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  1. Rihanna may be an 8-time Grammy winner, CFDA Style Icon, designer, actress and all-around badass but it's the singer's philanthropic efforts that are getting some well-deserved recognition lately. Just over two months since being awarded Harvard's Humanitarian of the Year Award, Rihanna was honored at last night's Parsons School of Design Benefit for her philanthropic work and fashion influence. While addressing the audience, the singer talked about the importance of investing in millennials instead of tearing them down: Later on in the evening, Rihanna and Donna Karan announced the winners of a new initiative in partnership with Parsons, the Design Fellowship program. The project is a merchandise line for Rihanna's non-profit organization, Clara Lionel Foundation, which supports education, health and emergency response programs around the world. Through the partnership, Rihanna and Donna Karan's Urban Zen Foundation are sending three Parsons students to Haiti this summer to work with local designers on the fashion line. Watch clips of Rihanna's speech below: Via Harper's BAZAAR
  2. This Thursday (May 11), Rihanna attended the Christian Dior Cruise 2018 Runway Show 2017 in Santa Monica, California. She posed for photos with Christian Dior Couture president and CEO Sidney Toledano. Read more about the event and click here for photos.
  3. Via Footwear News: Last month, Rihanna and Puma held a special pop-up shop at Milk Studios in Los Angeles for the latest Fenty x Puma collection. That’s when the Fenty x Puma Bow Creeper Sandal made its debut, and at that point, the pop-up was the only place you could purchase the summery version of the sell-out Creeper sneaker. The sneakers feature the same gum sole as the Creeper sneaker, but instead feature a bow on top and laces that can be tied around the ankle. Luckily for those that weren’t in the L.A. area, the Bow Creeper Sandal will be available on Puma.com at 10 a.m. ET today. In addition, Puma dropped several other items from Rihanna’s spring collection on Puma.com on Wednesday, including apparel and other footwear styles. For those who still want to add the original Creeper style to their closets, Puma is currently stocking it in all-black patent and white and black leather. Head to Puma.com at 10 a.m. to buy the Bow Creeper Sandal.
  4. Via NYPost: Rihanna’s got shoes on the brain. In June, the singer will launch her third and final collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, the designer exclusively tells Threads. The So Stoned sandal capsule they created in between dance breaks — priced from $1,265 to $2,325 and debuting in June — features Swarovski crystals and Perspex clear heels. While Rihanna looks stunning in her Manolos, Blahnik doesn’t mind when she kicks them off: “She looks better with no shoes, actually. She looks beautiful. No makeup, nothing. I’m absolutely mesmerized by her face and her eyes.” It seems they found shoe love.
  5. Via WWD: Rihanna’s impact on the fashion world is indisputable. Now the singer has revealed that she will further strengthen her ties to the industry by collaborating with The New School’s Parsons School of Design, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation and Haitian artists to develop a line of merchandise. Sales of the product will help support the Grammy winner’s Clara Lionel Foundation, which was founded in 2012 to benefit impoverished communities worldwide in areas like health care and education. Select students of the art and design school will have the opportunity this summer to work with local Haitian artists at the Design, Organization, Training Center in Port-au-Prince. Karan, Parsons and designer Paula Coles founded the center as a creative meeting place offering vocational training and materials to the Haitian artist community. “We are ecstatic that our students will have the opportunity to work with and develop a merchandise line for Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, that, like Parsons, shares a strong commitment to creating positive social change,” explained Alison Mears, director of the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons who was instrumental in launching D.O.T. On May 22, Rihanna will be honored at the Parsons Benefit in New York City and will reveal the winners of the Design Fellowship program, which sends three Parsons students to Haiti for six to eight weeks beginning in early June.
  6. On Thursday (May 4), Rihanna was photographed heading to the set of Ocean's 8 to film additional scenes. Click here for photos. In case you missed the film's first look: In Summer 2018…the tide will turn. Here’s your First Look at Oceans 8. Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ first look at “Ocean’s 8” from one of New York City’s most iconic locales: the subway. In Summer 2018, the tide will turn as (L-r) Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou (Cate Blanchett); Nine Ball (Rihanna); Amita (Mindy Kaling); Constance (Awkwafina); Rose (Helena Bonham Carter); Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway); and Tammy (Sarah Paulson). Photo by Barry Wetcher.
  7. Rihanna attends the MET Gala 2017

    Via Vogue: Tonight, when Rihanna hit the 2017 Met Gala red carpet, it was a full-on fashion fantasy. Arriving to celebrate the Costume Institute exhibition “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between”, the singer wore a Comme des Garçons look, straight off the Fall 2016 runway, that was an architectural wonder. Ancipation was high for Rihanna’s look, particularly given the night’s avant-garde dress code, and she did not disappoint. Originally modeled by Anna Cleveland in Paris, the sculptural piece was inspired by 18th-century “punks” and consisted of floral fabrics, layered and pulled apart like petals. Rihanna has a long history of shutting down the Met Gala red carpet. In 2015, she turned up in a stunning canary yellow cape and gilded headdress to celebrate “China: Through the Looking Glass.” Trimmed with fur and painstakingly embroidered by hand, the couture piece by Chinese designer Guo Pei took two years to create and was a pitch-perfect tribute to the night’s theme. Last year, her presence was sorely missed. Safe to say she’s more than made up for it tonight.
  8. Surprise! Rihanna visited a FENTY PUMA by Rihanna pop up shop in Los Angeles on Tuesday (April 18) and caused quite a stir. She posed for photos with fans, went live on Instagram and was the perfect cashier. In case you missed our updates on social media (follow us on Twitter and Instagram), check out photos of Rihanna arriving, inside and leaving the event. Which items from the SS17 collection have you bought? Get them at PUMA.com.
  9. It's here! Rihanna's beautiful #FENTYxPUMA spring collection is available now at PUMA.com. Not all pieces are available in all countries. so if you wish to take a look at them all make sure to check us.puma.com. Which ones are you getting?
  10. Kendrick Lamar's brand new album DAMN just came out and it includes a collaboration with RiRi: "Loyalty". Listen now on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal. To support, Rihanna even published a photo of the album's cover on Instagram:
  11. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations have been announced. Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the pack with 22 nods. Among those, Drake will compete for Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. The Chainsmokers will also vie for Top Artist, as well as Top Duo/Group and Top 100 Artist. Twenty One Pilots follows with 17 nominations, then Rihanna, the female act with the most nominations, with 14, The Weeknd with 13 and Beyonce with 8. The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC. See the full list of Rihanna's nominations below. Top Artist: Adele Beyonce Justin Bieber The Chainsmokers Drake Ariana Grande Shawn Mendes Rihanna Twenty One Pilots The Weeknd Top Female Artist: Adele Beyonce Ariana Grande Rihanna Sia Top Billboard 200 Artist: Beyonce Drake Prince Twenty One Pilots The Weeknd Top Hot 100 Artist: The Chainsmokers Drake Rihanna Twenty One Pilots The Weeknd Top Radio Songs Artist: Justin Bieber The Chainsmokers Drake Rihanna Twenty One Pilots Top Streaming Songs Artist: The Chainsmokers Desiigner Drake Rihanna Twenty One Pilots Top R&B Artist: Beyonce Bruno Mars Frank Ocean Rihanna The Weeknd Top R&B Tour: Beyonce Lionel Richie Rihanna Top Billboard 200 Album: Beyonce, Lemonade Drake, Views Rihanna, Anti Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface The Weeknd, Starboy Top R&B Album: Beyonce, Lemonade Bruno Mars, 24K Magic Frank Ocean, Blonde Rihanna, Anti The Weeknd, Starboy Top Streaming Song (Audio): The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli” Rihanna, “Needed Me” The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy” Top R&B Song: Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” Bruno Mars, “24K Magic” Rihanna, “Needed Me” Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work” The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy” Top R&B Collaboration: Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me” Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work” The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming” The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy” Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down” Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For” Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water” DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”
  12. Rihanna is teaming up with Chopard

    Via WWD: Rihanna is set to bring her edgy Midas touch to Chopard, with a high jewelry collection co-designed with Chopard co-president and creative director Caroline Scheufele to launch at the Cannes Film Festival in May, WWD can reveal. Dubbed Rihanna Loves Chopard, the collection consists of one-of-a-kind creations inspired by the singer’s island roots mixing nods to the lush gardens of Barbados and the electricity of Carnival, as well as spins on house icons. A nine-piece fine jewelry capsule also co-designed by the singer, and limited to 2,000 editions per design, will enter Chopard boutiques internationally in June. Offering a more minimalist, graphic direction, the line will be available for pre-order in Chopard boutiques and on the brand’s web site from today. An advertising campaign showing the “Diamonds” star in creations from the fine jewelry line, offset by skin and tattoos, will launch in a range of luxury U.S. titles this month before rolling out internationally. Crafted from ethical 18-carat Fairmined-certified rose gold, the line reinterprets Chopard’s signature Ice Cube shape, and features ceramic — a first for Chopard — in a shade of jungle green personally picked by the star. The gold cubes are available in frosty polished or diamond-set versions. “Rihanna and I collaborated closely on the collections, so you can feel her unstoppable energy, strong creativity, and inherent sense of design in every piece,” Scheufele said in a statement. “With her unique style, she redefines the way people see and wear jewelry.” Rihanna, who regularly sports creations by the Swiss jeweler for red carpet events, already sneakily debuted three creations from the high jewelry line. At the recent Grammy Awards, the singer sported a one-of-a-kind pair of floral-inspired multicolored chandelier earrings and a marquise-cut diamond solitaire ring, while on the March cover of Harper’s Bazaar, she wore a pair of transformable diamond earrings. The Barbadian star is expected to hit the festival, which will be marking its 70th edition, in the first week — and possibly even for the opening ceremony on May 17, with Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” in which she co-stars alongside Cara Delevingne, rumored to be a contender for the opening-night film. The event will also mark Chopard’s 20th year as official partner of the festival. The Geneva-based jeweler and watchmaker has turned celebrity collaborations into an annual tradition. Julianne Moore last year sported the house’s first pieces featuring responsibly sourced emeralds, designed using input from the actress. Marking the first time a piece featuring colored precious stones were included in the Green Carpet Collection, the capsule was part of Chopard’s ongoing Journey to Sustainable Luxury initiative, launched in 2013 in partnership with Eco-Age, the consultancy headed by Livia Firth, wife of the British actor Colin Firth. Marion Cotillard was the first actress to wear items from the Green Carpet Collection on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. In 2015, she worked with Chopard on designing the first jewels using ethically sourced colored gemstones. Rihanna’s high-profile collaborations include the Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection, in her ongoing role as the sports brand’s women’s creative director. The singer in 2016 also designed a range of futuristic sunglasses in collaboration with Dior as part of her brand ambassadorship, and collaborated on two capsule footwear collections for Manolo Blahnik. In 2015, she signed a three-year deal as contributing creative director of Stance socks.
  13. RIH-invent your spring. New collection from #RIHANNAxSTANCE out now at stance.com.
  14. This year’s Parsons School of Design Benefit has a high-wattage star attached: none other than Bad Gal RiRi herself. Rihanna will be honored — alongside Eileen Fisher and Neiman Marcus — at the school’s 69th annual benefit, taking place on May 22 at Pier 60. It’s not the only laurel she’s gotten recently for her charity work: Harvard named her its Humanitarian of the Year last month, an award she accepted with an immortal ponytail flick. Via The Cut
  15. Rihanna rakes in her 29th career leader on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "Sex With Me" bumps 3-1. In the tally of the most No. 1s in the chart's 40-plus year history, Rihanna remains second only to Madonna, who has scored a record 46 No. 1s. Late last year, Rihanna was named the No. 3 Dance Club Artist in Billboard's Greatest of All Time recap of the ranking's first 40 years. "Sex With Me" is Rihanna's second No. 1 of 2017 ("Love On The Brain" reached #1 in January), following a year in which she earned four leaders, placing her in elite territory. Only four acts have scored four No. 1s in a calendar year, and Rihanna is the only one to do so four times (2007, 2010, 2011 and 2016). Lady Gaga tallied four in a January-December span twice (2009 and 2011) and Beyoncé (2009) and Katy Perry (2014) each earned the honor once. Rihanna's "Sex With Me (Remixes)" is available now on Tidal, Spotify and Apple Music.