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01/30
Behind the scenes of FourFiveSeconds
Posted on Jan 1th, 2015 by
Categories: Backstage, Music Videos, R8

Go behind the scenes of the “FourFiveSeconds” video with Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney.

“FourFiveSeconds”, the first single from Rihanna’s upcoming album, is available now on iTunes.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to don’t miss any updates on the new era.

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    01/29
    Rihanna covers i-D’s music issue (Updated)
    Posted on Jan 1th, 2015 by
    Categories: Magazine Covers

    Via i-D: In The Music Issue of i-D we turn up the volume on the pop stars, rock stars and DJs rocking our worlds, and meet the fashion designers for whom music inspires everything they do. She last released an album in 2012, but Rihanna’s finally back and on the cover of your favourite magazine. To celebrate her eighth studio album, R8, we meet Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the reigning queen of pop. While details of Ri’s new album still remain under wraps, rumours of collaborations with Mike WiLL Made-It, Ne-Yo, DJ Mustard, Kiesza, Sam Smith and Rae Sremmurd have set anticipation at an all time high. Team this with last month’s stealth pre-release of FourFiveSeconds, an unexpected acoustic jam with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and it’s fair to say suspense is skyrocketing.

    “She really is one of the most creative, talented and inspiring women I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with,” says i-D’s Fashion Director Alastair McKimm, who teamed up with Rihanna and Paolo Roversi for i-D’s cover shoot in Paris. “The energy and enthusiasm she brings is intense. She’s the ultimate icon of our time.”

    Stay tuned for more…

    UPDATE: The magazine will be on UK newsstands Feb. 5 and worldwide Feb. 9! Shot by Paolo Roversi. Rihanna shared two new images on Instagram!

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  • Rihanna seen leaving a restaurant in LA
    01/29
    Rihanna seen leaving a restaurant in LA
    Posted on Jan 1th, 2015 by
    Categories: Los Angeles

    Twice in a day! Princess RiRi was photographed leaving her favorite restaurant in Los Angeles, Giorgio Baldi, on Wednesday (January 28). Click here for photos and check back later for more. The previous night, she was seen at the same place — photos are available here.

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    01/28
    “FourFiveSeconds” debuts on Hot 100
    Posted on Jan 1th, 2015 by
    Categories: Charts

    “FourFiveSeconds,” from super-trio Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney, enters the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 54 following the song’s arrival on Jan. 24. It also launches on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 12.

    The song is the first single from Rihanna’s next studio album. No title or release date has yet been announced.

    Purchase “FourFiveSeconds” on iTunes and gift your friends.

    In less than two full days on sale, “FourFiveSeconds” sold 53,000 downloads, according to Nielsen Music, good for a No. 19 debut on the Digital Songs chart. It also logged 24 million in out-of-the-box audience through Jan. 28 (aided by hourly plays on participating iHeartMedia-owned stations on Jan. 25).

    Following a full first week of sales and airplay, the breezy single, on which Rihanna and West trade lead vocals and McCartney adds guitars and backing vocals, should surge on next week’s Hot 100; this week’s charts refresh Thursday (Jan. 29) on Billboard.com, while next week’s charts will update on Feb. 5.

    Social interaction helped spur the song’s start. “FIRST GLIMPSE AT MY NEW MUSIC!!!” Rihanna tweeted on Jan. 24, directing followers to her website prominently featuring a link to purchase the song in the iTunes Store. In the song’s first 48 hours of release, fans sent more than 614,000 tweets about Rihanna and the track, according to Twitter. It reached No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart and enters the weekly recap at No. 14.

  • Rihanna & Jim Parsons: Rihanna Can’t Whistle | HOME
    01/28
    Rihanna & Jim Parsons: Rihanna Can’t Whistle | HOME
    Posted on Jan 1th, 2015 by
    Categories: Home

    Jim Parsons and Rihanna both don’t know how to whistle! Learn more about the stars in “Conversations from the Set of Home” video series.

    Home is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday staring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin. Coming to theatres on March 27th!

    “When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. HOME will feature the voice talents of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez and will screen in 3D.”

  • Rihanna goes shopping in LA
    01/26
    Rihanna goes shopping in LA
    Posted on Jan 1th, 2015 by
    Categories: Los Angeles

    After keeping quiet since the 1st Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards last Thursday, RiRi looked beautiful as always while photographed shopping in West Hollywod this Monday (January 26). Click here for photos and check back later for more.

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    01/26
    “FourFiveSeconds” SINGLE #1 WORLDWIDE – reaches No. 1 on iTunes in over 40 countries
    Posted on Jan 1th, 2015 by
    Categories: iTunes, R8

    Great job, Navy!

    “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney has already reached the #1 spot on iTunes in over 40 countries, including Argentina, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Bahamas, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vitnam (as of Monday afternoon).

    UPDATE: The song has reached #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Chart after jumping +6 positions! #FOURFIVESECONDSTAKEOVA

    Purchase “FourFiveSeconds” on iTunes and gift your friends.

    PS. The single is currently #2 in the US and #3 in UK (where it was just released today).

    Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to don’t miss any updates on the new era.

    #R8 is coming!

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    01/22
    Ne-Yo talks writing sessions for new Rihanna album
    Posted on Jan 1nd, 2015 by
    Categories: R8

    Ne-Yo has opened up about his recording sessions with Rihanna for her new album. The R&B singer and producer explained that while he’s unsure whether any of the tracks they’ve worked on together will make the final album, what he’s heard from the collection so far sounds “unlike anything else”.

    “I’m doing lots of songwriting – that will never go away,” he told OfficialCharts.com “I’ve been focusing on a lot of new artists at the moment as opposed to established ones. That said, I did a few sessions with Rihanna not so long ago. We did some stuff for the R8 album. I don’t know what’s going to be kept and I don’t know what’s going to happen with it, but we definitely did a few sessions together.”Asked when can expect to hear the album, he said: “She’s enjoying life, man! She deserves it. The album will come out – it’ll be out soon enough. I personally feel like when it comes out, people will forget about how long the wait was. It’ll definitely be worth the wait. What I’ve heard so far sounds unlike anything else. It’s coming!”

    Rihanna and Ne-Yo have previously collaborated on 2007’s “Hate That I Love You”, which peaked at Number 15 on the Official Singles Chart. The star has also penned Rihanna’s Top 10 singles “Unfaithful”, “Russian Roulette” and Number 1 single “Take A Bow”.