Before her previous album’s single leave the radio Rihanna is already back with a new one that’s off her upcoming still untitled seventh studio album. Her next radio hit is called “Diamonds” but unlike her previous smashes “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been” this one features a more subtle beat (from producers Stargate and Benny Blanco) and a more mature RiRi (“Find light in the beautiful sea/I choose to be happy/You and I, you and I/We’re like diamonds in the sky”, written by Sia).
Rihanna shed light on the inspiration behind the track. “You’re not sad or dancing. You’re happy and hippie. It’s laid-back, but it’s hopeful. It gives me such a great feeling when I listen to it. The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it’s about love and the gears are a little different from what people would expect. I’m excited to surprise them sonically.”
Take a listen above; download at iTunes. Could this be a softer, reinvigorated Rihanna stepping into the spotlight? She is rolling diamonds into a joint in the single artwork… Her next album is due out later this year.
Drake has released not one but two music videos featuring songs off his second studio album Take Care. Embedded above is the clip for the very popular radio banger “Take Care” and it brings the Canadian rapper together with featured guest Rihanna. Director Yoann Lemoine (Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”) goes the artsy route and clashes an intimate Drake and Rihanna coupling with slo-mo shots of a bull, a bird, and snowy mountaintops. After the break you’ll find the music video for the more upbeat “HYFR”, which stands for Hell Yeah F**king Right. Featured artist Lil Wayne and other Cash Money members join Drake as he celebrates his Jewish heritage. (Click here for more…)
Rihanna’s catchy dance track “We Found Love” now has a music video to go along with it. The Calvin Harris-produced lead single off RiRi’s upcoming sixth studio album Talk That Talk hit the radio earlier this month and quickly became a chart-topping hit. The clip embedded above features trippy visuals and contains too many jump cuts if you ask me. The Barbadian sex symbol doesn’t take much time to strip in front of her boy toy in this one. Pump up the volume and mash play to watch Rihanna let loose. Talk That Talk is due out next month.
One of the most popular songs of 2011 now has a Rihmix. The song now includes nasally vocals from the Femme Fatale–that’s right, it’s Britney bitch.
“I asked my fans last week who they really wanted me to collaborate with, and Britney was one of the most popular names,” RiRi told New York’s Z100 show host Elvis Duran. “Britney doesn’t do features, and it was really amazing that she wanted to be a part of this song.”
Clearly the original version is better since the song does not need Britney’s touch, but if you’re a fan of the comeback pop star the remix is definitely worth a listen. Watcha think? If you like it that much, you can find it on iTunes.
The music video for Kanye West’s All of the Lights has arrived. ‘Ye tapped long-time collaborator Hype Williams to direct, and he also managed to bring featured artists Rihanna (her supple breasts) and Kid Cudi into the mix. The video plays out in a unique manner. It begins in black-and-white, following a little girl walking around a city while the interlude plays behind her. The interlude fades out about one minute in, bright colors frantically flash over the still girl, and the vocals come begin. Before West, Rihanna, and Cudder show up, RiRi belts out the chorus as the corresponding lyrics fill up the screen in various colors, shapes, sizes, and style. After Cudi concludes his bit, the horns come back and we are left without an appearance from Fergie. The chorus sounds again along with the stylized words, and then the video name drops all of the song’s contributors including John Legend, Charlie Wilson, Tony Williams, Alicia Keys, and La Roux. The final fifteen seconds involves a barrage of–what else–flashing lights. If you haven’t picked up My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy yet, what is wrong with you?
Rihanna’s back with another music video coming off her latest album Loud. Whips, chains, bananas, and Perez Hilton all make extended appearences in the colorfully vibrant video for “S&M.” And as usual, Rihanna brings sexy back. Videos for “Only Girl (In the World)” and “What’s My Name” are also available for your viewing pleasure.
You won’t find anything too extraordinary about this Philip Andelman-directed music video, but I gotta take a time-out to support my girl Rihanna. Her third studio album Loud releases physically and digitally November 16. See the tracklist here, and watch the music video for the lead single “Only Girl (In the World)” here. Good to see RiRi back in full form; not that Rated R was a let down (in fact it was quite good)–I’m just happy she’s found a way out of the depressing times that dominated her music post-Chris Brown incident.
After dropping the single Only Girl (In the World) back in September, Rihanna is nearly ready to release her fifth studio album. Album cover: check (see above). Tracklist: check (see below).
- What’s My Name (Featuring Drake)
- Cheers (Drink To That)
- Only Girl In The World
- California King Bed
- Mad Down
- Raining Men (Featuring Nicki Minaj)
- Love The Way You Lie Part II (Featuring Eminem)
That’s right–RiRi is hooking up with Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Eminem in her latest effort to deliver the pop sound that made her so successful. After watching her new music video for Only Girl, it’s plain to see Rihanna is ready to walk away from the darkness and back to her fun, cut loose dance anthems. Get Loud November 12.
So you know that Stargate-produced headbanger that you can’t stop listening to? Well know it’s been issued a music video, ready for your viewing pleasure above. Watch Rihanna belt out her latest single and frolic among flowers in a field in “Only Girl (In the World)“. Care-free, up-beat RiRi is back. Her next studio album LOUD! releases November 12.
Are you a fan of Rihanna’s music? If you answered “yes” in your mind (or out loud if you’re that enthusiastic) then you’ll more than likely dig her brand new single called “Only Girl (In The World)”. Ryan Seacrest debuted the track yesterday on his radio show. Stargate, who also helped Rihanna make “Please Don’t Stop the Music” and “Hate That I Love You” into smash hits, also produced this track. Though it’s not yet available to download on iTunes just yet, Seacrest has it streaming at his site. Take a listen and share your thoughts in the comments below. Rihanna’s upcoming fifth studio album Loud promises to take a detour from the sullen Rated R theme (think “Russian Roulette”) and head straight back into RiRi’s upbeat, fun roots (think “Umbrella” ella, ella). Loud‘s expected release date is November 16.
Update: Def Jam has released the cover art for the single. She’s totally nude under that dress! And look at that long red hair!
Update 2: Today (9/14) the single has landed on iTunes. And it’s already climbing the Top Ten chart (currently it’s at spot #4). Purchase and download it here.
The Key of Awesome, the comedy group behind the amazing Ke$ha “Tik Tok” parody, takes on the hit single from Eminem’s Recovery. Lil’ Megan Fox and Tiny Dominic Monaghan do a great job at spinning the domestic-violence theme of the original music video into a cute story between two school children in an ongoing argument. And credit must be given to the actors for hilarious impersonations of Eminem and Rihanna. “Did you just call me a doo-doo pie? Well that’s alright, I know you are but what am I?” Good stuff.
“Rockstar 101″ is the fourth single off Rihanna’s latest album Rated R. In the music video we find Rihanna, well, living the life of a (sexy) rockstar. At one point she even dresses up as Slash (who lends guitar licks to the track), top hat and all. Also, look out for drummer Travis Barker. The video was directed by Melina Matsoukas who also headed the videos for “Hard” and “Rude Boy.” The visuals, per usual, are slick.
Check out this live performance of Rihanna’s “Disturbia.” It was recorded for AOL Sessions. It’s worth a listen because Rihanna puts a different spin on the song; it’s slower and softer than the original rendition. And I like it.
[Via AOL Music]
Here comes the third music video off Rihanna’s latest album Rated R. ”Rude Boy” departs the dark and rather somber themes from “Russian Roulette” and “Hard” and stands alone as an eccentric and up-beat splash of, well, color.
Rihanna goes HARD in this latest music video promoting her release of Rated R. Mickey mouse ears, taped boobs, army swag, spikey shoulders and all.
Rihanna graces the January cover of GQ Magazine, and it seems that she forgot to wear a top. Fine by me. In the GQ interview she talks about her split with abusive ex Chris Brown. “It’s relieving because it was built up for so long, and all these thoughts and emotions have been running through my mind for the past eight months. And now it’s like I finally get to let go and move on.” She also says, “I wanted people to move on with me.” Oh, I’m moving on with you alright. I mean…your new album Rated R is great! Check out an additional (and even more revealing) shot of Rihanna in the gallery below.
Rihanna’s next album titled Rated R is gaining tons of buzz as its release is soon upon us. Rihanna plans on making a big comeback after her public battle with former boyfriend Chris Brown (who is also releasing a new album soon). Yesterday the full track list was unveiled. Featured artists include Young Jeezy, Slash (!), and will.i.am. Look after the break for the full track listing. If you preorder the album on iTunes you will instantly receive a free download of her first single “Russian Roulette,” a song written by fellow R&B artist Ne-Yo. Today Rihanna is giving her fans a taste of what’s to come with the new music video for “Wait Your Turn.” The album drops November 23.
Graffiti, Chris Brown’s next studio album release, is set to drop December 15. “I Can Transform Ya” is the first single. It features Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz. Choreography rocks.
Rihanna’s fourth studio album, Rated R, releases November 20. “Te Amo” is an unconfirmed single off the album.
I like mostly what I hear and more what I see. It will definitely be interesting to see how these two climb back to the top. I have a feeling it won’t be too difficult for them.
Jay-Z’s latest album The Blueprint 3 drops September 11. The album will feature Rihanna, Kanye West (on two tracks), Kid Cudi, Luke Steele, Young Jeezy, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, Drake, Pharrell, and Mr Hudson. DAMN! Look after the break of the album cover and backside for the track listing.