Posts tagged "Rihanna"

Rihanna Ties Michael Jackson’s Hot 100 Record, Thanks To Eminem’s “The Monster”

Well, Rihanna's really startin' somethin' now (ba-ziiiiiing!). Thanks to her feature on Eminem's second Marshall Mathers LP 2 single "The Monster," which bumps Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" off the top of the Hot 100 this week, the Barbadian songbird has now tied Michael Jackson's string of 13 #1 singles in the US, according …
By: Robbie Daw / December 11, 2013

The Rumored Shakira/Rihanna Duet Might Actually Happen

The internet has been buzzing about a potential Shakira/Rihanna duet since a vague report appeared in a Colombian gossip magazine last week. What seemed like flimsy proof at first has been bolstered by whispers that the "Hips Don't Lie" diva is in Los Angeles filming a video with the Barbadian babe …
By: Mike Wass / December 9, 2013

The Most Watched Music Videos Of 2013: Vevo Announces Their Top 10

Remember when Lady Gaga's "Dope" reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 after an awards show performance and fell out of the top 50 the following week? That was an extreme example of the power of streaming in determining chart position. YouTube views, viral videos and Vevo premieres are now a major variable …
By: Mike Wass / December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela Remembered By Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez & More

Nelson Mandela passed away today (December 5) after a long battle with a severe chest infection. The much-loved humanitarian's death sparked an immediate outpouring of grief, respect and admiration from celebrities touched by the great man's journey and wisdom. Beyonce, Fergie and John Legend posted photos taken with South Africa's first black president on their …
By: Mike Wass / December 5, 2013

Blue Ivy Is Officially The Coolest Kid On The Planet: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Blue Ivy's status as the coolest kid on the planet was cemented by Beyonce posting a pic of the toddler rocking her own personalized leather jacket on Instagram. So cute! [Pink Is The New Blog] :: Speaking of Mrs. Carter, Kevin Hart attended her LA show on December 3 and …
By: Mike Wass / December 5, 2013

Paul Walker Remembered By Ludacris, Rihanna, Justin Bieber & More

Paul Walker, star of the Fast & Furious movie series, died Nov. 30 in a car crash outside of Los Angeles. News of his death, at age 40, has sparked a flood of reactions from celebrity friends and fans. Friends remember Walker for being compassionate, as he was throughout his life. In …
By: Christina Lee / December 1, 2013

American Music Awards 2013: The Best & Worst Moments From The Show

You know what? I'm just going to go ahead and say it: I like the American Music Awards. They're really not that bad! Sure, they don't matter in any meaningful way, but year after year, they're the most enjoyable out of any awards show: Less self-serious than the Grammys, not as zanily self-referential as the …
By: Sam Lansky / November 25, 2013

American Music Awards 2013: The Full List Of Winners

One of them was born in Tennessee and one now calls the Volunteer State their home. The other thing Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift have in common is that they were the big winners at the 41st annual American Music Awards, a shindig that went down at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre Live. "Thrift Shop" upstarts …
By: Robbie Daw / November 24, 2013

American Music Awards 2013: Watch All The Performances

Tonight's American Music Awards delivered performances from a litany of big names — Katy Perry! Justin Timberlake! Rihanna! Lady Gaga! Miley Cyrus! Macklemore & Ryan Lewis! One Direction! Kendrick Lamar! Christina Aguilera & A Great Big World! Jennifer Lopez! Pitbull & Ke$ha! Ariana Grande! TLC! — so as per usual, it to felt more like …
By: Sam Lansky / November 24, 2013

Eminem And Rihanna’s “The Monster” Video: See A Pic From The Set

That Eminem and Rihanna reign just won't let up. Following the pair's staggering chart success with "Love The Way You Lie," a six-times Platinum single that spent seven weeks at #1, became 2010's best-selling song in the UK and won several statues, including two People's Choice Awards and a Billboard Music Award, their follow-up collaboration, …
By: Robbie Daw / November 21, 2013

American Music Awards 2013: A Viewer’s Guide

It's almost time for the bonanza of Best Of 2013 lists, and that means pop's biggest stars have one last major platform to help them make their mark on the Year In Music narrative, via the American Music Awards. This year's show, taking place November 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, boasts an impressive, …
By: Carl Williott / November 21, 2013

Rihanna Has Now Sold 10 Million Albums In America

So much for being a singles artist: Rihanna has added yet another coup into her long list of chart accomplishments: Billboard reports that the Bajan songstress has now amassed a total of 10 million albums sold in the United States after selling another 5,000 copies from her extensive back catalogue last week. This brings the grand sales …
By: Sam Lansky / November 18, 2013

Rihanna To Perform at 2013 American Music Awards & Receive First-Ever AMA Icon Award

Rihanna has been added to the never-ending roster of performers at the 2013 American Music Awards. Not only that — she's set to receive the first-ever AMA Icon Award. Not bad for a rare year in which she didn't release new music. The show's executive producer said the Icon Award "was created to honor an …
By: Carl Williott / November 15, 2013

Rihanna’s “What Now” Video: Watch

After a few days of teases, Rihanna has dropped the video for her Unapologetic power ballad "What Now." Even though there's not much going on in the clip, the cohesive aesthetic is powerful enough to evoke a horror movie vibe. Sporting her power mullet and a …
By: Carl Williott / November 15, 2013

Rihanna Unveils “What Now” Video Preview: Watch The Tortured Clip

Yesterday saw Rihanna debuting a behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of her "What Now" video, and now she's unveiled the official preview for the upcoming clip, which sees the Bajan banger delivering all kinds of Rated R-style tortured drama: Screaming and wailing and thrashing and whipping her head back and forth. It's a lot! But then, Rihanna's …
By: Sam Lansky / November 14, 2013

Rihanna Takes Us Behind-The-Scenes Of Her Eerie “What Now” Video: Watch

Rihanna's somewhat unexpected "What Now" video — it's uncharacteristic for the Barbadian babe to stick with an album this long — drops Friday (November 15) and it's turning out to be something of an extravaganza if recently surfaced behind-the-scenes footage is any indication. Filmed in a Thai warehouse during a break on RiRi's Diamonds …
By: Mike Wass / November 13, 2013

Stevie Nicks Will Make A Cameo On ‘American Horror Story: Coven': Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Ryan Murphy confirmed that Stevie Nicks will make a cameo on American Horror Story: Coven via Twitter. Her trademark flowing gowns will fit right in! [Vulture] :: The Carters keep winning. Jay Z's Made In America documentary has been picked up for theatrical distribution. It will hit theaters in 2014 despite airing on …
By: Mike Wass / November 13, 2013

Rihanna Teases “What Now” Video With Black-And-White Pics On Instagram

In news that will shock and dismay The Navy, Rihanna's annual album may not be coming this year. The Barbadian babe is still promoting Unapologetic — jumping on Instagram this morning (November 12) to tease the upcoming video for "What Now", which is expected to drop on Friday. The Parker Ighile-produced ballad is …
By: Mike Wass / November 12, 2013

Rihanna Notches 25th Hot 100 Top 10 Hit, Matching Elvis Presley

Album sales be damned, Rihanna is still the unapologetic queen of singles — and the Bajan banger, who's frequently notching esoteric Billboard sales records, has a new feather in her cap: As of this week, with her Eminem collab "The Monster" debuting at No. 3 on the Hot 100, she's now had 25 Top 10 hits on the …
By: Sam Lansky / November 8, 2013

Idolator Halloween Contest: See The Winners!

Happy Post-Halloween, Idolator readers! By now, we hope you've all recovered from all the trick or treating. Last week, we offered up a $50 iTunes gift card to the best pop star-inspired costume and, once again, you guys accepted the challenge and fully exceeded our expectations. It was a tough call — we've seen so, …
By: Idolator Staff / November 7, 2013
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