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British fan Tris Castellano had the weekend every Rihanna Navy member wishes to have! Read his amazing story below:
I went to Rihanna’s concert in London and in the queue she DMed on Twitter to me saying “I want to meet you, baby.” I screamed so loud at 9am, everyone looked at me like “OMG he is crazy,” she said “tell me where you are,” so I did and someone came and gave me a pass. Then we run into the stadium and I got front row. As soon as she saw me in the crowd, she winked, blowed me a kiss and kept pointing at me throughout the whole show. During “We Found Love,” she came downstairs, hugged me, took my hand and looked back and smiled. Then near the end she looked at me and pointed backstage. Ben [her bodyguard] found me and took me backstage, I took my friend Charlie with me. We met with Evan [Documentary Camera Operator], dancers and Rihanna’s baby bro, it was the greatest moment of my entire life, Robyn and me just sat chatting, laughing, hugging and crying together for ages, it was beautiful, just beyond words, she gave me her hoodie and signed for me: “To my baby Tris, love Robyn.” Cara Delevingne gave me a beautiful hug, lovely words and a kiss. Then I was invited back to her hotel the next morning. I had breakfast with Richard, the bodyguard, and Sarah, played xbox with the team, Geoff looked after me, spent 2 hours with papa Fenty, her daddy, as he wants me to call him now, just sitting at the bar and talking and laughing, had lunch, then they said “ohh, Tris, we have a surprise for you at reception,” as Robyn had to go and shower. And she was at reception waiting for me and she said “hey Tris baby”, come up, so we went up in lift just us and then I gave her a card and chocolates in the bedroom. The most magic 24 hours of my entire life. Then on the way home, she posted 1 of our 50 photos together and wrote the most amazing thing about me: “@triscastellano you are hands down the most incredibly beautiful human being I have EVER known!!! I love you from the bottom of my heart, and I always will!!! God has His hands on you, don’t ever forget that! Can’t wait to see you again, thank you for my card and chocolates!! #1Love.” I screamed again and cried, I haven’t cried so much in 24 hours, but happy tears.
Rihanna’s career path to further crossover success reaches a notable milestone: with an 11-9 rise, “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, marks her first top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. (Earlier this month, the ballad likewise became her highest-charting entry on Adult Pop Songs, having reached No. 2.) In contrast, last month “Stay” became Rihanna’s record-setting 10th No. 1 on Pop Songs, where she also holds the marks for most top 10s (23) and appearances (36). She first arrived on the latter list eight years ago with the No. 2 dancehall-ready “Pon De Replay,” but she didn’t grace AC until three years later, when “Take a Bow” nudged to a No. 21 peak.
The ultimate benefits that acts reap from adding AC success after scoring at pop? Reaching adult consumers, who are more affluent and, thus, more likely to buy albums than younger pop audiences. AC hits can also have much longer shelf lives – by years – than pop-only titles, so a song like “Stay” might become an AC staple in a way that only a handful of pop hits do on current-based pop radio. It may also open programmers’ thinking to her prior hits. Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was too young-leaning for AC in 2007, but it receives play at the format now, just like “Holiday” has become an AC standard for Madonna.
Essentially, “Stay” might be putting a song to the name Rihanna for adult listeners, who are likely familiar with her pop culture-wise but might not have been that familiar with her music. Now, she’s gaining that musical familiarity. (So, too, for that matter, are bands like fun., Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters and Men, as acts that start at rock likewise are only the right hit away from scaling the AC chart.)
So, while the run of “Stay” on Pop Songs (where it falls 7-10 in its in 19th week) is waning, the song’s AC rise may mean that its radio lifespan is only beginning.
Another lucky fan got the chance to meet Rihanna during her Diamonds World Tour. Read @aymdesigns story below:
It all started when Rihanna followed me last year October time on Instagram, someone had reposted my artwork and her first comment was “you’re doper than dope” and from then until now she has left many comments on my Instagram saying she needs/wants/loves my paintings. She followed me on twitter shortly after and we have had a few conversations where we both said “I want to meet you” etc. I won tickets to see her in London 777 tour which was amazing and someone past my artwork to her and now it’s in her home in Barbados.
It was on Thursday Rihanna messaged me asking if I wanted to come to Manchester! And just like everyone else of course I did! She sorted me out two tickets and two passes!! I managed to get back stage with the painting she asked me to bring and waited. And there she was! She came out of her room beautiful as ever. She is an amazing woman praising me for what I had done. So humble, so down to earth, her hugs were out of this world! She even asked if I would like to go to London on the weekend, so I’m hoping that happens! She such a kind hearted lady who would do anything for her fans. And I feel honoured and privileged she loves aymsdesigns.
Rihanna performed at London’s Twickenham Stadium on Saturday (June 15). Celebrities in attendance included Kylie Minogue, Cara Delevingne and Maria Sharapova. Make sure to click the thumbnails below to see pictures from the whole show, we love them! She said:
Ya just HAD to be there!! #London you are forever mine ! #TWICKENHAMSTADIUM The love in this phucking place tonight!! So glad my family was here to witness this!!! Shit like this makes me proud to be Bajan!!! #foreign #stadiumkilla #soldthePHUCKowt
RiRi was photographed leaving her London hotel with her mom, Monica, and aunt earlier today (June 15) to head to the Twickenham Stadium for another Diamonds World Tour concert. Rihanna’s brothers are also in town, click here to see a picture of Rihanna partying with Rorrey last night.