Ja Rule, Ashanti and Eve to Tour Australia
Ashanti and Eve are going on your together. The two 90’s divas will join rapper Ja Rule for the Urban Sounds Tour, which will kick off at the Hordern Pavillion in Sydney, Australia on January 11th. Subsequent stops will include Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.
Rihanna’s Anti Album Continues its Chart Domination
Good news for the Navy. Eight weeks after your girl Rihanna released her eighth studio album Anti, it has once again reclaimed the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 200 albums chart. According to Nielsen Music, Anti sold 54,000 copies last week, managing to best Adele’s 25 album by just over 3,000 units.
Rihanna Reschedules the First Eight Dates of Her Tour
We have good news for the Navy, and we have some bad news. We’ll start with the bad, however, so we can end things on a high note. First, Rihanna has unfortunately had to push back the first eight dates of her highly anticipated Anti World Tour. Originally set to kick off February 26th in San Diego, the first show will now be moved to March 12th and take place in Jacksonville, Florida.
Congrats go out to Rihanna. The 27-year old pop diva has scored her second #1 album atop the Billboard 200. Despite being labeled a flop, Anti sold 170,000 copies during its first week of release, with 135,000 of those coming from pure album sales.
Ashanti will be returning to television this Friday when she guest stars on the A&E hit drama Unforgettable.
The 35-year old Grammy-winning singer will play the role of Stella, a jazz singer who finds herself unwittingly involved in the underbelly of New York City’s music scene.
A&E just released their first clip of Ashanti’s appearance, which features the singer performing a beautiful rendition of Frank Sinatra’s 1956 classic You Make Me Feel So Young.
Samsung Unveils Commercial for Rihanna’s “Anti” Album
Rihanna’s eighth studio album, the highly anticipated, Anti, is reportedly set to be released before the year is out. The project is being executive-produced by Kanye West and features the previously released tunes FourFiveSeconds, American Oxygen and Bitch Better Have My Money.
Tidal, which is rumored to be exclusively carrying the album, has been running promo for the project on various social media sites, most notably Instagram. Also hot on the Anti promo trail is Samsung, which debuted a commercial for the album during last night’s broadcast of the American Music Awards.
Rihanna’s Anti Album Cover Art Revealed
Rihanna has unveiled the title to her eighth studio album and surprisingly it isn’t R8. Instead, the 27-year old pop diva shocked fans by naming the album Anti, and unveiling cover art that seems to very much epitomize its name.
Via her Instagram account, Rihanna posted an image containing the definition of the word anti, as well as an un-sourced quote about her partnership with Anti cover artist Roy Nachum.