Drake’s “Views” album came out this Friday (April 29) with a surprise: Rihanna!
“Views”, Drake’s fourth album, is currently available on iTunes. He told Beats 1 Radio:
“It came to fruition after we did work. She just got in the studio and just bodied it. It was flawless victory. It was every nuance cadence…We do great music together. It’s hard to do guy/girl collabs…”
[On their chemistry] “I think that’s what makes the records better. We’re not just forcing the story…we have genuine energy between us.”
In case the album is not available in your country’s iTunes yet, check back in a few hours.
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“Work” falls 1-4 after nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (25 million, down 4 percent) and slides 6-9 on Radio Songs (80 million, down 18 percent) and 13-22 on Digital Songs (46,000, down 11 percent).
“Work” stops a week shy of Rihanna’s longest Hot 100 reign; “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, led for 10 frames in 2011-12. Still, “Work” became Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 No. 1, placing her in a solo share of the third-most all time, ahead of Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” also upped Rihanna past The Beatles for the second-most career weeks at No. 1 (60 to 59). Carey leads 79 total weeks at No. 1.
Rihanna’s music video for “Needed Me” came out last week and we can now watch part 2 of the behind the scenes video. Flawless!
Rihanna’s ANTI World Tour keeps taking over North America!
This weekend, she performed in Vancouver (April 23) and Seattle (April 24). Check out lots of beautiful images from both shows here.
In less than a month from now, the North American leg will be over and she will head to Europe in June. Find all tour dates at rihannanow.com/tour.
We’ve partnered with Stance to give away an awesome prize!
The limited edition gift box is a beautiful baby pink box with a gorgeous image of Rihanna from the Stance shoot along with four styles from her summer ’16 collection.
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This is a worldwide contest and you gotta publish your photo until Monday (April 25) at 6pm EST. Winner will be announced on Wednesday. Make sure your account is unlocked so we can see your photos. Don’t forget to include the hashtags!
Rihanna’s ANTI World Tour hit Calgary, Canada, on Thursday and she dedicated “Diamonds” to legendary singer Prince.
“It’s a sad day for music lovers and musicians. A lot of people have started making music and listening to music because of Prince, so right now I just want to honour him, me and my crew. And you guys. Let’s shine some light to heaven for Prince now.”
Rihanna’s music video for “Needed Me” came out earlier this week and we can now watch a behind the scenes video + see photos from the set. Gorgeous!
Head over to Rihanna Now for photos.
Go behind the scenes with Rihanna and PUMA at a photoshoot for The Fur Slide- Rihanna’s fun and cozy spin to a classic PUMA sport style. The Fur Slide is the third new footwear style under the FENTY label.
RiRi shared a few hot photos on Instagram, check them out. Directed by Harmony Korine.
The baddest is back. Rihanna’s latest collection for Stance is now available on stance.com/rihanna.
“I’ve had a great relationship with Stance for a long time and I am happy to be working with them on such a fun and creative project,” said Rihanna, whose relationship with the brand dates back to 2012, when the company custom-made socks for her cover photo shoot with Complex magazine.
Watch the behind the scenes video from her photo shoot below and click here for photos.
Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, spends a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 30), pushing her past the Beatles for the second-most total weeks spent at the summit.
“Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, drops to No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart after eight weeks at No. 1, with 26 million U.S. streams, down 4 percent, in the week ending April 14, according to Nielsen Music. It falls 3-6 on Radio Songs (97 million in all-format airplay audience, down 13 percent), after reaching No. 2 on the list, and descends 12-13 on Digital Songs (52,000 downloads sold, down 18 percent), which it led for two weeks. Still, “Work” tops Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an 11th (nonconsecutive) week.
As reported when the song reached the top, “Work” is Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 No. 1, placing her in a solo share of the third-most all-time, ahead of Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” is the record-breaking ninth Hot 100 No. 1 in a row by non-U.S.-born acts (with Rihanna from Barbados and Drake, from Canada), while this week marks the record-extending 41st straight week that non-Americans have led the Hot 100.
As for more Beatles, Carey and Rihanna: Rihanna has now spent 60 total weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with her 14 leaders, passing the Beatles for the second-most weeks at No. 1 all time. Here is an updated look at the acts that have logged the most time atop the Hot 100 since the chart’s 1958 inception:
79 weeks, Mariah Carey
60 weeks, Rihanna
59 weeks, The Beatles
50 weeks, Boyz II Men
47 weeks, Usher