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Rihanna ties Mariah Carey for the most Radio Songs top 10s

Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” backtracks to No. 6 from its No. 4 peak on the Billboard Hot 100. Still, “FourFiveSeconds” zooms 13-10 on Radio Songs with a 21 percent increase to 70 million. With the advance, Rihanna ties Mariah Carey for the most Radio Songs top 10s, 23 apiece, in the chart’s history, which dates to December 1990. “FourFiveSeconds” concurrently reaches the Pop Songs airplay chart’s top 10, also rising 13-10. “FourFiveSeconds” additionally spends a third week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

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“FourFiveSeconds” jumps to #4 on Billboard Hot 100

Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” ticks 6-4 on the Hot 100, fueled in part by the trio’s performance of the collab at the Grammy Awards. “FourFiveSeconds” stays at No. 3 on Digital Songs with a 44 percent vault to 261,000 sold, good for the Hot 100’s top Digital Gainer award. It bounds 22-13 on Radio Songs (58 million, up 25 percent) and 34-26 on Streaming Songs (4.6 million, up 20 percent).

With the song’s Hot 100 lift, McCartney ranks in the top five for the first time in 31 years, one month and one week. His last top five hit? “Say Say Say,” with Michael Jackson, which reigned for seven weeks in December 1983/January 1984 (and became McCartney’s ninth solo No. 1, in addition to his record 20 with the Beatles). That’s a new record gap closed between top five hits: McCartney bests Santana, who waited 28 years, eight months and one week between the No. 4-peaking “Black Magic Woman” in 1971 and the 12-week No. 1 “Smooth” (featuring Rob Thomas) in 1999.

“FourFiveSeconds” additionally spends a second week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

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Rihanna attends Fendi’s boutique inauguration in NYC

Rihanna attended Fendi’s New York Flagship Boutique opening celebration this Friday (February 13). Click here for photos, check out 10 fan pictures after the jump and check back later for more.

“Had so much fun designing for @Fendi’s 3Baguette charity project! Bid to support the Clara Lionel Foundation: http://3baguetteauction.fendi.com/ii/en/“, Rihanna tweeted.

Fendi has teamed with Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Feinstein, Jourdan Dunn and Leandra Medine on a new charity project that marked the official inauguration of the brand’s newest flagship on Madison Avenue in New York. Fendi has asked the five women to personalize their own 3Baguette handbag — a style launched at the end of last year that reinterprets the Fendi accessory with a more structured shape and the FF logo becoming a lock rather than simply a decorative element. Parker, Rihanna and Feinstein have also designed micro-baguette models. The bags were unveiled at the cocktail party at the new store hosted by Karl Lagerfeld, Silvia Venturini Fendi and chairman and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari. More details here.

FourFiveSeconds enters Billboard Hot 100’s TOP 10!

Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” surge into the top 10 — marking McCartney’s first top 10 after a record-setting 29-year gap.

The week’s notable highlights in the top center on the region’s two new entrants, led by Rihanna, West and McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds,” which vaults 15-6. Helping fuel the song’s surge: the premiere of its official video on Feb. 3 and the trio’s performance of it on the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday (Feb. 8) (which likely swelled sales further just before the closing of the Nielsen tracking week that night; following a full week of sales, ending Feb. 15, the track should continue to gain in downloads).

“FourFiveSeconds” jumps 4-3 on Digital Songs (181,000, up 31 percent) and 36-22 on Radio Songs (46 million, up 33 percent) and enters Streaming Songs at No. 34 (3.8 million, up 830 percent, good for top Streaming Gainer honors on the Hot 100).


“FourFiveSeconds” Near Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

Just outside the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, Rihanna, West and Paul McCartney blast 54-15 with “FourFiveSeconds.” Following its first full week of availability, the fab three’s track vaults 19-4 on Digital Songs with a 160 percent increase to 138,000 downloads sold, good for the Hot 100’s top Digital Gainer award. On Radio Songs, the collab bounds in at No. 36 (35 million in audience, up 47 percent). With the song’s official video released Tuesday, streaming should further its fortunes on the Hot 100 released next week.

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“FourFiveSeconds” debuts on Hot 100

“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.

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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’s Instagram Return Sparks No. 2 Re-Entry on Social 50

Badgalriri — Rihanna’s handle on Instagram — has been absent from the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform all summer since her account was deactivated in May. While no official explanation was offered, some say it was because of posts containing risqué images from her Lui magazine cover shoot.

Either way, Badgalriri reappeared Nov. 2 on Instagram, spurring a No. 2 re-entry on the Billboard Social 50 after a five-month absence from the chart’s top 10. The surge back onto the chart also elevates her on the Billboard Artist 100, where she flies 100-44.

Rihanna’s activity on Instagram is one of the primary drivers of her activity on the Social 50, where she’s spent 21 weeks in the No. 1 position since the chart’s launch in 2012. This explains why the account’s absence is responsible for such a dramatic drop in her standing on the chart.

On the week of her re-entry, she came back with a bang, posting more than 20 photos before the charting week’s end (on Nov. 9) that garnered 14.5 million reactions. The news contributes to the 109,000 mentions of her on Twitter (up 6 percent) and a 10 percent increase in traffic to her Wikipedia page for the week.

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Quick News: Lyrics (?), Billboard, Italian MTV, Tom Ford

  • Rihanna has been tweeting what appear to be new music lyrics! She’s been seen in recording studios since last year. Maybe it’s time for her 8th album to come out already! Share your thoughts here.

You’re just another brick and I’m a sledgehammer #barz / You gone make me a believer…even if that shit ain’t true #Barz / Politics is one bold move… Politics in lovin’ you #barz / Your silver tongue is full of lies, with tricks and thrills and Bambi eyes / And I hate that all I hate just don’t compare, because I love you #barz  / Let me make it clear, ain’t no place better, than where we’re together…just me and my money #bars  / You be the type that’ll wife her, I take her home and I don’t even like her  / You be the type that’ll fall in love, I be the type that be giving a fuuuuuck / I’d rather beee, smoking weeeed, everytime ya kiiiiss me, dooooon’t say that you miiiiss me…

  • Rihanna is also working on a concept album around the forthcoming 3D-movie titled “Home”. Emeli Sande recently revealed: “I’ve been writing for Rihanna’s new movie, which has been incredible.”
  • Billboard and Twitter launched the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. These new, interactive charts redefine how fans interact with, and influence, popular content by ranking the most popular songs being shared on Twitter in the U.S. Read more about it here.
  • Rihanna is nominated for two awards in the Italian MTV Awards: Vogue Eyewear Best Look & Best Video. Vote here.
  • In an interview with Style.com, Tom Ford spoke about his CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award, but also touched on the current state of fashion. The designer believes that the critic to consumer model is no longer relevant, and doesn’t serve to inform or alter the tastes of the masses. Instead, people care more about the social media co-signs of megastars like Rihanna. Rihanna agreed and tweeted “he gets it”. Ford explained:

Something new is happening that I’m just clueing into now—this probably won’t go down well—but customers don’t care any more about reviews or hard-copy publications. They care what picture Rihanna just Instagrammed while she’s naked in bed, what new shoes she has on, how she’s talking about them. That’s what they respond to.



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