Posts tagged "Rihanna"

Rihanna Almost Went Bankrupt In 2009: Morning Mix

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:: Rihanna should have mountains of money, right? Well, for a while there in 2009 RiRi was on struggle street. In fact, she nearly went bankrupt due to “gross mismanagement” by her accountant. [TMZ]

:: The Grammys really put a few noses out of joint when they cut off Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age mid-song. Trent Reznor already put them on blast and Josh Homme just added his two cents at a recent concert. [NME]

:: Nas is developing a half-hour TV series for Xbox called Street Dreams. It’s a semi-autobiographical show set in the ’90s that documents the life of a struggling rapper in New York City. Sounds good! [Vulture]

:: Well, this is just rude. A group of Michael Jackson fans that sued Dr. Conrad Murray for emotional distress were awarded a measly $1.36 each. That’s not even enough to download “Man In The Mirror”! [Billboard]

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Shakira And Rihanna’s “Can’t Remember To Forget You” Gets A Fedde Le Grand Remix: Listen

Shakira‘s “Can’t Remember To Forget You” hasn’t quite turned out to be the chart-conquering blockbuster fans hoped for (although number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 is nothing to cry about) but the eye-popping video has been a runaway success — 100 million views and counting — and new remixes promise months of club domination on the horizon.

The best EDM overhaul of the sultry Rihanna duet belongs to Fedde Le Grande, the Dutch DJ behind UK number one hit “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit”. His electro-house makeover turns the song into perfect club fodder with the dueling divas singing about their romantic woes over bone-rattling beats. This does for “Can’t Remember” what Freemasons did for “Beautiful Liar”. Listen after the jump. More »

Foxes Performs An Acoustic Cover “Hold On We’re Going Home” And “The Monster”: Listen

We all know Foxes sounds amazing singing over soaring synths on songs like “Clarity” and “Youth” but the talented Brit sounds equally great with only a piano to keep her company. Need proof? Look no further than the beautiful acoustic mash-up of Drake‘s “Hold On We’re Going Home” and Eminem and Rihanna‘s “The Monster”.

Performed on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show, the songs come together surprisingly well — particularly when you consider that one is a love song and the other documents a battle with personal demons. However, in the “Let Go For Tonight” diva’s capable hands they both just sound achingly sad and pretty. Listen to Foxes at full flight after the jump. More »

Shakira And Rihanna’s Sexiest “Can’t Remember To Forget You” Video Screengrabs: 18 Pics

Shakira and Rihanna unveiled their eye-popping “Can’t Remember To Forget You” video tonight (January 30) and raised temperatures wherever there is an internet connection with their sexy antics. To celebrate their instantly iconic visual, I’ve curated a gallery of their raunchiest moments. You’re welcome.

So what can you expect from pop’s finest females? Well, the Colombian goddess poses topless in a pool, cavorts in bed with RiRi, twerks in a hallway and flashes her pert butt. Don’t worry, Navy. Rihanna refused to be outdone by her gal pal and also struck some seriously sexy poses. See the ultimate diva battle up top.  More »

Shakira And Rihanna Sizzle In Sexy “Can’t Remember To Forget You” Video: Watch

Kissing In The Moonlight
Shakira and Rihanna bring sexy back in their sizzling “Can’t Remember To Forget You” video. I guessed this would be a steamy affair from yesterday’s (January 29) preview but the finished product truly boggles the mind. The visual opens with Colombia’s best export writhing in bed before hitting the pool for some topless exercise.

That’s where duet partner RiRi comes in to raise the temperature even further. The lovely ladies grope each other, smoke cigars in bed — sure, why not — and twerk in hallways of their glamorous mansion. Because that’s what friends do when they’re discussing their love lives over reggae beats and driving guitars. Watch the elegance up top. More »

Rihanna Took Selfies With The Cast Of ‘Full House’: Morning Mix

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:: Rihanna took selfies with the cast of ’90s sitcom Full House when she dropped by Good Morning America yesterday (January 29). I get the appeal of Uncle Jesse but the rest of them? [Vibe]

:: Want to know what Daft Punk look like without their helmets? Well, paparazzi took pics of the French Grammy winners at the airport. In short, they look completely normal. [TMZ]

:: Bruce Broughton has been stripped of his Academy Award nomination for Best Song due to accusations of illegal lobbying for his frankly terrible entry “Alone Yet Not Alone”. Lana Del Rey, who was overlooked for “Young & Beautiful”, must be pissed! [Rickey]

:: There really is no stopping Madonna. Fresh from her Grammy performance and a cameo on Miley CyrusMTV Unplugged special, the queen of pop will now perform with Russian freedom fighters Pussy Riot at an Amnesty International concert in New York. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Shakira And Rihanna Take Us Behind The Scenes Of “Can’t Remember To Forget You”: Watch

Where You Go I Follow
Shakira‘s “Can’t Remember To Forget You” visual is due tomorrow (January 30) and the Colombian goddess kindly decided to whet our appetite by dropping a cute behind-the-scenes video of her reggae-tinged Rihanna duet. And if this is any indication, we’re in for something spectacular.

So what can you expect from the blockbuster clip? Well, Shakira plays the guitar in a racy lace outfit and poses sexily in a pool. Oh and she has a little cuddle with RiRi — making “Can’t Remember To Forget You” a must-see music video experience. Watch the superstars heat up the screen above. More »

Grammy Awards 2014: The Full List Of Winners

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The 56th annual Grammy Awards kicked off at 8 p.m. on Jauary 26th at Los Angeles’ mammoth Staples Center, and before the televised event even hit the airwaves, awards were handed out to artists and personalities as varied as Michael Buble (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album) and Stephen Colbert (Best Spoken Word Album), and albums like Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Dance/Electronic Album).

French duo Daft Punk went on to nab the awards for Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best Duo Or Group Performance, the latter two for their summer jam “Get Lucky.” New Zealand teen Lorde proved to be a big upset when she took the Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance Grammys for her radio smash “Royals.”

Elsewhere, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis not only stunned with their epic performance of “Same Love” — a spectacle that included Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah, Madonna and over 30 couples who got married on stage — the pair also walked away with Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song (“Thrift Shop”).

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Rihanna Continues To Make Instagram Worthwhile With More Sexy Bikini Pics

Another day, another picture of Rihanna in a skimpy bikini with cigar in hand. This time the Barbadian babe was hanging out in Brazil with close friend Melissa Ford and obviously she felt the need to share the moment with her millions of Instagram followers because that’s, well, her thing.

After posing up a storm, the ladies removed their bikini tops but showed some modesty by turning their backs to the camera. This is so touching. You know the motto — friends that strip together, stick together. In other RiRi news, her Facebook page went down last night (January 22) prompting speculation that she has a big announcement on the way. See the pics after the jump. More »

Mikky Ekko’s Original Version Of Rihanna’s “Stay” Is Absolutely Gorgeous: Listen

Mikky Ekko made the leap from critically acclaimed underground artist to veritable hitmaker by penning (and lending his vocals to) Rihanna‘s career-best ballad “Stay”. The song has been covered by everyone from Vin Diesel to Patti Smith and will probably still be played at weddings ten years from now. But what did the original demo sound like?

The answer is absolutely gorgeous. Mikky’s solo version of the blockbuster smash surfaced online today (January 22) and it sounds remarkably similar to Rihanna’s mega-selling interpretation. The arrangement is unchanged and RiRi even mimicked the Nashville-based songsmith’s vocal delivery. Listen to the pretty, understated demo after the jump. More »