The 2016 BET Awards took place on Sunday (June 26) and Rihanna, who did not attend the show, won the “Best Collaboration” award for “Work” featuring Drake.
Enjoying a day off after performing at London’s Wembley Stadium, Rihanna was photographed leaving her hotel, where she stopped for a photo with a fan, and heading to a nightclub. Click here for photos.
FYI: She’s wearing Rihanna X Manolo!
Speaking to the Guardian, Coldplay’s Chris Martin shared very specific praise about Rihanna:
“She is the Frank Sinatra of our generation. She can turn anything into gold with that voice. Here’s the thing: if you speak to a good singing teacher about great opera singers, they will talk about consistency of tone. Or there’s a book by Alfred Tomatis about why some people like certain people’s voices and other people hate them, like Bob Dylan or me or whoever, some people say, ‘Oh, I hate that voice’, so there’s a thing about people’s frequency responses – what they are pleased by. Rihanna has this thick tone, so it’s very hard to annoy anybody. It’s like a beautifully squeezed tube of toothpaste. When you think of Rihanna’s voice you think of this whole, rich thing, solid like a tree trunk, and. Drake is pretty similar. But Rihanna’s voice is just delicious for your ear. Sinatra had the same thing; anything he sang sounded pleasing to most people.”
Watch after the jump four more videos of Rihanna and Coldplay together on stage.
Rihanna rules the Billboard Top TV Songs chart, thanks to a Grey’s Anatomy synch for her song “Love on the Brain.”
The track, which was featured in the May 19 finale of the long-running ABC medical drama’s 12th season, crowns the chart, powered by its 40,000 Shazam tags in May. Additionally, the track moved 45,000 downloads and drew 8.1 million U.S. streams during the month, according to Nielsen Music. Notably, 30,000 of those downloads occurred in the first full tracking week after the finale aired, marking a 743 percent gain from the previous week, when it sold 4,000.
Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on cumulative monthly Shazam tags, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during the same period.
This Thursday (June 23), Rihanna was photographed leaving her London hotel and heading for dinner at Hakkasan Restaurant. Click here for photos.
Her ANTI World Tour hits Wembley Stadium on Friday, where Ri will perform in front of about 90.000 people, including Rihanna Daily’s Natalie!
Budweiser Made In America, the JAY Z-curated two-day music festival and staple of Labor Day Weekend, returns to Philadelphia for a fifth year.
The year’s two massive headliners – Rihanna and Coldplay – will converge on the City of Brotherly Love to top off a stellar lineup that also features ColleGrove (2 Chainz & Lil Wayne), Jamie xx, Chance The Rapper, Martin Garrix, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Grimes, DJ Khaled and many more.
Going down on Labor Day Weekend (September 3 & 4) in Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, TIDAL members can purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. ET by logging into their accounts. Tickets for the general public can be purchased on Monday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. ET at www.livenation.com. For those unable to attend, the festival’s Rocky, Liberty and TIDAL stages will be live streamed in their entirety on TIDAL.
For the latest on Budweiser Made In America festival, be sure to visit www.madeinamericafest.com.
Calvin Harris is finally releasing the music video for “This Is What You Came For” featuring Rihanna!
Check out photos from the set below:
RiRi CRUSHES it with her newest fragrance – sensual woody notes pair with playful red fruits and pink musks to create an intoxicating fragrance with an undeniably fun, feminine twist. A collaboration between Rihanna and Natasha Cote of Givaudan, the addictive floriental opens with a vibrant splash of bergamot, juicy mandarin and vivacious pink peppercorn. At its heart, pink rose is accented with spicy ylang drizzled in the tangy sweetness of red berries for a mouthwatering signature; while creamy musk, cedarwood and sexy patchouli combine to leave a lush, lasting impression.
The bottle, designed by Rihanna, inspired by the original RiRi bottle, combines a sense of luxury and femininity. Its rich golden tones create an irresistible allure that is accented by a playful touch of pink on the outer box. The eye catching, luxurious jewelry-inspired pattern on the cap is alluring to the touch, and is carried through to the outer box to create a chic, high-fashion contrast to the bottle’s feminine lines.
Crush by Rihanna will be available at Macy’s, Macys.com and other fine retailers beginning August 2016 for $60 EDP (3.4oz), $36 EDP (1.0oz), and $20 Rollerball (0.2oz).
Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, reaches a new Hot 100 peak, climbing 9-7 (after debuting at No. 9 five weeks ago). The cut retreats 7-8 on Digital Songs but with a 7 percent gain to 72,000 sold and pushes 14-9 on Radio Songs (76 million, up 9 percent), becoming Rihanna’s record-extending 25th Radio Songs top 10 (Mariah Carey follows with 23), dating to the chart’s 1990 launch. “This” also lifts 15-14 on Streaming Songs (10.2 million, up 2 percent).
A music video for “This Is What You Came For” is expected to come very soon. Calvin told a fan:
Rihanna’s “Needed Me” falls to No. 9 from its No. 8 high.
Rihanna showed up at Walt Disney World on Wednesday (June 8) to join her family and celebrate niece Majesty’s second birthday. How adorable!
Ri’s cousins shared many photos on Snapchat and Instagram. Take a look at them after the jump.
Rihanna’s “Needed Me” reaches a new Hot 100 peak, rising 9-8. The track drops 3-4 on Streaming Songs, but holds steady with 16.8 million domestic streams, and jumps 28-20 on Digital Songs (37,000, up 2 percent) and 33-26 on Radio Songs (43 million, up 15 percent).
Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, returns to the Hot 100’s top 10, revisiting its No. 9 high, up from No. 11 (after debuting at No. 9 four weeks ago). The song is up across-the-board, lifting 10-7 on Digital Songs (67,000, up 2 percent); 16-14 on Radio Songs (69 million, up 19 percent); and 18-15 on Streaming Songs (10 million, up 2 percent).
On Tuesday (May 31) she flew
home with her friends! UPDATE: RiRi is actually in Turks & Caicos, not Barbados! Keep an eye on Melissa’s Instagram and Rihanna’s Snapchat (rihanna) for updates! Oh, and check @rihchat on Instagram in case you miss any snaps. ;-)
The girls are having fun!