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"We Found Love" Big Across the World:
"We Found Love"is number one in:
Canada; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Ireland; New Zealand; Norway; Sweden; Switzerland; U.K; U.S.A;Croatia;Georgia;Poland;South Africa; and on the world Charts.
Posted by Rodrigo
• Added on November 15, 2011
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up!
Rihanna has 3 songs in the Top 5 on iTunes (United States):
- #1 Rihanna – “We Found Love”
- #2 Drake feat. Rihanna – “Take Care”
- #4 Rihanna – “You Da One”
Rihanna Wins 2011 AMA award:
Rihanna copped the award for favorite Soul/ R&B Album, with LOUD
. She beat out Beyonce and Cris Browne.
Talk That Talk - review:
The work horse of modern day entertainment has her fan base literally eating out of her hands. Rihanna, enjoying the hype of her rihannaNavy, has delivered her sixth album in as many years if we subtract the Chris Browne year.
Rihanna, over the past month,has teased her fans to the point that they literally counted down the minutes to the release. Her release of 'We Found Love', before the release of the album, was a master stroke which saw the single rocketing to number one on over 12 charts, including the Billboard hot 100.
And if feed back is anything to go on,the fans are not disappointed. The album offers something for everyone from the purist to the extremist.
Of note is the absence of songs in the low register. It is evident from this album that Rihanna is better suited to high pitched songs.
"Talk that Talk" is typical Rihanna and begs controversy and criticism of her explicit sexual overtones.
Roc out, We Want Love, Farewell, Drunk on Love and Where have you Been will no doubt be the singles to watch. (Jerome Davis; Nov. 2011)
RIHANNA KEEPS DOMINATING HOT 100
Posted by Rodrigo• Added on November 23, 2011 - 02:31 pm
Rihanna tallies a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris), while she makes history on the Digital Songs chart with a little help from friend Drake.
“We Found Love,” the lead single from Rihanna’s sixth studio album, “Talk That Talk,” released Monday (Nov. 21), spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 211,000 downloads sold, down 6%, according to Nielsen SoundScan. On Radio Songs, the track lifts 3-1 with 129 million all-format audience impressions, up 14%, according to Nielsen BDS, granting the title Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a fourth consecutive week.
“We Found Love” is Rihanna’s ninth No. 1 on Radio Songs, the second-best sum after Island Def Jam labelmate Mariah Carey‘s 11 dating to the chart’s inception 21 years ago.
It’s a historic week on Digital Songs for Rihanna, who becomes the first woman to chart three titles in the top 10 simultaneously, as two new tracks join “We Found Love” in the upper tier: Drake’s “Take Care,” on which she guests, arrives at No. 4 (162,000) and her own “You Da One” opens at No. 9 (124,000). No artist had placed as many entries in the chart’s top 10 since a record six songs by Michael Jackson, led by “Thriller” at No. 2, ranked in the region the week of July 11, 2009, following his passing.
On the Hot 100, “Take Care” storms in as the chart’s highest debut at No. 9 (Rihanna's 21st top ten) and “You Da One” vaults 73-14 in its second chart week.
Posted by Rodrigo on November 22, 2011
Rihanna has teamed up with Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans to create her first fashion line, comprising denim and lingerie.
Already the face of both brands, the singer’s debut offering features T-shirts bearing her R logo and Armani’s signature eagle, classic biker jackets, a canvas rucksack, jeans in two different styles and sets of lace underwear that come in navy blue and pearl grey.
The collection will be available worldwide from mid-November.
TALK THAT TALK PLATINUM IN 4 DAYS IN UK;
Four days is all it took for Rihanna's new release TTT to go platinum in UK. The album has sold 300,000 copies in a mere 4 days.
Instead of breaking dishes it seems that the Pop Goddess will be breaking records in the weeks ahead.
RIHANNA RULES UK CHARTS AGAIN
Rihanna has done it again, shes has scored her 3rd UK #1 Album with “Talk That Talk”, (others #1′s being Good Girl Gone Bad and Loud). Rihanna has also broken several records…
- First Female to top both the UK Singles and Albums charts twice in one year!
- Longest #1 single of 2011, and impressive 6 weeks for We Found Love, altogether 7 weeks with Whats My Name!
- Selling over 160,000 copies in first week making it one of the fastest sellers of 2011!
[Rihanna is also the first solo female to score two different No. 1 albums in a calendar year.]
Along with having the #1 album, We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) has also spent its 6th Week at #1 in the UK, it has never left the top 3 of the charts since its release over a month ago!
Though not a chart record, Rihanna has today had an impressive 20 individual chart entries in the Official Singles Chart, 17 being solo singles, and 3 with Rihanna as a guest vocalist, two of which reached the top 10!
Rihanna - Rihanna Almost Cancelled Concert Due To Stress
28 November 2011
The 'We Found Love' singer broke down shortly before the show in Dublin - part of her Loud Tour, which features over 100 dates - and was only talked around by a phone call to fellow singer Beyonce Knowles.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "She's just a young woman who just wants to have fun, but she was feeling pretty low.
"It's a mix of exhaustion and stress. She's been partying hard to take her mind off things, but there are days when she wakes up and doesn't even know where she is because of the travelling.
"It's no wonder she is feeling down."
Beyonce took time out in 2009 so she could spend time with her husband, rapper Jay-Z, and understands the pressures of being on a long tour and dealing with stress, as she has been performing and since she was a teenager.
The source added: "She knows Rihanna needs downtime or she'll burn out."
After her performance on Friday, Rihanna wrote online: "I'm so light-headed!"
On Thursday night (24.11.11), the singer had thrown a lavish thanksgiving feast in Ireland for her tour staff and entourage to celebrate the traditional US holiday of Thanksgiving, ordering food from a top French restaurant and celebrating in a private room of O'Donoghue's bar.
Rihanna had to cancel two shows in Sweden a month ago, as she was hospitalised with a bad case of flu. She was also thought to have been warned by doctors to curb her partying lifestyle.
Rihanna has 16 dates left on her Loud Tour, which concludes on December 22 in London.
RIHANNA AND MARILYN MONROE
Rihanna's meteoric rise to stardom is second only to that of Marilyn Monroe's. The similarity is amazing with both young ladies leading roller coaster life styles and wallowing in success, with everything they touch turning to gold. However, neither seemed to have budgetted for the stress and exhaustion of such a life style- the partying , the press etc.
Marilyn succumbed to the pressure which Elton John recorded for posterity in song - Candle in the Wind. Rihanna is fortunate in that she can look to Marilyn's life for a guide so as not to suffer a similar fate. However, should she ignore Marilyn's fate she is sure to arrive at the same destination. In such a case, Elton John will only have to change the name of the victim and Hollywood to Billboard but the rest of the song will be the same.(Nov 29,2011)
Candle in the Wind
Goodbye Norma Jean (Robyn Fenty)
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
They crawled out of the woodwork
And they whispered into your brain
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your name
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did
Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Hollywood (Billboard) created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid
Even when you died
Oh the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Marilyn (Rihanna) was found in the nude
Goodbye Norma Jean (Robyn Fenty)
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
Goodbye Norma Jean (Robyn Fenty)
From the young man in the 22nd row
Who sees you as something more than sexual
More than just our Marilyn Monroe(Rihanna)
POP QUEEN, RIHANNA,BACK AT #1 ON U.S POP CHARTS.
As if ruling the U.K charts isn't enough, Rihanna has made her presence felt on the U.S charts. The Goddess of Pop has reclaimed her spot at the top of the Pop charts with "We Found Love"- her ninth #1. She also sits at #1 on both the Hot 100 charts and the Radio Chart with the same track while the album "Talk That Talk" debuts at #3 on the Chart 200. (Dec.1, 2011)
Stressed Rihanna on 24-hour health watch
Rihanna during her concert "Loud Tour" in Paris (Pic: Splash)
STRESSED Rihanna’s been put on health watch ahead of this weekend’s Capital Jingle Bell Ball event.
Mercury record label execs are insisting she has 24hr surveillance – and a curfew – after flipping out last weekend in a tearful rant to Beyonce.
A source said: “She’s filming her Loud tour DVD in December and her team is determined that she looks, acts and performs at her best.
“They are currently in talks with Mariah Carey’s trainer, Patricia Gay, to fly in and start training.”
RIHANNA STORMS JINGLE BELL BALL:
Rihanna performed an explosive set as she headlined day one of Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball 2011 in London this evening (3rd December).
The Bajan star took to the O2 arena stage sporting her new blonde hair style and was dressed in a short white t shirt, denim hot pants and chequered loose skirt.
RiRi opened with an impressive version of ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ , in which she screamed “come on Jingle Bell Ball” and swaggered around the stage.
The Loud’ singer then gave a saucy rendition of her January 2011 single ‘S&M’, before heading straight into Drake collaboration ‘What’s My Name?’
After leading the Jingle Bell Ball audience through the critically acclaimed single, Rihanna then took things down a level with a stripped back rendition of ballad ‘California King Bed’ .
“Thank you London for letting me rock out. Thank you Capital,” she shouted, before leading into her final performance of the evening and telling the crowd, “If you know the words sing along”.
The O2 Arena all stood in unison as Rihanna launched into the opening lines of recent chart-topper ‘We Found Love’ , with the audience enthusiastically jumping up and down as the Calvin Harris produced track broke into full flow.
The audience was showered with an explosion of confetti and streamers as Rihanna bowed out from the stage, bringing an end to the first night of Capital’s Jingle Ball Ball 2011.
Capital FM Fans Hail "Amazing" Rihanna Jingle Bell Ball 2011 Performance
3rd December 2011, 23:02
The crowd give their reactions as they leave London's O2 Arena.
No one seemed disappointed as the audience expressed their love for the 'We Found Love' singer as they left the venue.
"Brilliant, absolutely amazing. The whole thing was very good," said 12-year-old Ellie of the Elton family and friends who were still screaming as they left the venue.
Steve from Wokingham had brought his family to the event to celebrate his son's birthday and was impressed with the Bajan star's performance and beauty.
"She's hot isn’t she? I shouldn't say that because the wife is standing with me. The reaction of the crowd and the whole experience was really exciting from start to finish," he admitted.
28-year-old Reno from the Isle Of Dogs confessed: "Rihanna is absolutely amazing." When asked what impressed her about the performance, she simply replied: "What didn't impress me."
St Albans resident Madeline and friend Rebecca from Watford added: "It was amazing. She looked good with her hair too. Umbrella was really good."
Rihanna crosses million sales mark for the first time
RIHANNA DOUBLES ON WORLD CHARTS:
We Found Love is #1 and the album Talk That Talk is also #1onworld charts.No stopping Rihanna.
Rihanna has sold a million copies of a single song in the UK for the first time, according to the Official Chart Company.
Only Girl (In The World) shifted nearly 1,700 copies last week, which was enough to break the milestone.
The single was originally released more than a year ago and topped the charts in November 2010.
It is Rihanna's first solo song to sell a million copies and the 108th single to do so in UK chart history.
The singer has previously passed the seven-figure mark as a guest artist.
Eminem's Love The Way You Lie, which featured Rihanna's vocals on the chorus, sold its millionth copy earlier this year.
Only Girl (In The World) is only the 15th single by a female artist to reach a million sales.
The most recent was Someone Like You by Adele.
Lady Gaga, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis and Kylie Minogue have also previously crossed the million sales mark.
Rihanna's latest single, We Found Love, recently spent six weeks at the top of the UK singles chart.
The 23-year-old's new album, Talk That Talk, recently beat One Direction to number one on the album chart.
Rihanna has sold more than 12 million singles in the UK since the release of her debut single in August 2005.
She is the only artist to achieve that many sales in such a short space of time.
RIHANNA MOST TALKED ABOUT SINGER ON FACEBOOK IN 2011.
Posted by Natalie . Added on December 8, 2011
It’s official! Rihanna is the Queen of Facebook. The social networking site has revealed the most popular musicians on its platform by scoring them on how many ‘Likes’ they have, how fast their profiles are growing and their popularity in the media. Rihanna has become the most talked-about music artist on Facebook this year. Rihanna has also scored the ‘Most Listened to Songs’ top spot with her recent international chart-topper ‘We Found Love’.
Rihanna has topped the list after amassing over 47.6 million fans on the site, while Bob Marley trails in second place with Avril Lavigne in third.
David Guetta resides at four and Enrique Iglesias rounds off the top five. However, Lady GaGa sits at seven despite having over 45.5 million ‘Likes’.
RIHANNA IN BATTLESHIP ROLE
So here we are, a $200 million film based on Battleship. You know, the matrix-based board game that mixes hide and seek With geometry class.
In the movie, Rihanna stars as a Petty Officer (GM2) Raikes, Hopper’s best friend, crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones.
The story takes place In the Hawaiian Islands, where an international naval fleet at Pearl Harbor engage in a very dynamic and intense battle against an alien race known as “The Regents”. The aliens come to planet Earth, on a mission to build a power source in the ocean. Upon their visit, they come in contact with the navy fleet. The film is also purported to show both sides of the story, from the aliens’ perspective, as well as the humans’ so the audience knows exactly where the opponent’s ships are.
Rihanna becomes the UK’s biggest selling singles artist in 2011
New sales data from the Official Charts Company reveals that Rihanna has overtaken Adele to become the UK’s biggest singles artist of 2011.(Dec.2011)
Based on all sales year to date, Rihanna has sold 3,119,000 tracks in the UK while Adele has sold 3113,000. Rihanna overtook Adele last month to become the artist who has spent the most week’s at the top of the Official Singles Chart in 2011 when her track ‘We Found Love’, Ft Calvin Harris, gave the Barbadian singer her then collective sixth week at Number 1 compared to Adele’s five.
‘We Found Love’, from her current album ‘Talk That Talk’ is RiRi’s biggest selling single this year, clocking up over 771,000 sales, making it the eighth biggest selling single of 2011 so far, while tracks such as ‘S&M’ (633,000) and ‘What’s My Name’ (343,000), which are taken from her 2010 album, ‘Loud’, have continued to sell well this year.
Rihanna’s "UNLOCKED" Wins Best Use of Social Media
UNLOCKED won the ‘Best Use of Social Media’ Award at the 2011 Creative Media Awards.
The Rihanna: UNLOCKED campaign was designed as a thank you to her millions of fans worldwide, aka the #RihannaNavy. The campaign put the fans in the driver’s seat with the power to unlock exclusives from Rihanna’s new album. The interactive, gamified experience centered on the artist’s Facebook profile, through which The “Navy” was tasked to work in combination with fans around the world on multiple “missions” to access new content.
Congratulations are in order for Team Rihanna, Roc Nation, Def Jam, AgencyNet and the Rihanna Navy!
“Talk That Talk” Becomes Rihanna’s Fastest Million Seller
Posted by Rodrigo• Added on December 16, 2011
Rihanna’s new album “Talk That Talk” has sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide just 3 weeks after its release!
Week 1: 504,000
Week 2: 282,000
Week 3: 249,000
Congratulations, Rihanna! Great job, Rihanna Navy!
Rihanna Scores Longest-Running Number One Single Of 2011 ON US CHARTS.
‘We Found Love’ has clocked its 8th week at the top of the Hot 100 with 148 million audience impressions and 149K downloads. The tune has even outlasted Adele’s Rolling in the Deep’, which dominated the chart’s peak position for 7 weeks, to become the longest-running #1 hit of 2011.
Here is a look at the titles to tally the most weeks atop the Hot 100 in 2011:
8 weeks: "We Found Love," Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
7, "Rolling in the Deep," Adele
6, "Born This Way," Lady Gaga
6, "Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
5, "E.T.," Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
5, "Someone Like You," Adele
"TALK THAT TALK" CERTIFIED GOLD
(Dec. 20, 2011 / Written by Trent)
While her ‘We Found Love’ single continued to dominate the Billboard Hot 100 this week, Rihanna quietly achieved another victory as her ‘Talk That Talk’ album was certified gold in the US. However, the record has not actually sold 500K copies at retail outlets. Rather, the demarkation was obtained via shipments.
‘Talk That Talk’ received a gold certification from the RIAA this week and has become Rihanna’s sixth consecutive album to achieve that feat.
Rihanna previous album, ‘Loud’, has sold over 1.55 million copies in the US. The LP generated three #1 singles on the Hot 100 – ‘Only Girl (In the World)’, ‘What’s My Name?’ and ‘S&M’.
LOUD TOUR ENDS LOUDLY FOR RIHANNA.
Rihanna's gruelling Loud Tour came to a fitting end on December 22, at the O2 arena, London. The 10th show at the O2 arena was the last of the 98- concert tour that took the POP QUEEN all across Europe, USA, and Canada and included her first show in her homeland Barbados.
Rihanna performed before sell-out crowds at the O2 arena each night. She became the first female to stage 10 shows at the renowned venue and as a result was presented with an award by the venue.
Rihanna closed out the Tour by allowing the crowd to sing "Take a Bow" before making a tear filled speech to her screaming fans.The Tour, however, was not all joy for the Bajan song bird, as she struggled to maintain fitness during the latter part of the tour and had to cancel 2 shows due to illness.
Rihanna, a top beauty icon
Wed, December 28, 2011
LONDON - Barbadian Rihanna is fourth on a list of top beauty icons voted on by the British.
Kate Middleton has been voted the top beauty icon of 2011 - beating sister Pippa into second place.
Kate, who became the Duchess of Cambridge when she married Prince William in April, came out top in the poll of 3 000 women.
The 29-year-old Duchess has become recognised as increasingly style savvy throughout the year, appearing impeccably turned-out at various public occasions over the year.
In second place was Kate's younger sister Pippa, 28, who shot to worldwide fame after images of her derriere in her Sarah Burton maid-of-honour dress were circulated globally in the days following her sister's nuptials.
Third place in the Superdrug poll went to last year's winner Cheryl Cole, who continues to win admirers despite having kept a low profile since her departure from American X Factor.
Sara Wolverson, Superdrug Director of beauty, who commissioned the research, said: “What is fascinating is that four of the five celebrity women to appear in the top five are brunettes, which would indicate that while blondes may have more fun, brunettes are seen to be more beautiful.
Pop princess Rihanna and This Morning television presenter Holly Willoughby completed the top five beauty icons of 2011.
Seventh in the list is mother-to-be Beyonce who appears on the list for the first time, while Harry Potter's Emma Watson appears at number eight on the list.
With her pixie haircut, the young actress is the only woman in the top ten with short hair.
American singer and Mrs Russell Brand Katy Perry takes the number nine spot, cited for her quirky style, while mother-of-four and fashion icon Victoria Beckham completes the top ten. (Daily Mail)
Rihanna’s ads sexiest of 2011
Rihanna’s ads for Armani were hailed as the sexiest of the year in Advertising Age magazine. (Internet Image)Thu, December 29, 2011 - 12:07 AM
LONDON – In a year that saw pop singer Rihanna ejected from a farmer’s land for filming inappropriately sexual scenes, it must come as a relief to the Barbadian singer to discover there are still plenty of people out there who appreciate her more raunchy poses.
She may not have won over the rural folk, but the 23-year-old has captured the hearts of the ad world, which voted her sizzling adverts for Armani Underwear the sexiest of 2011.
The daring display was hailed the best of the year in a poll of advertising industry chiefs carried out by United States magazine Advertising Age.
The magazine rhapsodized about the We Found Love singer, saying she had never looked better.
“It’s Rihanna at her sexiest.
She’s never looked this good,” they said, adding: “She’s in amazing shape and the pictures are stunning.”
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