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Michael Buble just barely beats Nickelback on the Billboard 200; Rihanna debuts at No. 3


In its fifth week on the chart, Michael Bublé’s Christmas climbed into the top spot on the Billboard 200, shifting just over 227,000 copies.

Thanks to a Black Friday sales boost, the album increased 37 percent from last week, thereby giving Bublé the best sales week of his career and lifting total sales to 745,000. It should pass 1 million by year’s end. READ FULL STORY

Rihanna drops new single 'You Da One': Hear it here

You’ve heard Rihanna give in to her Eurodisco urges on “We Found Love,” the synth-pounding first single off her upcoming album Talk That Talk.

Now RiRi’s releasing second single “You Da One,” an island-breezy tribute to some guy who’s got her “dreaming all the time”: READ FULL STORY

Did Chris Brown knock Drake out in a fight over Rihanna? His rep says the story is 'completely fabricated'

Verbal battles are nothing new in hip-hop and R&B — but this one may have gotten physical.

During an interview with British radio host Tim Westwood, Artist and on-air personality DJ Whoo Kid mentioned offhand that he had witnessed an altercation between Drake and Chris Brown over the former’s relationship with Rihanna.

“Thank God there’s Drake right now,” Whoo Kid said. “He has at least eight records on the radio that’s killing it. Him and Rihanna supposedly fooled around. I think he got elbowed by Chris Brown, too, but that never came out.”

Whoo Kid didn’t mention a time or a place when this incident happened, but when asked for more details, he says he knows exactly where the blow was delivered.

“In the chin, like in the corner. Left part,” he explained to Westwood, who then asked what happened after that. “Man down. Simple as that.”

UPDATE: DJ Whoo Kid tweeted that he and Westwood were joking on the radio, and that “Chris Brown did not knock out Drake!” Brown’s publicist responded to the statement, noting “the Whoo Kid story is completely fabricated and not true.”

You can listen to the audio of the interview below. READ FULL STORY

Rihanna scores eleventh No. 1 single with 'We Found Love,' becomes fastest solo artist to chart 20 Top 10 hits

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Somewhere, Stevie Wonder’s hanging his head in defeat: Rihanna just earned her eleventh No. 1 hit with “We Found Love,” breaking the three-way tie on 10 career no. 1s that the pair had shared with Janet Jackson.

Rihanna now ties Whitney Houston for Hot 100 Diva-dom, but still trails behind quite a few icons, including the Beatles (20), Mariah Carey (18), and Elvis Presley (17).

But what’s perhaps even more noteworthy is how quickly RiRi has racked up those hits: With “We Found Love,” Rihanna made Billboard history by collecting 20 Hot 100 Top 10 singles faster than any solo artist, in just six years and four months. That beats Madonna’s record by five months and ranks Rihanna second only to the Beatles in her short run to 20 Top 10s.


Rihanna cancels Sweden show, blames exhaustion

Organizers say Rihanna was forced to cancel a show in the Swedish city Malmo at the last minute after falling ill. Live Nation spokesman Kristofer Akesson says Rihanna didn’t feel well Monday and tour organizers contacted a doctor who concluded the singer was suffering from severe exhaustion and “was not capable of carrying out the concert.”

The singer apologized to fans on Twitter and posted a picture of her arm attached to an intravenous drip. Akesson says Rihanna is now in Stockholm and said he expects her to perform there as scheduled Tuesday evening. Organizers are trying to find a new date for the show in Malmo.

Rihanna falls in love, goes off the rails in her new 'We Found Love' video: Watch it here

Leaked pictures from the set of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” video last month made it seem like some the-wheat-fields-are-alive Sound of Music romp, but there is a distinct lack of raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens in the final product. Instead, it’s a Trainspotting-meets-Drugstore-Cowboy portrait of wasted youth and finding love in an apparently very pharmaceutical place.

Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Coldplay's Chris Martin on 'Princess of China' guest Rihanna: 'She's a much, much better singer than me'

There is still a week to go before the release of Coldplay’s fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, and earlier today the tune that will undoubtedly be the disc’s most talked-about made its way onto the Internet — though the band’s label, EMI, is consistently pulling the song down where they find it.

Back when the track listing was first announced, “Princess of China” immediately stood out, mostly because it contained the note “featuring Rihanna” right after it.

It isn’t the first time a voice that isn’t Martin’s has shown up on a Coldplay song (remember that version of “Lost!” that captured one of Jay-Z’s best freestyles over the piano solo?), but “Princess of China” is a pretty powerful departure for the band, as it not only invites RiRi along for the ride but also locks into something like an R&B groove (or at least the British swoop-rock interpretation of an R&B groove).

“She’s one of the top five singers in the world,” Martin told EW during a recent conversation about the new album (the results of which you can read in the current issue, on newsstands now). “While we were working on it, I was thinking, ‘I wish Rihanna was singing this.’ That was around the time of Rated R, when she was singing dark stuff like ‘Russian Roulette.’ I got nervous to ask [drummer] Will [Champion], because I knew he would say, ‘Well, we don’t really have guests on the records,’ but then I asked him and it was accepted as an idea. But the song itself was always asking for her. The process of getting her to sing on it took ages, but in my head I would have been very disappointed if anyone else had done it.” READ FULL STORY

Rihanna compliments Chris Brown once again in the press -- is she being too kind?

No one should be defined by a personal assault, and Rihanna has certainly proved that in her life post-Chris Brown, releasing two albums — 2009’s dark, artistically risk-taking Rated R and 2010’s pop bonanza Loud — touring the world, and generally retaining her position as one of the biggest stars in the Hot 100 universe.

But there is one thing about Rihanna that is becoming problematic, and it has a lot to do with her public relationship with Brown. In multiple interviews (the most recent coming in the new issue of Esquire, in which she was named Sexiest Woman in the World), the 23-year-old seems to go out of her way to compliment the dude who may or may not have bitten her face during an altercation a few years ago, and most certainly left her looking like this. READ FULL STORY

Rihanna's new album is called 'Talk That Talk'

Only a year after dropping Loud, Rihanna will release her sixth album in November. That album already has a single (the just-released “We Found Love,” whose apparently too-sexy video will be released soon), and now it has a title.

The new album is called Talk That Talk, and it will be available on November 21. The 23-year-old announced the news via her Facebook page, with more details forthcoming.

Rihanna’s last two albums (2009’s Rated R and 2010’s Loud) were both tied together by the overriding themes suggested by their titles. Rated R was Rihanna’s post-Chris Brown album, and it was full of the same kind of intensely dark energy and themes associated with a more “adult” approach. Songs like “Russian Roulette” and “Wait Your Turn” were heavy, with only a handful of moments of relief.

On the other hand, Loud was the sound of Rihanna moving on and setting herself free with a party album. The tracks on Loud are designed to be played at maximum volume while throwing one’s hands over one’s head, from “What’s My Name?” to “Cheers (Drink to That)” to “S&M.”

So what does Talk That Talk suggest? Is it going to be a collection of tunes focused more intensely on lyrics? Will it be a gossip-based concept album? Let us know your theories in the comments below.

Rihanna’s sexy ‘We Found Love’ outfit too hot for Irish farmer, who trucked the star off his land: Was her bikini too much?
Rihanna debuts new single ‘We Found Love’
Rihanna tweets about new album, promises fall release, closes up shop on ‘Loud’

Rihanna's sexy 'We Found Love' outfit too hot for Irish farmer, who trucked the star off his land: Was her bikini too much?

Bajan singer Rihanna is undoubtedly one of the sexiest pop stars out right now. And for good reason: Between her racy videos and magazine spreads, she leaves plenty of tongues wagging.

But she recently revealed a little too much for one modest farmer when she used his land to shoot her new video for “We Found Love” in Ireland—so much so that he shut down the entire production to give her a stern talking-to.

Farm owner Alan Graham, 61, drove his tractor into the shooting area after seeing Rihanna in a red bikini under a plaid shirt and jeans and respectfully demanded they leave.

“I thought it was inappropriate. I requested them to stop and they did,” he later explained to the BBC. “I had my conversation with Rihanna and I hope she understands where I’m coming from. We shook hands.”

This news comes just after fellow pop vixen Britney Spears stirred up some controversy for her pistol-packing scene in her upcoming “Criminal” video shot in London. Our stars just can’t catch a break overseas, huh?

Fortunately for Rihanna, the saintly farmer wishes nothing but the best for her — well, except that maybe she visits a church soon.

“I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends,” he said. “Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.”

What do guys think? Was Rihanna’s outfit a little too crazy? Did Graham overreact? Does Rihanna need to find Him? Let us know.

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