Posts tagged "Rihanna"

Taylor Swift’s Entire Music Catalog Is Removed From Spotify: Morning Mix

Such A Rebel

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:: Big Machine Label Group (a.k.a. Taylor Swift‘s record label) has swiped the singer’s entire discography from Spotify. The move was probably made to amp up her already-insane record sales, but the streaming service was none too pleased about the decision. In a statement, Spotify said: “We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy.” [Billboard]

:: Speaking of Taylor Swift, she recently announced her 2015 world tour in support of her 1989 LP. The UK dates suspiciously circle around the Glastonbury Festival next year, which leaves the media to speculate if the singer will be performing. Time will only tell! [Digital Spy]

:: As a follow-up to her first-ever men’s fragrance (Rouge Man) released in August, Rihanna will now have a new fragrance for her female fans. The singer announced the news of the Rouge Love perfume on Twitter, but no word yet when it will be available. [MTV News]

:: In weirder news, Ariana Grande called the police on a fan who was sending her a bevy of packages. The gifts included a 42-pound pumpkin, eight Yankee candles, an anklet from Kay Jewelers and more. The cops have warned the man (a 29-year-old named Tim Normandin from Lowell, MA) to back off the singer. And we agree — it’s just plain creepy. [TMZ]

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Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce And More Dress Up For Halloween 2014: See The Pop Star Costumes

Happy Monday, Idolator readers! We hope you all had an appropriately spook-tacular (groan) Halloween weekend, and hopefully, a far less spooky recovery the day after.

As always, our favorite pop stars were out in full force for Halloween, with costumes ranging from good, bad to downright ugly (in taste, anyway): From Rihanna‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles throwback to Katy Perry‘s spot-on Cheeto ensemble, to Justin Bieber‘s adorable buddy costume to Iggy Azalea‘s hater-baiting White Chicks look to Lily Allen‘s controversial, erm, “joke” of an outfit. They’re all here!

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Rihanna Rejected All The Songs Calvin Harris Submitted For Her New Album

Rihanna and Calvin Harris struck chart gold with 2011 collaboration “We Found Love” but don’t expect to see the DJ’s name in the liner notes of her next LP. “No, I’m not on the Rihanna album,” the lanky Scot told a British newspaper. “I did a few things for it but they don’t get back to you, there are a lot of people involved.” (He should share a beer with the similarly-dissed Phil Collins!)

“She listens to everything, I know that, but she’s got a strong idea and identity and an idea of what her album should sound like,” Calvin continued. “It’s okay because I’m working on my stuff and it’s going fine.” The fact that Rih’s team wouldn’t respond to one of the game’s hottest dance producers strongly suggests that she’s moving in a harder R&B direction. Which actually sounds like a very smart move to me. More »

Rihanna Covers ‘Elle’s December Issue: See All 9 Of The Sexy Photos (Yep, Including The Topless One)

What does Rihanna have up her sleeve? (Hopefully it’s at least the gift of a brand new single before 2014 winds down to an unceremonious end.) The Barbadian songbird fired up her Instagram account over the weekend following a six-month absence from the photo sharing site, and now she’s gracing the cover of Elle‘s December issue, courtesy of photos by Paolo Kudacki that range from glamorous to playful to straight-up sexy.

The publication’s site notes that we’ll have to wait until the magazine hits newsstands (on November 18) to see the full cover story, but for now they’ve offered up a short and simple Q&A that contains such gems as this: What’s on your Christmas list? “A big, trimmed ****!!” More »

Is This The Tracklist For Beyonce’s Four-Disc Reissue?

Beyonce has been rumored to be releasing a four-disc reissue of her 2013 self-titled album. Now, a photo of that release’s tracklist has surfaced online. If this is to be believed, then the reissue’s physical release, here titled BEYONCE – The Complete Edition, will feature ten new songs with accompanying visuals, plus a DVD of her and Jay Z‘s On The Run special. Featured artists would include Nicki Minaj, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.

Complex points out that this document appears to be fake for few reasons. It says that the reissue’s release date, November 25, falls on Monday — it’s actually a Tuesday. Plus, a song called “Good In Goodbye” is already a lyric from 4‘s “Best Thing I Never Had.” What’s also worth noting, though, is that two of this reissue’s songs are registered on ASCAP: “DONK,” co-written by Pharrell and The-Dream; and “Cherry,” written by Timberlake, Timbaland and Jerome Harmon.

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Rihanna Returns To Instagram After 6-Month Absence

RIHunited

Rihanna‘s Instagram feed went silent for six months this year, after she posted topless photos that caused her account  to be briefly suspended. Early on November 2, though, she returned to Instagram with an upside-down selfie. #badgalback, indeed.

Rihanna’s feed has over 12 million followers. Designer Tom Ford has called it more influential than any fashion reviewer. But it was also one of the most controversial. Rihanna raised eyebrows with impromptu photo shoots at an Abu Dhabi mosque and with a protected primate in Thailand. Then, she posted snapshots from her topless Lui magazine shoot, only to have her account suspended but then quickly reactivated.

Rihanna returns to Instagram among reports that she is about to released her eighth album. See the Unapologetic star’s first posts following her six-month absence below. More »

Rihanna Rocked Pasties And A Tom Ford Gown, While Miley Cyrus Opted For A Sheer Top At The AmfAR Gala

Miley Cyrus wore as little as possible on the amfAR Gala red carpet last night (october 29) and still got completely upstaged by Rihanna. She proved that nipple pasties and side-splits can be elegant and sophisticated when teamed with a Tom Ford gown. Both divas were both in attendance to pay tribute to the fashion designer, who was given the event’s Inspiration award.

“Over the past 20 years, Tom Ford has been honored with every major fashion award there is,” RiRi told the star-stuffed crowd at the charity event. “Tonight, we honor him both for his incredible talent and for what he stands for. We honor him for doing good while making us look good.” The “Stay” hitmaker also raised money for the event by dropping $100,000 on a photo of Elizabeth Taylor. (She also bought some earrings for the modest price of $35,000). See another pic of Rih’s stunning gown after the jump. More »

Girls Take It Off: 16 Super Sexy Pics Of Pop Divas Baring Almost All In 2014 (Q3)

It’s time for our quarterly round-up of raunchy pop diva pics! And, as usual, the leading ladies of music did not disappoint. In further proof that 2014 is the year of the nude, it was almost an embarrassment of the riches with everyone from 19-year-old newcomer Niykee Heaton to 56-year-old pop legend Madonna losing their clothes in the name of self expression/free publicity.

The usual candidates are all represented. Outtakes from Rihanna‘s iconic Lui magazine shoot surfaced online and got everyone clicking, while Miley Cyrus‘ Instagram account remains a valid alternative to PornHub. Honorable mentions go to Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea for proving that rap divas do it better. Peruse the (semi-NSFW) gallery up top. More »

Nicki Minaj Announces “Only” Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne And Chris Brown: Morning Mix

Young Moolah, Baby!

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:: Nicki Minaj will feature Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown in a new song titled “Only,” out October 28. Minaj’s current single, “Anaconda,” is now No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. [Instagram]

:: Speaking of the “Anaconda” star – in a viral video, a woman who had her wisdom teeth removed wakes up, upset that she looks nothing like Nicki: “I just wanted to have her butt. And her face. I paid a lot of money, and I’m still white!” [Complex]

:: Rihanna celebrated the launch of her latest fragrance, Rogue Man, at the Macy’s in Atlanta’s Lenox Square. More than 300 fans flooded the store and purchased the men’s fragrance. [E!]

:: Lady Gaga brought a $23 million mansion in Malibu, complete with a stable, a saltwater pool with spa, a bocce ball court and a two-lane bowling alley. [Los Angeles Times]

:: Diplo is reportedly expecting his second child with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart. The producer-DJ has been linked to Katy Perry since April. [New York Daily News]

:: How much can Taylor Swift have in common with experimental techno pioneer Aphex Twin? See for yourself with Aphex Swift, a fan-made mash-up album complete with an explanation (“APHEX TWIN IS AS BIG A ROMANTIC CORNBALL AS TAYLOR SWIFT”). [Stereogum]

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See What May Be Rihanna’s Eighth Album Title, Tracklist And Release Date

Lost Files?

Rihanna‘s eighth album may arrive next month, if a leaked photo is to be believed.

Here’s the story: DJ Envy, co-host of Power 105′s The Breakfast Club, found what appears to be an official document from Rihanna’s label RocNation, detailing her new album. The title? Lost Files. The release date? November 25. The standard edition would feature 14 songs and appearances by Nicki Minaj, Drake, Big Sean and Eminem.

Other artists have talked about their involvement in Rihanna’s eighth album, the follow-up to 2012′s Unapologetic. DJ Mustard was the first to do so, back in January. As of late, though, the release still appeared to be a work in progress. Rihanna reunited with songwriter Ester Dean in the studio. Meanwhile, Charli XCX said that she was writing for the enduring pop star, too.

The most promising sign that the leaked photo is authentic is its mention of “Barz,” featuring Minaj. Last spring on social media, Rihanna teased the woeful lyrics: “Your silver tongue is full of lies, with tricks and thrills and Bambi eyes.” And after a thorough investigation, the Navy concluded that either The Pink Print star or Keri Hilson was involved.

See the rumored tracklist for Rihanna’s next album below. More »