Pour It Up.
Rihanna's long-awaited "Pour It Up" music video was released recently. The track reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and also became Rihanna's 33rd Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rihanna is on the cover of the November issue of Glamour Magazine.
The photos were taken in Rihanna's hometown Barbados in August.
RiRi talks about nailing her style and "learning to be fearless
AMA Icon Award.
ihanna was the big star of the 2013 American Music Awards. She was given the very first AMA Icon Award and performed "Diamonds," one of her 12 Hot 100 No 1s. She also won the Soul/R&B Female Artist Award.
Rihanna’s latest No. 1 smash on Dance/Club Play Songs, “Right Now,” is a special one. It marks her 20th No. 1 on the chart, putting her alone in second place for the most No. 1s in the 37-year history of the chart.
She steps ahead of Janet Jackson, who has 19 leaders. Rihanna trails only Madonna, with 43 No. 1s. The new Dance/Club Play Songs chart, where Rihanna is No. 1, will appear on Billboard.com this Thursday (Aug. 8).
Rihanna’s 20 No. 1s were collected in less than a decade, starting with her debut single “Pon De Replay” on Oct. 8, 2005 — less than eight years ago.
“Right Now,” which features David Guetta, hits the top in its sweet 16th week on the chart. It ties for the longest climb to No. 1 this century, matching the slow rises of Rihanna’s own “Where Have You Been” (June 9, 2012) and Blaze Presents U.D.A.U.F.L. featuring Barbara Tucker’s “Most Precious Love” (June 4, 2005).
“Right Now” debuted at No. 50 on the chart in early February, shortly following the release of Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” album last November. “Right Now” hung out in the lower region of the chart for 10 weeks, peaking at No. 33, until it fell off the chart in late April.
Then, when official remixes of “Right Now” were released and promoted to club DJs last month, the track re-entered the chart at No. 44. It jumped to No. 1 six weeks later.
In celebration of the chart’s 55th Anniversary, Billboard is counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever, 10 songs at a time. And guess what! “We Found Love” is featured at #24! On August 1st, the magazine will reveal the final Nos. 20-1!
#24. We Found Love” – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for 10 weeks (2011)
The 11th of Rihanna’s 12 No. 1s on the Hot 100, and the only one with a double-digit reign, as it stayed on top for 10 weeks.
Rihanna’s career path to further crossover success reaches a notable milestone: with an 11-9 rise, “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, marks her first top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. (Earlier this month, the ballad likewise became her highest-charting entry on Adult Pop Songs, having reached No. 2.) In contrast, last month “Stay” became Rihanna’s record-setting 10th No. 1 on Pop Songs, where she also holds the marks for most top 10s (23) and appearances (36). She first arrived on the latter list eight years ago with the No. 2 dancehall-ready “Pon De Replay,” but she didn’t grace AC until three years later, when “Take a Bow” nudged to a No. 21 peak.
The ultimate benefits that acts reap from adding AC success after scoring at pop? Reaching adult consumers, who are more affluent and, thus, more likely to buy albums than younger pop audiences. AC hits can also have much longer shelf lives – by years – than pop-only titles, so a song like “Stay” might become an AC staple in a way that only a handful of pop hits do on current-based pop radio. It may also open programmers’ thinking to her prior hits. Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was too young-leaning for AC in 2007, but it receives play at the format now, just like “Holiday” has become an AC standard for Madonna.
Essentially, “Stay” might be putting a song to the name Rihanna for adult listeners, who are likely familiar with her pop culture-wise but might not have been that familiar with her music. Now, she’s gaining that musical familiarity. (So, too, for that matter, are bands like fun., Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters and Men, as acts that start at rock likewise are only the right hit away from scaling the AC chart.)
So, while the run of “Stay” on Pop Songs (where it falls 7-10 in its in 19th week) is waning, the song’s AC rise may mean that its radio lifespan is only beginning.
Rihanna’s “Diamonds” tops the 3 million mark in digital sales in the United States this week. It’s Rihanna’s 11th 3 million-seller, which extends her lead as the artist with the most 3-million-sellers in digital history. “Diamonds” reaches the 3 million mark one week after Rihanna’s follow-up hit, “Stay” (featuring Mikky Ekko), hit the mark.
Rihanna’s “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, jumps 6-3 on the Hot 100 (returning to its peak position), fueled in part by a milestone 2-1 coronation on Radio Songs (134 million, up 4%). The ballad becomes Rihanna’s 11th No. 1 on Radio Songs, tying her with Mariah Carey for the most leaders dating to the BDS-based chart’s December 1990 inception. Usher ranks third with seven Radio Songs No. 1s, followed by Ludacris and Kanye West, each with six, and 50 Cent, Beyonce, Boyz II Men, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry (five each). “Stay” bullets at No. 4 on Digital Songs (162,000, up less than 1%) and No. 15 on Streaming Songs (2.9 million, up 10%).
Rihanna breaks a tie with Katy Perry, who’s notched nine No. 1s since her 2008 arrival; also impressively, Rihanna has rung up her No. 1 sum since just 2006, when “SOS,” her first leader, reached the summit. She’d last led with “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, for eight weeks, marking her longest command, in late 2011/early 2012.
The record for most No. 1s is the latest for Rihanna on Pop Songs. She previously established the marks for most entries (35) and top 10s (23) dating to the ranking’s Oct. 3, 1992, launch.
“Stay” also charges 11-7 on Adult Pop Songs, becoming her third top 10 on the list, and debuts at No. 30 on Adult Contemporary. (It’s reached No. 3 on the all-format airplay/sales/streaming-fueled Billboard Hot 100.)
Also notably, “Stay” is only the second piano-and-vocal-only No. 1 of the 259 songs to have ruled Pop Songs.
“Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, remains at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week and flies 11-6 on Radio Songs (81 million, up 14%). Now with 22 Radio Songs top 10s, Rihanna trails only Mariah Carey (23) for the most in the tally’s archives.
Rihanna’s “Right Now” was featured on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars a couple days ago, click here to watch the video.
Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour hit Edmonton last night and photos are now available in our gallery: