We all know RiRi is a hard working girl! She was spotted a few hours ago – late at night – arriving at a recording studio. Rihanna is still finishing her upcoming album and we just can’t wait for the final result. The first single was presented just a few weeks ago and is already taking over charts all around the world. In case you still didn’t hear it you can purchase it on iTunes here!
Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead nominations for the American Music Awards with four apiece.
Rihanna is nominated in the top category – Artist Of The Year – where she will compete with Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Drake. She also won nods for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist and album for “Talk That Talk.”
The AMA winners are determined by fans through online voting: VOTE NOW!
The American Music Awards will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and the ceremony and performance show will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on November 18.
Watch Rihanna opening the 2010 American Music Awards below:
Rihanna has 5 AMAs: Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist (2007); Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist (2008); Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist (2010); Favorite Soul/R&B Album (2011).
You can check out the full list of nominees after the jump.
This week, The Source Magazine sat down with producer Benny Blanco where he told them the story behind Rihanna’s latest smash “Diamonds.”
Q: How did you come to produce Diamonds for Rihanna?
Benny Blanco: Me and Stargate – Stargate brought me in – and we’ve been making tracks for a little bit, you know we did ‘Work Hard’ together, the Wiz Khalifa record, we were just making a bunch of different records and we’ve been making stuff for Rihanna and then it was dope and then one day we went in and we were like, “Oh, let’s make something like, as if Kanye can rap on it.” We weren’t thinking of Rihanna at all and then it’s the one that we weren’t thinking Rihanna, is the one that turned into the Rihanna record…But that’s how it always happens like with me, when I’m really thinking, “Yo, you got to make this hit right now, we got to make the first single right now.” It never works that way…You know…music’s not a pressure-based thing…It just kind of happens, so whenever I’m…just not thinking about it, just freeing my mind, just trying to make music that I want to hear…those are the ones that usually go somewhere.
Check out pictures and a video from Rihanna’s show that took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, tonight (October 6). Rihanna kicked off with her #1 song “Only Girl (In The World)” and performed some of her biggest hits. The set did not feature her new single, “Diamonds“, yet. The concert was dedicated to fight against music piracy.
UPDATE: We’ve now added over 100 images from the show in high quality resolution.
We’ve also added even more pictures from Rihanna’s arrival to her hotel two days ago. Nice ride!
RiRi has revealed the first “Nude” promotional photo.
Since her arrival on the music scene seven years ago, Rihanna has become a global sensation. Her third fragrance, Nude by Rihanna, is a reflection of her ever evolving style and multifaced personality. Nude by Rihanna bares her sensual, but playful side; revealing a soft, modern interpretation of skin scent. It is a hypnotic fruity oriental scent that hooks the wearer in with a warm base. Nude is perfect to wear when you aren’t wearing anything at all.
While you’re waiting for “Nude”, Rihanna’s fragrances “Reb’l Fleur” and “Rebelle” are available at Macy’s, Macys.com, Bon Ton, Belk & Dillards in the US. If you live in Europe, you will find them at Perfume Shoppe, Boots, & Douglas.
Rihanna has been already named the “Queen” of Facebook after she became the most liked woman. Now she is the most liked person overall! She has just passed Eminem who held that crown.
Rihanna’s “Likes” weren’t harmed after recent Facebook action to remove fake Likes. The move follows the social network’s admission that 8.7% of its users are not “real”, many having been set up by spammers who use them to artificially make pages appear more popular.
The Styled To Rock competition launches with a nationwide search for cutting-edge designers looking to take their craft to the next level. Rihanna will personally select the 12 designers.
LOUD TOUR LIVE AT THE O2 DVD Release date: December 18, 2012 Pre-order now: DVD, Blu-Ray
Loud Tour Live At The O2 is a 90 minutes-plus chronicle of Rihanna's sold-out show at the legendary London venue, the climactic final stop of her 2011 world tour.
UNAPOLOGETIC (2012) Release date: November 19, 2012 Label: Island Def Jam
Rihanna has released her 7th album, "Unapologetic". The first single, "Diamonds", is one of Rihanna's biggest hits worldwide. "Stay" is the second single and "Pour It Up" has been added to the U.S. radios.