Posts tagged "Rihanna"

3 Awesome Shakira Songs That Sound Like “Can’t Remember To Forget You”

Shakira‘s new single “Can’t Remember To Forget You” is already a radio hit and steady seller on iTunes despite surprising many fans with its ska-flavored, retro-rock twist. However, as connoisseurs of the Colombian goddess can attest, her Rihanna collaboration actually covers not-so-foreign territory.

While best known for her Latin-tinged, hip-swinging pop jams, the 36-year-old siren has experimented wildly with sound on every album since her 2001 international breakthrough Laundry Service. (Has it really been that long?) In fact, the DNA of “Can’t Remember To Forget You” can be traced back to that LP. Update your Shakira playlist with the following three tracks. More »

Bastille Band Member Stars In Bizarre Short Film With A Rihanna Poster: Watch

La Ri En Rose
Now this is different. Bastille band member William Farquarson makes his acting debut  (I assume) in a bizarre short film starring a Rihanna poster. Called La Ri En Rose, the weirdest slice of cinema you’ll see in 2014 finds the handsome musician lying in bed.

He holds a white rose, rubs it on his beard and eventually starts to cry. That’s when we realize he’s looking at a poster for RiRi’s Loud album. I’m sure Chris Brown has the same reaction. The “Pompeii” hitmakers tweeted a link to the film (see it after the jump) with the hashtag #BetterThanBattleships. Rude or accurate? More »

Shakira And Rihanna’s “Can’t Remember To Forget You” Explodes At Radio

Shakira And Rihanna‘s “Can’t Remember To Forget You” has been warmly embraced by radio. The high-profile duet made its debut yesterday (January 13) and received 1,172 first-day spins on 143 stations. That equates to 11 million audience impressions.

The quirky, ska-flavored collaboration hasn’t been as popular on iTunes. Shakira and Rihanna are currently sitting at number seven on their sales countdown, which is an impressive achievement but not quite the speedy march to number one that many fans were expecting. More »

Rihanna Goes Topless On Brazilian Beach For ‘Vogue’ Shoot

Rihanna celebrated the release of her Shakira collaboration “Can’t Remember To Forget You” by posing nude on Brazilian beach for Vogue. Admittedly, pics of the scantily-clad diva enjoying sun and surf emerge every second day but these are extra glamorous.

Not only does RiRi pose topless (with only nude-colored pasties for coverage), she also rocks a ruffled green jacket and shows off her nipple ring. I’m not sure when Vogue turned into Playboy but I doubt they will be inundated with complaints. Find a link to the pics after the jump. More »

Shakira & Rihanna’s “Can’t Remember To Forget You”: Review Revue

Well! Shakira and Rihanna have up and collaborated on a new single — the understated, ska-influenced “Can’t Remember To Forget You” (not to be confused with Carrie Underwood‘s “Don’t Forget To Remember Me”) — and the critics are chiming in with their thoughts on the tune. Unsurprisingly, given that it doesn’t sound like much of a radio single, the listening community seems split, with some writing that the song’s subtle shape makes it a winner, while others feel like there’s not enough there there.

Check below to see what the Internet thought about the new single. More »

Shakira & Rihanna’s “Can’t Remember To Forget You”: Listen

The pop rock revolution just found two major supporters in Shakira and Rihanna on their new duet “Can’t Remember To Forget You.” The lead single off Shak’s forthcoming album has the two stars venting about a lost love as ska guitars and horns litter the chorus in that Police-via-Bruno Mars style. That’s followed by driving power chords and live drums during the towering, oooh oooh-laden chorus as they lament, “When you look at me, the only memory is us kissing in the moonlight.”

Hear the powerhouse duet below. More »

Shakira & Rihanna’s “Can’t Remember To Forget You”: Hear A Snippet

Fans of Shakira and Rihanna are pining to hear their anticipated duet, “Can’t Remember to Forget You.” A few savvy YouTube users have realized this, as they attempt to splice and pass off older demos as snippets. However, one clip may be precisely what fans were hoping to hear.

For one, Shakira actually seems to be singing the title lyric. Plus, while grainy and without Rihanna, it does feature guitars that feels like Shakira’s signature blend of rock and pop at work. “Can’t Remember to Forget You” debuts January 13 — for now, hear this (possibly) leaked snippet after the jump. More »

Rihanna Wouldn’t Let ‘Girls’ Use Her Song In Cocaine Scene: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Rihanna declined a request from Girls to use “Talk That Talk” in a scene where Hannah and Elijah use cocaine. No reason was given for the unusually conservative decision according to the show’s musical supervisor. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Talk about holding grudges. DMX, who has had his fair share of legal woes, believes police officers are out to get him because of his notoriety and fame. Regularly breaking the law could also have something to do with it. [TMZ]

:: is a man of many talents. The rapper/producer and ruiner of Britney Spears‘ career has signed on as the Chief Creative Officer of tech company 3D Systems. They specialize in 3D printing. [Billboard]

:: Sad news for Wiz Khalifa. The rapper’s uncle died after being shot in the head while sitting in his car. The MC jumped on Twitter to pay his respects to the 20-year-old victim. [VIBE]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Shakira & Rihanna Cuddle On “Can’t Remember To Forget You” Single Artwork

Shakira and Rihanna will unleash their duet, “Can’t Remember To Forget You,” on January 13, and today (January 9) Shakira posted the single’s official artwork. As we hoped, that pic with their director’s chairs was just a tease, and the real cover features the two ladies lounging glamorously, with RiRi’s head cradled in Shak’s lap. Both stars are wearing revealing black getups. Also, so many chunky bracelets.

See a high-quality version of the image below, along with Shakira’s tweet regarding the first single from her forthcoming album.  More »

Shakira Covers ‘Glamour,’ Talks Rihanna Collaboration & Staying Hungry

Well! With news that Shakira‘s upcoming single “Can’t Remember To Forget” not only features Rihannabut also was penned by Erik Hassle (commence freaking out now), the Colombian superstar is set to kick off 2014 with a bang — and she’s also taking the February cover of Glamour to talk about a lot of things, mostly her personal life but also the new single, which is what the world should really be excited about.

On the subject of working with Rihanna, Shakira had this to say: “Working with her was utopia.” (Sidenote: Shakira is the best because she says things like, “Working with her was utopia.” Nobody on the planet, including both native and non-native English speakers, makes better use of the English language than Shakira. That’s all.)  More »