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.
Rihannas Releases New ‘Work’ Single Featuring Drake
Rihanna’s new single Work is finally here. The track is the latest to be released from the singer’s upcoming Anti album and features longtime musical collaborator Drake. The two previously worked together on the rapper’s 2011 single Take Care and Rihanna’s 2010 single What’s My Name.
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 has landed her next movie role.
According to Luc Besson, the 27-year old pop diva has joined the cast of his upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Via his Instagram account, Besson had this to say about the singer’s casting: “Rihanna is a Valerian, and she has a really big part. I am so excited.”
RiRi joins a cast that already includes Dane DeHann (The Amazing Spiderman 2), Clive Owen (The Bourne Identify) and model Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns).
With a new album set to possibly be released any day now, Rihanna is once again back on the promotional trail- which in this case includes yet another magazine cover.
The 27-year old pop diva is is gracing New York Times’ T magazine, and along with Karl Largerfeld, Quentin Tarantino, Steve McQueen, Johnathan Franzen and Elizabeth Holmes, has been dubbed by the magazine as one of The Greats.
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.
Rihanna is covering the latest edition of Vanity Fair. The 27-year old pop star was lensed by Annie Leibovitz earlier this year for an on location photo shoot in Cuba. With a new album to promote, Rihanna touched on quite a few topics for her interview with the magazine, including her album’s release date, her lack of a love life, and even Rachel Dolezal, whom she called “a hero.”
Rihanna and Beyonce, both rumored to be in the studio working on new music, took time off from their projects to hit up music festivals over the weekend. Rihanna wowed the crowd at Rock in Rio in Brazil, while Beyonce did much the same at the Global Citizen Festival here in New York City.
Over 80,000 people reportedly watched Rihanna perform a gluttony of her hits, including Diamonds, Birthday Cake, and fan favorite Bitch Better Have My Money. The singer’s set lasted just over an hour and did not disappoint based on crowd reaction.
While recently promoting her new fragrance RiRi, pop diva Rihanna revealed plans to launch her very own cosmetics line.
After having promoted brands like MAC and Covergirl, Rihanna says she is finally ready to step out on her own, and took the first step last year when she quietly went about registering for the trademark Fenty Beauty.
“Having my own line of cosmetics is definitely something I have always wanted to do,” Rihanna recently told Refinery 29. “I’ve usually had so much on my hands the time was never right. But this time I’m going to make sure it happens. I promise”