Rihanna was spotted on Wednesday evening leaving her apartment in New York City. Check out more pictures here.
On Saturday evening Rihanna performed her next show from her ANTI World Tour. This time she took the stage in Newark and after the show she met a few fans backstage.
Before the show, she was spotted on the streets on NYC wearing high boots from her collection in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. Check out more pictures here.
According to Rihanna’s Instagram the show in Newark was yet another sold out show from ANTI World Tour!
Rihanna received the Rockstar Award at the 2016 BET Black Girls Rocks event honouring black women in the entertainment industry. Rihanna was among the honorees at this year’s Black Girls Rock! event, where Hillary Clinton made an appearance. The Friday night event was taped at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. The special will air on BET on Tuesday (April 5).
“Thank you so much for celebrating us in a world that doesn’t celebrate us enough,” she said onstage. “The minute you learn to love yourself you will not want to be anybody else,” the Grammy-winning singer and fashion trendsetter added. “Role model is not the title they like to give me … (but) I think I can inspire a lot of young women to be themselves and that is half the battle.” The Barbados-born singer also thanked her mother and grandmother for being strong black women and excellent role models. “Hopefully one day I’ll be raising my own little black girl who rocks,” she said.
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Before the show RiRi was spotted leaving her apartment in NYC. Click here for more pics!
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Rihanna performed her second show in NYC last night. Before the show at Barclays Center she was seen leaving her apartment. See pictures here.
After the show she headed to dinner and afterparty at 1OAK. Click here for more.
Rihanna just teased her HOT video “Kiss It Better” that premieres this Thursday at noon!
Vogue: For most style-conscious celebrities, the red carpet is to be the best opportunity to show off their wardrobe evolution. But for Rihanna, simply taking to the streets to debut her riskiest wares proves to be a perfect channel. As long as there is a stretch of pathway for her to trot out her newest looks and a waiting camera to capture it all, a fashion moment is happening. Case in point? Last night, in town for her Anti world tour, the singer was spotted out in an emerald green Gucci duchesse silk embroidered and fur-trimmed tracksuit.
Ditching her beloved oversize knits, Rihanna opted for the tailored athleisure ensemble and a pair of Céline pointy-toed boots for an evening of meetings followed by a studio session. Giving off major ’70s vibes, the look—from Gucci Spring 2016—recalled the bedazzled Vegas jumpsuits of another musical giant: none other than Elvis himself. But rather than stick to one throwback moment, her vintage sunglasses evoked other eras, and the racing stripe along the leg punctuated things with the kind of streetwear appeal that is pure Rihanna.
Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, scores a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 9).
Just like on the Hot 100, “Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 31.6 million U.S. streams, down 7 percent, in the week ending March 24, according to Nielsen Music, marking the track’s fifth straight week topping 30 million streams. Impressively, “Work” is just the second song to tally five weeks of at least 30 million domestic streams, joining Adele’s “Hello” (five weeks in November and December).
“Work” also tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (14.4 million, down 6 percent) for a seventh frame. It holds at its No. 3 high on Radio Songs (122 million in airplay audience, up 2 percent) and No. 4 on Digital Songs (85,000 downloads sold, down 12 percent), which it led for two weeks. The track rules Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an eighth (nonconsecutive) week.
Rihanna is on the cover of the latest British Vogue magazine – on newsstands now in the UK. In case the magazine is not available in your country, you can see the scans here.
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Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, holds atop the Hot 100 and claims a third week atop the Streaming Songs chart with 44.4 million U.S. streams, down 5 percent, in the week ending March 3, according to Nielsen Music. (With the song’s official music video having premiered Feb. 22, this week’s charts reflect its first full week of tracking.)
As noted last week, when “Work” drew 46.5 million streams, only two titles have scored higher weekly streaming sums: Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” (which peaked with 103 million domestic streams, driven primarily by user-generation videos including the track’s audio; March 2, 2013) and Adele’s “Hello” (61.6 million; Nov. 14, 2015). (Also note that while the official “Work” video includes two plays of the song, each click counts as one stream for chart tabulation purposes.)
“Work” also tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (19 million, up 5 percent) for a fourth frame. It dips to No. 2 after two weeks atop Digital Songs (154,000 downloads sold, down 9 percent) and lifts 5-4 on Radio Songs (104 million in airplay audience, up 16 percent), adding top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a fourth week.
“Work” rules Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a fifth (nonconsecutive) week and takes over at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Rhythmic Songs radio airplay charts.
As reported when the song reached No. 1, “Work” is Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 leader, upping her into a solo share of the third-most No. 1s all-time, passing Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” is also the record-breaking ninth Hot 100 No. 1 in a row by non-U.S.-born acts (Rihanna is from Barbados; Drake, from Canada), while this week marks the record-extending 35th straight week that non-American talent has crowned the Hot 100.
Additionally, as noted in yesterday’s “Ask Billboard” reader mailbag, Rihanna is the only artist to have notched Hot 100 No. 1s from seven consecutive studio albums. “Work” is from Anti, which ranks at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 after topping the Feb. 20 chart.
“Work” keeps atop the Hot 100 with a nearly 2-to-1 lead in chart points over Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” which holds at No. 2 after leading for two (nonconsecutive) weeks. Still, “Love” spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart (155 million, up 2 percent). It drops 4-5 on Streaming Songs (14.5 million, down 8 percent) and 4-8 on Digital Songs (80,000, down 14 percent).
The second annual Diamond Ball to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) kicked off this Thursday, December 10 with host Kevin Hart and a special performance by Lionel Richie. The CLF was founded in 2012 by Rihanna to honor her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The CLF works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture. Rihanna’s inspiring history of service to others continues in CLF’s mission, programs and partnerships.
Rihanna helped raise over $3 million at the event. Read more here. Her manager Jay Brown won the auction for a replica of her Dior dress at $45,000.
“The energy, the crowd, the vibe,” Rihanna told People about the event. “I love everything about it!”
“It’s overwhelming to see so many of the people that I care about come together to support a cause that is near and dear to my heart,” she added. — Just Jared