"The Monster" No. 2 on the Hot 100 for a third week
Eminem’s “The Monster” featuring Rihanna bullets at No. 2 on the Hot 100 for a third week. The collaboration claims the chart’s top Airplay Gainer award for a third week, climbing 8-6 on Radio Songs with a 32% increase to 100 million. It spends a third week at No. 1 on Digital Songs with 241,000 downloads sold (down 1%) and a second week atop On-Demand Songs (2.6 million, down 3%), while holding at No. 3 on Streaming Songs (6 million, down 1%). “The Monster” spends a fourth week at No. 1 on both Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Songs.
The race for No. 1 on the Hot 100 was the closest since Feb. 18, 2012, when Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” displaced Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” (after two weeks at No. 1) by a slightly smaller margin. After an 18% difference in overall Hot 100 chart points separated “Royals” and “Monster” two weeks ago, the margin was halved to 9% last week. This week, with “Royals” down by 9% and “Monster” down by 1%, a mere 0.4% difference keeps the former atop the Hot 100, possibly setting the stage for the latter to rise to No. 1 as soon as next week.
Rihanna and Eminem shoot "The Monster" video
RiRi and Eminem are in Detroit since Tuesday (November 19) to shoot a music video for their latest collaboration, “The Monster”! Today Eminem released the first photo of them on the set. Can’t wait to watch it!
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Eminem shares why he and Rihanna are perfect together
Eminem and Rihanna have some “crazy” collaboration. For Em, linking up with RiRi on “The Marshall Mathers LP 2″ was a no brainer, but it was more than just the pop star’s powering vocals on “The Monster” that won over the Rap God.
“The perception of the record, what it’s saying, I thought it would be a good idea to have her on it because I think people look at us like we’re both a little nuts,” Eminem said to MTV News’ Sway on Monday after he taped a town hall-style interview at his Shade 45 SiriusXM radio station. The interview will air on Tuesday (November 5) at 12 p.m. ET on Shade. “That’s one of the things that I was telling her in making the record: I think that people look at us a little crazy,” he continued.
On the track, Rihanna uses the hook to come to grips with her inner demons, while Em ponders the negative effects of his fame. “I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed/ Get along with the voices inside of my head/ You trying to save me, stop holding your breath,” Rih sings to set-up Marshall’s crazy rhymes.
“As soon as I got the beat I just heard her on it,” Em said. “I wanted to make sure that I had it finished first to be able to present to her, but once I had the rhymes done, I sent it to her.”
Unfortunately, the duo, who first collaborated on “Love the Way You Lie” in 2010, didn’t get to log in a recording session together, but Em’s manager and Shady Records head Paul Rosenberg confirmed to MTV News that a video is forthcoming.
“I had to send it to her because schedules were conflicting and sh– like that. Plus, the record it was kinda pulled together at the last minute,” Em admitted. “I sent it to her, she laid the hook, sent it back. She smashed it like she does always. It’s pretty incredible.”
"The Monster" reaches No. 1 on iTunes in 30 countries
Eminem’s “The Monster” featuring Rihanna is already proving to be the their next worldwide hit!
Released on Monday (October 28), the track has already reached the peak position on iTunes in 30 countries (including US, UK, Germany, France and Canada) as of Tuesday night. The song is also Top 10 in over 40 countries. Full list after the jump. Listen again below:
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Eminem and Rihanna teams on "Monster"
Rihanna and Eminem team up once again! After a chart-topping “Love The Way You Lie”, follow up “Love The Way You Lie Part II” and “Numb,” the duo recorded another single – “The Monster”. The song will appear on Eminem’s latest album! Listen below or here.
“I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed/ Get along with the voices inside of my head/ Keep tryin’ to save me/ Stop holding your breath/ And you think I’m crazy/ Well that’s nothing,” sings RiRi.
UPDATE: The track is now available on iTunes.
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Bebe Rexha Talks Co-Writing Eminem And Rihanna’s "The Monster"
Bebe Rexha couldn’t ignore the signs. Back in November 2012, when the Staten Island singer was holed up at Harlem’s Stadium Red studio working on her debut album, she simply had this feeling. She’d just laid the hook for an emotional record called “The Monster,” (slated to hit radio October 28) and before it was even completed, she mumbled the most absurd thing while standing in the booth. “This is an Eminem record, y’all.”
“I was in a really dark place, a dark head space,” remembers the 24-year-old Warner Bros. artist of writing the track that would become Eminem and Rihanna’s fourth collabo. “Figuring out where you are in life and trying to make shit work for yourself—it gets to you. You get super down on yourself. I was just trying to get out of a depressed phase. That’s where [the song] came from.”
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New music coming: Eminem feat. Rihanna - “The Monster”
Eminem has revealed the tracklisting for his eighth album, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2″, due November 5.
Following their chart-topping 2010 hit “Love the Way You Lie,” Em reteams with Rihanna for “The Monster” (RiRi hinted about the collaboration on Twitter).
Can’t wait to listen to it!
Rihanna stars in A$AP Rocky video
A$AP Rocky’s “Fashion Killa” music video starring Rihanna premiered on Monday (September 23). Thoughts??
The video was directed by A$AP Rocky and hip-hop fashion maven Virgil Abloh. Earlier this week, the rapper opened up to “106 & Park” about enlisting Rihanna to play his onscreen love interest.
“She’s a fashion killa in my eyes. I respect her jigginess. I respect her fashion sense so that’s why I used her as a female. It’s about art, the whole video, we wanted to base it off art,” he explained, before breaking down who the masked graffiti artist is. “It’s this famous, well he’s infamous, he’s a tagger. His name is Kidult. We use his art and we use her art for being a fashion killa and made this conceptual video. Fashion is art.”
He’s never been shy about opening up about loving Rihanna for her sense of style. Last December, when rumors had it they were a couple, Rocky denied a romance, but did gush about her.
“She has a lot of style, and I think that’s what she saw in me and what she liked, because she saw that I was eclectic with the way I did my music and my style was different,” he said. “I really think it was more she admired me as an artist, and the fact that I’m handsome helped.”