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Rihanna, Kanye West And Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” Has A Blockbuster First Day On Pop Radio

Rih's "FourFiveSeconds": Review Revue
Rih's "FourFiveSeconds": Review Revue
See what the critics had to say about Rihanna's star-studded new collaboration "FourFiveSeconds."

Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney‘s (that’s the official billing) “FourFiveSeconds” had a blockbuster first day on pop radio. The star-studded collaboration, which arrived with no forewarning on Saturday (January 24), has already been played 1308 times for an audience impression of 11.226 million — making it the 35th most played song on the format. Expect the looming smash to climb much, much higher by the end of the week.

It’s a good sign for RiRi’s polarizing new single, which left much of the Navy ready to jump ship. The stripped-back duet — Sir. Paul accompanies Rihanna and Yeezy on piano — is a huge change of pace for the queen of club-bangers, but radio obviously loves it and the faithful are still prepared to hand over their coins. “FourFiveSeconds” is already number two on the iTunes download chart, blocked only by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars‘ enduring smash “Uptown Funk.” Welcome back. More »

Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds (feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney)”: Review Revue

Rihanna Drops "FourFiveSeconds": Listen
Rihanna Drops "FourFiveSeconds": Listen
Rihanna has offered a taste of what her new album will sound like, alongside Kanye and Paul McCartney.

The Navy has been eagerly anticipating Rihanna‘s R8, her follow-up to Unapologetic, for over two years now. (That’s an eternity in RiRi time.) But did anyone see it coming that her first single would drop on a Saturday evening — or that it would be a folky acoustic jam session with Kanye West and Paul McCartney?!

Indeed, Rih’s seriously thrown us all for a loop with her unexpected new song, “FourFiveSeconds,” a sparse, guitar-led production that puts her raw vocals at the forefront alongside Yeezus and the Beatles legend himself. Almost 48 hours later, The Internet has had some time to properly react to Rihanna’s new music. Are critics here for Rihanna’s drastically different new sound, or are they coming up short with phucks to give?

Find out what the world’s been saying about Rih’s new song after the jump. More »

Paul McCartney Co-Produced Kanye West’s New Album, According To West’s Barber

Rihanna's "FourFiveSeconds": Listen
Rihanna's "FourFiveSeconds": Listen
Surprise! The 'Unapologetic' diva features Kanye and Paul McCartney on her new song.

Kanye West kicked off 2015 by releasing “Only One,” his poignant ballad featuring Paul McCartney on keyboard. If West’s barber is correct, though, then the Beatles songwriter played a larger role in the Yeezus rapper’s new music than anticipated.

According to Ibn Jasper, who has cut West’s hair since he was 17, McCartney has co-produced the entirety of West’s new album. Here’s where it gets a little confusing: While Rihanna had promoted the just-released “FourFiveSeconds,” featuring both artists, as a “first glimpse” of her new album, Jasper says that this new song belongs to West and will therefore also appear on his upcoming studio release. More »

Rihanna Drops “FourFiveSeconds” Featuring Paul McCartney And Kanye West: Listen

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Rihanna has offered a taste of what her new album will sound like — “FourFiveSeconds,” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney.

Coming from the Unapologetic diva who churns out urban dance-pop hits like clockwork, and the rapper who matched his impassioned raps with ’90s industrial rock tendencies on Yeezus, an acoustic guitar duet about workingman’s blues was the last thing that we expected. Yet here it is, with Rihanna’s voice sounding as resilient and West’s as tender as can be. More »

Kanye West Recorded A Song With Paul McCartney And Rihanna

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Kanye West‘s “Only One” wasn’t the only song that he recorded with Paul McCartney. According to Ty Dolla $ign, the two of them also worked on a track featuring himself and Rihanna, to be featured on West’s anticipated new album.

“Me, Rihanna, ‘Ye and Paul got a song about to drop as well,” the budding R&B lothario says to Billboard, adding, “It’s gonna drop soon. I heard they shot the video recently. I don’t know what the final title is, but I know it’s crazy so just be looking out for [it].”

Last year Ty Dolla $ign released his debut EP Beach House, featuring “Paranoid,” as he scored his first chart-topping hit as a songwriter with Chris Brown‘s “Loyal.” (He also appears on “Shell Shocked,” the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song featuring Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J.) Then in September, West’s cousin Ricky Anderson reached out and asked Ty Dolla $ign to work with the Yeezus rapper in Mexico. The two of them worked on nine songs total; Ty Dolla $ign’s backing vocals now appear on “Only One.” More »

Kanye West And Paul McCartney’s “Only One”: Listen To The Touching New Song

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So, the Paul McCartney and Kanye West collaboration we first heard tale of last summer isn’t called “Piss On My Grave” — or at least that particular number is still tucked away off in the wings. But the good news, New Year’s Eve revelers, is that there is another brand new track by the two music heavyweights that was released late last night.

“Only One” is a soft, simple bluesy cut that features Kanye singing from the perspective of a wise elder (in this case, ‘Ye’s mother, Donda) to a younger loved one (West), all done through unmistakeable Auto-Tune while Paul plays the organ throughout. West wraps up his emotional vocals with reference to his daughter North as he repeats, “Tell Nori about me.”

Listen to the collaborative new song below. More »

Kanye And Paul McCartney Are Reportedly Working On A Track Called “Piss On My Grave”: Morning Mix

:: Kanye West might be collaborating with The BeatlesPaul McCartney on a track that is allegedly called “Piss On My Grave.” We can only really begin to imagine what that will sound like.[Page Six]

:: EDM badboy DeadMau5 calls out Trey Songz for stealing his remix of Calvin Harris‘ “I’m Not Alone.” However, the Scottish DJ managed to (hopefully) calm the Canadian beatsmith down. [Oh No They Didn’t]

:: Rita Ora covered herself from head to toe in pearls for England’s V Fest, and she looks pretty amazing to say the least. [MTV]

:: Weird Al Yankovic completes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a usual dosage of flare and nominates Barack Obama, the Dalai Llama and the Pope to be next in line. [Stereogum]

:: Round Hill Music won an auction for “Collide” crooner Howie Day‘s publishing catalog due to the singer’s recent bankruptcy. [Billboard]

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Simon Cowell Calls One Direction’s New Album “One Of Their Best”: Morning Mix

:: Simon Cowell says that he heard most of One Direction‘s new, slightly edgier album, and that it’s “one of their best.” Talk about a winning endorsement. [Twitter]

:: Kanye West is reportedly tracking down Paul McCartney for a collaboration to be featured in his follow-up to Yeezus. “Kanye and Paul have known each other for a long time but became more friendly recently,” a source said. [HipHopDX]

:: Best friends Taylor Swift and Jaime King took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge over the weekend. Swift then nominated Selena Gomez, who promptly stepped up. [MTV]

:: Justin Bieber also took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, after being tapped by manager Scooter Braun. He nominated Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Chris D’Elia. [Instagram]

:: That said, “Weird Al” Yankovic may have outdone everyone with his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He nominated Obama, the Dalai Lama and the Pope. [Stereogum]

:: Chris Martin is reportedly seeing actress Jennifer Lawrence. He and Gwyneth Paltrow split after being married for more than a decade in March. [E!]

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Adam Levine Wants You To Know That He Didn’t Sleep With Lindsay Lohan: Morning Mix

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:: Adam Levine wants you to know that he did not sleep with a certain celebrity. “That’s not true,” he told Howard Stern. “I did not have sexual intercourse with Lindsay Lohan. I will swear on anything that you ask that I have never had sex with Lindsay Lohan!” Ok, ok. We believe you. [Just Jared]

:: The bad news never ends for Justin Bieber. According to news reports a car he was traveling (but not driving) had an accident in Beverly Hills, while trying to evade paparazzi. Thankfully, no one was injured. [MTV]

:: Madonna is surprisingly traditional when it comes to education. It looks like daughter Lourdes is following in her footsteps and will take classes at the University of Michigan. How do we know? She posted pics on Instagram like any proud mother. [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: This is a relief. Paul McCartney has finally shaken the mystery virus he contracted in Tokyo, Japan and has rescheduled the North American tour dates he had to cancel because of it. “I’m feeling great!” he declared in a YouTube video announcing the new shows. [Billboard]

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Lil Kim Named Her Daughter Royal Reign: Morning Mix

:: Lil Kim gave birth to a bouncing baby girl yesterday (June 9) and called her Royal Reign. Sure, why not? The newborn weighed 6 pounds, five ounces and measured 19.5 inches. Congratulations! [D Listed]

:: Fans might want to send Paul McCartney a get well soon card. The legendary rocker was forced to reschedule the start of his US tour due to a nagging virus that lead to his recent hospitalization in Tokyo, Japan. [Spin]

:: Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s hit song “Good Time” is not a rip off. The duo were being sued by Allyson Burnett for copyright infringement but she dropped the suit. Adam Young (his real name) will now get over $500,000 in disputed ASCAP royalties. [TMZ]

:: Just when you thought Mimi couldn’t get any more fabulous, the unstoppable diva announced that she is releasing an exotic beverage called Butterfly. Apparently, it’s “a melodic beverage inspired by the magic of Mariah Carey.” I need a case of this in my fridge! [Rap-Up]

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