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The wait is ova! R8 is here and it’s titled ANTI.
In a recent exhibition at the MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles, Rihanna and contemporary artist Roy Nachum have unveiled seven original oil paintings that will be used as the official artwork for her forthcoming eighth studio album titled ANTI.
“A person opposed to a particular policy, activity or idea.
In her collaboration with Roy Nachum, Rihanna has changed the history of album art. By continuing to follow her instincts, her work strives to make an impact by doing the very antithesis of what the public expects.”
Included in these seven paintings is the album cover, which depicts a young girl with a gold crown covering her eyes, and a black balloon strung tightly to her wrist, painted in multiple, intersecting views.
The back cover features an oil painting of the same young girl seen from behind. Both paintings are cleverly inscribed with sculpted Braille poetry by Chloe Mitchel that spreads between the front and the back cover of the album.
Additional paintings featured as inside album artwork include poetry sculpted in Braille by Roy Nachum. This is the first time an album has ever incorporated physical Braille. The Braille inscription will also allow people who are blind to experience an entire album by touch.
Full descriptions for paintings are listed below. More details and photos coming soon…
Missed Rihanna’s iconic performance in front of 85 thousand people in Brazil on Saturday (September 26)? TIDAL.com has her entire set now for all fans on their website. Don’t miss it! Photos from her performance are now available here.
We were at the show and we can easily say it was one of the best in Rihanna’s career. The energy she put on stage was unbelievable. And we could clearly see how excited she was to perform in front of so many fans who joined her while singing every single song. As we always say… whenever you have a chance to see Rihanna live, DO IT! She’s one of the best performers in the world. And by watching the full concert you can clearly agree with us.
In case TIDAL isn’t available in your country yet, you can try watching the show here.
Rihanna is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball. An evening benefiting the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF). Last year’s event raised over $2,000,000 in support of the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados. Rihanna and the Clara Lionel Foundation continue to be the sole funders of the oncology department’s modernization program. Without this commitment, QEH would not have adequete treatment and detection equipment to properly catre for patients. With cancer being the leading cause of death on the island of Barbados, your support of the Clara Lionel Foundation is vital to saving precious lives.
The invitation-only, black-tie fundraiser hosted by Kevin Hart will be held December 10, 2015 at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Approximately 650 guests, ranging from entertainment and business executives to celebrity friends with a VIP reception. Following the reception, guests will savor an exquisite dinner. Capping the evening: a special performance by a surprise guest hand-picked by Rihanna.
The Clara Lionel Foundation works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture.
Visit claralionelfoundation.org for much more info.
Last week Dior brought you the brand new Secret Garden IV campaign, in which the singer Rihanna explores a Versailles cloaked in mystery. Follow here once more today through the secret world of the chateau and its gardens, in this full-length, extended version of the film directed by Steven Klein.
A presence looms in a nighttime Versailles. Captured by Steven Klein’s camera, Rihanna passes through the sumptuous salons and the Hall of Mirrors to the rhythm of the track “Only If For a Night”, produced by Midas, and which will be the opener to her upcoming album. Enigmatic and enchanting, the singer heads to the palace gardens, where their box hedges, clipped to spell the House’s emblematic initials, convey a fairytale air. As the only light, the glow of candles and moonbeams highlight the details of the Esprit Dior Tokyo collection: the metallic closure and cannage of the Diorama bag, the silvered spangles of a dress, the finely-crafted metal of the Tribale earrings, the sequins sprinkling a nose veil.
Watch Rihanna perform the song for the first time ever live on the iHeartRadio Music Awards this Sunday on NBC at 8/7c. Don’t miss our coverage!
Lyrics after the jump!
Rihanna's new song "Bitch Better Have My Money" available now on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BBHMM #BBHMM 💥 Yea yo, yea yo mulah-lah yea yo Bitch better have my money Y'all should know me well enough Bitch better have my money Please don't call me on my bluff Pay me what you owe me Balling bigger than Lebron Bitch give me your money Who y'all think y'all frontin’ on? Like bra bra bra Louis 13 and it's all on me nigga you just bought a shot Kamikaze if you think that you gon’ knock me off the top Shit, your wife in the back seat of my brand new foreign car Don't act like you forgot I call the shot shot shots Like bra bra bra Pay me what you owe Don't act like you forgot Bitch better have my money X2 Pay me what you owe me Bitch better have my Bitch better have my money Turn up to Rihanna while the whole club fucking wasted Every time I drop I am the only thing y'all playing In a drop top doing 100 Y'all in my rear-view mirror racing Where y'all at? Where y'all at? Where y'all at? Where y'all at? Like bra bra bra Louis 13 and it's all on me nigga you just bought a shot Kamikaze if you think that you gon knock me off the top Shit, your wife in the back seat of my brand new foreign car Don't act like you forgot I call the shot shot shots Like bra bra bra Pay me what you owe Don't act like you forgot Bitch better have my money X2 Pay me what you owe me Bitch better have my Bitch better have my money
Eminem and Rihanna just won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for their 2014 hit single “The Monster”!
The award was announced during the show’s pre-telecast. Rihanna later performed her new song “FourFiveSeconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney.
And this marks Rihanna’s 8th Grammy Award… coming just in time with her 8th album!
Visit our awards page for a list of Rihanna’s main awards.
It’s here, Navy!
Watch below the “FourFiveSeconds” music video by Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney. This is the first and official video from Rihanna’s upcoming album.
How do you like it?
Purchase the song now on iTunes, RIHquest it on the radio and gift your friends.
Directed by Inez and Vinoodh.
Stop whatever you’ve been doing! Rihanna has just released a brand new song with Kanye West and Paul McCartney called “FourFiveSeconds”!
The song, off Ri’s forthcoming eighth studio album, is a departure from 2012’s Unaplogetic. A plucky acoustic guitar complements Rihanna’s vocals. “I think I’ve had enough/ Might get a little drunk/ I say what’s on my mind/ I might do a little time,” she sings on the opening lines of the track. “Cause all of my kindness/ Is taken for weakness.”
For Kanye’s part, he sings, “Woke up an optimist/ Sun was shining, I’m positive/ Then I heard you was talking trash/ Hold me back/ I’m about to spazz.”
Later, on the chorus, Kanye and Rihanna harmonize together, “Now I’m four, five seconds from wildin’/ And we got three more days ’till Friday/ I’m just tyring to make it back home by Monday morning.”
Check out how Rihanna reacts to fans reaction for the new song!
Today, PUMA and Global Cultural icon Rihanna, announced a new multi-year partnership, kicking off in January 2015. Rihanna will become PUMA’s global ambassador for Women’s Training and serve as the PUMA Women’s Creative Director, bringing her styling sensibilities and innovation to PUMA’s collections. Embodying everything that PUMA stands for, Rihanna’s unstoppable spirit, creative energy and prowess both on and off the stage, make her the perfect representation of the PUMA brand.
Through this partnership, Rihanna will be the face of PUMA’s Women’s Training category. Fans can anticipate PUMA and Rihanna taking a fresh, forward thinking and non-traditional approach to sports, fitness and lifestyle – fusing Rihanna’s personality, love of sports, spirit and style into the growing footwear and apparel segment. No stranger to breaking the mold with beauty, fashion and lifestyle trends, Rihanna, with PUMA’s support, will bring her personal touch and creativity to the athletic world.
Rihanna will also assume the role of PUMA’s Creative Director for the category, directly influencing product collections as early as 2015, and working in partnership with PUMA’s Internal Product Creation team. These collections will be designed with the goal of strengthening women in training sessions and beyond, and inspiring confidence in their bodies and themselves – the exact confidence for which Rihanna is so well known and celebrated. As part of her role, Rihanna will work with PUMA to design and customize classic PUMA styles as well as create new styles to add to the PUMA product portfolio.
Speaking about the new partnership with PUMA, Rihanna said: “It’s great to find a brand that celebrates strength and individuality. I couldn’t think of a more perfect partner to collaborate with as a creative director. I’m excited for you to see what Puma and I come up with.”
Rihanna will play a starring role in PUMA’s brand campaign, Forever Faster and be featured along with many of PUMA’s world-class athletes such as Usain Bolt and Sergio Aguero. PUMA and Rihanna will launch several fan activations throughout the partnership around the world such as consumer and retail events, training and fitness related social media content, and product programs.
Is personal style an art? In the case of Rihanna, she who has redefined what modern pop Icon–dom looks like, the answer is a resounding yes. And as her candid shoot in the December issue of ELLE reveals, her ongoing project is one in a constant, glorious state of flux—peeling back creative layers and pushing boundaries (both her own and ours).
Here’s music’s most massive star as we’ve never seen her before—all dressed up in fall couture, but boldly stripped down. Introducing the real Rihanna: strong, uncompromising, and radically beautiful.
ELLE: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
RIHANNA: That’s still a secret.
What do people misunderstand about you?
Finally, Navy! After almost 6 months, Rihanna finally decided to return to Instagram. This Sunday (November 2), she shared over 10 photos on her account. If you’re still not among her 12 million followers, make sure to follow @badgalriri now!