Posts tagged "Rihanna"

First iHeartRadio Awards Announced: Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons Lead Nominees

A bunch of suits in a conference room have decided that the world needs another awards show, so here we are, talking about the first iHeartRadio Awards and a bunch of nominated names we’ve already named regarding nominations for all the other awards shows. In the future, there will be only awards shows, in order to keep the huddled masses in check.

Rihanna leads the pack of pop star nominees with seven nominations, including artist of the year (um, what year?!) and song of the year. Justin Timberlake nabbed five nominations and Imagine Dragons got four, and they’ll both be competing against RiRi in the artist of the year category. MacklemoreLordeMaroon 5, etc etc etc, they’re all represented. Nominees for the awards were selected based on the “iHeartRadioChart, which compiles airplay-based listener feedback and performance data, digital streaming data from the iHeartRadio platform and sales, social video data and tags from Big Champagne and Shazam.” Sure why not. Look, we’re in the business of pop music here, and when there’s an awards show, business is good. But, just stahp.

The totally necessary ceremony airs May 1 on NBC. Head below for the full list of nominees. More »

Shakira Becomes The Most Liked Musician On Facebook: Morning Mix

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:: Shakira edges out “Can’t Remember To Forget You” partner Rihanna as the most-liked musician on Facebook, with 86.3 million likes. “I always wanted to have a lot of friends but never imagined it would be so many,” she said in a post thanking her fans. [Billboard]

:: David Guetta and his wife Cathy have reportedly divorced after 22 years of marriage. The two had worked together in music projects and events and even renewed their vows in 2012. [People]

:: Lady Gaga responded to Demi Lovato‘s criticism of her SXSW performance, featuring vomit artist Millie Brown. She says that while she’s “very supportive of Demi’s struggle,” the performance had “absolutely nothing” to do with eating disorders as Lovato thought. [E!]

:: Miley Cyrus was filmed showering fans with spit at her March 20 concert in Tampa, Florida. It’s like those Sex Pistolsnow that’s entertainment. [Popdust]

:: Late Night with Seth Meyers will soon steer away from the music-loving standards set by previous host Jimmy Fallon. While its debut week featured performances by Kanye West, Brad Paisley and A Great Big World, Seth Meyers now will show just two musical acts per week. [Billboard]

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Rihanna & Eminem Announce The Monster Tour Dates

Last month, Eminem announced he and Rihanna would be co-headlining dates in L.A., New York and Detroit for The Monster Tour (named not after Lady Gaga, but after their second hit collaboration, “The Monster”). Today (March 19) the lineup of stadium shows has been announced.

The joint tour starts off August 7 at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, followed by a show at Metlife Stadium right outside NYC on August 16 and finishing up August 22 at Comerica Park in Em’s hometown of Detroit. Tickets go on sale March 28 at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. More »

Madonna Gets Her ‘Game Of Thrones’ On For Purim: Morning Mix

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:: Who knew Madonna was into Game Of Thrones? The pop legend dressed as the mother of dragons herself Daenerys Targaryen for Purim and shared a pic on Instagram. What a likeness! [Vulture]

:: It’s nice to see serious artists turn into screaming fan-boys occasionally. Tyler, The Creator went crazy when Pusha T performed “Grindin’” at Spin’s SXSW party in Austin and it was all captured on film. [Spin]

:: It looks like Rihanna and Drake are officially an item. The former duet partners have been inseparable during Drizzy’s European tour and are said to be serious about making it work. Aww. [Vibe]

:: A third victim from the tragic SXSW car crash has passed away. 26-year-old Austin native Sandy Le finally succumbed to her injuries after spending several days on life support. Our condolences go out to her friends and family. [Spin]

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Jamie Lynn Spears Got Married: Morning Mix

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:: Jamie Lynn Spears and fiance James Watson got married on March 15 in New Orleans. Although Spears and Watson had split temporarily, the younger sister to Britney Spears would later write songs inspired by their relationship, including her debut single “How Could I Want More.” [E!]

:: Will Drake follow up Nothing Was the Same in 2014? According to a sighting in Manchester, the “Worst Behavior” rapper played his new music for a party of 16 that included bodyguards, assistants and, oh, Rihanna. (Of course.) [E!]

:: Speaking of quick turn-arounds, Katy Perry may be working on new music, too. Producer-in-crime Dr. Luke tweeted that they hit the studio with regular collaborators, Ester Dean and Cirkut, who co-wrote “Firework” and produced half of Prism, respectively. [Popdust]

:: Jay Electronica released his first new music since he was featured on Big Sean‘s “Control,” a song only known for its Kendrick Lamar verse. The ambient “Better in Tune with the Infinite” features R&B singer LaTonya Givens, plus samples from Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, The Wizard of Oz and The Wind Rises. [Pitchfork]

:: Miley Cyrus got the crying kitten emoji tattooed on her bottom inner lip. Yup. [Complex]

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Chris Brown Ordered To Stay In Rehab

A judge ordered Chris Brown on February 28 to stay for two more months in rehab at a Malibu treatment center. Brown had entered the drug rehab and anger management program in January, but must be tried on an assault charge (that violated his probation for the Rihanna assault) in Washington, D.C. first. The judge will then decide whether Brown can leave or should be jailed.

CNN reports that the R&B singer appeared disappointed but reacted calmly to the decision, by closing his eyes and meditating for about five minutes. Following the hearing, he tweeted, “Never really goes the way u plan. #LIFE.” So far, Brown has resisted staying in rehab for long, but with little success. More »

Drake Brings Out Rihanna For “Take Care” In Paris: Watch

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Drake brought his awkwardly titled Would You Like A Tour? tour to Europe, and for Tuesday’s Paris show he brought out his old pal Rihanna as a surprise guest for their 2011 cut “Take Care.” Dressed in matching white getups, they looked prettyyyy comfortable together during the sexy duet, grinding in the middle and then horsing around with a dance-off during the song’s coda.

Watch the performance up top, and check out Drizzy’s Instagram post with Rihanna below. More »

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” Video Has Been Declared Blasphemous By Petitioners: Morning Mix

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:: Katy Perry has come under fire for burning an Allah pendant in her high-camp “Dark Horse” video. It turns out that one of the characters she zaps is wearing religious jewelry and now 44,000 offended Muslims have signed a petition to get the video removed from YouTube. [Spin]

:: Could there be love in the air? Rihanna joined former flame Drake on stage in Paris to belt out their 2011 hit duet “Take Care”. Drizzy would certainly be an upgrade from Chris Brown. [Rap-Up]

:: Kanye West sure knows how to keep busy. The in-demand MC/shoe designer has signed on as executive producer of Tyga‘s new LP The Gold Album. Ye always delivers so this should be something special. [MissInfo.tv]

:: A not always reliable website is speculating that Robin Thicke‘s MTV VMA performance with Miley Cyrus is one of the reasons for the crooner’s separation from wife Paula Patton. I’m sure they had bigger problems than a foam finger. [Hollywood Life]

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Rihanna Is Recording A Concept Album Based On New Animated Movie ‘Home’. What Now?

Good news, Navy! Rihanna will be releasing new tunes in the not-too-distant future but it won’t be on her now long-overdue annual LP. According to Variety, the hitmaker is recording a concept album based on a new animated movie called Home. She also voices one of the blockbuster’s main characters.

This seems highly unlikely for someone of RiRi’s stature but the article quotes DreamWorks Animation boss Jeffrey Katzenberg for the curious news. Perhaps something was lost in translation and she’s merely recording a couple of songs for the soundtrack? That would make a lot more sense. I guess we’ll know soon enough. Home hits theaters in November. More »

Eminem Announces Joint Tour With Rihanna

Eminem will tour with Rihanna for three dates this summer, he says to XXL and confirms on Twitter. Naturally, this jaunt is named it after their second chart hit together: The Monster Tour.

Exact dates have yet to be announced, though Eminem reveal that they will perform in New York, Los Angeles and his hometown Detroit in August. To have these two coming together for even just three days feels a little miraculous: These dates will mark the first time that Eminem tours with a pop star. (Artists ranging from David Guetta to A$AP Rocky and HAIM have opened for Rihanna.)

The rapper’s also currently on his Rapture tour with Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, while Rihanna just wrapped her Diamonds World Tour last fall. Speaking of busy schedules: While Rihanna has joined him in the past to perform their first hit, “Love the Way You Lie” off his Recovery, they had to piece together follow-up hit “Monster” (off The Marshall Mathers LP 2, currently No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot 100) over email due to conflicting schedules, as to be expected from two global superstars. More »