Rihanna Performs At Charity Event

Good girl gone bad, Rihanna, was one of several artists who joined singer Justin Timberlake at his charity concert to benefit the Shriner’s hospital for children. Like Beyonce and many others, Rihanna and her label recently submitted a host of her songs for consideration at next year’s Grammy Awards. Take A Bow was submitted for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. While the singer’s collaboration with Maroon 5, If I Never See Your Face Again, was submitted for Best R n’ B Vocal Performance. Rihanna walked away with her first Grammy award earlier this year for her hit single Umbrella and probably has a good shot at picking up another for Take A Bow.

And speaking of Umbrella, the song was recently named the catchiest tune of all time by One Poll. The song, which spent seven weeks at #1, fended off stiff competition, which included Dancing Queen by Abba, YMCA by the Village People and Come On Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Run.

more pics of Rihanna performing below…

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  1. Dancing Queen and YMCA are classics! I don’t know about Umbrella being up there with them, but it was a hot song!

  2. πŸ˜† yes, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go was ill! *sings* I don’t recall Come On Eileen *goes to YouTube link*…….oh…I didn’t recognize it until the chorus hit….it’s not a classic if I don’t instantly know it off the title or recognize it as soon as the beat drops πŸ˜†

  3. ::wake me up! before you go go !::
    thats a classic right there lol,

    You know I will forever like Rihanna for bringing short black hair as sexy (younger girls may not remember Toni Braxton)

    I wonder what size roller you would have to use to get that hairstyle she has. That’s the thing about short hair though, you have to stay on top of getting it styled.

  4. the question is, what makes her people think take a bow is ROTY or SOTY material if umbrella couldn’t win it last year. i don’t see the grammys nominating her for either and i most certainly don’t see her picking up another grammy either.

    :lol2: :lol2: at her people thinking she has a shot at winning best vocal anything. that sure made my night πŸ˜†

  5. This year was one of the worst years in music no song stand out instead of artist making music they said hey let’s compete there room for everyone itches but hopefully next year can be diff we got bee ci riri brandy monica come hard or go home cause i aint feeling none not even alicia keys πŸ™„ teenage love afair psh next

  6. I HATE HER, I REALLY DO. I WENT TO HER CONCERT IN TORONTO AND SHE SOUNDED HORRIBLE AND LIP SYNCHED…………………….UHHHHHHHHHHHH COME ON YALL LOVE HER, NO TALENT BUT A PREETY COVERGIRL FACE AND AND SOMEWHAT GOOD FASHION GO GIRL

  7. @ Deedre
    Anita Baker rocked the short hair before Toni did. I agree with you– Rihanna is bringing it back and she is so fly with it.

  8. i cant wait for the gammys because this is goin to be something to watch iget to see diff people this year @THE TRUTH I AGREE NO SONG DIDNT STAND OUT

  9. i dont know about the article, but i just wanted to comment on her 80s new wave style in these pics. so cute πŸ™‚

  10. Rihanna is taking grammy’ s home whether we want it or not,Do i think she should even be nominated in a vocal category Heaven no and god knows i like the child, but will she get nominated? Sure she will why? Because they decide so! We haven’ t been in control of who shines or not in a long time, they decide who get a grammys, movie role, or anything else, and us the followers just sit there and swallow whatever we are being fed, :loser:
    Anyway Take a bow is a winner because i don’ t see any competition anyway, maybe “Better in time” ,”need you bad” i hope “superwoman” makes it
    wake me up before you go,dancing queen and ymca are my jamz yall still in my ipod on the last played list
    Back to Rih I’ m happy to see her making history and shining.

    the truth i was about to check you than i stand back and read your comment once again, Trust me if Alicia,Leona lewis,jazmin sullivan and jennifer didn’t impress you no one will, unless you are stanning for anyone of course. I’ m so sick and tired of people complaining and i’ m not coming at you truth But our real singers, actresses, and entertainers are there the real talented one are sitting there , WE OVER LOOK THEM AND GIVE CHANCES AND OUR MONEY TO OTHER PEOPLE i don’ t understand that, Jazmins sullivan’ s fearless is the best r&b album of the year next to “as i am” how many of you guys got it? I mean we get mad at stans every where but i least they do their job! Look how much Lil wayne sold? Just because he has a large fanbase? Yet someone as soulful as jazmin can’ t even go 2x platinum? That pisses me off sooo bad we all was upset when rihanna got a movie part because some saw her in b.i.o all or nothing said she couldn’t act but you don’ t realize that it don’ t matter if someone can act or not we portray ourselves as money hungry , to black people if you have them does you can’ t be talked to or criticize, No wonder our history and our icons are being vulgarized ! I’ m soo Pissed but it’ s not against you truth its about us as a whole or maybe i’ m just being pregnant either way i took it out and i feel better !

    Good night

  11. Oh, I’m lovin’ those shoes! I love her style in that pic, all but the fury stuff on the shirt and the bag is too big for my taste. But she is rocking it.

  12. OOOPS! πŸ˜† I’m not a big Rihanna fan, the music. However, I do like some of her music. Congrates to her on her award and I’m proud of her, she is ding her thang.

  13. Rih Rih :stop: What is going on with that head? It looks like a toupee! πŸ˜† She’s normally fly, but that weave is too thick on top!

  14. Oh yeah, I love the faces she makes when she sings! She really acts like she’s tearing the song up!

  15. :brownsista: :thumbsdown: I can’t believe Rihanna :booty: would walk away with a Grammy but a talented brother like Maxwell has never received one despite his talent AND overflowing sex appeal. It seems to me that the Grammy’s are becoming meaningless because they are rewarding the talentless.

  16. She is also pre-nominated for :

    Best dance recording- disturbia

    Best rap-sung collaboration- live yor life

    I think she has good chances to pick these two!!

    RIHANNA YOU’RE WONDERFUL!! love her style!!

  17. Don’ t hate on one light girl and praise the other even if its to get your 2 seconds of shine on people
    of course rihanna is getting a grammys, Grammys are not what they used to be now a day it just look like is given to the one who’ s label kiss butt the most

  18. @THE TRUTH said, you’re a hater and you’re lying how can you lip sync and sound horrible at the same time. say you don’t like her ,but stop talking shyt. she came to the molson theater which has one of the worst acoustic for entertainment complex in Toronto

  19. :stop: “Don’ t hate on one light girl and praise the other even if its to get your 2 seconds of shine on people
    of course rihanna is getting a grammys, Grammys are not what they used to be now a day it just look like is given to the one who’ s label kiss butt the most” :noway:

    No one is hating on Rihanna because of her skintone despite the fact that a darker skinned girl who could sing would never get much attention. :brownsista: I hate her voice, and her music. When I listen to her I hear nothing special just the same old bullshit. I’ve heard it all before nothing unique just Manufactured Bullshit. she belongs in the same category as all of those britney’s and miley’s she’s just happens to be black. Big whoop just because she’s black does not mean that I will stand for this bullshit. The industry need to tighten up we need REAL artists no cheap oversexed imitations.

  20. I don’t see her winning any this time. Take a Bow is not strong enough nor her vocals for ROTY. Umbrella was best chance. She definitely won’t be getting a R&B Grammy for that Marron 5 joint. Now, if they submitted her in the Dance Song category, she might have a good chance.

  21. And mind ya this grammys are not important never had been people scearming beyonce got 10 grammys

    Diana ross and all her classic none

    Marvin gaye one it took him years

    Britney spears one psh πŸ™„

    I rather support rihanna non talent then britney who will always have the white media kissing her ass

    When my girl whitney was down and came up and divore bobby mtv didn’t kiss her ass

    and this whole dark skin other female artist not getting a chance make commical music like the mis eduation of lauren hill then speak

    Keri hilson aint getting no shine

    Monica is light skin where is she again

    amerie the ligthest hmmmmmmmm

    It’s not about skin tone folks get pass it make radio friendly music and you’ll get play

  22. And other no one was checking rihanna before GGGB and the last time i check she is very light

  23. The sad reality is that with the advent of the ‘music video’ talent went out the door. Looks were more important than singing talent. I can only speak to the RnB genre of music, because that is my musical taste. There has not been any Anita Bakers, Toni Braxtons, Whitney Houstons for this generation to enjoy. I agree that Rihanna does not have a wide vocal range, but when she sings in her range her voice is very strong, very pretty and very ‘right’ for every song she puts out…she is extremely creative and does deserve the success she’s having. And even more, Jay-Z was a genius for recognizing her marketabilty. I think Take A Bow was a ‘beautiful’ song and she sang it beautifully. And I can’t think of many other RnB females this year that had any Grammy worthy songs either..by RnB I mean Angie Stone, Beyonce (at times), Jennifer Hudson who is disappointing because her voice is so strong and beautiful, but she needs vocal training badly to stay on key.

  24. mai: you posted your youtube page i been there before opening my mouth,, if you are going to call out rihanna for being manufactured call EVERY ONE ELSE OUT not only her, because you can you have that power with your youtube page, before boycotting beyonce i made sure i bought everyone’ s i felt needed support cd and listened to their music I DID MY PART, you have an entire page of “show on youtube” I assume even you have fans use that page to post maxwell’ s videos and every artist you think deserve a chance vehicle the message tell all of “your people” what they should or shouldn’ t do One person makes the difference it is easy to sit and point fingers but if you don’ t buy any album, or root for anyone as much as you can , U should just shat it up
    and beyonce will get a grammy if she submit a song like i said the best kiss up takes it home grammy’ s are not what they used to be !

  25. ^^^smh

    voice=psycho

    who the hell boycotts an artist? that’s the dumbest craziest thing I’ve ever heard. if you’re going to boycott something how about boycotting racism, discrimination, etc?

    it’s a sad day when people act so psycho over artists they dont even know.

    anyway i am not a fan of rihanna’s singing voice. in fact i think she has zero talent. but i’m not going to boycott the girl for doing what she loves. it’s not that serious.

    the internet is a crazy place I tell you.

  26. I don’ t inter act with stans, but for what it worths i used boycott to exagerate the fact that i don’ t like beyonce’ s music so you can have a cool aid already, and shat up

  27. @ Dark Sister I agree Jazmine Sullivan.s Fearless is THE best RnB album out there. @ Mai Maxwell has been nominated several times; critics love him and I hope he too actually wins someday. @ Everyone congrats to Rihanna. She may not have the best voice out there but she can carry a tune; her presence in the game is indicative of her work ethic and should be applauded…..not to mention her relationship with a label that supported her endeavors. She.s got a huge fanbase is loved and adored by the fashion world and print media. If you want to call out non.talent in the game do so but be prepared to axsphysiate on your own breath. At least this young star is on the map; her place in the pantheon of pop music has been marked. That is something that cannot be denied no matter how much you might disagree.

  28. As always, such a beauty. Those leather pants are too loose. I don’t like it, otherwise :thumbsup:

  29. “you posted your youtube page i been there before opening my mouth,, if you are going to call out rihanna for being manufactured call EVERY ONE ELSE OUT not only her, because you can you have that power with your youtube page”

    I have called out Britney, and Miley, and Vanessa Hudgens, and etc.. Eww they may be pretty but they are full of a whole lot of nothing.

  30. I think people should be down on the Grammy’s. They nominate what’s out. They are not the people signing these people. It is the mass population that make all of these no singing hacks famous. Jasmine Sullivan is out I don’t see anyone screaming her name on their blogs. Has she ever been mentioned on this site. What about Vivian Green cold sister. Has hse been mentioned on this blog. There are tons of great singers out now, but, unfortunatley you can’t find them on the radio except at 2:00 in the morning. Because their people weren’t willing to pay off the two or three corporations that own all the radio stations in the country.

    It use to be a time when you drove out of town every radio station was different. Now they are all the exact same. And that is what’s destroyed black music along with hip-hop.

  31. @ bria,

    Me and Dark Sista have been screaming Jazmine Sullivan! πŸ˜† Check the Beyonce posts LOL Or even this one!

    I totally agree with you. Big business KILLED radio, just like it did BET. Darn Viacom! πŸ™

  32. this girl can sing i dont see why people hate on her she sounds just like beyonce but shes more original face it shes the new beyonce but better

  33. @Kanyade :iagree:

    Jazmine Sullivan opened for Maxwell this weekend and she was awesome. It made buy her cd the next day. She was just cold. I didn’t really pay that much attention to her before which is my fault, but, she is like a Regina Belle or something like that. That is who she puts me in the mind of.

    I think real music for black music is making a come back. And I think it is because they are not selling cd’s anymore and girl Maxwell is still fine as hell. I do miss the hair though. :thumbsup:

  34. :lol2: Sorry! I didn’t mean to turn this into a Maxwell thread! :brownsista: I was just saying real talent don’t get as much attention as I feel it should get. Anyhoo, he was on Acesss Granted yesterday I’m watching the whole thing on BET now. :bowdown: He is truly a sexy Nubian sex god king!

  35. @ Kanyade

    “Me and Dark Sista have been screaming Jazmine Sullivan! πŸ˜† Check the Beyonce posts LOL Or even this one!

    I totally agree with you. Big business KILLED radio, just like it did BET. Darn Viacom! :sad:”

    And here we all thought that it was the video that killed the radio star. πŸ™„ Nope it was big businesses such as Viacom.

  36. Big business KILLED radio, just like it did BET

    You Better Preach

  37. tara said,
    October 20, 2008 at1:43 pm 1 day, 17 hours after
    this girl can sing i dont see why people hate on her she sounds just like beyonce but shes more original face it shes the new beyonce but better
    ———————————————————-
    r u 4 real!! beyonce cn sing way better then rihanna. Rihanna is alright singer but not better then beyonce sorry. In fact compare yourself rihanna ‘take a bow’, ‘unfaithful’ to beyonce dangerously in love, ‘me, myslef and I’ etc. Im not saying beyonce is the best singer but she is def better then rihanna. Im 4om the UK and I like rihanna tunes but I was so disappointed when I heard her sing live on a show called ONE NIGHT ONLY!! She was lip singing throughout her performance. I was so shocked and so was my sister and others who watched it. lol but I still like Rihanna.

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