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04/08
“Bitch Better Have My Money” becomes Rihanna’s 36th Top 20 hit in the U.S.
Posted on Apr 8, 2015 by Rodrigo

Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money,” Billboard Hot 100’s highest debut last week, pushes 23-19. The track now becomes her 36th top 20.

Purchase “Bitch Better Have My Money” on iTunes & Google Play

Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” falls 8-9 on the Hot 100 after peaking at No. 4.

In other news, Rihanna’s VEVO channel has reached 16 million subscribers. She has the most subscribed VEVO account ever. Congrats, Ri!

Rihanna’s top 20 hits in the United States:

  • Pon De Replay (Peak: #2)
  • SOS (Peak: #1)
  • Unfaithful (Peak: #6)
  • Break It Off (Peak: #9)
  • Umbrella (Peak: #1)
  • Shut Up & Drive (Peak: #15)
  • Hate That I Love You (Peak: #7)
  • Dont Stop The Music (Peak: #3)
  • Take a Bow (Peak: #1)
  • Disturbia (Peak: #1)
  • Rehab (Peak: #18)
  • Russian Roulette (Peak: #9)
  • Hard (Peak: #8)
  • Rude Boy (Peak: #1)
  • Only Girl (Peak: #1)
  • Whats My Name? (Peak: #1)
  • S&M (Peak: #1)
  • Cheers (Peak: #7)
  • We Found Love (Peak: #1)
  • You Da One (Peak: #14)
  • Where Have You Been (Peak: #5)
  • Diamonds (Peak: #1)
  • Stay (Peak: #3)
  • Pour It Up: (Peak: #19)
  • FourFiveSeconds (Peak: #4)
  • Bitch Better Have My Money (Peak: #19)
  • Live Your Life (Peak: #1)
  • Run this Town (Peak: #2)
  • Love The Way You Lie (Peak: #1)
  • All Of The Lights (Peak #18)
  • Fly (Peak: #19)
  • Take Care (Peak: #7)
  • Princess Of China (Peak: #20)
  • The Monster (Peak: #1)
  • Just Stand Up (Peak: #11)
  • Stranded (Peak: #16)

  • Rihanna/Navy Tribute Video – Watch now!
    04/08
    Rihanna/Navy Tribute Video – Watch now!
    Posted on Apr 8, 2015 by Natalie

    Check out this amazing fan made tribute video created by our friend Shannon! Oh, and make sure to get a box of tissues because it gets emotional!

    Supporting you since 2005 and neva gonna stop!! We love you Rihanna and we love Rihanna Navy!


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    04/07
    “American Oxygen” Directors Call Video An Exploration Of America’s History
    Posted on Apr 7, 2015 by Rodrigo

    Via Revolt: When you think of the All-American prototype you might not necessarily think music megastar Rihanna, but after hearing her latest song “American Oxygen,” it will leave you in a quasi-time capsule of living the American dream.

    “American Oxygen” is available now on TIDAL

    An ode to patriotism, resulting in a sonically-tuned update to what could easily suffice as our national anthem, Rihanna’s visual is an equivalent to the tests our nation has faced over the past centuries. Linear to her eighth studio album’s backdrop of displaying a social and political consciousness through filters of an American rodeo theme, the singer incites a juxtaposition of patriotic imagery with archival footage of the United States’ most compelling and historical chain of events. From Martin Luther King’s funeral possession, Ferguson’s untimely marches, the 1968 Summer Olympics and Beatlemania, the noteworthy visuals fill the screen with standalone monumental moments.

    Directorial team, Darren Craig, Jonathan Craven, and Jeff Nicholas spoke exclusively to REVOLT on conceptualizing the aesthetic aspect and allowing the essence of “American Oxygen” to unfold.

    The video has an underlying message of political and social justice, was this a collaborative concept or simply an ode to the lyrics of the song?
    Definitely collaborative. Rihanna really wanted to make people think with this one, and really wanted to make sure it wasn’t too focused on just the positive or just the negative. In the edit, it was all about finding the right balance of historical footage, positive and negative, that would work to juxtapose the two sides of American history. There’s glory in the struggle, there are ups and downs, and all of that is what makes America what it is. We wanted to find the right balance that pulled the viewer into different emotions and feelings about what they were watching.
    We worked with Rihanna to show America from varying perspectives: along with including classic apple pie Americans, we also wanted to show those desperately trying to get here, the disenfranchised, the persecuted, those struggling against all odds to attain change, those who fought to make america what it is and the kids who hold America’s future in their hands.

    Can you tell us about where the video was shot and the overall premise?
    We shot most of the performance elements with Rih on a live runway, which apparently isn’t something that’s normally possible. Usually it’s out on a side road or taxiway, so it was pretty special to be able to build a massive American flag directly in the middle of a runway and shoot there. (Obviously they closed the runway to air traffic for our shoot so no one was in danger) We also shot over at the Pasadena City Hall, which is actually where they shot all the city hall exteriors for “Parks & Recreation.” So that was fun.
    Really this video is an exploration of the rich fabric that makes up America’s history. There’s greatness and joy, but also pain and struggle. And all of that combined makes America what it is.

    Rihanna’s visuals seem to be following an All-American theme, did she make mention of staying consistent with this idealism?
    I mean, the song is called “American Oxygen.” The styling and themes for Rih’s performance was all about providing a fitting backdrop that would bridge together all of these amazing historical clips.


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    04/07
    Rihanna on the set in California
    Posted on Apr 7, 2015 by Rodrigo

    This Tuesday (April 7), Rihanna was once again photographed on the set of a new project. This time in Marina Del Rey, California, she and her crew were seen getting on a barge and sailed off the Pacific coast of Santa Monica. What do you think she’s up to? Click here for photos.


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    04/07
    Vote Now: Rihanna on the 2015 TIME 100 List
    Posted on Apr 7, 2015 by Rodrigo

    While TIME’s editors will choose the TIME 100 — their annual list of the most influential people in the world — they want readers to have a say too. Cast your vote here for Rihanna.

    Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 10, and the winner of their reader poll will be announced April 13. This year’s official TIME 100 list will be announced April 16.


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    04/06
    “American Oxygen” video now available on Tidal
    Posted on Apr 6, 2015 by Natalie

    If you subscribed to TIDAL you have now the chance to watch the exclusive Rihanna video for her new song “American Oxygen”! Check out some previews on Instagram and make sure to sign up to TIDAL now to watch the complete video! How do you like it?

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  • Rihanna is now on Snapchat
    04/05
    Rihanna is now on Snapchat
    Posted on Apr 5, 2015 by Rodrigo

    RiRi has created an account on Snapchat. In case you don’t have the app yet, simply download it and add “rihanna” as your friend to make sure you don’t miss any pictures or videos from her. Don’t forget to also follow her on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook.


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    04/05
    “American Oxygen” now available on Tidal
    Posted on Apr 5, 2015 by Natalie

    Listen now to Rihanna’s brand new song “American Oxygen” available exclusively on Tidal!

    LISTEN NOW!