RIHANNA SPOTIFY'S #1 FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST OF 2015!
Rihanna has been enjoying massive success between album projects. She won a European MTV Award (Female Entertainer of the Year), and also brushed aside Beyonce and Mary J. Blige to win Female R&B Artist of the Year at the recent American Music Awards. Her singles Bitch Better have My Money, Four Five Seconds and American Oxygen sold (combined) over 8 million units in 2015, and her PUMA, Balmain and Gucci lines all sold out, while her ROGUE cologne for men and RiRi for women were both multi-million-sellers. Now- the Bajan bombshell has been named as Spotify's top female of 2015 with over 1 billion streams this year alone! Congratulations Rihanna! #rihanna#barbadosmusicawards
AMERICA MUSIC AWARDS 2015
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna -- WINNER
.Rihanna Scores $25 Million Sponsorship Deal with Samsung
Rihanna is getting her money. The singer has inked an unprecedented $25 million deal with Samsung to sponsor her upcoming album and tour. According to the New York Post, the Rihanna deal was seven months in the making and took longer than expected because Rihanna made some last-minute changes to her album Anti.
Jay Z and Rihanna’s manager Jay Brown helped close the deal. Jay Z was pictured leaving the Samsung offices earlier this month, prompting rumors that he was selling TIDAL, but he was reportedly there to discuss the Rihanna partnership.
Samsung plans to use Rihanna to help promote its Galaxy line of products and wants exclusive use of Rihanna-related video content for its Milk Music app. Roc Nation has a long and profitable history with Samsung. In 2013, the South Korean electronics giant bought 1 million copies of Jay Z’s album Magna Carta… Holy Grail and distributed them for free via its Galaxy devices. Rihanna has yet to announce an official release date for her eighth album Anti, but it is expected to arrive before the end of the year.
MTV WARD 2015 Rihanna picked up her 4th MTV EMA, winning BEST FEMALE ARTIST.
Rihanna Is First Artist to Cross RIAA's 100 Million Song Certifications
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced that Rihanna has surpassed more than 100 million gold & platinum song certifications, elevating her to No. 1 on RIAA's list of artists with the most digital single awards and making her the first artist to surpass RIAA's 100 million cumulative singles award threshold, according to a press release put out by RIAA.
"Gold & Platinum is the industry's premier way to celebrate achievement in the marketplace," said Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA in a release. "We've given awards to artists for nearly 60 years, but it's rare that we have the opportunity to recognize a milestone like the one Rihanna has reached. Congratulations to Rihanna! She has not only surpassed RIAA's one-hundred million mark, but also is the first artist to do so. It's an historic feat and a testament to an extraordinary career."
The release notes that this honor encompasses the 37 separate titles released during her career so far, including a 9X multi-platinum award for "We Found Love," 6X multi-platinums for "Stay," "What's My Name" and "Only Girl (In The World)," plus a 2X multi-platinum for new song "FourFiveSeconds," a platinum for "Bitch Better Have My Money," and many more. “Bitch Better Have My Money” is Rihanna’s 23rd Billboard Dance/Club No. 1
Posted on Jun 6th, 2015 by Rodrigo Rihanna grabs her 23rd No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart as “Bitch Better Have My Money” lifts 2-1. Dating to the chart’s Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey, Rihanna trails only Madonna, the leader with 45 No. 1s. The track is also Rihanna’s 36th Billboard Hot 100 top 20. ............................................................. Rihanna to get Americas award
RIHANNAwill receive a Western Hemisphere Entrepreneurial Award for her inspiration to young people across the Americas. Related articles Rihanna’s biggest fan Riri spotted in St Barts Ri-Ri's ball to help QEH
The award is to be presented to the music diva during the Summit of the Americas in Panama early next month when United States President Barack Obama and heads of government in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America, including Barbados’ Freundel Stuart, will discuss the region’s pressing economic and social challenges. The award is being given by the Young Americas Business Trust, an arm of the Organisation of American States which is arranging the summit.
The presentation to Rihanna is to take place in the presence of Obama and his counterparts from the Americas. “The Trust has selected Rihanna for this prestigious award because of her highly successful track record in music, her ability to remain at the top of her profession for so many years and because of the example she sets as an artiste and businesswomen. “Millions of young people, especially women across the Western Hemisphere, view the Barbadian as a role model as they dream of being successful in the global entertainment industry and in life,” said John Beale, Barbados’ ambassador to the US and the OAS who is vice-chairman of the Trust. “Rihanna represents youth, a young and extremely talented female star who has used her skill to maximum advantage,” added Beale.
The summit will be held in Panama City from April 10 to 11. (TB) -
Rihanna makes history again as voice of “Tip” in 3-D film “Home”
Rihanna is a pop star of many firsts. The first woman to be featured on the cover of GQ’s “Men of the Year” issue in 2012, the most streamed female artist in the world on Spotify, and potentially the first black woman to be the face of Christian Dior.
Now, she is making history again with DreamWorks Animation for playing the voice of the first black lead of a 3-D animated film.
“Bad Girl Riri” plays Gratuity “Tip” Tucci, a savvy curly-haired youngster who survives an alien abduction, in “Home.” The film hits theaters on March 27 and includes the voices of Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, and Jim Parsons.
As a performer, Rihanna is constantly breaking barriers, but her role in “Home” may be momentous for DreamWorks Animation considering the billion dollar company premiered its first 2-D animation “The Prince of Egypt” in 1998 and boasts a portfolio of 30 blockbuster films. Historically, the studio is known to be strikingly more diverse and dynamic than its competitors, such as Disney.
“Tip” is the company’s third female protagonist and their film “Kung Fu Panda 2,” directed by Korean-American Jennifer Yuh Nelson, was a smashing hit in the U.S. China, South East Asia.
Rihanna Lands 26th top 10 single on Billboard Chart 100 with fourFive Seconds ..................................................
"FourFiveSeconds" helps Rihanna tie a record held by Mariah Carey. While Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” slips two places to #6 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, it rises on the Radio Songs subchart.
After reaching a peak of #13 on last week’s Radio Songs chart, the superstar collaboration this week rises to #10 on the strength of its 70 million all-format impressions. In doing so, it helps Rihanna tie a record held by Mariah Carey.Like Mariah, Rihanna’s discography now includes a whopping 23 Radio Songs Top 10s.Prior to the ascent of “FourFiveSeconds,” Rihanna was a comfortable second on the all-time list. Other Radio Songs standouts include Lil Wayne (18 top 10s), Jay Z (17 top 10s), Ludacris (17 top 10s), T-Pain (17 top 10s) and Usher (17 top 10s).
Rihanna 2nd Greatest Hit Maker of all time. Time Mag. has listed Rihanna as the second greatest hit maker ever, behind mariah Carey. This is a fantastic acheivement by Rihanna considering that there are 2 years ,2009 and 2014, that she did not release any music.