a naval officer, and his brother (Skarsgard), who lead a ship to fight against a superior force across the seas, in the skies and on land. The film, written by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber ('Whiteout'), is currently set for release on May 25, 2012.
**Self-proclaimed Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna, has something to smile about. It was announced yesterday that her "SNL" comedy skit “Shy Ronnie”, received a nod for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics at this year's Emmy Awards.
Back in December, Rihanna hit up the SNL studio for a funny digital short where she played herself alongside comedian Andy Samberg. Her skit is among others up for the nod. However, only the song’s writers and producers receive the nomination. Winners will be announced August 29. Congrats RiRi.
Rihanna knocks "Take That" from album No. 1
Sunday, January 2 2011, 19:00 GMT
Rihanna has rocketed to the top of the UK album chart with her fifth studio LP Loud.
The 'What's My Name' singer, who peaked on the chart at two at the end of November, finally unsettled Take That's Progress from the top spot that it held for the last six weeks.
Posted by Toya | Filed under Charts, Rihanna
Who’d have thought that Rihanna would possibly have an album bigger than ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’? Never underestimate a Rihanna album because those ‘Loud’ sales are exactly that! The project has now topped the Global Album Chart after its release six weeks ago. It has also encountered a sales increase of 21%, meaning the additional 521,000 copies sold worldwide has knocked Michael Jackson’s ‘Michael’ off the top spot.
‘Loud’ is officially Rihanna’s fastest selling album to date, and with the rate it is selling, it could be one of her most successful. The album has sold over two million worldwide, with most of those sales hailing from the UK where she has sold close to a million copies. That is thanks to those Christmas sales and performing on Britain’s biggest chart-impacting talent show The X Factor – not just once but twice on separate episodes!
Rihanna Wins Award for “Favorite Pop Artist” for People’s Choice Awards
Besides her winnings with Eminem, Rihanna took home the award for “Favorite Pop Artist”, People’s Choice Awards.
Rihanna Tops Charts and Makes History in the Process:
Jan 10, 2011
Rihanna topped both the singles and albums chart on Sunday (9 January) -- and made history in the process.
By reaching No.1 in the singles chart with 'What's My Name', ' the singer has become the first female artist to achieve a No. 1 track in five consecutive years.RIHANNA has equalled a chart record set by ELVIS PRESLEY after hitting the top of the U.K. pop charts again.
The sequence was kicked off by 'Umbrella' in 2007 and a number of her singles, including 2008's 'Take A Bow' and last year's 'Only Girl (In The World)', have hit the top spot since.
If that wasn't enough, the David Guetta single 'Who's That Chick' climbs three places back to Number 10 this week, one place behind Only Girl (In The World)' to ensure that Rihanna repeats the once in a generation chart feat she managed just before Christmas by appearing on three Top 10 singles all at once.(This must make her the first artiste to land this feat twice)
In the albums chart
, Rihanna's 'Loud' beat off midweek competition
from Plan B
's 'Defamation of Strickland Banks' to hold onto the No.1 position, with Take That's 'Progress' slipping to No. 3.
Rihanna lands six awards at Barbados Music Award.
Mon, January 10, 2011
THE NEW YEAR has opened on a high note for Rude Girl Rihanna.Days after taking the People’s Choice Award at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, Rihanna landed six awards at last Saturday’s Barbados Music Awards held at the gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.
Even though she was not in the house, it could easily have been dubbed the Rihanna segment. She was announced winner of the Entertainer Of The Year (Female), Song Of The Year, Best Collaboration, Best Pop/Rock/Alternative/Dance Single, Album Of The Year and Music Video Of The Year (Female). The awards were presented ahead of Saturday’s show.
Rihanna's New Album 'Loud' Edging For Platinum Status in The U.S.
Date: 1/26/2011 10:51:37 AM |
She may have had a slow start but her consistency has had her back all the way. Pop/R&B superstar Rihanna’s fifth studio album ‘Loud’ has shipped over a million copies in the U.S. and will probably snag a platinum certification in the coming weeks.
Happy about the album’s success, Rihanna tweeted “Thank you #RihannaNavy for being so sexy and makin #LOUD platinum in the U.S.”
‘Loud,’ which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart with a little over 200K units sold, has moved upwards of 830,000 copies in the U.S. The music video for the third single, ‘S&M,’ which will premiere soon, will definitely add a boast to her sales.
“Never have I ever stressed out on the first week,” Rihanna tells New York radio host Angie Martinez late last year. “Ever since ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’, the first week was like 160[,000], and it grew to sell nine million albums. The first week never determines what the success of the album will be.”
LOUD CERTIFIED AS PLATINUM IN US:
Rihanna, Kravitz among NBA All-Star performers
Feb. 9, 2011, 6:59 a.m. EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award winners Rihanna and Lenny Kravitz headline the entertainment lineup for the NBA All-Star game.
Josh Groban is also among the 2011 NBA All-Star Entertainment series performers the league revealed Wednesday.
Kravitz will perform his song "Come on Get it" during introductions of the starting lineups at the Feb. 20 game in Los Angeles before Groban sings the national anthem.
Rihanna's halftime show will include her hit songs "Only Girl (In the World)" and "What's My Name."
The NBA All-Star Entertainment series, presented by American Express, also will feature performances by Keri Hilson and Cee Lo Green during the Saturday night events.
Rihanna scores sixth Aussie number one
Wednesday, February 9 2011, 09:38 GMT
By Robert Copsey, Music Reported
Rihanna has topped the ARIA singles chart with her latest track 'S&M'.
The track, which has been renamed on the official UK chart as 'Come On', jumps two spots on this week's rankings, marking her sixth Australian number one.
Rihanna is back at top of Billboard's Social 50 Chart: (Feb.10th)
After a week of controversy regarding her S&M video, Rihanna has reclaimed the #1 position on Billboard's Social 50 Chart (for the 3rd time ). Seems as though all the negative press has worked in her favour. Her album "Loud" has also climbed back into the top 5 of the Billboard 200. It is now at #5 on the chart, up from #13.
Rihanna Song Pulled Out Of Charts For Being Too Popular
David Guetta reveals...
David Guetta had to pull his single collaboration with Rihanna out of the charts, due to her popularity.
The French DJ revealed that their single 'Who's That Chick?' had to pulled from radio stations across Europe as Rihanna had too many songs in the charts.
''My record label sent letters to all the radio stations asking them to stop playing Who’s That Chick as Rihanna’s album was out at the same time,'' Guetta told the Daily Star.
He added: ''It was strange because normally record labels ask radio stations to play your music.”
Rihanna Overcomes Sickness For Grammys Performance
RIHANNA fought off a bad bout of laryngitis and bronchitis just in time for the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (13Feb11), hitting the stage to perform twice during the 2011 ceremony.
The R&B beauty was left with a sore throat as she battled influenza last week (begs07Feb11), forcing her to scrap a gig at a charity fundraiser in Los Angeles on Thursday (10Feb11) in order to rest her voice.
But the cancellation paid off - despite sounding slightly husky in her red carpet interviews at the Grammys, Rihanna showed she had beaten the illness as she sang a stripped-down version of Love The Way You Lie (Part 2), her collaboration with Eminem, backed by Maroon 5's Adam Levine on a grand piano.
She stepped into the spotlight again later on in the prizegiving for a sexy performance of What's My Name? with Drake, complete with her own indoor bonfire.
And regaining her voice wasn't the only reason Rihanna had to celebrate - she also took home the Grammy for Best Dance Recording for Only Girl (In The World).
RIHANNA WINS BRITS AWARD: BEST INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTISTE:
Two days after winning her 4th Grammy, Rihanna is back in the news. She walked away with the coveted award- Best International female solo artiste- beating out Alicia Keys, Robyn.
Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue.
Rihanna performed three different looks while hitting the stage at the Brit Awards 2011 on Tuesday (February 15) at The O2 Arena in London, England.
Earlier in the evening, the 22-year-old pop star stepped out in Christian Dior Haute Couture for the red carpet.
At the ceremony, Rihanna performed “Only Girl (In the World)” before belting out “S&M” and “What’s My Name.”
Grammy-winning songstress Rihanna stole the show with a rousing medley of her latest hit tracks.
She opened the ceremony in an all-red outfit with her award-winning track Only Girl (In the World) from her latest album, Loud. She then had a quick outfit change to a very revealing bodysuit for her performance of S&M.
Rihanna's 'S&M' Jumps Into Top 10 Despite Controversy
Despite all the recent controversy surrounding the music video, Rihanna's sexy new single, “S&M,” has shot from 31-8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becomes the greatest digital gainer after selling 145,000 copies last week. “S&M” becomes Rihanna’s 18th top 10 single on the Hot 100.
Rihanna’s birthday rocks.
Rihanna performing with Kanye West during half time at the NBA basketball All-Star Game, yesterday, in Los Angeles. (AP Picture)
Mon, February 21, 2011 - 12:00 PM
With a celebrity-studded crowd looking on, Rihanna rocked the halftime show at the NBA All-Star game on her 23rd birthday.
She had other big names helping her sing her hits Sunday, with Drake joining in on "What's My Name?" and working "happy birthday" into the lyrics. Dripping in gold chains, a red-clad Kanye West came out for "All of the Lights," which is off his latest album but features Rihanna.
At halftime, the lights inside Staples Center went out and the video screens filled with water droplets, setting the stage for Rihanna to emerge from behind a wall singing "Umbrella."
The red-haired singer soon shed her short black suit jacket and white scarf to reveal a short black skirt and a rhinestone halter. She shimmied her way through "Only Girl (In the World)" and didn't flinch when her huge hoop earring fell off her left ear in mid-song.
While it was a working day for Rihanna, her fellow music stars relaxed in their seats while watching the 60th annual All-Star game. The West team, led by Kobe Bryant's 37 points, defeated the East 148-143.
Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z sat courtside, with Justin Bieber (MVP of Friday's All-Star celebrity game) two seats away. Sean "Diddy" Combs, Stevie Wonder (wearing headphones), Grammy winner Bruno Mars, Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo, Gene Simmons, and "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler were scattered around the arena. Rapper Nicki Minaj snacked on pink cotton candy.
Later, Rihanna sat courtside next to 16-year-old Bieber, making for a striking contrast between her flaming long hair and his famous shaggy 'do.
RENAULT SPONSOR'S RIHANNA'S "LOUD" TOUR OF UK .
(Feb. 23, 2011)
Renault UK will be an official sponsor of Rihanna's 'The Loud Tour' 2011. Powered by Renault Va Va Voom, Brit Award winner and star of Renault's new Clio Va Va Voom campaign, Rihanna will perform 23 shows across the UK starting in Belfast on the 1st October 2011.
Renault UK launched the latest Clio Va Va Voom campaign, created by Publicis London, on 6th February 2011. The sensational new commercial stars Rihanna alongside Thierry Henry, Dita Von Teese, David Bowie and screen icons Marlon Brando and Audrey Hepburn. The track is a mix of Rihanna's new single S&M, rising star Clare Maguire's Ain't Nobody and David Bowie's iconic Space Oddity.
Phil York, Renault UK Marketing Director said, "Rihanna is in our new Renault Clio ad so it seemed a logical step to be involved with her much anticipated Loud Tour later this year. We have no doubt that she'll prove she has plenty of Va Va Voom on stage and are delighted to be supporting her."
Due to phenomenal demand, two extra dates have recently been added to the much anticipated sell out tour which will cover London, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham and finish in Manchester on 2nd December 2011.
Rihanna is currently the world's most successful female singer. To date she has sold over 45 million singles, 24 million albums, won four Grammys, fifteen billboard awards and four American Music Awards. She is the only solo female artist in UK chart history to score five number one singles in consecutive years.
RIHANNA TO DO 31 North Aamerican CONCERTS IN 2 MONTHS and 57 European concerts in 3 months.
Concert dates and venues
http://rihannadaily.com/ (click here)
Rihanna joins V Festival line-up
The Script's Danny O'Donoghue said: "V Festival was our first ever UK show three years ago. It was a baptism of fire but we survived it.
"We love to play V - it's a real party for both festival-goers and bands. We can't wait for it."
The festival, which is in its 16th year, is run across Hylands Park, Chelmsford, and Weston Park in Staffordshire.
Lady Gaga And Rihanna Top Best Selling Celebrity Magazine Covers Results. by
THE LADY’S A WINNER: Put Lady Gaga in anything — flesh-colored bra,
black bustier, meat dress, artillery-undie extravaganza — and it doesn’t
matter. She sells. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, Gaga
was the runaway hit at the newsstand in 2010 for monthly and biweekly
magazines. The results don’t extend all the way through the end of the
year, and they do vary (figures for Condé Nast titles go through
November; Hearst titles through October). But it’s safe to say no
celebrity will catch up in time to match Gaga’s strong and steady
performance throughout the year.
Who else did well? Rihanna’s January GQ cover was the second-best seller
of the year through November for the men’s monthly, and her August
Seventeen cover was the Hearst’s title’s top seller through the end of
October. But unlike Gaga, who dominated whatever biweekly or monthly
magazine she graced, Rihanna on the July Elle cover sold 285,000 copies,
slightly below average for the Hachette monthly.
Minister of Education,Jones, ‘won’t criticise’ Rihanna
Sun, February 27, 2011 - 2:30 PM
While Barbadian Rihanna’s S&M video has taken some heat around the world for its sexual content, Minister of Education Ronald Jones says he will not stand in harsh criticism of the pop star, based on the portrayals alone.
“I know language. I know poetry and prose, and I cannot in all consciousness stand in harsh criticisms of her . . . when we should in fact be holding her up,” he declared yesterday.
He was speaking at the Barbados National Bank’s Rightstart Speech Contest at Combermere School.
The minister said he had spent some time listening to Rihanna and watching the performance, because, “you should not speak unless you know the context in which a person speaks”. (CT)
Rihanna fragrance by March 5
Rihanna looking sultry as she advertised her first fragrance, Reb’l Fleur, to be launched in Barbados next month. (FP)
Wed, February 23, 2011
COME Saturday, March 5, Barbadians will be able to get their hands on Reb’l Fleur, the much talked about fragrance by Barbadian superstar Rihanna, which will be launched locally at all Cave Shepherd and Harrisons stores.
Regional director of marketing for Duty Free Caribbean, Tracey Lloyd, expressed excitement about the launch of the fragrance since many customers have been asking for it for weeks.
“Reb’l Fleur was only released in the United States this month but our customers have been asking about it constantly. We are happy to let them know that it will be here in a few weeks and that they can get the opportunity to preview and pre-order it by visiting a special booth on the ground floor of our Cave Shepherd, Broad Street store during the days following up to the launch,” Lloyd said.
The fragrance can also be pre-ordered online.
The first fragrance from the chart-topping, award-winning star, known for her glamorous, audacious, fashion-forward style, was launched earlier this month in the United States, and Rihanna explained: “I believe a woman should dare to be different – willing to live her life for herself and not for other people.
“This fragrance is about my passion for individuality – being expressive and empowering, yes, but also emotional and intriguing. I promise you Reb’l Fleur will not be easily forgotten,” she said.
Fred Purches, chairman and chief executive officer of Parlux Fragrances, Inc., also noted recently: “Rihanna is a compelling modern figure in today’s popular music scene. She is strong and iconic while still being sexy and appealing.
“Reb’l Fleur will express her vibrant personality with a bold, luxurious harmony. This will be a fragrance that is timeless in its sensuality but youthful in its upbeat contemporary appeal.”
Reb’l Fleur is daring and sexy, and is as much in tune with Rihanna’s Barbadian roots as it is with the glamour of her present life in the United States. It was created by internationally renowned perfumers, Caroline Sabas and Marypierre Julien.
Rihanna - Rihanna Becomes Nivea Spokesmodel
03 March 2011 12:06:31 PM
Rihanna has been named as spokesmodel for Nivea.
The cosmetics brand has teamed up it the 'What's My Name' hitmaker to celebrate their 100th anniversary, releasing a photo of the red haired star posing seductively and apparently naked (topless).
The star is fronting the brand's 100 Years Skincare for Life campaign, and will make her official debut for the company in May, coinciding with her 'Loud' world tour kicking off, which is also sponsored by Nivea.
A representative for the brand, Markus Pinger, said: "We are excited to have Rihanna supporting us in our celebration and building a new generation of fans."
Nivea also threw a party for the singer to celebrate her 23rd birthday recently in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
Rihanna wore a sexy, almost flesh coloured dress, with a purple fringe, while the venue was with ice sculptures, including one with an 'R' on it. There were also cupcakes for guests decorated with flags from Rihanna's native Barbados.
The 'Umbrella' singer has previously said she would only pose naked if it was in a "classy way".
Explaining her reasons for turning down the opportunity to be a Playboy cover star, she said: "If I'm gonna take my clothes off, it has to be in a classy way and my will, not a check. I wouldn't take any money to do that."
RIHANNA hits a Youtube Milestone: 1billion views
Rihanna recently hit a Youtube milestone, when she became the fourth artist to rack up a whopping 1 billion views, putting her in the company of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Eminem.
The statistics, which were tracked by social media analyzer Famecount.com, include the views videos like "Love the Way You Lie" with Eminem, "What's My Name?" with Drake, and "Rude Boy," which is the most viewed clip on her own Youtube, raking up 139 million views alone.
Rihanna 4th Artiste with most shows on UK tour at O2.
There aren’t many stars who can manage to pull in enough fans to warrant eight nights at London’s O2 Arena, but Rihanna has just proved she is one of them but adding another night to her UK leg of her tour.
Many of the UK shows have already sold out, with most of the others having only limited availability remaining due to the high demand for the sexy singer at the minute, and the eighth night at the O2, which is penned in for the 21st December at the end of the leg. Tickets will be available from the 11th March from the usual ticket sites.
Rihanna is said to be the 4th artist with the most shows from a tour at O2 (behind Prince, Spice Girls, Peter Kay and Bon Jovi).
Sexy Vogue cover shoot makes Rihanna the Queen of Web.
Washington, March 19 : Rihanna has topped the Internet hot list after a headline-dominating cover shoot and interview for Vogue magazine's April 2011 issue.Making her debut in the top slot thanks to a curiosity-sparking magazine feature, Rihanna was the big draw when it came to Internet interest over the past seven days, reports Fox News.
Joining the Barbadian beauty as a hot topic this past week were a scandal-plagued Vanessa Hudgens, as well as ‘Blow’ hitmaker KeUSD ha and the always popular Justin Bieber.
The ‘Umbrella’ songstress was snapped by paparazzi this week as she left a rumored Rolling Stone photo shoot, of which she tweeted, “Just wrapped my photoshoot! Mama is a Rolling Stone! Love u RihannaNavy! I see yall representin wit S and M! Get S and M on itunes!”
Rihanna Performs At Country Music Awards
The pop star joins country artist Jennifer Nettles onstage for "California King Bed" duet.
Rihanna has officially crossed over, again. The multiplatinum singer performed at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards last night (April 3) at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, alongside Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles.
The performance was one of a few duets of the evening, but Rihanna's performance was very well received by the crowd. The red-headed diva sang "California King Bed," a cut from her latest album, Loud.
Rih Rih, who is known for her revealing attire, scaled back a bit for the normally conservative country crowd by wearing a white dress that covered much of her assets. She also brought the short hair out of retirement for this appearance.
Rihanna tops Radio Songs and US Air Play:
Rihanna’s “S&M” becomes her record-setting fifth consecutive No. 1 on Radio Songs (and eighth overall), besting streaks of four each by Destiny’s Child (2000-01) and Usher (2004);and stays at #2 on Bilboard 100.(week ending April 16, 2011)
Rihanna Sets Record in UK:
The Rihanna Reign in London just won’t stop! If you didn’t manage to buy any ticket for the upcoming tour in London get your timers on! Rihanna has added another date to her Tour!
Rihanna has sold over a staggering 300,000 tickets for her UK ‘Loud’ Tour to date and to celebrate this record breaking feat she is adding her 10th and final show at the O2 London on Tuesday 20th December 2011. Rihanna has broken the venue’s record with ten shows, the longest ever for a solo female artist at The O2 arena since it opened in 2007.
Rihanna mania shows no sign of slowing down with this announcement, the Brit and Grammy award wining artist has now sold over 1.4 million copies of her album ‘Loud’ in 20 weeks (only in the UK), in that time it has never left the Top 10 and spent 17 weeks inside the Top 5. In this period ‘Loud’ has seen 3 singles from the album chart Top 3, with two Number 1’s, selling over 2 million copies. (April 13,2011)
Rihanna Reclaims Pop Queen Title:
For the third time in four weeks, the lead for the most No. 1s in the history of Billboard’s Pop Songs chart changes hands, as Rihanna’s “S&M” rises 2-1 to become her record eighth topper on the tally.
The coronation breaks Rihanna out of a tie with Lady Gaga and P!nk for most No. 1s dating to the Nielsen BDS-based mainstream top 40 radio airplay ranking’s Oct. 3, 1992, launch.
The three-way deadlock between the female superstars didn’t last long. Lady Gaga notched her seventh No. 1, “Born This Way,” two weeks ago. That track had displaced P!nk’s “F**kin’ Perfect,” which had reigned the prior two weeks.(April 11)
Rihanna leads Billboard Nominations:
Rihanna takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award categories nominations for 2011 Billboard Music Award , including Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist and Top Dance/Electronic Artist. “Love the Way You Lie,” her chart-topping collaboration with Eminem, places her as a contender in six song categories.
The 46 award categories are based on measures provided by our data partners including sales data shared by Nielsen SoundScan, radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS, streaming data measured by Tubemogul and Nielsen BDS, social media consumption gauged by Next Big Sound and tour grosses tracked by Billboard Boxscore.(April 2011)
Rihanna Smashes Billboard Charts top spot 10 times:
Rihann's"S&M" rises from 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (Apr. 21) on Billboard.com, granting the singer her 10th No. 1 on the survey and ownership of a pair of historic chart records. Having first reigned atop the Hot 100 the week of May 13, 2006, with "SOS," Rihanna logs the shortest span between a solo artist's first and 10th No. 1s in the chart's 52-year history, a stretch of four years, 11 months and two weeks. (This week's charts are dated Apr. 30, 2011).
Rihanna bests the five-year, four-month span between current Island Def Jam labelmate Mariah Carey's first ("Vision of Love," Aug. 4, 1990) and 10th ("One Sweet Day," Dec. 2, 1995) toppers to complete the quickest sprint to 10 Hot 100 No. 1s among solo artists. (Carey collected the first 15 of her 18 career No. 1s while signed to Columbia Records).
Among all acts, Rihanna trails only the Beatles (one year, eight months and one week) and the Supremes (two years, eight months and three weeks) for the fastest accumulation of 10 Hot 100 No. 1s.
Rihanna is additionally the youngest artist to notch 10 No. 1s in the Hot 100's archives. At 23 years, two months and one week, Rihanna (born Feb. 20, 1988) eclipses the mark established by Carey, who was 25 years, eight months and one week old when she tallied her 10th Hot 100 leader.
Rihanna is just the ninth artist to total at least 10 Hot 100 No. 1s and the fifth solo female, following Carey (18), Madonna (12), Whitney Houston (11) and Janet Jackson (10).
(The Beatles lead all acts with 20 career No. 1s; Michael Jackson has the most (13) among solo males. In addition to the Supremes (12), Stevie Wonder (10) is the other act with at least 10 Hot 100 leaders).
"S&M" ascends to the Hot 100's summit fueled by the first full week of digital sales for the song's "Rih-mix" featuring Britney Spears. All versions of the song, which claims the Hot 100's Digital Gainer award and becomes Rihanna's record-extending 10th No. 1 on Digital Songs, sold a combined 293,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 108% increase over last week. The Spears-assisted version of the track accounted for 66% of the song's overall weekly digital sum.
S&M lands atop World Charts:
The banned single S&M makes it to number one on world charts; this follows its chart breaking run on the Billboard 100.
RIHANNA PERFORMS IN UKRAINE (MAY 2011)
Rihanna’s performance was delayed almost 2 hours because of a false bomb threat at hotel. Luckily she has a good security around her. She tweeted earlier today – “We in Ukraine baby! Got 100 Men In Black walkin around me…feel like the president!!! (Its pretty annoying actually) but Ukraine ROCKS“.
Rihanna performed in front of over 50,000 people on the stadium in Donetsk.
Rihanna Named Top Female Artist and Top Radio Songs Artist of the Year at 2011 Billboard Music Awards. ( May 22, 2011)
Rihanna collected the Top Female Artist award at tonight’s Billboard Music Awards, knocking off Kesha, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
That’s stiff competition, but Rihanna deserved the honor based on sales of her album ‘Loud’ and the success of singles like ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ and ‘What’s My Name?’
The red-haired beauty, who opened the broadcast with a performance of ‘S&M’ featuring surprise guest Britney Spears, received her award from Justin Bieber and then began her acceptance speech by pretending to be a starstruck teenage Bieber fan. “Justin Bieber, like, gave me my award. That’s so cool!,” she said.
The red-haired beauty continued by thanking her family in Barbados, her recording family at Def Jam, and her fans. Rihanna led all artists with 18 nominations.
Rihanna also nabbed the award for Top Radio Songs Artist.
RiRi’s last five singles have topped the radio charts and that’s because you can’t turn the dial an inch without hearing a Rihanna song. Come on, you know that you’ve heard ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ or ‘California King Bed’ at least twice in the last week. Don’t even try and deny that you sing along to them in your car, either.
RiRi was her typical, fashion-forward self, wearing a crisp and clean white suit, which was a stark contrast to her fire-engine red hair and her blood-red, dagger shaped nails; we wouldn’t want to meet the business-end of RiRi’s hand, that’s for sure.
“Now I can’t remember anything I wanted to say,” the singer, 23, said as she took the stage to accept her award. “So I am going to look for the faces.” The first person she thanked was rapper and hip-hop impresario Jay-Z, the man who discovered our Barbados-born pop music queen.
Speaking of Rihanna’s native land, she also shouted out Barbados. She didn’t forget to thank the fans and listeners who call and request to hear her songs on the radio.
Congrats to Rihanna on her latest award!
Rihanna gets LOUD in Baltimore
Though Rihanna calls her fans the Navy, judging by the packed arena she had on her hands in Baltimore on Saturday night, she might have to expand to all three branches of the military to accomodate her growing fan base.
Rihanna packed a powerful punch for her nearly two-hour concert in which she played nearly all the hits and still had plenty left over to go on if she felt like it.
Opening the show in a metallic blue trench coat, Rihanna made a dramatic entrance to the 1st Mariner Arena as she kicked off the show with her smash hit "Only Girl." From there, Rihanna rolled right into "Disturbia," then "Shut Up and Drive," then "Man Down" and more.
The show seemed to be broken up into themed sections. After the first four songs, Rihanna kicked off the "sex" portion of the show with a sensual video interlude. From there, she brazenly covered Prince's "Darling Nikki," dressed in a tuxedo while she prodded, poked and dry humped female dancers acting as strippers. Rihanna's throaty voice and tone sounded great on the sinful Prince track, but the lyrics were tough to make out.
Then it was on to "S&M," which was identical to the Billboard Awards performance minus Britney. Curiously, Rihanna opted to keep "Let Me," an album track from her debut album, in the setlist.
But what would the sex portion of Rihanna's show be without Loud bedroom banger "Skin"? The ruby-haired diva got the arena hot and bothered with plenty of pelvic thrusts and come ons, but things got really wild when Rihanna pulled up a female fan onstage for some one-on-one hump timNext, Rihanna set it off with the "military" portion of the show as Rihanna's dancers vamped to Nicki Minaj's verse. Rihanna then rode out on a pink tank to finish the song off. Then came "Hard," complete with pink AK-47s, which was followed by fan favorite "Breaking Dishes."
After "Breaking Dishes," Rihanna decided to rile the crowd up by running straight through the audience in the floor section. But there was a purpose: She ran to the middle of the arena and did a drum solo to Sheila E.'s "Glamourous Life." From there, she went into a medley of her features on Jay-Z's "Run This Town" and T.I.'s "Live Your Life."
After all of that excitement, Rihanna moved on to the ballad portion of the show, coming out in a flowy yellow garment for her cheater's remorse ballad "Unfaithful." She then segued into a Ne-Yoless version of "Hate That I Love You," followed by "California King Bed." The audience was swaying and singing along the most to "California King Bed" and its sweeping chorus.
The "Island Flavor" segment was kicked off with "What's My Name," but Rihanna was oddly dressed in a gigantic rainbow fur coat, denim two-piece and an exaggerated bandana bow. She looked like Big Bird's dog Barkley, to be quite honest. After that, it was a smooth transition into "Rude Boy."
Rihanna called out a last call of sorts with her bar-friendly "Cheers (A Drink to That)" and partied hearty with her disco jam "Please Don't Stop The Music." Again, RiRi took the opportunity to run through the crowd and hype everyone up.
. Bringing things back down a notch, Rihanna seemed like she was closing the show with "Take A Bow," but wait, there was more! Rihanna came back out in a shimmery gold short set, singing "Love The Way You Lie II" on top of a piano dangling in the air on a platform. Her vocals on this song were the highlight of the night as she took her head voice to beautiful heights.
To close the show, Rihanna ended with her ode to friendship, "Umbrella." It was quite scaled down as it kicked off acoustically, but it built up as the song went along, ending in a satisfying climax with dancers posed artfully on rising platforms holding umbrellas.
Rihanna has grown immensely as a performer. No, she's not a dancer like Beyonce or a crazy pianist like Lady Gaga, but Rihanna is a certified entertainer. She played and interacted with the crowd and most importantly, she sang live and she sang live well.
Her catalogue is so deep and so hitworthy that at nearly two hours, Rihanna still had smashes left on the cutting room floor, like "S.O.S," "Break It Off," "Rehab" and "Pon de Replay." Not to mention fan favorite album tracks, like "Photographs," "Fading" and "G4L." Rihanna has only been in the game 6 years, but she's got the catalogue of a vet. Respect.
This is a tour that no Rihanna fan should miss. Even casual fans will have a good time as Rihanna has put together an engaging, dazzling spectacle. Fans at the Baltimore show were on their feet for nearly the whole show with people dancing with glee and abandon in the aisles.
Kanye West put it best when he said that a concert is like church. If that's true, Rihanna was preaching a word that night in Baltimore. So go forth and get baptized in to the navy.
RIHANNA WINS BET 'BEST R&B FEMALE AWARD' 2011 (JUNE26, 2011)
Rihanna - Rihanna To Model For Armani
11 July 2011 19:06
R&B beauty Rihanna is set to strip off for a sizzling new advertising campaign after signing on as a spokesmodel for Emporio Armani's underwear and jeans collection.
The Umbrella hitmaker will follow in the footsteps of Transformers beauty Megan Fox, who set pulses racing in the 2010/11 advertising campaigns.
Rihanna will grace billboards worldwide for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans from September (11).
The singer is in good company as an Armani model - British soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria previously fronted ads for the underwear line, as did Portuguese sports hunk Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rihanna Replaces Gaga As Queen Of Facebook
The Poker Face hitmaker started the year (11) as the top living person on the social networking website- with only the late Michael Jackson garnering more 'likes' from fans around the world.
Eminem surpassed Gaga's feat in February (11) and, by March (11), he had stolen the crown from the king of pop Pop too - with more than 30 million votes.
Now Gaga has taken another knock to her ego - Rihanna has replaced her as the most-liked female star on the site, racking up more than 40.5 million 'likes' - a far cry from the 5,000 she had last summer (10).
However, Gaga shouldn't be too upset - she still rules over Twitter.com with over 11.6 million followers.
Most Concerts in a Year - RIHANNA'S LOUD TOUR A RECORD??????
Todate Rihanna has 93 concert dates booked for the Loud Tour. This strectches from June 4 to December 22, 2011 and come after completing her "Last Girl on Earth" tour with 9 shows in February and March, 2011. Michael Jackson did 82 over two years 66-67; Lil Wayne 78 Dec 2008 - September 2009.
Will Rihanna acheive the most concerts in a year?Did any other artiste do more?
Rihanna chosen “Woman of The Year” by Vogue Italia.
Wed, July 20, 2011 - 8:03 AM
Rihanna was chosen as “Woman of The Year” by Vogue Italia.
The famous magazine paid a tribute to the singer for her amazing fashion sense, musical success and charity work.
According to the magazine: “It’s her, Rihanna, once a rising star of the R and B scene, she is currently the undisputed best contender to the role of queen of pop. …”
“Independent, energetic, the young Robyn Rihanna Fenty (only 23) is our woman of the year and not just by virtue of numbers and figures but also, and foremost, for her kind and fighting spirit. The same spirit that brought her from Barbados to the top of the music charts achieving a career which she has forged and mastered completely by herself (whose last move was to become the new ambassador for Armani).
“She has managed to cultivate her career despite the many tragedies affecting her private life: from her father’s addiction to crack (her manager until recently when she fired him in relation to the release of some unbecoming statements about her) to the violence caused to her in 2009 by the then boyfriend, Chris Brown. Her career has always been based on the cunning use of sexiness and provocation: from the silver-nude number sported on the video of the hit single Umbrella to the “scandalous” video for S&M” added the magazine.
Rihanna’s charitable work was also recognized. “She has joined and supported campaigns for the fight against breast cancer as well as the fight against world famine but also offered her help to ill or less fortunate people such as the very young Jasmina Anema who saw the pop star on the frontline in the search for a bone marrow donor to save her from leukaemia”. (rihannadaily.com)
RIHANNA LOUD in Atlantic City.
RHIANNA # 1 on Billboard Social 50:
Rihanna has reclaimed the top spot on Billboard's Social 50 chart. This comes on the heels of claiming top spot on Facebook and being voted 'Woman of the Year' by Vogue.(Thurs 21 July 2011)
Rihanna killed it last night (July 17) at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. This girl knows how to put on a show — I was amazed!
Yeah, we all know Rihanna‘s hot, but her concert at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Event Center in Atlantic City, NJ on Sun. July 17 was beyond INCREDIBLE! She looked amazing, sounded awesome and was having just as much fun as all her fans! And did I mention The Voice‘s Cee Lo Green was there to start the night off right?
Clad in an array of show stopping outfits, RiRi took to the stage with her fiery red hair and killer curves. From “S&M” to “Rude Boy,” she pulled out all of her hits and showed of her signature dance moves, ehem the “body roll,” while running back and forth from one side of the stage to the other making sure every member of the sold out audience got a good glimpse.
And when she sang her new song “California King Bed,” jaws dropped. Rihanna truly has talent, she sounded amazing live and pours her heart and soul into each performance.
She even brought a fan on stage and gave him a personal lap dance! I couldn’t believe my eyes, RiRi’s red hot!
Cee Lo Green opened the show and later on in the evening put on a smaller, yet just as insane performance at MIXX nightclub (located in the Borgata) where he whipped out his fan favorites, “F*** You!” and “Crazy.” With RiRi and Cee Lo (and the gorgeous accommodations at the Borgata’s Water Club), you can’t go wrong — these two truly are superstars!
Rihanna Collaborates with Vita Coco to Launch New Tropical Fruit Flavor.
Today, Vita Coco, the nation’s best-selling coconut water and one of the fastest-growing beverage brands in the U.S., launched Vita Coco Tropical Fruit, in collaboration with Rihanna. The seventh flavor in the Vita Coco portfolio, Tropical Fruit is an all-natural, luscious blend of coconut water, pink guava, orange, red dragon fruit and pineapple.
“I grew up in Barbados – so when Vita Coco approached me to help develop a new flavor, I thought we should combine the natural coconut water with fresh tropical fruits – two of my favorite things,” says Rihanna. “It tastes so delicious and reminds me of home!”
Vita Coco Tropical Fruit comes in a bright magenta TetraPak featuring Rihanna’s signature to mark the collaboration. The pop star is also the face of Vita Coco’s national advertising campaign, which was released this past June.
RIHANNA AT KADOOMENT 2011 IN BARBADOS
RIHANNA PERFORMING IN BARBADOS - SIMPLY RIH-MARKABLE
Over 25.000 persons witnessed a thrilling performance by their Pop-Queen, Rihanna, at kensington Oval, Barbados on Friday 5th August, 2011. It was the first time that the Superstar was performing in the land of her birth. The massive sold out crowd had to endure an hour long wait between acts to see Rihanna. However, when the lights dimmed to signal the arrival of the Superstar the crowd went wild and from then until the last note, one hour and fifty minutes later, it was nothing but screams of delight.
Rihanna was in fine voice and form and pulled out all the stops for her fans. It was as though she had saved the best of the Loud tour for Barbados. She pranced and danced her way through all of the favourite songs and the crowd sang them almost word for word. By the time she was finished the unconverted had been converted.
By the end of the show Rihanna had been truly accepted as the "Queen of Barbados". Nothing but love and tears flowed for her on her home coming.
Rihanna as Appealing as Elvis?
Rihanna matched a record set by Elvis Presley in the 1950s by scoring five number one singles in consecutive years on the U.K. pop chart. The singer, dubbed the Queen of Pop, is also matching Elvis in fan appeal. Thousands are turning out to her concerts and their reaction to her is just as electrifying as that received by the old Elvis. Fans are dying to touch her hand. One man has even proposed to his girl friend in her presence. A mother, at the death of her young daughter, shared her grief with Rihanna, stating that her daughter died in a car crash while listening to her CD. Millions follow her on facebook and twitter.
Rihanna's latest U.K. Number One hit is "What's My Name"; she previously topped the chart with 2010's "Only Girl (in the World)," "Run This Town" with Jay-Z and Kanye West in 2009, "Take A Bow" in 2008 and "Umbrella" in 2007.
Check fan response:
RIHANNA LANDS ANOTHER #1
“California King Bed” is Rihanna’s 15th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs, where it rises 2-1.
She’s now tied with Mariah Carey as the 4th artist with the most No. 1s on that chart. She’s only behind Madonna (40), Janet Jackson (19), Beyonce (16), Donna Summer (16) and Kristine W (16).
|“Cheers” becomes Rihanna’s 19th Top 10 hit in the U.S.
Rihanna’s “Cheers (Drink To That)” has become Rihanna’s 19th top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100!
Rihanna’s 19th Hot 100 top 10 follows three leaders from “Loud”: “Only Girl (In the World)”; “What’s My Name?,” featuring Drake; and, “S&M.” Two other cuts from the set have also graced the chart: “California King Bed” (No. 37 peak) and “Man Down” (No. 59).
Rihanna’s Top 10 hits in the United States:
- Pon De Replay (#2);
- SOS (#1);
- Unfaithful (#6);
- Break It Off (#9);
- Umbrella (#1);
- Hate That I Love You (#7);
- Don’t Stop The Music (#3);
- Take A Bow (#1);
- Disturbia (#1);
- Live Your Life (#1);
- Run This Town (#2);
- Russian Roulette (#9);
- Hard (#8);
- Rude Boy (#1);
- Love The Way You Lie (#1);
- Only Girl (#1);
- What’s My Name (#1);
- S&M (#1);
- Cheers (#10).
RIHANNA FILMING VIDEO FOR "WE FOUND LOVE".
SHE may be one of the biggest stars in the world, but she proved she's not afraid to get her feet dirty.
Sexy singer Rihanna was filming her new single, 'We Found Love', with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris in a field in Co Down yesterday.
The Barbados-born beauty frolicked around in a cornfield in a bikini top before stunning onlookers by going topless for the video.
Although the video-shoot was supposed to be top-secret, rumours spread on the internet yesterday morning that the singer was filming near Bangor. Hundreds then gathered near Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church.
The singer is in the North ahead of her three sell-out shows at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast this weekend, and reportedly the site was chosen because someone on her team liked the look of a tree located there.
Dressed in pale-blue ripped jeans, a bikini-top and a long, check shirt, the singer waved to her fans from inside her car when she arrived.
One man, carrying his two-year-old daughter, ran after the truck to get closer.
Robert Gilmore and little Lexie were rewarded as the star enthusiastically waved out the window as she was driven down the road to her caravan.
Lexie's parents Robert and Lena had been waiting at the field from 11am. "It was worth it for her, it's made her day," Robert said.
Alex Arnson (16), from Bangor, said she was excited about seeing the superstar.
"I'm in the same airspace as Rihanna, that's pretty special," she said.
And as word got out that the singer was in town more people arrived.
Armed with cameras and camera phones, they lined the dual-carriageway waiting for the singer to emerge once more.
- Patrice Dougan
roars to a 20th Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single faster than any other solo artist, as “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, darts 16-9 in its second chart week.
Rihanna Reaches 20 top 10s Fastest
(6th Oct. 2011)
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! The ‘SOS’ singer was certainly
assisted by her faithful Navy to earn her latest accolade.Billboard reports that Rihanna
Rihanna reaches 20 top 10s in a span of just six years and four months, beating Madonna for the quickest collection of top 10s among soloists for Madonna's stretch of six years and nine months began after her chart introduction with “Holiday.” Rihanna, thus, beats Madonna’s mark by five months. This might have been even shorter had she not been off the scene for a year during the Rihanna/Chris Browne Saga.
With Madonna also holding the record for most top 10 singles of any artist (37 to be exact), Rihanna – being nowhere near her 30th birthday – threatens to beat another of Madge’s records.
RIHANNA WINS MOBO AWARD
Rihanna won the "Best International Act" at the 2011 MOBO Awards.The Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, established in 1995 by Kanya KingMBE and Andy Ruffell, are held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.
RIHANNA DEBUTS AT #1 IN UK
Just 4 days after its release in the United Kingdom, Rihanna’s new single “We Found Love” feat. Calvin Harris has debuted at #1!
Rihanna has now scored 6 #1 singles in 5 consecutive years, a record unequalled by any other female solo artist. She also becomes the 3rd female with most #1s in the UK after Madonna (13) and Kylie Minogue (7). (Oct. 9th)
Rihanna, Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive.
The S$M singer appears in the mag dressed only in seaweed.
Rihanna is shown on the Nov. 2011 issue of Esquire magazine.
"At the end of a concert, I don't feel like I've been this sexy thing," Rihanna says in the men's mag's cover story on her. "Really, I don't even think about it."
Yeah, right. Her nude cover shot would seem to suggest otherwise, but she has more to discuss than her perfect bod and obvious sex appeal. The highlights:
On keeping her Barbadian fans happy: "I'm always representing Barbados. All over the world, no matter what I was doing, no matter what I achieved, no matter what award it was, I always shouted them out. So, I started making them feel like, 'This is our girl. If people in the U.K. could get this excited about her, what's wrong with us?'"
Link to Rihanna's new video "WE Found Love in a Hopeless Place". http://www.billboard.com/column/the-juice/rihanna-s-high-on-love-in-we-found-love-1005424792.story#/column/the-juice/rihanna-s-high-on-love-in-we-found-love-1005424792.story
"We Found Love" blazing a trail:
Superstar, Rihanna, is in the news again. Rihanna has released a new controversial video "We Found Love" which has been making waves on the music scene.
In four short days the video has racked up 8.6 million views on Youtube with many viewers deeming it her best video ever while others label it smut.
The video shows Rihanna walking away from a steamy relationship which wallows in sex and drugs.
"We Found Love" has already reached number one in eleven (11) countries on itunes and is number one on charts in six countries, including UK where it debuted at number one. On its current path "We Found Love in a Hopeless Place" could be one of Rihanna's biggest hits.
"We Found Love" is now # 1 on World Charts
"We Found Love" is number one in 10 countries, #2 in 4 and #3 in 2.
WE FOUND LOVE RIHANNA"S 11th NUMBER ONE:
November 3rd. 2011
We Found Love pushes Rihanna up the list of number one holders. Among the females she is now 3rd; and 7th overall.
MAriah Carey 18
Elvis Presley 17
Michael Jackson 13
The Supremes 12
Whitney Houston 11
Miriah Carey 18
Whitney Houston 11
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“BARBADOS, THE HOME OF RIHANNA, FOR A GREAT VACATION - SUN, SEA, SAND AND FUN. BE BLOWN AWAY BY HARISSON'S CAVE- A MUST SEE.
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