Rihanna’s first single off her upcoming album Unapologetic now has a shiny new video to go with it. “Diamonds” opens with stylistic images of the singer running her hands through piles of the luxury rocks in a slow opening. It moves on to feature Ri Ri holding hands with a tattooed stranger (who may or may not be Chris Brown, according to this rumor) and running through various black-and-white and color montages. Check out the new music video below:
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Are Chris Brown and Rihanna together, or aren’t they?
Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, finally got an official answer to that question when he interviewed Rihanna today on Facebook through the site’s Facebook Live! streaming series.
Cohen was playing his signature word association game, “Spill the Tea,” with Ri Ri, calling out pop stars and asking her for the first word that comes to mind. After name-checking Kanye West (“genius”), Jay-Z (“even more genius”), Beyoncé (“gorgeous — a stab to my self-esteem”), Nicki Minaj (“ass”), and Eminem (“he’s the s—t”), Cohen brought up Chris Brown. “He’s pretty dope, too,” Rihanna said, laughing. “He’s kinda alright.” But when Cohen asked if the two were seeing each other, Rihanna said no, although she kept smiling.
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As if it wasn’t already stormy enough out there, Rihanna looks ready to make things even more Breezy.
After finishing up work in the studio for new upcoming Unapologetic, RiRi used old-school social media — ink on a bar napkin — to write out the Nov. 16 album’s tracklist, and then sent out an image of the whole thing to her Twitter followers.
The songs that made the cut look more or less how you might expect them to — titles like “No Love Allowed” and “Love Without Tragedy.” But it’s the duets that are making people talk that talk — particularly one with Chris Brown. We don’t yet know what the song’s about, of course, but it’s titled “Nobodies Business,” which could be a misspelling of “Nobody’s Business” — as in butt out of their rumored rekindled relationship. Or, perhaps more likely, it could be a play on the phrase, and the song’s about an industry — the media, maybe? — that they think is full of nobodies.
Elsewhere on the album is a cred-boosting collab with rising rapper Future and a sure-to-be buzzy song with Eminem titled “Numb.”
Check out the full playlist (as per Rihanna’s note, at least) below and let us know what you think in the comments:
We’re only two weeks away from the release of Rihanna’s new album Unapologetic, the R&B diva’s seventh album in as many years.
That’s the release date for the normal edition, though. For those of you who like something a little more special, there’s the “Diamonds Executive Platinum Box,” which will street on December 11. Those extra few weeks will allow for ample time to collect your couch nickels, as the extra-fancy version of Unapologetic will set you back $250.
For those 240 extra singles, Rihanna superfans will score a T-shirt, seven lithographs, a two gigabyte flash drive, a mosaic poster, a notebook, seven laptop stickers, and a Viewmaster that tracks Rihanna’s various style transformations. Oh, and there’s a copy of the album in there too.
That seems like an awful lot of money for a little bit of promotional swag, though good laptop stickers are hard to find.
“Diamonds,” the first single from Unapologetic, currently sits at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and the video should be hitting soon.
What do you think? Will you pony up for the “Diamonds Executive Platinum Box”? Are there any artists for whom you’d spend that much on one album?
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The biggest debut of 2012 doesn’t belong to a glossy pop act like One Direction or Justin Bieber.
Sure, those boys have hordes of teenage girls ready to download their music at the drop of a tweet, but they’ve got nothing on the scruffy gents of Mumford & Sons, whose new disc, Babel sold 600,000 copies in its first seven days. (The next-best opening? Bieber’s Believe, with 374,000 in week 1.)
Babel‘s success (it has now led the chart for three weeks and sold 865,000 copies total) is indicative of a larger shift within the music industry. As pop music morphs into a glow-stick dance party, country acts have adopted the traditional pop sound. That leaves Mumford and the burgeoning Americana and folk genres (think acoustic guitars, banjos, and innumerable fitted tweed vests) to fill the country void. Did you get all that? Allow us to break it down. READ FULL STORY
Rihanna’s landed the cover of the new issue of Vogue, and, yes, the she does explain her scandalous relationship with a certain you-know-who: Robert Pattinson.
Oh, sorry, that’s probably not who you had in mind, but as the cover story explains, recent tabloid reports had some wondering whether RiRi and R-Patz were getting flirty via text message. When told about this, Rihanna apparently “expressed horror and pronounced it ‘the most bullsh-t ever,’ but she also seemed amused.”
Speaking of horrors: Chris Brown came up a few times over the course of the story as well. First off, Rihanna explains that she is indeed single and hasn’t been on a date in two years. (She says “no one asks.”) With that out of the way, she also confirms that she and Brown still share a friendly relationship — and that she doesn’t care what the public thinks of it. READ FULL STORY
Well, the lady likes to stay busy.
For the seventh time in seven years, Rihanna will release a new album. RiRi first gave her Twitter followers a sneak peek of her next release’s nudie cover art this morning, and now the singer has officially announced that Unapolgetic will hit streets Nov. 19 — almost exactly one calendar year after Talk That Talk.
Let’s hope everyone can keep it civil for a night.
The nominees for the 40th American Music Awards were announced today, and the list looks more or less how you might expect it to. With four nods a piece, reigning hip-hop queens Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the list, and even go head to head in the “Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock” category. Other big nominees include Drake, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and Usher, who each snagged three chances to take home those coveted pyramid-shaped trophies.
In addition to your usual Top 40 hang-abouts, there’ll be some new faces at the Nov. 14 ceremony: EDM artists. In response to the the genre’s growing popularity, the AMAs have added a new category honoring your favorite EDM artist of the year (winners are determined by online voting, which begins Tuesday). The category’s inaugural nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and good ol’ Skrillex; Taylor Swift, of course, was not eligible this year, as her dubstep masterpiece just missed the deadline.
Take a look at the full list below and let us know how you think the AMAs are looking this year:
In the ancient Greek myth about Prometheus, the trickster Titan steals fire from the gods of Olympus to deliver to humankind. As punishment, Zeus chains the immortal Prometheus to a rock and compels a bird of prey (sometimes an eagle, other times a vulture) to eat his liver, which always grows back the next day. It’s a vision of eternal torment, just like Sisyphus pushing a boulder endlessly up a hill or George Orwell’s immortal image of a boot stomping on a face for all eternity.
We are all Prometheus, and Chris Brown is the liver that keeps growing back. READ FULL STORY
This week, social media lightning rod and occasional recording artist Chris Brown found himself at the center of another controversy. This time around, it was speculation that his new neck tattoo was some sort of sociopathic nod to Rihanna because the image depicted a woman’s face that may or may not resemble the infamous police photo of his onetime girlfriend’s bruised and battered face that was leaked following his 2009 assault on her.
Brown’s rep was quick to step in and deny the connection, releasing a statement that said, “His tattoo is a sugar skull and a MAC cosmetics design he saw. It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported.” Brown himself wrote on Twitter, “I am an artist and this is art.” (Though not, as far as we can tell, the kind of art that at all resembles the Mexican Day of the Dead skulls his rep speaks of.)
Yes, we’re writing about him here once again. But people of the Internet, I implore you: Can we please stop being shocked every time Brown does something insensitive? READ FULL STORY
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